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Hanover Harps v Ballymurphy Celtic
03/09/17 11 am
Premier Division 03/09 11:00
Hanover Harps 4 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Hanover Harps 4

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Hanover opened their Premier Division campaign with a win over newly promoted Celtic on Sunday morning.

The visitors learnt a few harsh lessons about life in the top division as a clinical Harps punished them for a couple of misplaced passes with a couple of goals in the first half hour. Hanover applied the early pressure and Chris Coleman had already made a good save from Mark Davis before Simon O'Shea scored with a neat finish after been set up by Dylan Walsh who had pounced on a loose pass in midfield ten minutes in. Kevin Foley missed a chance to level the scores five minutes later when he went one v one on Harps keeper Eddie Darcy but the evergreen net minder smothered the shot and the chance was gone. Hanover doubled the lead shortly afterwards, Murt Bambrick picking up another stray pass before setting Alan Shaw through on goal and he made no mistake with a low strike beyond Coleman for 2-0 on the half hour.

The opening ten minutes of the second half saw Celtic have their best spell but they couldn't convert possession into goals and soon found themselves 3-0 down, O'Shea on the mark again as he curled a shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner on the hour. Mark Davis was causing the Celtic defence all sorts of problems and he crashed an angled effort off the crossbar before he did eventually get on the score sheet with 15 minutes left. There appeared little danger when Davis picked up the ball on the side line but a little bit of magic and a drop of the shoulder left three defenders in his wake as he drove at goal, drifted past another defender and fired home from 18 yards to finish off the scoring.

Best for Hanover were Niall Swan, Sean Kavanagh, Dylan Walsh and Simon O'Shea. Impressing for Celtic in their first top flight appearance were Ger Foley, Kevin Foley and 'keeper Chris Coleman.

Match Photographs

Hanover Harps 1 - 2 St Pauls Artane Prem A 24/9

Hanover Harps beaten by St Pauls Artane Prem A.
Hanover Harps were marginally beaten at home by St Pauls Artane Prem A at The Plots (Hanover Harps) at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Womens Division One
Mill Celtic 1 - 3 Hanover Harps 24/9

Mill Celtic are defeated by Hanover Harps.
Mill Celtic were beaten at home by Hanover Harps at Ballitore(Mill Celtic) at 11 am

Both teams have already played a single game.

St Patricks Boys v Hanover Harps
Premier Division 17/09 11:00
St Patricks Boys 0 - 1 Hanover Harps

St Patrick's Boys 0

Hanover Harps 1

Johnny Waters’ goal deep in added time saw Harps edge out St Pat’s to maintain their 100% start to the season.

The opening quarter saw Graham Delaney and Simon O’Shea both go close for Hanover while Gearoid Cuddihy brought an excellent save out of Kevin Power in the Harps goal. As the half wore on Hanover began to impose themselves on the game and almost got the lead on the stroke of half time when Sean Kavanagh just failed to get a touch on Alan Shaw’s free kick when any touch would surely have resulted in a goal.

The second half again saw Harps with the best of the chances, Delaney heading narrowly over from a Mark Davis cross before O’Shea saw his effort tipped onto the post and out for a corner. Pat’s were beginning to tire but the introduction of Kian Kerr and Cian Cleary gave them an energy boost and Power was again called on to make an excellent stop from Conor Clack. With time running out Harps began to exert some serious pressure. Loud appeals for a penalty fell on deaf ears before substitute Waters somehow shot wide from six yards on 90 minutes. Pat’s thought they had done enough for a point but in the third and final minute of added time Delaney was fouled and from Phil Neenan’s free kick Waters pounced to win the game for Harps and reward the efforts of Simon O’Shea, Jason Murphy, Mark Davis and Niall Swan.

Best for St Pat’s included John O’Neill, Harry Taylor and Mick Condron.

Hanover Harps v St Fiacc's FC
Premier Division 10/09 11:00
Hanover Harps 8 - 0 St Fiacc's FC

Hanover Harps 8

St Fiacc’s 0

Graham Delaney helped himself to a hat trick as Harps completely outclassed St Fiacc’s on Sunday.

Phil Neenan put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot on five minutes after a late challenge on Stephen Chalton. Harps pressing and movement left the visitors little time on the ball and that pressure saw Mark Davis pick up a stray pass 35 yards out, Davis sending the loose ball all the way to the top corner on 20 minutes for 2-0. Davis turned provider for Delaney ten minutes before the break as he smashed home his first and Harps third.

The second half saw Fiacc’s apply early pressure with Luke Fitzpatrick and Barry Murphy trying to make their mark but Harps and Delaney struck again, a header from a Mark Davis corner making it 4-0 on the hour. It was 5-0 moments later when a sweeping move down the left ended with Alan Shaw finding the top corner from Simon O'Shea's cross. O'Shea added number six with a sweet half volley from another Davis cross with 20 minutes still left on the clock. Hanover were relentless and Davis claimed his second with a 25-yard free kick before Delaney finished off the scoring with a 30-yard piledriver that found the net via the inside of the post.

Best for Hanover included Dylan Walsh, Jason Murphy and Niall Swan. Best for the Saints included Luke Fitzpatrick, Anto Fitzpatrick and Barry Murphy.

Baltinglass Town v Hanover Harps
Carlow Shield 27/08 11:00
Baltinglass Town 0 - 7 Hanover Harps

KCLR Shield

Baltinglass Town 0

Hanover Harps 7

Michael Debosz helped himself to a hat trick as Harps eased into the next round.

There were only five minutes on the clock when Harps opened the scoring, Dobosz teeing up Simon O'Shea to score. Ten minutes later it was 2-0, O'Shea returning the favour for Dobosz to net his first. Baltinglass regrouped but struggled to create clear chances and Harps added a third just before the break when Alan Shaw finished neatly.

The second half saw Harps continue in the same form and ten minutes in they were 4-0 up, O'Shea was hauled down for a penalty which saw the defender get a red card before Phil Neenan scored from the spot. Hanover continued to press and minutes later Shaw grabbed his second and Harps fifth, Stephen Chalton's back heel splitting the defence for Shaw to score from a tight angle. Dobosz added number six on the 70-minute mark, skipping past two defenders before blasting home from 12 yards. If this wasn't bad enough for Town they were reduced to eight players shortly afterwards, Gaz Doyle leaving the field injured and Redmond seeing red for a challenge on Dobosz. The last of the goals arrived five minutes from time when Dobosz completed his hat trick with a tidy finish.

Best for Hanover included Jason Murphy, Eric Dowling, Alan Shaw and Michael Dobosz. Best for Town were Aaron Lennon, Michael Carroll and John Martin.

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Hanover Harps Fixtures / Results (All Competitions This Season)
Sunday 24 September 2017
Hanover Harps12St Pauls Artane Prem AThe Plots (Hanover Harps)11:00Jim Wynne
Womens Division One
Mill Celtic13Hanover HarpsBallitore(Mill Celtic)11:00Mick Murphy
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