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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 21:32
Nationalist Premier Division
New Oak Boys v Ballymurphy Celtic 21/4
Match Preview

League leaders New Oak Boys play host to 8th placed Ballymurphy Celtic at Burrin Rd Carlow (New Oak Boys) at 11 am

New Oak Boys has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 11 out of its last 15 games.
Form: W W W D D W W D W D W W W W W    Home Form: W D D W W W W

Ballymurphy Celtic's last game was a disappointing 2-0 loss away against Crettyard United. They are currently on a losing streak of 7 games.
Form: L L L L L L L W L L W W L L L    Away Form: L L L L W W L

Prediction: Home Win for New Oak Boys

21/04/2019 03:55
Over 35 season kicks off for 2019
The seniors division gets under way

This years over 35 league sees 11 entries from across the county with all eleven teams starting in the one division and playing ten games in what promises to be an exciting season. Last years winner new oak opened the season with a game against last years division two runners up and cup winner Parkville. New oak won by the odd goal in a very exciting game while the other 5 games were all very close showing just how competitive this season could be.

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07/04/2019 21:30
Mill Celtic v Vale Wanderers
14/04/2019 21:01
Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup quater finals
Hanover Harps A v Parkville United A 21/4
Match Preview

Hanover Harps A play host to Parkville United A at The Plots (Hanover Harps) at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/04/2019 03:55
Carlow Nationalist sports awards
Oscar traynor team get Nationalist sports award

25/02/2019 21:47
Over 35 season kicks off for 2019
The seniors division gets under way

This years over 35 league sees 11 entries from across the county with all eleven teams starting in the one division and playing ten games in what promises to be an exciting season. Last years winner new oak opened the season with a game against last years division two runners up and cup winner Parkville. New oak won by the odd goal in a very exciting game while the other 5 games were all very close showing just how competitive this season could be.

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07/04/2019 21:30
New Oak Boys v Parkville United
07/04/2019 21:39
Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup quater finals
Nurney Villa A v Dolmen Celtic 21/4
Match Preview

Nurney Villa A play host to Dolmen Celtic at Newtown Rd Nurney at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/04/2019 03:55
Killeshin Girls soccer promotion

Carlow girl Kylie Murphy to promote girls game on same day as juvenile league launch first ever girls league

26/01/2019 08:44
St Joseph's FC v Carlow Rovers
12/04 19:00
St Joseph's FC 0 - 2 Carlow Rovers

St Joseph’s 0

Carlow Rovers 2

Joey’s dominated the first half, as Rovers simply couldn’t get out of their own half, but for all of their effort, they couldn’t find a breakthrough and with Rovers keeper – Richie Moore was in excellent form, as he made some great saves to keep it at 0-0, as the interval came.

In the second-half Rovers passing game got going and some great work, saw Billy McDonald crossing from the wing, into Anthony Slevin, but his header didn’t find the net, but they were pressing Joey’s very hard, as they tried to control the game. Anthony Slevin was in great form and he was tormenting the Joey’s defence, which resulted in them conceding a penalty, which was calmly slotted home by Eddie Dooley for 0-1. Some more great work in midfield by Rovers’ Paul Doyle saw him laying the ball off to Damien Sheehan, who took the ball, in his stride and unleashed a Ronaldoesque strike, right into the top corner of the net, to make the final score 0-2 to Rovers.

Best players for Rovers were Paul Doyle, Chris O’Brien and Rory McDonald, whilst it was a fine team performance from Joey’s, in this closely fought game.

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14/04/2019 21:07
Whites Total Health Pharmacy Divisional Cup Semi finals 2019
Bagenalstown AFC v Parkville United B 21/4
Match Preview

Bagenalstown AFC play host to Parkville United B at McGrath Park Bagenalstown at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/04/2019 03:55
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 10:36
Parkville United v Killeshin FC
12/04 19:00
Parkville United 0 - 0 Killeshin FC

Parkville United 0

Killeshin FC 0

Parkville’s first home game proved to be a real test, against a strong Killeshin side, who put their defence under strong pressure, in the early part of the game, but they were simply unable to break down the stalwart Parkville defence of Carthy, Fitzgerald, Donahue and Quinn.

Parkville’s first real opportunity, came from a free-kick out wide left, that was fired in by Michael Quinn and Markins Bieniasz rose highest, but his glancing header went just wide of the post.

Some quick movement between Parkville’s Mick Quinn, Colm Kenny and Nicholas Nolan, presented Nolan with a shooting opportunity, but he shot high over the cross-bar. Killeshin just couldn’t create any real opportunities for themselves and it was stalemate at 0-0, as the interval came.

There was a lot more of the same in the second half, with both sides vying for the opening score and Killeshin did put Parkville under some early pressure, but Parkville’s defence still stood strong and then they nearly made a ‘breakthrough’ when Niall Robinson crossed in and it was met by a wonderful header from Andrew Madden, only for the Killeshin keeper to come out of nowhere and palm the ball away to safety, which was a brilliant save. It was nip and tuck for the rest of the match, but some fine defensive work by both defences, kept the score at 0-0.

It was a great team performance from the two defences, but Mick Quinn, Mick Donahue and Nick Nolan all deserve special mention for their excellent performances. For Killeshin Bryan Lawlor and Joe Travers in defence, midfield Mick McCartney and up-front Shane Coakley tried hard.

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14/04/2019 21:07
Tullys Travel Division 1 Cup 2019
Slaney Rovers v Mill Celtic 21/4
Match Preview

Slaney Rovers play host to Mill Celtic at Rathvilly behind graveyard (Slaney Rovers at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

21/04/2019 03:55
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 20:21
Over 35 season kicks off for 2019
The seniors division gets under way

This years over 35 league sees 11 entries from across the county with all eleven teams starting in the one division and playing ten games in what promises to be an exciting season. Last years winner new oak opened the season with a game against last years division two runners up and cup winner Parkville. New oak won by the odd goal in a very exciting game while the other 5 games were all very close showing just how competitive this season could be.

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07/04/2019 21:30
New Oak Boys v Village FC
12/04 19:00
New Oak Boys 3 - 0 Village FC

New Oak Boys 3

Village AFC 0

Village will be disappointed with the final score line, as they were well in the game, until the last quarter.

The first-half was even with the Village defence being well organised and they were very combative in mid-field which restricted the current reigning champions to just a couple of chances from set pieces.

Village could have taken the lead, just before the interval, as a goalmouth scramble ensued, following a corner, with the ball eventually, going agonisingly, the wrong side of the post and it was 0-0 at half-time. New Oak rang the changes and the introduction of fresh legs saw them break the deadlock, when Shamie Doran crossed well from the left and Seamus Farrell scored with a neat header for 1-0. Village were undeterred, by this set-back and they fought gamely to try and get back into the game, with Peter Brophy and Richie Sutton linking up well in midfield, but New Oak held firm. Village were caught on the counter as they conceded two more goals as they pressed forward and New Oak caught them out twice, from defensive errors as goals came from Seamus Farrell, for his brace for 2-0 and then Greg Sykula grabbed another to make the final score 3-0 to New Oak, which flattered the winners, somewhat.

Standing out for New Oak were Shamie Doran, Seamus Farrell, Dale Lacey and Shane Fitzharris, whilst best for Village were Jerry Walsh, Paddy Foley, John McMullen and John Monaghan.

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14/04/2019 21:07
KCLR Carlow Shield Final
Crettyard United v St Patricks Boys 21/4
Match Preview

Crettyard United play host to St Patricks Boys at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Prediction: Home Win for Crettyard United

21/04/2019 03:55
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 19:31
Burrin Celtic v Slaney Rovers
12/04 19:00
Burrin Celtic 2 - 1 Slaney Rovers

Burrin Celtic 2

Slaney Rovers 1

Burrin started the quicker and attacked Slaney from the outset, with Ross Nolan unluckily seeing his fine header, coming back off a post, early in play.

Slaney were awarded a penalty on twenty minutes which they scored, and they held on to that slender 0-1 lead up until half-time.

Burrin upped their game in the second-half and they were rewarded when Ross Nolan struck with a fine shot to equalise the score at 1-1 with only five minutes gone. Burrin went all out in search of a winner and they got it when a great team move saw Ross Nolan getting his head on the end of a fine cross to score the winner. Burrin saw out the game to end up winning 2-1 after a great all-round team performance.

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14/04/2019 21:06
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 20:40
Vale Wanderers B v Hacketstown United
14/04 11:00
Vale Wanderers B 3 - 0 Hacketstown United

Vale Wanderers 3

Hacketstown United 0

Vale qualified for the semi-finals in style.

They started on the front door here and it was Kieran Casey who took control of the game midway through the first half, picking up the ball in midfield and beating three players before being hauled down in the box. The prolific Lee Conran stepped up to take the penalty and he made no mistake to score his 38th goal of the season. Vale were well on top but were nearly caught on the counter, however Darren O’Keeffe made a fine save when the Hacketstown striker was clean through on goal. HT 1-0

Hacketstown came out strong in the second half and threw everything at Vale for the opening 15 minutes but the Vale defence were able to handle it. After weathering the storm, Vale grew back into it and again it was Kieran Casey to take control. He again made a fine run into the box and he squared for Conran to double Vales lead, hitting the 39-goal mark for the season. As Hacketstown threw everything forward, Vale found lots of space in behind them and after a few missed attempts it was substitute, Tommy Cummins who rounded off proceedings with his first senior goal for the club.

Best for Vale were Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Brain Farrell and Man of the match Kieran Casey. They play Pat’s next week for a place in the showpiece event.

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14/04/2019 21:06
15/07/2016 22:06
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 21:35
The Carlow & District Football League are affiliated with the Leinster Football Association and also the Football Assocation of Ireland.