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Killeshin FC v Hanover Harps 22/2
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4th placed Killeshin FC play host to 7th placed Hanover Harps at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 2:30 pm

Killeshin FC come from a poor 2-5 loss at home against Vale Wanderers.
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Hanover Harps's last result was a crushing 6-0 loss away against Vale Wanderers.
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Prediction: Home Win for Killeshin FC
19/02/2020 06:22
Vale Wanderers v Hanover Harps
07/02/2020 16:56
Hanover Harps v Vale Wanderers
Ladies carlow cup 26/01 14:00
Hanover Harps 1 - 0 Vale Wanderers

Hanover Harps 1

Vale Wanderers 0 AET

Hanover has to show all their resolve to book their place in the semi-finals against a well organised and disciplined Vale unit who had their own what if moments throughout the encounter.

Rachael Whelan led the line well for Harps and her link up play deserved more as Harps were wasteful in front of goal with the best chance of the half falling to Essmay Murphy who struck the post when put thru on goal by Steph Kehoe.

Christine Middleton was called into action early in the second half and produced a couple of fine saves the best of which she touched Aoife Roache’s left foot strike onto the post. Hanover just couldn’t find that finishing touch as the game progressed despite the efforts of Leanne Tumelty, Lauren McGrath, Murphy, Whelan and Nicole Dowling.

The game went to extra time and Hanover finally broke the deadlock 6 minutes in when Dowling stepped up to a 25-yard free kick and after having three sighters earlier found her range this time to put Hanover into the hat after a hard-fought victory.

Shannon Myles, Laura Kearney and Shauna O’Neill impressed for Vale while Lauren McGrath, Leanne Tumelty, Marie Hynes and Nicole Dowling we’re on point for the Harps.

07/02/2020 16:51
Hanover Harps v Burrin Celtic
26/01 11:00
Hanover Harps 6 - 1 Burrin Celtic

Hanover Harps 6

Burrin Celtic 1

Hanover dominated from the start and should have scored early on through Johnny Waters and Mark Kelly who both missed good chances. They were punished when Connor Quinn scored on 15 minutes after good work by Liam Brennan. Hanover woke up and responded quickly when Mark Kelly scored a 20-minute hat trick to give the hosts a 3-1 lead at the break.

It was all one-way traffic in the second half with goals from Jonathan Waters, Shane Kelly and the ever-young Patrick Dowling scoring a 25-yard belter in the top corner to leave the Premier side easy winners and setting up a home semi-final against St Pat’s Boys.

Best for Hanover were Aaron Kinsella, Dylan Walsh, Aaron Wynne and Mark Kelly. Best for Burrin were Jimmy Nolan, Johnny Nolan and Ross Nolan.

07/02/2020 16:46
Parkville United v Hanover Harps
Youths league 25/01 14:30
Parkville United 4 - 1 Hanover Harps

Parkville United 4

Hanover Harps 1

Parkville were on top from the off and took a 1-0 lead on ten minutes to stun Hanover.

Hanover registered their first effort on target on 21 minutes when David Adebayo played in Arnus Umbartas but his shot was well saved by the Parkville keeper. Hanover’s keeper Matthew McCutcheon was in fine fettle and he single-handedly was keeping them in the game with excellent saves on 28 minutes and 35 minutes. Ben Akerele- Smith and Corey Connally were defending well and they soaked up a lot of Parkville pressure, but they went on to add a second goal, from a corner on thirty eight minutes and when Hanover failed to clear their lines just two minutes before the interval they were again punished by Parkville to make the score 3-0 at half-time.

In the second-half Hanover played slightly better but they found themselves further behind as Parkville scored again on 57 minutes to 4-0 down and a real mountain to climb to get back into the game. The game then moved into an end to end period with both sides create an error in the Parkville defence some half-chances but none were taken that is until Hanover’s Junior Akinduro pounced on an error in Parkville’s defence on 76 minutes to make it 4-1. On 88 minutes Hanover’s Ryan Brady came close to pulling another goal back, when he struck a venomous shot against Parkville’s post, but it rebounded to safety.

Parkville saw out the rest of the game to emerge as easy 4-1 winners against a lack-lustre Hanover team in what was a confident well-drilled and clinical team effort whilst best for Hanover were Matthew McCutcheon, Ryan Brady and Ben Akerele-Smith.

07/02/2020 16:44
Thomastown United v Hanover Harps
19/01 14:30
Thomastown United 4 - 1 Hanover Harps

Thomastown United 4

Hanover Harps 1

Thomastown started this top of the table encounter much the stronger and were deservedly ahead on 15 minutes when Sarah Barcoe found the top corner from 25 yards.

The Hanover response was immediate and were level within 5 minutes when Leanne Tumelty’s fierce drive could only be parried by the Thomastown keeper and Rachael Whelan fired home the rebound. Sarah Barcoe would prove to be a torn in the side of the Hanover defence all day and on the half hour mark had her second when she latched onto Eva Haynes pass and her first time shot found the inside of the far post. Hanover probably should have levelled just before the break when another Tumelty cross found the usually reliable Essmay Murphy but she fired over from close range.

With the second half becoming more and more stretched as it progressed the pace in the Thomastown attack would prove to be the difference. On 65 minutes from a Hanover corner, they broke decisively and a Barcoe ball across the box somehow got to the back post where Aisling Brennan was waiting to pounce with a neat finish. With Hanover pushing to get back into proceedings they were caught on the break late on where the prolific Eva Haynes wrapped up a big three points for the Kilkenny side.

Jenny Brennan, Eva Haynes and the impressive Sarah Barcoe excelled for Thomastown while Leanne Tumelty, Kelly Nolan, Marie Hynes and Becky Walsh did well for Hanover.

25/01/2020 21:29
Hanover Harps v Killeshin FC
25/01/2020 21:25
Hanover Harps v Edenderry Town
25/01/2020 21:24
Hanover Harps v Dolmen Celtic
Premier Division 12/01 11:00
Hanover Harps 2 - 2 Dolmen Celtic

Hanover Harps 2

Dolmen Celtic 2

Celtic recovered from 2-0 down at the break to claim a point thanks to a brace from Joe Doran, the second one a real beauty.

Hanover dominated for long periods in the first half and should really have been further ahead at half time. The opening goal arrived on 25 minutes, Conor Clack’s pinpoint cross from the left was headed home by Mark Kelly. Cathal Coughlan flashed a 25-yard volley inches wide moments later before Harps did get their second, Eoghan Byrne firing low across Jamie Hennessy into the bottom corner for 2-0. Harps kept the pressure up and another cross from Clack found the head of Kelly again, this time though it flew inches the wrong side of the post.

The opening stages of the second half were fairly low key but the introduction of Kevin Power and Paul Core sparked some life into the Celtic team and with 20 minutes left they got back into the match. Keelan Lacey’s cross wasn’t dealt with by the Harps rear guard and Doran pounced on the loose ball to make it 2-1. Lacey almost levelled the game shortly afterwards but his curling effort came back off the crossbar. Harps had chances of their own, Vincent Oba coming closest as his strike from the edge of the area was tipped around the post by Hennessy for a corner. With ten minutes left the sides were level, Power’s long throw from the left was only partially cleared and Doran threw himself into the air as his scissor kick flew in off the underside of the crossbar for 2-2. Mark Kelly saw his close rage effort saved as Harps went in search of a winner but on the balance of play in the second half a draw was probably a fair result.

Best for Hanover included Adam McCarron, Conor Clack, Johnny Waters and Stephen Chalton. Celtic had solid showings from Jamie Hennessy, Graham Delaney, Keelan Lacey and Joe Doran.

25/01/2020 21:14
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01/02Youths leagueVale Wanderers60Hanover Harps
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25/01Youths leagueParkville United41Hanover Harps
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