CDJL Match Reports
St Joseph's AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC
U15 League 07/03 10:00
St Joseph's AFC 6 - 2 Burrin Celtic AFC
This was an great high tempo match played by two good teams.Joeys started quickest and Alex Farrell finished off a lovely team move into the bottom corner.Joeys kept the pressure on and James Cranny got his first of the day.Half time 2-0.Joeys got off to a great start and were 3-0 up through James Cranny after chasing and not giving up on the chance.Vivien Nixon then scored a great goal to reward his great performance. Burrin never gave up and pulled a goal back through Sam Collier.Joeys restored their lead and James Cranny got his hat trick when he converted a penalty. Burrin again pulled a goal back when Keith Grey scored a great goal.Cillian Moore scored the final goal of the day from a corner.Great team performance from both sets of players.
07/03/2020 18:50
St Joseph's AFC v St Patrick's Boys AFC
u12 league 07/03 11:30
St Joseph's AFC 1 - 4 St Patrick's Boys AFC
With both sides missing players in a strong wind, St Pat's came out stronger with a 4-1 win on the day. Walter Webb scored 1 for St Joseph's with Mark Buggy (2), Seanie McMahon (1) and Calum O'Brien Murphy (1) scoring for St Pats.Best for St Pats were Seanie McMahon, Emily Kelly and Dmitry Shablin. Best for St Joseph's were Charlie Keogh, MacDara Deane and Luke Cahill.
07/03/2020 18:45
Vale Wanderers AFC v St Fiacc's AFC
Points Shared
U15 League 07/03 11:30
Vale Wanderers AFC 1 - 1 St Fiacc's AFC
Fiaccs opened the scoring with 15 mins gone when Yan Fleztzer finished a goalmouth scramble. 5 mins before the break Brian Cox for Vale broke down the left wing and after evading 3 Fiaccs defenders, smashed the ball into the Fiaccs net despite the goalie getting his hands to it. The second half was even stevens with neither team able to break the deadlock. With minutes to go Vale created a couple of clear chances but were unable to finish. Best for Fiaccs Yan Fleztzer and Aiden Bradley best for Vale Luke Barron, Jeremy Hla and Ben Hogan
07/03/2020 18:12
St Patrick's Boys AFC v Killeshin AFC
Good game.
U14 League Div 1 07/03 11:30
St Patrick's Boys AFC 2 - 1 Killeshin AFC

This was a game that had it all. The game 2as played under ideal conditions.

It started at a hectic pace with Pat's off the mark from the start. Pat's attacked hard but could not score against a determined and well trained Killeshin side. After 15 minutes a cleaver ball was passed to Dan Corcoran who put it across the goalkeeper and into the net.

Against the run of play killeshin scored after 24 minutes and attacked Pat's for the next 10 minutes on the break with long balls supplied by their excellent goal keeper.

Parts started the better on the 2and half but Killeshin managed to keep them out until a penalty was awarded when Oisin Daly was pulled down in the box. Sean Murphy put the ball in the back of the net. 2 -1 Pat's. Pat's attacked for the rest of the half and excellent goalkeeping and a dogged defence stopped Pat's scoring.

Final result a win for Pat's. Great Killeshin team effort. Best for Pat's Oisin Daly, Sean Murphy & Lorcan Dempsey. Man of the match Sergio G.

07/03/2020 18:07
St Patrick's Boys AFC v Milltown United AFC
U16 League 07/03 10:00
St Patrick's Boys AFC 2 - 1 Milltown United AFC

St Patrick Boys got the better of Milltown during this U16 league match in The Meadows. Milltown started the game well testing the St Patrick Boys Keeper Christian Germaine who made some excellent saves to keep the game scoreless. The Pats lads responded well and created some chances for Ben Byrne Slattery, Dean Kelly & Benat De La Moreno unlucky not to score. At half time a pin point shot from Milltown Conor Meaney found the top corner of the net, Left the score 0-1 to Milltown.

St Patrick Boys responded well again at the start of the second half with a well taken goal from Mario Azcona, following some excellent build up play by Benat De La Moreno, Dean Kelly and Ronan Doyle.

Very even second half with chances for both teams but with both defences on top. St Patrick Boys got winner with 5 mins remaining following an excellent finish by Benat De La Moreno. Left the score 2:1 at fulltime.

All players from both teams played well, with Christian Germaine, Enoch Olanase, and Ronan Doyle impressing in goal and defense for St Patrick Boys.

Best for Milltown were Sean Tracey, Ed Fenlon and Tomas Joyce.

07/03/2020 18:07
Nurney Villa AFC v Killeshin AFC
Nurney Villa 2 - Killeshin 1
Girls u12 07/03 14:30
Nurney Villa AFC 2 - 1 Killeshin AFC

Conditions where tough for this afternoon game in Nurney. Undeterred by this both sides got off to an enthusiastic start. Rebecca Bermingham scored a fantastic goal for Nurney before half time. Half time score Nurney 1 - Killeshin 0

The second half proved to be another enjoyable display of football. Sarah Murphy scored another goal for Nurney. Soon after a goal for Killeshin and Nurney's comfortable buffer was under attack. Nurney's defense was terrific and kept Killeshin from finding the equaliser.

Best for Nurney - Zara Farrell, Doireann O Toole and Elisa Nolan

Best for Killeshin - Kara English, Emma Malone and Aoibhinn Brennan

07/03/2020 17:13
Crettyard United AFC v St Fiacc's AFC
U16 League 07/03 12:30
Crettyard United AFC 4 - 3 St Fiacc's AFC
Plenty of goals in this game in blustery conditions. Crettyard started the game very well and went into a 2 goal lead goals from Darragh Kiely, Shane Buggy. Playing with the wind St Fiaccs then began to take control and were rewarded for there efforts with a goal from 30 yards. Second half Crettyard were playing with the wind and went 3 to 1 up goal from Luke Bailey. Back came St Fiaccs 2 mix ups in the Crettyard defense the game was now level 3 to 3. Time for Crettyard to put pressure on , hit the post and crossbar and finally came the winner with 5 minutes left Luke Bailey from close range. This was the way the game ended. Best for Crettyard we’re Luke Bailey, Daniel McGrath, John Brennan.
07/03/2020 17:09
Nurney Villa AFC v Baltinglass Town AFC
Nurney win
07/03 11:00
Nurney Villa AFC 2 - 0 Baltinglass Town AFC

Nurney win 2 nil on a windy Saturday morning

Best for nurney Padraig o brien and cian meaney

Best for baltinglass Dean loyne cilian Cullen

Naoise o Neill

07/03/2020 16:58
Nurney Villa AFC v Baltinglass Town AFC
Nurney Villa 0 - Baltinglass Town 0
u12 league div 2 07/03 13:00
Nurney Villa AFC 0 - 0 Baltinglass Town AFC

On a blustery day in Nurney both teams got off to an eager start. A little frustrating for Nurney as a couple of great chances where created but unfortunately unable to get them over the line. Half time 0-0.

The defence by both teams in the second half was terrific and both sides kept the pressure on. Chances again for both sides but no goals scored in this half either. Final score 0-0

Best for Nurney Dara Nolan, Eve Kearney, Billy Konsoulas.

Best for Baltinglass Shane Hourigan, Joe Kelly and Reece Quinn Burke

07/03/2020 16:33
New Oak Boys AFC v Parkville United AFC
New Oak Boys AFC 0 Parkville United 4
07/03 13:30
New Oak Boys AFC 0 - 4 Parkville United AFC

On a very blustery day at New Oak the two teams met for the third time this year and first meeting of the Shield competition. It took only a minute for Parkville to take the lead through defensive mix up from New Oak, Jack took full advantage. New Oak were pinned back by the wind and a series of Parkville attacks for most of the half. Defending well and bringing the ball up the field through some impressive counter attacks.

Parkville hit New Oak for two goals in a minute towards the end of the first half. Norbert with a good strike on the 30th and Noah with a similarly well placed shot on the 31st.

New Oak came out for the second half a rejuvenated side. With the wind now in their favour they were able to get out of their half more. Some brilliant defending from Parkville kept the side out. On the 50th minute Liam scored for Parkville with a well taken lob over the keeper.

The game ended 4-0 to Parkville United who were deserving winners.

Best 3 for Parkville were Cian, Jack and Dylan. (Surnames not proved to New Oak)

Best 3 for New Oak were Darragh Nolan, Sagar Sapkota and Lee Quinn.

07/03/2020 16:26
Burrin Celtic AFC v Hanover Harps AFC
Harps get the edge over Celtic
u12 league 07/03 13:30
Burrin Celtic AFC 1 - 2 Hanover Harps AFC

Hannover Harps bet Burrin Celtic by 2 goals to 1 in this closely fought game. Harps scored 2 goals in 2 minutes halfway through the first half with Axel O'Rock and Cormac Murphy both netting. Harps were on top for the first half and went into half time 2-0 up.

In the second half Burrin pulled one back with Brandon Delaney scoring from a free kick by Luke Ruddock. Celtic continued to press for the equaliser and were on top but could not make Harps pay as they held on to secure the victory.

Best for Burrin Celtic were Luke Ruddock, Matthew O'Brien and Ben Curry. Best for Hannover Harps were Callum Martin, Axel O'Rock and TJ Ellis.

07/03/2020 16:23
Slaney Rovers AFC v Nurney Villa AFC
Daire Byrne Hit The Onion Bag Four Times
07/03 11:00
Slaney Rovers AFC 8 - 1 Nurney Villa AFC
Nurney got off to the perfect start when awarded a penalty in the first five minutes which was calmly slotted home by Ian Cradock. Slaney were also awarded a penalty which Kyle Clarke got down well to save. A brace from both Darragh Corcoran and Daire Byrne put Slaney 4 -1 up at the break. After the interval Darragh Corcoran completed his hat-trick and Daire Byrne added another brace and a fine finish from Michael Ryan rounded off the scoring to reward the efforts of Cian Weeks, Oisin Riordan and Tadhg Johnson while Nurney were well served by Jack Kehoe, Kyle Clarke and Kerry Phelan.
07/03/2020 15:56
Hanover Harps AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC
U16 League 07/03 11:15
Hanover Harps AFC 1 - 0 Burrin Celtic AFC

U16 League

Hanover Harps 1

Burrin Celtic 0

Hanover set up a winner takes all encounter with Crettyard after ending Burrin's interest in this seasons U16 league. In what was always going to a tight affair chances were scarce in the first half, Celtic's Dylan McCann at centre back and Jack Curran in the goal dealing with anything Harps threw at them. Free kicks from Cillian McGrath and Ronan Quinlan, both saved by Curran the closest Hanover came in the first half. At the other end Jason Brennan dealt well with a series of Burrin corners just before the break. The second half saw a much improved Harps take to the field and within 10 minutes they had 3 glorious chances to open the scoring. Stephen Smyth was first up as his effort came back off the crossbar, a last ditch tackle in the six yard box halted Jack Dunne before a 20 yard drive from Dylan Doyle smashed off the upright. Just as it appeared that Celtic had weathered the storm Cillian MaGrath drove down the wing from left back and fired home from 25 yards to put Hanover ahead with 20 minutes left. Burrin did try to respond but with Kyle Foley, Daniel Rossiter and Mikee Horohan in mean mood they seldom looked like troubling the Harps goal despite the best efforts of Dylan McCann and Mark Canavan as Hanover held on for a vital 3 points thanks to the efforts of Jack Murphy, Jack Begley, Tyris O'Rock and Pablo Sanz.

07/03/2020 15:47
Slaney Rovers AFC v Bagenalstown AFC
Slaney Win By The Odd Goal In Three
u12 league 07/03 12:15
Slaney Rovers AFC 2 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC
Slaney opened the scoring on 12 minutes following a shot by Jack Corcoran which was parried by the visiting keeper and ball fell kindly into the path of Sean Barrett who made no mistake from six yards for 1-0. Bagenalstown responded with a well taken equaliser from Mike Fenlon on 18 minutes. After exerting a period of sustained pressure a super strike from Callum Brennan put Slaney 2-1 on the stroke of halftime. After the break both sides had chances to add to the score line but defences held firm. Bagenalstown were well served by Jake Mc Assey and Niall Power while Sean Kelly, Jack Lyons and Conor Forde stood out for Slaney.
07/03/2020 15:45
New Oak Boys AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC
Rampant New Oak
U14 League Div 1 07/03 12:00
New Oak Boys AFC 9 - 0 Burrin Celtic AFC
New Oak started this game with real intent, after three minutes they look the lead when Jayden Kelly put in a great delivery from a corner to find Oshokha Saliu who finished. New Oak continued to mount pressure on the Burrin Celtic goal, their lead doubled when the outstanding Oshokha Saliu scored again. New Oak made it 3-0 before the break, when Kelly delivered another great ball, this time Stephen Bayley found the net just before the interval. New Oak continued in the same fashion into the second half, which saw them scoring a variety of superb goals. Oshokha Sali scored four, while Ben Deacon, Shane Grant and Kealan Quigley got in on the act. Credit to Burrin Celtic, who never stopped battling right until the death in what was a tough game. Well done to all. Best for New Oak: Lucas O’Neill, Robert Coleman and Megan Townsend, best for Burrin Celtic: Michael Brophy, John Maher and Martin Carroll.
07/03/2020 15:04
Crettyard United AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC
Great Team performance
u12 league 07/03 10:00
Crettyard United AFC 3 - 1 Vale Wanderers AFC

Nice dry morning in Crettyard for match between Crettyard and Vale. Good start to the matc by Vale and took an early lead.

Super sub Bobby came on and gave Cretty and big drive by pulling it vack to 1 all.

Second half saw Cretty passing the ball around well and finding a opening for Bobby to drive in to get his second and put Cretty a head. Great finish to the game saw Vale push for the equalizer only to leave it open at the back and Scott Maher took advantage to finish the match off with a goal.

Vale played well and fought to the end great team performance by Vale Wanderers


Best for Cretty was Cian O Sullivan, Fionnan Brennan, Bobby Rowan

07/03/2020 15:03
St Anne's AFC v Killeshin AFC
Win for St Annes
07/03 12:30
St Anne's AFC 4 - 1 Killeshin AFC
Both sides played great soccer in windy conditions today. Annes played with the wind in the 1st half and piled the pressure on from the start. With a excellent goal scored by niall hickey who connected with the ball near the half way line and hit top cornor.Annes push on with another goal from eoin mulhall from a free kick. Killeshin push up the field and scored to make it 2 1. But St annes had all the ball and piled on the pressure to score from niall hickey again. Half time finished 3 1. Killeshin had the wind in the second half but st annes held strong and defence cleared any ball that came their way. Annes went on to score again from a free kick with sean rowan. Killeshin couldnt capitalise with the wind and annes had several more chances that just went wide. Overall a great game of soccer. Best for st annes were Jack Julian Calum Mc Elroy and Cillian Langton. All killeshin played well.
07/03/2020 14:56
Crettyard United AFC v Bagenalstown AFC
Crettyard v Bagnalstown
07/03 11:15
Crettyard United AFC 0 - 3 Bagenalstown AFC
A very windy day in Crettyard as Bagnalstown started the strongest but Crettyard were solid the back. Bagnalstown broke fast and whipped in a great crossfor Adam Walsh to make it 1 nil. Cretty had 2 great chances to score but could not put it in the net. In the second half Bagnalstown passed the ball very well and Walsh scored again and James Cushen scored a third. Crettyard had some good chances but could not put them away on the day. Best for Bagnalstown was John Lillis Frank Cushen and Adam Walsh alsh. Best for Crettyard was Kyle O Riley Fionn o Sullivan and Daniel Dunne.
07/03/2020 13:59
Burrin Celtic AFC v St Fiacc's AFC
Burrin dig deep to share the spoils
Girls u12 07/03 11:00
Burrin Celtic AFC 0 - 0 St Fiacc's AFC
On a typical windy day at the Valley, this was going to be a case of who could capitalize with the wind and both defenses stood up to the mark.Fiacchs started off as Champions would putting together some nice passages of play with Hannah Kefra,Hannah Mathews and Ali O' Connor combining well to test the Celtic Defence. But Sarah Duffy, Sorcha Kinsella, and Grace O Gorman kept the Fiacchs attack frustrated.Leah Mannion, Ava Bolger and Sophia Slattery came alive and started to pressurize the Fiacchs defence ,Celtics Anna Thronton worked tirelessly up front but couldnt hit the onion sack.In the second half Fiacchs turned the screw but the Celtic defence and the unbelievable Hannah Hutton in goal kept the Celitc goal intact and both sides shared the points.A brilliant game of soccer played on the deck and in great spirit was a great advertisement for Girls soccer in Carlow.
07/03/2020 13:16
Nurney Villa AFC v Crettyard United AFC
U15 League 07/03 09:45
Nurney Villa AFC 4 - 1 Crettyard United AFC

Two very strong teams in Nurney for today's game . Both teams had some good scoring chance in the first quarter of the game . Nurney got their first goal in the 20th minute of they game Crettyard put Nurneys

backs under pressure but were unlucky not to score. Half time score Nurney 1 Crettyard 0 . Nurney started out the stronger in the second half scoreing two more goals in the first ten minutes of the second half.crettyard never give up and fought very with some very good team work and got one goal back making it Nurney 3 Crettyard 1 . Nurney got one more before the end of the game final score Nurney 4 Crettyard 1 scorer was Shane Kelly 4 best players for Nurney were Tristan season Neil Byrne and padraic Kearney .Rian Cullen got Crettyard goal best players for Crettyard were Sean Brown Jack Gorman and Kyle Kehoe

07/03/2020 12:50
Burrin Celtic AFC v Milltown United AFC
Burrin Celtic 1-3 Milltown
u12 league div 2 07/03 09:45
Burrin Celtic AFC 1 - 4 Milltown United AFC

It was a lovely morning in the valley and Burrin Celtics girls played with the wind in the first half. Both teams played attacking soccer and celtic scored a great goal from Leah Fitzpatrick. Milltown Centre forward scoring a good goal too. Half time 1-1.

The second half was much the same as both teams going for it but for milltown, two late goals from Coady securing the points. It was a great display from both teams.

Best for Milltown was Coady and lyons.

Best for Burrin Celtic Charlie Salter, Leah Fitzpatrick and Molly Maher.

07/03/2020 12:18
St Anne's AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC
Win for St Annes
u12 league div 2 22/02 10:00
St Anne's AFC 6 - 4 Burrin Celtic AFC
Two good sides met this morning in St Annes. Burrin started well and were given a penalty in the first 12 mins to see them take the lead. St Annes played some good passing play and were rewarded with a goal from Seamus Lynch. Annes heads were up and piled on the pressure to see them score three more times in the first half with goals from Seamus Lynch and Kealen Leonard. Half time finishing 4 1. Second half and Burrin pushed hard with a strong wind and it wasnt long before they scored. Burrin then got a free kick very well taken and placed in the top cornor of the St Annes net.Annes pushed on again but were denied by Burrins keeper but a mix up in the box saw a own goal go in against Burrin. Burrin persisted and went on to catch St Annes and score again but St Annes pushed on again and scored from Sean Rowan. Annes finished strong with another goal from Oisin Kelly. Overall a very good game from both sides. All for Burrin played well. Best for St Annes Kealen Leonard, Andrew Knowles and Lee Dempsey.
22/02/2020 19:35
Burrin Celtic AFC v St Joseph's AFC
St Josephs come away with the win
u12 league 22/02 12:45
Burrin Celtic AFC 1 - 2 St Joseph's AFC

St Josephs came away with the three points after beating Burrin Celtic on a blustery day. Playing with the wind in the first half, St Josephs went two nil up with goals from Mikey Byrne and Luke Cahill. Only a brilliant save by their keeper kept the score the same going into half time.

In the second half Burrin pressed forward and were rewarded with a goal after a great free kick by Ben Curry. Both sides created chances as Burrin pressed forward, with St Josephs having chances on the break but the score remained the same and St Josephs took the win.

Best for St Josephs were Luke Cahill, Charlie Keogh and Jamie Doyle. Best for Celtic were Matthew O'Brien, Matthew Drought and Ben Curry.

22/02/2020 18:58
Vale Wanderers AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC
Vale Wanderers 4 Burrin Celtic 1
Girls u12 22/02 14:30
Vale Wanderers AFC 4 - 1 Burrin Celtic AFC

Blustery day in the Super Bowl, leighlinbridge as vale wanderers hosted burrin Celtic in this U12’s Girls league match. Both teams started well and the game was very free flowing. Vale started to get to grips with the game and scored after 10 minutes through Kate Burke. Before half time Kate Burke struck again and vale went in at half time 2 nil up.

Burrin Celtic upped their game in the 2nd half and started to dominate. Their hard work resulted in a well worked goal. Both teams then enjoyed good possession and both goalkeepers were kept busy.

With about 10 minutes to go Kate Burke secured her hat trick with lovely play from Sarah Devine who played her in to slot home. In the dying minutes Sarah Devine rounded off a good day for vale with her 1st and vale’s 4th of the match.

Burrin Celtic fought very hard and were well organized but the match ended 4-1 to vale.

Well done to all involved,

22/02/2020 18:25
St Patrick's Boys AFC v Bagenalstown AFC
U16 League 22/02 11:15
St Patrick's Boys AFC 1 - 0 Bagenalstown AFC

St Patrick Boys got the better of Bagenalstown during this U16 league match in The Meadows. Bagenalstown started the game well testing the St Patrick Boys Keeper Jake Doyle who made some excellent saves to keep the game scoreless. The Pats lads responded well and created some chances for Joshua Egan, Dean Kelly & Paulius Venys unlucky not to score. St Patrick Boys got off the mark with a well taken goal from Clinton Ogbuka, following some excellent build up play by Enoch Olanase, Ronan Doyle and John Coyne. Left the score 1-0 at half time.

A goal-less second half was very even with chances for both teams but with both defences on top, Left the score 1:0 at fulltime.

All players from both teams played well, with Jake Doyle, Enoch Olanase, Luke Broderick and Alan Leeder impressing for St Patrick Boys.

Best for Bagenalstown Ryan Jeffers, Paul Fitzpatrick and Thomas Geoghan.

22/02/2020 17:38