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Saints hit super six to see off Vale Wanderers at the Meadows in Under 16 league

Under 16 League 2021/22

St Patrick’s Boys AFC   6,  Vale Wanderers A FC  0
Saturday 11 December 2021  The Meadows, Graiguecullen

A calm morning in the Meadows hosted an exciting game of football. Pats started off the better of the teams with Henry Nyami scoring after 2 minutes. Vale got back into the game and were causing Pats problems. After 34 minutes good play from Sean Murphy played Pep Pares through on goal and finished it expertly.

Soon after Oran O’Reilly ran up the line and smashed the ball into the top of the goal. Straight after the restart Oisin Daly won the ball and played Oran O’Reilly through on goal who curled his shot into the side netting. Half time 3-0

Vale started off the second half the better of the two teams and were unlucky not to get a goal. After 50 minutes Charlie McNamara won the ball back and played Pep through on goal who squared the ball to Sean Murphy to make it 4-0.

A long ball from Pats found Sean Murphy who despatched his shot into the bottom corner. A few minutes later after good build-up play, Oisin Daly placed a shot into the corner of the goal. A good team performance from Vale who were very unlucky not to get a goal on the day. Full time 6-0

Best players for St. Patrick’s Boys AFC- Great team performance.

Best for Vale: Eoin Bambrick, Alfie Barcoe and Prau Cruataro.

Under 16 League 2021/22

Killeshin AFC   2,  Ballymurphy Celtic FC  1
Saturday 11 December 2021  Quakers Field, Killeshin

Ballymurphy had their first attempt on goal in the opening 2 minutes but after that Killeshin began to dominate. On 5 minutes Jack Milton put Michael Dooley in on goal but his effort was blocked. Milton crossed a pin point ball to the back post on 8 minutes but Callum Hayden’s connection saw the ball loop over the bar. Michael Dooley became provider in the 10th minute for Adam Farrell but the Ballymurphy keeper made a good save .

On 12 minutes Farrell and Dooley combined again but again the visiting keeper got his angles right to deny Dooley. Killeshin were playing some attractive football with combinations down the left between Zach Owens, Michael Dooley and Jack Milton causing the Bally defence all sorts of problems. Killian McCutcheon and Sean Dowling were running the show in midfield and on 22 minutes Dowling picked out Jack Milton just inside the box to neatly finish and give the home side a deserved lead. On 25 minutes Zach Owens linked up with Michael Dooley, whose cross found Callum Hayden again at the back stick but his effort went over the bar.

A minute later Ballymurphy threatened over the top but Ben Fitzgerald made the necessary save to deny an equaliser. Killeshin remained on top and on the half hour mark Michael Dooley found Killian McCutcheon in the box but the Ballymurphy keeper again saved when a second goal looked likely. On 35 minutes Jack Milton was fouled about 35 yards out on the right wing and Sean Dowling rifled the resulting free kick off the crossbar. 1-0 to Killeshin at half-time.

Killeshin started the second half smartly and won a corner in the 41st minute. The resulting corner led to a penalty being awarded and Sean Dowling stepped up to give Killeshin a two-goal advantage. Ballymurphy were awarded a free kick in a dangerous position on 47 minutes and Ben Fitzgerald made a comfortable save. In the 51st minute Jack Milton played in Adam Farrell and the Ballymurphy keeper again made a fine save.

The rear-guard of Patrick Fitzgerald, Tristan Owens and Evan Askins were dominant in their defending but as the wind started to favour the visitors a continuous stream of deep balls came in to test their resilience. Locklan Smith put a cross-come-shot in from the right in the 57th minute which caught the Killeshin keeper off-guard and gave Ballymurphy a 2-1 lifeline. Ballymurphy pushed for an equaliser for the next couple of minutes but Killeshin rode the storm and were back on the offensive in the last quarter.

On 62 minutes Jack Milton bore down on goal but was denied by the keeper again. A minute later Adam Farrell got through but was foiled by the keeper once again. On 67 minutes Harry Gordon’s cross gave Farrell another chance inside the box but he dragged his effort wide on this occasion. With 10 minutes remaining Michael Dooley broke down the right, shot low to the corner but the keeper saved with an out-stretched leg.

The resulting corner was met by a Jack Milton header however the Ballymurphy net minder was again in great form to save at close range. Killeshin were dispossessed just outside their own box but the Ballymurphy striker blasted his shot high and wide with 74 minutes on the clock. Michael Dooley was released by Sean Dowling with 2 minutes remaining but the visitors keeper again frustrated Killeshin with a fine save. Final score 2-1 to Killeshin.

Killeshin took the well-deserved win today with a great team performance.

Best for Ballymurphy were Jack Foley and Sean Treacy in the goal.

Under 15 League Division 1 2021/22

Crettyard United AFC   1,  Bagenalstown AFC  5
Saturday 11 December 2021  Crettyard Utd

Very windy day in Crettyard with both defences doing well in the opening exchanges but it was Bagenalstown who opened the scoring from a corner in the 20th minute. Cretty had a couple of chances but could not hit the target. Cretty conceded a soft second goal just before half time which left Bagenalstown leading 0-2.

Cretty played much better in the second half and had Bagenalstown under pressure and were awarded a penalty which Blake Rice scored to make the score 1-2. For the next 10 minutes Crettyard piled on the pressure but could not get past the Bagenalstown defence and a break from Bagenalstown and Ian Cradock made it 1-3. Crettyard pushed for the last minutes to try and catch them but conceded two instead from John Lillis and Adam Walsh. Final score 1-5 to Bagenalstown.

Best for Bagenalstown were Kyle Clark and Jack Kehoe.

Best for Crettyard were Scott Delaney, Bobby Rowan and Blake Rice.

Under 15 League Division 1 2021/22

St Patrick’s Boys AFC   0,  St Anne’s AFC  5
Saturday 11 December 2021  The Meadows Graiguecullen (St Pats Boys)

St. Pats welcomed St. Annes to The Meadows on a wet morning. Both teams started well with St. Annes edging it in the first 10 mins. Both teams were passing well and creating chances. On the 15-minute mark St. Annes opened the scoring with a goal from Jack Jordan. Pats were forced into a number of changes and formation due to injury. St. Annes took full advantage and soon after got themselves a penalty which was slotted home nicely by Niall Hickey. Pats were still in the game and had some lovely passages of play but just couldn’t get past the very good St. Annes defence. The first half ended 0-2 to St. Annes.

Second half St. Annes pushed forward more but some good defending from Alex Donnelly Finn and Zak Hernan kept the score at 0-2. Pats suffered more injuries in the second half but by no means any fault to the St. Annes players who played the game in great sporting spirits. Pats were fighting hard with Conor Buggy & Callum O Regan working hard in midfield. Pats started to get tired and it wasn’t long before St Annes got their 3rd with Brian Byrne. St Annes finished very strong adding another 2 goals from Bryan Byrne & Ennae Byrne to make it 0-5. St. Pats kept playing throughout and at times played very good football but just fell short. St Annes who are a very good team well deserved their win.

Best for St Annes: Sean Baldwin, Callum McElroy & Shane Baldwin.

Best for St. Pats were Fionn Doyle, Zak Hernan & Alex Donnelly Finn.

Under 14 League Division One 2021/22

Hanover Harps AFC   1,  Slaney Rovers AFC  0
Saturday 11 December 2021  The Plots (Hanover Harps)

Hanover welcomed Slaney to The Plots, this game was an exciting game from start to finish with fantastic soccer being played by both sides. Slaney seemed to apply a lot of pressure but Hanover’s defence stood strong to keep them at bay. TJ Brennan latched on to a throw ball from Peter Lynch and his shot was gathered up by the Slaney keeper. Slaney No 10 Callum Brennan made a good run up and shot but Conor McDaid made a great save. Hanover applied more pressure and shots from TJ Brennan, Axel O Rock could not find the back of the net. Which saw the score-line 0-0 at the half time whistle

Second half started much the same with both teams applying pressure, some great soccer being played. It took 15 mins into the second half before the deadlock was broken. Hanover’s Arda Destire got a throw ball from Ryan Brennan and made no mistake in finding the back of the net. Shortly after the restart, Arda again got on to another throw ball and his shot hit the cross bar. The game phased out a bit but both teams never gave up. Three mins from the end Slaney pressed hard and their shot went just past the post and shortly thereafter the ref blew the whistle for full time. Result 1-0 to Hanover Haprs.

Best for Hanover were Gael O Rock, John Corcoran and Arda Destire.

Best for Slaney were Callum Brennan, Rory Doyle and Callum Boland.

Under 14 League Division One 2021/22

Burrin Celtic AFC   9,  Vale Wanderers AFC  0
Saturday 11 December 2021  The Valley Ballon (Burrin Celtic)

Burrin Celtic welcomed Vale Wanderers in this afternoon fixture. Both teams had spells of possession in the opening 10 minutes with neither team able to break the deadlock. Celtic went ahead in the 12th minute when Matthew Drought scored with a long-range effort. Edward O’Byrne then scored the second and third goals of the game with some very good finishing before Jorge Lara bagged another to leave the score 4-0 to the home team at halftime.

Burrin started quickly in the second half and increased their lead when Edward O’Byrne got his third and Jorge Lara his second before Evan Kelliher scored after seeing his initial effort come back off the crossbar. Jorge Lara got his hat trick with a glancing header and Charlie Clarke got on the score sheet after being setup by Brandon Delaney. Wanderers kept playing and created chances of their own in the second half but James Dowling kept his clean sheet and the game ended in a convincing win for Celtic.

Best for Burrin Celtic were Edward O’Byrne, Matthew Drought and Jorge Lara.

Best for Vale Wanderers were Conor Stanley, Alan Fitzgerald and Ciaran Bambrick.

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Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22

Crettyard United AFC   3,  Burrin Celtic AFC  0
Saturday 11 December 2021  Crettyard Utd

This was a great display of football by Crettyard today against a strong Burrin Celtic side. Cretty started very strong in the first half with a lot of pressure on Burrin’s defence creating two or three great scoring chances but eventually following some great play from Danial Lawlor he passed it into Cian O Sullivan who gave a great through ball into Michael Brennan who rounded the goalie and put it in the net. Cretty were really on top and the same player Michael Brennan found himself with a tight angle but scored with a brilliant finish for a 2-0 lead to Cretty at halftime.

Second half Burrin came into it somewhat but Cretty put the game to rest with a great delivery by Cian O Sullivan from a corner was put into the net by Darragh Brennan with a volley to increase their lead to a winning score of 3-0.

Best for Crettyard: Dan Maguire, Fionnan Brennan, Cian O Sullivan, Aaron Brennan and Michael Brennan

Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22

Hanover Harps AFC   5,  New Oak Boys AFC  0
Saturday 11 December 2021  The Plots (Hanover Harps)

Hanover Harps met New Oak today in The Plots on a dry but cold morning. Both teams were very evenly matched in the first half with goal chances few and far between. Score at halftime 0-0.

In the second half Hanover Harps came to life with a fantastic pass from Ronan Dooley for Timmy Adeleye’s first goal in the 6th minute. Hanover’s lead then increased with Timmy notching another two goals for his hat trick in the 14th & 15th minute of the second half with great passes from Brian Louw and Alex Broderick. Hanover’s back line was very solid with Alex Evesson having an outstanding game. A brilliant pass from Hanover’s other centre-back Adam Haughney to Brian Louw who cleverly slotted in their 4th goal. New Oak battled with great heart throughout but it just wasn’t going to be their day with Antonio Esposito scoring Hanover’s 5th goal in the closing minute. Great day for Hanover’s goalie Peter Breen Parle with his first clean sheet of the season.

Best for New Oak was Kaylem Geoghegan, Cormac Murphy & Daniel Nolan.

Goal scorers for Hanover Harps were Timmy Adeleye, Brian Louw and Antonio Esposito.

Under 13 League Division 2 2021/22

Nurney Villa AFC   4,  Killeshin AFC    1
Saturday 11 December 2021  Newtown Rd, Nurney

The home side secured the points in an entertaining game which saw some cracking goals. Nurney hit the front early when the impressive Ben Kelly opened the scoring early in the half. The home side built on this and Liam Murphy cracked a 2nd goal in before half time to leave it 2-0 at the break.

Killeshin continued to press hard and only for some good saves by Eoghan Murphy, they would have found the net. Indeed both net minders were excellent throughout and the visitors goalie was certainly a contender for man of the match with a string of fine saves and to top it off, a fantastic free kick goal – not content with being a sweeper keeper. This goal came after Conor Phelan had wrapped up the points with Nurney’s 3rd goal. The home side’s Jim Hughes, towards the end of the game, pounced on a loose ball in the area to make the score 4 1 at the final whistle.

Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22

New Oak Boys AFC   1,  Ballymurphy Celtic  0
Saturday 11 December 2021  Burrin Rd Carlow (New Oak Boys)

This top of the table DIv 1 clash lived up to its billing with New Oak edging out their nearest contenders for the league title raceBallymurphy Celtic, at New Oak’s home ground on the Burrin Road.. Ballymurphy started strong and had a good attack down the left wing before Kian Hutton intercepted and turned defence into attack linking with his central midfield partner Cormac Lowry who sent Kealan Brennan away in the box only to see Ballymurphy keeper save well. The keeper would go on to have an excellent game, showing his class when called into action. Daniel Custerson was constantly probing down the right wing and one such attack saw his cross find Jamie McCormack who went close. Ballymurphy kept pressing but couldn’t find a route past Fiac Donnelly, who was dominant at centre back for New Oak. Ballymurphy had a chance just outside the area but Kian Hutton again headed clear to see the sides remain level to the break.

New Oak came out strong in the second period, pressing from the start through Oisin Rice and this set the tone for a number of attacks. Ballymurphy had a promising move intercepted by Fiach Donnelly, who calmly found Hutton in midfield and the ball was sprayed wide to Kealan Brennan. Kealan picked out the pass of the game to put Oisin Rice in one on one with the on-rushing keeper but Rice kept his nerve to slot home for 1-0. Ballymurphy dug deep and won a free on the edge of the area. A fantastic shot looked certain to find the top right corner until Conor Dooley pulled off an incredible one handed save to maintain his sides advantage. This inspired the New Oak boys to press and could have extended their lead through Rory Delaney, again denied by an excellent save. Finishing on the front foot, New Oak had a final chance when Cormac Lowry’s cross-goal shot could have been turned in by Oisin Rice. Final score 1-0.

Ballymurpy were excellent in their efforts, with great displays from Shane Jordan, Dylan King and Keane Murphy.

In a massive squad effort, New Oak had great displays from Conor Dooley, Kayden Dargan, Zack Kelly, Oisin Rice and Kealan Brennan.

Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22

Hanover Harps AFC   2,  Vale Wanderers AFC  2
Saturday 11 December 2021  The Plots (Hanover Harps)

Hanover Harps u12s took on a resolute Vale Wanderers in poor conditions in The Plots today. Both teams battled but neither side could string any passes until the 10th minute when Cian Howard found Andrian Robu in space and he slotted the ball home into the bottom corner. Hanover applied all of the pressure but Vale equalised on the counter through a well taken finish by Alan Lawlor. Chances were few and the first half finished even at 1-1.

The second half started much the same as both teams battled right from the start, but again, it was Hanover who had a bit more creativity and tried to break through the stubborn Vale rearguard. Nathaniel Jakubiec’s direct ran past the defence resulted in a free kick. Up stepped Diarmuid Redmond who superbly struck the ball but the Vale keeper Luke Honeyball who was in fine form tipped it onto the bar but David Dutu was on hand to tap in at the far post. Then as Hanover tried to find the cushion of a third goal, Vale hit on the counter once again with an individual run by Mathew Jordan that left the Hanover defense standing and it was level-pegging again 2-2. Hanover pushed forward with great build-up play and appeared to have the ball over the line but unluckily, it wasn’t given. Hanover continued to apply the pressure but could not find the back of the net. The game finished in a deserving 2-2 draw.

Best for Hanover were Masfie Islam, Mael O Rock and Nathaniel Jakubiec.

Best for Vale Wanderers Luke Honeyball (GK), Sean Foley and Joey Drea.

Under 12 League Division 2 2021/22

St Anne’s AFC   0,  Slaney Rovers AFC  1
Saturday 11 December 2021  Ballylinan (St Annes

Great start to the match with equal attacking play by both teams. Slaney Rovers enjoyed a lot of possession at the end of the first half, which ended level 0-0.

Second half opened with great attacking from St Anne’s but all ended with missed opportunities as the Slaney defence stood strong. Slaney Rovers kept going and having absorbed the St Annes pressure eventually scored a goal in the 43rd minute, scored by their No. 8 Loach Leonard from a corner. St Anne’s fought hard but could not get the equaliser they tried so hard for and were beaten by the slimmest of margins in a very tight match, 1-0 at full time.

Great win for Slaney Rovers.

u13 Girls league 2021/22

New Oak Boys AFC   1,  St Fiacc’s AFC  4
Saturday 11 December 2021  Burrin Rd Carlow (New Oak Boys)

New Oak hosted St Fiaccs in a very entertaining game in Burrin Rd this morning. The home side went 1-0 up in the 13th minute with a great shot to the top corner from Aoibhinn Keogh. St Fiaccs then leveled it with a well taken penalty by Ashlee Smith in the 16th minute. New Oak goalkeeper Niamh Lyons made a great save from another penalty in the 24th minute. St Fiaccs took the lead in the 27th minute through Nicole Osborne to take a 2-1 advantage going in to half time.

Both teams battled hard in the second half and St Fiaccs added 2 more goals with another from Smith and a sublime effort from Carly Corcoran to make the final score 4-1 to the visitors.

Best for New Oak were Bronagh Myers, Cara Dunne and Aoibinn Keogh.

While Erica McNally, Carley Corcoran and Hannah Kerfah stood out for St Fiaccs.

u13 Girls league 2021/22

Burrin Celtic  AFC Yellow  2,  Nurney Villa AFC  1
Saturday 11 December 2021  Newtown Rd, Nurney

Burrin Celtic U13 girls narrowly defeated Nurney Villa in this exciting afternoon game at The Valley. Burrin started brightly with Erin Walker and Anna Cullen having early chances to put their team in front. Nurney were a constant threat on the counter attack, forcing an impressive defensive display by Kate Kearns at the centre of Burrin’s defence. Burrin took the lead after 20 minutes when Anna Cullen skilfully created space for herself on the edge of the penalty area and finished well to the goalkeepers left. Minutes later it was 1-1 when Natalia Deka was quickest to react to a through ball and made no mistake with her finish. Half-time score 1-1.

The second half was closely fought with both sides trying hard to get the upper hand. It was the Burrin girls that eventually did so when Una McFarland’s corner kick fell to Ella Doyle on the six-yard line, who struck an unstoppable shot to the Nurney net. The game was exciting to the end, with Burrin just about holding on to take all three points. Final score 2-1 to Burrin Celtic.

Alice Carroll, Natalia Deka and Ella Kearney were best for Nurney,

All players on the Burrin team put in a determined team effort.

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Results 11/12/2021
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Under 16 League 2021/22
St Patrick’s Boys AFC70Vale Wanderers AFC
Nurney Villa AFC06Hanover Harps AFC
Killeshin AFC21Ballymurphy Celtic FC
Under 15 League Division 1 2021/22
Crettyard United AFC15Bagenalstown AFC
St Patrick’s Boys AFC05St Anne’s AFC
Under 14 League Division One 2021/22
Hanover Harps AFC10Slaney Rovers AFC
St Patrick’s Boys AFC30Bagenalstown AFC
Burrin Celtic AFC90Vale Wanderers AFC
Under14 League Division two 2021/22
Parkville United AFC21Ballymurphy Celtic
New Oak Boys AFC16St Anne’s AFC
Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22
Crettyard United AFC30Burrin Celtic AFC
Hanover Harps AFC50New Oak Boys AFC
St Anne’s AFC23Bagenalstown AFC
Under 13 League Division 2 2021/22
Nurney Villa AFC41Killeshin AFC
Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22
New Oak Boys AFC10Ballymurphy Celtic
Parkville United AFC Black22St Joseph’s AFC
Hanover Harps AFC22Vale Wanderers AFC
Under 12 League Division 2 2021/22
Killeshin AFC22Parkville United AFC Red
St Anne’s AFC01Slaney Rovers AFC
u13 Girls league 2021/22
New Oak Boys AFC14St Fiacc’s AFC
Burrin Celtic AFC Yellow21Nurney Villa AFC

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CDJL League Tables 11/12/2021
Under 16 League 2021/22
Hanover Harps AFC990027
St Patrick’s Boys AFC1080224
Burrin Celtic AFC1162320
Killeshin AFC1252517
Ballymurphy Celtic FC1251616
St Fiacc’s AFC1050515
St Joseph’s AFC1131710
Vale Wanderers AFC112369
Nurney Villa AFC100191
Under 15 League Division 1 2021/22
Hanover Harps AFC870121
St Anne’s AFC861119
Bagenalstown AFC842214
St Patrick’s Boys AFC931510
Crettyard United AFC82066
Ballymurphy Celtic FC91083
Under 15 League Division 2 2021/22
New Oak Boys AFC971122
Vale Wanderers AFC970221
St Joseph’s AFC850315
Slaney Rovers AFC943215
Parkville United AFC931510
St Patrick’s Boys AFC92167
Nurney Villa AFC90090
Under 14 League Division One 2021/22
Burrin Celtic AFC541013
St Patrick’s Boys AFC531110
Hanover Harps AFC42208
Slaney Rovers AFC61235
Bagenalstown AFC51134
Vale Wanderers AFC50141
Under14 League Division two 2021/22
Parkville United AFC640212
St Joseph’s AFC431010
St Anne’s AFC631210
Ballymurphy Celtic61326
Baltinglass Town AFC41124
New Oak Boys AFC61053
Under 13 League Division 1 2021/22
Crettyard United AFC541013
Hanover Harps AFC431010
Bagenalstown AFC631210
New Oak Boys AFC52127
Burrin Celtic AFC62046
St Anne’s AFC60060
Under 13 League Division 2 2021/22
Baltinglass Town AFC541013
Parkville United AFC42208
St Patrick’s Boys AFC42117
Nurney Villa AFC62137
St Joseph’s AFC50323
Killeshin AFC60242
Under 12 League Division 1 2021/22
New Oak Boys AFC650115
Hanover Harps AFC431010
Ballymurphy Celtic43019
Slaney Rovers AFC52036
Parkville United AFC Black51134
Vale Wanderers AFC40131
St Joseph’s AFC40131
Under 12 League Division 2 2021/22
Parkville United AFC Red651016
St Anne’s AFC631210
Killeshin AFC42208
Slaney Rovers AFC51134
New Oak Boys AFC50232
Ballymurphy Celtic40131
Under 15 Girls League 2021/22
St Fiacc’s AFC431010
Burrin Celtic AFC53029
Vale Wanderers AFC52127
Nurney Villa AFC40040
u13 Girls league 2021/22
St Fiacc’s AFC22006
Burrin Celtic AFC Yellow11003
New Oak Boys AFC21013
Nurney Villa AFC20020
Burrin Celtic AFC Pink10010

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