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St Anne's Ballylinan v Hanover Harps 25/9
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St Anne's Ballylinan play host to Hanover Harps at Ballylinan (St Annes) at 3 pm

St Anne's Ballylinan has yet to win in this competition.
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This is Hanover Harps's first game

24/09/2021 06:54
LFA Junior Cup 2021/22
Hanover Harps 0 - 2 Vale Wanderers 19/9
Hanover Harps despatched by Vale Wanderers.
Hanover Harps were beaten at home by Vale Wanderers at The Plots (Hanover Harps) at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

24/09/2021 06:54
St. Joseph's FC v Hanover Harps
KCLR Shield 08/09 18:30
St. Joseph's FC 0 - 0 Hanover Harps

St Josephs welcomed Premier opposition to McArdle Cross for a midweek evening kick off, to accommodate Hanover Harps outing in the FAI Junior Cup. A very well organised, disciplined and hardworking St. Josephs side who defended excellently when needed and caused danger when going forward came away with a very well-deserved point to conclude their KCLR Shield campaign. A large crowd generated a fantastic atmosphere while a great game of top-quality football unfolded. Both Dean Davis and Kieran Carey causing problems for the Hanover defence but couldn't find the net. Padraig Webb came closest in the first half with a free kick from outside the box. Hanover were a threat from long throw ins and corners, but St. Joseph's defended excellently. Both Jamie Stafford and Robert Timmons attacking and defending the flanks excellently all game, while Evan McGuire controlled the midfield with tackles, passes and clever play. Fredo Eyong came closest for St Joseph's on the 80th minute as he counter attacked and found himself one on one with the Hanover keeper outside the box, a lobbed shot over the keeper went agonisingly wide. That was the chance of the game.

A well-deserved clean sheet for Ross Mannion in goal as he made two big saves in the second half to deny Hanover. A man of the match performance from the young, passionate, and very talented Jack Lawlor in the heart of the Joeys defence as he marshalled and organised the back line all game. Overall, a great performance from St. Joseph's, as they now prepare for their upcoming league campaign.

12/09/2021 21:18
Hanover Harps v Bagenalstown AFC
KCLR Shield 05/09 11:00
Hanover Harps 4 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC
A brace from Jack Murphy helped Harps to a comfortable win on Sunday morning. Hanover got off to the perfect start when they hit the front inside 3 minutes, Jack Foley made the hard yards down the right before crossing for Stephen Chalton to lay off to Murphy on the edge of the box, his first time effort flying inside the far post for 1-0. The hosts dominated possession thereafter but chances came and went for Colin Campion, Foley and Aaron Kinsella but Harps failed to add to their lead before the break. The second half saw Harps come flying out of the traps and 2 goals within 5 minutes of the restart had them 3 goals to the good. Murphy got his and Hanover's second, rifling a right footed effort high into the net before Colin Campion was fouled in the penalty and he cooly slotted the spot kick to make it 3-0 on 50 minutes. A mix up in the Harps back line allowed Craig Fogarty to nip in for Bagenalstown and reduce the arrears on 65 minutes but moments later Harps restored their 3-goal advantage. Evan Gorry picking out Dylan Walsh at the back post to slot number 4 and seal the win for the hosts. Best for Hanover were Jack Murphy, Kevin Power and Stephen Chalton. Impressing for the visitors were Paddy O'Brien, Matty Curran, Sean McDermott and Nathan Holden
12/09/2021 21:14
Hanover Harps v Mill Celtic
KCLR Shield 15/08 11:00
Hanover Harps 5 - 2 Mill Celtic
Hanover began their Shield campaign with a win after this entertaining affair on Sunday morning. The hosts started at pace and were deservedly ahead on 12 minutes, Dylan Walsh's pass splitting open the Celtic back line for Colin Campion to slot home the opener. It was 2-0 10 minutes later when Walsh's 25-yard free kick found the bottom corner. Celtic were struggling to get to get a foothold and on the half hour Jack Murphy marked his first senior start with a with a well taken goal, firing low past the keeper from the edge of the box as Harps cruised into half time 3 goals to the good. Celtic made a better fist of things early in the second period and reduced the arrears on 55 minutes when Euan Cullen slotted home neatly from 12 yards. It got better for the visitors on the hour when Kyle Corcoran scored the goal of the game, his volley on the turn flying into the top corner to leave the minimum between the teams. Thoughts of a comeback were short lived however as Harps upped their game again and Adam McCarron brilliantly found the top corner from the edge of the penalty area to make it 4-2. Jack Foley finished off the scoring 5 minutes from time to get the hosts off to a winning start. Best for Hanover included Stephen Chalton, Kevin Power, Adam McCarron and Jack Murphy. Best for Mill were Cody Dempsey, Alex Mackey and Dylan Wynne
12/09/2021 21:03
Hanover Harps v St Patricks Boys
08/03/2020 21:13
Killeshin FC v Hanover Harps
Youths league 07/03 14:30
Killeshin FC 2 - 5 Hanover Harps

Killeshin AFC 2

Hanover Harps 5

In light of the extremely windy conditions this encounter was distinctly a game of two halves with Killeshin taking first advantage of the wind.

Killeshin’s Dylan Regan put Killeshin 1-0 up on 23 minutes with a finely taken goal from just inside the penalty area and they went on to double their lead when they took advantage of a lapse in the Hanover defence led to them going 2-0 ahead courtesy of an own goal and that was the score, at the interval.

Hanover had a lot to do to redeem themselves and they were quickly into their stride as on 47 minutes Ryan Brady set up Kian Lawlor who rifled the ball into the bottom corner of the Killeshin net from all of thirty yards for 2-1 and from then it was game on. Eoghan Byrne added a second for Hanover on 53 minutes to level the scores at 2-2 when he scored from a rebound when the Killeshin keeper parried away a Shane Murphy header. At this stage it was all Hanover as Corey Connolly, Kyle Foley, Robert Norton and Jake Haughney set up attack after attack from the back as they overwhelmed Killeshin. With only fifteen minutes to go some neat interplay between Eoghan Byrne and Arnus Ubartas set up Kian Lawlor to volley home his second for his brace and put Hanover into a 2-3 lead, for the first time. On 83 minutes a long throw by Theo Hagelstein was flicked on by Shane Murphy to Kian Lawlor who finished with aplomb for his hat-trick and a 2-4 lead. Kian Lawlor then returned the favour as with a cushioned header he set up Shane Murphy who rounded off the scoring with a fine volley to finish off the scoring and give Hanover a well-deserved 2-5 victory.

Hanover’s second-half five goal tally showed just what they are capable of when in the mood and although Killeshin put up a strong showing they were no match for Hanover on this form.

08/03/2020 21:10
Hanover Harps v St Fiacc's FC
01/03 14:00
Hanover Harps 4 - 0 St Fiacc's FC

Hanover Harps 4

St Fiacc’s 0

Despite the windy conditions both teams settled into some good passages of play early on.

It would be Hanover that would strike the opening blow when on 20 minutes a short goal kick fell to the feet of Steph Kehoe all of 30 yards out and she rifled it back with interest to find the top corner. Rachael Whelan doubled the lead ten minutes later with a mazy solo run and lifted the ball over the advancing keeper. Lauren McGrath added a third soon after with an exquisite first touch from Rachael Whelan’s drilled pass allowed her time to find the top corner from close range.

With the weather deteriorating for a while the second half became a scrappy affair but twenty minutes from time a Leanne Tumelty run down the left and first time cross found Whelan free at the back post to tap home her second and secure the points to reward the efforts of Tasha Sheehan, Becky Walsh, Marie Hynes and Aoife Timmons while Clara Hayden, Sara Kerfah, Laura Byrne and Chiara Corcoran did well for Fiacc’s.

01/03/2020 21:28
Parkville United v Hanover Harps
Premier Division 01/03 11:00
Parkville United 2 - 2 Hanover Harps

Parkville United 2

Hanover Harps 2

Parkville twice came from behind to earn a share of the spoils on Sunday.

The hosts started well but struggled in front of goal while Hanover had efforts from Cathal Coughlan and Alan Shaw, both from distance, go narrowly wide. Harps opened the scoring on 25 minutes, Eoghan Byrne slipped a couple of tackles on his way into the penalty area, when a United defender did get a block on the youngster the loose ball fell to Conor Clack who kept his composure to slot Hanover in front. Parkville went in search of an equaliser before the break but despite plenty of possession they rarely threatened Anto McGrath in the visitors’ goal.

The second half was just ten minutes in when United found their scoring touch. A quick break from defending a corner saw their front man out pace the Harps rear guard and he neatly slotted home for 1-1. That joy was short lived however as Harps next attack yielded their second goal. Stephen Chalton was fouled 25 yards out and Alan Shaw guided the dead ball into the top corner to put Hanover back in front. Thereafter there were chances at both ends, Shaw flashing a shot narrowly wide on 75 minutes before Parkville eventually found an equaliser with five minutes left on the clock to earn a deserved point.

Best for Hanover on the day were the evergreen Pa Dowling, Eoghan Byrne, Conor Clack and Simon O’Shea.

01/03/2020 21:23
Hanover Harps v Mill Celtic
23/02 14:00
Hanover Harps 0 - 0 Mill Celtic

Hanover Harps 0

Mill Celtic 0

A top of the table clash played in perfect conditions produced a game of few chances as neither team gave an inch throughout the 90 minutes.

With Hanover missing so many influential players a long ball game exploiting the pace of Steph Kehoe, Lauren McGrath and Rachael Whelan would prove to be their best outlet and this nearly paid dividends on 28 minutes when Kelly Nolan found Kehoe and her square ball just eluded Whelan at the back post.

Mill started the second half the better and pressured the Hanover penalty area but Kelly Nolan and Marie Hynes stood firm. On 70 minutes Hanover probably should have broken the deadlock when Rachael Whelan headed Steph Kehoe’s corner straight at the Mill keeper from six yards. Two minutes later a mazy Deirbhle Byrne run resulted in a penalty being awarded to Mill but the usually reliable Catherine Dempsey blazed over. Mill should have collected the three points late on when Dempsey’s cross was somehow missed at the back post by Megan Grufferty.

Best for Mill were Chloe Foy, Muireann Fagan and Laura Fennin while Becky Walsh, Andrea Jeaney, Marie Hynes and the impressive Kelly Nolan impressed for Harps.

01/03/2020 21:18
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
Vale Wanderers v Hanover Harps
05/01 14:00
Vale Wanderers 1 - 6 Hanover Harps

Vale Wanderers 1

Hanover Harps 6

The fear for the Hanover unit was how would they start the second half of the season following a five-week break and the signs in the early running weren’t good as Vale took full advantage throughout the opening 20 minutes and were unlucky to be only a goal up. The Vale goal came on 15 minutes when Philomena Murphy crossed for Aoife Roache who produced a neat finish to the bottom corner. The Hanover response was slow in coming but when it did it was emphatic and the goal machine that is Essmay Murphy produced a 25-yard screamer following some good work from Leanne Tumelty and Sarah Keating for parity. Hanover took the lead right on half time following a defensive mix up and Murphy poked home her second.

A much more clinical and aggressive Hanover took to the field in the second half and Essmay Murphy soon had her hat trick. On the hour mark Steph Kehoe’s tireless running was rewarded when she chased down what looked an over hit pass only to get a toe on it a direct it home. Rachael Whelan and Leanne Tumelty combined to release Murphy to get her fourth with a clinical near post finish. It was left to the industrious Lauren McGrath to round off the scoring with a well-timed run and finish to reward the efforts of Kelly Nolan, Tasha Sheehan, Marie Hynes and Essmay Murphy while Nicole Hanley, Noleen Maher and Laura Kearney did well for Vale.

12/01/2020 21:53
Slaney Rovers v Hanover Harps
Premier Division 15/12 11:00
Slaney Rovers 2 - 2 Hanover Harps

Slaney Rovers 2

Hanover Harps 2

In extremely difficult underfoot conditions a youthful Harps side claimed a point in Rathvilly on Sunday as Rovers were left to rue a series of missed chances.

Slaney began well and Daniel O’Brien cracked an effort off the post on five minutes, the first of four times that the goal frame would be hit by the hosts. Having rode their luck Hanover hit the front midway through the half, Phil Neenan's free kick was flicked on by Jason Murphy and Cathal Coughlan volley the visitors ahead on 20 minutes. Slaney pushed for an equaliser as half time approached but they were denied again by the post, this time Dominic Byrne’s effort going wide via the goal frame.

The second half was only five minutes in when Rovers were level. Stephen Farrell's shot struck a defender’s arm and Seanie Furlong despatched the resulting penalty past Matthew McCutcheon in the Harps goal. Hanover regained their lead on the hour, Eoghan Byrne won a free on the left and Neenan's perfectly flighted ball was headed home by Johnny Waters. Back came Rovers again and they were level on 68 minutes, Aaron Broughall heading home from Eoin Curran's corner. Rovers had two glorious chances to win it, Dominic Byrne denied by the post again before McCutcheon brilliantly saved with his feet to keep Harps in the game. Hanover's best chance of a late winner fell to Arnus Umbartus, his effort beating the keeper but was brilliantly cleared off the line by Kyle Lawlor as the teams had to settle for a share of the points.

Best for Rovers included Lubomir Lesko and Michael Foley while Hanover will be very happy with the contributions of their five youths team players, Matthew McCutcheon, Adam McCarron, Eoghan Byrne, Shane Murphy and Arnus Umbartus.

23/12/2019 23:14
Burrin Celtic v Hanover Harps
23/12/2019 23:13
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19/09LFA cupHanover Harps02Vale Wanderers
12/09FAI cupHanover Harps11Parkville United
08/09KCLR ShieldSt. Joseph's FC00Hanover Harps
05/09KCLR ShieldHanover Harps41Bagenalstown AFC
29/08KCLR ShieldDolmen Celtic22Hanover Harps
15/08KCLR ShieldHanover Harps52Mill Celtic
04/10Div TwoHanover Harps B84Killeshin FC C
04/10Ladies LeagueThomastown United21Hanover Harps
04/10Premier DivisionDolmen Celtic06Hanover Harps
27/09Div TwoBaltinglass Town B32Hanover Harps B
27/09Premier DivisionHanover Harps23New Oak Boys
26/09Youths leagueHanover Harps73St. Patricks Boys
20/09ShieldCrettyard United50Hanover Harps
30/08Lfa U18 CupSt Kevins Boys u1721Hanover Harps
25/07Lfa U18 CupHanover Harps32Wicklow Town
05/04onlineSt. Patricks Boys A73Hanover Harps B
05/04onlineKilleshin FC A80Hanover Harps A
05/04onlineSt. Patricks Boys A73Hanover Harps B
05/04onlineKilleshin FC A80Hanover Harps A
08/03Div TwoHanover Harps B33Nurney Villa
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