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Killarney Athletic A.F.C. Notes
Kerry District League Premier A
Killarney Athletic 1 Listowel Celtic 1
The wind roared and the rain came down intermittently in Killarney Athletic Park but these two sides could not be separated in a game of two halves. Athletic dominated proceedings for most of the first half although Listowel could have capitalised on some indecision from the home side early on. With Brian O’Reilly and new dad Martin Crowley finding their feet, along with the returning Lukas Polak, the lead for the home side soon looked inevitable. Having lost heavily in the cup, Listowel battled away against the wind to keep them out and instead, took the lead after a lapse in the home defence.
Undeterred, Brian O’Connor led the defence from the back with some great saves and deliveries in the second half to keep out a Listowel side with the bit between its teeth. With more composure at the back in the shape of twin towers Gary and Colin Moynihan and with Denis Galvin and Rory O’Sullivan looking sharp and eager to get involved, Athletic withstood some pressure and pushed for the equaliser. Eventually, Polak rifled it home after a decent combination between O’Sullivan and Galvin. Try as they may, the lads could not pierce the Listowel defence again but this was a pleasing performance from a team short of a few regulars. Team: Brian O’Connor, Seán O’Donoghue, Gary Moynihan, Martin Crowley, Pa McClure, Brian O’Reilly, Joe Hurley (Colin Moynihan), Lukas Polak, Rory O’Sullivan, JP Mullins, Denis Galvin.    
Killarney Athletic Youths 2 Park Youths 1
Our Youths are through to the league final thanks to a 2-1 win over the Park on Saturday in Mounthawk Park. Playing in very windy conditions Athletic took the game to the Park from the start and took the lead through a well worked goal by Connor McGill. Against the run of play Park leveled just before half time. When Athletic took the lead again it looked like there was going to be only one winner but it took a penalty save from man of the match Cian Horan to insure our passage to the final. Well done lads.
Under 12
Under 12 Boys are in the Cup final against Kingdom Boys.
Under 12 Girls will play Listowel Celtic in the Cup final. Best of luck to both teams.
Castle Bar League Cup V Mainebank 11.30am at home.
John Murphy Cup Final
Under 12
11.30am Kingdom Boys v Killarney Athletic (Play at Listowel)
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.
Brendan Moloney – Nottingham Forest
Well done to Brendan on clinching a play-off spot on Saturday with Forest. He set up the 2nd goal magnificently. The visitors continued to create the better opportunities and they all but guaranteed a play-off spot in the 69th minute. Brendan was the orchestrator, sending in a right wing cross which Tudgay headed home. Best of luck in the play-off against Crystal Palace tonight.
Nottingham Forest Education Officer visit
Nottingham Forest and Notts. County Education Officer Jim King was on a visit to Killarney Athletic Park last Thursday. Jim has seen stars such as Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson and Ireland's Andy Reid progress through the Forest Academy. Thanks to Jim for taking the time out to visit Killarney Athletic.
Killarney Athletic Veterans
The response has been fantastic for the KDL over 35 league. Training will start next Tuesday at 7.00pm in Woodlawn with the competition starting the following weekend. If anybody is interested in playing please contact Alan on 087 1247297 or Mike on 087 2226185.
Club Merchandise:
Killarney Athletic merchandise now on sale at Killarney Trophy Centre, Glebe Lane. Gift vouchers also available.
Best Wishes to John Doyle from Killarney Athletic.
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy is extended to the O’Donoghue Family, Gleneagle Hotel on the death of their Mother Sheila. Also sincere sympathy is extended to Eddie Doolan and extended Family on the death of their brother Paudie who passed away in England.
Congratulations to Martin & Lisa Crowley on the birth of their Daughter.
Good Luck: Best of luck to Killarney Celtic Youths team on Sunday in the National Cup final.
Facebook: We are now on facebook where you can keep up to date with all the latest news on the Club’s activities
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Contact: If you have anything to add to Killarney Athletic notes please contact Mary McCarrick on 087 7750773 or

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