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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.

MISSION

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.

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15/07/2016
FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop 27-08-18
FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop 27-08-18

FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop

Monday 27th August 2018

Host Club: St Patricks Boys FC

7.00pm – 10.00pm

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17/08/2018
St Patricks Boys v Hanover Harps
09/09 11:00
St Patricks Boys 2 - 1 Hanover Harps

St. Patrick’s Boys 2

Hanover Harps 1 AET

Liam Byrne's thunderbolt in the final minute of extra time sent the hosts through to the quarter finals of the Shield as holders Hanover went out.

Pats settled quicker but failed to turn possession into chances and it was Harps that got the first real chance on 20 minutes as Craig Walker saved from Mark Davis. Pats eventually started to get in behind the Harps back line and really should have hit the front just before half time, Mark Delaney saw his effort well saved by O’Reilly before Ethan O’Neill, Delaney and Conor Clack somehow combined to miss a glorious chance with the goal at their mercy. That miss proved costly as Harps went up field and Ben Dorgan’s perfect pass teed up Mark Davis who calmly lobbed Walker to put Hanover one up on the stroke of half time.

The early stages of the second half saw little in the way scoring chances until Stephen Chalton and Simon O’Shea combined down the Harps left to find Dorgan in the box, but his effort went narrowly over. Pats began to exert more pressure as the half went on and were deservedly level with ten minutes left, Conor Clack finding the net after great work from Jamie Malone to take the game to extra time.

Extra time saw O’Reilly save from Clack before Sean Kavanagh headed a Mark Davis corner narrowly wide as the teams traded in missed chances. It looked destined for penalties until a loose ball found Byrne some 35 yards from goal, Byrne taking one touch to control before unleashing a rocket to the top corner to win the tie for St Pat’s and reward the efforts of Michael Condron, Michael Calvey, Liam Byrne and Conor Clack.

Best for Hanover were Stephen Chalton, Trevor O’Reilly and Ben Dorgan on his debut.

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23/09/2018
FAI Coach education D License
Photos from the FAI D License course done in Carlow IT last Saturday 19th May

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20/05/2018
St Josephs Blue Youths v St Patricks Boys
23/09/2018
Award winners 2017/18

The list of all award winner for 2017/18 is below. Congrats to all winners. Our dinner dance takes place on Friday 8th June where the awards will be presented.

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16/05/2018
FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop 27-08-18
FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop 27-08-18

FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop

Monday 27th August 2018

Host Club: St Patricks Boys FC

7.00pm – 10.00pm

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17/08/2018
Parkville United v Vale Wanderers
22/09/18 5 pm
22/09 17:00
Parkville United 4 - 1 Vale Wanderers

Match Photographs
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23/09/2018
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.

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08/02/2018
Ballymurphy Celtic v St Joseph's FC
16/09 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 4 - 1 St Joseph's FC

Ballymurphy Celtic 4

St. Joseph’s FC 2

Ballymurphy got the better of a resilient Joeys in this Shield encounter at the south Carlow venue on Sunday.

Both sides started off cagey with defences on top and the battle of the midfield area dominated the game. The visitors broke the deadlock following a defensive mix up and Mark Johnson slotted past the keeper on 25 minutes. Celtic responded positively and Mikey Whelan played in Tom O’Neill to smash the ball home on 30 minutes to see the game all square at the break.

The home side started the second half in blistering fashion and Mikey Whelan advanced from the left wing and after beating two defenders rifled the ball to the net on 52 minutes. The Tinryland side upped their game and were rewarded with a penalty on 60 minutes which Thomas Sheehan expertly converted. Ballymurphy moved up a gear and with fatigue setting in on the Joeys players Celtic scored a brace on goals between 70 and 80 minutes. First Mikey Whelan scored his second with a neat finish when one on one with the keeper and then a Kevin Foley solo effort which gave the keeper no chance to wrap up the game and see Ballymurphy through to the last four.

Best for the winners were Mikey Whelan, Tom O’Neill and Kevin Foley. Best for Joeys were Mark Johnson, Pavel Cahill and Thomas Sheehan.

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23/09/2018
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.

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03/09/2017
FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop 27-08-18
FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop 27-08-18

FAI Safeguarding 1 Workshop

Monday 27th August 2018

Host Club: St Patricks Boys FC

7.00pm – 10.00pm

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17/08/2018
Slaney Rovers v Crettyard United
16/09 11:00
Slaney Rovers 2 - 3 Crettyard United

Slaney Rovers 2

Crettyard United 3

Premier side Crettyard had a tough encounter against Division One side Slaney Rovers before eventually coming out on top in Rathvilly on Sunday.

The home side started brightly and had the best of the chances in the first half when a fine strike by Andy Foley brought out a great save from Kevin Young. Foley had another effort go wide of the target. The visitors created very little in the way of scoring chances and the half ended scoreless.

The Laois side took the lead five minutes into the second half when a surging run by Ger Murray led to a corner which Lee Salter scored at back post. The home side pressed hard for an equaliser and Peter Kehoe showed great control in the box and drilled the ball home on 60 minutes. Crettyard responded almost immediately when sub Luke Maher got on the end of a great move involving Aaron Morris to tap home from close range on 74 minutes. Back came Slaney and Daniel O’Brien put Andy Foley in to blast home a deserved equaliser. However, Crettyard had the last say when they were awarded a penalty on 86 minutes and new signing Bobby Dowling cracked home the spot kick to see his side through to the last four.

Best for Crettyard were Niall Purcell, James Rothwell and Pierce Nash while Regan Murphy, Dylan Connors and Daniel O`Brien stood out for Rovers.

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23/09/2018
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.

15/07/2016
Bagenalstown AFC v Ballymurphy Celtic
09/09 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 1 - 3 Ballymurphy Celtic

Bagenalstown AFC 1

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

(Ballymurphy advance 3-1 on penalties)

Bagenalstown and Ballymurphy played out a good competitive game in McGrath Park.

Neither goal came under any serious threat in the first half. Pat Hughes in the Bagenalstown goal kept his back four well marshalled. It was scoreless at the break.

Bagenalstown started the second half brightly and got their reward from a wonderful strike by Nathan Holden. Ballymurphy responded straight away when Alan Curran was fouled in the box and Kevin Foley tucked home the penalty. Ballymurphy should have got the winner when a great cross from Tom O’Neill found Mikey Whelan at the back post but his header only rattled the crossbar on 85 minutes. Both teams struggled to create many other chances, bringing the game to extra time.

Tiredness kicking in made extra time a tough ask for both teams and it was eventually decided by penalties with Ballymurphy winning 3-1. Paul Foley was the hero for Ballymurphy, saving three penalties while Thomas Doyle, Anto Jordan and Kevin Foley made no mistake to advance to the Quarter-Finals.

Best for the winners were Thomas Doyle, Ben Coleman and Dean Grennan while for Bagenalstown Jimmy Cullen, Nathan Holden and Mattie Curran stood out.

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23/09/2018
St Joseph's FC v Mill Celtic
09/09 11:00
St Joseph's FC 2 - 1 Mill Celtic

St. Joseph’s 2

Mill Celtic 1

The game started strong for St. Joseph’s as their young team piled the pressure on to Mill.

Against the run of play, a lapse in concentration at the back from St. Joseph’s led to Mill breaking the deadlock as Dylan Wynne’s cross was swept home by Wesley Mackey. Much of the same pressure continued from Joeys until the end of the first half, then continued for much of the second to no result.

Then with 20 minutes left, as the result of a corner, which was headed towards goal, a Mill Celtic player handled the ball on the line and a penalty was given and a red card brandished. Sean Aston finished from the spot to make it 1-1. Following a St. Joseph’s injury, both teams were down to 10 men. Both teams kept pushing for a winner and it came in injury time from Dinny Farrell for St. Joseph’s.

Best for St. Joseph’s were Dinny Farrell, Adam Jaysena and Jake Snoddy

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23/09/2018
Celtic Stars v Parkville United
09/09 11:00
Celtic Stars 0 - 1 Parkville United

Celtic Stars 0

Parkville United 1

Celtic Stars gave a good account of themselves before going out to an excellent Parkville side in Clonegal on Sunday.

The Tullow side started brightly and had an early chance through Ronan Byrne which was well saved by the Celtic keeper while at the other end the United keeper down well to deny Peter Ryan from close range. However, he could do little when as visitors took the lead on 15 mins with Robbie Byrne picking up the ball 20 yards from goal and letting fly to the top corner of the net. Parkville kept up the pressure and soon after they had a couple of half chances which fell to the industrious Craig Keenan. Graham Byrne was also unlucky to see his free just evade the post.

With the aid of a strong breeze in the second half Celtic Stars pinned Parkville back in their own half for long periods. John Ryan had an effort well saved again by the United keeper. The Premier side finished the stronger with Griffin Kennedy and Ciaran Smithers both going close before the end. The Parkville defence stood firm to see out the game and advance to the next round.

Best for the winners were Graham Byrne, Dan O’Connor and Emmet Phelan while for Stars Peter Ryan Barry Foley and Shaun Carroll stood out.

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23/09/2018
Slaney Rovers v Castle Rangers
09/09 11:00
Slaney Rovers 3 - 1 Castle Rangers

Slaney Rovers 3

Castle Rangers 1

Slaney Rovers got the edge over their divisional counterparts in this close encounter in Rathvilly on Sunday.

The home side took the lead after 20 minutes when a mix up in the Rangers defence allowed Dominic Byrne to nip in and score. It was an even enough contest for the remainder of the half.

The Carlow town side were rewarded for their efforts when Danny O’Boyle sent in a dangerous free kick and the ball was deflected to the net for the equaliser on 74 minutes. Slaney finished the stronger and Conor O’Brien scored a fine solo effort on 82 minutes before Kyle Lawlor fired home on 88 minutes. Castle has the misfortune of missing a penalty before the final whistle sounded.

For the winners Andy Foley, Regan Murphy and Mick Foley were outstanding while Eddie Davis, Alan Butler and Roy Pearson starred for Rangers.

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23/09/2018
New Oak Boys v Killeshin FC
09/09 11:00
New Oak Boys 4 - 3 Killeshin FC

New Oak Boys 4

Killeshin FC 3

Peter Fagan pounced ten minutes from time to see New Oak through to the last eight.

Fagan had earlier got the show on the road as he put the hosts ahead after just five minutes with a neat finish and as Killeshin struggled to get into the game it was soon 2-0, Will Hayes crossed to find the head of Michael Dobosz and he made no mistake as he doubled the lead on eight minutes. Killeshin to their credit never dropped their heads and were rewarded on the half hour when Jake Nolan profited from some hesitation in the Boys rear guard to make it 2-1 but that joy was shot lived as Jamie Farrell's 25-yard drive found the net to restore New Oak's two goal lead at the break.

The second half saw Killeshin apply some serious pressure on New Oak back line and they pulled a goal back through Danny Brennan on 65 minutes before Declan Bolton struck to level matters eight minutes later. This stung New Oak back into action and with ten minutes left Fagan struck the winner from a Dobosz cross to put the hosts through.

Best for New Oak were Cian Maddock, Michael Dobosz, Peter Fagan and Jamie Farrell. Killeshin’s best included Danny Brennan, Declan Bolton and Jake Nolan.

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23/09/2018
Crettyard United v Wolfhill Athletic
09/09 11:00
Crettyard United 10 - 0 Wolfhill Athletic

Crettyard United 10

Wolfhill Athletic 0

Crettyard followed up last week’s ten goal against Baltinglass with another ten against neighbours Wolfhill as they breezed into the Shield quarter finals with the minimum of fuss.

It took just two minutes for the hosts to open the scoring as Lee Salter netted from a corner. Despite near constant pressure the second goal didn’t arrive for another half hour, Aaron Morris making it 2-0. Five minutes later Evan Philips netted after good work from Salter to leave it 3-0 at half time.

Any slim hopes that Wolfhill had of getting back into the game evaporated as they were reduced to ten men and the flood gates opened. Salter (2), Philips (2) and Bobby Dowling all finding the net to make it 9-0 before a fine effort from Adam Purcell finished off the scoring as United hit double figures for the second week in a row.

Best for United included Craig Comerford, Niall Purcell and Bobby Dowling.

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23/09/2018
Torro United v Dolmen Celtic
23/09 14:00
Torro United 2 - 3 Dolmen Celtic

Dolmen Celtic 3 Torro Utd 2

Torro raced into a 2 nil lead in the first half aftet dolmen had a sluggish start in these blistery conditions it was two one at half time Dolmens goal came from great inter play between danny thompson who released john nangle to the by line to cross for john robinson to head home the second half was all dolmen and got there deserved equliser after danny thompson took on 3 players and backed himself to rifle the ball to the torro net to see the game finish 2 all...extra time seen both sides cancel each other out until 2 mins to go a joe doran effort deflected to danny thompson to snatch the winner in wat looked like the game was going to penalties best for Dolmen were owen o gorman in goal... jamie and steven hennessey and danny thompson 1a

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23/09/2018
New Oak Boys v Clontarf FC
Clontarf win 7.6 on penalties.
23/09 14:00
New Oak Boys 5 - 5 Clontarf FC

23/09/2018
15/07/2016
Match Reporting

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

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

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

Women’s match reports from home team only to reports@carlowsoccer.ie 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.

15/07/2016
The Carlow & District Football League are affiliated with the Leinster Football Association and also the Football Assocation of Ireland.