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Killeshin FC B v St. Patricks Boys B
Tullys Travel Division 1 Killeshin B 2 St. Pats B 3
Division 1 04/10 14:00
Killeshin FC B 2 - 3 St. Patricks Boys B
Killeshin started well playing against a strong wind and after 5 minutes they were 1-0 up through Dylan Regan. On 10 minutes Luke Nolan shot just wide, on 18 minutes Patrick Brannigan missed a chance and a minute later they were made to pay as a defensive mix up let Pats score to make it 1:1. With the weather conditions bad both teams tried hard to play the ball around and on the half hour Frankie Dowling played a lovely through ball for Regan to run onto and make it 2-1 for the hosts. Straight out of the blocks at the start of the second half and Dowling was unlucky from distance as his shot was just wide. Regan had another chance but couldn't steer it past the keeper on 55 minutes. On 60 minutes Brannigan had a shot saved by the pats keeper 5 minutes later Sean Dollard made a great save to keep Killeshin in front but a few minutes later pats were level after Killeshin failed to clear a set piece. On 85 minutes pats were in front once again from a set piece. On 90 minutes pats were awarded a penalty but Sean Dollard made it a great save to keep it 3-2 to Pats at full time. A good team performance by Killeshin with Dylan Regan, Niall Scully and Tyrone Dempsey excellent
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04/10/2020 16:27
Burrin Celtic v New Oak Boys
Great win for Burrin in The Valley
Youths league 03/10 14:30
Burrin Celtic 7 - 0 New Oak Boys

Burrin Celtic 7 - 0 New Oak

Burrin pressed aggressively and penned New Oak back from the start.

Following a quick interplay between three Burrin players inside the box Myles Hutton slotted home the opening goal. Andrew Synoradzki was on fire today getting Burrin's 2nd, 3rd and 4th and his hat trick in quick sucession. Burrin got their fifth goal just before the whistle through Mubatsirimudawapi.

The half ended 5-0 to Burrin.

In the second half New Oak didn't lie down and were unlucky not to score when they hit the cross bar. However, Burrin drove on and, even after receiving a bad gash to the head, Cian Byrne showed a captains performance by battling on to create his own chance to get Burrins 6th.

Rory McColl then played into Eamonn Lalor who cooly finished the scoring with his shot into the side net for Burrins 7th.

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03/10/2020 20:15
Killeshin FC v Parkville United
Seniors Division Killeshin Fc 4 Parkville 0
o35 league 03/10 17:45
Killeshin FC 4 - 0 Parkville United
With a lot on the line in this game for Killeshin they had to hit the ground running and they started brightest putting Parkville on the back foot, when a goal bound shot was blocked by a hand the referee pointed to the spot and Shane Coakley made no mistake from the spot to make it 1:0. Parkville lifted their game and started moving the ball well putting Killeshin on the back foot and just before half time Tomas Frelka made a superb triple save to keep Killeshin ahead at the break. Killeshin re grouped at the break and when Shane Coakley added a superb second to give Killeshin some breathing space. Killeshin pushed on strong and after some great work down the left from Ian Brennan he put a ball through to Liam Dunne who squared for Billy O'Loughlin to finish and make it 3-0 Tomas Frelka made another smart save to keep Parkville at bay before Michael McCartney scored to make it 4-0 and seal the win for Killeshin thanks to the a good team effort with Coakley, McCartney and Ricardo Tavolieri outstanding
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03/10/2020 19:35
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.

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03/10/2020 17:20
Killeshin FC C v Slaney Rovers B
Div Two 27/09 14:00
Killeshin FC C 2 - 2 Slaney Rovers B
A youthful Slaney side took the lead following a long range effort from Brandon Ryan on 18 minutes. Just before the break they added a second with a super finish from Kyle Byrne on 40 minutes for 0-2 at half time. Within a minute of the restart, `keeper Connor McGinn saved a penalty while at the other end Kyle Lawlor was denied by the post which proved costly as Killeshin scored for 1-2 and then equalised with the last kick of the game despite the best efforts Kenneth Belio, Jack Carroll and Shane Sargent.
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27/09/2020 17:11
Crettyard United v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 27/09 11:00
Crettyard United 0 - 0 Slaney Rovers
Slaney Rovers and Crettyard played out an entertaining 0-0 draw in the opening fixture. On half chances Slaney shaded the first half with Eoin Curran forcing the first save, from the home `keeper on 14 minutes and Daniel O`Brien came close from an Aaron Broughall corner on 21 minutes After the restart Cretty got a foothold and were denied by the post on 54 minutes. As Cretty press on, there was some staunch defending roam Regan Murphy and Aaron Broughall. When Cretty got on top `keeper Fergal Harmon dealt with everything they threw at him with at least three memorable saves, to keep a clean sheet and reward the efforts of Daniel o Brien and Regan Murphy.
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27/09/2020 17:10
St. Fiacc's FC v Killeshin FC
Killeshin run out winners.
o35 league 01/08 18:00
St. Fiacc's FC 0 - 5 Killeshin FC

Killeshin were out of the blocks quickest and should have been 1 up on 10 min when Mick McCartneys long range shot crossed the line and rebounded off the inner goal Stanton and the unsighted couldn't give the goal. 10 min later Shane Coakley thought he had given Killeshin the lead but it was rulled out for offside

Killeshin finally broke the deadlock on 20 min when Coakleys long range effort decived the keeper. HT 1-0

Coakley struck again 5 min into second half and goals quickly followed from Gary Brennan and Mick McCartney. Coakley got his hatrick to complete the 5-0 win.

Best for Killeshin, Mick McCartney, Tim O Brien and Ciaran Walsh.

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01/08/2020 21:26
St Fiacc's FC v Vale Wanderers
08/03 14:00
St Fiacc's FC 2 - 1 Vale Wanderers

St Fiacc’s FC 2

Vale Wanderers 1

St Fiacc’s came out on top in this very competitive game in the Presentation College on Sunday.

The home side took the lead through Courtney Forbes with a well taken goal. Vale came more into the game and put the Saints under pressure. They were rewarded when Susan O’Leary headed home from a Laura Kearney cross just before half time.

The second half was again a tense affair with both sides having great chances. It was the home side that took their chance when Courtney Forbes grabbed her second goal midway through the half to win the game.

Best for Fiaccs Ciara Corcoran, Sara Kerfra and Kelly O’Neill while Shauna Ó Neil, Claudia Earl and Jacinta Kearney stood out for Vale.

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08/03/2020 21:19
Ballymurphy Celtic v Mill Celtic
08/03 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 3 Mill Celtic

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Mill Celtic 3

Mill made the long journey to Ballymurphy a rewarding one with this good win on Sunday.

The visitors started the brighter and went ahead through Catherine Dempsey after a good through ball from Nicole Heeney Byrne. The Kildare side had chances to extend their lead but couldn’t find a way past the Ballymurphy keeper.

The second half was even enough and the home side almost levelled matters on 20 minutes but Rachel Fenin pulled off a fine save in the Mill goals. The winner dominated the final few minutes and sealed victory with two late goals.

Best on the day for Mill were Laura Fenin, Mag Nolan and Chloe Foy.

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08/03/2020 21:18
St Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 08/03 14:00
St Joseph's FC 5 - 1 Burrin Celtic

St Joseph’s 5

Burrin Celtic 1

St Joseph’s started well and dominated the play right from the start but failed to convert their chances with Burrin defending well. Burrin were reduced to ten men and Joeys awarded a penalty thirty minutes in when a defender handled the ball but Caoimhin Treacy’s effort struck the post and went wide. Joeys piled on the pressure but fine saves by the Burrin keeper denied them on several occasions, they finally made the breakthrough just before half time when Padraig Webb was rewarded for his persistence.

Kit Gaffney doubled their lead five minutes into the second half after some good play. Three minutes later Burrin made it two one with a well converted penalty after a foul by the keeper. Joeys got their third on the hour mark when Caoimhin Treacy netted after a long clearance. Daniel Donegan thought he’d made it four five minutes later with a fine header but he was deemed offside. Padraig Webb capped a man of the match performance with his second and Joey’s fourth with twenty minutes left and Tom Mitchell wrapped up the scoring five minutes later with a brilliant header.

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08/03/2020 21:18
Round Tower Rovers v St Patricks Boys B
Div Two 08/03 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 0 - 4 St Patricks Boys B

Round Tower Rovers 0

St Patrick’s Boys 4

St Pat’s took the lead after Thomas Sheehan finished low to the corner of the net. Conditions played a factor for both teams and Pat’s went into half time with the narrowest of leads.

Round Towers came out in the second half and played some good football and frustrated the away side. It wasn’t until the final ten minutes this game was put to bed when Thomas Sheehan found the net for a second time. After the restart Boys put the pressure on and a Dinny Farrell cross found its way to the back of the Rovers net. Thomas Sheehan rounded off the game with his hat trick which topped off a great away win for the Graiguecullen side.

Best for Pat’s David Pawlowitcz, Denis Byrne and Jamie Malone. Best for Round Tower was Darragh Carolan and William Oxley.

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08/03/2020 21:17
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.
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08/03/2020 21:17
Hanover Harps B v Nurney Villa
Div Two 08/03 14:00
Hanover Harps B 3 - 3 Nurney Villa

Hanover Harps 3

Nurney Villa 3

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

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

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

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08/03/2020 21:16
Kilree Celtic v Crettyard United B
Div 1 cup 08/03 11:00
Kilree Celtic 6 - 0 Crettyard United B

Kilree Celtic 6

Crettyard United 0

Kilree are on track for a league and cup double with this emphatic cup victory over a depleted Cretty on Sunday.

Fresh from their league celebrations they started brightly and Alan Salter scored on eight minutes with a fine effort into the bottom corner. They doubled their lead when the Crettyard keeper failed to hold onto Alan MacDonald’s shot and David MacDonald pounced to score on 29 minutes. They were then awarded a penalty when Alan MacDonald was fouled and Alan Salter coolly slotted home the spot kick just on the stroke of half time.

The second half did not get much better for the Laois visitors as an Eamon Nolan corner was headed home by Paul Kehoe on 65 minutes. Mark MacDonald got in on the scoring act when Alan Salter put him through on goal on 68 minutes before Sean Curran finished off the scoring on 75 minutes and see Kilree through to the next round.

This was an all-round team performance by Kilree while James Sherwood, John Dwyer and Shane Buggy tried hard for Crettyard.

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08/03/2020 21:16
Mill Celtic v Castle Rangers
Division 1 08/03 11:00
Mill Celtic 3 - 1 Castle Rangers

Mill Celtic 3

Castle Rangers 1

Mill Celtic made their final home game of the season a winning one with this victory over the Carlow town side.

The early exchanges were quite tense with neither side threatening. The visitors broke the deadlock with a long ball over the top by Gary Murphy which allowed Martin to race in behind and lob over the advancing Harry Kirwan. The home side created a number of chances through Dylan Wynne, Brian Malone and Shane Molloy but they could find the net with their respective efforts.

The second half began with Mill looking like a team on a mission and their fast start was rewarded after 52 minutes when a long raking pass from Gary Lambe found Daniel Mackey who in turned played through Wynne to slot home the equaliser. With the Mill back four being resolute at the back the same two players combined for Wynne to grab his second with a superb finish on 64 minutes. Daniel O’Boyle was denied by a great save by Kirwan that kept the home side in command and the game was wrapped up with ten minutes to go when Andrew Baldwin grabbed a deserved goal after the Rangers keeper spilled a Brian Mackey free kick.

Best for Mill on the day were Gary Lambe, Brian Malone and Dylan Wynne. For Castle Cian Connolly, Mick McGrath and Alan Butler stood out.

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08/03/2020 21:15
Parkville United v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 08/03 11:00
Parkville United 0 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

Parkville United 0

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

A lone second half strike from Phil Cresswell was enough to win this tie for Celtic and give their Premier Division survival hopes a huge boost.

The win leaves Celtic just four points from safety and with games in hand on all the clubs above them it drags a host of clubs, including Parkville into a hunt for points to beat the drop. The best chance of a quiet first half fell to Ballymurphy and Cresswell on 26 minutes, his header brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar and away to safety by the Parkville keeper.

Celtic began the second period well but it wasn’t until just after the hour that the only goal of the game arrived. MJ Doran fired a shot on goal, the United 'keeper did well to save it but when the rebound fell to Cresswell he made no mistake as he swept home to make it 1-0. After that it was all Parkville but a combination of solid defending and good goalkeeping from Paul Foley was enough to see Celtic over the line and reward the efforts of Anto Jordan, Tom O’Neill and Paul Foley.

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08/03/2020 21:15
Crettyard United v Killeshin FC
Premier Division 08/03 11:00
Crettyard United 3 - 1 Killeshin FC

Crettyard United 3

Killeshin FC 1

United hauled themselves right back into the title race as three second half goals saw them claim the points and leave Killeshin looking over their shoulders as Ballymurphy’s win in Tullow leaves them just four points off the bottom.

The first half was a story of missed chances from both sides. Killeshin’s Adam Steed fired over when well-placed after 15 minutes. It was then United’s turn to waste chances, Gearoid Cuddihy and Lee Salter both off target for the hosts. The best chance of the half fell to Killeshin and Michael O’Rourke but he managed to clear the crossbar from six yards.

Crettyard were much better in the second half and opened the scoring on the hour. Danny Doyle raced through midfield before being felled in the box for a penalty which he duly converted to put the hosts 1-0 up. That advantage was doubled 15 minutes later, Craig Comerford’s corner firmly headed to the net by Lee Salter for 2-0. Steed headed narrowly wide as Killeshin tried to respond and with five minutes left they were thrown a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty, converted by Steed. Thoughts of a comeback were dashed almost immediately as Cristoir Maher teed up Salter for his second and United’s third with a neat lob over the advancing keeper to put the result beyond doubt.

Best for Crettyard were Lee Salter, Danny Doyle and Gearoid Cuddihy. Killeshin had good performances from Ian Brennan, Michael O’Rourke, Niall Scully and Brendan McDonald.

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08/03/2020 21:14
New Oak Boys v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 08/03 11:00
New Oak Boys 0 - 0 Slaney Rovers

New Oak Boys 0

Slaney Rovers 0

Defending champions New Oak missed a chance to go top of the league after been held goalless by current table toppers Rovers.

The hosts had the lion’s share of possession throughout but Rovers were determined in defence and looked dangerous at times on the counterattack. Andy Wall had the hosts first sight on goal as he flashed an effort wide midway through the half. Lee Murphy was next up for the Boys but his header from a Dean Kelly cross just cleared the bar. Rovers best chance of the half fell to Lubomir Lesko but he also failed to keep his effort on target as the teams went into the break goalless.

The second half was more of the same, New Oak with the possession and Rovers trying to hit them on the break. Michael Foley had an early chance for the visitors but Keelan Gaffney in the New Oak goal dealt with his effort before his opposite number Fergal Harmon was called on to keep out Will Hayes. New Oak piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes with David Doyle and Craig Wall driving them on from midfield but they just couldn’t prise open a stubborn Rovers rear-guard and had to be content with a share of the spoils despite a very good team performance.

Best for Slaney included Regan Murphy, Eoin Curran and Lubomir Lesko.

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08/03/2020 21:14
Hanover Harps v St Patricks Boys
08/03/2020 21:13
Parkville United v Vale Wanderers
08/03/2020 21:12
Crettyard United v New Oak Boys
Youths Cup 07/03 14:30
Crettyard United 0 - 1 New Oak Boys

Crettyard United 0

New Oak Boys 1

New Oak took an early 0-1 lead after only ten minutes when Brandon Doyle slipped through a pass to David Ujadughele who coolly fired home to stun Crettyard.

Thereafter Crettyard completely dominated the rest of the game but just couldn’t break down a dogged and stubborn New Oak defence as they sat back and defended their slender lead and at half-time it was still 0-1 to New Oak.

In the second-half, Crettyard threw caution to the wind and attacked in numbers but the nearest that they came to scoring was when a shot was remarkably cleared off the line by Jack Lawlor as the whole New Oak team battled manfully to stem the flow of Crettyard attacks. Crettyard won a corner in injury time but a quick counterattack by David Ujadughele and he was one on one with the Crettyard keeper but his shot went narrowly wide and it ended 0-1 to New Oak.

This was a terrific performance by New Oak where the whole team played well but Brandon Doyle and Jack Lawlor deserve a special mention for their efforts as they shone throughout the game. It was a good all-round team performance from Crettyard but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory.

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08/03/2020 21:11
Killeshin FC v Hanover Harps
Youths league 07/03 14:30
Killeshin FC 2 - 5 Hanover Harps

Killeshin AFC 2

Hanover Harps 5

In light of the extremely windy conditions this encounter was distinctly a game of two halves with Killeshin taking first advantage of the wind.

Killeshin’s Dylan Regan put Killeshin 1-0 up on 23 minutes with a finely taken goal from just inside the penalty area and they went on to double their lead when they took advantage of a lapse in the Hanover defence led to them going 2-0 ahead courtesy of an own goal and that was the score, at the interval.

Hanover had a lot to do to redeem themselves and they were quickly into their stride as on 47 minutes Ryan Brady set up Kian Lawlor who rifled the ball into the bottom corner of the Killeshin net from all of thirty yards for 2-1 and from then it was game on. Eoghan Byrne added a second for Hanover on 53 minutes to level the scores at 2-2 when he scored from a rebound when the Killeshin keeper parried away a Shane Murphy header. At this stage it was all Hanover as Corey Connolly, Kyle Foley, Robert Norton and Jake Haughney set up attack after attack from the back as they overwhelmed Killeshin. With only fifteen minutes to go some neat interplay between Eoghan Byrne and Arnus Ubartas set up Kian Lawlor to volley home his second for his brace and put Hanover into a 2-3 lead, for the first time. On 83 minutes a long throw by Theo Hagelstein was flicked on by Shane Murphy to Kian Lawlor who finished with aplomb for his hat-trick and a 2-4 lead. Kian Lawlor then returned the favour as with a cushioned header he set up Shane Murphy who rounded off the scoring with a fine volley to finish off the scoring and give Hanover a well-deserved 2-5 victory.

Hanover’s second-half five goal tally showed just what they are capable of when in the mood and although Killeshin put up a strong showing they were no match for Hanover on this form.

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08/03/2020 21:10
Vale Wanderers v Newpark AFC
01/03 14:00
Vale Wanderers 1 - 2 Newpark AFC

Vale Wanderers 1

Newpark FC 2

Newpark played into a strong breeze in the first half and were under pressure for large parts and should have been behind early but for the exploits of Annie Dunne and Jayne Meagher in goal.

Vale eventually broke the deadlock on 35 minutes through Aoife Roache. Newpark started to get a foothold in the game and levelled just before the break when Denise Doyle was rewarded for her tireless work throughout the half.

The second half was a more evenly contested affair with chances at a premium and both defences working well. If ever you’re going to score a winner then the 90th minute is the time to strike and Newpark did just that when Abbie Wall found the net after some great work from Doyle and Sinead McGrane.

Best for Newpark were Annie Dunne, Jayne Meagher, Rosie Miller and Denise Doyle while it was an all-round impressive Vale performance.

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01/03/2020 21:29
Mill Celtic v Killeshin FC
01/03 14:00
Mill Celtic 4 - 1 Killeshin FC

Mill Celtic 4

Killeshin FC 1

Mill started the game with the wind in their backs and played some lovely football in the opening exchanges.

It took until the half hour to break the deadlock when a Deirbhle Byrne corner caused panic in the Killeshin box and eventually Rachael Fennin slotted home from close range. The second came shortly after with good work from Pam and Megan Grufferty slipped in Nicole Heaney and her first time cross found Mag Nolan at the back post.

The second half was evenly contested until 20 minutes from time when Catherine Dempsey broke the offside trap and chipped the advancing keeper. Dempsey would soon have her second when she tapped home a Fennin cross. Killeshin got a deserved consolation late on when Aoife O’Rourke found the net to reward the efforts of Sophia Hade and Fiona Culleton while Donna Corcoran, Shona Fagan, Ash Woods and Emma Dunne impressed for the winners.

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01/03/2020 21:29
Hanover Harps v St Fiacc's FC
01/03 14:00
Hanover Harps 4 - 0 St Fiacc's FC

Hanover Harps 4

St Fiacc’s 0

Despite the windy conditions both teams settled into some good passages of play early on.

It would be Hanover that would strike the opening blow when on 20 minutes a short goal kick fell to the feet of Steph Kehoe all of 30 yards out and she rifled it back with interest to find the top corner. Rachael Whelan doubled the lead ten minutes later with a mazy solo run and lifted the ball over the advancing keeper. Lauren McGrath added a third soon after with an exquisite first touch from Rachael Whelan’s drilled pass allowed her time to find the top corner from close range.

With the weather deteriorating for a while the second half became a scrappy affair but twenty minutes from time a Leanne Tumelty run down the left and first time cross found Whelan free at the back post to tap home her second and secure the points to reward the efforts of Tasha Sheehan, Becky Walsh, Marie Hynes and Aoife Timmons while Clara Hayden, Sara Kerfah, Laura Byrne and Chiara Corcoran did well for Fiacc’s.

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01/03/2020 21:28
Nurney Villa v Baltinglass Town B
Div Two 01/03 14:00
Nurney Villa 3 - 0 Baltinglass Town B

Nurney Villa 3

Baltinglass Town 0

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

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

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

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

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01/03/2020 21:28
Vale Wanderers B v Killeshin FC B
Div Two 01/03 11:00
Vale Wanderers B 2 - 2 Killeshin FC B

Vale Wanderers 2

Killeshin FC 2

Vale started brightly and took the lead after just eight minutes, a loose ball bounced in the box and Eric Nolan jumped highest for the breaking ball to flick it past the keeper. Killeshin grew into the game and mid-way through the half, Evan Ruddy squared a ball for James Brennan to finish. with suspicions of offside. This goal sprung Killeshin into life when Ruddy turned provider again as he pulled a ball back for Vinny Dowling to strike home from the edge of the box. Despite being on the back foot, Vale did miss a great chance to level just before half time when Ceilum Darcy whipped the ball across the box and Conor Byrne raced in but his outstretched leg just failed to make contact.

Lorcan Galvin swung in a free kick and Geoffrey Doran rose up to produce an unstoppable header and level the game with 15 minutes to go. Vale were given a lifeline with five minutes to go with the referee adjudging a Killeshin strike to not have crossed the line. With the final whistle about to go Vale broke for one last attack, some nice interlink play allowed Ceilum Darcy to get a shot off from just inside the box but it skimmed just wide of the post and both teams had to settle for a draw in what was a fair result.

Best for Vale were Eric Nolan, Jordan Doyle and Pat Meaney. Best for Killeshin were Vinny Dowling, Robert Noctor and Evan Ruddy.

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01/03/2020 21:27
Slaney Rovers B v Hanover Harps B
Div Two 01/03 14:00
Slaney Rovers B 2 - 1 Hanover Harps B

Slaney Rovers 2

Hanover Harps 1

Hanover went close after two minutes when a Gary O’Keeffe corner was met by Kuba Dobosz but his header hit the crossbar. Hanover had a throw near Slaney’s box but the home side cleared and a super cross from Jake Elliot and a great finish from Colin Byrne put Slaney 1-0 on 25 minutes. Gary O’Keeffe and Michael Ryan both had shots but neither found the net. Slaney did add a second on 44 minutes against the run of play through an interception in Hanover's back line and a neat finish from Adam Byrne.

Glen Nolan got through on 52 minutes drawing a fine save from the ‘keeper. Hanover got one back on 58 minutes when Arnus Ubartas squared to Craig O’Reilly who chipped in Dillon Murphy to volley to the net. An Aaron Wynne cross was met by Dylan Walsh on 65 minutes but it was saved also. Ben Akerele Smith put Dillon Murphy through on 70 minutes but again, the Slaney ‘keeper made a fantastic save. Hanover kept pushing with efforts from Arnus Ubartas with 15 minutes remaining and Ben Akerele Smith soon after. On 83 minutes Dylan Walsh rounded three players before firing low to the ‘keeper’s left but again somehow he got a hand to it and Slaney held on for the win.

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01/03/2020 21:27
St Patricks Boys B v St Joseph's FC
Div Two 01/03 14:00
St Patricks Boys B 7 - 1 St Joseph's FC

St. Patrick’s Boys 7

St. Joseph’s FC 1

St Pats extended their lead at the top of Division Two with an impressive victory at home to a youthful St Joseph’s to put pressure on Bagenalstown.

Pat’s started well and were 3-0 up after 30 minutes and extended the lead to 5-0 before half time with goals from Jamie Malone 2, Thomas Sheehan 2 and Leven Da Silva.

Joseph’s pulled one back at the start of the second half but Pat’s got two more through John O’Neill and Malone completed his hat-trick.

Great all-round performance from the home side.

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01/03/2020 21:26
Castle Rangers v Parkville United B
Division 1 01/03 11:00
Castle Rangers 1 - 1 Parkville United B

Castle Rangers 1

Parkville United 1

Castle Rangers grabbed a late equaliser to share the points with their Tullow counterparts in the Youth Centre on Sunday.

After an even enough start Parkville began to get on top with James Lonergan and John Murphy combining well and Jason Hunter had a goal ruled out for an infringement. Brian Condron and Paddy Hickey went close before Damian Bak made a good save at the other end to deny Rangers. The visitors finally made the breakthrough when T.J. Kavanagh sent a free kick to the top corner on 40 minutes.

The second half was again a close encounter with both sides creating chances. David Orbinski saw his effort ruled out for offside while the same player was denied by a great save by Mick Lawlor in the Castle goal. Parkville’s Cian Madden made his long-awaited return from injury and combined with Padraig McGrath to drop an inch perfect pass to Barry Flynn who saw his effort saved. With time running out Gary Murphy scored on the counterattack to rescue a point for the home side.

Best for Castle were Cain Connolly, Yona Samuel and Rory MacDonald. Best for Parkville were Jason Hunter, Paddy Hickey and TJ Kavanagh.

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