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.

Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup
Crettyard United A v Slaney Rovers 26/4
Match Preview

Crettyard United A play host to Slaney Rovers at Crettyard Utd at 6:45 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

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.

St Fiacc's FC v Thomastown United
Seniors Division Two 2018
St Fiacc's FC v Parkville United 27/4
Match Preview

League leaders St Fiacc's FC play host to Parkville United at Carlow IT at 7 pm

St Fiacc's FC's last result was a unlucky 2-1 loss away against Baltinglass Town.
Form: L W L    Home Form:

Parkville United come from a unlucky 1-2 loss at home against Vale Wanderers.
Form: L W    Away Form: W

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.

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.

Crettyard United v Ballymurphy Celtic
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.

Hanover Harps v New Oak Boys
Tombrack United v Village FC
035 div 2 14/04 18:00
Tombrack United 1 - 5 Village FC

Tombrack United 1

Village FC 5

Village FC began their 2018 campaign with an emphatic win over Tombrack United in this Over 35s clash at Ballyboy in Wexford on Saturday evening.

After a tense opening, both teams eventually settled into the first half before the deadlock was broken mid-way through by Ritchie Sutton who finished neatly after a fine through pass from Aidan Nolan. Tombrack United equalised shortly afterwards after a mix-up in the Village defence and both side looked to be going to the break on even terms before Ritchie Sutton put through David Gavin who finished at close range to give Village the advantage at the break.

Village capitalised within five minutes of the second half after Aidan Nolan met Vivian Foley's corner to make it 3-1. A fine finish just before the hour mark by John Monaghan, put the game beyond Tombrack, who despite a late flourish, were caught out by a ball over the top that was put home in fine fashion by Vivian Foley's diving header.

Best for Village were the valiant Paddy Foley, Ritchie Sutton and Aidan Nolan.

Castlewarren Celtic v Killeshin FC
035 div 2 14/04 18:00
Castlewarren Celtic 1 - 3 Killeshin FC

Castlewarren Celtic 1

Killeshin FC 3

A slow start from visitors saw Castlewarren take the lead when a mix up in defence saw the home side score with only 10 minutes on the clock. Killeshin pressed hard with Ciaran Walsh and Tom Rowan pushing forward and Just before half time their efforts were rewarded when a cross from Mick Lowry was superbly headed in by Alan Walsh. Killeshin pushed forward in the second half with good chances falling to Glen Ryan and Paddy McDonald but the home side were solid. It was only when Paddy Williamson put a ball through to allow Joe Travers slot Home the second and Castlewarren heads dropped. The last 5 minutes saw great interplay from Jimmy Hennigan and Fergus Nolan to set up Travers for his second and Killeshin’s third as he glided the ball into the top corner from outside the box. The score line was not a true reflection of what was an even and entertaining game. Best for Killeshin were Tomaz Feilka, Eddie Gaffney and Danny McFeely.

Vale Wanderers v St Fiacc's FC
035 div 2 14/04 18:00
Vale Wanderers 0 - 6 St Fiacc's FC

Vale Wanderers 0

St Fiacc’s 6

The Superbowl in Leighlinbridge was the venue for the Vale Wanderers v St Fiacc’s match.

St Fiacc’s started brightly with Brian Pearson coming close after a couple of minutes. Fiacc’s piled the pressure on and soon got their reward as the ball fell to Oisin Ayres who saw the keeper off his line and with a delicate chip with the outside of the boot lobbed the keeper to make it 1-0 to the visitors. some great work down the line from Jamie Payne who crossed the ball to Brian Pearson who slotted home a header to make it 2-0. Fiaccs scored again just before the break when Shamek broke through from the right and sent a pile driver into the corner of the net. In the second half vale started well but couldn’t get through a solid St Fiacc’s defence. A counterattacking move saw St Fiacc’s break away as Oisin Ayres put a ball through for Brian Pearson who slotted home for 4-0. Three minutes after the restart and Fiacc’s went 5-0 to the good when Danny Murnane set up Oisin Ayres to tap home from six yards. Fiacc’s wrapped up the game late in the second half when Oisin Ayres put through Brian Pearson who powered home his hat trick.

Best for Fiacc’s were John Ryan, Pete Dorgan and Nicky (Cafu) Brannigan. Best for Vale Paddy Dowling, Mick Nevin and Barry Hayes.

Carlow Rovers v Parkville United
035 div 2 14/04 18:00
Carlow Rovers 2 - 4 Parkville United

Carlow Rovers 2

Parkville United 4

On a windy evening for football this was an evenly contested affair.

Rovers started the match strong with the wind behind them, they came close to opening the scoring a few times. After 15 minutes gone against the run of play Ray Shannon crossed the ball to Martin Fitzgerald whose shot from outside the box found the Rovers net to make it 1-0. Rovers upped their tempo for the remainder of the half and got one goal back with a great move that started from their keeper, worked down the right wing and a deep cross from Eddie O’Reilly was headed home by Joe Redmond. Straight from the kick off Robbie Sheridan and Martin Fitzgerald took control of midfield creating some great passages of play. A Ray Shannon cross this time found Nicholas Nolan who chipped the Rovers keeper making the half time score 2-1.

With the second half starting Parkville created some great opportunities of play on both wings. Parkville won a throw in which Nicholas Nolan crossed the ball for Ray Shannon to finish with a great header to the back of the Rovers net. Parkville went 4-1 up when a Nicholas Nolan cross was spilled by the Rovers keeper and resulting with the ball ending up in the back of the net. Rovers created several good chances in the remaining 20 minutes but were not getting much luck in front of goal. A Dermot McDonald shot destined for the bottom corner was well blocked by the last defender, an Eddie O'Reilly header went a yard wide and a couple of penalty shouts were turned away. Rovers finally got their second with 5 minutes left when a Damien Sheehan cross was volleyed home by Billy McDonald. The last chance of the game fell to Eddie O’Reilly, but the Parkville keeper saved well in a one on one situation.

Celtic Stars v Crettyard United
035 div 1 14/04 18:00
Celtic Stars 0 - 1 Crettyard United

Celtic Stars 0

Crettyard United 1

The game started off brightly with both sides looking to put their stamp on the game.

Crettyard were solid at the back and were starting to create some chances through Mark Fox and Willie Kavanagh. John Graham made a fine save from a header in the goal to keep it scoreless. Jim Dunne onto the end of a great ball from the midfield and made no mistake in putting it in the top corner of the net to put Cretty 1-0 just before the break.

Martin Byrne had a couple of chances but found his opportunities stopped by some great keeping from the Cretty keeper. Peter Brennan also put a load of pressure on their defence but could not make it count. Celtic with the wind in the second half pushed on but Mark Kelly was reading nearly every ball and was keeping them at bay.

Nurney Villa v Emo Celtic
LFA Youths Cup 14/04 14:00

Emo Celtic 1

Nurney Villa 2

Holders Nurney qualified for this season’s quarter final against Arklow United with a hard-earned win over Emo Celtic in a replayed last 16 tie.

The Co Laois side with first use of a strong wind held the first half upper hand without breaking down a well marshalled Villa defence with centre half Keegan Bradley outstanding the half ended scoreless.

12 minutes into the new half the visitors struck for the lead goal when a Cormac Lomax shot proved too hot to hold for the Emo keeper and the holders went ahead. Minutes later Nurney keeper Bill Fanning somehow got down to a Dylan Doyle shot from close range to push around the post. And Nurney made good of their escape as in the next attack Padraig Hynes ran on to a smart throw in from Mark Foley to smash beyond the Emo keeper. Nurney controlled the tie now but with two minutes left Niall Dunne lifted Celtic when he scored from close in. However, the Carlow lads saw out the remainder of the game to advance.

Outstanding for Nurney were Keegan Bradley, Mark Foley and Louis Brennan, for Emo Sean O’Flynn and Dylan Doyle were best.

St Joseph's FC Blue v Nurney Villa
11/04 18:30
St Joseph's FC Blue 1 - 6 Nurney Villa

Nurney Villa 6

St. Joseph’s Blues 1

Nurney secured the Youths league title tonight in fashion as the hit 6 past Joeys.

From the kick-off Cormac Lomax sent through a lovely pass to Liam Ryan who was fouled as he approached goal, Jack Treacy sailed in the free and Mark Foley headed home on 90 seconds.

A long kickout from David Murphy saw Keegan Bradley just head wide on 11 minutes.

Cormac Lomax was strong in the centre and charged forward with a shot on 19 minutes which was saved by the Joeys keeper. Joeys hit an equalizer on 31 minutes, but this didn’t panic Nurney as the produced some great moves and holding possession paid off on 41 minutes when Liam Ryan hit Nurney’s second well after Craig Lawlor’s hard work put him through, leaving Nurney 1-2 up at interval.

Nurney displayed an outstanding second half performance and piled in plenty of ball towards Joey’s goal with Mark Foley and Jack Malone going close. On 53 minutes Aidan Lillis hit a cracker free from 40 yards out scorched passed the keeper to give Villa a 3-1 lead. Liam Ryan headed narrowly over after a long Bradley throw on 55 minutes. Nurney hit their fourth on 59 minutes after a Liam Ryan cross found Mark Foley unmarked to tap in.

Eoin Gannon hard work put Jack Malone through, but his effort forced the keeper to punch over for a corner which Jack Treacy perfectly sailed in to see Keegan Bradley stretch out his leg to hit Nurney’s fifth on 67 minutes. Cormac Lomax’s effort were deservedly rewarded on 76 minutes when he rattled in Nurney’s sixth.

A great season for Nurney with all players hard work contributing to the league title.

St Fiacc's FC B v Wolfhill Athletic
div 3 cup 15/04 14:00
St Fiacc's FC B 4 - 7 Wolfhill Athletic

St Fiacc’s 4

Wolfhill Athletic 7

A Wolfhill side who never led until the extra time finally put away Fiacc’s to qualify for a Final meeting with Nurney.

The home side were quick in to their stride and were 2-0 up after ten minutes. Fiacc’s were the better side for the first quarter and deserved their lead however they were undone on 28 minutes when a long throw in from Garry Rowan found the head of Sean Meaney who made it 2-1. The visitors levelled on 44 minutes when Colin Campion scored after a goal mouth scramble however Fiacc’s hit back immediately to score and take back a deserved lead at half time.

The second half saw Wolfhill hit back to level again and this time again a long throw in from Garry Rowan unhinged the Saints defence and Sean Meaney headed home his second goal if the game. An outstanding strike from Fiacc’s winger restored the lead for the home side on 70 minutes. Five minutes later however and yet again another long throw in from Rowan was this time headed in by Sean O’Reilly to force extra time. In the extra period Wolfhill hit the front for the first time and yet again it was a long throw in from Rowan that led to Sean Meaney claiming his hat trick. Fiacc’s concentration then seemed to waver and a Colin Campion lob over the keeper put his side 4-6 up, and Enda Butler put the icing on the cake with goal number seven.

Outstanding for the winners were Ciaran Carroll, Noel Leech, Garry Rowan and Sean Meaney.

Vale Wanderers B v Nurney Villa B
div 3 cup 15/04 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 1 - 3 Nurney Villa B

Vale Wanderers 1

Nurney Villa 3

Three goals in the opening 16 minutes set up Nurney for a final meeting with old rivals Wolfhill in the Division Three Cup Final.

Nurney opened in a blaze and went ahead with a superb strike from John Townsend hit with venom from 30 yards to the bottom corner after six minutes. Three minutes later David Townsend was sent sprawling in the area and he put away the spot kick with assurance. On 16 minutes David Townsend out jumped Vale keeper Evan Tunstead for a Dermot Maher cross to head home but Nurney star striker injured his knee in the incident and had to retire from the game. This seemed to stem Nurney’s march and Vale had a lot of possession for the remainder of the half without making it count in front of goal.

A raft of substitutions at half time saw Vale up the tempo in the second half but again the Nurney defence coped well. However, on 77 minutes Vale pulled a goal back when Pa Dowling beat Nurney keeper Martin Lynch at the second time of asking after Lynch saved his first effort. Nurney however refused to panic and had the best of the closing stages with Brian Carroll coming close twice to stretching the winning margin.

Excellent for Nurney were Colin Townsend, Michael Murphy, Anthony Hogan and Philip Murphy for Vale Pa Dowling, Des Shaw, Jesse Clarke and Pat Meaney were best.

Hanover Harps C v Nurney Villa
div 2 cup 15/04 14:30
Hanover Harps C 4 - 1 Nurney Villa

Hanover Harps 4

Nurney Villa 1

Hanover qualified for the Super Valu Division Two Cup final with a somewhat flattering final score line.

The visitors got off to a flying start and Murt Phealan in the Hanover goal had to make a smart save from Adam Kehoe in the first minute. The home side however settled to their task and went ahead when Nurney keeper fumbled a Dillon Murphy shot and Frank Dowling pounced for the lead goal after 13 minutes. Hanover doubled their advantage when Shane Noonan set up Frank Dowling to notch his second goal of the game after 26 minutes. Nurney were thrown a lifeline just before half time when Jack Tracey was fouled in the area and he got to his feet to convert the spot kick.

The third quarter saw Nurney press for and equaliser but twice Murt Phealan denied Willie Kearney with super saves, and it was left to the home side to find the net when Dillon Murphy and Glenn Pullen played a 1-2 for Pullen to score and make it 3-1. Joe Byrne for Villa then had a goal bound shot blocked by a defender on the goal line before Hanover completed the scoring on 88 minutes when Glenn Pullen’s header came back off a post for Kuba Dubosz to volley home.

Starring for the winners were Eric Dowling, David Delaney and Aaron Wynne for Nurney Keith Lillis, Val Fleming and Adrian Dermody were best.

Dolmen Celtic v Mill Celtic
div 1 cup 13/04 18:30
Dolmen Celtic 1 - 0 Mill Celtic

Dolmen Celtic 1

Mill Celtic 0

The league champions hosted Mill Celtic on Friday evening and just about edged out their opponents in this cup encounter.

Both sides were up for the game and Liam Kirwan was outstanding in the Mill goal as he denied Joe Lea and Jimmy White with two brilliant saves. At the other end James Corcoran was unlucky with a header from a corner kick. Just before half time a mix up between the Dolmen keeper and a defender allowed Felix Lawler toe it past them but the ball agonizingly went over the end line with two teammates waiting to tap in.

In the second half Dolmen had a couple of dangerous free kicks go well over before taking the lead with a stunning overhead kick from the league’s top scorer Danny Thompson. The home side looked to kill the game off, but Liam Kirwan made a couple of excellent saves. Mill pushed for an equaliser late on with Felix Lawler and Eric Mackey going close, but the best chance presented itself in injury time when a corner found Harry Kirwan at the back post but unfortunately went wide.

Outstanding for the winners were James Williamson, Paul Connors and Jamie Hennessy. Best were Liam Kirwan, Gary Lambe and Andy Horan.

Vale Wanderers A v Kilree Celtic
div 1/2/3 cup 13/04 19:30
Vale Wanderers A 0 - 2 Kilree Celtic

Vale Wanderers A 0

Kilree Celtic 2

Division Two champions Kilree will go in search of more silverware as they advanced to the final with this victory over local rivals Vale on Sunday.

The home side struggled to get their passing game going during the first half. The visitors proved the more clinical when David Dowling crossed for David McDonald to score on 18 minutes. Both defences dominated the remainder of the half and the Bagenalstown held onto their slender lead at the break.

Two minutes into the second half Kilree got their second goal when Chris Blake smashed home from close range. Vale could not get the score that would get them back into the game and Kilree held on to advance to the final.

Best for the winners were Mick Murphy, Victor Watkins and Stephen Salter while for Vale Eoin Johnson and Martin Bridget were players of note.

Match Reporting

Match reports on all Men’s junior games 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.

Women’s match reports from home team only to 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.

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