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Seniors Over 35 League Division 1 2021
Killeshin FC 2 - 2 Parkville United 24/7
Killeshin FC share spoils with Parkville United.
5th placed Killeshin FC were held to a 2-2 draw by 2nd placed Parkville United at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 5 pm

Killeshin FC
Form: D W D D L

Parkville United
Form: D W W L


Scorers: (Killeshin FC) Bryan LAWLER,Shane COAKLEY
(Parkville United) Martin FITZGERALD, Barry FLYNN
05/08/2021 15:47
Seniors Over 35 League Division 1 2021
Crettyard United 6 - 0 Baltinglass Town 24/7
Crettyard United beat Baltinglass Town.
League leaders Crettyard United comprehensively won 6-0 against their visitors, 7th placed Baltinglass Town at Killeen Sports Field, Crettyard at 5 pm

Crettyard United has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 4 out of its last 5 games.
Form: W W D W W

Baltinglass Town has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D L D D

Criostoir MAHER moves to joint top scorer in this competition after scoring in this game taking the player's total scores to 4 goals.

Scorers: (Crettyard United) Gary ROWAN,Criostoir MAHER,David MAHER,Brendan FOX,Mark FOX,Jim DUNNE
05/08/2021 15:47
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Fortbarrington FC 0 - 4 Slaney Rovers 24/7
Fortbarrington FC despatched by Slaney Rovers.
7th placed Fortbarrington FC were beaten at home by League leaders Slaney Rovers at Fortbarrington FC at 5 pm

Fortbarrington FC are currently on a losing streak of 4 games.
Form: L L L L W

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


Scorers: (Slaney Rovers) Dominic BYRNE, Michael FOLEY, Declan Brennan, Peter KEHOE
05/08/2021 15:47
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Village FC 2 - 2 Burrin Celtic 24/7
Village FC share points with Burrin Celtic.
5th placed Village FC were held to a 2-2 draw by 4th placed Burrin Celtic at Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers) at 5 pm

Village FC
Form: D W W L L

Burrin Celtic
Form: D W W D L


Scorers: (Village FC) Peter BROPHY,Pat WALDRON
(Burrin Celtic) Stephen O'NEILL, Richard SINNOTT
05/08/2021 15:47
Seniors Over 35 League Division 2 2021
Carlow Rovers 3 - 0 St. Joseph's FC 24/7
Carlow Rovers claim victory against St. Joseph's FC.
2nd placed Carlow Rovers won 3-0 against their visitors, 8th placed St. Joseph's FC at Youth Center Carlow at 5 pm

Carlow Rovers
Form: W L W D W

St. Joseph's FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 5 games.
Form: L L L L L

05/08/2021 15:47
Carlow Rovers v Bagenalstown AFC
o35 div 2 17/07 17:00
Carlow Rovers 0 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC

Bagenalstown travelled to the Carlow Youth Center to play Carlow Rovers who could go top of the league if they won. Even with the temperature showing 29 degrees the open exchanges were run at a fast pace with both sides trying to take control of the game. Both defences held their lines very well and caught each other offside many times. As the game went on Bagenalstown started to get a foothold and were putting the Rovers defense under pressure.

In the 34th minute the Bagenalstown pressure paid off with a superb volley from Michael 'Micko' Salters left foot into the top right corner giving the keeper no chance. Bagenalstown led by a single goal at halftime. Rovers started the second half strong as was expected but the Bagenalstown defense held strong and soaked up the pressure and also had luck on their side with Eddie Dooley smashing the woodwork twice on anight where the ball just wouldn’t go into the net for the Carlow tea. Trevor Nolan came close on a few occasions for Bagenalstown but was unlucky not to get a second for the visitors. With 32 minutes gone Shane Hickey got the line for a second yellow card and Rovers tried to get something from the free kick but again the Bagenalstown defense were equal to it.

Bagenalstown held on for an away win but both teams were exhausted after playing in such extreme heat and both teams played their part in a very entertaining game.

Player's of note for Bagenalstown Keith Doyle (goalie) the back line Shane Hickey, Paul Mahon, Micko Salter and Thomas Kinsella, center midfield of Keiran Cummins and Eddie Dermody. Best players for Carlow rovers were Paul Doyle, Anthony Slevin and Ken McDonald.

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17/07/2021 21:42
Burrin Celtic v Fortbarrington FC
o35 div 2 16/07 19:30
Burrin Celtic 3 - 1 Fortbarrington FC
Burrin Celtic came away with all three points following a competitive match at the valley on Friday evening. This was the first time that these sides have met in a league match, and it was a good opportunity to weigh up the opposition as each side knew there was a follow-up in the Mullins Cup mid-week next week. Burrin started well taking the match to the visitors and took the lead after 15 minutes when Eddie Tobin finished smartly from 10 yards after a scramble in the box. Both sides had opportunities before the half but good goalkeeping on both sides kept the score line at 1–0 going into half-time. The goal of the game came from a fine passing move by the home team when a through pass to striker Richie Sinnott was fed to Vincent Butler who took the ball into the box and finished very calmly passed the on-rushing keeper. It looked like the hosts would close out the match from here, but Fortbarrington did not give in and scored through Shane Redmond following a well worked passing move into the box with 25 minutes to go to keep the tie alive. Celtic thought they had a match wrapped up when a Martin Byrne header from point-blank range was heading goal-ward only to be cleared off the line by the Fortbarrington defence. With only five minutes to go Chris Bailey was through on goal only to be pulled down in the box for a penalty and reducing the vistiors to ten men. Stephen O’Neill stood up and slotted the ball confidently to ensure the home team took all 3 pints. It sets up the cup tie mid-week nicely as both teams will feel they have a chance to progress to the next round. Best for Fortbarrington Shane Redmond, Colm cuddy, Willie Lawlor.
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17/07/2021 21:42
St. Fiacc's FC v Slaney Rovers
o35 div 2 16/07 19:30
St. Fiacc's FC 3 - 0 Slaney Rovers
This game was built as potential decider with Fiaccs needing a win against the unbeaten Rathvilly side. After last week’s shock defeat St Fiaccs had a point to prove and started the game on the front foot and quickly took the lead when Alan Smith threaded a great through ball into Brian O’ Rourke who slotted the ball home. Fiaccs continued to dominate and not long after Roy Pearson played in Brian O’ Rourke who got his second of the game with a very good finish. The home side continued to press and were rewarded with a 3rd goal when Brian O’ Rourke set up Oisín Ayers to head the ball into the back of the net to make the half time score three nil. Slaney came out in the second half looking like a different team and started to press forward and their striker Daniel O Brien was denied by the woodwork twice but St Fiaccs held firm throughout the second half to keep the clean sheet and get a very important three points that moved them back to the top of the table with Slaney. It was an all-round excellent performance from the home side with Alan Smith, Brian O’ Rourke and Michael McGrath standing out. For Slaney Patrick Byrne, Gary Halpin and Declan Brennan trying the hardest.
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17/07/2021 21:41
St. Joseph's FC v Village FC
o35 div 2 16/07 19:30
St. Joseph's FC 0 - 2 Village FC
An extremely warm evening at McArdle Cross in Tinryland last Friday made for some challenging playing conditions for both sides, but it was the home side St. Joseph's, who started the more determined of the two teams. In the opening ten minutes they had three decent opportunities to score and would later rue their inability to convert in front of goal in the early stage of the game. After 15 minutes Village began to settle and were awarded a penalty when Alan McCullagh was taken down in the box as he latched onto an excellent through ball. He stepped up and converted confidently, sending the keeper the wrong way. Both sides had ample opportunities for the remainder of the first half however, it was Village took their lead into the break. At the start of the second half St. Joseph's tried to beat the keeper from the kick-off, only to see their effort go glaringly wide of the target. Again, as the half progressed, there was not much to separate the sides on a tight pitch that left little margin for error. Village had two great opportunities to extend their lead when Liam Walsh's crisp shot hit the post and Paul Dunne's curling effort was well saved by the keeper. St Joseph’s also had their chances but couldn't find a way passed the Village keeper. Village were eventually rewarded 15 minutes into the second half when Brendan O'Driscoll beat two defenders and coolly slotted his effort home. St Joseph’s pressed Village for the final quarter of the game, but resolute defending and assured goalkeeping from Jamie Horan ensured a victory for the visitors. Best for Village were Jamie Horan, Brendan O'Driscoll and Eoin Ray. Best for the home side were Keith McGrath and Padraig Delaney.
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17/07/2021 21:41
Crettyard United v St. Patricks Boys
o35 div 1 17/07 17:00
Crettyard United 4 - 0 St. Patricks Boys
This was built up all week as the game of the season with the top two in the top division meeting on Saturday evening. However, it didn’t live up to its expectations as Crettyard showed their years of experience and veteran Eddie O’ Reilly touch in front of goal saw the home side run out easy winners. Both teams started with some of their star players out through injuries but Crettyard after dropping points last week meant business from the start and after plenty pressure on the St Pats defence it was Eddie Reilly who finished to the net after 5 minutes. Not relaxing Crettyard again more pressure and again it was Eddie Reilly who tapped in his second with only 10 minutes on the clock. St Pats were stunned but to their credit began to start some passing moves going without troubling the Crettyard defense the game ended 2 nil at the half. The second half St. Pats were taking chances at the back to get back in the game but Crettyard soaking up the pressure relied on their passing game to tire the Pats team. Been tired Pats made a mistake in their defense where the ball bounced over the keeper head which allowed Eddie Reilly to run in and score to complete his hat trick. Crettyard were now in total control and Willie Kavanagh scored a great individual goal to rap a good result for Crettyard with the game ending 4 nil. Best for Crettyard were Eddie Reilly, Willie Kavanagh and Mark Kelly. Best for Pats were Ian Fleming, Simon Rea and Cathal Ryan
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17/07/2021 21:40
Baltinglass Town v Carnew Fc
o35 div 1 16/07 19:30
Baltinglass Town 1 - 1 Carnew Fc
The first Wicklow derby of the Carlow league took place on Friday evening when Carnew made the trip to Baltinglass. Carnew were dominant in the first half of this contest and went ahead when Kevin Walsh chested home a PJ O'Keefe corner early in the first half. They conjured up further chances to increase the lead through Walsh, William Dixon, David O'Rourke and Robbie Elliott, but none were converted. O'Keefe also had a few shots from distance comfortably saved. Baltinglass grew into it though in the second half, no doubt helped by having the setting sun at their backs. A couple of in swinging corners caused havoc, with men on the posts rescuing Carnew. Baltinglass finally equalised through a long throw-in that landed in the 6 yard box and was finished tidily. Carnew were more reliant on crosses in that half, with Dixon and O'Rourke fluffing headers from same, but the game petered out in the end to finish 1-1. The two teams now have a quick chance to establish superiority when they lock horns again in the Mullins Cup on Tuesday in Carnew. Best for Carnew were Robbie Elliott, Fran Byrne and David O'Rourke.
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17/07/2021 21:39
Bridge United v Killeshin FC
o35 div 1 16/07 19:30
Bridge United 0 - 1 Killeshin FC
Bridge united squared up to Killeshin united in Mediterranean like conditions in Goresbridge on Friday evening. The ref wisely introduced 2 water breaks in each half in this game. This was an unusual game with very little goal mouth action or clear-cut chances. The only goal of the game arrived after only 10 minutes into the first half when bridge failed to clear their lines. The killeshin forward struck from 25 yards into the top corner of the bridge net. From there on the rest of the game was played in the middle of the pitch. Killeshin had a couple of chances to double their lead, however Bridge goalie Paul Foley got down smartly to push out a shot and a while later a Killeshin forward blazed a header just over the bar when through on goal . The big bridge failing on the night was ball retention and finding their own men with passes. In the last 10 minutes bridge pushed for an equaliser. Killeshin were under pressure and a defender skewed a clearance over his own keeper and the cross bar. Darren foley then hit the Killeshin post direct from a corner. Bridge finally cut through Killeshin down the wing and James Barcoe met the ensuing cross with a powerful header. It looked like he had to score but the ball whistled inches wide of the goalie’s right post. Best for bridge were Gordon Breen, Myles Doyle on his debut showed good touches and Gary Ryan made a solid contribution.
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17/07/2021 21:39
Parkville United v St Anne's Ballylinan
17/07/2021 21:38
Killeshin FC v Crettyard United
o35 div 1 10/07 17:00
Killeshin FC 1 - 1 Crettyard United

The top two from last season met on Saturday night and Killeshin took game to the visitors in first half. There was an early chance for Ian Brennan but shot went over the bar. Killeshin dominated early on and were rewarded after fine play by Sham Pzremski on right hand side who found Ricardo Tavoleri on edge of box who hammered home a great shot to the top corner to leave it one nil after 15 minutes. Killeshin continued to break down Crettyard play and gave very little away in first half.

Crettyard came more into it in 2nd half but couldn’t break down a resolute Killeshin defence and limited Crettyard to long range efforts. Crettyard finally equalised with 10 minutes left when a cross from Mark Kelly on the right was headed into the net of a post by David Maher. Killeshin had 2 great chances to win the game late on when John O'Neill found himself in space twice but the Crettyard keep made two fine saves to keep it at 1 all. Best for Killeshin Bryan Lawlor, Mickey McCartney and Shane Coakley. Best for Crettyard we’re David Maher, Terrence Haughney, Pa Brennan.

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11/07/2021 19:03
St. Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
09/07/21 7:30 pm
o35 div 2 09/07 19:30
St. Joseph's FC 1 - 3 Burrin Celtic

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St Joseph’s 1 3 Burrin Celtic

St Josephs hosted Burrin Celtic on Friday, in the third match for each side the season.

Celtic started the brighter though it took time to come to terms with the hard ground and slick surface which led to a very rusty start for both sides. Following several squandered chances in front of goal the visitors broke the deadlock with a through ball splitting the back line that was well finished by striker Vincent Butler. Both sides had opportunities to score before the interval but no one could seem to capitalise. With the home team tight on numbers, Burrin Celtic rotated well to freshen up the team the start of the second-half. After a run of five corners in 10 minutes the pressure was mounting and Burrin finally increased their lead when Richie Sinnott headed home from close range. With 10 minutes remaining Stephen O’Neill scored from a long range effort to solidify the visitors lead, taking advantage of the wet surface. From this point the game was pretty much settled although Saint Josephs never gave up and got one back in the last minute when Striker Zydraunas finished well from the edge of the box to boost the home team before the final whistle. All in all, Burrin Celtic deserved the victory but the home team never gave up and deserved the consolation at the end. Best for Joeys were Ray Byrne, a last minute draft in keeper wearing the gloves for the 1st time, and Barry Purcell who tested the opposition defence throughout.

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10/07/2021 22:00
St. Patricks Boys v Carnew Fc
o35 div 1 10/07 17:00
St. Patricks Boys 2 - 0 Carnew Fc

St Pat’s Boys 2 0 Carnew

Carnew lost their hundred per cent record when they travelled to Carlow on Saturday evening as St Pats got their second win on the bounce. We knew once they got used to playing together these Pat’s players would make a great team and it looks like they will be right in contention for the title. The game was evenly contested, and chances were few and far between in the opening quarter of the game. Carnew FC created chances down the left wing on several occasions but failed to finish when well placed. St. Pats took the lead after 23 minutes when Simon Rea hung a ball up to the back post where John O’ Neill drove the ball home on the volley. Pats were well on top now and applying a lot of pressure on the back four of Carnew. Simon Rea (now know as the free kick expert) scored a free kick on 32 minutes to give Pats a two-goal cushion going into half time. The second half was a lot more evenly contested with both teams having their fair share of the play. Alan McDermott went close on 56 minutes but dragged his shot wide from 20 yards. Peter Branagan found Shane Fitzharris out wide, and his shot beat the keeper but narrowly missed the target. St. Pats controlled the final quarter of the game and secured the win. Best for Pats were Adam Flynn, Lee Murphy and Ian Fleming.

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10/07/2021 21:57
St Anne's Ballylinan v Bridge United
o35 div 1 09/07 19:30
St Anne's Ballylinan 0 - 0 Bridge United

St Annes 0 0 Bridge United

This was to be the first goalless draw of the new season in what was a game dominated by defences. It was a tight game with very little clear cut goal chances. Bridge played with a wind in their backs and a slight incline in their favour in the first half. Bridge probably shaded the chances in the first half but each time they got behind the St Anne’s defence , the goalie was quick off his line or quickly down to smother the chance. The second half continued in much the same vein. Bridge forced a series of corners and centre back Mark Connick directed one header goal words, but the goal palmed it over the cross bar. Great defensive work from Dave Gorman and Mark Kelly at the back kept the visitors out. St Annes introduced Kieran Kelly into midfield, and this gave the opportunity for Gary Walsh to push upfront and a great ball from Joby Brophy put Gary through with a fantastic curling shot bounce back from the crossbar. Minutes later Cormac Farrell found room and saw his shot just wide. Bridge continued to press and nearly won the game in the dying minutes when Keith Glynn got on the end of a passing move in the six-yard box it looked as if he would score but a St Annes defender made a great tackle to knock the ball away. Ended 0-0 with the home side much happier with their first point of the season after 2 defeats. Best for St. Anne’s was Dave Gorman, Mark Kelly and Gary Walsh.

For bridge, Paul Foley in goal was assured in dealing with anything that came his way, Colin Madden was composed at sweeper, James Barcoe had a strong game at right back, got forward regularly and was probably the bridge man of the match on the night. Keith Glynn in the middle kept the ball moving for bridge and Mick Brennan when introduced looked like he had the pace to trouble St Annes but a hamstring twinge put paid to his night.

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10/07/2021 21:57
Parkville United v Baltinglass Town
10/07/2021 21:56
Village FC v St. Fiacc's FC
o35 div 2 10/07 17:00
Village FC 1 - 0 St. Fiacc's FC

Village 1 0 St Fiaccs

Village FC recorded their first win of the season with a gritty performance against unbeaten league leaders St. Fiacc's FC at the Superbowl in Leighlinbridge on Saturday evening. St Fiacc's started the brighter of the two sides and pressed the Village goal with slick passages of play during the opening 20 minutes. However, they were frustrated time and again by stout defending and resolute goal keeping from the home side. Village settled into the game and their counterattacking drew two corners before half-time. St Fiaccs started the second half as they had the first, and although they came close with an effort that hit the crossbar, the failed to put away several changes that came their way. Village continued to counter-attack and were awarded a penalty 25 minutes in when Brendan O'Driscoll was taken down in the box. Liam Walsh converted it, narrowly beating the keeper who got a hand to the ball. St Fiaccs looked for an equaliser, bombarding the Village goal in the last ten minutes, but couldn't find a way through. Best for Village were Liam Walsh, Jamie Horan and Paul Dunne.

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10/07/2021 21:55
Fortbarrington FC v Carlow Rovers
o35 div 2 10/07 17:00
Fortbarrington FC 0 - 3 Carlow Rovers

Fortbarrington 0 3 Carlow Rovers

Carlow Rovers travelled to Athy on Saturday evening determined to continue their good form and they got off to the perfect start winning a corner and Eddie Dooley scored straight from it. The Carlow defence stood solid against the Fortbarrington attack and were awarded early in the second half when Damien Sheehan crossed in for Anthony Devin to finish well. The Rovers defence were determined to keep a clean sheet and cleared everything that came into the box. Carlow Rovers killed the game off when they scored a third with Darren McGuill latching on to a Slevin cross turning and blasting to the roof of the net. Best players for Carlow Rovers were Stephen Phelan, new boy Peter Fagan and Gareth McDonald. Best for Fortbarrington was Keith Quinn in the defence, Paul Dwyer and Colm Cuddly in midfield and up front Steven Oldham.

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10/07/2021 21:55
Bagenalstown AFC v Slaney Rovers
Slaney Win In Bagenalstown
o35 div 2 10/07 17:00
Bagenalstown AFC 0 - 2 Slaney Rovers

Bagenalstown 0 2 Slaney

Slaney started the stronger and after a couple of early misses, Dominic Byrne carved open the Bagenalstown defence to set up Declan Brennan for the opening score on 19 minutes. Bagenalstown raised their game after going 1 down and a couple of half chances by Trevor Nolan and Johny Dowling were dealt with by the Rovers keeper. Dominic Byrne thought he had doubled Slaney`s advantage only for his long-range effort rebound to safety off the post before half time. After the break, the home side came out flying and forced a number of corners which both Patrick Byrne and Gary Halpin came into their own with two great defensive headers to clear the danger. While the home side were inquiring why they were not awarded a penalty, a free kick from the quick-thinking Alan Ryan put Peter Kehoe in behind the only defender on duty and he made no mistake when he was one-on-one to make it two nil. Bagenalstown fought hard to get something and Brian Murphy’s volley in the 65th minute was cleared well by the Slaney defence when it looked certain to bring off a save from the keeper but the final whistle went and Rovers won 2-0. Best for Slaney Wayne O Donoghue, Eddie Byrne and Mark Ryan.

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10/07/2021 21:27
Carlow Rovers v Burrin Celtic
o35 div 2 03/07 17:00
Carlow Rovers 2 - 2 Burrin Celtic

Carlow Rovers 2 2 Burrin Celtic

Celtic came out of the blocks faster with some good attacking play earlier on. It took only five minutes for the visitors to break down a strong Rovers defence with a good passing move that was finished off calmly when Michael O’Leary chipped it past the home keeper to give Celtic the lead. Rovers threatened for the following 15 minutes, but Burrin held out to lead 1-0 at the break. While Celtic started the second half stronger the sides were soon level when they struck back through a free kick when Damien Sheehan put the ball on recruit Gareth McLoughlin head to finish with a bullet header. The goal however seemed to kick the visitors into action again stringing together some good passes one of which ended in Celtic re-taking the lead. A pass from mid field found Gary Percival at the edge of the box. Percival unselfishly found midfielder Chris Bailey who made no mistake from six yards. Burrin Celtic were on top at that stage and should have extended their lead when they got a penalty with 10 minutes to go following a rash tackle on Eddie Tobin in the box. Paul Finn was denied by Murt Phelan in the Carlow Rovers keeper who saved smartly to his right to give the home team a boost. Rovers Capitalised on the missed penalty and drew level with five minutes to go when Darren McGuill playing in Paul Stynes who rounded the keeper and slotted into the net. While Burrin Celtic will feel like they left the three points behind it was it a good battle with each side earning a hard-fought point. Best for Carlow Rovers were Paul Doyle, Gareth McLoughlin and Chris O’ Brien

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03/07/2021 22:11
St. Fiacc's FC v Fortbarrington FC
o35 div 2 02/07 19:30
St. Fiacc's FC 4 - 0 Fortbarrington FC

St Fiaccs 4 0 Fortbarrington

St Fiaccs started the game very quick and had the away side on the back foot from early in the game and created a few early chances but failed to make any of them count until on the 15th minute Brian O Rourke opened the scoring for the home side and it didn't take him long to find the net again for his second goal to put the home side 2 up, a well worked goal with great build up play from Michael McGrath and Alan Butler set up Dennis Nolan to round the keeper and tuck the ball for Fiaccs 3rd to leave it at half time three to nil. Into the second half and the away side tried to come back into the game but Fiaccs defended extremely well, and it was the home side who scored a 4th when a Brian O Rourke deflected shot looped over the keeper. Best for the home side in a good all-round performance was Michael McGrath, Brian O’ Rourke and Alan Butler.

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03/07/2021 20:46
Carnew Fc v St Anne's Ballylinan
o35 div 1 02/07 19:30
Carnew Fc 3 - 2 St Anne's Ballylinan

Carnew 3 2 St Anne’s

After shocking league runners up Killeshin last week Carnew took on St Anne’s who didn’t get off to a great start against champions Crettyard and probably feared the worst, but it proved to be a very entertaining close game. Carnew took a very early lead when a Quentin House corner went all the way in, after the keeper and the players challenging for the ball, all failed to connect. St. Anne's rallied though and deservedly equalised, when great work from Gary Walsh in midfield put in Noel Lawlor to equal the game, but William Dixon put Carnew back in front from the edge of the penalty box just before half-time. Carnew went two goals ahead early in the second half after a fine cross from Garrett Gregan from the left was finished by Seán Kinsella. To their credit though St. Anne's refused to quit, making it 3-2 when Trevor Reardon who had come on volleyed from close range after good work from Joe Brophy. The visitors then missed a penalty to equalise near the death. Best for Carnew were Seán Kinsella, PJ O’Keefe, and William Dixon. Best for St.Anne’s was Pauraic Brandon, Gary Walsh, and Noel Lawlor.

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03/07/2021 20:45
Baltinglass Town v Killeshin FC
o35 div 1 02/07 19:30
Baltinglass Town 2 - 2 Killeshin FC

Baltinglass 2 2 Killeshin

After the disappointment of last week’s defeat to newcomers Carnew Killeshin travelled to Baltinglass looking to bounce back but came up against a Baltinglass side determined to keep up momentum after a very positive result against St Pat’s. Killeshin started brightly creating several chances, but it was Baltinglass who scored on the counterattack with James Gahan scoring a solo goal on the break. The pressure finally told after 15 minutes when great work from Tim O’ Brien and Shem Prymski on left say Shem’s pinpoint cross to Ricardo Tavolieri whose header found top corner. More great work from Brendan short who combined with Ian Brennan on the right and Brennan let fly with a shot that hit the post only to be finished off by a super header from Short at the back post on the rebound. The home side were awarded a penalty with 15 minutes later and Paudi Swinburn made no mistake from the spot to equalise. Baltinglass dominated the next ten minutes and couldn’t find a winner and were lucky when Killeshin had chance to finish game off right at the death when Danny and Ian Brennan combined to create a great chance for Shem Prymski in front of an open goal, but the ball bobbled on the uneven surface and his effort went harmlessly wide. Best for Killeshin were Barry Ryan, Gavin Deering & Brendan Short. Best for baltinglass were Paudi Swinburn, Kevin Osbourne and Declan Faulkner.

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03/07/2021 20:45
Bagenalstown AFC v Village FC
03/07/21 5 pm
o35 div 2 03/07 17:00
Bagenalstown AFC 4 - 1 Village FC

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Bagenalstown 4 1 Village FC

Bagenalstown started strong with a goal in the first two minutes with a great strike from Johnny Dowling. The Town got a penalty in the 15th minute but a great safe from the Village keeper kept the score at 1-0. Bagenalstown had lots of the ball but couldn't break down the the Village defence again until the 20th minute with Richie Kearney slotting the ball into the bottom left corner. Both teams shared possession for the next 10 minutes until Bagenalstown took control before half time and Trevor Nolan headed home for the town to go in 3-0 up. Bagenalstown started the second half strong but good work for the Village keeper kept them out. The village started to get a hold of the game and came back with a goal in the 50th minute when Paul Dunne slotted home from close-range after some great work from Brendan O'Driscoll to chase down a back-pass. Bagenalstown were again awarded a penalty but again the Village keeper made a brilliant save to keep the score at 3-1. In the 68th minute Bagenalstown got their 4th goal and the second for Trevor Nolan after taking control of the game for the last 10 minutes. Best for Village FC were Eoin Ray who saved two penalties, Brendan O'Driscoll and Mareks Bridags.

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03/07/2021 19:39
Bridge United v St. Patricks Boys
02/07/21 7:30 pm
o35 div 1 02/07 19:30
Bridge United 2 - 4 St. Patricks Boys

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Bridge united played St Pats in their first venture into over 35s soccer. Bridge started brightly and forced the Pats keeper into a good save in the first few minutes. Within 10 minutes Bridge were in front when William Flood controlled a cross at the back post and smashed it into the bottom corner of the net. Five minutes later Bridge was 2 up. A shot from 25 yards deceived the pats keeper at his near post and bridge were in heaven on their Carlow league senior’s debut. The next action was in the bridge goal area where Paul foley made a good save from the pats centre forward. Pats had settled into the game now and were moving the ball around. Bridge on the other hand could not find their own men with passes. St Pats pulled a goal back with Shane Fitzharris winning a header at the back post from a Simon Rea corner. Bridge then proceeded over the remaining minutes of the first half to concede 4 free kicks just outside the penalty area. The pats free taker Simon Rea was dangerous, and Bridge should have heeded the warning. The first two narrowly cleared the cross bar but the third was planted in the top corner and free number 4 went into the bottom corner as Rea was in fine form and put the visitors three goals to two up at half time. The second half was controlled by pats who moved the ball well and finally made the points safe with another free from long distance this time from Ian Fleming who shot deceived everyone and ended up in the net. Bridge created nothing of note in the second half. Best for bridge were Gordon Breen, Colin Madden and Keith Glynn. David O’ Neill when introduced showed intelligence on the ball. Best for St Pat’s was Cathal Ryan, Shane Fitzharris and Simon Rea.

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03/07/2021 19:38
Slaney Rovers v St. Joseph's FC
Slaney Seniors Christened New Pitch With 7 Nil Win
o35 div 2 02/07 19:30
Slaney Rovers 7 - 0 St. Joseph's FC
Slaney seniors christened the club`s new facilities in Rathvilly, scoring seven to no reply. St. Josephs made the early running and came close to opening the scoring on seven minutes, when a well-worked corner-kick just shaved the post. The home side came more into the game and were rewarded for their efforts when a clever Daniel o Brien pass, found Declan Brennan timing his run to the back post to perfection and he made no mistake as he picked his spot and slotted home on 14 minutes. Slaney continued to pile on the pressure with further goals from O`Brien and Peter Kehoe, with both assists from Stephen Murphy. A long-range effort from Declan Brennan and a fine finish from Daniel O`Brien made it 5 nil before half-time. After the break there were further goals from Peter Keogh and Dominic Byrne to run out winners 7 nil to reward the efforts of Patrick Byrne, Mike Foley and Alan Ryan.
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03/07/2021 15:28
Village FC v Carlow Rovers
o35 div 2 26/06 17:00
Village FC 1 - 3 Carlow Rovers

Village Fc 1 3 Carlow Rovers

Carlow Rovers started of their league campaign where they finished the cup final last weekend with a hard-fought win. The first game of the 2021 season for both teams at Leighlinbridge, was an evenly contested, spirited match, which could have gone either way on the evening. The visitors started the game with the bare eleven but took the game to village and where in front early on when Billy McDonald raided down the right and crossed in for him McGuill to finish close in. A defensive mix up soon after allowed village to equalise when a pinpoint cross from Paul Dunne landed at the feet of Noel Doyle, who coolly slotted home from just outside the box. It remained level at the break. Into the second half and rovers continued to pressurise both wings. A quick free kick by Damien Sheehan played in Billy McDonald who passed across the goal for Eddie Dooley to finish into the bottom corner. On the left-wing McGill played in Damien Sheehan who was fouled in the box. He picked himself up and scored the penalty himself. Best players for Carlow Rovers were Damien Sheehan Billy McDonald and Stephen Phelan. Best for Village FC were Noel Doyle, Mick Nolan, and Liam Walsh

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29/06/2021 10:45
Fortbarrington FC v Bagenalstown AFC
o35 div 2 26/06 17:00
Fortbarrington FC 3 - 0 Bagenalstown AFC

Fortbarrington 1 1 Bagenalstown

Newly formed club from Athy Fortbarrington made their league debut on Saturday evening against Bagenalstown who were playing their first game ever in the seniors league. The debut clubs finished the evening with a point each from an entertaining game. Both teams shared the early encounters while trying to settle into the pace of the game. It was Fortbarrington who went one up from an OG off a corner that went to the near post and came off a Bagenalstown head. Bagenalstown didn't let it affect them and started to put on the pressure and as a result they won a penalty for a deliberate handball on the goal line and Fortbarrington had the player shown a red card. Trevor Nolan stepped up and put the ball down the centre of the goal to make it one all at half time. With Fortbarrington down to ten men Bagenalstown pressed forward creating several changes but good defending and goalkeeping kept the game level. The home team tried to catch Bagenalstown on the break but some strong defending from Bagenalstown kept the game even. The points were shared, Fortbarrington were probably happy to get a point after being down to 10 men for a lot of the game and Bagenalstown a little disappointed not to take all three. Best for Bagenalstown were Trevor Nolan, Declan Salter, Murt O’ Mara and James Doyle.

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29/06/2021 10:45