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Baltinglass Town v Nurney Villa
div 2 cup 10/04 11:00
Baltinglass Town 3 - 1 Nurney Villa

On a windy day in Baltinglass, the home side started the strongest and scored after 10 minutes. An in-swinging corner, taken by Baltinglass's Chris Sutton, somehow found its way through Nurney goalkeeper David Murphy's hands and into the back of the net to give the home side a 1-0 lead. However, Nurney began to settle after this mistake and equalised in the 36th minute when Gary Scully scored in what could be described as a goalmouth scramble.

In the second, Nurney benefited from playing with the strong wind, which meant that Baltinglass had large amounts of defending to do. Nonetheless, to their credit, the Baltinglass defence limited Nurney to only a couple of chances within the entire second half. Baltinglass then took a 2-1 lead in the 85th minute when a corner from Ross Nolan was headed into his own net by Nurney's Ger Bonner. Nurney striker Pakie Fleming then missed a golden opportunity to level the game before Baltinglass wrapped up the game in the 89th minute. A free kick taken by Gary Carroll went through the Nurney goalkeeper's hands again to make the final score 3-1.

Best for Baltinglass - Gary Carroll, Ross Nolan, and Michael Conroy.

Best for Nurney - Rian Farrell, Joe Byrne, Thomas Murphy, and Dean Farrell.

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17/04/2022 20:43
Nurney Villa v New Oak Boys B
Div Two 27/03 14:00
Nurney Villa 2 - 1 New Oak Boys B

A game played in lovely sunshine on the Newtown Road in Nurney, Nurney came out on top in this hard-fought division two game.

A closely contested first half saw excellent play from both sides, but either side created very few chances. That was until before halftime when a New Oak corner, taken by Keenan Geoghegan, confused the Nurney defence. The ball was somehow handled off the line by a Nurney defender! This lapse of concentration resulted in a red card for Nurney and a penalty to New Oak. Daniel Hayden then stepped up to convert the penalty, giving New Oak a halftime lead of 1-0.

Despite being down to ten men, Nurney came out fighting and equalized within three minutes of the restart. Kyle Harenberg sweeping home from a Thomas Murphy corner. The one-person deficit didn't deter Nurney, as they continued to press, causing New Oak problems. Finally, with five minutes remaining, a long-range free-kick taken by Rian Farrell found a way into the back of the net. This goal ultimately gave Nurney the well-deserved three points. Best for Nurney Villa - Joe Byrne, Val Fleming, Michael, and Thomas Murphy. Best for New Oak Boys B - Lee Kane, Graham Dempsey, and Stephen Lacey.

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27/03/2022 18:25
Nurney Villa v Baltinglass Town
Div Two 20/03 11:00
Nurney Villa 2 - 2 Baltinglass Town

On a dry but windy day in Nurney, Baltinglass Town knew that they needed to pick up three points to be in with a chance of winning the division 2 title. Nurney started the better of the two teams and took a 1st-minute lead when a Rian Farrell free-kick flew to the Baltinglass net. After this, Baltinglass, playing with a strong wind, created chance after chance and eventually equalized in the 11th minute. The Nurney goalkeeper fumbled a through ball by Chris Sutton, and Gary Carroll was on hand to tap home and make it 1-1. Nurney regained the lead just before half-time when the Baltinglass goalkeeper mishandled a John Townsend free-kick, and Dean Farrell bundled the ball home to leave the half-time score 2-1.

The Baltinglass goalkeeper redeemed himself in the second half with good saves from Nurney's John Townsend and Pakie Fleming. Midway through the second half, Baltinglass dominated the play, even while playing against the wind. Their pressure on the Nurney defence eventually led to a needless handball which awarded Baltinglass a penalty kick. Gary Carroll stepped up and made no mistake scoring and making it 2-2. Baltinglass knew they needed a win and piled the pressure to score that all-important winner, but the Nurney defence held firm and the game ended as a draw. Best for Nurney Villa - Ger Bonner, Rian Farrell, Thomas Murphy and Dean Farrell. Best for Baltinglass Town - Tom Parker, Pauric Brady and Mick Dowling.

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27/03/2022 18:11
Burrin Celtic v Nurney Villa
Div Two 05/03 19:30
Burrin Celtic 5 - 0 Nurney Villa

Burrin Celtic 5

Nurney Villa 0

On Saturday evening, 7th place Nurney Villa travelled to The Valley to a face title chasing Burrin Celtic. With Burrin Celtic currently on a winning streak of 4 games, it was no surprise that the home side played some of their finest football of the season, with the entire team playing brilliantly. The home side created many chances with the majority of possession and troubled the Nurney defence. However, they could not put these early chances away. This changed after 35 minutes when Myles Hutton put Burrin 1-0 up, and the score remained the same until the referee's halftime whistle.

In the second half, Nurney looked like a completely different team and looked to have a go at Burrin. Some great chances from set-piece plays throughout the second half threatened the Burrin defence, and they were unlucky not to have a better result. However, after Nurney lost their centre backs due to injury, Burrin soon scored a second goal through Liam McGuill, and the goals kept coming. McGuill scored his ninth goal of the season, Burrin's third of this game, and Michael O Leary came off the bench to score Burrin's fourth. Finally, on the 90th-minute mark, Jake Hickey got Burrin's final goal in a vital 5-0 win for title-challengers Burrin. Best for Burrin Celtic - Liam McGuill, Conor Ruane and Chris O' Connor.

Best for Nurney Villa - Rian Farrell, Ger Bonner, Mick Murphy and Thomas Murphy.

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13/03/2022 15:05
Burrin Celtic v Nurney Villa
26/02/2022 20:48
Burrin Celtic v Nurney Villa
Carlow Cup RD 1 12/02 19:30
Burrin Celtic 1 - 1 Nurney Villa

Burrin Celtic 1

Nurney Villa 1 (3 - 4 after penalties)

Nurney Villa caused an upset when they sent an in form Burrin Celtic packing from the Carlow Cup. Burrin maintained a lot of early possession, but it was Nurney who came the closest to opening the scoring when Joe Byrne struck a shot off the Burrin Celtic crossbar in the 23rd minute. However, Burrin Celtic hit Nurney on the break straight from the resulting clearance, and Burrin's forward struck a great shot to give his team a 1-0 lead. Regardless, the game was end-to-end for the remainder of the contest. There was great play from both teams but with no scoring. That was until the 86th minute when the Mullins brothers combined for the Nurney equaliser. Michael brilliantly cut back a ball and played it to his brother Martin who found the net. The score was 1-1 after 90 minutes, and extra time was required. The extra-time period of play was just as evenly contested but without further scoring. The game was to be decided by a penalty shootout. In the shootout, Nurney edged home a 3-4 win to reward the efforts of Ger Bonner, Martin Mullins and Mick Murphy.

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26/02/2022 20:44
Nurney Villa v St. Joseph's FC
U17 cup 12/02 14:30
Nurney Villa 5 - 1 St. Joseph's FC

Nurney 5

St Joseph’s 1

These two neighbours met for the second time in a week and after a scoreless draw last week it was Nurney who won the bragging rights and a spot in the semi-final next week away to Burrin Celtic. It was a bright start by Nurney who almost got their heads in front on 2 minutes when Cian Kelly shot just over the bar. Nurney continued to press but Josephs were dangerous on the counter, and they got the opener on 21 minutes when Conal McGuire scored from a free kick which went in off the post. Nurney didn't take long to respond and got a well-deserved equaliser on 23 minutes when Oisín Maloney scored from a free kick. Oisín Maloney was on the scoreboard again for Nurney a minute later when he converted a penalty.

Nurney continued to cause Josephs difficulties from set pieces and again conceded a 3rd when Oisín Maloney got his head on a corner ball on 34 minutes. St Joseph’s continued to be dangerous, but Nurney were in control for the rest of the half. Nurney started the 2nd in much the same way they started the 1st and Josephs tried to break through the Nurney defence but struggled with the final ball. Nurney continued to weather the Josephs attack and went close several times. Josephs had a great chance on 77 minutes, but the ever-reliable Thomas Bermingham kept them out and Darragh Fitzgerald got his 1st for the club when he struck home on 79 minutes from close range. Shane Kelly added to the tally when he converted on 81 minutes from play. It was a Great performance by Nurney against a team which has always caused them problems in the past. Nurney's best players were Oisín Maloney, Darragh Fitzgerald and Ben Smyth

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26/02/2022 20:38
Hanover Harps B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 06/02 14:00
Hanover Harps B 0 - 2 Nurney Villa

Hanover Harps B 0

Nurney Villa 2

It was a horrible day for football in the plots on Sunday afternoon, but both teams did try to beat the elements at times, but it was two second-half goals that gave Nurney the victory in Carlow. Hanover were much the dominant side throughout the first half and were unlucky not to be in front at the break. First, a Pa Carr free-kick was tipped onto the crossbar and then on the 38-minute mark, Shane Kelly got a shot off after a great run down the wing, but again the Nurney goalkeeper tipped the effort onto the post. Again, two stunning saves from the Nurney number one as the half ended scoreless. Nurney were the better side for the majority of the second half. Although, in fairness, most of the Hanover B players had to play for the first team earlier in the day for several reasons. It was only a matter of time before their legs would tire, and in the 73rd-minute, that's what happened. First, Nurney's John Townsend set up Mick Murphy, who fired home to give Nurney a 1-0 lead. Then, Pakie Fleming ensured a 2-0 victory for the visitors with a fine individual goal in the 82nd minute. Best for Nurney Villa – Andy O'Brien, Rian Farrell, Thomas and Mick Murphy. Best for Hanover Harps B - Shane Kelly, Dylan Twohig, Pa Carr, Eric Dowling, David Dunne, and Evan Dudley.

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26/02/2022 20:35
St. Joseph's FC v Nurney Villa
U17 League 05/02 14:30
St. Joseph's FC 1 - 1 Nurney Villa

Nurney 1

St Joseph’s 1

Nurney went to St Joseph’s hoping to get the win that would have them finish ahead of Josephs in the table. Nurney started the game well and created chances with the aid of the wind. Nurney were unlucky not to take the lead on 11 minutes only being denied by some good goalkeeping. St Joseph’s got the opener against the run of play on 21 minutes with a goal from play. Nurney continued to press causing Joseph’s problems in mid field.

St Josephs continued to be dangerous and forced a great save from Thomas Bermingham to keep it at 1 nil. The half-finished 1 nil to Josephs. Nurney were against the wind now and started the half well and created some good opportunities to score. St Joseph’s absorbed the Nurney pressure well and created a great chance of their own on 70 minutes which required the Nurney keeper to be at his best to keep the score at the minimum. Nurney really on top now and got a well-deserved equaliser on 82 minutes when Ross Nolan hammered home the ball from inside the box. It was all Nurney for the remainder of the game but they couldn't get the elusive winner. Another great battle between these 2 teams who face each other next week in the cup quarter final. Best for Nurney were Evin Kearney, Thomas Bermingham, Luke Brennan and Ross Nolan.

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26/02/2022 20:29
St. Joseph's FC v Nurney Villa
Div Two 30/01 14:00
St. Joseph's FC 2 - 1 Nurney Villa

An evenly contested game unfolded on Sunday afternoon in McArdle Cross. A young, talented, and upcoming St. Joseph's team had an excellent opportunity to put some ground between themselves and the chasing pack after Baltinglass Towns loss at home to New Oak that morning. St. Joseph's displayed impressive football for the large crowd in attendance to enjoy, with Luca Hutton almost opening the scoring on the 20th-minute mark, when his sweet left-footed strike from outside the box brought a fine save from the Nurney goalkeeper Chris Kearney. This was the chance of the half. The hardworking and willing partnership of Bowden and Eyong upfront for St. Joseph's were met by a persistent and well-organised Nurney defence who were going to be challenging to break down, leaving the score 0-0 at half-time.

Nurney Villa went ahead when a clearance from the St. Joseph's defence fell to Pakie Fleming, who volleyed a fine shot home to make it 1-0 to Nurney. However, this lead lasted just six minutes when St. Joseph's Padraig Webb was fouled on the edge of the box, and Luca Hutton stepped up to send a beautiful curling left-footed effort in off the post. 1-1 and game on. Nurney found themselves chances on goal, but after his outstanding performance last week, the Saints number one produced some fantastic saves when called upon. As the game began to reach the end, St. Joseph's overloaded the Nurney defence. After relentless attacking efforts, they found the all-important goal when Robert Timmons crossed for Daniel Donegan, who found himself with time at the back post to grab a last-minute winner and all three points for St. Joseph's. Best for St. Joseph's - Daniel Donegan, Padraig Webb, and Luca Hutton. Best for Nurney Villa - Andy O'Brien, Jamie McCabe, Mick Murphy and Pakie Fleming.

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30/01/2022 20:20
Nurney Villa v Slaney Rovers B
Div Two 23/01 11:00
Nurney Villa 3 - 0 Slaney Rovers B

Nurney Villa played the better football out of the two teams and dominated the first half but missed several good chances to take the lead. Nurney's John Townsend was then brought down in the area, leaving the referee to award the penalty and Pakie Fleming to step up to take the kick. However, Slaney goalkeeper Daniel Curran proved a tough nut to crack when he produced a superb save from Villa's penalty. However, Fleming made amends with a goal just before half-time to put Nurney Villa 1-0 up at the break.

Five minutes into the 2nd half, Fleming was again on the mark when he headed home a John Townsend cross. The win for Nurney was confirmed in the 77th minute when Gary Scully scored after another John Townsend assist. However, Slaney Rovers battled hard to the end and had a goal chalked off for offside three minutes from the full-time whistle. Best for Nurney - Rian Farrell, Martin Mullins, John Townsend, and Michael Murphy. Best for Slaney - Keith Slye, Sean Costello, and Daniel Curran.

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30/01/2022 20:19
Nurney Villa v Killeshin FC
U17 League 29/01 14:30
Nurney Villa 1 - 3 Killeshin FC
This win for Killeshin along with their two arch-rivals drawing means they just need to win their final game to be crowned champions. It was a good start by Nurney and were unlucky not to take the lead on 5 minutes when Oisín Maloney hit the crossbar with a great header from play. The game evened out for the next 10 minutes with both sides searching for the opener that finally went to Nurney when Oisín Maloney put the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the Killeshin net on 16 minutes. Killeshin chased and with the aid of the wind got the equaliser on 26 minutes with a goal from Ben Slattery after a defensive mistake. Killeshin pressed as the half went on and hit the upright on 39 minutes but couldn’t score leaving half time score: 1 all. Nurney were under pressure from the off with Thomas Bermingham pulling off a great save on 48 minutes to keep the score even. Killeshin were awarded a penalty on 49 minutes which was converted by Kyle Kehoe to put Killeshin in front. Killeshin continued to make life uncomfortable for Nurney and punished the home team again with a goal from play on 56 minutes through James Comerford. Thomas Bermingham continued to keep Nurney in the game with some great saves and even having the wind behind them was not enough to close the gap. The rest of the half was fairly even with chances for both teams that couldn't be converted. Nurney's best players were Oisin Maloney, Thomas Bermingham and Luke Brennan while for Killeshin best players were Ben Slattery, James Comerford and Jack Hynes.
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30/01/2022 20:05
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

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30/01/2022 20:04
Vale Wanderers B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 16/01 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 2 - 3 Nurney Villa

It was Nurney Villa who ran out as the winners of this hard-fought tie in Leighlinbridge on Sunday. Nurney took a 1-0 lead in the 16th-minute when Kyle Harenberg headed home from a Rian Farrell free-kick. However, Vale responded well and equalised in the 22nd-minute when a corner kick went in off a Nurney defender, leaving the score 1-1 at half-time.

In the second half, Nurney took a two-goal lead. First, Jamie McCabe prodded home when Vale failed to clear a corner kick, and then Michael Murphy punished a defensive mix up and scored to make it 3-1. Vale then pulled a goal back when Kieran Casey was fouled in the box, and Lee Conran stepped up and scored the penalty, making the score 3-2.

Vale tried but couldn't find the equaliser, as Nurney defended well and grabbed all three points. Best for Nurney- Andy O'Brien, Jamie McCabe, Joe Byrne, and Thomas Murphy. Best for Vale- Kieran Casey and Lee Conran.

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30/01/2022 19:57
Round Tower Rovers v Nurney Villa
Div Two 09/01 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 4 - 2 Nurney Villa

Rovers started their 2022 off with a 4-2 win in Timahoe against an improved Nurney Villa team. Rovers started strong with tremendous pressure from the wing. They then found the breakthrough from an excellent finish by Mickey Keogh to make it 1-0 to Round Tower. However, Villa hit back to level when a well-worked move saw Martin Mullins cross for Pakie Fleming to head home. Nurney then went ahead in the 39th minute when a Pakie Fleming free kick into the area was headed home by Kyle Harenberg before Round Tower's Paddy Brady equalised before the break. Halftime Round Tower Rovers 2 - 2 Nurney Villa.

In the second half, Nurney Villa upped the pressure and almost found a third goal only for the fingertips of Round Tower's William Oxley. Rovers then found a third of their own from the header of Colum Dunne from a corner. Nurney played well but still couldn't force an equaliser. Finally, a goal in the dying minutes from Round Tower's Enda Butler put the nail in the coffin. It made the final score Round Tower Rovers 4 - 2 Nurney Villa.

Best for Nurney were Andy O'Brien, Mick Murphy, Joe Byrne and Thomas Murphy.

Best for Round Tower Rovers were William Oxley, Paddy Brady and Enda Butler.

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16/01/2022 21:02
Nurney Villa v St Anne's Ballylinan
U17 League 08/01 14:30
Nurney Villa 5 - 2 St Anne's Ballylinan

This game saw a bright start by both teams, The best of the early chances going to Nurney.

Nurney got the opener on 18 minutes when Ben Smyth scored from a Shane Kelly free kick.

Ballylinan equalised on 28 minutes with a goal from play. The visitors began to dominate and were rewarded with their 2nd on 33 minutes with a goal from a free kick. Nurney began to chase, and John Cassidy got the equaliser for Nurney on 34 minutes when he chipped the keeper. Nurney took the lead on 42 minutes when Shane Kelly struck from play and that finished the half with Nurney 3-2 up and playing well. An even start to the 2nd half with few chances created by either team. As the half progressed Nurney began to dominate. Nurney created lots of chances and were rewarded when Oisin Maloney struck from a saved shot on 73 minutes. Padraig Keareny was rewarded after some solid play with Nurney’s 5th goal.

Good performance from Nurney who started the 1st half well and dominated the 2nd.

Nurney's best players were John Cassidy, Aidan Nolan, Thomas Bermingham and Oisin Maloney

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16/01/2022 20:57
Hanover Harps v Nurney Villa
U17 League 11/12 14:30
Hanover Harps 10 - 0 Nurney Villa
Hanover100Nurney

Hanover were on the score sheet 5 minutes later with a good goal from play as John Phiri got his second of the game. Nurney just couldn’t get into the game and struggled to maintain possession with some sloppy passing. Hanover scored their 7th on 76 minutes with a great headed goal from a cross after a great move from back to front with the ball coming to Mathew Callanan on the wing who drove in a powerful cross wit Harry Brown getting on the end of it to power a header in the net. Hanover's 8th came in good style on 80 minutes when Vivian Nixon who beat 2 players to curl a shot off the crossbar from 25 yards into the net and then Killian Comiskey finished the scoring with neat footwork to make it 10. Best for Hanover was Cian Ray and Harry Brown. Nurney's best players were Luke Brennan, Padraig Kearney and Thomas Bermingham
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12/12/2021 20:12
Nurney Villa v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 12/12 14:00
Nurney Villa 0 - 2 Burrin Celtic

Nurney Villa 0 - 2 Burrin Celtic

Burrin Celtic kept their good run of form going with a win away from home in awful weather conditions. Burrin dominated and created numerous chances within the first half, with Liam Brennan scoring after 15 minutes directly from a free kick. Burrin created multiple opportunities to score, but Nurney’s defence played excellently and did not let much past them.

In the second half, the wind was against Burrin. However, they controlled the game well. In the 57th minute, Myles Hutton kept his good form going and scored Burrin’s second and made it 2-0. Nurney fought to get back in the game, with Pakie Fleming delivering a fine shot which was well saved by the Burrin keeper. Full-time and the score remained 2-0 to Burrin Celtic.

Best for Nurney were Joe Byrne, Kyle Harenberg, and Pakie Fleming.

Best for Burrin were Adam Deacon, Nick Mullins, and Lorcan Doyle.

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12/12/2021 20:05
Baltinglass Town v Nurney Villa
Div Two 05/12 11:00
Baltinglass Town 4 - 2 Nurney Villa

Baltinglass Town 4 – 2 Nurney Villa

After an adamant performance last week against league leaders St. Joseph's, Baltinglass Town were hoping for a simpler game but got anything but an easy game against the visiting Nurney Villa.

Baltinglass started the better of the two teams, and after some good play, Chris Sutton was fouled on the edge of the box. Gary Carroll stepped up to score the free kick with a powerful shot placed in the right top corner of the net, 1-0. Ten minutes later, Baltinglass were awarded another free kick, this time from the right-hand side. After an excellent delivery, Gary Carroll made no mistake from close range to give Baltinglass a 2-0 lead. However, one minute later, Joe Byrne pulled a goal back for the Nurney. Baltinglass then scored a third when a knockdown by Mick Dowling fell to Chris Sutton, who volleyed home from the edge of the box. However, Nurney did protest an offside within the build-up of Baltinglass's third goal. Nurney responded again when Rian Farrell headed in from a Thomas Murphy corner kick to leave the score 3-2 to Baltinglass at half-time.

Nurney pushed hard in the second half, but a lack of a cutting edge in front of the goal let them down, and Baltinglass looked happy to play on the break. Then in the 77th minute, Gary Carroll beat the offside trap from a great pass and squared the ball to Chris Sutton, who made no mistake and finished to put Baltinglass 4-2 ahead. Nurney pushed to get back into the game, but Baltinglass defended well to see out the game, leaving the final score as Baltinglass Town 4 Nurney Villa 2. Best for Baltinglass was Michael Convoy, Chris Redmond, Lee furlong and Mick Dowling. Best for Nurney were Jamie McCabe, Andy O'Brien, Thomas Murphy and Rian Farrell.

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05/12/2021 21:31
Nurney Villa v Burrin Celtic
U17 League 04/12 14:30
Nurney Villa 1 - 8 Burrin Celtic

Nurney Villa AFC 1 – 8 Burrin Celtic AFC.

Burrin started off by far the better side, creating chances from the first two minutes and they took the lead when Frankie Fitzgerald scored with an acrobatic bicycle kick, from a Jack Kenny corner for 0-1.

Burrin kicked on from there and further goals came from Jimmie Carroll, Ben Nolan, Sam Collier and a great finish from Dylan O’ Reilly to make the half-time score 0-5.

To their credit Nurney never gave up and they got a consolation goal early in the second half when Ross Nolan scored to make the score 1-5.

Burrin ‘turned up the heat on Nurney’ and from a short corner, Frankie Fitzgerald fired the ball into the top corner for 1-6 and then Ben Nolan got his brace in the last fifteen minutes and then Cian Lester scored the final goal and it ended 1-8 to Burrin.

It was a great team performance from Burrin who were just too strong for Nurney on the day, but credit goes to Nurney for making it a very entertaining game and they gave it all they could. Best for Nurney were Triston Searson, Padraig Kearney and Thomas Bermingham.

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05/12/2021 21:21
Nurney Villa v Hanover Harps B
Div Two 28/11 14:00
Nurney Villa 3 - 0 Hanover Harps B

Nurney Villa 3- 0 Hanover Harps B

It was three first-half goals that decided this match, which was played in Nurney. It was the home side who opened the scoring. The first goal came in the 2nd minute when Andy O'Brien dispatched the ball into the net from Thomas Murphy's corner. Nurney's lead was then doubled when Pakie Fleming scored after some excellent midfield play. After 33 minutes, the score was 3-0 when Joe Byrne played a lovely cross across the box, leaving Martin Mullins no choice but to tap the ball home. It was an awkward and slow opening half for the Hanover players, and their mistakes were duly punished. Their failure to pick up midfield runners had them three down at half-time.

Knowing this, Hanover made two changes after half-time and began playing better and creating chances to get back into the game. However, the Hanover chances were not capitalised on by Dillon Murphy, Dylan Twohig or Aaron Kinsella, and the score remained the same until the final whistle. As the game got stretched, Nurney were dangerous on the break but never really created much. 3-0, a comfortable home win for Nurney Villa. Best for a valiant Hanover team were Alan Bolger, Eric Dowling, Aaron Kinsella, and Pa Dowling. Best for Nurney were Jamie McCabe, Andy O'Brien, Thomas Murphy and Rian Farrell.

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05/12/2021 21:17
Nurney Villa v St. Joseph's FC
U17 League 27/11 14:30
Nurney Villa 4 - 6 St. Joseph's FC

Nurney Villa AFC 4 – 6 St Joseph’s AFC.

It was a good start by both teams, with some attractive flowing football and Nurney took a 1-0 lead when Ben Smyth headed home following a corner, on nine minutes and then on seventeen minutes, Nurney conceded an equaliser when Joey’s scored from play to make it 1-1.

This was the beginning of a good spell of play for Joey’s, as they scored two more goals on 27 and 30 minutes to make the score a comfortable 1-3 lead.

Just after Nurney responded with a goal by Oisin Maloney on thirty three minutes to make it 2-3 and on thirty five minutes Oisin Maloney scored again, for his brace and level the scores at 3-3 and they took that score into half-time.

Joey’s opened the second-half scoring with their fourth goal from play for 3-4 and they continued to press the Nurney defence and Nurney were struggling to get into the game and they conceded again on fifty eight minutes when Joey’s made the score 3 – 5.

Nurney were reduced to just ten men when they lost a player to a straight red card and they were really up against it, but despite that reverse Oisin Maloney completed his hat-trick on seventy two minutes and a scoreline of 4 – 5, with a well taken goal from outside the box.

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05/12/2021 21:02
Fortbarrington FC v Nurney Villa
Div Two 21/11 11:00
Fortbarrington FC 3 - 3 Nurney Villa

Fortbarrington FC 3 - 3 Nurney Villa

The points were shared following a hard-fought tie in Athy. Fortbarrington took a 6th-minute lead before Nurney levelled from the penalty spot. John Townsend converted after Kyle Harenberg was fouled in the area in the 16th minute. Fortbarrington regained the lead just on half-time from a retaken penalty after David Murphy saved the first kick.

The sides were level again in the 54th minute, John Townsend's glancing header beating the keeper from a Martin Mullins cross. Fortbarrington were to go ahead again for the third time in the 71st minute, but Nurney levelled again two minutes later when Joe Byrne rifled home to ensure a share of the spoils. Best for Nurney were Jamie McCabe, Andy O'Brien, and Thomas Murphy.

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28/11/2021 15:23
Parkville United v Nurney Villa
U17 League 20/11 14:30
Parkville United 2 - 11 Nurney Villa

Parkville United AFC 2 – 11 Nurney Villa AFC.

Nurney started the game very well, passing the ball around and creating themselves lots of space and their possession was rewarded on five minutes, when Oisin Maloney scored from a Ben Smyth cross or 0 – 1. Nurney continued to pressurise Parkville and a good shot by Shane Kelly, brought a good save from the Parkville keeper. Nurney doubled their lead on ten minutes when Ben Smyth scored with a header from a corner and Oisin Maloney scored for his brace and make 0-3 t Nurney. Parkville were awarded a penalty on twenty three minutes, which they successfully converted to make it 1 -3 and thereafter, Nurney continued to pile on the pressure and this enabled Shane Kelly to score Nurney’s fourth and they took that 1-4 lead into the interval. Nurney started the second-half the same as the first and Shane Kelly scored again for 1-5 and Shane’s own personal brace and he then completed his hat-trick on fifty eight minutes to make it 1-6. Oisin Maloney scored another goal on sixty minutes, to complete his own hat-trick , making it 1-7. Nurney struck again on sixty three minutes, when Shane Kelly scored his fourth bringing the score to 1-8 and only three minutes later Oisin Maloney replicated his team-mate when he scored his fourth and make the score 1-9. On seventy three minutes Parkville scored their second, with a good strike, from a free-kick. Nurney continued to dominate the game and scored their tenth when Aidan Nolan scored from a tight angle inside the box on seventy nine minutes. Nurney scored their final goal through Tristan Searson to make the final score 2-11.

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28/11/2021 15:16
Nurney Villa v Vale Wanderers B
Div Two 14/11 14:00
Nurney Villa 1 - 2 Vale Wanderers B

Nurney Villa 1-2 Vale Wanderers B

Nurney started the better of the two teams with their long balls and set piece plays, causing a particular threat to the Vale defence. However, after 30 minutes, Vale broke the deadlock, only for the strike to be ruled out for offside. This kicked Vale into life, and just before halftime Lee Conran played Conor Byrne through. Still, the in-form striker's shot hit the post, with the ball falling to Keelan Brennan to slot home the rebound.

The second half started similar to the first, with Nurney attacking from the whistle. With this period of attacking play, Nurney found an equaliser from a corner. From here on in, though, Vale started to take control and pushed for a win. With 70 minutes on the clock, Ceilum Darcy picked up the ball 25 yards from goal. He looked up, and with nothing on, produced a bullet of a shot that flew right into the top corner to give Vale a 2-1 lead. Vale played on the front foot and missed late chances to extend the lead. Geoffrey Doran and Shane Cowman coming close. This was before a goal mount scramble at the end nearly saw Nurney grab a share of the spoils, but Vale held on to win 2-1. Best for Vale on the day were Aidan Lillis, Eoin Johnson, and Jordan Doyle

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28/11/2021 15:03
Nurney Villa v Hanover Harps
U17 League 13/11 14:30
Nurney Villa 2 - 7 Hanover Harps

Nurney Villa AFC 2 – 7 Hanover Harps AFC.

Hanover started the game well and got the opening goal through Ray Darlington after only three minutes for 0-1. Nurney responded when they were awarded a free kick, which hit a post. Hanover continued to press Nurney hard, and they scored another two goals through Scott Dunne, after beating the Nurney offside ‘trap’ and making the score 0-3. Hanover scored another goal on the break to make it 0-4 through Ben Deacon and they were causing Nurney ‘no end of problems’ and they went on to score two more goals to make the score 0-6, but just before the interval, Nurney pulled a goal back and the half-time score was 1 – 6. Hanover started the game pretty much the same as the first period and they got their seventh early in play for 1=7, but Nurney started to settle down and they enjoyed some good spells of pressure and possession, but without really troubling the Hanover keeper. Nurney pulled another goal back on seventy-five minutes to make the score 2-7 and then Nurney went down to ten when they lost a man to a second yellow card, which made their task even harder. Nurney continued to press Hanover and they were again unlucky to hit the post again. Nurney’s second half performance was far better than their first, as they ended up drawing 1-1 and this should give them confidence for future games. It was an outstanding team performance by Hanover, whilst standing out for Nurney were Ben Smyth and Shane Kelly.

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28/11/2021 14:52
New Oak Boys B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 07/11 14:00
New Oak Boys B 5 - 3 Nurney Villa

New Oak Boys B 5 - 3 Nurney Villa

New Oak started the game strongly and went ahead after five minutes when Ben Dorgan finished a lovely ball played by Daniel Hayden. New Oak continued to play well and found a second five minutes later when Ben Dorgan produced another beautiful finish. Two minutes later, New Oak were awarded a penalty, and Dorgan stepped up to complete his hat-trick from the spot. Early in the first half, the score was 3-0 in favour of New Oak Boys B. However, any thought that this game was over was a long way off as Nurney started to play well and came into the game by creating many chances.

Their fightback started on the half-hour mark when they were awarded a penalty kick. Pakie Fleming stepped up and converted a penalty, and five minutes later, it was game on when he managed to score again after some excellent team play. With halftime approaching, Nurney equalized with the goal of the game. Fleming completed his hat-trick with a superb strike from 25 yards out. Halftime Score New Oak Boys B 3 - 3 Nurney Villa.

New Oak started the second half faster, and after a good move, Ben Dorgan scored to put them ahead again. It was end to end stuff with the result in doubt right until the end, but with time almost up, Dorgan finished to make the game safe for New Oak. Best for New Oak - Ben Dorgan, Pa Kavanagh, and Daniel Hayden. Best for Nurney were Rian Farrell, Tom Murphy, and Pakie Fleming.

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14/11/2021 21:25
Burrin Celtic v Nurney Villa
U17 League 06/11 14:30
Burrin Celtic 7 - 0 Nurney Villa

Burrin Celtic 7 – 0 Nurney Villa

Burrin Celtic continued their great run and maintained the leagues only 100 per cent record with a brilliant team display in Ballon on a wet and windy afternoon. Burrin started off the game on the front foot and it stayed this way for majority of the game. Great play in midfield from Liam Gavin saw him get away from trouble and play in Burrin forwards Jack Kenny and Conor Deacon who combined, with Deacon putting a great ball through for Kenny to finish to put Burrin 1-0 up. Nurney slowly got into the game after this goal, but Frankie Fitzgerald struck from 18 yards out after a clearance from a corner to find the bottom left corner to put Burrin 2-0 up and it stayed like this till half time.

Burrin came out firing in the second half when Dylan O’Reilly capitalized on a defensive mistake to tap the ball in to make it 3-0. Burrin’s fourth goal was a brilliant team goal and a great example of unselfishness when Jack Kenny was through on goal when he beat the Nurney defense and squared the ball to Dylan O’ Reilly who struck the ball into the right hand corner first time to make it 4-0. Burrins midfield of Frankie Fitzgerald, Liam Gavin Sam Collier and Dylan O’Reilly controlled the game excellently and Liam Gavin found himself through on goal gown the left wing to beat the keeper and put the ball in the bottom right to put Burrin 5-0 up. Burrin kept the pressure on and with about 15 minutes left Will Baird got on the scoresheet by pressing down the defenders and the keeper to put Burrin 6-0 up. Jack Kenny added to his goal tally again with 10 minutes left when he was out through on goal by Frankie Fitzgerald, and he finished excellently to end the scoring and leave Burrin 7-0 up. A great team performance from Burrin and everyone played their part in keeping them top of the table. Best for Nurney were Paidraig Kearney and Evan Kearney.

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14/11/2021 21:15
Nurney Villa v St. Joseph's FC
24/10/2021 20:59
Slaney Rovers B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 17/10 14:00
Slaney Rovers B 2 - 1 Nurney Villa

Slaney Rovers B 2 - 1 Nurney Villa

After five minutes, Slaney got off to a flying start and took an early lead when Adrian Doyle finished off a fine cross from Killian Walsh on the right-wing. As the first half progressed, a long kick-out from Slaney goalkeeper Dylan Connors found Walsh in space, but he was denied by a great save from the Nurney keeper whose' resulting long kick-out set Villa on their way to equalise on the 23-minute mark when Dean Farrell scored. Halftime Slaney Rovers B 1 - 1 Nurney Villa.

After the break, Nurney began to dominate possession and were denied by the woodwork twice, along with at least two good saves by Slaney goalkeeper Connors and Peter Keogh's goal-line clearance. Nurney Villa were left to rue these missed chances when Killian Walsh got on the end of a cross from Rory McColl and blasted home the winner on the 81-minute mark, giving the 3 points to Slaney. Best for Slaney Keith Slye and Tom Redmond. Best for Nurney Andy O'Brien, John Townsend, and Martin Mullins

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23/10/2021 21:55