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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
League Management and formation meeting
New season to kick off
The league management and formation meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th August in the seven oaks at 8pm sharp. This seasons divisions will be announced and the draw for the shield will be made.
13/08/2020 11:43
Killeshin FC B v St. Patricks Boys B
Tullys Travel Division 1 Killeshin B 2 St. Pats B 3
Division 1 04/10 14:00
Killeshin FC B 2 - 3 St. Patricks Boys B
Killeshin started well playing against a strong wind and after 5 minutes they were 1-0 up through Dylan Regan. On 10 minutes Luke Nolan shot just wide, on 18 minutes Patrick Brannigan missed a chance and a minute later they were made to pay as a defensive mix up let Pats score to make it 1:1. With the weather conditions bad both teams tried hard to play the ball around and on the half hour Frankie Dowling played a lovely through ball for Regan to run onto and make it 2-1 for the hosts. Straight out of the blocks at the start of the second half and Dowling was unlucky from distance as his shot was just wide. Regan had another chance but couldn't steer it past the keeper on 55 minutes. On 60 minutes Brannigan had a shot saved by the pats keeper 5 minutes later Sean Dollard made a great save to keep Killeshin in front but a few minutes later pats were level after Killeshin failed to clear a set piece. On 85 minutes pats were in front once again from a set piece. On 90 minutes pats were awarded a penalty but Sean Dollard made it a great save to keep it 3-2 to Pats at full time. A good team performance by Killeshin with Dylan Regan, Niall Scully and Tyrone Dempsey excellent
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04/10/2020 16:27
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.
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25/08/2019 20:31
Burrin Celtic v New Oak Boys
Great win for Burrin in The Valley
Youths league 03/10 14:30
Burrin Celtic 7 - 0 New Oak Boys

Burrin Celtic 7 - 0 New Oak

Burrin pressed aggressively and penned New Oak back from the start.

Following a quick interplay between three Burrin players inside the box Myles Hutton slotted home the opening goal. Andrew Synoradzki was on fire today getting Burrin's 2nd, 3rd and 4th and his hat trick in quick sucession. Burrin got their fifth goal just before the whistle through Mubatsirimudawapi.

The half ended 5-0 to Burrin.

In the second half New Oak didn't lie down and were unlucky not to score when they hit the cross bar. However, Burrin drove on and, even after receiving a bad gash to the head, Cian Byrne showed a captains performance by battling on to create his own chance to get Burrins 6th.

Rory McColl then played into Eamonn Lalor who cooly finished the scoring with his shot into the side net for Burrins 7th.

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03/10/2020 20:15
Executive Committe elected at 2020 agm
This years committee were elected at the agm in July

ELECTION OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2020 AGM: Executive Committee: Hon. Chairman – Noel Jordan

Ass. Chairman – Bernard Mullen

Hon. Secretary – Brian O' Reilly

Hon. Treasurer – Tina McDermott

Child Welfare Officer – Bernard Mullen

Fixtures Secretary – Brian O’Reilly

Registrar – Tina McDermott

DCU Secretary – Noel Jordan

PRO – Bernard Mullen

Non-Executive: Management Committee: Brendan Powell Ian McDonald

27/05/2019 15:45
League Management and formation meeting
New season to kick off
The league management and formation meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th August in the seven oaks at 8pm sharp. This seasons divisions will be announced and the draw for the shield will be made.
13/08/2020 11:43
Killeshin FC v Parkville United
Seniors Division Killeshin Fc 4 Parkville 0
o35 league 03/10 17:45
Killeshin FC 4 - 0 Parkville United
With a lot on the line in this game for Killeshin they had to hit the ground running and they started brightest putting Parkville on the back foot, when a goal bound shot was blocked by a hand the referee pointed to the spot and Shane Coakley made no mistake from the spot to make it 1:0. Parkville lifted their game and started moving the ball well putting Killeshin on the back foot and just before half time Tomas Frelka made a superb triple save to keep Killeshin ahead at the break. Killeshin re grouped at the break and when Shane Coakley added a superb second to give Killeshin some breathing space. Killeshin pushed on strong and after some great work down the left from Ian Brennan he put a ball through to Liam Dunne who squared for Billy O'Loughlin to finish and make it 3-0 Tomas Frelka made another smart save to keep Parkville at bay before Michael McCartney scored to make it 4-0 and seal the win for Killeshin thanks to the a good team effort with Coakley, McCartney and Ricardo Tavolieri outstanding
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03/10/2020 19:35
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
Bagenalstown AFC v Killeshin FC
Bagenalstown hit for 6 by dominant Killeshin
Youths league 03/10 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 6 Killeshin FC

Killeshin were off the mark after 9 minutes when John O'Shea latched onto a through ball from left winger Daniel McGrath, and O'Shea made no mistake to give the away side the lead.

The lead was nearly doubled on 20 minutes when Jake Haughney released Ivan Murphy on the wing. Murphy’s cross into the box was meet by Aaron Dorgan whose shot went just over the cross bar.

Two minutes later, however, it was that man Dorgan who lifted a precision ball over the Bagenalstown back four to O'Shea and the front man got his second of the day.

Killeshin were in control now and increased the lead further just one minute later when Aodhan Lowry converted an Ivan Murphy cross. Killeshin were well on top now and when Aaron Dorgan was taken down in the box, he then stepped up to convert the resulting spot kick with 38 minutes gone.

On the stroke of half time, it was 0-5 to the away side when a super effort from Dorgan, pressing and winning the ball in the Bagenalstown penalty area set up Daniel McGrath.

The second half saw a more resolute defensive effort from the home side and despite dominating possession Killeshin were restricted to long range efforts from Jack Byrne and Daniel McGrath.

With only four minutes remaining the away sides pressure paid off when some slick interplay between Byrne and Josh Bienko lead to John O'Shea completing his hat-trick.

Killeshin then ran out 0-6 winners.

Best for the away side Jake Haughney, Evan Tracey & Sean McGrath.

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03/10/2020 17:20
Carlow Nationalist sports awards
Oscar traynor team get Nationalist sports award
25/02/2019 21:47
League Management and formation meeting
New season to kick off
The league management and formation meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th August in the seven oaks at 8pm sharp. This seasons divisions will be announced and the draw for the shield will be made.
13/08/2020 11:43
Killeshin FC C v Slaney Rovers B
Div Two 27/09 14:00
Killeshin FC C 2 - 2 Slaney Rovers B
A youthful Slaney side took the lead following a long range effort from Brandon Ryan on 18 minutes. Just before the break they added a second with a super finish from Kyle Byrne on 40 minutes for 0-2 at half time. Within a minute of the restart, `keeper Connor McGinn saved a penalty while at the other end Kyle Lawlor was denied by the post which proved costly as Killeshin scored for 1-2 and then equalised with the last kick of the game despite the best efforts Kenneth Belio, Jack Carroll and Shane Sargent.
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27/09/2020 17:11
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
Crettyard United v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 27/09 11:00
Crettyard United 0 - 0 Slaney Rovers
Slaney Rovers and Crettyard played out an entertaining 0-0 draw in the opening fixture. On half chances Slaney shaded the first half with Eoin Curran forcing the first save, from the home `keeper on 14 minutes and Daniel O`Brien came close from an Aaron Broughall corner on 21 minutes After the restart Cretty got a foothold and were denied by the post on 54 minutes. As Cretty press on, there was some staunch defending roam Regan Murphy and Aaron Broughall. When Cretty got on top `keeper Fergal Harmon dealt with everything they threw at him with at least three memorable saves, to keep a clean sheet and reward the efforts of Daniel o Brien and Regan Murphy.
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27/09/2020 17:10
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
League Management and formation meeting
New season to kick off
The league management and formation meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th August in the seven oaks at 8pm sharp. This seasons divisions will be announced and the draw for the shield will be made.
13/08/2020 11:43
St. Fiacc's FC v Killeshin FC
Killeshin run out winners.
o35 league 01/08 18:00
St. Fiacc's FC 0 - 5 Killeshin FC

Killeshin were out of the blocks quickest and should have been 1 up on 10 min when Mick McCartneys long range shot crossed the line and rebounded off the inner goal Stanton and the unsighted couldn't give the goal. 10 min later Shane Coakley thought he had given Killeshin the lead but it was rulled out for offside

Killeshin finally broke the deadlock on 20 min when Coakleys long range effort decived the keeper. HT 1-0

Coakley struck again 5 min into second half and goals quickly followed from Gary Brennan and Mick McCartney. Coakley got his hatrick to complete the 5-0 win.

Best for Killeshin, Mick McCartney, Tim O Brien and Ciaran Walsh.

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01/08/2020 21:26
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
St Fiacc's FC v Vale Wanderers
08/03 14:00
St Fiacc's FC 2 - 1 Vale Wanderers

St Fiacc’s FC 2

Vale Wanderers 1

St Fiacc’s came out on top in this very competitive game in the Presentation College on Sunday.

The home side took the lead through Courtney Forbes with a well taken goal. Vale came more into the game and put the Saints under pressure. They were rewarded when Susan O’Leary headed home from a Laura Kearney cross just before half time.

The second half was again a tense affair with both sides having great chances. It was the home side that took their chance when Courtney Forbes grabbed her second goal midway through the half to win the game.

Best for Fiaccs Ciara Corcoran, Sara Kerfra and Kelly O’Neill while Shauna Ó Neil, Claudia Earl and Jacinta Kearney stood out for Vale.

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08/03/2020 21:19
Ballymurphy Celtic v Mill Celtic
08/03 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 3 Mill Celtic

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Mill Celtic 3

Mill made the long journey to Ballymurphy a rewarding one with this good win on Sunday.

The visitors started the brighter and went ahead through Catherine Dempsey after a good through ball from Nicole Heeney Byrne. The Kildare side had chances to extend their lead but couldn’t find a way past the Ballymurphy keeper.

The second half was even enough and the home side almost levelled matters on 20 minutes but Rachel Fenin pulled off a fine save in the Mill goals. The winner dominated the final few minutes and sealed victory with two late goals.

Best on the day for Mill were Laura Fenin, Mag Nolan and Chloe Foy.

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08/03/2020 21:18
St Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 08/03 14:00
St Joseph's FC 5 - 1 Burrin Celtic

St Joseph’s 5

Burrin Celtic 1

St Joseph’s started well and dominated the play right from the start but failed to convert their chances with Burrin defending well. Burrin were reduced to ten men and Joeys awarded a penalty thirty minutes in when a defender handled the ball but Caoimhin Treacy’s effort struck the post and went wide. Joeys piled on the pressure but fine saves by the Burrin keeper denied them on several occasions, they finally made the breakthrough just before half time when Padraig Webb was rewarded for his persistence.

Kit Gaffney doubled their lead five minutes into the second half after some good play. Three minutes later Burrin made it two one with a well converted penalty after a foul by the keeper. Joeys got their third on the hour mark when Caoimhin Treacy netted after a long clearance. Daniel Donegan thought he’d made it four five minutes later with a fine header but he was deemed offside. Padraig Webb capped a man of the match performance with his second and Joey’s fourth with twenty minutes left and Tom Mitchell wrapped up the scoring five minutes later with a brilliant header.

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08/03/2020 21:18
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
15/07/2016 22:06
Match Reporting

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

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.