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New Oak Boys v St Fiacc's FC
Premier Division 12/11 11:00
New Oak Boys 6 - 0 St Fiacc's FC

H.T...3-0

F.T...6-0

New Oak dominated the game from early on and Popa Murphy made the breakthrough on 12 mins, finishing from a Dylan Keightley cross. 10 mins later Will Hayes cross found the net to double New Oaks lead.

On 40 mins Hayes hard work on the wing found Adam Flynn who expertly finished. The 2nd half was much the same with New Oak scoring again, Murphy clinically finishing and he completed his hat trick on 75 mins with a fantastic free kick. New Oak were awarded a penalty on 80 mins which Bobby Dowling put away to finish the scoring. Best for New Oak were Popa Murphy, Adan Flynn and Lee Murphy.

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13/11/2017
St Patricks Boys v Bagenalstown AFC
04/11 14:30
St Patricks Boys 11 - 0 Bagenalstown AFC

St Patrick’s Boys 11

Bagenalstown AFC 0

St Pat’s completely dominated this match from start to finish, against a dogged and determined Bagenalstown team, who gave their all for the full 90 minutes, but they were given a footballing lesson by this very strong and well organised St Pat’s team.

St Pat’s had the lion’s share of possession, but it took them 22 minutes before they broke down the hard-working Bagenalstown defence as Diarmaid Ruth coolly slotted home for 1-0.

St Pat’s doubled their lead five minutes later when a fine Cian Cleary corner was drilled home by Leven De Silva for 2-0 and then Diarmaid Ruth notched his second near the interval and they took this 3-0 lead into half-time.

Bagenalstown showed more intent on their attacking play and they were stringing more passes together, without being really threatening, but after one move they were hit by a ‘killer blow’ as Cian Cleary spectacularly volleyed home from the edge of the box on 52 minutes for 4-0.

Diarmaid Ruth completed his hat-trick on 55 minutes for 5-0 and after that the ‘floodgates’ opened as both Andrew Lewis and Dino Marcu scored hat-tricks of their own to make the final score 11-0.

Battling hard for Bagenalstown were Matty Curran, Richie Whelan and Craig Fogarty, whilst standing out for St Pat’s were Leven De Silva, Tom Mitchell and Ben Costello

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12/11/2017
Nurney Villa B v Vale Wanderers B
Division Three 05/11 14:00
Nurney Villa B 1 - 1 Vale Wanderers B

Nurney Villa B 1

Vale Wanderers B 1

A stunning late Dinny Byrne goal for Vale saw the points shared in Nurney. The game was scoreless until the 73rd minute when Colin Townsend finished excellently after David Townsend split the Vale defence with an excellent ball. This score looked to have decided a hard fought out tie, but Vale refused to accept defeat and when a half-cleared ball fell to Byrne 25 yards out from goal he volleyed spectacularly to the Villa net in the 89th minute to force a well-deserved draw and a fair result to a keenly fought out tie. For Nurney John Stringer, Philip Murphy and David Townsend stood out.

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12/11/2017
Hanover Harps C v Burrin Celtic
Div One 05/11 14:00
Hanover Harps C 2 - 0 Burrin Celtic

Hanover Harps C 2

Burrin Celtic 0

Hanover were worthy winners against a misfiring Burrin side in the Plots. The visitors had the better of the opening half but Martin Cummings and Keith Deveraux wasted a couple of good openings, and Cummings had a shot well saved by Craig O Reilly in the Harps goal. Slowly Hanover took a grip on proceedings and just before half time Conor McDonald forced an excellent save from Craig White in the Celtic goal. The 2nd half belonged to the home side and they were soon in front when Frankie Dowling released Dillon Murphy who coolly finished to the net. Frankie brought the best of White in the Celtic goal before he combined with Shane Noonan to put Chris Bermingham in to make it 2-0. There was no way back for the visitors and Hanover deservedly collected the points. For the winners Jason Kenny, Dermot McGuill and Eddie Dooley starred, for Burrin Martin Fitzgerald and John Kinsella tried hard.

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12/11/2017
Bagenalstown AFC v Hanover Harps
Carlow Shield 05/11 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 5 Hanover Harps

Bagenalstown 0

Hanover Harps 5

After a hard fought first quarter Hanover took control of this tie to run out comfortable winners. The home side were well organised in defence, but they were finally broken down in the 27th minute when a slick move from premier division side opened them up and Steve Charlton finished from close range to open the scoring. One up at the break the 2nd half belonged to a much sharper Hanover side and they were rewarded with 4 goals, on 54 minutes Graham Delaney finished a Simon O Shea cross, and then Delaney turned provider for Alan Shaw to score at the back post. On 65 minutes Kevin Power with a diving header put Hanover four up and Graham Delaney had the final say when he finished a through ball from Anto McGrath from a narrow angle to close the scoring. In fine form for Hanover were Phil Newman, Anto McGrath and the Delaney brothers Graham and Dylan, for the Town Jamie Whelan, Dion Wall and Danny Darcy.

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12/11/2017
Slaney Rovers v Castle Rangers
Herald Striker Division 05/11 11:00
Slaney Rovers 1 - 1 Castle Rangers

Slaney Rovers 1

Castle Rangers 1

A tight start to this league encounter. Slaney playing with the breeze started to get slightly on top and scored after 20 minutes when Paddy Farrell scored directly from a corner kick. The wind a helping factor. Castle responded well, and the first half remained even enough. Slaney leading at the break. In the second half Castle playing with the wind completely dominated proceedings. Dominating in possession and creating chances. But it was not until, 20 minutes from time that they got they're deserved equaliser. Podge Delaney scoring, like Slaney, direct from a corner. Castle pushed for a winner, but Slaney held on and the game finished 1-1. Best for castle were Eddie Davis, Patrick o Neill and Lorcan Carroll while Michael Foley, Shane Murphy and Regan Murphy played best for Slaney Rovers.

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12/11/2017
Mill Celtic v Vale Wanderers
Herald Striker Division 05/11 11:00
Mill Celtic 2 - 3 Vale Wanderers

Mill Celtic 2

Vale Wanderers 3

Vale recorded their third win in a row in Ballytore on Sunday but as always with this team it was not without drama. Lee Conran was buzzing from the off and his hard work paid off when he opened the scoring on 15 minutes. Trevor Nolan played Conran in who finished well from a tight angle. Vale went on to create many chances but failed to convert further in the first half and paid the price as Mill Celtic levelled before half time. Daniel Mackey with the cross to Felix Lawlor who hit a stunning first-time volley into the net for the equaliser.

Half time score 1-1

The second half was a very even contest with both teams scoring and creating further chances. Emmet Casey gave the visitors the lead for the second time in the match when he went on a barging run through midfield and after a series of passes finished the move he started when he slotted home from a through ball by Lee Conran. Again, Vale let their lead slip after failing to deal with Daniel Mackey’s long ball to Jason McHugh who slotted home to leave the score line at 2-2 with 20 minutes left. It looked like the home side would take the spoils when Felix Lawlor played a through ball for Adam Meenahan who's effort beat the keeper, but the defender managed to clear off the line. Vale were the side to get that decisive goal when on 85 minutes Andrew Townsends perfect corner kick landed at the back post and John Miley arrived like a runaway train to volley home and take the spoils for the visitors. Best for Mill Celtic, Gary Lambe, Shane Molloy and Dylan Wynne.

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12/11/2017
New Oak Boys v Kilree Celtic
Carlow Shield 05/11 11:00
New Oak Boys 5 - 3 Kilree Celtic

New Oak Boys 5

Kilree Celtic 3 AET

Premier Division Side New Oak needed extra time to overcome Division 2 pacesetters Kilree before booking their place in the quarter final draw. After a tense opening New Oak hit the front on the half hour. The hosts doubled their lead 2 minutes before the break and Kilree were left with a mountain to climb in the second half. Kilree battled away but it wasn’t until 75 minutes that Mark McDonald scored to reduce the arrears before David Dowling netted 3 minutes later to level the tie. New Oak responded and retook the lead with 8 minutes left but again Kilree came back and a superb David McDonald free kick made it 3-3 to force extra time. Hopes of a major shock were averted however as New Oak drew on all their experience to score 2 unanswered goals to advance.

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12/11/2017
St Fiacc's FC v Dolmen Celtic
Carlow Shield 05/11 11:00
St Fiacc's FC 2 - 7 Dolmen Celtic

St Fiaccs 2

Dolmen Celtic 7

Dolmen Celtic produced the result of the round to book a place in the last 8. If the result against their Premier Division rivals wasn't a total shock the 5-goal margin was. Joe Lea got the show on the road for Celtic when opened the score with a shot from 18 yards for 1-0. It was 2-0 on 13 minutes after Danny Thompson was hauled down for a penalty which Conor Byrne converted. Another foul on Thompson yielded another spot kick, again converted by Byrne and on 35 minutes the win was as good as sealed when Thompson got on the score sheet to make it 4-0. Fiaccs pulled a goal back just on half time to give themselves something to fight for in the second half. That hope was short lived however as Thompson netted his second on 50 minutes for 5-1. On the hour mark it was 6-1 when Joe Lea netted his second and shortly afterwards Lea completed his hat trick before Fiaccs netted a late consolation. Best for Dolmen was Joe Lea, Evan Ruddy and Patrick O'Brien.

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12/11/2017
Killeshin FC v Celtic Stars
Carlow Shield 05/11 14:00
Killeshin FC 4 - 1 Celtic Stars

Killeshin FC 4

Celtic Stars 1

Killeshin progressed into the next round of the KCLR Shield with a convincing win over Celtic Stars. The visitors started well and were in front early on through a Paul Nolan strike on 15 minutes. The hosts were back in the game on the half hour when Eoin Lowry converted a free kick on the edge of the box for 1-1. This goal seemed to spark new life into Killeshin and when James Doogue broke down the right wing his perfect cross was met at the back post by the in running Declan Bolton to make it 2-1 to Killeshin at half time. The second half saw Killeshin apply the early pressure and they when 3-1 ahead when a long ball from James Doogue deceived the stars keeper and ended up in the net. Stars continued to battle to couldn't prise open the Killeshin defence and the hosts were assured of their passage to the quarter finals when Declan Bolton pounced on a loose ball to make it 4-1 late on and reward the efforts of Vinny Dowling, Shane Coakley and Kevin Ryan. Best for Stars were Peter Ryan, Adam Hughes and Paul Nolan.

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12/11/2017
Kilree Celtic v Nurney Villa
Womens div 2 05/11 14:00
Kilree Celtic 6 - 1 Nurney Villa

Women's Division Two

Kilree Celtic 6

Nurney Villa 1

Kilree Celtic came away with all three points with a big win over local rivals Nurney Villa.

The two sides started off well as they both had early chances, but it was the Bagenalstown side that took the lead when Angela O'Rourke played in Sueann Doyle Monahan and she put the ball into the back of the net. Kilree kicked on from then and helped themselves to two more goals as Ann Hickey and Ellen Condon scored to make it 3-0 to the home side.

Susan O'Leary got the goal to get Nurney back into it, but a Carmel Walsh strike added to Kilree's lead as her side went in 4-1 up at half-time.

Kilree put the Nurney defence under immense pressure after the restart and they added to their lead as Walsh got her second and Chantelle Walsh added her name to the scoresheet to make it 6-1 in the end.

Best for Kilree were Carmel Walsh, Angela O'Rourke and Chantelle Walsh while Jacinta Kearney, Mellisa McAssey and Ellen Murphy played well for Nurney

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12/11/2017
Mill Celtic v Parkville United
Womens Div One 05/11 14:00
Mill Celtic 2 - 6 Parkville United

Mill Celtic 2

Parkville United 6

In an action-packed encounter in Ballitore, Parkville United came away with the three points.

Inside the opening ten minutes, the visitors were 2-0 with one of the early goals coming from the spot. Both sides had their chances but just before the break, Parkville made it 3-0 and that is how it stayed until the half-time whistle went.

Early in the second half, Mill managed to find a way back into the game and they made it 3-1 after they were awarded the second penalty of the game. The referee was kept busy and he pointed to the spot for a third time as Parkville were awarded their second of the game, which was dispatched, before Parkville added another couple of goals after Mill had gotten their second of the game. Parkville's strikes came from Melanie Daniel, who struck a hat-trick, Rachel Whelan with a brace and a goal from Jamie Albrecht as Parkville go top of the table with this win.

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12/11/2017
United Churches Football league v Carlow
12/11/2017
St Joseph's FC v Vale Wanderers B
Joeys take points in an evenly fought contest
Division Three 12/11 14:00
St Joseph's FC 3 - 2 Vale Wanderers B

St Joseph's .3 Vale Wanderers. 2.

This was an game that was evenly fought with St Joseph's having the best of the first half but it was Vale who took the lead after 20mins and 5 mins later St Joseph's we're level when Conor Clonan broke through the Visitors defence line to run through and score with a great left foot finish this was a spark for some good football being played by St Joseph's and they were rewarded for their good play when John Fleming scored to give the home side the lead 2-1.St Joseph's we're on top at this stage and scored again when Ian Walker scored after some more good play it was 3-1 at H/T. The second saw Vale Wanderers playing alot better and slowly getting on top and had a chance to reduce the home side lead from the spot but failed to do so. Another chance came for Vale but the goal was disallowed and as the pressure mounted on the home side finally Vale scored with 10 mins left to make it 3-2 .There were chances for both sides in the last few mins but it was the home side who held on to get a fine win .F/T 3-2.

Best for St Joseph's we're : Odhlan Duff, Jason Nolan, and Conor Clonan.

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12/11/2017
New Oak Boys B v Hanover Harps B
Herald Striker Division 12/11 14:00
New Oak Boys B 1 - 2 Hanover Harps B

New oak started stronger but an under hit cross field ball by Tom Collins saw Hanover into the game for the first time and into an early lead. Sol Yalore took his side back into the mix when his cross to Conor Reynolds missed both Reynolds and the Harps stopper and into the top corner. Both sides struggled to get any advantage but in the closing minutes Hanover pressed New Oak high and Johnathan Waters rose high to give Hanover the win over their Rivals. Best for New Oak were John Griffen, Conor Reynolds and Graham Dempsey
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12/11/2017
Herald Striker Division
Vale Wanderers 2 - 2 Baltinglass Town 12/11

Vale Wanderers share honours with Baltinglass Town.
6th placed Vale Wanderers were held to a 2-2 draw by 5th placed Baltinglass Town at Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers) at 11 am

Vale Wanderers
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Baltinglass Town
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18/11/2017
Division Three
Nurney Villa B 3 - 3 St Fiacc's FC B 12/11

Nurney Villa B share points with St Fiacc's FC B.
League leaders Nurney Villa B were held to a 3-3 draw by 5th placed St Fiacc's FC B at Newtown Rd Nurney at 2 pm

Nurney Villa B
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St Fiacc's FC B
Form: D W L W D L W

18/11/2017
Castle Villa v New Oak Boys
Villa come out on top in a thrilling cup final
o35 carlow cup 11/11 14:30
Castle Villa 2 - 2 New Oak Boys

Castle Villa drew first blood on the 22nd min. After a good spell of possession from New Oak. The veteran hoops were 2 down inside 27 minutes and looked to be down and out until club legend Bryan Carberry stepped up to halve the Villa lead. This spurred New Oak on and the had a hunger to turn it around. Persistence paid off when Bryan Carberry laid further claim to a man of the match performance when he drove home a free kick to take his side back into the game. Joy turned to despair however when a nervously misplaced final penalty landed over the crossbar and summed up an unlucky evening for the league champions. An all round fantastic performance from New Oak to come back from 2 down with a standout performance by Bryan Carberry
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11/11/2017
Parkville United B v Nurney Villa
Stalemate at the Lane
Div One 05/11 11:00
Parkville United B 1 - 1 Nurney Villa

Parkville Utd B 1

Nurney Villa A 1

A goal in the 90th minute salvaged a point for Nurney at Hawkins Lane on Sunday. The home side looked the better side for long periods and pressed Nurney on the on the back foot during the 1st half without creating a lot in front of goal. Barry Flynn did have a good effort save by Chris Kearney in the Villa goal. In a breakaway attack Adam Kehoe placed Willie Kearney who just failed to make contact with the ball with the Parkville keeper helpless. Just before the break Parkville went ahead when Sam Sheridan rifled home form 20 yards range for a deserved lead at half time. The 2nd half was end to end without much been created at either end. Nurney staged a late rally forcing a succession of corner kicks and from one sub Anthony Dermody swung over and Val Fleming got the final touch in a crowded area to salvage a point for his side. For Parkville Luke Coleman, David Shannon and Sam Sheridan impressed, for Nurney Tom Murphy, Jack Rowan and Sean Taylor were best.

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06/11/2017
Nurney Villa v Bagenalstown AFC
Div One 29/10 11:00
Nurney Villa 2 - 4 Bagenalstown AFC

Nurney Villa 2

Bagenalstown 4

The Town were well deserved winners of this local derby tie in Nurney. The home side started well and should have gone in front, but Sean Taylor was off target with his header from close range. It was left to the visitors to open the scoring when the Villa keeper mishandled a John Doyle shot and Alan McDonald had the simple task of tapping home after 19minutes. A superb strike from Craig Wall put the Town 2 up in the 31st minute and Alan McDonald ghosted beyond 3 defenders to make it 0-3 just on half time. Nurney were thrown a lifeline early in the second half when Thomas Murphy's free fell to Willie Kearney who had an easy task of scoring. However, Bagenalstown were soon to go 1-4 ahead when Andrew Casey fired home from the edge of the area. Nurney kept battling and when Willie Kearney was fouled in the area Shane O Reilly converted from the spot, but they could make no further inroads on the lead and the Town completed the victory. Alfie Corcoran, Danny Darcy and John Doyle stood out for the Town with Thomas Murphy John Ryan and Anthony Hogan beast for Nurney.

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05/11/2017
Kilree Celtic v Parkville United B
Div One 29/10 11:00
Kilree Celtic 8 - 1 Parkville United B

Kilree Celtic 8

Parkville Utd B 1

Kilree cruised to an easy win at home on Sunday. PJ O Rourke gave the home side an early lead when he converted a 4th minute penalty. After containing the Kilree attacks for the majority of the 1st half the Parkville resistance folded in a 10-minute spell as they conceded 4 goals to go 5-0 down as David McNally, Mark McDonald twice and Alan Salter found the net to put Celtic in a comfortable position at the break. Corey Bowes pulled a goal back for the Tullow side when he headed in a Cormac Flynn cross. Celtic added to Parkville’s misery with 2 goals in quick succession from PJ O Rourke and Mark McDonald to complete his hat trick. Near the end John Gladney in the Kilree goal stopped a penalty awarded to Parkville after Cormac Flynn was brought down to complete a miserable day for Parkville. Micko Salter, John Kelly and Paddy Deevey impressed for Kilree with David Shannon, Sam Shannon and Padraig McGrath best for Parkville.

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05/11/2017
Killeshin FC B v Vale Wanderers B
Division Three 29/10 14:00
Killeshin FC B 2 - 1 Vale Wanderers B

Killeshin B 2

Vale Wanderers B 1

Killeshin secured the 3 points in a closely fought encounter. The home side settled the better and deservedly went ahead when Colm Fitzgerald and Patrick Williamson combined to put Conor Mulhall through to score the opener after 14minutes. Vale responded and with Eoghan Dowling and Ciaran Casey getting on top in midfield they got a deserved equaliser with a Conor Byrne goal as the sides retired at half time at 1-1. It was nip and tuck during the 2nd half before Killeshin struck for the lead goal in the 77th minute when defender Bryan Lawlor came forward for a corner kick and promptly headed in what proved to be the winner. Daniel Heffernan almost produced a leveller for Vale near the end, but his effort came back off the upright. It was a good team performance for the home side with Dinny Byrne, Darren O Keeffe and Ciaran Casey best for Vale.

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05/11/2017
Athy Town AFC v Nurney Villa

Athy Town 0

Nurney Villa 5

This was a competitive game despite the score line as Nurney Villa were made to work hard against Athy Town.

The home side offered dogged resistance to everything the visitors threw at them for 37 minutes until Susan O'Leary latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the area and slotted it past the keeper to finally break the deadlock. It was 2-0 a minute later when Maeve Lawless played in a superb right-wing cross to O'Leary and she found the back of the net for her second. Athy managed to stem the tide as it stayed 2-0 at half-time.

The second half carried on where the first left off with Nurney dominating possession but finding it tough to break through the fierce resistance of the home side. Zoe Curran and Maeve Lawless had good chances to extend the lead but the Athy goalkeeper made save after save to deny the visitors.

Midway through the second half Susan O'Leary completed her hat-trick when she turned in Ellen Murphy’s left-wing cross. Murphy scored herself after a good run from the right-hand side this time on 75 minutes. Tish Murphy completed the scoring when she burst through and beat the excellent home keeper at the near post.

This was an excellent performance by Nurney with a lot of players having to play unfamiliar roles but Maeve Lawless, Noeleen Maher and Fiona Culleton deserve extra praise.

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05/11/2017
Thomastown United v St Fiacc's FC
Womens div 2 29/10 14:00
Thomastown United 6 - 1 St Fiacc's FC

Thomastown United 6

St Fiacc’s FC 1

Thomastown United won well in this clash of the top two sides in Division Two.

Sinead Whelan opened the scoring early on for the Kilkenny side as she fired in a cracker of a shot from the side-line. Eva Hynes made it 2-0 a few minutes later when she slotted home. St. Fiacc’s managed to keep the score as it was with some good defensive play to keep it competitive at the half-time break.

Fiacc’s started off well after the restart but the Thomastown keeper kept them out at every opportunity. These missed opportunities came back to bite Fiacc’s as Hynes got her second goal of the game for Thomastown. It was 4-0 as Linda Minogue scored a fine goal before Hynes wrapped up her hat-trick to make it 5-0.

Fiacc’s managed to peg a goal back as the Thomastown defence began to tire as Courtney Forbes got a shot off and beat the keeper. A left foot strike from Michelle Conway got Thomastown another goal before the end.

Best for Thomastown were Eva Hynes and Niamh Whelan while Maggie Doogue, Lizzy Humphreys and Ger Hogan battled hard for St Fiacc’s.

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05/11/2017
Ballymurphy Celtic v Hanover Harps
Womens Div One 29/10 14:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 3 - 0 Hanover Harps

Ballymurphy Celtic 3

Hanover Harps 0

Ballymurphy Celtic won their first game of the season with an important victory over Hanover Harps at home.

In a half of few chances, Hanover nearly took the lead after 30 minutes Nicole Dowling’s through ball was just steered wide by Stephanie Kehoe. There wasn’t much in the way of clear cut chances, even though both sides had their period of pressure, as the half stayed scoreless.

Ballymurphy lost playmaker Grainne Nolan in the first half and her replacement Rachel Murphy played a major role in the first goal as her shot was stopped and the rebound fell to Aoibheann Murphy who tucked it away from close range.

It was 2-0 minutes later as Murphy made up for her missed shot earlier by calmly finishing another effort to increase the home side’s advantage. A bit of individual brilliance from speedy winger Michelle Kelly led to the clinching goal as she went on a surging run down the right wing before pulling on it from distance with the ball going into the top corner.

Hanover kept going for a consolation goal but Ballymurphy’s defence kept them out to keep the clean sheet intact.

Best for Ballymurphy were Maria Doyle, Michelle Kelly and Ann Murphy while best for Hanover were Emma O’ Regan, Andrea Jeaney, Megan Walsh and Melanie Walker.

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05/11/2017
Baltinglass Town v Crettyard United
05/11/2017
Ballymurphy Celtic v Parkville United
Premier Division 29/10 11:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 2 Parkville United

Ballymurphy Celtic 0

Parkville United 2

Ballymurphy suffered their first league defeat since the opening day of the season as Parkville's recent good form continued. United had to win this one the hard way, playing the majority of the game with 10 men after losing a man to a red card early on. Will Doran and Ross Hanley were causing problems to Celtic's rear-guard with both players guilty of missing chances in the opening 10 minutes. Parkville were then reduced to 10 men and Ballymurphy had their best spell, Kevin Foley saw his effort well saved before Paul Traynor had an effort chalked off for off side on the half hour. Celtic paid for their missed chances when United hit the front just before the break, Jamie Welsh played Kevin McCarney through on goal. McCarney’s smart finish left the stranded keeper with no chance for a 1-0 half time lead. With Ballymurphy struggling to create anything in front of goal despite the extra man and plenty of possession it was left to United to snatch a second on 65 minutes, Ryan Clarke beating his marker and crossing for McCarney to volley home his and Parkville's second. Celtic ran out of ideas and the best of the late chances fell to United with Robbie Sheridan and McCarney both missing chances to extent the lead before the final whistle. United will be happy with a strong display from their 10 players while best for Celtic were Jack Foley and Paul Traynor.

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05/11/2017
Celtic Stars v St Patricks Boys
Premier Division 29/10 11:00
Celtic Stars 5 - 5 St Patricks Boys

Celtic Stars 5

St Patricks Boys 5

Honours were even after this goal fest in Clonegal on Sunday morning. The visitors got off to a flyer and were 2-0 ahead inside 10 minutes with goals from Brian Maguire and Conor Clack. The hosts were back in the game when Mark Egan converted a penalty on 20 minutes, but St Pats reply was to score 2 more. Jordan Harmon made it 3-1 after been released on goal by John O'Neill and when Conor Clack set up Gearoid Cuddihy for number 4 on 35 minutes the visitors must have thought the points were secure, but Stars responded again, and Alan Nolan scored to leave it 4-2 to Pats at half time. The early stages of the second half was all Celtic and Egan converted his second penalty of the game to reduce the arrears further before Brendan levelled matters with 20 minutes still to play. Having blown a 3-goal lead, St Pats set about trying to win the game for a second time and must have thought they had done just that when Harmon netted his second to put the visitors 5-4 ahead with a couple of minutes remaining. Celtic wouldn't be denied however and with the game in added time Behan struck again to level it and earn Stars their first point of the season to reward the efforts of Alan Nolan. Brendan Behan and Peter Ryan. Best for Pats were Conor Clack, Frank Fanning and Jordan Harmon

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05/11/2017
St Fiacc's FC v Killeshin FC
Premier Division 29/10 11:00
St Fiacc's FC 1 - 3 Killeshin FC

St Fiacc’s 1

Killeshin FC 3

Killeshin picked up their first win of the season at The Saints on Sunday morning. With very few chances being created in the first half it was Killeshin that went closest when a great cross from Liam Dunne was met at the back post by Mickey McCartney, but his effort rebounded to safety off the upright. Then just before halftime a great 3 man move between Evan Lowry, David Aston and Shane Coakley saw Coakley's effort just touched over the crossbar as the teams went into the break at 0-0. The Saints struck first 10 minutes into the second half when Barry Murphy was fouled in the area and Anto Fitzpatrick converted the penalty for the lead. Shortly afterwards Killeshin had a penalty of their own, Shane Coakley converting for 1-1. Killeshin were now piling on all the pressure and when Fiacc’s failed to deal with a cross from Jake Nolan it was Eoin Lowry who reacted the quickest and blasted home the loose ball to put the visitors ahead. Fiacc’s were battling to the end but the destination of the points was sorted when Lawlor fired home from 18 yards to make it 3-1 and secure a first win for the visitors. Best for Killeshin on the day were Anto Byrne, Ricardo Tavolieri, Evan Lowry and Kevin Ryan. Saints best were PJ Connolly, Shane O'Neill and Anto Fitzpatrick.

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05/11/2017
St Patricks Boys v Freebooters FC
lfa youths 28/10 14:30
St Patricks Boys 1 - 2 Freebooters FC

St Patrick’s Boys 1

Freebooters FC 2

This was a great game of football from beginning to end, in what was a really competitive Cup – Tie, as it was ‘nip and tuck’ for the first 30 minutes, as both sides tried really hard to dominate proceedings.

St Pat’s won a corner, half an hour in and Andrew Kehoe swung in a fine ball which was met by Leven De Silva who headed home strongly for a 1-0 lead and St Pat’s took that slender lead into the interval.

The second half saw Freebooters equalise early on for 1-1 and both teams pushed hard for the winner in a very tense and tight match, but it was Freebooters who went 1-2 ahead on 80 minutes and they saw out the remainder of the match with some dogged defending, as St Pat’s strove ‘with might and mane’ to get an equaliser, but it wasn’t to be.

It was a great performance from the entire St Pat’s squad and a really determined performance from a fine Freebooter’s team, in what was a very close game.

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05/11/2017