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Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Killeshin FC B 1 - 4 Slaney Rovers A 5/4
Killeshin FC B beaten by Slaney Rovers A.
Killeshin FC B were beaten at home by Slaney Rovers A at Quakers Field, Killeshin

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 1 Baltinglass Town B 5/4
Ballymurphy Celtic are defeated by Baltinglass Town B.
Ballymurphy Celtic were marginally beaten at home by Baltinglass Town B at Ballymurphy

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Burrin Celtic 0 - 3 Crettyard United B 5/4
Burrin Celtic despatched by Crettyard United B.
Burrin Celtic were beaten at home by Crettyard United B at The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic)

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Round Tower Rovers 1 - 3 Slaney Rovers B 5/4
Round Tower Rovers lose to Slaney Rovers B.
Round Tower Rovers were beaten at home by Slaney Rovers B at Timahoe

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Vale Wanderers B 4 - 1 St. Fiacc's FC 5/4
Vale Wanderers B take spoils against St. Fiacc's FC.
Vale Wanderers B won 4-1 against their visitors, St. Fiacc's FC at Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers)

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
St. Patricks Boys B 7 - 5 Parkville United A 5/4
St. Patricks Boys B claim victory against Parkville United A.
St. Patricks Boys B won 7-5 against their visitors, Parkville United A at The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys)

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
New Oak Boys 0 - 3 Dolmen Celtic 5/4
New Oak Boys are defeated by Dolmen Celtic.
New Oak Boys were beaten at home by Dolmen Celtic at Burrin Rd Carlow (New Oak Boys)

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Mill Celtic 2 - 1 St. Joseph's FC 5/4
Mill Celtic despatch St. Joseph's FC.
Mill Celtic marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, St. Joseph's FC at Ballitore(Mill Celtic)

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
St. Patricks Boys A 7 - 3 Hanover Harps B 5/4
St. Patricks Boys A beat Hanover Harps B.
St. Patricks Boys A won 7-3 against their visitors, Hanover Harps B at The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys)

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Killeshin FC A 0 - 3 Hanover Harps A 5/4
Killeshin FC A suffer defeat to Hanover Harps A.
Killeshin FC A were beaten at home by Hanover Harps A at Quakers Field, Killeshin

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Castle Rangers 0 - 3 Crettyard United A 5/4
Castle Rangers beaten by Crettyard United A.
Castle Rangers were beaten at home by Crettyard United A at Youth Center Carlow

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Nurney Villa 3 - 0 Bye 5/4
Nurney Villa win against Bye.
Nurney Villa won 3-0 against their visitors, Bye at Newtown Rd Nurney

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
Online EA FIFA Carlow Cup
Bagenalstown AFC 4 - 1 Parkville United B 5/4
Bagenalstown AFC despatch Parkville United B.
Bagenalstown AFC won 4-1 against their visitors, Parkville United B at McGrath Park Bagenalstown

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

06/04/2020 03:03
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