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01/10/2018 22:21
Bagenalstown AFC v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 13/10 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 2 - 0 Burrin Celtic

Bagenalstown AFC 2

Burrin Celtic 0

Bagenalstown’s unbeaten start to the season continued with a comfortable win over the Ballon side.

Bagenalstown started the game well but it took 30 minutes before a Stephen Fowler cross found Ryan Lundy who placed the ball into the bottom corner. Town found the net again after a great long ball over the top from ‘keeper Ciaran Cunningham found Matty Curran to lob the keeper.

Burren got a hold of the game in the second half but some good work from Cunningham in the goal and defenders Alan Whelan and Jimmy Cullen keep them at bay. Town did pose a threat from a few half chances but didn’t add to their lead.

Best for Town were Matty Curran, Brian Murphy and Neil Martin.

13/10/2019 22:25
Bagenalstown AFC v Killeshin FC
Bagenalstown hit for 6 by dominant Killeshin
Youths league 03/10 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 6 Killeshin FC

Killeshin were off the mark after 9 minutes when John O'Shea latched onto a through ball from left winger Daniel McGrath, and O'Shea made no mistake to give the away side the lead.

The lead was nearly doubled on 20 minutes when Jake Haughney released Ivan Murphy on the wing. Murphy’s cross into the box was meet by Aaron Dorgan whose shot went just over the cross bar.

Two minutes later, however, it was that man Dorgan who lifted a precision ball over the Bagenalstown back four to O'Shea and the front man got his second of the day.

Killeshin were in control now and increased the lead further just one minute later when Aodhan Lowry converted an Ivan Murphy cross. Killeshin were well on top now and when Aaron Dorgan was taken down in the box, he then stepped up to convert the resulting spot kick with 38 minutes gone.

On the stroke of half time, it was 0-5 to the away side when a super effort from Dorgan, pressing and winning the ball in the Bagenalstown penalty area set up Daniel McGrath.

The second half saw a more resolute defensive effort from the home side and despite dominating possession Killeshin were restricted to long range efforts from Jack Byrne and Daniel McGrath.

With only four minutes remaining the away sides pressure paid off when some slick interplay between Byrne and Josh Bienko lead to John O'Shea completing his hat-trick.

Killeshin then ran out 0-6 winners.

Best for the away side Jake Haughney, Evan Tracey & Sean McGrath.

03/10/2020 17:20
Vale Wanderers B v Bagenalstown AFC
Div Two 08/03 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 2 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC
Vale Wanderers2
Bagenalstown FC

Bagenalstown continued as they ended the first half, on top and sending numerous balls into the box, Vale however withstood the pressure and occasionally threatened on the break when Conor Byrne went through on goal but hit his shot straight at the keeper. With Vale looking to hold out Bagenalstown striker did rise high late on but sent his header just wide.
Best for Vale were Keith Lillis, Dean Collins and today’s man of the match Ceilum Darcy. James Geoghegan, Paddy O’Brien and Trevor Nolan tried hard for the town.
08/03/2020 21:17
Baltinglass Town A v Bagenalstown AFC
Carlow Cup 19/20 23/02 11:00
Baltinglass Town A 0 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC

Baltinglass Town A 0

Bagenalstown AFC 1

Bagenalstown pulled off a shock in this Carlow Cup encounter in Baltinglass on Sunday.

The home side dominated the early exchanges and Chris Heaslip shot over the bar on ten minutes following a cross by Adam Martin. The same player was again unlucky when his shot hit the crossbar on 25 minutes. The visitors had chances of their own with Craig Fogarty and Dion Wall going close. The last chance of the half fell to Ross Nolan but he failed to connect properly with an Eoin Gleeson cross. Scoreless at the break.

Town came out of the blocks in the second half and found the net through the evergreen Trevor Nolan. The Wicklow side responded positively and found the Bagenalstown defence in mean mood and they kept a clean sheet thanks to a spectacular save by stand in keeper Ryan Lundy. Chris Heaslip was unfortunate when he struck the crossbar for a second time on 75 minutes.

Best for Bagenalstown were Jimmy Cullen, Paddy O’Brien and Craig Fogarty. Best for Baltinglass were Kevin Osbourne, Robbie Ryan and Paul Redmond.

01/03/2020 21:13
Bagenalstown AFC v St Joseph's FC
Div Two 02/02 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 4 - 1 St Joseph's FC

Bagenalstown AFC 4

St. Joseph’s 1

Bagenalstown had a tough encounter with a youthful but well organised St Joseph’s team, coming out on top to keep their unbeaten streak going and keep their title hopes alive. Joeys took a well-deserved lead on 30 minutes. Great work from Craig Fogarty turned over the ball and found Trevor Nolan who scored.

Town upped the ante after the break and Dion Wall crossed a super ball to Nolan to add his second. A cross from Stevie Fowler again found Wall at the back post who nodded down for Matty Curran, making it 3-1. Wall again was the provider with a super ball over the top to find Craig Fogarty who finished neatly to make it 4-1.

07/02/2020 17:01
Ballymurphy Celtic v Bagenalstown AFC
26/01 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 4 - 5 Bagenalstown AFC

Ballymurphy Celtic 4

Bagenalstown AFC 5

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

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

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

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

07/02/2020 16:47
Bagenalstown AFC v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 19/01 12:00
Bagenalstown AFC 2 - 0 Round Tower Rovers

Bagenalstown AFC 2

Round Tower Rovers 0

Bagenalstown had a tough encounter with Round Towers on an icy morning.

The game was evenly contested throughout and the gap between the two teams in the table seemed to be irrelevant as both sides shared the possession. Town tried hard to break down the strong and physical Rovers defence and found a breakthrough after a long throw from Paddy O’Brien found Matty Curran at the back post to tap one home. Rovers had chances and forced a great top corner save from Dan Kearney from a Towers free kick.

After the break, again Rovers sat back and Town tried to break them down. Chances went abegging and Rovers started to believe they may have a chance of getting something from the game but great work from Craig Fogarty to close down the Rovers defence found Matty Curran who squared for Trevor Nolan to make it 2-0. Town took control of the last 20 minutes and closed out the game.

Best for Town were Paddy O’Brien, Brian Murphy and Murty Cummins.

25/01/2020 21:27
Bagenalstown AFC v Killeshin FC B
Div Two 12/01 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 3 - 0 Killeshin FC B

Bagenalstown AFC 3

Killeshin FC 0

A comfortable win for Bagenalstown saw them go top of Division Two and stake their claim for promotion in what was a clash of top vs bottom. Town started well and a great pass from Paddy O’Brien found Craig Fogarty whose shot found the net. On ten minutes Killeshin nearly took the lead as a long-range effort from James Brennan forced the Town keeper into action. Town tried hard but found it hard to find a second as Killeshin cleared two off the line.

Killeshin came out hard in the second half and they nearly equalised only for James Brennan to see his effort rebound off the crossbar. Town’s defence stood strong and eventually scored a second through Matty Curran as his effort was turned into the net by a Killeshin defender. Town added the third after good work in the middle Trevor Nolan scored.

Best for Town were Brian Murphy Murty Cummins and Jimmy Cullen. Killeshin can count themselves unlucky with the score line as it didn’t reflect their efforts with Aaron Dempsey, James Brennan and Brian Lowry standing out.

25/01/2020 21:17
St Joseph's FC v Bagenalstown AFC
Div Two 05/01 11:00
St Joseph's FC 1 - 5 Bagenalstown AFC

St. Joseph’s FC 1

Bagenalstown AFC 5

Bagenalstown kept the pressure on St. Pat’s Boys at the top of Division Two with a comfortable win over a young Joey’s side. Caoimhin Treacy played some good football in midfield and coolly stepped up to score from the penalty spot for Joey’s only goal of the game.

A hardworking Joey’s side, with a good overall team performance ran out with a loss on the day but will move forward in a positive direction with the best part of the season ahead of them.

12/01/2020 21:50
Bagenalstown AFC v St Patricks Boys B
Div Two 15/12 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 2 - 1 St Patricks Boys B

Bagenalstown AFC 2

St. Patrick’s Boys 1

Bagenalstown claimed the points in a clash of the top two, putting them in pole position for the Division Two title.

Town hit the ground running and found themselves one up after five minutes after great work from Matty Curran to find Trevor Nolan at the back post. Craig Fogarty was causing all sorts of trouble for the Pat’s defence. Another break away from Fogarty found Brian Murphy to make it 2-0 just before the break.

Pat’s came out in the second half ready to put up a fight and got themselves back into the game when Jimmy Cullen pulled down Tom Sheehan who scored the penalty and Cullen was given his marching orders. Town had to dig deep but come last ditch defending and great teamwork held onto a good win.

Best for Town were Paddy O’Brien, Murty Cummins and Craig Fogarty. Best for Pat’s were Thomas Sheehan and Padraig Whelan.

23/12/2019 23:17
Bagenalstown AFC v Hanover Harps
Youths league 07/12 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 7 Hanover Harps

Bagenalstown AFC 0

Hanover Harps 7

Hanover got off to a really quick start as on three minutes Junior Akinduro played in Eoghan Byrne to score for 0-1 and they doubled their lead to 0-2 when Luke Brennan crossed to allow Junior Akinduro to score beneath the on-rushing Bagenalstown keeper.

Hanover were dominant throughout and they went on to add a third on 23 minutes when Jake Haughney volleyed a Josh Lacken cross into the top corner of the net for 0-3. Despite Hanover creating several more chances they squandered them all and half-time came with a comfortable 0-3 interval score line to Hanover.

On 47 minutes, Junior Akinduro had an early chance to get his brace but he was denied by a brilliant save by the Bagenalstown keeper who was in excellent form. On 53 minutes Eoghan Byrne got his second goal as he converted a fine through ball that was threaded through the Bagenalstown defence by Shane Murphy for 0-4. Bagenalstown finally got on the attack in the fifty fourth minute but their shot veered just wide of the post and Hanover went on to add a fifth for 0-5 on 66 minutes as Kian Lawlor and Arnus Ubartas combined to cut through the Bagenalstown rear-guard and Ubartas drilled his shot into the far corner of the net. On 73 minutes Shane Murphy was sent through by Adam McCarron and his shot was met at the back-post for a tap-in for 0-6 and the scoring was completed when Shane Murphy’s fine cross was met by Kian Lawlor who headed home to make the final score an emphatic 0-7.

It was an impressive team display from Hanover and a battling performance from the Bagenalstown lads, who never gave up.

23/12/2019 23:11
Bagenalstown AFC v Round Tower Rovers
Carlow cup rd 2 01/12 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 3 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

Bagenalstown AFC 3

Round Tower Rovers 1

Bagenalstown returned to winning ways with a good 3-1 win over Round Tower Rovers to progress to the next round.

Town started well but found themselves behind after a quick break away when Alex Renehan scored from close range. Town composed themselves and got into their rhythm of passing football. A header from Paddy O’Brien found Craig Fogarty in the box who neatly tucked away the equaliser. Town pushed on again and the second came from Fogarty again after a free from Jimmy Cullen. 2-1 at the break.

Town were in complete control and added a third from Brian Murphy with a tap in at the back post.

Best for Town were Pa Deane, Paddy O’Brien and Dion Wall.

23/12/2019 23:02
Burrin Celtic v Bagenalstown AFC
Youths league 30/11 14:30
Burrin Celtic 8 - 2 Bagenalstown AFC

Burrin Celtic 8

Bagenalstown AFC 2

Bagenalstown got off to a great start as after only twelve minutes Dylan Hand scored to make it 0-1 after some sloppy Burrin defending. Burrin equalised on twenty minutes when a fine Ben Ward cross was well met by Stephen Roche to make it 1-1. Bagenalstown scored again before the interval when Kyle O’Neill fired home with an excellent shot from the edge of the penalty area to make it 1-2 and that was the score at half-time and was well deserved by Bagenalstown.

That was to change as the second half was all Burrin from start to finish as Burrin scored seven goals without reply with goals coming from a brace apiece from Dan Smyth and Jamie Behan and one each from Adam Nolan Adam Connolly and Dara O’Donoghue to give Burrin an emphatic 8-2 victory. Bagenalstown were just overwhelmed by Burrin’s second-half onslaught and just had no answer to it which was in marked contrast to the first half when they were decidedly on top.

23/12/2019 22:58
Hanover Harps B v Bagenalstown AFC
Div Two 17/11 14:00
Hanover Harps B 1 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC

Bagenalstown AFC 1

Hanover Harps 1

Bagenalstown continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw with Hanover.

Hanover went close early on with efforts from Dillon Murphy and David Delaney. Town started brightly but found themselves one down after a mix up on the halfway line saw Craig O’Reilly link up with Shane Doolan whose first-time ball released Murphy to round the ‘keeper. Town pressed for an equaliser before the break but with no joy.

Town started the second half eager to get back level, and a great free from Darren Crooks found Paddy O’Brien at the front post to level things. Town took complete control but were unable to find the winner with Craig Walker pulling off a great save from close range. Hanover had chances of their own, an intricate move between David Delaney, Pat Dowling and Arnus Ubartas down the left culminated in an Aaron Kinsella shot just going wide. Hanover’s best chance arrived on 88 minutes after Aaron Kinsella squared to David Delaney but his effort crept over the bar.

Best for Town were Paddy O’Brien, Neil Martin and Trevor Nolan.

23/12/2019 22:47
Bagenalstown AFC v St Joseph's FC
Youths league 16/11 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 3 St Joseph's FC

Bagenalstown AFC 3

St Joseph’s 3

This game was a six-goal thriller between these two well-matched teams and it was Joeys who opened the scoring on 15 minutes through Max Bolger for a 0-1 lead. Bagenalstown quickly equalised when Dylan Hand hit home a fine free kick. Joeys re-took the lead on 40 minutes from a great cross by James Hayden that was finished by the in-form Aongus O’Se for 1-2 but once again Bagenalstown equalised when a fine team move allowed Aidan Dowling to score to make it 2-2 and that was the score at the interval after a ding-dong first half.

Joeys third goal came from another team move that ended with a great cross by James Hayden that was beautifully headed home by Paddy Regan for 2-3. Bagenalstown battled hard to get level and Dylan Hand made it 3-3 with a cool finish under pressure for his brace and that looked to be the end of it but right at the death Bagenalstown conceded a penalty which Bagenalstown’s keeper Gorniak saved superbly and he also saved well again from the rebound to earn a draw.

In the end a draw was a fair result with both teams gaining a point apiece with best for Bagenalstown being Dylan Hand, Aidan Dowling, Konrad Sokal and Michael O’Riordan, whilst it was a good all-round team performance by Joeys.

23/12/2019 22:41
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.

01/11/2019 22:10
Round Tower Rovers v Bagenalstown AFC
Div Two 20/10 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 0 - 3 Bagenalstown AFC

Bagenalstown Continue Winning Streak

Round Tower Rovers 0

Bagenalstown AFC 3

Bagenalstown continued their unbeaten start to the season with a win over new side, Round Tower Rovers and are the only side to have a 100% record in the division. The game was end to end but Town lead at half time after a good ball over the top found Matty Curran who headed onto Trevor Nolan to tap in from close range. Town started the second half well and Darren Crooks found the net after good when from Pa Deane and Stephen Fowler down the left. A quick break away from Crooks who turned provider this time, found centre back Jimmy Cullen who finished at the back post. Best for Town were Pa Cody, Alan Whelan and Brian Murphy. Round Tower pressed hard and had some good chances but couldn’t find a breakthrough.

01/11/2019 21:48
Vale Wanderers v Bagenalstown AFC
Youths league 05/10 14:30
Vale Wanderers 12 - 0 Bagenalstown AFC

Vale Wanderers 12

Bagenalstown AFC 0

Vale started the brighter of the two teams in this one-sided local derby as they put three quick goals past Bagenalstown with goals coming from Lorcan Galvin, Tommy Cummins and Craig Kehoe, as Vale were well on top of the youthful Bagenalstown side.

Mark Fitz made the score 4-0 when he scored a cracker from twenty-five yards and very quickly Tommy Cummins scored two in a row, to complete his hat-trick and make the overall half-time score 6-0 to Vale.

The second half continued as the first half ended, with a quick-fire brace from Glen Halligan to make the overall score 8-0. Padraig Nolan then got in on the act, when he coolly converted a penalty to make it 9-0 and then Tommy Cummins scored another quick brace to take his individual tally to five, after some superb Vale build-up play and make the score 11-0. Glen Halligan finished off the scoring, as he completed his hat-trick to make the final score 12-0, in what was a scintillating performance from the whole Vale team, but standing out for Vale were PJ Haughney, Cian Kavanagh and Padraig Nolan.

It was a battling performance from Bagenalstown, who never gave up, but Vale were just in a different class to them, on the day.

13/10/2019 22:35
Bagenalstown AFC v Burrin Celtic
Youths league 28/09 14:30
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 6 Burrin Celtic

Bagenalstown AFC 0

Burrin Celtic 6

Burrin got off to the perfect start against a very young Bagenalstown team, as they overwhelmed them, by scoring four goals, without reply in the first twenty minutes, with goals from Dara O’Donoghue, Dan Smyth, Adam Nolan and an Own Goal.

On the half-hour – Mark Smyth got his second goal of the match, with a fine header from a corner, for his brace and Burrin went into half-time, with a very comfortable 0-5 lead.

To Bagenalstown’s credit they had grown into the game, against a very strong Burrin team who were also very well organised, but it was ‘a baptism of fire’ for the young team.

The second-half was a much more even affair, although after only five minutes of the re-start – Mark Smith completed his hat-trick for Burrin to go 0-6 up, however, that was the only other goal that Bagenalstown conceded, as they were battling hard to contain Burrin, with strong performances from Konrad Sokai, Adain Dowling and Dylan Hand, whilst it was a massive team effort from Burrin, but standing out for them were Diego Dunne and Scott Tracey.

13/10/2019 22:30
Bagenalstown AFC v Vale Wanderers B
Div Two 06/10 14:00
Bagenalstown AFC 1 - 0 Vale Wanderers B

Bagenalstown AFC 1

Vale Wanderers 0

Bagenalstown claimed the spoils in the local derby at McGrath Park on Sunday, beating local rivals Vale as they continued their good start to the season.

The game looked like it was always going to be tight and there would only be one goal in it. Both sides worked hard but it was scoreless at the break.

The second half was a bit more open but still neither side was looking to take control, Vale came close when a ball came across the face of the goal only for the Bagenalstown keeper to scramble to keep it out. Town made the breakthrough after a debated free from Neil Martin found Stevie Fowler to put the town in front. Vale came to life but Bagenalstown stood tall and firm at the back to claim a second league win and second clean sheet.

Best for Town were Alan Whelan, Jimmy Cullen, Paddy O’Brien and Tom Lynch. Best for Vale were Tadgh O Connor, Dylan Waters and Adam Dunne

13/10/2019 22:23
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03/10Youths leagueBagenalstown AFC06Killeshin FC
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