Killarney Athletic A.F.C. Notes
Kerry District League Premier A
Killarney Athletic 2 Classic F.C. 1
The A team moved eight points clear of a plucky Classic side with the home part of a double win over them in the league. Challenging conditions in the form of a dry pitch and swirling wind made for a scrappy opening. Classic threatened early on as Athletic failed to clear their lines with any conviction. The dependable Brian O’Connor had to be alert to keep the away side at bay and Mark Griffin tried his best to rally the troops. Soon enough Inio Lopetegui and David Gleeson began to show some good touches on the flanks to bring Athletic more into the game and combined with O’Reilly and Crowley to link up with forward men Denis Galvin and Paul Lynch. 0-0 at the break, Athletic showed more composure early on in the second, building well from the back only for Classic to take the lead against the run of play. With nerves-a-plenty, enter the stalwart Paul Lynch with a finish from close range to level matters. An injury to Mark Griffin saw Seán O’Donoghue enter the fray and with midfield – in particular Brian O’Reilly – showing more intent, Athletic pressed in search of a winner. After a strong run, Lynch had only the keeper to beat but he drove it over the bar. Not to be denied however, a well driven corner from Lopetegui reached Lynch in the box and his powerful header could not be stopped. JP Mullins went close with a looping effort close to full-time but Athletic will be happy to have shown good heart to clinch a vital league win. There was a minutes silence observed before the game for the recently departed Jimmy Healy RIP. Team: Brian O’Connor, Mark Griffin (Sean O’Donoghue 75), Conor Farrell, Gary Moynihan, Patrick McClure, Brian O’Reilly, Martin Crowley (JP Mullins 85), David Gleeson, Paul Lynch, Denis Galvin, Inio Lopetegui.
Sunday May 8th, 2011
Denny Premier ‘A’
Killarney Athletic v Listowel Celtic. Kick off 11.30am.
Killarney Athletic Youths 0 1 Killarney Celtic Youths
In a thrilling and very exciting game Athletic youths lost out to a cruel late goal. Athletic played superb through out this game and had chances to win it. Plenty of positives to be taken from this game lads. This team is looking very good. Special word of thanks to the substitutes who didn't get a run out on the day, your commitment to the team is greatly appreciated.
Saturday May 7th, 2011
Jimmy Falvey Memorial League Semi-Final
Killarney Athletic v Park 2.30pm. Venue Mounthawk Park
Killarney Athletic 5 Fenit 4
Under 12 cup semi final v Fenit Athletic beat Fenit 5 goals to 4 goals this was not as close a game as the score line suggests Athletic were well on top of this game. At half time it was 3 goals to 1 with Billy Courtney scoring 2 great goals and James Suter getting the 3rd James put in a fine display on the left side of midfield. In the second half Athletic scored a 4th from David Shaw. Fenit pulled 1 back but David Naughton scored a great goal to make it 5 goals to 2. With 10 minutes left Mark O’Shea and Daniel O’Brien came off due to injury both were astounding for Athletic. Fenit got 2 more goals but it was too late. Best for Athletic were Billy Courtney, David Naughton and David Shaw.
KERRY SCHOOLBOYS AND GIRLS FIXTURES
FRIDAY MAY 6th
Under 13 League
6.15pm Killarney Celtic v Killarney Athletic
Under 7/8/9 & 10's
Killarney Athletic ages 7/8/9 & 10's continue to train each Friday evening from 4.30 to 6.00 p.m. in Woodlawn. Reminder that all kids at this age group are welcome to attend in Woodlawn on any Friday evening from 4.30 to 6.00 p.m.
Killarney Athletic Veterans
Killarney Athletic are entering the KDL over 35 league. If anybody is interested in playing please contact Alan on 087 1247297 or Mike on 087 2226185.
Killarney Athletic merchandise now on sale at Killarney Trophy Centre, Glebe Lane. Gift vouchers also available.
Best Wishes: The club would like to wish Sheila Naughton a speedy recovery and wish her all the best from the club.
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy is extended to our former player Justin Healy and to the Healy Family on the recent sad loss of their Father Jimmy Healy.
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