CDJL Match Reports
Under 13 cup round 2 to final 2023
Baltinglass Town AFC 0 - 6 Crettyard United AFC 20/5
adam rowan nets 4 goals as Crettyard United AFC claim victory against Baltinglass Town AFC.
Baltinglass Town AFC were comprehensively beaten at home by Crettyard United AFC at Parkmore Baltinglass at 11 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

adam rowan moves to top scorer in this competition after scoring 4 times in this game taking the player's total scores to 5 goals.

Scorers: (Crettyard United AFC) oisin dowling, Aaron Brennan, adam rowan (4)
29/05/2023 23:35
Ballymurphy Celtic v Hanover Harps AFC Div 1
Hanover edge tight contest
u13 cup rd2 18/05 19:00
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 2 Hanover Harps AFC Div 1
On a fine evening for football and a great surface to play on Ballymurphy and Hanover locked horns in a titanic battle between two well matched teams.Hanover started brightly with Adrian Robu prominent for the visitors.They took the lead from a well delivered corner that was powered to the net from 7yards by an unmarked Shay O'grady.Bally upped the tempo after this and on two occasions Danny Jordan was very unlucky when the bounce of the ball didn't go his way,especially the second time with the ball catching him on the back of his heels ad he raced through on goal.Bally were then caught out with a sucker punch before halftime when a ball was played down the left wing and Rodu cut inside and finished well to the far corner in the 25th min.Two mins later the same player cut inside the area from the left and hit a shot towards the top corner which brought a fantastic save out of the Ballymurphy keeper.On the stroke of halftime Bally almost got a goal of there own from a great James Flood corner,only for the bounce of ball to go against them again.Ballymurphy came out like a team possessed in the second half and their captain Shane Jordan drove them on from midfield but in fairness to Hanover they defended very well.Bally finally got the goal they deserved with 10mins left after Oisin Fogarty showed great skill and determination to get his cross in and an unfortunate defender headed into his own.Bally were camped in Hanover's half for the last 10mins but couldn't force a goal despite numerous free-kicks and just at the death they missed a great chance for an equaliser when they shot over the bar from 8yards.A great game with Senan Sheehan,Shay O'grady and Adrian Robu outstanding for Hanover and for Bally,Dylan King,Noah Fitzpatrick and Shane Jordan who covered every blade of grass in the second half were outstanding in a great team performance.
19/05/2023 14:19
Under 16 League 2022/23
Hanover Harps AFC 1 - 2 Crettyard United AFC 17/5
Hanover Harps AFC despatched by Crettyard United AFC.
2nd placed Hanover Harps AFC were marginally beaten at home by League leaders Crettyard United AFC at Hanover Harps AFC Home Ground at 6:45 pm

Hanover Harps AFC have won 8 out of 9 home games.
Form: L W W W W W W W W L W W W

Crettyard United AFC have won 6 out of 7 away games.
Form: W W L W W W W W D W W W W

Scorers: (Hanover Harps AFC) Dermot Lawlor

Yellow Cards: (Hanover Harps AFC) Aaron Cunningham Burke
29/05/2023 23:35
Burrin Celtic AFC Div 1 v Hanover Harps AFC Div 1
Hanover Progress to Semis in U12s cup
16/05 19:00
Burrin Celtic AFC Div 1 0 - 3 Hanover Harps AFC Div 1

Hanover Div 1 progressed to the Quarterfinals of the U12 Cup 2023 after a 0-3 victory over Hosts Burrin Celtic.

The visitors were 0-2 at half time after taking their opportunities when through on goal.

Burrin Celtic needed to push forward to try and close the gap and Hanover capitalised with a fast break that put the game out of reach.

Hanover March on and While it was a good league and Cup performance for Burrin in 2023 this match marks the end of their season.

With the depth of talent on show when these two impressive teams meet we can look forward to many more competitive matches next season and beyond.

17/05/2023 00:23
Under 12 cup 2023 Round 2 to final
Ballymurphy Celtic Div 1 1 - 3 Crettyard United AFC 15/5
Eoin Dowling scores twice as Crettyard United AFC take spoils against Ballymurphy Celtic Div 1.
Ballymurphy Celtic Div 1 were beaten at home by Crettyard United AFC at Ballymurphy Celtic Div 1 Home Ground at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Scorers: (Crettyard United AFC) Mia Kearney, Eoin Dowling (2)
29/05/2023 23:35
Under 13 cup round 2 to final 2023
Parkville 0 - 6 New Oak Boys AFC Div 1 15/5
Cormac Lowry and DANIEL CUSTERSON show class scoring twice each as New Oak Boys AFC Div 1 win against Parkville.
Parkville were comprehensively beaten at home by New Oak Boys AFC Div 1 at Hawkins Lane Tullow (Parkville United) at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

Scorers: (New Oak Boys AFC Div 1) Cormac Lowry (2), DANIEL CUSTERSON (2), KEELAN BRENNAN, OISIN RICE
29/05/2023 23:35
Under 15 Cup 2023
St Patrick's Boys AFC Red 4 - 3 Hanover Harps AFC 15/5
Leon Fitzgerald scores twice for Hanover Harps AFC but St Patrick's Boys AFC Red take spoils.
St Patrick's Boys AFC Red marginally won 4-3 against their visitors, Hanover Harps AFC at Scats Quakers Park, Killeshin at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

KACPER ZARZYCKI moves to joint top scorer in this competition after scoring in this game taking the player's total scores to 6 goals.
Warith Subomi Smith Oyeniyi moves to joint top scorer in this competition after scoring in this game taking the player's total scores to 6 goals.

Scorers: (St Patrick's Boys AFC Red) KACPER ZARZYCKI,Warith Subomi Smith Oyeniyi,Mark Buggy,Shane Anthony Gurhy
(Hanover Harps AFC) Leon Fitzgerald (2), Rian Brennan (pen)
29/05/2023 23:35
Under 12 cup 2023 Round 2 to final
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 5 - 0 Crettyard United AFC 26/5
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 despatch Crettyard United AFC.
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 comprehensively won 5-0 against their visitors, Crettyard United AFC at Scats Quakers Park, Killeshin at 7:30 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

29/05/2023 23:35
Under 13 cup round 2 to final 2023
New Oak Boys AFC Div 1 1 - 1 Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 23/5
New Oak Boys AFC Div 1 suffer defeat to Hanover Harps AFC Div 1.
New Oak Boys AFC Div 1 were beaten at home by Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 at Burrin Rd Carlow (New Oak Boys) at 7 pm

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

29/05/2023 23:35
Under 12 cup 2023 Round 2 to final
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 3 - 2 St Patrick's Boys AFC 20/5
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 beat St Patrick's Boys AFC.
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 marginally won 3-2 against their visitors, St Patrick's Boys AFC at The Plots (Hanover Harps) at 10 am

This is the first game for both teams in this competition

29/05/2023 23:35
Hanover Harps AFC v St Joseph's AFC Black
u16 Cup 14/05 11:00
Hanover Harps AFC 5 - 0 St Joseph's AFC Black

Hanover qualified for the Under 16 Cup Final after winning the semi final v St Joseph's Black on Sunday morning in The Plots. The home team were slow out of the blocks and St Joseph's asked plenty of questions before Hanover's Daire Byrne opened the scoring after 15 minutes.

It looked like staying that way until the break until a great individual goal from Aaron Cunningham Burke made it 2-0 at half time.

Hanover improved a bit in the second half but Joseph's were still in the game until Bailee Cooney struck a free kick home off the underside of the crossbar.There was still time for Aaron Cunningham Burke to complete his hat trick with two more well taken goals.

For Hanover, Dermot Lawlor, Darragh Redmond, Lander Fernandes and Gael O Rock were in good form.

For Joseph's, Ronan Kelly, Tommy Cooney and Lorcan Kelly were best.

14/05/2023 14:08
Crettyard United AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC
Cretty v Vale
u13 cup rd2 13/05 12:30
Crettyard United AFC 4 - 1 Vale Wanderers AFC
Crettyard v Vale wanderers a blistering hot day made it tough for both teams but cretty taking the lead through good work from Adam Rowan just before halftime Aaron brennan made it 2-0 second half cretty pushed on to make it 3-0 second goal for brennan then vale pulled a goal back with a great free kick just as time was just up darragh brennan made it 4-1 to cretty best for Crettyard Aaron brennan , Adam Rowan and darragh brennan
13/05/2023 19:24
St Patrick's Boys AFC v St Fiacc's AFC
11/05 19:00
St Patrick's Boys AFC 4 - 1 St Fiacc's AFC

St. Pat's started very strongly controlling the game and creating several chances from both wings. Cailyn Thompson has a free kick which was blocked with the rebound coming back to him and he hit a shot to the bottom corner. Still St. Pat's pressed well with St. Fiaccs defending very well. St. Fiaccs grew into the game and had a great counter attack with Dillon Doyle scoring a fantastic goal.

in the second half St. Pats still pressed creating chance after chance. Calum McMillian made a great run on the wing and a great finish. St. Fiaccs went looking for the equaliser but Pats caught them on the break and Jamal Adegoke finished well. St. Pats caught St. Fiaccs on the counter again when Podge Brennan assisted Zakaria Darsi to finish the game.

Stand out players for St. Fiaccs Jack Scully, Jamie French and Dillon Doyle.

Best for St. Pats were Temi Adetoro, Podge Brennan, Leigh Haughney, and Calum McMillan.

12/05/2023 11:43
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 v Burrin Celtic AFC
u13 cup rd2 11/05 19:00
Hanover Harps AFC Div 1 3 - 2 Burrin Celtic AFC

This was the first outing for both teams in the cup and it was a thrilling encounter with end-to-end action.

The home side were slow to get into the game and their rocky start was punished by Burrin Celtic in the third minute who opened the scoring with a goal from Bobby Campbell. The early score seemed to awaken the Hanover squad who showed they were up for the challenge. They were rewarded with a goal in the eighth minute when a cross from Adrian Robu into the box was headed into the net by Owen Fitzharris. The remainder of the first half was a though battle with chances at both ends of the field.

Hanover went ahead in 33rd minute with Owen Fitzharris getting his second goal when a shot by Shay O’Grady on goal bounced off the keeper to fall at the feet of Owen who knocked it in. The home side had a couple of more chances from there to extend the lead but failed to make it count. The Hanover defence were solid throughout the game except for an uncharacteristic nervous scramble which gave Burrin’s, Tadgh Campbell an easy opportunity to score an equalizer. Hanover scored the winning goal when a well-executed corner cross from Adrian Robu found the head of Maesfi Islam.

Best for Burrin: Colm Donald, Tadgh Campbell ad Glen Cantwell.

Best for Hanover:

Owen Fitzharris

Nathan Walsh

Mael O'Rock

11/05/2023 22:51
Ballymurphy Celtic Div 1 v Slaney Rovers AFC
Bally a bridge too far for Slaney
10/05 19:00
Ballymurphy Celtic Div 1 4 - 1 Slaney Rovers AFC
11/05/2023 07:48
Hanover Harps AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC
U15 cup 09/05 19:00
Hanover Harps AFC 6 - 0 Vale Wanderers AFC

Hanover were at home to Vale Wanderers and the home side took the lead when Leon Fitzgerald put his head to the ball from a corner . Harps went 2-0 up when Axel O Rock found the top right corner after a lovely set play. Vale Wanderers never gave Harps an inch and their shots were just wide of the post. Two more goals from Gael O Rock and Axel O Rock saw the half time whistle

Half time Hanover 4 - 0 Vale Wanderers

Second half started the same as the first which saw Harps applying all the pressure and they were awarded a goal when TJ Brennan took the ball on his left foot and with a lovely pass, found Axel O Rock who slotted it home to put the home side 5 up. Vale Wanderers pressed hard and Harps defence stood strong to keep them at bay. In the last dying minutes of the game Leon Fitzgerald found the net after a lovely pass from Callum Dolan which saw the game end

Hanover 6 - 0 Vale Wanderers

Best for Harps were Leon Fitzgerald, John Corcoran Kyle Martin.

And it was an all round team performance for Vale Wanderers.

09/05/2023 22:06
Baltinglass Town AFC v Killeshin Div 2
Baltinglass 3 - Killeshin 3: Baltinglass 3 - Killeshin 2 on penalties;
u13 cup rd2 09/05 19:00
Baltinglass Town AFC 3 - 3 Killeshin Div 2

Baltinglass played host to a fantastic game of football in Parkmore. Baltinglass started the better of the sides after 10 minutes when Garreth Doyle scored directly from a corner kick. Charlie Doyle doubled their lead after a great pass from Noah Farrell just afterwards and Baltinglass looked comfortable at halftime 2-0 up. Killeshin started rapidly grabbing one back on the break before doing the same again to tie the game up. A tense battle ensued, Baltinglass broke the dead lock from a free kick via Josh Barry Doyle but Killeshin were quick to equalise and stay alive. Tony Kelly and Daniels Viskers battled hard in midfield to create while Josh Furlong was alive and rapid on the ball with his dribbles. The back line for Baltinglass battled hard, Killeshins back line doing the same. Padraig Byrne and Noah Farrell raced up and down their wings to try get Baltinglass in behind but they were dealt with well. Extra time came to try break the sides but the tight game remained a draw. Penalties came about, both teams first 5 having some saves, misses and scores. Eventually leading to sudden death. A fantastic save from Rian Kennedy set it up to be won for Baltinglass, Garreth Doyle stepped up as number 6 on takers for his side and smashed it home to send them to the next round.

Best for Baltinglass were: Micheal Sibanda, Rian Kennedy, Peter Doyle and Josh Furlong.

09/05/2023 21:18
Burrin Celtic AFC Div 1 v Nurney Villa AFC
Burrin Progress in U12s cup
06/05 10:00
Burrin Celtic AFC Div 1 3 - 0 Nurney Villa AFC

Burrin Celtic ran out of 3–0 winners at home to Nurney on Saturday morning.

It was a tight game throughout with only a single goal between the teams for over half the match.

Celtic opened the scoring midway through the first half after a scramble in the box that Joshua Smithers O Connor pounced on to dispatch a shot into the back of the net.

Nurney pushed forward there after but the Burrin defensive line stood up to the pressure. The minimum gap remained until Bill Roberts swapped from defense into attack and tucked the second nicely the the left of the keeper after a lightening quick solo run.

The game was all but over after a stand out assist from Cathal Bailey set up Roberts to convert for his brace.

Both teams played well but Burrin progress to a highly anticipated Quarter Final where they will square up to Hanover on Thursday next at the Valley

06/05/2023 16:40
Hanover Harps AFC Green v Burrin Celtic AFC
U14 cup 06/05 13:00
Hanover Harps AFC Green 6 - 0 Burrin Celtic AFC

Hanover hosted Burrin Celtic today for their Cup Semi final on what started as a wet and miserable afternoon. Both teams started well, taking shots but none on target untill Hanovers Alex Mazur found the back of the net to go 1-0 up after 15 minutes. With great play from both sides and 2 fantastic goals from Brian Louw, half time ended 3-0.

Brian got his hat trick early into the second half and sent a beautiful corner kick in to Gavin McDermott for a 5-0 lead for Hanover. Burrin battled hard in the second half with some lovely football and great fighting spirit. Their goalie pulled off a worldie penalty save. However, it was Charlie McHugh that scored Hanovers final goal to end the game 6-0.

Best for Burrin were Bill Roberts, Bobby Finn & Callum Butler.

Best for Hanover were Axel o Rock, Brian Louw & Adam Haughney.

Goal scorers for Hanover were Brian Louw 3, Alex Mazur 1, Gavin McDermott 1 & Charlie McHugh 1.

06/05/2023 16:02
New Oak Boys AFC v Bagenalstown AFC
New Oak F.C Progress to the Final
U14 cup 06/05 11:00
New Oak Boys AFC 2 - 1 Bagenalstown AFC
06/05/2023 15:58
St Fiacc's AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC
A Cup Final That Had It All
U14 Girls 06/05 10:00
St Fiacc's AFC 2 - 2 Burrin Celtic AFC
06/05/2023 14:34
Vale Wanderers AFC v St Fiacc's AFC
St Fiaccs progress to the next round
06/05 11:00
Vale Wanderers AFC 2 - 3 St Fiacc's AFC

The match kicked off with Vale taking the upper hand and controlling the early stages but not making the most of the chances created . Vale were rewarded for the possession when Ethan Chambers battled through the defence and fired home after a great throw from Alan Lawlor . St Fiaccs were battling right to the end of the half and penalised Vale mistake when Filipe shot home after good work from Gabriel . It was 1:1 at half time and all to play for . St Fiaccs started the second half stronger and a shot from Charlie Power curled into the net . It was soon after that the game had swung in St Fiaccs direction when Dylan Doyle crossed in and a mix up between keeper and the Vale defender lead to an OG. Vale fought right to the final whistle and Alan Lawlor got just reward after a fantastic performance when he fired home.

For St Fiaccs Jack Scully , Dylan Murphy and Tommy Keating performed well.

Best for Vale were Alan Lawlor , Rhys O Toole and Ethan Chambers .

06/05/2023 14:24
Burrin Celtic AFC Div 2 v St Patrick's Boys AFC
St pat's march on
06/05 11:15
Burrin Celtic AFC Div 2 0 - 2 St Patrick's Boys AFC

In a close encounter at the valley st pats progress to the next round of the cup with a two goal win a goal midway through the first half saw pat's up at half time but Burrin had some good chance with Padraic Hogan strong in the back line linking up with Liam Dowling only for pat's to stop there attacks on a few occasions.

Pat's were well on top in the early part of the second half and then got their second shortly after from some nice play on the right wing and a ball across fell between the goalie and the forward and he calmly put it into the net.They then sat back with a 2 goal advantage but Burrin Celtic never gave up all the way too the end.

It was a great team spirit from all as there season came to the end well done Burrin Celtic and best of luck to StPats

06/05/2023 14:08
Crettyard United AFC v Kilree Celtic
06/05 10:00
Crettyard United AFC 6 - 2 Kilree Celtic
Kilree visited crettyard this morning in a very entertaining cup game. Crettyard got a great start with a goal from finn Kelly from almost kick off. Eoin dowling added to it shortly after before kilree pulled one back. Eoin dowling scored 3 more goals to make it to make it 5-2 at half time. Finn Kelly got his second goal early in the second to secure a 6-2 win for Crettyard to move into the next round of the cup . Best for Crettyard were sean knowles, mia Kearney, Dan Curran and Tom Graham was excellent from the bench. Kilree had super players all over the field.
06/05/2023 12:01
Vale Wanderers AFC v Hanover Harps AFC
Vale go through
U13 Cup 04/05 18:45
Vale Wanderers AFC 5 - 3 Hanover Harps AFC

A thrilling U-13 Cup match unfolded in The Superbowl tonight.

It was the away team who got off the mark first despite Vale starting the brighter of the two teams.

But that spurred the home side into action and Shaun Sibanda got onto an excellent through-ball just before the end line, cut inside with a mazy run and finished to the far corner with his left foot.

The Vale lads continued to push hard and Sibanda scored two more begore half-time to claimhis hat-trick.

One of his goals showing excellent poacher's instinct when he prodded an excellent Diarmuid Redmond goalward header from a corner to the back of the net.

At 3-1 up at Half-time the game didn't feel like it was over and both players and an excellent crew of supporters for both teams sensed that the next goal was key.

Hanover,to their credit struck again and suddenly Vale looked a bit jittery, but sustained attacks from the home side were eventually rewarded when Cómhal Murphy controlled the ball superbly and struck home beyond the Harps Keeper's reach.

4-2 settled the nerves but Vale weren't finished yet and Callum Byrne absolutely buried a half-volley from outside the area. Hanover grabbed a third goal as Vale were caught on the counter as they continued to search for a 6th but the Final whistle went to see Vale through to a meeting with Crettyard in the next round.

Best for Vale in an excellent all-round team performance were Shaun Sibanda, Cómhal Murphy, Callum Byrne & Josh Dermody.

Vale scorers:

Shaun Sibanda x3

Cómhal Murphy

Callum Byrne

Hanover scorers:

Tire Adeleye x 2

Ethan Walker

05/05/2023 01:21
Parkville United AFC v St Joseph's AFC
The rain didn't stop & neither did the goals
U13 Cup 04/05 18:45
Parkville United AFC 8 - 1 St Joseph's AFC

Parkville welcomed St. Joseph's to Hawkins Lane on Thursday night.

The rain was beating down heavily but the weather didn't affect the performance of the Tullow lads. Parkville were first on the score sheet when our hat-trick hero Luke O'Connor rattled the Joeys net.

Parkville never looked to be in any danger for the rest of the game, but the visitors never gave up and just before the final whistle they scored a well deserved goal.

Parkville had a number of player's on the score sheet tonight. Luke O'Connor 3, Tòmás Doran 2 Óisìn Wall 2, Bobby Cullen 1.

All round super team performance by Parkville and we'd like to thank St. Joseph's for a very sporting game despite the dreadful weather.

04/05/2023 22:13
Nurney Villa AFC v New Oak Boys AFC
Nurney Win
U13 Cup 04/05 18:45
Nurney Villa AFC 1 - 0 New Oak Boys AFC

Nurney dominated possession in the first half but were limited to long range shots by the New Oak defence, until the 30th minute. Christopher Salmon played a great ball into the feet of Danny Murphy, who slipped the ball between two defenders for Natalia Deka to run onto and finish into the roof of the net.

The 2nd half New Oak became more dominant and pushed very hard to get the equaliser through great effort from all, but Nurney were able to hold them at bay.

Eli Fleming, Jack Barrett and Kian Minchin stood out for Nurney

04/05/2023 21:05
Burrin Celtic AFC v Hanover Harps AFC
Burrin pipped at the post by Hanover
U12 Div 1 03/05 19:00
Burrin Celtic AFC 0 - 1 Hanover Harps AFC

There was nothing between the teams in this top of the table ‘winner takes all’ clash in Hawkins lane Tullow ok Wednesday night.

In the end the bit of luck fell Hanovers way and the winning goal was a nicely floated corner ball that went directly in at the back post of the Burrin net.

A single goal was always going to be the likely margin that would separate these two top class U12 teams.

Both teams gave it there all with few chances falling to either team due to the strong defensive performances.

A great league battle fell the way of Hanover tonight and it was tough on Burrin Celtic to lose after such a great campaign but that’s the game these kids all love, Win, Lose or Draw

04/05/2023 00:05
Ballymurphy Celtic v Killeshin AFC
Killeshin progress to Final
U12 Cup 02/05 18:45
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 - 5 Killeshin AFC

Killeshin made it to the U12 final after a well deserved victory over a very determined Ballymurphy side.

The opening 15 mins was very even with both sides creating chances. The deadlock was broken on 16 mins with a well taken Laura Malone strike. Malone made it two nil on 22 mins with another excellent run and strike before her strike partner made it 3 and 4 nil at the break and the contest was over.

HT 0-4

Ballymurphy held their own in the second half and pulled a deserved goal back from Zoe Kelly. However the excellent Laura Malone made it 5 -1 with minutes to go.

Killeshins Laura Malone was the stand out performer for the visitors while

Emilia Suwala, Ruth Flood and Hannah Duggan played their hearts out.

03/05/2023 08:48
Bagenalstown AFC v Hanover Harps AFC
Bagenalstown AFC v Hanover Harps AFC
U16 02/05 18:45
Bagenalstown AFC 2 - 5 Hanover Harps AFC
Town entertained League Leaders Hanover Harps, the game started evenly enough for the first 20 minutes, then Hanover scored from a corner. Hanover scored their 2nd just before half time. Town started Well in the second half and scored when Ian Craddock set up Luis Chicot to tap home. But Hanover came and scored 2 quick goals. Town made it 4-2 when John O Riordan headed home from a corner. Hanover scored again to make the final score 5-2. Best for Town Kyle Clarke Ian Craddock Jason Dillon
02/05/2023 23:58