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.

15/07/2016 21:32
Seniors Over 35 League Division 1 2021
Bridge United v Parkville United 6/8
Match Preview

6th placed Bridge United play host to 2nd placed Parkville United at Goresbridge at 7:30 pm

Bridge United's last result was a narrow 3-4 win away against Carnew Fc.
Form: W L D L    Home Form: L L

Parkville United come from a 2-2 draw away against Killeshin FC.
Form: D W W L    Away Form: D L

Prediction: DRAW
05/08/2021 15:06
Kilree Celtic Awarded FAI club mark
On Friday night Last Kilree celtic were awarded the FAI club mark by Garry Coady from the FAI. This is a great achievement for the club and is just reward for all their hard work the past few years.
23/07/2021 21:44
Crettyard United v St. Patricks Boys
o35 div 1 17/07 17:00
Crettyard United 4 - 0 St. Patricks Boys
This was built up all week as the game of the season with the top two in the top division meeting on Saturday evening. However, it didn’t live up to its expectations as Crettyard showed their years of experience and veteran Eddie O’ Reilly touch in front of goal saw the home side run out easy winners. Both teams started with some of their star players out through injuries but Crettyard after dropping points last week meant business from the start and after plenty pressure on the St Pats defence it was Eddie Reilly who finished to the net after 5 minutes. Not relaxing Crettyard again more pressure and again it was Eddie Reilly who tapped in his second with only 10 minutes on the clock. St Pats were stunned but to their credit began to start some passing moves going without troubling the Crettyard defense the game ended 2 nil at the half. The second half St. Pats were taking chances at the back to get back in the game but Crettyard soaking up the pressure relied on their passing game to tire the Pats team. Been tired Pats made a mistake in their defense where the ball bounced over the keeper head which allowed Eddie Reilly to run in and score to complete his hat trick. Crettyard were now in total control and Willie Kavanagh scored a great individual goal to rap a good result for Crettyard with the game ending 4 nil. Best for Crettyard were Eddie Reilly, Willie Kavanagh and Mark Kelly. Best for Pats were Ian Fleming, Simon Rea and Cathal Ryan
17/07/2021 21:40
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Slaney Rovers v Village FC 6/8
Match Preview

League leaders Slaney Rovers play host to 5th placed Village FC at Rathvilly behind graveyard (Slaney Rovers at 7:30 pm

Slaney Rovers's last result was a comprehensive 0-4 win away against Fortbarrington FC.
Form: W L W W W    Home Form: W

Village FC's last game was a 2-2 draw at home against Burrin Celtic.
Form: D W W L L    Away Form: W L

Prediction: Home Win for Slaney Rovers
05/08/2021 15:06
New Season 2021/22
New season to kick off
The league AGM took place on Thursday 8th July at 8pm sharp and the following was agreed for the new season.
13/08/2020 11:43
Kilree Celtic Awarded FAI club mark
On Friday night Last Kilree celtic were awarded the FAI club mark by Garry Coady from the FAI. This is a great achievement for the club and is just reward for all their hard work the past few years.
23/07/2021 21:44
Parkville United v St Anne's Ballylinan
17/07/2021 21:38
Seniors Over 35 League Division 1 2021
St. Patricks Boys v St Anne's Ballylinan 7/8
Match Preview

3rd placed St. Patricks Boys play host to 8th placed St Anne's Ballylinan at The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys) at 5 pm

St. Patricks Boys's last result was a comprehensive 4-0 loss away against Crettyard United.
Form: L W W D    Home Form: W D

St Anne's Ballylinan has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L L    Away Form: L L

Prediction: Home Win for St. Patricks Boys
05/08/2021 15:06
Executive Committe elected at 2021 agm
This years committee were elected at the agm in July


27/05/2019 15:45
St. Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
09/07/21 7:30 pm
o35 div 2 09/07 19:30
St. Joseph's FC 1 - 3 Burrin Celtic

Match Photographs

St Joseph’s 1 3 Burrin Celtic

St Josephs hosted Burrin Celtic on Friday, in the third match for each side the season.

Celtic started the brighter though it took time to come to terms with the hard ground and slick surface which led to a very rusty start for both sides. Following several squandered chances in front of goal the visitors broke the deadlock with a through ball splitting the back line that was well finished by striker Vincent Butler. Both sides had opportunities to score before the interval but no one could seem to capitalise. With the home team tight on numbers, Burrin Celtic rotated well to freshen up the team the start of the second-half. After a run of five corners in 10 minutes the pressure was mounting and Burrin finally increased their lead when Richie Sinnott headed home from close range. With 10 minutes remaining Stephen O’Neill scored from a long range effort to solidify the visitors lead, taking advantage of the wet surface. From this point the game was pretty much settled although Saint Josephs never gave up and got one back in the last minute when Striker Zydraunas finished well from the edge of the box to boost the home team before the final whistle. All in all, Burrin Celtic deserved the victory but the home team never gave up and deserved the consolation at the end. Best for Joeys were Ray Byrne, a last minute draft in keeper wearing the gloves for the 1st time, and Barry Purcell who tested the opposition defence throughout.

10/07/2021 22:00
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Bagenalstown AFC v St. Fiacc's FC 7/8
Match Preview

6th placed Bagenalstown AFC play host to 3rd placed St. Fiacc's FC at McGrath Park Bagenalstown at 5 pm

Bagenalstown AFC come from a narrow 0-1 win away against Carlow Rovers.
Form: W L W L    Home Form: L W

St. Fiacc's FC's last game was a confident 3-0 win at home against Slaney Rovers.
Form: W L W W    Away Form: L W

Prediction: DRAW
05/08/2021 15:06
Some of the division 2 Clubs
Launch night 2019/20season
Launch of the new season
This weeks sees the official launch of the 2019/20 Carlow & District League with the League management meeting to form divisions and opening dates on Monday 26th August at 8pm for all club secretaries.
25/08/2019 20:31
St. Patricks Boys v Carnew Fc
o35 div 1 10/07 17:00
St. Patricks Boys 2 - 0 Carnew Fc

St Pat’s Boys 2 0 Carnew

Carnew lost their hundred per cent record when they travelled to Carlow on Saturday evening as St Pats got their second win on the bounce. We knew once they got used to playing together these Pat’s players would make a great team and it looks like they will be right in contention for the title. The game was evenly contested, and chances were few and far between in the opening quarter of the game. Carnew FC created chances down the left wing on several occasions but failed to finish when well placed. St. Pats took the lead after 23 minutes when Simon Rea hung a ball up to the back post where John O’ Neill drove the ball home on the volley. Pats were well on top now and applying a lot of pressure on the back four of Carnew. Simon Rea (now know as the free kick expert) scored a free kick on 32 minutes to give Pats a two-goal cushion going into half time. The second half was a lot more evenly contested with both teams having their fair share of the play. Alan McDermott went close on 56 minutes but dragged his shot wide from 20 yards. Peter Branagan found Shane Fitzharris out wide, and his shot beat the keeper but narrowly missed the target. St. Pats controlled the final quarter of the game and secured the win. Best for Pats were Adam Flynn, Lee Murphy and Ian Fleming.

10/07/2021 21:57
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.
07/04/2019 21:30
Seniors Over 35 League Division 1 2021
Killeshin FC 2 - 2 Parkville United 24/7
Killeshin FC share spoils with Parkville United.
5th placed Killeshin FC were held to a 2-2 draw by 2nd placed Parkville United at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 5 pm

Killeshin FC
Form: D W D D L

Parkville United
Form: D W W L

Scorers: (Killeshin FC) Bryan LAWLER,Shane COAKLEY
(Parkville United) Martin FITZGERALD, Barry FLYNN
05/08/2021 15:06
Carlow Nationalist sports awards
Oscar traynor team get Nationalist sports award
25/02/2019 21:47
Seniors Over 35 League Division 1 2021
Crettyard United 6 - 0 Baltinglass Town 24/7
Crettyard United beat Baltinglass Town.
League leaders Crettyard United comprehensively won 6-0 against their visitors, 7th placed Baltinglass Town at Killeen Sports Field, Crettyard at 5 pm

Crettyard United has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 4 out of its last 5 games.
Form: W W D W W

Baltinglass Town has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L D D

Criostoir MAHER moves to joint top scorer in this competition after scoring in this game taking the player's total scores to 4 goals.

Scorers: (Crettyard United) Gary ROWAN,Criostoir MAHER,David MAHER,Brendan FOX,Mark FOX,Jim DUNNE
05/08/2021 15:06
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Fortbarrington FC 0 - 4 Slaney Rovers 24/7
Fortbarrington FC despatched by Slaney Rovers.
7th placed Fortbarrington FC were beaten at home by League leaders Slaney Rovers at Fortbarrington FC at 5 pm

Fortbarrington FC are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W

Slaney Rovers have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: W L W W W

Scorers: (Slaney Rovers) Dominic BYRNE, Michael FOLEY, Declan Brennan, Peter KEHOE
05/08/2021 15:06
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Village FC 2 - 2 Burrin Celtic 24/7
Village FC share points with Burrin Celtic.
5th placed Village FC were held to a 2-2 draw by 4th placed Burrin Celtic at Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers) at 5 pm

Village FC
Form: D W W L L

Burrin Celtic
Form: D W W D L

Scorers: (Village FC) Peter BROPHY,Pat WALDRON
(Burrin Celtic) Stephen O'NEILL, Richard SINNOTT
05/08/2021 15:06
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Carlow Rovers 3 - 0 St. Joseph's FC 24/7
Carlow Rovers claim victory against St. Joseph's FC.
2nd placed Carlow Rovers won 3-0 against their visitors, 8th placed St. Joseph's FC at Youth Center Carlow at 5 pm

Carlow Rovers
Form: W L W D W

St. Joseph's FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 5 games.
Form: L L L L L

05/08/2021 15:06
Carlow Rovers v Bagenalstown AFC
o35 div 2 17/07 17:00
Carlow Rovers 0 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC

Bagenalstown travelled to the Carlow Youth Center to play Carlow Rovers who could go top of the league if they won. Even with the temperature showing 29 degrees the open exchanges were run at a fast pace with both sides trying to take control of the game. Both defences held their lines very well and caught each other offside many times. As the game went on Bagenalstown started to get a foothold and were putting the Rovers defense under pressure.

In the 34th minute the Bagenalstown pressure paid off with a superb volley from Michael 'Micko' Salters left foot into the top right corner giving the keeper no chance. Bagenalstown led by a single goal at halftime. Rovers started the second half strong as was expected but the Bagenalstown defense held strong and soaked up the pressure and also had luck on their side with Eddie Dooley smashing the woodwork twice on anight where the ball just wouldn’t go into the net for the Carlow tea. Trevor Nolan came close on a few occasions for Bagenalstown but was unlucky not to get a second for the visitors. With 32 minutes gone Shane Hickey got the line for a second yellow card and Rovers tried to get something from the free kick but again the Bagenalstown defense were equal to it.

Bagenalstown held on for an away win but both teams were exhausted after playing in such extreme heat and both teams played their part in a very entertaining game.

Player's of note for Bagenalstown Keith Doyle (goalie) the back line Shane Hickey, Paul Mahon, Micko Salter and Thomas Kinsella, center midfield of Keiran Cummins and Eddie Dermody. Best players for Carlow rovers were Paul Doyle, Anthony Slevin and Ken McDonald.

17/07/2021 21:42
FAI Safe return to play protocol
Powerpoint and guidelines on return to play and training there is a powerpoint for each

To view the return to play protocols for all clubs please Click here

To view the return to training protocols for all clubs please Click Here

To View the return to play protocols for all REFEREES please Click Here

To View all the documents needed to complete return to play paperwork Please Click Here

13/07/2020 12:09
19/06/2021 18:44
Match Reporting

Match reports on all Men’s junior games and Ladies 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.

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.