Notes 11/06/10

Killarney Athletic Notes
A Team League
Killarney Athletic 6 Ratoo Rovers 2
On Thursday night in Killarney Athletic Park the senior team moved one step closer to securing a place in the league final. Despite going down 1-0 almost from the kick-off, the lads did enough to easily secure the three points. The game began with Ratoo going ahead, a soft goal catching Athletic unawares from the kick-off. Referee John Hegarty awarded the home side a penalty before long and Shane Bunyan hit the first of three for him, to bring Athletic back into the game. Lucas got number two and the floodgates looked fit to burst. Incredibly, Ratoo were next to score and the teams saw out the half in an uninspiring stalemate. Some positional changes in the home side saw Athletic begin the second half the livelier and Bunyan squeezed one in to give them a 3-2 lead. Then, drama. The second penalty of the match, this time for Ratoo, came from an innocuous tangle in the box but the post saved Athletic. This stroke of luck signaled an improvement across the field and goals from Shane Bunyan – securing his hat-trick –, Edward O’Sullivan and a first senior goal for Ryan O’Carroll put the game beyond the Ballyduff men. The return game in Ballyduff will prove difficult but with more intent the lads should be superior.
Under 14
Athletic had a fine home win in the cup when they recorded a 4 – 0 result. Jason Brennan, Dylan Sheehan and Roy Kelliher were among the goals to set up a final with local rivals Celtic in Woodlawn.
Cup Final
Killarney Athletic 0 Killarney Celtic 0

Athletic were unlucky to go down 3 – 0 with a deflected goal and a penalty, their undoing. The first half was a tight affair and both sides had chances with Jason Brennan going close for Athletic. The first half ended 0 – 0 but Athletic were dealt a blow when Brennan was taken off injured on the stroke of half time. The second half flew by with play swinging from end to end with Celtic scoring the vital goals. So Athletic’s cup run ended at the final hurdle. However, Athletic’s coach Donie Murphy was proud of his team as they gave it their all, and the fact that the Celtic keeper got the “man of the match” award tells its own story!
Well done
The Season came to an end at the weekend for our underage players. Well done to you all and we look forward to welcoming you back at the start of next Season. Please look at notes and website for date of registration which will take place in August.
Annual 7 A Side Tournament
Killarney Athletic A.F.C. is delighted to announce details of this year’s 7 A Side Tournament in conjunction with sponsors Killarney Credit Union which will kick off on Monday 21st June. The competitive underage event will be run over two weekends, with age groups from U10’s to U16’s (dates to be confirmed). Entry Fee In acknowledgement of the economic climate, we are maintaining the entry fee at last year’s price. Application forms are available from Killarney Credit Union, Beech Rd. and Park Rd.; Mustang Sallys and at The closing date for entries (to be returned to the above venues) is Tuesday 15th June and the draw will take place that evening in Mustang Sallys.
Athletic on the Web: See for information on previous 7-A-Side Tournaments and for updates throughout the tournament and the summer.
Sincere Sympathy to the Fogarty and McIntyre families on their recent sad losses.
Contact: If you have anything to add to Killarney Athletic notes please contact Mary McCarrick on 087 7750773 or

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