CDJL Match Reports
Courtown Hibs v St Patrick's Boys AFC Red
27/11/2022 08:47
Burrin Celtic AFC v Hanover Harps AFC
Hanover win away from home
U12 Div 1 26/11 10:00
Burrin Celtic AFC 0 - 3 Hanover Harps AFC

Hanover proved too strong for the home side during what was a very blustery day at the valley.

This was Hanovers first outing in this years U 12 division 1 league as they have been focusing on SFAI since the season began.

Both sides had chances in the first half but couldn’t capitalise. Supported by a strong wind Celtic had a few opportunities to break through but the Hanover defence stood firm. 0-0 at half time.

The visitors looked the hungrier side from the start of the second half and with the wind behind them they scored 3 fairly quick fire goals in succession through Aidan Fitzharris, Reece Walker & Tristan Cotter.

Best for Burrin were Ethan Rooney, Bill Roberts and Robbie Kelleher.

26/11/2022 22:48
Clerihan v Nurney Villa AFC
Clerihan too strong for Nurney in FAI U12 trophy
26/11 12:00
Clerihan 5 - 0 Nurney Villa AFC

Nurney Villa u12 travelled to Clerihan FC in Tipperary for this u12 FAI trophy 2nd round tie. The weather conditions were poor with strong wind and rain blowing diagonally across the pitch. This favoured Clerihan in the first half.

Nurney conceded a penalty early in the first half. This was well finished by Ewan Byrne to give the home side that early advantage. Clerihan capitalised on the weather and worked through a further four goals in the first half, with Robbie O’Brien prominent.

Nurney enjoyed good periods of possession in the second half after the turn around. Aided by the wind they put some pressure on the Clerihan defence. Despite some close calls they didn’t score. Meanwhile Clerihan managed to work their way up the pitch to score again. Clerihan were a very well balanced team. Prominent for them were Noah and Robbie O’Brien, and Luke Keane (a second half scorer). Best for Nurney were Ben Maher, Finn Lawler and Jack Glynn.

26/11/2022 18:17
St Patrick's Boys AFC v Parkville United AFC
U12 Div 1 26/11 10:00
St Patrick's Boys AFC 0 - 2 Parkville United AFC

Close faught game between two good side. 0-0 at have time with parkville on top with a strong wind.

St Pats improved in the second half but parkville were still the better side and scoring 2 brilliant goals.

Early in the second half Parkville broke the deadlock with some good play down the right-hand side. A series of quick passes between Kacper Futoma, Charlie Goss and Joe Leacy set up Daniel Malinowski who released an unstoppable shot to make it one nil. Within ten minutes Parkville struck again. Jack O Connor and Liam Brennan worked the ball out from the back before it was picked up by Oran Alcock out wide on the lef. He beat the defender and burst into the penalty area before firing a shot to the back of the St Pats net, giving the keeper no chance. St Pats came back into the game and threatened a number of times however the Parkville keeper, Cillian Maxwell, was equal to the task pulling off a number of fine saves.

26/11/2022 18:05
Hanover Harps AFC v Dungarvan
u16sfai 26/11 12:45
Hanover Harps AFC 3 - 0 Dungarvan

Hanover Under 16's qualified for the quarter finals of the SFAI Cup South East region after a hard fought victory over a good Dungarvan team in The Plots on Saturday afternoon.The Waterford team got their passing game going early and had Hanover on the back foot in the early stages. A combination of good defending and a bit of good fortune saw the home goal survive a series of corners. As Hanover came more into the game it was from a corner they took the lead when a ball delivered to the back post by Bailee Cooney was met by the head of Cody Molloy who made no mistake.

The goal unsettled Dungarvan and the home team could have doubled the lead before the referee blew for half time.Facing the wind in the second half Hanover had more of the ball than in the first half where there was signs of rustiness not having played for six weeks.Try as they did, Dungarvan couldn't find a way through with Ewan Breen in the home goal showing excellent handling in difficult conditions.The home team got their second goal when Eoin Ryan's pass freed Aaron Cunningham Burke behind the defence and he rifled a shot across the keeper in the corner.The game was made safe when a surging run from Eoin Ryan left him one on one and he made no mistake slotting the ball home.Unfair to single out individuals as only a great team effort brought about the win against a very good and well drilled Dungarvan side.

26/11/2022 18:02
Burrin Celtic AFC v St Patrick's Boys AFC
U16 Girls 26/11 12:30
Burrin Celtic AFC 0 - 3 St Patrick's Boys AFC
Burrin celtic welcomed St Patrick’s to the valley on Saturday in this under 16 girls league game. With a very strong wind blowing right down the pitch it was burrin who won the toss and decided to play with the wind and it really was a huge factor in the game with St Pats finding it very difficult to get out of there own half in the early stages ,burrin’s midfield of Leah Mannion and Molly Maher and Sami Salter were winning most of the balls in the centre ,St Pats were first to score with great movement down Burrin’s right wing and a great delivery from Molly Cowman for St Patrick’s found Summer Doorley on the back post to put St Patrick’s 1 up. Burrin almost hit back straight away with Shannon Greene's shot just crept wide.St Patrick’s made it 2 just before half time with a brilliant free kick from Emily Kelly . The second half saw St Patrick’s enjoying the wind at their backs and it was. Burrin’s turn to fight against the strong wind ,Sarah Duffy and Eimear Nolan were putting in a massive effort in the Burrin defence to keep St Pat’s out,Leah Fitzpatrick was coming more into the game for burrin and made some huge runs at the St Patrick’s defence, St Patrick’s made it 3 late on when a defensive header found its way to the Burrin goal.Best for Burrin Sarah Duffy ,Leah mannion and Leah Fitzpatrick. Best for st Patrick’s, Summer Doorley, Kate Culleton,and Grace Walker.
26/11/2022 17:46
Clonmel v St Fiacc's AFC
Girls u14 cup 26/11 12:30
Clonmel 1 - 5 St Fiacc's AFC

Clonmel 1 St Fiaccs 5

St Fiaccs u14 girls continued their good run in this SFAI competition with a convincing result against Clonmel. St Fiaccs took the lead against the run of play and against a very strong wind when Hannah Matthews sent a rocket of a shot into the net from a corner kick. Clonmel battled back and equalised a few minutes later. St Fiaccs battled well for the remainder of the half and went in level.

With the wind to help Fiaccs took control of the game when Katelyn Moran sent a shot from well outside the box to the back of the net. Clonmel tried to fight back but a brilliant counter attack saw Ashlee Smith increase the lead after some excellent work from Ali O Connor and Leah Cummins Nelson which saw the ball worked out from Fiaccs backline.

Hanna Kerfah added to the scoreline with another shot from outside the area and Ashlee Smith completed the scoring with her second of the game.

Again Clonmel battled back and only for 2 brilliant saves from Nicole Osborne the scoreline could have been closer.

Best for St Fiaccs were Leah Cummins Nelson, Hannah Matthews and Jasmine Doyle.

26/11/2022 17:28
Ballymurphy Celtic v New Oak Boys AFC
Bally finish strong to beat old rivals New Oak
U12 Div 1 26/11 13:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 1 New Oak Boys AFC

In a game played in bad weather conditions

The two teams served up an outstanding game,Bally played against a very strong wind in the 1st half,and an unbelievable defensive display from the goalkeeper and 3 backs after some heavy pressure from new oak who had big help due to the heavy wind,but due to Ballymurphys strong character they took the lead 25 mins to a great Noah fitzpatrick goal,so 1-0 at the break.

Bally showed no slowing down as the whistle blew for the start of 2nd half,and even though the wind had died,a good new oak side had no answer to the pressure put on by Bally,it was attack after attack,and then against the run of play new oak equalised

It was a nail in the heart to take but the penny dropped with the Bally lads,who really went into 5th gear in the final 10mins,it was two and fro and Callum Kelly brought off 3 great saves in succession,a display that his goalkeeping coach shay ivers will be proud of.

And it came down to the resilient Bally tearing down the wing with Rory Murphy and Finn scully tearing the new oak defence to shreads and a pass in to the brilliant Noah Fitz to put past the new oak keeper,to win the game for Bally in the last few mins,a richly deserved win.

The 9 starting team and two subs,were magnificent and its a game I think that would be impossible to single out any Bally player but a huge mention has to go to Joe Walsh at centre back who stood strong along with John Joyce and Ardagh O Shea.

It was a great team performance from a gallant new oak side.

26/11/2022 17:15
Ballymurphy Celtic v Vale Wanderers AFC
All square in Ballymurphy
U12 Div 3 26/11 11:45
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 2 Vale Wanderers AFC

A miserable afternoon in Ballymurphy seen Celtic drop their first points of the season.

Ballymurphy had a slow tired start. Was the toy show the night before to blame? The wind? The horizontal rain? Or was it the strong Vale side who started from the first whistle?

Vale were very dominant for the first 10 minutes. Winning every 50/50 ball. On 12 minutes Ethan Chambers found himself in space. He smashed a shot from just outside the box, the ball slipped through the goalkeepers wet gloves.1 nil Vale

Finally Ballymurphy got going and seen their best spell of the game. On 18 minutes Danny Jordan picked up the ball in the centre of the park. Clever footwork and a lovely through ball sent Sam Traynor away. Sam left two defenders in his wake before curling a lovely little shot to make it 1 all.

Four minutes later Ruairi O'brien put bally ahead. He went on a solo run down the right wing. His goal bound shot took a slight deflection and past the Vale keeper.

Bobby Ivers, in goal, ensures bally finished the half ahead when he bravely saved at the feet of an onrushing striker.

2 - 1 to Ballymurphy at halftime.

In the second half Vale, playing with the wind, really turned up the pressure and Ballymurphy seldom troubled the Vale goal. The trio of Frankie Doyle, Ethan Chambers and Conor Ryan in Vales midfield linked up really well. Vale created chance after chance but the bally boys stood their ground. With two in the first half and two in the second half has seen Zenon Jordan master the art of the last ditch tackle. Cillian Foley cleared ball after ball, never putting a foot wrong all game.

Eventually Vale, with a bit of luck, scored the equaliser on 45 minutes. Ruairi Farrell pounced on a loose ball and found himself 1 on 1 with Bobby Ivers. Bobby got a foot to the low shot but the ball trickled over the line.

2 all the final result.

Best for Ballymurphy: Zenon Jordan, Bobby Ivers, Cillian Foley.

Best for Vale: Frankie Doyle, Ethan Chambers, Conor Ryan.

26/11/2022 17:11
St Patrick's Boys AFC v Parkville United AFC
U14 Div 2 26/11 14:15
St Patrick's Boys AFC 8 - 1 Parkville United AFC

Parkville travelled to St Pats on this windy Saturday afternoon.

The game was only on for 90 seconds when Marcin Pawlak set up Jamie Deane to head home to make it 1-0. Five mins later Marcin Pawlak made it 2-0 with a fine goal. Jamie Deane then headed his second goal of the game take it 3-0. Soon after Micky Hand made it 4-0 when he headed in a corner off a defender. Thomas Lawler then scored a great free kick to make it 5-0. Soon after Marcin Pawlak got his second to make it 6-0 at the break.

After the break St Pats scored again and it was Marcin Pawlak who got his hatrick with a fine effort . Jamie Deane then got his hatrick when he met a fine cross from Pawlak to make it 8-0.

Parkville scored with the final kick of the game when Tadgh Nolan scored a fine goal.

Best for St Pats were Liam Moran, Ryan Doody Darragh McEvoy & Thomas Lawler. Best for Parkville were Tadgh Nolan,Phoenix Mullins & Maria Healy.

26/11/2022 17:04
Hanover Harps AFC v St Anne's AFC
U14 Div 2 26/11 11:30
Hanover Harps AFC 0 - 1 St Anne's AFC

Hard day at the office for Hanover Harps who met St Anne's on a wet and windy morning in The Plots. It was a very tight affair with both teams battling hard to take control. A very evenly matched game with chances few and far between. St Anne's put the ball in the back of the net after 26 minutes but it was disallowed for a foul on the Hanover keeper. Half time score 0-0.

In the second half Hanover came out strong but found it very hard to get through the solid St Anne's backline. With both teams still battling hard, a goal finally came in the 66th minute for St Anne's Ryan Morgan from a quick free kick which caught Hanovers defence off guard.

Final score 1-0 to St Anne's.

Best for Hanover were Harry O Donoghue, Nacho Montesinos and Eoghan Brady.

Best for St Anne's were Mark Hickey, Roan Brennan and Michael Hanrahan.

Goal scorer for St Anne's was Ryan Morgan.

26/11/2022 17:00
St Joseph's AFC v Nurney Villa AFC
Nurney Edge Derby
U14 Div 2 26/11 12:30
St Joseph's AFC 1 - 3 Nurney Villa AFC

St Joseph's welcomed Nurney to Mcardle's cross today for this local Derby, St Joseph's started the better and had the run of the chances, Daniel Byrne, and Donnacha Moran we're full of running and we're putting the Nurney Defence under pressure, Cillian Mc Ateer and Dán Kehoe we're very trick pushing forward from Midfield, however Nurney Goalkeeper Noah Doyle was on top form and kept them at bay, half time 0-0. Second half say Nurney improve and become more of a threat going forward, ten minutes in they were rewarded when Conor Salmon slotted home, St Joseph's fought hard for the equilizer and Nurney caught them on the counter attack to make it 2-0 with Adam Janus finishing past the advancing keeper, Max Duignan pulled one back to set up a fantastic last ten minutes, Joeys had a second ruled out for offside, Nurney finished off the Game when a Joeys Defender turned the ball into his own goal from a corner, Final Score 1-3

Best for St Joseph's, Alex Mc Grath, Evan Farrell and Conall Doyle, best for Nurney, noah Doyle(GK), Conal Dermody and Cian merchant

26/11/2022 16:59
New Oak Boys AFC v Bagenalstown AFC
New Oak 3 - 0 Bagnalstown
U14 div 1 26/11 12:30
New Oak Boys AFC 3 - 0 Bagenalstown AFC
26/11/2022 16:46
St Fiacc's AFC v Killeshin AFC
26/11/22 11 am
U12 Div 2 26/11 11:00
St Fiacc's AFC 3 - 1 Killeshin AFC

Match Report:

St Fiaccs 3 Killeshin 1 …

In very difficult wet and windy conditions it was a very competive first 15 minutes with both teams having some really good chances .. St fiaccs opened the scoring with great build up play between Callum Farrell and Tommy keating putting a ball through for Dylan Doyle to slot home on the 17 min .. 2 minutes later Filipe got the second for St fiaccs on the 19 minute , And just before half time Tommy keating linked up with Dylan Doyle again for Dylan’s second of the game with an impressive finish .. second half was a much more competive half with killeshin starting off the stronger of the 2 sides and in the 47 minute they pulled one back to make it 3-1 .. St fiaccs battle hard and with Jack scully making some great saves they seen the game through till the end .. very competitive game considering the conditions that both teams were up against .. best for St Fiaccs Tommy keating , Jack scully and Dylan Doyle. A good all round team performance from killeshin

26/11/2022 16:27
New Oak Boys AFC Pink v Nurney Villa AFC
New Oak Pink V Nurney
U14 Girls 26/11 10:00
New Oak Boys AFC Pink 4 - 2 Nurney Villa AFC

It was the first meeting of both these teams this season in very wet conditions.

Both teams started brightly and it was New Oak who broke through after 10 mins with Realtin Ryan finish. On 19 mins New Oak were awarded a penalty which they seen fantastically saved by the Nurney keeper. Nurney battled hard to get back into it and they did when they scored twice in the space of two mins with goals from Natalia Deka & Rebecca Birmingham to leave Nurney on top at half time.

New Oak started the second half strong and after some fantastic defending from Nurney they finally found the net after a cracking strike from Aoibhe Halligan Murphy to bring it back to 2-2. New Oak pressed high up the pitch in the last ten minutes and seen again Aoibhe Halligan Murphy & Lucy Grogan finding the Net to make it 4-2 to New Oak Girls Pink.

Fantastic individual performances from all the New Oak girls while best for Nurney was Hannah Murphy, Holly Murphy & Carly Doyle.

26/11/2022 15:52
St Patrick's Boys AFC Green v Bagenalstown AFC
U16 26/11 12:30
St Patrick's Boys AFC Green 2 - 3 Bagenalstown AFC
Good performance in the 1st half from Bagnelstown, not so much from St.Pats. Bagnelstown had plenty of chances in the half just missing the goals. It ended 0-0 in the 1st half. 2nd half starts and soon after Bagnelstown manages to get a goal. After the 1st goal, both sides were much better and the intensity of the game increased drastically. St.Pats managed to score another 3 goals but all were deem offside. As the ref blew the whistle for full time the match ended 3-2 to Bagnelstown.
26/11/2022 15:45
New Oak Boys AFC Green v Ballymurphy Celtic
U14 Girls 26/11 11:15
New Oak Boys AFC Green 4 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

A great game in New Oak this morning as New Oak Green hosted Ballymurphy. The game was played in great spirits by these two very young teams. Both teams started brightly in some blustery conditions with New Oak taking the lead in the 10th minute through Emily Carpenter. They then doubled their lead after 20 mins with a wonderful long range effort fro Aoibhinn Keogh. Ballymurphy pushed very hard but were denied by two wonderful saves from Eryn Ray in the New Oak goal. Ballymurphy pulled one back 5 mins before half time with a great strike from Grainne Greenan.

New Oak kept their foot on the gas in the second half and added two more goals through Luana Whelan and another from Keogh.

Ballymurphy never gave in and this young team will have better days.

The match end 4-1 to New Oak with Eryn Ray, Niamh Nolan and Kate Murphy standing out.

Best for Ballymurphy were Aoibheann o' Brien, Orla Coleman and Adison Duggan.

26/11/2022 15:18
St Patrick's Boys AFC v Hanover Harps AFC
U12 Div 3 26/11 11:15
St Patrick's Boys AFC 3 - 4 Hanover Harps AFC
St Pats got off to a quick start with Abdrahman Mbamba scoring the opening goal within the first 5 minutes. Hanover settled into the game after that and made it 1-1 just before half time. The second half was evenly balanced with with both teams exchanging goals to make it 3‐3. Hanover made it 4-3 with 10 minutes to go and held out for the win. Joseph Bello and Abdallah Mbamba got the second half goals for St Pats. Best for St Pats was Adam Keegan and Joseph Bello.
26/11/2022 15:17
Head to head
St Joseph's AFC Black v St Joseph's AFC Blue
Head to Head with Joeys u16s
U16 26/11 11:00
St Joseph's AFC Black 5 - 3 St Joseph's AFC Blue

The two Joeys teams u16s went Head to head at home on joeys pitch at mcardles Cross tinryland. Black vs Blue team played each other in bad conditions, which was a 1st for the club to have seen two teams play against one another. Both teams wanted the win. It was the Black team who opened scoring on the 13th min when a ball was passed in by Ray to our striker Lorcan Kelly where he popped it into the back of the Blue net. Then on 25th min Black team came back to put them 2nil up when Lorcan Kelly passed the nball to Ruairi Nolan and he scored his 1st goal. Then 5mins later on 30th min Luke campion got his 1st goal putting Black 3 nil up. 2mins later lorcan Kelly scored his second goal and then conceded to get his hat trick scoring his 3rd goal 5mins later bringing the Black team to 5mil at half time.

The two teams came back out in the 2nd half and both teams went Head to head again, but was Blue team who got their 1st goal through Walter Webb from a free kick. He slotted right into the right corner of the Black net. Charlie kepgh came out on 69th min to bring it to 5-2 scoring his 1st goal for the Blue team. Then 10mins later was Walter to get his 2nd goal bringing the scoreline to 5-3 at full time. Black & Blue team had other chances of scoring. Was Black's who came out on top today. 5-3 . Well dome to both teams.

Scorers : Black : Lorcan Kelly x3, Luke campion & Ruairi Nolan each got 1

Blues : Walter Webb x2 & Charlie keogh x1

Best for black: seamus bible, Tommy Cooney & Ruairi Nolan

For the blues was Leo Bramrock, Se Stafford & Kevin mcginn

26/11/2022 13:55
Burrin Celtic AFC v Slaney Rovers AFC
Slaney win well at the valley
U12 Div 2 26/11 11:15
Burrin Celtic AFC 0 - 9 Slaney Rovers AFC
Burrin Celtic score hosting slaney rovers in the valley this week.Slaney started very strong and a really strong wind took the initiative scoring 3 early goals.While slowly remained on top for the majority Burrin Celtic would not lie down and put in a sterling second half performance on a scoreline of 0-9 victory Celtic could hold their heads high at the end and never give up.Best for Burrin;Callum Maloney, Jesse O'Neill, Padraig Holden
26/11/2022 13:09
Killeshin AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC
U14 Div 2 26/11 11:15
Killeshin AFC 6 - 0 Vale Wanderers AFC

Killeshin opened up the score with an exquisite shot from James Mgcrath that went into the top right corner in the 8th minute. James scored a wonderful header that was crossed in my Ciara Milton shortly after the 15th minute. Vale Wanders created a few opportunities but were unfortunate to not finish any chances but they battled and in the 30th minute the Killeshin goalkeeper Dylan Scully had to make a great save that was going into the bottom right corner. Cein McNamara scored Just on the verge of half time with an accurate header.

Through out the second half both sides created a variety of opportunities, With Killeshin’s Mikey Regan scoring a lovely shot in the 55th minute and Killeshin’s James McGrath scored two more great goals on the 40th and 65th minute with two great content and precise finishes. Vale Wanders created a few opportunities towards the end but the game resulted in a 6.0 win to Killeshin.

Best for Killeshin : James McGrath, Ciara Milton and Troy Farrell.

The best for Vale Wanderers were Ódhran Noctor, James Aughney and Diarmuid Redmond.

26/11/2022 13:04
Bagenalstown AFC v Portlaw
Bagenalstown AFC v Portlaw
U15 SFAI 19/11 13:00
Bagenalstown AFC 2 - 1 Portlaw
19/11/2022 19:25
Thomastown v St Patrick's Boys AFC
19/11/2022 18:20
Burrin Celtic AFC v Arklow
sfai cup under16s burrin celtic vs arklow
Girls u16 sfai 19/11 12:30
Burrin Celtic AFC 3 - 1 Arklow
19/11/2022 18:19
Hanover Harps AFC v Killeshin AFC
U13 Div 2 19/11 12:30
Hanover Harps AFC 3 - 1 Killeshin AFC

Hanover started off extremely strong and were in full attack mode. It didn’t take long for the goals to come with power shots from Reece Walker on the 3rd and 12th minute putting Hanover 2-0 up.

Hanover got the 3rd and final goal on the 24th minute after Levi Osaro broke the offside trap and unfortunately for the killeshin keeper who had an amazing game was slightly late with his tackle resulted in a penalty that was perfectly dispatched by Ethan Walker to make it 3-0. Huge respect to the young men from Killeshin as they showed great spirit and never gave up and where rewarded on the 30th minute with a fantastic goal from their number 8. They defending extremely well throughout the second half and kept Hanover to a few half chances.

19/11/2022 17:23
Callan United v Vale Wanderers AFC
Callan romp to next round
19/11 13:00
Callan United 8 - 1 Vale Wanderers AFC

Vale Scorer:

Matthew Jordan

19/11/2022 17:18
Vale Wanderers AFC v New Oak Boys AFC
New Oak take the points
U13 Div 2 19/11 10:00
Vale Wanderers AFC 1 - 5 New Oak Boys AFC

What appeared a difficult fixture on paper for the home side was made all the harder by having to play the opening 15mins with 10 players.

But Vale battled hard and were only a goal down when they got the full complement on the pitch.

Adam Keating put in an excellent shift and was alert to every through ball that New Oak played.

There were half chances at both ends but New Oak looked the more likely to score and they had doubled their lead at half-time.

Vale came out in the second half showing a bit more composure and determination.

Conor Ryan, Frankie Doyle and Bill Hayden combined well to create an opportunity for Ruairí Farrell to time a late run into the area and finish from close range, making it 1-2.

It looked like Vale were coming back but some sloppy play let New Oak in to score again with Luke Honeyball getting a hand to it but unable to keep it out.

At 1-3, Bill Hayden went closest for the home side, hitting the post with a brilliantly taken header that really deserved to hit the net.

The disappointment of that not crossing the line seemed to drain the Vale player's energy and New Oak went on to add two more including an excellent strike from distance.

Best for Vale were Adam Keating, Josh Dermody, Conor Ryan and Bill Hayden.

Vale Scorer:

Ruairí Farrell

New Oak scorers:

Michael Myk x 2

Evan Glynn x 1

Fionn Brophy x 1

Gabriel De Sa with a corner that was deflected in.

3 best players for New Oak:

Cody Bryne

Luana Whelan

Phoenix Lawlor

19/11/2022 17:11
Stoneyford United v New Oak Boys AFC
New Oak Boys bow out of SFAI Competition after penalties
19/11 13:00
Stoneyford United 2 - 2 New Oak Boys AFC

On a cold and blustery afternoon in Knocktopher, both sides took their time to settle in to the game and adapt to conditions. Little goal mouth action or chances for either team in the early stages of the first half. However on 18mins, good work down the right yielded a corner to New Oak and with a delightful ball in from Keelan Brennan, a scramble insued and New Oaks Zack Kelly was on hand to drive left footed to the back of the net to give New Oak the lead. It was 2 soon after as New Oak started to dominate possession and a long ball into the box caused panic in Stoneyfords defence and a clear handball resulted in a penalty to New Oak. Up stepped New Oaks captain Cormac Lowry to cooley slot the ball to back of the net, with the help of the post. Stoneyford didn't drop their heads either and good work down the right resulted in a corner for them just on the stroke of half time. The ball broke to the edge of the box from corner and Stoneyfords no 4 drove a sweet shot to back of New Oaks net to make it 2-1 at half time.

With the wind behind them, New Oak dominated the ball for the early stages of second half but Stoneyford broke upfield and a long ball into the box caused a bit of a mix up which resulted in a penalty, which Stoneyfords no 11 put away to make it 2-2.

Both side had chances to win it and New Oak even hit the post but it ended 2-2 after 60mins.

10min a side in extra time couldn't divide the teams or generate a goal and so it went to a penalty shootout. It was 3-3 after 5 penalties apiece and when New Oaks first penalty in Sudden Death was saved by Stoneyfords goalkeeper, Stoneyfords no 14 slotted home the decisive penalty to win the contest 4-3. Well done to Stoneyford and very hard luck to New Oak Boys, who on another day, could have been victorious.

Best for New Oak on the day was Cormac Lowry, Dara Tunstead, Conor Dooley and Zack Kelly. Best for Stoneyford were No 1, 4 & 7.

19/11/2022 16:55
Under 16 Girls League 2022/23
Ballymurphy Celtic 2 - 1 Killeshin AFC 19/11
Brace of goals for Rachel Kennedy as Ballymurphy Celtic beat Killeshin AFC.
6th placed Ballymurphy Celtic marginally won 2-1 against their visitors, 7th placed Killeshin AFC at Ballymurphy at 10 am

Ballymurphy Celtic
Form: W L L

Killeshin AFC has yet to win in this competition, having lost all 3 games.
Form: L L L

Scorers: (Ballymurphy Celtic) Rachel Kennedy (2)
(Killeshin AFC) Lucie OReilly
27/11/2022 16:27
Under 15 League Division 2 2022/23
St Anne's AFC 4 - 0 New Oak Boys AFC 19/11
St Anne's AFC despatch New Oak Boys AFC.
2nd placed St Anne's AFC won 4-0 against their visitors, 5th placed New Oak Boys AFC at Ballylinan (St Annes) at 12:15 pm

St Anne's AFC has yet to be beaten in this competition, having won every game.
Form: W W W W

New Oak Boys AFC has yet to win in this competition.
Form: L D D L

John Julian moves to top of clean sheets table in this competition after another clean sheet in this game taking the keeper's total clean sheets to 2.

27/11/2022 16:27