It’s KDYS/An Garda Soccer Blitz Season
Any port in a storm: Young soccer players take shelter from the rain under the high jump landing pad cover at An Riocht AC Grounds during Saturday’s Garda Estates League. From left: Evan Roche, Seán Kerley, Eamon Sheehy, Tommy Feehan, Andrew Foran, Jonathan Downey, Seán O’Connell, Michael Callaghan, Andrew Daly and Lorcan O’Connor. ©Photograph: John Reidy 6-8-2005
Even Soccer Stars must eat: Shane McLoughlin of the victorious Desmonds Avenue Soccer Team taking a meal break during Saturday’s Garda Estates Soccer League at An Riocht AC Grounds. ©Photograph: John Reidy 6-8-2005
The Ballyhar, Firies / Farranfore based team D’Unbelievables who defeated Camp in the final of primary schools league in the annual Garda / KDYS Soccer League in Castleisland on July 2nd. Included are front from left: Conor Henderson, Dylan O’Callaghan, Jason Brennan, ShaneO’Callaghan and Tom O’Sullivan, referee. Back from left: Liam Moloney, Darragh O’Donoghue, captain; Trevor O’Shea, Danny Brosnan and Cian Ring. ©Photograph: John Reidy 2-7-2013
St. John’s Park Captain, Andrew Foran with Georgie O’Callaghan taking shelter from the downpour during Saturday’s Garda Estates League at An Riocht AC Grounds. ©Photograph: John Reidy 6-8-2005
Adopting the Weather- Adapting to the conditions: A bunch of young soccer players indulging in a spot of water sports after a downpour at the annual Kerry Diocesan Youth Service / Garda Soccer League in Castleisland on Wednesday evening. Included are: Mikey Prendiville, Mikey Broderick, Darren Maunsell, Ethan Reidy, Ben Cooney, Johnny Costello and Dominic Prendiville. ©Photograph: John Reidy 4-7-2012
Celebration time for Cahereens West as Edward O’Brien is helpless in stopping Chris Kerley’s title clenching penalty in the shoot-out in the KDYS/ Garda Soccer Tournament U-16 final on Sunday afternoon. ©Photograph: John Reidy 12-7-2009
An honour laden Seán Brosnan who captained both Desmonds Avenue teams and took the award for top scorer and player of the tournament is pictured with Inspector Jim O’Connor and Georgie O’Callaghan after the Garda Estates League at An Riocht AC Grounds on Saturday. ©Photograph: John Reidy 6-8-2005
The St. Stephen’s Park Soccer Team which took the runner-up trophies in the Castleisland Garda Community Relations/ Inter Estate League at An Riocht Athletic Club Grounds. Front from left: Edward O’Brien, Kevin O’Connor, Paul White and his sister, Orla, team mascot; Robert O’Brien and Christopher Ryan. Back, from left: Patrick White, Stephen McCarthy, Sam Dowling, Bob O’Brien and Jason O’Brien. ©Photograph: John Reidy 12-7-2003
At the Garda / KDYS Soccer League were Sgt. John O’Mahony with KDYS Youth Workers and co-organisers, Helena Falvey (left) and Madeleine Frissung. ©Photograph: John Reidy 2-7-2014
The Waterboy: St. Stephen’s Park supporter, ‘Nice’ Marty O’Brien is ready to spring into action for his side during the Garda Community Relations/ Inter Estate Soccer League at An Riocht AC. Grounds in Castleisland on Saturday morning. ©Photograph: John Reidy 12-7-2003
Referee, Pa Gleeson from Ennis pictured with Desmonds Avenue captain, Seán Brosnan (left) and Andrew Foran who captained St. John Park Athletic before their first round game in Saturday’s Garda Estates Soccer League at An Riocht AC grounds. ©Photograph: John Reidy 6-8-2005
The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with An Garda Síochána is running its annual seven–a-side soccer blitz tournament on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd of July 2015. The event will be held in the Castleisland AFC grounds on the Limerick Road. Applications are invited from team and team management from the Castleisland area interested in taking part.
The tournament will take place over two nights, Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd of July 2015, beginning at 6pm on both evenings. There are three age categories: Primary School (4th, 5th and 6th class), U-15’s and U-18’s.
The event will be supported once again by local businesses and tournament founder, Sgt John O Mahony will be on hand as well as other volunteers to help co-ordinate the event.
Teams comprise of seven to ten players. Teams interested in taking part are invited contact Helena Falvey at KDYS Castleisland or phone 085 78 78 039 for an application form. Applications must be received by Friday 26th June by 5pm. and there is a small charge of €2 per player.
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