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Burrin Celtic 0 - 2 St. Fiacc's FC 24/6
Burrin Celtic suffer defeat to St. Fiacc's FC.
6th placed Burrin Celtic were beaten at home by 4th placed St. Fiacc's FC at The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic) at 7:30 pm

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27/06/2022 06:56
Burrin Celtic v Vale Wanderers B
div 2 cup 16/04 19:00
Burrin Celtic 3 - 5 Vale Wanderers B
Vale started strong and really took the game to Burrin quickly closing down the Burrin defence at every opportunity, it was this approach that resulted in Vale winning a free kick on the edge of the box mid-way through the first half, Keelan Brennan stood up and dispatched the free right into the top corner to give Vale the lead. Vale continued on the front foot and just before the break Conor Byrne doubled Vales lead with a fine striker from the edge of the box. Burrin came out strong in the second half but suffered an early blow when they were reduced to 10 men. However, this didn’t deter their efforts and they pulled one back when their winger snook in at the back post for an easy tap in. Not long after they levelled the game with a superb volley from the edge of the box. Mid-way through the half now and the game tied it was Vale who rallied and started to get back on top. With 10 minutes to go they got the lead, Darren O Keefe racing on to a through ball and finding the bottom corner. It looked to be Vale’s Day but Burrin weren’t done yet and in the 89th minute they found a equaliser to send the game to extra time. The first half of extra time was very edgy with penalties looking a real possibility, but early in the second period Vale again found the lead. Tommy Cummins rose highest to meet a cross and a fine header past the keeper was met by the in-rushing Kieran Casey who made sure it ended up in the net! Burrin to their credit stayed going but their race was run 2 minutes later when Geoffrey Doran arrived at the back post and produced a fine header to ensure it was Vale who go to the cup final. Best for Vale on the day were Tommy Cummins, PJ Haughney and Jordan Doyle.
17/04/2022 21:02
Round Tower Rovers v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 27/03 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 1 - 2 Burrin Celtic
On Sunday, second-placed Round Tower Rovers were marginally beaten at home by League leaders Burrin Celtic at Timahoe Community Hall. In a back and forth first half with plenty of chances, Round Tower Rovers took a 1-0 lead over their title-chasing rivals. However, Burrin's Micheal O'Leary seized a golden opportunity just 3 minutes before half-time to equalise on this very warm day in Timahoe. In the second half, this remained a hard-fought game between the two evenly matched teams. In fact, it took one moment to decide the game. A free for Burrin, taken by Adam Deacon, bounced over the Round Tower goalkeeper's head late in the second half. This goal understandably devastated the home side while also sealing the well-deserved 3 points for Burrin Celtic. Best for Burrin Adam Deacon, Sean Tracey, and Nick Mullins.
27/03/2022 18:26
St. Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 20/03 14:00
St. Joseph's FC 2 - 1 Burrin Celtic

Saint Joseph's came away with all three points in the race for the Division Two title in a massive game at the top of the table in McArdle Cross, Tinryland. Two impressive footballing sides lined out to play what was to be a fantastic football game. After dropping points in their previous two games, Saint Joseph's understood the importance of this game and began to dominate the game's early stages. St. Joseph's opened the scoring on the half-hour mark when a lovely kick out from goalkeeper Daniel Donegan released Jake Snoddy down the right-hand side. Snoddy was the quickest to react to the ball and knocked it over the head of the onrushing Burrin keeper to make it 1-0 before halftime.

St. Joseph's extended their lead ten minutes into the second half from a corner. Tom Mitchell rose highest to meet the ball from the in-swinging corner delivered by Evan McGuire. This goal was Mitchell's 11th goal of the season. Burrin worked extremely hard to equalise, and this came through a cracking goal from well outside the penalty area that flew into the top corner. It was an unstoppable strike to make it 2-1 with not long left to go! Soon after, Burrin were awarded a penalty, but Daniel Donegan kept St. Joseph's 2-1 lead intact when he dove to his left of the goal to make a fine penalty save. Donegan was to be called upon twice more as Burrin increased their attacking threat, and he made an incredible save outstretched to his right and then another with his feet to keep the Burrin attack from equalising. St. Joseph's saw out the rest of the game and came away with all three points. It was a great game of football from two good footballing sides, which saw Joseph's move up to second place, and Burrin down to third place. Best for St. Joseph's FC - Tom Mitchell, Daniel Donegan and Jake Snoddy.

27/03/2022 18:12
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.

13/03/2022 15:05
Burrin Celtic v Killeshin FC
13/03/2022 14:59
Burrin Celtic v Slaney Rovers B
Div Two 26/02 19:30
Burrin Celtic 8 - 0 Slaney Rovers B

Burrin Celtic 8

Slaney Rovers B 0

Slaney Rovers B travelled to The Valley to take on Burrin Celtic on Saturday evening. Nonetheless, this did not stop Burrin from putting eight goals past Slaney Rovers in this league clash played in challenging conditions. Burrin played some excellent football and found themselves 2-0 up within the first 10 minutes of the game. Sean Tracey scored the first after Liam McGuill was fouled in the box. Tracey stepped up and slotted the penalty home. The second goal was then scored by Cian Byrne, who headed the ball into the net after a great delivery in from a corner. By this point, Burrin dominated the game and controlled all of the possession in both halves of the pitch. Michael O' Leary scored Burrin's third goal after 15 minutes, and then Joshua Fernandez scored with a brilliant finish into the top corner to make it 4-0 at halftime.

To their credit, Slaney B never gave up and pushed to create chances, but Burrin Celtic's defence we're too strong for their attacks. The second half was then all about one man. Burrin's Liam McGuill scored a hat-trick within 25 minutes of the second half. He then scored another goal in the 90th minute to leave the final score as 8-0. This win was vital for Burrin Celtic, but credit to Slaney for trying until referee Chris Coleman's final whistle.

Best for Burrin - Kevin Murphy, Aaron Goodwin, and Liam McGuill.

27/02/2022 20:24
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.

26/02/2022 20:44
Killeshin FC v Burrin Celtic
26/02/2022 20:29
Fortbarrington FC v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 23/01 11:00
Fortbarrington FC 0 - 5 Burrin Celtic

This game kicked off at the Etex sports ground in Athy, with host team Fortbarrington taking on Burrin Celtic. Burrin started the more aggressive of the two teams and pulled off shot after shot. They would have scored only for some brilliant saves from Fortbarrington's goalkeeper Jack Brennan, who came into this game with an injury. However, Burrin, who has been unbeaten since November, did break the deadlock when Sean Tracey put the away side 1-0 up with a lovely chip. As the first half progressed, Fortbarrington tried to get the game going by creating chances but couldn't find the final ball. Then Burrin's Cian Byrne scored to make it 2-0, which was then followed by a Myles Hutton goal to make it 3-0 to Burrin at halftime.

Fortbarrington began to play better football in the second half as it kicked off. Some excellent passing plays and good runs were made, but unfortunately for Fortbarrington, none of these chances were taken.

Then an Injury to Fortbarrington's Number 1 Jack Brennan meant he had to leave the pitch. So, in stepped right-back Dwayne Stynes into the Fortbarrington goal. With some excellent play, Burrin began to take advantage of this substitution. Burrin played some brilliant football and broke down the home team numerous times. Finally, Kevin Murphy scored a free-kick outside, and Myles Hutton put the game to bed as he scored to make the final score 5-0. It was not a good day for Fortbarrington, but they can hold their heads high as they didn't give up until the final whistle and were outplayed by an outstanding Burrin team. Best for Burrin- Adam Deacon, Liam McGuill, and Sean Tracey.

30/01/2022 20:18
Burrin Celtic v Hanover Harps
U17 League 29/01 14:30
Burrin Celtic 2 - 2 Hanover Harps
The top two played out a very good draw on Saturday setting up a final day showdown where all three teams can still win the league. Killeshin’s win in Nurney means Burrin have to go to Killeshin and get a win to force a playoff with Hanover while Killeshin need just a win and the trophy is theirs, should they draw then it will be a playoff with Hanover and Killeshin as this league gets the exciting finish it deserved. It was a very tight first half which went from end to end with maximum effort from both teams. There was very little chances with Burrin’s Dylan O’ Reilly coming the closest to breaking the deadlock when his shot from the edge of the box smashed the crossbar and came down on the line. The half ended 0-0. Hanover started the second half fast and took the lead threw Scott Dunne from the penalty spot. Burrin pushed and got a great equaliser when Frankie Fitzgerald made a great run and smashed home an unstoppable shot from a very tight angle given the keeper no chance. Hanover once again pushed and went ahead threw a long-range effort from the halfway line threw Scott Dooley. Burrin knew a defeat would mean their title chances were gone and so went all out attack pushing bodies forward and with time running out Burrin got an equaliser in the 89th minute when captain and leader Dylan McCann smashed home from a Dylan O’ Reilly corner to take the title in the last game of the season. Best for Hanover was the entire team who put in a huge effort and the same can be said for Burrin.
30/01/2022 20:05
St. Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
O' Reilly Helps Burrin back to winning ways
U17 League 22/01 14:30
St. Joseph's FC 2 - 6 Burrin Celtic

Burrin Celtic got back to winning ways after an absolute ding dong battle took place in McArdle’s park between two very evenly matched teams. St Joseph's took the lead on seven minutes with a long range shot from Charlie Deacy. Both teams battled hard and Burrin equalized after 20 mins when a Dylan O Reilly corner was met at the back post by Ben Nolan and his brilliant shot was deflected in by a defender. St Joseph's took the lead again with a Paddy Hogan cross slotted home at the back post. Just before half time Burrin equalized again from a Dylan O’ Reilly corner as Frankie Fitzgerald knocked home from close range. Half time 2-2. Burrin really dominated the second half with Dylan O’Reilly causing real trouble down the wing as he did in the first half. Burrin took the lead from another Dylan O’ Reilly corner when striker Cian Lester beat his man to the front post to smash a header in. Burrin capitalized on Joseph’s slow start when Dylan O’ Reilly got his fourth assist this time his brilliant free kick was tapped home from inside the six-yard box by Sam Collier for Burrin Fourth. Burrin killed the game with Collier scored a very good individual goal. St Joseph's finally got to grips again and both teams battled hard. Burrin added a sixth in the last minute when Conor Deacon made a great run and broke the offside to coolly slot home

A solid performance from both teams and apart from a ten-minute spell in the second half there was nothing between the sides. A solid performance from a at St Joseph's with James Cranny the best player. Best for Burrin were man of the match Dylan O’Reilly getting a bunch of assists, Dylan McCann, and Glenn O’Rourke along with a great team performance overall

30/01/2022 20:04
Burrin Celtic v Baltinglass Town
Div Two 15/01 19:30
Burrin Celtic 1 - 1 Baltinglass Town

On a lovely Saturday evening in Ballon, Burrin Celtic and Baltinglass Town pushed for 3 points to keep tabs with St. Joseph's at the top of the Division 2 table. Indeed, it was a crucial game for both sides that could have seen six or seven goals. Regardless, after twenty-five minutes, Sean Tracey put Burrin 1-0 up with a lovely low driven shot into the corner of the net. Both teams played some great football, and there were several chances for both sides, with both goalkeepers making some excellent saves. In the second half, Baltinglass started the strongest and began to control the ball in the midfield and create chances. This passage of play saw Burrin mainly relying on hitting Baltinglass on the break.

The game then changed when Baltinglass brought on substitute Gary Carroll who made an immediate impact when he scored with his first touch. A superb cross from Declan Faulkner saw the ball fall to his feet, and he coolly finished the ball into the net to make it 1-1. The game could have been won when Baltinglass' Gary Carroll crossed the ball to his teammate Declan Faulkner. However, his header somehow didn't hit the back of the net due to an incredible save by Craig Doyle in the Burrin Celtic goal. The game ended as a 1-1 draw, which seemed a fair result in the end. Best for Burrin - Josh Fernandez, Kevin Murphy, and Donnacha Murphy. Best for Baltinglass - Tom Parker, Kevin Osbourne, and Mick Dowling.

30/01/2022 19:56
Burrin Celtic v Vale Wanderers B
Div Two 08/01 19:30
Burrin Celtic 4 - 3 Vale Wanderers B

A slow first half of football consisted of the home side playing on the front foot, with a well-organised Vale containing them well and playing on the counter-attack. However, Burrin managed to break through the superb Vale defence mid-way through the first half, only for Vale keeper Mark Brennan to pull off an excellent point-blank save. Moments later, Vale had a great break away, and Conor Byrne was put through, only for the Burrin keeper Craig Doyle to pull off an excellent save. With 5 minutes left in the first half, a Vale breakaway resulted in the game's first goal when Geoffrey Doran's excellent work allowed him to release Byrne. He squared the ball to Ceilum Darcy, who slotted it past the keeper from close range. Halftime 0-1 in favour of Vale.

Burrin started the second half strongly, and after 5 minutes, they equalised through a fine header by Kevin Murphy. This created a crazy 10-minute spell that saw Burrin grab another goal when John Kinsella scored a brilliant chip over the Vale keeper 2 minutes later to put Burrin 2-1 ahead. Liam McGuill then put Burrin 3-1 ahead, and it seemed Burrin had put the game to bed. But credit to Vale, who didn't let their heads drop, Keelan Brennan, struck from distance to reduce the deficit to one. Then, Darren O Keefe raced down the wing and crossed for Byrne, who rifled the ball past the keeper, leaving the game all square again with not long left to go. A great contest had been played out, and it was end-to-end under the lights in the fantastic all-weather pitch. But Burrin didn't stop and scored the game's final goal from Myles Hutton in the 65th minute. Both teams had chances, but the final score ended 4-3 to Burrin.

Best for Vale on the day were Geoffrey Doran, Kieran Casey, and Conor Byrne.

Best for Burrin were Nick Mullins, Kevin Murphy, and Josh Fernandez.

16/01/2022 21:01
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
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.

12/12/2021 20:05
Parkville United v Burrin Celtic
Kenny wonder goal keeps Burrin Top
U17 League 11/12 14:30
Parkville United 1 - 3 Burrin Celtic

This is always a big local derby between school mates and the rivalry was building all week as Parkville were determined to put a dent in local rival’s title charge. However, it wasn’t to be as Burrin took the three points with a goal worthy of winning any game at any level. Burrin started off the brighter of the two teams getting a very early goal when Glenn O’Rourke followed in a Jack Kenny free kick to score a header and put Burrin 1-0 up very early on. Jack Kenny doubled Burrin’s lead when he ran down the left wing to beat the full back and slot the ball in the bottom right to make it 2-0 after just 15 minutes and the writing looked on the wall for Parkville.

Parkville slowly got into the game as Burrin got lazy and sloppy and really struggled on a pitch that hasn’t seen a lawnmower for a long time and made passing very difficult. The home side got a goal back on the stroke of half time when Oisín Lyons cut in from the left to slot the ball past the Burrin keeper 5 minutes before half time. The score was 2-1 in Burrin’s favour at half time.

Burrin came out to get a third in the second half and just could not take their chances in a one sided half where Parkville struggled to get out of their own half for 45 minutes. Jack Kenny had a couple of free kick’s saved midway through the second half. Both teams battled the majority of the half out with Burrin creating the most chances. Burrin finally got their 3rd goal with 10 minutes left of the game and what a goal it was. Defending a corner Jack Kenny took the ball on the edge of his own penalty box and went on to beat the whole Parkville team by running the full length of the pitch and slotting the ball in the bottom right to seal the victory for Burrin with a simple stunning individual goal where he beat at least 8 players by dribbling past them and invading the tackles. Parkville put in a great performance but Burrin we’re just too strong on the day. Best for Burrin were Jack Kenny, Jimmie Carroll and Evan Corr.

12/12/2021 20:11
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.

05/12/2021 21:21
Burrin Celtic v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 27/11 19:30
Burrin Celtic 4 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

Burrin Celtic 4 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

This game was a clash of 2 in-form teams. After a fast start and chances for both teams, Burrin Celtic fired home first when Liam Brennan struck a superb strike from 30 yards on the half-hour mark to leave it 1-0 at half-time.

After the Break, Burrin pushed strong and played some great football. Their efforts were rewarded when a mix up in the Round Tower Rovers defence allowed Burrin's Sean Tracey to pounce to make it 2-0 with an excellent finish. Later Round Tower Rovers managed to score and looked to get back into the game after some good play from their midfield. However, Burrin's Cian Byrne's tireless efforts managed to bag him a second-half brace in a convincing performance from Burrin, which saw the game finish 4-1.

Best for Burrin were Conor Ruane, Liam Brennan, and Cian Byrne

05/12/2021 21:18
Slaney Rovers B v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 21/11 14:00
Slaney Rovers B 0 - 5 Burrin Celtic

Slaney Rovers B 0 - 5 Burrin Celtic

Burrin came into this game with good results and wanted to continue the excellent form today away to Slaney Rovers B. It took a while to get going, but Liam McGuill broke the deadlock after 30 minutes from a corner after constant pressure from Burrin. McGuill doubled Burrin's lead to 2-0 after 40 minutes to see it 2-0 at halftime. In the second half, it was all Burrin as they continued to play great football in the wide areas of the pitch to beat Slaney. Myles Hutton scored two well-taken goals, and Donnacha Murphy got Burrin's 5th 10 minutes from full-time. Best for Burrin were Liam Brennan, Lorcan Doyle, and Liam McGuill. Also mention to Slaney's Andrew Sibbald, Rory McColl, and Sean Costello.

28/11/2021 15:23
Hanover Harps v Burrin Celtic
U17 League 20/11 14:30
Hanover Harps 2 - 1 Burrin Celtic

Hanover Harps AFC 2 – 1 Burrin Celtic AFC.

This was an eagerly awaited ‘top f the table clash between two good footballing sides and Hanover started the better, really testing Burrin early on. Hanover went ahead midway through the first-half from a low drive by Scott Dunne to make it 1-0 and Burrin were further punished when Mark O’Brien outjumped everybody from a corner to plant a great header into the Burrin net for 2- 0 and Hanover took their lead into the interval. The second-half was more of an even contest, with both sides really having a go, but try as Burrin might, they couldn’t get through the strong and determined Hanover defence and it wasn’t until the last few minutes that Burrin got their reward, when Frankie Fitzgerald took the ball out wide right and then fired in a shot to the bottom left corner of the net to make it 2-1. Thereafter, Burrin had a real go at Hanover, but Hanover soaked up all the pressure and came out as 2-1 winners, in this pulsating match, with some great football being played by both sides.Best for Hanover were Scott Dunne, Scott Dooley, Andrew Vint and Mateen Olatleaw – whilst newly signed keeper - Ben McCarron had a good game in goal, making a number of fine saves. Standing out for Burrin were Jimmie Carroll, Alex Sinnott and Ben Nolan.

28/11/2021 15:16
Hanover Harps B v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 14/11 14:00
Hanover Harps B 1 - 3 Burrin Celtic

Hanover Harps B 1 – 3 Burrin Celtic

After a poor result last week, Hanover Harps B showed they have some character, yet we're on the wrong end of a harsh score line, but the improvement was there to see. Of the two teams, Hanover settled much the quicker and had the Burrin defence under pressure for most of the first half. After 15 minutes, Hanover took the lead when Brandon Redmond's corner caused chaos in the penalty area. The ball broke to Eric Dowling at the edge of the box, who then rifled it to the top corner. On 35 minutes, Hanover should have doubled their lead when the usually reliable Jarno Fischer was put through. Still, he couldn't find a way past the advancing Burrin keeper. At the other end, Burrin had chances also, leaving Jason Brennan to produce a stunning save to keep Hanover 1-0 in front at the break.

After 60 minutes, Burrin levelled the game following some sloppy Hanover midfield play and were 2-1 ahead five minutes later when a scramble in the box just fell kindly for them. Ten minutes later, Hanover's Redmond forced the Burrin keeper into a fine save from a free kick. After that, Hanover pestered the Burrin goal but couldn't find a way through. This left Burrin to counter and score to make it 3-1, with the last kick of the game. Best for a much-improved Hanover unit were Corey Connolly, Brandon Redmond, and Alan Bolger.

28/11/2021 15:03
Burrin Celtic v St. Joseph's FC
Div Two 06/11 19:30
Burrin Celtic 1 - 2 St. Joseph's FC

Burrin Celtic 1-2 St Josephs

St Joseph's continued their unbeaten start with a big win away to Burrin Celtic in Ballon on Saturday night, making it 4 wins and 1 draw from their opening 5 games. Both teams started well, but it was St. Joseph's who broke the deadlock on the 25th-minute mark through striker Kuba Brzezinski. After good passing down the right-hand side, the young and talented Jack Lawlor played an inch-perfect pass to the feet of Brzezinski, who turned and struck the ball sweetly into the top left corner. Unfortunately, Jack Lawlor was substituted after because of an injury and was replaced by Leon Woods, making his league debut. Burrin found it challenging to break down the defensive lines of St. Joseph's, who looked then to counter several times. This continued throughout the second half, with both sets of players giving it their all for their teams.

In the 70th minute, Brzezinski found himself with time and space to play a lovely through ball into the feet of Tom Mitchell, who held his run impressively to find himself one on one with the Burrin Celtic keeper, and he curled the ball beautifully into the net. 2-0 to St. Joseph's. Burrin still played very well with the ball but could not break down St. Joseph's defence. At the 90-minute mark, Burrin got one back through a free-kick from Adam Feeney, but it was too little too late. In goal for the Saints, Ross Mannion put in another consecutive man of the match performance, making save after save and keeping things calm and organised in his box. While Burrin’s Josh Fernandes, John Kinsella and Eamon Lalor all played well.

14/11/2021 21:26
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.

14/11/2021 21:15
Burrin Celtic v New Oak Boys B
Div Two 30/10 19:30
Burrin Celtic 2 - 2 New Oak Boys B

Burrin Celtic 2-2 New Oak Boys B

On Saturday evening, two strong teams came up against each other under the lights in Ballon. Some exciting football was played by both teams, who have both been on excellent runs in the league, respectively. Burrin started the brightest, played some great football and produced several early chances. However, Callum Carter in the New Oak goal was in inspired form and made a couple of outstanding saves to keep the score 0-0. Burrin broke the deadlock on the 30-minute mark when Aaron Goodwin got space to shoot and delivered a quality strike that flew into the top corner. 1-0 Burrin. As the half was ending, New Oak battled hard and got a lifeline on the stroke of halftime when Ben Dorgan scored directly from a free kick, sending the teams in level at the break.

New Oak started quicker in the second half, and after some great play, were awarded a penalty inside the first five minutes of the half, which Ben Dorgan converted to put New Oak 2-1 in front. For the remainder of the half, Burrin started to take control of the game and pressed for an equalizer. But found a defensively solid New Oak a hard nut to crack, and with time ticking down on the clock. On the break, New Oak had a great chance to extend their lead but failed to take it, and with just five minutes remaining, New Oak were then reduced to ten men. However, Burrin finally got the goal they deserved in the 92nd minute when John Kinsella tapped the ball in on the line after a tremendous last-minute delivery. Best for Burrin - Conor Ruane, Sean Tracey, Myles Hutton, and Adam Deacon. Best for New Oak - Callum Carter, Charlie O'Gorman, and Ger Brennan.

31/10/2021 20:10
Burrin Celtic v Killeshin FC
30/10/21 2:30 pm
U17 League 30/10 14:30
Burrin Celtic 1 - 0 Killeshin FC

Match Photographs

Burrin Celtic came out on top of this top of the table clash to keep their unbeaten record intact. They came up against a strong Killeshin side and found it tough to get their passing game going with Killeshin very dominant in midfield. Liam Gavin in the Burrin goal kept the sides level with a brilliant save after just 10 minutes when he beat the Killeshin striker to the ball. Burrin struggled to get a foothold in the game and forgot their shooting boots with several chances wasted before Jack Kenny finally got the breakthrough on the half hour mark when his free kick from the edge of the box found its way past the keeper. It remained one nil at half time despite both teams having chances.

The second half was a strange game with Killeshin reduced to 9 men and Burrin ten men and both teams struggled to cope with the extra space on the pitch and both midfields seemed to cancel each other out with very few chances for either team. Killeshin pushed forward at the end in search of an equaliser but couldn’t get past the Burrin defence of Evan Corr and Glenn O Rourke who kept their cool and cleared everything. Burrin should have finished the game in the last minute when Killeshin got a corner and sent all 9 up including the goalie only for the ball to break and leave Dylan o Reilly and the back tracking keeper in a one v one foot race and the Killeshin keeper made a great save to see the game finish one nil to the home team.

Beat for Burrin were man of the match Liam Gavin, Glenn O Rourke and Evan Corr

Best for Killeshin were Kyle Holden, Kyle Kehoe and Tommy Hutton.

30/10/2021 23:03
Vale Wanderers B v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 24/10 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 1 - 2 Burrin Celtic

Vale Wanderers B 1-2 Burrin Celtic

Vale started brightly and completely dominated the first half but could not find a goal against a superb Burrin defence, leaving the score 0-0 at halftime.

The second half started the same way, and after five minutes of play, Vale found a well-earned goal when Sean Smithers dispossessed the Burrin full-back and raced through to put the ball in the back of the net to give Vale a 1-0 lead. As the second half went on, the game seemed to fizzle out. That was until Burrin levelled the game with their first clear chance of the half. Unfortunately, the goal didn’t seem to bring the game to life, and it looked as if a draw was on the cards. That was until Burrin produced some great play, put a lovely move together, and sealed the 2-1 win and a smash and grab 3 points. Best for Vale were Kieran Casey, Eoin Johnson, and Sean Smithers

24/10/2021 20:59
Vale Wanderers v Burrin Celtic
Kenny and O' Reilly run riot.
U17 League 23/10 14:30
Vale Wanderers 2 - 9 Burrin Celtic
23/10/2021 22:18
Burrin Celtic v Fortbarrington FC
Div Two 16/10 19:30
Burrin Celtic 3 - 0 Fortbarrington FC

Burrin Celtic 3 - 0 Fortbarrington FC

The game kicked off evenly, with both teams getting a feel for each other in the first few minutes of play. Fortbarrington had much possession and posed a real threat to Burrin during certain spells, with goalkeeper Jack Brennan also making some remarkable acrobatic saves to keep the game level. However, a mistake by the Fortbarrington right back led to Burrin Celtic taking the lead in the dying minutes of the first half, when Sean Tracey scored to make it 1-0. Burrin played some great football in the second half with numerous link-up plays from the midfielders and forwards. Fortbarrington struggled at the back with Martin Flynn and Aaron Moriarty nursing injuries for the best part of the game. However, the full backs for Burrin, Conor Ruane and Josh Fernandes played outstanding and controlled the game from out wide.

Myles Hutton for Burrin Celtic began splitting the defence and taking advantage of the injured Fortbarrington defence and made it 2-0 Burrin Celtic. Fortbarrington substitutes made a great impact and created more chances for Fortbarrington, but the final ball for was lacking! Burrin then went 3-0 up as Myles Hutton scored a second, with the Fortbarrington defence falling apart.

At full time, the score was Burrin Celtic 3 - 0 Fortbarrington FC

• Best for Burrin: Conor Ruane, Josh Fernandes, and John Kinsella

23/10/2021 21:55