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Parkville United B v Baltinglass Town
Division 1 26/01 11:00
Parkville United B 3 - 0 Baltinglass Town

Parkville United 3

Baltinglass Town 0

A determined Baltinglass team rocked up to Hawkin’s Lane set on ending Parkville’s unbeaten run at home.

The visitors settled the better early on with some crisp passing without creating any clear-cut chances. On the half hour Parkville created the first real chance of the game with James Lonergan combining with TJ Kavanagh down the right before Lonergan saw his effort just wide. Baltinglass continued to pressure the Parkville defence but could find no way past John Murphy and Henry Hegarty as the game finished level at the break.

The second half saw the home side up the tempo as Michael Brown and Brian Condon were crunching into the tackles in midfield. The Wicklow side continued to play good football but were undone when Lee Kavanagh delivered a tantalising ball into the box that the keeper could only parry to James Lonergan who made no mistake on 60 minutes. Five minutes Parkville were awarded a penalty but it was saved to keep the game in the balance. Balto rallied after this save but Niall Byrne put a dent in their ambitions when he rounded the keeper to score on 70 minutes. Chris Heaslip was unlucky not to reduce the deficit when he was well founded by Eoin Gleeson but his effort was saved by Paddy Hickey. T.J. Kavanagh ran almost the length of the pitch to score to make it 3-0 and seal the points.

Best on the day for Parkville were Paddy Hickey, Jason Hunter and Niall Byrne. Best for Baltinglass were Eoin Gleeson, Stephen Heaslip and Paddy Barry.

07/02/2020 16:48
New Oak Boys B v Baltinglass Town
Division 1 19/01 14:30
New Oak Boys B 0 - 2 Baltinglass Town

New Oak Boys 0

Baltinglass Town 2

Baltinglass came out on top in this tense affair at the Burrin Road venue on Sunday.

The visitors started well and should have taken the lead on 15 minutes when a cross from Chris Heaslip failed to convert a Dylan Hosey cross. Sean Horan was again wide of the mark on 30 minutes while at the other end Stephen Preston went close for the host side but the half time arrived with the teams scoreless.

The Wicklow side hit the front on the hour mark when Ross Nolan set up Dylan Hosey to shoot to the top corner from 30 yards. Boys pushed for the equaliser and chances fell to Barry O’Driscoll and Dane Lyons but both failed to deliver. The home keeper made a great save from Mick Dowling on 70 minutes but he failed to hold onto Chris Heaslip’s effort on 85 minutes and Heaslip followed up to slot home to give his side a 2-0 win.

Best for Baltinglass were Stephen Heaslip, Kevin Osbourne and Dylan Hosey while for New Oak Shaun Geoghegan, Daniel Hayden and Dane Lyons stood out.

25/01/2020 21:27
Baltinglass Town v Kilree Celtic
Division 1 12/01 11:00
Baltinglass Town 1 - 3 Kilree Celtic

Baltinglass Town 1

Kilree Celtic 3

Kilree march on in their pursuit of promotion to the Premier Division with this away win in Baltinglass on Sunday.

The home side started well but it was the visitors who took the lead when Eamon Nolan scored on 15 minutes following a through ball by Gary Dillon. Balto were unlucky not to equalise but Adam Martin was wide of the mark. The Bagenalstown side doubled their lead on 29 minutes when Alan MacDonald chipped the keeper and it remained 2-0 at the break.

The home side tried hard to get back into the game with Robbie Ryan and Adam Martin going close. Kilree kept up the pressure and Mark MacDonald set up Alan MacDonald to score his second to make it 3-0 on 56 minutes. Celtic took their foot off the gas after this. The home side were finally rewarded for their efforts when they scored from the penalty spot on 83 minutes.

Outstanding for the winners were Stephan Salter, Alan MacDonald and Victor Watkins. Best for Baltinglass were Robbie Ryan, Paul Redmond and Dylan Hosey.

25/01/2020 21:16
Crettyard United B v Baltinglass Town
Division 1 05/01 14:00
Crettyard United B 2 - 2 Baltinglass Town

Crettyard United 2

Baltinglass Town 2

A draw seemed a fair result between these two evenly matched in Crettyard on Sunday.

The visitors got off to a great start when Ross Nolan headed home an Adam Martin cross in the third minute. They continued to dominate the rest of the half but the home side equalised just before half time when John Dwyer found the roof of the net.

It was the home side turn to get off to a great start on resumption when they took the lead on 55 minutes through Noel Leech. Robbie Ryan was unlucky with his effort on 80 minutes for the Wicklow side before Paul Redmond headed home the equaliser just before the end.

Best for Baltinglass were Chris Heaslip, Emilio Faulkner and Adam Martin while for Crettyard James Sherwood, Sean O’Shea and Jack Delaney were player of note.

12/01/2020 21:50
Baltinglass Town v St Patricks Boys
22/12 11:00
Baltinglass Town 1 - 2 St Patricks Boys

Baltinglass Town 1

St Patrick’s Boys 2

St. Pat’s advance to the next round of the Shield after the entertaining encounter in Baltinglass.

The visitors got off to the perfect start when Nathan Doyle side footed to the net on five minutes following good work by Eoin Murphy and Luke Keogh. Both sides tried hard to get to grips with the underfoot conditions. The home side made good use of the long ball and it was from one such effort that Chris Heaslip latched onto and level matters on 35 minutes.

The Graiguecullen side started the second half brightly and chances fell to Mark Delaney and Eoin Murphy but they were just wide of the mark. They were finally rewarded for their efforts on 75 minutes when a Mark Delaney free was spilled by Ger Kiernan in the Balto goal and Luke Keogh was on hand to tap the ball home for what turned out to be the winner.

Best for the winners were Eoin Murphy, Chris Gaul and Mark Delaney while Shane Lennon, Chris Heaslip and Paul Redmond were players of note for Baltinglass.

23/12/2019 23:20
St Fiacc's FC v Baltinglass Town
Division 1 15/12 11:00
St Fiacc's FC 0 - 3 Baltinglass Town

St Fiacc’s FC 0

Baltinglass Town 3

Baltinglass bounced back from last week’s Leinster Cup exit to grab all three points in the Presentation College on Sunday.

The home side started the game brightly and applied pressure on the visitors from the start. The Saints should have taken the lead when Ross Hennessy missed from close range. The same player was wide of the mark a couple of minutes later and Baltinglass broke upfield and scored to lead 1-0 at the break.

It was more of the same from the Saints in the second half with chances going abegging while the Wicklow side capitalised on the counterattack and scored two more goals.

Players of note for St. Fiacc’s were Stephen Hurley, Denis Hand, James hickey and Shane Aylward.

23/12/2019 23:16
Baltinglass Town v Blackrock College
LFA Cup 08/12 11:00
Baltinglass Town 0 - 3 Blackrock College

Baltinglass Town 0

Blackrock College 3

Baltinglass made their exit from the Leinster Junior cup when they entertained Leinster Senior league side Blackrock on Sunday.

The Wicklow side started well but fell behind through a sloppy goal after five minutes. Things got worst for the Carlow league side on 12 minutes when a long through ball in behind the Balto defence found a Blackrock player and he slotted home. The visitors continued to dominate and were 3-0 ahead on 30 minutes to give the home side a mountain to climb. Chris Heaslip combined well with Stephen Heaslip but he saw his effort come back off the post just before the break.

Baltinglass dominated the second half and on 55 minutes a through ball from Lee found Chris Heaslip who shot just over. Chances came and went as Emilio Faulkner set up Adam Martin but his effort was wide of the mark and then on 76 minutes Robbie Ryan was very unlucky when his effort was well saved by the visiting keeper.

Best for Baltinglass were Robbie Ryan, Emilio Faulkner and Adam Martin.

23/12/2019 23:12
Kilree Celtic v Baltinglass Town
Division 1 24/11 11:00
Kilree Celtic 5 - 2 Baltinglass Town

Kilree Celtic 5

Baltinglass 2

Kilree kept up the pressure on league leaders Parkville and remained unbeaten after another fine home win. It was the home side who started the quickest and on 6 minutes Alan mac Donald was taken down and the ref gave a free kick, Gary Dillon stood over it and hit the top corner to make it one nil. Alan MacDonald was causing havoc and when he was put through on goal in the 31st minute the defender took him down and the ref awarded a pen which Alan Salter took and put it away to make it two nil at half time. Baltinglass got themselves back into game on 48 minutes when a through ball from Robbie Ryan set up Chris Heaslip who scored to make it two one. Kilree weren’t to be outdone and for all his hard work Alan mac Donald finally scored on 60 minutes to make it three one to Kilree with a fine run and finish. Gary Dillon sent Alan mac Donald through and again he put the ball in the net to make it four one to kilree with his second goal of the game. Baltinglass got another when the same two players combined, and Robbie Ryans fine pass set Heaslip up for his second goal of the game to make it four two on 77 minutes. Alan mac Donald man of match was to have the final say when he struck again on 82 minutes to complete his hat trick. Played well for kilree were Mick Murphy, David MacDonald, Alan mac Donald. Best for Baltinglass were Lee Furlong, Robbie Ryan and Eoin Gleeson.

23/12/2019 22:53
Baltinglass Town v Crettyard United B
Division 1 10/11 11:00
Baltinglass Town 1 - 2 Crettyard United B

Baltinglass Town 1

Crettyard United 2

Crettyard pulled off a bit of a shock with this narrow away win in Baltinglass on Sunday.

The Laois side got off to the best possible start when they went ahead on two minutes when great work by Mark Fox set up John Dwyer for a tap in. The home side came more into the game and were rewarded for their efforts when Eoin Gleeson smashed home a super strike to make it 1-1 at the break.

In the second half both sides had plenty of half chances but it was the visitors who proved the more clinical when Mark Fox found the net with 20 minutes remaining. Baltinglass battled hard to get back on terms but Crettyard held out for a hard-fought win.

Best for the winners were John Dunphy, Jack Delaney and Mark Fox. Best for Baltinglass were Ricky Pelligrinni Robbie Ryan and Eoin Gleeson.

23/12/2019 22:34
Vale Wanderers v Baltinglass Town
Division 1 03/11 11:00
Vale Wanderers 1 - 1 Baltinglass Town

Vale Wanderers 1

Baltinglass Town 1

A share of the points was probably a fair result after this close encounter in the Superbowl on Sunday.

The visitors got off to the better start and Ross Nolan was unlucky not to score on 12 minutes. The home side never got into the game and were lucky to be level at the break.

The Leighlinbridge side made a better start to the second half but suffered a real blow when reduced to ten men. This seemed to spur the home team into action and Jason Sinnott in the Town goal had to be at his best to deny Vale. They eventually broke the deadlock when Sean Smithers finished to the net following a long ball from Andrew Townsend. The Wicklow side responded positively and when Shane Lennon was fouled on 85 minutes, he drove the free kick to the net for a share of the points.

Best for Baltinglass were Robbie Ryan, Declan Jones and Paddy Barry.

23/12/2019 22:25
Baltinglass Town v New Oak Boys B
Division 1 20/10 11:00
Baltinglass Town 5 - 0 New Oak Boys B

Baltinglass Town 5

New Oak Boys 0

Baltinglass has a facile win on Sunday over a very disappointing New Oak whose poor form continues.

The home side started the stronger and won a penalty after only ten minutes. Shane Lennon stepped up to slot the spot kick home. On 19 minutes Emilio Faulkner found the bottom corner with a low drive. The visitors tried hard to get back into the game but were undone when Chris Heaslip chipped the keeper just before the break.

The Wicklow side continued to dominate the second half and further goals by Shane Lennon and Ross Nolan added to the Carlow town side’s misery.

Outstanding for the winners were Paddy Barry, Lee Furlong and Kevin Osborne. Best for New Oak were Jason Kenny, Lorcan Canavan, Jack Lawlor and Keenan Geoghegan.

01/11/2019 21:56
Mill Celtic v Baltinglass Town
Division 1 13/10 11:00
Mill Celtic 4 - 2 Baltinglass Town

Mill Celtic 4

Baltinglass Town 2

Mill Celtic entertained local rivals Baltinglass in Ballitore this morning in an early season top of the table clash, with both sides looking to carry on their unbeaten runs.

The home side settled the better with the midfield partnership of Alan Norton and James Fahey imposing themselves in the opening quarter. The opener arrived after 12 minutes when Shane Molloy played a good ball over the top to find Aaron Kennedy and he fired home with the outside of his left foot. Baltinglass to their credit bossed the next ten minutes before Shane Lennon grabbed a deserved equaliser with a perfectly placed free kick from 25 yards. The remainder of the half was an even affair with both sides cancelling each other out and the score remained one all at the break.

Mill started the second half much like they did the first and regained the lead after 54 minutes when Andrew Baldwin found himself one on one with the visiting goalkeeper and calmly slid home. Andrew Baldwin and twin brother James were getting through a mountain of work and their enterprise was rewarded after 60 minutes when a deep cross from the left was met by Aaron Kennedy who thumped a volley home to double Mill’s lead. The game looked safe at this stage but the visitors had other ideas and hauled themselves back into contention with ten minutes to go when another direct free kick by Shane Lennon found the top corner. Mill showed great character to dig in and the back four who were well marshalled by goalkeeper Maher stood firm. The game was finally sealed in the last minute when a throw in from the left was brilliantly flicked on by Eoin O’Neill and the ball found its way to Kennedy who poked home to put the icing on the cake.

Best for the Ballitore men on the day were the Baldwin brothers, Alan Norton and hat-trick hero Kennedy. Best for Baltinglass were Shane Lennon, Steven Heaslip and Ross Nolan.

13/10/2019 22:20
Baltinglass Town v Parkville United B
Division 1 29/09 11:00
Baltinglass Town 0 - 0 Parkville United B

Baltinglass Town 0

Parkville United 0

A share of the points was probably a fair result when Baltinglass entertained neighbours Parkville on Sunday.

Both sides created chances in the early exchanges Jordan West went close for the home side while James Lonergan going close and Cian Madden hitting the post for the visitors. The Wicklow side rode their luck a couple of times when Jason Hunter headed against the crossbar and David Orbinski rattled the sticks soon after with a super strike to leave the half scoreless.

Baltinglass came more into the game in the second half but found Sam Sheridan and Henry Hegarty is fine form at centre back with Anto Moran commanding in the goal. The home side had the ball in the net through Jordan West but it was ruled offside on 60 minutes while Adam Martin was just wide on 70 minutes. Parkville’s Lonergan almost snatched a winner at the death.

Players of note for Baltinglass were Adam Martin Declan Jones and Kevin Osborne. Best for Parkville were Cian Madden, Jason Hunter and Sam Sheridan.

13/10/2019 22:16
Baltinglass Town v Castle Rangers
Division 1 22/09 11:00
Baltinglass Town 5 - 0 Castle Rangers

Baltinglass Town 5

Castle Rangers 0

Baltinglass got their new campaign off to a flying start with this emphatic victory at home against Castle.

After a battling first half the home side took the lead when Eoin Gleason fired home on 38 minutes, and they took this lead into the break.

The Wicklow side doubled their lead within three minutes of the restart when Shane Lennon converted a penalty. The Carlow town side were awarded a penalty of their own 15 minutes later, but Jason Sinnott pulled off a great save to deny them. Dylan Gately piled on more misery for Rangers when he slotted home from close range on 70 minutes. Johnny Donegan added another goal shortly after to make it 4-0. Rangers frustrating began to tell, and they conceded another penalty with five minutes to go and Shane Lennon stepped up to score his second goal of the game to put the game to bed.

Best for Balto were Emilio Faulkner, Adam Martin and Jordan West.

13/10/2019 22:13
Baltinglass Town v St Joseph's FC
Shield 08/09 11:00
Baltinglass Town 5 - 3 St Joseph's FC

Baltinglass Town 5

St. Joseph’s 3

St Joseph’s Senior team travelled to Baltinglass for the first round of the Shield Cup.

This was the first outing for the majority of these players in a senior competition outside of Youths football. Despite a nervous start by Joeys it was nip and tuck in the middle of the field with both sides playing attacking football. With chances created at both ends, it was the home team who were to capitalise first. Keeping their heads Joeys started to settle and in the 29th minute were awarded a free kick just outside the box, which was calmly converted by Evan McGuire to level the game. A much-needed confidence booster for the visitors saw them continue to press and a cross by Dylan McDermott into the home team’s box was deflected into the net leave Joeys 2-1 up at half time.

Baltinglass started strongly in the second half and it wasn’t long till they found the equaliser. The home team started to take control of the game, but on a counter-attack Kit Gaffney found Dylan McDermott, who received the ball inside the box, and he slotted it into the bottom left to put the visitors back on top. Joeys, who fought hard for 15 minutes to hold onto this lead were soon broken down and the game was level once again. With tired legs Joeys were under constant pressure for the last 15 minutes and eventually the experience of the home team proved too much and they added two more to their tally leaving the final score 5-3.

A great debut for this young team and a great performance by all.

21/09/2019 21:31
Village FC v Baltinglass Town
26/04 19:00
Village FC 1 - 3 Baltinglass Town

Village FC 1

Baltinglass Town 3

Extremely blustery conditions in Bagenalstown on Friday evening meant that both sides had difficulty gaining a foothold during a particularly lacklustre first half.

Paddy Sinnott, Derek Nolan and James Gahan all went close with chances for the Wicklow side with Gahan heading short of the goal in the tenth minute. The deadlock was eventually broken after Village took the match to Baltinglass from the opening of the second half and were awarded a corner for their efforts. Darren Foley's beautiful in-swinger was unmet and sailed straight into the left top-corner. Baltinglass however soon rallied and turned the game around with three goals to close out the game as victors in spite of some stout defending by Village. Sinnott struck first on the hour mark. Two more chances gave Balto their second and third goal to win the game after coming back from one down.

Best for Village FC were John Monaghan, Jerry Walsh and Liam Walsh. Best for Baltinglass were John Gillespie Brian Nolan and James Gahan.

28/04/2019 21:43
Slaney Rovers v Baltinglass Town
20/04 17:00
Slaney Rovers 0 - 2 Baltinglass Town

Slaney Rovers 0

Baltinglass Town 2

Despite conceding two first-half goals scored by Baltinglass’s Jamie Gannon, Slaney gave a good account of themselves, in only their second match of the season, together, so they were somewhat rusty.

There was a lot of good football played by both teams and it was a battling performance by Slaney, whilst standing out for Baltinglass were Peter Kehoe, Mark Ryan and Eoin O’Sullivan.

28/04/2019 21:31
Celtic Stars v Baltinglass Town
14/04 11:00
Celtic Stars 4 - 1 Baltinglass Town

Celtic Stars 4

Baltinglass Town 1

Celtic Stars cruised past Baltinglass in this Divisional Cup encounter in a wet and windy Clonegal on Sunday.

The game was over as a contest as the home side led 4-0 after 35 minutes. Robert Ryan headed his side in front after five minutes from a Paul Nolan corner. Jason Cowman made it 2-0 after good work by John Ryan before Mark Egan made it 3-0 a few minutes later. Barry Foley set up Jason Cowman for his second goal of the game to make 4-0 at the interval.

The visitors made more of a game of it in the second half and kept the home side scoreless. Balto kept plugging away and were rewarded for their efforts when John Martin ran onto a Garreth Doyle through ball and slotted home.

Best for the winners were Robert Ryan Mark Egan and Jason Cowman while for Baltinglass Daniel Troy, Graham Johnson and Niall Phelan were players of note.

14/04/2019 21:04
Baltinglass Town v Burrin Celtic
05/04 18:45
Baltinglass Town 2 - 0 Burrin Celtic

Baltinglass Town 2

Burrin Celtic 0

Baltinglass and Burrin played out a very evenly contested first-half, although Baltinglass had several half chances but they couldn’t capitalise on any of them and the interval came, and it was scoreless.

Baltinglass opened the scoring, mid-way through the second-half, with a fine headed goal from James Gahan following an assist from Paddy Sinnott for a deserved 1-0 lead.

With Burrin looking for an equaliser, Baltinglass caught them on the counter, as a ball from Paudi Swinburn found James Gahan, who in turn found Declan Jones, who went straight for goal and scored for 2-0, in the sixty-fifth minute and that’s how it ended.

It was a good, all-round team performance from Baltinglass, whilst best for Burrin were Darren Moore, Conor Dooley and Brendan Butler.

07/04/2019 21:41
Mill Celtic v Baltinglass Town
Herald Striker Division 24/03 11:00
Mill Celtic 1 - 1 Baltinglass Town

Mill Celtic 1

Baltinglass Town 1

Mill Celtic drew with fellow mid-table side Baltinglass in Ballitore this morning.

The home side started the better and were unlucky not to take the lead when chances from Dylan Wynne and Andy Horan went abegging. The deadlock was finally broken on 35 minutes when Masinga Mackey finished calmly after being played through by Daniel Mackey.

Both sides cancelled each other out during the second half exchanges. The Wicklow side were rewarded for their efforts when on 70 minutes Gaz Doyle scored from a 25-yard free kick. The game petered out after this with little or no goal scoring opportunities happening for either side.

Best for Mill on the day were Shane Molloy, Paul Kirwan, and Stephen Hickey. Best for Balto were Sean Horan, Gaz Doyle and Lucas Sosa.

28/03/2019 20:36
Castle Rangers v Baltinglass Town
Herald Striker Division 03/03 11:00
Castle Rangers 5 - 0 Baltinglass Town

Castle Rangers 5

Baltinglass Town 0

Castle got back to winning ways with this flattering victory over Baltinglass in a wet and windy Youth Centre on Sunday.

The home side got off to a great start and Paddy O’Brien put them in front when he headed home a Jose Souza corner on ten minutes. The visitors were relying on their counter attack, but the Rangers defence stood firm. Castle doubled their lead when Danny O’Boyle’s shot could only be parried, and Eddie Dooley was quickest to react to slot the ball home. Michael McGrath made it 3-0 before the break.

Baltinglass started the second half in better form and created a few half chances but could not convert them. Eddie Davis saw his long-range shot find the net to put the game beyond Balto on the hour mark. Keith O’Dwyer finished off the scoring from the penalty spot to wrap up the points.

Best for the winners were Dermot O’Boyle, Roy Pearson and Cian Connolly while for Baltinglass John Martin, Sean Horan and Derek Nolan were players of note.

17/03/2019 20:44
Vale Wanderers v Baltinglass Town
Herald Striker Division 10/03 11:00
Vale Wanderers 4 - 0 Baltinglass Town

Vale Wanderers 4

Baltinglass Town 0

Vale put themselves back into league contention with this win over Baltinglass in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The home side got off to a slow start and the visitors should have capitalised with chances from Derek Nolan and Declan Jones. When Vale did get into their stride, they caused problems for Balto down the wings. They duly took the lead following one of their raids down the flanks when a cross from the right could only be parried but the Vale forward was on hand to head home. They were soon two goals up just before the interval.

During the second half exchanges the Wicklow side tried to do a damage limitations job but the Leighlinbridge side made it 3-0 when Sean Horan deflected the ball to his own net. The winners completed the scoring in the closing minutes to secure a valuable three points.

Best for Baltinglass were Sean Horan, Graham Johnson and Karl Slater.

10/03/2019 13:46
St Anne's FC v Baltinglass Town
Herald Striker Division 24/02 11:00
St Anne's FC 3 - 2 Baltinglass Town

St Anne’s FC 3

Baltinglass Town 2

St. Anne’s got the better of Baltinglass on a cold morning in Ballylinan on Sunday.

The home side started strong but the Balto defence stood firm. The Wicklow side should have taken the lead as Declan Jones went close on a couple of occasions. However, it was the Saints Andy McEvoy who got his side off the mark on 20 minutes when he slotted home a fine through ball from Emmet Doyle. The Laois side doubled their advantage when Gary Walsh headed home on 40 minutes to give the Saints a two-goal half time lead.

The visitors started the better in the second half and after exerting a bit of pressure Declan Jones was finally rewarded with a goal for his efforts. Anne’s regained their two-goal advantage when Andy McEvoy sent pile driver to the net on 75 minutes. Back came Baltinglass again and from a Thierry Boulton free kick James Gahan headed home to reduce the deficit again. They tried hard to find an equaliser, but the Saints held out for a valuable three points.

Outstanding for the winners were Andy McEvoy, Eric Kenna and Gary Walsh while for Balto James Gahan, Declan Jones and Paddy Kelly were players of note.

25/02/2019 22:11
Baltinglass Town v Nurney Villa
Herald Striker Division 17/02 11:00
Baltinglass Town 2 - 2 Nurney Villa

Baltinglass Town 2

Nurney Villa 2

The points were shared in Baltinglass on Sunday in a very evenly contested game. The first half was a stalemate with both sides playing well but neither keeper tested leaving the score 0-0 at half time. 2 minutes into the second half Baltinglass went ahead, a long ball to James Gahan was flicked on for Declan Jones to slot home and give the home side the lead. Nurney levelled with a header from Dan Kearney from a Joe Byrne corner after 60 minutes. 10 minutes from the end Gary Scully put the visitors ahead but Baltinglass got an equaliser in the 86th minute when Declan Jones ran on to a Gareth Doyle through ball and lobbed the Nurney keeper a draw was a fair result for both teams in the end final score Baltinglass 2 Nurney 2 best for Baltinglass Gareth Doyle, Declan Jones and Lee furlong. Best for Nurney were Adrian Dermody, Joe Byrne and Dan Kearney.

25/02/2019 21:56
Kilree Celtic v Baltinglass Town
Herald Striker Division 10/02 11:00
Kilree Celtic 4 - 1 Baltinglass Town

Kilree Celtic 4

Baltinglass Town 1

Kilree keep hot on the heels of the league leaders with this win against a resurgent Baltinglass on Sunday.

The home side started well and put Balto under severe pressure in the early exchanges and Alan Salter put them ahead on 13 minutes following a cross by Jamie Wall. The Wicklow side were dangerous on the break and Declan Jones and Shane Lennon caused some problems before Lennon put Sean Horan through to score from close range on 28 minutes to level matters.

The Bagenalstown side dominated the second half and were awarded a penalty on 53 minutes which was duly dispatched by David Kelly. Chris Blake found Alan MacDonald at the far post for a tap in on 54 minutes to make it 3-1. Alan MacDonald scored a fine individual goal to make it 4-1. Baltinglass had a great chance to reduce the deficit but Garrett Doyle’s penalty was brilliantly saved by Nathan Byrne to see them through.

Outstanding for the winners were Paul Kehoe, Jamie Wall and Chris Blake while Declan Jones, Shane Lennon and Derek Nolan stood out for Baltinglass.

10/02/2019 21:58
Baltinglass Town v Slaney Rovers
Herald Striker Division 03/02 11:00
Baltinglass Town 0 - 1 Slaney Rovers

Baltinglass Town 0

Slaney Rovers 1

The league leaders were made fight all the way for this hard-earned victory against arch rival and near neighbours Baltinglass in Parkmore on Sunday.

The home side dominated possession during the first half exchanges but were wasteful in front of goal with Shane Lennon and Sean Horan going close from a couple of corner kicks while Garreth Doyle saw his free kick miss the target. They were made to pay for these misses as Slaney took the lead before the interval when Dominic Byrne got the final touch to a flick on by Daniel O’Brien.

Both teams came out in the second half and put in a great shift on a deteriorating pitch. Chances from either side were few and far between and following some solid defending from Joe Thomson, Stephen Farrell and Regan Murphy, Slaney left with full points.

Best for Town were Eoin Gleeson, Paddy Kelly and Garreth Doyle.

10/02/2019 21:42
Baltinglass Town v Crettyard United B
Herald Striker Division 20/01 11:00
Baltinglass Town 0 - 1 Crettyard United B

Baltinglass Town 0

Crettyard United 1

One goal in favour of the visitors decided this sporting game on a cold wet morning in Baltinglass.

Conditions were tough for both sides and defences dominated the opening exchanges. The Laois side were unlucky not to take the lead when Mark Fox played Andy Brennan through only for his lob to scrape the cross bar and this was a close as both sides came to scoring in a scoreless first half.

In a great battle for dominance the Cretty’s midfield of Dave Maher, Jimmy Dunne and Pa Reilly were on top in the second half as they pushed hard for a winner. The goal finally came on 80 minutes when Ronan O’Reilly picked out Willie Kavanagh on the wing and he pulled it back for Andy Brennan to stitch the ball to the top corner.

Outstanding for Crettyard were Conor Mulhall, Podge Lawlor, Tom Dowling, Mark Fox and Dave Maher. Best for Baltinglass were Paddy Kelly, Daniel Troy and Thierry Bouton.

10/02/2019 21:31
Baltinglass Town v Kilree Celtic
Herald Striker Division 13/01 11:00
Baltinglass Town 0 - 4 Kilree Celtic

Baltinglass Town 0

Kilree Celtic 4

Kilree travelled to a dull and grey Baltinglass and came away with all three points.

The visitors got off to a great start when Johnny Dowling latched onto a long ball over the top to slot home on 16 minutes. They doubled their lead two minutes later when Alan MacDonald provided a cross for David Kelly to fire home a great goal. Then Alan MacDonald himself created and scored a lovely goal to make it 3-0 on 28 minutes.

Baltinglass struggled to get into the game and they were unlucky not to finish any chances that came their way. The Balto keeper made an outstanding save to deny Victor Watkins following a corner kick. The Bagenalstown side finished the stronger and Daniel Haughney scored goal number four with a fine finish.

Best for Kilree were Alan Salter, Victor Watkins and Paul Kehoe. Best for Balto were Lee Furlong, Gary Owens and Eoin Gleeson.

10/02/2019 21:19
Vale Wanderers B v Baltinglass Town
06/01 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 3 - 1 Baltinglass Town

Vale Wanderers ‘B’ 3

Baltinglass Town 1

Vale’s second string continued their giant killing acts as they disposed of Division One side Baltinglass Town in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Balto started the best and from some good passing Gary Owens was fouled at the edge of the box and up stepped Garreth Doyle to score from the free kick. Vale equalised from a bad goalkeeping error when James Gahan’s short kick out was intercepted by Lee Conlan and he duly dispatched the ball to the net for the equaliser before the break.

In the second half the home side upped the tempo and started to dominate the midfield. Jack Malone was introduced by Wanderers and he soon caused problems for the Balto defence and was fouled in the penalty area on 60 minutes but Lee Conran was wide from the spot kick. After a short scuffle the visitors were reduced to 10 men and Vale capitalised as Lee Conlan put them 2-1 ahead with a controlled finish. Kieran Casey settled the cup tie when he headed home a Conor Byrne free kick to see his side advance to the next round.

For Vale is was an excellent team performance with every player turning in a performance worthy of a man of the match performance. Best for Baltinglass were Garreth Doyle, Shane Lennon and Declan Jones.

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Baltinglass Town v Mill Celtic
Herald Striker Division 18/11 11:00
Baltinglass Town 2 - 3 Mill Celtic

Baltinglass Town 2

Mill Celtic 3

Mill Celtic got the better of near neighbours Baltinglass in Parkmore on Sunday.

The home side started the better against the wind with Phil Penrose and Gaz Doyle dominating the midfield. The visitors created the first chance on eight minutes but Euan Cullen’s low driven shot was palmed away to safety by the Baltinglass goalkeeper. Balto took over for a period and on 15 minutes a through ball from Gaz Doyle found Gary Owens who lobbed the on-rushing keeper. The Wicklow side continued to dominate with Celtic doing their best work on the counter attack. Mill’s only other chance of the half came from a Sean Higgins effort while Balto were denied going two up when Paddy Kelly saw his header cleared off the line before the break.

In the second half Balto started to sit in a little more and the Ballytore side started to find a few gaps but Balto doubled their lead when the visitors’ keeper fumbled and Sean Horan was on hand to tap home. Mill pulled a goal back through substitute Andy Horan when he turned home a Shane Molloy cross before James Gahan in the Balto goal pulled off a great save when Euan Cullen was through on goal. Celtic upped their game and soon equalised when Gary Lambe headed home from a Dylan Wynne corner. With their tails up now the Kildare side pushed on and with five minutes remaining they scored following a long throw in by Paddy Mackey and Sean Higgins poked the ball home. Balto almost snatched a share of the points when John Martin headed just wide at the death.

01/12/2018 21:51