Senior Ladies Kerry Cup Final
Inter Kenmare 7 Listowel Celtic 0
Inter Kenmare ladies stormed to victory in the Kerry cup final against Listowel Celtic making it two pieces of silverware for the Kenmare ladies this year having won the West Cork Cup on Easter Sunday. Kenmare went into this final with the ‘underdog’ tag but it only spurred the ladies on to prove they are the best in ladies soccer in Kerry this year!
The ladies got off to a flying start and never gave Listowel a chance to play and it wasn’t long before the goals started to add up. The ladies went in at the break with a 4-0 advantage thanks to goals from Clare O’Sullivan (2), Caroline McCarthy and Karina O’Connor.
The second half started with the same intensity as the first and by this stage Listowel knew they had a battle on their hands but try as they may the Kenmare defence was not to be broken down. A further three goals were added by Ann Marie O’Donoghue, Karina O’Connor and Caroline McCarthy ensuring the 7-0 victory for Kenmare.
After three years of dedication and commitment the ladies achieved their reward this year with two cups. A special mention must go to their dedicated manager and trainer Denis O’Brien.
Panel: Michelle O’Connor, Geraldine Cahalane (C), Ann Marie O’Donoghue, Michelle O’Sullivan Casey, Majella O’Sullivan, Laura O’Sullivan, Linda O’Connor, Karina O’Connor, Katie O’Shea, Nuala Cronin, Melissa Finn, Caroline Mc Carthy, Linda Twomey, Clare O’Sullivan, Caroline Taylor, Jeanne Binder Eustace, Roisin Boyle.
Report by Majella O’Sullivan
U 16’s Inter Kenmare 4:4 Castleisland
Inter win 5:4 on penalties
Inter were up against a very strong Killarney Celtic side, Inter had to work very hard to stop them from playing and a great job they done, they stopped Celtic from creating any real chances. inter had the lead at half time thanks to a great strike from Denis Cronin. Celtic got 3 lucky goals early in the second half, two from frees and 1 og but inter kept fighting and Denis Cronin got trough 1 on 1 with the keeper and he was taken down, Daniel Taylor scored the penalty to make it 3-2. It didn’t stop there inter won a corner and Denis took it and like he has been doing all season, darragh siochru got on the end of it with a bullet of a header 3-3 and so it went to extra time. Unfortunately we conceded two goals here and so we lost 5-3.The boys put their heart and soul into the game and they just ran out of steam in the end. Every player that togged out can be very proud of themselves. They had a great season boys and hopefully if ye can stay together next season be better. Thanks to all the parents that drove to the games during the season.
Report by Michelle O’Sullivan