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Killarney Athletic A.F.C. Notes
Denny Premier A
Killarney Celtic 0 Killarney Athletic 0
The seniors continued their return to form with a well-earned draw away to neighbours Killarney Celtic. The game began in earnest with Celtic making the most of their possession and Athletic a little slow to get on the ball. With Cian Tobin and Niall O’Riordan showing good flashes up front and the back five solid, Athletic came more into it but Celtic were unlucky not to go ahead before the break. The second half produced two close efforts with Tobin hitting the post in an attempt to put Athletic into the lead and a fine strike from Peter McCarthy was touched onto the bar by the impressive O’Connor for Athletic. Conor Farrell’s exit for a second yellow meant the young central midfield of David King and O’Riordan had to step up to the mark and they performed well on the day. There was good work also from the back four and O’Connor and Lukas Polak. In a great team effort, Alan O’Connor and Colm O’Donoghue will be hoping for continued momentum as they seek to combine experience with youth.
Team: Brian O’Connor, Ryan O’ Carroll, David Looney, Billy McGuire, Brian O’Reilly, Eamon Ahern, Conor Farrell, Lukas Polak, Niall O’ Riordan, Cian Tobin, Shane Bunyan, David King, Gary Moynihan.
Senior B Team
The senior B team went down 1-0 to Ballymac Galaxy on Sunday in an evenly contested match. The team were very composed in possession and solid at the back all through the game. A lapse in concentration for only a few seconds allowed the Ballymac winger to race in on goal after a one-two. The team will de disappointed however at the lack of chances they created in the game but overall a very good performance.
Under 13
Both under 13 teams were in action on Saturday in the Kerry Cups. First up the first team took on St Brendans Park who had only drawn 1-1 in the league two weeks ago. With the intensity of the play at high speed, Athletic took the spoils with goals from Blake Bolster, Michael Potts (overhead kick) and Ciaran Kennedy (20 yard strike) Best for Athletic were Michael Potts, Sean Courtney & Adam Dennehy. The second team went down 2-0 to Castleisland despite missing a number of players. It was 0-0 at half time and unfortunately Castleisland got a goal with 10 minutes remaining. With Athletic needing to score, A Castleisland counter attack got the vital goal. Best for Athletic were Cian Tangney, Renaldas Bendikaitas and Lee Linehan.
Under 11
Killarney Athleic 11 B team were unlucky to lose 3-1 to Behy Rovers in cup game. A very competitive game played in great spirit. All played well with Seamus Gallagher and Harry Potts impressing.
Training Times
Under 11 Thursdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm (2001) at Community College Gym
Under 12 Thursdays 6.00pm to 7.30 (2000)
Under 13 Wednesdays from 7.00pm to 8.00pm (1999) at Community College Gym
Under 14 Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.00pm (1998)
Under 15 Tuesdays 6.00pm to 7.30pm (1997)
Under 16 Thursdays 8.15pm to 9.30pm (1996)
Girls under 11 & 13 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)
Tuesday 5.00pm to 6.00pm in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre
€2 euro per training session for all age groups.
Killarney Athletic v Inter Kenmare at 2.30pm
Senior A Team
Killarney Athletic v Rattoo Rovers at 2.30
Senior B Team
Shannon Wanderers v Killarney Athletic at 2.320pm
Kerry Schoolboy/Girls League Saturday 28th January
Under 11 Girls Blitz
Venue Listowel
Killarney Celtic v Killarney Athletic 1.30pm
Under 12 John Murphy Cup
Round 1
Listowel A v Killarney Athletic A 11.30am
Under 16 Tucker Kelly Cup
Killarney Athletic v Listowel 11.30am
Annual Street Collection:
Killarney Athletic’s annual street collection will be held tomorrow. If anybody can help out please contact either Aaron Quill on 087 9403514 or Sean O'Donoghue on 087 6621066. All support would be appreciated.
Well Done to Diarmuid O’Carroll who scored two goals for Cliftonville against Lisburn Distillery on Saturday. The three points have secured their place in the top half of the Carling Premiership.
Welcome home: Former player Big Jim O’Sullivan was home on holiday from Australia. He is catching up with old team mates & friends that he played with in the early 60s. He also attended the local derby game on Sunday and really enjoyed the match and was well impressed with the standard of play. 
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy to the Brady family on the death of Connie. Also sincere sympathy to the Cronin family on the death of their brother Dermot.
Killarney Athletic Website:
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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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