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St Patricks Boys v Ballymurphy Celtic 19/11
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7th placed St Patricks Boys play host to 5th placed Ballymurphy Celtic at The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys) at 11 am

St Patricks Boys come from a 5-5 draw away against Celtic Stars.
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Ballymurphy Celtic's last game was a disappointing 3-1 loss away against Parkville United.
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Prediction: DRAW

Ballymurphy Celtic v Hanover Harps
Womens Div One 29/10 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 3 - 0 Hanover Harps

Ballymurphy Celtic 3

Hanover Harps 0

Ballymurphy Celtic won their first game of the season with an important victory over Hanover Harps at home.

In a half of few chances, Hanover nearly took the lead after 30 minutes Nicole Dowling’s through ball was just steered wide by Stephanie Kehoe. There wasn’t much in the way of clear cut chances, even though both sides had their period of pressure, as the half stayed scoreless.

Ballymurphy lost playmaker Grainne Nolan in the first half and her replacement Rachel Murphy played a major role in the first goal as her shot was stopped and the rebound fell to Aoibheann Murphy who tucked it away from close range.

It was 2-0 minutes later as Murphy made up for her missed shot earlier by calmly finishing another effort to increase the home side’s advantage. A bit of individual brilliance from speedy winger Michelle Kelly led to the clinching goal as she went on a surging run down the right wing before pulling on it from distance with the ball going into the top corner.

Hanover kept going for a consolation goal but Ballymurphy’s defence kept them out to keep the clean sheet intact.

Best for Ballymurphy were Maria Doyle, Michelle Kelly and Ann Murphy while best for Hanover were Emma O’ Regan, Andrea Jeaney, Megan Walsh and Melanie Walker.

Ballymurphy Celtic v Parkville United
Premier Division 29/10 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 2 Parkville United

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Parkville United 2

Ballymurphy suffered their first league defeat since the opening day of the season as Parkville's recent good form continued. United had to win this one the hard way, playing the majority of the game with 10 men after losing a man to a red card early on. Will Doran and Ross Hanley were causing problems to Celtic's rear-guard with both players guilty of missing chances in the opening 10 minutes. Parkville were then reduced to 10 men and Ballymurphy had their best spell, Kevin Foley saw his effort well saved before Paul Traynor had an effort chalked off for off side on the half hour. Celtic paid for their missed chances when United hit the front just before the break, Jamie Welsh played Kevin McCarney through on goal. McCarney’s smart finish left the stranded keeper with no chance for a 1-0 half time lead. With Ballymurphy struggling to create anything in front of goal despite the extra man and plenty of possession it was left to United to snatch a second on 65 minutes, Ryan Clarke beating his marker and crossing for McCarney to volley home his and Parkville's second. Celtic ran out of ideas and the best of the late chances fell to United with Robbie Sheridan and McCarney both missing chances to extent the lead before the final whistle. United will be happy with a strong display from their 10 players while best for Celtic were Jack Foley and Paul Traynor.

Nationalist Premier Division
Parkville United 3 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic 5/11

Parkville United take all points from Ballymurphy Celtic.
4th placed Parkville United won 3-1 against their visitors, 5th placed Ballymurphy Celtic at Hawkins Lane Tullow (Parkville United) at 11 am

Parkville United
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Ballymurphy Celtic
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Womens Division One
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 0 Newpark AFC 5/11

Ballymurphy Celtic draw with Newpark AFC.
4th placed Ballymurphy Celtic were held to a 0-0 draw by 2nd placed Newpark AFC at Ballymurphy at 11 am

Ballymurphy Celtic
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Newpark AFC have yet to win away from home.
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Ballymurphy Celtic v Parkville United
Womens Div One 22/10 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 2 Parkville United

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

Parkville United 2

Parkville United have now won two on the bounce after coming away with a hard-fought victory over Ballymurphy Celtic.

Ballymurphy started the brightest in tough conditions and went 1-0 up early on. Once Parkville got into it, they put Ballymurphy under serious pressure. This pressure finally paid off when a ball from Rachel Whelan found Melanie Daniel in the box who slotted it home comfortably as the sides went in level at half-time with the score 1-1.

The second half continued as the first one ended with Parkville mounting the pressure. Celine Slye carried the ball from the half way line and found her way through the defence to finish in the bottom corner. Parkville held on to the lead to take the three points

St Fiacc's FC v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 22/10 11:00
St Fiacc's FC 1 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

St Fiacc’s 1

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

A Dennis Nolan strike 12 minutes from time saw St Fiacc’s claim a point despite having two men sent off.

An uneventful first half sprung to life ten minutes before the break. Fiacc’s lost their first man to a red card and shortly afterwards Ballymurphy hit the front when Thomas Doyle beat two defenders down the left wing before crossing for Alan Curran to score for a half time lead.

Things got worse for Fiacc’s ten minutes into the second half when more indiscipline saw them reduced to nine players. Celtic piled on the pressure but Fiacc’s defended brilliantly, limiting the visitors to one clear cut chance that fell Ger Foley's way, but he was denied by a superb save on 70 minutes. With time running out a rare break upfield for Fiacc’s saw Nolan presented with the opportunity to level matters and he made no mistake. Celtic will wonder how they didn’t claim all three points against nine men for a third straight league win while the hosts will be happy to salvage a point in difficult circumstances.

Best for Celtic included Anthony Jordan, Paul Foley and MJ Doran. While credit must go to the nine battlers for Fiacc’s.

Crettyard United v Ballymurphy Celtic
Womens Div One 15/10 11:00
Crettyard United 1 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Crettyard United 1

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

A Chloe Ryan strike just after the half-time break was the decider in this tight clash in Crettyard.

Ballymurphy, with the wind in their backs in the first half, started off the brighter of the two sides with plenty of chances in the opening 20 minutes. However, they could not turn those chances into goals. Crettyard came close with a chance of their own as Aisling Behan hit the crossbar with a shot just before the half-time whistle as the half finished scoreless.

Crettyard began the second half stronger and early in the second half, Ryan made no mistake from the edge of the penalty area as she struck the decisive blow. Crettyard held on as they got their second win of the season. Best for Crettyard were Mary Claire Kelly, Sarah Purcell and Collen Rickard and for Ballymurphy, Grainne Nolan and Cathriona Scully played well.

Ballymurphy Celtic v North End United
lfc cup 08/10 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 4 North End United

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

North End United 4

Celtic made their exit from the LFA Cup, going down to Wexford side North End, two goals in either half doing the damage.

The hosts started well and saw a Kevin Foley effort ruled out for offside before having loud appeals for a penalty fall on deaf ears after 15 minutes. North End settled into their game and hit the front on 20 minutes. Ten minutes later it was 2-0 when the visitors were awarded a penalty.

Early in the second half it was 3-0 but Celtic continued to battle and created chances for Kevin Foley and Ger O’Brien before the Wexford outfit added a fourth late on to finish off the scoring.

Best for Celtic were Paul Foley, Ger Foley and Mark Maloney.

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Ballymurphy Celtic Fixtures / Results (All Competitions This Season)
Sunday 19 November 2017
Nationalist Premier Division
St Patricks BoysBallymurphy CelticThe Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys)11:00Morgan O' Reilly
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