Notes 26/02/10

Killarney Athletic Notes
FAI Junior Cup Last 32
Killarney Athletic 1 College Corinthians 0
The sun came out by the banks of the Flesk at Killarney Athletic Park on Sunday afternoon and it shone from start to finish on a home side which progressed to the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup. Athletic started well with Lucas Polyak and Rory O’Sullivan looking dangerous and it took a mere five minutes for them to take the lead. Winger Polyak claimed the winner when he broke for a second time in quick succession to send the ball over the line with a little help from the in-rushing Edward O’Sullivan. Predictably, Corinthians came back into it and were on top after ten minutes but with Timmy O’Sullivan and particularly, Michael Moloney, defending well, they could see no way through. Quarter of an hour in and Athletic had claims for a penalty waved away by the referee but this was the product of good work on the break by Polyak and Brian O’Reilly. Kyle Meehan looked comfortable on the ball for Corinthians and Ricky O’Sullivan saw plenty of ball in the middle of the park but the Athletic back four – completed by Galen Carroll and Mark Griffin – were not feeling generous. An injury to Kenneth Clifford saw the entry of Denis Galvin and the half ended with Athletic on the ascendancy again, but despite this momentum the score remained 1-0 to the home side at the break. Athletic picked up where they left off early in the second and with Martin Crowley and especially Edward O’Sullivan coming more into the game in midfield, chances were created for the ever-willing Rory O’Sullivan and Denis Galvin. Timmy O’Sullivan was impressive in keeping Corinthians at bay and the more time went on, the more it looked like Athletic would pull off the win. Galvin found himself in front of goal more than once and with Alex O’Sullivan in for brother Rory, Athletic should really have made it an easy last ten minutes when they had Corinthians on the ropes. The cushion of an extra goal seemed inevitable when in the final minutes of the game, Brian O’Reilly ran and crossed to Alex O’Sullivan. He missed it but Shane Bunyan managed a shot and then drove it over the bar from the resulting rebound. Despite the best efforts of Ian Nolan, James Malone and Graham O’Halloran, Corinthians could see no way past the Athletic defence where the two centre halves were a dominant force. Best for Athletic in a solid team display were the back four who couldn’t be breached, wingers O’Reilly, Polyak and Bunyan and the eager beavers Rory O’Sullivan and Denis Galvin.
Thank You: Killarney Athletic would like to thank all supporters who came out to support our Senior A team on Sunday and also a big thank you to Mustang Sallys for providing the food for the teams and supporters afterwards.
Under 14
Killarney Athletic 3 Kingdom Boys 0
Athletic Under 14`s continue their recent good form with a fine away win against Kingdom Boys. Athletic started the brighter and had a few early attacks. The early pace of the game was end to end and chances fell to Dylan Sheehan and Denis O`Sullivan. In the Athletic goal keeper Roy Kelleher was keeping Kingdom Boys at Bay, 0 – 0 at the break. Athletic introduced Andrew Mulcahy & David Crowley in midfield and Athletic attacked from the off. Athletic went ahead when Denis O`Sullivan slotted the ball home after a great ball from Kieran Murphy. Athletic were now on top with Jason Brennan and Daniel O`Sullivan controlling midfield, with the back four of Sam Tamir, Jermiah Fitzgerald, Kieran Murphy & Sean McGrath playing outstanding. Dylan Sheehan put Athletic two up when he drove home from an acute angle and Jason Brennan rounded off the scoring from a close range to record a fine away win. Well done.
Best wishes: to Brendan Moloney that he may recover well and regain full fitness as soon as possible after his unfortunate knee injury while playing for Scunthorpe in the Championship.
Well done: to Ronan Murphy on his recent trial at Nottingham Forest.
Athletic on the web: New photos now available for viewing on the new look website, as well as updates on Diarmuid and Brendan and detailed reports on games. Comments and contributions welcome. Contact via the site.
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy to the O’Donoghue family, Gortdromakiery, Muckross on their recent sad loss of Jimmy. Also Sincere Sympathy to Noel Ryan & family on the recent death of Noel’s brother.
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