Welcome to the website of the Carlow & District Football League.

Established in 1986 the league has grown from strength to strength and now boasts a competitive league with ambitious and prestigious clubs.


It is the mission of the Executive Committee to dedicate its administrative services to improving the competitive position of our Clubs in all competitions. We seek to create and foster a challenging and stimulating environment in which our players can achieve their full potential through developing their skills and sustaining successful relationships with our Clubs, their communities, parishes and businesses.

It is the objective of the Committee to develop the game within its administrative area to a point where leaders within the communities and players will strongly identify with their club and their League administrative body and its potential role in harmony with other voluntary sports organisations.

Cup Draws

The following cup draws will take place Monday 19th February at 7pm in the seven oaks. Carlow cup quarter final, division 1,2,3 cup quarter final, all divisional cups, ladies Carlow cup semi final.

Slaney Rovers v St Joseph's FC
Tough day for young Joeys
div 1/2/3 cup 18/02 11:00
Slaney Rovers 8 - 0 St Joseph's FC

Slaney Rovers. 8 St Josephs .0

This was always going to be tough for a young St Joseph's team up against a very good Slaney team from a higher division but to be fair the Joeys team never gave up and on another day might have scored a few goals of their own .The result was never in doubt as Slaney we're too strong and ended up winning the game easily but credit also goes to Joeys for keeping going F/T 8-0.

Best for St Joseph's we're ,Damian Jirowski , Gary Scully and Adam Kerfeu.

FAI Adult Intro coach education programme

The Carlow & District Football league in Partnership with F.A.I. Football Development Officer for County Carlow Garry Coady hosted the FAI’s first ever Adult Intro Coach Education Course for Male and Female coaches in ITCarlow on Saturday.

O Neills Ladies Carlow Cup
Nurney Villa 0 - 1 Kilree Celtic 18/2

Nurney Villa beaten by Kilree Celtic.
Nurney Villa were marginally beaten at home by Kilree Celtic at Newtown Rd Nurney at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Over 35 Cup semi final draws
semi final draws

division one cup semi finals

Baltinglass V Carlow Rovers

Burrin or New Oak V Crettyard or Castle Villa

division two cup semi finals

Village or Killeshin V Vale

Josephs or Burrin Celtic V fiaccs or celtic stars

Cup Draws

The following cup draws will take place Monday 19th February at 7pm in the seven oaks. Carlow cup quarter final, division 1,2,3 cup quarter final, all divisional cups, ladies Carlow cup semi final.

Burrin Celtic v Parkville United
03/02 14:30
Burrin Celtic 0 - 11 Parkville United

Burrin Celtic AFC 0

Parkville United 12

Second in the league Parkville had a comfortable 0-12 away victory against a well under-strength Burrin as they scored seven in the first half and another five in the second half.

Scorers for Parkville were Eoin Byrne (4), Griffin Kennedy (3), TJ Kavanagh (2) and 1 each from Cathal Murray, Joe Morris and Declan Lester. Unfortunately, Burrin were just never at the races in this game although they did keep battling to the end, but they met Parkville in invincible form.

Fai Junior Cup Draw
The draw for sfai cup saw all carlow teams get a bye to round two with all games due to be played weekend 1st October

Nurney Villa v Hanover Harps
03/02 14:30
Nurney Villa 4 - 1 Hanover Harps

Nurney Villa AFC 4

Hanover Harps 1

Hanover, with the advantage of a strong wind started the better and fired in many shots most of which went over the bar and for Nurney it was twelve minutes before they got a clear chance when Jack Malone’s fine effort, also flashed over the bar.

Nurney came close again when trojan work by Liam Ryan forced a corner which was met by Keegan Bradley whose header went just wide. On seventeen minutes Hanover took the lead after a high cross was driven in and a scramble in the Nurney box ended up with the ball in the net for a 0-1 lead to the visitors.

Nurney started the second-half at a fierce pace and excellent shots by the quartet of Jack Treacy, Padraig Hynes, Keegan Bradley and Cormac Lomax were all saved by the Hanover keeper all within the first few minutes of the half. On 57 minutes a long throw from Nurney’s Craig Lawlor found Jack O’Brien whose perfect pass saw Jack Malone hit a fine equaliser into the Hanover net for 1-1 and two minutes later Jack Malone scored again for his brace and Nurney took the lead at 2-1, for the first time. Padraig Hynes was keeping the Hanover keeper very busy firing in shot after shot and he was eventually rewarded for his efforts on 80 minutes when he scored with a low hard shot for 3-1. By now Nurney were completely in the ascendency with Liam Ryan, Jack O’Brien, and Jack Treacy dominating the midfield. Hanover never gave up but Nurney had time to score another two minutes from the end as Padraig Hynes hit his second and Nurney’s fourth from a Jack Malone pass for a 4-1 victory.

It was a tough game but Nurney were deserving winners with a fine team performance and Hanover battled to the end but were outclassed on the day.

Over 35 Leagues

The over 35 leagues are slowly coming to an end and with this is mind the cups will be starting as we try to finish the season so players who still play junior soccer can play. The proposed dates have taken into consideration a lot of clubs have asked for 30th September off.

Cup Draws

The following cup draws will take place Monday 19th February at 7pm in the seven oaks. Carlow cup quarter final, division 1,2,3 cup quarter final, all divisional cups, ladies Carlow cup semi final.

Bagenalstown AFC v St Patricks Boys
03/02 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 7 St Patricks Boys

Bagenalstown AFC 0

St Patrick’s Boys 7

This was a game that top of the table St Pat’s dominated from start to finish against bottom placed Bagenalstown with Kian Kerr opening the scoring on sixteen minutes and this was followed by a quick-fire hat-trick from Lord Afrifa to make it 0-4.

Just before the interval Lord Afrifa got his fourth and it was 0-5 to St Pat’s at half-time, with Bagenalstown hardly getting a look in, despite trying hard to stem the tide.

In the second half, Kian Kerr scored again for his brace and an overall 0-6 and Andrew Lewis completed the scoring with a tidy finish following a good team move for 0-7. Bagenalstown gave a much-improved display in the second period but could make no impression on a well-drilled St Pat’s defence.

It was a great team performance from St Pat’s whilst for Bagenalstown keeper Jack Hughes pulled off a series of super saves that kept the score down with David Watkins putting in his usual solid performance but undoubtedly, their man of the match was the outstanding Ritchie Whelan.

New Website

Hi all and welcome to our new website which we hope you will find easy to use. To see the fixtures just click on next games and they will pop up if you click on competitions in the top corner it will show you the tables, results etc.

The new site will update everything itself once results are entered and will make viewing past results goal scorers and all other information easy to see.

Kilree Celtic v St Fiacc's FC
Womens div 2 04/02 14:00
Kilree Celtic 1 - 7 St Fiacc's FC

Kilree Celtic 1

St. Fiacc’s FC 7

St. Fiacc’s continued their push for the Division Two title after a big away win over Kilree Celtic.

The Bagenalstown side managed to keep Fiacc’s at bay but the Graiguecullen side managed to find a way through Kilree’s dogged defence to score two goals. Kilree found a way back into the game after Chantelle O’Neill struck to make it 2-1 at half-time.

Both teams started well after the restart but St Fiacc’s found another gear as they scored five unanswered goals as they overpowered their opponents to take home all three points and show why they are joint leaders with Thomastown United.

Maggie Duggan stood out for Fiacc’s while Lorraine O’Rourke pulled off many fine saves for Kilree as the score could have been much worse without her interventions.

Cup draw U35 Quarter Finals
Mullins Cup Quarter Final Draw

The draw for the quarter final of the Mullins cup took place this week.

St Josephs/Vale v Burrin A/killeshin

New oak/Crettyard v Castlewarren

Burrin B/Celtic Stars v Village/Castle Villa

St Fiaccs/Carlow rovers v Castle Rangers/Baltinglass

Cup Draws

The following cup draws will take place Monday 19th February at 7pm in the seven oaks. Carlow cup quarter final, division 1,2,3 cup quarter final, all divisional cups, ladies Carlow cup semi final.

Parkville United v Crettyard United
Womens Div One 04/02 14:00
Parkville United 1 - 2 Crettyard United

Parkville United 1

Crettyard United 2

Crettyard United managed to get an important win in an entertaining clash with Parkville United at Hawkins Lane.

The visitors took the lead when a corner was whipped in and Lauren McGrath managed to shoot low and hard into the bottom corner with the slight aid of a deflection. McGrath turned provider for Crettyard’s second goal as her inch perfect cross was met by Aishling Behan and she headed it into the bottom corner.

Parkville thought they had a way back into the game when some intricate passing between Melanie Matthews and Katie Brennan led to Brennan finishing well but the goal was ruled out for offside. Parkville continued to apply the pressure but they couldn’t get a goal back before the break as the champions Crettyard went in 2-0 up.

Parkville started off brightly in the second half and they managed to get back into it when Katie Brennan got onto the end of a driven cross to finish confidently.

Parkville pushed on for an equaliser and they came close near the end but Melanie Daniels’ effort went just wide of the post.

Best for Crettyard were Alanna Waters, Jenny O’Neill and Colleen Rickard while Parkville gave it their all as a team in a losing effort.

Mill Celtic v Newpark AFC
Womens Div One 04/02 14:00
Mill Celtic 1 - 2 Newpark AFC

Mill Celtic 1

Newpark AFC 2

Newpark were made work hard for this victory against a determined Mill Celtic.

The home side set their stall out early by putting the league leaders under pressure but Newpark had their opportunities on the break and it was through one of these counter attacks that they took the lead when Maria Connolly struck to put the Kilkenny side ahead.

The half was an end to end contest until the break but both defences held on strongly as Newpark remained in the lead by a score of 1-0.

In what was a complete opposite to the first half, it was Newpark who put Mill under pressure early on and Jemma Costigan came close to giving her side a two goal lead. They did take the lead after Caoimhe Shiels was brought down in the penalty area and Kirsty Maher struck home from the spot.

Mill pushed on for an equaliser and they got it through a penalty of their own which Jo Cullen struck to make it 2-1 on the hour mark. Both sides pushed on and had opportunities but Newpark managed to hold on for the victory.

Rachel Fennin, Nathasha Tannian, Helen Mackey and Deirbhle Byrne stood out for Mill while it was a good team performance for Newpark.

Wolfhill Athletic v St Fiacc's FC B
Division Three 04/02 14:00
Wolfhill Athletic 4 - 1 St Fiacc's FC B

Wolfhill Athletic 4

St Fiacc’s 1

Wolfhill completed victory which despite the score line was a hard fought win in the Swan.

The home side had a tonic start when Philip Brennan took advantage of a defensive blunder to open the scoring after four minutes. Fiaccs then proceeded to dominate the game and deservedly levelled after 34 minutes when Danny Nolan finished from close range.

The home side regained the lead minutes into the second half when Billy Campion scrambled a ball from close range following a Wolfhill corner kick. The home side soon after were reduced to ten men following a red card offence and seemed to have their backs to the wall especially when moments later they conceded a penalty but Adam Waugh in goal came to their rescue saving from the spot kick. Wolfhill then made the most of their escape when Garry Rowan headed home a corner and then a thunderous solo goal from Mark Brennan insured victory for Wolfhill who were well served by Adam Waugh, Philip and Mark Brennan.

Best for St. Fiacc’s were James Hickey, David Hurley and Roy Pearson.

St Joseph's FC v Vale Wanderers B
Division Three 04/02 14:00
St Joseph's FC 0 - 4 Vale Wanderers B

St Joseph’s 0

Vale Wanderers 4

A fine second half performance saw Vale to victory in Tinryland.

Both sides were over cautious in the first half and defences dominated as the half ended scoreless.

However seconds into the second half and Conor Byrne put Vale ahead with a near goal. Pat Meaney put the visitors further ahead with a headed goal on 67minutes. Jesse Clarke then got behind the Joeys defence to score goal number three after 71 minutes. The scoring was complete on 77 minutes when Conor Byrne set up Jesse Clarke to get his second of the game and what turned out to be a comfortable win.

Billy Lennon, Eoghan Dowling and Ciaran Collins impressed for Vale with Kevin Tracey, Darren Hade and Jason Nolan best for Joeys.

Killeshin FC B v Nurney Villa B
Division Three 04/02 14:00
Killeshin FC B 1 - 3 Nurney Villa B

Killeshin 1

Nurney Villa 3

Despite been two up after nine minutes play Nurney had their work cut out to defeat a gallant Killeshin side.

Brian Carroll put the visitors ahead when he slid home a John Townsend pass after three minutes and the lead was increased six minutes later when a Philip Murphy cross was headed back the way it came to the bottom corner of the net by John Townsend. Killeshin however never threw in the towel and after Jody Hennessy thundered a free kick off the cross bar after 18 minutes they pulled a goal back on 33 minutes when Conor Mulhall powered home after the ball broke to him in the box.

The second half was end to end both sides having goal scoring opportunities but it was only on 82 minutes that the vital goal came when sub Declan Murphy released Michael Murphy who finished with a low shot to clinch the points.

For Nurney Eamonn Dowling, Declan Kelly and Dean Farrell shone, for Killeshin Danny Brennan, Fergus Nolan and Jody Hennessey were best.

Match Reporting

Match reports on all Men’s junior games from both teams to before 5pm on Sunday.

Youths match reports from both teams to before 8pm on Saturday.

Seniors (O35s) match reports from both teams to before 9.30pm on Saturday.

Women’s match reports from home team only to before 5pm Sunday.

In subject line be sure to put in the competition followed by teams and score e.g. Nationalist Premier Division: St Fiacc’s 0 Baltinglass Town 0.

The Carlow & District Football League are affiliated with the Leinster Football Association and also the Football Assocation of Ireland.