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Hanover Harps v Ballymurphy Celtic
Prem League 17/04 11:00
Hanover Harps 0 - 3 Ballymurphy Celtic
Kevin Foley netted a hat trick as Ballymurphy finished off their league campaign with a win. Hanover started well enough, and Jack Murphy brought a good save from Kyle Foley in the Celtic goal early on. As Celtic grew into the game Jack Foley had their first real sight on goal but with only the keeper to beat, he dragged his shot wide from a tight angle. Harps then missed a great chance to take the lead on the half hour, Brandon Redmond's header was goal bound but the slightest of touches from Paul Foley deflected the ball onto the crossbar and out for a corner. With half time approaching Ballymurphy struck for the opening goal, Dara Tobin teeing up Kevin Foley to fire home from 8 yards. Celtic impressed in the second half but but Jason Cogley twice shot over when well placed. At the other end Hanover had chances for Shane Kelly and Jack Murphy, both efforts saved by Kyle Foley. We 15 minutes left Ballymurphy, and Kevin Foley got their second, Jack Foley with the assist as Foley calmly slotted home after beating the offside trap. With 5 minutes left Foley completed his hat trick, Aaron O'Toole made the hard yards down the left before crossing for Foley to finish off the scoring. Best for Celtic included hat trick man Kevin Foley, Jamie Doyle and Dara Tobin. Best for Hanover on the day were Brandon Redmond, Jack Murphy and Jason Brennan.
17/04/2022 21:00
Ballymurphy Celtic v New Oak Boys
Prem League 10/04 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 1 New Oak Boys
New Oak moved to within touching distance of claiming the Premier Division title as bn see the Boys crowned champions. In a quiet first half chances were scarce. Jamie Doyle and Kevin Foley were impressing down the left for Celtic but couldn't get clear sight of goal At the other end Kyle Foley in the hosts goal snuffed any danger from some quality crosses from Daryl Coleman and Dylan Keightley. The best chance of the half fell to New Oak's Conor Byrne after great work from Lee Walker and Paul Broderick but Byrne's effort was well saved by Kyle Foley and the sides went into half time goalless. New Oak upped the tempo on the restart and the fist opening of the half fell to Lee Walker after Will Hayes beat his man to make the space but Walkers shot just cleared the crossbar. The introduction of Jamie Murphy and Lee Gordon gave New Oak the cutting edge they were lacking and nearly paid instant dividends when Murphy set up Paul Broderick, but he failed to test Foley in Celtic goal. Thomas Doyle also failed to find the target at other end but it was a rare excursion up field and as the half wore on New Oak began to turn the screw. After wasting some good possession and with time almost up New Oak finally got their goal. Jamie Murphy's brilliant cross from the right was met with a firm header from Lee Gordon, that was saved by Foley but Gordon managed to scramble the rebound into the net to claim the points and move New Oak ever so close to retaining the title. Best for the winners on the day were Cathal Gaffney, Chris Bermingham, Will Hayes and Cian Dowling. Celtic's best included Jack Cummins, Paul Foley and Jamie Doyle.
17/04/2022 20:38
Kilree Celtic v Ballymurphy Celtic
Prem League 27/03 11:00
Kilree Celtic 0 - 2 Ballymurphy Celtic
Goals from Jack Foley and MJ Doran all but guaranteed Ballymurphy's premier Division status for next season and confirmed Dolmen Celtic's relegation in the process. In perfect playing conditions it was Kilree that created the early chances, David MacDonald going close on 7 minutes. Alan MacDonald chanced his luck from the edge of the area and just cleared the crossbar as Kilree kept pressing. Ballymurphy started to get a grip on the game after that and clear sight on goals were scarce for the remainder of the half, Alan Salter for Kilree and Anthony Jordan for Bally trading missed chances before half time. The second half saw Ballymurphy take the game to their hosts and a little piece of trickery from Jack Foley had the visitors in front on the hour, Foley twisting and turning in the box before finally finding a yard of space and then finding the net. Kilree never really got going after this and 10 minutes later the lead was doubled. Jamie Doyle swung in a corner and with MJ Doran given the freedom of the six yard box he was left with a simple header from close range to put Ballymurphy in the box seat. The best Kilree could manage in the remaining time was a Mark MacDonald header which was cleared off the line with 5 minutes left on the clock as Ballymurphy held on for a crucial 3 points, reward for the efforts of Jack Foley, MJ Doran and Kevin Foley. Best for Kilree included Darragh O'Meara, Victor Watkins and Peter Abbey.
27/03/2022 18:24
Killeshin FC v Ballymurphy Celtic
u19 cup 19/03 14:30
Killeshin FC 8 - 4 Ballymurphy Celtic
The away side started the brightest an used a storing wind to their advantage with high balls causing the Killeshin defence trouble. They found themselves three up inside the first twenty minutes. They went 1-0 up from a through ball from Tim Brennan to Luke Joyce who slotted the ball home from 5 yards out. Ballymurphy didn't have it all their own way and it took some solid keeping from Sean Tracy to keep Ballymurphy in the game. Ballymurphy went 2-0 up when Luke Fenlon swung in a freekick from the semi-circle, and it took a deflection and lobbed their own keeper. Killeshin fought hard against the wind and got one back when Scott Roycroft got in one on one and slotted home to half the deficit. The visitors doubled the lead again when a long kickout from Sean Tracey took an awkward bounce and caught their keeper off guard and lobbed him. Roycroft got in again soon after and netted a second before the away side went four two up after an own goal. Roycroft struck twice more before the break to leave it four a piece at the half. Killeshin took the game to the away side in the second half an played them off the pitch some unbelievable periods of link up play cutting the bally defence apart. John O’ Shea netted a fine hat trick and Roycroft got a fifth to put the home side into the cup final. Best for Killeshin were Terry French, Aaron Scully, and Aaron Dorgan. Best for Ballymurphy were Luke Joyce, Tim Brennan, and Eoin Coleman
27/03/2022 18:06
Ballymurphy Celtic v Slaney Rovers
Prem League 06/03 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 0 Slaney Rovers
Ballymurphy claimed a huge win in their battle to avoid relegation, one more 3 pointer from their remaining 4 games would surely be enough to ensure Premier Division football for next season. The hosts were the better side for long periods of the first half, and opened the scoring on 15 minutes, Rovers failing to clear their lines and when the loose ball fell to Thomas Doyle on the edge of the box he fired home low to the keepers left to make it 1-0. Anthony Jordan then flashed a half volley just wide of the upright as Celtic pushed for another. Slaney were limited to set pieces but free kicks from Conor O'Brien and Eoin Curran were both wide of the mark. Just after the half hour Ballymurphy and Doyle struck again, Doyle again finding himself with an inch of space on the edge of the 18 yard box and again firing low to the keepers left to leave it 2-0 at the break. The second half saw a much improved Rovers but with Ballymurphy fighting for survival they were never going to give up anything easy. Shane Murphy brought a good save out of the home keeper and as the half went on Slaney created more openings for Robert Ryan and Dominic Byrne but neither could convert from close range. MJ Doran missed a good chance to extend the lead late on but it made little difference as Celtic held their lead to the final whistle to give a huge boost to their survival chances. Best for Celtic included Dara Tobin, Kevin Foley and Thomas Doyle. Impressing for Rovers on the day were Joe Thompson, Conor O’Brien and Shane Murphy.
13/03/2022 15:02
Ballymurphy Celtic v Killeshin FC
Prem League 27/02 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 3 Killeshin FC

Ballymurphy Celtic 2

Killeshin FC 3

Dragos Mamaliga netted a second half brace as Killeshin made it 3 wins on the bounce to move into third place. By contrast Celtic remain level on points with Dolmen at the bottom in the battle to avoid the drop. Killeshin had already created openings for Kieran Hennessy and Adam Steed before Ballymurphy opening the scoring on 20 minutes, Anthony Jordan played Thomas Doyle in on goal and his inch perfect chip found the net via the underside of the crossbar to put the hosts ahead. That lead only lasted 7 minutes, Niall Scully's cross caused panic in the Celtic penalty area and when the ball fell to Hennessy he slotted just inside the post for 1-1. Killeshin pushed on from there but it remained level at the break. The tempo was upped in the second half as both teams made light of a difficult breeze. Thomas Doyle and Anthony Jordan both had efforts saved for Celtic before the hour, but when the chance came to Killeshin they tucked it away. Adam Steed's cross evaded everyone except Mamaliga at the back post who made no mistake to make it 2-1 in the visitors favour. There's plenty of fight in this Celtic side and they were level 20 minutes from time, Jack Foley cooly picking his spot after been played in by MJ Doran and it looked like Celtic would get a very valuable point but with 5 minutes left Killeshin and Mamaliga struck again. Joyce Tsumbu beat his marker down the right before crossing for Steed, his effort was saved but the rebound fell to Mamaliga to net the winner and break Celtic hearts and reward a solid team performance from the visitors. Best for Ballymurphy included Thomas Doyle, Kevin Foley and Jack Foley.

27/02/2022 20:23
Vale Wanderers v Ballymurphy Celtic
u19 cup 26/02 14:30
Vale Wanderers 1 - 3 Ballymurphy Celtic

Vale Wanderers 1

Ballymurphy 3

Ballymurphy showed a masterclass performance in the Superbowl on Saturday afternoon. They fell behind in the tenth minute when Vale Wanderers took an early lead through a long range strike from Aedan Byrne but weren't long claiming one back through Jack Cummins who turned the back line inside out and was brought down in the box, he then took the penalty and scored to the bottom left. Ballymurphy were well on top from here with Luke Kavanagh and Luke Fenlon in the middle dominating the play. Luke Joyce had a ball played in from the right wing by Luke Kavanagh and he took it well and placed it beyond the keeper into the top left corner from close range to give the visitors a deserved lead after 38 minutes. Ballymurphy had the wind at their backs in the second half and looked in real control while Vale only had a couple of chances but solid defending from Thomas Joyce, Michael Joyce and David Coleman kept them at bay. Jack Cummins had 2 chances within 3 minutes and hit the target but the keeper saved both times. Eoin Coleman headed a corner ball off the line and then it broke to Adam Farrell who passed to Luke Joyce who struck on the half volley with precision to beat the keeper in the last 10 minutes as Ballymurphy ran out comfortable winners. Best for Ballymurphy were Jack Cummins, Luke Joyce and Luke Kavanagh

27/02/2022 20:21
Crettyard United v Ballymurphy Celtic
Prem League 20/02 11:00
Crettyard United 2 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Crettyard United 2

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

In one of the few games to survive the weather at the weekend Crettyard took full points to close the gap on New Oak to just 3 points as this season's title race begins to hot up. Crettyard began with the string wind on their backs and dominated for long periods but were struggling in front of goal. Gearoid Cuddihy cracked a free kick off the post midway through the half and the usually lethal Lee Salter saw a couple of efforts go the wrong side of the post. United finally opened the scoring just after the half hour, Celtic failed to deal with a free kick into the penalty area and Salter pounced on the loose ball to slot it beyond Kyle Foley in the Ballymurphy goal. At the other end Anto Jordan and Jack Foley were a handful for the United defence but couldn't get clear sight of goal. The second half saw wind assisted Celtic with more possession but chances came and went for Dara Tobin and Declan Brennan. In these tight games you have to take you chances went they come along or you get punished and that's exactly what Crettyard did. The introduction of Ryan Byrne brought new energy to the Crettyard attack and the chances started coming again. Kyle Foley denied Salter after he was released on goal by Danny Doyle on 75 minutes but 5 minutes later the young 'keeper was powerless to stop Doyle doubling the lead after good work from Salter and Byrne. As always with Celtic they battled to the end but it's rare for United to drop points from such a strong position. It's now 7 straight wins in the Premier Division for United since losing to Celtic back in November while Celtic haven't managed a 3 pointer since that game. Best for Crettyard on the day were Craig Comerford, Lee Salter and Danny Doyle while Ballymurphy were best served by Paul Kirwan, Killian Harvey and Mikey Sullivan.

26/02/2022 20:50
Ballymurphy Celtic v Killeshin FC
U17 cup 12/02 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 2 Killeshin FC

Ballymurphy 0

Killeshin 2

League champions Killeshin travelled all the way to Ballymurphy as they started their campaign to win the double. Ballymurphy were determined to cause a shock, but it wasn’t to be as the league winners set up a thrilling semi-final against league runners up Hanover. Both teams started well in a cold day in Ballymurphy. The pitch conditions could not let both teams play along the ground. It was Killeshin who scored first with an over-the-top ball by Dylan Williamson to Michael Dooley who finished well in the 25th minute. Killeshin kept up the pressure and found another goal when Ryan Harrington made a great run down the wing and played it back to Dylan Williamson who fired home a volley into the top right-hand corner. The game finished 2-0 to Killeshin with a great fight by Ballymurphy in the second half. Best players from Killeshin were Darragh Byrne, Killian Barry and Dylan Williamson.

26/02/2022 20:38
Ballymurphy Celtic v Dolmen Celtic
Prem League 06/02 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 2 Dolmen Celtic

Ballymurphy Celtic 2

Dolmen Celtic 2

John Nangle's goal 5 minutes from time rescued a point for Dolmen in this relegation battle on Sunday morning. The visitors had first use of the strong breeze and went close through both Danny Thompson and Ben Doorley early on. The opening goal arrived for Dolmen midway through the half, Jamie Doorley heading home Thompson's corner for 1-0. Ballymurphy were back in the game 10 minutes before half time when Mick O'Neill was fouled in the area and Kevin Foley slotted the spot kick to tie things up at the break. With the wind on their backs it was Ballymurphy's turn to apply the pressure in the second half. Jack Foley and Thomas Doyle were proving a handful and Foley fired just wide on the hour. Shortly afterwards it was Jack Foley again causing problems as he hit the crossbar. Eventually Foley got his reward when Jason Cogley picked him out to slot the hosts ahead with 15 left on the clock. Dolmen were never going to give this one up though and with 5 minutes left it was substitute Nagle who popped up unmarked at the back post to tap home the equaliser and give the teams a point a piece in the battle to avoid the drop. Best for Ballymurphy were Dara Tobin, Kevin Foley and Jack Foley. Dolmen had solid showings from Patrick O'Brien, Boni Milangyo and Danny Thompson.

26/02/2022 20:31
Ballymurphy Celtic v St. Patricks Boys
Prem League 30/01 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 2 St. Patricks Boys
This draw, combined with Dolmen's win means just a point separates the bottom 3 in the battle to avoid relegation. The strong breeze played a big part, making it for either side to play constructive football. The opening goal arrived for the hosts on 20 minutes, a free kick into the Pats area caused havoc and after a few hashed attempts at clearances the ball fell to Alan Curran who slotted into the bottom corner. Pats battled back and were level 10 minutes before the break, Liam Byrne swung in a free kick and Anto Lawlor headed home to make it 1-1. The last chance of the first half fell to Celtic's Anthony Jordan but his effort just shaved the top of the crossbar on its way over. The restart saw Ballymurphy with the strong wind in their backs and they dominated possession. A Jason Cogley corner created a chance for Thomas Doyle but it was well saved on 60 minutes. Celtic kept pushing and the pressure yielded a penalty with 20 minutes left. Doyle was fouled in the area and Kevin Foley dispatched the spot kick to restore the home sides lead. Pats weren't done however and with 10 minutes left they made it 2-2, Bobby Doogue crossing for Danny Moran to square things up again. The closest anyone came to a winner late on was a half volley from Celtic's Anthony Jordan which came back off the crossbar. In the end the draw was probably a fair result but both teams know 3 pointers will be needed to pull away from the drop zone. Best for Ballymurphy on the day were Luke Kavanagh, Jamie Doyle, Kevin Foley, and Alan Curran while impressing for the visitors were Dylan Costigan, Chris Gaul and Jake Nolan.
30/01/2022 20:12
Vale Wanderers v Ballymurphy Celtic
U19 League 29/01 14:30
Vale Wanderers 6 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic
Vale wanders hosted Ballymurphy Celtic fc in latest round of u19s league. Vale pushed for an opener when cross bar denied a great strike by Mark Fitzgerald once again. The home side bagged first goal when a corner from mark Fitzgerald went all the way to far top corner. This was far from the end of vales first half scoring when Aedan Byrne finished from close range and Charlie Nolan scoring from outside of the box. A Zack Kelly overlap on the right side saw the defender set up like Bailey for his 4th goal in 3 games. The second half saw Vale continue in search for goals. They got two more with Cormac Murphy slotting home a penalty and substitute Shane Cowman netting also. Best for Vale were Cormac Murphy, Mark Fitzgerald, and Zack Kelly. Best for Ballymurphy were Tim Brennan, Oisín Martin, and Eoin Coleman.
30/01/2022 20:08
Ballymurphy Celtic v Dolmen Celtic
U19 League 22/01 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 1 Dolmen Celtic
Ballymurphy took lead after twenty minutes through Luke Fenlon with a speculator bicycle kick and he doubled lead after thirty-five minutes with a well place shot. Dolmen pulled one back after 80 minutes with Denis Istrati knocking home a scramble in the box. Best players for dolmen on the day were Ben Coakley, and Mubatsiri Mudawapi . Best for Ballymurphy were Oisín Martin Luke Kavanagh, and Tim Brennan.
30/01/2022 20:07
Ballymurphy Celtic v St. Joseph's FC
U17 League 29/01 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 0 St. Joseph's FC
These two played out a very competitive scoreless draw. It was a great complete team performance from all 15 players from Tinryland. Up against a physically strong Ballymurphy team, St Josephs battled throughout the game and had the local team rattled at the end. Very commanding performance from the back line under the watchful eye of the excellent Sean Buggy in goal. All players played their part in this tough encounter and St Joseph's can look forward to finishing on a high to the end of their league campaign and are well capable of causing one or two Cup shocks in the coming weeks.
30/01/2022 20:06
Nurney Villa v Ballymurphy Celtic
U17 League 22/01 14:30
Nurney Villa 1 - 2 Ballymurphy Celtic

There was a very even start to the first half for both teams with the best chance going to Nurney when Darragh Fitzgerald hit the post on 7 minutes. Both teams created chances, but Ballymurphy got the opener on 22 minutes with a goal from Luke Joyce who continued his great scoring form. The rest of the half was entertaining but couldn't produce any more goals.

Ballymurphy started the 2nd half better than Nurney and caused Nurney problems early on.

Nurney weathered the storm and got a well-deserved equaliser when Oisín Maloney shot home on 82 minutes from play. It was looking like a draw was going to be the result until Ballymurphy scored a great goal on 88 minutes when Luke Joyce hit a curling shot into the right side of the Nurney net from just outside the box. Nurney tried to even things up in the last few minutes but couldn't get a result. Nurney's best players were Oisín Maloney, Aidan Nolan, and Ben Smyth. best for Ballymurphy were Finn Lyons, Tiernan Byrne, and David Coleman

30/01/2022 20:04
Parkville United v Ballymurphy Celtic
Prem League 16/01 11:00
Parkville United 5 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic
Parkville's quest for a first Premier Division title since 2004 remains alive as they brushed aside Celtic at Hawkins Lane on Sunday to remain in second place just 3 points behind leaders New Oak. Despite dominating possession in the first half United only had a solitary Craig Staunton goal to show for their efforts at half time. That goal arriving after just 7 minutes, TJ Kavanagh supplying the cross for Staunton to head home at the back post. It was half an hour before United created another decent chance, Tom Pollard setting up Staunton but this time his effort was wide of the mark. Celtic's Kevin Foley missed a chance to level matters just before the break but after getting in behind the United rear-guard he couldn't direct his effort on goal and Parkville took their slender lead into the break. Within 5 minutes of the second half Parkville effectively killed the game off. TJ Kavanagh with another assist, this time for Mike Dobosz who slotted home from a tight angle to make it 2-0 within a minute of the restart and shortly afterwards Staunton netted his second and Parkville's third, Cian Doran doing the hard work before teeing up Staunton to slot home. In fairness to Celtic, they kept plugging away but Thomas Doyle saw his effort saved just after the hour before Parkville's relentless pressure yielded another couple of goals before the end. Kavanagh completed a hat trick of assists on 70 minutes, this time setting up Joe Sunderland to score before getting in on the scoring act himself with 12 minutes left, getting on the end of a Staunton pass before brilliantly chipping over the keeper to make it 5-0. Best for United on the day were TJ Kavanagh, Cian Madden and Craig Staunton while Celtic's best included MJ Doran, Mark Moloney and Kevin Foley.
30/01/2022 19:52
St Anne's Ballylinan v Ballymurphy Celtic
U17 League 15/01 14:30
St Anne's Ballylinan 0 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic
Ballymurphy started strong with Luke Joyce missing an early chance from a low freekick. It was 50/50 from there on and jack Cummins had a great chance to score just before the half, but the keeper made a great save to leave it scoreless at half time. St. Annes grew into the game in the second half and created more chances but Sean Tracey in the Ballymurphy goal kept them at bay. Luke Joyce went close right at the end with a shot from distance but couldn't convert and the game finished without a goal. Best for Ballymurphy were Sean Tracy Pauric Kavanagh and JP Kelly
30/01/2022 19:48
Burrin Celtic v Ballymurphy Celtic
U17 League 08/01 14:30
Burrin Celtic 1 - 2 Ballymurphy Celtic
Burrin started off very slow on the day and looked like a team who hadn’t played in a month. Ballymurphy’s striker was tripped in the box about 15 minutes in. They scored the penalty to go 1-0 up. Burrin woke up after this and started creating changes but a resilient Ballymurphy defence held off till halftime to go in with the lead. Burrin started the second half much stronger and got their equalizer from Evan Corr from a corner. Burrin dominated most of the game from here in. Ballymurphy got a free kick on the edge of the box with only a few minutes left which was placed in the top right corner leaving the Burrin keeper no chance. Burrin fought for another equalizer but couldn’t finish their chances on the day. Full time Ballymurphy 2-1 Burrin Celtic.
16/01/2022 20:56
Ballymurphy Celtic v Killeshin FC
U17 League 11/12 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 4 Killeshin FC

Both sides started well in a cold day in Ballymurphy. Ballymurphy got a great chance early on from a free kick which just went wide. Killeshin scored in the third minute when Kyle Holden, assisted Cialan Brady who slotted home. Killeshin stayed on top with another goal in the ninth minute this time it was from Josh Brady with a good finish. Killeshin continued to push forward and in the 15th, minute got another when James Ingram crossed to Kyle Kehoe who controlled it well and scored. In the 40th minute Killeshin got there fourth with Kyle Kehoe this time passing to James Ingram who slipped the centre back and finished well. Ballymurphy pulled one back on the stroke of half time when Jack Cummins scored a goal for from a through ball from Luke Joyce. The game finished 4_1 to Killeshin as Ballymurphy never gave up and fought back in the second half when Killeshin were reduced to ten men. Best players from Killeshin were Kyle Holden, Tommy Hutton and Chris Fitzgerald. Best for Ballymurphy Conor Coleman, Tadgh Farrell and Tiernan Byrne.

12/12/2021 20:12
Killeshin FC v Ballymurphy Celtic
Prem League 05/12 11:00
Killeshin FC 8 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Killeshin FC 8

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Adam Steed netted a hat trick as Killeshin crushed Ballymurphy on Sunday to go top of the table in the process. Celtic had 2 men sent off, but the game was over before the first of those red cards was produced on the stroke of half time. The hosts were on top from the off, opening the scoring on 5 minutes through Dragos Mamaliga. 2 minutes later Kieran Hennessy doubled the lead when he headed home an Evan Lowry corner. Moments later Steeds low drive made it 3-0 and the game was as good as over with barely 10 minutes played. Luke Roche did manage an effort on target for Ballymurphy, but Killeshin never eased up and it was 4-0 just after the half hour when Steeds cross was deflected to the net by a Celtic defender. Steed made it 5-0 with a low drive before the first of those red cards left Ballymurphy going in the break with 10 men. The pace eased up a little in the second half but the goals kept coming, Sean Fitzpatrick scored the goal of the game on the hour, curling a beauty from 30 yards into the top corner. Steed completed his hat trick 5 minutes later before a pair of red cards saw both teams lose a man. Julian Strain completed the scoring 5 minutes from time to cap off a fine performance from the hosts who had Michael O'Rourke, Ian Brennan, Evan Lowry and Aaron Donnelly in fine form. Best for Ballymurphy on a disappointing day were Alan Curran, Jason Cogley and MJ Doran.

05/12/2021 21:27
Ballymurphy Celtic v Hanover Harps
U19 League 27/11 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 9 Hanover Harps

Ballymurphy Celtic AFC 0 – 8 Hanover Harps AFC.

League leaders – Hanover started much the quicker and they opened the scoring on six minutes, when Jarno Fischer scored from close range for 0-1 and he didn’t take long to double his tally. When a flowing move was finished into the corner of the net, for 0-2.

Ballymurphy were dealt a real blow to their chances when their centre-forward – Declan Brennan had to go off following an injury.

Hanover used the windy conditions to go further ahead, with a brace from Evan Gorry and one from Brandon Kelly and making the half-time score 0 – 5 to Hanover.

Ballymurphy had their chances, but failed to convert any of them.

With the wind advantage Ballymurphy continued to try and get back into the game, but it was going to be a real uphill struggle and whilst they caused some problems for Hanover, they couldn’t find a finishing touch.

Hanover were playing quick stylish football and they finished the game off with Jarno Fischer completing his hat-trick and Kyle Foley got himself a late brace of goals and the final score was 0 – 8.

Best for Hanover were Dylan Doyle, Jamie Furlong and Ryan Brady, whilst standing out for Ballymurphy were Adam Hu and Conor Meaney, but it was a battling team performance from all their players.

05/12/2021 21:02
Hanover Harps v Ballymurphy Celtic
U17 League 27/11 14:30
Hanover Harps 3 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

Hanover Harps AFC 3 – 0 Ballymurphy Celtic AFC.

Hanover started the quicker of the two teams and went 1-0 up, early on through a fine strike by Scott Dooley and a few minutes later Harry Brown made it 2-0 with a low drive into the bottom corner.

Ballymurphy had some early chances when Luke Joyce had a good shot, but Hanover’s keeper made a fine save to deny him and another chance fell to Jack Cummins, but he failed to convert. Then JP Kelly played a fine ball ‘over the top’ to Luke Joyce, but he couldn’t keep his shot on target, it was more of the same, in the second half, with Hanover’s Matthew Callinan pouncing on a loose ball in the box, to make the score 3-0.

Hanover continued their winning run, as it ended 3-0 to them.

Best for Hanover were Mateen Olatilewa, Cian Ray and Alex Downes, whilst standing out for Ballymurphy were JP Kelly, Thomas Joyce and Jack Cummins.

05/12/2021 21:01
Ballymurphy Celtic v Crettyard United
Prem League 21/11 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 0 Crettyard United

Ballymurphy Celtic 2

Crettyard United 0

Celtic produced a huge shock on Sunday and a result that could have a huge impact on the destination of the league title come next April. History shows us that the winners of this league rarely drop points to teams outside of the top 4 and when the dust settles at the end United could well look back on this fixture with regret. As for the game it was a story of chances missed, by United, and chances taken by Celtic. Crettyard's woes in front of goal began as early as the second minute when Gearoid Cuddihy blazed over from close range. A few minutes later Ryan Byrne beat the offside trap but couldn't beat Kyle Foley in the Celtic goal with only the keeper to beat. It didn't get any better for the visitors as Danny Doyle passed up a hat trick of chances before the half hour mark and then Celtic made them pay. Jamie Doyle swung in a corner and Kevin Foley brilliantly headed home from 12 yards to send Celtic into the break 1-0 up. The second half was more of the same, United creating and missing chances, some solid defending and great goalkeeping denying the visitors. Having taken everything United could throw at them Celtic pounced again to double the lead with 20 minutes left. United could only half clear a corner and when it fell to Martin Kavanagh on the edge of the box, he sent a cracking half volley into the bottom corner. United had a chance to get back into the game 5 minutes later when they were awarded a penalty, but Kyle Foley made an excellent save to deny Danny Doyle. Foley produced another couple of saves late on to keep out Lee Salter as Celtic held on for the win. Best for Ballymurphy included Kevin Foley, Martin Kavanagh, and Kyle Foley in goal. On a bad day for United they had solid showings from Craig Comerford, Colin Osborne, and Niall Purcell.

28/11/2021 15:18
Ballymurphy Celtic v St Anne's Ballylinan
U17 League 20/11 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 5 - 1 St Anne's Ballylinan

Ballymurphy Celtic AFC 5 – 1 St Anne’s AFC.

St Anne’s started off as the better team and whilst Ballymurphy created a couple of chances, they weren’t able to hit the target and they were then punished by St Anne’s, who scored on fifteen minutes for 0-1. Ballymurphy asserted themselves and were back in the game with a fine strike by Luke Joyce to equalise at 1-1, on thirty minutes and that was the score at the interval, Ballymurphy took the lead on fifty five minutes, when David Coleman headed home for 2- 1 with Ballymurphy well on top and dominating play and they scored again through Luke Joyce who slotted home from a penalty to make it 3-1. Luke Joyce was looking for his hat-trick and he found it on sixty-seven minutes, when he went through the St Anne’s defence and buried the ball in the bottom corner to make it 4-1. Ballymurphy were in full control, and they slotted home their fifth when Luke Joyce took advantage of a mix up in St Anne’s box to make it 5-1 and his fourth goal. Best for Ballymurphy were Luke Joyce, Cian Quirke, Conor Coleman, and David Coleman, whilst it was a brave, hardworking performance by St Anne’s.

28/11/2021 15:16
Parkville United v Ballymurphy Celtic
U17 League 13/11 14:30
Parkville United 0 - 8 Ballymurphy Celtic

Parkville United AFC 0 – 8 Ballymurphy Celtic AFC.

Ballymurphy had a great win against Parkville, after a few tough weeks, where they had been up against it and this result will hopefully, give them confidence, as the season progresses.

Ballymurphy started the better and went ahead on ten minutes through Jack Cummins for 0-1 and quickly made it 0-2 through Luke Joyce on seventeen minutes.

Joyce made it 0-3 on thirty-three minutes, as he completed his brace and on forty two minutes Tadgh Farrell made it 0-4 and that was the score at half-time.

In the second half, Ballymurphy continued to punish Parkville, with Luke Joyce completing his hat-trick on fifty-five minutes to make it 0-5 and Jack Cummins scored on sixty five minutes to complete his brace and make the score 0-6.

Two late goals from the ‘dynamic duo’ of Joyce and Cummins, saw Luke Joyce grab his fourth goal of the game for 0-7 and Jack Cummins complete his hat-trick on eighty eight minutes to make the final score 0-8.

Besides the exploits of the two main goalscorers – best for Ballymurphy were Mike Joyce, Cian Quirke and Conor Coleman. Best for Parkville: Callum Murray and James Boland in midfield. Sennan Murphy and Ryan Maher did very well in centre back but had their hands full with Ballymurphys pace, Patrick Dzbynski was impressive for his first game in goal. Conor Nolan looked bright when introduced at half time.

28/11/2021 14:51
Ballymurphy Celtic v Kilree Celtic
Prem League 07/11 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 3 Kilree Celtic

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Kilree Celtic 3

Kilree picked up their first points of the season with this win away to near neighbours Ballymurphy. Kilree made the early running, creating chances for both Alan MacDonald and Alan Salter, both efforts well saved. Thomas Doyle then had a chance for the hosts on the 20 minute mark but dragged his effort wide of an inviting target. They paid a price for that miss 10 minutes later when Paul Kehoe headed home Mark MacDonald's cross to give Kilree the lead. Shortly afterwards the lead was doubled, Mick Murphy's free kick struck Ballymurphy's Ben Coleman for an unfortunate own goal as Kilree went into the break 2-0 ahead. The hosts rallied in the third quarter, with chances falling to Declan Brennan and Jason Cogley, with only the width of the post keeping Cogley's effort out. As with the first half, Kilree responded with pressure of their own which yielded a penalty 20 minutes from time, Darragh O'Meara fouled in the box and Gary Dillon converted from the spot to finish off the scoring and get Kilree their first points of the season to cap off a fine team performance. Martin Kavanagh, Derek Byrne and Thomas Doyle were best on a disappointing day for Ballymurphy.

14/11/2021 21:20
Ballymurphy Celtic v St. Patricks Boys
U19 League 06/11 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 4 St. Patricks Boys

Ballymurphy Celtic AFC 0 – 4 St Patrick’s Boys AFC.

In what was a very wet and windy afternoon in Ballymurphy, it was St Pat’s who left with all three points, following a comprehensive victory over Ballymurphy,

Ballymurphy had an early chance when Declan Brennan played Luke Fenlon in on goal, but he couldn’t convert, but St Pat’s broke the deadlock when a Dean Kelly free-kick was deflected off the defensive wall and into the net for 0-1.

The game remained tight throughout the next twenty minutes, then just as half-time was approaching, Pat’s - Evan McEvoy intercepted the Ballymurphy’s keeper attempted pass, before slotting the ball into the net to give them a 0-2 lead, which they took into the interval.

Pats tried hard to keep the ball on the deck in order to combat a five man midfield, in a change of tactics by Ballymurphy, with both teams, creating a number of clear cut chances, but they all went abegging.

Halfway through the second half, Ballymurphy had the ball in the net, but it was disallowed for offside, and St Pat’s switched to hitting them on the counterattack and from one attack the ball was centred into Darragh Kelly’s head to make the score 0-3.

In stoppage time, Dara Kelly sealed the victory, with a calm and composed finish to make the final score 0-4.

Best for Ballymurphy were Jamie Nolan, Declan Brennan and Adam Hi, whilst ‘Man of the Match’ for St Pat’s was Dean Kelly.

14/11/2021 21:16
Ballymurphy Celtic v Parkville United
14/11/21 11 am
Prem League 14/11 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 2 Parkville United

Match Photographs

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

Parkville United 2

Parkville maintained their impressive start to the league with a third win on the bounce but they had to do it the hard way in Ballymurphy as Celtic led 1-0 at half time. Parkville made the early running, Dylan Sheridan seeing a couple of headers from Tommy Murphy crosses saved by Kyle Foley. Nick Nolan had the ball in the net for Parkville midway through the half but that was ruled marginally offside. Celtic grew more and more into the game and on the stroke of half time they opened the scoring, Lauren Scully supplied the pass for Declan Brennan to glide in behind the United back line and Brennan kept his cool as he slotted home to give Celtic the lead. The second half saw United apply all the pressure and it took barely 10 minutes for it to pay off, Mike Dobosz winning back possession before releasing Nick Nolan on goal to make it 1-1. Dobosz saw another effort chalked off for offside as Parkville pushed for a lead goal and it duly arrived 20 minutes from time, Dobosz again the provider as Nolan netted his and United's second to deservedly put the hosts ahead. Celtic tried to respond with Luke Roache squaring for Declan Brennan but there was too much pace on the cross as it went across the face of goal and away to safety. A thunderous drive from United's Jamie Walsh brought the save of the game from Foley as United looked to extend the lead but it mattered little as Parkville held on to claim the points and keep their 100% record in tact, rewarding the play of Nick Nolan, Jamie Walsh and Mike Dobosz. Best on the day for Celtic were Kyle Foley, Declan Brennan and Michael O'Grady.

14/11/2021 20:19
Bagenalstown AFC v Ballymurphy Celtic
U19 League 30/10 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 5 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

Bagenalstown AFC 5 – 1 Ballymurphy Celtic AFC.

Bagenalstown started very well, dominating play for the opening twenty minutes and good play from James Farrell found Kyle O’Neill, who squared the ball to Sean Wall, who put it in the net, but it was disallowed for offside.

Ballymurphy defended well and were rewarded for their hard work with a goal before the interval and they took their slender 0-1 lead into half-time.

In the second half, Bagenalstown ‘hit the ground running’ and Eoghan Hickey scored a hat-trick and James Farrell scored a brace to give Bagenalstown a thumping 5 – 1 victory.

Best for Bagenalstown were Adam Walsh, Eoghan Hickey, James Farrell and Billy Fitzpatrick, whilst it was a battling performance from Ballymurphy, who were just overwhelmed by Bagenalstown.

31/10/2021 20:07
New Oak Boys v Ballymurphy Celtic
24/10/2021 20:55