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Round Tower Rovers v Nurney Villa 7/6
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11th placed Round Tower Rovers play host to 5th placed Nurney Villa at Timahoe at 11 am

Round Tower Rovers's last game was a comprehensive 0-4 loss at home against St Patricks Boys B.
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Nurney Villa come from a 3-3 draw away against Hanover Harps B.
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Prediction: Away Win for Nurney Villa
06/06/2020 17:03
Hanover Harps B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 08/03 14:00
Hanover Harps B 3 - 3 Nurney Villa

Hanover Harps 3

Nurney Villa 3

Hanover were one up after 38 Seconds when Dillon Murphy played Shane Doolan through and he calmly knocked the ball past the onrushing keeper. Hanover were persistent in attack and had Nurney in all kinds of trouble when Kuba Dobosz almost scored on three minutes from a headed effort and Michael Ryan saw his shot saved on eight minutes. On 11 minutes Shane Kelly was fouled down the right and the resulting Dylan Walsh free kick was met by a Kuba Dobosz bullet header to double Hanover's advantage. From the kick-off Hanover conceded a needless penalty and although Craig Walker saved John Townsend spot kick, the striker was quickest to the rebound and squeezed it past him. Possession was shared for the next 15 minutes after Nurney got their goal against the run of play but Hanover restored their two-goal advantage on 29 minutes when Dylan Walsh through ball sent Shane Doolan on his way and he stuck away his second goal of the game. Craig Walker was called into action on 32 minutes to make a save and Dillon Murphy tested the Visitors Keeper on 35 minutes, leaving the score 3-1 at the break.

Early in the second half Hanover lost possession in the middle third of the opposition half and a long Nurney ball saw Joe Byrne bear down on goal and his shot looped into the net off the keeper. With twenty minutes remaining Matthew Doogue and Shane Kelly combined down the right and squared to Dillon Murphy but his effort just too high. Nurney capitalised on another Hanover error with five minutes remaining to level the game when Colin Townsend smashed home. Hanover had another chance to win on 94 minutes when David Akinduro crossed for Shane Kelly who swivelled and shot but it went a yard the wrong side of the post.

Best for Nurney were Andy O’Brien, Joe Byrne and Colin Townsend.

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08/03/2020 21:16
Nurney Villa v Baltinglass Town B
Div Two 01/03 14:00
Nurney Villa 3 - 0 Baltinglass Town B

Nurney Villa 3

Baltinglass Town 0

Nurney had a comfortable win at home on Sunday with three goals in the first 30 minutes.

Nurney went ahead after eight minutes when Tom Murphy put Joe Byrne in to score. They doubled their lead on 17 minutes when Balto half cleared a corner kick only to Philip Murphy who returned the ball to the corner of the net. The visitors began to find their feet but Mick Murphy with a well struck free kick from 30 yards put the home side 3-0 up on 28 minutes.

Balto to their credit improved their performance in the second half and Declan Jones troubled the home defence and won a penalty but it was saved by Andy O’Brien in the Nurney goal.

Excellent for Nurney were Rian Farrell, Tom Murphy and Mick Murphy. Best for Baltinglass were Dean Mann, Declan Jones and Dan Cleary.

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01/03/2020 21:28
Nurney Villa v Slaney Rovers B
Div Two 02/02 11:00
Nurney Villa 1 - 0 Slaney Rovers B

Nurney Villa 1

Slaney Rovers 0

An 84th minute penalty from John Townsend decided this hard-fought tie in Nurney to make it four games on the bounce unbeaten.

The first half was an evenly fought out contest with the home side missing the best chance to go ahead when Mick Murphy had a penalty kick saved by the Slaney keeper after Joe Byrne was fouled in the area in the 27th minute.

The second half was again a hard battle with chances wasted at both ends. The decisive moment came late on when Colin Townsend was upended in the area and John Townsend converted the spot kick.

Tops for Nurney were Jack Rowan, Rian Farrell, Tom Murphy and Philip Murphy.

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07/02/2020 17:02
Nurney Villa v St Joseph's FC
Div Two 19/01 12:00
Nurney Villa 3 - 2 St Joseph's FC

Nurney Villa 3

St. Joseph’s 2

Nurney claimed their first win in five games on Sunday beating the young Joeys side at home.

The visitors settled well and Andy O’Brien in the Nurney goal had to save well from Kit Gaffney. Nurney then has a good spell and took a 42nd minute lead when Joe Byrne headed in a John Townsend cross for a 1-0 half-time lead.

Joey’s levelled on 67 minutes following a defensive mix up, Ciaran Doyle scoring the equaliser. Villa regained the lead when Michael Murphy blasted home only for Daniel Donegan to level again with a fine volley. The winner came from a Michael Murphy free kick from 25 yards on 89 minutes. In injury time Murphy had a chance to complete his hat trick and secure the points but his penalty kick was saved by the Joseph’s keeper.

Best for Nurney were Andy O’Brien, Jack Rowan and Colin Townsend. It was an impressive all-round team performance from a young, talented St Joseph’s side who were unfortunate not to take any points from this game.

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25/01/2020 21:28
Baltinglass Town B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 05/01 14:00
Baltinglass Town B 1 - 1 Nurney Villa

Baltinglass Town 1

Nurney Villa 1

A draw was a fair result to a hard-fought tie.

Strong start by both teams with end to end action in the first ten minutes ended in Declan Faulkner netting from a fine move from Mark Murphy and Mick Dowling. Both teams started to settle with Baltinglass on top for most of the first half coming close on a number of occasions. Nurney capitalised on a defensive slip up from Baltinglass to draw level just before halftime through an own goal.

Neither side could conjure up a winner in the second half. It continued much the same as the first with both teams coming close but failing to convert. A real battle ensued on the pitch with no quarter given by either side. Nurney put on all the late pressure but Baltinglass defence held firm to end the game level.

Best for Baltinglass were Mark Murphy, Fergal Donegan, John Martin and Tom Redmond. Best for Nurney were Philip Murphy, Val Fleming and Michael Murphy.

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12/01/2020 21:52
St Joseph's FC v Nurney Villa
Div Two 01/12 11:00
St Joseph's FC 0 - 2 Nurney Villa

St. Joseph’s FC 0

Nurney Villa 2

Nurney who were bottom of the table before the game shocked Joey’s at home to move off the foot of the table.

It was a relatively evenly contested game. The early stages were full of goalmouth incidents, with both sides spurning good chances to go ahead. The breakthrough came in the 36th minute when an Adam Kehoe shot beat the Joey’s keeper for the lead goal. Nurney led by this goal at half-time.

Nurney increased their lead in the 62nd minute when Philip Murphy shot low to the net. Nurney went on to secure the win despite the best efforts of the home side. Joey’s kept the pressure on for the full 90 minutes and were unlucky not to convert when a header came back off the post and several shots just narrowly wide.

Overall a good performance from Joeys on the day and they will be disappointed not to at least come away with a point. Best for Nurney were Jack Rowan, Sean McDermott and Andy O’Brien.

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23/12/2019 23:06
Nurney Villa v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 17/11 11:00
Nurney Villa 0 - 2 Burrin Celtic

Nurney Villa 0

Burrin Celtic 2

Burrin claimed a big win over bottom of the table Nurney to jump up the table.

Nurney started the stronger team playing good football and dominating the middle of the field for the first 20 minutes. Craig Doyle played well in the goal and saved the away side a few times. Burrin got their first goal with half an hour gone with a well worked goal from a free kick, with Conor Quinn putting a great ball across the box and Michael O’Leary finishing well after Nurney failed to clear twice. Burrin then dominated having more chances with a dead ball breaking to Andrew Skelly and a fantastic finish outside the box.

The second half was much the same as the first with chances in both halves of the pitch and some good football being played by both sides but no goals in the second half. The best chance of the game fell to Val Fleming who fired over.

Best for Nurney Sean McDermott, Mick Murphy and Jack Rowan. Best for Burrin were Andrew Skelly, Ryan Brady, Aaron Wynne, John Kinsella.

Last week, we reported that the Nurney manager had been sent off late in the game based on information provided. However, Nurney wish to clarify that it wasn’t actually the manager who got sent off but a player. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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23/12/2019 22:47
Nurney Villa v Hanover Harps B
Div Two 10/11 14:00
Nurney Villa 1 - 1 Hanover Harps B

Nurney Villa 1

Hanover Harps 1

A last-minute goal from Joe Byrne earned Nurney a well-deserved point in a game full of drama on and off the pitch. The home side went a goal down after 30 seconds when a defender put past his own keeper trying to clear a cross. There was little between the sides there after, although Hanover had a penalty saved by David Murphy. The Nurney manager did get sent off late in the game after getting involved in an incident on the pitch. Villa got on top in the last quarter and missed a few chances before the late equaliser.

Best for Nurney were Jack Rowan, Rian Farrell, Mick Murphy and Joe Byrne.

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23/12/2019 22:38
Nurney Villa v Vale Wanderers B
Div Two 03/11 11:00
Nurney Villa 3 - 0 Vale Wanderers B

Nurney Villa 3

Vale Wanderers 0

A deserved three points here for Nurney as they took their chances and Vale didn’t.

A scrappy game in poor conditions here suited Nurney, Nurney got off to a tonic start when Jack Rowan scored with a neat header from a Michael Murphy cross after just four minutes. They doubled their lead on 24 minutes when Joe Byrne added the final touch after an Adam Kehoe rebound off the post Vale battled back strong and with not long left in the first half Conor Byrne was through one v one with the keeper but he dragged his shot wide to leave the visitors trailing at half time by two goals.

Vale made use of the hill in the second half and took the game to Nurney, Vale wasted good chances through Dylan Waters and Byrne again before Geoffrey Doran missed two glorious chances at the back post. Vale tried hard to get back in the game but Nurney defended well and killed off the game on 82 minutes when Joe Byrne was taken down in the area, Rian Farrell's spot kick was parried but he put away the rebound.

Best for Nurney Jack Rowan, Michael Murphy, Joe Byrne and Adam Kehoe.

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23/12/2019 22:26
Nurney Villa v Bagenalstown AFC
Div Two 27/10 11:00
Nurney Villa 2 - 2 Bagenalstown AFC

Nurney Villa 2

Bagenalstown AFC 2

Bagenalstown dropped their first points of the season in Nurney where Town found the going tough against their local rivals. Bagenastown did find the net through captain Trevor Nolan in the 20th minute. Nurney equalised 14 minutes later as Pa Cody in the Town goal dropped a Rian Farrell free kick and Val Fleming forced the ball over the line. Town again took control of the game in the second half and Nolan again found the net from a Craig Forgarty corner. Town found themselves on the back foot due to injuries and Nurney found an equalizer late in the game through Phillip Murphy in the 84th minute. Town did have a chance near the end as Darren Crooks beat his man and the keeper but with an open goal, the post denied him. Best for Town were Brian Murphy, Jimmy Cullen and Trevor Nolan. Best for Nurney Rian Farrell, Shane O'Reilly and Thomas Murphy.

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01/11/2019 22:10
St Patricks Boys B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 20/10 14:00
St Patricks Boys B 6 - 2 Nurney Villa

St. Pat’s Boys ‘B’ 6

Nurney Villa 2

Pat’s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a big win at home to Nurney. Pats opened the scoring 8 minutes in with a great finish by David Radochonski. Nurney got a goal back on the 25 minute mark as Joe Byrne leveled things up. Pats made it 2-1 in the second half with Radonchonski grabbing his second. The Graiguecullen side’s lead didn’t last too long as Nurney hit back with Byrne scoring an unbelievable top corner finish leaving the sides at deadlock on the hour mark. Radochonski completed his hat trick 20 minutes from time. The floodgates opened for Pats then as John O’Neill and Leven Da Silva got their names on the score sheet. Pats were awarded a penalty in the final minute of the game after Harry Walker was brought down in the area. Walker took the penalty which struck the crossbar and the proactive Dinny Farrell was first on to the rebounder with his header finding the back of the net. Best for Pats: Harry Walker, David Radochonski and Jake Nolan. Best for Nurney David Murphy and Joe Byrne.

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01/11/2019 21:49
Nurney Villa v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 13/10 11:00
Nurney Villa 1 - 2 Round Tower Rovers

Nurney Villa 1

Round Tower Rovers 2

Round Tower secured their first junior win in several years, edging past Nurney. It was a very close encounter between two evenly matched sides. Nurney took an early lead when Val Fleming headed home a Padraig Delaney cross from close in after six minutes. Rovers recovered from this early shock and there was little between the sides for the remainder of the half, although Nurney created the better chances but bad finishing let them down. Rovers levelled with a fine shot from the 25-yard range on 57 minutes from Colum “Cuzint” Dunne. The vital third goal of the game fell to the visitors on 77 minutes after a Nurney defender dwelt on the ball and was dispossessed with Richard Oxley finishing well for a winner.

Best for Nurney Jack Rowan, Rian Farrell and Joe Byrne.

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13/10/2019 22:26
Killeshin FC B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 29/09 14:00
Killeshin FC B 3 - 2 Nurney Villa

Killeshin FC 3

Nurney Villa 2

The first real chance of the game fell to Adam Steed after ten minutes but he missed the target, Liam Seery had a shot on target after a good one two with steed after 20 minutes. On the half hour mark, Chris Connors came in off the left wing and shot just wide of the Nurney goal. Two minutes later, Killeshin were one up after a great run and calm finish from Steed. Two minutes later, Steed turned provider setting up Aaron McCafferty to finish nicely. Nurney began getting into the game and were awarded a penalty which they scored.

Early in the second half Killeshin were 3-1 up with Steed the scorer again. Nurney played their way back into the game and shot just wide on the hour mark. With chances going astray at both ends, Nurney got it back to 3-2 with 20 minutes left to play. There were chances at both ends in the last 20 minutes but Killeshin held out to win 3-2 and reward a good team effort with impressive showings from Adam Steed, Niall Scully and Aaron McCafferty.

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13/10/2019 22:22
Burrin Celtic v Nurney Villa
Shield 08/09 11:00
Burrin Celtic 3 - 2 Nurney Villa

Burrin Celtic 3

Nurney Villa 2

Life for Burrin Celtic as a Junior team started with a win as they qualified for the next round of the Shield.

The match started with Burrin Celtic pushing on the ball and playing some lovely passes. Ten minutes in and John Kinsella was put through by a lovely ball from Jim Carroll and he slotted the ball home. Burrin were on top and on the half hour mark, Benny Fanning received a ball from Andrew Skelly, and he hit a left foot shot from 25 yards into the top corner. Burrin were pushing on and with five minutes left in the first half, John Kinsella scored again from a tight angle to make it 3-0. Nurney kicked off and within a minute had a goal as Burrin were caught napping.

The second half was like the first with Burrin pushing for more goals and then Nurney got a free kick on the left and Phillip Murphy rose and headed the ball in the net. Celtic had a man sent off with twenty minutes to go. Then Nurney had a man sent off with ten minutes left. Burrin Celtic had two good chances to score more goals but were wide of the mark.

Best for Burrin were John Kinsella. Benny Fanning and Andrew Skelly. Best for Nurney were Eamonn Dowling, Adam Kearney and Padraig Delaney.

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21/09/2019 21:30
Nurney Villa v Castle Rangers
Herald Striker Division 31/03 11:00
Nurney Villa 0 - 3 Castle Rangers

Nurney Villa 0

Castle Rangers 3

Castle Rangers had a good away win in Nurney although the score line might be a bit flattering as the home side were well in the game up to the last 20 minutes.

The Carlow town side got off to a great start as Paddy O’Neill scored after five minutes. The remainder of the half was very evenly matched with Alan McDermott hitting the bat for the visitors before the break.

Nurney stepped it up in the second half but were denied a couple of goal chances thanks to some good Rangers defending. Damian Hackett doubled his side’s lead before Paddy O’Neill grabbed his second to wrap up the points.

Outstanding for the winners were Dermot O’Boyle, Roy Pearson and Caillin Canning. Best for Nurney Dan Kearney, Mick Murphy and Eoin Gannon.

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07/04/2019 21:19
Crettyard United B v Nurney Villa
Herald Striker Division 24/03 14:00
Crettyard United B 3 - 0 Nurney Villa

Crettyard United 3

Nurney Villa 0

Cretty remained unbeaten for 2019 with a strong team performance against a stubborn Nurney on Sunday.

The opening quarter was evenly played out but Crettyard went ahead on 30 minutes when Dave Maher and John Dwyer set up Willie Kavanagh to score and they led 1-0 at half-time.

The Laois side kept up the pressure in the second half and Barney Fox doubled the lead on 72 minutes while Kavanagh grabbed his second goal in the dying minutes.

Best for the winners were Kyle Rice, Conor Mulhall, John Dwyer, Dave Maher and Mark Fox while Thomas Murphy, Gary Dillon and Niall Scully tried hard for Nurney.

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28/03/2019 20:37
Nurney Villa v Celtic Stars
Herald Striker Division 24/02 11:00
Nurney Villa 2 - 4 Celtic Stars

Nurney Villa 2

Celtic Stars 4

Despite going behind twice Stars bounced back and secured all three points in this entertaining encounter in Nurney on Sunday.

The home side took the lead when Mick Murphy shot home after a rebound fell to him on seven minutes. The visitors levelled when Paul Nolan drove 40 yards shot to the net on 30 minutes. Two minutes later Nurney regained the lead with a Val Fleming goal and led 2-1 at half-time.

It did not take the Wicklow side long to level matters for a second time when Joe Roberts headed home a Mark Egan cross with three minutes of the restart. The game was end to end after this, and it was Stars who made the breakthrough when Brendan Behan set up Tommy Power to finish to the net on 79 minutes. The icing on the cake came on 86 minutes when a shot by Joe Roberts from just inside his own half flew into the net.

Best for Stars were Joe Roberts, Brendan Behan and Tomas Kenny. Players of note for Nurney were Dean Farrell, Mick Murphy and Dan Kearney.

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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.

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25/02/2019 21:56
Nurney Villa v New Oak Boys B
Herald Striker Division 10/02 11:00
Nurney Villa 1 - 1 New Oak Boys B

Nurney Villa 1

New Oak Boys 1

A draw was a fair result following this well contested tie in Nurney on Sunday.

Both teams were up for the contest and a closely fought first half ended scoreless.

The home side went ahead when Gary Dillon blasted home a free kick after 73 minutes, but New Oak levelled five minutes later for a well-earned draw.

Best for Nurney were Chris Kearney, Adrian Dermody, Mick Murphy and Joe Byrne.

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10/02/2019 21:58
Nurney Villa v Vale Wanderers
Herald Striker Division 03/02 11:00
Nurney Villa 0 - 4 Vale Wanderers

Nurney Villa 0

Vale Wanderers 4

Vale got the better of their neighbours Nurney with this somewhat flattering result on Sunday.

The game was played in very difficult conditions from the start and the opening quarter saw Nurney on top with Gary Scully and Mick Murphy being denied by the Vale keeper. It took 15 minutes for the Leighlinbridge side to have their first real attack as Jack Tracey broke free down the wing and crossed for Jake Nolan to head just over. The first goal came on 24 minutes when Davy Dowling combined with Jack Tracey who was fouled in the box. He picked himself up and slotted home from the spot. Two minutes later Andrew Townsend rifled home a free kick from 35 yards out to put Vale 2-0 up. They were in complete control now and Padraig Hynes and Liam Ryan were dominant in midfield and made it 3-0 on 35 minutes with Davy Dowling crossing for Jake Nolan who coolly finished at the near post.

The second half was one with few chances Vale happy to keep the ball and were solid at the back with Paddy Deevy and Paddy Dowling outstanding. The fourth and final goal came 20 minutes from time when Jack Tracey beat three defenders to cross for Davy Dowling to make it a comfortable victory for Vale.

Best for Vale Padraig Hynes, Eoghan Dowling, Paddy Dowling and Billy Lennon O’Brien while for Nurney James Moore, Gary Dillon, Philip and Mick Murphy stood out.

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10/02/2019 21:42
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Nurney Villa Fixtures / Results (All Competitions This Season)
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