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Welcome to the official website of Carlow & District Juvenile League

Here you can keep up to date with the latest fixtures and results as well as all the latest news from the regions underage clubs. Browse through our photo gallery to see some of the action!

This website provides information about each club that plays in the Carlow & District Juvenile League. Where possible we provide a map and a streetview of a clubs home ground to help those involved with visiting teams to locate the pitch. If you are associated with a club and would like to provide us with more information about the background of your club and an exact location of your home ground then please contact us. We will update your clubs page with the new information.

Any Club that would like to add news to our Website, please email peterharvey67@gmail.com with the item.

11/07/2015
Under 14 League 2016/17
Bagenalstown AFC v St Joseph's AFC 25/2
Match Preview

Bagenalstown AFC play host to St Joseph's AFC at McGrath Park Bagenalstown at 10 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Prediction: Home Win for Bagenalstown AFC

21/02/2017
Crettyard show Racism Red Card day

On Saturday 22nd October Crettyard UTD AFC Juvenile club "Showed Racism the red card!"

Our small club is located off the N78 in rural county Laois , situated close to the borders of both Kilkenny and Carlow.

Our engagement with the campaign was simple but effective . Both our Under 13 and Under 12 teams were playing their league games against Hanover Harps and Vale wanderers . Both Cretty yard team managers Ramon Buggy and Martin Rice gave full support by allowing pre match preparation to be interrupted by Aine Geoghegan (Club Secretary)

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29/10/2016
Hanover Harps AFC v Southend Utd Waterford
u12 SFAI 19/02 14:00
Hanover Harps AFC 0 - 2 Southend Utd Waterford

In a thrilling match Southend edged out a gallant Harps team. Hanover started brightly and dominated the early exchanges with Liam Ryan causing panic in t Southend defence and following a Josh Brady strike the loose ball fell to Ryan but his shot was blocked on the line with Cian ray pulling the strings in midfield harps were unlucky not to take the lead with the Brady twins both just off target but with 18mins gone Southend took the lead against the run of play when Calum Flynn beat the offside trap and neatly finished . Hanover again dominated the early stages of the 2nd half with the Southend keeper making 2 outstanding saves to preserve the lead Harps forced corner after corner but could find a breakthrough with Southend hitting back on the break to almost double the lead . With the match in the balance a moment of magic from waterford s Jack Tomey who volleyed a clearance into the Hanover goal to make it 2 nil with 5 mins to go . This finally broke Hanover hearts but to their credit kept going to the end and left everything on the field and did their club and county proud but it was Southend who advanced to the Regional final John Phiri Cian Ray Killian Barry Liam Ryan and Ben McCarron were outstanding for Hanover
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19/02/2017
Under 16 League 2016/17
Parkville United AFC v St Patrick's Boys AFC 25/2
Match Preview

4th placed Parkville United AFC play host to 5th placed St Patrick's Boys AFC at Hawkins Lane Tullow (Parkville United) at 12 pm

Parkville United AFC come from a poor 3-0 loss away against Hanover Harps AFC.
Form: L L D W L L W W L L W L W D W W L    Home Form: L L W W L L D L

St Patrick's Boys AFC's last result was a crushing 2-8 loss at home against Nurney Villa AFC.
Form: L L D W L L D W L W W L L W W W    Away Form: L W D W L W L W

Prediction: DRAW

21/02/2017
Carlow Girls Academy Squads

Last year we established a Carlow girls soccer academy for the first time ever. Our u12 and u14 academies competed in the u12 Gaynor Cup (a one day blitz in Sligo) and the u14 Gaynor Cup (a 4 day tournament held in University Limerick). Due to the success of our academies last year we will also have an u16 academy this year that will participate in the u16 Gaynor Cup also held in University Limerick over 4/5 days.

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07/10/2016
Crettyard show Racism Red Card day

On Saturday 22nd October Crettyard UTD AFC Juvenile club "Showed Racism the red card!"

Our small club is located off the N78 in rural county Laois , situated close to the borders of both Kilkenny and Carlow.

Our engagement with the campaign was simple but effective . Both our Under 13 and Under 12 teams were playing their league games against Hanover Harps and Vale wanderers . Both Cretty yard team managers Ramon Buggy and Martin Rice gave full support by allowing pre match preparation to be interrupted by Aine Geoghegan (Club Secretary)

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29/10/2016
Mill Celtic v Vale Wanderers AFC
Mill defeat league champions
18/02 10:00
Mill Celtic 2 - 0 Vale Wanderers AFC

Mill played host to Vale Wanderers in the second round of the promotion league. The away side started the better and had Mill under pressure for the first twenty minutes after that Mill started to grow in to it they were getting plenty of joy out on the left through PJ Weldon who looked dangerous every time he got on the ball they took the lead through Paddy Moore and went in at the break one up. Mill came out firing in the second half and missed a couple of chances and finally got the second through PJ Weldon who deserved the goal for his all round performance. Mill were unlucky not to go further ahead as Kyle Corcoran fired off the crossbar in the end it was comfortable for Mill who were solid at the back. Final score mill 2 vale 0

Best on the day were pj Weldon,paddy Moore and josh flood

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18/02/2017
Under 15 League 2016/17
Nurney Villa AFC v St Joseph's AFC 25/2
Match Preview

Nurney Villa AFC play host to 3rd placed St Joseph's AFC at Newtown Rd Nurney at 11:30 am

This is Nurney Villa AFC's first game

St Joseph's AFC's last fixture played was a 0-0 draw away against Killeshin AFC Green.
Form: D W D D W W D W W W W W W L L W    Away Form: D W W D W W L W

Prediction: Away Win for St Joseph's AFC

21/02/2017
U8 and U9 Blitz Format

The format for the u8 and u9 is also going to be blitz with four teams at each venue playing dual games so there will be four matches going on at the same time on a full pitch. The example below shows what happens when there is two teams and two more will play in the other half and then swap over. With the u8 and u9 everybody will play three 20 minute matches (10 Mins a side). In the event we have uneven number of teams some weeks clubs will just play one game.

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25/09/2016
Burrin Celtic AFC v Mervue United Galway
u16 SFAI 18/02 14:00
Burrin Celtic AFC 1 - 3 Mervue United Galway

Burrin Celtic welcomed Mervue United to the Valley in Ballon for this clash in the last sixteen of the S.F.A.I Cup. Burrin started the brighter and had a lot of possession in the first 15 minutes but it was Mervue who opened the scoring in the twentieth minute from a free kick. Burrin battled on and got the equaliser late in the second half when James Smithers slotted home from close range. Both teams played some lovely football in the second half with each team having a lot of chances and equal possession. This game looked like it was going to be decided on penalties but it was Mervue who snatched two late goals in extra time. It was a great team performance by both sides.
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18/02/2017
Under 14 League 2016/17
St Patrick's Boys AFC Green v Nurney/Vale Wanderers AFC 25/2
Match Preview

St Patrick's Boys AFC Green play host to Nurney/Vale Wanderers AFC at The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys) at 12:30 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Prediction: Away Win for Nurney/Vale Wanderers AFC

21/02/2017
U11 and U10 Blitz Format
Blitz procedure

This year the format for u11 and u10 is dual games as above in the diagram so there is two games going on at the same time across a big pitch. There will be one official ref and the clubs take it in turn to officiate the other game. The ref swaps pitches at half time so all kids get equal time with ref. There will be four teams at most grounds every week unless a club ask for the day off. If two of the teams are from the same club then we play two 40 minute matches (20mins a half) to avoid the club playing against itself.

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25/09/2016
Mill Celtic v St Joseph's AFC
Mill and Joes share the spoils
U16 League 18/02 11:00
Mill Celtic 2 - 2 St Joseph's AFC

The Mill lads started strong in the opening minutes with Felix Lawler coming close in the opening minutes but as the game went on the weather conditions seemed to favour Josephs and it was them that got the first goal of the game but the Mill boys came back fighting and made it 1-1 with a rocket of a free kick from Harry kirwan which went right into the top corner . Josephs then got there 2nd of the game and shortly after Mill mad it 2-2 with a great header from Nick Jackman .

Final score Mill 2-2 St.Joseph's

Best for Mill was Adam Mackey ,Colm McMahon and Felix Lawler. St Joseph's goal scorer was Kieran Carey (2) . Best for Joey's were Daniel Nolan, Cormac O'Brien and Cian Shannon.

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18/02/2017
Under 13 New Promotion league and Shield League
Bagenalstown AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC 25/2
Match Preview

Bagenalstown AFC play host to Vale Wanderers AFC at McGrath Park Bagenalstown at 11:15 am

Both teams have already played a single game.

21/02/2017
SFAI Cup Draw

The draws for the SFAI Cups were made this week. All draws are on www.sfai.ie. There is a new addition to this years competitions with the regional competitions being finished to a Final in each section. This does not affect the round of 32 draw which will take place after the December SFAI Council Meeting. Good luck to all teams taking part.

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28/08/2016
Crettyard show Racism Red Card day

On Saturday 22nd October Crettyard UTD AFC Juvenile club "Showed Racism the red card!"

Our small club is located off the N78 in rural county Laois , situated close to the borders of both Kilkenny and Carlow.

Our engagement with the campaign was simple but effective . Both our Under 13 and Under 12 teams were playing their league games against Hanover Harps and Vale wanderers . Both Cretty yard team managers Ramon Buggy and Martin Rice gave full support by allowing pre match preparation to be interrupted by Aine Geoghegan (Club Secretary)

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29/10/2016
Hanover Harps AFC v St Patrick's Boys AFC Green
U14 League 18/02 11:30
Hanover Harps AFC 13 - 0 St Patrick's Boys AFC Green

Hanover dominated this one sided game and ran out comfortable winners.

Hanover's goal scorers on the day were

Cian Kelly (3)

Evan Gorry (2)

Jake Haughney (2)

Noure Gharib (1)

Pauric Kelly (1)

Bryan McMahan (1)

Eoghan Byrne (1)

An OG, and,

Adam McCarron (1)

Best for Hanover were Kian Lawler, Adam Hafaeidh and Alan Geoghegan.

Best for St Pat's were Jack Hade, Dillon Barcoe and Killian Finn.

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18/02/2017
Under 12 League Division One 2016/17
Killeshin AFC v Hanover Harps AFC 25/2
Match Preview

4th placed Killeshin AFC play host to League leaders Hanover Harps AFC at Quakers Field, Killeshin at 11:15 am

Killeshin AFC's last result was a straightfoward 2-0 win at home against Baltinglass Town AFC.
Form: W D L L D L L D W L W W L W W    Home Form: W D L D D L W W

Hanover Harps AFC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won 12 out of its last 14 games.
Form: W W W D W W D W W W W W W W    Away Form: W W W W W W W

Prediction: Away Win for Hanover Harps AFC

21/02/2017
Girls Academy Squads

Following on from the trials conducted over the past two weekends the following squads have been selected to take part in this year's Gaynor Cup competitions.

We would like to thank all the girls who turned up and took part in these trials. Any girls who may have missed the trials for any reason can still be looked at and assessed by the coaches just by contacting us and letting us know and we will arrange for this to happen.

U12 Squad

Niamh Lawlor - Burrin Celtic

Siofra O'Neill - N/A

Olwyn Lawlor - N/A

Sinead Thomson - St Joseph's

Kate McDonald - St Joseph's

Sarah Nolan - St Joseph's

Cariosa Morahan - Hanover Harps

Wicktoria Gorczyca - Bagenalstown

Emma Walker - Hanover Harps

Sarah Timmons - Hanover Harps

Niamh Graham - Crettyard United

Holly Wall - Bagenalstown

Katie C Byrne - Hanover Harps

Kerrie Smith - Hanover Harps

U14 Squad

Tara Long - Milltown United

Kelly O'Neill - St Joseph's

Kayleigh Shannon - Hanover Harps

Abby Phelan - Hanover Harps

Laura Kearney - Vale Wanderers

Sara Jane Doran - Milltown United

Blessing Kingsley - Hanover Harps

Grace Cullen - St Joseph's

Sara Kerfah - Hanover Harps

Beth Evesson - Hanover Harps

Michaela Delaney - Hanover Harps

Shauna O'Neill - Bagenalstown

Rachel O'Brien - Nurney Villa

Jean Bride - St Anne's

Aoibhan Kelly - N/A

Rachel Doyle - Hanover Harps

Emer Cawley - Hanover Harps

24/02/2016
Hanover Harps AFC v Evergreen City
18/02 14:30
Hanover Harps AFC 2 - 0 Evergreen City

Hanover continued their unbeaten league campaign with a hard fought game. Hanover dominated the first twenty five minutes and were unlucky not to be ahead after shots from Kerrie Smith and Katie Byrne were saved by the keeper.

Emma Walker shot wide and Maria O Callaghan hit the crossbar when through on goal.

Evergreen also hit the crossbar from a free kick just before half time.

The second half was more even with Evergreen having more possession but did not have any clear chances and with Georgina Donavan coming off her line well to limit Evergreen's chances.

Hanover took the lead with ten minutes to go when Emma Walker got in on goal and fired past the Evergreen keeper.

Hanover wrapped the game up shortly after when Emma Walker beat two defenders and crossed to Maria o Callaghan who finished well.

Best for Hanover were Georgina McManus, Sarah Timmons, Kate McDonald, Kerrie Smith and Katie Byrne.

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18/02/2017
Fixtures information

On our new website you will find all the information you need about fixtures in the menus in top left corner. If you click on competitions in top left corner you will find fixtures, results and tables. For a quick look at next fixtures click that option. Important dates for SFAI cups. Under 16, 14 and 12 start 26th September and u13,15 the 4th October

06/09/2015
Results & Match Reports

All Home Secretaries will receive an email each week with a link for entering Match Results and another link for Match Reports.

Please make sure that these are both completed by 6pm every Match Day.

The Away side MUST give best players and goalscorers to the Home Manager after each match.

Match Reports and Results will only start from Under 12. No Results or Reports will be accepted for Under 8 to Under 11.

The match report link will also allow you to upload Match Photographs.

Please use this to upload photographs, which will go into the Match Reports section and also feature in the Gallerys section of our web site.

11/09/2015