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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
Super Valu Youths League
St Joseph's FC Blue v Parkville United 16/12
Match Preview

7th placed St Joseph's FC Blue play host to 4th placed Parkville United at McArdle Cross Tinryland (St Josephs) at 2:30 pm

St Joseph's FC Blue's last fixture played was a straightfoward 1-3 win away against Bagenalstown AFC.
Form: W W L W L L L L L    Home Form: W L L

Parkville United has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 5 out of its last 6 games.
Form: W W W D W W    Away Form: D W

Prediction: Away Win for Parkville United

14/12/2017
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
Thomastown United v Kilree Celtic
Womens div 2 03/12 14:00
Thomastown United 8 - 0 Kilree Celtic

Thomastown United 8

Kilree Celtic 0

Thomastown United are pushing on for division two honours as they won convincingly against Kilree Celtic.

Sinead Whelan opened the scoring four minutes into the first half after a well-timed pass from Eva Hynes put her through. Thomastown United’s second goal did not come until the 22nd minute when a powerful shot from Shauna O’Carroll went into the right-hand corner of the net. Eva Hynes got two goals to increase Thomastown’s lead as she chipped the Kilree keeper with the first effort before scoring from outside the area to put her side 4-0 up at half-time.

Thomastown United got their fifth five minutes after the restart through Meghan Hynes and she was also got her second with a powerful shot from the end line to make it 6-0.

Eva Hynes clinched her hat-trick on the hour mark while her cousin Meghan Hynes also got her hat-trick with five minutes left to end the scoring at 8-0.

Kilree Celtic’s best players were Carmel Walsh, Sueann Doyle Monahan and Ann Hickey, while for Thomastown United, midfielders Eva Hynes and the Whelan sisters Niamh and Sinead were on top form all game.

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10/12/2017
Super Valu Youths League
Burrin Celtic v Bagenalstown AFC 16/12
Match Preview

6th placed Burrin Celtic play host to 8th placed Bagenalstown AFC at The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic) at 2:30 pm

Burrin Celtic's last result was a crushing 8-2 loss away against St Patricks Boys.
Form: L L L W L L L W W    Home Form: L L W L L W

Bagenalstown AFC come from a disappointing 1-3 loss at home against St Joseph's FC Blue. They are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W L W L L L    Away Form: L L W L

Prediction: Home Win for Burrin Celtic

14/12/2017
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
St Fiacc's FC v Nurney Villa
Womens div 2 03/12 14:00
St Fiacc's FC 3 - 0 Nurney Villa

St. Fiacc’s FC3
Nurney Villa0

Both sides had their opportunities to break the deadlock as Susan O’Leary was denied twice by some last ditch defending from Fiacc’s while Nurney’s defence and goalie kept the home side out with a strong performance. It was St. Fiacc’s who took the lead as Caoimhe Fitzpatrick played in a fine ball and Courtney Forbes got on the end of it to make it 1-0 at half-time.
Nurney had their opportunities to equalise but the Fiacc’s keeper kept O’Leary out while Ellen Murphy’s shot from the edge of the box flashed wide.
Fiacc’s dominated possession for most of the second half and they increased the lead when Forbes crossed in the ball to Stephanie Minon and she put away the chance. Fiacc’s saw the chance to add to their lead and they got the clinching goal as Laura Byrne played a long ball to Forbes and she made it 3-0 with her second of the game.
Best for Fiaccs were Chiara Corcoran, Caoimhe Fitzpatrick and Ash Jordon while best for Nurney were Fiona Culleton, Michelle Ryan and the tireless Maeve Lawless.
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10/12/2017
Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup
Celtic Stars B v Vale Wanderers A 17/12
Match Preview

Celtic Stars B play host to Vale Wanderers A at Ben Mulhall Park Clonegal (celtic Stars) at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

14/12/2017
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
Newpark AFC v Ballymurphy Celtic
Womens Div One 03/12 14:00
Newpark AFC 0 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Newpark AFC 0

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Chances were at a premium as Newpark and Ballymurphy Celtic played out a scoreless draw in Kilkenny.

Both sides were even in the first half, but it was Ballymurphy who had the best chance of the half as they struck the crossbar before Christine Middleton saved the rebound to keep her side in the game.

Newpark came out marginally better in the second half but they could not convert their chances as a draw seemed to be a fair result. With this result, both sides remain unbeaten since October with Newpark in a five-game unbeaten run while Ballymurphy have not lost in their last four league games.

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10/12/2017
Nationalist Premier Division
Ballymurphy Celtic v St Fiacc's FC 17/12
Match Preview

7th placed Ballymurphy Celtic play host to 8th placed St Fiacc's FC at Ballymurphy at 11 am

Ballymurphy Celtic's last game was a crushing 8-1 loss away against Crettyard United. They are currently on a losing streak of 5 games.
Form: L L L L L D W W L    Home Form: L L W W

St Fiacc's FC's last result was a poor 3-0 loss away against Parkville United.
Form: L W L L L D L W L    Away Form: L W L L L

Prediction: Home Win for Ballymurphy Celtic

14/12/2017
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
Crettyard United v Mill Celtic
Womens Div One 03/12 14:00
Crettyard United 4 - 4 Mill Celtic

Crettyard United 4

Mill Celtic 4

Crettyard United and Mill Celtic shared eight goals between them as neither side could be split in this high-scoring encounter.

Crettyard were ahead after 15 minutes when a great run and cross from the right wing was headed in by Aisling Behan. Mill equalised moments later as a good team move was finished by Sarah Conboy. Mill soon had the lead as Trina Duggan scored from long range before Crettyard equalised as Mary Claire Kelly got on the scoresheet from a corner as it was 2-2 at the break.

The Ballitore side regained the lead as Sarah Conboy got her second of the game but Lauren McGrath got another equaliser for Crettyard after a goalmouth scramble. It looked to be going Crettyard’s way as McGrath got on the end of a long ball and finished well to give her side the lead but a goal in stoppage time from Trina Duggan got Mill a late equaliser to secure a share of the spoils.

Best for Crettyard were Alanna Waters, Grainne Fogarty and Patrice Whelan while best for Mill were Sarah Conboy, Trina Duggan, Rebecca Coogan and Natasha Tannion.

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10/12/2017
Nationalist Premier Division
Crettyard United v New Oak Boys 17/12
Match Preview

3rd placed Crettyard United play host to 2nd placed New Oak Boys at Crettyard Utd at 11 am

Crettyard United come from a crushing 8-1 win at home against Ballymurphy Celtic.
Form: W W L W W W    Home Form: W L W

New Oak Boys has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 5 out of its last 6 games.
Form: D W W W W W    Away Form: W W W

Prediction: Home Win for Crettyard United

14/12/2017
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
Parkville United v Newmarket Celtic
FAI Youth Cup 02/12 14:00
Parkville United 3 - 0 Newmarket Celtic

Parkville United 3

Newmarket Celtic FC 0

Parkville march on into the fourth round of the FAI Youth Cup following a hard battle with their opponents from Clare.

Parkville started with real menace in their attacks and gave Newmarket all sorts of trouble in defence and this paid early dividends, when in the fifth minute, Rory McKernan, latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box, to smash it home for a 1-0 lead. Parkville came close on a couple more occasions through Eoin Byrne and Griffin Kennedy whose fine shots went just wide. Newmarket started to settle and came more into the game, as they used their superior physicality, but they couldn’t breech the strong and robust defence of Parkville, who capably dealt with everything that Newmarket could throw at them and they took their slender 1-0 lead into the interval.

Parkville came out in the second half and showed great determination and they dominated the whole half, from start to finish. Eoin Byrne got Parkville’s second, when a great through ball from Cathal Murray, split the Newmarket defence and he hit the ball on the half volley from 20 yards and it flashed into the top corner of the visitor’s net for 2-0. TJ Kavanagh picked up a ball on the edge of the box and hit a screamer of a shot, but it rebounded off the crossbar and was cleared by Newmarket, as Parkville kept up the pressure. Both Eoin Byrne and Griffin Kennedy came close again on a few occasions for Parkville, but they couldn’t find the target, however, they finally completed the scoring with a third goal that came courtesy of a well delivered corner which Stephen Metcalf was able to tap home, from close range for 3-0.

It was a great team performance by Parkville against a strong Newmarket side, who never stopped trying, although Parkville’s clinical finishing undid them.

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10/12/2017
Nationalist Premier Division
Hanover Harps v Killeshin FC 17/12
Match Preview

League leaders Hanover Harps play host to 5th placed Killeshin FC at The Plots (Hanover Harps) at 11 am

Hanover Harps has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 6 out of its last 8 games.
Form: D W W D W W W W    Home Form: W W W W

Killeshin FC come from a unlucky 2-1 loss away against Celtic Stars.
Form: L W W D W L L    Away Form: L W W L

Prediction: Home Win for Hanover Harps

14/12/2017
Nationalist Premier Division
St Patricks Boys v Celtic Stars 17/12
Match Preview

6th placed St Patricks Boys play host to 9th placed Celtic Stars at The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys) at 11 am

St Patricks Boys come from a comprehensive 0-4 loss at home against Killeshin FC.
Form: L W D W L L    Home Form: L W W L

Celtic Stars come from a narrow 2-1 win at home against Killeshin FC. They have yet to win away from home.
Form: W L L D L L L L L    Away Form: L L L L

Prediction: Home Win for St Patricks Boys

14/12/2017
Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup
Slaney Rovers v Crettyard United B 17/12
Match Preview

Slaney Rovers play host to Crettyard United B at Rathvilly behind graveyard (Slaney Rovers at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

14/12/2017
Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup
Kilree Celtic v Hanover Harps B 17/12
Match Preview

Kilree Celtic play host to Hanover Harps B at Ashfield road Bagenalstown (kilree Celtic) at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

14/12/2017
Division Three
Killeshin FC B v Nurney Villa B 17/12
Match Preview

5th placed Killeshin FC B play host to 2nd placed Nurney Villa B at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 2 pm

Killeshin FC B's last game was a 3-3 draw at home against St Joseph's FC.
Form: D L W W L L L W W    Home Form: D W L W

Nurney Villa B's last game was a 3-3 draw at home against St Fiacc's FC B. They have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: D D L W L W W W W    Away Form: L W W W

Prediction: DRAW

14/12/2017
Bagenalstown AFC v Hanover Harps
02/12 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 2 - 4 Hanover Harps

Bagenalstown AFC 2

Hanover Harps 4

This was a very closely fought match with both teams producing some great football.

Hanover got off to the perfect start as on five minutes Dylan Delaney latched on to Keelan Lacey’s through ball to slot home from close range for a 0-1 lead. Bagenalstown equalised from a header by Joeadrian Alinas for 1-1 and then took a 2-1 lead when Craig Fogarty scored with a well taken free-kick from the edge of the box. Hanover equalised when Ben Dorgan fired home a free-kick from 25 yards for 2-2 and this was the half-time score.

Hanover punished Bagenalstown’s sloppy defending in the second half with Joe Doran breaking up a Bagenalstown attack and releasing Keelan Lacey who scored from a seemingly impossible angle for 2-3 for Hanover. Lacey sealed the points for Hanover when he scored from close range right at the death for 2-4 in this very close game with a couple of defensive errors by Bagenalstown being the only difference between the teams.

It was a fine team effort by Bagenalstown and best for Hanover were Aaron Byrne, Adam Nolan, Vincent Oba and Keelan Lacey.

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10/12/2017
Burrin Celtic v Nurney Villa
02/12 14:30
Burrin Celtic 1 - 7 Nurney Villa

Burrin Celtic 1

Nurney Villa AFC 7

Nurney continued their winning streak and leap-frogged Parkville into second place in the Youth’s Division with this very comfortable victory over Burrin, with Parkville involved in the FAI Youth Cup.

Nurney took control right from the start when Jack Malone scored for 0-1, in the fifth minute following some good mid-field play and they continued to dominate proceedings, as Sean Smithers was fouled in the box and Cormac Lomax blasted home from the resultant penalty for 0-2 on 15 minutes. Liam Ryan scored a brace on 25 and 27 minutes and Nurney took this very comfortable 4-0 lead into the interval and absolutely cruising.

It was more of the same in the second half as Nurney continued to pile on the pressure and shots were raining in on the Burrin keeper who manfully did his best to keep Nurney at bay. Further goals came from a Jack Treacy header on 58 minutes, Jack Malone’s second on 65 minutes and on 80 minutes Liam Ryan completed a well-deserved hat-trick for 7-0 however Burrin got a consolation goal just before the end when some fine individual play from Claude Flynn released Kevin Sheppard who ‘hammered’ home a ‘screamer’ from all of 20 yards to make the final score 1-7 to Nurney.

Best for Burrin were Adam Deacon, Aaron Goodwin and Sean Tracey, whilst it was another impressive team performance from Nurney.

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10/12/2017
Baltinglass Town v St Joseph's FC Blue
02/12 14:30
Baltinglass Town 1 - 3 St Joseph's FC Blue

Baltinglass Town 1

St Joseph’s FC Blue 3

This was a very even game between these two teams who languish at the bottom of the Youths Division, with only one victory between them, so something was going to have to give.

Baltinglass started the better, as they endeavoured to play some good football, in what were poor conditions and they took the lead, midway through the half when David Byrne fired home for a well-deserved 1-0 lead. This set-back sparked Joey’s into life and within five minutes they equalised for 1-1 and whilst Baltinglass created many good chances, they just couldn’t find the net and just before half-time Joey’s scored again and it was 1-2 at the interval.

Conditions worsened for both teams, as they reverted to playing a long ball game, with both Keepers making some fine saves but Joey’s gave themselves a two-goal cushion when they scored their third mid-way through the half for 1-3. Baltinglass had a chance to close the gap when they were awarded a penalty but unfortunately Daragh Whelan missed, and Joey’s saw out the rest of the game to give them their second victory of the season and Baltinglass still without a win.

Best for Baltinglass were Aidan Donegal, Jordan Carton and Eoin Gleeson, whilst it was a fine battling team performance from Joey’s.

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10/12/2017
St Patricks Boys v St Joseph's FC Black
02/12 14:30
St Patricks Boys 6 - 0 St Joseph's FC Black

St Patrick’s Boys 6

St Joseph’s FC Black 0

Table topping St Pat’s started the better against injury ravaged Joey’s Black who could only muster ten men for this fixture and they took the lead with an early brace from Colin Dunne on 14 and 21 minutes as they took full advantage of their numerical superiority to lead 2-0. Joey’s battled valiantly, and they came close to scoring when Kostya Cahill hit the St Pat’s crossbar, with a fine effort, following a quick breakaway. St Pat’s turned up the heat and hit a ‘purple patch’ where they scored another three goals just before the interval through Andrew Kehoe who scored on 35 minutes, Lord Afrifa on 40 minutes and Colin Dunne who completed his hat-trick right on the stroke of half-time and it was 5-0 at the interval.

Three minutes into the second period St Pat’s scored again through Cian Cleary for 6-0, but Joey’s battled hard and whilst they had lots of possession and some good chances, the nearest they came to scoring was when they hit the crossbar again.

It was a fine performance by St Pat’s as they continue their unbeaten run, whilst it was a tough day for Joey’s, who nevertheless competed as best they could.

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10/12/2017
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.