Having beaten Lough Derg FC in Killaloe two weeks ago in the first round, the Under 15s welcomed Caherdavin Celtic to Killorglin for the 2nd round of the National Cup. And what a cracking game of football. Killorglin lost an early goal when a slip at the back let in the Caherdavin forward who slotted home well. The visitors almost doubled their lead when they had an effort come back off the crossbar. But despite the shaky start, Killorglin grew into the game and started to play the better football. Darragh Mc, Jason and Kieran settled at the back allowing Darragh C particularly to push on, and trojan work from Jack, Kaiya and particularly Aaron in midfield gave us plenty of chances to equalise – Kaiya and Gearoid going close on several occasions.
As the second half wore on, Killorglin were starting to wonder if it was going to be their day at all. Ethan and Stephen on the wings ran themselves into the ground and with 5 minutes to go it was time for some changes. Calum and Callum were introduced to give some physical presence, and with just a couple of minutes left, a flick on from Calum allowed Stephen to outpace the Caherdavin centre back and he remained cool in front of goal with an emphatic finish to bring the game to extra time.
And extra time really belonged to Killorglin with Darragh C and Dylan getting the ball forward early to Niall and Gearoid (who had moved out to the wing) to keep us threatening. We looked the more likely side to win it, and Gearoid was extremely unlucky to see at least two almost certain goals deflected wide. Callum Moriarty was strong in midfield when he came on for Aaron and finally the breakthrough came with 5 minutes or so left before the dreaded penalties. A quick corner from Gearoid saw the ball break to Stephen, and this time a composed finish into the bottom corner gave Killorglin a deserved win. Unfortunately the game ended on a sour note when the visitors lost their discipline and a number of Killorglin players were carried off injured after extremely poor challenges. Frustration from Caherdavin I’m sure, but left us all the more delighted to send them packing!!
Team: Cian Knight, Darragh Callan, Darragh McKeefry, Kieran O’Sullivan, Jason O’Sullivan, Kaiya O’Flaherty, Jack O’Leary, Aaron Broderick, Gearoid Hassett, Stephen O’Loughlin, Ethan Coffey, Niall Carey, Callum Moriarty, Calum Russell, Dylan Francis, Conor Murphy, Jack Magillacuddy
K.Athletic 1-11 Killorglin
Killorglin kicked off there season with 3 points.
Killorglin had a good start with Paul Costello & John Burke and opening the scoring wwas Captain for the day John Touhy opened the scoring this was followed by 4 goals from Marc Murphy whos finishing was very good with good link up play from all front 3, half time 5-0.
Second half Killorglin made several changes and all subs made an impact, Andrew Owens scored 2 one which was a well taken volley from a tight angle other scorers were Stevie Gannon, Dara Crosby, Tom Garry and a top corner strike from long distance from Dara OConnor.
A good team performance by all with everyone playing half a game.
1st half:Dara Crosby, Rian OSullivan, Tony Og Duffy, Fionn OSullivan, Paul Costello, John Burke, Marc Murphy, Dara OConnor, John Touhy.
2nd half: Brian Cahill, Killian Riordan, Tony Og Duffy, Tom Garry, Fionan Griffen, Andrew Owens, Jack Lynch, Stevie Gannon, Oisin Birnmingham.
Killorglin senior team will be looking to make it 4 wins out of 4 Friday night when they travel away to Killarney Celtic B team.
Kick off 7:30 Celtic Park.
The AGM of Killorglin AFC will take place in the CYMS Killorglin at 8pm on Wednesday 24th June.
We would encourage everyone to attend.
Local boys Dylan O’Neill, Ronan O’Shea and Alex O’Connor had a fantastic week in Limerick at the Kennedy Cup. Kerry beat the Dublin District Schoolboy League (DDSL) 1-0 in yesterday’s final at the University of Limerick.
The first real chance of the game fell to DDSL attacker Callum Thompson, but Kerry goalkeeper Alex O’Connor, who had to stay alert throughout the game, did well to save his shot. Dylan Murphy’s goal just before the break ensured that a new name is on the trophy at the expense of the defending champions. Murphy fired home off the underside of the bar from a Dylan O’Neill corner on the stroke of half-time, moments after James Clarke saw his long-range drive come back off the Kerry bar. Instead of simply holding onto that lead, Kerry pushed forward in the second half in search of a second goal. They were the one’s applying most of the pressure during that period.
The DDSL moved defender Ray O’Sullivan up front in the final five minutes and he managed to get his head to a far-post cross, but O’Connor plucked the ball out of the air. The Kerry defence, which only conceded one goal in the tournament, had heroes in captain David Dineen, Paddy O’Rourke and keeper Alex O’Connor. The cup goes to the Kingdom for the first time ever, and to Munster for the first time since Limerick District won it in 2000.
A O’Connor (Killorglin), R O’Shea (Killorglin), D O’Neill (Killorglin), M Kelliher (Killarney Celtic), D Rogers (Traless Dynamos), J Rusk (St Brendan’s Pk), D Dineen (Killarney Celtic), D Murphy (Mastergeeha), P O’Sullivan (Killarney Celtic), P D’Arcy (Killarney Celtic), R Kelliher (Killarney Celtic), S Vasiu (St Brendan’s Pk), D Lyne (Killarney Celtic), P O’Shea (Mastergeeha), P O’Rourke (St Brendans Pk), C Kane (Camp Juniors), M Lenihan (Killarney Celtic), J Sheehan (St Brendan’s Pk), C Ryan (Killarney Celtic), D McKenna (Listowel Celtic).
It was jubilation for our Under 12 squad who won the Premier league on Saturday 16th May 2015 with a game to spare, after a 1-0 home win against Killarney Celtic (Dylan Moriarty with the goal). A huge congratulations to all the players involved, and credit to their coaches for all the hard work throughout the season – Robbie Evans, Maurice O’Shea & Paul Whittleton.
- Killorglin AFC 0 – 4 St Brendans Park
It was heartbreak for Killorglin in the Kerry Cup final in Mounthawk Park on Friday night, as the premier league leaders proved just too strong on the day. Early pressure from Park was absorbed well with Darragh McKeefry marshalling Jason O’Sullivan, Dylan Francis and Kaiya O’Flaherty in defence. Cillian Burke was outstanding in Midfield, while Jack O’Leary and Aaron Broderick put in an amazing effort to keep Killorglin pushing forward, and playing good football whenever possible. But about 15 minutes in, Park scored the opening goal, and followed up with a second about 5 minutes later. Killorglin heads didn’t go down, and despite having to be disciplined in tracking back, Stephen O’Loughlin and Ethan Coffey on the wings did exceptionally well in attack. With Gearoid Hassett up front, Killorglin always looked like they could get one back. Just before half time, Gearoid latched on to a through ball from Jack O’Leary and was unlucky not to slip one past the Park keeper. 2-0 at the break, but it was clear that everyone was committed to getting back into the game.
The second half started well for Killorglin, with Ethan and Stephen keeping Killorglin pushing forward, and Aaron in particular showing amazing energy. Martin in goal was dealing with any Park pressure, but the stand out player for Killorglin was Gearoid. On a difficult night, with little support up front, he always looked a threat, showed fantastic touch and skill, and was unlucky on several occasions not to get on the scoresheet. When Stephen was replaced by Dylan Moriarty mid-way through the second half, Gearoid dropped deeper and kept Killorglin competitive. But when Park scored a third with about 10 minutes to go, it was looking like cup glory was a step too far. Max Doyle replaced Dylan Francis at full back, and Callum Russell swapped with a shattered Kaiya, and both did well for the remainder of the game. With 5 minutes to go, Park got a fourth, but Killorglin finished the game with their heads held high. I was proud to manage the team tonight. Each and every player gave 100% and that is all I could have asked. Even after the game, the players picked up their medals, and watched Park lift the cup with respect and envy. This team will have better days ahead – but should look back on this final with no regrets.
Team: Martin Fay, Jason O’Sullivan, Dylan Francis, Darragh McKeefry, Kaiya O’Flaherty, Cillian Burke, Jack O’Leary, Aaron Broderick, Stephen O’Loughlin, Gearoid Hassett, Ethan Coffey. Subs: Dylan Moriarty, Max Doyle, Callum Russell, Dean Francis
John Joe Naughton Kerry Cup Semi-Final
- Killorglin AFC 3 – 0 Tralee Dynamos
Killorglin faced last year’s premier league champions in the Kerry cup semi final on Thursday night (30th April). And although the home team had a full squad to choose from, it was always going to be a challenging tie. And so it proved from the word go. The first ten minutes were played at a frantic pace. While Dynamos looked good on the ball, Killorglin kept their own shape and imposed themselves on the game. Jack O’Leary really looked up for the game, and the captain dominated the midfield, encouraging those around him, and breaking up play well. Cillian Burke and Aaron Broderick made up a midfield three that gave the visitors no space, and it was Aaron that gave the home side the lead mid way through the first half. An in-swinging corner whipped in from the right side was half controlled by Stephen O’Loughlin, and despite not being able to get a clean strike away, the ball fell kindly for Aaron who tucked it away brilliantly. Towards the end of the half, a long-range free kick from the visitors saw Martin Fay parry over the bar well to keep the home side in front. Fantastic organisation from Darragh McKeefry at the back kept the Dynamos attacks to a minimum. Kaiya O’Flaherty, Jason O’Sullivan and Dylan Francis were superb alongside Darragh. 1-0 at half time.
The visitors again started brightly in the second half, but straight from a Dynamos corner, Stephen O’Loughlin picked up a loose ball on the edge of his own penalty area and set Gearoid Hasset away with a good clearance upfield. With Stephen in support, Gearoid showed wonderful skill and balance to beat three defenders, and a slip the ball past the keeper to put Killorglin well and truly in control of the tie. For the first time in the game, the visitors realised they had to chase the game, and this opened up space for Ethan Coffey, Gearoid and Stephen up front. Killorglin were now looking more likely to nick a third than concede. Another good save from Martin in the Killorglin goal saw the home team mount an incisive attack, and when Gearoid Hasset was taken down in the penalty area it looked a certain penalty. Even the opposition stopped briefly waiting for the whistle, but the ref wasn’t giving it! However, Stephen O’Loughlin was alive to it, and took the ball off a Dynamos defender and beat the remaining defender and keeper with a lovely strike! At 3-0, Killorglin looked comfortable, and Cillian Burke worked tirelessly to help Killorglin keep ownership of the middle of the park. The introduction of Dylan Moriarty gave the home team even more to trouble Dynamos, and Dylan was unlucky on a number of occasions. Another good take from Martin in goal late on ensured a clean sheet and a Kerry Cup Final against Park in Mounthawk Park next Friday (May 8th) at 8.30pm.
Team: Martin Fay, Jason O’Sullivan, Dylan Francis, Darragh McKeefry, Kaiya O’Flaherty, Aaron Broderick, Cillian Burke, Jack O’Leary, Ethan Coffey, Gearoid Hassett, Stephen O’Loughlin. Subs: Dylan Moriarty (on for Stephen), Dean Cahill (on for Ethan), Max Doyle, Callum Russell.
Goals: Aaron Broderick, Gearoid Hassett, Stephen O’Loughlin
Apologies for the lack of updates recently, but with fixtures changing daily to accommodate the end of season run in, it was better to not post fixtures, than to post inaccurate ones, or even try to keep up with the changes!!
Friday 27th March
Under 16 Premier
- Killorglin AFC v Tralee Dynamos – 7:30pm
Saturday 28th March
Under 11 – Kerry Cup Quarter Finals
- Killorglin AFC A v Iveragh – 2pm
- Killorglin AFC B v Mastergeeha – 10:30am
Under 13 – Kerry Cup Quarter Finals
- Inter Kenmare v Killorglin AFC A – 11:30am
Under 15 – Kerry Cup Quarter Finals
- Killorglin AFC v Castleisland – 12:30am
Thursday 2nd April
Under 14 Premier
- Killorglin AFC A v Killarney Celtic A – 6pm
Sfai Under 14 Cup Quarter Final
- Killorglin Afc v Mervue Utd – 2pm
Venue Dragons Den All-weather
Under 9s and Under 10s
Mini Blitz – Killorglin – 2pm – OFF Killorglin AFC Mastergeeha Camp Killarney Athletic Castleisland
Under 12 Premier
- Killorglin AFC A v Park A – 10:30am
Under 12 Shield
- Killorglin AFC B v Killarney Celtic B – 3pm
Under 14 Shield
- Killorglin AFC B v Iveragh – New Date Thursday 26th March 5:30pm
Under 16 Premier
- Killorglin AFC v Tralee Dynamos – 11:45am
Mini Blitz U7s & 8s – OFF Venue – Tralee Dynamos – 2pm Killorglin AFC, Castleisland, Ballyhar
- Killorglin AFC A v Tralee Dynamos A – 12noon (New Time)
- Killorglin AFC B v Tralee Dynamos B – TBC
- Killorglin AFC A v Inter Kenmare – 10.30am (New Time)
|Glasgow Celtic East Camp with Killorglin AFC|
|Under 11’s to Under 16’s.|
|Date:||Monday April 6th – Friday April 10th 2015|
|Venue:||ISK, Dragons Den|
|Times:||9.30am to 3.30pm|
|Cost:||€80 per player (Let us know if more than 1 member of family attending)|
|Contact:||Your team manager|
|Deposit Due:||€40 Due on Wednesday March 11th 2015|
|Remainder Due:||Wednesday March 25th 2015|
Under 12 Cup
- Dingle v Killorglin AFC B – 11am
Under 14 Cup
- Iveragh v Killorglin AFC A – 11:15am
- Park B v Killorglin AFC B – 12:30pm
Under 16 Cup
- Iveragh v Killorglin AFC – 12:30pm
Under 11 Cup
- Tralee Dynamos A v Killorglin AFC A – 12noon
Under 11 League (Group 2)
- Park B v Killorglin AFC B – 10.30am
Under 13 Cup
- Ballyheigue v Killorglin AFC – 11.30am
Under 15 Plate
- Killorglin AFC v Killarney Celtic C – 10.30am
Monday 2nd March
Under 16 Cup
- Iveragh v Killorglin AFC – 7pm
SFAI National Cup – Under 14
- Killorglin AFC v Naas – 2pm
Under 7/8s Blitz – Ballyhar 2pm
- Inter Kenmare
- Killorglin AFC
Under 12 Cup
- Killorglin AFC A v Killarney Celtic A – 12noon
- Killarney Celtic C v Killorglin AFC B – 10:30am
- Killorglin AFC C v Dingle – 10:30am
Under 14 Division 1
- Killorglin AFC B v Killarney Celtic C – 10:30am IN CELTIC PARK
Under 16 Cup
Iveragh v Killorglin AFC –OFF
Kerry Cup Under 11 – Round of 16
- Fenit v Killorglin AFC B – 11.00am
Kerry Cup U13 – Preliminary Round
- Killarney Celtic B v Killorglin AFC A – 11.45am
Under 15 – Division 1
Killorglin AFC v Iveragh– OFF
Mini Blitz under 9’s & 10’s
Venue 1 Killorglin – 2.45pm
- Killarney Celtic
- Inter Kenmare
- Killorglin AFC
Under 12 Premier
Camp A v Killorglin AFC A– OFF
Under 12 Division 1
Killorglin AFC B v Mastergeeha– OFF
Under 14 Division 1
- Inter Kenmare v Killorglin AFC B – 11.00am
Under 16 Premier
Killorglin AFC v Tralee Dynamos– OFF
Kerry Cup Draws – Preliminary and 1st Round ties
- Uneven ages on Feb 13th
- Even ages on the 20th.
The loser of the Prelim and First Round games go into the Shield (excluding teams from the Premier Divisions)
Under 11’s Cup First Round:
- (Inter Kenmare or Tralee Dynamos A ) v Killorglin AFC A
- Fenit v Killorglin AFC B
Under 12’s Preliminary Round:
- Killorglin AFC C v Dingle Bay Rvs
- Killarney Celtic C v Killorglin AFC B
Under 12’s First Round:
- Killorglin AFC A v Killarney Celtic A
Under 13’s Cup Preliminary Round:
- Killarney Celtic B v Killorglin AFC A
Under 14’s First Round:
- Iveragh United v Killorglin AFC A
- (Listowel Celtic B or Park B) v Killorglin AFC B
Under 15’s First Round:
- Byes: Iveragh United / Killorglin AFC A
Under 16’s First Round:
- Iveragh v Killorglin AFC A