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FAI Junior Cup 2022
Crettyard United v Mill Celtic 26/9
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Crettyard United play host to Mill Celtic at Killeen Sports Field, Crettyard at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

24/09/2021 07:33
Crettyard United v St. Patricks Boys
o35 div 1 17/07 17:00
Crettyard United 4 - 0 St. Patricks Boys
This was built up all week as the game of the season with the top two in the top division meeting on Saturday evening. However, it didn’t live up to its expectations as Crettyard showed their years of experience and veteran Eddie O’ Reilly touch in front of goal saw the home side run out easy winners. Both teams started with some of their star players out through injuries but Crettyard after dropping points last week meant business from the start and after plenty pressure on the St Pats defence it was Eddie Reilly who finished to the net after 5 minutes. Not relaxing Crettyard again more pressure and again it was Eddie Reilly who tapped in his second with only 10 minutes on the clock. St Pats were stunned but to their credit began to start some passing moves going without troubling the Crettyard defense the game ended 2 nil at the half. The second half St. Pats were taking chances at the back to get back in the game but Crettyard soaking up the pressure relied on their passing game to tire the Pats team. Been tired Pats made a mistake in their defense where the ball bounced over the keeper head which allowed Eddie Reilly to run in and score to complete his hat trick. Crettyard were now in total control and Willie Kavanagh scored a great individual goal to rap a good result for Crettyard with the game ending 4 nil. Best for Crettyard were Eddie Reilly, Willie Kavanagh and Mark Kelly. Best for Pats were Ian Fleming, Simon Rea and Cathal Ryan
17/07/2021 21:40
LFA Junior Cup 2021/22
Deen Celtic 1 - 3 Crettyard United 19/9
Deen Celtic beaten by Crettyard United.
Deen Celtic were beaten at home by Crettyard United at Deen Celtic Home Ground at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

24/09/2021 07:33
Crettyard United v Killeshin FC
12/09/2021 21:15
Ballymurphy Celtic v Crettyard United
KCLR Shield 29/08 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 7 Crettyard United
Crettyard racked up another high score to book their in the quarter finals with 2 games to spare ahead of their all Premier Division clash with Killeshin next week which will likely decide who tops the group. The visitors hit the front early when Anthony Fitzpatrick set up Ryan Byrne to tap in on 11 minutes. The lead was doubled shortly afterwards when Mark Lyons and Pauric Quinlan combined to tee up Luke Maher who fired home from the edge of the box. Lyons had another assist against his name when David Kelly fired his cross into the roof of the net on the half hour. Kevin Foley had a couple of half chances for Celtic, but it was Maher and United that struck again, another low drive from 18 yards to put Crettyard 4-0 ahead at the break. The second half saw United dominate possession without really threatening while Shem Dwyer and Jason Cogley both passed up chances to get Ballymurphy on the scoreboard. With 20 minutes left United found their scoring boots again, Kelly netted his second to make it 5-0 before Byrne did likewise a few moments later. With time running out Danny Doyle added goal number seven as Crettyard made it 3 wins from 3 games and sit top of the group. United's best on the day were Jack Brady, Bobby Dowling and Ryan Byrne. Best for Celtic included Kevin Foley, Jason Cogley and Shem Dwyer
12/09/2021 21:11
Crettyard United v Baltinglass Town
KCLR Shield 22/08 11:00
Crettyard United 16 - 0 Baltinglass Town
Lee Salter ran riot as Baltinglass suffered another heavy defeat against Premier Division opposition. With 7 goals and 5 assists against his name at the end Salter was the star of the show. It took Salter just 3 minutes to open his account and set the tone for the game. A quickfire hat trick from strike partner David Kelly had United 4-0 ahead mid-way through the half. After that it was the Salter show, the prolific striker adding another 5 before the break to complete a 45-minute double hat trick and see United 9 goals to the good at the break despite some heroic saves, including a penalty, from Baltinglass net minder Pauric Brady. The second half saw United ring the changes, but it made little difference as the goals continued to flow, Salter again on target, goal number 7 for him and number 10 for Crettyard. Braces for Luke Maher and Anthony Fitzpatrick kept the scoreboard ticking over for the hosts before Pauric Quinlan and Gearoid Cuddihy and got in on the act before the referee put Baltinglass out of their misery by sounding the final whistle. Apart from Salter United were well served by Mikey Byrne and Gearoid Cuddihy while for Baltinglass, Brady in goal, Peter Wall and Tom Parker battled until the end.
12/09/2021 21:08
Burrin Celtic v Crettyard United
KCLR Shield 15/08 11:00
Burrin Celtic 0 - 5 Crettyard United
A Lee Salter hat trick did most of the damage for the hosts as they easily saw off the challenge of a youthful Celtic. Despite dominating possession, it took half an hour for United to open their account, Salter with the finish for the only goal of the first half, that partly due to some excellent goal keeping by Celtic's Craig Doyle. Two goals within 7 minutes of the restart saw United almost out of sight, Bobby Dowling headed home a Craig Comerford cross on 47 minutes and moments later Salter netted his second and Crettyard third for a 3-0 lead. Salter completed his hat trick just after the hour mark, Jack Brady with the assist. With 15 minutes left it was 5-0, Luke Ramsbottom and Mikey Byrne combining well before setting up Ryan Byrne to score. Impressing for the winners were Mikey Byrne, Craig Comerford, Lee Salter and Ryan Byrne. Celtic's best included Craig Doyle, Myles Hutton, Eamon Lalor and Rory McColl
12/09/2021 21:05
Killeshin FC v Crettyard United
o35 div 1 10/07 17:00
Killeshin FC 1 - 1 Crettyard United

The top two from last season met on Saturday night and Killeshin took game to the visitors in first half. There was an early chance for Ian Brennan but shot went over the bar. Killeshin dominated early on and were rewarded after fine play by Sham Pzremski on right hand side who found Ricardo Tavoleri on edge of box who hammered home a great shot to the top corner to leave it one nil after 15 minutes. Killeshin continued to break down Crettyard play and gave very little away in first half.

Crettyard came more into it in 2nd half but couldn’t break down a resolute Killeshin defence and limited Crettyard to long range efforts. Crettyard finally equalised with 10 minutes left when a cross from Mark Kelly on the right was headed into the net of a post by David Maher. Killeshin had 2 great chances to win the game late on when John O'Neill found himself in space twice but the Crettyard keep made two fine saves to keep it at 1 all. Best for Killeshin Bryan Lawlor, Mickey McCartney and Shane Coakley. Best for Crettyard we’re David Maher, Terrence Haughney, Pa Brennan.

11/07/2021 19:03
St Anne's Ballylinan v Crettyard United
o35 div 1 25/06 19:30
St Anne's Ballylinan 0 - 9 Crettyard United

St Anne’s 0 9 Crettyard

St Anne’s made their debut in the Carlow seniors league and where given a baptism of fire when league champions Crettyard smashed them for nine goals. Crettyard started fast and were ahead after two minutes with a good strike from Mark Fox. After scoring Crettyard continued to pile on the pressure and were rewarded with further goals from Niall Purcell, Chris Maher, and Mark Fox. The second half continued like the first half and with St Anne’s players tiring Crettyard were able to add further goals through Chris Maher, Jimmy Dunne, Pa Brennan, and 2 from Willie Kavanagh to run out winners 9 nil. Best for Crettyard was Jimmy Dunne, Chris Maher and Garry Rowan.

29/06/2021 10:43
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.
27/09/2020 17:10
Crettyard United v Killeshin FC
Premier Division 08/03 11:00
Crettyard United 3 - 1 Killeshin FC

Crettyard United 3

Killeshin FC 1

United hauled themselves right back into the title race as three second half goals saw them claim the points and leave Killeshin looking over their shoulders as Ballymurphy’s win in Tullow leaves them just four points off the bottom.

The first half was a story of missed chances from both sides. Killeshin’s Adam Steed fired over when well-placed after 15 minutes. It was then United’s turn to waste chances, Gearoid Cuddihy and Lee Salter both off target for the hosts. The best chance of the half fell to Killeshin and Michael O’Rourke but he managed to clear the crossbar from six yards.

Crettyard were much better in the second half and opened the scoring on the hour. Danny Doyle raced through midfield before being felled in the box for a penalty which he duly converted to put the hosts 1-0 up. That advantage was doubled 15 minutes later, Craig Comerford’s corner firmly headed to the net by Lee Salter for 2-0. Steed headed narrowly wide as Killeshin tried to respond and with five minutes left they were thrown a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty, converted by Steed. Thoughts of a comeback were dashed almost immediately as Cristoir Maher teed up Salter for his second and United’s third with a neat lob over the advancing keeper to put the result beyond doubt.

Best for Crettyard were Lee Salter, Danny Doyle and Gearoid Cuddihy. Killeshin had good performances from Ian Brennan, Michael O’Rourke, Niall Scully and Brendan McDonald.

08/03/2020 21:14
Crettyard United v New Oak Boys
Youths Cup 07/03 14:30
Crettyard United 0 - 1 New Oak Boys

Crettyard United 0

New Oak Boys 1

New Oak took an early 0-1 lead after only ten minutes when Brandon Doyle slipped through a pass to David Ujadughele who coolly fired home to stun Crettyard.

Thereafter Crettyard completely dominated the rest of the game but just couldn’t break down a dogged and stubborn New Oak defence as they sat back and defended their slender lead and at half-time it was still 0-1 to New Oak.

In the second-half, Crettyard threw caution to the wind and attacked in numbers but the nearest that they came to scoring was when a shot was remarkably cleared off the line by Jack Lawlor as the whole New Oak team battled manfully to stem the flow of Crettyard attacks. Crettyard won a corner in injury time but a quick counterattack by David Ujadughele and he was one on one with the Crettyard keeper but his shot went narrowly wide and it ended 0-1 to New Oak.

This was a terrific performance by New Oak where the whole team played well but Brandon Doyle and Jack Lawlor deserve a special mention for their efforts as they shone throughout the game. It was a good all-round team performance from Crettyard but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory.

08/03/2020 21:11
Stella East wall v Crettyard United
01/03/2020 21:21
Crettyard United v Killaraney Celtic Fc
01/03/2020 21:13
Crettyard United v Burrin Celtic
Youths league 22/02 14:30
Crettyard United 3 - 0 Burrin Celtic

Crettyard United 3

Burrin Celtic 0

In very wet and blustery conditions, second-placed Crettyard consolidated their position at the top of the Division with a really comfortable 3-0 victory over mid-table Burrin.

All the goals came in the first half as Burrin had no answer to the speedy and tricky Crettyard attackers their first coming from the boot of Ian Shanahan with a tidy finish around the Burrin keeper for 1-0. Shanahan turned provider for their second as he magnificently set up Tobi Alaoye who finished really well for 2-0 and Crettyard were cruising. On a rare Burrin attack they looked certain to score but Crettyard’s keeper Josh Kelly made a great save and then another from the rebound to keep out Burrin. Luke Phillips completed the scoring at 3-0 when he coolly despatched a penalty into the net and that was the score as half-time came.

In the second half the pitch cut up badly and that made it very difficult to play any kind of football it was really just one hard slog for all the players and it ended with a 3-0 score line.

Standing out for Crettyard were Luke Phillips, Shane Buggy, Victor Oladapo and Dara Kelly, whilst it was a good hard-working team performance from Burrin.

01/03/2020 21:12
Crettyard United v New Oak Boys
Youths league 08/02 14:30
Crettyard United 2 - 0 New Oak Boys

Crettyard United 2

New Oak Boys 0

The game was played in very blustery conditions courtesy of Storm Ciara which made for very tough conditions for both teams to play in and it was very difficult for all the players to adapt to this appalling weather.

Nonetheless both teams did their best to combat the conditions and it was Crettyard who were playing against the wind who looked the more likely to score as they fashioned a number of chances. One chance fell to Tobi Olaoye but he snatched at his shot and it went wide of the mark and then Ian Shanahan’s fine effort hit the inside of the New Oak post and was gratefully gathered by Shaun Geoghegan New Oak’s keeper. New Oak didn’t just sit back they went at Crettyard hard with Daniel Hayden starting numerous attacks from midfield but none of the chances created were clear-cut and the interval came with a 0-0 score-line.

The second half started pretty much the same as the first with both teams being very well matched however Crettyard took a 1-0 lead with a fantastic team goal involving all of eight players which eventually gave John Brennan the opportunity to play in Tobi Olaoye to finish the move with aplomb. Almost immediately New Oak had a great opportunity to equalise when David went through on goal but he narrowly missed the target and the chance went abegging. Crettyard’s second goal came on seventy-five minutes when a well-worked short corner by Ian Shanahan and Luke Ramsbottom saw the resultant cross emphatically headed home by Shane Buggy to make it 2-0 and essentially game over as Crettyard played out the remaining time that was left to gain a well- deserved victory.

Standing out for Crettyard were Daniel Phillips, Shane Buggy and Kyle Rice, whilst best for New Oak were Jack Lawlor, Brandon Doyle and Daniel Hayden.

01/03/2020 21:10
Vale Wanderers v Crettyard United
02/02 11:00
Vale Wanderers 3 - 4 Crettyard United

Vale Wanderers 3

Crettyard United 4

A young Vale side pushed Premier side Crettyard to the limit in this Shield encounter at the Superbowl on Sunday.

The visitors hit the front early on when Christor Maher sent his free all the way to the net on 15 minutes. Danny Doyle was a constant threat and he was denied by a fine save on 30 minutes. At the other end Luke Maher denied Billy Lennon O’Brien with a goal line clearance to leave the visitors 1-0 up at the break.

In the second half Vale’s attack came to life and on 55 minutes Sean Smithers squared for Willie Kavanagh to tap home the equaliser. The Laois side began to dominate and scored two quick fire goals through Gearoid Cuddihy and Luke Maher to lead 3-1. Back came Vale and Smithers again was the orchestrator when setting up debutant James Dowling to score his second of the game. Lee Salter was sprung from the bench and he duly scored on 70 minutes to restore Cretty’s two goal cushion. However, the home side failed to lie down and again it was the quick thinking of Smithers from a corner kick that set up Jack Treacy to volley home from the edge of the area to make it 4-3. Vale tried valiantly in the last six minutes but the Premier side held on to advance.

Best for Cretty were Seamus Dowling, Danny Doyle and Craig Comerford while for Vale it was a gallant all round team performance.

07/02/2020 16:57
Crettyard United v Killeshin FC
Youths league 01/02 14:30
Crettyard United 3 - 0 Killeshin FC

Crettyard United 3

Killeshin FC 0

Crettyard hosted Killeshin in a local derby and as always in these types of games it was full of action throughout.

It was Crettyard who started the better of the two teams as they won a series of corners and from one of these Luke Phillips rose highest to head home for 1-0 to Crettyard. After falling behind Killeshin were the team who looked the more likely to score but both sides were working really hard with each side having a gilt-edged chance apiece Killeshin’s fell to Mikey Dempsey who shot just over the bar from inside the box and for Crettyard Ian Shanahan’s fierce shot was well saved by Killeshin’s keeper Craig Doyle. The interval came with Crettyard holding on to that slender 1-0 lead.

Killeshin went on the attack early in the second-half but were undone with a swift counter-attack following a Killeshin corner as Tobo Olaoye went on a fantastic run down the left and he crossed in for Luke Bailey to flick on to Ian Shanahan to head firmly home and make the score 2-0. Killeshin now had a really uphill task to try and get something out of this game but they were undone again as a great cross from Crettyard’s Ciaran Burke found Luke Phillips to head home for his brace and make the score an unassailable 3-0 lead as time was quickly running out. Killeshin tried hard right to the finish, but they couldn’t really trouble the Crettyard defence or their keeper and it ended 3-0 to Crettyard.

Standing out for Crettyard were Luke Phillips, Luke Ramsbottom and John Brennan, whilst best for Killeshin were Lee Nolan, Kaelum Hand and Evan Tracey.

07/02/2020 16:54
Crettyard United v New Oak Boys
07/02/2020 16:46
Crettyard United v Vale Wanderers
Youths league 25/01 14:30
Crettyard United 3 - 3 Vale Wanderers

Crettyard United 3

Vale Wanderers 3

Crettyard hosted Vale in a top of the table clash that had everything where both teams had a titanic struggle but there was an enormous amount of clever tactical play involved as well as both teams sought supremacy.

Crettyard took an early lead when a Vale defensive error allowed Jamie Maher to pick up a loose ball and rifle home the ball into the net for 1-0. Vale then started to get on top and they finished the half the stronger but Crettyard were still holding on to their slender 1-0 lead as the interval came.

Vale equalised early in the second-half when James Dowling got on the end of Jake Doyle’s fine cross to make it 1-1 and 15 minutes later Vale scored again when P J Haughney cut in from the left and struck a sweet strike at the Crettyard keeper who fumbled his save and pushed it into James Dowling’s path and he made no mistake scoring his brace and making it 1-2 to Vale. Crettyard equalised within five minutes when after a great run by Tobi Olaoye enabled him to set up Jamie Maher to score his brace and make it 2-2. Vale were reduced to ten men and Crettyard took full advantage of their numerical supremacy and pressed Vale hard but they got caught on a counter-attack as James Dowling found space down the left and he ran through to score again and complete a fine hat-trick and make the score 2-3 to Vale with little time left. Crettyard showed their fighting spirit and never say die attitude as Tadhg Dunne snatched a very late equaliser with the last kick of the match to level the scores at 3-3 and that’s how it finished.

This was an exciting and pulsating game and a draw was a fair result but it still leaves Vale top of the league by five points so they will take some catching.

07/02/2020 16:45
Crettyard United v Glenthorn Celtic (Cork)
25/01/2020 21:13
Club Summary
Goals ScoredGoals ConcededClean SheetsRed CardsYellow Cards

Group A

1Kilree Celtic51871113
2Slaney Rovers5158710
3Ardattin Athletic FC52791810
4St. Patricks Boys52313107
5Fortbarrington FC5529-243
6Round Tower Rovers5426-220

Group B

1Mill Celtic49729
2Hanover Harps411568
3Dolmen Celtic4151327
4St. Joseph's FC41012-24
5Bagenalstown AFC4614-80

Group C

1Killeshin FC41531212
2Crettyard United4281279
3Burrin Celtic467-16
4Ballymurphy Celtic4317-141
5Baltinglass Town4327-241

Group D

1New Oak Boys4224189
2Parkville United4197129
3Vale Wanderers414597
4Castle Rangers4222-203
5Nurney Villa4322-191
Crettyard United Fixtures / Results (All Competitions This Season)
Latest Results
19/09LFA cupDeen Celtic13Crettyard United
11/09o35 div 1 cupCrettyard United02Killeshin FC
05/09KCLR ShieldCrettyard United01Killeshin FC
04/09mullins CupSt. Patricks Boys20Crettyard United
29/08KCLR ShieldBallymurphy Celtic07Crettyard United
28/08o35 div 1 cupCrettyard United52Carnew Fc
22/08KCLR ShieldCrettyard United160Baltinglass Town
20/08o35 div 1Carnew Fc18Crettyard United
15/08KCLR ShieldBurrin Celtic05Crettyard United
14/08o35 div 1Crettyard United31Bridge United
10/08mullins CupSt Anne's Ballylinan02Crettyard United
24/07o35 div 1Crettyard United60Baltinglass Town
21/07mullins CupCrettyard United50Carlow Rovers
17/07o35 div 1Crettyard United40St. Patricks Boys
10/07o35 div 1Killeshin FC11Crettyard United
03/07o35 div 1Crettyard United21Parkville United
25/06o35 div 1St Anne's Ballylinan09Crettyard United
19/06035 cupCrettyard United11Baltinglass Town
13/06o35 leagueCrettyard United10Killeshin FC
09/06035 cupCrettyard United30Parkville United
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