Saturday May 25th at 12.00 in Killarney Celtic
John Murphy Under 12 Cup Final – Killorglin AFC vs Killarney Athletic
After knocking out Kill Celtic (league champions), Park and a tricky tie away to Kenmare, Killorglin go in as slight favourites but take nothing away from Athletic. Our last encounter finished 1-1, with a keeper and solid back four who have an average of a goal a game. Upfront Gearoid Hassett is having a season to remember and has scored against every team with 3 hat tricks, including one against Celtic in the cup. As the top scorer in the county he will be looking to add to his tally. With midfield duo of Eoin & David in the centre they are getting stronger as a team.
John ‘the giant’ Dennehy gave a man of the match display against Kenmare from right back and scored his first of the season, Jack O’Connor & Dylan O’Neill on corner duties are as dangerous as any David Beckham on their day.
Hopefully they will have the luck of the green and will bring back the cup to mark a memorable year.
Come along and support our boys!!!
Killorglin had a fantastic weekend of football with Killarney Athletic hosting a development weekend including teams from all over the country. Our boys gave a wonderful account of themselves.
Our first fixture was against the Dublin team Home Farm. Despite the sunny weather all day in Killarney, as we arrived for our game, the heavens were opening. And by the time we kicked off, we were treated to thunder, lightening and even hail stones. But in spite of the challenging conditions, Killorglin went a goal up through a nice strike from Jack O’Leary. The Dublin side were tough but Killorglin seldom looked troubled in the first half, with Gearoid Hassett controlling midfield. After about 5 minutes of the second half however, the weather took it’s toll, and the game was halted. In the circumstances, the boys can definitely claim a moral victory.
With the disappointment of Friday evening still fresh in the memory, Killorglin played Cahir Park from Tipperary in their first game. And their determination was rewarded in a tough encounter, with Stephen O’Loughlin finishing off a good move to give the boys a 1-0 victory
Next up was Carrigaline from Cork. A bruising encounter saw a competitive game of football end in stalemate, with the Carrigaline keeper making some outstanding saves. The boys gave a great performance, with several good chances created. Final score 0-0.
Our last game of the day was against local rivals Killarney Athletic. The expectation was that Athletic would be strong, but Killorglin looked good in the first half, and the sides went in level at half time. But good attacking play in the second half from Gearoid and Eoin Hassett set up chances for Tom Whittleton and Cathal Crowley to put Killorglin well and truly in control. Despite a consolation for Athletic late in the game, Killorglin were deserving 2-1 winners.
A brighter sunnier day started with a game against Kinsale of Cork. A high scoring encounter saw Niall Carey score twice, and despite Kinsale pegging us back to two apiece, Stephen O’Loughlin again popped up with what proved to be the winner after good play from Jack O’Leary.
Our sixth game of the tournament saw us play Newcastle West United and the tiredness was beginning to show. Although we created some good chances, and Darragh McKeefry did well in the centre of midfield, three unanswered strikes from the opposition left Killorglin licking their wounds and disappointed with a final score of 3-0.
Killorglin were determined to finish on a high in their final game against Abbeyfeale. But despite Sean Corcoran’s incisive runs forward, Killorglin couldn’t come up with a goal. And Abbeyfeale grew into the game with Martin Fay required to make some good saves. In the end however, the game was decided by a deflected effort that left us red faced and ending up with a 1-0 defeat.
With so many games over the weekend, it was good to give everyone in the squad some time on the pitch. Everyone gave their all, and I was delighted with the attitude and commitment shown. You were a credit to the club.
Squad: Martin Fay, Oisin Cronin, Jack O’Leary, Niall Carey, Stephen O’Loughlin, Ethan Coffey, Sean Corcoran, Darragh McKeefry, Mikey O’Donnell, Gearoid Hassett, Eoin Hassett, Oisin Palmer, Jason O’Sullivan, Cathal Crowley, Kealan O’Connor, Eanna Healy, Tom Whittleton, Conor Murphy, Oisin Flynn
The Under 10s / Academy will finish up on Saturday mornings for the summer on Saturday 25th May.
We wish to thank all parents and kids for their interest and participation throughout the year. I would also like to draw your attention to our EGM on the 28th May. If we are to continue to provide Saturday morning soccer for our kids it is vital that you attend this EGM if possible.
An EGM will be held in the CYMS in Killorglin on Tuesday 28th May at 8pm for all Parents of Junior, Academy and Underage Killorglin AFC teams. This meeting directly affects all teams for next year, and indeed the future of the club.
Dates 17th, 18th, 19th May 2013
Squads consists max of 17 players (Born 2002) + max 5 management
- 9v9 sided matches
- Pitch sizes will be decided at a later date
- Matches 15mins a half, 5min break, roll on roll off subs
- Number of matches will be suited to your squads need as it is a development weekend. Hence, I will organise fixtures for the days that suit you to travel
- Squads will play a Minimum of 5 matches over the weekend
- Matches start Friday evening 17.30 until 20.00, Saturday morning at 11.00 until 19.00
& Sunday morning 10.00 until 16.00
- 18:15 – Killorglin vs Home Farm (Pitch 3)
- 19:00 – Killorglin vs Granagh United (Pitch 3)
- 16:00 – Killorglin vs Cahir Park (Pitch 2)
- 16:45 – Killorglin vs Pike Rovers (Pitch 3)
- 17:30 – Killorglin vs Carrigaline (Pitch 3)
- 11:30 – Killorglin vs Kinsale (Pitch 3)
- 13:00 – Killorglin vs Newcastlewest United (Pitch 3)
- 13:45 – Killorglin vs Abbeyfeale (Pitch 3)
- 16:00 – Presentations
- Kingdom Boys Kerry SL
- Killorglin Kerry SL
- Kinsale 1 Cork SL
- Killarney Celtic 1 Kerry SL
- Cahir Park Tipperary South SL
- Killarney Celtic 2 Kerry SL
- St Brendan’s Park Kerry SL
- Killarney Athletic 2 Kerry SL
- Newcastlewest Utd Limerick Desmond SL
- Granagh Utd Limerick Desmond SL
- Mervue Utd Galway District SL
- Kinsale 2 Cork SL
- Killarney Athletic 1 Kerry SL
- Ferrybank Waterford District S L
- Home Farm DDSL
- Listowel Celtic Kerry SL
- Bohemians DDSL
- Carrigaline Cork SL
- Pike Rovers Limerick District SL
- Bunratty West Cork SL
- Douglas Hall Cork SL
- Blarney Cork SL
- Abbeyfeale Limerick Desmond SL
- Camp Kerry SL
- Play opposition from different parts of the country
- Give squad players ample match time to participate
- Open inter county club contacts
Please let Gabhan know if you are available as soon as possible
Click here to send me an email, or text/call me on 087 2488940
Saturday Sept 8th
Under 11’s Group 1 Kick Off 12.30pm – lifts needed
Kingdom Boys v Killorglin
Under 11’s Group 2 Kick Off 12.30pm – lifts needed
Park v Killorglin
Under 13’s Kick Off 11am – lifts needed
Kingdom Boys v Killorglin
Under 15’s Kick Off – 11.45am – lifts needed
Listowel Celtic v Killorglin
Please Contact Manager at Training If you are available to help with lifts.
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