Notes 9/7/10

Killarney Athletic Notes
Senior A Team
Greyhound Bar Cup Final

Killarney Athletic 0 Killarney Celtic 1
The seniors relinquished the first part of a potential double in dramatic circumstances in Mounthawk Park on Saturday night. Celtic had most of the play in the early exchanges with Robert Watson looking dangerous, but some good work from Shane Bunyan and the impressive Ryan O’Carroll kept Athletic in touch. Yellow cards for Galen Carroll, Denis Galvin, Michael Moloney and John Doyle showed up the combative nature of the game but there was no dividing the teams before the break. Celtic did not capitalise on their chances, while Athletic were too wasteful in possession. An ominous sign for the team in blue however was the sterling performance of Michael Moloney in the centre of defence for the first 45 minutes. It was well balanced again early in the second period but the pattern was the same with O’Carroll and Bunyan showing well for Athletic and the physicality of both teams leaving nothing to the imagination. A couple of half chances for Galvin sparked a purple patch for Athletic but Doyle and Hayes were keeping it very tight at the back for Celtic. In a rare lapse by the Celtic back-four, Galvin could have been the difference between the sides when presented with a gilt-edged chance, but his effort was saved by the solid Gustafik. With the crowd looking ahead to a replay, Celtic claimed victory in injury time when Vladamir Sorotiak sent it home with a clinical last-ditch effort from a corner. The lads will be disappointed with losing in such fashion but if they can capitalise on their possession next time out, the league could still be theirs. The quality is there so it’s a case of making it count. Best of luck lads!
Senior A Team
Killarney Athletic A team will be played against Lisselton this Wednesday – If successful they will be playing against Killarney Celtic in the League Cup final this Sunday in Mounthawk Park. Check press for details. All support will be appreciated.
Annual General Meeting 28th July at 8.00pm in the Dromhall Hotel
Nominations for the following is required urgently, Treasurer, Child Welfare Officer, fundraising committee to be formed. Nominations & Motions to be in by Friday 23rd July. All new committee members welcome. It is very important for all Parents and Members attend this AGM.
Race Night and End of Season Celebration
Killarney Athletic is hosting a race night in Mustang Sallys on July 23rd. Senior awards presentation will take place on the night. Everyone welcome, your support would be greatly appreciated as this is the end of season event.
7 A Side Annual Tournament

The second week of Killarney Credit Union 7 A Side Tournament began with some over 35 action. Last year, the Vincent Casey Life and Pensions side (under the guise of Living Legends) managed a 2-1 win over Mackies Crew and will be confident in their abilities again this year. Mackies will be gunning for revenge though and with the likes of newly eligible Alan Brady in their ranks they have a chance. Falvey's are an eager bunch and must also be fancied, while McSorleys will need all their experience to put it up to these teams. Falvey’s Thursdays could be a dark horse. In round one, new boys McSorleys put up the best score with a 2-0 win over Vincent Casey L&P, while Falvey’s Thursday and Mackies Crew played out a 1-1 draw. In the regular competition, Brazzer’s Boys and Teddy O’Connors drew 4-4 in a thriller, another draw between the Castle Inn and IC Photo. MD O’Sheas beat The Star Bar 2-0. Boolteen’s Buckos used their 7 A Side experience to defeat the fancied Aquila Club 2-1. Jades progressed to the next stages with a very convincing 7-1 thrashing at the expense of The Bridge Bar. The Killarney Heights continued their 100% record with a 3-1 win over Falvey’s Bar, while Block’s Bricks went under to Danny’s Boys who now look a good bet for progression to the Premier knockout stages.
In Tuesday night’s Killarney Credit Union 7 A Side Tournament, teams made further inroads into reaching the next stages. In group “C”, Squires hit Subway for four and RC Frames needed just one to edge the group win from The Lane Bar. Group “F” saw Cows Blood Boys claim their first win to leave Den Joes rooted to the bottom and hoping for more from the Reserve Cup (6-2) (Killarney Heights with 3 wins and Falvey’s progress top of the group). There were draws between the top teams in group “G”, The Tatler Toffees and Real So So Bad (2-2), while Country Pork managed their first win, leaving Tony’s School of Motoring to edge towards the Reserve. The top teams in Group “I”, Dungeon Turkish Delights and Smoke House, drew 1-1 while The Speakeasy found form and had a 2-1 win over Fleming’s Taxi. The Beaufort Bar & Restaurant moved off the bottom of group “K” with a 3-1 win over The Kerry Way to secure entry to the Premier Cup and retain a chance of retaining the trophy (Jades went through on top of the group with the best 100% record in the competition). In Over 35 action, Falvey’s Thursdays secured their first win with a 3-0 defeat of The Beaufort Bar & Restaurant.
The group stages of the main section of Killarney Credit Union 7 A Side Tournament finished last night. On Pitch 1, The Failte looked very impressive in dispatching Iron Men FC 3-1. The Cones Experience put 5 (Andrew O’Callaghan put aside his goalkeeping duties for one) past a gallant Mustangs Sally’s side for whom Frank Cronin scored a cracking consolation goal from a free-kick. In the battle of New Street, Charlies came out on top on a 2-1 scoreline. The first, from John B. O’Donoghue, was a sublime chip à la Messi and had O’Donoghue’s brother drooling on the sideline. Kieran Mainestone drew the teams level in the second half and despite the best efforts of Brian Cooper, a further goal from Ger Buckley ended it.
On Pitch 2, Dan Lenihans Super Six lost 3-2 to Mecom Ltd; Old Dogs drew 1-1 with Corkery’s Bar – Enda Prendergast crucially hitting his second of the night. John D’s Bar from Ballydesmond saw off Killorglin Golf Bar and Restaurant 1-0 (goal from Patrick O’Mahony, their top scorer) and Kerry Eagles put four past GMHD.
In Over 35 action, with only six players, Vincent Casey L & P were defeated 3-2 by Falvey’s Thursday despite the best efforts of the ageless Ger O’Shea and Don Fennell. The winners’ scorers were Podge Dalton, Glen Owens and Leo O’Connor. Enda Prendergast and Donncha Galvin got on the score sheet for Vincent Casey’s.
Athletic on the Web: See for information on previous 7-A-Side Tournaments and for updates throughout the tournament and the summer.
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy to the McSweeney family on their recent sad loss of Christy.
Contact: If you have anything to add to Killarney Athletic notes please contact Mary McCarrick on 087 7750773 or

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