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Collinstown Park v Crettyard United
08/09/17 8 pm
LFA Senior Cup 08/09 20:00
Collinstown Park 3 - 0 Crettyard United

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Shamrock Rovers (Wexford) v Crettyard United
Rovers too good for Carlow Champions
lfc cup 24/09 12:00
Shamrock Rovers (Wexford) 4 - 2 Crettyard United

Crettyard fall at the first hurdle to Shamrock Rovers Wexford after losing on Sunday .Two goals in either half from Cris Maher weren't enough for the visitors who were under pressure for long periods.Behind on 20 mins Maher levelled on 34 after great work from Lee salter but on 55 despite growing into the game they fell behind and two became three soon afterward but a quick free kick saw Maher again score on 60 mins .The home side were now under pressure and two great chances for Crettyard fell to salter a Jason Enright but luck deserted the visitors and it was 4-2 and all over on 84mins .Best for Crettyard were Terry Haughney Niall Purcell and Maher
Womens Division One
Crettyard United 1 - 1 Newpark AFC 24/9

Crettyard United share spoils with Newpark AFC.
Crettyard United were held to a 1-1 draw by Newpark AFC at Crettyard Utd at 2 pm

Both teams have already played a single game.

Parkville United v Crettyard United
Premier Division 17/09 11:00
Parkville United 1 - 3 Crettyard United

Parkville United 1

Crettyard United 3

A pair of Cristoir Maher penalties, both on by Lee Salter, swung this game the way of the visitors as Parkville gave the league champions a tough test in Tullow.

Crettyard got off to the perfect start, Craig Comerford finding Salter who created the time and space for himself to find the net with just five minutes gone. Salter had a couple of opportunities to increase the lead before Parkville levelled, Conor McCarney skipping past three defenders and setting up Hanley to leave it 1-1 at the break, just reward for the hosts after a series of missed chances in the second quarter.

The game turned Crettyard's way shortly after the restart, Salter winning a brace of penalties within ten minutes and Maher converting both for a 3-1 lead on the hour. The hosts upped their game again and twice went close to scoring through Emre Yilmaz as they sought a route back. Jeff Moran also made an excellent stop from Griffin Kennedy, tipping his header onto the crossbar and over for a corner. TJ Kavanagh also saw an effort tipped over by Moran as Crettyard held their led to the final whistle, just. The champions claimed the points but on this showing Parkville are well prepared for the season ahead.

Crettyard United v Sandyhill Shangan Ath
LFA o35 Cup 09/09 17:00
Crettyard United 3 - 1 Sandyhill Shangan Ath

LFA Over 35’s Cup

Crettyard United 3

Sandyhill Shangan FC 1

Crettyard started well with some fine, slick passing that put Sandyhill on the back foot, with Jimmy Dunne and Keith Nolan bossing the midfield, but chances were few and far between. Some fine play by Willie Kavanagh, led to a corner, which he took and he put right on David Maher’s head, who did the rest and it was 1-0 to Crettyard. Sandyhill started to come into the game ‘zipping’ the ball about and for a while Crettyard were ‘chasing shadows’, however, their best chance of this period of domination, produced a great save from Ray Purcell in Crettyard’s goal to keep the score at 1-0. Ray Purcell then suffered a serious injury and had to leave the field and John Graham relinquished his midfield berth to take over the gloves and he did a fine job for the rest of the game. A great through ball from Keith Nolan, put Willie Kavanagh in on goal and he finished coolly for 2-0 and they took this score into the interval.

It was a very even second-half, in what was an exciting cup-tie and Sandyhill reduced the arrears, when they scored from a corner to make it 2-1, however, almost straight away, Eddie O’Riley got on the end of a Jimmy Dunne pass, to restore Crettyard’s two goal advantage and it finished 3-1 to the home side.

Best for Crettyard were David Maher, Tom Dowling, Willie Kavanagh and Garry Rowan, whilst it was a fine all-round performance from Sandyhill.

Seniors Division One
Crettyard United 3 - 0 Burrin Celtic 16/9

Crettyard United take spoils against Burrin Celtic.
2nd placed Crettyard United won 3-0 against their visitors, 3rd placed Burrin Celtic at Crettyard Utd at 6 pm

Crettyard United have yet to be beaten at home.
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Burrin Celtic
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Crettyard United v St Patricks Boys
Premier Division 03/09 11:00
Crettyard United 3 - 1 St Patricks Boys

Crettyard United 3

St Patrick’s Boys 1

League Champions Crettyard got their quest for a four in a row off to a winning start, overturning a 1-0 half time deficit before running out deserved winners.

The visitors began well and were in front on 12 minutes, Fran Doogue finding the top corner of Jeff Moran's net with a near 30-yard drive. Pat’s were enjoying a fair share of possession and created chances for Dominic Byrne and Jonathon Dowling but neither could find the net when well placed. United had loud appeals for a penalty fall on deaf ears when Lee Salter went down in the box and Pat’s held their advantage into the break.

The second half saw United begin to dominate and within ten minutes they were level, the Boys defence only half cleared a free kick and when it fell to Mark Lyons 25 yards out he thumped the loose ball into the bottom corner for 1-1. With momentum and fitness on their side the hosts went ahead on 65 minutes when Terence Haughney powerfully headed home at the back post from a Cristoir Maher cross. The visitors rallied briefly and had chances for Doogue and Dowling come and go before Maher finished off the scoring ten minutes from time with a trademark 20-yard free kick for 3-1.

Best for the champions were Cristoir Maher, Jim Dunne and Terence Haughney. Impressing for the visitors were Gearoid Cuddihy, Fran Doogue and Michael Calvey.

Crettyard United v Castle Rangers
Carlow Shield 27/08 11:00
Crettyard United 1 - 0 Castle Rangers

Crettyard United 1

Castle Rangers 0

A lone Michael English strike early in the second half was enough to see League champions Crettyard past Rangers on Sunday morning.

United had the lion’s share of possession in the opening period but efforts from English and Niall Purcell were well saved and some solid defending from the visitors ensured it remained goalless at the break. That changed just three minutes after the restart when a pinpoint Evan Phillips cross found English in space to volley home and put the hosts in front. With James Rothwell cruising through his first start for the home side alongside Terry Haughney the visitors never really threatened but as United began to tire and Castle pushed men on the Crettyard defensive unit had to really work hard to subdue the visitors. John Graham recovered a couple of dangerous situations as he saved well from Eddie Davis and Mick McGrath. With English, a constant threat the game turned into an end to end affair. English twice came close to adding to his tally but it mattered little as United saw out the remaining time to advance.

Best for United were Mark Lyons, English and James Rothwell. Rangers had solid showings from Cailin Canning and David O'Regan.

Castle Rangers v Crettyard United
o35 Div One 19/08 18:00
Castle Rangers 2 - 1 Crettyard United

LFA O 35’s Cup Round 4.

Burrin Celtic ‘A’ 1

Straffan AFC 1

Straffan win 4-2 on penalties.

Burrin Celtic welcomed Kildare side Straffan AFC to the valley on Saturday in the last 16 of the LFA Youths Cup. This was a special day for the Ballon side as Straffan AFC boasted none other than former Republic of Ireland International player Niall Quinn as their centre forward.

Undaunted by the opposition Burrin Celtic got off to the better start. With 11 minutes played, Darren Moore gave a great through ball to set up Matty Dowling who slotted home to give the home side the lead. As the half continued there were chances for both sides. Marcin Bieniasz had a super chance to double Burrin’s lead on the stroke off half time but the Straffan keeper made a fine save.

The second half was fiercely fought and evenly contested. The 50-year-old former International Quinn was instrumental in setting up the equaliser for Straffan, with a customary flick on with his head to set up Aidan Griffin who slotted home.

The game finished 1 all and Straffan proceeded to the next round winning 4-2 on penalties.

Burrin were disappointed not to progress having been the better team for much of the match. Straffan now meet the winners of East Wall Bessborough and our own New Oak Boys in the Quarter Finals.

Club Summary
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Crettyard United Fixtures / Results (All Competitions This Season)
Sunday 24 September 2017
Shamrock Rovers (Wexford)42Crettyard United12:00Local
Womens Division One
Crettyard United11Newpark AFCCrettyard Utd14:00Jim Wynne
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