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Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Tombrack United FC 0 - 2 St Joseph's FC 25/5

Tombrack United FC beaten by St Joseph's FC.
11th placed Tombrack United FC were beaten at home by 8th placed St Joseph's FC at Ballyboy (Tombrack) at 5 pm

Tombrack United FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 6 games.
Form: L L L L L L

St Joseph's FC
Form: W D L L L L D

26/05/2019 10:35
Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Slaney Rovers 2 - 6 Killeshin FC 25/5

Slaney Rovers suffer defeat to Killeshin FC.
10th placed Slaney Rovers were beaten at home by 4th placed Killeshin FC at Rathvilly behind graveyard (Slaney Rovers at 5 pm

Slaney Rovers has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L L L L L

Killeshin FC
Form: W L W W W D L

26/05/2019 10:35
Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Baltinglass Town 2 - 1 Carlow Rovers 24/5

Baltinglass Town take spoils against Carlow Rovers.
League leaders Baltinglass Town marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 2nd placed Carlow Rovers at Parkmore Baltinglass at 7 pm

Baltinglass Town have yet to be beaten at home.
Form: W L W L W W W W

Carlow Rovers have won 3 out of 4 away games.
Form: L W W W W W W

26/05/2019 10:35
Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Burrin Celtic 0 - 0 Parkville United 24/5

Burrin Celtic draw with Parkville United.
6th placed Burrin Celtic were held to a 0-0 draw by 7th placed Parkville United at The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic) at 7 pm

Burrin Celtic
Form: D W L W W W L

Parkville United
Form: D W W W L D L

26/05/2019 10:35
Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Slaney Rovers 3 - 3 St Joseph's FC 18/5

Slaney Rovers draw with St Joseph's FC.
10th placed Slaney Rovers were held to a 3-3 draw by 8th placed St Joseph's FC at Rathvilly behind graveyard (Slaney Rovers at 6 pm

Slaney Rovers has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L L L L L

St Joseph's FC
Form: W D L L L L D

26/05/2019 10:35
Keating Memorial Premier Cup 2019
New Oak Boys 2 - 1 Hanover Harps 18/5

New Oak Boys beat Hanover Harps.
New Oak Boys marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, Hanover Harps at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 6 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

26/05/2019 10:35
Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Parkville United 3 - 0 Baltinglass Town 17/5

Parkville United beat Baltinglass Town.
7th placed Parkville United won 3-0 against their visitors, League leaders Baltinglass Town at Hawkins Lane Tullow (Parkville United) at 7 pm

Parkville United
Form: D W W W L D L

Baltinglass Town
Form: W L W L W W W W

26/05/2019 10:35
Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Burrin Celtic 1 - 0 Village FC 17/5

Burrin Celtic take all points from Village FC.
6th placed Burrin Celtic marginally won 1-0 against their visitors, 9th placed Village FC at The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic) at 7 pm

Burrin Celtic
Form: D W L W W W L

Village FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 6 games.
Form: L L L L L L D

26/05/2019 10:35
Seniors Over 35 League 2019
Killeshin FC 0 - 2 New Oak Boys 17/5

Killeshin FC despatched by New Oak Boys.
4th placed Killeshin FC were beaten at home by 3rd placed New Oak Boys at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 7 pm

Killeshin FC
Form: W L W W W D L

New Oak Boys
Form: D W L W W W W

26/05/2019 10:35
Keating Memorial Premier Cup 2019
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 2 Hanover Harps 12/5

Ballymurphy Celtic beaten by Hanover Harps.
Ballymurphy Celtic were marginally beaten at home by Hanover Harps at Ballymurphy at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

26/05/2019 10:35
Burrin Celtic v Tombrack United FC
Tombrack go close
03/05 19:00
Burrin Celtic 2 - 1 Tombrack United FC

Tombrack travelled the short journey to Burrin Celtic. They looked comfortable to take 3 points home after Anton Treacy scored from a nice ball from Joe Goodall until the ref played which seemed to be a long extra time and Tombrack lost concentration to allow 2 quick goals passed their keeper Obi Kavanagh. Another tough defeat for Tombrack but they are getting more comfortable as the season goes on.
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03/05/2019 22:30
New Oak Boys v Slaney Rovers
27/04 17:00
New Oak Boys 5 - 2 Slaney Rovers

New Oak Boys 5

Slaney Rovers 1

New Oak with the strong wind at their backs in the first-half let 3-0 at the break.

Slaney’s best move of the game came after the interval when Peter Kehoe broke down the left and his pass found Declan Brennan in space and he teed the ball perfectly for Mark Ryan to shoot home just inside the box for 4-1 on 60 minutes. Late in the game another threaded pass from Peter Kehoe put Brennan in behind the Boys defence and Declan calmly fired home passed the advancing keeper.

Eddie Byrne, James Doyle and Alan Ryan played well for Slaney.

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28/04/2019 21:43
Village FC v Baltinglass Town
26/04 19:00
Village FC 1 - 3 Baltinglass Town

Village FC 1

Baltinglass Town 3

Extremely blustery conditions in Bagenalstown on Friday evening meant that both sides had difficulty gaining a foothold during a particularly lacklustre first half.

Paddy Sinnott, Derek Nolan and James Gahan all went close with chances for the Wicklow side with Gahan heading short of the goal in the tenth minute. The deadlock was eventually broken after Village took the match to Baltinglass from the opening of the second half and were awarded a corner for their efforts. Darren Foley's beautiful in-swinger was unmet and sailed straight into the left top-corner. Baltinglass however soon rallied and turned the game around with three goals to close out the game as victors in spite of some stout defending by Village. Sinnott struck first on the hour mark. Two more chances gave Balto their second and third goal to win the game after coming back from one down.

Best for Village FC were John Monaghan, Jerry Walsh and Liam Walsh. Best for Baltinglass were John Gillespie Brian Nolan and James Gahan.

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28/04/2019 21:43
Killeshin FC v Tombrack United FC
27/04 17:00
Killeshin FC 5 - 1 Tombrack United FC

Killeshin FC 5

Tombrack United 1

A windy day saw Tombrack take the lead against the run of play. Killeshin had all the ball and a few chances to equalise before half time but couldn’t find the net.

The second half was much the same and when Killeshin equalised they seized total control and the goals flowed.

Best for Killeshin was Glen Ryan and Sham Olek. Goal scorers were Ciaran Walsh, Sham Olek, Ian Brennan, Bryan Lawlor and Mickey McCarthy.

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28/04/2019 21:42
Carlow Rovers v Crettyard United
27/04 17:15
Carlow Rovers 2 - 0 Crettyard United

Carlow Rovers 2

Crettyard United 0

Last year’s league runners up slipped up on Saturday night with several players missing due to ongoing ‘A’ team action against a Rovers team keen to keep their good run going.

The game started at a high pace and there were chances for both sides early on. Cretty’s best chance fell to John Graham who just headered over from a Ciaran Hosey cross. Midway through the first half, good pressure by Rory McDonald on the wing saw him pass to Anthony Slevin who beat the keeper from the corner of the box. Cretty tried to up the tempo in the second half but found themselves 2-0 down from a Ronaldoesque free kick from Damian Sheehan. Cretty attacked but Farrell. Rovers soaked up the pressure and counter-attacked through Eddie Dooley and Gavin Cretty had chances through David Maher and Willie Kavanagh but could not find a breakthrough the game ended 2-0 to Carlow Rovers.

Best for Crettyard were Jim Dunne, Keith Nolan and David Maher.

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28/04/2019 21:42
St Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
26/04 19:00
St Joseph's FC 1 - 7 Burrin Celtic

St. Joseph’s FC 1

Burrin Celtic 7

Burrin started with the aid of a strong wind in the first half and used the weather to their advantage as they ran riot.

They scored first on ten minutes when Conor Dooley volleyed in from a corner. They dominated the rest of the half with further scores from Ross Nolan and a hat trick from Martin Byrne. Joeys tried hard with the wind in the second half but were restricted to long efforts by the Burrin defence. They did pull one back on the hour mark through Dave Hackett, but this seemed to spur on Burrin to score to more goals though Pawel Furtak and a fourth for Martin Byrne.

Chris Bailey, Brendan Butler and Martin Byrne stood out in good team performance for Burrin Celtic. Colm Ward and Mario combined well done the right while Joe Curran battled hard in midfield.

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28/04/2019 21:41
Vale Wanderers A v Slaney Rovers
28/04 11:00
Vale Wanderers A 0 - 3 Slaney Rovers

Vale Wanderers 0

Slaney Rovers 3

Slaney Rovers remain on course for a league and cup double with this victory over Vale in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The visitors were at it from the start and were ahead after some fine build-up play from Arron Broughall on the left wing Seanie Furlong got on the end of a Dominic Byrne pass on nine minutes. Within five minutes Furlong found the net again when he ran onto a defence splitting pass from Paddy Farrell to fire home just inside the box.

After the interval the Rathvilly side continued to dominate and their third goal was one to savour. Rovers won possession in their box with a well-timed tackle from Regan Murphy who set Joe Thomson on his way up the right wing and his pass back to Dominic Byrne was blasted home on 51 minutes to set up an exciting final against Kilree Celtic.

Outstanding for the winners were Eoin Curran, Conor O’Brien and Mick Foley.

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28/04/2019 21:41
Kilree Celtic v Celtic Stars
28/04 11:00
Kilree Celtic 3 - 1 Celtic Stars

Kilree Celtic 3

Celtic Stars 1

Kilree recovered from an early setback to advance in the Divisional Cup against a gallant Celtic Stars in Bagenalstown on Sunday.

The visitors got off to the perfect start and went ahead on two minutes when Mark Ryan set John Ryan on his way and he slotted home. The home side responded positively and nearly got a goal back on 28 minutes when Paul Kehoe was denied by a great save by the Stars keeper. Kilree’s pressure eventually paid off when Alan Salter’s shot hit the back of the net just before half time.

The exchanges were even in the second half. Kilree went ahead when David Kelly slotted home a penalty kick on 60 minutes. Two minutes later Stars had a chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty, but they missed the chance. The winners wrapped up the tie when they made it 3-1 on 78 minutes to set up a meeting with Slaney Rovers in the final.

It was an all-round great team performance by Kilree while best for Stars were Peter Ryan, Barry Foley and Jason Cowman.

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28/04/2019 21:40
Crettyard United v Usher Celtic
28/04/2019 21:39
Crettyard United v Parkville United
28/04/2019 21:38
Parkville United B v St Patricks Boys B
28/04/2019 21:37
St Patricks Boys B v Vale Wanderers B
24/04 18:30
St Patricks Boys B 3 - 1 Vale Wanderers B

St. Patrick’s Boys 3

Vale Wanderers 1

Pat’s got off to an unbelievable start when Peenie Whelan struck after ten seconds as he got onto the end of a cross at the back post to put the Graiguecullen side 1-0 up. Vale’s lack of proper preparation was showing. The home side pushed and probed for another goal and probably should have been 2-0 up when Padraic ‘Priest’ Quinlan went on a long solo run but blazed his shot over the bar from ten yards. Vale B themselves started to threaten, they enjoyed a purple patch of possession and only for some stern defending they would have breached the goal, Aaron Amond causing problems in particular. Vale were glad to only get out 1-0.

The second half started with a bang when Conor Byrne curled in a superb free kick to draw the Leighlinbridge side level. Lee Conran and Tommy Cummins missed chances to give Vale the lead. After a sluggish start to the second half, it woke Pat’s up and soon found themselves back in front when ace marksman John O’Neill finished clinically from a tight angle after a corner was only half cleared by Wanderers. Vale threw everything at the Saints, but the home side landed the killer blow with less than ten minutes left, O’Neill controlled and swivelled in the box before firing past the keeper to send them through to the final against Parkville.

Best for St Pat’s were Jamie Malone, Peenie Whelan and Padraic Quinlan. Best for Vale were Billy Lennon O’Brien, Kieran Casey and Aaron Amond.

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28/04/2019 21:37
Vale Wanderers B v Killeshin FC B
Div One 21/04 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 6 - 1 Killeshin FC B

Vale Wanderers 6

Killeshin FC 1

In a game with nothing on the line, Vale emerged as clear victors against a ten-man Killeshin side. Lee Conran went into the match knowing one goal would see him crowned the division’s top scorer, and after just five minutes he claimed the golden boot award with a tap in from close range. Shortly after, Lorcan Galvin got fouled in the box and Conran converted the penalty. Kieran Casey has produced some fantastic runs into the box of late, most which have resulted in Vale penalties but today another one of his runs saw him grab a goal for himself, a cheeky flick past the keeper. Vale were dominating and Conran added two more before the break, making it 43 goals across all competitions this season.

Vale made a number of changes at half time. Tommy Cummins replaced Conran and he almost got in on the scoring act straight away only for the Killeshin keeper to produce a fine save. The game started to fizzle out a bit but late on Vale grabbed a sixth, Conor Byrne nutmegging the defender in the box before rifling it past the keeper. With the game almost up Killeshin grabbed a consolation, Adam Brennan with a fine free kick from 25 yards out.

Best for Vale on the day were Lee Conran, Ronan Devine and Billy Lennon O Brien. Best for Killeshin were Brendan McDonald, Evan Treacy and Bill Fitzgerald.

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28/04/2019 21:35
Bagenalstown AFC v Parkville United B
28/04/2019 21:35
Slaney Rovers v Mill Celtic
21/04 11:00
Slaney Rovers 6 - 1 Mill Celtic

Slaney Rovers 6

Mill Celtic 1

Slaney stay on course for a League and Cup double with this facile win over Mill Celtic in Rathvilly on Sunday.

The home side opened the scoring on 17 minutes when Daniel O’Brien finished a fine pass from Dominic Byrne, and they doubled their advantage on 36 minutes when Mick Foley`s well disguised cross found the net in off the post. Byrne’s present continued to cause havoc in the Celtic backline resulting in an own goal before the break.

The league champions continued the second half where they left off the first and two further goals in first five minute of the restart. Dominic Byrne finished off a pinpoint cross. The Ballytore side reduced the deficit when Rob Allen volleyed home from a Gary Lambe cross. Back came Rovers and an in-swinging corner from Byrne was headed home by Aaron Broughall on 55 minutes. Conor O’Brien capped a fine performance with a close-range smash on 68 minutes to see his side through.

Outstanding for the winners were Eoin Curran, Joe Thomson and Shane Murphy.

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28/04/2019 21:34
New Oak Boys v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 21/04 11:00
New Oak Boys 4 - 0 Ballymurphy Celtic

New Oak Boys 4

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

New Oak assured themselves of at least a play off for the title as they won their final league game to move three points clear of Crettyard who play their final match on Wednesday evening.

Celtic started well in this match and MJ Doran was denied the opening goal by a last-ditch tackle. After that the half belonged to the hosts, who were twice denied by the woodwork before Dean Kelly’s run on goal was halted at the expense of a penalty which Kelly coolly slotted to give the Boys a 1-0 half time lead.

If New Oak were made to wait most of the first half for the opening goal, they had no such worries in the second, barely 60 seconds had passed when Jordan Harmon’s cross was powerfully headed home by Greg Sykula. Ten minutes later Harmon was again the provider, this time Will Kinsella benefiting from a perfect delivery to make it 3-0. With Celtic struggling to keep pace with the movement of the hosts it was soon 4-0, Sykula adding his second of the game and fifteenth of the season as Harmon completed a hat trick of assists to finish off the scoring.

Best for New Oak were Dean Kelly, Jordan Harmon and Chris Birmingham. Ballymurphy’s best included Paul Foley, MJ Doran and Jamie Doyle.

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28/04/2019 21:34
Crettyard United v Hanover Harps
28/04/2019 21:33
Hanover Harps A v Parkville United A
21/04 11:00
Hanover Harps A 5 - 1 Parkville United A

Hanover Harps 5

Parkville United 0

Harps eased into the semi-finals of the Carlow Cup after this comprehensive win over United.

When these two met last week in the league it was Parkville that prevailed 2-0, this time Harps had surpassed that score line within 20 minutes as they raced 3-0 ahead in the opening quarter. Phil Neenan set up Niall Swan to open the scoring after just five minutes and moments later it was 2-0, Ben Dorgan setting up Anto McGrath to net. United’s response was a Griffin Kennedy effort that came back off the post before Harps struck again, Ben Dorgan finding the net from 20 yards to make it 3-0. Paul Fitzgerald was denied a chance to reduce the arrears before half time by a fine save as Harps protected their 3-0 lead into half time.

The second half saw the visitors create early chances for Fitzgerald and Jamie Welsh but neither could take advantage and Dorgan netted his second and Harps fourth on the hour to kill the game as a contest. With ten minutes left Dylan Walsh’s teasing cross was deflected into the net for an unfortunate own goal to finish off the scoring.

Best for Harps were Ben Dorgan, Phil Neenan and Dylan Walsh.

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28/04/2019 21:32
Crettyard United v St Patricks Boys
28/04/2019 21:32
Carlow Rovers v Parkville United
20/04 17:00
Carlow Rovers 1 - 0 Parkville United

Carlow Rovers 1

Parkville United 0

On a very warm and sunny evening, the pace and intensity of this game was very high, and Rovers started the brighter with their two wingers – Eddie Dooley and Billy McDonald causing mayhem with their string of dangerous crosses into the penalty area.

Some fine play by Billy McDonald laid on a chance for Gavin Farrell, whose shot was saved by the Parkville keeper, but Rory McDonald pounced on the rebound who ‘buried the ball into the roof of the net for 1-0.

Parkville upped their game and looked for an equaliser and they came very close, just before the interval, when Niall Robinson found himself through on goal and whilst his shot beat the Rovers keeper, it hit the crossbar and rebounded to safety and it was 1-0 at half-time.

The second-half was more of the same, with Anthony Slevin getting through on goal but his shot went wide and both teams had a number of chances but couldn’t convert any of them and the game ended with that solitary first-half goal sealing the win for Rovers.

It was a great team effort by Parkville, whilst best for Rovers were ken McDonald, Richie Moore and Damian Byrne.

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28/04/2019 21:31