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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
LFA Youths Cup
Gorey Celtic v Parkville United 21/10
Match Preview

Gorey Celtic play host to Parkville United at Gorey Celtic Home Ground at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

18/10/2017
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

22/09/2017
New Oak Boys B v Mill Celtic
New Oak hold tight to stay top
Herald Striker Division 15/10 14:00
New Oak Boys B 1 - 0 Mill Celtic

Mill started much stronger than the home side, looking threatening from the tip off. They should have been 1 up within 10 minutes only for goal line heroics from both Craig Kearney and Stephen Preston. New Oak finally got into the game halfway through the 1st half when a spell of good passing released Conor Reynolds but he was unable to steer it past the Mill stopper. New Oak were building from the back and the pairing on the right hand side of Stephen Preston and Kealan Brennan seemed to overwhelm the mill Left drawing foul after foul. Both sides played out a tight half with little to celebrate.

A quick grounding at half time is all New Oak needed to get back on top and immediately the attack of Darren McGill and Conor Reynolds seemed uncontainable for the Mill defence who were leaving pockets of space. One player who can utilise a gap is Paul Stynes who for the 3rd time this season stepped up from 30 yards to side foot the ball over the keeper and take the pressure off his side. Mill had a chance to level after an in-direct free kick was mistakenly awarded for a headed backpass but Craig Kearney reacted perfectly tipping the ball onto his own crossbar before it reflected back out to the half. Brian Quigley lived up to his status as club legend when he dominated the midfield setting the pace for his side to see out a hard earned win. Conor Reynolds almost got through in the dying moments after being released by strike partner Darren McGill and even though his performance deserved a goal the Mill stopper stood tall and cut out the attempt. Best for New Osk were Conor Reynolds, Brian Quigley, Craig Kearney and Paul Stynes

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15/10/2017
LFA Youths Cup
Moone Celtic v Nurney Villa 21/10
Match Preview

Moone Celtic play host to Nurney Villa at Moone Celtic Home Ground at 2 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

18/10/2017
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

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10/09/2017
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

22/09/2017
Killeshin FC v New Oak Boys
Premier Division 15/10 11:00
Killeshin FC 0 - 1 New Oak Boys

H.T...0-0

F.T...0-1

New Oak started well and had Killeshin on the back foot early on, and Daryl Coleman went close twice within the first 15 mins. The game became more of a midfield battle then on with New Oak only testing through set pieces.

The second half came to life on 60 mins when Lee Gordan fired over, the. Ciaran Larkin went close. Danial Peraria then set up Adam Flynn who narrowly missed the goal. Finally on 81 mins Peraria picked up a loose ball and fired home from 12 yards to give New Oak the win.

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15/10/2017
Super Valu Youths League
Burrin Celtic v St Joseph's FC Blue 21/10
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5th placed Burrin Celtic play host to 8th placed St Joseph's FC Blue at The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic) at 2:30 pm

Burrin Celtic's last result was a disappointing 2-4 loss at home against Hanover Harps.
Form: L W W    Home Form: L W

St Joseph's FC Blue has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 4 games.
Form: L L L L    Away Form: L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Burrin Celtic

18/10/2017
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
Parkville United v Wexford Albion FC
14/10 14:30
Parkville United 4 - 3 Wexford Albion FC

This was Parkville's first round match in the fai youth cup at home to a well organised Wexford Albion team. The Wexford lads started at a frantic pace and went 1 up after 3 mins from a well worked corner. Parkville were struggling with the pace of the game even though they missed a few half chances it was the Wexford lads who struck again from a scramble in the box and made it 2-0. It just didn't look like it was the parks day when Wexford got there 3rd just befor the break, but the lads regrouped at half time and began the second at a blistering pace and from good work down the left by cathal Murray seen his cross met by Tj kavanagh to pull 1 back. The lads were really working hard now and playing some quality soccer and from this Joe Morris picked the ball up just outside the box and chipped the keeper to the top corner. It was game on now the park were dominant all over the pitch and cathal murray had the next chance only for the crossbar to deny him from a great strike. The parks third goal came from Griffin kennedy from some good dribbling beating 2 defenders and only to be dragged down in the box, but he made no mistake from the penalty kick and it was 3-3 with 5 minutes to play. The parks winner came in the last minute of the game and again it was kennedy who picked the ball up outside the box and from a thunderous strike found the Wexford net. This was an excellent second half turn around from the park lads who never gave up.This was a great team effort but a Special mention for Craig staunton Adam Byrne and Dylan Hanley.
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14/10/2017
Super Valu Youths League
St Patricks Boys v Hanover Harps 21/10
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2nd placed St Patricks Boys play host to League leaders Hanover Harps at The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys) at 2:30 pm

St Patricks Boys has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 3 out of its last 4 games.
Form: W D W W    Home Form: D

Hanover Harps has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W W W    Away Form: W W

Prediction: Home Win for St Patricks Boys

18/10/2017
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
New Oak Boys v Johnstown Fc
lfc cup 08/10 13:00
New Oak Boys 2 - 1 Johnstown Fc

Johnstown started brightly forcing New Oak into defensive duties early on. New Oak started to dominate though and Peter Fagan, Will Hayes and Popa Murphy all going close before the half hour mark. Then on 38 mins Johnstown capitalized on a a midfield error and finished to take the lead. Into the second half and the game was end to end until the 65th min when Cian Dowling made a run into the box and was brought down for a penalty. James McGrath took responsibility and fired home to equalize. New Oak continued to press and finally on 83 mins Lee Murphy won a midfield challenge and played in Daryl Coleman who made no mistake from the edge of the area. New Oak played out the remainder of the game to make the next round.
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08/10/2017
LFA Youths Cup
St Joseph's FC v Emo Celtic 21/10
Match Preview

St Joseph's FC play host to Emo Celtic at McArdle Cross Tinryland (St Josephs) at 2:30 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

18/10/2017
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

15/07/2016
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

22/09/2017
New Oak Boys B v Crettyard United B
08/10/2017
Super Valu Youths League
Bagenalstown AFC v Baltinglass Town 21/10
Match Preview

7th placed Bagenalstown AFC play host to 9th placed Baltinglass Town at McGrath Park Bagenalstown at 2:30 pm

Bagenalstown AFC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 3 games.
Form: L L L    Home Form: L L

Baltinglass Town has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 4 games.
Form: L L L L    Away Form: L L

Prediction: DRAW

18/10/2017
Seniors Division 2 Cup
Celtic Stars v Vale Wanderers 21/10
Match Preview

Celtic Stars play host to Vale Wanderers at Carlow IT at 2:45 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

18/10/2017
Seniors Division 1 Cup
Baltinglass Town v Crettyard United 21/10
Match Preview

Baltinglass Town play host to Crettyard United at Carlow IT at 4:15 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

18/10/2017
Herald Striker Division
Castle Rangers v Hanover Harps B 22/10
Match Preview

5th placed Castle Rangers play host to 8th placed Hanover Harps B at Youth Center Carlow at 11 am

Castle Rangers's last game was a unlucky 4-3 loss away against Baltinglass Town.
Form: L W W    Home Form: W

Hanover Harps B's last fixture played was a poor 6-3 loss away against Mill Celtic. They are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W L    Away Form: L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Castle Rangers

18/10/2017
Herald Striker Division
Dolmen Celtic v New Oak Boys B 22/10
Match Preview

4th placed Dolmen Celtic play host to 2nd placed New Oak Boys B at Carlow Vocational School (Dolmen Celtic) at 11 am

Dolmen Celtic's last result was a disappointing 2-4 loss at home against Baltinglass Town.
Form: L W W W    Home Form: L W

New Oak Boys B's last game was a narrow 1-0 win at home against Mill Celtic.
Form: W W L W W D    Away Form: W D

Prediction: Home Win for Dolmen Celtic

18/10/2017
LFA JUNIOR CUP
Baldoyle United 5 - 4 Killeshin FC 8/10

Baldoyle United win against Killeshin FC.
Baldoyle United marginally won 5-4 against their visitors, Killeshin FC at Baldoyle United Home Ground

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

18/10/2017
Womens Division One
Crettyard United 1 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic 15/10

Crettyard United beat Ballymurphy Celtic.
League leaders Crettyard United marginally won 1-0 against their visitors, Ballymurphy Celtic at Crettyard Utd at 11 am

Crettyard United
Form: W W L D

Ballymurphy Celtic has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D

18/10/2017
Kilree Celtic v Thomastown United
Womens div 2 01/10 11:00
Kilree Celtic 1 - 3 Thomastown United

Kilree Celtic 1

Thomastown United 3

Thomastown United have adjusted well to the Carlow League as they have made it two wins from two after beating Kilree Celtic in Conway Park.

This was Kilree’s first game of the season and they looked a little rusty early on as Thomastown dominated early on. The visitors took the lead thanks to Niamh Whelan but it wasn’t long before the home side got back into it with a strike from Karen Cummins. Kilree’s defence were caught napping from a free kick and this allowed Eva Hynes to score to put Thomastown 2-1 up at the break.

Kilree started the second half strongly but as they pushed on for an equaliser, they were caught out on the counter attack which Caroline Atkins finished off for the Kilkenny side. Kilree finished off strongly but there was no goal to show for their efforts as Thomastown held on for the win.

Best for Kilree were keeper Claire O'Shea, Lorraine O'Rourke, Angela O'Rourke, Sueann Monaghan and Leona Lee.

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07/10/2017
Parkville United v Newpark AFC
Womens Div One 01/10 14:00
Parkville United 1 - 1 Newpark AFC

Parkville United 1

Newpark AFC 1

Newpark got their second draw of the season as they were held by Parkville United in Hawkins Lane.

Parkville began the brighter of the two sides but the Newpark defence held on strong to deny any clear-cut opportunities. Both sides continued to suss each other out throughout the half with very few opportunities coming the way of either side as the half-time whistle came with the teams deadlocked at 0-0.

Parkville had the wind advantage in the second half and they made the most of it when Rachel Whelan put pressure on the Newpark goalkeeper and the pressure paid off as she forced a mistake and finished off the loose ball. The Kilkenny City side continued to push on for an equaliser and when they got a free just outside the penalty box, they made full use of the chance and scored from the set-piece.

This was a physical encounter and with the teams so evenly matched, a draw was the right result.

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07/10/2017
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.