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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
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
Senior Division Two
Celtic Stars 0 - 0 St Joseph's FC 19/8

Celtic Stars draw with St Joseph's FC.
League leaders Celtic Stars were held to a 0-0 draw by 5th placed St Joseph's FC at Ben Mulhall Park Clonegal (celtic Stars) at 6 pm

Celtic Stars has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 7 out of its last 10 games.
Form: D W D W W W W W D W

St Joseph's FC
Form: D L W L L L D L W W D W

20/08/2017
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
Senior Division Two
Killeshin FC 1 - 1 St Fiacc's FC 19/8

Killeshin FC share spoils with St Fiacc's FC.
4th placed Killeshin FC were held to a 1-1 draw by 2nd placed St Fiacc's FC at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 6 pm

Killeshin FC
Form: D W L W W L D W D L W D

St Fiacc's FC have yet to be beaten away from home.
Form: D D W W W W W L W W L

20/08/2017
Senior Division Two
Castlewarren Celtic 2 - 2 Burrin Celtic 19/8

Castlewarren Celtic share spoils with Burrin Celtic.
6th placed Castlewarren Celtic were held to a 2-2 draw by 7th placed Burrin Celtic at Castlewarren Celtic Home Ground at 6 pm

Castlewarren Celtic
Form: D W D D L L W L D L

Burrin Celtic
Form: D L L L D W L L L W

20/08/2017
Seniors Division One
Castle Rangers 2 - 1 Crettyard United 19/8

Castle Rangers take spoils against Crettyard United.
4th placed Castle Rangers marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, League leaders Crettyard United at Youth Center Carlow at 6 pm

Castle Rangers have won 4 out of 5 home games.
Form: W W L W L W W L L

Crettyard United
Form: L W W W W W D W W D

20/08/2017
Seniors Division One
Castle Villa 4 - 3 Baltinglass Town 19/8

Castle Villa take all points from Baltinglass Town.
5th placed Castle Villa marginally won 4-3 against their visitors, 7th placed Baltinglass Town at Castledermot (castle Villa) at 6 pm

Castle Villa
Form: W L L L L L W L L D W

Baltinglass Town has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 9 games.
Form: L L L L L L L L L

20/08/2017
Senior Division Two
Village FC 1 - 2 Vale Wanderers 19/8

Village FC despatched by Vale Wanderers.
8th placed Village FC were marginally beaten at home by 3rd placed Vale Wanderers at Old Leighlin (Village FC) at 6 pm

Village FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 10 games.
Form: L L L L L L L L L L D L

Vale Wanderers
Form: W L W W W W D D D L W

20/08/2017
Village FC v Castlewarren Celtic
o35 div 2 12/08 18:00
Village FC 1 - 3 Castlewarren Celtic

Castlewarren Celtic won this battle of the two bottom sides after beating Village FC in Old Leighlin on Saturday evening.

The Kilkenny side played downhill in the first half and they had a couple of chances early on with Kevin Shortall and Gordon Byrne both denied by good saves from the Village goalkeeper. Castlewarren got the first goal when Noel Hoyne ran from the left wing and cut inside to finish well after 12 minutes. Village looked good on the ball and maintained possession well throughout the opening period and they were unlucky to not go in level as they had chances of their own. However, David Ireland in the Celtic goal was up to the task and kept his side in the lead until the half-time break.

Village pressed hard in the second half and they made the most of the hill when Gareth Robinson rounded the keeper and played in Barry Fitzgerald who tapped it in to make it 1-1.

Gordon Byrne came close again for the visitors but his long-distance effort went just wide of the post. Castlewarren had to call on their subs Tom Murphy and John Brennan to get them the win as Murphy scored a double in the final ten minutes to give the visitors all three points.

Best for the Village were Peter Brophy, Gareth Robinson and David Honeyball

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17/08/2017
St Joseph's FC v Killeshin FC
o35 div 2 12/08 18:00
St Joseph's FC 1 - 4 Killeshin FC

Killeshin had enough in their locker to see off the challenge of St Josephs in McArdle’s Cross last Saturday evening.

The Tinryland side started off the brighter and put their visitors under pressure throughout the early parts of this game. The pressure soon told as a defensive mix-up allowed the home side to strike. Killeshin pushed on for an equaliser and got it when Murty Williamson played in Glen Ryan and Ryan finished off with a delicate chip over the keeper’s head. In what was an entertaining opening half, both sides went in level at 1-1 at the break.

Killeshin came out with an improved performance in the second half as they began to get the upper hand with Eddie Gaffney and Stephen Fitzgerald keeping the defence in check and Paddy Byrne and John Lowery winning the midfield battle. Despite this the game was tight until the 45-minute mark when Killeshin got two quick fire goals from Paddy McDonald and Williamson to make it 3-1, Paddy McDonald was to turn provider for Killeshin’s fourth goal as his cross found John McDonald to wrap up the three points for Killeshin.

Best for the victors were Barry Costello, Mick Lowery, Stephen Fitzgerald and Tom Rowan while it was a solid team performance for St Josephs.

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17/08/2017
Celtic Stars v Vale Wanderers
o35 div 2 12/08 18:00
Celtic Stars 4 - 0 Vale Wanderers

Celtic Stars are now on top of the Division Two table after a big win over Vale Wanderers in Ben Mulhall Park, Clonegal.

Celtic Stars started off well and William Dixon came close twice but was denied by the keeper both times. Dale Austin also came close with a free kick won by PJ O Keefe but it went over the bar. They eventually got a goal when Eoin Devlin flicked on a Kevin Coleman cross towards the back post and Slawek Jacobczak tapped home with nine minutes before the half-time break. Jacobczak goal was the only one in the half with the score staying 1-0 at the break.

Early in the second half, Celtic Stars made it 2-0 when Devlin played a long ball to O Keefe who drilled the ball past the keeper. It was 3-0 after 47 minutes when Austin scored direct from a free-kick. O Keefe got his second of the game to round off the victory with a great individual goal.

The standout players for the Stars were PJ O Keefe, Francis Byrne and Eddie Byrne

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17/08/2017
Castle Rangers v Castle Villa
o35 div one 12/08 18:00
Castle Rangers 3 - 1 Castle Villa

Castle Rangers have managed to do the league double over Castle Villa as they won this clash in the Youth Centre.

The home side started off brightly and got a great start when they took the lead after two minutes. Brian Pearson skipped by two defenders before knocking it in. Castle Villa found a way back into it after 15 minutes Barry Mackey finished off after some good work from Ger Murphy. The two teams matched each other for the rest of the half as they went into the break level at 1-1.

The second have started much like the first with Rangers getting a goal early on as Pearson made the most of a misjudged back pass from a Villa defender. The goal came five minutes after the restart. The visitors from Castledermot pushed on for an equaliser but they were caught out on 57 minutes as the home side wrapped up the game when Paul Core set up Ebbie Nolan to make it 3-1.

Best for Castle Rangers were Paul Core and Brian Pearson while best for Castle Villa were Paddy Murphy, Barry Mackey and Colm Corcoran.

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17/08/2017
Burrin Celtic v Carlow Rovers
o35 div one 11/08 19:15
Burrin Celtic 5 - 1 Carlow Rovers

Burrin Celtic continue to make a push for the First division title and are now five points behind Crettyard United after seeing off Carlow Rovers at The Valley, Ballon on Friday night.

Facing the sort of windy conditions that The Valley is known for, Carlow Rovers were on the back foot early on as Alan Kelly struck for the home side after six minutes. Rovers ‘defence managed to hold the Burrin attack at bay until just before the half-time break when Kelly played in Paddy Byrne and he struck to make it 2-0 at the break.

Rovers pushed on for a goal in the second half and they got it from a set piece as an Eddie Lyons free kick was volleyed in by Damian Byrne. The town side continued to push on for a goal to give them the equaliser and Barry Purcell came close. The visitors left themselves open in the back and Burrin capitalised on their open play to score three goals. The first saw some fine individual play from Conor Dooley as he set up Byrne for his second goal. They made it 4-1 when Byrne secured his hat-trick and Byrne struck again in the final minutes to cap off a fine individual performance after some good play by Fergus Farrell, Colie Darcy and Marcin Bieniasz.

Padraig Nolan came close for the visitors near the end but he couldn’t turn in Byrne’s cross to lessen the deficit.

Despite the loss it was a good team performance overall for Rovers as they look to avoid the drop.

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17/08/2017
New Oak Boys v Baltinglass Town
12/08 18:00
New Oak Boys 4 - 2 Baltinglass Town

New Oak Boys will face Dublin opposition in the next round after beating Baltinglass Town in this cup game.

Baltinglass, who are bottom of the first division, turned the form book on its head early on as Aidan Gannon struck from the penalty after five minutes. There looked to be a shock on the cards as Baltinglass made it 2-0 after a fine individual effort from Declan Jones on 22 minutes. New Oak had a penalty of their own when Adam Flynn was taken down in the box and William Kinsella put away the penalty. Kinsella was involved in the equaliser with two minutes left in the half as his cross was headed in by Gavin Dowling. It would stay 2-2 until the half-time whistle.

New Oak came out rejuvenated after the break as they ramped up the pressure on Baltinglass and the pressure finally told after 50 minutes when Kinsella crossed in again but this time, it was Stephen Dolan who rose highest to nod it in at the back post. Baltinglass pushed on for an equaliser and had a few good chances themselves but Kinsella was to have the final say for New Oak as he found himself one-on-one with the keeper and rounded him to calmly finish off his second and New Oak’s fourth of the game to secure their passage into the last 16, where they will face either ELY Woodlawn or East Wall Bessborough.

Best for Baltinglass were Declan Faulkner, Alan Roberts and goalkeeper James Brennan

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17/08/2017
Sallins v Crettyard United
Crettyard advance to last 8 on pens
12/08 17:00
Sallins 2 - 2 Crettyard United

Crettyard United are in the quarter-finals of the O’Neills LFA O35 Cup after beating Kildare side Sallins Celtic away from home on penalties on Saturday evening.

The opening period was played at a frantic pace and it was the home side who took the lead on the tenth minute. Crettyard upped the gears after that and went in search of an equaliser, which they got on the 25th minute when Mark Kelly’s corner was knocked in by David Maher. Keith Nolan was doing some fine work on the right wing during the first half and his cross was headed in by Noel Lawlor to put the visitors 2-1 up. There was still enough time in the first half for another goal and Sallins managed to get it to make it all square at the break at 2-2.

The second half was dominated by Crettyard as they had the better chances to win it with the normally reliable Brendan Fox coming close on three or four occasions but he was denied by a Sallins keeper who was in inspired form. His saves kept the home side in it and with no extra time at this level, it went straight to the lottery of penalties. Crettyard were perfect from the spot as they converted their four spot kicks while their keeper saved two of Sallins’ penalties to give them the win. Best for Crettyard were Brendan Fox, Keith Nolan, Noel Lawlor and Tom Dowling.

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17/08/2017
St Joseph's FC v Vale Wanderers
o35 div 2 15/07
St Joseph's FC 0 - 3 Vale Wanderers

Vale were dominant from the start, with Peter Doyle prominent in all the good work that came from them, with Rich Kearney having a shot cleared off the line and Trev Nolan who fired just over, when put through on goal.

The opening goal came when Peter Doyle ran at the Joey’s defence and found Rich Kearney, who fired home at the near post for 0-1 and then Pa Dowling played a one-two with Doyle who then played in Trev Nolan in space and he produced a superb finish into the top corner for 0-2, as the interval came.

It was one –way traffic in the second-half, as Vale dominated and they missed a hatful of chances, however, Mark Brennan scored direct from a corner to make the final score 0-3.

It was a gallant hardworking effort from Joey’s and an excellent team performance from Vale, who have now won three games in a row.

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17/08/2017
St Fiacc's FC v Village FC
o35 div 2 14/07
St Fiacc's FC 4 - 1 Village FC

Fiacc’s took control of this game in the early stages and after only two minutes, they won a penalty that was expertly despatched by PJ Connolly for 1-0 and Fiacc’s were dominant for the rest of the half, with further goals coming from Roy Pearson and Sean Maher for an interval lead of 3-0.

Village had some good chances but just couldn’t put them away.

In the second half Village’s Gareth Robinson unluckily hit a post with the Fiacc’s keeper beaten and then Barry Fitzgerald pulled a goal back for 3-1 following a great run, however, Fiacc’s scored the goal of the match as Oisin Ayers scored a ‘screamer’ for a final score of 4-1.

Best for Fiacc’s were PJ Connolly and Nicky Brannigan, whilst standing out for Village were Ritchie Sutton, Paul Dunne and Jaakko Ranta.

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17/08/2017
Crettyard United v broombridge
15/07
Crettyard United 6 - 1 broombridge

Crettyard got off to a great start as a mix-up in the Broombridge defence allowed Brendan Fox to nip and score for 1-0 and their lead was doubled to 2-0 when mark Kelly scored with a thunderous free-kick that gave the Broombridge keeper absolutely no chance.

Crettyard pushed hard and they got a third when John Graham scored a header from a corner and then a penalty from Keith Nolan for 4-0, with seven minutes left in the half, but the first-half scoring wasn’t finished, as a great through ball by Martin Patterson allowed Mark Fox to make it 5-0, however, right on half-time Broombridge pulled a goal back for 5-1.

Understandably, Crettyard relaxed a little in the second period, but still created a lot of chances, but they spurned them all, until Keith Nolan latched on to a poor clearance and scored his second of the match for a final score of 6-1 and Crettyard march on to the next round.

Best for Crettyard were Keith Nolan, Garry Rowan, Mark Kelly and Ciaran Hosey.

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17/08/2017
Burrin Celtic v Rialto FC
15/07
Burrin Celtic 4 - 2 Rialto FC

Burrin started very strongly and were rewarded on six minutes when some great play by Alan Kelly enabled him to open the scoring at 1-0 and on ten minutes he grabbed another for 2-0 and they took this deserved lead into the interval.

In the second-half Rialto had the assistance of a strong breeze and they pulled a goal back for 2-1, however, Burrin fought hard and courtesy of a long range Matty Dowling shot went 3-1 up.

Rialto then put Burrin under severe pressure, but couldn’t score and following a quick counter-attack by Eddie Byrne, who put through Collie Darcy and he got Burrin’s fourth.

Ten minutes from time Rialto got their second, but full-time came with a 4-2 scoreline to Burrin, as they progress to the next round.

Best for Burrin were Eddie Byrne, Matty Dowling, Alan Kelly and Pat Butler.

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17/08/2017
Corduff FC v Celtic Stars
Celtic Stars lose out in 7 goal thriller
14/07
Corduff FC 4 - 3 Celtic Stars

Stars got off to a great start on six minutes, when Martin Boyle played a long ball into William Dixon and he calmly went on to beat the Corduff keeper for a 0-1 lead.

Stars kept on the front foot and on 16 minutes PJ O’Keeffe won a tackle in midfield and passed to Senan Finucane who played in William Dixon who slotted in his second for 0-2 and then on 19 minutes, PJ O’Keeffe, was again the provider for William Dixon to notch his hat-trick and a comfortable 0-3 lead.

Corduff pulled a goal back two minutes before half-time for 1-3 and that was the score at the interval.

Corduff upped their game in the second-half and scored on five and nine minutes to equalise at 3-3 and then on 20 minutes they got the vital winner for 4-3, although Stars came close to an equaliser when Slawek Jacobczak shot just wide from 20 yards, very near the end and Corduff progress to the next round.

Best for Stars were William Dixon, Eddie Byrne and Senan Finucane in what was a good all-round team performance.

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17/08/2017
Carlow Rovers v Raheny United
Raheny to strong for Carlow Rovers
15/07
Carlow Rovers 2 - 6 Raheny United

A depleted Rovers side took on strong Dublin opposition, starting with only ten and they went down to nine, when Jonathan Kenny suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital by a colleague, with concussion.

Rovers took the lead when Kealan Delaney slotted home a fine pass from Padraig McGrath, however, Raheny quickly equalised, before Rovers again took the lead when Jonathan Kenny scored from a ‘monster’ free-kick from inside his own half for 2-1.

Raheny upped the tempo and came back with a two-goal quick-fire salvo to take a 2-3 lead into half-time.

In the second-half, Raheny scored two more goals for a 2-5 lead and despite Rovers putting up a gallant performance, there was no way back for them, although Anthony Slevin and Podge had chances to score, they were spurned.

Best for Rovers were Barry Purcell, Philip Nolan, Owen Keating and Paddy Stynes.

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17/08/2017
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.