latest news 14-10-11


Killarney Athletic A.F.C. Notes
Training Times for upcoming Season:
Under 11 Thursdays from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (2001)
Under 12 Thursdays 6.00pm to 7.30 (2000) (Note change of evening & time)
Under 13 Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.00pm (1999)
Under 14 Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.00pm (1998)
Under 15 Tuesdays 6.00pm to 7.30pm (1997)
Under 16 Mondays & Wednesdays 6.00pm to 7.30pm (1996)
Girls under 12 & 14 Wednesdays 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Senior & Youths Training
Senior & Youths training Tuesdays at 7.00pm
Seniors training Fridays at 7.45pm to 9.00pm
Youths training Fridays 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Soccer Academy for 6/7/8/9/10 Year Olds (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006)
Fridays from 5.00pm to 6.30 pm.
€2 euro per training session for all age groups.
Killarney Athletic 4 Strand Road 2
In what was a difficult away fixture played on a heavy pitch, Athletics work ethic plus team spirit saw us through this tie with the away keeper keeping us out with a string of fine saves. Goals from Mason Ferris, Kim, Jack Cahill, Rory Riordan and plenty of positives to take from this display on the back of a 4-4 draw with Celtic the previous week, this team certainly know where the net is.
Under 16
Killarney Athletic 2 Fenit 4
Scorers for Athletic were David Sheerin and Sean McGrath. Man of the Match was Darragh Coffey.
Under 13
Killarney Athletic 2 Killorglin 3
The under 13 second team went down 3-2 to Killorglin Thurs 6th Oct at home. Athletic started brightly and played neat quick football on the ground leading to an early goal from Jordanas Jonikaitis. Killorglin got 1 back due to an unfortunate own goal and got a fortunate penalty to lead 2-1 at half time. Athletic had all the possession in the second half but were caught on the counter. Jack Kelliher got a late consolidation goal. Special thanks to JP Mullins for reffing the game at short notice. The 1st team are home to Fairview Rangers this Saturday (15th) and we are asking parents, players and fellow members to come support the boys.
Under 12 Home League Killarney Athletic V Killarney Celtic

In a very closely contested game Athletic lost 3 – 1 to Celtic in Woodlawn with Celtic finishing stronger and scoring 2 goals in the last 10 minutes. Liam Curran scored for Athletic in the first half and the score was 1 – 1 at half time. Liam had a great chance to put Athletic ahead with 15 minutes remaining but after a great run he shot narrowly wide. Best for Athletic on the day were David O'Mahony in goal, Mark Fennel and Colm Cagney in defence and Reece Hegarty in mid field.

Killarney Athletic A.F.C. 19th Annual Golf Classic.

Despite bouts of heavy rain, the 19th Annual Golf Classic, in association with main sponsor Monex, went off very well on Saturday last. The Beaufort course withstood the trying elements and with Amanda and Lorraine Fleming looking after refreshments at the 11th tee box, the competition was keen. Refreshments continued at the prize-giving which took place in the sponsor Scotts’ Snug where the prizes of three balls at Doonbeg, Cork, Blarney and Beaufort were distributed as follows:
1st: O’ Neills’ Fishing Tackle. Neil Kiely, Martin Driver and back from the States, Denis Nash (56 points). 2nd: Pat Nagle /Deirdre’s Fashions. Pat Nagle, Christy Sheehan and Pete O’Sullivan (53 points). 3rd: O’Donoghue Ring Hotels. Michael O’Donoghue, Patsy O’Donoghue and Denis McCarthy (53 points). 4th: The Danny Mann. Brian O’Regan, Kieran O’Sullivan and Kevin O’Riordan (52 points). 5th: The Carpet Factory: Timmy Cronin, Stephen O’Neill and Alan Mason (52 points).
Winners of “Nearest to the pin” on the Par 3’s were Ian Howard, Brendan Cronin, Ed Fleming and Ted Healy, while Stephen O’Neill won the “Longest Drive.” Eddie Flahive bagged the Fota Island 3 Ball in the raffle. Particular thanks to Frank Murphy of Monex for his generous sponsorship and to Jo Noonan who represented him at the prize-giving. Extended thanks to all our other sponsors and players – we couldn’t do it without you! A final thank you to the organising committee of Alan Brady, Michael O’Shea, Paul O’Neill, Denis O’Neill, Brian O’Regan, Tom Tobin, Alan O’Meara, Maurice O’Donoghue, Toirdealbhach Ó Lionáird, Shane Kelly and Patrick Howard. Roll on next year!
Player & Person of the Year Awards
Killarney Athletic A.F.C. held its annual player of the year awards night on Saturday 8th October in Scotts Bar. A great night was had by all and a word of thanks to Maurice O’Donoghue and the staff of Scotts for being great hosts for the evening. Senior A player of the year award went to Gary Moynihan who received the Sean O’Connor & Martin Beckett Memorial Perpetual Trophy. Senior B player of the year award went to Tommy Slattery and Youths player of the year went to Ryan O’Carroll. Club Person of the year went to Alan Brady. Colette Casey also received a special award for all her hard work for the club. On the night the club paid tribute to outgoing chairman, Don O’Donoghue. Don took over from long-standing chairman Mike O’Sullivan in 2008 and ensured that the club continued in the right direction both on and off the field. He was always readily available in person and at the other end of the phone and he made it his business to attract support for the club on a local level and all the way up to the F.A.I. itself. His dedication, sense of humour and passion for the club will be missed but we hope that he will continue to assist the club when he can. From all at Killarney Athletic A.F.C., thanks Don and the very best of luck into the future!
Senior Fixtures – Sunday 16th October
Senior A Team are at home to Killarney Celtic at 11.30am.
Senior B Team are away to Castlemaine at 11.30am.
Kerry SchoolBoys/Girls League Fixtures Saturday 15th October
National Cup
Under 13s Round 2
Killarney Athletic v Fairview Rangers 2.00pm
Under 15s Round 2
Kingdom Boys v Killarney Athletic 11.30am
League Fixtures
Under 11s Group 1
Killarney Athletic A v Kingdom Boys A 11.00am
Group 2
Killarney Athletic B v Kingdom Boys B 11.00am
Under 13s Div 1. North
Killarney Celtic B v Killarney Athletic B 10.30am
Killarney Athletic Website:
Our new-look website has come on-line. Thanks to Tony Dunne of Kingdom Media for his help, suggestions and expertise. We hope to provide up-to-date information and we welcome contributions via facebook, twitter and via the site itself! Happy browsing! Please check the website on for match reports, club information and contact details.
Club Merchandise:
Killarney Athletic merchandise now on sale at Killarney Trophy Centre, 1st Floor. Amber Petrol Station/Carry Out, Muckross Road/Ross Road. Gift vouchers also available.
Contact: If you have anything to add to Killarney Athletic A.F.C. notes please contact Mary McCarrick on 087 7750773 or

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