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Ballymurphy Celtic v Newpark AFC
13/10 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 4 Newpark AFC

Ballymurphy Celtic 2

Newpark FC 4

Newpark started this encounter much the sharper and were ahead on five minutes when Tina Wright’s low shot found the bottom corner. Ballymurphy showed character and were level ten minutes later when the prolific Ann Murphy found the net. Both teams would cancel each other out for the remainder of the half.

It was a much-improved performance from Newpark in the second half when constant pressure on the Ballymurphy goal yielded a free kick in a dangerous area on 52 minutes. Jane Meagher stepped up and rifled it to the top corner. Newpark started to settle now and were soon out of sight when a couple of quick-fire strikes from Tracey Bourke would seal the three points. Ballymurphy kept pushing to the final whistle and were rewarded with a consolation from Murphy.

Aoife Barcoe and Ann Murphy impressed for Ballymurphy while Annie Dunne, Rosie Miller and Ebony Masuku stood out for Newpark.

13/10/2019 22:39
Ballymurphy Celtic v Mill Celtic
08/03 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 3 Mill Celtic

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Mill Celtic 3

Mill made the long journey to Ballymurphy a rewarding one with this good win on Sunday.

The visitors started the brighter and went ahead through Catherine Dempsey after a good through ball from Nicole Heeney Byrne. The Kildare side had chances to extend their lead but couldn’t find a way past the Ballymurphy keeper.

The second half was even enough and the home side almost levelled matters on 20 minutes but Rachel Fenin pulled off a fine save in the Mill goals. The winner dominated the final few minutes and sealed victory with two late goals.

Best on the day for Mill were Laura Fenin, Mag Nolan and Chloe Foy.

08/03/2020 21:18
Parkville United v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 08/03 11:00
Parkville United 0 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

Parkville United 0

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

A lone second half strike from Phil Cresswell was enough to win this tie for Celtic and give their Premier Division survival hopes a huge boost.

The win leaves Celtic just four points from safety and with games in hand on all the clubs above them it drags a host of clubs, including Parkville into a hunt for points to beat the drop. The best chance of a quiet first half fell to Ballymurphy and Cresswell on 26 minutes, his header brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar and away to safety by the Parkville keeper.

Celtic began the second period well but it wasn’t until just after the hour that the only goal of the game arrived. MJ Doran fired a shot on goal, the United 'keeper did well to save it but when the rebound fell to Cresswell he made no mistake as he swept home to make it 1-0. After that it was all Parkville but a combination of solid defending and good goalkeeping from Paul Foley was enough to see Celtic over the line and reward the efforts of Anto Jordan, Tom O’Neill and Paul Foley.

08/03/2020 21:15
Ballymurphy Celtic v Thomastown United
23/02 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 4 Thomastown United

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Thomastown United 4

Thomastown made the trip to Ballymurphy on Sunday looking to consolidate their position at the summit and had a comfortable afternoon.

They broke the deadlock on nine minutes with a long-range strike from Clionadh Donnelly and she doubled her tally ten minutes later with a similar effort. On 25 minutes Meghan Farrell went on a mazy taking on the Ballymurphy defence and coolly slotted past the keeper. Just after the half hour mark Louisa Woods got on the scoresheet while lobbying the advancing keeper. From here on the job was done and Thomastown coasted through the rest of the game with a fine team display.

01/03/2020 21:19
Hanover Harps A v Ballymurphy Celtic
Carlow Cup 19/20 23/02 11:00
Hanover Harps A 2 - 3 Ballymurphy Celtic

Hanover Harps A 2

Ballymurphy Celtic 3

Ballymurphy put their league troubles behind them as they dumped holders Hanover out of the Carlow Cup on Sunday.

The visitors started well and were in front on 15 minutes, Jamie Doyle’s free kick headed home by MJ Doran. Hanover’s response was impressive, Mark Kelly put Eoghan Byrne through on goal with the youngster keeping his cool to make it 1-1. Five minutes before the break Harps were in front, Simon O’Shea's run on goal was halted at the expense of a penalty which Kelly slotted past the keeper to give Hanover a 2-1 half time lead.

The game changed completely in a ten-minute spell midway through the second half, two goals for Celtic and two red cards for Harps finished the game as a contest. Evans Wallace made it 2-2 just after the hour with a neat finish from Ben Coleman’s cross and five minutes later Kevin Foley kept his cool in a crowded penalty area to slot the visitors ahead. Moments later the game got a little heated and when the dust settled Hanover were down to nine players after a pair of red cards were brandished. To their credit Hanover pressed in search of an equaliser but any slim hopes they had were gone ten minutes from time when they lost Johnny Dowling to a second yellow card and Celtic saw out the remaining time comfortably to advance and reward the efforts of Evans Wallace, Thomas Doyle and Kevin Foley.

Best for Hanover were Conor Clack, Stephen Chalton and Mark Kelly.

01/03/2020 21:15
Ballymurphy Celtic v Killeshin FC
02/02 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 1 Killeshin FC

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

Killeshin FC 1

In an entertaining affair the spoils were shared in Ballymurphy between two even teams.

Killeshin had the best of the opening bouts, but Ballymurphy capitalised on a loose ball from a corner and Tina Kavanagh made no mistake from close range to give the hosts the lead before half-time.

Both teams had chances in the second half before Killeshin equalised through a strike from Bláthnaid Wall. In a competitive half of football, both teams had good chances to take the lead, with Ballymurphy hitting the woodwork twice in the space of five minutes. A good point for both sides who have shown massive improvement in the last few weeks.

Best for Killeshin were Ciara Townsend, Bláthnaid Wall and Kim Nolan while Tina Kavanagh, Catriona Scully and Rachael Murphy served Ballymurphy well.

07/02/2020 17:03
Ballymurphy Celtic v St Patricks Boys
Premier Division 02/02 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 3 - 1 St Patricks Boys

Ballymurphy Celtic 3

St Patrick's Boys 1

Celtic picked up their first win of the season as new manager Mikey Whelan hit the ground running.

The hosts are still seven points adrift at the bottom but have eight games left to try avoid relegation. After dominating from the start, Ballymurphy deservedly went ahead on 15 minutes, Tom O’Neill’s low shot finding the bottom corner for 1-0. Pat’s began to find their stride but struggled to create anything in front of goal as solid defending kept them at bay. Having absorbed the pressure Celtic struck for a second time five minutes before half time, Jamie Doyle’s free kick powerfully headed home by Thomas Doyle.

Shortly after the restart the game was as good as over when Celtic made it 3-0, Paul Traynor and Declan Brennan combining well to set up Kevin Foley, his sweetly struck half volley finding the roof of the net on 55 minutes. Thereafter Celtic were content to allow Pat’s come at them but a late free kick, brilliantly struck by Liam Byrne, was mere consolation for the visitors as Celtic easily held on for their first three pointer this season.

Best for Ballymurphy were Anto Jordan, Thomas Doyle and Ben Coleman. Pat’s best included Liam Byrne, Anto Lawlor, Mark Delaney and Chris Gaul.

07/02/2020 16:58
Ballymurphy Celtic v St. Fiacc's FC
Ladies carlow cup 26/01 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 6 St. Fiacc's FC

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

St Fiacc’s 6

St Fiacc’s had the better of the early exchanges but it took them until 27 minutes to break the deadlock when Kate McDonald was on hand to score.

Ballymurphy were still in the game until the hour mark until three quick fire goals put the game to bed from Kate McDonald, Clara Hayden and Courtney Forbes. Ballymurphy pulled one back when they were awarded a penalty and Kate Drennan made no mistake. McDonald would go on to complete a second half hat trick to book their place in the hat.

Kate McDonald, Sara Kerfah and Sinead Hayden did well for Fiacc’s while best for Ballymurphy were Emma Cooper, Kate Drennan and Laura Murphy.

07/02/2020 16:52
Ballymurphy Celtic v Bagenalstown AFC
26/01 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 4 - 5 Bagenalstown AFC

Ballymurphy Celtic 4

Bagenalstown AFC 5

This was cracking cup game on Sunday morning with numerous twists and turns.

Bagenalstown took lead on 12 minutes after a great strike from Trevor Nolan found the bottom corner, but Ballymurphy responded fast and a low Thomas Doyle shot from 12 yards proved too hot to handle to make it one all. Bally dominated the rest of the half and could have easily went three or four goals up but for missed chances. Bally took the lead on 23 minutes when a pinpoint Thomas Doyle cross found Deccy Brennan who cushioned his delicate header to the bottom corner. Then on 40 minutes confusion in the Town box led to an OG from pressure from Brennan again to leave the home team 3-1 up at half time.

Bagenalstown came roaring out in second half and were level by 60 minutes with two good goals, the first from Matty Curran finishing after great work from Craig Fogarty and then Fogarty teed up Trevor Nolan for his second and game level. Bally then got back in front when Doyle flicked on to Evan's Wallace who side footed home on 75 minutes. Bagenalstown then levelled on 80 minutes when a super free from David Miley found Paddy O’Brien at the back to level up things at four all with ten minutes left. There was still time for a winner and what a winner it was as Dion Wall broke free and chipped the oncoming Ballymurphy keeper. Bally laid siege to the Town goal and with the last kick a Thomas Doyle bicycle kick was brilliantly saved and it ended 4-5. A cracking game of football.

Best for Bally were Paul Foley, Thomas Doyle and Deccy Brennan. Bagenalstown now march to the next round with great performances from Brian Murphy, Craig Fogarty and Paddy O’Brien.

07/02/2020 16:47
Newpark AFC v Ballymurphy Celtic
19/01 14:30
Newpark AFC 2 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

Newpark FC 2

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

This was Newpark's first game back since November and it showed as they were very rusty from the start.

Ballymurphy took full advantage of that and took the lead after 20 minutes through Michelle Kelly. This spurred Newpark into action who started pressing the Ballymurphy goal and this pressure paid off when Newpark equalised just on the stroke of half time when Ebony Masuku latched onto a loose ball and buried it into the bottom corner of the net. Both teams went in search of a winner and as a result would lead to an entertaining half.

In the 75th minute Newpark had a great chance when a ball over the top was collected by Denise Doyle and was unlucky to slot it inches wide of the post. Ballymurphy had a good chance that was saved by Jayne Meagher in the Newpark goal. Then with 7mins to go a free kick swung in by Abbie Wall was bundled over the line by Kellyanne Moran. That's the way the game ended and Newpark were by happy to collect their first three points of the new year.

Best for the winners were Abbie Wall, Denise Doyle, Rosie Miller and Ebony Masuku while Emma Cooper, Ann Murphy and Stacey Hennessy did well for Ballymurphy.

25/01/2020 21:29
Thomastown United v Ballymurphy Celtic
12/01 14:00
Thomastown United 3 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Thomastown United 3

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Thomastown kept their hopes for Division One honours alive with an emphatic victory over a gallant Ballymurphy side.

Thomastown were in front in the second minute when an excellent passing move found Eva Haynes out wide and her first-time delivery into the box found Lauren McCormack who in turn steered it home from close range. Ten minutes later they were two up when Jenny Brennan expertly dispatched a 20-yard free kick to the top corner. Ballymurphy started the second half much the better and created some good chances but were unable to convert any of them. Then in the 75th minute Ballymurphy were undone from a counterattack when Eva Haynes chipped the on rushing bally keeper to secure the points.

Holly Brennan, Caoimhe Woods and Lisa Carey did well for Thomastown while Ann Murphy and Emma Cooper stood firm for Bally.

25/01/2020 21:21
Evergreen v Ballymurphy Celtic
05/01 14:00
Evergreen 1 - 5 Ballymurphy Celtic

Evergreen FC 1

Ballymurphy Celtic 5

Ballymurphy proved too strong for a very young Evergreen unit on Sunday despite having made the most positive of starts.

In the 38th minute Evergreen were awarded a free kick 25 yards out, up stepped Saoirse Comerford who produced a fantastic save from Stacey Hennessy but Kia McCallum was on hand to put away the rebound. The Ballymurphy response was swift and were level five minutes later when Tina Kavanagh was on hand to fire home from close range.

Ballymurphy started the second half much the stronger and were soon two goals clear when Tina Kavanagh rounded off an impressive hat trick. Katie Drennan worked tirelessly for Ballymurphy all day and got her reward on 75 minutes with a tidy finish and Michelle Kelly slotted home the final score of the game late on.

It was an excellent team performance from Ballymurphy while Saoirse Comerford, Maeve Mansfield and Kia McCallum did well for Evergreen.

12/01/2020 21:54
Slaney Rovers v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 05/01 11:00
Slaney Rovers 4 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

Slaney Rovers 4

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

Rovers impressive home record continues as Celtic became the latest team to leave Rathvilly pointless.

The visitors began well enough with Declan Brennan going close with an early header but two quick goals for the hosts rocked them on their heels. 15 minutes in and Aaron Broughall’s corner was headed home by Daniel O’Brien for the opening score. It got better for Rovers five minutes later as Mick Foley applied the finishing touch to a superb centre from Seanie Furlong. Celtic responded well and will count themselves unlucky not to have got on the scoresheet before the break, Brennan again going close before Kevin Foley was denied by a fine stop from the Slaney keeper on the stroke of half time.

Ballymurphy were on the front foot early in the second half but despite creating good openings for both Anto Jordan and Alan Curran they couldn’t convert and with 20 minutes left Rovers made them pay dearly. Eoin Curran and Dominic Byrne carved open the Celtic rear guard for Daniel O’Brien to net his second and Rovers third to make it 3-0. With five minutes left on the clock Celtic did finally convert a chance, Anto Jordan netting to reduce the arrears but any notions of a comeback were quickly dashed as Kyle Byrne finished off the scoring for Rovers to make it 4-1 at the final whistle.

Colm O’Connor, Eoin Curran and Stephen Farrell impressed for the winners while Ben Coleman, Anto Jordan and Declan Brennan were best for Celtic.

12/01/2020 21:46
Crettyard United v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 01/12 11:00
Crettyard United 10 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Crettyard United 10

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Lee Salter bagged four goals as United completely outclassed their visitors on Sunday morning.

Celtic’s high defensive line frustrated United for the first 20 minutes but once Gearoid Cuddihy released Salter to open the scoring the result was never in doubt. A neat lob from Cristoir Maher made it 2-0 on the half hour. Tom O’Neill did have an effort on target for Celtic but it was a rare venture upfield and United soon had their third, Salter again with the finish to see Crettyard comfortably ahead at the break.

There was no let up from the hosts in the second half as the wheels well and truly came of the Ballymurphy wagon. With United virtually camped on the edge of the Celtic penalty area the goals came thick and fast. Salter completed his hat trick before a brace from Danny Doyle made it 6-0. Salter again found the net for a fourth time and substitute Luke Maher got on the scoresheet twice to make it 9-0. There was still time left for Bobby Dowling to score as United hit double figures before the referee mercifully sounded the final whistle and put Celtic out of their misery.

Best for United were Salter, Bobby Dowling and Luke Ramsbottom while Paul Foley, Alan Curran and MJ Doran kept going until the end for Celtic.

23/12/2019 23:05
Ballymurphy Celtic v Crettyard United
Premier Division 17/11 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 7 Crettyard United

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

Crettyard United 7

A foul goal haul from Anthony Fitzpatrick saw United cruise to the points in Borris on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick opened his account after just two minutes, timing his run across goal perfectly to head home a Danny Doyle cross. The lead was doubled barely two minutes later, Doyle on the mark this time as he applied the finishing touch to Evan Phillips ball from the left. Celtic responded well and could have been level as first Kevin Foley saw his goal bound effort cleared off the line and then Thomas Doyle rattled a shot off the crossbar. As is often the case with United, if you don’t take your chances you get punished and five minutes before the break Fitzpatrick raced clear of the Celtic back line before calmly slotting the visitors into a 3-0 half time lead.

The early exchanges of the second half saw United dominate and they added to their tally with regular ease. Fitzpatrick completed his hat trick on 55 minutes before Doyle netted his second and Crettyard’s fifth on the hour. Ten minutes later and Fitzpatrick grabbed his fourth with a fierce drive putting the visitors 6-0 ahead. Kevin Foley did find the net for Celtic to reduce the arrears before Gearoid Cuddihy notched goal number seven for United late on. There was still time for Celtic to earn and miss a penalty but it made little difference so late on in the game.

While Fitzpatrick took the man of the match award United also had impressive showings from Jack Brady and Mikey Byrne. Celtic’s best were Kevin Foley, Thomas Doyle and MJ Doran.

23/12/2019 22:44
Ballymurphy Celtic v Vale Wanderers
10/11 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 2 Vale Wanderers

Vale Wanderers 2

Ballymurphy Celtic 2

Vale started this game much the brighter and were ahead inside ten minutes when Philomena Murphy’s left footed strike nestled in the top corner. Fifteen minutes later Murphy would get her second with the most exquisite chip over the advancing Ballymurphy keeper. Vale continued to create chances but were caught on the break just before halftime.

The second half proved to be a sloppy affair with Ballymurphy snatching an equaliser late on.

23/12/2019 22:39
Killeshin FC v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 10/11 11:00
Killeshin FC 6 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Killeshin FC 6

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Adam Steed claimed a hat trick as Killeshin eased to the win over ten man Celtic.

Killeshin got off to a flyer as Steed netted after just six minutes, curling into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Kevin Foley had a chance to square things up for the visitors but his shot was saved and Killeshin made the most of this let off as they doubled the lead just before the break, Steed again on the mark after been set up by Will Opoku.

Ballymurphy were in real trouble just after the break when they lost a man to a straight red and Killeshin made the most of their numerical advantage to wrap up the points. Opoku got on the scoresheet to make it 3-0 on 60 minutes before Steed completed his hat trick after been released on goal by Aaron McCafferty. Will Opoku netted his second and Killeshin’s fifth and Shane Coakley finished off the scoring with a neat lob to make it six.

Best for Killeshin were John Fleming, Adam Steed and Will Opoku. Celtic’s best included Jack Foley, Paul Traynor and Alan Curran.

23/12/2019 22:34
Hanover Harps v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 27/10 11:00
Hanover Harps 2 - 2 Ballymurphy Celtic

Hanover Harps 2

Ballymurphy Celtic 2

A late Thomas Doyle header earned Ballymurphy a point as Hanover will be left wondering just how they didn't take all 3 points. Bally scored on 3 minutes and again 3 minutes from time but in between Hanover dominated for long periods. The visitors got off to a dream start, Jason Cogley's corner was only half cleared to the waiting MJ Doran and his neatly struck volley flew into the bottom corner from 25 yards. Thereafter Hanover dominated the half. Simon O'Shea saw not one but two efforts come back off the crossbar before Harps were awarded a penalty for handball. Jason Murphy calmly slotting home from the spot on the half hour. 10 minutes later Hanover were in front, O'Shea's pass opened up the Celtic back line for Colin Campion who neatly lobbed the advancing keeper to put Hanover 2-1 ahead at the break. Moments after the restart Bally's Anto Jordan seized on a loose pass but his effort from outside the box smashed off the crossbar and away. Phil Neenan had a glorious chance to put the game to bed for the hosts with 10 minutes left but with almost too much time to pick his spot he could only pick out the foot of the post. Hanover paid the price for a series of missed chances when Jack Foley crossed for Doyle to head home and earn Ballya share of the spoils. Best for Hanover included Corey Connolly, Cathal Coughlan and Stephen Chalton. Ballymurphy had impressive showings from MJ Doran, Thomas Doyle and Jack Foley.

01/11/2019 22:08
Ballymurphy Celtic v Parkville United
Premier Division 20/10 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 1 Parkville United

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Parkville United 1

A goal two minutes from time saw United claim the points in Borris on Sunday.

In an even first half there were chances at both ends, Phil Cresswell denied a goal for Celtic by a last-ditch tackle and Jack Foley causing all sorts of problems for the Parkville rear guard

The second half saw Celtic apply a little more pressure and they almost had the lead on 65 minutes when a Thomas Doyle free kick clipped the wrong side of the post and went wide. Jason Cogley then saw the Parkville keeper make an excellent save before United broke down field with two minutes left to score and break Celtic hearts.

Best for Celtic included Mark Moloney, Jamie Doyle and MJ Doran.

01/11/2019 21:55
Ballymurphy Celtic v Hanover Harps
06/10 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 8 Hanover Harps

Ballymurphy Celtic 2

Hanover Harps 8

Hanover continued their fine start to the season by beating at times a stubborn Ballymurphy.

It took until exactly 20 minutes to break the deadlock when Essmay Murphy rounded the keeper and scored from the tightest of angles. The next 15 minutes was a finishing masterclass from Rachael Whelan as she bagged a hat trick the second being the goal of the game following a fine passing move involving Ciara Nolan, Leanne Tumelty and Nicole Dowling. Stephanie Kehoe’s delivery from wide areas were excellent all day and Nicole Dowling profited when she headed home a corner and Kehoe herself would add the sixth scoring direct from a corner.

Ballymurphy to their credit kept fighting and were rewarded on 55 minutes when Ann Murphy slotted home a penalty after Emma O’Regan thought she was playing a different sport. Ten minutes later Ann Murphy got her second following a mix up in the Hanover defence. Hanover were soon back on top when Essmay Murphy got her second and with minutes remaining Leanne Tumelty was tripped in the box giving Murphy the opportunity to get her hat trick and she made no mistake.

Best for Hanover were Emma O Regan, Nicole Dowling, Clodagh Maguire and Ciara Nolan while Ann Murphy and Aoife Barcoe tried hard for Ballymurphy.

13/10/2019 22:38
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