Kerry FC Lol Academy had 3 teams in action at the weekend
Pride of place goes to the under 17 team who had a great victory over Treaty United at Mounthawk Park on Saturday. Kerry started well and created chances from the outset. Kerry got a deserved goal in the 26th minute. Luke Palmer picked up the ball well outside the box. He proceeded to pass several defenders in a mazy run and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner.
Kerry maintained their momentum and got a second goal just before the interval. Tom Healy sent in a great cross from the right and centre forward Luke Palmer volleyed in a the near post. The Limerick side tried hard in the second half and were unlucky not to score.
Caolan Mitchell in goal was outstanding throughout the match. He produced saves a plenty, handled immaculately and was brave also when needed. In the 77th minute he was beaten but right back Finn Barrett cleared off the line. Kerry defended well in the closing stages and were deserved winners when the final whistle blew. Overall it was a great team performance on the day.
However captain Tom Healy in midfield was a tower of strength over the 90 minutes and gets the Man of the Match award.
The Kerry Under 14 team travelled to Dublin on Saturday to take on the might of Shamrock Rovers. This young side are getting great experience, travelling the length of the country and will benefit from these matches, against top class opposition. On the day Callum Robertson created chances in attack. Odhran Foley played well at centre back. Ciaran Murphy impressed in the middle of the park. Results are not registered at this,the youngest league of Ireland age group.
On Sunday the Under 19 team travelled to Waterford for their league encounter. However the home side took full points in this match. Waterford struck an early goal via Allesandro Desanctis and netted a second via winger Conor Flynn just before the break.
Kerry reduced the deficit just after the restart when striker Oisin Breen scored a great goal. However it all turned sour for Kerry minutes later when a Kerry player was sent off. Nevertheless Kerry tried hard to stay in the match. Centre back Obina Izehi and Sean Treyvaud at left back defended tenaciously. Waterford eventually bagged a third goal via Grinnus in the 70th minute.
Late goals by Grinnus again and Miller saw the home side run out 5-1 winners.
On the day Cormac Buckley in centre midfield and Oisin Breen impressed for Kerry.
EA Sports Lol Academy Fixtures:
• On Saturday 6th next the U17 team are away to Limerick FC at 2pm.
• On Sunday 7th the U19 side host Shelbourne at Mounthawk Park at 2pm.
• The U15 team travel to Limerick to take on Treaty United at 2pm.