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Under 16 Cup 2021/22

Nurney Villa AFC   2,  St Joseph’s AFC  5
Saturday 12 March 2022  Newtown Rd Nurney

Nurney took a 26th minute lead from a Ben Collier free kick. The equaliser came in the 41st minute, when the Nurney keeper dropped the ball and it was tapped home. Joey’s took a half-time lead when they scored following a corner kick in the 44th minute. Half-time 1-2.

Nurney levelled with a Padraig O’Brien goal in the 55th minute. Joey’s hit back and scored three more times to run out 2-5 winners.

St. Joseph’s goalscorers were Adam Nolan, Alex Gordon, Sean Breen, Keelan Quigley and Robbie Fitzgerald.

Best players for them were Charlie Deacy, Oran O’Boyle and Paddy Walsh.

Best for Nurney Senan Dermody, Aaron Coogan and Padraig O’Brien.

Under 16 Cup 2021/22

Vale Wanderers AFC   1,  Killeshin AFC  0
Saturday 12 March 2022  Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers)

Both teams came into this game looking to gather their first win in this year’s cup competition.
The first half was very close with Vale coming close after Aaron McDonald hit the crossbar from a sweet strike. Killeshin also had a great chance when Michael Dooley broke through only to see his shot cleared off the line. Vale then got a corner with Keelan Byrne rising highest to power home the header. Both teams battled then to the end of the half with no change to the scoreline of 1-0 to Vale Wanderers.

The second half was even closer with both teams having chances and with many scrambles in their oppenent’s box but no further additions to the score came. It finished 1-0 to Vale.

Best for Vale were Pau Cruatero, Hugo Lopez and Jamie Brennan.

Best for Killeshin were Michael Dooley, Eoin Pender and Killian McCutcheon.

Under 15 League Division 1 2021/22

Hanover Harps AFC   1,  Bagenalstown AFC  2
Saturday 12 March 2022  The Plots (Hanover Harps)

Hanover missed out the chance to go top of the table after being beaten at home on Saturday morning. The home team started the better and forced the Bagenalstown keeper into a couple of good saves. From one save, Hanover had a corner which was swung in by Sam McHugh, and Eoin Ryan arrived to give the home team the lead. Hanover wasted chances to increase the lead before losing possession from a throw in and James Cushen bundled in the equaliser from the resulting cross. 1-1 at half time.

Hanover started the second half on the front foot but despite several chances couldn’t find the net. The home team had the ball in the net but the goal was ruled out for offside. A long ball from defence by Bagenalstown caused hesitation in the home backline and Ian Craddock took advantage to give the visitors the lead. Try as they did, Hanover couldn’t find the equaliser despite the best efforts of Bailee Cooney, Daire Byrne, Dara Nolan and Cody Molloy.

Best for Bagenalstown, were Kyle Clarke, John Lillis and Jack Kehoe were.

Under 15 League Division 2 2021/22

Vale Wanderers AFC   2,  St Joseph’s AFC  0
Saturday 12 March 2022  Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers)

A lovely morning produced a very good entertaining game of football. Both teams were attacking from the start and continued to do so for the entire first half. St. Joesphs probably had the best chances with their direct ball over the defence, but some poor finishing and good saves from Vale’s goalie Conor Kavanagh kept the score 0-0 at half time.

Vale took control of the second half and pushed forward by Ciaran Nolan., Ryan O Shea and Cillian O Brien kept St. Joseph’s pinned back in their own half. Halfway through the second half good work between Mikey Dowling and Aaron Murphy forced the defender to put it into his own goal.

Vale were playing good passing football and with fifteen minutes left their centre forward Aidan Nolan finished well to the corner of the net from just outside the box to double the home teams lead. Both teams continued to press forward and could have scored.   Final score 2-0 to Vale

Vale goalscores: An og and Aidan Nolan

Best for Vale were Conor Kavanagh. David Kennedy and Shane Daly

Best for St. Joesphs. A good all-round team performance

Under 14 League Division One 2021/22

St Patrick’s Boys AFC   0,  Burrin Celtic AFC  6
Saturday 12 March 2022  The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys)

Pat’s got off to a great start when they out-passed Burrin for the first 5 minutes but couldn’t get any shots away. Burrin caught Pat’s with a sucker punch halfway through the first half when they broke up the pitch from a Pat’s corner and scored. HT 0-1

The second half was all Burrin Celtic and they made Pat’s suffer by adding another five in the half.

Best for Pat’s were Emily Kelly, Eanna Dunican and Danny Serafim.


Under 14 League Division One 2021/22

Hanover Harps AFC   1,  Bagenalstown AFC  1
Saturday 12 March 2022  The Plots (Hanover Harps)

Hanover welcomed Bagenalstown to the Plots, this game was an exciting game from start to finish, fantastic soccer being played by both sides. Both teams seemed to apply a lot of pressure and shots from TJ Brennan and Leon Fitzgerald both just past the post.

Bagenalstown got a free just outside the 18 yard box, the shot hit the post. Straight after kick out, Bagenalstown got on the end of the ball and  No.6 Rory O Brien’s shot just hit the crossbar which brought the game to half time 0-0

Hanover started the second half the strongest with shots from Axel O Rock, TJ Brennan, Leon Fitzgerald and Rian Brennan, but just not able to find the net. Hanover won themselves a corner and TJ Brennan stood up to take it and found the net. In the dying minutes of the game there was a mix-up in Hanover’s box which resulted in a goal for Bagenalstown and saw the game end 1-1

Best for Hanover TJ Brennan, Gael O Rock and Leon Fitzgerald.

Bagenalstown had an all-round team performance.

Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22

New Oak Boys AFC   4,  Burrin Celtic AFC  0
Saturday 12 March 2022  Burrin Rd Carlow (New Oak Boys)

New Oak Boys were victorious again on Saturday morning against an organised Burrin Celtic outfit. This coming after Burrin gained two victories over the home side in previous fixtures during the campaign.

The first half was a tight affair with both defences on top and giving very few chances away, where Ethan Hutton and Dan Nolan were rock solid for the home team.

New Oak had good spells of possession and in particular Kaylem Geoghegan in midfield was industrious as ever always demanding the ball and trying to create opportunities.

Leigh Slattery was excellent out on the right wing, the number 11 never gave the opposition time on the ball, his hard work and tenacity rattled the Burrin defence and he was constantly a thorn in their side.

New Oak had a good opportunity from a corner kick, all it needed was a touch for the opening goal of the game nearing the end of the half. The teams went in level at the break 0-0.

The game needed a goal and it came from New Oak’s talisman Cormac Murphy, and what a goal it was. Clever play from Darragh Casey and Murphy from a resulting short corner with the two players playing a one-two from the corner flag.

Murphy with great feet, skipped past the defender and with his left foot put an unstoppable high drive past the keeper and into the net. From here the home side grew into the game and were in the ascendancy. It wasn’t long before New Oak doubled their lead and deservedly did so through their powerful striker Adonai Ngenkam.

That man Murphy was involved again, this time in the build-up play, threading a beautiful ball through from midfield, for the striker to calmly slot home with his left foot from just on the edge of the area.

New Oak were rocking and asserting their attacking influence on the game. Any threats from the Burrin forwards were thwarted by the brilliant Ethan Hutton who performed consistently well throughout the game.

Daylight was established between the two sides and the three points secured when Darragh Casey found Tobias Stobra with a sublime pass out onto the left for the winger to run onto.

Stobra with his lightening quick pace attacked the left side of the area and there was no stopping his powerful shot as New Oak went three up, a really top class move and the finish capped it off.

To complete a fantastic morning for the Burrin Road outfit Adonai Negenkam capitalised from poor passing play by the visitors and had no problem getting his second and putting his team well out of sight. Final score 4-0 to New Oak Boys

Best for Burrin Celtic : Shane McCaffrey, Colm Donald and Callum Butler.

Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22

St Anne’s AFC   3,  Crettyard United AFC  2
Saturday 12 March 2022  Ballylinan (St Annes)

St Anne’s played host to Crettyyard this morning. Crettyyard got off to a great start playing some lovely football and held most of the possession for the first 15 minutes. St Anne’s got a corner kick which was slotted in by Ryan Morgan from the corner kick. Straight away Anne’s heads were up and they also started to play some nice football. Both sides had a few chances but couldn’t find the net.

Crettyyard went on the attack with a long ball over the top and put Anne’s defenders under pressure forcing them to put the ball out for a throw. Crettyard took a quick throw and worked their way through Anne’s defence and wound up with a one on one situation with the keeper and Kaylum Buggy who put the ball past Anne’s keeper. Score at half-time 1-1.

Crettyard went ahead in the second half after winning a corner kick, Anne’s cleared the 1st attempt but only as far as Daragh Brennan who made no mistake and shattered the back of Anne’s net. St Anne’s quickly responded with a great strike from Callum Burke who brought Anne’s back level.

St Anne’s were on a high and kept up the great work and won a free kick 10 yards outside of Crettyard’s box. Ryan Morgan hit a great strike and slotted the ball in the top corner. Crettyard came on the attack for the last 5 minutes but St Anne’s defence held strong and kept them out to take the win 3-2 at the finish.

St Anne’s Goal Scorers: Ryan Morgan and Callum Burke.
Best for St Anne’s: Michael Hanrahan, Cian Murphy and Teo Lynskey.

Crettyard’s Goal Scorers: Kaylum Buggy and Daragh Brennan

Under 13 League Division 2 2021/22

Nurney Villa AFC   0,  Parkville United AFC  5
Saturday 12 March 2022  Newtown Rd Nurney

The two sides took to the pitch with depleted squads but produced a high quality game with plenty of goal mouth action. Nurney had the best of the opening chances with Cameron Curran just failing to find the net with a deft chip after 10 minutes. Christopher Salmon then found himself one-on-one minutes later but the Parkville keeper pulled off a great save to deny him. The home side would rue these misses as just before halftime Adrian Plonka struck for the first of his hat trick of goals with a close-range finish. This left the scoreline 0-1 in favour of the visitors at half-time.

Parkville had the elements at their backs in the second half and quickly opened up a 3-goal cushion with Plonka again hitting the net and a magnificent volley by Cormac Clifford. Goal number four arrived after a long range Tadhg Nolan free found its way to the net. Parkville were then awarded a penalty and Nurney goalie Eoghan Murphy made a great save but the rebound was followed in by Plonka to complete his hat trick.

Angie Doran and Robbie Knight were excellent for Parkville. 

Nurney stuck to their task and Conal Dermody, Danny Murphy and Brandon Searson continued to battle hard.

Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22

Ballymurphy Celtic   1,  New Oak Boys AFC  0
Saturday 12 March 2022  Ballymurphy

Ballymurphy gained a vital win in this hotly contested game in a blustery Ballymurphy this morning. Ballymurphy started well and had the better of the opening stages with James Flood and Shane Jordan bossing midfield. The first chance fell to Charlie Foley who controlled a ball from Dylan King and shot just over from outside the box. Bally got the all-important goal on 23 mins when a superb James Flood corner found Shane Jordan in the 6-yard box and he powered his well guided header home to the top corner. New Oak responded well and forced a number of corners but Jack Ivers and the excellent back three of Ballymurphy stood firm. HT 1-0.

Ballymurphy controlled most of the second half and limited New Oak to few chances. Ballymurphy should have sealed the victory on 56 mins when Dean Foley’s shot just went wide. Then with ten minutes to go New Oak put on some serious pressure forcing a number of corners but again the Bally boys stood strong and dealt with the threat comfortably. Just on 59 mins Jack Ivers held a good shot from Keelan Brennan and that was that as Bally close the gap on the league leaders with a 1-0 win.

Best for New Oak were Nigel Coughlan, Cormac Lowry, Daniel Custerson and Fiach Donnolly.

Best for Ballymurphy were James Flood, Shane Jordan and the outstanding Dylan King.

Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22

Vale Wanderers AFC   3,  Slaney Rovers AFC  0
Saturday 12 March 2022  Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers)

A very good attacking performance from Vale brightened a dark and overcast day at The Superbowl. The home team set the pace from the kick-off and Shaun Sibanda stretched the Slaney defence a couple of times in the opening minutes. A corner from Brendan Byrne found the head of Joshua Walsh, who powered his header into the back of the net. On 15mins, Sibanda was played in and found himself  with only the Slaney keeper to beat who stood his ground well but Sibanda calmly finished to double the lead. Slaney showed some grit and bottle and came more into the game for the remainder of the first half, but they couldn’t create a clear chance and while Ryan Kearney in the Vale goal took control of his area, Sibanda’s pace was giving Vale the opportunity to counter quickly. First half ended with Vale leading 2-0.

Vale introduced Kieran Holbrook and Conor McDonald at the start of the second half. Both players were full of running and Holbrook was getting some joy down the right wing. Slaney won a freekick which was very well struck but an excellent fingertip save by Kearney put it past his left hand post for a corner. Walker came on up front for his Captain Sibanda and with 5 minutes left on the clock he scored the third goal, with the Slaney keeper getting something on it but not enough to keep it out of the goal and the game ended with a 3-0 scoreline to Vale Wanderers.

A very good performance from the Vale lads, in particular Shaun Sibanda, Cómhal Murphy and Joshua Walsh.

Best for Slaney Rovers were Timmy Jackson, Thomas Keane and Peter Lawlor.

Under 12 League Division 2 2021/22

Ballymurphy Celtic   1,  St Anne’s AFC  4
Saturday 12 March 2022  Ballymurphy

The game was even for a good period of the first half with Joshua Salway and Ardagh O Shea impressive for Ballymurphy. St Annes however got the breakthrough on 20 mins and never looked back from there grabbing a second to make it 0-2 at half time.

Ballymurphy started well in the second half and a brilliant Kyle Condon run beating three Annes players before seeing his curling shot hit the frame of the goal on 35 mins. Noah Fitzpatrick then stepped up and with a rasper of a shot made it 1-2 on 40 mins. However, St Annes woke up again after this and scored two quick fire goals on 50 and 54 mins to halt the Ballymurphy fight back. Score-line at the finish 1-4 to St Annes.

Best for Ballymurphy were Kyle Condon, Faye Doyle and Jimmy Kavanagh.

St Annes had an excellent overall team performance

u13 Girls league 2021/22

Burrin Celtic AFC Pink   1,  Burrin Celtic AFC Yellow  2
Saturday 12 March 2022  The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic)

A bright morning in Ballon between two Burrin Celtic sides. The Yellow team started very strong and put a lot of pressure on the Pink team’s goal. After numerous shots on goal the ball fell to Lucy Kinsella on the 18-yard line and she drilled it home. The Pink team had Katie Hourihane and Aoife Bergin to thank for keeping the score 1-0 at half time with some strong blocks and clearances.

The second half followed the same trend as the first and shortly after the restart Anna Cullen controlled the ball in the box and fired in the bottom corner to give the Yellow team the second goal their play deserved. The Pink team rallied with Beth Lalor and Sophia Slattery driving on the midfield and their hard work paid off when Jill Malone rounded the keeper and made it a nervous final 10 minutes for the Yellow team. A derby game played in great spirit that gave the referee no issues to deal with. Final score Pink 1-2 Yellow.

Strong performances for the Yellow team from Cailleigh Keppel, Chloe Cunningham, Una McFarland, Ella Doyle and Kate Kearns.

Pink team along with players mentioned above can thank Charlotte Lalor for her strong goal keeping on the day.

u13 Girls league 2021/22

Nurney Villa AFC   0,  St Fiacc’s AFC  4
Saturday 12 March 2022  Newtown Rd Nurney

A patient and powerful performance by St Fiaccs saw them take full points on their travels on Saturday, but it was not all as easy as the scoreline might suggest. A battling Nurney display in the first half where goalie Holly Murphy was simply magnificent – as she was throughout the hour – and centre half Rebecca Bermingham repelled numerous attacks, saw the visitors unable to break down a resilient home defence. This saw the sides go in level at the break 0-0..

The second half saw the visitors continue to pick holes and create chances and they eventually went ahead with a cracking shot from Leah Nelson to the roof of the net. Ashlee Smith doubled their lead soon after and Kaitlyn Moran finishing off a third after a good team move. Leah Nelson got her deserved 2nd after great play by Ali O’Connor who was excellent in the centre of the Fiacc’s midfield. Game ended 0-4 to St Fiaccs.

Nurney tried hard to the end and Gemma Fleming, Carly Connors and Isabel Kearney were impressive performers.

Saturday 19 March 2022

Under 11 Grading Comp playing u12 rules:
Nurney Villa AFC White v Burrin Celtic AFC, 11am, Referee: Club ref
Kilree Celtic v New Oak Boys AFC, 11am, Referee: Club ref
St Fiacc’s AFC v St Anne’s AFC Green, 11.30am, Referee: Ken Donegan
Killeshin AFC v Parkville United AFC Red, 12pm, Referee: Club ref
Parkville United AFC Black v St Patrick’s Boys AFC Red, 12.30pm, Referee: Club ref
St Anne’s AFC White v St Patrick’s Boys AFC Green, 12.30pm, Referee: Pat Moran
Vale Wanderers AFC v Hanover Harps AFC Green, 1pm, Referee: Club ref

Under 16 Cup 2021/22:
Burrin Celtic AFC v Ballymurphy Celtic, 11.15am, Referee: Keith Purdy

Under 16 League 2021/22:
Hanover Harps AFC v St Patrick’s Boys AFC, 10am, Referee: Martin Murphy
St Joseph’s AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC, 10am, Referee: Joe Byrne

Under 15 League Division 1 2021/22:
St Anne’s AFC v Crettyard United AFC, 10am, Referee: Pat Moran
Bagenalstown AFC v Hanover Harps AFC, 3pm, Referee: Martin Murphy

Under 15 League Division 2 2021/22:
St Patrick’s Boys AFC v Nurney Villa AFC, 10am, Referee: Paul Hunston
Slaney Rovers AFC v St Joseph’s AFC, 10am, Referee: Luke Nolan
Parkville United AFC v New Oak Boys AFC, 2.30pm, Referee: David Donegan

Under 14 League Division One 2021/22:
Slaney Rovers AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC, 11.15am, Referee: Luke Nolan
St Patrick’s Boys AFC v Hanover Harps AFC, 11.30am, Referee: Paul Hunston
Bagenalstown AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC, 1.30pm, Referee: Martin Murphy

Under14 League Division two 2021/22:
St Joseph’s AFC v Ballymurphy Celtic, 11.30am, Referee: Joe Byrne
Baltinglass Town AFC v St Anne’s AFC, 1pm, Referee: Luke Nolan

Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22:
Burrin Celtic AFC v Hanover Harps AFC, 10am, Referee: Keith Purdy
St Anne’s AFC v New Oak Boys AFC, 11.15am, Referee: Pat Moran
Crettyard United AFC v Bagenalstown AFC, 2.15pm, Referee: Pat Moran
Under 13 League Division 2 2021/22:
St Patrick’s Boys AFC v Nurney Villa AFC, 12.45pm, Referee: Paul Hunston
St Joseph’s AFC v Baltinglass Town AFC, 1pm, Referee: Joe Byrne

Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22:
New Oak Boys AFC v Ballymurphy Celtic, 11.15am, Referee: Artur Bienko
Hanover Harps AFC v Slaney Rovers AFC, 11.30am, Referee: Martin Murphy
Parkville United AFC Black v Vale Wanderers AFC, 4pm, Referee: David Donegan

Under 15 Girls League 2021/22:
St Fiacc’s AFC v Nurney Villa AFC, 10am, Referee: Ken Donegan
Burrin Celtic AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC, 1pm, Referee: Keith Purdy

u13 Girls league 2021/22:
New Oak Boys AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC Pink, 10am, Referee: Artur Bienko
St Fiacc’s AFC v Nurney Villa AFC, 12.45pm, Referee: Ken Donegan

Under 8,9 combined girls blitz:
Burrin Celtic AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC 2, 10am
Hanover Harps AFC v Killeshin AFC, 10am
Kilree Celtic v St Fiacc’s AFC, 10am
Burrin Celtic AFC 2 v Hanover Harps AFC, 10.30am
Killeshin AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC, 10.30am
St Fiacc’s AFC v Vale Wanderers AFC, 10.30am
Burrin Celtic AFC v Hanover Harps AFC, 11am
Killeshin AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC 2, 11am
Kilree Celtic v Vale Wanderers AFC, 11am

Under 10,11 Combined Girls Blitz:
Vale Wanderers AFC v St Fiacc’s AFC, 10am
Killeshin AFC v Nurney Villa AFC, 10am
St Fiacc’s AFC-2 v Nurney Villa AFC, 10.30am
Vale Wanderers AFC v Killeshin AFC, 10.30am
Killeshin AFC v St Fiacc’s AFC-2, 11.15am
Nurney Villa AFC v St Fiacc’s AFC, 11.15am
St Fiacc’s AFC-2 v Vale Wanderers AFC, 11.45am
St Fiacc’s AFC v Killeshin AFC, 11.45am
Burrin Celtic AFC-2 v New Oak Boys AFC, 2.30pm
Burrin Celtic AFC v St Patrick’s Boys AFC, 2.30pm
New Oak Boys AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC, 3pm
St Patrick’s Boys AFC v Hanover Harps AFC, 3pm
Burrin Celtic AFC-2 v Hanover Harps AFC, 3.30pm
New Oak Boys AFC v St Patrick’s Boys AFC, 3.30pm
Hanover Harps AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC, 4pm
St Patrick’s Boys AFC v Burrin Celtic AFC-2, 4pm

Under 14 League Division One 2021/22

St Patrick’s Boys AFC 0 6 Burrin Celtic AFC

Hanover Harps AFC 1 1 Bagenalstown AFC

Under14 League Division two 2021/22

St Anne’s AFC 5 3 St Joseph’s AFC

Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22

New Oak Boys AFC 4 0 Burrin Celtic AFC

St Anne’s AFC 3 2 Crettyard United AFC

Under 13 League Division 2 2021/22

Nurney Villa AFC 0 5 Parkville United AFC

Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22

Parkville United AFC Black 0 6 Hanover Harps AFC

Ballymurphy Celtic 1 0 New Oak Boys AFC

Vale Wanderers AFC 3 0 Slaney Rovers AFC

Under 12 League Division 2 2021/22

Ballymurphy Celtic 1 4 St Anne’s AFC

Parkville United AFC Red 6 0 Slaney Rovers AFC

u13 Girls league 2021/22

Burrin Celtic AFC Pink 1 2 Burrin Celtic AFC Yellow

Nurney Villa AFC 0 4 St Fiacc’s AFC

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