8 October 2017
Casey Division 2 Cup Final
Johnstown United 3 Bridge United FC 1
Feature game – Leinster Leader

Johnstown United made it a league cup double following their victory over Bridge United on Sunday in the Casey Division 2 cup final at Doctor’s road Clane, having tied up the League the previous Sunday. Johnstown went into today’s encounter high on confidence with the League trophy in the cabinet but despite this however it was Bridge United who started the brighter with the early stages of possession. Johnstown eventually grew into the game as the midfield trio of Long, Lucau and Sweeney started to dictate the tempo. The first real chance of the game came when Conroy was played in through the bridge defence and shot wide. As Johnstown started to get on top the Bridge defence stood the test well. Johnstown however broke the deadlock after a slick team move saw Stephen Cole laying off to the onrushing Wayne Long who struck a sweet strike into the top corner after twenty minutes. This goal spurred Johnstown on and they had a few half chances. Bridge came close to an equaliser when they rattled a free kick off the Johnstown bar soon after. Bridge equalised after some sloppy defending from Johnstown when Eamon Farrell fired home past John Delaney in the Johnstown goal. As the half time whistle blew Johnstown felt unlucky not to be in front and both sides went into the break deadlocked at 1-1 with all to play for.
The eventual winners started the second half well and were ahead after fifteen minutes when Jordan Martella turned the Bridge full back inside out and whipped a delicious ball for Agboola to dink into the bottom corner of Fran Foley’s net. The Johnstown right side of Martella and Murphy were causing Bridge all sorts of problems.The leaders dominance continued into the second half as Conroy and Osbourne had half chances. Ten minutes from the end, the game was all but sealed as a Wayne Long ball was bravely met by Dylan O Mahoney at the back post to make it 3-1. Johnstown saw out the final few minutes to claim an impressive league and cup double.

Teams
Johnstown United FC ; John Delaney, Jordan Murphy, Niall O Connor, Sean O Connor, Frank Agboola, Michael Sweeney, Jordan Martella, Wayne Long, Stephen Cole Luki Menna, Dean Conroy, Nathan Osbourne, Dylan Mahoney, Tivere Orugbo.
Bridge United FC : Fran Foley, Dwayne Stynes, Shane Dunne, Simon Butler, Paddy Doogue, Eddie Stynes, Damien Donovan, Eamon Farrell, Kieran Mulhall, John Doogue, Jason Moriarty, Niall Berry, Keith Leigh, Dan Leigh, Tommy Nolan, Gavin McKenna, Devan Doyle, Anthony Stynes.
Officials : Eric Owens, Paddy France, John Brecknell.
8 October 2017
KDFL Lumsden League Cup Final
Caragh Celtic FC 0 Suncroft AFC 5
Feature game – Herald

Suncroft AFC claimed the coveted Lumsden League Cup Trophy on Sunday following their 5-0 victory over their only rivals for the other two major competitions in the League, Caragh Celtic, in front of a huge attendance at the manicured Community Grounds in Suncroft. It’s sixteen years since the Club contested the final of the largest Cup competition in Kildare and they made no mistake in dispatching Caragh with a clinical performance worthy of their tremendous victory.
Caragh began very sheepishly following some last minute withdrawals from the squad, this seemed to have an unsettling effect from the off. Suncroft took full advantage with eventual Man of the match Gary Connolly dictating proceeding in midfield.
Connolly deservedly opened the scoring for the ‘Croft after 25 minutes when the impressive Darren Kilby cross from the right was headed back across the goal by Shane Bennett, Peter McDonald had to dig the ball out for Connolly to head home from close range, giving stand in keeper 17 year old Barry Cassidy no chance.
Suncroft were dominant in midfield and Caragh struggled to stem the flow of attack and it was only a matter of time before they added a second, this coming just ten minutes later when Cathal Mahon swung in deep cross from the right hand side and Bennett timed his run to perfection before heading home. The Croft continued their onslaught with Dylan Connolly and Darren Kilby tormenting the Caragh rearguard. There were very few opportunities for Caragh to break with the usually lethal Stephen Riordan and Wayne Bowers restricted to long range efforts. The leaders crucially added a third just before half time when Shane Bennett scored his second and his side’s third when he volleyed home Kilbey’s cross.
On the turnaround Caragh’s woes were magnified when Dean Bowers, was sent off on the 52nd minute for lashing out at Cathal Mahon and Referee Martin Hickey gave him his marching orders and soon after Kilby added a fourth when he headed home Captain Ray Coleman’s cross heading home Coleman’s cross much to the disappointment of the Caragh supporters. A second yellow for Stephen French on 73 minutes saw Caragh down to 9 men and with nine minutes remaining Dylan Connolly got just reward for his efforts when he won a penalty for his side after John Igoe brought him down in the area and Coleman stepped up to slot home for Suncroft’s fifth.
It was a day to remember for Suncroft as they put on a show as a club in setting up the grounds so superbly and as a team on the pitch. It’s the first of potentially three trophies but they know that Caragh will be gunning for revenge in the coming weeks.
SUNCROFT AFC: Kevin McDonnell; Cathal Mahon (Aaron McDonald 70), Tommy Doyle, Ray Coleman, Shane Dillon; Shane Bennett (Bryon Reid 60), Mikey O’Toole (Ryan Burke 83), Gary Connolly, Peter McDonald (Ricky Fleming 85); Dylan Connolly, Darren Kilbey (Declan Hanley 76).
CARAGH CELTIC: Barry Cassidy; Gareth Byrne (Dean Heavey 56), Sean Leeson, Shane Buckley, Billy Martin (Johnny Igoe 66); Noel Byrne (Brian Nolan 72), Darren Heavey (Paul Foley 40), Stephen French, Dean Bowers; Stephen Riordan, Wayne Bowers (Tony Farrell 56).
REFEREE: Martin Hickey. Asst referees: Kenny Cribbin and Eddie Sullivan. Fourth Official: Eric Owens.
7 October 2017
CR WYNNE SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
KDFL Lumsden League Cup Final

Suncroft AFC claimed the coveted Lumsden League Cup Trophy on Sunday following their 5-0 victory over their only rivals for the other two major competitions in the League, Caragh Celtic, in front of a huge attendance at the manicured Community Grounds in Suncroft. It’s sixteen years since the Club contested the final of the largest Cup competition in Kildare and they made no mistake in dispatching Caragh with a clinical performance worthy of their tremendous victory.
Caragh began very sheepishly following some last minute withdrawals from the squad, this seemed to have an unsettling effect from the off. Suncroft took full advantage with eventual Man of the match Gary Connolly dictating proceeding in midfield.
Connolly deservedly opened the scoring for the ‘Croft after 25 minutes when the impressive Darren Kilby cross from the right was headed back across the goal by Shane Bennett, Peter McDonald had to dig the ball out for Connolly to head home from close range, giving stand in keeper 17 year old Barry Cassidy no chance.
Suncroft were dominant in midfield and Caragh struggled to stem the flow of attack and it was only a matter of time before they added a second, this coming just ten minutes later when Cathal Mahon swung in deep cross from the right hand side and Bennett timed his run to perfection before heading home. The Croft continued their onslaught with Dylan Connolly and Darren Kilby tormenting the Caragh rearguard. There were very few opportunities for Caragh to break with the usually lethal Stephen Riordan and Wayne Bowers restricted to long range efforts. The leaders crucially added a third just before half time when Shane Bennett scored his second and his side’s third when he volleyed home Kilbey’s cross.
On the turnaround Caragh’s woes were magnified when Dean Bowers, was sent off on the 52nd minute for lashing out at Cathal Mahon and Referee Martin Hickey gave him his marching orders and soon after Kilby added a fourth when he headed home Captain Ray Coleman’s cross heading home Coleman’s cross much to the disappointment of the Caragh supporters. A second yellow for Stephen French on 73 minutes saw Caragh down to 9 men and with nine minutes remaining Dylan Connolly got just reward for his efforts when he won a penalty for his side after John Igoe brought him down in the area and Coleman stepped up to slot home for Suncroft’s fifth.
It was a day to remember for Suncroft as they put on a show as a club in setting up the grounds so superbly and as a team on the pitch. It’s the first of potentially three trophies but they know that Caragh will be gunning for revenge in the coming weeks.
1 October 2017
FAI Junior Cup
Round 2


An entertaining affair and credit to Naas AFC as they huffed and puffed against Senior side Clane United to give a good account of themselves against their more illustrious opponents.
Clane started brightly and after some excellent play between Daragh Deane, Ciaran Kelly and Warren Beale Clane should have opened the scoring within 5 minutes. Clane had a lot of possession and as the game grew they started to test the home teams Resilience. Trevor Bomber Beale rattled the cross bar on 18 minutes with a thundering Header. Completely against the run of Play Naas found themselves in front on 23 minutes. This gave the visitors a huge wake up call and on twenty five minutes they drew level when Neil Cox flicked on to Jack Kelly and he made no mistake sliding under the advancing keeper. Clane were awarded a spot kick on 30 minutes and Warren Beale made no mistake to leave the Senior side 2-1 up going into the break. The Second half started very brightly and Naas got another reward for their brave efforts capitalising on Clane's complacency to level up on 50 Minutes. Clane emptied their bench and this seem to spark new life into the visitors with Jason Devine rattling the bar on fifty eight minutes and two minutes later Gary Harnett sprung the offside trap but fired against the keeper. Stephen Banehams excellent work created another chance on 70 minutes for Clane when Stephen Dunne fired over. The winner came on 80 minutes and was one of Clane's best pieces of work, after quick inter passing between Neil Cox, Niall McDaid and Killian Patchell a quick cross field pass changed the play and found Paddy Walshe his excellent ball released Gary Harnett on the left, who then put a perfect cross onto the head of Ciaran Quinn to give Clane a deserved lead after mounting pressure. Clane upped the anti and on 84 Stephen Baneham rattled the post. Clane continued to keep possession and progressed to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup.
Best for Clane Utd was Stephen Baneham, niall mcdaid & Jack Kelly.

In other FAI Junior Cup round 2 action involving Senior sides Treble seeking Suncroft AFC were narrowly defeated again in outside competition having been dumped out of the LFA Junior Cup last week against Baldoyle Utd, they were also dispatched from the FAI Junior Cup by a single goal, this time at the hands of Wexford League side Courtown Hibs.
Naas United had for a second week running an excellent away victory, this time against Wexford league side Curraghcloe United when they were victorious in a penalty shootout, the game having finished deadlocked at 1-1 AET.
Kildare Town AFC ground out a hard fought 4-3 victory over CCFL side Ballymahon FC.
1 October 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

Monasterevin gained a massive three points in this hard fought encounter against Woodstock Celts away from home. Woodstock took the lead after tweny five minutes and almost straight away Monasterevin got a goal back when a floated ball in was put into his own net by the Woodstock defender. The game stayed level going into the break. Ten minutes after the turn around Evan Foley broke clear for the visitors and slotted past the keeper to put the away side 2-1 up and they extended their lead five minutes later when Danny Dee broke through to make it 3-1. Woodstock pulled a goal back from the spot. Monasterevin had a few more chances from Dee Ryhs Heavey and Connolly late in the game. A well earned and welcomed three points for Monsaterevin in their fight against relegation.


Redwood went to Liffey knowing 3 points would guarantee third spot in this year's senior league but it was an under strength Liffey who took their first chance and slotted home after eight minutes thought the ever present Stephen Reidy . However redwoods replied two minutes later with a Sam o Neil stunning volley from Redmond's far post cross found the roof of the net to draw level. This was closely followed by Ger Byrne long range pass finding Jonny Finnegan lurking in the box to half volley over Liffey keeper Doyle for number two for the visitors. Bernard Redmond served Byrne with the same long range pass five minutes later and Byrne kept his composure in the box to chip Doyle for to make it 3-1 Liffey pushed on and on the stroke of half time as keeper Kinchen failed to hold the low ball for Niall Flynn to tap in on the line to narrow the deficit for the home side. The second half saw Ger Byrne’s perfect placed passes through the centre to Finnegan saved by the home keeper but persistence paid when Finnegan did enough to slip the ball around Doyle for four. Again Liffey who were powerful throughout headed home from an indirect free by Keith O Riordan . It was centre half Sean O Connor who split the Liffey defence and set Finnegan up for his 3rd and redwoods fifth . Liffey came again and Dan Connolly found himself unmarked in the redwood box to fire past Kinchen for to make it 5-4. The points were sealed for Redwood by a wonderful goal of the season by Eoin Messit who beat two defenders on the half way line to run and fire high into the top corner for number six Best for the winners were Redmond, Kavanagh, Messit, Finnegan and O’Connor. While for Liffey Stephen Reidy, McDonagh and Dan Connolly were best
1 October 2017
Joe Rooney Womens Cup Final
Kildare Town AFC 0 Newbridge Colts FC 0 (Newbridge Colts win 5-3 on penalties AET)
Feature game – Leinster Leader

The final of the Joe Rooney Women’s Cup was an enthralling encounter between league champions Kildare Town AFC and league new-comers Newbridge Colts. The teams played out a high quality scoreless draw in the league a couple of months ago and there was never going to be much between the sides in the cup final. Defences were on top in the opening period but Colts forwards Jess Turner, Audrey Neilson and Kim Turner created a couple of half chances. The game opened up in the second half and both teams looked likely to take the lead. Colts midfield of Sinead McBride and Sarah Duignan were working hard and Mella Morey just about intercepted the ball as a Kildare’s Mary Lawless was about to strike for goal from 10 yards out and then she launched a counter-attack. Jess Turner went past the centre-half 40 yards out but as she approached goal her left-footed shot went wide at the near post. The Kildare substitute Mary Lawless was looking threatening and had a couple of efforts just over the ball. Neilson looked to have won it for the Colts right at the end of the 90 minutes when after good work from Cliodhna Dunne, she lobbed the on-rushing keeper but the ball was tantalisingly just too high.
The commitment of all the players in extra-time was remarkable as there was no let-up in the intensity. Susie Coffey, Joanne Kelly and Kate Scully were tested by the Kildare attack but defended with bravery. Colts had a few half chances but Kildare almost won it at the death when Amy Phelan’s effort flew over the cross-bar and so the dreaded penalties. Kildare were first to miss with their third and Neilson followed skipper McBride and Kim Turner in converting to give Colts the advantage. Keeper Lesley O’Connor was close to saving every penalty and saved the fourth but Colts also missed to increase the tension. Kildare’s fifth was scored to leave Lorraine Cross with the chance to win the cup for the Colts. The left back dispatched her penalty to the back of the net and the victory was secured.

Newbridge Colts FC - Lesley O’Connor, Kate Scully, Lorraine Cross, Joanne Kelly , Susie Coffey, Sinead McBride (c), Kim Turner, Sarah Duignan , Audrey Neilson, Mella Morey , Jess Turner, Kim Roche, Pauline Fox, Cliodhna Dunne, Audrey Byrne.
Kildare Town AFC – Donna Hickey, Amy Mulhall, Nicola Lawless, Lea Ronan, Sam Ronan, Amy Phelan, Simone Bell, Vicky Kelly, Stephanie Doyle, Aoife Connolly, Rhomas Mulhall, Sarah McNamara, Mary Lawless, Donna Hayden, Aisling Powell.
Officials – Ger McNally, JA Kelly, James McDonnell.
1 October 2017
Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup Final
Monread FC 2 Clonmullion AFC 2 (Monread FC win 5-3 on penalties AET)
Feature game – Herald

Moread FC completed a notable double on Sunday when they overcame current Premier Cup champs Clonmullion AFC in a pulsating Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup Final played out in front of a large attendance at the perfectly manicured grounds at Mullarney Park Castledermot.
The current Cup champions Clonmullion drew first blood as Dom Redmond won the ball from a Monread throw in and gave it to Stephen Donovan who hit from the edge of the box on the half volley to the roof of Damien McCormack’s net to put Clonmullion 1 up after only two minutes. Monread tried to press hard and get back into the game but the Clonmullion defence proved to up to the challenge and made it very difficult for the Naas side as they pressed a long pass found Dean Herd running in behind the defence from Keane Cully but Herd shot off target for the Naas side. Both sides tried to gain a foothold in the game in what was a very physical and combative game.
With fifteen minutes to remaining in the half Referee Kenny Cribbin had no choice but to dismiss Clonmullion’s Wayne Walsh for a second bookable offence after a heavy tackle on Monread’s Alan Crowe which gave Monread a numerical advantage.

Monread began to edge their way into the game but again found chances at the minimum due to resolute defending from the Athy side and it took a brilliant reaction save Mc Cormack a minute before the break to keep the score at 1-0.
Monread changed their system tactically and began to dictate the flow of the game as Clonmullion sat in with two banks of four leaving little space in between the lines for the Monread attacking players to play in. However there was to be another big change in the game as Keane Curly was dismissed for an act of frustration as he threw the ball away for his second yellow card of the game. This buoyed Clonmullion for a short period and they began to find their feet again.
Monread still 1-0 down kept patiently probing and Mick Aherne pass found Aram Vartanyan cutting in from the left hand side but Vartanyan could only find the side netting and three minutes later playmaker Reeves found Mc Donnell through one and one with the goalkeeper as he just failed to squeeze his shot into the far post by a matter of inches. With seven minutes remaining Ryan O Connor was introduced for the Naas and it was his towering header that was hammered into the top corner of Germaine’s net to find Monread an equaliser when it seemed all was lost and bringing the tie to extra time. Five Minutes into extra time some neat combination play found Mc Donnell in the penalty area who was brought down and the resulting spot kick was brilliantly saved by the impressive Germaine in the Clonmullion goal. Fitzgibbon thought he got Monread the winner when he put the finishing touches on a Monread counter attack by sliding the the ball into the bottom right hand corner to send the crowd into raptures but unfortunately celebrated over enthusatically and was given his second caution and his marching orders 6 minutes into extra time. Monread were down to 9.
Clonmullion found an equaliser when Ryan O Connor was judged to have fouled at the edge of the area. The ball was well struck expertly by Darren Harrison , Monread netminder Damian Mc Cormack managed to get a hand on it but wasn't able to keep it out to bring the tie to the dreaded penalty shootout and Monread proved more accurate to bring home the double. Best for the winners were Ryan O Connor, Dean Fennessy ,Alan Crowe and Mick Aherne while for Clonmullion Jason Whelan, Mark Donovan. Stephen Donovan and Oisin Boylan were best.


Teams

Monread FC
Damien McCormack, Cillian Whelan, Alex Fitzgibbon, Shane Reeves, Keane Cully, Alan Crowe, Dean Fennessy, Bryan O Connell, Dean Herd, Mick Ahern, Aram Vartanyan, Thomas Lee, Ryan O’Connor, Brian McDonnell, James Murphy, Tiernan McAleese, Joe Russell, Dave McGrath.
Clonmullion AFC
Nathan Germaine, Danny O keeffe, Oisin Boylan, Davy O Neill, Jason Whelan, Mick Donovan, Ross Cardiff, Dominic Redmond, Stephen Donovan, Wayne Walsh, Tommy Nolan, Jamie Ryan, David Lawler, Lee Doyle, Darren Harrison, Jordan Roycroft, Jack Ryan.
Officials – Kenny Cribbin, Eddie Sullivan, Paddy France.
1 October 2017
LFA Junior Cup
Round 2


Naas United had another impressive victory in the LFA Junior Cup on Sunday when they overcame Arklow Celtic in extra time on a scoreline of 6-5. Ollie Dunne and Paddy Diamond scored a brace a piece with Paul Ometeso and Aaron Akanji added one each.

In the League Woodstock Celts were 7-2 victors over Liffey Celtic in this bottom of the table clash.
1 October 2017
LFA Junior Cup
Round 1

Monasterevin travelled to Wexford to take on Shelburne FC in the cup and fought hard despite missing 7 of the squad that got the three points v Woodstock last week and showed a gutsy performance and brought the game to extra time. The visitors took the lead after 5 minutes when Dean McLoughlin smashed home to give the away side an early lead. After 28 mins the home side were awarded a penalty and it was despatched to draw the sides level. On the 37th minute the home side scored to make it 2-1 going into the break. The Second half saw both sides play well and come close but it was the 85th minute when Monasterevin drew level when the Monasterevin striker rose above all others to nod home and bring the game to extra time. The home side had the legs in extra time and scored two goals without reply to send the home side through to the next round. Best for Monasterevin were Simon lutrell, Steven Mcnally, dean McLaughlin and lee Moore.
24 September 2017
LFA Junior Cup
Round 1


Suncroft travelled to AUL Side Baldoyle United Sunday and can be more than proud of their efforts. Missing some key players with possibly one eye on the upcoming cup games in Kildare and the remaining league games in mind the squad that turned up were a credit to the club.
Suncroft went 1-0 ahead on 9 mins with what turned out to be goal of the game with some fantastic quick moving passing between Bryon Reid and Shane Dillon and Decky Hanley on hand to burst the net with his header.
Just before the half time break Baldoyle,out of the game for most of the half took advantage of some sloppy defending to draw level at a crucial time. Suncroft had numerous chances in the 2nd half to put the game to bed but unfortunately couldn't capitalise to get their 2nd of the game and probably kill off the home side. Baldoyle scored late on to nick it from the Kildare side and were delighted at the final whistle to advance to the next round.
A valuable learning experience for both the squad and management who have done Kildare Soccer and Suncroft AFC proud today.
Eoghain Kirby put in a fantastic performance introduced early on as a sub was everywhere in the game and has proved a massive addition to Suncroft AFC. Mikey O'Toole was outstanding in goal with Shane Dillon,Ray Coleman,Thomas Doyle,John Phillips,Ricky Fleming,Eddie McDonald,Ryan Burke,Dylan Connolly,Bryon Reid,Decky Hanley,Aaron McDonald,Peter McDonald,Stephen Coyne and Eoghan Kirby all doing well for the visitors.

Naas United has a well earned 2-1 after extra time win over Bray FC away from home to secure their passage into round 2 of this years LFA Junior Cup. Best for the Kildare side were Aaron Akanji, Ciaran McMahon and Jamie Dunne.

Ballycane Celtic were unlucky when they had to forfeit home advantage due to their home ground at Ballycane being deemed unplayable. They travelled to Wicklow to take on Ashford Rovers and were unlucky to lose on a scoreline of 2-1.

Monasterevin AFC’s game versus Shelburne FC from Wexford was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Barrett park which now will see the Kildare side travel to take on Shelburne in the coming weeks.
24 September 2017
KDFL Division 1 Cup Final
Galhoy FC 2 Liffey celtic FC 4
Feature game – Leinster Leader

Liffey Celtic claimed the KDFL Division 1 Cup title on Sunday when they were victorious over near neighbours Galhoy FC by four goals to two at a sunsoaked Allenwood Celtic, to claim their second Divisional Cup title in a row. Galhoy started the stronger keeping possession and knocking the ball around very calmly as they looked to push for the early goal but Liffey stood strong and dealt with the early pressure with Karl Hegarty and Keith Harvey playing a pivotal role in the heart of the Liffey defence.
As the game settled both sides seemed nervous and little mistake started to creep in but ex Liffey players Dave O’Connor and Brian Collins both grabbed the game by the scruff for Galhoy and really started to up the anti with composed passing and controlled aggression they lifted the whole team and a lovely ball into the back post by Brian Collins from open play seen Jamie Brooks get the better of Arron Bennett and without hesitation he struck first blood for his team with a well deserved lead after twelve minutes.
This was the wake up call Liffey needed and Galhoy’s lead was short lived as Liffey, having to come behind on more than one occasion this season, saw star player and midfleld maestro Derek O’ Donohoe rise above the Galhoy defence and head in the equaliser after a wonderful ball in from Gary Lowe with twenty minutes gone on the clock.
Liffey started to boss the game then as gaps started to open up in the Galhoy defence and following some good work from Johnny Murphy, Gary Lowe and Arron Bennett saw Liffey clock up the corner count and veteran Neil Core who in fact won the last div one cup for Liffey with a bullet of a header struck yet again in another cup final to power his side into a 2-1 lead eight minutes later.
Liffey continued their dominance with wave after wave of attack as Gary Lowe produce moments of magic in midefield and carved open Galhoy with his trickery and dead ball situations.
With ten min left of the clock to the interval Neil Core looked like he was about to go clean through on goal only to be fouled in the penalty box and up stepped top goal scorer Keith Harvey to extend Liffey’s lead to 3-1 at half time.
As expected galhoy started the second half full off adrenalin with the prospect of reducing the deficit they pressured every ball and really tried to work their way back into the game but for all their dominance they lacked that killer touch in front of goal. Eventually Liffey clawed themselves back into the game with Johnny O’Connell, Gary Lowe and Derek O’Donohoe excelling.
With all the pressure Galhoy tried to produce today it seemed Liffey had all the answerswith their counter attacks and the introduction of Owen Cox for Johnny Murphy and Eoiny Moore gave Liffey some fresh legs on the wings and it played dividends and Galhoy chased the game leaving distinct gaps allowing Liffey to attack down the flanks. To Galhoy’s credit they drove forward well in search of a goal but the Liffey back four were not about to make any mistakes today and dealt with the onslaught. With fifteen minutes remaining on the clock and both side going hammer and tongs Liffey manager Ray Jarvis decided not to leave anything to chance and brought on veteran Barry Moylan to firmly shut the door in defence. Liffey made it 4-1 in the 80th minute when Michael Fitzgerald was on target. Galhoy never gave up the ghost and Eamon Corry pulled it back to 4-2 late on, hoever it was too little too late for Galhoy and Liffey went on to claim the trophy.

Teams –
Galhoy - Dave McDonough, Steve Dempsey, James Roche, Barry Molly, Adam Ibrahim, Jamie Brooks, Brian Collins, Eamon Corry, Dave O Connor, Darren Conlon, Mark Wolfe. Subs: Maurizio Riozzi, Steve Hogan, Joe McCann, Albert Egan, Dave Shannon, Craig Feane.
Liffey Celtic – Ryan Quirke, Stephen Dillon, Aaron Bennett, Karl Hegarty, Keith Harvey, Derek O Donoghue, Johnny O’Connell, Michael Fitzgerald, Gary Lowe, Neil Corr, Eoin Moore, Owen Cox, Barry Moylan, Dean Dwyer, Stephen Martin, Ray Jervis.
Officials – Alan Finn, Eric Owens, Richie Foley.
24 September 2017
KDFL Division 3 Cup (Semi Final)
Allenwood Celtic 1 Bush Celtic FC 2
Feature game – Herald

Bush Celtic booked their spot in the KDFL Division 3 Cup Final when they overcame title chasing Allenwood Celtic by 2-1 to one away from home on Sunday last. They will now battle it out for Cup glory with Newbridge Hotspurs in the coming week. In idea conditions it was the home team who started the brighter as they flew into a 1-0 lead after only four minutes when a corner came as a result of a foul Kevin McManamon and he floated in a lovely free for Dean cannon to head in at the front post giving Bush keeper Patrick Conlon no chance.
A good passage in play followed from the visitors led by Stephen Mulally and Paddy Flood however they found Eoin O Reilly and McManamon in fine form for the home side. Midway through the first half, Bush Celtic’s Harry Dolan made way for substitute Ciarán Troy, due to an earlier injury. Paddy Conlon, for Bush Celtic was the busiest of the two keepers in the first half, showing off some great goalkeeping skills to keep Allenwood’s lead to a minimum.
Bush were unlucky not to draw level midway through the half when a lovely cross by Dean King to his brother Ryan King threatened the home defence. Bush Celtic created the most opportunities towards the end of the first half,play turning somewhat scrappy leading into half time. There were chances at both with some great defending by Bush Celtic’s Ed Drew and at the other end Allenwood’s Benny Langan.The Bush pressed on late into the first half, with some great moves involving Paddy Flood, Dean King Ryan King, Stephen Mullally and Davey Carroll. Dean King had a free kick go narrowly over the crossbar, shortly before Richard Vaughan and James (Pud) Ryan had to be at their best to stave off some great Allenwood attacks down the line. Some fine displays from Allenwood’s Oisin Kane and Shane Smullen made Bush Celtic work hard. Just before half time Bush got a well deserved equaliser for their efforts when Paddy Flood won a free which was superbly placed in the bottom left corner of Shane McCormack’s net to make it 1-1 going into the break and all to play for.
Like Allenwood in the first half Bush flew into a 2-1 lead after four minutes when the impressive Dean Kind hammered home a superb free kick to the top right corner of McCormack’s net. The home side made some tactical changes and substitute Tom Dunne made life hard for Bush’s Ryan King shortly after his introduction. Allenwood threw everything at the visitors midway through the half but Richard Vaughan, Ed Drew, Eoghan Lawless, Davey Carroll and Paddy Flood, held strong for the leaders ensuring nothing came from threatening. In the last quarter of the game, Allenwood made a number of changes putting severe pressure on ‘the Bush but Eoghan Lawless and keeper Paddy Conlon were equal to the task and the Curragh based side went on to booked their passage to the final. Best for the winners were keeper Paddy Conlon, Eoghan lawless, Dean King, Stephen Mullally and Paddy Flood while for Allenwood Oisin Kane, Kevin McManamon, Benny Langan, Dean Cannon and Tom Dunne excelled.
Teams
Allenwood Celtic - Oisin Kane, Kevin Mcmanmom, Eoin O Reilly, Benny Langan, Ciaran Corbett , Conor Staines, Mark Curran, Emmet Moore, Shane Merriman, Dean Cannon., Thomas Dunne, Martin Baneham, Eric Judge, Joe Carroll, Shane Smullan
Bush Celtic – Patrick Conlon, Richard Vaughan, David Carroll, Eoin Lawless, Ed Drew, Paddy Flood, James Ryan, Dean King, Stephen Mulally, Harry Dolan, Ryan King, Paul Sheerin, Anthony Delaney, Taehyun Hnang, Ciaran Troy, Jordan Nolan, Eoin Troy, Emmet Fitzgerald.
Officials – J Brecknell, M Hickey, K Cribbin.
17 September 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division Focus
KDFL Lumsden League Cup (Semi Finals)

Caragh Celtic have reached their first Lumsden Cup final in 20 years when they beat Premier League side Newbridge Hotspurs 5-2 in a very entertaining game of football. Hotspurs started much the brighter and had the senior division team pinned to their collars for the first 15mins with their 5 man midfield causing all sorts of problems. They opened the scoring from a long ball from their keeper and the ball was misjudged by Caragh's defence and they nipped in to place the ball under the advancing Hannon. Caragh made some positional and player changes and nearly paid immediate dividend when Noel Byrne had a shot just over the bar. Caragh drew level on the half hour mark when a corner was headed by Dean Bowers. In first half injury time Caragh were awarded a free and a beautifully floated kick by Paddy Woodgate was headed in by "Bruce" Wayne Bowers.
The start of the 2nd half was very even but Caragh got the crucial next goal when a long throw in reached Wayne Bowers at the far post who headed again into the net. As Hotspurs pushed forward to try and get back into the game the crucial turning point came when from a Hotspurs freekick was headed down to the bottom left corner of the Caragh goals but Robbie Hannon pulled off an incredible one handed save to push the ball around the post. As Caragh re-grouped they got their 4th when Bruce Wayne Bowers got his hat-trick with yet another header when a corner was flicked on from Sir Reggie Riordan. With 15mins to go, it seemed all done but this young Hotspurs side has a never say die attitude and they pulled one goal back to make the last 10mins very nervy but stout and sometimes desperate defending from Caragh kept Hotspurs from trying long range efforts. The final act was a great individual goal from 2nd half substitute Billy Martin to seal the result and at the final whistle, it was a relieved Caragh sideline who celebrated this great result. Best for Caragh was Robbie Hannon in goals, man of the Match Paddy Woodgate and Billy Martin at the backs, Stephen Riordan who put in a serious shift in midfield and Hat trick hero "Bruce" Wayne Bowers on top.


Back in May when the club were asked to host the Lumsden Cup Final and before a ball was kicked in the cup Reid And Barnby spoke about the dream of playing a Lumsden Cup Final in Suncroft. Well that dream became a reality today and the croft took the opportunity with both hands. Missing 3 vital players today in Ray Coleman, Mikey O'Toole and Shane Bennett the squad that travelled today showed the strength throughout both senior teams in Suncroft.
Suncroft would have been right to feel a little nervous today as Redwood have been a bogey side for them having lost the Senior cup final last year in the same ground.
Suncroft wanted this final place so much and it was evident from the start when Darren Kilby hit his free kick in the 1st min just over the bar. Bryon Reid started today and to be honest it was deserved considering his efforts last week in the Senior Cup v Castle Villa. It was Reid who was a thorn in the side of Redwood all day and very nearly got on the score sheet after 5 minutes when he combined well with Decky Hanley only to see his shot pushed wide of the post.
Both sides went in at half time 0-0 and Redwood were well in the game.
After a nervy first half the real croft team started the 2nd half and within 5 minutes of the restart Eddie McDonald ran at the Redwood defence and was brought down just outside the box.
Gazza Connolly stepped up and his free neatly nestled into the bottom corner of the net.
On 78 mins the croft knew the 2nd goal would kill off Redwood and that man again Gazza Connolly volleyed home his effort when the Redwood defence cleared the ball and he was in the right spot to fire home. The croft however weren't finished and there was still time for 1 more when Eddie McDonald played Bryon Reid through and the young croft man finished passed the on rushing Redwood Keeper. Credit to Redwood who were gracious in defeat,although disappointed they showed respect by congratulating Suncroft and wishing us luck in the final. Best for the winners were Kevin McDonnell, Cathal Mahon, Shane Hanleu, Tommy Doyle, Darren Kilby, Byron Reid, Gary Connolly, Dylan Connolly, Eddie McDonald, Peter McDonald, Delcan Hanley, Ricky Flemming, Ryan Burke, John Philips, Aaron McDonald, Stephen Coyne. The Committee of Suncroft would also like to thank their Management team of Richard Reid, Neil Barnby and Richard Barnby.

CR Wynne Feeds – League

Monasterevin gained a much needed three points today when they were victorious over a depleted Castle Villa side on a scoreline of 6-3. This game was a much win from a monasterevin perspective and they were slow at starting this game with mis-judged passes and poor first touches. It was the home side that opened the scoring when a bad clearance landed at the feet of the Roy Byrne who made no mistake from close range . This spurred monasterevin on and they started playing ball around with Shane Kevin and Jordy Kevin linking up well with Simon Luttrell, Danny Dee and Lee Moore proving troublesome. David Moore was busy in Monasterevin goals with 4 outstanding saves within ten minutes. Monasterevin drew level when a through from Shane Kevin sent Lee Moore through. Five minutes later Monasterevin took the lead when Lee Moore sent Danny Dee through and he made no mistake to make it 2-1 to the visitors. Just before the break the home side drew level when Dylan Costigan was on target, to see the sides go in deadlocked going into the break.
The second half started with Monasterevin gaining a hold of the game and with only 5 minutes gone Shane Kevin sent Danny Dee through to shoot passed the keeper to make it 3-2 and five minutes later the same passing moves again resulted in Danny Dee claiming his hatrick to put his side 4-2 up. The visitors piled on the pressure and scored two Moore through Danny Dee. Castle villa got a consolation goal through Aaron MUrphy to leave the score at 6-3. Best for the winners were Danny Dee Lee Moore Shane Kevin and David Moore while for a disappointing Villa Roy Byrne, Paul Huntington and Keeper Mick Lawler were best.

Kildare Town AFC had a convincing 6-1 victory over an out of sorts Liffey Celtic on Sunday gaining a much needed three points in their fight for survival in the Senior Division. The visitors came out of the blocks early and went one nil up after only a minute when Darren King opened the scoring following a well placed through ball. The same player doubled Kildare’s advantage after ten minutes with a solo run to dink the ball over Liffey’s advancing keeper. After this score both sides cancelled each other out for the next twenty minutes.
Just before the break Kildare extended their lead to three in the closing stages of the first half when the Impressive Gerry Balough found Mata in space and he made no mistake from close range. Liffey were not without chances of their own before the half drew to a close when Dan and Trevor Connolly both had chances but they found Sam Holland in the visiting goal in superb form.
On the resumption Gerry Balough had another effort to extend Kildare’s lead but drove wide and Keith Scanlon also missed an opportunity to put Kildare out of reach. Kildare’s Darren King was denied a hat trick when the Liffey netminder got down well to smother the ball following a fine effort. JP McDonagh reduced the deficit for Liffey with ten minutes remaining to bring the score to 3-1 however soon after Balough added number four for Kildare to give them the all three much needed points after he was put through by Kieran Sheedy. Best for the winners were Darren King, Gary Balough and Holland in goal, while JP McDonagh, Stephen Reidy and Cian Harvey shone for a disappointed Liffey Celtic.
17 September 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Liffey Celtic 1 Kildare Town AFC 6
Feature game – Leinster Leader

Kildare Town AFC had a convincing 6-1 victory over an out of sorts Liffey Celtic on Sunday gaining a much needed three points in their fight for survival in the Senior Division. The visitors came out of the blocks early and went one nil up after only a minute when Darren King opened the scoring following a well placed through ball. The same player doubled Kildare’s advantage after ten minutes with a solo run to dink the ball over Liffey’s advancing keeper. After this score both sides cancelled each other out for the next twenty minutes.
Just before the break Kildare extended their lead to three in the closing stages of the first half when the Impressive Gerry Balough found Mata in space and he made no mistake from close range. Liffey were not without chances of their own before the half drew to a close when Dan and Trevor Connolly both had chances but they found Sam Holland in the visiting goal in superb form.
On the resumption Gerry Balough had another effort to extend Kildare’s lead but drove wide and Keith Scanlon also missed an opportunity to put Kildare out of reach. Kildare’s Darren King was denied a hat trick when the Liffey netminder got down well to smother the ball following a fine effort. JP McDonagh reduced the deficit for Liffey with ten minutes remaining to bring the score to 3-1 however soon after Balough added number four for Kildare to give them the all three much needed points after he was put through by Kieran Sheedy. Best for the winners were Darren King, Gary Balough and Holland in goal, while JP McDonagh, Stephen Reidy and Cian Harvey shone for a disappointed Liffey Celtic.

Teams
Liffey Celtic FC – Stephen Doyle, Cian Harvey, Daragh Kelly, Graham McCormack, Gary Scully, Brian Murphy, Trevor Connolly, Stephen Reidy, Dan Connolly, JP McDonagh, Lee Kearney, Niall Flynn, Brian McDonagh.
Kildare Town AFC – Sam Holland, David Hickey, Adam O brien, Jay O Neill, Ian Murphy, Colin Scanlon, Keith Scanlon, Darren Conway, Darren King, Ger Balough, Mata Stastnas, Peter O Neill, Corey Moore, Ray Hayden, Andrew Sage.
Referee – B Conlon.
17 September 2017
Ace Sports Awards Masters Shield (Semi Final)
Newbridge Town FC White 4 1 Rathangan AFC
Feature game (Herald)

Div 1 side Newbridge Town AFC White stormed into the Ace Sports Awards Masters Shield Final on Saturday with this impressive 4-1 victory over Rathangan AFC from Division 2.
In a dark evening at Station road the home side got off the mark early when after two minutes Stephen Fox delivered a cultured left footed free kick into the box for Mick Curran to powerfully head home past Mark Doyle in the visiting goal, however it was ruled for offside. The home side continued to pile on the pressure as you would expect with Mick Curran playing a masterful role up front and Luke Keegan controlling matters in midfield.
The deadlock was finally broken midway through the first half when Charlie DeCoursey collected the ball from Mark Stamper on the right, beat his man to send in an excellent pin point cross for Des Sheridan to race onto a nod home at the back post to out the home side 1-0 up. Rathangan did have some chances on goal to level matters through Pat Livingstone and Paul Fullam but they came to nothing and the ‘Town went in one up at the break.
Town came out in the second hand and turned it up a notch following some half time tactical changes however Rathangan also came into their own and both teams cancelled each other out in the early exchanges of the second period. With fifteen minutes remaining Newbridge doubled their advantage when Mick Curran finished a superb move involving the impressive Dave Murray.
The second from the @town seemed to spur Rathangan into action and they put the minimum between the sides when Ed O Loughlin scored a cracker of a free kick when the home side got a bit complacent. Newbridge again showed their worth when they came back almost immediately to put two between them again and DeCoursey finished a great move involving Mick Curran, Stephen Fox and Dave Murray to make it 3-1. From the tip off the home side won a free 25 yards out and Nuno Barboza, who was net minder in the first half sent a rocket of a shot into the top corner of Doyle’s net for a fourth. Try as they might the visitors could find no way back with time ticking down and Newbridge ran out 4-1 victors. Best for the winners were Mick Curran and Charlie DeCoursey.

Teams
Newbridge Town AFC White – Nuno Barboza, Charlie DeCoursey, Nigel Fay, Ken Finnucane, Stephen Fox, Paul Nolan, Luke Keegan, Dave Turner, Mick Curran, Dave Sheridan, Mark Stamper, Des Balmer, Dave Murray, M Hughes, V Masterson.
Rathangan AFC – Mark Doyle, John Dempsey, Liam Hancock, Decaln Meenahan, Ed O Loughlin, Pat Livingstone, James McEvoy, Paul Fullam, Paul Dempsey, Alan Clarke, Diarmuid O Donoghue, Ken Donnelly, Rob Kelly, Eugene Stenson, Willie Taylor.
Officials – T Burke, D Stafford, L Murphy.
10 September 2017
Peter McIntyre Senior Cup (Semi Final)
Suncroft AFC 8 Castle Villa AFC 2
Feature Game - Herald


Suncroft AFC cruised into the semi final of the Peter McIntyre Senior Cup with this comprehensive victory over an under strength Castle Villa AFC, who current hold third spot in the League.
They now face joint table toppers Caragh Celtic at home in the semis in what will prove to be a cracking encounter.
The home side and eventual winners could have taken an early lead inside the 1st 5 minutes when Gary Connolly fired close but just over the villa cross bar. It was the visitors who broke the deadlock three minutes later when a corner from the left was headed in by an unmarked Martin Farrell to give villa the lead. The Croft missed a golden opportunity to draw level moments later when a Dylan Connolly header was expertly turned around the post by the Villa keeper.
With a quarter of the game just gone the Croft came to life when a veteran of Kildare football and team captain Ray Coleman rose highest to draw level with a well taken header and they could have edged ahead on the half hour but Darren Kilby’s fine effort was again well saved by the visiting keeper. The home side went 2-1 up 10 minutes from the break when captain Coleman was involved again as he was fouled in the box and top scorer Kilby slotted home the resultant penalty which saw them go in at the break leading by the minimum of margins.
Early in the 2nd half Castle Villa could have drawn level but for the brilliance of croft keeper Kevin McDonnell who made a fine save to keep the score at 2-1.
Suncroft got a dream start to the second half when they went 3-1 up inside of five minutes when Bryon Reid broke free down the right and his accurate cross found Gary Connolly waiting to fire home.
Castle Villa had no answer to the pace that Suncroft had upfront and again this was evident with Suncroft’s fourth of the game when Reid turned the Villa defence inside out about 30 yards out and ran towards the goal and fired a rocket into the roof of the net. In the 53rd min Castle Villa were handed a lifeline when they too were awarded a penalty which was dispatched past Keeper Kevin McDonnell by the inform Martin Farrell, his second of the game but that was as good as it got for the visitors as the home side went on to add a fifth through Kilby and this was followed closely by number six from Ricky Flemming. The Croft added two more to add to Villa’s woes through Dylan Connolly and Declan Hanley to round off a superb team performance in which Kevin McDonnell, Shane Dillon, Thomas Doyle, Ray Coleman and Darren Kilby excelled. Best for a disappointing Villa were Paul Huntington and Martin Farrell.

Teams
Suncroft AFC
Kevin McDonnell, Ricky Flemming, Shane Dillon, Ray Coleman, Thomas Doyle, Mikey O Toole, Gary Connolly, Byron Reid, Darren Kilby, Dylan Connolly, Peter McDonald, Declan Hanley
Castle Villa
Mick Lawler, Brian Hickey, James Byrne, Dylan Costigan, Jamie Doyle, Vinny Dowling, Paul Huntington, Roy Byrne, Martin Farrell, Joe Keatley, Eric O Shea, Eric Lyons.
Referee Kenny Cribbin
10 September 2017
KDFL Division 3 Cup Semi Final
Kildare Town AFC 3 Newbridge Hotspurs FC 4
Feature games - Leinster Leader


Newbridge Hotpsurs booked their place in the KDFL Division 3 Cup final courtesy of this hard earned win over a determined Kildare Town side in a pulsating encounter at Rathbride road on Sunday. The home side came out all guns blazing and made their intentions and game plan very clear from the off. Hotspurs were slow to match the intensity of the ‘town and were punished for it on 15 minutes when a chipped ball to the back of the box caught everyone off guard and nipper front man Ayo Mide tapped the ball home in a crowded penalty area to put the home side 1-0 up.
This seemed to spark Hotspurs into life and they instantly looked to hit back. The visitors kept their composure and relaxed in to their game, piling constant pressure on the home side’s midfield and backline. The reward came when Aaron Gallagher raced down the left wing beating the right back and picking out Sanusi Jinadu who rifled home to even matters on the half hour. The visitors could have edged ahead moments later when Dean Campbell swung in a deep cross to the back post but Jinadu had his header blocked on the post. From the resulting corner Kildare broke and look to be nailed on to take the lead only for Glen Tuffy to block a cheeky back heal on the line.
With two minutes left in the half Shaun Mitchell burst out from midfield with the ball, skipping past three players and hitting a thunderous shot the Town keeper could only parry. Mitchell snapped at the rebound but it found its way over the bar.
Halftime saw the introduction of Reis Foley for Hotspurs and within five minutes it paid off when Foley latched onto a ball from George Winning only to be taken down for a free kick. Gallagher stepped up and whizzed a ball low to the bottom corner only to have it saved but the ever lively Harry Collins was on hand to smash it home. 2-1 Hotspurs. For the next ten minutes Hotspurs ran riot through the middle of the pitch where Mitchell and Tommy Walsh were in total control, the latter continually slipped balls into the channels for Foley and Gallagher to torment Towns backline.
Hotspurs failed to capitalise on it though and suffered the consequences when a mix up in the visiting back four lead to a needless corner and as everyone knows you don't want Kildare having the chance to ping dead balls in to your box. Towns tails were up when the corner was met by the head of Ray Hayden who made no mistake to level the game once more at 2-2. Town could smell blood now and they were not giving in. They bombarded the Hotspurs backline who withstood every onslaught but then the balls bounce was misjudged and Dylan Sage slotted home to make it 3-2 to the home side.
Hotspurs brought in Eoin Whelan who made a huge nuisance of himself dragging defenders out of position and creating holes for runners. This paid off when Harry Collins was able to shake off his marker and receive a ball to his feet from Walsh. Collins then did what he knows best by bending a long range shot from 35 yards in to the top corner leaving the Town keeper rooted to the line to draw the game for a third time and set up a nail biting finish. It was the visitors however who stepped it up another gear and turned the tide. They were picking holes looking for a weak spot with Jinadu, Whelan and Collins offering nonstop running giving Towns backline no respite and it was Tommy Walsh who the created the finish which was needed as he slipped the ball to his right hand side, shifting the whole defence only to cut back to his weaker left and curl it into the top corner of Duirmuid Critchley’s net to put Spurs 4-3 up with eight minutes remaining. Kildare were not done yet and they threw caution to the wind pumping balls down on top of the Hotspurs backline who were hell bent on not letting that ball pass them. Kildare's final chance came when Peter "Badger" O Neil lined up a free kick 25 yards and with the wind in his back. The ball was destined for the top corner but debutant goalkeeper Daryl Bergin leaped at full stretch and somehow managed to not only get across the goals in time but hold on to the ball. That was the last meaningful action of the game and it puts Hotspurs in their second successive cup final in two seasons. Hotspurs to a man were superb and dealt with a magnificent Kildare Town team in the end while best for Kildare were Peter O Neill and Ray Hayden.

Teams
Kildare Town AFC
Diarmuid Critchley, Jay Kenny, Robert O Neill, Brian McGannon, Cormac Shields, Ray Hayden, Pyo Micle, Peter O Neill, Steve Conroy, Dylan Carroll, Fran Feane, Dave Lennon, Dylan Sage, Gary Daly, Elliot Daly.
Newbridge Hotpurs FC
Daryl Bergin, George Winnings, Luke Morgan, Thomas Kemmy, Glen Tuffy, Tommy Walsh, Dean Campbell, Shane Mitchell, Harry Collins, Sanusi Jinadu, Aaron Gallagher, Eoin Wheeler, Reis Foley.
Referee – R Foley.
3 September 2017
Joe Rooney Womens Cup Quarter Final
Clane United FC 2 Allenwood Celtic FC 4 (AET)
Feature game – Leinster Leader


On a wet and miserable evening Allenwood Ladies travelled to neighbours Clane United FC to continue their cup campaign for the second consecutive week having narrowly defeated sallins 2-1 in the first round the previous Monday.
The home side started very strong and after just 4 minutes found when Una Loftus raced clear of the Allenwood defence from a Sarah MacNeill through ball and slotted the ball past the on coming keeper.
Allenwood struggled to get their heads in the game and after 11 minutes the leaders would find themselves with a 2-0 advantage when Una Loftus scored again from close range after a low cross and some excellent work again from Sarah McNeill.
Allenwood started to settle and a had a shot go Narrowly wide by Lisa Moore after fifteen minutes Clane continued to attack but Annemarie Hanlon in the heart of the Allenwood defence was performing well and cutting out dangerous attacks. Both teams continued to make decent chances with Tara Jacob for Allenwood having her shot go agonisingly close with five minutes to the break and Clane went in 2-0 up.
The visitors came out a different side in the second half , passing the ball around neatly and making excellent runs but after another near miss by Lisa Moore and a shot just over the crossbar by Karen Moore Lyons and a good save from a Claire Ivers shot they must have been starting to wonder if they could find the net at all. On the hour mark Allenwood broke their silence as Karen Moore Lyons lobbed the Clane netminder Emma Casey from a free kick 20 yrds out to put the minimum between the sides and three minutes later it was all square three minutes later when Amanda Moore struck sweetly with her left to beat Emma Casey in the Clane goal and it was game on.
Allenwood made some changes with the Pacy Tracy Jacob coming on for Catherine Burke who gave a strong solid performance. Allenwood continued to dominate the attacks in search of the winner with shots from Debbie Casey, Lisa Moore and Tracy Jacob well held by the Clane Keeper, Clane were dangerous on the break with Linsey Connolly and MacNeill linking up well and but were it not for some excellent goal keeping by Louise Dee in the Allenwood goal almost playing a sweeping role at times, Allenwood may have found themselves behind again. The game finished deadlocked at 2-2 and the sides embarked on the extra time with Allenwood starting the brighter with Tara Jacob just shaving the post in the early stages before Karen Moore Lyons crossed a ball in and under pressure from Allenwood’s Tara Jacob the Clane defender puts through on her own goal 2-3 advantage to the visitors. Allenwood then found a second gear and dominated the remaining periods of extra time forcing good saves from Casey in the home goal but six minutes into the second half of extra time Allenwood’s Tara Jacob found Lisa Moore in the Clane box who calmly slotted home in the bottom left corner to seal victory for Allenwood which sees them progress to the semi final.


Teams:
Clane United FC – Emma Casey, Tara Dunne, Heather Meagher, Seam Cully, Molly Fitzpatrick, Sarah McNeill, Lindsey Connolly, Maria Healy, Una Loftus, Rebeccan Philips, Amy Rogers, Christine Donogher, Sarah Drewitt.
Allenwood Team - Louise Dee, Claire Ivers, Catherine Burke, Annemarie Hanlon, Amanda Moore, Aisling Griffin, Karen Moore Lyons, Ciara Smullen, Debbie Casey, Tara Jacob , Lisa Moore , Tracy Jacob, Angela Quinn & Gillian Lawlor.
Referee – Kenny Cribbin.
3 September 2017
Joe Rooney Womens Cup Semi Final
Newbridge Colts FC 5 Raharney United FC 2
Feature game Herald

Newbridge Colts hosted Raharney United in the semi-final of the Joe Rooney Women’s Cup in Chapel Lane on Sunday 3rd September. Having played a close encounter in the league three weeks previously, Colts knew this would be hard fought battle and were determined to start brightly. Within the first minute the home side had taken the lead. Some link up play down the left allowed Mella Morey to cut in along the end line and cross low to striker Kim Turner who dispatched the ball to the net first time. The advantage was soon doubled and Colts had the better of the early exchanges. This time a cross from winger Emma Hannon down the right to the back post was controlled by Jessica Turner and smashed past the keeper to make it 2-0 in the 4th minute. This Raharney side were not going to let the game slip away without a fight however and attacker Mary Geraghty got her team right back in it almost straight away. She chased down a ball into the right channel and got the better of the Colts defender. With the cover defender forcing her towards the end line, Geraghty smashed her shot past Lesley O’Connor in the Colts goal from a very acute angle. The game settled after this frenetic opening and it was a very evenly fought contest for the remainder of the half. Kim Turner had a goal disallowed in the 25th minute for offside following a cross from her sister Jessica and the home side looked dangerous from a number of corners. Raharney were always a threat with their pacy attacking duo but both defences held out till the break.
Colts began the second half with another two goal burst and this gave them some breathing space against the dangerous Raharney. In the 47th minute Cliodhna Dunne reacted to a loose ball in the box following a corner and steered her shot into the bottom corner and the same player got her second two minutes later. This time a quick throw in down the right allowed Morey and Turner to feed the ball to Dunne. Her shot from outside the box took a deflection and the Raharney keeper Arlene Dowdall was unlucky not to prevent it from finding the top corner. Raharney now had to chase the game and threw everything at Colts. Geraghty hit the cross bar with a cross from the right side of the box and the away side were unlucky that the rebound did not fall for them. They created a number of other dangerous opportunities but the composed Kate Scully was defending well for Colts. Kim Turner looked to have sealed the victory in the 69th minute when Audrey Neilson set her up and Turner made no mistake with the finish for her second of the match. Geraghty quickly pulled one back with a fantastic strike into the bottom corner evading the dive of O’Connor but the away side needed another goal quickly to create some nerves in the home defence. The experience of Joanne Kelly and Lorraine McCarthy at the back was enough to allow Colts see out the game and progress to the cup final in their first season. Best for Raharney in a spirited display were Mary Geraghty, Aoife McAnney, Natalie Geraghty and Sinead Kennedy. Impressing for the Colts were Mella Morey, Kate Scully and player of the match Kim Turner.





Teams
Newbridge Colts FC ; Kelsey O Connor, Kate Scully, Jessica Turner, Joanne Kelly, Lorraine Cross, Sinead McBride, Kim Turner, Sarah Duignan, Cliodhne Dunne, Carmela Morey, Emma Hannon, Kim Roche, Audrey Byrne, Audrey Neilson.
Raharney United FC ; Arlene Dowdall, Becky McAuley, Sinead Kennedy, Beyrinda O Gorman, Emma Glennan, Aoife McAnoney, Leanne Tormey, Jennifer Lee, Ciara Sexton, Mary Geraghty, Natalie Geraghty, Claire Gilsenan, Ciara Keegan, Maeve Smith.
Referee ; Liam Murphy.
27 August 2017
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1
Maynooth Town AFC 2 Leixlip United FC 1
Feature game – Herald

Maynooth just about edged out Leixlip United in this scrappy midtable affair in the Ace Sports awards masters Division two tie at Rathcoffey rd on Saturday. The visitors looked threatening in the early exchanges with goal chances coming from Ian Tighe and Gareth Thornton however it was the home side who opened the scoring after Chris Arthurs scored with the assistance of Aidan O Brien pounced on a mistake by the Leixlip United centrehalf after ten minutes.
Leixlip Utd pressed hard for an equaliser and Darragh Kineavy duly obliged on the stroke of halftime when his run in behind the Maynooth back four was expertly picked out by Gavin Shields on the right wing and Kineavy lobbed home netminder Gary Cogavin to make it 1-1 going into the break.
The second half was more open as both teams pushed for a winning goal. Dave Allen unlocked the Maynooth Town defence several times with some neat passing but a combination of poor finishing let Leixlip Utd down where it counted. John Brennan celebrating his 40th birthday got into a scoring position on a couple of occasions but failed to find the net and Kineavy was a constant menace and his volley from a corner narrowly missed the target before his strong claims for a penalty were waved away.
Maynooth Town got the winning goal after Leixlip Utd switched off. Maynooth Town claimed all three points when a long ball out of defence found it's way to Donal O Riordan and he finished past Leixlip Utd stand in keeper Martin O'Dea. It was harsh on O'Dea who is usually tasked with scoring goals instead of stopping them. Best for the winners were Aidan O'Brien, David Donnelly and Dave Graham. while best for the visitors were Martin O'Dea, John Brennan and Darragh Kineavy.

Teams
Maynooth Town AFC – Gary Cogavin, Peter Comiskey, Tom Halton, Donacha McCarrick, Dave Graham, Chris Arthurs, Aidan O Brien, Bobby Greylis, Wojech Jurasz, Noel Payne, Dave Donnelly, Donal O Riordan, Glenn Trehy, Robbie Ball.
Leixlip United FC – Martin O Dea, Aidan O Brien, Devlin Mooney, Graham McAuley, Stephen Ellis, Dave Allen, Daragh Kineavy, Ian Tighe, Gareth Thornton, Noel Wynne, John Brennan, Stephen Cummins, Gary Shiels.
Referee – S Gavin.


27 August 2017
KDFL Division 2
Grangecon AFC 3 Bridge United FC 1
Feature Game – Leinster Leader

Grangecon AFC go one point clear at the top of the KDFL Division 2 today by virtue of their 3-1 victory over an under strength but determined Bridge united outfit. The visitors although missing some regulars started brightly but the home side slowly gathering pace and following some attempts at goal from Chris Heaslip and Shane Fennell the more fancied Wicklow opponents opened the scoring mid way through the first half when the impressive Heaslip penalised a hesitant visiting defence after seven minutes. The Granecon men went on to miss several opportunities to extend their lead but were guilty of some woeful finishing and were made paid the price when Bridge United levelled matters in the early stages of the second half, game on.
Following a lengthly break in play for the treatment on an injured Grangecon player the home side returned re-energised and Alan Norton was on the mark to make it 2-1 with fifteen minutes remaining. Try as they might Bridge could make no inroads on the lead and Norton added his second and his side’s third with five minutes left to claim the all important three points which sees them top the Division 2 league tables going into the final weeks of the league. Best for the winners were scorers Chris Heaslip and Alan Norton and Paddy Kelly in defence while best for an unlucky Bridge was Tommy Nolan.


Teams
Grangecon AFC – James Norton, Derek Nolan, Alan Norton, Patrick Kelly, Ciaran Faulkner, Patrick Deering, Kevin Osborne, Jack Boyle, Kenneth Coyle, Shane Fennell, Chris Heaslip, Ross Carey, ylan Hosey, Brendan O Rourke, Conor Foley, Cormac Burke, Sean Mahony, Alan Jordan.

Bridge United FC – Fran Foley, Dwayne Sytnes, Jacko Moore, Dan Leigh, Ricky Alexander, Tom Nolan, Kieran O Keeffe, Damien Donovan, Paddy Doogue, Anthony Flood, Devon Doyle.
Referee - A Finn.
20 August 2017
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus

Caragh Celtic kept their League campaign on track with a hard fought 2-1 win this morning in Caragh against a very determined Kildare Town side. Caragh struggled in the 1st half against a very organised Kildare defence. A great save from Barry Cassidy kept it 0-0, and he gave a great ball from Casso to "Bruce" Wayne Bowers who dribbled past right full and curled it into far corner after thirty five minutes. The home side had a good start to second half and kept the pressure on and went 2-0 up after good ball from Shane Buckley and Bowers volleyed in from edge of box after sixty five minutes to double his tally and Caragh's lead. Kildare scored with ten minutes remaining on the clock to make it a nervy finish but the host held on to claim the crucial points required to keep them on track. Best for Caragh were Barry Cassidy who was MOTM, Tony Farrell and Billy Martin in Defence, Darren "Daz" Heavey in the middle and Wayne Bowers up top.



Clane united made it back to back wins in the Senior Division after this excellent away win over Woodstock Celts. The visitors flew out of the blocks and on three minutes really should have opened the scoring after a superb pass from Ciaran Kelly found Danny Callan through 1 on 1 but he fired wide from close range.
Clane dominated possession and opened the scoring on seven minutes when a sweeping move that involved six Clane players made its way to Killian Patchell and his clever play picked out Stephen Dunne who made no mistake to fire Clane into a 1-0 lead.
Clane continued to move the ball around with venom and pace and again were denied when Patchell's Excellent cross field pass found Ciaran Kelly but his effort blazed over. On 15 fifteen minutes after some neat football Clane were awarded a free kick on the edge of the 18 yard box. Up stepped Ciaran Kelly who made it 2-0. Clane we're now firmly in the driving seat and on the half hour were again denied. The impressive Ciaran Kelly played a cross field pass to Niall McDaid and his cross was finished to the net by Kelly but was ruled out as it hadn't crossed the line.
The visitors passing game was to a serious high standard and with a number of high profile injuries to the squad Clane still have abundance of quality to call upon.
The second half was very stop start and struggled to get going, on the hour a brief lapse in the Clane defence found a Woodstock man unmarked and he finished well to make it 2-1 and put the minimum between the sides. This was exactly what Clane needed to spark into life and five minutes later they reassumed their two goal cushion when centre back Jack The Machine Kelly ran the ball 30 yards and found Killian Patchell who reversed his pass back to Kelly and he made no mistake to put the visitors 3-1 up. On 74 Mins Trevor Bomber Beale broke free and after an excellent 1-2 with Paddy Walshe his 1 on 1 was superbly kept out. On 80 Mins Gary Harnett made sure of the score line after great work from Stephen Baneham. Clane will be very pleased with this result and are finishing the season strong. Best for Clane was Ciaran Kelly, Killian Patchell, Stephen Dunne.



Castle Villa's trip to Ballycane this afternoon proved a fruitful one for the visitors as they triumphed 2-0 in a tight game which despite the weather produced some great football from both.
Having soaked up some early pressure from the homeside Villa began to settle a little better as the half went on and took the lead following a fine save from the home keeper from a free kick only to see Cormac O Toole react quicker to force home the rebound.

Villa changed their shape for the second half and though it took a while to re jig they grabbed their second following a fine run by Cian cleary who found Nathan Doyle in the box who laid it on for O'Toole to slot home his second to claim all three points for the visitors. Best for the winners were Cormac O'Toole Jordan Harmon and Cian Cleary.


A gritty KDFL Lumsden Cup quarter final in prospect and the game lived up to speculation with some good open play from both sides straight from the start kept all concerned on their toes. It was however the visitors to strike first when Ger Byrne made and spectacular 30yard pass from the outside of his foot and his fellow midfielder Bernard Redmond who speculated and met the inch perfect pass to control and round the approaching keeper to open Redwood’s account . Almost one minute later the same pass this time from Sean O Connor found Jonny Finnegan on the left and he swiftly rounded the keeper to score a wonderful second goal in this local Cup derby. Naas came back fighting and it was redwood’s keeper who was stretched but saved two one on ones with the number 9 and number 10. The game was now fought in the centre of the pitch in the rain. With no real winners. The second half started with a long ball forward by Redwood full back Phil Byrne to man of the match Bernard Redmond whose pass into the box found Leon Finnegan waiting to slot home to make it 3-0. Again Naas threw everything forward and created several scoring chances but failed to convert. Redwood did their job and could have pull in number 4 when Willie Collins low goal bound shot was spectacularly save by keeper in 87th minute. Redwood were worthy of this victory which sees them into the semi final draw for the first time in the Club’s history. Their best were Bernard Redmond, Eoin Kavanagh, Ger Byrne , Luke Hilliard and Sean O Connor. Best for an underperforming Naas side were Paddy Diamond, Kyle Denny, Wayne Doyle and Paul Ometeso.

Suncroft were the third team through to the Semi Final draw of the league’s flagship Cup Competition when they just about did enough to dismiss a determined Premier league Athy Town side on Sunday. Cup games always bring out the best in the underdog and this was very true of Athy Town who put the Senior league highflyers to the pin of their collar for the entire ninety minutes.
However it was the Croft who advance to the Semi final draw and 1 game separates them from a dream home final tie. Kilby with the goal again today and has proved all season what a signing he has been. Shane Bennett with the assist that led to Kilby’s goal and the Croft will look forward to the semi final draw in a few weeks. The croft defence stood strong with Ray Coleman, Aaron McDonald, Tommy Doyle, Shane Dillon and Keeper Kevin McDonald keeping a clean sheet.
20 August 2017
Feature game – Leinster Leader
KDFL Premier Division

Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson Utd 0 Monread FC 8

Monread FC claimed the Premier Division title on Saturday evening with a comprehensive victory over Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson United in Robertown. The Naas outfit have been promoted for the past six seasons having form and entered the KDFL as a youth team in 2012. Last season’s Division 1 triple winning champs opened the scoring after ten minutes through a deflected Aram Vartanyan free-kick who was fouled moments earlier at the edge area.
Several minutes later the bright Brian Woulfe fed Vartanyan to dance around two players on the left side of the penalty area and rifle his second of the evening into the bottom right hand corner.
Bridgewood had chances to score of their own and failed to capitalise on Monread’s lapses of concentration, As a result they were punished further before the break when Vartanyan was taken down by the onrushing Reece Winders in the home goal. Referee John Black pointed to the spot as Vartanyan dusted himself off and dispatched his 3rd of the game neatly into the bottom left corner.

Alex Fitzgibbon got the goal of night when Jambo Murphy's trickery won a foul for his team on the edge of the area. Fitzgibbon fizzed in Monreads fourth as he struck a magnificent free-kick around the wall and into the top left corner to cap off a bright performance for the youngster who's had another stellar season for the side.
At the half time break Monread rang in the changes calling in Ryan O Connor, Captain Dave Mc Grath and the returning Dean Fennessy who within 15 minutes bagged himself two goals.
The first came from an acrobatic overhead kick from the little technician following great play on the right hand side from Ryan O Connor who whipped in a cross which found Woulfe at the opposite side of the box who in turn set Fennessy for an emphatic strike into the top corner.
Monread were beginning to run Bridgewood/Eleson ragged with some very quick attacking football with Fennessy heavily involved in all that was good in the second half. He finished again instinctively reacting first to a rebound to take his tally to 11 for the season and level top with Murphy for this year’s Golden Boot.
In came Mark Hammersley and Sean Farell before the end to join in on what was fast becoming a one sided affair with Hammersley bright and Farell grabbing two goals before the game was out. A well deserved 16th league win for the Naas side and celebrations followed as Monread have secured a place in next year’s CR Wynne Senior Division as Premier Division champions. Best for the winners were Vartanyan and Fennessey while for a disjointed Bridgewood/Eleson Reece Winers, Colm O Neill and Nathan Gahan tried best.

Teams
Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson Utd – Reece Winders, Shane Taaffe, Conor Brady, Gus O Neill, Adrian McNamee, Keith Donoghue, John Sullivan, Tony Hedderman, Shane Bowers, Nathan Gahan, Charlie Swords, Henry Reidy.
Monread FC – Damien McCormack, Cillian Whelan, Brian Woulfe, Shane Reeves, Tiernan O Brien, Keane Cully, James Muprhy, Alan Crowe, Aram Vartanyan, Mick Ahern, Alex Fitzgibbon, Dean Fennessy, Ryan O Connor, Joe Russell, Mark Hammersley, Dave McGrath, Sean Farrell.
Referee – John Black
20 August 2017
So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1
Naas AFC 7 Inny FC 0

Naas AFC kept the pressure on Div 1 league front runners Newbridge Colts and Kildare Town when they comprehensively overcame Mullingar side Inny FC on Monday evening. Both Clubs braved torrential rain in this league clash at Naas Sports Centre. A couple of minutes into the game, Naas’ midfielder, Orlaith White crossed from a corner and Laura Mathews met it to put the ball in the back of the net and put the home side in front early on.
Both sides despite the unsavoury conditions managed to play some attractive football. The home side doubled their advantage after 15 minutes when Alice Linehan got on the end of a through ball from midfield and fired home from the edge of the box to make it 2-0.
From the tip off, there was more good play with Naas on the attack which resulted in Inny conceding a free kick near the edge of the box. Alice Linehan stepped up to take the free kick, which took a deflection to make it 3-0 Naas ten minutes later. The home side were now dominating proceedings and there were some great passages of play. Naas’s fourth goal came on the half hour when Mathew's made a great run up the line and whipped in a cross which was met on the volley by Lenihan, who then completed a fantastic hatrick. As time went on, Naas managed to get another goal due to an Inny player getting an own goal to make it 5-0 to the home side. Orlaith White worked tirelessly in midfield and set Amy Murphy up for goal number six five minutes from the break for Naas and the seventh came from a wonderful switch of play from Laura Mathews to Amy Murphy who attacked on the left wing, beat a player and knocked it by the Inny goalkeeper to leave Naas cruising at 7-0 going into the break.
Shannon Doheny and Emma Byrne were introduced at half time and both proved a continuous threat on the attack. They were a continuous threat but got no goals unfortunately. Debutant Claudia Castellanos Garcia, Zara Wright and Rebecca Devlin were also introduced and put in a great effort. Orlaith White, Emilia Silva and Alice Linehan were excellent for Naas AFC. The back four and goalkeeper, Nikki Behan were solid throughout. Inny battled hard to the very end but Naas proved to be too strong on the night.

Teams
Naas AFC – Rebecca Devlin, Lisa Roberts, Aileen Kelly, Alice Lenihan, Sheila McNamee, Laura Cusack, Emelia Silva, Aoibheann Woods, Laura Matthews, Zara Wright, Orlaith White, Johanna Clarke, Georgia Murphy.
Inny FC – Shannon Daly, Lauren Murray, Cameron Birney, Emily Mahon, Clodagh Williams, Lea Keenan, Jade Butler, Jade Prone, Grainne Keegan, Roisin Fagan.
Referee – Brendan Querney
13 August 2017
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus

While leaders Caragh Celtic were idle today, Suncroft took the opportunity to close the gap following their 6-2 victory over Naas United FC The croft got back into league action today and sent shockwaves throughout Kildare soccer with a demolition of Naas Utd.
The croft who were six behind leaders Caragh Celtic and with two games in hand knew the importance on gaining the three points against a Naas team victorious in the previous meeting in Suncroft.
The croft were excellent from start to finish and it only took them 3 mins to register their first goal when Gazza Connolly tapped home from 5 yards following some fine team play.
Suncroft were different animals today and they went further ahead when Eddie Mc Donald's header flew past the Naas Keeper and McDonald’s celebration was evident of the mark of a man he is wearing the jersey with pride every week.
Naas Utd however couldn't be overlooked and they got themselves back into the game on 14 minutes through a well worked Jamie Boyd effort.
The game then turned into a battle of two heavyweights trading at each end and it was the croft who delivered the sucker punch when a move started at the back and 7 passes later Darren Kilby played in by Shane Bennett fired his overhead kick into the back of the net and Dylan Connolly getting on the scoresheet after 40 mins with a fine effort to bring a smile to the young Croft mans face to put the Croft 4-1 up at the break.
The second half started as the first with Suncroft taking the initiative and Shane Bennett and Darren Kilby tormented the Naas defence and it was both players who combined again to make it 5 -1 when Bennett squared the Ball to Kilby and he made no mistake from close range.
Naas added their 2nd from a well worked free kick from Kyle Denny in the 72nd min and they still didn't throw in the towel. Suncroft closed out the game in the final few minutes and added number 6 when Substitute Peter McDonald was pulled down in the box and Shane Bennett made no mistake from the spot.
Full credit to the management and squad today who didn't give anything less than 100% and keeps the croft within touching distance of Caragh Celtic at the top of the Cr Wynne Feeds Senior division table. Too many to mention considering the effort given by everyone but the croft look stronger as the season goes on.



Ballycane Celtic came into the game with a depleted squad added to by injuries to captain Naoise Drewitt (knee ligament damage) and goalkeeper Kieth Higgins (fractured Ribs) from last week’s Senior Cup loss. But they put on a fantastic performance against a strong Woodstock side who appear to be low in confidence. The home side gave a full Senior Division debut to 18 year old goalkeeper Mark Lawlor who was outstanding for the home side who could have won by more than the 2-0 scoreline. Jamie Curran opened the scoring for the Naas men when stand in captain John Paul Higgins found himself in an advanced position from a set piece situation, the player of the month showed great skill for a 6 foot 3 defender when he took on two Woodstock defenders along the end line before cutting the ball back for Curran who smashed home from close range. Ballycane had plenty of chances before and after the goal with Alex Dunne going close twice, Ross Hazzard seeing a shot deflect wide and Kevin Higgins forcing a great save from Lawless in goal for the Athy side. Woodstock had two first half efforts of note. The first a shot from No.6 saved brilliantly by Mark Lawlor and the 2nd a volley from No.11 just over the bar as the home side came in at half time 1-0 up. The second half was dominated by Ballycane, as they bombarded their opponents with attack after attack, but time and again failed to take advantage with chances wasted by Hazzard, Heavey, Kevin Higgins, Alex Dunne and Richie Porter. Before Dean Loughran found himself through one on one after a great passing move, but he went for power in front of goal and shot straight at Lawless. It wasn’t until the 75th minute that the game was finally put to bed and a well deserved goal came for Robert Heavey who pounced in the box to volley home from 12 yards out. Pushing Ballycane back up into third place after today’s results saw C.Villa lose at home to Redwood. Best for Ballycane were man of the match John Paul Higgins with another colossal display at the back alongside Dermot Doyle and Dean Loughran, with Rob Heavey and Ross Hazzard looking sharp in midfield, while youngster Mark Lawlor was excellent in keeping what was only a 3rd clean sheet of the season for the home side.

Liffey Celtic got back to winning ways today when they defeated lowly Monasterevin AFC on a scorleine of 5-1. Liffey started the stronger with JP McDonagh opening the scoring after good work from Trevor Connolly after fifteen minutes. Dan Connolly made it 2-0 soon after from a free kick. The home side were in total control at this point against an under strength Monasterevin side and they could have been three goals to the good after 25 minutes when they hit the crossbar. On the turn around Liffey continued to press the visitors and added a third through Trevor Connolly this was followed shortly afterwards by a fourth through JP McDonagh. The home side finished strong with a fifth from Dan Connolly when he got his second. Monasterevin got a consolation goal towards the end of the game via Stephen Doyle following some good approach work from Ryan Moran.
Best for liffey were Graham mcCormack JP McDonagh and Brian Murphy while for Monasterevin Evan Foley, Derek Doyle and Ryan Moran excelled.



A hard fought win for Clane Utd even with a below par performance against a battling Kildare Town side. The game started very brightly and Clane United put down their marker early when Gavin O’ Dwyer linked well with Stephen Baneham and his cross was hit by Danny Callan only for his effort to fly over on 17 Minutes. Kildare to their credit fought hard and battled to half time and respectfully held The score 0-0 at the half.
Clane got a shake up and with huge players returning after injury and holidays the excellent Ciaran Kelly started to get things going for the home side. On 65 Minutes some fantastic work from Ciaran Quinn in midfield found Danny Callan whose flick on played Gavin O’Dwyer in on goal and he was grounded by the advancing Kildare keeper, Danny Callan stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to give Clane an underserved 1-0 lead. Enter man of the match Patrick Suichru in Clane's Goals, he made 3/4 outstanding saves to keep Clane 1-0 up and again with fifteen remaining on the clock he sprung full length to deny a bullet of a shot. Clane then got the kick the needed and a fantastic deep cross from Ciaran Kelly found, Jack The Machine Kelly to head Clane into a 2-0 lead.
Clane pushed on and on 79 Minutes some great work again from Ciaran Quinn who crossed and the ball was unfortunately turned into it's on net for an OG to give Clane a 3-0 lead.
Kildare kept plugging away and in time added on they scored a bullet header from a corner to leave the score at 3-1 In the 94 minute Again Patrick Osuichru pulled off heroics with another Premiership save. Clane we're happy with the win and all credit to Kildare they battled like warriors.
Best for Clane were Patrick Osuchru, ciaran Quinn & Niall McDaid



Redwood travelled to castle villa for their first league game in a month and started very sprightly creating three goal scoring chances In the opening 15 mins through link up play between . Ger Byrne. Leon Finnegan and Bernard Redmond. Villa soaked up the pressure with a well organised defence. The deadlock was broken after redwood’s Jonny Finnegan got a corner award and a firmly struck corner was met by centre back Ian Moloney to head high into the net. Redwood should have double their score two minutes later when an inch perfect pass from Eoin kavanagh found Steven McCarthy only to see his effort return after hitting the upright with the keeper beaten. Villa continued to probe through their hard working Stevie McDonald and got their reward on 43 mins when redwood failed to clear and Stevie fire low into the goal to equalise for the home side. The second half started with villa doing all the attacking again led by McDonald but failed to convert their chances . The visitors were awarded a free kick 20 yards from goal taken by Eoin Kavanagh his firm strike took a deflection off Jonny Finnegan which beat the diving keeper to make it 2 - 1. Villa had no choice but to all out attack and with the fresh legs of substitutes Philly Byrne and Eoin Messit and a superb probing pass from midfielder Ger Byrne to find Bernard Redmond inside the box unmarked and he fired home cleanly to make it 3 - 1. Redwood then found themselves forced back due to villa’s late onslaught but managed to defend their well deserved lead. Best for Redwood were Ian moloney, Ger Byrne, Eoin kavanagh and Steven McCarthy while for Villa Stevie McDonald and Vinny Dowling in midfield tried best
13 August 2017
Feature game Leinster Leader

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Bridge United FC 0 Caragh Celtic FC 0

Bridge United dropped two important points in their quest for league honours when they could only manage a draw with mid table Caragh Celtic at home on Saturday.
Bridge got out of the starting blocks early and applied pressure on the visitors from the tip off and Darren Fitzgerald was unlucky to see his shot just wide of Alan Sharpe’s right post after five minutes. Five minutes later Fitzgerald had another shot this time on target but Alan Sharpe saved well to keep the score at parity. Soon after the home side missed another glorious opportunity to open the scoring when Colm Cuddy was just off target with a header following a good delivery from Fitzgerald. Bridge found themselves wanting in front of goal on the half hour when Paul Kelly also shot wide from close range. Just before the break Caragh broke but Tommy Feane’s shot on target was well saved by the alert John Paul Hickey in the home goal following good approach work from Patrick Roche. The side’s went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break.
Caragh came out determined in the second half and they missed two chances early to open the scoring, firstly Gareth Norton shot wide from the edge of the area after being put through by Tommy Feane and five minutes later Paddy Roche was unlucky. The best chance of the game fell to Bridge five minutes from the end when Darren Fitzgerald found himself again clear on the right but Caragh keeper Alan Sharpe superbly came to Caragh’s rescue once more to deny Bridge and the game ended as it begun. Best for Caragh were Alan Sharpe in goal, Paddy Roche in midfield and Tommy Feane up front while for the home side keeper Hickey and Fitzgerald were best.

Teams
Bridge United FC – JP Hickey, Willie Lawlor, Patrick Owens, Derek Davis, Simon Butler, Paul Kelly, Colm Cuddy, Eamon Purcell, Damien Fitzgerald, Xhemid Nimani, Tommy Nolan, Liam Leonard, Mark Dunne, Darren Donoghue, David Persse.
Caragh Celtic – Alan Sharpe, Jamie Smith, James Mahon, Ciaran O Toole, Roy Pearson, TommY feane, Patrick Roche, Padraig Kiernan, Mark Mahon, Alan Doran, Gareth Norton, Pat Fitzpatrick.
Referee – Sid Comerford.
13 August 2017
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2
Bridge United FC 0 Caragh Celtic FC 0
Feature Game Leinster Leader

Bridge United dropped two important points in their quest for league honours when they could only manage a draw with mid table Caragh Celtic at home on Saturday.
Bridge got out of the starting blocks early and applied pressure on the visitors from the tip off and Darren Fitzgerald was unlucky to see his shot just wide of Alan Sharpe’s right post after five minutes. Five minutes later Fitzgerald had another shot this time on target but Alan Sharpe saved well to keep the score at parity. Soon after the home side missed another glorious opportunity to open the scoring when Colm Cuddy was just off target with a header following a good delivery from Fitzgerald. Bridge found themselves wanting in front of goal on the half hour when Paul Kelly also shot wide from close range. Just before the break Caragh broke but Tommy Feane’s shot on target was well saved by the alert John Paul Hickey in the home goal following good approach work from Patrick Roche. The side’s went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break.
Caragh came out determined in the second half and they missed two chances early to open the scoring, firstly Gareth Norton shot wide from the edge of the area after being put through by Tommy Feane and five minutes later Paddy Roche was unlucky. The best chance of the game fell to Bridge five minutes from the end when Darren Fitzgerald found himself again clear on the right but Caragh keeper Alan Sharpe superbly came to Caragh’s rescue once more to deny Bridge and the game ended as it begun. Best for Caragh were Alan Sharpe in goal, Paddy Roche in midfield and Tommy Feane up front while for the home side keeper Hickey and Fitzgerald were best.

Teams
Bridge United FC – JP Hickey, Willie Lawlor, Patrick Owens, Derek Davis, Simon Butler, Paul Kelly, Colm Cuddy, Eamon Purcell, Damien Fitzgerald, Xhemid Nimani, Tommy Nolan, Liam Leonard, Mark Dunne, Darren Donoghue, David Persse.
Caragh Celtic – Alan Sharpe, Jamie Smith, James Mahon, Ciaran O Toole, Roy Pearson, TommY feane, Patrick Roche, Padraig Kiernan, Mark Mahon, Alan Doran, Gareth Norton, Pat Fitzpatrick.
Referee – Sid Comerford.
13 August 2017
Joe Rooney Womens Cup (Round 1)
Kilcock AFC 0 Naas AFC 5
Feature Game – Herald

Despite their gallant efforts Division 2 side Kilcock Celtic were no match for Div 1 highflyers Naas AFC in this Womens Cup round 1 tie on Monday last. Naas came out 5-0 victors and now progress to the quarter final stage where they will take on their division 1 counterparts and newcomers to the KDFL Raharney United FC.
The eventual winners were first to settle and went one nil up early on when Zara Wright found Orlaith White who slid the ball into the path of Laura Matthews and she made no mistake from close range firing past Eimear Kelly in the home goal to put the visitors ahead after ten minutes.
The leaders didn’t have long to wait for their second when the impressive Matthews added her second, a breat individual effort. Kilcock were not without their chances and Eve Powderly was unlucky not to reduce the deficit when she shot narrowly wide of Rebecca Delvin’s right post following some good approach work from Aisling O Connor and Sophie Hunt midway through the half.
Naas added a third just before half time when Orlaith White found the net to leave the home side with a mountain to climb in the second half.
The second half started as the first ended with the visitors pressing Kilcock again but it was the home side who threatened first when after ten minutes the hard working Eve Powderly was unlucky to see her well taken effort expertly save by Delvin in the visiting goal. Despite their best efforts Kilcock were finding it difficult to break down a solid Naas defence in which Sheila McNamee, Laura Cusack and Lisa Roberts excelled. Naas went 4-0 up on the hour when Laura Matthews scored from an acute angle following good work from Alice Linehan and Aoibheann Woods. Kilcock kept plugging away to their credit but found the visitors equal to their best efforts and Naas went on to add a late fifth goal when player of the match Laura Matthews volleyed home, to see the Division one side progress. Best for the winners were Laura Cusack, Sheila McNamee, Zara Wright and the impressive Matthews while for a Kilcock side who never gave up the ghost, keepr Eimear Kelly, Bernie Durkan, Aisling O Connor and Eve Powderly were best.

Teams:
Kilcock Celtic Eimear Kelly, Holly Burke, Sally Ann Kelly, Niamh Brady, Bernie Durdan, Sophie Hunt, Sheena Byrne, Aisling O Connor, Grace White, Eve Powderly, Olivia Zawadzka, Lorraine Killilea, Niamh McCarthy.
Naas AFC Rebecca Devlin, Lisa Roberts, Aileen Kelly, Alice Lenihan, Sheila McNamee, Laura Cusack, Emelia Silva, Aoibheann Woods, Laura Matthews, Zara Wright, Orlaith White, Johanna Clarke, Georgia Murphy.
Referee Liam Murphy.
13 August 2017
Sports Specific First Aid Course
Details Confirmed
The League will be rolling out its first Sport Specific First Aid Course of 2017 as outlined below. This course will be facilitated by Keith Conroy (Paramedic) and will be certified. Due to the success of last year's course the League will be opening this course free of charge to 30 applicants on a first come first served basis (maximum 2 per Club). Venue Clonmullion FC on Saturday 2nd September 2017 10am to 6pm.
The course content will include basis first aid and cardiac arrest response/defibrillator Training. It is an extremely worthwhile course and we urge all interested parties to contact the League
6 August 2017
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus

Caragh keeps their drive for the league title very much alive with a very commanding and confident 5-0 victory over last year's title winners Liffey Celtic this morning. Coming off a lacklustre performance last week, the boys were up for this game against the 2016 league champs, who were also missing a number of players today due to injuries. Caragh got out of the blocks early and were 1-0 after two minutes when the returning Paddy Woodgate found the Liffey net. Caragh spurned chance after chance in front of the Liffey goal and were nearly made to pay after fifteen minutes when Liffey had a header from a free that just shaved Robbie Hannon’s goal. The visitors were two nil up soon after when Dean Bowers slotted home after great team work down the left involving five different players. Stephen Riordan got his name on the score sheet when played thru by a great ball from " Bruce" Wayne Bowers to see the visitors go in 3-0 up at the break.
The second half was much the same as the first with Woodgate and French being the engine room in the middle and driving forward at every opportunity. “Sir Reggie” Riordan had his second of the afternoon on the hour and "Bruce" deservedly got on the score sheet to make it 5-0 after working tirelessly all day for his team mates. Liffey, to their credit, never gave up and as Champions were not going to give anyone an easy passage to their title and had chances near the end but couldn't break down the wall that is Leeson and Buckley at the heart of Caragh's defence. Best for the winners were in a great team performance were Hannon in goals. Leeson and farrell at the rear. Woodgate and French in midfield and Sir Reggie and Bruce Wayne Bowers up front. Best for Liffey were Graham McCormack and Stephen Doyle.

Castle Villa put another three points on the board on Sunday when they were victorious over Clane United in this entertaining midtable clash. On a rather damp morning the home side started the brighter opening their account after fifteen minutes when Ben Kelly’s cross come shot found it’s way directly to the visitors net. This spurred Villa into life and the outstanding Jordan Harmon drew level for the Castledermot men midway through the half before assisting with their second and scoring their third to leave Clane shell shocked trailing by three goals to one. The visitors added a fourth when Roy Byrne set up Cormac O Toole who finished well. Clane dug deep just before the break and clawed one back through Danny Callan from the spot to leave the home side trailing by 4-2 they were unlucky not to reduce the deficit further when Jason Devine was unlucky to see his effort just wide.
Villa added a fifth on the resumption through the impressive Roy Byrne. There were further chances for both sides for the remainder of this entertaining game. Best for the winners were Captain Stephen McDonald, Cormac O Toole and Jordan Harmon. While for Clane Ciaran Quinn, Niall McDaid and Ben Kelly impressed.

Naas United FC were victorious by the slenderest of margins over their near neighbours Ballycane Celtic in the Peter McIntyre Senior Cup preliminary round on Sunday on a scoreline of 4-3. Naas’s goals coming from Aaron Dunphy, Divnia Ntim and two from the youthful Ollie Dune. Best on the day in an all round team performance were Ollie Dunne, Divna Ntim, Jamie Dunne and Liam O Shea.



In the other Senior Cup preliminary round tie today Suncroft AFC comfortably overcame neighbours Monasterevin AFC on a scoreline of 5-1. This game was a typical cup tie with both teams going end to end in a great game. Monasterevin proved league position doesn't count when it comes to cup games and gave as good as they got throughout this game.
The first ten minutes saw some great football being played between both teams with Gary and Dylan Connolly linking up well with Shane Bennett in the attack for the croft. Likewise Evan Foley and Jordy Kevin were linking up well with Danny Dee. Monasterevin were dealt a double blow when Danny Dee went over on his ankle and had to be replaced and shortly after Suncroft took the lead when a free kick taken by Shane Bennett was well saved by David Moore in Monasterevin goal but the suncroft player was on hand to tap in the loose by from close range.
This didn't deter the home side and they fought their way back into the game when a well worked corner between Ryan Moran and Adam o Flaherty, who swung the ball in, Simon Lutrell missed the first attempt but Lee Moore was on hand to tap home. The half played out with little chances but great ball played.
The second half started off at a quicker pace than the first with both teams looking to find the killer ball. In the 57th minute Shane Bennett attacked Derek Doyle on the left side of the pitch and crossed low which was met by the inrushing ’Croft attacker to put them back in the lead and five minutes later Suncroft were awarded penalty to go further ahead. Monasterevin pushed on in the game to get back into it and had a headed chance when Ryan Moran crossed and was met by padraig Nash but his attempt was well saved by Kevin MccDonnell in the visiting goal. With the home side pushing to get back in the game it left space for croft to exploit and they had numerous chances to extend the lead but some good defending kept them out. On the 75th minute the game was killed off when a cross swung in was met by Dylan Connolly who fired past Moore in the Monasterevin goals to make it 4-1.
Monasterevin to there credit kept going but tiredness was kicking in. The last goal was scored when Aaron McDonald let fly from 25 yards and bet Moore in the goals. Suncroft showed why they are challenging for honour in the league in the closing stages playing the ball about but despite the scoreline Monasterevin showed there is still fight left in them in the run in to the league. Best for Monasterevin were Evan foley, Simon Lutrell, Stephen McNally and Jordy Kevin.
6 August 2017
KDFL Womens Division 2
Edenderry Town AFC 1 Clane United FC 4
Feature game – Leinster Leader

Clane United FC picked up their third win of the season when the comfortably overcame their nearest rivals Edenderry Town AFC by 4-1 away from home on Monday last.
Both sides started brightly in an attempt to gain the upper hand. There were a couple of half chances to both teams over the opening 15 minutes however it was the visitors to opened the scoring after twenty minutes from the penalty spot with a goal from Sarah McNeill after Rebecca Philips was taken down by the home keeper Ciana Mangan. Clane doubled their lead just two minutes later when the impressive McNeill added her second when she broke in midfield to smash home to the top corner of Mangan’s net.
The visitors were controlling midfield at this stage and added a third through Rebecca Philips when her attempt was put through her own net by the Edenderry centre half. Edenderry were finding it very hard to break Clane’s resolve despite the best efforts of Sophie Falco and Emma Hensey.
Clane added another two goals before half time with Sarah McNeill completing her hat trick with a deflected shot from the edge of the box and her fourth of the game with another shot from inside the box as the north Kildare side went in cruising at 5-0 at the break.
Edenderry came out in the second half with a point to prove and pulled 1 back 5 minutes after the re start when Hensey finished well past Clane custodian Emma Casey to make it 5-1. Indeed the home side were very much in the game for the remainder but could find no way past a resolute Clane rearguard and the visitors held out for an impressive win and three points in the bag.

Teams
Edenderry Town AFC – Ciana Mangan, Megan Higgins, Nicole Quinn, Ruth Fleming, Corina Dowdall, Jo Usher, Sophie Falco, Emma Hensey, Ciara Braddock, Drew Moss, Amy Barry, Shauna Doyle, Sandra O Connor, Fiona Darby, Courtney Farrell.
Clane United FC – Emma Casey, Tara Dunne, Molly Fitzsimons, Sam Cully, Any Rodgers, Heather Meagher, Linsey Connolly, Maria Healy, Una Loftus, Sara McNally, Rebecca Philips, Aoife Phelan, Sarah Drewitt.
Referee – Liam Murphy.
6 August 2017
Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
Kilcock Celtic 6 Liffey Celtic FC 1
Feature game – Herald newspaper

Kilcock Celtic consolidated their Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 position by virtue of this impressive 6-1 victory over a struggling Liffey Celtic who are rooted to the bottom of the table. Kilcock were victors in the previous two league outings between these sides this season and Liffey travelling minus six regulars knew it would be an uphill battle. The home side and eventual winners started a bit sluggish but gained the opening goal after twenty minutes courtesy of a sublime free kick from their goal machine Shane Fitzgerald.
This goal game the home side the impetus to surge forward and they doubled their advantage ten minutes later following an impressive individual effort from Eoin Hannigan. Liffey’s woes continued when Johnny O Connell was given his marching order by referee Ger McNally for an infringement.
The home side as you would expect extended their lead to 3-0 minutes later when Remi Kareen showed great pace down the left and pulled back to Eoin Hannigan who slipped the ball in to the inrushing Shane Fitzgerald who finished neatly past Danny Gibney in the visiting goal to put Kilcock in the driving seat going in to the break.
Liffey Celtic tried to regroup at half time and tried to protect the ball better. They did enjoy some early possession but the Kilcock rearguard were equal to the task clearly any danger expertly. Johnny Murphy did have an effort cleared off the Kilcock line following some good approach work from Eoin Moore, Michael McBride and Gary Lowe and moments later Karl Hegarty was unlucky to see his headed effort just over Arron Stone’s crossbar.
This early second half chances for Liffey sparked Kilcock back into life and they added a fourth on the hour through Stephen Fitzgerald after great work from Remi kareen for Fitzgerald to complete his hatrick. Fitzgerald then turned provided as he assisted Caoilin O Rourke to add a fifth ten minutes later.
Credit must be given to Liffey Celtic who never gave up and they reduce the deficit through Gary Lowe following some good play up the left from Aaron Bennett. Player Manager Ray Jarvis was then called into action to keep out another attempt from Kilcock before they eventually added a sixth through goal scoring hero Fitzgerald, his fourth of the game. Best for the winners were Dylan Bradley, Lee Casey, Ryan O Connell and man of the match Shane Fitzgerald while for Liffey who battled hard and never gave up the ghost Karl Hergarty, Michael McBride, Aaron Bennett, Eoin Moore and player/Manager Ray Jarvis excelled.




Teams
Kilcock Celtic - Aaron Stone, Gary Sheegar, Kevin Smith, Lee Casey, Dylan Badley, Cormac Browne, Shane Fitzgerald, Remi Kareem, Eoin Halligan, Mark Munnelly, Adam Hamilton, Alex Byrne, Caoilin O Rourke, Brian Flbh, Ryan O Connell, Darren O Connor, Joe Munnelly.
Liffey Celtic FC – Danny Gibney, Eoin Moore, Karl Hegarty, Barry Moylan, Aaron Bennett, Ray Jarvis, Michael McBride, Johnny O Connell, Gary Lowe, Michael Fitzgerald, Johnny Murphy, Stephen Martin.
Referee – Ger McNally.
6 August 2017
Cup Updates
2017 Cup/Shield & Plate Update



Lumsden League Cup (Round 1)

Bush Celtic FC 3 4 Newbridge Town (O35s)
Johnstown Utd 1 3 Allenwood Celtic FC
Moone Celtic FC 6 7 Kilcock Celtic FC (AET)
Maynooth Town AFC 1 2 Grangecon AFC
Naas AFC 3 0 Enfield Celtic (O35s) SCRATCH

Byes

Galhoy FC
Straffan AFC (O35s)
Sallins Celtic FC
Bridge United FC
Kinnegad Juniors FC
Donard FC
Leixlip United FC (O35s)











Round 2 Draw (At June Council Meeting)

Bridge United FC 0 5 Coill Dubh AFC
Castle Villa AFC 8 0 Donard FC
Liffey Celtic FC 3 0 Galhoy FC
Newbridge FC 0 4 Caragh Celtic FC
Redwood FC 5 2 Allenwood Celtic FC
Newbridge Town (O35) 1 5 Suncroft AFC
Rathangan AFC 6 3 Woodstock Celts FC
Monread FC 7 2 Monasterevin AFC
Naas AFC 2 6 Kilcock Celtic FC
Clonmullion AFC 1 2 Athy Town AFC
Clane United FC 8 0 Bridgewood/Eleson Utd FC
Ballycane Celtic FC 4 2 Sallins Celtic FC
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 3 0 Leixlip United FC (O35) SCRATCH
Naas United FC 8 0 Newbridge Colts FC
Grangecon AFC 3 0 Straffan AFC (O35)
Kildare Town AFC 9 0 Kinnegad Juniors FC

Round 3 Draw (@ July Council)

Rathangan AFC 3 2 Monread FC
Clane United FC 0 3 Naas United FC
Coill Dubh AFC 4 3 Kilcock Celtic FC
Suncroft AFC 2 1 Kildare Town AFC
Redwood FC 3 1 Grangecon AFC
Newbridge Hotspurs 3 2 Castle Villa AFC
Caragh Celtic FC 2 1 Ballycane Celtic FC
Liffey Celtic FC Athy Town AFC (Abandoned 66mins Committee decision)

Quarter Final Draw @ August Council meeting

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Ben Moran League Shield (@ July Council)
(Sponsored by Monasterevin AFC)

Prelims

Bridgewood Cel/Eleson Utd 2 1 Galhoy FC (A)
Bush Celtic FC 1 3 Woodstock Celts FC (B) (AET)
Sallins Celtic FC 4 2 Kinnegad Juniors FC (C) (AET)

(Round 1)

Johnstown Utd 3 2 Bridge United FC
Maynooth Town AFC 1 3 Clonmullion AFC
Monasterevin AFC 6 2 A (Bridgewood/Eleson Utd FC)
B (Woodstock Celts FC) 6 1 Naas AFC
C (Sallins Celtic FC) 4 3 Moone Celtic FC
Newbridge Town (O35s) 0 3 Straffan AFC (O35s)
Newbridge Colts FC 3 0 Donard FC (Scratch)
Allenwood Celtic FC 3 2 Newbridge FC

Quarter Final Draw @ August Council Meeting

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Peter McIntyre Senior Cup

Prelims

Clane United 0 1 Redwood FC (A)
Monasterevin AFC 1 5 Suncroft AFC (B)
Ballycane Celtic 3 4 Naas United FC (C)

Quarter Finals

B (Suncroft AFC) v Castle Villa AFC
C (Naas United FC) v Caragh Celtic FC
Woodstock Celts v A (Redwood FC)
Kildare Town AFC v Liffey Celtic FC



Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup

Prelim

Athy Town AFC 4 3 Newbridge FC (A) (AET)

Quarter Finals

Rathangan AFC 2 0 Newbridge Hotspurs FC
Bridgewood/Eleson FC v A (Athy Town AFC) (12/8)
Monread FC 3 0 Newbridge Colts FC
Clonmullion AFC Coill Dubh AFC (12/8)


KDFL Division 1 Cup

Prelims

Kilcock Celtic FC 6 3 Maynooth Town AFC (A)
Newbridge Hotspurs 0 4 Galhoy FC (B)
Sallins Celtic FC 1 3 Clane United FC (C)

Semi Finals

B (Galhoy FC) v A (Kilcock Celtic FC)
Liffey Celtic v C (Clane United FC)



KDFL Division 2 Cup

Prelims

Monread FC 2 0 Athy Town AFC (A)
Moone Celtic FC 1 6 Naas AFC (B)

Quarter Finals

Bridge United FC 0 0 B (Naas AFC)
(Bridge United FC win 3-2 on penalties AET)
Grangecon AFC 3 3 Johnstown United FC
(Johnstown United FC win 4-2 on penalties AET)
Suncroft AFC 3 0 Donard FC (Scratch)
Kinnegad Juniors FC 2 3 A (Monread FC)

Semi Final Draw @ August Council.

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KDFL Division 3 Cup

Prelims

Monasterevin AFC 0 1 Caragh Celtic FC (A)
Clane United FC 1 2 Naas AFC (B)

Quarter Finals

B (Naas AFC) 2 4 Bush Celtic FC
Coill Dubh AFC 2 3 Kildare Town AFC
Newbridge Hotspurs 4 2 Redwood FC
A (Caragh Celtic FC) v Allenwood Celtic FC (12/8)


Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup (Round 1)

Caragh Celtic FC 0 3 Monasterevin AFC
Coill Dubh AFC 5 1 Leixlip United FC (D2)
Bridge United FC 0 1 Sallins Celtic FC
Rathangan AFC 0 1 Straffan AFC
Newbridge Tw BLUE 0 1 Naas United FC
Newbridge Tw WHITE 1 2 Kildare Town AFC (D2)
Maynooth Town AFC 0 2 Kildare Town AFC (D1)
Leixlip United FC (D1) 1 1 Enfield Celtic FC
(Leixlip United FC win 4-2 on penalties after FT)


Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup Quarter Final (@ July Council)

Leixlip United D1 v Sallins Celtic FC
Kildare Town AFC D1 v Monasterevin AFC
Coill Dubh AFC v Kildare Town AFC D2
Straffan AFC v Naas United FC



Ace Sports Awards Masters Shield (Quarter Final) @July Council

Caragh Celtic FC v Rathangan AFC
Maynooth Town AFC v Bridge United FC
Enfield Celtic FC v Leixlip United D2
Newbridge Town WHITE v Newbridge Town BLUE


Joe Rooney Womens Cup (@ July Council)

Mountmellick United v Edenderry Town AFC
Park Celtic Summerhill v Clane United FC
Kilcock Celtic FC v Naas AFC
Sallins Celtic FC v Allenwood Celtic FC
Raharney United FC v Rathangan AFC

Byes

Newbridge Colts FC
Kildare Town AFC
Inny FC

Quarter Final Draw @ August Council.

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30 July 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

On a beautifully manicured surface the scene was set for yet another thrilling game between Ballycane Celtic and Caragh Celtic. The home side came out of the blocks the quicker with Naoise Drewitt having two great efforts, one which was well saved by the Caragh custodian and one which just shaved the crossbar. The same player had another effort five minutes later with a free kick after the tricky Dane Higgins was fouled but the visiting keeper saved well. Caragh eventually came into the game and Noely Byrne’s tame effort from distance was no problem for Keith Higgins in the Ballycane goal.
With the home midfield trio of Naoise Jay Curran and Robert Heavey they dominant in the middle of the park and came close again through a Ross Hazard shot. Chrissy Higgins who gave veteran defender Gareth Byrne a torrid time all day long won the cane a corner five minutes before the break and Drewitt whipped in a delicious ball across the face of goal but no one could react quick enough to get the touch needed and both sides went in scoreless at the interval.
The second half started the same as the first with Ballycane getting out of the blocks quicker than the Caragh men. Some great work from Kevin Higgins found Naoise Drewitt again and his pin point delivery was met by Hazard again but his header went agonisingly wide at the other end Caragh had very few clear chances. The first a tame shot from Stephen ‘Reggie’ Riordan and the second a spectacular overhead from Steven French were easily collected by the keeper. The last chance and probably the best chance of the game fell to the home side as again the delivery of Naoise Drewitt was spot on for Keelan Noone to stoop for a diving header but somehow the Caragh goal survived as the ball ended up in the keepers hand. Best for the ‘Cane were John Paul Higgins and Dean Loughran in defence while Chris Higgins caused havoc on the wing and Naoise Drewitt and Jamie Curran bossed the midfield all day. Best for the Caragh men were as always Robbie Hannon in goal, Sean Leeson and Billy Martin in defence and Noely Byrne and Stephen French in midfield.



Monasterevin were out in the Ben Moran Leauge shield on Sunday where they progressed easily following the 6-2 dispatch of Premier side Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson United. This game started at a fast pace with both teams knocking the ball about comfortably. Monasterevin started pressing high up the pitch and started forcing the opposition into mistakes. The opening goal came after seven minutes when a passing move between Stephen McNally and Lee Moore who passed to Shane Kevin and he shot from 20 yards out the keeper some how let the ball slip from his grasp and the ball found it’s way to the net to put the home side 1-0 up. Monasterevin began controlling the game from then on with some great movement and passing where threatening the away teams goal but nothing coming from the attack and they went two nil up when Danny Dee drove at the defence only to be brought down in box. Lee Moore took the penalty and smashed it home to make it 2-0. The first half played out with Monasterevin in control but with half time closing Bridgewood/Eleson pounced on some indecision in the Monasterevin back line to claw a goal back to leave the slimmest of margin between the sides going into the break.
The home side upped a gear in second half and outplayed the Premier side for most of the half with great link up play from Shane Kevin, Simon luttrell, Danny Dee and Lee Moore. Monasterevin restored their two goal advantage when a free kick sent in by Lee Moore was met on the head by Shane Kevin who nodded it bottom corner to the visitors net to put them 3-1 up. Bridgewood/Eleson were dealt a blow when they were reduced to ten men as one of their midfielders saw a second yellow. This did spur them on a bit and they Clawed a goal back when their striker ran threw and chipped Davey Moore in the home goal to make it 3-2. Monasterevin were quick to react and went straight down the other end as Danny Dee took the ball past two defenders and the goal keeper and Calmly slotted the ball home to leave it at 4-2. The leaders added another when Simon lutrell then got on the score sheet when played through by Shane Kevin to tap home from 6 yards. At the other end Derek Doyle and Aaron Burke were marshalling the back line well with Ryan Moran and Stephen McNally at the sides working tirelessly up and down the wing. Danny Dee rounded off the scoring when similar to his first rounded the keeper after being put through by man of the match Shane Kevin to round the keeper again and finish the scoring for Monasterevin at 6-2. An all round great team performance from Monasterevin with Derek Doyle, Jordy Kevin, Shane Kevin and Adam o Flaherty all on form.


Current champs Liffey Celtic drew three all with Clane United today in this thrilling encounter played out at Doctors road Clane. Liffey called into action three second team players to start the match on a cold wet morning away to Clane and each one rose to the challenge. Liffey controlled the game well in the early exchanges and went one nil up through a free kick just out side the 18 from Daniel Connolly which was parried by the Clane keeper but stuck home on the second attempt by debutant Daniel Keogh from all of 2yards.
It looked to be all going Liffey’s way when JP Mcdonagh was brought down in the box and
Dan the man Connolly stood up to put his team in the ascendancy but could only find the post. Clane eventually found their feet and fought back with a free kick of their own to make it 1-1 when Trevor Beale’s initial shot was parried by the Liffey keeper but Neil Cox was on hand to smash home, game on. Clane started to see more of the ball after their goal and really pressed hard for a second but for liffey keeper Steve Doyle was on fire and kept them at bay for most of the first half, he been called into action at least 6 time in the space of 15 min then you knew it was only a matter of time before Clane found a second. However Liffey’s JP McDonagh had other ideas and after some intricate play in midfield he finally found the clinical Dan Connolly in space and he made no mistake this time from 8 yards put to put his team in front just before half time.
The second half saw more of the same as Clane pushed hard for another equaliser and they didn’t have to wait long as a slip from Liffey centre half allowed Cillian Patchell to push through on goal in arres of space as he burried home to tie the game once more at 2-2.
The game was really on a knife edge as both sides huffed and puffed but the game needed fresh legs and quick thinkers. JP McDonagh for Liffey was outstanding in the middle of the park and with ten minutes remaining he thought he had claimed the winner with a fine solo effort but Clane being the dominant team they are never gave up and got yet another equaliser this time it was from the spot when Danny Callan was brought down and he dusted himself off to finish superbly past Doyle to leave the tie at 3-3 and honours even in this close encounter. Best for the homeside were Gavin O Dwyer, Cillian Patchell, Ben Kelly and Neil Cox, while for Liffey Keith Harvey, JP McDOnagh and keeper Doyle excelled. Clane United would also like to wish their right back Robbie Philips all the best as he jets off to the states to persue his footballing career.

30 July 2017
Ben Moran League Shield (Round 1)
Allenwood Celtic FC 3 Newbridge FC 2
Feature game – Leinster leader


In what surely was the biggest win of the day Allenwood Celtic from Division 3 progressed to Round 2 of the Ben Moran League Shield draw courtesy of this hard fought win against their more illustrious opponents Newbridge FC from the Premier Division. The visitors started brightly when Barry O'Shea shot from wide out left after four minute but home keeper Shane McCormack got a finger to it and it hit the crossbar. Three minutes later on the 7th minute, Mark Swift was taken down just outside the penalty area. A free kick was awarded. Barry O'Shea took the subsequent free kick and curled it beautifully past McCormack to make it 1-0 to Newbridge FC. Indeed Newbridge could have extended their lead moments later when Ciaran Glynn went close when his shot went just over the bar following a near one two with Barry O'Shea. Newbridge FC continued to press and Ciaran Glynn went close again when he shot just wide on the 14th minute. Allenwood grew into the game at this point but the Newbridge FC defence remained resolute. On the half hour mark Barry O'Shea went close when he headed just over from a Mark Swift cross and moments later Collins Mark shot from 25 yards and narrowly missed the target. Newbridge FC continued to create chance as Jason Keogh and Ciaran Glynn shot narrowly wide as the half drew to a close they went in confident with their one goal advantage.

The second saw Allenwood Celtic come out of the traps quickly and take the game to Newbridge FC. The home side equalised on approximately the 60th minute when a mix up in defence allowed the Martin Banham through to slot the ball past Sean Brazil in the visiting goal following good approach work from Shane Smullen to make it 1-1. On the 65th minute, Allenwood took the lead when good play on the left wing culminated in a superb individual effort from Emmet Moore. On the 67th minute, Newbridge FC equalised when a Barry O'Shea free kick was met by Mark Swift who headed home from close range to leave the score at 2-2 with all to play for. Allenwood continued to attack and put Newbridge under severe pressure. The home side’s incessant work paid off as they got what was ultimately the winner on the 84th minute when a cross from the left hand side from Ciaran Corbett was not dealt with by the Newbridge FC and Martin Banham was on hand to finish from close range.
Newbridge FC had numerous chances in the first half to put the game beyond reach but failed to take them. A lot of soul searching will have to be done for Newbridge as the team collapsed in the second half and allowed Allenwood back in to the game. Best for the winners Eric Judge, Joe Carroll and Dean Slattery while for Newbridge FC who will have to go back to the drawing board Barry O Shea and Jason Keogh were the only ones to impress.

Teams
Allenwood Celtic - Shane McCormack, Jamie Wyse, Shane Smullen, Dean Slattery, Declan Coyne, Eric Judge, Conor Staines, Joe Carroll, Mark Fetherston, Glen Cullen, Mark Curran, Martin Banham, Emmet Moore, Ciaran Corbett, Tom Dunne, Mark Smullen, Stephen Ennis, James Doyle.
Newbridge FC – Sean Brazil, Gary Murray, Lee Kavanagh, Dan Harrington, Tom Toland, Ian Hughes, Jason Keogh, Colm Marker, Mark Swift, Barry O Shea, Ciaran Glynn, Corey McNamara, Ciaran Gallagher, Ken McGrath, Robert Fox, Fred Slicker.
Referee – S Comerford.
30 July 2017
KDFL Division 2
Johnstown United FC 1 Athy Town AFC 0
Feature game – Herald

Johnstown United claimed all three points in this vital KDFL Division 2 league tie against Athy Town AFC by the slenderist of margins on a scoreline of 1-0 in the chase for league honours. The home side started the brighter and should have edged ahead after five minutes but Dean Conroy shot directly at visiting keeper Damien Meade following an assit from Wayne Long and five minutes later they were to rue their chances again when Miguel Aboderin hit Meade’s crossbar when it was easier to score.
The visitors began to edge their way into the game after twenty minutes and John Delaney in the home goal had to be at his best when he saved superbly from a Shane O Keeffe header to turned it around the post and to safety. Johnstown were under pressure at this stage and Sean O Connor in the heart of the Johnstown defence came to the fore on several occasions to close down the long ball.
Following a sustained period of pressure on the home side they eventually made the break through just before the half time interval when after a super cross from Miguel Aboderin to Dylan Mahoney who fired into the visiting net to put Johnstown 1-0 up going in at the break.
On the resumption disaster struck for the home side when they lost their keeper Delaney due to injury, he was replaced by defender Cody Benson and Benson’s place was taken by a solid replacement in Jordan Murphy. Despite these changes Johnstown were controlling the game with midfielder Michael Sweeney most influential, holding up play with his distribution second to none. An inspired substitution by Johnstown saw the introduction of Jordan Martella who immediately caused an impact adding to the already solid attack force and they should have added to their score with ten minutes to go when Dylan Mahoney and Wayne Long combined to send Aboderin through on goal but Athy’s Niall Foley was on hand to snuff out the danger. Try as they may Athy could find no way past Johnstown and the home side finished strong in this very important tie. Best for the winners in an all round team performance was man of the match Dylan Mahoney while for Athy Alan Sunderland and Neil Sourke impressed.

Teams
Johnstown United – John Delaney, Liam O Leary, Cody Benson, Sean O Connor, Glen McEvoy, Michael McSweeney, Miguel Aboderin, Wayne Long, Mena Luki, Dean Conroy, Dylan Mahoney, Brandon Curtis, Nathan Osbourne, Jordan Martella, Jordan Murphy.
Athy Town AFC – Damien Meade, Ryan O Toole, Mark Byrne, Niall Foley, Paul Whelan, Alan Sunderland, Karl Foley, Shane O Keeffe, Neil Sourke, Joe Foley, Corey Moore, Jonathan Robinson, Jack Bolger, Evan Maher, Andy Coughlan, David Murphy, Nick O Rourke.
Referee – Ger McNally.
30 July 2017
23 July 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division Focus
(KDFL Lumsden league Cup)


Clane's United’s run of bad luck continued through to the Lumsden Cup when they were defeated 3-0 by an inform Naas United side. They will rue some wasteful chances in this highly entertaining cup game. The home side started very brightly and in the opening 20 mins had two really good efforts from Ben Kelly and Warren Beale. Stephen Dunne replaced the injured Ciaran Quinn and was unlucky when his effort rebounded off the post also before the break.
Naas fly out of the traps in the second half and got a fortunate break when an unlucky misplaced pass found Naas striker who was clinical to fire them 1-0. This socre rocked the home side and 4 mins later Naas were awarded a penalty which fired them into a 2-0 lead.
Clane tried hard and on 65th minute were awarded a spot kick themselves only to miss which summed up their luck on the day. This killed off any chance of a fightback and with ten minutes remaining Naas secured their place in the next round. Best for the home side were Neil Cox and Robbie Philip.


Caragh Celtic progress to the last 8 of this year’s Lumsden Cup thanks to a string of fine saves from goal keeper of the month Robbie Hannon helping his side to a 2-1 victory. An excellent game of football from both sides saw Ballycane Celtic dominate for large periods, but they failed time after time to get the opening goal with Jamie Curran shooting just over from distance and Chris Higgins going very close with 2 efforts. Noel Byrnes excellent free kick in the 25th minute scraped wide of the post too. While Ross Hassard struck from distance forcing Hannon’s first save. Caragh opened the scoring somewhat against the run of play when Noel Byrne found space to cross, and Dean Bowers headed home from close range leaving Keith Higgins with no chance in goal for the away side. Ballycane werent deterred by going behind and moments later Ross Hassard was put through one on one with Hannon, Hassards shot from just outside the box had Hannon diving the wrong way, but the Caragh custodian still manage to get a touch on the ball to take the power off the effort and as it rolled towards goal, Shane Buckley sprinted back to just about clear the ball off the line. Caragh began the 2nd half in spritely fashion and Noel Byrne was brought down for a penalty early on from which he stepped up to make it 2-0 to the Senior Division league leaders. Ballycane were now left wondering how they were behind by 2 goals considering Higgins in goal hadnt had a thing to do so far. They kept plugging away and again Hannon was busy for his side, catching crosses, diving low to smother balls across the face of goal and making a point blank double save as Jay Curran and then Chris Higgins both failed with efforts. Moments later Hannon was at it again as Kevin Higgins went through on goal and again he was on hand to keep Chris Higgins out with the rebound. Ballycane’s Alex Dunne went close with an almost identical free kick to Byrnes in the first half and they bombarded the home side in the final minutes and finally they got the goal they deserved as Ross Hassard got on the end of Higgins cross with 5 minutes left. The pressure was on now and even goalkeeper Keith Higgins was up for the next set piece. Unfortunately Alex Dunne had to come off with a head injury needing stitches after he saw his header go just wide, there was still late chances in a crowded box but Caragh hung onto breathe a sigh of relief to have their names in the pot for the quarter final stage of this year’s competition
Ballycane were outstanding all over the pitch with Ross Hassard as their man of the match Kevin Higgins, John Paul Higgins and Alex Dunne also stood out on what was a very unlucky day for the Naas club, while Caragh’s Goalkeeper Robbie Hannon was referee Rob Kennedy’s choice of the overall man of the match which shows how close a tie this was, while goalscorers Noel Byrne and Dean Bowers also did well.

In the shock of the day Premier side Newbridge Hotspurs dumped reigning Champions Castle Villa AFC from the Senior Division out of this year’s competition with a slender 3-2 victory in a spirited performance. Despite being 1-0 down at the break Hotpsurs grabbed an equaliser early in the second half and took the lead soon afterwards having being reduced to ten men. Jordan Harmon slotted home Villa’s equaliser but with ten minutes remaining the hard working hotspurs clenched the all important winner. Villa threw everything at the Premier side for the last ten but to no avail and Hotspurs now progress to the next stage of the competition.
23 July 2017
23 July 2017
Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup (Round 1)
Caragh Celtic FC 0 Monasterevin AFC 1
Feature game – Leinster Leader


Division 1 side Monasterevin AFC cruised to the next round of the Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup with this workmanlike performance when they came away with an impressive 3-0 away victory over Division 2 side Caragh Celtic. In a great team performance they visitors never gave the home side an inch in the first half and opened the scoring after thirteen minutes when Eamon Ruane set Trevor Byrne free and he chip the advancing home keeper to put them 1-0 up.
The Monasterevin men doubled their advantage three minutes later when the impressive Trevor Byrne sent in an inch perfect cross to John Cummins who smashed home a towering header to the back post give the keeper no chance.
Indeed they could have increased their advantage moments later when John Whiteley hit a lovely snap shot that cannoned off the crossbar. Caragh played some neat ball but they were lacking somewhat up front. They were not without their chances and James Malone and Niall Nolan were unlucky not to reduce the deficit.
The visitors continued to press Caragh in search of another to put the game beyond the home side and their persistance paid off just before the break when Trevor Byrne added his second and his side’s third following some good approach work from Eamon Ruane, Andy Noonan and Pat McQuillan. It was a much more even affair in the second half with the home side throwing everything at the leaders. Niall Nolan came close on two separate occasions but Monasterevin held firm to progress to the next round. Best for the winners were Trevor Byrne and Andy Noonan, Eamon Ruane, Gareth O Reilly and man of the match Pat McQuillan while for Caragh Pat Fitzharris, Podge Brennan and Brian Shaughnessy were best.

Teams
Caragh Celtic – Brian Shuaghnessy, Jamie Smyth, John Storey, Padraig Brennan, Jack Malone, John Byrne, Ian Arnold, Tom Feane, Niall Nolan, Michael Murphy, Roy Pearson, Patrick Knowles, Pat Fitzharris.
Monasterevin AFC – Matt Kelly, Darren Siney, John Cummins, Gareth O Reilly, Kevin Gammell, Eamon Ruane, Pat McQuillan, John Whiteley, Alan Long, Andy Noonan, Trevor Byrne, Derek Bolger, James Mulhall.
23 July 2017
Ben Moran League Shield (Round 1)
Sallins Celtic 4 Kinnegad Juniors 2
Feature game Herald

Division 1 side Sallins Celtic booked their place in the next round of the Ben Moran League Shield when they were 4-2 AET victors over a plucky Kinnegad Juniors from Division 2. On a warm and sunny morning at Millbank in Sallins an end to end open game of football was contested by these two sides. Sallins settled quickly into the game and were very unlucky not to get something out of their first move with Herbert and Marshall linking up in the middle of the park to put Mc Donnell through on goal but his shot was fired over the bar. Sallins continued to press and enjoyed the loins share of possession in the opening 15 minutes with the only Kinnegad’s only chance falling to Adam Woods but he failed to hit the target. On 17 minutes and completely against the run of play, a long ball over the top again to the impressive Woods paid off as his shot was hammer home low to the corner of the Sallins net.
Sallins continued to press over the next 15 minutes and despite dominating possession could not break Kinnegad down. On 31 minutes Kinnegad were two up following a misunderstanding in the Sallins defence which left Jordon Mc Ateer an easy tap in to an open Sallins goal. Sallins quickly responded and a great break from left full Mick Mulhall forced Kinnegad into a foul. Up stepped Niall Herbert to finish the resulting free kick to the bottom right hand corner of the Kinnegad net…GAME ON! End to end exchanges finished out the half as Sallins pressed for the equalisier.
The second half started the same with Sallins dominating possession and taking the game to Kinnegad. Chance after chance for Sallins passed but Kinnegad started to fade as Sallins fitness levels started to take over. After camping in their own half Kinnegad were to finally come undone in the 82nd minute with a ball in from a Herbert corner and hammered home to the net by the impressive Gary Pender. Sallins now on top pushed for the winner and both McDonnell and Stephen Maher were unlucky on two occasions not to seal the win! 2-2 after 90 minutes…extra time was going to be needed to separate these two sides…
Again Sallins started the brightest and McDonnell was unlucky not to get a reward two minutes from the restart. The reward was to finally come as Sallins pressed again and won a free kick just outside the Kinnegad area. Keith Byrnes pin point free kick was met by the head of Herbert and nested in the top right hand corner of the Kinnegad…3-2 Sallins. Sallins controlled the remained of the first half of extra time with Kinnegad having to make several clearances to keep Sallins out.
Sallins with the stronger bench were able to introduce fresh legs in the second half of extra time and this just added to the pressure Kinnegad found themselves under. Herbert was to finish off a fine display after again Kinnegad conceded a free kick just outside their area. Up stepped Herbert and fired his shot to the top left hand corner of the Kinnegad net and finish off his man of the match performance. Sallins into the next round with outstanding performance from Pender, Poutch, Maher, Marshall and Herbert. Best for Kinnegad were Woods, McAtees, Vaz and Paddy Corless who had a man of the match performance in his best game of the season.

Teams ;
Sallins Celtic – Mark Kilgallon, Graig McCormack, Gary Pender, Dan Poutch, Michael Mulhall, Chirs Meade, Nathan Marshall, Stephen Maher, Keith Byrne, Niall Herbert, Derek McDonnell, Adam O Connor, Dan O Connor, Sean Power, Dennis Cummins.
Kinnegad Juniors - Conor Briscoe, Devon Reid, Nicholas Vaz, Luke Corless, Matthew Patrick Corless, Jordan McAteer, Eoghan Smith, Michael Browne, Adam Woods, James Rossiter, Phil Lial, Evan Dowling.
Referee – Eric McCann
23 July 2017
16 July 2017
Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
Clane United FC 1 5 Inny FC (Round 3)
Feature game – Herald

League newcomers Inny FC moved into third spot in the Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 with this impressive 5-1 away victory over Clane United on Sunday. Inny F.C travelling with a depleted squad through a combination of both injuries and holidays were cautious of their trip having been defeated 5-4 in the previous fixture.
Both sides started at a frantic pace and both were guilty of squandering chances early on. The visitors eventually opening the scoring after twenty minutes when fullback Ed Cummins found Max Brady in space he in turn found Mark Hickey who cut inside two players before delivering a cross into the box for the youthful Dean Dinnegan to flick home from close range to put them 1-0 up.
Inny were still celebrating when Clane drew level following a fine individual effort from Eoghan Maguire . With five minutes on the clock to the break Inny got a crucial second when a scrambled ball into the box from a corner was knocked home from Darragh Reilly and they followed this up quickly with a third, this time from the boot of Emmet Corrigan to leave the visitors 3-1 up going into the break.

Inny seem to find more of astride on the resumption upping the tempo but again the failed in front of goal but on the hour they found themselves 4-1 up when Dinnegan was set up by Darragh Reilly and Dinnegan added another with twelve minutes remaining following some great approach work from Darragh Kenna to make it a 5-1 convincing away victory. Best for the winners was man of the match Ed Cummins while for Clane Eoghan Maguire, Jack Crowley and Alan Casey excelled.

Teams –
Clane United- Patrick O Sugrue, Cullen Mooney, Oisin Burke, Jack Crowley, Ciaran O Connor, Alan Casey, Mark Brien, Eoghan Maguire, Michael Reynolds, Donal O Connor, Conor Black, Niall Walsh, Cian Byrne, Stephen Carrigan, Johnny Quinn, Sean Harnett, Kevin Mooney.
Inny FC – Jamie Byrne, Jamie Loran, John Posenalli, Mark Brady, Daragh Reilly, Mark Hickey, Ed Cummins, Emmet Corrigan, Dean Dinnegan, Mark Brady, Daragh Keena, Andy Allen, Shane Byrne.
16 July 2017
Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup (Round 1)
Newbridge Town AFC BLUE 0 1 Naas United FC
Feature game – Leinster Leader

Naas united FC booked their place to the next round of the Masters Cup with this hard earned 1-0 victory over Newbridge Town AFC BLUE. This was a highly anticipated Masters Cup round 1 match played in beautiful sunshine on Saturday evening. With two of the top teams in division 1 squaring off, tonight’s match would mean that one of the pre-cup favourites would be knocked out in the first round.
The game started off at a frenetic pace with both teams testing the measure of their opponents. Some excellent football was being played and it was a contrast between Naas’s direct style and Newbridge Town’s more measured approach. Neither team gave up many chances as both defences dominated their opposite numbers. Chances that arrived were half chances as last minute tackles and stern defending snuffed out clear shots on goal. The game tentatively ended 0-0 at half time, despite late attempts at goal from Naas United’s Jamie Gray and Paul Clarke.
The second half carried on much in the same vain but as the half drew on fatigue started setting in and you could sense that chances were coming. Naas were the first to really threaten and started getting to the end line and put in menacing crosses into the box. One of which from Stephen Burke nearly bore fruit and Naas look destined to score at the back post but some superb defending by the Newbridge centre half stopped a shot that looked certain to hit the back of the net. This seemed to reinvigorate Newbridge as they pressed and hassled Naas and the Naas defence started sitting deeper and a great one-two by the Newbridge central midfielders saw a cracking 25 yard effort from Danny Whelan just sail wide. Shortly after the best chance of the game fell to Newbridge Town as their aerial power from a corner almost saw the opening goal from Shane Kelly, a powerful header from the corner from 10 yards was brilliantly parried away by the Naas stand in keeper Eoin Giblin. With 2 minutes to go in the match Newbridge Town found themselves 3v3 in a very promising position to punish Naas and get the crucial opening goal but the move agonisingly broke down. Naas turned defence into attack in a sweeping move down the right, they once more got to the byline and a speculative cross was parried by the Newbridge keeper that fell straight to Kevin Curtis who from 5 yards toe poked the ball into Newbridge’s empty net to make it 1-0 to the visitors and send them into the next round of the Masters Cup. Best for the winners were Jamie Gray, Kevin Curtis and Jimi McGrath while for a disappointed Newbridge Danny Whelan and Wayne Callaghan were best.

Teams
Newbridge Town BLUE
Neil Duane, Derek Slattery, Declan O Brien, Anton Bolton, Danny Whelan, Wayne Callaghan, Robbie Cullen, Stephen O Hagan,, Shane Kelly, Neil Barnby, George Byrne, John Paul Lee, Richie Reid, Alan Feane, Keith Reddy, Bernard Eustace, Eugene Donovan.
Naas United FC
Eoin Giblin, Jimi McGrath, Brian Larkin, Ger Murray, Stephen Burke, Wayne Doyle, Kevin Curtis, Andrew Sherdian, Jamie Gray, Vinny O Connor, Jamie Lambe, Shane Phelan, Eric Giblin, Paul Clarke.
9 July 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

With Senior League teams out in League, Divisional Cup and League Cup over the weekend it was a mixed bag of football.

Castle Villa AFC put another three points on the board with a real workmanlike performance which yielded three wonderful goals and some lovely football to boot, beating reigning champs Liffey Celtic FC in the process. The game began with both teams playing some good possession and despite chances being few and far between the visitors got a deserved opener just on the stroke of half time with a Jordan Harmon strike, assisted by Captain Stephen McDonald on his return following injury. Indeed it was the Captain who added the second early into the second half with a fine strike off his weaker left foot before Roy Byrne settled the tie ten minutes later with a toe poke past the onrushing Liffey netminder. Best for the winners on the day were scorers Harmon, McDonald and Byrne with Dylan Costigan, Bryan Hickey and James Byrne also excelling.

Naas United also turned out well today also with a convincing victory over Woodstock Celts away from home on Saturday evening which now sends them into joint third place in the Division. In a tough physical game a Paddy Diamond hat trick opened the account for Naas followed by a goal from the spot from the youthful Ollie Dunne and a fantastic header from Gareth Whelan wrapped up all three points for the visitors. Best for the winners were Kyle Denny, Jamie Dunne and man of the match and hat trick hero Paddy Diamond.

Redwood just about shaded it over Clane United today in this Peter McIntyre Senior Cup preliminary game between the two midtable sides coming away with a slender one nil victory over a battling Clane side in glorious sunshine at Doctors road, Clane.
The home side started very strongly and on six minutes were unlucky with a sweeping move between Ciaran Quinn and Ciaran Kelly whose inch perfect cross was met by Gavin O’ Dwyer at the back post but his attempt was inches wide. Clane continued to press and pass with intensity with Ciaran Quinn dictating matter. They continued their pressure and on fifteen minutes the energetic Robbie Phillips burst through midfield, picked out Warren Beale who played the ball to Ciaran Kelly and his shot was excellently saved by redwoods keeper Amir Mullaly.
On the half hour Redwood took a surprise lead. A long hopeful ball into Clane's defence found the unmarked David O Connell for him to loop over James Callan in the home goal to put the visitors 1-0 up. Clane responded well with efforts on 38 & 42 Minutes from Gavin O’ Dwyer and Warren Beale however they went in at half time trailing by the single strike.
The second half started with great intensity as the home side upped the anti and on fifty seven minutes a great move released Ciaran Kelly whose inch perfect cross found Robbie Philips at the back post but his effort went wide to deny Clane an equaliser.   Credit due to the leaders they huffed and defended like warriors to deny Clane time and time again and in particular a superb chance when Ciaran kelly was fantastic and his cross found Jason Devine but his chance went agonisingly wide and visitors Redwood went on to progress to the next stage. Best for the winners were David O Connell and Stephen McCarthy while for Clane who will rue their missed chances, Ciaran Kelly, Ciaran Quinn and Jack Kelly excelled.


Ballycane Celtic were spared some blushes with an eventual 4-2 Lumsden League Cup Round 2 victory over Division 1 side Sallins Celtic who came from 2-0 down to take the score to 2-2 just on the stroke of Half Time. The home side had begun brilliantly with some changes to the regular starting 11, passing the ball around and making Sallins work hard. The opening goal came through Naoise Drewitt with a superb volley from 25 yards out in the 9th minute. Keelan Noone made it 2-0 with a delicate finish with 25 minutes gone after great play out wide by Dane Higgins. But Ballycane took the foot off the gas after that and Sallins didnt let them away with taking it easy. Niall Herbert making the most of a defensive mistake in the 38th minute an finished well for 2-1. Sallins got the equaliser in the 44th minute when again Herbert didnt let up as he blocked down Dean Loughran’s attempted clearance, the ball hit Loughran again before looping over stand in Keeper Kevin Higgins. Ballycane now had a job on their hands and were lucky in the 55th minute when Stephen Kenna blazed over the bar from 6 yards out. The home side went back in front just a minute later when substitute Alex Dunne set Rob Heavey away on the wing and his excellent cross was bravely put away by the opposite winger Chris Higgins with a sliding finish. It was 4-2 moments later when Ross Hazzard was put through one on one, he calmly rounded the keeper before finishing well to the corner and give Ballycane back their 2 goal lead. The home side made a couple of changes after this and saw the game out in the sweltering heat as the Senior Division side get themselves in the draw for the last 16 of the 2017 Lumsden Cup.
Best for Ballycane were Naoise Drewitt, Chris Higgins and Robert Heavey, while Alex Dunne grasped the game for the home side with a superb cameo appearance from the bench. 

Monasterevin AFC made their exit from the 2017 Lumsden League Cup on Saturday evening when they were comprehensively overturned by Premier Division highflyers Monread FC Monread dominated much of this league cup game and came away deserved winners. 
The opening 10 minutes saw monasterevin soak up a lot of pressure and dealt with what Monread threw at them. The Premier league side controlled most of the game and put four past the visitors, without reply. Monasterevin pulled a goal back when a neat ball by Lee Moore set Danny Dee free and he finished neatly to make it 4-1.  Monread came back and hit two more to make the score line 6-1 going into the closing stages. The visitors got another goal through the same link up but it was Danny Dee the provider who sent Lee Moore on his way to beat the keeper. Monread were not finished and added a seventh in the dying moment. Best for a disappointed Monasterevin side were Shane Kevin, Rhys Heavey, Lee Moore and Danny Dee.
9 July 2017
Peter McIntyre Senior Cup (Prelim)
Clane United FC 0 Redwood FC 1

Feature game – Leader


Redwood just about shaded it over Clane United today in this Peter McIntyre Senior Cup preliminary game between the two midtable sides coming away with a slender one nil victory over a battling Clane side in glorious sunshine at Doctors road, Clane.
The home side started very strongly and on six minutes were unlucky with a sweeping move between Ciaran Quinn and Ciaran Kelly whose inch perfect cross was met by Gavin O’ Dwyer at the back post but his attempt was inches wide. Clane continued to press and pass with intensity with Ciaran Quinn dictating matter. They continued their pressure and on fifteen minutes the energetic Robbie Phillips burst through midfield, picked out Warren Beale who played the ball to Ciaran Kelly and his shot was excellently saved by redwoods keeper Amir Mullaly.
On the half hour Redwood took a surprise lead. A long hopeful ball into Clane's defence found the unmarked David O Connell for him to loop over James Callan in the home goal to put the visitors 1-0 up. Clane responded well with efforts on 38 & 42 Minutes from Gavin O’ Dwyer and Warren Beale however they went in at half time trailing by the single strike.
The second half started with great intensity as the home side upped the anti and on fifty seven minutes a great move released Ciaran Kelly whose inch perfect cross found Robbie Philips at the back post but his effort went wide to deny Clane an equaliser.   Credit due to the leaders they huffed and defended like warriors to deny Clane time and time again and in particular a superb chance when Ciaran kelly was fantastic and his cross found Jason Devine but his chance went agonisingly wide and visitors Redwood went on to progress to the next stage. Best for the winners were David O Connell and Stephen McCarthy while for Clane who will rue their missed chances, Ciaran Kelly, Ciaran Quinn and Jack Kelly excelled.

Teams
Clane United FC – James Callan, Robbie Philips, Jack Kelly, Neil Cox, Ciaran Quinn, Ken Kelly, Gavin O Dwyer, Warren Beale, Cillian Patchell, Ciaran Kelly, Niall McDaid, Gavin Cox, Stephen Quinn, Jason Devine, Danny Callan, Daragh Deane.
Redwood FC – Amir Mullaly, Billy Archbold, Stephen McCarthy, Ian Maloney, Luke Hilliard, Eoin Kavanagh, Leon Finnegan, Bernard Redmond, Johnny Finnegan, David O Connell, Willie Collins, Sam O Neill, Mark Murphy, Cian Glavin, Eoin Messit.
Referee – E Sullivan.
9 July 2017
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division Cup (Round 1)
Leixlip United FC 1 Enfield Celtic 1 (leixlip United FC win 4-2 on penalties after FT)
Feature game – Herald.

Leixlip United (Div 2) progressed to the next round of the Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup when they defeated Enfield Celtic, in the dreaded penalty shootout, having drawn 1-1 after full time on Saturday. The game started, as you would expect, at a blistering pace with Enfield taking the initiative and they opened the scoring when they won a free from the edge of the box after five minutes. Gareth Pepper’s superb free was palmed onto the home crossbar by keeper Terry Cassidy, however Shane Dempsey was on hand to tap home the rebound putting the visitors ahead early on.

The home side pushed hard for an equaliser and almost got one as Niall Fennelly headed a Tom St Ledger corner goal wards only for it to be cleared off the line by Enfield defender Chris Hunt. Indeed Enfield had to sustain a period of intense pressure from Leixlip and went in defending their slender lead at the break.
The home side continued their onslaught on the resumption and eventually got the goal their hard work deserved as Noel Wynne headed home a shot by John Brennan on the hour mark. Both teams pushed hard trying to find a winner and Leixlip Utd came closest as Ian Tighe's fantastic chip came back off the cross bar. Neither side could find an opening in the last ten and the game went to penalties in which the home side proved the more clinical. Tom St Ledger was unfortunate to miss Leixlip’s first but Enfield went on to send two wide while Cassidy save one also. Darragh Kineavy, Stephen Ellis and Noel Wynne slotting home for the north Kildare side. Best on the day for Leixlip were Stephen Ellis at centre half, Cassidy in goal and Ian Tighe and Noel Wynne in the middle of the park. Best for Enfield were scorer Dempsey and Joe Mullen in midfield.


Teams
Leixlip United FC - Terry Cassidy GK, Aidan O'Brien RF, Graham McAuley LF, Stephen Ellis & Darragh Kineavy CB, Stephen Cummins RW, Noel Wynne LW, Niall Fennelly and Tom St Ledger CM, Ian Tighe & John Brennan CF. Paul Cleary sub.
Enfield Celtic – Keith Brady, Chris Hunt, Shane O Neill, Cathal Finnegan, Paul Burdett, Andrew Grace, John McLoughlin, Joe Mullen, Derek Byrne, Gareth Pepper, Shane Dempsey, Gawn James, Joe Creghan, Stephen Ainscott, Fran Hynes, Ed Forkin.
Referee – S Gavin.
2 July 2017
KDFL Womens Division 2
Rathangan AFC 0 Sallins Celtic FC 9
Feature game – Leader

An under-strength Rathangan AFC were no match for Division 1 highflyers Sallins Celtic on Monday evening at the newly redeveloped Canal road when they were comprehensively overturned. The visitors came out of the blocks quickly and went one nil up within minutes courtesy of a superb strike from Stacey Harris after she was put through by Janice Boland. Rathangan were dealt a severe blow before the game following some late withdrawals through injury and illness which did not help their cause. Sallins continued to probe and went 2-0 up after ten minutes when Harris added her and her side’s second, indeed she added another two before the break along side Janice Boland and Sinead Leahy.
Rathangan fought back such is their unwavered spirit and enthusiasm but despite the best efforts of Becky Doyle and Aimee O’Neill they could find no way past Lisa Carey and Jenny Herbert at the heart of the visiting defence. Joe Lovett and Kelly Ann Murphy added further goals for Sallins to add to Rathangan’s woes and Sallin’s ran out convincing winners. True to form the girls from Rathangan never gave up the ghost and continued to battle to the final whistle through good efforts from Naomi Shiels and Louisa Malone. Sallins on the other hand showed great sportsmanship after the final whistle when they stay on to offer words of encouragement to their young rivals.
Best for Sallins were Jo Lovett, Janice Boland and Stacey Harris, while for Rathagan Naomi Shiels, Louisa Malone, Becky Doyle and Aimee O’Neill excelled.

Teams –
Rathangan - Amanda Farrelly, Nicole Cullen, Lynda Nevin, Becky Doyle, Kelly Mohan, Claire Breen, Louisa Malone, Aimee O’Neill, Rachel Conlon, Nicole Broughan, Naomi Shiels, Ellen Sexton.
Sallins Celtic FC – Dawn Murray, Sue Power, Emma Keogh, Lisa Carey, Jenny Herbert, Kelly Ann Murphy, Sinead Leahy, Stacey Harris, Jo Lovett, Janice Boland, Amy O Connor, Laura Dooley, Lindsey McKenna.
Referee – Brendan Querney.
2 July 2017
So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1
Mountmellick United FC 2 Kildare Town AFC 6
Feature game Herald

KildareTown AFC continued their unbeaten run on Monday with this well deserved and convincing 6-2 win over Division 1 newbies Mountmellick United FC away from home. From the get go both sides were trying to play attacking football while trying to negotiate the dreadful weather conditions.
The home side started the brighter and they went 1-0 up after ten minutes when Autumn O Neill scored a fantastic individual effort. Kildare got their feet back after this early setback and presed the home side with some great interchanges between Aoife Connolly, Simone Bell and Amy Phelan.
The visitors were rewarded for their pressure just before the break when Simone Bell finished neatly to leaves the sides going in deadlocked at 1-1 at half time.
Kildare continued as they left off on the resumption and they went 2-1 up ten minutes into the second half with a strike from Stephanie Doyle, giving home keeper Jennifer Parkinson no chance. However Mountmellick were not to be outdone and Kildare were still celebrating when Linda Lee equalised for the home side following some excellent approach work from Christina O Riordan to make it all squar again at 2-2.
Midway through the half Kildare edge ahead again following the awarding of a penalty when Simone Bell was fouled in the area and the lethal Rhona Mulhall made no mistake from the spot to make it 3-2 to the visitors and they doubled their advantage almost immediately when Amy Phelan added her second and her sides fourth. The home side now threw everything at Kildare leaving gaps at the back and there were punished when Kildare broke Simone Bell was pulled down for a penalty which was duly converted by the impressive Mulhall to make it 5-2 with no way back for Mountmellick. Try as they might Mountmellick could find no way past a resolute Kildare back line and the visitors went on to score a late goal leaving the final score 6-2 to Kildare. Best for the winners were bell, Mulhall and Phelan while for a Mountmellick side which never gave up, Christina O Riordan and Linda Lee were best.

Mountmellick United FC – Jennifer Parkinson, Caoimhe Kenna, Ali Richardson, Michelle Carroll, Patrice McEvoy, Amy Coss, Linda Lee, Austeja Labutute, Autumn O Neill, Katie Casey, Christina O Riordan, Niamh Coss, Gace Dempsey.

Kildare Town AFC – Lea Ronan, Any Mulhall, Vicky Kelly, Aisling Powell, Sam Ronan, Amy Phelan, Nicole Heaney, Aoife Connolly, Dawn Hayden, Stephanie Doyle, Nicola Lawless, Mary Lawless, Donna Hickey, Simone Bell, Rhona Mulhall.

Referee – Syd Comerford.
25 June 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION

Ballycane Celtic came away from Rathbride Road with a much needed 3 points after they salvaged a point on the road in midweek with a late equaliser against Clane. Kildare found themselves under early pressure with Alex Dunne heading over a Naoise Drewitt cross and Rob Heavey should have done better when he was played through one on one with the keeper by Podge Cody, but a divet saw Heavey fail to connect with the ball properly and he struck wide. The home side soon found their feet though and on 8 minutes had a great chance to open the scoring when Pento Sage found their striker with a lovely through ball, but he struck a weak effort straight at Keith Higgins in the Ballycane goal. The same player didn’t have to wait too much longer though as 2 minutes later a high ball caught Ballycane’s defence out and he was able to pounce on the mistake to slot past Higgins and open the scoring. Two more efforts came in quick succession from Ballycane as Alex Dunne was unlucky to head over Naoise Drewitt’s set piece before Drewitt himself struck a brilliant volley from 30 yards out, just wide of the upright on 21 minutes. The visitors were passing the ball well and Kevin Higgins was whipping in some very dangerous crosses from the right while his opposite winger Chris Higgins was starting to get the beating of Kildare’s right back. But it could so easily have been 2-0 in the 28th minute when Kildare had a brilliant chance from a corner. No.3 snuck into the 6 yard box completely unmarked but somehow headed over from close range. Ballycane woke up defensively after that and Dermot Doyle began to lead the line brilliantly with some calm controlled possession play, while Kevin Higgins again put a great ball in from the right on 38 minutes but Chris Higgins saw his effort saved. 2 minutes later it was Chris Higgins down the other wing causing problems and he laid a pass inside to Podge Coady who struck just wide as the half ended 1-0 to Kildare Town.
The visitors fought back and there was only 2 minutes gone in the half when they got the equaliser through Chris Higgins after an excellent move saw Alex Dunne play a pass into the feet of Coady, whose perfectly weighted lay off was straight into the path of Chris Higgins run, and he smashed home from 10 yards out. Two minutes later an invigorated Chris Higgins could have had a second when Keelan Noone showed great vision to see his run and Kildare’s keeper made the first of his 3 great saves low to his right. Pento Sage was lively for the home side and he struck from distance on 55 mins before seeing a freek kick go well wide on 60 minutes. Ballycane were making the most of Chris Higgins on the left as again he tore at the full back before cutting a ball back for Dean Loughran who curled a shot and again the keeper made a terrific save. Having spotted the joy Higgins was getting from the Left, Podge Coady dropped out into a wide position on 68 minutes and he ran at the home defence, twisting and turning left and right he found himself on bye line inside the box, neatly chipped a ball to the back post and there was Alex Dunne on hand to smash home and make it 2-1 to the away side. Ballycane’s confidence was high and there were further half chances for Drewitt and Coady, before Chris Higgins was at it again with another brilliant run and a one two with Coady saw Higgins play a first time ball low to the front post, Keelan Noone came onto it perfectly and couldnt have connected any better, but Kildare’s keeper made another brilliant save with his feet this time. Kildare did pile on some late pressure with No.3 striking wide from distance with 85 mins gone and in the 5th minute of stoppage time they won a corner and sent everybody into the box (including keeper Sam Holland) but Dermot Doyle headed away for Ballycane and the final whistle was blown by Referee Eddie Sullivan.
Best for Ballycane was man of the match Chris Higgins, while Dermot Doyle was excellent in defence. And Podge Coady, Kevin Higgins, Naoise Drewitt and Alex Dunne all added to a fine team display by the away side.



Caragh continued their winning ways with a comprehensive win over close neighbours Clane United this morning in Donore on a scoreline of 4-0. Caragh started the brighter and where ahead after 10mins when "Bruce" Wayne Bowers scored after a great cross from Dean Bowers. The exchanges were even after the opening goal with both sides creating chances in a very open game. The best of these were a first time Billy Martin effort rattling the Clane crossbar and a well saved Noel Byrne free kick. Clane's best Ciaran Quinn’s 1 on 1 with Hannon in the Caragh goal but Hannon made a great save to keep it 1-0 and Clane were made to rue that opportunity as with the next attack Sir Reggie Riordan scored a great individual goal as he picked the ball up in midfield, beat 3 Clane defenders and slotted home with precision. As the half drew to a close Dean Bowers scored to make it 3-0. THE 2nd half was a tight affair with no real opportunities for either side but with 15mins to go, Caragh made it 4 when a floated Noel Byrne free kick was headed home by Riordan for his 2nd of the day. Best for Caragh was Hannon in goals, Danny Brady and man of the match Sean Leeson, Billy Martin in midfield and the dynamic duo of Bowers and Riordan on top while best for a disappointed Clane United was Robbie Philips.

Naas United FC had a convincing 3-0 win over neighbours Liffey Celtic on Sunday also. An Ollie Dunne free kick from 25 yards was their opener followed up by great individual effort from Leon Carroll and Paddy Diamond. Best for the winners were Man of the match Leon Carroll and Paddy Diamond.





Castle Villa came into this mornings match against near neighbours Woodstock looking to build on their midweek win against naas and they didn’t disappoint as they raced into a 5 nil lead before the break with goals from Nathan Doyle, Vinny Dowling, James Byrne and Chris Bermingham. Having ran their socks off in the first period Villa made a few changes at half time and a change in formation didn't help as the home side laboured a bit in the second period and conceded a penalty mid way through the half however there was to be no other scares throughout the second period and despite numerous chances going a begging up the other end the homeside were pretty pleased with the performance and the result which went hand in hand with the performance Best for Villa were Thierry Bouchon, Chris Bermingham and the tireless nathan Doyle up front.


The Croft continued as they left off against woodstock wednesday night with a win and an 8 goal thriller in Barrett Park Monasterevin this morning. The visitors settled early and found themselves 1 goal ahead after 5 mins when Shane Bennett added his 9th of the season after a pin point Bryon Reid cross.
In fairness Suncroft should have been out of sight after the 1st 20 mins with Bennett and Darren Kilbey between them both had at least 5 decent chances between them to pull ahead.
However a stubborn Monasterevin side had other ideas and drew level on 39mins through great persistence from Shane Kevin.
Monasterevin with their tails up added another after a defensive mix up on half time and Suncroft went in at the half time break both stunned and a goal behind when Lee Moore finished a fine move involving the the impressive Shane Kevin.
The Halftime team talk was x rated and I think it really didn’t sink in until the croft went 3-1 behind just as the 2nd half resumed when Danny Dee smashed home a fine through all from Adam O Flaherty. Suncroft’s Management team of Reid and Barnby changed things around and brought Dylan Connolly on. He was quickly involved and was part of the move that set up brother Gazza to drag the croft back into the title race,when his curled shot sailed past Home keeper Kevin Kelly.
For the last 30 mins the real Suncroft team we are used to showed up and Dylan Connolly got on the scoresheet himself to level the game at 3-3 with 27mins remaining.
The Croft didnt come for 1pt and cruised into a 4-3 lead when Dylan Connolly again used his skill to slot the ball past ex suncroft player Kelly in the Monasterevin goal.
The game was over as a contest when Connolly got his hatrick and no more than he deserved to get a valuable 3pts and the all important win to keep the pressure on leage rivals Caragh Celtic who also won. An excellent 2nd half performance from the croft will send shockwaves through the KDFL.
Best for the croft Gazza Connolly, Eddie McDonald, Darren Kilbey, Bryon Reid, Shane Bennett and Mikey O'Toole whose invaluable experience helped the team to the win.
the Beast in the croft and two quick goals drew the sides level, Gary Connolly with a curler into bottom corner and a tap in from the suncroft striker. Best for monasterevin were Lee Moore Danny Dee Simon lutrell and Shane Kevin.
25 June 2017
Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3
Coill Dubh AFC 2 Clane United FC 2
Feature game – Leader

A share of the spoils was a fair result in this Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3 League clash between near neighbours Coill Dubh AFC and Clane United FC.
The home side started the better creating a few early chances however they were dealt a set back early on when Clane were awarded a penalty to put the visitors 1-0 after the impressive Gary Harnett was fouled in the area and Aaron Seery stepped up to dispatch the spot kick and put his side 1-0 up after ten minutes. After the early set back Coill Dubh struggled at times to get their game back and were left reeling when Clane doubled their advantage this time a great individual effort from Gary Harnett following his hard work.
Once again Coill Dubh made it difficult for themselves having to make another comeback and not for the first time this season. They showed great character and spirit in the second half to pull it back. 
Their comeback started with a goal once again from Dale Percival, his 3rd in three games from midfield, with another great run, latching onto a through ball and finishing well to make it 2-1 early in the second half.
The 2nd goal came shortly after with Steven Doyle finishing great from a tight angle on the left. Coill Dubh should have went on to win it with a missed penalty and Clane Utd Goalkeeper also making some great saves to deny Coill Dubh the win.  Best for the home side was Dale Percival and Doyle while for Clane, who will not be impressed giving away a two goal advantage, where Patrick Foster, Philip Mylod, Josh Ntim and the ever present Gary Harnett.
25 June 2017
KDFL Premier Division
Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson united 5 Arlington FC 4
Feature game – Herald

A welcomed three points for Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson Utd as they edged out League Newbies Arlington FC in this nine goal thriller in the Premier Division. From start to finish it was a tight game with both teams playing very strongly. Bridgewood/Eleson opened the scoring in the fifth minute courtesy of a well taken strike from the boot of Charlie Swords. Five minutes later it was 2-0 to the home side courtesy of a fantastic individual effort from John Sullivan. Arlington then stepped up and put the pressure on and a free kick at the edge of the box taken by Robbie McNeill was slotted past home custodian Palmer to make it 2-1. The game had to be stopped in the 35th minute for 45 minutes due to a very bad knee injury sustained by David Percival. When the game resumed, it was all the away side but great defending from Adrian McNamee and Gus O'Neill stopped them from coming close to goals and the home side went in defending their slender one goal advantage
Arlington kept the pressure on the home side in the early stages of the second half and bagged a deserved equaliser after 60 minutes of play left the sides 2-2, a penalty converted by Scott Osbourne following a foul on Joe Gorman. However the home side edged ahead again six minutes later when Charlie Swords hit the net again again to make it 3-2. In the 71st minute the visitors were awarded their second penalty of the day and again Scott Osbourne was the hero when he made no mistake from the spot to level matters again. . The home came back again and edged ahead at 4-3 when Donie Percival was on the mark with fifteen on the clock but Arlington were not to be outdone and drew level five minutes later when Scott Osbourne completed his hat trick. However, the home team pushed on stole all three points in the dying moments with a goal from John Quinn to finish the game 5-4.
Best for the winners were Adrian McNamee, Nathan Gahan, David Percival and Charlie Swords while best for Arlington who were unfortunate not to get something from the game was Oleg Shishkargu.
Teams
Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson United
Dessie Palmer, Clint Maher, Adrian McNamee , Gus O'Neill ‘ David Percival, Donie Percival
Nathan Gahan , Joe Bowers , Charlie Swords, Damien Leeson, John Sullivan , John Quinn for David Percival, 35 minutes, Joe Kenny for John Sullivan, 63 minutes , Ciarán Bowers for Donie Percival, 77 minutes.
Arlington F.C ; Eugenie Nolan, Joe Tully,Chris Hoskins,Kevin Dodson, Scott Osbourne , Joe Gorman, Oleg Shishkargu , Daryl Foy , Robbie McNeill , Eoghan Gleeson , Chirstopher Higgins.
Referee : Robbie Kennedy.
18 June 2017
Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3
Monasterevin AFC 1 Allenwood Celtic FC 2
Feature game – Leader

Allenwood Celtic kept the pressure on League front runners Naas AFC and Newbridge Hotspurs in the Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3 with his hard earned victory over Monasterevin AFC on Sunday.
A change to match day suited both clubs and the weather was perfect for a game of football, not a cloud in the sky with a soft breeze made for perfect playing conditions, the heat however would challenge the players level of fitness. Allenwood came to this fixture looking to get their promotion push back on track after last week’s defeat to table toppers Naas Afc and they would be looking to build on a good point away to high flying Clane United.
Allenwood started the game well, passing on the great surface and managed to get through on goal early on when Stephen Ennis found Emmett Moore, Emmett unleashed a powerful shot which the keeper saved but at the expense of a corner.  Only a minute later Emmett would have another crack at goal from the edge of the box which was saved again at the second attempt by the home keeper Joe Delaney.
Monasterevin had their first shot after 15 minutes from outside the box but Anto Conway’s wffort was wide of the post. Allenwood defence was playing well. Monasterevin again had their keeper to thank when Delaney made a stunning save from Jay Ryan’s effort, having been put through by Michael Featherston midway through the half.
Monasterevin were not without their chances at the other end and Allenwood’s Eoin O Reilly made a brilliant tackle on Dave Carthy just before the break to keep the score deadlocked at 0-0 going into the break.
The second half started well for the visitors with Martin Baneham and Stephen Ennis passing well and a free kick from just inside the opposition half would prove to be the path to their first goal. The ball was lofted into the box and well cleared by the defence but Stephen Ennis was well positioned to take the ball in and hit a beautiful shot from all of 30 yards or more to finish high into the corner of the home goal, giving Delaney no chance, to put the visitors 1-0 up on the hour.
The joy was shorted lived however as Monasterevin would pounce on a loose ball in the away side back line and a decent headed finish by Anto Conway found the net to level matters five minutes later.
Allenwood respond almost straight away as Martin Benaham played in a corner for Michael Featherston to flick on for Emmett Moore to finish at the back post past the outreached Delaney to put the visitors 2-1 up with fifteen minutes remaining. It was backs to the wall for the leader for the final fifteen but they stood firm for a very important three points. Best for the winners were Eoin O Reilly in defence, Benny Langan, Declan Coyle and Stephen Ennis in midfield.

Teams

Monasterevin AFC – Joe Delaney, Dan Allen, Conor Veighey, Liam Allen, Brian White, Frank Kelly, David Carty, Mark Sealey, Anto Conway, Stephen Maher, John Cummins, Trevor Byrne, Aaron Burke, Ben Ferreter, Adam Kavanagh.
Allenwood Celtic FC – Mark Curran, Sean Coyle, Shane Smullen, Declan Coyle, Benny Langan, Eoin O Reilly, Martin Baneham, Stephen Ennis, Emmet Moore, Jason Ryan, Glen Cullen, Jamie Wyse, Mark Smullen, Ken Hanlon, Mark Featherston, Craig Kinsella.
Referee – JA Kelly.

18 June 2017
KDFL Division 2
Donard FC 2 Suncroft AFC 4
Feature game – Herald

Suncroft AFC seconds consolidated their mid table position with this hard earned away victory over a dogged Donard FC. The eventual winners started off sluggish but got into the game after ten minutes with their first corner however it ended up  straight in the home keepers hands and ten minutes later the ‘Croft’s Craig O Grady saw his well taken strike saved. Donard got in behind the suncroft defence and had strike on goal only to have John Brown in goal pull off a fantastic save to keep the score at parity. Midway through the half the visitors eventually broke the deadlock when Fran Dunne slotted the ball past Stephen Foley in the home goal following good approach work from Aaron Melinn. The visitors had their tails up at this stage and nearly made it 2 only to see Paddy Ryan shot just inches wide off the post. They did go 2-0 up six minutes from the break when Paddy Ryan finished following some super work again from Melinn.
The home team came out of the blocks early in the second half and pulled one back after two minutes through Gerry Fennell but ten minutes later Suncroft regained their two goal advantage following a free kick on the edge of the area and Ryan Burke made no mistake with a super strike into the top corner of Foley’s net giving him no chance. With six minutes remaining Donard made it 3-2 from the boot of Liam Mullan to again put the minimum between the sides. Suncroft  endured some late pressure from the home side but on the break they killed the game off with a goal from the substitute Eoin Kirwan to give the Croft a deserved three points. Best for the winners were Aaron Melinn, Jack Murphy, Brain Duggan and Fran Dunne while for Donard Pat Flynn, Des Mann and Liam Mullan were best.

Donard FC – Stephen Foley, Jimmy Metcalf, Jack Graham, Pad Flynn, Dean Mann, Darren O Neill, Graham Byrne, Alan Casack, Gerry Fennell, Liam Mullan, Des Mann, Adam Colton, Brendan Coyne, Kevin Mills, Eoin Kirwan, Neill Stynes.
Suncroft AFC – John Browne, David Monaghan, Brian Duggan, Kevin Delaney, Dave O Shea, Jack Murphy, Aaron Melinn, Ryan Burke, Paddy Ryan, Eoin Smith, Craig O Grady, Fran Dunne, Eoin ledwith, Wayne Foy, Stuart Hanley.
Referee – Michael Brennan
18 June 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS


On a perfect Saturday evening for football, Caragh Celtic claimed a crucial win and 3pts in dramatic fashion against a very determined Woodstock team. The hosts started brightly and TommY Connell had the ball in the back off the net but was wiped out because of an offside. Moments later a great finger tip save from Bomber in the Caragh goals kept the game scoreless. Caragh travelled missing 5 starters so a reshuffle of their normal set up led to them having their first shot on target after 30mins with a Stephen Riordan effort that was well saved. After an entertaining first half that ended at 0-0, both sides had it all to play for in the second half. Caragh had a great chance to take the lead 10 minutes in when a great cross by Dean Bowers was headed just wide by substitute Stephen French. Woodstock had an effort cleared off the line at the other end and for the last 20mins the game went end to end. Caragh took the lead with 70mins gone on the clock when a clearance header looped over the stranded Woodstock keeper. This seemed to spur Woodstock on to get an equaliser and with a vocal home support behind them, they achieved just that when a Tommy Connell free kick was headed home with 5 mins to go by the impressive Martin Brennan. The drama didn't end there because Caragh were awarded a free kick just inside Woodstock's half and as the game entered added time, Noel Byrne's floated free kick was met by the onrushing French to settle this very entertaining tie. Woodstock had a chance at the end for an equaliser but their headed effort came agonisingly off the crossbar and was cleared down field by a very thankful Paul Foley. Best for Caragh on a great result that keeps them top of the league was Sean Leeson and Paul Foley in defense, Dean Bowers and substitute Stephen French in Midfield and Noel Byrne up front.  Best for the ‘Stock were Joe Brennan, James Lammon at centre half and Martin Brennan in midfield.



A disappointing result again for Clane Utd away to Naas,  Naas started very brightly and took the lead after 10 mins when good work inside the box lead to clane falling behind to a Dylan Coday strike.
This seemed to spark Clane into life and on 25 Minutes they should have levelled after a quick well worked corner seen Cillian Patchell's effort rebound off the crossbar. On the half hour mark some great work from Patchell saw him free up Robbie Philips who's effort hit the outside of the post. 
With clane now in full flow a Gavin Cox corner created havoc in the box and somehow managed to stay out and Clane went in trailing by a single goal at half time.
The second half saw Clane continued to pile the pressure on and were on numerous occasions denied by some wayward finishing. On 75 Mins Stephen Baneham got through and his effort flew over the crossbar.  Naas doubled their lead with ten minutes remaining after a well worked corner and cross into the box by fired home by Gary Hunt.
Clane pressed again and Jack Kelly taught he had reduced the deficit but his effort was ruled offside.
Try as they might Clane could find no way past a resolute Naas and Naas went on to claim a much needed three points. Best for the winners were scorers Coady and Hunt, Alan Coady and Jamie Dunne in defence and a special mention also to the youthful Stephen Scully in goal. Best for a disappointed Clane were Ciaran Quinn, Robbie Philips and Jack Kelly.



The Croft made their own statement of intent on the Cr Wynne Feeds senior div with a fine 3-1 victory over current League Champs Liffey Celtic. The croft were on fire from the start today and KDFL May Senior Player of the Month Shane Bennett could have had 2 goals inside the first ten mins only to see both efforts narrowly wide.
Gary Connolly also went close when a low drive in the 17th min which was well held by the liffey keeper.
The deadlock was broken in the 19th min when Shane Bennett was on hand to slot the ball home after a defensive mix up to put the croft 1 up.
Shane Bennett found himself free a few mins later but just could find a finish to put the croft 2 ahead.
The croft got the 2nd goal they deserved when the ball was squared to Gary Connolly and he passed the ball into the bottom corner from 15 yards to leave the Croft two goals to the good at half time.
The second half was a tense affair and Liffey pulled one back after seven minutes if the restart. Suncroft were awarded a penalty on 79 mins and Darren Kilbey hit the crossbar and over.
The croft closed the game out with ten left when a pin point Cathal Mahon Cross found Gary Connolly and he fired his header in the bottom corner to get all 3pts for the croft.
Best for the Croft were Cathal Mahon, Bryon Reid, Mikey O Toole, Shane Bennett and the ever reliable Gary Connolly with 2 goals and a motm performance.



In the final Senior game of the weekend, Kildare Town AFC earned a very welcome three points following this impressive victory over Monasterevin AFC. Kildare hit Monasterevin with three goals in quick succession and left the home side reeling. The first coming from the boot of Pento Sage following good work down the right from Darren Conway. The second followed soon after when Sage added to his tally to make it 2-0 to the visitors and they found themselves 3-0 up and cruising when Darren Conway, who was having an excellent day, fired home from close range. A Shell shocked Monasterevin tried to put some pride back in the game and battled in hard conditions the whole game but just before the break were caught on the counter attack by Matt Holland to leave the score 4-0 at half time to the Kildare men.
The home side faired a little better in the second half and great link up play through Simon luttrell , Danny Dee, Lee Moore and Stevie Nichols created some chances for the home side. Monasterevin clawed a goal back when Ryan Moran was taking down in the box and lee Moore stepped up to smash past the keeper. Monasterevin started to let their game flow now but were once again caught on the counter when Kildare’s impressive Darren Conway was left unmarked at the back post to tap in and put an end to any chance of a comeback from the home side despite a late goal from Danny Dee. Best for the winners were Pento Sage and man of the match Darren Conway while for Monasterevin Danny Dee, Simon Luttrell and Derek Doyle were the only ones to shine


11 June 2017
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus


Caragh Celtic travelled to Castledermot this morning, knowing that a win would keep them at the top of the league and they delivered a brilliant team and 7 goal blitz performance to leave their hosts reeling from their display and sending out a clear message to the rest of league that they have serious designs on the league title. The visitors went 1 up after twenty minutes with a super "Bruce" Wayne Bowers finish from Darren Heavey pass. A long distance effort from Gareth Byrne minutes later made it 2-0 and although Villa had chances, the score was 2-0 at halftime.
Caragh kept up the terrific team football and it was 3-0 soon after the restart from a Noely Byrne penalty after he was fouled. The same player scored again from free kick moments later. Two clinical finishes in quick succession from Sir Reggie Riordan soon followed after two great through balls from Brian Nolan and the ever impressive Dean Bowers completed the scoring near the final whistle to complete what was a arguably the best team performance of the year. Best for Caragh were Robbie Hannon in goals, Darren Heavey in midfield, Sean Leeson in defence and Noely Byrne in attack excelled. Best for a shell shocked Villa were Jordan Harmon and keeper Martin Farrell, who did his best to stem the tide.



Another week on the road and the croft came up against third placed Clane United.
The croft welcomed back Darren Kilbey from injury having missed last week’s game through injury.
It was evident from the start Suncroft were here to do business and inside the 1st ten minutes had decent chances to break the deadlock through Shane Bennett and Dylan Connolly but both chances just wide of the post. The croft had Eddie McDonald and Gary Connolly in Midfield and both players combined well to put Kilbey through on seventeen minutes but his tame effort was straight at the Clane Keeper. Finally the croft found the opener near the half hour mark they deserved when excellent work by Kilbey played a neat ball through to Shane Bennett and his bullet of a shot flew straight into the top right hand angle of the goal for his 5th of the season.
The croft battled right up until the half time break to try stretch their lead that would have given them a cushion to take into the 2nd half but were met with a decent Clane defence. Clane’s Paddy Walshe was unlucky with his effort just before the break also.
The visitors started the second half pressing the Clane defence and could have got the vital second goal when Darren Kilbey had a chance on the hour mark but the windy conditions aided the ball over the crossbar. The Suncroft management thought a change in personnel could close out the game when Bryon Reid,Decky Hanly,and Peter McDonald replaced Eddie McDonald,Shane Bennett and Dylan Connolly.
Suncroft almost doubled their advantage when Bryon Reids blistering pace left the Clane defence standing and when his cross flew into the box the on rushing kilbey and Peter McDonald couldn’t make it in time for an easy tap in. The croft stood strong against anything thrown at them in the dying moments of the game with the centre half pairing of former youth team mates Tommy Doyle and Jamie Duggan. A 1-0 win for the croft which will keep them in 2nd place.
Suncroft team on the day. Best for The Croft were Eddie McDonald, Gazza Connolly and the impressive Kilbey. While for Clane Neil Cox and Donal O Connor were best.


Ballycane Celtic came from behind twice in this entertaining local derby, which was spoiled by the very windy conditions. Redwood opened the scoring in the very early stages with a goal from Johnny Finnegan who capitalised on the away sides hesitant defending to finish from 10 yards out. Ballycane were taking their time to settle and had to defend a barrage of set pieces in the first fifteen minutes. But they levelled the scores through a set piece of their own as Dermot Doyle floated a long free kick all the way to the back post, Alex Dunne judged the flight of the hanging ball perfectly to head back into the 6 yard box and Eoin Doyle headed home on his full debut to make it 1-1. The home side didn’t let up though and were using the heavy wind to their advantage, sending long high balls into the area and it was through another high ball that the second Redwood goal arrived as Johnny Finnegan sprinted in behind, but just as he was about to shoot, Kevin Moynihan put in a brilliant tackle, but in winning the ball he sent it straight past stand in keeper Kevin Higgins who was left with no chance for a second time in the game. The visitors created three excellent chances through Naoise Drewitt out wide whipping in dangerous crosses, but unfortunately nobody could get on the end of them. Kevin Higgins had to make a terrific save to his right in the 37th minute through No.11's shot after great play out wide by Willy Collins. The away side had an excellent start to the 2nd half when Eoin Doyle ran at the defence before playing a great through ball to spot the run in behind from Keelan Noone, and Ballycane’s all time top goal scorer finished stylishly, chipping the keeper with his left foot from 15 yards out at a tight angle. The game became a cup tie now and was end to end as Ballycane’s Keeper had to make 3 more brilliant saves low to his right. Ballycane had chances to score the winner themselves with Dane Higgins seeing a volley blocked on 67 mins, before forcing a good save with another powerful shot on 73. Captain Naoise Drewitt struck twice from distance but failed to hit the target and on 81 minutes a good move down the left saw Higgins, Doyle and Podge Coady all link up as the ball came perfectly to Chris Higgins who failed to connect with a shot. That was the best Ballycane could muster and indeed they might have had a stroke of luck as Redwood had 2 shouts for late penalties, the 2nd which looked a clear hand ball, but nothing came of things and both sides no doubt went hime very frustrated with the 2-2 scoreline.
Best for Ballycane Celtic were Eoin Doyle scoring and Setting up a goal. Naoise Drewitt and Liam O'Shea in midfield while Kevin Higgins was an excellent stand in for the injured Keith Higgins with 5 brilliant saves. Best for Redwood were Johnny Finnegan, Ian Maloney, Dave O Connell and Eoin Messie.


Midtable woodstock Celts got the better of Kildare Town AFC when they came away with all 3 points at castle park last night. kildare got off to the perfect start after 5 mins after a mix up in the home sides defence let in Corey Moore who made no mistake from 6 yards to put the away side one nil up but the ‘Stock found themselves level five minutes later after some fine work by Tommy Connell found Alex Whelan who neatly finished past the town keeper. Early in the second half Kieran Sheedy was unlucky not to put the ‘Town in front but his effort flew over the crossbar. Woodstock took the game to the visitors and went in front after soon after following a fine finish from the impressive left back Johnny Fennell. kildare tried hard for an equalizer but it was the home side who wrapped up all 3 points after some fine work down the right by Dylan Brennan and Ryan Kelly and Kelly’s cross was headed home by the stocks Johnny Fennell. Best for the winners were Ryan Kellyat right back, Alex Whelan up front and their man of the match Johnny Fennell in defence. Best for Kildare was Kieran Sheedy.
11 June 2017
KDFL Division 2
Arlington FC 7 Monread FC 2
Feature game – Leader




KDFL Newcomers Arlington AFC seconds kicked off their first home game of the season against an injury ravaged Monread FC in style with a comprehensive victory with striker John Doyle scoring an incredible six goals. The opener arrived on four minutes when a free kick from just inside the Monread half was dropped by keeper Caleb Gill and Doyle pounced to give the home side the lead. Gill started in goal after first choice Brian O Connell was injured in the warm up. Monread could of equalised three minutes later after Brian McDonnell beat the offside trap but his effort missed the target.
The home side doubled their lead on nine minutes when a looping header from Doyle, after a cross from Cretaro from the right. Some strong defending from Colin Doyle and Johnny Keogh kept Monread out at the other end. The visitors were unlucky not to get back into the game after Eugene Nolan pushed a header onto the bar, instead of dropping out to McDonnell for a tap in the ball bounced on the bar again and went out for a corner. Five minutes before the break Doyle got his third after a flick on by Kelly fell nicely to Doyle who finished brilliantly putting the ball into the bottom right hand corner. Monread didn't give up and got a lifeline just before half time when a cross from the right was perfectly headed past Nolan by Eoghan O Brien. Scott Osborne was unlucky to see his free kick hit the bar just before the half time whistle.
Just three minutes into the second half and Doyle made no mistake with his finish after running through on goal to make it 4 1. Arlington failed to clear a ball into the box and after a scramble O Brien finished smartly at the near post to give Monread a glimmer of hope. Any chance of a come back was killed off when Doyle finished at the second attempt after a great ball from right full Dylan Langford.
That was 5 - 2 to the newcomers after 52 minutes. Sean Farrell was always a threat from free kicks and his effort after 63 minutes hit the crossbar. His corner from the right was headed at the back post but Nolan saved well. Dolye got his 6th after 76 minutes when he broke from the half way line to calmly slot the ball under Gill. It was some show by Doyle who left the pitch shortly afterwards to a huge around of applause by his team mates. Monread had a few chances to put some shine on the score board but Nolan saved well from substitute Stec. Just before the full time whistle captain Cretaro got his name on the score sheet after a fine pass from McCausland. A hugely impressive result and performance from Arlington Bs who have two wins from two after their closed seaon League move.

Arlington - Eugene Nolan, Dylan Langford, Adam Rowan, Karl McCausland, Colin Doyle, Johnny Keogh, Scott Osborne, Jamie O Brien, John Doyle, Shane Pieere Cretaro, Eamon Kelly

Monread FC - Caleb Gill, Rob Moran, Tiernan Mc, Tom Woods, Tom Lee, Dave Waston, Conor Wolfe, Sean Farrell, Brian McDonnell, Liam Walsh, Eoghan O Brien.

Referee – S Comerford.
11 June 2017
LFA Over 35 Cup (Round 2)
Sallins Celtic 4 Coill Dubh AFC 1
Feature game – Herald




The second round of the O’Neills LFA Over 35’s Cup saw Coill Dubh travel to play Sallins Celtic. On a blustery evening it was Coill Dubh who started strongest with most of their play coming down the left hand side, with Kevin Smyth crossing for Jimbob Brereton who had a chance to put the visitors in the lead. Shortly afterwards, central midfielder for Coill Dubh, John Corkish had a chance that was well saved by the Eamonn Cully in the Sallins goal.
Sallins were starting to find their rhythm and playing into the strong breeze, with Peter Russell picking up the ball in midfield and Wayne Hogan cleverly working the ball down the flanks only to see the Coill Dubh defence come out on top. There was a real battle in the middle of the park between the Sallins pairing of Paul Maher and Wayne Hogan, and Coill Dubh’s Damien Reilly and John Corkish.
With 10 minutes to go until the break Coill Dubh worked the ball down the left hand side, firing in a dangerous ball that was saved by the Sallins stopper. From the resulting corner, Sallins failed to clear with the ball finding its way to Noel Morgan on the Sallins six yard line with the Coill Dubh man making no mistake with a header 6 yards to putting the visitors ahead. The Sallins response was immediate with Ger Shanahan sending in a superb ball across the six yard line from the left only for Simon Henderson to pull the ball narrowly wide.
After the break, Sallins came out with all guns blazing and started to get the upper hand in the game. Their pressure paid off and 15 minutes into the half, Paul Maher crossed from the left to find Peter Russell in space and the Sallins man made no mistake to level the game 1-1. Sallins continued to push and Blanchfield combined well with Russell down the left, before firing Sallins into the lead. Sallins had the wind in their sails now and Blanchfields shot was well saved by Percival only to see Richie Kenna’s corner catch the Coill Dubh stopper off guard to give the canalsiders a two goal advantage. Kevin Reid was unlucky to see his half volley clip the top of the bar but that effort seemed to spur on Coill Dubh who were now battling stronger, with Anto Flynn stretching the Sallins defence who managed to hold out.
Sallins soaked up the pressure and Darren Power had a shot from distance before Pat Winders converted from the spot after a Coill Dubh hand made contact with the ball inside the area.
Stand out performances from Coil Dubh’s Kevin Smyth, Peter Clancy and John Corkish who battled right until the death. For Sallins Celtic, Paul Maher, Wayne Hogan and Donal Tuohy were the stand out players for Sallins Celtic who go through to the next round. Final Score Sallins 4 – Coill Dubh 1.

Teams
Sallins Celtic – Eamon Cully, Tadhg Shanaghan, Stephen Kenna, Pat Winders, Donal Tuohy, Paul Maher, Wayne Hogan, Ger Shanaghan, Simon Henserson, Lar Blanchfield, Kevin Reid, Richie Kenna, Dave Power.
Coill Dubh AFC – Gary Percival, Barry Jacob, Darren Johnson, Harry Brereton, Noel Moran, Danny Reilly, Kevin Smyth, John Corkish, Jim Bob Brereton, Peter Clancy, Anto Flynn, Hugh McLoughlin, Mick Haide, Tom O Shea, James Gill.
Referee – M Brennan
4 June 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS


Suncroft AFC leapfrogged into second place in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division with this impressive 4-2 victory over Kildare Town AFC on Saturday evening, this comes following the collection of another very important three points during the week following their 3-1 victory over Castle Villa AFC. A slightly different line up for the eventual winners, from the midweek win over Castle Villa with Decky Hanley and Ray Coleman(Injured) both unavailable and leading scorer Darren Kilby a doubt before kick off and unfortunately withdrawing in the warm up, gave the management a slight headache before kick off. However the 1 thing this squad has is quality throughout and it showed tonight. The croft hit the knockout blows early on and went 1-0 up inside the first four minutes when Dylan Connolly neatly finished his shot at a very tight angle past Stuart Wall in the Kildare goal. Just 3 mins later Shane Bennett put Suncroft two goals to the good with his 3rd goal of the season when he side footed the ball in from close range.
Midway through the half the croft had keeper Kevin McDonnell to thank when Kildare were awarded a penalty but ‘Keggy’ was equal to the task to keep his side on top.
Shane Bennett (4th league goal this season) put the croft 3-0 ahead six minutes later with a fine lob over Kildare Town Keeper Wall after some fine approach work from Eddie McDonald, who in fairness put in some effort covering every area of the Rathbride pitch.
A lapse in Suncroft’s sturdy defence just before half time gave Kildare a lifeline when an unmarked Keith Scanlon saw his free header fly past Keggy in the croft goal to leave the scoreline at 3-1 going into the break.
On the resumption The croft were eager to add to their two goal advantage and went close on numerous occasions early in the second half when the Connolly brothers Dylan and Gazza and Ian Byrne tested the Kildare defence with some fine individual efforts on goal.
The game was killed off as a contest when Gazza Connolly went for one of his trademark runs and ended up being brought down inside the box,no sooner had referee John Black pointed to the spot and Ian Byrne had the ball down ready to take the kick,In fairness confidence took over and he made no mistake with the spot kick and put the croft 4-1 ahead. Kildare added a late consolation through Ryan Farrell but it was too little too late for the Kildare side and Suncroft took home all three points. Best for Kildare were scorers Scanlon and Farrell.



Redwood were another team to pick up six from six this week when they had a slender slender victories on Wednesday night they defeated Naas United 3-2 in an entertaining local derby and they followed this with another solid 2-1 performance over newbies Monasterevin on Sunday. They now move into joint third position on the table with Clane United, albeit with two games extra played. On Sunday the first half saw redwood burst out of the blocks and throw caution to the wind to attack monasterevin. The opening ten minutes saw a couple of chances go wide or monasterevin keeper Jamie Connolly claim the ball. The opening goal came after 15 minutes when a cross into the box was headed against a monasterevin defender and fell to the feet of the redwood Johnny Finnegan who from two yards out had an open goal to tap in to put the home side 1-0 up. Monasterevin had a couple of half chances through Danny Dee and lee Moore but failed to find the net.
Redwood doubled their advantage on the half hour when a free was given on the edge of the box. Connolly in goals for monasterevin will feel at fault as he got his position wrong and Redwood’s prolific Eoin Kavanagh pinged the ball into the top corner to double the home side’s advantage. The pressure stayed on monasterevin and it could have been 3-0 but for Connolly making amends with an excellent reaction save when the ball was swung in and caught on the volley and Connolly got down to tip the ball to safety. Monasterevin got on the scoresheet just before half time when a corner came in and was met by Adam o Flaherty who headed into the bottom corner to make it 2-1.
The second half monasterevin came out and went at redwood with Dave Moore and Evan Foley pulling the strings in midfield. Monasterevin began to find their rythm and begin some great link up play with Foley and David Moore trying to get Dee and Lee Moore through on goals. The game was very open throughout the second half and monasterevin had two chances from corners but couldn't convert. Monasterevin will be hoping to improve after a good start to the season and falling behind in recent weeks. Best for monasterevin were Davey Moore Evan Foley Colin Kemmy and Danny Dee. Best for the winners were Johnny Finnegan, Amir Mulally, Eoin Kavanagh and Ian Moloney.


Ballycane added these important three points to the one picked up in their midweek draw versus current champs Liffey Celtic when they came out winners of this very close local derby at the beautifully manicured Lacken View Park. The home side had a very lively start and should have been 1-0 up in the 8th minute when Keelan Noone did well to get on the end of Kevin Higgins cross to put the ball back across the face of goal, only for Podge Coady to come in and volley the ball against the post. Three minutes later Ballycane thought they were in front again when Centre half John Paul Higgins got a strong head onto Naoise Drewitt's corner but Naas defender Jamie Dunne was perfectly placed as ever to clear off the line brilliantly. The game settled down after this and Naas weathered the early storm. It was a unique occasion for 2 sets of Brothers as Ballycane’s Alex Dunne and Podge Coady came up against brothers Ollie Dunne and Declan Coady for Naas and Ollie Dunne almost scored a spectacular goal as he nipped past his brother Alex in midfield and beat 3 more players with great skill but his shot struck the side netting. His sibling Alex had a chance up the other end moments later as he saw his header go just wide from Kevin Higgins cross as the score remained 0-0 on the half hour mark. Aron Akanji struck from distance with a powerful shot in the 37th minute, stinging the hands of Ballycane keeper Keith Higgins, who did well to keep hold of the shot at the second attempt and the first half of a very fair local derby ended all square. Both side’s defences were coming out on top with Jamie Dunne and Kyle Denny doing well for Naas while Dermot Doyle was outstanding as he marshalled everything, backed up by John Paul Higgins, Kevin Moynihan and KevinHiggins. Ballycane were going a little flat and that heralded the introduction of the electric Dane Higgins and new signing Eoin Doyle to spark life back into the attack. Higgins was only on the field two minutes when he tore at Naas right back Alan Coady, cutting inside towards goal beating another player before hitting a shot which Denny got a slight block on, taking the sting out of the ball and allowing United’s keeper to make a save. Naas were starting to struggle with the pace and Ballycane’s confidence was growing and a good passing move saw Alex Dunne and Liam O'Shea combine before Dunne laid the ball off to Podge Coady who struck from 35 yards out into the bottom corner, leaving the keeper flat footed and opening the scoring on 70 minutes. They had the ball in the net again 2 minutes later when Kevin Higgins did well out on the right to loop a cross in, Eoin Doyle rose highest in the box and looped his header over the keeper into the top corner only for referee Seamus Sage to judge the effort as offside. Doyle didn’t drop his head though and was unlucky again in the 81st minute as Ballycane broke away on a counter attack, Doyle outpaced Jamie Dunne and struck a stinging shot straight at the keeper from 18 yards out. Naoise Drewitt almost caught everyone off guard when he volleyed from inside his own half on 85 minutes but the ball dipped just over the bar. Naas pushed hard for an equaliser in the final minutes but when a late free kick was won in a dangerous area just outside the box Jamie Cox wasted an opportunity to put the home defence under pressure as he blasted the set piece way over the bar and Ballycane were able to see the game out to finish off a decent week of two home games with the midweek draw with Liffey Celtic giving them 4 points from 6 as they hold on to their title ambitions with this victory over their local rivals.
Best for Ballycane were Dermot Doyle who was a rock in The home sides defence, while Podge Coady was full of energy up front and of course scored the only goal of the game. While Kevin Higgins was excellent also. While Subs Eoin Doyle, Dane Higgins and Chris Higgins added extra pace and energy to see the game out. Naas were best served by Jamie Dunne who was terrific in defence, while Dylan Coady and Aron Akanji kept Ballycane’s defence on their toes and Ollie Dunne was another stand out performer.

Liffey Celtic got the better of Woodstock Celts when they came away with all three points with a slender 2-1 home victory on Sunday in this midtable clash.

4 June 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK




GOAL KEEPER Kevin McDonnell Suncroft AFC



DEFENDERS Jamie Dunne Naas United FC
Dermot Doyle Ballycane Celtic FC
Colin Kemmy Monasterevin AFC
Jamie Duggan Suncroft AFC



MIDFIELDERS Eoin Kavanagh Redwood FC
Danny Dee Monasterevin AFC
Ollie Dunne Naas United FC
Ryan Farrell Kildare Town AFC


STRIKERS Podge Coady Ballycane Celtic FC
Johnny Finnegan Redwood FC

28 May 2017
KDFL Division 2
Athy Town AFC 4 Bridge United FC 0
Feature game – Herald

Athy Town AFC went to of the KDFL Division 2 on Sunday by virtue of this 4-0 victory over their near neighbours Bridge United FC.
In an uneventful first twenty, the home side opened the scoring following a superb piece of skill by veteran centre forward Joe Foley Jnr, he took a pass 5 yards from the touch line and set off on a run in which he beat four defenders and finished with a curling effort to the top corner of Fran Foley’s net. Foley was causing serious problems for the Bridge defence and was unlucky not add to his opening goal. Both teams were reduced to 10 men in the 35 minute after an altercation in which the ref sent a player from both sides off, it has to be said that there really wasn't bad tackle in the whole game which was played in a great spirit. The score at half time was Athy Town AFC 1-0 Bridge Utd.
Athy up'd the tempo after the break and played some super football on a great surface, they came close to a second when Simon Welch hit the post from 6 yards out after five minutes, the second came after 53min when after a superb ball up field to Joe Foley, he turned the defender to slide a ball into his brother Niall who finished smartly under pressure from visiting netminder Fran Foley to make it 2-0.
Athy made a number of substitutions on the hour with a number of youth team players coming on to keep the clubs proud tradition of having player's from the underage coming through to play for the seniors. One of these, Evan Maher came on and had an immediate effect on the game by winning a penalty on the 67minute,  Maher himself took the penalty in which Foley made a great save only to see the ball come straight back to Maher who made no mistake at the second asking.
Bridge were visibly tiring after chasing a fitter and younger Athy team for much of the second half, in the 80th minute they gave away another penalty, Maher stepped up again and made no mistake this time to put Athy Town four goals up. The home team pressed for another and were unlucky not to get the fifth before referee Robbie Kennedy blew the final whistle.
Best for Athy Town AFC were Joe Foley jnr, Niall Foley, Jos Lenord, Alan Sunderland, Simon Welch and Evan Maher.

Teams;
Athy Town AFC
Davin Dunphy, Niall Foley, Damien Fogarty, Evan Maher, Jason Leonard, Mick May, Kevin Wright, Shane O Keeffe, Joe Foley, Tom Fitzgerald, Corey Maher, David Murphy, Neil Sourke, Jack Bolger, Jonathan Robinson, Alan Sunderland.
Bridge United FC
Fran Foley, Dwayne Stynes, Gavin McKenna, Thomas Redmond, Shane Dunne, Kieran Mulhall, John Robinson, Rickie Kay, John Doogue, Devan Doyle, Sean Clare, Eddie Stynes, Dan Leigh, Damien Donovan.
Referee ; Robert Kennedy

28 May 2017
Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3
Kildare Town AFC 6 Newbridge Hotpsurs FC 4
Feature game – Leinster Leader

Midtable Kildare Town AFC got the better of second placed Newbridge Hotpsurs on Sunday in this 10 goal thriller played out at Rathbride road. In a day that saw the best and worst of Hotspurs it was Kildare who came away with the 3 points. The visitors got off to the perfect start when Dávid Bocotan broke on a rebound from Shaun Mitchell's shot to grab his first senior goal giving Hotspurs the lead after just a minute of play. Spurs kept the pressure on and were celebrating again four minutes later when Reis Foley raced to get on the end of a Harry Collins pass, firing the left foot shot in to the top corner. Hotspurs were well in control but when Kildare Towns striker and MOTM Peter O Neill was brought down in the box on 15 minutes you could feel the tide change. Hotspurs keeper Niall McAteer superbly saved the penalty but Kildare had the bit between their teeth now and were relentless all over the pitch. They never gave Hotspurs a chance to settle and it paid off as Hotspurs began to buckle and three minutes later Kildare got their just reward when the visiting backline completely went to sleep leaving O Neil to grab his first Of 4 in this game.
Kildare, on the up at this stage, pulled it back to 2-2 on the half hour mark when Shaun Mitchell sliced his clearance from a corner straight in to his own net. Town were upping the pressure and clearly had more desire than Hotspurs in the tackle and it was starting to show as the visitors were starting to lose 50/50s and second balls all over the park giving the home side more confidence to push forward and it paid dividends again when O Neill again found himself unmarked just outside the box. His shot was deflected by Thomas Kemmy which sent keeper McAteer the wrong way, 3-2 Town and they were not finished there. Right on the half time whistle Spurs defence was again found wanting when a simple ball over the top for Michael Murphy to be left with just the keeper to beat which saw the home side go in at 4-2 to the good and give the visitors a much needed breather and a chance to regroup.
On the resumption the visitors came out revigorated and straight from the tip off Hotspurs came out looking to correct their mistakes. With the composure a little more settled the football returned to the Hotspurs players and it was Bocotan again who was on hand to nod home to put the minimum between the sides at 4-3after five minutes . The visitors now pushed for the equaliser and it came when Bocotan went on a run in the box before squaring for Harry Collins to tap it home to make it 4-4 and set up an exciting last half hour. Town again started to build their pressure and once again Hotspurs wilted under it. Kildare substitute Jay Kearney made a run in to the box only for Spurs Luke Morgan to pull him down and give O Neill a chance to make up for his first penalty miss and he grabbed the chance to put Kildare ahead once more. The game got scrappy from here on in with lots of long clearances from both sides. Hotspurs pushed for an equaliser but the next goal came from the home side who were absolutely gifted a chance when three Spurs players all went to clear the same ball and then all just stopped leaving Town’s striker in to wrap up the points in a well deserved win. 


Teams
Kildare Town AFC – Stuart Wall, Steve Conway, Gary Culbert, Adam O Brien, Robert O Neill, Sean Shiels, Ross Lyons, Ray Hayden, Jay O Neill, Peter O Neill, Michael Murphy, Dave Harrow, Dave Hanlon, Jamie Maher, Danny Maloney, Dylan Sage, Dermot Critchley.
Newbridge Hotspurs – Niall McAleer, Tommy Walsh, Luke Morgan, Thomas Kemmy, Shaun Mitchell, Ryan O Donoghue, Eoin Wheeler, Brian lennon, Harry Collins, David Bocotan, Reis Foley, Sanusi Jinadu, Daryl Berger, Alan Perth, George Winning, Reece Gavin, Stephen McGrath.
Referee – Billy Conlon.
28 May 2017
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus


Caragh Celtic remain on top of the league as they were 2-1 Victors in a hard fought game against local rivals Ballycane Celtic. The opening exchanges were tight with both sides not giving each other time on the ball. This was a proper top division battle. The opening goal was an absolute belter from Stephen French. A clearance header fell to him and from 35yards out he controlled the ball on his thigh and volleyed it into the top corner, leaving the Ballycane keeper stranded. It was 2-0 10 mins later when  from a similar distance Stephen Riordan rifled a shot to the same top corner!!! Caragh were deservedly 2-0 up at halftime. 
Ballycane came out fighting at the resumption and had a goal pegged back. They game became very open towards the end with chances at both ends but Robbie HANNON in the Caragh goals pulled off a fantastic finger save to deny Keelan Noone an equaliser near the end of 90 pulsating minutes. Best for Caragh were HANNON in goals, Sean Lesson and Billy Martin at the back and Stephen Riordan who covered everything blade of grass today for Caragh. Ballycane were best served by John Paul Higgins, Ross Hazzard, and Podge Coady was outstanding when he came off the bench for the 2nd half.


Naas bounce back from their heavy defeat to Caragh Celtic last week. Goals from Paddy Diamond , Ollie Dunne and Alan Coady. Paddy Diamonds strike on 15 minutes took a massive deflection before hitting the roof of David Moore's net !!! Dylan Coady was causing plenty of problems for the centre half pairing of Colin Kenny and Derek Doyle. His brother Declan was also on top form in the middle with some crunching early tackles!! Naas moving Shane Harris into the middle of the park proved positive as Shane was directing the play . In the second half Monastervin came out with all guns blazing and were unlucky not to be level on the 60min when a super free kick was just wide of the Naas Goal. It was once again Dylan Coady who was working hard and was fouled on the way to goal in the 75min, penalty awarded when Coady was taken to the ground, up stepped the youngster Ollie Dunne and with confidence hit the penalty to the top of David Moore's net to make it 2-0, Aidan Casey and Alan Coady were introduced for Naas and were also proving to be a handful, Both combined for Naas Uniteds 3rd , Casey's shot was well saved by Moore and Fell nicely for Alan Coady to drive home to make it 3 -0. Best for Naas united were Shane Harris and Aaron Akanji in the middle of the park and Dylan Coady up front. Best For Monasterevin were David Moore and Ray Davis , Jamie Connolly, Daniel Dee, Simon Lutrell and Lee Moore.


Both Woodstock and Redwood lost ground on the League front runners when they played out a entertaining draw on Saturday evening in Naas. The game started off at a frantic pace with both sides playing attacking football but it was the away team that got the break through on the thirty fourth minute when after some fine build up play found Tommy Connell free and he beat two Redwood players to rifle home from 12 yards and things got better for the Athy men just a minute later when some fine work from Connell again up front found Ross Leonard who made no mistake to give his side a 2 goal lead. Redwood to their credit never gave up the ghost and on seventy fifth minute reduced their deficit to just one goal when Johnny Finnegan headed home a through ball from Ian Maloney. Spurred on by this goal they pushed for another and with five minutes remaining drew level with another from the impressive Finnegan. Best for Woodstock were James Lammon, Ross Leonard and Tommy Connell. Best for Redwood were their man of the match Johnny Finnegan, Eoin Kavanagh, Ian Maloney and Luke Hilliard.


Liffey Celtic got the better of Kildare Town AFC on Saturday evening when they carved out a 3-2 victory in the very competitive tie. The home side started the better and played some impressive one touch football to forced Steve Doyle in the visiting goal into a wonderful save from a Gary Balough attempt, tipping the ball onto the bar when destined for the top corner. Despite Kildare’s dominance it was liffey who went ahead from a lovely corner swung in and it was met by the head of Brian McDonagh in the 15 th minute. It didn’t take Kildare too long to react and they cut through the Liffey defence to equalize ten minutes later through Darren Conway and the Kildare men found themselves 2-1 up at half time after dominating the first half through Balough when he was on target. Liffey came out all guns blazing in the second half and we're unlucky with shots against the bar and post in quick succession but the pressure paid off when Niall Flynn whipped in a free kick to the back post for Gavin O’ Brien to nod home on the hour. At this stage Liffey were on top and had kildare pinned back and with ten minutes to go Brian McDonagh scored what proved to be the winner after a goal mouth scramble. Liffey saw out a bit of late pressure with Steve Doyle in excellent form and making a great save with seconds to go. Best for Liffey were Steve Doyle, Graham McCormack,Niall Flynn and Brian McDonagh while for Kildare were Darren Conway and Gary Balough.
28 May 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
TEAM OF THE WEEK





Goal keeper Stephen Doyle Liffey Celtic FC

Defenders Kevin Higgins Ballycane Celtic FC
Sean Leeson Caragh Cetlic FC
Derek Doyle Monasterevin AFC
Ross Leonard Woodstock Cets

Midfielders Tommy Connell Woodstock Celts FC
Shane Harris Naas United FC
Simon Lutrell Monasterevin AFC
Gary Balough Kildare Town AFC

Strikers Johnny Finnegan Redwood FC
Brian McDonagh Liffey Celtic FC
21 May 2017
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus


Caragh Celtic returned the joint top spot of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division on Sunday when they were convincing 5-1 victors over Naas United. The striker in form, "Bruce" Wayne Bowers was on target twice in the first half, the second from a beautiful corner from Noel Byrne. They could have found themselves 3-0 up earlier but Noel Byrne was unlucky to see his spot kick go narrowly wide.
He made amends soon after with a well taken free kick. Naas were thrown a life line just before the break with a great headed effort from Conor McIntyre, his first for the Club, to see them go in trailing at 3-1.
Caragh continued their dominance on the resumption when Dean Bowers added a further two goal without reply , Wayne Bowers and Noely Byrne doing well to set him up on both occasions. Naas could find no way back despite the best efforts of Aaron Gallagher and Aidan Casey and the visitors ran out convincing 5-1 winners. Best for Caragh were Robbie Hannon, their man of the match, Billy Martin at the back, Darren Heavey, Dean Bowers and Stephen French in midfield and Wayne Bowers up front. While for Naas, in a below par performance, Shane Harris and Aaron Akanji tried best.

 
Liffey Celtic and Clane United served up an absolute cracker on Sunday at Newhall with the visitors coming away with all three points in a seven goal thriller. Clane continued their excellent form of late with what can only be described as a huge win, in their search for Senior League glory.
The game Started at a ferocious pace with both teams playing excellent one touch football which was a delight to watch. Liffey started the brighter and Clane were caught out on eight minutes when
From a corner Evan Herd’s flick on deceived the Clane defence to put the home side 1-0 up. 
This seemed to shake Clane into life and on twenty one minutes the sides were level. Some excellent work down the right from Stephen Baneham resulted in a throw in, from this a Liffey defender was adjudged to have fouled Clane's Warren beale and a spot kick was awarded.  Warren continued his goal scoring streak and made no mistake to level matters. This gave Clane the impetus to surge forward and a second penalty was awarded after twenty minutes when Gavin O Dwyer was bundled over in the box, again Warren Beale made no mistake to put the visitors 2-1 ahead, his fifth goal in the last two games. Liffey drew level just before the break through Daragh Kelly and Clane were dealt a severe blow when they were reduced to ten men following an altercation.
On the restart Liffey again started well and found themselves 3-2 up after twelve minutes when they scored through Niall Flynn. Clane had to regroup and showed great resolve when, with a numerical disadvantage went on to dominate proceedings on the hour mark. Danny Callan found Jason Devine free and he fired home from close range to level the game once more at 3-3. The visitors continued to pile the pressure on Liffey with Ciaran Quinn and Gavin O Dwyer shining. On 65 minutes the Clane side got what proved to be the winner when the impressive Paddy Walshe found Ciaran Quinn and his looping header deceived the keeper to give them a 4-3 lead. Despite a come back from Liffey Clane held on for what may prove to be a very important three points as they take pride of place in the joint top spot of the League. Best for the winners were Ciaran Quinn, Warren Beale and Paddy Walshe. Best for Liffey were Daragh Kelly, Niall Flynn and Evan Herd.


An excellent week for Ballycane saw them take 6 points from 6 with 2 away wins after they followed up their 2-1 win over Monasterevin in midweek with this emphatic 3-0 victory over league leaders Woodstock Celts. The away side travelled to Castle Park with a depleted squad through injury and suspension, but they began the game in excellent fashion with early pressure paying off in the 7th minute when Keelan Noone opened the scoring from 15 yards out with an effort that went through a crowded penalty area, catching Mick Lawless off gaurd in the Woodstock goal. The home side were finding it hard to break down Ballycane’s defence and were limited to set pieces from well outside the box, mopped up by Keith Higgins upon his return between the posts for Ballycane after an injury lay off. Ballycane were having a lot of joy down the left hand side with Stephen Quinn causing problems for the home sides right full Ryan Kelly, Quinn attacked at every opportunity forcing corners and setting up quickfire attacks. To Woodstocks credit though they were defending Ballycane’s set pieces well themselves. Woodstock captain Murt Brennan stood over a free kick from the right moments later and his brilliantly whipped in set piece curled perfectly in front of goal, but not one of his team mates had gambled and Ballycane’s defence were able to let the ball out for a goal kick. Ross Hazzard was sharp up front for the away side too, and when he beat two players in the left side of the box on 37 minutes it looked like Ballycane were about to go 2-0 up, but his squared pass was brilliantly cleared off the foot of Noone by Shane Foley. The home side got on top for a spell of 5 minutes at the end of the half and had two shots brilliantly blocked by Rob Heavey, Woodstock were then awarded a free kick in the 41st minute and left back Johathan Fennell struck a shot that hit a divet in the ground, bounced up and hit the keeper (Higgins) straight in the chest, but he was able to deal with the balls change of flight at the 2nd attempt to see the score remain 1-0 to Ballycane at the break.
The visitors were impressing with some of their attacks and Ross Hazzard was showing great skill, holding the ball up well to link the play twice with Kevin Higgins and Alex Dunne. Hazzard was at it again in the 57th minute when he kept the ball in on the right, beat the left back brilliantly before playing a one two with Keelan Noone, Hazzard was in on goal but unselfishly squared the ball across goal, only for another wild bobble off the surface of the goal mouth to take affect, just as Stephen Quinn and Naoise Drewitt arrived, and a relieved Woodstock cleared their lines. Woodstock Captain Murt Brennan was finding it a struggle in midfield with Drewitt, Dunne and Heavey all playing well for the Cane, but Woodstocks captain is very rarely quiet for 90 minutes and he struck a terrific shot from distance on the hour mark, but again Keith Higgins was equal to it and saved well. The Naas men made it 2-0 with 73 minutes when another good passing move came to Kevin Higgins, he swiped at the ball but miss kicked it, the ball came back out to Noone whose shot was blocked by Gary Foley, straight back out to Dane Higgins, who struck a great effort from 18 yards out, saved brilliantly by Mick Lawless and Kevin Higgins was on hand to finish the rebound. Woodstock now had to commit more men forward in an effort to get themselves back into the game, but they found Keith Higgins in outstanding form as he gathered everything that came his way. A quick interception from Captain Naoise Drewitt set Stephen Quinn away on the wing, he spotted Keelan Noone in space, Noone rounded Mick Lawless and placed a low shot towards goal but Gary Foley was on hand to clear the ball off the line and five minutes later Noone had another chance, this time he chose to shoot to the far post and with Lawless struggling with a knock, he was beaten but the ball went wide. Ballycane finally killed the game off in stoppage time when Alex Dunne dinked a ball in behind Woodstock’s defence and Dane Higgins smashed a first time volley into the top corner to seal a terrific victory and end what could have been a hard week for Ballycane Celtic who climb up the table with 2 wins.

Best for Ballycane on a night powerful displays all round were Keith Higgins, who was excellent in goal.  John Paul Higgins and Kevin Moynihan, Stephen Quinn in the left wing spot was a constant threat and Ross Hazzard was terrific in attacking areas. While Woodstocks Captain Murt Brennan stood out on a poor night for his side.


Both Monasterevin AFC and Castle Villa AFC lost ground on league leaders today in this very entertaining tie at the perfectly manicured grounds of Barrett Park Monasterevin when it finished deadlocked at 2-2. The home side came into this game on the back of two defeats and needed a positive result while the visitors Castle Villa needed to get back to winning ways also, having drawn 2-2 with current league champions Liffey Celtic midweek.
The opening five minutes of the game were a tight affair with both teams trying to get a foothold on the game. Monasterevin showed aggression when Padraig Nash chased a loose ball into the corner and somehow managed to cross to Danny Dee whose shot was blocked by villa’s Anto lawler.
Castle villa created their first half chance soon after when Roy Byrne had a shot blocked and cleared by Dan McCormack in the Monasterevin danger area.
Monasterevin again showed great initiative after fifteen minutes when a one two between Danny Dee and Ray David sent Dee through on goal he tried to chip the keeper but Martin Farrell in villa goals saved well.  Seconds later Monasterevin were on the attack again and Padraig Nash crossed to Danny Dee who headed effort was just wide of Martin Farrell’s right post. Monasterevin were now coming into the game and were sensing an opening goal. They were unlucky midway through the half when some great link up play with Evan Foley passing to Danny Dee who crossed low for David Cummins, unfortunately there was not enough power in the shot to trouble Farrell. Villa were not without their chances at the other end and David Moore had to be smart to smother an effort from Dylan Costigan.
Monasterevin eventually got the opener they deserved when Evan Foley released Danny Dee who crossed to David Cummins and he was taken down by Villa’s defender Anto Lawler and Referee Kenny Cribbin pointed to the spot, up stepped the ever dependable Padraig Nash to smash the ball into the top left corner to put the home side 1-0 up. Villa’s were spurned into action after this set back and
Anto Lawler was awarded a free kick four minutes later however Dan McCormack cleared the danger and on the half hour the home side were a bit complacent when a soft back pass by Ray Davis allowed Villa substitute Cian cleary through one on one with Moore but Moore was up to the task and saved well. 
The home side looked the more likely to extend their lead with Lee Moore, Danny Dee, Evan Foley and Dave cummins all coming close. However against the run of play with five minutes remaining to the break villa broke with Dylan Costigan getting the ball and playing it to Nathan Doyle out wide who crossed the ball evading the home defence and Vinny Dowling was on hand to tap the ball in at the back post for Villa to draw level going into the break.
The second half started at a furious pace with both sides looking to edge ahead and villa were starting to get back into the game. Villa were first to threaten when after three minutes a Monasterevin corner was cleared long by Dylan Costigan who found James Byrne down the side but Byrne could only run the ball out of play.  Seconds later Monasterevin’s Danny Dee picked the ball up in the centre circle and ran at the Villa defence and won a free out on the right, it was taken by Nash but his effort was cleared by the impressive Jordan Harmon.
The home side edged ahead once more after 50 minutes when some great exchanges between Lee Moore and Padraic Nash, saw the latter shoot from an acute angle to deceive Farrell in the visiting goal and put his side 2-1 to the good.
Villa again rallied and home keeper David Moore had to be at his best to keep a Harmon effort out five minutes later. Monasterevin were starting to feel the pressure in the last quarter as the visitors tried to get something from the game as they forced a series of corners which were well defended by the home rearguard. The home side began to defend deeply and with ten minutes Villa equalised from the penalty spot when Derek Doyle brought down Anto Lawler in the area and Jordan Harmon stepped up to cooly slot past Moore in the home goal to make it 2-2. There were chances at both ends to steel the game but the final score remained deadlocked and both had to be satisfied with a share of the spoils. Best for the home side were Dan McCormack and Derek Doyle in defence, Padraig Nash and even Foley in midfield who worked tirelessly alongside the hard working Danny Dee and Lee Moore while best for Villa were Vinny Dowling, Roy Byrne and Jordan Harmon.


After a cracking performance at home against Caragh Celtic Wednesday night the croft welcomed Redwood FC to the community grounds on Sunday. The home side started the brighter and could have been 2-0 ahead after five minutes when Darren Kilby and Shane Bennett went close on two occasions. However they found themselves 1-0 down against the run of play when Redwood took the lead when a ball was whipped in low across the box which wasnt dealt with by the croft defence and Sam O Neill found himself unmarked at the back post to tap the ball home to put the visitors 1-0 up.
The Croft gathered themselves after the early shock and threatened the Redwood defence with attack after attack but could find no way past the visiting keeper Kyle Maloney. On twenty five minutes the ball broke to Suncrofts Dylan Connolly and his drive was expertly tipped over the bar by the in form Redwood netminder. Suncroft finally found the breakthrough on the half hour and that man again Darren Kilby got his 9th goal of the season when he was on hand to slot home an inch perfect Ian Byrne cross to Maloney’s net to tie the game at 1-1. However five minutes later the home side fell behind again when a defensive error let the redwood attack go 2-1 ahead through Mark Murphy.
On the stroke of half time the croft fell further behind when an error by keeper Kevin McDonnell gifted redwood a two goal advantage through Seba following a well taken free kick from Eoin Kavanagh.
The second half would prove to be as exciting as the first with Suncroft chasing a two goal deficit and they made a tactical substitution fifteen minutes in when Peter McDonald replaced Ian Byrne.
For the next fifteen minutes both teams traded blows but neither team could find the net.
However Suncroft had more energy left in the tank and when Gary Connolly was fouled in the box the croft were awarded a penalty and a lifeline back into the game and Darren Kilby was the taker but unfortunately the team’s leading scorer couldn’t hit the target when his shot went over the bar.
The final 15 fifteen was all Suncroft and they got their second of the game when Dylan Connolly passed a neat shot into the Redwood goal giving keeper Maloney no chance to make it 3-2 and set up a grand stand finish. The home side bombarded the Redwood defence with just about everything but could find no way past a resolute visiting defence. Best for the winners were Keeper Kyle Maloney, their man of the match, Luke Hilliard, Stephen McCarthy and Mark Murphy, while best for Suncroft who will no doubt bounce back from this set back, were Mikey O Toole, Dylan Connolly, Cathal Mahon, Shane Bennett and Darren Kilby.


21 May 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Goal keeper Keith Higgins Ballycane Celtic FC

Defenders Mikey O Toole Suncroft AFC
Murt Brennan Woodstock Celts
Roy Byrne Castle Villa AFC
Niall Flynn Liffey Celtic FC

Midfielders Aaron Akanji Naas United FC
Padraig Nash Monasterevin AFC
Darren Kilby Liffey Celtic FC
Luke Hilliard Redwood FC


Strikers Wayne Bowers Caragh Celtic FC
Warren Beale Clane United FC



21 May 2017
Feature game – Leader
Monasterevin AFC 2 Castle Villa AFC 2

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division


Both Clubs lost ground on league leaders today in this very entertaining tie at the perfectly manicured grounds of Barrett Park Monasterevin. The home side came into this game on the back of two defeats and needed a positive result while the visitors Castle Villa needed to get back to winning ways also, having drawn 2-2 with current league champions Liffey Celtic midweek.
The opening five minutes of the game were a tight affair with both teams trying to get a foothold on the game. Monasterevin showed aggression when Padraig Nash chased a loose ball into the corner and somehow managed to cross to Danny Dee whose shot was blocked by villa’s Anto lawler.
Castle villa created their first half chance soon after when Roy Byrne had a shot blocked and cleared by Dan McCormack in the Monasterevin danger area.
Monasterevin again showed great initiative after fifteen minutes when a one two between Danny Dee and Ray David sent Dee through on goal he tried to chip the keeper but Martin Farrell in villa goals saved well.  Seconds later Monasterevin were on the attack again and Padraig Nash crossed to Danny Dee who headed effort was just wide of Martin Farrell’s right post. Monasterevin were now coming into the game and were sensing an opening goal. They were unlucky midway through the half when some great link up play with Evan Foley passing to Danny Dee who crossed low for David Cummins, unfortunately there was not enough power in the shot to trouble Farrell. Villa were not without their chances at the other end and David Moore had to be smart to smother an effort from Dylan Costigan.

Monasterevin eventually got the opener they deserved when Evan Foley released Danny Dee who crossed to David Cummins and he was taken down by Villa’s defender Anto Lawler and Referee Kenny Cribbin pointed to the spot, up stepped the ever dependable Padraig Nash to smash the ball into the top left corner to put the home side 1-0 up. Villa’s were spurned into action after this set back and
Anto Lawler was awarded a free kick four minutes later however Dan McCormack cleared the danger and on the half hour the home side were a bit complacent when a soft back pass by Ray Davis allowed Villa substitute Cian cleary through one on one with Moore but Moore was up to the task and saved well. 
The home side looked the more likely to extend their lead with Lee Moore, Danny Dee, Evan Foley and Dave cummins all coming close. However against the run of play with five minutes remaining to the break villa broke with Dylan Costigan getting the ball and playing it to Nathan Doyle out wide who crossed the ball evading the home defence and Vinny Dowling was on hand to tap the ball in at the back post for Villa to draw level going into the break.
The second half started at a furious pace with both sides looking to edge ahead and villa were starting to get back into the game. Villa were first to threaten when after three minutes a Monasterevin corner was cleared long by Dylan Costigan who found James Byrne down the side but Byrne could only run the ball out of play.  Seconds later Monasterevin’s Danny Dee picked the ball up in the centre circle and ran at the Villa defence and won a free out on the right, it was taken by Nash but his effort was cleared by the impressive Jordan Harmon.
The home side edged ahead once more after 50 minutes when some great exchanges between Lee Moore and Padraic Nash, saw the latter shoot from an acute angle to deceive Farrell in the visiting goal and put his side 2-1 to the good.
Villa again rallied and home keeper David Moore had to be at his best to keep a Harmon effort out five minutes later. Monasterevin were starting to feel the pressure in the last quarter as the visitors tried to get something from the game as they forced a series of corners which were well defended by the home rearguard. The home side began to defend deeply and with ten minutes Villa equalised from the penalty spot when Derek Doyle brought down Anto Lawler in the area and Jordan Harmon stepped up to cooly slot past Moore in the home goal to make it 2-2. There were chances at both ends to steel the game but the final score remained deadlocked and both had to be satisfied with a share of the spoils. Best for the home side were Dan McCormack and Derek Doyle in defence, Padraig Nash and even Foley in midfield who worked tirelessly alongside the hard working Danny Dee and Lee Moore while best for Villa were Vinny Dowling, Roy Byrne and Jordan Harmon.

Teams
Monasterevin – David Moore, Ryan Moran, Colin Kemmy, Derek Doyle, Dan McCormack, Conor Ryan, Ray Davis, Padraig Nash, Danny Dee, Lee Moore, Evan Foley, Oran Kavanagh, David Cummins, Stephen McNally, Eric O Hara, Jordan Kevin, Thomas Malone, Jamie Connolly.
Castle Villa AFC – Martin Farrell, Paul Huntingdon, James Byrne, Anthony Lawler, Dylan Costigan, Vinny Dowling, Stephen McDonald, Jordan Harmon, Cormac O Toole, Roy Byrne, Nathan Doyle, Mick Lawler, Alan Hickey, Eric O Shea, Cian Cleary.
Referee – Kenny Cribbin.
21 May 2017
Feature game – Herald
Newbridge Hotspurs 8 Clonmullion AFC 5

KDFL Premier Division


Thirteen goals shared between these two KDFL Premier League sides tells you that defence was not at the forefront of this game. Hotspurs defence has been solid lately but an off day today will soon be forgotten with the knowledge that the three points were gained to give Hotspurs their fourth consecutive league win.
The eventual winners were out of the blocks early and hit the target after fourteen minutes when Jeff Haliti finished off Greg Kelly’s assist after getting on the end of keeper Josh Morgan's long kick out. An error from Morgan just one minute later gifted Clonmullion an equaliser when Ross Cardiff blocked down the keepers kick out to tap into an empty net.
The windy conditions and some sloppy football from both sides wasn't providing much of a spectacle, but Spurs regained their advantage when Rickey Caffrey finished well from another Greg Kelly assist. Two minutes later however, Hotspurs found themselves down to 10 men when Benjy Landy received a Red card for his reaction to a challenge and now Hotspurs had to rethink their gameplan. Hotspurs seemed to have given themselves a bit of breathing space approaching half time when the in form Haliti grabbed his second from the penalty spot after Rickey Caffrey had been bought down, but just before the half was finished Clonmullion had pulled another goal back when a Darren Harrison corner was headed on to the post by Jason Whelan and Jordan Roycroft was on hand to knock in the rebound leaving the visitors trailing by a single goal going into the break.
With a man down it was important that Hotspurs kept it tight in the second half, but just one minute after the whistle had been blown, the sides were level as Clonmullion grabbed their third when a beautifully floated free from Mark Robinson was headed home by his brother Shane to level matters. After this the goals just seemed to flood in. Eleven minutes into the half and a Conan Hayes free kick was floated into the box and headed in by Ross Lynch to give Hotspurs back the lead at 4-1. Three minutes later saw the best goal of the day, when the home sidesGraeme Donoghue ran from his own half and facing the keeper one on one he finished smartly into the top right corner giving Pedley no chance. With 20 minutes remaining Clonmullion were awarded a penalty when Ross Cardiff was brought down and Dominic Redmond stepped up to duly dispatch to put the minimum between the sides once more.
Hotspurs found an immediate response when the speedy Eoin McGrath was taken down in the Clonmullion box which saw the Mull keeper Pedley receive his marching orders. Jeff Haliti put the penalty away to complete his hat trick and once again open up a two goal lead. That soon became a one goal lead again when Clonmullion grabbed their fifth with 10 minutes to go when Ross Cardiff was on the mark following a Mark Robinson corner. Thankfully for Hotspurs Josh Morgan pulled off a couple of vital saves to ensure that Clonmullion did not score again. The home side however were not finished and two goals in the last four minutes added to the incredible scoreline. The first came from the lively Eoin McGrath when he took the ball around the replacement keeper after being put through by the very hardworking Jeff Haliti. Hotspurs skipper Greg Kelly rounded off the scoring when he finished from Ross Lynch's quickly taken throw in to round off a superb day for the Newbridge side. Best for the winners were Jeff Haliti, Conan Hayes, Graeme Donoghue and Greg Kelly while best for The Mull who never gave up the ghost were Robinson brothers Shane and Mark, Darren Harrison and Dom Redmond.

Teams
Newbridge Hotspurs – Josh Morgan, Jamie Meenan, Conan Hayes, Conor McLoughlin, Scott O Connor, Benjy Landy, Greg Kelly, Richard Farrell, Jeff Haliti, Rickey Caffrey, Aaron Gallagher, Aaron Finn, Dylan Aulesbury, Eoin McGrath, Graeme Donoghue, Niall McDonnell, Nigel Purcell, Ross Lynch.
Clonmullion AFC – Aaron Pedley, Jamie Ryan, Jack Ryan, Shane Robinson, Jason Whelan, Ross Cardiff, David Lawlor, Dominic Redmond, Jordan Roycroft, Darren Harrison, Mark Robinson, Barry Keane.
Referee – Ger McNally.
16 May 2017
O Neills LFA Over Thirty Five Cup First Round 2017

Leixlip United v Harding IF FC

First Round games to be played weekend of May 28th


O Neills LFA Over Thirty Five Cup Second Round 2017

Mullingar Town v Kildare Town Seconds

Palmerstown FC v Straffan AFC

Garden County FC “A” v Monasterevan AFC

Naas United v Leixlip United or Harding IF FC

Newbridge Town White v Dundrum FC

Patrician Celtic v Kildare Town Firsts

Bridge United v Rathangan AFC

Enfield Celtic v Chancery FC

Celtic Stars v Maynooth Town

Sallins Celtic v Coill Dubh Athletic

Matches to be played on weekend of June 11th
16 May 2017
O Neills LFA Over Thirty Five Cup 2017
First Round/Second Round
O Neills LFA Over Thirty Five Cup First Round 2017

Leixlip United v Harding IF FC

First Round games to be played weekend of May 28th


O Neills LFA Over Thirty Five Cup Second Round 2017

Mullingar Town v Kildare Town Seconds

Palmerstown FC v Straffan AFC

Garden County FC “A” v Monasterevan AFC

Naas United v Leixlip United or Harding IF FC

Newbridge Town White v Dundrum FC

Patrician Celtic v Kildare Town Firsts

Bridge United v Rathangan AFC

Enfield Celtic v Chancery FC

Celtic Stars v Maynooth Town

Sallins Celtic v Coill Dubh Athletic

Matches to be played on weekend of June 11th
15 May 2017
KDFL ANNOUNCE VENUE FOR THE 2017 LUMSDEN LEAGUE CUP FINAL
KDFL ANNOUNCE VENUE FOR THE 2017 LUMSDEN LEAGUE CUP FINAL


The KDFL are delighted to announce the venue for the 2017 Lumsden League Cup Final as Suncroft AFC (Community Grounds). There has been major development at the venue over the past number of years shaping it into one of the most impressive grounds in the KDFL. It’s unique setting on the outskirts of the famous Curragh, just a stones throw from the headquarters of the Irish Defence Forces, is a hotbed of activity with daily classes, courses and workshops for the residents of the greater Suncroft area, enjoying the luxury of its state of the art Centre, with auditorium, shop, Cafe and extensive play area. The main entrance overlooks the perfectly manicured playing pitches with stud fence surround, in keeping with the area.

The final was held in Suncroft for the first time 19 years ago, that year Frank Dowling of Coill Dubh AFC held aloft the Cup, played for in the memory of our former Secretary Tony Lumsden, following their narrow victory over their near neighbours Carbury United FC.

Many victories and defeats have since passed but the League are very excited to be returning to the facility once more, this time to showcase the enormous work which has been carried out by the Suncroft CDG, of which many members of Suncroft AFC were heavily involved both in the Boardroom and at the coalface raising the much needed funds to bring the grounds back to its former glory and beyond.

We would like to acknowledge the work of all the Suncroft AFC Committee in their endeavours and in particular Josie Dunne, Brian Vardy and James McGowan for liaising with us to make the return a reality.

The first round of the Lumsden Cup which involves all Clubs from Division 1 to Masters D2, will be played weekending 28th May. Senior & Premier Clubs will then be introduced at the second Round stage, the draw will be made at the League’s June Council Meeting (14th) at the Keadeen Hotel, it will also be streamed live on our Facebook page.
14 May 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
TEAM OF THE WEEK.



KEEPER KYLE MALONEY REDWOOD FC

DEFENDERS JOHNNY FENNELL WOOSTOCK CELTS
JAMES LANIGAN SUNCROFT AFC
SHANE LEESON CARAGH CELTIC
GARY SCULLY LIFFEY CELTIC FC


MIDFIELD NIALL FLYNN LIFFEY CELTIC
STEVE MC DONALD CASTLE VILLA AFC
KIERAN SHEEDY KILDARE TOWN AFC
LIAM O SHEA BALLYCANE CETLIC

STRIKERS WAYNE BOWERS CARAGH CETLIC
STEPHEN BENNETT SUNCROFT



14 May 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS


Woodstock went two points clear at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division with this narrow victory over fellow contenders Castle Villa AFC. With five points separating eight teams this is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Senior leagues in some time with every point counting.
Both sides started brightly with chances going a begging at both ends. Woodstock were first to threaten on twenty minutes when some fine play down the right by Joe Brennan saw his pinpoint cross into the box just elude the inrushing Tommy Connell and soon after Nathan Doyle was unlucky in front of goal. Both sides went in all square at the break. In an uneventful first period of the second half the game suddenly burst into life on 75 minutes when Villa’s edged ahead when Nathan Doyle was rewarded for his efforts to put the Castledermot men 1-0 up. Woodstock were stung into action and drew level just two minutes later after some fine work down the byline saw Martin Brennan’s cross steered to Martin Farrell’s net by Craig Dunphy to make it 1-1. Woodstock on their uppers now chase for the winner and were duly rewarded when with five minutes remaining on the clock stole all three points when a fine move involving Craig Dunphy and Ross Leonard saw Ryan Kelly finish to the Villa net to make it 2-1. Best for the winners were Joe Brennan and Ross Leonard in midfield and man of the match Johnny Fennell at left back. While for Villa scorer Doyle, Steve McDonald in midfield and substitute Dan Gray impressed.


Ballycane Celtic's season continues to fluctuate as they lost again, this time at the hands of title contenders Suncroft. The home side came into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over Kildare Town last time out and they began very brightly with Keelan Noone having a strong penalty shout waved away by the Referee. Ballycane were well on top at this stage and in the 12th minute their pressure finally paid off when a good passing move saw the ball played into the path of Liam O'Shea, who's rasping shot from all of 40 yards out smashed into the bottom corner. But that was the best the Naas side could produce because they lost all momentum after going in front and their lead lasted just 7 minutes as the Croft hit back with a quick equaliser through Stephen Bennett, who capitalised on Stephen Quinns missed hit clearance to volley neatly into the bottom corner leaving Ballycane Keeper Kevin Higgins with no chance. The away side should have been 2-1 up in the 23rd minute when Gary Connolly played an excellent through ball, Darren Kilby got in behind Celtics defence, but struck his shot over from 15 yards out.
Ballycane looked set for a break away attack in the 29th minute when full back Stephen Quinn beat two Croft players but he was challenged and the ball cleared to safety. The game got very sloppy in the final stages of the half, captain Naoise Drewitt headed just wide for Ballycane in the 32nd minute after another great Jamie Curran delivery. Suncroft should really have went ahead in the 42nd minute when a brilliant Bennett delivery found Kilby unmarked at the back post, but he headed over from close range. Suncroft did make it 2-1 just before the break when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and man of the match Bennett stepped up to strike over the wall with venom and give his side the lead going into the half time break.
Ballycane were a little better at the beginning of the 2nd half but any momentum they were building disappeared in the 56th minute when Kevin Moynihan could do nothing to stop Ian Byrnes attempted cross from hitting him on the arm. Penalty to Suncroft. And up stepped that man Bennett again to calmly put the spot kick away and put a 2 goal margin between the teams. Soon after a malee saw three players dismissed, two from Suncroft and one from Ballycane. However despite having the player advantage Ballycane could not create much and Suncroft played down the clock well. Five minutes from the end Suncroft bagged their fourth of the game when Cathal Mahon pounced on a defensive error to make it 4-1 to the visitors. Best for the winners were Stephen Bennett, Darren Kilby, James Lanigan, Mikey O Toole, Gary Connolly, Cathal Mahon and Kevin McDonnell in goal while Ballycane had good performances from Dane Higgins, Liam o Shea and Naoise Drewitt who put in a terrific performance for 60 minutes on his return from injury. 

Caragh Celtic took all three points in their tie against lowly Kildare Town, away from home on Saturday evening. The opening exchanges were an even affair with both side’s battling the wet and windly conditions. Caragh were first to strike midway through the first half with a trademark left footed strike from 25 yards from the prolific Stephen ‘Reggie’ Riordan, found the top corner of the Kildare net. Caragh were still celebrating when a determined Kildare drew level from a Kieran Sheedy free kick. The sides went in deadlocked at the break.
The dreadful underfoot conditions made it very hard to create any real chances at either end in the second half. Caragh broke midway through the half and edged ahead following some great interchanges between Stephen Riordan and Dean Bowers culminated in Wayne Bowers striking home to put Caragh 2-1 ahead. The visitors finally put the game beyond Kildare with a second goal from goal king Wayne Bowers. Best for the winners were Robbie Hannon in goal, Shane Leeson, Darren Heavey in midfield and goal hero Wayne Bowers up front. While for Kildare Sam Holland in goal was the only one to shine.


Current League Champions Liffey Celtic drew 2-2 with Redwood who trail them by one point on the table. It was a very cagey affair at Naas VEC on Saturday evening. Both sides struggle to negotiate with the heavy conditions. The home side got off to the better start pressing Liffey high up the pitch. It was all square however until the half hour mark when the home side edged in front when a perfectly placed free kick was met by a glancing header 10 yards out by Bernard Redmond to see Redwood go 1-0 in front. Liffey despite the best efforts of Brian and JP McDonagh could find no way past a well marshalled home defence and Redwood went in defending their slender 1-0 lead to the break.
Liffey came out more determined in the second half and Niall Flynn was dictating matters in midfield for the Newbridge men. Gaining inspiration from Flynn wing backs Lee Kearney and Gary Scully surged forward and were beginning to link well with Eoin Cox and Derek Donoghue up front. Cox levelled for Liffey ten minutes into the half when he curled the ball to the top corner of Kyle Maloney’s net. Liffey went 2-1 up following a period of sustained pressure when substitute Daragh Kelly, who replaced the injured Stephen Reidy earlier, netted. Redwood set up a nail biting last fifteen when they drew level when a Sean Brady cross was met on the volley by substitute Leon Finnegan to put his side on level terms. Liffey went all out for victory and Kyle Maloney in the Redwood goal had to be at his best to keep parity. The game ended all square. Best for Liffey were keeper Stephen Doyle, JP McDonagh, Lee Kearney and their man of the match Niall Flynn. While for the home side their keeper Maloney and Willie Collins up front were best.
14 May 2017
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Senior Division FOCUS


Woodstock went two points clear at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division with this narrow victory over fellow contenders Castle Villa AFC. With five points separating eight teams this is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Senior leagues in some time with every point counting.
Both sides started brightly with chances going a begging at both ends. Woodstock were first to threaten on twenty minutes when some fine play down the right by Joe Brennan saw his pinpoint cross into the box just elude the inrushing Tommy Connell and soon after Nathan Doyle was unlucky in front of goal. Both sides went in all square at the break. In an uneventful first period of the second half the game suddenly burst into life on 75 minutes when Villa’s edged ahead when Nathan Doyle was rewarded for his efforts to put the Castledermot men 1-0 up. Woodstock were stung into action and drew level just two minutes later after some fine work down the byline saw Martin Brennan’s cross steered to Martin Farrell’s net by Craig Dunphy to make it 1-1. Woodstock on their uppers now chase for the winner and were duly rewarded when with five minutes remaining on the clock stole all three points when a fine move involving Craig Dunphy and Ross Leonard saw Ryan Kelly finish to the Villa net to make it 2-1. Best for the winners were Joe Brennan and Ross Leonard in midfield and man of the match Johnny Fennell at left back. While for Villa scorer Doyle, Steve McDonald in midfield and substitute Dan Gray impressed.


Ballycane Celtic's season continues to fluctuate as they lost again, this time at the hands of title contenders Suncroft. The home side came into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over Kildare Town last time out and they began very brightly with Keelan Noone having a strong penalty shout waved away by the Referee. Ballycane were well on top at this stage and in the 12th minute their pressure finally paid off when a good passing move saw the ball played into the path of Liam O'Shea, who's rasping shot from all of 40 yards out smashed into the bottom corner. But that was the best the Naas side could produce because they lost all momentum after going in front and their lead lasted just 7 minutes as the Croft hit back with a quick equaliser through Stephen Bennett, who capitalised on Stephen Quinns missed hit clearance to volley neatly into the bottom corner leaving Ballycane Keeper Kevin Higgins with no chance. The away side should have been 2-1 up in the 23rd minute when Gary Connolly played an excellent through ball, Darren Kilby got in behind Celtics defence, but struck his shot over from 15 yards out.
Ballycane looked set for a break away attack in the 29th minute when full back Stephen Quinn beat two Croft players but he was challenged and the ball cleared to safety. The game got very sloppy in the final stages of the half, captain Naoise Drewitt headed just wide for Ballycane in the 32nd minute after another great Jamie Curran delivery. Suncroft should really have went ahead in the 42nd minute when a brilliant Bennett delivery found Kilby unmarked at the back post, but he headed over from close range. Suncroft did make it 2-1 just before the break when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and man of the match Bennett stepped up to strike over the wall with venom and give his side the lead going into the half time break.
Ballycane were a little better at the beginning of the 2nd half but any momentum they were building disappeared in the 56th minute when Kevin Moynihan could do nothing to stop Ian Byrnes attempted cross from hitting him on the arm. Penalty to Suncroft. And up stepped that man Bennett again to calmly put the spot kick away and put a 2 goal margin between the teams. Soon after a malee saw three players dismissed, two from Suncroft and one from Ballycane. However despite having the player advantage Ballycane could not create much and Suncroft played down the clock well. Five minutes from the end Suncroft bagged their fourth of the game when Cathal Mahon pounced on a defensive error to make it 4-1 to the visitors. Best for the winners were Stephen Bennett, Darren Kilby, James Lanigan, Mikey O Toole, Gary Connolly, Cathal Mahon and Kevin McDonnell in goal while Ballycane had good performances from Dane Higgins, Liam o Shea and Naoise Drewitt who put in a terrific performance for 60 minutes on his return from injury. 

Caragh Celtic took all three points in their tie against lowly Kildare Town, away from home on Saturday evening. The opening exchanges were an even affair with both side’s battling the wet and windly conditions. Caragh were first to strike midway through the first half with a trademark left footed strike from 25 yards from the prolific Stephen ‘Reggie’ Riordan, found the top corner of the Kildare net. Caragh were still celebrating when a determined Kildare drew level from a Kieran Sheedy free kick. The sides went in deadlocked at the break.
The dreadful underfoot conditions made it very hard to create any real chances at either end in the second half. Caragh broke midway through the half and edged ahead following some great interchanges between Stephen Riordan and Dean Bowers culminated in Wayne Bowers striking home to put Caragh 2-1 ahead. The visitors finally put the game beyond Kildare with a second goal from goal king Wayne Bowers. Best for the winners were Robbie Hannon in goal, Shane Leeson, Darren Heavey in midfield and goal hero Wayne Bowers up front. While for Kildare Sam Holland in goal was the only one to shine.


Current League Champions Liffey Celtic drew 2-2 with Redwood who trail them by one point on the table. It was a very cagey affair at Naas VEC on Saturday evening. Both sides struggle to negotiate with the heavy conditions. The home side got off to the better start pressing Liffey high up the pitch. It was all square however until the half hour mark when the home side edged in front when a perfectly placed free kick was met by a glancing header 10 yards out by Bernard Redmond to see Redwood go 1-0 in front. Liffey despite the best efforts of Brian and JP McDonagh could find no way past a well marshalled home defence and Redwood went in defending their slender 1-0 lead to the break.
Liffey came out more determined in the second half and Niall Flynn was dictating matters in midfield for the Newbridge men. Gaining inspiration from Flynn wing backs Lee Kearney and Gary Scully surged forward and were beginning to link well with Eoin Cox and Derek Donoghue up front. Cox levelled for Liffey ten minutes into the half when he curled the ball to the top corner of Kyle Maloney’s net. Liffey went 2-1 up following a period of sustained pressure when substitute Daragh Kelly, who replaced the injured Stephen Reidy earlier, netted. Redwood set up a nail biting last fifteen when they drew level when a Sean Brady cross was met on the volley by substitute Leon Finnegan to put his side on level terms. Liffey went all out for victory and Kyle Maloney in the Redwood goal had to be at his best to keep parity. The game ended all square. Best for Liffey were keeper Stephen Doyle, JP McDonagh, Lee Kearney and their man of the match Niall Flynn. While for the home side their keeper Maloney and Willie Collins up front were best.
14 May 2017
KDFL Womens Division 2
Clane United FC 4 Park Celtic Summerhill FC 0

Feature game – Leinster Leader


Clane United FC Women got their 2017 League campaign off to the best of starts on Monday with a well earned three points at home to League newbies Park Celtic Summerhill FC.
The visitors started very gingerly as they tried to find their feet against a lively Clane outfit. The home side broke the deadlock after eight minutes against the very youthful Summerhill side when a crossfield ball by Molly Mason was finished to the net past Keely Burke by Aoife Phelan to put Clane 1-0 up. Clane doubled their advantage seven minutes later when Mason this time was on the mark.
Clane were well on top at this stage and added a third ten minutes later when the impressive Molly Mason added her second when she beat Burke from close range. Indeed Mason could have made it a hat trick soon after where it not for a spectacular save from the Summerhill netminder.
Clane finished off the half strong with a fourth this time from the boot of Christine Donogher who cooly slotted home from close in to leave Clane well on top going into the break.
On the turn around it was a different matter as Park Celtic became more involved and began to win the battle in midfield however no real opportunity arose for the Meath side to reduce their deficit except for some long range efforts from Seonadh Corcoran. Best for Clane in what was an all round team performance were Rebecca Philips, Heather Meagher and the impressive Mason while for the youthful Summerhill side Seonadh Corcoran up front, defender Sarah Bannon and keeper Kelly Burke who pulled off a string of fine saves stood out.
Teams –

Clane United – Emma Casey, Tara Dunne, Amy Rogers, Sam Cully, Rebecca Philips, Aoife Phelan, Katie Brennan, Marie Keely, Molly Mason, Christine Donogher, Heather Meagher, April Carty, Charlene Vigna, Sara Pearce.
Park Celtic Summerhill FC - Keeley Burke, Sarah Bannon, Leanne Morris, Donna Healy, Zara Dodd, Jane Hughes, Leah Byrne, Katie Donoghue, Gemma Taggart, Seonadh Corcoran, Naimh Ryan, Subs: Faye Mulreid, Ashling Taggart, Lauren Burke, Becky Coyle.
Referee – JA Kelly.
14 May 2017
So Fresh Entertainment Women’s Division 1
Newbridge Colts FC 4-2 Castle Villa AFC
Feature Game – Herald.

Newbridge Colts Women’s Team played their first ever competitive game on Monday evening last against current Division 1 league cahmps Castle Villa AFC and ran out deserving if unexpected 4-2 winners. Following some negative results in pre-season friendlies, the home side were not too optimistic going out against last season’s league champions. With Newbridge Colts starting a little nervously, the visitors had some early chances but failed to break the deadlock. The Colts players started to grow in confidence and Carmela Morey had the best chance of the half when she broke through from midfield to bear down on Donna Hickey in the Castle Villa goal but her shot struck the cross-bar. Midway through the half, the away side took the lead. A speculative Catherine Dempsey shot from the edge of the box evaded the grasp of Colts goalkeeper Lesley O’Connor and found its way to the back of the net. Castle Villa pressed for more goals in the remainder of the half but a combination of good defending by Joanne Kelly and her back four along with some off-side decisions thwarted their efforts. Colts also had some chances with Audrey Byrne going close with a header from skipper Sinead McBride’s corner and Audrey Neilson was proving a threat coming in from the left wing. An entertaining first half ended 1-0.
Buoyed by their first half performance the home side came out with more intent for the second period and started to look more of a threat. A foul on striker Cliodhna Dunne just outside the box in the 56th minute allowed McBride to equalise. Her free-kick was struck over the wall and into the bottom corner evading the unsighted Hickey in the goal. Five minutes later, Colts took the lead with the goal of the game. Kelly won back possession on the edge of her own penalty area and played it forward to Neilson. The winger managed to lay the ball off into midfielder for Morey to stride forward and pick out a pass to Dunne who pulled off the defender on the edge of the box. Her excellent first touch allowed her to whip a fantastic right foot shot over the keeper and into the far top corner. The champions responded with pressure on the Colts goal but wayward shooting and excellent defending by newcomer Susie Coffey ensured O’Connor in the goal was rarely threatened. The next goal was going to be vital and with 15 minutes remaining the home side played in Player of the Match Morey down the right wing. She managed to beat the full back and float in a great cross to the back post for the inrushing Neilson to sweep home. She soon added her second goal and Colts fourth with a brilliant dribble and finish past the keeper. Castle Villa did score a consolation near the end when Lynsey Donovan broke through the Colts defence on the edge of the box and cooly slotted home past the keeper but it was too late to affect the result. A fantastic first win for a jubilant Colts squad. Best for the winners were Camela Morey, Joanne Kelly and Sinead MBride.
While for the visitors Jackie Egan, Gemma Murphy,Kaylln Farrell, Lisa Hickey and Catherine Dempsey were best.

Teams
Newbridge Colts FC – Lesley O Connor, Kim Roche, Pauline Fox, Joanne Kelly, Susie Coffey, Sinead McBridge, Audrey Byrne, Cliodhna Dunne, Carmela Morey, Miqueli Mirande De Conceicao.
Castle Villa AFC – Donna Hickey, Chloe Kearney, Gemma Murphy, Elaine Brennan, Jackie Egan, Kayleigh Farrell, Melissa Kearney, Nicole Heaney Byrne, Catherine Dempsey, Lynsey Donovan, Lisa Hickey, Carol Brennan, Maggie Nolan, Kelly McSweeney, Rachel Garvey.
Referee – M. Brennan.
30 April 2017
CR WYNNE SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Senior Division FOCUS


Suncroft AFC bounced back from their defeat last week at the hands of Naas United with this comprehensive win over an out of sorts Monasterevin AFC. The eventual winners were out of the blocks early when Gary Connolly shot over after five minutes. The Croft went 1-0 up through a headed effort from Darren Kilby following a Cathal Mahon free, soon after. The home applied all the pressure and Monasterevin had their keeper Jamie Connolly to thank following some expert stops to keep the score to a minimum. However the Croft were 2-0 to the good before the break following a low strike from Dylan Connolly. Suncroft added a third through Gary Connolly soon after the resumption following good work from Ian Byrne. Peter McDonald added the Croft’s fourth without reply on the hour with a low drive giving Connolly no chance in the visiting goal. The home side made it 5-0 soon after through Ian Byrne following some great work down the wing by Stephen Bennett. An Ian Byrne strike was deflected to the net by a Monasterevin defender under pressure to put the final nail in the coffin for Monasterevin on a day they would hope to forget.


A 77th minute strike from Woodstock’s Martin Brennan, following a great build up involving Tommy Connell and Dominic Kelly was all that separated Naas United FC and Woodstock on Sunday in this tight affair. The win sees Woodstock now top the table from Naas by a point. Best for the winners were Martin Brennan, James Lammon and man of the match Ross Leonard while for Naas Paddy Diamond, Aaron Dunphy and Kyle Denny were best.


Clane utd collected their First home win of the season in a tough Battle with a strong Redwood Side. 
A fantastic Day for Football on a top class surface at Doctors road. The home side started brightly with some lovely possession football. On 17 Mins Some neat football from Ciaran Quinn seen Stephen Baneham’s cut in and shoot but his effort was off Target. Clane continued to press high and play with intensity and were unlucky on 32 Mins when Trevor Beale scored but was ruled out for offside after an excellent Delivery from Cillian Patchell. After a water break the half was very even and both defences were well on top with Jack Kelly & The Bomber Beale dominating at centre back Redwood Struggled to create any real clear cut chances. The side’s went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break.
2nd Half 
Clane came out of the blocks fast continued to play some excellent Football.  on 57 Mins Cillian Patchell's 20 yard effort tested the Redwood Keeper and Redwood were lucky to clear the danger. 
Clane now started to apply pressure and looked really Dangerous with their midfield starting to get a foot hold on the game. 
on 64 Mins Warren Beale hit the side netting after lovely footwork from Ben Kelly. Clane started to believe a goal would come and On 72 Mins Clane found the break through. 
Stephen Baneham was fouled after excellent work down the left and from the resulting free Cillian Patchell found Robbie Phillips at the back post to give Clane a deserved 1-0 lead. 
On 84 Mins Clane broke from deep and Danny Callan's shot flew wide after some good work by Paddy Walshe. The game swung from end to end and  the visitors threw everything forward but the excellent Kelly and Beale defended like warriors. Redwood taught they had stolen a point On 90 Mins only for James callan to produce a stunning save to keep Philly Byrne’s goalward bound shot out. Keeper Callan has time and again kept clane in games with his excellent concentration. 
In stoppage time Niall McDaid sprung the offside trap and was 1 on 1 but seen his effort went agonisingly wide. That was enough for Clane Utd to record an impressive 1-0 and continue their solid Start to the season. 
Best of clane was Trevor Bomber Beale, Jack Kelly and the Goalscorer Robbie Philips. While for a hard working Redwood Mark Murphy in midfield and Ian Maloney at centre back impressed.


Villa were left wondering how they only came away with a share of the spoils this morning against Kildare Town who to be fair despite being without the ball for long periods never dropped their heads and thanks to some outstanding saves from their keeper Sam Holland who denied the homeside no fewer than five times with top drawer saves. Villa started the brighter and continued that trend throughout the game however goals win matches and despite having several chances to take the lead came into the break at nil all The second half started well for the homeside as they took the lead through James Byrne following a super build up however the lead was short lived as Anto Lawler put through his own net a few minutes later following a super cross from the right from Keith Scanlon. Although villa created numerous other chances to retake the lead they were denied by the kildare stopper who put in a man of the match performance. Best for villa Paul Huntington Jordan Harmon and scorer James Byrne. Best for Kildare were keeper Sam Holland, Keith Scanlon and Gary Balough.



Donore Park was the venue today where Caragh Celtic and Liffey Celtic served up all that is best of summer football when they dished out a six goal thriller in front of record crowds in glorious sunshine in this midtable clash.
The visitors opened the better and registered first on 18 minutes following a fantastic individual effort from JP McDonagh. With Caragh still licking their wounds Liffey added a second soon after when Derek O Donoghue found himself free in the area and made no mistake firing last Robbie Hannon in the home goal to put his side 2-0 to the good. The home side finally woke up and started to play some neat ball in midfield and Dean Bowers put the minimum between the sides on the half hour when he was clinical in front of goal following some good approach work by the hard working Darren Heavey and five minutes later it was all square when Wayne Bowers equalised for the Caragh men. Liffey were stunned on the stroke of half time when Caragh’s continued pressing paid off and they edged ahead when Stephen ‘Reggie’ Riordan made no mistake, giving Liffey keeper Stephen Doyle no chance, after some brilliant work by Noel Byrne.
On the turn around it was both sides served up some fantastic football, entertaining the masses with Caragh slightly shading matters for the most part. Liffey had their keeper Stephen Doyle to thank when he made some heroic saves midway through the half to keep his side in the game and they eventually grabbed an equaliser with twenty minutes remaining from the boot of Niall Flynn to make it 3-3. A share of the spoils was a fair result in this Senior League cracker.
Best for the home side were Noel Byrne, Dean Bowers, Wayne Bowers and man of the match Darren Heavey. While for Liffey JP McDonagh, centre half Gary Scully and keeper Stephen Doyle were best.
30 April 2017
KDFL Premier Division
Newbridge Colts 2 Rathangan AFC 4
Feature Game – Leader


Premier League table-toppers Rathangan AFC maintained their 100% start to the season with a comprehensive 4-2 victory over Newbridge Colts at a sun-drenched Chapel Lane on Sunday morning. The home side started the brighter and moved the ball very well, but it was Rathangan who took the lead against the run of play after just five minutes. The ball was played into the feet of Iain Doyle who took a smart touch before rocketing an effort past Vinny Carroll in the Colts net. The home side weren't to be outdone however and fresh from his goalscoring exploits against Coill Dubh last week, Cormac Malone scored another goal of the season contender when Bobby Haughton found the striker, who then in turn hit a sweet volley over the Rathangan 'keeper from all of 30 yards. All level after ten. Just five minutes later, the away side retook the lead and it was another belter of a goal. A Pauric Kelly free-kick was deflected and found its way to Mark Cassidy on the edge of the box and the defender rifled a half volley into the back of the net. The Colts eventually refound their feet and grabbed a deserved equaliser just after the half hour mark. The ball was cleared from a corner and Cormac Malone did well to hold up the play before playing through Milan Koky. He then slipped through Paddy Kavanagh and the midfielder curled a beautiful effort into the bottom corner. The home side were in the ascendancy and Ciaran Thorpe tried a speculative effort from range before Kavanagh almost found Dan Purcell with a low cross into the six yard box. Rathangan were still a threat and hit the woodwork twice before the break. First through Jamie Sheridan and then Tommy Power.

Colts were slow out of the box in the second period as Rathangan looked ever more dangerous. Iain Doyle whipped a free kick just wide before Vinny Carroll pulled off two point blank saves as players queued up in the box. Jamie Sheridan found Mick Kennedy with a super cross on the hour mark and the number 9 should have found the back of the net. The home side still looked a threat when they got forward and a beautiful left footed cross from Ciaran Thorpe was headed just over by Malone. Rathangan grabbed the third goal that their dominance deserved with fifteen minutes left. Substitute Jason Dempsey was played through on goal and he slipped a low left-footed effort past Vinny Carroll. The Colts pushed for an equaliser but the away side looked more and more likely to grab a fourth. Iain Doyle hit the post after he lobbed the ball over Carroll with ten minutes to go. They did grab the sixth goal of the game just two minutes later. Substitutes Tommy Maloney and Jason Dempsey combining well with the latter bagging his second of the game to seal the three points for Rathangan and ensuring they continued to set the pace in the Aermax Premier Division. 

Teams
Newbridge Colts – Vincent Carroll, Daire Coleman, Niall McCormack, Stephen Doyle, Mark Byrne, Milan Koky, Dan Purcell, Paddy Kavanagh, Ciaran Thorpe, Bobby Haughton, Cormac Malone, Jonathan O Neill, Stephen Browne, Karl Howe, John Leamy, Wesley Heavey.
Rathangan AFC – John Cassidy, Paddy Walsh, Pauraic Kelly, Ciaran Behan, Mark Cassidy, Tommy Power, Jamie Sheridan, Sam O Loughlin, Mick Kennedy, Paul Lynch, Iain Doyle, Tommy Moloney, Jason Dempsey, Alan Keogh, Daragh O Loughlin.
Referee – M Hickey.
30 April 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Caragh Celtic 3 Liffey Celtic 3
Feature game – Herald


Donore Park was the venue today where Caragh Celtic and Liffey Celtic served up all that is best of summer football when they dished out a six goal thriller in front of record crowds in glorious sunshine in this midtable clash.
The visitors opened the better and registered first on 18 minutes following a fantastic individual effort from JP McDonagh. With Caragh still licking their wounds Liffey added a second soon after when Derek O Donoghue found himself free in the area and made no mistake firing last Robbie Hannon in the home goal to put his side 2-0 to the good. The home side finally woke up and started to play some neat ball in midfield and Dean Bowers put the minimum between the sides on the half hour when he was clinical in front of goal following some good approach work by the hard working Darren Heavey and five minutes later it was all square when Wayne Bowers equalised for the Caragh men. Liffey were stunned on the stroke of half time when Caragh’s continued pressing paid off and they edged ahead when Stephen ‘Reggie’ Riordan made no mistake, giving Liffey keeper Stephen Doyle no chance, after some brilliant work by Noel Byrne.
On the turn around it was both sides served up some fantastic football, entertaining the masses with Caragh slightly shading matters for the most part. Liffey had their keeper Stephen Doyle to thank when he made some heroic saves midway through the half to keep his side in the game and they eventually grabbed an equaliser with twenty minutes remaining from the boot of Niall Flynn to make it 3-3. A share of the spoils was a fair result in this Senior League cracker.
Best for the home side were Noel Byrne, Dean Bowers, Wayne Bowers and man of the match Darren Heavey. While for Liffey JP McDonagh, centre half Gary Scully and keeper Stephen Doyle were best.

Teams
Caragh Celtic – Robbie Hannon, Gareth Byrne, Daniel Brady, Paul Foley, Sean Leeson, Johnny Igoe, Noel Byrne, Darren Heavey, Stephen Riordan, Wayne Bowers, Dean Bowers, Stephen French, Billy Martin, Tony Farrell, Daithi Ivers.
Liffey Celtic – Stephen Doyle, Gary Scully, Graham McCormack, Gavin O Brien, Keith O Riordan, Stephen Reidy, JP McDonagh, Owen Cox, Brian McDonagh, Niall Flynn, Derek O Donoghue, Daire Kelly, Dean Brophy, Lee Kearney, Stephen Dillon, David Hanley, Eoin Moore.
Referee – Eric Owens
23 April 2017
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2
Kildare Town AFC 1 Straffan AFC 1

A point a piece was a fair result in this Masters Division 2 League opener between Straffan AFC and Kildare Town AFC who finished joint second in the league last season and narrowly missed out on promotion to Division 1 when defeated by Newbridge Town AFC in a play off.
The home side started the brighter and had their first attempt on goal after fifteen minutes when a lovely ball over the top caught Straffan's defence too far forward and David Moylan found himself one on one with the Straffan keeper Adrian Wasson but his shot just went wide of Wasson’s left hand post.
This near miss seemed to spur on the visitors and they missed a gilt edged opportunity to open their account when John Costello played in Aidan Griffen whose well taken effort was just wide of home keeper Eoin Moore’s left post.  The Straffan men then had a period of dominance in midfield where Scott Neville and Shane O'Connell were winning considerable possession however they could not capitalise on their superiority and paid the price when just on half time Kildare Town won a throw-in on the halfway line and a long ball went into the Straffan penalty area which was missed by Straffan centre half Aidan Mahady and the Kildare Town forward despatched expertly to the net from 15 yards out to put the home side 1-0 up going into the break.

A stern half time talk from Straffan stand in coach Tom Stanley seemed to do the trick as the visitors came out after the break in a determined mood however they found the Kildare rearguard, which was well marshalled by Robbie Donnelly, equal to any attack. Ten minutes into the second half a slight skirmish involving several players broke out following a challenge and after the dust settled, referee James McDonnell had no option but to dismiss two straffan players and a Kildare Town player. To both side’s credit they continued to play some very attractive ball and indeed Straffan, despite their numerical disadvantage found themselves on top and they forced several corners in succession. Steve McCormack went close for the visitors with a header and Kildare keeper Eoin Moore had to be at his best to kept out efforts from Aiden Griffen and Gordan McCrea.
Kildare clawed themselves back into the game but their efforts were thwarted by some stalwart defending by Scott Neville and Ned O’Dea kept their deficit to a minimum. Just when it looked like it was Kildare’s day they conceded a free on the edge of the penalty area and Aidan Griffen, who was having an exceptional game, stepped up to dispatch the ball with a left footed drive to the back of Moore’s net levelling matters, much to the delight of the travelling support. Best for the home side were Kevin Bradley, Alan Rae and keeper Eoin Moore while best for the visitors were man of the match Scott Neville, Ned O Dea, Aidan Griffen, John Costello and Mario Zajac.


Teams – Kildare Town AFC
Eoin Moore, Padriag Carter, Robbie Donnelly, Stephen Garth, Alan Rea, John O’Neill, Dave Moylan, Darren Bradley, Kevin Bradley, Joe Kirwan, John Clarke, Patrick Murphy, Robbie Curran.
Straffan AFC –
Adrian Wasson, Aidan ‘Ned’ O Dea, Steve McCormack, Dan McKeown, Aidan Mahady, Scott Neville, Shane O Connell, Dave Brennan, John Costello, Mario Zajac, Aidan Griffin, Michael Mullen, Declan Keville, Gordon McCrea, Rob Mooney, Jura Janusauskas, Rob Kavanagh, Steve Noonan.
Referee – James McDonnell.
23 April 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Ballycane Celtic 1 Clane United FC 3

Ballycane suffered their 3rd defeat on the bounce with this below par performance against a stubborn Clane United side who gain their first win of the Season. The home side began brightly and had a Mark Saunders corner headed just over by Alex Dunne in the 3rd minute. Clane were pressing well and won 3 set pieces of their own that saw Ballycane center back John Paul Higgins win two headers from Clane’s Robbie Philips before home keeper Nathan Burke also had to be at his best to keep out a well taken effort from Daragh Deane.
The home side bounced away on a counter attack in the 9th minute, when Stephen Quinn went clear, but he couldn’t get past the well marshalled Clane defence. Midway through the half the visitors began to settle and get a foothold on the game as they put together another good move in the twenty fourth minute leading to Jason Devine shooting from an angle into the side netting, an almost identical move moments later saw Ballycane’s centre half Kevin Higgins defend well to clear for a corner. Clane’s Daragh Deane left foot is well respected in the top flight and it was his dangerous delivery that caused mayhem for the home side and it eventually led to Robert Heavey score into his own net after an unfortunate deflection soon after to put the visitors 1-0 up.
Ballycane were struggling to get the ball into decent areas in the latter 3rd of the pitch, but they almost pulled an equaliser out of nowhere on the half hour as Jay Curran struck a first time volley from 30 yards out, but Clane custodian James Callan pulled off a spectacular save high to the top corner to avert danger for his side. The home side were passing the ball well, but still lacked that killer instinct to create a clear opening and they were caught on the break ten minutes before the half time whistle when Dean Loughran seemed to have intercepted a pass from Clane’s Killian Patchell under control, but his touch was poor and it allowed the lethal Jason Devine a clear chance at goal, which he made no mistake of, to put his side 2-0 up going into the break. 
On the turnaround Clane again dominated the early proceedings and almost added a third after only seven minutes when Daragh Deane’s looping shot came back off the crossbar. Ballycane dragged themselves back into the game after this let off but still failed to look threatening in the forward positions, and this was to be their downfall as Clane eventually added a third when they saw a looped clearance come straight towards Ballycane’s Dermot Doyle on the half way line, he was immediately put under pressure by Warren Beale who dispossessed Doyle and played a neat one two with Devine before he cooly slotted home past the helpless Burke in the home goal to make it 3-0.
Ballycane were eventually rewarded for their efforts when they got a consolation goal with five minutes remaining when substitute Dane Higgins did well to beat Paddy Walshe on the right wing, His cross went all the way in, as James Callen misjudged the flight of the ball, and it went straight in over his head. However it was too little too late for the Naas men and Clane held on comfortably for their first win and welcomed three points. Best for the winners were defender Robbie Philips and midfielders Jason Devine and Killian Patchell. Best for the home side, who will be hoping for a much improved showing next week was Dane Higgins.

Teams
Ballycane Celtic – Nathan Burke, Kevin Higgins, Dean Loughran, John Paul Higgins, Kevin Moynihan, Alex Dunne, Jamie Curran, Liam O Shea, Mark Saunders, Robert Heavey, Stephen Quinn, Dermot Doyle, Ross Hassard, Chris Higgins, Daithi Higgins, Keelan Noone, Richie Porter, Sean Aylesbury.
Clane United – James Callen, Robbie Philips, Paddy Walshe, Trevor Beale, Killian Patchell, Jason Devine, Gavin O Dwyer, Warren Beale, Daragh Deane, Gavin Cox, Stephen Baneham, Ben Kelly, Neil Cox, Niall McDaid, Danny Callan, Ciaran Quinn.
Referee – Kenny Cribbin.
23 April 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
CR WYNNE SENIOR FOCUS

Sunroft Suffered their 2nd defeat in 3 games at the hands of current league champions Liffey Celtic who had some vital players return from injury. The home side went 1-0 up inside 13 minutes when Brian McDonagh capitalised from a parried shot and McDonagh fired home from 5 yards.
The croft were left stunned by the goal and immediately pressed the leaders however they were
forced into a change on the half hour when Eddie McDonald made way for Substitute Ricky Fleming. Disaster struck for the visitors seven minutes later as Liffey doubled their advantage when they
capitalised on a defensive error by Tommy Doyle and Niall Flynn slotted the ball away to put the home side 2 up with 8 mins of the half remaining.
Suncroft having conceded the 2nd goal were dealt a further blow when reduced to 10 men as the influential Dylan Connolly picked up his second caution and Suncroft went in trailing by two at the break.
The croft came out fighting in the second half and with a few positional changes threatened through Shane Bennett and Stephen Coyne only to be met with the in form Liffey keeper Stephen Doyle again.
In the 65th min the game was over as a contest when Liffey added their 3rd through JP McDonagh who was leading by example covering every blade of grass in Newhall.
Stewart Hanley was introduced for the visitors for Stephen Coyne after 70 mins as they tried to possibly get 1 goal back however Liffey with their numerical advantage added numbers 4 and 5 through Dean Brophy and a second for JP McDonagh who was worthy of his man of the match performance to make it a hard defeat to take for the Croft and proving that every week in the senior division 90% just isnt good enough at the highest level of Kildare soccer. Best for the winners were Stephen Reidy in midfield, Brian McDonagh, Dean Brophy and MOM JP McDonagh.

Ballycane went down to their third defeat on the bounce with this below par performance against a stubborn Clane United side who gain their first win of the Season. The home side began brightly and had a Mark Saunders corner headed just over by Alex Dunne in the 3rd minute. Clane were pressing well and won 3 set pieces of their own that saw Ballycane center back John Paul Higgins win two headers from Clane’s Robbie Philips before home keeper Nathan Burke also had to be at his best to keep out a well taken effort from Daragh Deane.
The home side bounced away on a counter attack in the 9th minute, when Stephen Quinn went clear, but he couldn’t get past the well marshalled Clane defence. Midway through the half the visitors began to settle and get a foothold on the game as they put together another good move in the twenty fourth minute leading to Jason Devine shooting from an angle into the side netting, an almost identical move moments later saw Ballycane’s centre half Kevin Higgins defend well to clear for a corner. Clane’s Daragh Deane left foot is well respected in the top flight and it was his dangerous delivery that caused mayhem for the home side and it eventually led to Robert Heavey score into his own net after an unfortunate deflection soon after to put the visitors 1-0 up.
Ballycane were struggling to get the ball into decent areas in the latter 3rd of the pitch, but they almost pulled an equaliser out of nowhere on the half hour as Jay Curran struck a first time volley from 30 yards out, but Clane custodian James Callan pulled off a spectacular save high to the top corner to avert danger for his side. The home side were passing the ball well, but still lacked that killer instinct to create a clear opening and they were caught on the break ten minutes before the half time whistle when Dean Loughran seemed to have intercepted a pass from Clane’s Killian Patchell under control, but his touch was poor and it allowed the lethal Jason Devine a clear chance at goal, which he made no mistake of, to put his side 2-0 up going into the break. 
On the turnaround Clane again dominated the early proceedings and almost added a third after only seven minutes when Daragh Deane’s looping shot came back off the crossbar. Ballycane dragged themselves back into the game after this let off but still failed to look threatening in the forward positions, and this was to be their downfall as Clane eventually added a third when they saw a looped clearance come straight towards Ballycane’s Dermot Doyle on the half way line, he was immediately put under pressure by Warren Beale who dispossessed Doyle and played a neat one two with Devine before he cooly slotted home past the helpless Burke in the home goal to make it 3-0.
Ballycane were eventually rewarded for their efforts when they got a consolation goal with five minutes remaining when substitute Dane Higgins did well to beat Paddy Walshe on the right wing, His cross went all the way in, as James Callen misjudged the flight of the ball, and it went straight in over his head. However it was too little too late for the Naas men and Clane held on comfortably for their first win and welcomed three points. Best for the winners were defender Robbie Philips and midfielders Jason Devine and Killian Patchell. Best for the home side, who will be hoping for a much improved showing next week was Dane Higgins.


Woodstock picked up their first win today when they narrowly defeated newbies Monasterevin AFC away from home by the odd goal in three. The home side started the brighter and missed an early chance to take the lead when Simon Luttrell was unlucky to see his well taken effort just shaved Mick Lawless’s right post. This stung the visitors into action and they attacked from the kick out Dylan Brennan latched onto a loose ball to set up Tommy Connell for a tap in at the near post to put the visitors 1-0 up after fifteen minutes. The Athy men doubled their advantage ten minutes later when a speculative effort from sixteen year old Joe Brennan was deflected to the Monasterevin net to make it 2-0. To Monasterevin’s credit they never gave up the ghost and deservedly pulled one back through Lee Moore, knocking in his third goal of the season to put the minimum between the sides. However Woodstock held out for the important three points with some resolute defending. Best for the winners were keeper Mick Lawless, James Lammon, Tommy Connell and man of the match the youthful Joe Brennan in midfield while for Monasterevin who will be bitterly disappointed not to have got something from the game, Simon Luttrell, Colin Kemmy and Lee Moore were best.

Naas United FC picked up their second win of the season when they defeated newly promoted Kildare Town AFC by the narrowest of margin away from home on Sunday. As reflected by the scoreline this was a very tight affair with defences on top throughout. Naas were on top in the early stages of this tie with Kildare having to be at their best defensively with Ian Murphy impressing at the back. Kildare got more into the game as it progressed and they were unlucky on a number of occasions through Brian Sweeney and Ryan Farrell. It took one hour of football before the breakthrough finally came through the youthful Ollie Dunne when his sweetly struck effort from 25 yards, having been set up by Kyle Denny, found its way to the Kildare net with keeper Sam Holland left stranded to put his side 1-0 up. Naas thought they had doubled their lead five minutes later but Dylan Coady’s attempt was ruled out due to an infringement on the home keeper. Kildare had chances to level matters late on through Ross Lyons and Ryan Farrell but they could find no way past a stubborn Naas rearguard and the visitors went on to claim a valuable win. Best for the winners were scorer Ollie Dunne and Shane Harris and Gary Hunt in defence while for the home side Sam and Matt Holland and David Hickey impressed.

Castle Villa’s unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Naas VEC on Sunday morning when Redwood put two past them without reply to go into joint second place with Liffey and Naas, leaving Villa’s licking their wounds at the loss of these valuable points. Villa remain joint first, however they missed the opportunity to go clear of Caragh as their nearest rivals were idle. The eventual winners came out of the blocks early and pinned Villa into their own half for long periods with strong pressing from Willie Collins, Sam O Neill and Malachy McCabe. Although Redwood had the upper hand the first clear chance of the game fell to the visitors when Jordan Harmon’s goal bound header was spectacularly saved by the inform Mark Kinchen. Redwood went on the attack immediately following this let off and Sam O Neill squeezed the ball Willie Collins whose inch perfect pass found Luke Hilliard in space and he cooly turned to fire home low to the corner of Murt Farrell’s net to put the home side 1-0 up. At the other end home keeper Kinchen was called on again to perform heroics to keep out another effort from Harmon. Villa were unlucky again as player/Manager Anto Lawler saw his free just wide of the home goal just before the break. It was much of the same in the second half in this very entertaining tie until the 90th minute when Redwood were awarded a penalty following an infringement on Sean Brady by keeper Farrell and Malachy McCabe made no mistake from the spot to leave it 2-0 to the Naas side. Best for the winners of this hard earned three points were Billy Archbold at left back, Sean O Connor at centre half and keeper Kinchen while for Villa who will live to fight another day, keeper Farrell and Harmon impressed.
23 April 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Team Of The Week
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION

Goal keeper Mark Kinchen Redwood FC

Defenders Gary Hunt Clane United FC
Ian Murphy Kildare Town AFC
James Lammon Woodstock Celts FC
Colin Kemmy Monasterevin AFC

Midfielders Stephen Reidy Liffey Celtic FC
Anthony Lawler Castle Villa AFC
Dane Higgins Ballycane Celtic FC
Stephen Coyne Suncroft AFC

Strikers Ollie Dunne Naas United FC
JP McDonagh Liffey Celtic FC
23 April 2017
KDFL Division 2
Naas AFC 5 Moone Celtic FC 1
Feature game Herald.


Naas AFC took all three points in this very entertaining midtable tie played out at a blustery Naas Sports centre on Sunday, putting five past the opponents with one reply.
The home side were on top for the first twenty minutes with Bogdan Steff and James Hickey coming close on a number of occasions before Moone had their first opportunity on goal when a defensive error allowed Ewan Connolly in however home keeper Ciaran Davenport was equal to Connolly’s best effort and danger was averted.
Naas had a gilt edged chance to break the deadlock just before the break when Lucas Snkot was played in by Calvin McEvoy only to see his close range effort slip narrowly wide of William Clynch’s right post. Both sides went in even steven at the break.
The home side continued the second half as the first, taking the initiative in front of goal and deservedly took the lead after ten minutes with a well taken individual effort from the hard working James Hickey. Naas were soon to double their tally when a good passing move between Bogdan Steff and Darren Cunningham saw the former fire past the helpless Clynch in the visiting goal to put his side 2-0 up on the hour. Naas continued to press and added their third on the 76th minute when Andrew Ellard pushed forward from the back to fire a great shot from the edge of the box to make it 3-0 and leave Moone Celtic with a mountain to climb. The visitors were offered a glimmer of hope when awarded a penalty five minutes later following an infringement on Adam Steed, however they could not capitalise and on the break Naas fired home their fourth courtesy of Darren Cunningham.
Moone eventually got on the scoresheet with ten minutes remaining, however it was too little too late and Naas went on to complete the rout with their fifth through Marian Braga when he rounded visiting keeper Clynch to fire home. Best for the winners were Stephen Barron at centrehalf, Calvin McEvoy in midfield and Bogdan Steff up front.

Teams
Naas AFC – Ciaran Davenport, Andrew Ellard, Padriag Archbold, Brian Ashe, Stephen Barron, Lucas Snkot, Bogdan Steff, Calvin McEvoy, Marian Braga, James Hickey, Darren Cunningham, Euan Morrisson,Craig Murray, Dylan Hennessy, Prince Willogieaor, Wallace DeSilva.
Moone Celtic – William Clynch, Scott Leogh, Liam Goldrick, Adam Tsurne, Mark Mahon, David Magera, Larry Wall, Jordam Keogh, Adam Steed, Euan Connolly, Peter Gaynor, Kieran Flynn, Peter McEnroe.
Referee – James McDonnell.
23 April 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Suncroft AFC 0 Naas United FC 2
Feature game Leader

Naas United FC have perched themselves at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division this week following their good 2-0 away win over Suncroft AFC, they are one point clear of the chasing pack of Castle Villa AFC and Monasterevin AFC and two points clear of Caragh Celtic and Woodstock albeit the latter two have a game in hand.
The visitors came out of the stalls early and found themselves 1-0 up after only five minutes when the youthful Ollie Dunne, who is having a fantastic debut season for Naas in the Senior Division, was taken down 25 yards out, he dusted himself down and with pinpoint accuracy he curled the resultant free to the top right hand corner of Kevin McDonald’s net. The Croft were still reeling from this early setback when they found themselves 2-0 down just five minutes later as Dylan Coady slotted another past McDonald, this time from 18 yards out to double the visitors advantage.
Suncroft were not about to give up the ghost so early on and they almost halves their deficit through Gary Connolly ten minutes later however his attempt was too high to trouble Naas keeper Ronan Coady and two minutes later an Ian Byrne attempt was easily dealt with by the Naas custodian. Stephen Coyne for the home side also had a well taken header inches wide following some good interchanging between Stephen Bennett and Ian Byrne.
The Naas midfield were causing all kinds of problem for the Croft rearguard, particularly Paddy Diamond down the right hand side and at the other end Naas were mopping up anything that Shane Bennett and Byrne had to offer. The visitors went in 2-0 up at the break.
The Croft, with all the work to do in the second half could have found themselves further behind but Dylan Coady’s shot was well stopped by McDonald in goal after five minutes. The home side pushed early in the second half to reduce the deficit and also clawed one back when Bennett combined well with Cathal Mahon and Mahon’s cross went straight across goal with too much pace for the onrushing Ricky Fleming to get a touch. It was all the Croft at this stage and with twenty minutes remaining Gary Connolly could have made it 2-1 but his shot agonisingly came back off the Naas upright with Coady well beaten and five minutes later they had another shot on goal via the boot of James Lanigan but could find no way past the inform Coady in the visiting goal.
The croft should again have shaved the deficit when awarded a penalty with time almost up but Coady again proving his worth in goal for the visitors with an exceptional save from the Gary Connolly spot kick. It was not to be for the Croft, who will be wondering what they have to do to get their season together and Naas ran out winners to claim all three points and top spot in the League. Best for the winners were Ronan Coady in goal, Ollie Dunne and Dylan Coady up front, Jamie Dunne and Kyle Denny and Naas Captain Gary Hunt, leading by example, in defence. Best for the Croft in what has been a frustrating start to their second season in the top flight were Eddie McDonald, Cathal Mahon and Mikey O’Toole.

Teams –
Suncroft AFC – Kevin McDonnell, Cathal Mahon, James Lanigan, Tom Doyle, Mikey O Toole, Eddie Donald, Stephen Coyne, Gary Connolly, Shane Bennett, Ian Byrne, Ricky Fleming, Stuart Hanley, Brian Murphy.
Naas United FC – Ronan Coady, Jamie Dunne, Aaron Dunphy, Gary Hunt, Kyle Denny, Declan Coady, David Hickey, Conor McIntyre, Dylan Coady, Ollie Dunne, Paddy Diamond, Alan Coady, George Devoy, Aaron Akanji, Stephen Scully.
Referee – Martin Hickey.
23 April 2017
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division FOCUS

Naas United FC have perched themselves at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division this week following their good 2-0 away win over Suncroft AFC, they are one point clear of the chasing pack of Castle Villa AFC and Monasterevin AFC and two points clear of Caragh Celtic and Woodstock albeit the latter two have a game in hand.
The visitors came out of the stalls early and found themselves 1-0 up after only five minutes when the youthful Ollie Dunne, who is having a fantastic debut season for Naas in the Senior Division, was taken down 25 yards out, he dusted himself down and with pinpoint accuracy he curled the resultant free to the top right hand corner of Kevin McDonald’s net. The Croft were still reeling from this early setback when they found themselves 2-0 down just five minutes later as Dylan Coady slotted another past McDonald, this time from 18 yards out to double the visitors advantage.
Suncroft were not about to give up the ghost so early on and they almost halves their deficit through Gary Connolly ten minutes later however his attempt was too high to trouble Naas keeper Ronan Coady and two minutes later an Ian Byrne attempt was easily dealt with by the Naas custodian. Stephen Coyne for the home side also had a well taken header inches wide following some good interchanging between Stephen Bennett and Ian Byrne.
The Naas midfield were causing all kinds of problem for the Croft rearguard, particularly Paddy Diamond down the right hand side and at the other end Naas were mopping up anything that Shane Bennett and Byrne had to offer. The visitors went in 2-0 up at the break.
The Croft, with all the work to do in the second half could have found themselves further behind but Dylan Coady’s shot was well stopped by McDonald in goal after five minutes. The home side pushed early in the second half to reduce the deficit and also clawed one back when Bennett combined well with Cathal Mahon and Mahon’s cross went straight across goal with too much pace for the onrushing Ricky Fleming to get a touch. It was all the Croft at this stage and with twenty minutes remaining Gary Connolly could have made it 2-1 but his shot agonisingly came back off the Naas upright with Coady well beaten and five minutes later they had another shot on goal via the boot of James Lanigan but could find no way past the inform Coady in the visiting goal.
The croft should again have shaved the deficit when awarded a penalty with time almost up but Coady again proving his worth in goal for the visitors with an exceptional save from the Gary Connolly spot kick. It was not to be for the Croft, who will be wondering what they have to do to get their season together and Naas ran out winners to claim all three points and top spot in the League. Best for the winners were Ronan Coady in goal, Ollie Dunne and Dylan Coady up front, Jamie Dunne and Kyle Denny and Naas Captain Gary Hunt, leading by example, in defence. Best for the Croft in what has been a frustrating start to their second season in the top flight were Eddie McDonald, Cathal Mahon and Mikey O’Toole.


Both Castle Villa and Clane United came away from Mullarney Park on Sunday thinking that they should have gotten more than the solitary point each that an entertaining three all draw offered. 
Villa started well and Jordan Harmon was desperately unlucky not to open the scoring on two occasions in the space of 60 seconds as a low drive brought out a top save from the visiting James Callan, before a delicious chip came back off the crossbar with the entire crowd waiting for the net to rustle. Clane were certainly in the game and a speculative shot by Warren Beale from 25 yards after 15 minutes eluded Villa keeper Michael Lawler and found it's way to the bottom right hand corner of the net to give the visitors an unlikely lead.
Villa suffered a setback shortly afterward when influential midfielder Vinny Dowling was substituted due to injury, but a couple of positional switches, and Cormac O Toole's introduction saw Villa's pressure tell after 23 minutes when Nathan Doyle was chopped down in the box and up stepped Jordan Harmon to cooly slot home his spot kick to level matters at one apiece.
On a bitterly cold day with rain gusting across the pitch at Mullarney, both teams defied the elements, producing some really attractive football in what was a good advertisement for the game in Kildare. Villa keeper Lawler had to be at his bravest to smother a ball at the feet of the onrushing Jason Devine, and what resulted was a sickening collision between the players. After lengthy treatment, it was refreshing to see both players wishing each other well and continuing. 
Just before the break, Villa found themselves a goal up when Roy Byrne brilliantly evaded the Clane offside trap with an angled run despite the away teams protests, and after being found by Jordan Harmon, Byrne made no mistake when presented with a one-on-one with the keeper, giving his side a real boost going into the second half.
That impetus was not long-lived however, as after a scramble in the Villa goalmouth in which the boys in blue failed to adequately clear the ball and Trevor Beale slammed the ball to the roof of Lawler's net from close range to again draw things level againa t 2-2.
Cormac O Toole almost restored Villa’s lead shortly afterward, but his rasping 25 yard drive was excellently pushed away by the keeper at the expense of a corner.  Clane's tails were up at this stage, and after Dylan Costigan saw red for a second cautionable offence, they really piled the pressure on. This pressure paid dividends after 78 minutes when after Lawler saved an initial shot and Danny Callan was first to the ball to force home what the north county club were hoping was going to be the winner.
It was not to be for Clane however, as with 5 minutes remaining, a cross from the left from O'Toole, who put in a real shift for his team, was handled in the box by the Clane defender. Harmon again stepped up, and brilliantly dispatched the spot kick to earn his team a point. 
Defensively, Villa will be unhappy with a number of things, but Jordan Harmon, Roy Byrne and Cormac O Toole were excellent for the home team while Clane were best served by James Callan, Cillian Patchell, Warren Beale and Trevor ‘ The bomber’ Beale.


Ballycane came into their game against Kildare Town on the back of two defeats in their previous home games and after such a great opening day beating last year's double winners Liffey Celtic away they were looking to get their chase back on track. This was a must win game this early in the season. 
The home side were without a host of big names for this game so it was a chance for the fringe players to make a statement and they started the brighter as from the tip off Christopher Higgins found himself with the ball on the left wing and fizzed in a super cross to Keelan Noone, who was starting his first game after a full season out through injury, unfortunately he couldn't get the vital touch. Chances were few and far between in the first half for both sides and Ballycane’s Alex Dunne tested away keeper Sam Holland with a well struck free kick on 34 minutes but that's as close as either side came to breaking the deadlock in a first half dominated by the home team.
The 2nd half was much the same with ballycane having much of the ball. Dane Higgins was tormenting the kildare defence with his pace and it was him who broke free down the left and drove a low cross in that rebounded to Noone whose diving header went agonisingly wide. The home side were on top at this point and Liam O Shea and Jay Curran were on top form in the middle of the park and it was the hard work of O Shea who won the ball to play in Noone whose reverse pass set Curran trough only to be brought down on the edge of the area. Up stepped Alex Dunne to test the keeper with another free kick and this time he left Holland with no chance as his low driven shot beat him put the home side 1 up.
Ballycane’s Noone was getting all his team mates and supporters excited with his movement up front and he had a great chance to make it 2-0 when he showed his class as he turned the kildare defence inside out before rolling the ball just past the post. Kildare won a free kick of their own after 76mins and up stepped Kevin sheedy who beat Kevin Higgins with a superb strike to make it 1-1. 
Ballycane dug deep in the remaining 15 mins but just couldn't find the break trough until an inspired sub from Paul Lawlor who took off the inform Dane Higgins and replaced him with Ross Hazzard. Moments after coming on hazard broke free and with his first touch put the home side 2-1 up. With only minutes left captain Jake Wolf showed his experience as he and O Shea ran the clock down to give the home side all 3 points in a hard fought game. Best for the home team were O Shea, Higgins Stephen Quinn and Curran while for the visitors Gary Balough and Pento Sage impressed.


In what has to be one of the most tremendous come backs of the day. Woodstock Celts stole victory from the jaws of defeat, coming back from a 4-1 deficit with ten men to steel all three points from Caragh Celtic, away from home. The home side started the brighter and went 1-0 up within five minutes when Stephen Riordan opened their account. Woodstock drew level five minutes later from a great individual effort from Shane Foley. However Caragh came back regained their advantage through Wayne Bowers and added a third through a Woodstock own goal midway through the half. Caragh were cruising at this stage and added a fourth just before the break when Riordan added his second.
Things were looking very bleak for Woodstock as within five minutes of the restart Shane Foley was dismissed following a second caution. It was then the resurgence began for the Athy men and Johnny Fennell made it 4-2 on the hour and the lively left back put the minimum between the sides five minutes later. Fennell became the hero of the day with his hat trick and to draw level with the shell shocked Caragh side with minutes remaining. At this stage they went all out for the winner veteran Tommy Connell popped up to give the Athy men the lead which they hung on to to claim an astonishing three points. Best for the winners were Shane Foley and Ross Leonard in midfield and Man of the match and hat trick hero Johnny Fennell in defence. While best for Caragh on a day they would hope to forget was Stephen Riordan.


9 April 2017
Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
Kilcock Celtic 3 3 Galhoy FC
Feature game Herald

Kilcock Celtic 3 3 Galhoy FC

Kilcock and Galhoy served up an entertaining six goal opener to their 2017 campaign on Sunday when they took home a share of the spoils at 3-3. With conditions ideal for football both sides got the ball down and played excellent from the first whistle, both teams attacking at will and creating early chances at both ends. It was Galhoy who had the first clear cut chance as Mark Wolfe was played in with a lovely through ball by Brian Collins but his shot was off target. It was then the turn of the home side to mount an attack of their own as Shane Fitzgerald found himself one on one with Galhoy keeper Dave McDonough but the striker blazed high and wide from 12 yards out. The two teams kept attacking at will and it was the away side who opened the scoring after 12 minutes, a brilliantly delivered free kick from Liam Thomas into the Kilcock danger area wasnt dealt with by the home side and Galhoy centre back Sean Higgins was on hand to slot home from 8 yards to put the Newbridge men 1-0 up.
To their credit Kilcock came storming back and were level almost immediately after the referee awarded a penalty for an awkward tackle and Fitzgerald made no mistake, this time from the spot to even matters. The visitors were dealt a severe blow when they lost the influential Liam Thomas through a knee injury, he was replaced by Adam Ibrahim.
It didn't take the away side long to hit the front again after Mark Wolfe was fouled inside the box and up stepped Sean Higgins to slot home the resulting spot kick to put Galhoy 2-1 in front. Kilcock again came forward in search of a second equalizer and their front men were giving James Roche, Albert Egan and Sean Higgins plenty to think about. Kilcock’s equalizer came just a few minutes before half time following a short corner, the ball was whipped in by Brian Elliott and headed across goal by Cormac Browne to see Mike Shaw finished it off with a ferocious volley leaving it 2-2 at the break.
The second half started at a frantic pace much as the first did and it didn't take Galhoy long to once again take the lead, Josh Connolly linked up with Mark Wolfe and he left two defenders in his wake and powered into the box where he unleashed an thunderbolt to the top corner giving the home keeper no chance. Both sides were creating chances and Galhoy will look back and think they should have sown this game up as chances came and went before Kilcock scored their third equalizing goal when Cormac Browne showed great composure to tuck away on the 75th minute. Both teams pushed for a winner in this exciting season opener. Remi Kareem nearly found the net for Kilcock after an excellent dribble, his finish unluckily crawled inches wide. Kilcock almost got the win in the last couple of minutes when Darren O'Connor hit the woodwork and then the rebounds from Shane Fitzgerald & Remi Kareem were remarkably cleared off the Galhoy line by their defender. It would have been harsh on Galhoy as a draw was the fair result in the end. Best players for Kilcock were centre backs Joe Munnelly and Lee Casey and attackers Cormac Browne and Shane Fitzgerald. Best for the visitors were keeper Dave McDonagh, Barry Molloy, Mark Wolfe and James Roche.

Teams
Kilcock Celtic FC
Aaron Stone, Adam Hamilton, Brian Elliott, Lee Casey, Joe Munnelly, Mark Munnelly, Shane Fitzgerald, Michael Shaw, Steven Byrne, Cormac Browne, Jamie Kearney, Gary Shearger, Ian Mooney, Damien O’Connor, Remi Kaseem, Paddy Barker, Kyle Staunton, Alan Byrne.
Galhoy FC
Dave McDonagh, James Roche, Sean Higgins, Albert Egan, Barry Molloy, Liam Lawlor, Steven Dempsey, Damien Conlon, Josh Connolly, Brian Collins, Mark Wolfe, Adam Ibie, Joe McGann.
Referee ; John Bracknell.
9 April 2017
Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3
Redwood FC 1 Bush Celtic FC 2
Feature Game – Leader

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Redwood FC 1 Bush Celtic FC 2

As both sides had lost their season openers each were eager to impress and it was Bush Celtic who narrowly got the better of Redwood in their tie played at Naas VEC on Sunday coming out 2-1 winners. The game started with the visitors having the lions share of possession , although Redwood were not going to lie down and were very quick on the counter attack. Bush Celtic defence stood very strong and were unlucky not to have edged ahead in the opening minutes when Paddy Flood swept in a corner which Richard Vaughan got a head to but was denied by home keeper Amir Mullally. Redwood launched their own attach soon after but Barry Gill was unlucky to see his effort narrowly wide and another effort was well defended by the Bush defence well marshalled by centre half Ed Drew.
Bush settled again and Paddy Flood shot from close range over the bar after ten minutes. Flood was a constant threat to the Redwood rearguard as he linked well with Ryan King , Dean King, and Jordan Nolan and he again was agonisingly wise with a spectacular effort coming off the cross bar midway through the half, soon after he did eventually get the opener for the Bush when put through by Jordan Nolan and made no mistake from close range and with ten minutes to go to the break the visitors doubled their advantage when the impressive Ryan King was put through by Jordan Nolan and he skilfully placed it in the back of the net giving Redwood custodian Amir Mullally no chance . T

Redwood started off brightly in the second half not willing to give up too easily and their cause was helped by the introduction of Neil O Grady and they pulled one back midway through the half when Eoin Colfer flicked on a Craig Byrne corner for Barry Gill to fire home from close range to put the minimum between the sides and set up a grandstand final quarter. The home side went in search of an equaliser following this goal and Bush keeper Jack Hanlon had to be at his best to keep out the best efforts of Barry Gill and O’Grady. Time ran out for the Naas men however and Bush bagged the all important three points. Best for the winners were Paddy Flood, Ed Drew, Richard Vaughan and Dean King while for an unlucky Redwood Barry Gill, Niall O Grady and Sean O Sullivan impressed.

Redwood FC
Amir Mullally, Jason Maher, Eoin Higgins, Dylan Behan, Marc Dowling, Eoin Wallace, Craig Byrne, Neil O Grady, Eoin Colfer, Barry Gill, Sean O Sullivan, Conor Lenehan.
Bush Celtic
Jack Hanlon, Richard Vaughan, Eoin Troy, Ed Drew, Eoin Lawless, Jordan Nolan, Ryan King, Dean King, Paddy Flood, Neil Furey, S Mullally.
Referee – Danielle Hickey.

1 April 2017
Feature game – Herald
Athy Town AFC 0 Monread FC 4


KDFL Premier Division

Athy Town AFC 0 Monread FC 4

Monread FC set their stall out early in their first game in the Premier Division when they had a comfortable 4-0 away victory over a much depleted Athy Town AFC, who finished third in the division last season. They travelled to Aldridge Park anticipating a tough encounter and that's what they got, a hard working gritty Athy made Monread work for their win today.
The home side defended well in the early stages with every player behind the ball as Monread began to shake the rust off after a gruelling pre-season and cranked up the intensity. Debutant Alan Crowe and Alex Fitzgibbon combined well in the early stages on the left hand side for the visitors and a rampant Jambo Murphy impressed on the right. Both sides delivering several crosses into the box met most of the time by the Athy defence, in which Timmy Flood excelled, stood their ground well.

The Monread front line was lead by Keith Kinsella who also made his debut for the side today, following his closed season move from Senior side Kildare Town AFC, and combined with the tricky Dean Fennessy and Mick Aherne who both played a major role on pressing Athy high up the pitch and creating headaches for the defenders with their movement.

However the Athy goal bravely marshalled by Manager Damian Meade were barely tested for the first 20 minutes with all the Monread possession it was Athy who came closest with a half chance from Aaron Meade as he beat the offside trap well to latch on to a ball before steering it wide of the post.
After a period of sustained pressure for the next 15 minutes Athy lost 2 players before the break to injury and it took Monread until 33 minutes to catch the opener through a set piece with Keane Cully winning his dual to send the ball bouncing into the back of the net for his and Monread’s first of the 2017 campaign.
The Naas side registered their second with last year Young Player of the Year Alex Fitzgibbon dazzling with his footwork on the left before striking the ball brilliantly into the roof of the net shortly before the break to see the newly promoted Premier side two goals to the good going into the break.
In the second half Monread tried to capitalise on the numerical advantage and the introduction of Ryan O Connor, Aram Vartanyan, Brian Woulfe and Shane Reeves shortly afterwards as the new shape brought on utter dominance for the following minutes and it was Keith Kinsella who capped his bright performance with his first goal in Monread colours with a swivel and finish from a move put together on the right.
The final goal came from an unlikely source as the Athy Captain who had a moment of misfortune striking the ball in into the back of his own net with an attempted clearance. Best for the winners were Alex Fitzgibbon and Keith Kinsella while for the home side Timmy Flood, Anthony O Keefe and Damien Meade were best.

Teams
Monread FC
Damien McCormack, Tiernan O’Brien, Alan Crowe, David McGrath, Conor Hyland, Keane Cully, James Murphy, Michael Ahern, Keith Kinsella, Sean Fennessy, Alex Fitzgibbon, Luca Lehane, Shane Reeves, Aram Vartanyan, Brian Wolfe, Aidan Canavan, Ryan O Connor, Luke Cassidy.
Athy Town AFC
Damien Meade, Joe Foley, Michael Kelly, Jack Bolger, Timmy Flood, Stephen May, Seanie Bradley, Anthony O Keeffe, Aaron Meade, James Clancy.
Referee Robert Kennedy
1 April 2017
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Kildare Town AFC 1 Woodstock Celts 1
Feature game – Leader


Kildare Town AFC 1 Woodstock Celts 1

A share of the spoils was a fair result in this 2017 Senior League opener between last years third placed Woodstock Celts and newly promoted Kildare Town AFC, who make their return to the top flight following a stink in the Premier League.
Both sides started brightly with chances either end however it was the visitors Woodstock who looked the more likely to break the deadlock as their first chance on goal came after only five minutes when the impressive Johnny Fennell blasted just wide following a defensive error from the home side. They did open the scoring just two minutes when they were awarded a free 30 yards out and Martin Brennan sent a delightful ball to the top corner of the Sam Holland’s net. The visitors were still celebrating when Kildare drew level when Brian Sweeney broke down the left and sent a lovely ball goalwards to the back post which was nodded home by Keith Scanlon to level matters
Woodstock were quick to react and could have went ahead just before the break but Ross Leonard’s lob was just offside.
The second half was a tight affair and Kildare had appeals for a penalty turned down following what they believed to be a late challenge on Brian Sweeney and minutes later they spurred a chance to edge ahead when Keith Scanlon sent his attempt just over the bar. It was end to end as Woodstock then went on the attack and were unlucky midway through the half when Ross Leonard’s effort was expertly cleared to safety by Ian Murphy In the dying moments the visitors thought they had stolen all three points but Leonards’ goal was deemed offside. A draw a fair result in this entertaining tie. Best for the home side were Brian Sweeney and keeper Holland while for Woodstock Chris Casey, Ross Leonard and Martin Brennan impressed.

Teams
Kildare Town AFC – Sam Holland, Jay O’Neill, Jessie Moore, Corey Moore, Ian Murphy, Kieran Sheedy, Brian Sweeney, Keith Scanlon, Matt Holland, Gregory Baloch, Jamie Brooks, Ryan Farrell, Sergri Balvcska, Ross Lyons, David Hickey, Darren Conway, Stuart Wall.
Woodstock Celts – Mick Lawless, Ryan Kelly, Gary Foley, James Lammon, Chris Casey, Eddie Roycroft, Martin Brennan, Shane Foley, Ross Leonard, Jason Moriarty, Jonathan Fennell, Dylan Brennan, Dominic Kelly, Aaron Moriarty, Morgan Brennan, Jordan Leigh, Tommy Connell.
Referee – Billy Conlon.

4 February 2017
Breaking News!!
KDFL announce details of first Adult Intro Coaching Course
KDFL announce details of the first FAI Adult Introductory Coaching course in Kildare.
The league have now confirmed details of the first FAI Adult into in the County, only the third to be rolled out Countrywide this year. The Course will be held over two days as outlined hereunder
Friday 3rd March 2017 (6pm to 10pm)
Saturday 4th march (9am to 5pm)
Venue – Mullarney Park, Castledermot, Co. Kildare (Home of Castle Villa AFC)
Cost €70 (KDFL Members) €120 (Non-KDFL Members subject to availability of spaces)
Please see below all relevant information. All Clubs will be emailed this evening regarding the course and an application form to be completed. The League will only reserve spaced following payment of €70 (the participants portion of payment) See below also the pathway to the National D License.
This new 'Adult intro' replaces the previous Senior Introductory course which many KDFL members have completed already.
There is no previous coaching experience required to take this course. However due to additional course content the fee to the FAI has increased from €75 to €120. The KDFL have always subsidised the course by €25 to KDFL members. Due to the increase the KDFL will increase the subsidy to €50 thus making a cost of €70 to members.
Please forward this information to any interested party within your Club. This is their opportunity to get a foot on the coaching ladder and gain valuable experience which will in turn benefit your Club and it's members.
Look forward to hearing from you,
4 February 2017
SAFEGUARDING 1
Child Awarness in Sport
The KDFL have identified some dates over May & June when they will facilitate Safeguard 1 in conjunction with FAI Regional Development officer Laura Cusack. Details will be announced soon. It is compulsory for all persons within a club who are involved with the management of any team whose members are under 18 years of age to complete the relevant training.
As with all courses facilitated by the League there will be a subsidy awarded to each participant via their club.
FAI Rule 75.5
5. Education and Training
a) All coaches or those involved with the management of any team that are competing in any age group up to and including Under 18 shall complete an FAI approved “Basic Awareness” training course.
b) Any person working or volunteering with children in any capacity on behalf of an Affiliated Member shall complete an FAI approved “Basic Awareness” training course. It is the responsibility of the football body concerned to determine the relevant persons within their organisation who this applies to, subject to the relevant legislation and guidelines.
c) Failure to ensure that the relevant persons have completed the FAI approved training course may result in disciplinary action against the individual and/or Affiliated Member and may also constitute a legal offence under relevant legislation.
d) Affiliated Members shall not accept confirmation of completion of an approved FAI training course from any individual prior to confirmation being received from the FAI.
4 February 2017
Referee Beginners Course
Open to All!!
The Referees Department has announced that a number of Referees Beginner Course will be taking place in the following regions.

The course details are as follows….

 Munster Region - 25th/26th Feb – Limerick District League Grounds

 Dublin Region - 25th/26th Feb – FAI HQ, Abbotstown, Dublin 1

 South East Region - 4th/5th March – Aspect Hotel, Kilkenny

 North East Region - 11th/12th March – Patrician High School, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan

 Munster Region 11th/12th March – Midleton FC, Knockgriffin Park, Co .

For further details and to register for the course please go to: Referee Beginners Courses

The fee for the course is €100 and a minimum number of 15 participants will be required for the course to proceed.
For further information on the Football Association of Ireland Referee Beginners Course programme please contact the Referees Department at; Phone: 01 8999536 / 01 8999528 Email: referees@fai.ie
4 February 2017
GARDA VETTING (NVB)
LETTER TO EACH AFFILIATED OF THE KDFL

It is a legal requirement to have all members of your club involved with the coaching of children (under the age of 18 years) Garda Vetted.
You will find the relevant forms in the FILES section of this page.

Ref :- FAI Rules of the Association (as amended 26th February 2016)
Rule No 75 (all subsections) The Protection & Welfare of Children (Persons under the age of 18)

The Kildare & District Football League in order to comply with Sections of the above Rule hereby request your Club to confirm on the Section at the end of this letter that your Club comply with all relevant Sections.

Please read through all Sections of the above Rule carefully and confirm by signing in the indicated area.

Failure to return this completed form on or before Wed 8th February may result in your Club’s application to the KDFL for the 2017 season being denied.

Please note if you have any players who are minors (Under 18 years of age) competing in the KDFL the enclosed Rule applies.
4 February 2017
KDFL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
1st March 2017
KDFL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

The Annual General Meeting of the KDFL will be held on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at the Keadeen Hotel Newbridge. (7pm)
The official notice has been sent by post to all 2016 affiliates
13 November 2016
KDFL LEAGUE TABLES 2016
Sunday 13th November 2016.


P W D L PTS
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Liffey Celtic 20 12 3 5 39 Champions
Suncroft AFC 20 10 3 7 33 Runners Up
Woodstock FC 20 8 9 3 33
Redwood FC 20 9 4 7 31
Naas United 20 8 6 6 30
Ballycane Celtic FC 20 7 6 7 27
Caragh Celtic 20 7 6 7 27
Castle Villa 20 6 8 6 26
Clane United 20 7 2 11 23
Eleson United 20 4 4 12 16
Rathangan FC 20 5 3 12 18
(Clane United awarded tie v Caragh Celtic 24/4/2016 - following protest)


Aermax Premier Division P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 18 13 4 1 43 Champions
Monasterevin AFC 18 12 3 3 39 Runners up
Athy Town AFC 18 11 3 4 36
Naas United FC 18 6 7 5 25
Newbridge Colts FC 18 8 0 10 24
Coill Dubh AFC 18 5 6 7 21
Bridgewood Celtic 18 4 7 7 19 -3
Clonmullion 18 4 8 6 20
Newbridge FC 18 3 3 12 12
Kilcullen AFC 18 3 1 14 10
Dunlavin AFC 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Dunlavin 6/7/16)


Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 P W D L PTS

Monread FC 14 14 0 0 42 Champions
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 14 9 1 4 28 Runners Up
Maynooth Town 14 9 1 4 28
Kilcock Celtic FC 14 7 0 7 21 -3
Galhoy FC 14 5 4 5 19
Clane United FC 14 5 2 7 17
Kinnegad Juniors 14 2 2 10 8
Moone Celtic 14 0 0 14 0 -6
(Newbridge Hotspurs awarded tie v Moone Celtic 01/05/2016 following protest)
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Moone Celtic FC 17/09/16


KDFL Division 1 Subsidiary Competition P W D L PTS


Monread FC 3 3 0 0 9
Clane United FC 4 2 1 1 7
Maynooth Town AFC 3 1 1 1 4
Newbridge Hotspurs 2 1 0 1 3
Galhoy FC 4 0 0 4 0


Cooks Cabin Division 2 P W D L PTS
Final League Table

Liffey Celtic FC 16 11 5 0 38 Champions
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 16 8 5 3 29 Runners Up
Johnstown United FC 16 7 5 4 26
Athy Town AFC 16 7 5 4 26
Naas AFC 16 7 1 8 22
Suncroft AFC 16 5 2 9 17 -3
Kildare Town AFC 16 4 4 8 16 -3
Grangecon AFC 16 4 3 9 15
Allenwood Celtic FC 16 2 4 10 10
(Allenwood Cel 1 - 3 Newbridge Hotspurs 010516) Abandoned 89mins Player Injury (Committee Decision) RESULT STANDS
(Athy Town 5 - 1 Kildare Town - Abandoned 45mins player injury (Committee Decision) REFIX
(Liffey Celtic 2 - 0 Allenwood Celtic ) - Abandoned 39mins player injury (Reschedule at later stage)

Hill Electrical Division 3 P W D L PTS
Final League Table
Donard FC 16 13 1 2 40 Champions
Clongorey Utd 16 11 2 3 35 Runners Up
Liffey Athletic 16 10 3 3 33
Clane United FC 16 9 2 5 29
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 16 4 4 8 16
Redwood FC 16 4 4 8 16
Castle Villa AFC 16 4 1 11 13 -3
Monasterevin AFC 16 3 3 10 12
Caragh Celtic FC 16 2 4 10 10



Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1 P W D L PTS
Final League Table
Kildare Town AFC 12 8 3 1 27 Champions
Caragh Celtic 12 7 1 4 22 Runners Up
Coill Dubh AFC 12 6 3 3 21
Monasterevin AFC 12 5 5 2 20
Newbridge Town FC 12 5 2 5 17
Athy Town AFC 12 3 1 8 10
Naas United FC 12 0 1 11 1
Leixlip United FC 0 0 0 0 0
(adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United 7/7/16)


Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2 P W D L PTS


Maynooth Town AFC 16 12 0 4 36 Winners
Newbridge Town FC 16 11 2 3 35 Runners up
Kildare Town AFC 16 11 2 3 35
Bridge United FC 16 9 2 5 29
Rathangan AFC 16 7 3 6 24 -3
Coill Dubh AFC 16 5 2 9 17
Enfield Celtic FC 16 5 0 11 15
Straffan AFC 16 4 0 12 12
Caragh Celtic FC 16 1 3 12 6 -6
Kilcock Celtic 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Caragh Celtic 17/8/16)




So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1
Final League Table

P W D L PTS

Castle Villa AFC 10 7 3 0 24 Champions
Kildare Town AFC 10 6 2 2 20 Runners up
Portlaoise AFC 10 5 4 1 19
Kilcullen AFC 10 4 2 4 14 -3
Sallins Celtic FC 10 1 2 7 5
Edenderry Town AFC 10 1 1 8 4



KDFL Womens Division 2 P W D L PTS


Naas AFC 10 8 1 1 25 Champions
Mountmellick AFC 10 7 0 3 21 -3 Runners Up
Allenwood Celtic 10 6 2 2 20 -3
Kilcock Celtic 10 5 1 4 16 -3
Rathangan AFC 10 1 0 9 3
Clane United AFC 10 1 0 9 3
Naas United FC 0 0 0 0 0 -3
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United FC 18/07/16)

13 November 2016
Ace Sports Award Masters Plate FINAL
Straffan AFC 2 Maynooth Town AFC 1
Feature game – Leader

Straffan AFC are the first recipients of the KDFL Masters Plate when they overcame a fancied Maynooth Town AFC by the odd goal in three at a packed Lodge Park on Saturday.
The eventual winners started brightly forcing two early corners and a save from the Maynooth custodian.  Straffan’s early pressure was soon to pay off as they scored two goals in the space of ten minutes.   The first goal came from a corner beautifully delivered by winger Declan Doyle where the ball ricoched in the six yard area and eventually fell to midfielder Gordon McCrae who volleyed home from short range.
Straffan were to double their lead shortly afterwards with a fantastically worked team goal.  Taking the ball outside his own area the magnificent full back Aidan O'Dea beat his man and played a wonderful pass down the wing into space for striker Kenny Byrne to run onto.  Byrne controlled the ball expertly and sent a low drilled ball across the six yard box where it was met by midfielder Eamonn Gilbert who slotted home what was to turn out to be the winning goal.
This was to galvanize the Maynooth Team who fought back valiantly trying to get a goal back before the half time break and forced two fine saves from Straffan goalkeeper and hero of the semi-final penalty shoot-out Adrian Wasson keeping the score at 2-0 at the break.

Maynooth made a number of changes at half-time and started  the half very brightly which immediately put Straffan under considerable pressure.  It was real backs to the wall stuff for the Straffan men whose midfield and back four resisted a constant bombardment from the Maynooth forwards.  

The constant pressure applied by Maynooth paid off 20 minutes into the second half when a clearance from the Straffan penalty area was met by midfielder Woitek Jurasz who struck a shot at goal that took a deflection from a Straffan defender into the right corner of the net to put the minimum between the sides.

With Straffan desperate to cling on to their lead and Maynooth desperate to score the equalising goal to bring the game to penalties the game turned into a more fractious, physical encounter and referee brandished three yellow cards and a red card to Straffan forward Mario Zajac.  Despite being down to ten men Straffan were able to hold out for the remaining minutes to claim the trophy amidst great celebrations. Best for the winners were Eamon O Dea and Eamon Gilbert while for Maynooth Danny Byrne, Noel Payne and their man of the match Woitek Jurasz were best.

13 November 2016
KDFL League Shield FINAL
Coill Dubh AFC 1 Athy Town AFC 5
Feature Game – Herald

Athy Town AFC claimed the KDFL League Shield for the first time in the Clubs history when they were 5-1 worthy winners against fellow Premier League side Coill Dubh AFC on Sunday at Togher rd, Monasterevin.
Coill Dubh started the brighter in this hard fought game and created several chances early on and deservedly went 1-0 up midway through the half when a well taken corner was met on the head by Barry Noone who made no mistake from close range putting past Christy Byrne in the Athy goal. Athy missed a glorious opportunity to level matters soon after when Aaron Meade found Andy Coughlan in space however his final touch in front of goal let him down and it was easily dealt with by Alan Sheridan in the Dubh goal, it remained 1-0 to the Coill Dubh side to the break.
The leaders could have gone 2-0 up early in the second half but Noone shot straight at Byrne in goal while under pressure from the Athy rearguard. Athy started to get a grip in midfield and Lee Foley and Kevin Farrell both had chances to draw level within the first ten minutes, they deservedly restored parity five minutes later when a well taken Aaron Meade free kick was latched onto by the speedy Ricky Moriarty and he made no mistake from 5 yards, giving Sheridan in the Coill Dubh goal no chance.
Athy doubled their tally and edged ahead soon after when the impressive Meade split the Coill Dubh defence allowing Moriarty in for his and his side’s second. Midway through the half Coill Dubh still reeling from the second goal from Athy were dealt a severe blow when keeper Sheridan picked up a second yellow for an infringement on Andy Coughlan and Referee Kenny Cribbin had no option but to dismiss him and they paid the price when Athy added their third when James Eaton’s free rattled off the crossbar and Sean Bradley was on hand to tap home from eight yards leaving it 3-1 to Athy.
It was 4-1 with eight minutes remaining on the clock when Meade released Ian Foley on the right and he cut inside and smashed home from 18 yards to leave his side coasting. They added a fifth minutes from time when the hard working Andy Coughlan got on the scoresheet when he got on the end of a Sean Bradley longball. Best for the winners in an all round team performance were Aaron Meade, Stephen May, James Eaton, Keelan Bolger, Ricky Moriarty and Kevin Farrell.

Teams
Coill Dubh AFC – Alan Sheridan, Sean O Connell, Trevor McDonald, Dale Percival, Gareth Cleary, Don Fay, Stephen Baneham, Danny Scully, Mikey Behan, Barry Noone, Ian Monaghan, Darren Fox, Arnaus Kurankaus, Andrew Hally, John Corkish, Trevor McLoughlin, Ciaran McMahon, Gary Percival.
Athy Town AFC – Christy Byrne, James Eaton, Ryan Leonard, Stephen May, Andrew Leonard, Keelan Bolger, Lee Foley, Aaron Meade, Andrew Coughlan, Ricky Moriarty, Kevin Farrell, Ian Foley, Sean Bradley, Kristof Jenai, Kevin Moran, Niall Foley, Paul Whelan, Michael Kennelly.
Officials – Kenny Cribbin, Paddy France, Robert Dowling.
13 November 2016
KDFL Awards Night
Friday 25th November 2016
The KDFL 23rd Annual Awards Night will take place in the lavish surrounding of the Keadeen Hotel on Friday 25th November 2016. Awards will be presented officially to all League /Shield and Plate winners and runners up including various other awards such as PRO of the Year, Special Service, Special Merit, Fair Play, Divisional Players of the year, Young player of the Year, overall player of the year, Manager of the Year, Club of the Year and lots lots more, always guaranteed to be an enjoyable night. Music is by Damien Coyne of So Fresh Entertainment, cost of tickets €50 each which includes a four course meal. All enquiries to any Executive member of the KDFL.
6 November 2016
KDFL Div 123 Shield FINAL
Newbridge Hotspurs (Div 2) 2 Newbridge Hotspurs (Div 1) 3
Feature game – Herald

Snigs Brogan Park, Rickardstown was the venue today for a very unique Final were Newbridge Hotspurs (Div 1) side took on their reserve side (Div 2) in the Div 123 Shield Final. The firsts just shading matters deep in extra time to take victory on a 3-2 scoreline.
Played in almost perfect conditions the second team bossed the majority of the first half, closing down their more illustrious opponents at every turn with Bruno Walveran and Scott Sullivan playing particularly well in the middle of the park for the second team. It was the Div 2 side who broke the deadlock after only three minutes with a dream start when Lee Kearney took advantage of a gap in the firsts defence to slot home past Jamie Kennedy in the opposing goal. It wasn’t until the half hour mark that the first team found their boots and a fine pass downthe right from Ross Lynch picked out Rickey Caffrey who finished with assurance past Josh Morgan to level matters.
With the side’s deadlocked the next score would be decisive. The Div 2 side had an exceelent opportunity to edge ahead just before the break but Jamie Dunne was disappointed to see his effort following a good solo run crash back off Kennedy’s crossbar and the sides went in with a goal apiece at the break.
The second half was a much tighter affair and although the firsts had the lions share of possession they found the second teams defence in a mean mood. It wasn’t until the 72nd minute the breakthrough was made and it was the second team again who regained the advantage when a loose header back to the keeper saw Sean Winning pounce perfectly to lift the ball over the advancing Kennedy and in to an empty net to make it 2-1 to the reserve side. Despite some second half changes by the first team they were continually frustrated by the resolute defending of the opponents however with only a minute of normal time left they got the dramatic equaliser through their Captain Greg Kelly when he put a superb free kick beyond the reach of keeper Josh Morgan to take the game to extra time. It was the firsts who snatched victory from Hotspurs Div 2 side with seconds remaining on the clock as Niall McDonnell picked out Rickey Caffrey with a fantastic through ball and he made no mistake putting past Morgan in goal to spark widespread celebrations on the first team’s line.
This is the Club’s first piece of silverwear in twelve years and will be enjoyed by all the Club no doubt as they have had a remarkable season with both the first and second team promoted to the Premier and Division 1 respectively and the addition of a third team this year, the future definitely looks bright for the ‘Spurs. Best for the winners were Mick Nugent, Rickey Caffrey, Greg Kelly and Ross Lynch, while for the seconds Bruno Walvaren, Scott Sullivan, Steve Morgan and Louie Deveraux impressed.

Teams
Newbridge Hotspurs (Div 1) Jamie Kennedy, Frank Durney, Cian Brannigan, Mick Nugent, Sean Higgins, Glen Tuffy, Greg Kelly, Ben Kinsella, Dylan Aulsbury, Rickey Caffrey, Ross Lynch, Benjamin Landy, Jack Hawe, Niall McDonnell, Nigel Purcell, Reece Gavin, Sean Healy.
Newbridge Hotspurs (Div 2) Josh Morgan, Louie Deveraux, Paul Byrne, Steve Moran, Jamie Dunne, Bruno Walvaren, Sean Winning, Scott O Sullivan, Jeff Haiti, Lee Kearney, Dan Kavanagh, Justin Moran, Mikey Murphy, Bradley Kerrigan, Johnny O Brien, Scott O Connor, Daragh Bergin, Keith Doyle.
Officials J. McDonnell, S Comerford, JA Kelly.
6 November 2016
Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup Final
Bridgewood Celtic 3 Clonmullion AFC 4
Feature game – Leader

Clonmullion FC finally got their hands on the Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup trophy on the fourth attempt when they overcame a gallant Bridgewood Celtic side by the odd goal in seven in this epic final played at Rathbride road Kildare on Sunday.
There was little to separate the sides in the opening stages as both cancelled out each other. The game broke into life after fifteen minutes when Clonmullion’s Tommy Nolan broke the Bridgewood offside trap to put past the advancing Des Palmer in goal to put his side 1-0 up. It was 2-0 to the Athy side ten minutes later when Bridgewood conceded a corner which was whipped in by Mark Robinson, the ball eluded all in the Bridgewood danger area to nestle in the top corner of the net to make it 2-0 to Clonmullion leaving Bridgewood a hard task.
The Robertstown men were not going to make it easy on the leaders and battled hard and deservedly scored through a well worked Gavin Smullen goal to put the minimum between the sides going into the break.
Clonmullion took the initiative on the resumption and were 3-1 up within five minutes of the restart when Nolan again broke the offside trap to double his side’s lead. Yet again Bridgewood fought back and from the tip off won a corner and Joe Kavanagh rose highest in the box to fire home past Nathan Germaine in the ‘Mull goal to put the minimum between the sides once more. It was truly end to end action with chances a begging at both ends. It was Clonmullion who made the breakthrough once more when awarded a free 30 yards out and Nathan Robinson stepped up to send a delightful ball to the top corner of Palmer’s net to leave it 4-2 to Clonmullion with twenty minutes remaining.
As after the previous goal Clonmullion conceded quickly when they failed to deal with a ball into the danger area and Kavanagh was again on hand to tap home past Germaine to leave the a single goal between the sides for a third time. Bridgewood pounded Clonmullion for the remainder but could find no way past a resolute Clonmullion defence backed up superbly by the inform Nathan Germaine between the posts and the Athy side went onto claim victory. Captain Jason Whelan spoke eloquently on receiving the trophy from Sponsor Thomas Donnelly by thanking the Officials, the League and finally Bridgewood for making them work so hard to achieve their goal in lifting the trophy for the first time.
Best for the winners were Wayne Walsh, Ross Cardiff, David Lawler, Tommy Nolan and keeper Germaine. Best for Briddgewood were Kavanagh and Smullen.

Teams

Bridgewood Celtic – Des Palmer, Tony Hedderman, Henry Reidy, Gary Hunt, John O Sullivan, Joe Kavanagh, Joe Carroll, Daryl Flynn, John Sullivan, Gavin Smullen, Adrian McNamee, David Nolan, Donie Percival, Dave Percival, Pa Behan, Ken Ennis.
Clonmullion AFC – Nathan Germaine, Dominic Redmond, Mark Robinson, Corey Moore, Jason Whelan, David Neil, David Lawler, Wayne Walsh, Ross Cardiff, Nathan Robinson, Tommy Nolan, Mark Donovan, Jamie Ryan, Shane Robinson, Stefan Flynn, Matthew Moore, Devon Germaine, Conor Germaine.
Officials – Robbie Kennedy, Kenny Cribbin, Paddy France.
23 October 2016
KDFL League Shield Semi Final
Athy Town AFC 2 Liffey Athletic FC 1
Feature game Herald

Premier side Athy Town booked their place in the KDFL League shield final after coming out on top in a high tempo spirited battle with Division 3 side Liffey Athletic FC.
The Leixlip side took an early lead with their first touch of the game when Ciaran White closed down Athy keeper Michael Fennelly as he was passing the ball out, White composed himself to calmly slot past Fennelly into an empty net in the first minute to put the away side 1-0 up.
The home side were back on level terms after 15 minutes when a corner was headed home expertly by Kevin Farrell. The premier side created the better of the chances for the remainder of the first half including two gilt edged chances from Ricky Moriarty from just outside the box and Aaron Meade when one on one with Liffey netminder Ronan Smyth seeing both sides go in deadlocked at 1-1 at the break.
Athy continued their dominance in the early stages of the second half and in truth should have taken the lead long before the goal finally came. Ronan Smyth in the Liffey goal made three fine close range stops from Andy Coughlan and Moriarty.
Liffey had a few chances to knick the lead through John Woods and Ciaran White who forced two fine stops from the Athy keeper Fennelly.
The home side took a deserved lead when a fine pass over the top set Meade through on goal and he made no mistake with the finish this time round to see Athy progress to the final.
A dominant performance from Athy against a game Liffey. Best for the winners were Moriarty and Meade while for Liffey John Woods and Ciaran White impressed.

Teams
Athy Town AFC – Michael Fennelly, James Eaton, Ryan Leonard, Stephen May, Andrew Leonard, Keelan Bolger, Lee Leavy, Aaron Meade, Andrew Coughlan, Ricky Moriarty, Kevin Farrell, Ian Foley, Sean Bradley, Anthony O Keeffe, Donal Harrington, James Cloney.
Liffey Athletic – Ronan Smyth, Sean Carrick, Eugene Reinhardt, Layton Dobbs, Conor Carry, John Woods, Ciaran White, Shane Delaney, Daire Wade, Stephen Raymond, Mark Sweeney, Conor Boland, David Reinhardt, John Doyle, Conor Rowan.
Officials – Kenny Cribbin, Robbie Kennedy, Paddy France.
23 October 2016
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2
Coill Dubh AFC 1 Newbridge Town AFC 2
Feature game Leinster Leader

Newbridge Town reserves remain on track for a tilt at a play off with Kildare Town AFC in the race for runners up spot in the Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2 following their slender 2-1 victory over a stubborn Coill Dubh AFC on Saturday. The Masters divisions are some of the most competitive in the KDFL with no quarter asked or given.
The eventual winners got out of the blocks early and Coill Dubh had keeper Stephen Lyons to thank early on to keep his side in the game following chances from the ‘Towns Keith Byrne and Justin Higgins. Coill Dubh clawed their way back into the game with John Casey and Kevin Smyth starting to get a foothold in the centre of the park setting up chances for Sean McLoughlin.
Ten minutes before the break Newbridge Town got the breakthrough when substitutes Brian Kavanagh and Mark Stamper combined to create some confusion in the Dubh penalty area and Stamper toe poked the ball home past Lyons to leave them going into the break 1-0 up.
Newbridge came out on top early in the second half and began to play ball with the one goal cushion. Stephen Fox and Luke Keegan were the play makers in midfield setting up chances for front runners Dave O Shea and Brian Kavanagh. It was the impressive Mark Stamper however who added to his and his side’s tally after five minutes following some good approach work from Dave O Shea to put the Newbridge men 2-0 to the good.
This second score seemed to ignite Coill Dubh and they were stung into action applying some serious pressure for the first time in the game with Sean McLoughlin, Barry Jacob, Kevin Smyth and John Casey all coming close but they found the ‘Town defence equal to their best efforts. With ten minutes remaining the home side did reduce the deficit though a spectacular effort from McLoughlin however it was too little too late for Coill Dubh as Newbridge held firm to full time.
A win over Enfield Celtic in their final game of the season will see them force a play off with Kildare Town for runners up spot. Best for Newbridge was Vinny Wieslowski while for a disappointed Coill Dubh Sean McLoughlin, Kevin Smyth and John Casey were best.

Teams
Coill Dubh AFC – Stephen Lyons, Barry Jacob, Darren Johnson, Noel Gill, Harry Brereton, Justin Smith, Gary Percival, John Casey, Kevin Smyth, Anto Flynn, Ollie Dunne, Gareth Burke, Neil Whelan, Sean McLoughlin, Pat Grace, Andrew Grace, Cliff Gibbons.
Newbridge Town AFC – Stephen Gore, Charlie Delaney, Kevin Byrne, Hugh McLoughlin, Vinny Wieslowski, Stephen Foy, Mark Stamper, Luke Keegan, Dave Turner, Brian Kavanagh, Dave O Shea, Paddy Nolan, Desy Balmer, Jarak Kujan, Justin Higgins.
Referee – R Foley.
23 October 2016
KDFL LEAGUE TABLES 2016
Sunday 23rd October 2016.


P W D L PTS
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Liffey Celtic 19 11 3 5 36 Champions
Woodstock FC 20 8 9 3 33 Play off
Suncroft AFC 20 10 3 7 33 Play off
Redwood FC 20 9 4 7 31
Naas United 20 8 6 6 30
Ballycane Celtic FC 20 7 6 7 27
Caragh Celtic 20 7 6 7 27
Castle Villa 19 6 8 5 26
Clane United 20 7 2 11 23
Eleson United 20 4 4 12 16
Rathangan FC 20 5 3 12 18
(Clane United awarded tie v Caragh Celtic 24/4/2016 - following protest)


Aermax Premier Division P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 18 13 4 1 43 Champions
Monasterevin AFC 18 12 3 3 39 Runners up
Athy Town AFC 18 11 3 4 36
Naas United FC 18 6 7 5 25
Newbridge Colts FC 17 8 0 9 24
Coill Dubh AFC 18 5 6 7 21
Bridgewood Celtic 18 4 7 7 19 -3
Clonmullion 17 3 8 6 17
Newbridge FC 18 3 3 12 12
Kilcullen AFC 18 3 1 14 10
Dunlavin AFC 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Dunlavin 6/7/16)


Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 P W D L PTS

Monread FC 14 14 0 0 42 Champions
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 14 9 1 4 28 Play off
Maynooth Town 14 9 1 4 28 Play off
Kilcock Celtic FC 14 7 0 7 21 -3
Galhoy FC 13 5 3 5 18
Clane United FC 14 5 2 7 17
Kinnegad Juniors 13 2 1 10 7
Moone Celtic 14 0 0 14 0 -6
(Newbridge Hotspurs awarded tie v Moone Celtic 01/05/2016 following protest)
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Moone Celtic FC 17/09/16


KDFL Division 1 Subsidiary Competition P W D L PTS


Monread FC 3 3 0 0 9
Clane United FC 2 2 0 1 6
Maynooth Town AFC 2 1 0 1 3
Newbridge Hotspurs 1 0 0 1 0
Galhoy FC 3 0 0 3 0


Cooks Cabin Division 2 P W D L PTS
Final League Table

Liffey Celtic FC 16 11 5 0 38 Champions
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 16 8 5 3 29 Runners Up
Johnstown United FC 16 7 5 4 26
Athy Town AFC 16 7 5 4 26
Naas AFC 16 7 1 8 22
Suncroft AFC 16 5 2 9 17 -3
Kildare Town AFC 16 4 4 8 16 -3
Grangecon AFC 16 4 3 9 15
Allenwood Celtic FC 16 2 4 10 10
(Allenwood Cel 1 - 3 Newbridge Hotspurs 010516) Abandoned 89mins Player Injury (Committee Decision) RESULT STANDS
(Athy Town 5 - 1 Kildare Town - Abandoned 45mins player injury (Committee Decision) REFIX
(Liffey Celtic 2 - 0 Allenwood Celtic ) - Abandoned 39mins player injury (Reschedule at later stage)

Hill Electrical Division 3 P W D L PTS
Final League Table
Donard FC 16 13 1 2 40 Champions
Clongorey Utd 16 11 2 3 35 Runners Up
Liffey Athletic 16 10 3 3 33
Clane United FC 16 9 2 5 29
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 16 4 4 8 16
Redwood FC 16 4 4 8 16
Castle Villa AFC 16 4 1 11 13 -3
Monasterevin AFC 16 3 3 10 12
Caragh Celtic FC 16 2 4 10 10



Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1 P W D L PTS
Final League Table
Kildare Town AFC 12 8 3 1 27 Champions
Caragh Celtic 12 7 1 4 22 Runners Up
Coill Dubh AFC 12 6 3 3 21
Monasterevin AFC 12 5 5 2 20
Newbridge Town FC 12 5 2 5 17
Athy Town AFC 12 3 1 8 10
Naas United FC 12 0 1 11 1
Leixlip United FC 0 0 0 0 0
(adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United 7/7/16)


Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2 P W D L PTS

Maynooth Town AFC 16 12 0 4 36 Winners
Kildare Town AFC 16 11 2 3 35
Newbridge Town FC 15 10 2 3 32
Rathangan AFC 15 7 3 5 24
Bridge United FC 14 7 2 5 23
Coill Dubh AFC 16 5 2 9 17
Enfield Celtic FC 15 5 0 10 15
Straffan AFC 15 4 0 11 12
Caragh Celtic FC 16 1 3 12 6 -6
Kilcock Celtic 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Caragh Celtic 17/8/16)




So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1
Final League Table

P W D L PTS

Castle Villa AFC 10 7 3 0 24 Champions
Kildare Town AFC 10 6 2 2 20 Runners up
Portlaoise AFC 10 5 4 1 19
Kilcullen AFC 10 4 2 4 14 -3
Sallins Celtic FC 10 1 2 7 5
Edenderry Town AFC 10 1 1 8 4



KDFL Womens Division 2 P W D L PTS


Naas AFC 10 8 1 1 25 Champions
Mountmellick AFC 10 7 0 3 21 -3
Allenwood Celtic 10 6 2 2 20 -3
Kilcock Celtic 10 5 1 4 16 -3
Rathangan AFC 10 1 0 9 3
Clane United AFC 10 1 0 9 3
Naas United FC 0 0 0 0 0 -3
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United FC 18/07/16)
23 October 2016
KDFL Results Sequence
Weekending 23rd October 2016

Saturday 22nd October 2016.
LFA Over 35 Cup (Round 1)

Kildare Town AFC D1 3 2 Palmerstown FC
Monasterevin AFC 0 2 Mountview CFC

KDFL League Shield Semi Final.

Athy Town AFC 2 1 Liffey Athletic FC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Plate (Semi Finals)

Straffan AFC 2 2 Bridge United FC
(Straffan AFC win 5-4 on penalties after FT)
Maynooth Town AFC 1 0 Rathangan AFC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Coill Dubh AFC 1 2 Newbridge Town AFC
Enfield Celtic (Idle)

Sunday 23rd October 2016.

FAI Junior Challenge Cup (Round 3)

Newoak Boys 4 0 Kildare Town AFC
Clara Town FC 1 0 Castle Villa AFC
Courtown Hibs FC 5 2 Bridgewood Celtic FC

Martin Byrne Womens Plate FINAL

Clane United FC 1 0 Kilcock Celtic FC

KDFL League Shield (Semi Final)

Clonmullion FC 1 2 Coill Dubh AFC


Casey Division 2 Cup (Semi Final)

Liffey Celtic FC 3 4 Athy Town AFC

Division 1/2/3 Shield (Semi Finals)

Newbridge Hotspurs D1 6 1 Clongorey United FC
Newbridge Hotspurs D2 4 1 Monasterevin AFC

KDFL Division 1 Subsidiary Cup

Monread FC 5 0 Clane United FC
Maynooth Town AFC 2 1 Galhoy FC

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Liffey Celtic (Idle)

Aermax Premier Division

Newbridge Colts (Idle)

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Kinnegad Juniors FC (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Mountmellick United FC 3 0 Allenwood Celtic FC
23 October 2016
KDFL 2016 CUP (ROUND UP)
@ 23/10/2016


LUMSDEN LEAGUE CUP (ROUND 1)

ALLENWOOD CELTIC 0 2 NEWBRIDGE TOWN AFC (O35)
GALHOY FC (11) 9 0 BRIDGE UNITED FC (O35)
MOONE CELTIC FC 2 1 JOHNSTOWN FC
MONREAD FC 3 0 STRAFFAN AFC (SCRATCH)
NAAS AFC 6 2 KINNEGAD JUNIORS FC
NEWBRIDGE HOTSPURS 5 1 MAYNOOTH TOWN AFC
KILCOCK CELTIC 0 2 GRANGECON AFC

BYES

CLONGOREY UNITED FC
LIFFEY ATHLETIC FC
DONARD FC
ENFIELD CELTIC (O35)










LUMSDEN LEAGUE CUP (ROUND 2)

CLONMULLION FC 3 4 NEWBRIDGE HOTSPURS FC
DONARD FC 3 9 MONREAD FC (AET)
NEWBRIDGE TOWN (035S) 3 2 KILCULLEN AFC
CARAGH CELTIC FC 4 1 GRANGECON AFC
SUNCROFT AFC 2 0 BALLYCANE CELTIC FC
MOONE CELTIC 0 3 KILDARE TOWN AFC (scratch Moone Celtic)
BRIDGEWOOD CELTIC 3 1 NEWBRIDGE FC
CASTLE VILLA AFC 3 0 DUNLAVIN AFC (Scratch Dunlavin AFC)
COILL DUBH AFC 2 3 MONASTEREVIN AFC
GALHOY FC 3 2 REDWOOD FC (AET)
ATHY TOWN AFC 2 2 CLANE UNITED FC
(CLANE UTD WIN 5-4 ON PENALTIES)
RATHANGAN AFC 1 3 NEWBRIDGE COLTS FC
NAAS AFC 3 4 CLONGOREY UNITED FC
WOODSTOCK CELTS 7 1 LIFFEY ATHLETIC FC
ENFIELD CEL (035S) 0 6 NAAS UNITED FC
ELESON UNITED FC 1 5 LIFFEY CELTIC FC


LUMSDEN LEAGUE CUP ROUND 3 @ COUNCIL OF KDFL 13/7/16

Bridgewood Celtic 6 1 Newbridge Town Over 35s
Newbridge Hotspurs 0 4 Kildare Town AFC
Clongorey United FC 0 3 Galhoy FC
Woodstock Celts 1 2 Suncroft AFC
Monasterevin AFC 3 4 Newbridge Colts
Clane united FC 0 1 Liffey Celtic FC
Castle Villa AFC 2 2 Caragh Celtic
(Castle Villa AFC win 3-2 on penalties AET)
Monread FC 1 2 Naas United FC


Quarter Finals

LIFFEY CELTIC 4 2 SUNCROFT AFC (18/9/16)
GALHOY FC 3 4 CASTLE VILLA AFC (AET)
NAAS UTD FC 4 1 NEWBRIDGE COLTS FC (11/9/16)
KILDARE TOWN AFC 0 1 BRIDGEWOOD CELTIC (28/8/16)

SEMI FINAL DRAW (KFM)

Bridgewood Celtic 1 2 Liffey Celtic FC
Naas Utd 1 2 Castle Villa AFC

FINAL - Liffey Celtic FC v Castle Villa FC, Sat 29th Oct at Cusack Pk, 3pm



LEAGUE SHIELD (ROUND 1) @ KDFL COUNCIL 13/7/16

PRELIMS

Maynooth Town AFC 0 1 Redwood FC (A)
Kinnegad Juniors 3 3 Kilcock Celtic FC (B)
(Kilcock Celtic win 5-4 on penalties AET)
Johnstown United FC 3 3 Grangecon AFC (C)
(Johnstown Utd win 3-2 on penalties AET)
Athy Town AFC 3 1 Ballycane Celtic FC (D)

LEAGUE SHIELD (ROUND 1)

Naas AFC 7 0 Enfield Celtic (O35s) (28/8)
Newbridge FC 1 5 Coill Dubh AFC (28/8)
Liffey Athletic FC 2 1 Redwood FC (28/8)
(Liffey Athletic won 3-1 on penalties AET)
Bridge United FC (O35s) 9 0 Johnstown United FC (27/8)
Rathangan AFC 0 4 Athy Town AFC (28/8)
Clonmullion AFC 4 1 Kilcock Celtic FC (28/8)
Donard FC 3 1 Allenwood Celtic FC (28/8)
Kilcullen AFC 4 4 Eleson United FC (11/9/16)
(Kilcullen AFC won 4-2 penalties AET)

LEAGUE SHIELD QUARTER FINAL DRAW TO BE MADE AT LEAGUE COUNCIL SEPTEMBER

Bridge United O35 0 3 Clonmullion AFC (?)
Liffey Athletic FC 3 1 Donard FC (?)
Kilcullen AFC 0 5 Athy Town AFC (2/10/16)
Coill Dubh AFC 1 0 Naas AFC (2/10/16)

Semi Final

Clonmullion FC 1 2 Coill Dubh AFC
Athy Town AFC 2 1 Liffey Athletic FC


FINAL Sun 30/10/2016 Coill Dubh AFC v Athy Town AFC, Venue/Date/Time TBC


MC INTYRE SENIOR CUP


PRELIMS

REDWOOD FC 2 2 WOODSTOCK CELTS FC (A)
(Woodstock Celts win 4-2 on penalties AET)
SUNCROFT AFC 2 1 CASTLE VILLA AFC (B)
NAAS UNITED FC 0 1 LIFFEY CELTIC FC (c)

QUARTER FINALS

ELESON UNITED FC 1 5 LIFFEY CELTIC FC (28/8)
CLANE UNITED 2 2 RATHANGAN AFC (14/8/16)
(CLANE UTD WIN 4-2 ON PENALTIES AET)
WOODSTOCK CELTS 4 1 CARAGH CELTIC FC(13/8/16)
BALLYCANE CELTIC 2 4 SUNCROFT AFC (14/8/16)


SEMI FINAL DRAW KDFL EXECUTIVE 25/8

Clane Utd 0 1 Suncroft AFC (25/9/16)
Liffey Celtic 2 0 Woodstock Celts(25/9/16)

FINAL Suncroft AFC 2 3 Liffey Celtic FC


GEORGINA DONNELLY PREMIER CUP

PRELIMS

MONASTEREVIN AFC 0 3 KILDARE TOWN AFC (A)
NEWBRIDGE COLTS FC 1 0 COILL DUBH AFC (B)
KILCULLEN AFC 1 7 CLONMULLION AFC (c)

QUARTER FINALS

ATHY TOWN AFC 4 1 NEWBRIDGE COLTS FC (14/8/16)
KILDARE TOWN AFC 3 0 DUNLAVIN AFC (SCRATCH)
BRIDGEWOOD CEL 3 2 NEWBRIDGE FC (14/8/16)
CLONMULLION FC 3 0 NAAS UNITED FC (18/9/16)




SEMI FINAL DRAW KDFL EXECUTIVE 25/8

Clonmullion AFC 1 1 Athy Town AFC
(Clonmullion AFC win 4-2 on penalties AET)
Bridgewood Celtic 3 1 Kildare Town AFC

FINAL 06/11/2016 Clonmullion AFC v Bridgewood Celtic FC, Venue TBC/ 6 Nov 2016.


DIVISION 1 CUP (QUARTER FINALS)

GALHOY FC 2 1 MAYNOOTH TOWN AFC
CLANE UNITED 3 2 KINNEGAD JUNIORS
KILCOCK CELTIC 5 1 MOONE CELTIC
NEWBRIDGE HOTSPURS 1 2 MONREAD FC

SEMI FINAL DRAW AT COUNCIL AUG.

CLANE UTD 1 5 GALHOY FC (21/8)
MONREAD FC 4 3 KILCOCK AFC (21/8)

FINAL GALHOY FC 0 5 MONREAD FC (11/9/16)



DIVISION 1 SUBSIDIARY CUP

SEE LEAGUE TABLES

Current tables at 23/10/2016
KDFL Division 1 Subsidiary Competition
P
W
D
L
PTS












Monread FC
3
3
0
0
9
Clane United FC
2
2
0
1
6
Maynooth Town AFC
2
1
0
1
3
Newbridge Hotspurs
1
0
0
1
0
Galhoy FC
3
0
0
3
0







DIVISION 2 CUP

PRELIM (A)
ATHY TOWN AFC 2 1 KILDARE TOWN AFC (aet)


QUARTER FINALS

NAAS AFC 3 2 GRANGECON AFC (aet)
NEWBRIDGE HOTSPURS 2 3 JOHNSTOWN FC
ALLENWOOD CELTIC 1 2 ATHY TOWN AFC
SUNCROFT AFC 2 4 LIFFEY CELTIC




SEMI FINALS

JOHNSTOWN UTD 4 2 NAAS AFC
LIFFEY CELTIC 3 4 ATHY TOWN AFC

FINAL 6/11/16 Johnstown United V Athy Town AFC


DIVISION 3 CUP

PRELIM (A)
CARAGH CELTIC FC 3 0 CASTLE VILLA AFC

QUARTER FINALS

LIFFEY ATHLETIC 2 3 CLANE UNITED FC
CARAGH CELTIC FC 1 2 DONARD FC
NEWBRIDGE HOTSPURS 3 0 MONASTEREVIN AFC
CLONGOREY UNITED 2 3 REDWOOD FC DRAW TO BE MADE AT COUNCIL AUG


SEMI FINAL.

NEWBRIDGE HOTPSURS 1 0 REDWOOD FC
CLANE UNITED 1 4 DONARD FC


FINAL Newbridge Hotspurs 0 3 Donard FC



DIVISION 1/2/3 SHIELD (ROUND 1)

SUNCROFT AFC 2 4 MAYNOOTH TOWN AFC (14/8/16)
CASTLE VILLA AFC 0 2 LIFFEY CATHLETIC FC (14/8/16)
KINNEGAD JUNIORS FC 1 1 NEWBRIDGE HOTSPURS FC (d2) (28/8/16)
(Newbridge Hots win 4-3 on penalties AET)
MONASTEREVIN AFC 0 0 KILDARE TOWN AFC (14/8/16)
(MONASTEREVIN WIN 4-3 ON PENALTIES AET)
CARAGH CELTIC 1 6 MOONE CELTIC FC (13/8/16)
CLONGOREY UNITED 3 1 GRANGECON AFC (13/8/16)

BYES

NEWBRIDGE HOTSPURS FC (D1)
ALLENWOOD CELTIC FC

QUARTER FINAL

Newbridge Hots (D1) 5 1 Liffey Athletic FC
Moone Celtic 5 9 Monasterevin AFC
Clongorey Utd 5 3 Allenwood Celtic
Maynooth Town 2 4 Newbridge Hots (D2)(11/9/16)

Semi final

Newbridge Hotspurs D2 6 1 Monasterevin AFC
Newbridge Hotspurs D1 4 1 Clongorey United FC

FINAL 6/11/16 Newbridge Hotspurs D2 v Newbridge Hotspurs D1, Venue Snigs Brogan Pk,6/11/2016


WOMENS CUP (ROUND 1)

NAAS AFC 1 2 KILCULLEN AFC (A)
RATHANGAN AFC 0 4 KILDARE TOWN AFC (B)
KILCOCK CELTIC 0 3 MOUNTMELLICK AFC (C)
SALLINS CELTIC 9 2 CLANE UNITED FC (D)
ALLENWOOD CELTIC 9 1 NAAS UNITED FC (E) Withdrew later

BYES
PORTLAOISE AFC
EDENDERRY TOWN AFC
CASTLE VILLA AFC


QUARTER FINALS

A – KILCULLEN AFC 2 1 CASTLE VILLA AFC
B – KILDARE TOWN AFC 5 0 C – MOUNTMELLICK UNITED FC
D – SALLINS CELTIC FC 2 5 PORTLAOISE AFC (15/8/16)
EDENDERRY TOWN 3 2 E – ALLENWOOD CELTIC FC

SEMI FINAL

EDENDERRY TOWN AFC 4 1 KILDARE TOWN AFC (25/9/16)
PORTLAOISE AFC 2 0 KILCULLEN AFC (25/9/16)

FINAL Edenderry Town AFC 1 7 Portlaoise AFC


Martin Byrne Womens Shield Quarter Finals.

NAAS AFC 4 1 KILCOCK CELTIC FC (28/8)
MOUNTMELLICK 8 1 RATHANGAN AFC (11/9/16)
(Refixed following abandonment due to injury 28/8)
SALLINS CELTIC 8 2 CLANE UNITED FC (21/8)
ALLENWOOD CEL 3 3 CASTLE VILLA AFC (21/8)
(ALLENWOOD CELTIC WIN 3-1 ON PENALTIES AFC)

SEMI FINAL

Sallins Celtic 4 0 Naas AFC (18/9/16)
Allenwood Celtic 3 3 Mountmellick AFC (25/09/16)

FINAL Sallins Celtic 4 2 Allenwood Celtic


Martin Byrne Womens Plate Semi Final

Rathangan AFC 0 5 Clane United FC (2/10/16)
Kilcock Celtic 9 3 Castle Villa AFC (2/10/16)

FINAL Clane Utd 1 0 Kilcock Celtic




ACE SPORTS AWARDS MASTERS CUP (ROUND 1)

KILDARE TOWN AFC (D2) 3 1 NEWBRIDGE TOWN AFC (D2)
STRAFFAN AFC 1 3 COILL DUBH AFC (D2)
ATHY TOWN AFC 1 3 COILL DUBH AFC (D1)
KILDARE TOWN AFC (D1) 5 0 CARAGH CELTIC FC (D1)
CARAGH CELTIC FC (D2) 1 2 RATHANGAN AFC
MAYNOOTH TOWN AFC 6 1 ENFIELD CELTIC
NEWBRIDGE TOWN AFC (D1) 3 0 NAAS UNITED FC (Naas Utd Scratch)
BRIDGE UNITED FC 3 1 MONASTEREVIN AFC





MASTERS QUARTER FINAL

Bridge Utd 0 1 Coill Dubh Div 2
Kildare Town Div 1 3 0 Coill Dubh AFC D1 (SCRATCH)
Rathangan AFC 0 1 Newbridge Town FC Div 1 (13/8/16)
Kildare Town AFC Div 2 2 1 Maynooth Town AFC

SEMI FINAL

KILDARE TOWN AFC D1 2 2 KILDARE TOWN AFC D2(10/9/16)
(Kildare Town Div 2 Won 3-2 penalties)
COILL DUBH AFC D2 0 4 NEWBRIDGE TOWN D1(25/9/16)

FINAL Kildare Town AFC D2 0 0 Newbridge Town AFC D1 (8/10/16)
(Kildare Town win 3-4 penalties after FT)



MASTERS SHIELD (QUARTER FINAL)

Newbridge Town FC Div 2 3 2 Straffan AFC
Naas United FC(Scratch) 3 0 Monasterevin AFC
Caragh Celtic Div 1 2 2 Athy Town AFC
(Caragh Celtic won 8-7 on penalties at FT)
Caragh Celtic Div 2 (Scratch) 0 3 Enfield Celtic FC



SEMI FINAL

NEWBRIDGE TOWN AFC D2 3 4 MONASTEREVIN AFC(18/9/16)
ENFIELD CELTIC 1 2 CARAGH CELTIC D1(18/9/16)

FINAL Monasterevin AFC 2 4 Caragh Celtic FC Div 1 (8/10/16)


Masters Plate (Prelim)

(A) ATHY TOWN AFC 1 1 BRIDGE UNITED FC
(Bridge United win 5-4 on penalties after FT)

SEMI FINALS

STRAFFAN AFC 2 2 BRIDGE UNITED FC
(Straffan AFC win 5-4 on penalties after FT)
MAYNOOTH TOWN 1 0 RATHANGAN AFC

FINAL Sat 5/11/2016 Straffan AFC v Maynooth Town AFC, Venue/Time TBC
16 October 2016
Joe Rooney’s Womens Cup Final
Edenderry Town AFC 1 Portlaoise AFC 7

Portlaoise AFC Women claimed the Joe Rooney Womens Cup for the first time in the Clubs history on Saturday when they had a convincing 7-1 victory over Edenderry Town at M O Neill Pk, Clonmullion.
From the tip off you could see that both teams were pumped up for the game although, it was Portlaoise who were the brighter breaking down play in the centre of the field and feeding some great passes up to the strikers. It wasn't long before a ball was sent out to centre back Bernie Bowe who was on the left wing after taking a corner, from centre midfield Jenny Conroy, Bowe then sent a cross into the box where Colleen Rickard was waiting. The ball bounced over the heads of the Edenderry defense and Rickard headed home to put Portlaoise up 1-0 after 10 mins. Edenderry from the tip off looked to even the score when a pass was laid off to Mary Buggle in the centre who sent a ball up to Abbi Stafford on the wing who then tried to send a ball in to Niamh Farrell but was denied by Portlaoise centre back Bernie Bowe who cleared the ball back out of danger. It wasn't long before Portlaoise put another one on the scoreboard when Jenny Conroy picked up the ball in midfield and sent a well timed pass out to Jenny O' Neill on the right wing who then struck a high ball in to Mo Nerney. Nerney brought the ball down, dummied right and struck on her left, sending the ball through the keepers legs making it 2-0. Portlaoise didn't let the foot off the peddle, when Mary Buggle and Niamh Farrell in the centre teamed up well with some fine passes play was stopped short when Ellen Healy intercepted a pass and took a run forward, seeing Colleen Rickard in space, she laid a tidy pass through the Edenderry defense where Rickard ran on to it, crossing in to Nerney who blasted the ball into the back of the net giving keeper Avril Stafford no chance making it 3-0. Stafford made some superb saves and was unlucky not to deny Portlaoise their 4th goal when a corner glided into the box, Healy struck only to be denied by the quick hands of Stafford, the rebound fell to Conroy who was also denied but Jenny O'Neill struck gold on the third attempt making it 4-0 to the Portlaoise ladies and this was how it stayed up until the break.
Edenderry never gave up and came out into the second half determined to make an impact on the scoreline. Portlaoise tipped off and it was end to end play, the intensity of the game never dropped. Abbi Stafford was brought down just outside the box and it was Buggle who stepped up to take the free, Buggle cleared the wall with a swift strike but again it was Bernie Bowe who cleared the ball out with a header which saw her centre back partner Aisling Kehoe pick up the ball and took a run up the wing passing down the wing to O, Neill who again crossed in to the box, Ellen Healy ran onto the ball and struck home making it 5-0. It was Niamh Hyland who denied oncoming Abbi Stafford again from the tip off, she cleared out to Healy who saw O'Neill taking off on a run down the wing, she passed up through the break in defense and it looked like Rickard was going to intercept but I'Neill claimed the ball and dribbled into the box and fired a shot into the back of the net making it 6-0. Edenderry from the tip off put major pressure on the Portlaoise defense and although they were denied on a number of occasions Edenderry caught a break when Abbi Stafford sent a ball in to Niamh Farrell who split the defense and shot home past keeper Ciamh Dollard making it 6-1 on the 80th minute. On the 86th minute Mo Nerney intercepted the ball from a kick out and fed a ball up the line to Catherine Delaney who rattled the crossbar, the ball fell to Nerney who was denied by the keeper sending the ball out for a corner. Bowe sent in a low pass to Jenny Conroy at the front post who flicked the ball under her legs into Colleen Rickard in the centre of the box who made no mistake in finishing making it 7-1 to the Portlaoise ladies. Edenderry fought to the end, and were denied from a free following a clearance from Maria Keane. This was how the match finished, a highly entertaining game with some great displays of football from both sides. Portlaoise ladies have won silverware on five occasions over the past three years and this was their first time to win the cup, a great way to finish off the season.

Teams
Edenderry Town AFC- Avril Curley, Emily Duffy, Ruth Fleming, Annie Quinn, Fiona Darby, Jo Usher, Abbi Stafford, Mary Buggle, Niamh Farrell, Courtney Farrell, Drew Moss, Megan Higgins, Ciara Braddock, Gemma Buggle.
Portlaoise AFC – Kiev Dollard, Niamh Hyland, Bernie Bowe, Aisling Kehoe, Marie Keane, Ellen Healy, Jenny O Neill, Jenny Conroy, Mo Nerney, Catherine Delaney, Colleen Rickard, Nicky Kelly, Catherine Mansfield, Meave Delaney.
Officials – Mick Hughes, Alex Saric, Chris Murphy.
16 October 2016
Ace Sports Awards Masters Place (Prelim)
Athy Town AFC 1 Bridge United 1 (Bridge United FC win 5-4 on penalties AET)
Feature Game – Leader

Bridge United secured their place in the Masters Plate semi final with a hard fought win against local rivals Athy Town, that saw the game go to penalties. They will now take on Straffan AFC at home in the Semi final this Saturday for a place in the final.
This was never going to be an easy match with both teams at full strength.
The first half started with Bridge on top controlling the game but they were held back by the Athy Town defence well marshalled by Mark Bolger. With early chances from John Joe Donovan and Ken Leonard going just wide of the post Bridge kept up the pressure.
The deadlock was almost broken on 20 minutes when Bridge's David Pearse inswinging corner from the left was met with a great header from John Joe Donovan forcing Athy Keeper Mark Fannin to pull off a great save to clear the ball from the bottom corner. 
Athy began to get a foothold in midfield and a free pass down the right wing was collected by Johnny Quinn who went one on one with Bridge's keeper John Paul Hickey, however the Bridge net minder came off his line quickly to clear the goalbound shot out for a corner.
Athy took full advantage on the corner resulting in a free header punched from the top right corner by Hickey, the rebound was heading for the bottom left corner however Liam Leonard was well placed to clear the line. This was the last action of the half and bothsides went in as they started.
Both sides came out all guns blazing on the restart and it was Athy who began to take control and on the 55th minute they were awarded a free kick just inside Bridge's half. Mark Day stepped up to take the free sending it straight into the 6 yard box where Ronan Mackey was best placed to head into the top left hand corner of Hickey’s net to put his side ahead.
Bridge were not giving up and 8 minutes from time John Joe Donovan was taken down inside the box resulting in a penalty. Ken Leonard coolly slot home the resultant spot kick and level matters. It remained 1-1 to the end and the game was brought to the dreaded shootout. Athy stepped up first. Both team scoring their first, but Bridge's John Joe Donovan had his shot saved by Mark Fannin, Ronan Mackey stepped up only to have Bridge's John Paul Hickey. 3-3 and Athy' Mark Day seen his shot go wide leaving Bridge's Captain Sam Brophy with the pressure of securing the win for his team and he left the ball in the bottom left sending Bridge to the Semi Finals.

Teams
Athy Town AFC – Mark Fannin,Carl Dolan, Mark Bolger, Thomas Ward, John Berry, Damien Fitzgerald, Shane Redmond, John Fitzgerald, Axhamal Namani, Johnny Quinn, Ronan Mackey, Brendan Goggin, Mark Day, John Hackett.
Bridge United FC – John Paul Hickey, Liam Leonard, Ian Preston, Mark Dunne, Simon Butler, Paul Kelly, David Persse, Colm Cuddy, Richard Moloney, John Joe Donovan, Kenneth Leonard, Derek Brophy, William Lawlor, Aaron O Keeffe, Tommy Nolan,
Referee – Sid Comerford.
16 October 2016
Martin Byrne Womens Shield Final
Sallins Celtic 4 Allenwood Celtic 2
Feature Game – Leader

Division 1 newbies Sallins Celtic claimed the Martin Byrne Womens Shield on the first attempt when they overcame Division 2 league runners up Allenwood Celtic in a closely contested affair at the perfectly prepared Micheal O Neill Park, Clonmullion on Saturday.
Allenwood Celtic started the brighter and were to the fore in the early stages when Lisa Moore brought an excellent save from Sallins net minder Dawn Murray and minutes later a snap shot by Tara Jacob brought another excellent stop from Murray.
It was no surprise when Allenwood took the lead after 17 minutes with a perfectly weighted ball over the top by Karen Moore found Lisa Moore who with much still to do took an excellent touch and slotted it past Murray to put Allenwood 1 nil up and very much in control.
This early set back spurned Sallins into action and chances started to come their way, A ball over the top was not dealt with by Allenwood defence and Stacey Harris took full advantage to level matters five minutes later. With Allenwood now at sixes and sevens their opponents took advantage once more to edge ahead when another ball over the top saw Niamh Carroll race onto it and she beat Allenwood goalkeeper Louise Dee from close range to make it 2-1.
Both sides had further chances towards the end of the first half, Allenwood custodian Louise Dee made a great save when a ball destined for the top corner was tipped out for a corner and at the other end Lisa Moore had a fine shot which made it under the body of the diving keeper but agonisingly past the post to leave Allenwood trailing 2-1 going into the break.
Allenwood made 2 changes at the break to re-energise their stamp on the game, but a wonder goal from Danielle Dargal put the Sallins girls 3-1 up ten minutes after the re-start.
Allenwood reply was swift and they found themselves getting a lot more from their wing game. Their persistence paid dividends when they were awarded a penalty as the hard working Claire Ivers was taken down in the area, Up stepped Karen Moore to coolly slot home to the top corner to put the minimum between the sides once more midway through the half. Their joy was short lived however as they were awarded a penalty themselves for handball and Sinead Leahy duly obliged from the spot to make it 4-2. Allenwood battled hard for the remainder of the game but were up against a resilient Sallins team who defended stoutly to the end. Best for the winners were Murray in goal, Jenny Herbert in defence and Harris up front while for Allenwood, Annmarie Hanlon, Lisa Moore and Louise Dee excelled.
 
Teams
Allenwood Celtic - Louise Dee, Claire Ivers, Stacy O’Sullivan, Annmarie Hanlon, Amanda Moore, Debbie Casey, Karen Moore, Tracy Jacob, Aisling Griffin, Lisa Moore, Tara Jacob, Subs: Aisling Carroll, Michelle Gogarty.
Sallins Celtic – Dawn Murray, Susan Power, Jo Lovett, Jenny Herbert, Lisa Carey, Claire Murphy, Sinead Leahy, Leanne Hevican, Stacey Harris, Niamh Carroll, Danielle Dargal, Jenny Kelly, Amy O Connor, Linsey McKenna, Alison Loakman.
16 October 2016
Peter McIntyre Senior Cup Final
Suncroft AFC 2 Liffey Celtic 3
Feature Game – Leader


Liffey Celtic Claim Famous Double

Liffey Celtic FC remain on course for an illusive treble when they overcame Suncroft AFC by the narrowest of margins in dramatic fashion at Mullarney Park Castledermot on Sunday. Three goals in the last five minutes saw Liffey snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against newly promoted Suncroft AFC. A goal in the 89th minute to draw level and an injury time winner was enough to see the Newbridge side pick up a notable League and Cup double. They now take on Castle Villa AFC in the coveted Lumsden Cup Final on October 29th where try will hope to secure a famous treble.

Liffey started brightly and Phil McCoy was using his strength to make play for Dan Connolly however he was losing the battle with staunch Croft defender Ray Coleman in the air. The Croft soaked up the early pressure and began to make inroads with 15 minutes gone when Shane Hanley was fouled. The impressive Dylan Connolly swung the ball into the danger area and Liffey keeper Kevin McDonald fumbled the ball, it fell kindly to Tom Doyle who made no mistake from close range to put Suncroft in front. The leaders grew in confidence from that and had an immediate chance to make it 2-0, but Decky Hanley saw his shot saved by McDonald, before Shane Bennett shot just over from the rebound.
Liffey soon settled back into a rhythm though and another corner on 28 minutes from Phil McCoy saw Trevor Connolly head just over the bar. Suncroft were looking dangerous on the counter attack though and Dylan Connolly did well to get to the bye line beating 3 players inside the box before pulling the ball back out to Bennett, whos low shot forced a good save with the feet from McDonald. Liffey thought they had equalised on the stroke of half time when John Paul McDonagh headed just wide from another set piece but Suncroft held on to take their lead into the half time break.
Suncroft have been a breath of fresh air in the latter part of the season and have climbed the league table from 2nd from bottom, forcing a play off for 2nd place with Woodstock Celts after a run of 9 unbeaten games that’s the sort of form that their opponents Liffey Celtic have been known to put in over the years, so this was not going to be an easy victory for the men from Newbridge . They began the 2nd half brilliantly with Darren Kilby heading just wide after David O’Connor whipped in a dangerous set piece. For all their possession Liffey were struggling to break down the Suncroft rearguard of Aaron McDonald, Shane Hanley, Tom Doyle and Ray Coleman who was outstanding for his side on the day. Suncroft were playing counter attack football in the 2nd half and it almost worked perfectly on 62 minutes when Ian Byrne broke away, he passed inside to Shane Bennett, who struck over the bar from just outside the box. With 25 minutes remaining Liffey finally got a deserved equaliser when Kilby once again rose high at the back post and this time he powered home Dave O Connor’s menacing cross. Liffey have Gavin O Brien to thank for keeping the score at parity as Suncroft almost had the ball in the net again in the 74th minute when the excellent Coleman headed Ian Byrne’s set piece towards goal, but substitute O Brien got back to clear the danger off the line. Sncroft had further chances to edge ahead when Bennett saw his shot brilliantly blocked by Kilby and one minute later a brilliant save by McDonald kept out the shot of Gary Connolly from 12 yards. With extra time looming Shane Bennett sent the Suncroft Contingent into dreamland with a stunning goal from 25 yards out at an angle, which arrowed into the top corner leaving Liffeys keeper McDonald rooted to the spot.
With Liffey on high alert as thoughts of last season came flooding back Dan Connolly took the initiative as he tore away almost from the tip off and found himself one on one with Killaly, his shot beat the keeper and seemed destined to even up the scores once more, but out of nowhere Ray Coleman slid in to clear the ball out for a corner. The croft failed to react to Darren Kilbys flick on at the front post, and there was Connolly to smash the ball home from close range levelling matters once more with seconds on the clock. Liffey were not to be defeated today as they immediately won another free kick in a dangerous area, the ball again was kept away from Coleman, headed back down into a crowded penalty area and with bodies flying everywhere to get a touch, there was Darren Kilby to finish from close range and once again prove his worth to the club with another heroic performance. He was made to work at the other end too though with two brilliant defensive headers late on as Suncroft piled on the pressure in the final seconds. Liffey held out valiantly to the end to claim their first Senior Cup title in nine years. Best for Liffey were Kilby, Dan Connoly, Dave O’Conner and J.P McDonagh while Suncrofts Ray Coleman was a rock for his team along with Ian Bryne, Bennett and Dylan Connolly.

Teams
LIFFEY CELTIC :- Kevin McDonald, Graham McCormack, David Murphy (Gavin O’Brien 56), Darren Kilby, Tommy McDonagh, Philip McCoy (Evan Herd 45), Dave O’Conner (Steven Reidy 71), John Paul McDonagh, Dan Connolly, Stephen Sheridan, Trevor Connolly (Jamie Lambe) Subs Not used :- Dave Kelly, Richie Newport.
SUNCROFT AFC :- Ciaran Killaly, Aaron McDonald, Shane Hanley, Ray Coleman, Tom Doyle, Mikey O’Toole (Peter McDonald), Shane Bennett, Gary Connolly, Decky Hanley (Ryan Burke 73), Dylan Connolly, Ian Byrne. Subs Not Used :- Cathal McMahon, Ricky Fleming, Aaron Finn, Stuey Hanley.
Officials – Martin Hickey, Seamus Sage, Peter Donnelly.
9 October 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS.

Castle Villa AFC booked their spot in the prestigious KDFL Lumsden League Cup Final when they overcame holders Naas United FC by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 2-1 yesterday at the immaculately prepared Newhall. It’s four years since Villa have made an appearance in the League’s flagship Cup competition, their 7th in total, they now take on Liffey Celtic, no strangers to League Cup Final appearances, as they were victorious over Bridgewood Celtic on the same scoreline.
Villa started very brightly and were zipping the ball around on the Newhall turf, with Naas working hard to quell the early tide. The opener came after 9 minutes when some great interchanges between Stephen McDonald and Villa player-manager Anthony Lawler, who was immense for the boys in blue, saw Roy Byrne presented with a great chance to break the deadlock. Byrne showed great awareness to roll the ball into the path of the onrushing Jordan Harmon who made no mistake with Naas keeper Aaron Smith helpless to prevent the Castledermot men taking the lead.
Naas are not the current holders of this title for no reason however, and they forced Castle Villa keeper Timmy Doyle into an excellent save low down to his left after some terrific build up play saw the ball at the feet of Paul Ometoso in the 13th minute, but Doyle stood firm.
Villa almost doubled their lead in the 22nd minute when a mixup in the Naas penalty area saw the ball fall to Anthony Lawler, but as he swivelled on the ball to strike with his right foot, Smith made an excellent save. Smith immediately gave the ball to Paddy Walshe, who played a ball into central midfield, and a great flick on saw Eoin Doyle bearing down on the Villa goal. Fortunately for them, his final touch was a little heavy and it gave Doyle the opportunity to claim the ball bravely at the attackers feet.
Villa were not to be denied a second though, and a poor pass out of defence saw Stephen McDonald pick up a loose ball for Villa in the centre circle. A precision through ball found the feet of that man Lawler again, and he coolly slotted home past Smith with his right foot to send the sizable Villa support into raptures on the sideline.
Yet again, however, Naas showed that they are a team with great spirit and refused to lie down. Some excellent build up play down their right hand side after 37 minutes resulted in a ball across the box being put on a plate for Eoin Doyle to halve the deficit. Everyone in attendance was certain that Doyle would roll the ball into an empty net, until out of nowhere came Villa right back Lee Doyle to nick the ball off his toe to the disbelief of the Naas supporters.
The remainder of the first half saw Naas pushing hard, with some penetrating runs from midfield really testing the Villa defence, but the referee sounded the half time whistle before they could make that pressure pay off on the scoreboard.
Villa's team talk at half time ensured that they did not rest on their laurels as the second got under way, and Anthony Lawler almost scored one of the finest goals of his long career in blue when he met a ball on the volley 35 metres out from the Naas goal. The ball arrowed towards the goal and clattered back into play off Aaron Smith's left hand post with the keeper's despairing dive seeing him well beaten. Lawler again made a great tackle in his own penalty area not long after to concede a corner, but from the resultant set piece Dave O Connell rose higher than David Keating to beat the Villa man to the ball and power a header to the top corner of the Villa net, and give Naas a real boost for the remaining 27 minutes of the game. The wind was almost taken out of their sails immediately from the kickoff as a poor clearance from Smith rebounded off his centre backs heels and found it way towards Villa sub Paul Huntingdon. Huntingdon's left foot chipped effort from an almost impossible angle was delicious and the Villa line were again ready to celebrate, but to their disappointment, it clipped the top of the Naas crossbar and went behind for a goal kick.
Football is a game of small margins, and this was demonstrated with 17 minutes remaining when a Naas free kick from their right hand side was flicked on into the path of Eoin Doyle, and he will have been disappointed to see his header crash back off the crossbar. Both goal frames in Newhall were taking a pounding. Naas had one final chance in the 89th minute when Mick King had a great opportunity to get a shot away at the Villa goals with his left foot, but in planting his right foot to take the shot, he moved the ball and ended up swinging at thin air, much to the delight, and relief, of the Villa supporters in attendance.
The last few minutes of the game saw Villa captain Alan Hickey and David Keating comfortably deal with the long balls Naas were playing to the front men as they tried in vain to get the equaliser. The last play of the game saw a free kick from the half way line overhit into Timmy Doyle's hands and the referee sounded the final whistle, to see Villa progress to their first final since 2012, and set up a repeat of the 2009 final against Liffey Celtic, who overcame Bridgewood Celtic in a close fought 2-1 win in Mullarney Park, Castledermot.
Deserved winners Villa will be thankful for the man of the match performance from Anthony Lawler, who was capably supported by great performances from David Keating, Vinny Dowling, Jordan Harmon and Lee Doyle. While Naas exit at the semi final stage despite impressive games from Alan Crowe, Paddy Walshe and Eoin Doyle.

Liffey Celtic progressed to their fourth consecutive Lumsden League Cup Final when they overcame a resilient Premier League side Bridgewood Celtic in the semi final at Mullarney Pk today by the odd goal in three. There was very little between the sides as Bridgewood matched the newly crowned Senior League Champs man for man however just before half time Liffey got the vital break through when Dan Connolly opened their account following some excellent approach work by Stephen Sheridan to leave the eventual winners going in 1-0 up at the break. On the resumption both Phil McCoy and Evan Herd were unlucky not to add to Liffey’s account. Bridgewood clawed themselves back into the game and equalised midway through the half but Liffey had the final say when with minutes remaining on the clock Dave O Connor sneaked their winner with a crafty back heel, when the Robertstown men were slow to clear. Liffey will now meet Castle Villa, who defeated Naas United today in the other semi, on the same scoreline, in the much anticipated Final which takes palce on the 29th October at Cusack Park Coill Dubh. Best for the winners were Stephen Sheridan, Graham McCormack and JP McDonagh.

Suncroft AFC finished their CR Wynne Feeds 2016 campaign in fine style this afternoon at the fabulous Community grounds with a 5-1 victory over Clane United and booked a Senior League second place play off spot with Woodstock Celts, a fitting end to their league campaign on their return to the top flight the season. Of course their involvement this year is not quiet over yet as they also find themselves in the Peter McIntyre Senior Division Cup Final this Sunday where they take on League Champions, Lumsden Cup Finalists Liffey Celtic in what will be undoubtedly be a cracker.
The opening 20 mins saw the croft with all the play and were rewarded with their 1st goal of the game when the Connolly brothers combined to play in Decky Hanley and he fired from 25 yards out into the top corner of the net. On the half hour Hanley got his 2nd of the game when a solo run was finished off with a fine strike low into the bottom corner. Clane however clawed themselves back into the game when they got themselves on the scoresheet six minutes later. Four minutes before the break the Croft went 3-1 up when a Shane Bennett corner was floated in and Tommy Doyle rose highest to power home a header, leave the Croft in the driving seat going into the break. The 2nd half started at a high tempo and Clane were eager to get back into the game and had a couple of chances but were met by a resilient home rearguard backed up by Killaly in goal.
The croft made a few changes with one eye on next weeks senior cup final and it was one of the substitutes Ian Byrne who got 2 goals late on to see the croft run out 5-1 winners. Best for the croft Shane Dillon,Tommy Doyle,Mikey O'Toole,and MOTM Decky Hanley with another 2 fine goals

Caragh's Leinster Junior Cup run and season came to end today as they lost 3-0 to Drogheda's Newfoundwell AFC. The visitors had the better of the early exchanges when they went close twice but some good defending and goalkeeping by Robbie Hannon kept the score 0-0. The visitors went ahead however when they scored with a free header from a corner and although the ball came off the crossbar and bounced out, referee Martin Hickey was perfectly placed to confirm the goal. Caragh had chances through Riordan and Dean Bowers but both efforts were tame. The restart saw Caragh come out with more intensity and had a great chance to equalise thru Wayne Bowers but the effort went high over the bar. Newfoundwell were reduced to 10 men after 10mins of the 2nd half when their cente forward picked up his 2nd yellow for a rash challenge. Caragh had two great chances to equalise thru Dean Bowers and Wayne Bowers but both attempts just shaved the far post. But soon after that, Caragh were also down to 10 men when Alan Igoe picked up his 2nd yellow. The visitors went 2-0 with 20mins to go through a counter attack and the final goal was scored with 5 mins remaining. Best for Caragh on a disappointing day were Paddy Woodgate, Gareth Byrne, Dean Bowers, Alan Campbell and Noel Byrne.
9 October 2016
Kildare & District Football League
Results Sequence Weekending 9th October 2016


Saturday 8th October 2016.

Ace Sports Awards Masters Shield Final

Monasterevin AFC 2 4 Caragh Cetlic FC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup Final

Kildare Town AFC D2 0 0 Newbridge Town AFC
(Kildare Town AFC D2 win 4-3 on penalties after FT)

KDFL League Shield Quarter Finals

Bridge United FC O35s 0 3 Clonmullion AFC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Straffan AFC 1 0 Enfield Celtic FC
Rathangan AFC/Coill Dubh AFC/Newbrdge Town FC (idle)

Sunday 9th October 2016.

Leinster Football Association Junior Challenge Cup (Round 2)

Caragh Celtic FC 0 3 Newfoundwell FC
Kildare Town AFC 1 2 North End United FC

KDFL Lumsden League Cup Semi Finals

Bridgewood Celtic FC 1 2 Liffey Celtic FC
Naas United FC 1 2 Castle Villa AFC

KDFL League Shield (Quarter Final)

Liffey Athletic FC 3 1 Donard FC

Casey Division 2 Cup (Semi Final)

Johnstown United FC 4 2 Naas AFC

KDFL Division 1 Subsidiary Cup

Clane United FC 4 0 Newbridge Hotspurs FC
Monread FC 5 3 Galhoy FC
Maynooth Town (Idle)

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Suncroft AFC 5 1 Clane United FC
Rathangan AFC (idle)

Aermax Premier Division

Newbridge Colts (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Clane United FC 0 2 Mountmellick United FC
Allenwood Celtic (Idle)
2 October 2016
Feature Game (Leader) McIntyre Senior Cup Semi Final
Clane United FC 0 Suncroft AFC 1


Senior League newbies Suncroft AFC booked their place in the final of the McIntyre senior cup, where they will take on newly crowned League Champions Liffey Celtic, following their hard fought win over a resilient Clane United at Doctors road. The visitors started the brighter and should have been one up inside the 1st 10mins when Dylan Connolly was played in by some excellent from James Lanigan and Shane Bennett only to see his shot rebound off the post and five minutes later Cathal Mahon had a chance when he broke the offside trap with a precision ball from Shane Bennett only to see his effort shave the crossbar. The Croft had all the possession and on 18mins Bennett the playmaker again set Declan Hanley free however his shot dragged wide of the post.
One the half hour the Croft had the ball in the net but Gary Connolly’s effort was deemed off side and
Five minutes later Declan Hanley had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for an infringement on a Clane defender. Suncroft were well on top and Gary Connolly had another shot expertly saved by the home keeper just before the break.
Suncroft were dealt a blow early in the second half when James Lanigan was forced to retire with an ankle injury. With the Croft somewhat disjointed following Lanigan’s exit Clane got on top and piled the pressure on but the visitors held firm backed up by the excellent Ray Coleman at the heart of their defence. With fifteen minutes remaining Clane should have edged ahead but Trevor Beale’s effort was cleared off the line by the quick thinking Aaron McDonald. With time running out and the prospect of extra time looming the Croft got the vital break through when Dylan Connolly strike was fumbled by the home keeper. Suncroft were under severe pressure for the remainder but they held firm to claim their spot in the Final. Best for the visitors were Ray Coleman, Thomas Doyle, James Lanigan, the Connolly brothers and their man of the match Declan Hanley. While best for Clane were Robbie Philips who defended resolutely frustrating the Suncroft attack time and time again and Daire Deane, Trevor Beale and Danny Callan who went close on a couple of occasions.

Teams :
Clane United FC – Patrick O Suchrui, Robbie Phillips, Ciaran Quinn, Trevor Beale, Jack Kelly, Gavin O Dwyer, Neil Cox, Killian Patchell, Danny Callan, Ben Kelly, Dara Deane, Oisin De Burca, Gavin Cox, Warren Beale, Alan Casey, Mark O Loughlin.
Suncroft AFC – Ciaran Killaly, Aaron McDonald, James Lanigan, Ray Coleman, Tom Doyle, Mikey O Toole, Cathal Mahon, Gary Connolly, Declan Hanlan, Dylan Connolly, Shane Bennett, Ricky Flemming, Stuart Hanley, Aaron Finn, Eddie McDonald, Ryan Burke, Shane Dillon, Peter McDonald.
2 October 2016
Feature game (Herald) Ace Sports Masters Cup Semi Final
Coill Dubh AFC 0 Newbridge Town AFC 4


Newbridge Town AFC booked their Final spot in the Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup Final when they comprehensively overcame Coill Dubh AFC in an entertaining semi final at Cusack Pk on Saturday on a scoreline of 4-0, they now Kildare Town AFC (D2) in the final this Saturday at Micheal O Neill Pk Clonmullion.
The game started with neither team giving much away but it was Newbridge Town who started to look the more dangerous with front two of Ollie Lambe and Keith Reddy linking up well and stretching the home defence. In fact it was Ollie Lambe who got in behind the Coill Dubh defence down the left who created havoc and put in some dangerous crosses but Newbrigde Town failed to get on the end of any of them to trouble the Keeper. The best chance of the half fell to Coill Dubh when from a corner from the left fell to one of the Coill Dubh players had a free header from 7 yards out but he failed to direct his header goal wards. New bridge town finished the half stronger with some powerful surges from midfield from Donal McFadden opening up the Coill Dubh defence but again Newbridge Town couldn't capitalise on the dominance. The first half finished 0-0.

New bridge Town made a couple of changes at half time to freshen things up and one of the inspired substitutions paid dividend straight away with Substitute striker shane Boyle scoring the games first goal with a close range finish after some very good interplay between Derek Slattery and Ollie Lambe. Chill Dubh bounced back straight away and very nearly got an equaliser through their main threat Cliff Gibbons who got in behind the Town defence only to blaze his effort wide of the target. Inevitably the second goal came from Newbridge Town, when a training ground corner kick routine allowed a short corner to Danny Whelan who played a clever ball to the near post for Shane Boyle to score his second past the Coill Dubh keeper with a subtle flick into the bottom right hand corner. After that it was hard to see a way back for Coill Dubh, Newbridge town used their substitutions effectively to keep the team on the pitch fresh and it was a beautiful ball over the Coill Dubh defence from Alan Dignam that played substitute Stephen O'Hagan in, who's header square into the 6 yard box allowed Shane Boyle to tap in for his hat trick. The final goal for Newbridge Town was the icing on the cake with an individual effort from the very impressive Ollie Lambe who picked up the ball on the left hand side and took on the full back and centre half and jinked his way into the box and cleverly disguised his shot and placed the ball in at the near post despite the best efforts and despairing dive of the goalkeeper. The scoreline doesn't tell the full story of the match but Newbridge Town were very good value for their win.
Best for Newbridge Town were Declan O'Connell, Danny Whelan, Donal McFadden while Ollie Lambe put in a man of the match performance while for Coill Dubh Mick Hayde, Peter Tierney, Ollie Dunne and Darren Johnson were best.

Teams:
Coill Dubh AFC - Gary Percival, D Swords, Darren Johnson, Harry Brereton, Colm Kearney, Ollie Dunne, Kevin Smith, John Casey, Peter Tierney, Clifford Gibbons, Mick Hayde, Neill Whelan, William Burke, Martin McKeown.

2 October 2016
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus

Suncroft AFC kept themselves in the chase for joint runners up spot with Woodstock Celts when they had a superb 3-1away victory over fourth place Naas United at Naas SC on Sunday.
The croft meant business from the off and after 9 mins were ahead when centre half Tommy Doyle rose highest to head the ball home from the corner kick. Naas however can never be under estimated and from the restart were a constant threat but the croft defence held strong.
On the half hour Naas got their best chance of the half only to see keeper Killaly save to his right with a fine stop.
On the stroke of half time the croft went 2-0 up when a fine move started by Dylan Connolly with a cheeky chip over the Naas defence and Shane Bennett beating the offside trap slotted neatly past the in rushing Naas keeper.
The second half opened much in the same view as the first only this time Naas were eager to peg back the croft lead and threatened the croft goal on a few occasions only to be met by stout defending by the Croft rearguard backed up by keeper killaly.
On the hour mark Naas were awarded a penalty which was calmly scored from the spot. Substitute Peter McDonald went close just after the restart when a through ball from Dylan Connolly saw his shit just wide of the post. The croft were in fine form today with the passing game they are so good at and were rewarded on 90 mins when Dylan Connolly got the goal he deserved to match his performance when a combination of quick passing between Eddie McDonald and Shane Bennett freed him and his well finished effort put the croft 3-1 ahead and game over.
Best for the croft Mikey O'Toole,Ray Coleman,Shane Dillon, Gazza Connolly,Ciaran Killaly and Dylan Connolly man of the match with his finest performance this season in the green/white hoops.

Clane United will live to fight another day in the Senior Division as they made themselves safe for 2017 courtesy of their excellent hard fought 3-1 victory over fellow relegation battling side Rathangan AFC. The game was a hard fought victory for the home side as both battled it out for the Senior Division lives in this do or die battle. The home side started the brighter and started to win the battle in midfield and put their opponents under pressure from early on. For all their possession the home side were unable to capitalise on their superiority and both went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break, the best chance of the half falling to Robbie Philips who was unlucky not to convert with a header from a well taken corner on the half hour and Rathangan’s best effort fell to Alan Keogh who hit the side netting soon after.
It took the eventual winners an hour before they opened their account through a well taken penalty kick by Warren Beale as he was taken down. His brother Trevor added Clane’s second soon after and Ben Kelly finished a good day at the officer for the home side with their third with minutes on the clock. Rathangan to their credit never gave up the ghost and Lee Freeman scored late on. It was took little too late for the canalsiders and Clane went on to claim all three points which sees them safe. Best for Clane were Robbie Philips and Trevor Beale while for a disappointed Rathangan who deserved more from the game based on their overall performance, Tommy Power, Mark Cassidy, Darragh O Loughlin and Ciaran Behan tried best.

Two other senior teams were in action today in the FAI Junior Cup. Castle Villa AFC will continue to fly the KDFL senior league flag at the prestigious competition when they had a well deserved 3-1 away win over CCFL side St Carthages. However Eleson United were not so fortunate as they were easily dispatched by Moyne Rangers on a scoreline of 6-1.

18 September 2016
KDFL Lumsden League Cup – Quarter Final
Liffey Celtic FC 4 Suncroft AFC 2
Feature game – Herald

Newly crowned CR Wynne Feeds Senior League Champions booked their place in the Semi Final draw for the coveted Lumsden League Cup when they staged a second half comeback worthy of champions, having been 2-1 down at half time, to dismiss the challenge of in form Suncroft AFC.
The eventual winners started the game on the front foot with some great link up play between Trevor Connolly and his brother Dan to create several chances. They broke the deadlock on the 18th minute when one of these fine moves saw Trevor sent a pin point pass to Dan, with Dan cooly slotting home from close range past the outstretched Ciaran Killaly in the visiting goal to put Liffey 1-0 up.

Suncroft in true fashion fought back and from the tip off immediately put the home side under pressure and deservedly equalised seven minutes later when some fine approach work by Declan Hanley released Ian Byrne and he duly fired home to level matters. The Croft continued to put pressure on their opponents and with ten minutes to go to the break they took the lead when Declan Hanley fired home from close range when he was best place following snap shot from Shane Bennett which rattled off the crossbar to land at his feet, putting the Suncroft men on top going into the break.
On the turn around Liffey came out a far more determined side and within ten minutes they were level when Dan Connolly obliged following a great run and cross from Stephen Sheridan. Suncroft could have edged ahead again but Bennett saw his effort form close range just wide of Kevin McDonald’s left post. Despite Suncroft’s late run Liffey went 3-2 up with ten minutes remaining through Darren Kilby and on the stroke of full time they were award a penalty when Evan Herd was brough down in the box and Kilby converted to leave the final score at 4-2 to the Newbridge men who now go into the pot with Bridgewood Celtic, Castle Villa AFC and Naas United for the Semi Final draw which will be live on KFM Radio on Monday evening 26th Sept. Best for the winners were Graham McCormack, Darren Kilby and Stephen Sheridan while Ian Byrne, Declan Hanley, Mikey O Toole and Shane Dillon impressed for the Croft men.

Teams;
Liffey Celtic – Kevin McDonald, Graham McCormack, David Murphy, Thomas McDonagh, Gavin O Brien, Darren Kilby, Jamie Lambe, David O Connor, Dan Connolly, Trevor Connolly, Philip McCoy, Stephen Sheridan, Evan Herd, Dara Kelly, Stephen Reidy, Richie Newport, Ian McDonald.
Suncroft AFC – Ciaran Killaly, Aaron McDonald, Shane Dillon, Ray Coleman, Tom Doyle, Mikey O Toole, Ian Byrne, Gary Connolly, Declan Hanley, Shane Bennett, Dillon Connolly, Peter McDonald, James Lanigan, Rickey Flemming, Eddie McDonald, Stuart Hanley, Cathal Mahon, Aaron Finn.
Referee – Alan Sherlock.
18 September 2016
Cooks Cabin Division 2
Kildare Town AFC 3 Newbridge Hotpsurs FC 3
Feature Game – Leader

A draw was a fair result in this end of season tie between League runners up Newbridge Hotpsurs and Kildare Town AFC who are already consigned to Division 3 for next year.
The visitors started the brighter and put Kildare under some serious early pressure but for all their possession they failed to find the target. Kildare clawed themselves into the game and had early chances through Stephen Conway and Keith Scanlon in truth Kildare shaded the first half but could not translate into scores and the sides went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break.
Kildare continued their dominance on the resumption but it was the visitors who went 1-0 up after fifteen minutes when Bradley Kerrigan intercepted a call in midfield and beat two ‘Town players before sending in a delightful ball to Daryl Bergin who volleyed home to put the visitors ahead on the hour. Kildare pushed for an equaliser and could have drawn level soon after were it not for the heroics of Spurs keeper Josh Morgan who denied Michael Sweeney and Keith Scanlon with a fantastic double save. From Morgan’s kick out Mikey Murphy gathered the ball in midfield, skipped past two Kildare defenders to fire home from 20 yards and put the visitors 2-0 up.
However Kildare were not to be outdone and pulled one back with fifteen minutes remaining courtesy of an own goal following a strike from Gerard Balough and they drew level for the second time two minutes later when a Sean Shiels corner was met on the head by Michael Sweeney and he made no mistake giving Morgan no chance, to make it 2-2. With three minutes remaining Hotspurs thought they had the three points in the bag following another great run by Bradley Kerrigan who crossed into the box for Mikey Murphy to power home his second and his side’s third. However Kildare failed to read the script and they stole a point with time almost up when a Gerard Balough shot was deflected off the crossbar and they ball fell kindly to Gary Kinehan who made no mistake to leave the final score at 3-3. Best for Kildare were Michael Sweeney and Gerard Balough while Steve Moran, Johnny O Brien, Dan Kavanagh, Justin Moran and man of the match Barry Kerrigan excelled for the visitors.

Teams :
Kildare Town AFC – Luke Byrne, Dylan Carroll, Brian McGannon, Gary Kinehan, Gerard Balough, Sean Shiels, Jay Kearney, Keith Scanlon, Fran Feane, Stephen Conway, Robbie Donnelly, Rob O Neill, Mick Sweeney, Gary Daly.
Nebridge Hotspurs – Josh Moran, Johnny O Brien, Paul Byrne, Steve Moran, Jamie Dunne, Bruno Walraven, Dan Kavanagh, Daryl Bergin, Sean Winnings, Justin Moran, Bradley Kerrigan, Mikey Murphy, Lee Kearney.
Referee – Eric Owens.
18 September 2016
CR WYNNE
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS


Woodstock Celts lost the opportunity to claim runners up spot in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division today when they could only manage a draw against Clane United who are battling against the drop to Premier. In a tight game played out at Doctors road. The would be runners up started the brighter and went 1-0 up when Neville Moriarty scored from close range. The Celts missed a glorious opportunity to double their advantage when awarded a penalty soon after but it was well saved by the Clane netminder. They were made pay for this missed chance when Clane drew level through Ben Kelly with an excellent strike just before half time. Woodstock started the better on the resumption and took the lead again when Moriarty added his and his side’s second. Clane however had other ideas and claimed a draw with a Killian Patchell header midway through the second half. Both sides had chances to win but it finished all square. Best wishes to Michael Lawless of Woodstock who sustained an injury and was taken by ambulance to Naas hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery. Best for Clane were Robbie Philips and Killian Patchell. While Eddie Roycroft was Woodstock’s man of the match.


Redwood entertained local rivals Ballycane for their last game in their first season in the top flight and got off to a flyer when Seba Dziedzic struck home no 1 when he intercepted a poor back pass by the no 5 to strike past the keeper. The second for Redwood came within 5 minutes when young Sean Brady produced a wonderful overhead kick which the keeper didn't see coming. 
The battle continued with redwood keeper Mark Kinchen keeping Ballycane at bay with some outstanding goal keeping. Bally cane kept the onslaught up into the second half and came close when they were denied by the upright. They got one back three minutes later when a corner failed to be cleared and no 3.fired home. Redwood had their chances in the remaining 20mins too but decided to defend their lead and with strong defending by Phil Byrne and Sean O'connor, Kev Ahern and man of match Mark Kinchen in goal deserved there three points. 
Redwood thrilled with their first season in the top flight and had huge respect for today's opponents.  Special mention to Jonny Finnegan and Eoin Kavanagh for their endless work on the field.

In a game that meant nothing to either side except a dress rehearsal to their Leinster FA games next weekend, it ended 3-3 in Donore this morning. Rathangan got off the a great start and went ahead through Sam O Loughlin. Caragh got more and more into the game and were level after great work from Stephen Riordan and Dean Bowers set up Wayne Bowers for his first to level matters. It was 2-1 to the Caragh men soon after when a great individual effort from Wayne Bowers bet the Rathangan keeper for his and Caragh's 2nd. Rathangan were not lying down and it was level at the break at 2-2 courtesy of Darren Kennedy. The 2nd half was a tame affair with both teams struggling to find a rhythm but it was Rathangan who got their noses in front again with 20mins to go through Ciaran Behan but Caragh were not going to be denied and a cross from Jonny Igoe was met sweetly by Wayne for his hat trick. (His 3rd hat trick this year). Best for Caragh were Robbie Hannon in goals, Paul Foley in defense, Dean Bowers and Hat trick man Wayne Bowers. While best for Rathangan were Sam O Loughlin, Mark Cassidy and Tommy Power.
18 September 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK


Goal keeper Kevin McDonald Liffey Celtic FC

Defenders Shane Dillon Suncroft AFC
Graham McCormack Liffey Celtic FC
Paul Foley Caragh Celtic FC
Sam O Loughlin Rathangan AFC

Midfielders Mickey O Toole Suncroft AFC
Dean Bowers Caragh Celtic
Johnny Finnegan Redwood FC
Eddie Roycroft Woodstock Celts

Strikers Wayne Bowers Caragh Celtic
Killian Patchell Clane United FC

18 September 2016
KDFL Results Sequence
18th September 2016

Kildare & District Football league Fixtures

Saturday 17th September 2016.

Ace Sports Awards Shield Semi Finals

Newbridge Town D2 3 4 Monasterevin AFC
Enfield Celtic 1 2 Caragh Celtic D1

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Maynooth Town AFC 1 0 Bridge United FC
Kildare Town AFC 6 3 Rathangan AFC
Straffan AFC/Coill Dubh AFC (Idle)

Sunday 18th September 2016.

Lumsden League Cup (Quarter Final)

Liffey Celtic FC 4 2 Suncroft FC

Georgina Donnelly Cup (Quarter Final)

Clonmullion FC 3 0 Naas United FC

Martin Byrne Womens Shield (Semi Final)

Sallins Celtic 4 0 Naas AFC

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Caragh Celtic 3 3 Rathangan AFC
Clane United 2 2 Woodstock Celts
Redwood FC 2 1 Ballycane Celtic
Naas Utd/Castle Villa AFC (idle)

Aermax Premier Division

Newbridge Colts 1 2 Monasterevin AFC

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Moone Celtic 0 3 Monread FC
Kinnegad Juniors 2 3 Maynooth Town AFC
Galhoy FC/Clane United FC (Idle)

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Kildare Town AFC 3 3 Newbridge Hotspurs
Allenwood Celtic 2 2 Grangecon AFC

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Redwood FC 2 2 Caragh Celtic FC
Clongorey United (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Mountmellick United FC 3 0 Kilcock Celtic
Clane United/Allenwood Celtic (Idle
14 September 2016
Monthly Awards
August 2016


Congrats and well done to Martin Kerwick who won the KDFL Top manager for August at the KDFL's Council meeting last evening in the Keadeen Hotel. Martin has steers his team this season to Aermax Premier League glory with 13 W 4 D and 1 L. They remain in Cup Competition where they will take on Bridgewood Celtic in the Premier Cup QF. Kildare have also entered the FAI and LFA Junior Cup and we wish them the best of luck for the remainder of the season. Congrats again Martin and well done. Muck deserved. Martin is pictured here accepting his award from League chairman Michael Casey.

Huge Congrats to the Prosports Senior Division Player for August 2016 Gary Connolly of Suncroft AFC. Gary has played a major part in his Club's success this season following their promotion from the Premier League last year to claim their rightful spot in the KDFL's top flight.
It has been a big season so far for the Croft with two games remaining they are still in with a shot of runners up in the league. They are playing Liffey Celtic this Sunday in the QF of the Lumsden League Cup and are also already through to the Semi Final of the McIntyre Senior Cup. An amazing season on their return to the Senior League.
Congrats again Gary and well done.

Well done to Jamie Lee Brooks who won joint Top Player for August at the KDFL's League Council last evening in the Keadeen Hotel.
Jamie has been a massive player for the club in recent years and gave a huge boost to the squad when he returned in the summer after missing the first half of the year with the army. Well done!
It's the third consecutive year a Galhoy player has won this award.
Galhoy Fc finishing in a respectable position in the Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 and runners up in the KDFL Division 1 Cup if has been a success campaign for the Newbridge outfit in which Jamies was outstanding.
Congrats from all of us Jamie

Congratulations also to our Joint Top Player for August Shane Fitzgerald of Kilcock Celtic (Division 1) Shane is an integral part of his team's strike force scoring in excess of 40 goals this season for the North Kildare side.
A great Club man to boot he is another worthy winner of this much sought after award. Congrats from all of us Shane, a long overdue award.

Congratulations to Kilcullen AFC and Liffey Celtic who both won a pair of Club Ireland tickets to the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier Round 1 game - Republic of Ireland v Georgia which takes place on the 6th October. Well done guys from all of us.
11 September 2016
KDFL Div 1-2-3 Shield Quarter Final.
Maynooth Town AFC 2 Newbridge Hotpsurs FC 4
Feature Game – Herald.

Newbridge Hotpsurs second string came out on top on a scoreline of 4-2 in this highly entertaining Shield quarter final tie which now sees them through to the semi final draw along with their first team, Monasterevin AFC and Clongorey United.
The home side started well and deservedly took the lead when Ronan Kearney went on a good run and let fire from outside the area, his effort was parried by visiting keeper Keith Doyle and fell into the path of Donal O Riordan who finished well to put Maynooth 1-0 up after fifteen minutes. This setback stung Hotspurs into action and they drew level just five minutes later when Scott Sullivan picked up the ball deep in his own half and battled three defenders before sending a delightful through ball to Jeff Haliti who in turn crossed low for Bruno Walraven to smash home from close range giving Gary Gogavin in the home goal no chance, to make it 1-1. The home side had a few half chances to edge ahead once more through Caomh McAuley as the half came to a close however both sides went in at the break deadlocked at 1-1.
On the resumption the home side again missed chances early from Donal O Riordan and Ronan Kearney before Hotspurs took the initiative and took the lead on 56 minutes when a cross from Walraven found its way to Sean Winning whose shot was spilled by Cogavin in the home goal and Dan Kavanagh was on hand to fire in the rebound to put the Newbridge side 2-1 up and ten minutes later they extended their lead when a mix up in the Maynooth defence allowed Sean Winning to pounce on the loose ball to round Cogavin and fire home into an empty net from close range to extend their lead to 3-1.
To Maynooth’s credit their kept plugging away and reduced the deficit with fifteen minutes remaining when the referee awarded a penalty for handball and Kevin O Brien stepped up and duly dispatched the ball to the bottom corner of Doyle’s net to leave the minimum between the sides going into the final fifteen. Maynooth pressed for an equaliser and were left somewhat exposed and Hotspurs took advantage and won a corner which was swung in by Walraven, the ball was only half cleared to the impressive Winning and he fired home for his second and his side’s fourth to book his Hotspurs place in the semi final draw. Best for the winners were Steve Moran, Sean Winnings and Scott Sullivan while for Maynooth who will rue their missed opportunities, Caomh McAuley, Gary Dooley and Shane McNamara were best.

Teams
Maynooth Town AFC – Gary Cogavin, Keith O Brien, Gavin Kelly, Aidan O Brien, Shane McNamara, Tim Quane, Gary Dooley, Donal O Riordan, Caomh McAuley, Ronan Kearney, Chris Authurs, Ruiri Kearney, Eoin Kiernan, David Bradley, Gary Connolly.
Newbridge Hotspurs – Keith Doyle, John McKenna, Paul Byrne, Steve Moran, Jamie Dunne, Bruno Walraven, Jeff Haliti, Scott Sullivan, Sean Winning, Justin Moran, Dan Kavanagh, Bradley Kerrgian, Daryl Berech, John O Brien.
Referee – Eric McCann
11 September 2016
KDFL Division 1 Cup Final.
Galhoy FC 0 Monread FC 5
Feature game – Leader

Monread FC completed a notably Division 1 League and Cup double today when they proved too strong for a gallant Galhoy FC in the Divisional Cup, running out 6-0 winners on an extremely blustery day at the superb grounds of Allenwood Celtic on Killina road.
Monread winning narrowly in the league when both teams met set the stage for a very entertaining game. However the extreme conditions proved an obstacle for Galhoy and they found Monread’s impressive passing game a handful.
Both sides started a little cagey as they tried to negotiate the windy conditions but it was Monread who settled earlier and opened the scoring on 25 minutes when the youthful Aram Vertanyan beat two galhoy defenders and cross from the endline into the danger area where Conor Coady was well placed to slot under the advancing Galhoy Keeper Mauro Riozzi to put his side 1-0 up. Galhoy stage somewhat of a come back this but found the Monread defence, in which Conor Hyland and Thomas Lee were excellent, equal to the task. It was the neaders who threatened again five minutes later when Coady saw his headed effort go agonisingly wide of Riozzi’s right post following a good approach work by Captain James Murphy.
Galhoy battled bravely in midfield and attempted to play the long ball but to no avail. Monread doubled their advantage on the half hour mark when a great flowing move involving Luca Lehane , Keane Cully and James Murphy saw Coady add a second to to his side 2-0 up. Galhoy continued to press to reduce the gap but despite the efforts of Jamie Brookes and Dave McDonagh they Newbridge side went in trailing at the break.
With the wind in Monread’s back at the turn around they really started to open up the Galhoy defence with confidence. It didn’t take long for them to add a third when Aram Vertanyan scored an superb individual effort with a thunderous effort on the 50th minute. Galhoy had no answer for the clinical display from the League champs and they added a fourth with twenty minutes remaining when Mark Hammersley broke through their defence to make it 4-0. Hammersley turned provider soon after for Sean Farrell to score his first and his side’s fifth and put the game far beyond Galhoy. Best for the winners who will now embark on a new adventure in the Premier League for 2017 were Conor Coady who has scored 29 goals for his club this season, Thomas Lee, Captain James Murphy, Shane Reeves and Mark Hammersley. While for Galhoy Eamon and Kevin Corry impressed.

Teams-
Galhoy FC – Mauro Riozzi, Stephen Dempsey, Enda Broderick, James Roche, Eamon Corry, Kevin Corry, Darren Conlon, Liam Thomas, Dave McDonagh, Jamie Brookes, Adam Abbey, Graham Fogarty, Daryl Kirwan, John O Connor, Albert Egan, Vinny Murray, Shane Dempsey.
Monread FC – Damien McCormack, Cillian Whelan, Alex Fitzgibbon, Keane Cully, Thomas Lee, Conor Hyland, James Murphy, Luca Lehane, Conor Coady, Shane Reeves, Aram Vartanyan, Mark Hammersley, Sean Farrell, Jamie Broughan, Eric Murphy, Kevin Naughton, Jamie Darcy, Brian O Connell.
Officials – Alan Finn, Martin Hickey, James McDonnell.
11 September 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

The home of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division title was decided on Sunday when Liffey Celtic were crowned Senior League winners for a second season in succession. The Club having claimed the same feat in the 2010 and 2011 season were idle on Sunday by virtue of their involvement in the LFA Senior Cup, a competition they qualified for as 2015 KDFL Senior League champions. However their only rival for the top gong were Woodstock Celts, who needed at least five points from their remaining two games to be in with a chance, were defeated by Castle Villa and Celtic were crowned winners. The Newbridge side are still on course to complete a famous treble as they are already through to the semi finals of the McIntyre Senior Cup where they will take on Woodstock and they play this Sunday in the Lumsden League Cup quarter final against Suncroft AFC, so a super season could still be in store for the newly crowned champs.

Castle Villa made the short journey to Athy on Sunday afternoon to take on Woodstock Celts in a do or die game for Woodstock. The Villa men put in what was most certainly one of their best performances of the season, dashing any hopes Celts had at a shot at the league title. The visitors settled early and bossed the first half with the breeze at their back and found themselves going into the break two goals to the good after a brilliant team move saw Roy Byrne finish superbly and a fantastic solo goal by Timmy Doyle, beating two defenders and unleashing an unstoppable shot to the roof of the villa net, saw the Castledermot side well on top going in at the break.
It was more of the same from Villa in the second half as they defended superbly with David Keating leading by example at the back. Villa dashed all hopes for the Celts midway through the half when they added a third through Murty Farrell with Woodstock getting a consolation goal with ten minutes remaining. Best for Villa in what was the performance of the day were Timmy Doyle, Vinny Dowling, Murty Farrell and man of the match David Keating in defence.


Redwood played hosts to local rivals Caragh Celtic and came off best in a three goal thriller. Within 10 mins lone striker Jonny Finnegan got a goal after Eoin Messit worked hard in the corner to set him up against an oncoming keeper with Finnegan coming off best. The second came within 2 mins when Finnegan met an inch perfect pass from midfielder Eoin Kavanagh to slip the ball past the keeper for number two. Caragh was having none of it and within 5 minutes an impetuous tackle just inside the Redwood box saw a penalty awarded and scored by Steven Riordan for 2.1. Redwood created three goal scoring chances with an energetic Jonny Finnegan and Seba Dziedzic being kept at bay by the Caragh Celtic keeper performing heroics. With 5 minutes to half time Redwood had the chance to stretch their lead to 2 goals when hard working Finnegan was brought down inside the box the ensuing penalty was saved by the quick thinking caragh keeper. The second half started with redwood down to 10 men after the Redwood defender was sent off for a last man challenge on Steven Riordan. It was backs to the wall for long periods of the second half but redwood organised themselves well and with keeper Mark Kinchen providing excellent service Redwood hung on to claim all the spoils deservedly  best for redwood Mark Kinchen, Jonny Finnegan, Philly byrne and Eoin Messit. Best for Caragh were Alan Campbell in goals, Gareth Byrne in midfield and Stephen Riordan up front.

Suncroft ran out comfortable 4-0 victors today of Rathangan AFC. The home side went 1-0 up after twenty minutes when Dylan Connolly fired past the visiting keeper, they added their second five minutes from the break when Ricky Flemming sent a delightful strike to the top corner of Dan Junca’s net. Rathangan were not going to take it lying down and Podge Walsh was unlucky when he hit the side netting after a good delivery from Darragh O Loughlin soon after. However the Croft men found themselves 3-0 up just before half time when the impressive Gary Connolly got in on some action.
The Croft played to their strengths in the second half and Keeper Killaly had to make a few saves from Sam O Loughlin and Podge Walsh late on to keep Rathangan at bay. Ten minutes from time the Croft finished off the game in style when a fine move was finished by Decky Hanley. The three points gained mean the Croft stay in the Senior Div for next season, and can now concentrate on the 2 cup games  in the coming weeks. Best for the Croft were Ricky Flemming, Cathal Mahon and Garry and Dylan Connolly. While for Rathangan Darragh O Loughlin, Tommy Power and Shane Kennedy tried hardest.

In the Final league game of the day, Clane United came good against Ballycane Celtic when they soundly overcame them on a scoreline of 5-2. A game played out in extremely windy conditions Warren Beale opened the scoring direct from a corner when it was aided by the breeze after ten minutes. Danny Callan added a second soon after with a neat finish and a fine individual effort from Warren Beale saw the Clane men well ahead at 3-0 going into the break. The Cane came out more determined on the resumption and reduced the deficit after five minutes but almost immediately Clane struck back with a stunning effort from Stephen Dunne to regain their three goal advantage. Neil Cox put some gloss on the scoreline late on. To Ballycane’s credit they never gave up and were duly rewarded with minutes remaining from the spot when awarded a penalty. Best for the winners were Stephen Dunne and Warren Beale.

Naas United were on League Cup duty on Sunday and booked their place in the Semi Final draw which will take place live on air on KFM Radio, when they defeated Premier side Newbridge Colts on a scoreline of 4-1. Goals from Podge Coady, Paul Omoteso Rea, Eoin Doyle and David O Connell was enough to see the Naas men through to the Semis in the hope of retaining the League’s top cup. We believe the Colts goal was a well taken OG by Naas defender Stephen Burke, however this has yet to be clarified.
11 September 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Goal Keeper Alan Campbell Caragh Celtic

Defenders Stephen Burke Naas United
David Keating Castle Villa AFC
Vinny Dowling Castle Villa AFC
Cathal Mahon Suncroft AFC

Midfield David O Connell Naas United
Warren Beale Clane United
Tommy Power Rathangan AFC
Seba Dziedzic Redwood FC

Strikers Podge Coady Naas United
Gary Connolly Suncroft AFC

11 September 2016
FX 23 2016A
Kildare & District Football league Fixtures

Saturday 17th September 2016.

Ace Sports Awards Shield Semi Finals.
(Straight to penalties if level at FT)

Newbridge Town D2 v Monasterevin AFC, NTFC AW, 5pm,
R Foley T Burke D Stafford
Enfield Celtic v Caragh Celtic D1, Longwood, 5pm,
A Finn K Cribbin L Murphy

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Maynooth Town AFC v Bridge United FC, Rathcoffey rd, 5pm, E McCann
Kildare Town AFC v Rathangan AFC, Rathbride rd, 5pm, C Hannigan
Straffan AFC/Coill Dubh AFC (Idle)

Sunday 18th September 2016.

Lumsden League Cup (Quarter Final)
(10 Mins EW ET and Penalty Rule Apply)

Liffey Celtic FC v Suncroft FC, Newhall, 11am, A Sherlock

Georgina Donnelly Cup (Quarter Final)
(10 Mins EW ET and Penalty Rule Apply)

Clonmullion FC v Naas United FC, Old Bog rd, 11am, K Whelan

Martin Byrne Womens Shield (Semi Final)
(10 Mins EW ET and Penalty Rule Apply)

Sallins Celtic v Naas AFC, Millbank, 11am, 3 officials, J Brecknell G McNally M Brennan

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Caragh Celtic v Rathangan AFC, Donore, 11am, P Donnolly
Clane United v Woodstock, Doctors rd, 11am, B Conlon R Kennedy P France
Redwood FC v Ballycane Celtic, Naas VEC, 11am, E Sullivan
Naas Utd/Castle Villa AFC (idle)


Aermax Premier Division

Newbridge Colts v Monasterevin AFC, Patrician Sch, 11am, S Sage

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Moone Celtic v Monread FC, Forthfield Pk, 11am, R Foley
Kinnegad Juniors v Maynooth Town AFC, Lagan Pk, 2pm, J Black
Galhoy FC/Clane United FC (Idle)

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Kildare Town AFC v Newbridge Hotspurs, Rathbride rd, 11am, E Owens
Allenwood Celtic v Grangecon AFC, Killina rd, 11am, J McDonnell

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Redwood FC v Caragh Celtic FC, Naas VEC, 2pm, B Conlon
Clongorey United (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Mountmellick United FC v Kilcock Celtic, Conor Davis Pk, 2pm, S Archbold
Clane United/Allenwood Celtic (Idle)
11 September 2016
KDFL Results Sequence
Weekending 11 Sept 2016

Saturday 10th September 2016.
Leinster Football Association Senior Cup (Round 1)

VEC FC (UCFL) 8 4 Liffey Celtic (KDFL)

Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup (Semi Finals)

Kildare Town AFC (D1) 2 2 Kildare Town AFC (D2)
(Kildare Town D2 win 3-2 on penalties after FT)
Coill Dubh AFC (D2) OFF Newbridge Town AFC (D1)

Ace Sports Awards Masters Div 2

Rathangan AFC 1 0 Bridge United FC
Newbridge Town AFC 4 0 Straffan AFC
Enfield Celtic/Maynooth Town AFC (Idle)

Sunday 11th September 2016.

Lumsden League Cup (Quarter Final)

Naas United FC 4 1 Newbridge Colts FC

KDFL Division 1 Cup Final

Galhoy FC 0 5 Monread FC

KDFL League Shield (Round 1)

Kilcullen AFC 4 4 Eleson United FC
(Kilcullen AFC win 4-2 on penalties AET)

KDFL Div 1/2/3 shield (Quarter Final)

Maynooth Town AFC 2 4 Newbridge Hotspurs (D2)


Martin Byrne Womens Shield (Quarter Final) Refix

Mountmellick Utd 8 1 Rathangan AFC

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Woodstock Celts 1 3 Castle Villa AFC
Clane United FC 5 2 Ballycane Celtic
Suncroft AFC 4 0 Rathangan AFC
Redwood FC 2 1 Caragh Celtic FC

Aermax Premier Division

Clonmullion AFC 2 3 Bridgewood Celtic
Kildare Town AFC 0 0 Coill Dubh AFC
Monasterevin AFC (Idle)

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1.

Kinnegad Juniors 3 5 Clane United FC
Newbridge Hotspurs 3 0 Kilcock Celtic FC
Moone Celtic FC (Idle)

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Liffey Celtic 7 1 Allenwood Celtic FC
Athy Town AFC 2 0 Kildare Town AFC (Refix)
Grangecon AFC (idle)

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Redwood FC 2 5 Donard FC
Clongorey United FC 1 2 Liffey Athletic FC
Clane United FC 8 3 Castle Villa AFC
Caragh Celtic (Idle)

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1.

Castle Villa AFC 2 1 Kildare Town AFC

KDFL Womens Division 2
Clane United FC 0 1 Naas AFC
Kilcock Celtic/Allenwood Celtic (Idle)
11 September 2016
KDFL LEAGUE TABLES 2016
Sunday 11th September 2016


P W D L PTS
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Liffey Celtic 19 11 3 5 36 Champions
Woodstock FC 19 8 8 3 32
Naas United 19 8 6 5 30
Redwood FC 19 8 4 7 28
Ballycane Celtic FC 19 7 6 6 27
Suncroft AFC 18 8 3 7 27
Caragh Celtic 19 7 5 7 26
Castle Villa 18 6 8 4 26
Clane United 17 6 1 10 19
Eleson United 20 4 4 12 16
Rathangan FC 17 4 2 11 14
(Clane United awarded tie v Caragh Celtic 24/4/2016 - following protest)


Aermax Premier Division P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 18 13 4 1 43 Champions
Athy Town AFC 18 11 3 4 36
Monasterevin AFC 17 11 3 3 36
Naas United FC 18 6 7 5 25
Newbridge Colts FC 16 8 0 8 24
Coill Dubh AFC 18 5 6 7 21
Bridgewood Celtic 18 4 7 7 19 -3
Clonmullion 17 3 8 6 17
Newbridge FC 18 3 3 12 12
Kilcullen AFC 18 3 1 14 10
Dunlavin AFC 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Dunlavin 6/7/16)


Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 P W D L PTS

Monread FC 13 13 0 0 39 Champions
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 14 9 1 4 28
Maynooth Town 13 8 1 4 25
Kilcock Celtic FC 14 7 0 7 21 -3
Galhoy FC 13 5 3 5 18
Clane United FC 13 4 2 7 14
Kinnegad Juniors 11 1 1 9 4
Moone Celtic 11 0 0 11 0 -6
(Newbridge Hotspurs awarded tie v Moone Celtic 01/05/2016 following protest)



Cooks Cabin Division 2 P W D L PTS


Liffey Celtic FC 16 11 5 0 38 Champions
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 15 8 4 3 28 Runners Up
Johnstown United FC 16 7 5 4 26
Athy Town AFC 16 7 5 4 26
Naas AFC 16 7 1 8 22
Suncroft AFC 16 5 2 9 17 -3
Kildare Town AFC 15 4 3 8 15 -3
Grangecon AFC 15 4 2 9 14
Allenwood Celtic FC 15 2 3 10 9
(Allenwood Cel 1 - 3 Newbridge Hotspurs 010516) Abandoned 89mins Player Injury (Committee Decision) RESULT STANDS
(Athy Town 5 - 1 Kildare Town - Abandoned 45mins player injury (Committee Decision) REFIX
(Liffey Celtic 2 - 0 Allenwood Celtic ) - Abandoned 39mins player injury (Reschedule at later stage)

Hill Electrical Division 3 P W D L PTS

Donard FC 16 13 1 2 40 Champions
Clongorey Utd 16 11 2 3 35 Runners Up
Liffey Athletic 16 10 3 3 33
Clane United FC 16 9 2 5 29
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 16 4 4 8 16
Redwood FC 15 4 3 8 15
Castle Villa AFC 16 4 1 11 13 -3
Monasterevin AFC 16 3 3 10 12
Caragh Celtic FC 15 2 3 10 9



Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1 P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 12 8 3 1 27 Champions
Caragh Celtic 12 7 1 4 22
Coill Dubh AFC 12 6 3 3 21
Monasterevin AFC 12 5 5 2 20
Newbridge Town FC 12 5 2 5 17
Athy Town AFC 12 3 1 8 10
Naas United FC 12 0 1 11 1
Leixlip United FC 0 0 0 0 0
(adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United 7/7/16)


Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2 P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 14 10 2 2 32
Maynooth Town AFC 14 10 0 4 30
Newbridge Town FC 13 8 2 3 26
Rathangan AFC 14 7 3 4 24
Bridge United FC 12 6 2 4 20
Coill Dubh AFC 14 5 2 7 17
Enfield Celtic FC 13 5 0 8 15
Straffan AFC 14 3 0 11 9
Caragh Celtic FC 16 1 3 12 6 -6
Kilcock Celtic 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Caragh Celtic 17/8/16)




So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1


P W D L PTS

Castle Villa AFC 10 7 3 0 24 Champions
Kildare Town AFC 10 6 2 2 20 Runners up
Portlaoise AFC 10 5 4 1 19
Kilcullen AFC 10 4 2 4 14 -3
Sallins Celtic FC 10 1 2 7 5
Edenderry Town AFC 10 1 1 8 4



KDFL Womens Division 2 P W D L PTS


Naas AFC 10 8 1 1 25 Champions
Allenwood Celtic 8 5 2 1 17
Kilcock Celtic 9 5 1 3 16
Mountmellick AFC 6 4 0 2 12
Rathangan AFC 10 1 0 9 3
Clane United AFC 9 1 0 8 3
Naas United FC 0 0 0 0 0 -3
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United FC 18/07/16)
10 September 2016
Huge weekend for KDFL !
Round UP!


It’s a very busy Sunday for the KDFL tomorrow in what will see a possible five trophies being presented.

First up we have the KDFL Division 1 Cup Final between Galhoy FC and Monread FC. Monread having already tied up the Division 1 League on the first attempt following their promotion from D2 this season will be looking to capture the all important double while Galhoy , who are in a respectable midtable league position with one game left and in their first ever Cup Final will most certainly be seeking to cause an upset. Monread had two narrow victories on the road to the final vbeating Horspurs 2-1 and Kilcock Cetlic 4-3 in an enthralling game played out at Monread Pk with Galhoy just shading Maynooth Town 2-1 in the QF and having somewhat of an easier passage in the Semi when they dispatched Clane United on a scoreline of 5-1. When both met in the league Monread came out 3-0 and 5-1 victors however cups as we all know are a different kettle of fish and we all look forward to a wonderful game which will be played at the perfectly manicured Allenwood Celtic’s grounds at Killina road, Kick off is 2pm.
All Clubs are reminded to please inform any travelling supporters there is an admission fee of €5 per adult with children and OAPs free. Best of luck to both sides from all of us. This game is also feature game for the Leinster Leader (Tuesday)

In the So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1 League newly promoted Castle Villa AFC will take on Kildare Town AFC in the League decider in the final game in the womens Division 1 League at 11am tomorrow at Mullarney Park. Villa needing only a draw to secure league victory on the first attempt while a win for Kildare will see them pip Villa at the final hurdle to secure their very first Division 1 League title having finished runners up for the past two seasons. When both met in the league this year they could not be separated in an exciting 4-4 draw at Rathbride road. Best of luck to both teams from all of us.

At Doctor’s road Clane tomorrow afternoon Naas AFC will attempt to clinch the KDFL Womens Division 2 League title when they take on Clane United. A win in this, their last game, will see the Naas side out of reach of chasing pack Allenwood Celtic and Mountmellick, who both have games in hand. When Naas and Clane met earlier in the year Naas were convincing winner on a 8-2 scoreline however Clane who secured their first league victory last weekend over Rathangan, are very much a work in progress and a surprise could be on the cards. Kick off in 2pm so please show your support for both teams who are making enormous strides in their locality to promote womens association football.

In the Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3 there are two table toppers tomorrow which will possibly decide the outcome of the League – another Division going right down to the wire in the final game of the season for both. Clongorey United and Liffey Athletic kick off at 11am in Old Bog road, With Liffey already consigned to third place the focus will be on the home side in this must win game. A win for Clongorey will see them finish on 38, with Donard FC on 37 going into their final game against Redwood FC at 2pm in the VEC Naas. A draw would see both tied and contest in a play off for League glory, a win will see Donard clinch victory, however a defeat for the Wicklow side will see Clongorey crowned champs. No doubt all eyes will be on both of these exciting ties tomorrow. Neither side have had KDFL League title success before so best wishes to both from all of us.

Finally Liffey Celtic will pick up their Division 2 League trophy tomorrow following their final game of the season against Allenwood Celtic. Liffey having won the Division some weeks ago opted to receive the title in the final game. Kick off at Newhall is 11am. Congrats Liffey on a job well done, unbeaten with ten wins and five draws
4 September 2016
So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1
Sallins Celtic 1 Portlaoise AFC 1
Feature Game Herald

A share of the spoils was a fair result in this game played out for pride at Millbank on Monday evening when Sallins, already consigned to the second division and Portlaoise, now finished their programme in third spot, drew 1-1 in an exciting encounter.
The visitors started the brighter but with a catalogue of missed opportunities and some excellent net minding by home keeper DawnMurray, they were unable to capitalise. Sallins started to get a foothold on the game and they took the lead, despite Portlaoise’s best chances going a begging, when after another attack by Portlaoise was broken down and some great interchanging by Jenny Herbert and Stacey Harris, resulted in visiting defender Bernie Bowe clearing the ball for a corner. From the resulting move, Harris nipped in to fire past Aoife Brennan in the visiting goal to put the home side 1-0 up, five minutes before the break.
It looked as if the home side would hold out to the break however from the tip off Portlaoise attacked the home goal with Jenny Conroy sending in a pin point pass to in form Coleen Rickard, she went on a mazy run deceiving several of the home defence and struck a fierce strike which was tipped out for a corner by Murray. Bernie Bowe floated the corner into the danger area where it was headed out by home defender Jo Lovett however Bowe had positioned herself well at the corner of the box and she sent a swift ball straight back in where Jenny O Neill was on hand to tap home from close range, eventually beating Murray in the home goal to level matters at 1-1 going in at half time.
It was much of the same in the second half with Portlaoise again finding themselves wanting in front of goal and Sallin’s striker Stacey Harris also being denied several times by the quick thinking visiting rearguard in which Bernie Bowe was outstanding. The best chance of the second half fell to Portlaoise’s Ellen Healy when she found herself in possession in front of goal but was denied by the quick thinking Lisa Carey who cleared to safety with ten minutes remaining. A point a piece being a fair result in this highly contested tie. Best for the home side were keeper Dawn Murray and Stacey Harris up front, while for Portlaoise, Bowe in defence and Rickard up front impressed.

Teams
Sallins Celtic – Dawn Murray, Sue Power, Jo Lovett, Lisa Carey, Jenny Herbert, Marie Gleeson, Sinead Leahy, Niamh Carroll, Stacey Harris, Leanne Hevicon, Danielle Dargle, Jenny Kelly, Alyson Loughman, Lynsey McKenna.
Portlaoise AFC – Aoife Brennan, Niamh Hyland, Bernie Bowe, Aisling Kehoe, Marie Keane, Ellen Healy, Jennifer O Neill, Jennifer Conroy, Aisling Fitzpatrick, Catherine Delaney, Coleen Rickard, Meave Delaney.
Referee – Liam Murphy.

4 September 2016
Aermax Division 3 Cup Semi Final
Newbridge Hotspurs 1 Redwood FC 0
Feature Game – Leader

Hotspurs booked themselves an Aexmax Division 3 Cup Final date with League hopefuls Donard FC when they were victorious by the narrowest of margins over a game Redwood FC at Snigs Borgan Park, Rickardstown on Sunday, coming away with a slender 1-0 victory.
The game played in almost perfect conditions saw the home side get off to a flying start and could have been 1-0 up after eight minutes when Reece Gavin broke the offside trap but shot just narrowly wide of Amir Mullaly’s left post. The home side and eventual winners continued to press and Aaron Bennett was unlucky three minutes later when he did all the hard work but his final touch let him down. The home side continued their dominance and again missed a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock after fifteen minutes when a Shaun Mitchell pin point cross fell kindly to Michael Ogochukwa but he somehow missed from eight yards with an open goal ahead of him.
Redwood were slowly dragging themselves into the game and could have indeed went ahead but Sean Croke’s effort was easily dealt with by the home rearguard on the 20th minute. Hotspurs deservedly took the lead eventually on the half hour mark when the impressive and youthful Graeme Donoghue fired how across Mullaly’s danger area and Aaron Bennett was on hand to smash the ball home at the back post to put Spurs 1-0 up. The visitors has several half chances to draw level before the break but could not convert and Hotspurs went in defending their slender lead going into the break.
The home side came out on top in the early stages of the second half and could have doubled their advantage when Donoghue again broke and crossed to Ugochukwu, unfortunately his headed effort was easily dealt with by visiting keeper Mullaly after three minutes and ten minutes later Reece Gavin saw his snap shot from the edge of the box just shave the upright. As with the first half Redwood again gained control as the game progressed and Craig Byrne was unlucky in front of goal on a couple of occasions but a combination of poor finishing and excellent defending by the spurs backline, especially Thomas Kemmy and Darren Campbell, saw the home side hold out for a famous victory which sees them into the final for the first time in the Clubs history. Best for the winners were defenders Kemmy and Campbell, Graeme Donoghue in midfield and Reece Foley up front while for an unlucky Redwood keeper Amir Mullaly, Sean Croke and Jason Maher were best.

Teams –
Newbridge Hotspurs – Niall McAteer, Robert Byrne, Thomas Kemmy, Darren Campbell, Luke Morgan, Aaron Bennett, Graeme Donoghue, Shaun Mitchell, Reece Foley, Reece Foley, Michael Ugochukwu, Robbie Higgins, George Winnings, Adam Hughes, Dean Campbell.

Redwood FC – Amir Mullaly, Jason Maher, Simon Critchley, James Donlon, Sean Croke, Craig Byrne, Eoin Colfer, Sam O Neill, Colm Redmond, Calvin McCoy, Will McGrath, Eric Murphy, Dave Whyte, Eoin Wallace, Steve Reddy, Alex Tyrell, Eoin Higgins, Kevin Smith.

Officials – JA Kelly, J. Black, A Finn.

4 September 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION - FOCUS


Suncroft edged towards senior Div safety with a fine performance over fellow promoted team Redwood on Sunday when they came away with an impressive 5-2 victory. They came to the game with three points in mind however it was the home side who edged ahead after ten minutes when a perfectly weighted free kick was met on the head by an energised Simon Cleary and he made no mistake leaving Croft keeper Ciaran Killaly stranded.
This was the wake up call the visitors needed and they were awarded a penalty on the half hour when Gary Connolly went on a run deep into the penalty area and was fouled as he cut back across the box for a shot. He stepped up, dusted himself off and duly dispatched the penalty, leaving Mark Kinchen with no chance in the home goal to draw level at 1-1 and just before the break Ian Byrne put the visitors 2-1.
The Croft were determined to finish off the game in the 2nd half and that's exactly what they did when on 55mins Gary Connolly scored his and his side’s second with a free on the left sailed into the net off the far post missing everyone, leaving it 3-1 to the visitors. Number 4 came on 70 mins when Shane Bennett and his tricky style rounded keeper Kinchen and tapped into an empty net.
Suncroft Captain Ray Coleman rounded off a good day at the office for his team when he netted at the back post with fifteen minutes remaining. Redwood never gave up the ghost and deservedly added a second with ten minutes remaining when Simon Cleary scored an great individual effort to leave the finals core at 5-2 to the Croft. Best for the winners were Cathal Mahon, Thomas Doyle, Mikey O Toole, Gary Connolly, Ian Byrne, Shane Bennett with a man of the match performance from Ricky Flemming in midfield. Best for Redwood were Simon Cleary, Mark Kinchen and Eoin Kavanagh.

In the only other Senior League game of the day, Naas United kept their hopes of League runner up glory alive when they secured a narrow 2-1 victory over lowly Clane United at Naas SC on Sunday afternoon. They made their intentions known from the tip off and Eoin Doyle was unlucky to see his early effort well saved by the Clane netminder. Just before half time they did break the deadlock when after a fine move from the back they were awarded a penalty and Paul Ometeso duly obliged from the spot to put them 1-0 up going into the break. They doubled their advantage five minutes after the restart when Doyle netted. For the next forty minutes Clane owned the game but found the Naas defence in a mean mood, as they stretched to defend deeply. Clane deservedly put the minimum between the sides with ten minutes remaining when Danny Callan scored an excellent individual effort. That’s as good as it got for Clane and Naas held out to bag all three points. Best for Naas was man of the match Paul Ometeso while for Clane Gavin and Neil Cox impressed.

In Lumsden League Cup action Castle Villa made sure their name was in the hat for the semi-final draw after a spirited 4-3 extra time win against league one side Galhoy who really put it up to their more illustrious opponents and indeed were less than five minutes away from causing an upset.
The home side took the lead when Mark Wolfe left the villa defence for dead before slotting home from close range  but despite the setback the visitors got back on top and grabbed the equaliser just past the half hour mark following a Murty Farrell header courtesy of a super cross from Jordan Harmon however Galhoy didn't take long to go back in front as a cross came in high which wasn't dealt with and the breaking ball was hammered home from outside the box from Gary Flanagan who was in the right place at the right time and though the visitors pressed for the equaliser the home side could have went into the break 2 up but for a clearance off the line by Anto Lawler with 5 minutes left in the half.
The second half was only young when galhoy profited from some sloppy passing in the final third from the visitors as a galhoy midfielder Liam Thomas latched onto a ball and superbly curled the ball into the left hand side of the post to make it 3-1 which the home side celebrated as the winner however this Villa side is never beaten until the final whistle as they have proved time and time again and despite missing a few one on ones they dug deep with Harmon supplying the second goal with just over 15 mins left on the clock before Timmy Doyle struck the equaliser in the 87th minute to break the home side’s hearts and bring the game to extra time.
Villa finally got their noses in front midway through the first period of extra time when young sub  Cian Cleary got on the end of a ball not dealt with by the now tiring defence to make it 4-3 a lead which was kept for the remainder of the game with only one chance coming late in the game which veteran keeper Alan Proctor bravely saved at the feet of the number 9 when one on one.
Best for Villa were substitute Cian Cleary who worked tirelessly for the cause and Stephen McDonald who made acres of space for team mates and probably should have got more ball than he did on a day when despite having an off day the team battled to victory the only way they know how with pure determination and grit. Best for a heroic Galhoy were Dave McDonagh and James Roche in defence and Mark Wolfe up front.

4 September 2016
KDFL LEAGUE TABLES 2016
Sunday 4th September 2016.


P W D L PTS
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Liffey Celtic 19 11 3 5 36
Woodstock FC 18 8 8 2 32
Naas United 19 8 6 5 30
Ballycane Celtic FC 18 7 6 5 27
Caragh Celtic 18 7 5 6 26
Redwood FC 18 7 4 7 25
Suncroft AFC 17 7 3 7 24
Castle Villa 17 5 8 4 23
Clane United 16 5 1 10 16
Eleson United 20 4 4 12 16
Rathangan FC 16 4 2 10 14
(Clane United awarded tie v Caragh Celtic 24/4/2016 - following protest)


Aermax Premier Division P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 17 13 3 1 42 Champions
Athy Town AFC 18 11 3 4 36
Monasterevin AFC 17 11 3 3 36
Naas United FC 18 6 7 5 25
Newbridge Colts FC 16 8 0 8 24
Coill Dubh AFC 17 5 5 7 20
Clonmullion 16 3 8 5 17
Bridgewood Celtic 17 3 7 7 16 -3
Newbridge FC 18 3 3 12 12
Kilcullen AFC 18 3 1 14 10
Dunlavin AFC 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Dunlavin 6/7/16)


Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 P W D L PTS

Monread FC 13 13 0 0 39 Champions
Maynooth Town 13 8 1 4 25
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 13 8 1 4 25
Kilcock Celtic FC 13 7 0 6 21
Galhoy FC 13 5 3 5 18
Clane United FC 12 3 2 7 11
Kinnegad Juniors 10 1 1 8 4
Moone Celtic 11 0 0 11 0 -6
(Newbridge Hotspurs awarded tie v Moone Celtic 01/05/2016 following protest)



Cooks Cabin Division 2 P W D L PTS


Liffey Celtic FC 15 10 5 0 35 Champions
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 15 8 4 3 28
Johnstown United FC 16 7 5 4 26
Athy Town AFC 15 6 5 4 23
Naas AFC 16 7 1 8 22
Suncroft AFC 16 5 2 9 17 -3
Kildare Town AFC 14 4 3 7 15 -3
Grangecon AFC 15 4 2 9 14
Allenwood Celtic FC 14 2 3 9 9
(Allenwood Cel 1 - 3 Newbridge Hotspurs 010516) Abandoned 89mins Player Injury (Committee Decision) RESULT STANDS
(Athy Town 5 - 1 Kildare Town - Abandoned 45mins player injury (Committee Decision) REFIX
(Liffey Celtic 2 - 0 Allenwood Celtic ) - Abandoned 39mins player injury (Reschedule at later stage)

Hill Electrical Division 3 P W D L PTS

Donard FC 15 12 1 2 37
Clongorey Utd 15 11 2 2 35
Liffey Athletic 15 9 3 3 30
Clane United FC 15 8 2 5 26
Newbridge Hotspurs FC 16 4 4 8 16
Redwood FC 14 4 3 7 15
Castle Villa AFC 15 4 1 10 13 -3
Monasterevin AFC 16 3 3 10 12
Caragh Celtic FC 15 2 3 10 9



Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1 P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 12 8 3 1 27 Champions
Caragh Celtic 12 7 1 4 22
Coill Dubh AFC 12 6 3 3 21
Monasterevin AFC 12 5 5 2 20
Newbridge Town FC 12 5 2 5 17
Athy Town AFC 12 3 1 8 10
Naas United FC 12 0 1 11 1
Leixlip United FC 0 0 0 0 0
(adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United 7/7/16)


Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2 P W D L PTS

Kildare Town AFC 14 10 2 2 32
Maynooth Town AFC 14 10 0 4 30
Newbridge Town FC 12 7 2 3 23
Rathangan AFC 13 6 3 4 21
Bridge United FC 11 6 2 3 20
Coill Dubh AFC 14 5 2 7 17
Enfield Celtic FC 13 5 0 8 15
Straffan AFC 13 3 0 10 9
Caragh Celtic FC 16 1 3 12 6 -6
Kilcock Celtic 0 0 0 0 0
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Caragh Celtic 17/8/16)




So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1


P W D L PTS

Castle Villa AFC 9 6 3 0 21
Kildare Town AFC 9 6 2 1 20
Portlaoise AFC 10 5 4 1 19
Kilcullen AFC 10 4 2 4 14 -3
Sallins Celtic FC 10 1 2 7 5
Edenderry Town AFC 10 1 1 8 4



KDFL Womens Division 2 P W D L PTS


Naas AFC 9 7 1 1 22
Allenwood Celtic 8 5 2 1 17
Kilcock Celtic 9 5 1 3 16
Mountmellick AFC 6 4 0 2 12
Rathangan AFC 10 1 0 9 3
Clane United AFC 8 1 0 7 3
Naas United FC 0 0 0 0 0 -3
(Adjusted for the withdrawal of Naas United FC 18/07/16)
28 August 2016
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2
Rathangan AFC 2 Coill Dubh AFC 1
Feature game – Herald

Rathangan AFC masters continued their good run of late with another 3 points gain, in their quest for League honours, following their hard earned 2-1 win over a battling Coill Dubh AFC at home on Saturday last played in glorious sunshine in front of a large following. After a promising start in which the home side could have opened the scoring through Shane Lynch after four minutes, the home side fell behind on fifteen minutes against the run of play when a quick break by the visitors resulted in Sean McLoughlin slotting home past the despairing dive of home keeper Willie Taylor to put Coill Dubh AFC 1-0. Rathangan created chance after chance with some very good play but found themselves trailing by the single goal going into the break.
The home side came out on the resumption with purpose and were rewarded for their efforts after five minutes when they were awarded a penalty for hand ball by Coill Dubh defender Barry Jacob and David Cassidy duly stepped up to dispatch the spot kick to the top corner of Neil Whelan’s net, drawing level at 1-1.
It was now game on as play opened up with both sides eager to gain the advantage. Rathangan were beginning to win the battle in the middle of the park and with ten minutes to go Liam Handcock intercepted a poor pass out of the Coill Dubh danger area and he turned the screws with a brilliant attacking move and pass to JP Hanniffey on the wing, Hanniffey beat his marker to send in an inch perfect pass to the inrushing Joe Kearns who made no mistake from close range to put the home side 2-1 up, a lead which they held comfortably to the end.


Rathangan - Willie Taylor, John Dempsey, Colm Flanagan, Ray Timmins, Liam Hancok, JP Hanneffy, Eugene Stenson, Dvid Cassidy, Paul Dempsey, Shane Lynch, Ray Whelehan, Chris Bailey, Joe Kearns, Ned Kelly.
Coill Dubh AFC - Neil Whelan Jimbob Brerton, Daren Johnson, Ciaran Swords, Barry Jacob, Gareth Burke, Kevin Smith, Patrick Grace, Andrew Grace, Sean McLaughlin, Cliff Gibbons.
Referee – D. Delaney
28 August 2016
KDFL League Shield (Round 1)
Liffey Athletic 2 Redwood FC 2 (Liffey Athletic win 3-1 on penalties AET)
Feature Game – Leader

In one of the shocks of the day, third placed Division 3 side Liffey Athletic dumped Senior Division side Redwood FC out of the League Shield with an impressive win on penalties when they finished deadlocked at 2-2 AET in St Catherines Park on Sunday, They now go into the Quarter final draw which will take place at the League September Council meeting.
It was a huge performance from the Leixlip side who have been showing good form of late. Redwood as expected started the brighter and the home side were under the kosh early on when the visitors opened the scoring after ten minutes from Seba Dziezic, giving Ronan Smyth in the home goal no chance.
Liffey grew into the game as it progressed and had the better of the exchanges for the remainder of the half with some great performances, most notably from midfielder John Woods. For all their possession they failed to capitalise and went in trailing by the lone strike at the break.
The game sprung into action after the break when Liffey drew level when they were awarded a penalty for a rash challenge on Evan France by defender Phil Byrne, Stephen Raymond stepped up to dispatch from the spot past Eamon Malley in the visiting goal.
Redwood were shocked into action and went at the Liffey defence and edged ahead one more when Seba added his and his side’s second when a ball over the top was not dealt with by the home defence and he was on hand to tap home from 2 yards giving his side a 2-1 advantage. However the plucky Division 3 side were not to be outshone by their more illustrious opponents and drew level for a second time with time almost up when Evan France got in behind the Redwood defence and lifted the ball neatly over the advancing keeper to make it 2-2 and bring the tie to extra time. In a lack lustre twenty minutes which Redwood shaded matters, following the seconding off of two Liffey players for second cautionable offences, it failed to produce further scores and the sides were reduced to the dreaded penalty shootout in which Liffey prevailed thanks to their star keeper and Club Secretary Ronan Smyth who saved Redwood first two spot kicks to see his side advance to the latter stages of the competition for the first time in the Club’s history.

Teams
Liffey Athletic FC – Ronan Smyth, David Rheinhardt, Conor Boland, Leighton Dobbs, Conor Garry, John Woods, Ciaran Whyte, Shane Delaney, Evan France, Stephen Raymond, Eugene Rheinhardt, Andy Boland, Sean Carrick, Kevin Breslin, John Doyle, Mark Sweeney.
Redwood FC – Eamon Malley, Phil Byrne, Ian Maloney, Sean Brady, Eoin Kavanagh, Ali Sheridan, David McGrath, Saba Dziezic, Johnny Finnegan, Mark Owen, Gavin Percy, Simon McGarry, Mark Murphy.
Referee- Darren Coombes.
28 August 2016
CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus


Woodstock Celts held their nerve today to claim all three points in this do or die game against Suncroft AFC who prior to the game were in with a chance of league glory. Woodstock on the other hand had dramatically dropped four points in the week previous and were eager to get their League challenge back on track. Despite a very entertaining first half the sides went in goal less at the break as they played a cat and mouse game, cancelling each other out.
That was all to chance in the second half which saw an incredible six goals starting with the opener after eight minutes of the restart, Woodstock taking the lead when Craig Dunphy lobbed keeper Ciaran Killaly from an acute angle. Three minutes later it was all square when Dylan Connolly equalised for the Croft from a free kick just outside the area which eluded keeper Michael Lawless to make it 1-1.
Woodstock were quick to react and edged ahead once more ten minutes later when Eddie Roycroft rifled home giving Kilally no chance and eight minutes later added a third from Jason Moriarty. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of Suncroft, who were well in the game up to this point. Woodstock went on to add a fourth with twenty minutes remaining when Martin Brennan cooly slotted home following some great individual play. Suncroft did pull one back soon after through Ian Byrne but it was too little too late and Woodstock went on to claim all three points which sees them knocking on the door just four points behind Liffey with two games to play while Liffey’s remaining game against Castle Villa most likely proving a very important game. Best for the winners were Eddie Roycroft and Sean Byrne in defence and Michael Walsh in midfield. Best for Suncroft were Ian Byrne and Dylan Connolly and their man of the match Cathal Mahon.

In the only other game in the Senior Division today Ballycane Cetlic travel the short distance to Donore Park in Caragh looking to pick up three points following some poor performances of late. Despite this the Naas side are still in with a chance at runners up spot in the league with two games remaining for them they stand joint third with local side Naas United. The visitors started the brighter with Wayne Doyle and Chrissy Higgins dominating the middle of the park and they opened the scoring after fifteen minutes a long kick out from stand in keeper Kevin Higgins was flicked on by the impressive Doyle, the ball was picked up by Jamie Rogers and he powered home to put his side 1-0 up. Caragh came back with wave after wave of attack and only for Higgins in the visiting goal the leaders could have found themselves behind. Ballycane regrouped and doubled their advantage when some neat play from Nolan, Doyle and Chris Higgins found Jamie Rogers on the edge of the box and he made no mistake from close range for his and his side’s second. The score remained 2-0 to the visitors to the break. The home side came out more determined in the second half but found it hard to penetrate the visiting defence. Ballycane returned to form and could have extended their lead but Rogers and Naoise Drewitt found themselves wanting in front of goal. With ten minutes remaining Caragh put the minimum between the sides with a well taken effort from Wayne Bowers. Best for the ‘Cane were Kevin Higgins in goal, Wayne Doyle and Chris Higgins in midfield and Jamie Rogers up front, while for a disappointed Caragh Celtic Billy Martin in midfield and Wayne Bowers up front impressed.

Both Eleson and Liffey were on Senior Cup duty when they went head to head at Allen on Sunday afternoon with the current League Leaders coming away with an impressive 5-1 victory over United. Trevor Connolly opened the scoring for the Newbridge side with aheader after twenty minutes and they doubled their advantage soon after when the reliable Darren Kilby got on the end of a super cross from man of the match Darragh Kelly to make it 2-0 soon after. Eleson were well in the game up to this point having missed earlier chances through Kevin Harris and Sean Leeson however they went in trailing 2-0 at the break. Disaster struck for Eleson earlier in the second half when Liffey added a third through Dan Connolly following some fine approach work again from the impressive Kelly. Eleson never gave up the fight and got one back through Sean Leeson who was working his socks off for the Kilmeague outfit. However they found Liffey clinical in front of goal and the visitors went on to add further goals with a second from Trevor Connolly and Richie Newport when he was set up by man of the match Darragh Kelly. Best for the winners, who now have a home semi final tilt against their league rivals Woodstock, were Darren Kilby, Graham McCormack and in-form Darragh Kelly. While for Eleson Sean Leeson, Shane Taaffe and the youthful Scot Smullen impressed.

In other Senior team action Redwood were in one of the shocks of the day when Division 3 side Liffey Athletic dumped them out of the League Shield with an impressive win on penalties when they finished deadlocked at 2-2 AET in St Catherine’s Park. It was a huge performance from the Leixlip side who have been showing good form of late. Redwood as expected started the brighter and the home side were under the kosh early on when the visitors opened the scoring after ten minutes from Seba Dziezic, giving Ronan Smyth in the home goal no chance.
Liffey grew into the game as it progressed and had the better of the exchanges for the remainder of the half with some great performances, most notably from midfielder John Woods. For all their possession they failed to capitalise and went in trailing by the lone strike at the break.
The game sprung into action after the break when Liffey drew level when they were awarded a penalty for a rash challenge on Evan France by defender Phil Byrne, Stephen Raymond stepped up to dispatch from the spot past Eamon Malley in the visiting goal.
Redwood were shocked into action and went at the Liffey defence and edged ahead one more when Seba added his and his side’s second when a ball over the top was not dealt with by the home defence and he was on hand to tap home from 2 yards giving his side a 2-1 advantage. However the plucky Division 3 side were not to be outshone by their more illustrious opponents and drew level for a second time with time almost up when Evan France got in behind the Redwood defence and lifted the ball neatly over the advancing keeper to make it 2-2 and bring the tie to extra time. In a lack lustre twenty minutes which Redwood shaded matters, following the seconding off of two Liffey players for second cautionable offences, it failed to produce further scores and the sides were reduced to the dreaded penalty shootout in which Liffey prevailed thanks to their star keeper and Club Secretary Ronan Smyth who saved Redwood first two spot kicks to see his side advance to the latter stages of the competition for the first time in the Club’s history.

And finally Premier side Athy Town AFC put four past lowly Senior side Rathangan AFC without reply in the League shield also. Rathangan disappointed after some good performances of late never got out of the starting blocks in this encounter which sees Premier runner up hopefuls Athy now in the melting pot for the quarter final draw.
28 August 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Goal keeper Kevin Higgins Ballycane Celtic

Defenders Sean Byrne Woodstock Celts
Scott Smullen Eleson United
Graham McCormack Liffey Celtic
Phil Byrne Redwood FC

Midfielders Cathal Mahon Suncroft AFC
Michael Walsh Woodstock Celts
Darragh Kelly Liffey Celtic
Billy Martin Caragh Celtic FC

Strikers Jamie Rogers Ballycane Celtic FC
Saba Dziezic Redwood FC


21 August 2016
Aermax Premier Division
Naas United FC 1 Kildare Town AFC 5
Feature Game – Herald

Kildare Town AFC were crowned Aermax Premier Division Champions for 2016 on Sunday when they gave an exhibition of football, comprehensively dispatching Naas United FC on a score line of 5-1 and paving the way for a welcomed returned to the top flight following their relegation last season.
Kildare started the brighter and had the bests of starts when they opened the scoring after only five minutes with a superb individual effort from Mate Szestriaz. Naas were unlucky not to draw level when John Quinn found himself one on one with visiting keeper and KDFL July goalkeeper on the month Sam Holland however Holland showed his worth to snuff out the danger.
The visitors doubled their advantage on the 22nd minute when Andrew ‘Pento’ Sage finished well from an excellent through ball from Ian Murphy. The home side were still very much in the game and should have put the minimum between the sides ten minutes later when Aaron Akanji latched onto a through ball from Kevin Moynihan but again Holland came to Kildare’s rescue with a top drawer save. Kildare were dangerous on the break and disaster struck for Naas when they added a third three minutes from the break when Mate Szestriaz added his second and his side’s third.
Kildare were much the better side on the resumption with the comfortable three goal cushion and continued to pound the Naas danger area and it wasn’t long before they added a fourth when John O Connell finished well on 66 minutes.
Naas did make somewhat of a comeback and pulled one back through John Quinn when he finally beat Holland from close range to make it 4-1. However the newly crowned League Champs wrapped up a good day at the office in style when they added a fifth late on courtesy of Mick Sweeney. Best for the winners were Andrew Sage and Mate Szestriaz in midfield and Keith Kinsella up front. While for Naas keeper Ronan Coady and John Quinn up front tried best. Kildare now go in search of a glorious treble as they are through to the quarter finals of the Lumsden League Cup and Semi Final of the Premier Cup and will be hoping to add to the trophy cabinet.

Teams
Naas United FC – Ronan Coady, Liam Walsh, Lucas Sarnot, Kevin Moynihan, Declan Coady, Ollie Dunne, Ross McMahon, Aaron Akanji, Jack Conway, John Quinn, Liam Anderson, Cyrus Mbiyavanga, Mark Griffin.
Kildare Town AFC – Sam Holland, Daragh McEoin,Ryan Farrell Jason O Neill, Ian Murphy, David Hickey, John O Connell, Mate Szestriaz, Andrew ‘Pento’ Sage, Keith Kinsella, Brian Sweeney, Michael Sweeney, Kieran Sheedy, Neil Howe, Justin Gleeson, Francis Foran, Stuart Wall.
Referee – Ger McNally.

21 August 2016
So Fresh Entertainment Womens Shield (Quarter Final)
Allenwood Celtic 3 Castle Villa AFC 3 (Allenwood Celtic win 3-1 on penalties AET)
Feature game – Leinster Leader

Div 2 side Allenwood Celtic secured their passage to the So Fresh Entertainment Womens Shield Semi Final draw courtesy of this penalty shoot out win over Division 1 highflyers Castle Villa AFC when the game finished deadlocked at 3-3 AET in an enthralling encounter at Killina road on Sunday.
In a game of two halves the underdogs started the brighter and had the lions share of the early exchanges and Villa had their keeper Orla Keeling to thank for keeping her side in the game. However against the run of play Villa took the lead when a piece of brilliance from Maggie Nolan put Catherine Dempsey through on goal and she gave Louise Dee in the home goal no chance from close range after nine minutes.
Villa feeling comfortable with the goal cushion surged forward and Lynsey Donovan brought a great save from Dee three minutes later. The visitors doubled their advantage on 20 minutes when some great inter changing between Melissa Kearney and Karen O Shea freed Catherine Dempsey who sent a pin point pass into the path of Maggie Nolan to slot home putting the Villettes 2-0 up.
Allenwood were still pressing however and forced good saves from the visiting custodian Keeling through a header from sidling griffin and a stab shot by Tara byrne.
On the stroke of half time Allenwood won a free kick just outside the box, up stepped Karen Lyons who drove it over the wall into the roof of the net to leave it at half time 2-1 to castle villa going into the break.
On the resumption Allenwood buoyed by the goal pressed on and with great work by Tracy Jacob won a corner, from the resulting corner Aisling Briffin rose highest to head an unstoppable shot past the Keeling and it was all square on 50minutes. The home side continued to press and were rewarded when Ciara smullen hit an unstoppable shot from 30 yards which gave the castle villa keeper no chance to put the Division 2 side 3-2 up and coasting.
With just 15 mins left castle villa pushed and pressed for an equaliser and with a shot over the top from Ciara Mackey, touched on by Jackie Byrne to Dempsey who hit a super strike to make it 3-3 and bring the game to extra time. It was even steven for most part of extra time with neither side prepared to make unforced errors which brought the game to the dreaded penalty shootout. The home side proved the more accurate with Lisa Moore, Karen Lyons and Stacey McInnis all hitting the target for Allenwood and the superb Louise Wiltshire making three unbelievable penalty saves. Best for the winners who now go into the Semi Final draw were keeper Louise Wiltshire, Aisling Griffin, Tracey Jacob and Ciara Smullen.

Teams
Allenwood Celtic – Louise Dee, Claire Ivers, Amanda Moore, Stracey McInnis, Ann Marie Hanlon, Karen Lyons, Tracey Jacob, Aisling Griffin, Tara Jacob, Lisa Moore, Ciara Smullen, Carol Moran, Eimear Denehan, Dawn Smith.
Castle Villa AFC – Orla Keeling, Elaine Brennan, Shauna Mackey, Ciara Mackey, Sarah J Winder, Karen O Shea, Melissa Kearney, Jackie Byrne, Catherine Dempsey, Maggie Nolan, Lynsey Donovan, Chloe Kearney, Carol Brennan.
Referee – J Bracknell.
21 August 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS.


2016 seems to be like no other recently with the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division going down to the proverbial wire yet again. Liffey Celtic hold firm at the top of the table having gained full points over the last seven days in their attempt to retain the top flight trophy. On the other hand Woodstock who looked very promising only last week could only manage a draw on Wednesday against newbies Redwood FC and were surprisingly beaten 1-0 on Sunday by bottom side Rathangan AFC, the pressures of League glory seem to be taking the toll on the Athy side. A surprise calling could be sleeping giant Suncroft AFC, currently languishing midtable with five games remaining have the capacity to draw level with the current leaders if they win all their games in hand.
Next Sunday will have a huge bearing on the destination of the league title with the meeting of Suncroft and Woodstock while Liffey will be on Senior Cup duty against lowly Eleson United. A win for Suncroft would bridge the gap between them and liffey while resigning Woodstock to a shot at runners up, a win for Woodstock would keep their dream alive whilst ruining Suncroft’s shot at League glory on the first attempt following their return to the Senior this year. A draw next Sunday in the Community grounds would see Woodstock live another day in hope and most certainly leave Liffey Celtic’s final league game versus Castle Villa a very important one.

Liffey Cetlic gained full points in their two league games over the last week when they clinically dispatched the challenge of Clane United on Wednesday evening with a 7-0 drubbing, next up was midtable Ballycane Cetlic, who had a good 4-1 win over a battling Eleson United midweek. The current champions got off to a dream start after only two minutes when Philly McCoy opening their account from a corner. Davey O Connor made it 2-0 to the visitors midway through the half when his wells truck effort went in off the head of Ballycane defender Dermot Doyle to double their advantage. To Ballycane’s credit they never gave up but they found the Liffey defence in a mean mood. Liffey added a third early in the second half with a find individual effort from Stephen Reidy and Stephen Sheridan rounded off the perfect week for Liffey with their fourth soon after to leave the final score at 4-0 to the visitors. Best for Liffey were Jamie Lambe, Trevor Connolly and Graham McCormack.

The biggest surprise of the Week saw Woodstock Celts dropped four important points in two games which leaves their campaign in a very difficult position. First up on Wednesday they played out a 1-1 draw with newbies and runner up hopefuls Redwood FC. On Sunday they travelled to Rathangan who have been showing good form of late, although languishing at the bottom of the CR Wynne, they are never to be taken lightly. The home side started brightly with Mikey Feeney coming close with a well taken strike after five minutes but the visiting keeper was equal to the task. Woodstock crawled into the game and had some half chances but in truth never really threatened the Rathangan rearguard backed up superbly by Daniel Junca in goal. As they game wore on Woodstock ran out of ideas and while chasing the game in an effort to get the all important goal Rathangan broke on the counter and Corey Kenna kept his composure to finish neatly to the delight of the home crowd. Indeed Rathangan could have added to their tally late on but Podge Walsh’s effort was well stopped by the keeper. Best for Rathangan in what was an alround team performance were Daniel Junca in goal, Ciaran Behan, Shane Kennedy and Tommy Power.

The Suncroft bandwagon rolls on as they had two superb victories this week which sees them well in contention for league honours, scoring an impressive twelve goals in the process. On Wednesday evening they had an easy 5-1 win over a depleted Caragh Celtic. On Sunday the ‘Croft travelled to Allen where they took on Eleson United, in Eleson’s final league game of the season and came away with an impressive 7-1 victory. It was a must win game for the Curragh side, as anything but three points could have seen them being drawn into a relegation dogfight. The visitors were out of the blocks swiftly in an attempt to stamp their authority on the game and they did so in style as Decklan Hanley pounced to put them 1-0 up after four minutes. Eight minutes later they added number two when awarded a penalty when Peter McDonald was brought down in the area and Gary Connolly did the honours to neatly dispatch the spot kick to make it 2-0. Eleson to their credit fought back and put the minimum between the sides when Johnny Byrne beat the offside trap. The visitors however regained their two goal advantage on the half hour via the head of Dylan Connolly to make it 3-1 just before the break. It was more of the same for Suncroft on the resumption and they made it 4-1 when Gary Connolly added another courtesy of some fine approach work from his brother Dylan after only two minutes. Gary Connolly completed his hat trick from the penalty spot after the impressive Ian Byrne was fouled in the box and two late goals from Shane Bennett rounded off a fine week for the Club. Best for Suncroft were Ciaran Killaly in goal, Dylan Connolly, Peter McDonald, Ian Byrne and Gary Connolly. Best for Eleson were Sean Leeson and Daniel Brady.

With several Clubs still in the running for a runners up position both Castle Villa and Caragh lost out when they played out an amazing 4-4 draw on Sunday. Caragh, defeated 5-1 by the inform Suncroft on Wednesday, still had ambitions on league glory found Villa difficult to control in the early stages and it was the visitors who drew first blood with an opener from Roy Byrne after ten minutes. Caragh were quick to react and were level soon after courtesy of Dean Bowers and they went 2-1 up moments later with a well worked goal from Wayne Bowers. It was end to end with Villa equalised ten minutes later when Anto Lawlor got on the end of a Timmy Doyle cross to make it 2-2. Caragh were not to be outdone and in a repeat of earlier draw level with Dean Bowers and Stephen Riordan putting them 4-2 up just before the interval. It stayed like this for much of the 2nd half with chances aplenty for both sides but both Keepers were in top form. With 20 mins to go, Villa got a goal back when some great team work saw Jordan Harmon finish clinically to put the minimum between the sides yet again and Roy Byrne stole a point for Villa with ten minutes remaining to make it 4-4. Both sides had chance to nick and winner but in truth a draw was a fair result. Best for Caragh were Alan Campbell in goals, Paul Foley and Billy Martin at the back, Dean Bowers in  midfield and Wayne Bowers up front while for Villa, keeper Alan Proctor, Jordan Harmon and Roy Byrne impressed.

The final game of the day in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior as the meeting of Redwood FC and Clane United, Redwood came into the game with their tails up following their impressive 1-1 draw midweek to title chasing Woodstock Celts while on the other hand Clane were still reeling from their 7-0 drubbing by title chasing Liffey Cetlic midweek. In a game of few chances, Clane were to rue their missed second half penalty as they were trailing 1-0 following a first half strike from Redwood. Redwood made the game safe with ten minutes remaining to bag a three points. Best for Clane were Aeneas Murphy and Stephen Dunne.
21 August 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
League Run In
Run In :-

Liffey Celtic Castle Villa AFC (A)
Woodstock Celts Castle Villa AFC (H) Clane Utd (A) Suncroft AFC (A)
Naas United FC Clane Utd (H) Suncroft (H)
Caragh Cetlic FC Ballycane Celtic (H) Rathangan FC (H) Redwood FC (A)
Redwood FC Ballycane Celtic (H) Caragh Cel (H) Suncroft AFC (H)
Ballycane Celtic Caragh Celtic (A) Clane United (A) Redwood FC (A)
Castle Villa AFC Liffey Celtic (H) Rathangan AFC (A) Woodstock Celts (A)
Suncroft AFC Clane Utd (H) Rathangan AFC (H) Woodstock Celts (H) Redwood FC (A) Naas Utd (A)
Clane United FC Ballycane (H) Rathangan (H) Woodstock (H) Suncroft AFC (A) Naas Utd (A)
Eleson Utd Completed.
Rathangan AFC Castle Villa AFC (H) Caragh Cetlic (A) Suncroft (A) Clane Utd (A)
21 August 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

GOAL KEEPER Daniel Junca Rathangan AFC


DEFENDERS Aeneas Murphy Clane United FC
Billy Martin Caragh Cetlic
John Paul Higgins Ballycane Cetlic
Ciaran Behan Rathangan AFC


MIDFIELDERS Stephen Reidy Liffey Celtic FC
Dean Bowers Caragh Celtic
Daniel Brady Eleson United FC
Trevor Connolly Liffey Celtic FC

STRIKERS Gary Connolly Suncroft AFC
Roy Byrne Castle Villa AFC

21 August 2016
Return of Trophies
Despite several notices recently in the press/social media etc. Many trophies have not been returned to the Executive. With most leagues coming to a conclusion and cup/shield and plate finals just around the corner all clubs are urged to returned their 2015 winning trophies immediately to any league Executive member.

Failure to do so by THIS THURSDAY 25th AUGUST will result in League Executive members making arrangements to collect the trophies at a cost to the Clubs involved.

21 August 2016
Return of Trophies
Trophies Must Be Returned By Thursday 25th August
Despite several notices recently in the press/social media etc. Many trophies have not been returned to the Executive. With most leagues coming to a conclusion and cup/shield and plate finals just around the corner all clubs are urged to returned their 2015 winning trophies immediately to any league Executive member.

Failure to do so by THIS THURSDAY 25th AUGUST will result in League Executive members making arrangements to collect the trophies at a cost to the Clubs involved.

21 August 2016
KDFL Results Sequence
Weekending 21 August 2016

Monday 15th August 2016.

Joe Rooney Womens Cup (Quarter Final)

Sallins Celtic FC 2 5 Portlaoise AFC

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1

Castle Villa AFC 6 1 Kilcullen AFC
Kildare Town AFC/Edenderry Town AFC (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Mountmellick United FC 3 1 Clane United FC
Naas AFC 2 1 Allenwood Celtic FC
Rathangan AFC/Kilcock Celtic (Idle)

Wednesday 17th August 2016

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Suncroft AFC 5 1 CaraghCetlic FC
Woodstock Celts FC 1 1 Redwood FC
Liffey Celtic FC 7 0 Clane United FC
Ballycane Celtic 4 1 Eleson United FC
Castle Villa AFC 2 2 Naas United FC
Rathangan AFC (idle)

Aermax Premier Division

Newbridge FC 2 3 Clonmullion FC
Bridgewood Celtic 2 2 Monasterevin AFC
Kildare Town AFC 2 1 Athy Town AFC
CoillDubh AFC 6 0 Naas United FC
Newbridge Colts 6 1 Kilcullen AFC

Friday 19th August 2016.

Aermax Premier Division

CoillDubh AFC 3 3 Clonmullion AFC

Saturday 20th August 2016.
Aermax Premier Division

Athy Town AFC 2 4 Monasterevin AFC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1

Caragh Celtic 3 2 Newbridge Town AFC
Monasterevin AFC 4 4 Kildare Town AFC
Athy Town (Idle)

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Rathangan AFC 1 1 Kildare Town AFC
Newbridge Town AFC OFF Enfield Celtic (Comm Decision)
Straffan AFC 0 4 Bridge United FC
CoillDubh AFC 1 2 Maynooth Town AFC
CaraghCetlic (Idle)

Sunday 21st August 2016.

KDFL Division 1 Cup Semi Finals

Clane United FC 1 5 Galhoy FC
Monread FC 4 3 Kilcock Celtic

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Shield (Quarter Finals)

Sallins Celtic 8 2 Clane United FC
Allenwood Celtic 3 3 Caslte Villa AFC
(Allenwood win 3-1 on penalties AET)

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Caragh Celtic 4 4 Castle Villa AFC
Eleson United FC 1 7 Suncroft AFC
Rathangan AFC 1 0 Woodstock Celts
Ballycane Celtic 0 4 Liffey Celtic
Redwood FC 2 0 Clane United FC

Aermax Premier Division

Naas United 1 5 Kildare Town AFC
Kilcullen AFC 3 0 Bridgewood Celtic FC
Newbridge FC/Newbridge Colts FC (idle)

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Maynooth Town AFC 3 0 Moone Celtic FC
Kinnegad Juniors 2 6 Newbridge Hotspurs FC

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Naas AFC 3 0 Kildare Town AFC
Grangecon AFC 1 7 NewbridgeHotpsurs FC
Johnstown United FC 1 1 Athy Town AFC
Allenwood Celtic/Liffey Celtic/Suncroft AFC (Idle)

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Caragh Celtic FC 1 3 Clane United FC
Clongorey United FC 8 0 Redwood FC
Liffey Athletic FC 3 2 Newbridge Hotspurs FC
Castle Villa AFC 0 3 Donard FC
Monasterevin AFC (idle)

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1

Kildare Town AFC 2 1 Kilcullen AFC
Edenderry Town AFC (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Rathangan AFC/MountmellickUtd /Naas AFC/Kilcock Celtic (Idle)
21 August 2016
Community Coaching Sports Programme
Kildare Sports Partnership
Kildare Sports Partnership are commencing the Community Coaching Sports
Proramme in Newbridge Sports Centre on Tuesday 6th of September. It is a
FREE 14 week programme and will run from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. every
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

The course provides specialised training and education courses in sport
and physical activity as well as improving job seeking skills and
personal development.

I have received application forms from some of you but I have attached
a form for those who haven't. I have also attached some background
information for you all.

Can you please return completed applications by close of business
Friday 2nd of September
(Those who have already submitted a form can you confirm that you are
still available by email)

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Eddie Hennessy
on ksp@kildarecoco.ie
14 August 2016
Cooks Cabin Division 2
Liffey Celtic 3 Athy Town AFC 3

Newly crowned Cooks Cabin Division 2 League Champions Liffey Celtic hosted joint third placed Athy Town AFC on Sunday in an exciting six goal thriller seeing both sides share the points.
Liffey started the game well and could of been one nil up when Robbie Cullen crossed the ball across the face of goal after five minutes. The home side won a corner soon after but athy defended it well and broke quickly with keeper Stephan Martin making a good save from Keith Wright. It was end to end for the next fifteen minutes with both sides looking to make the break. Keith Harvey came close for the home side and at the other end Martin was called on again to save smartly at the feet of Laurex Ogunrinn,
Liffey were first to register a goal on the 22nd minute when the impressive Harney and Stephen Sillon opened up Athy on the right and Dillon fired the ball low to the front post to find Michael McBride to finish from close range and put the league champs 1-0 up. The visitors were on level terms ten minutes later when a mix up in the Liffey backline allowed Ogunrinn in for a simple tap in past Martin . The visitors were on top then and turned the screws on the champs to add a second to make it 2-1 when ten minutes from the break James Clancy received the ball in space in the Liffey danger area and made no mistake giving Martin no chance.
Liffey were back on terms just before the break when a long ball from keepr Martin made its way through the AThy defence for Robbie Cullen to control well and beat his marker to fire home and make it 2-2 going into the break with all to play for. The second half started a little sluggish as both teams seemed content to battle it out in the middle third of the pitch. Athy took the initiative but found it hard to break down a rejuvenated Liffey defence and were restricted to long range efforts. Liffey at the other end could have went ahead midway through the half first through a Keith Harney strike which was well saved by visiting keeper Corey Maher and then Michael McBride hit the post soon after following a long range effort.
With ten minutes remaining the game burst back into life when Athy struck what they thought would be a winner from a fantastic individual effort from Keith Wright. However Liffey showed why they are champs with a great comeback and stole a point with practically the last kick of the game when McBride crossed the ball menacingly for Keith Harney to smash home to make it 3-3. A draw being a fair result in this hugely entertaining tie.
Best for the home side were Keith Harvey and Michael McBride while best for the visitors were Tom Fitzgerald and Shane O Keeffe.

Teams
Liffey Celtic – Steve Martin, Owen Moore, graham O Neill, Karl Hegarty, Barry Moylan, Danny Kehoe, Stephen Dillon, Keith Harvey, Michael McBride, Derek Donoghue, Robbie Cullen, Martin Stafford, Conor McBride, Dean Brophy, Darren Feane, Brian McDonagh, Darren Brogan.
Athy Town AFC – Corey Maher, Shane O Keeffe, Jake Bolger, Donal Harrington, Jason Leonard, Anthony O Keeffe, Keith Wright, Tom Fitzgerald, Laurex Ogunrinn, James Clancy, Eamon Brennan, Mark Byrne, Jonathan Robinson, Alan Sunderland, Mark Prior.
Referee – E Owens.








Feature Game – Leinster Leader

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Kilcock Celtic 5 Clane United FC 2

Kilcock Celtic took the honours in this Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 game when they overcame under strength Clane United by five goals to two as they battle it out for a promotion spot and a return to the Premier.
Clane Utd came to town with a very limited squad but showed some true grit and determination over the 90 mins despite the result. Within the first 10 mins there were chances for both teams, Kilcock had the better of these and possibly should have taken their chances. Clane also had a chance early in the game from a break away courtesy of Aaron Hickson but home keeper Aaron Stone was equal to the task. It was end to end until the 25th minute when the game strung to live on the 27th minutes when the home side got on the scoresheet following a great break by Jack Foley,  squaring the ball to Shane Fitzgerald inside the box, whom after a spill by the Clane goalkeeper,  calmly finished into an empty net to put his side 1-0 up
Both teams were still having a go,  and after 35 mins, Kilcock went 2-0 when Jaime Kearney, after coming on early for an injury to Jamie Taggart, scored his 1st of the game and first of the season. Clane still had their chances, and just on half time, they brought the game back to 2-1. A ball into the Kilcock area wasn't cleared properly and a Clane defender unfortunately put into his own net to leaving the home side with a 2-1 advantage going into the break.
The second half started with Clane having the better of the early exchanges but they found the Kilcock defence in a mean mood. The home side began to get a foothold again and extended their lead to two goals on 61 minutes when Shane Fitzgerald scored his second and his side’s third. After good play on the wing by Brian Sheridan, he cut inside and with a fine pass in behind the Clane defence,  Shane again showed composer by slotting the ball into the far corner of Odhran Lally’s net. Clane never relented and kept plugging away with Kilcock not having it as easy as the scoreline suggests. Going into the latter stages of the game the eventual winners added their fourth with another goal from Shane Fitzgerald after a great through ball by Michael Shaw,  Shane found himself one on one with keeper Lally to finish neatly. Four minutes later Clane deservedly got a second to make it 4-2 after the Kilcock defence gave away a free kick at the edge of the box, a great ball into the area wasn't defended and Stephen Corrigan oblidged with a header into the far corner of Aaron Stone’s net. This only gave Clane more momentum to try and get their 3rd of the game, but with only a few mins left to go, Kilcock scored their 5th of the game, after great footwork by Kezzie Ejioji inside the 6 yard box, he evaded a few defenders and after a fine pass inside the area Jaime Kearney side footed the ball into the net for his second of the day to leave the final score at 5-2 to the home side which still keeps them in contention for a promotion spot. Best for the winners were Shane Fitzgerald and Jamie Kearney while for a depleted Clane Aaron Hickson, Jack Crowmley, Alan Mahony, Niall Walsh and Johnny Quinn tried best.

Teams
Kilcock Celtic – Aaron Stone, Brian Elliott, Adam Hamilton, Gavin Byrne, Lee Casey, Kyle Staunton, Shane Fitzgerald, Michael Shaw, Brian Sheridan, Josh Foley, Jamie Taggert, Wayne Henderson, Jamie Kearney, Matigu Julue, Kai Eljoi, Ben Cauldwell, Mark Munnelly, Karl Cummins.
Clane United FC – Odhran Lally, Alan Mahony, Niall Walsh, Stephen Corrigan, Niall McDaid, Cian Byrne, Jack Crowley, Johnny Quinn, Andy Watson, Aaron Hickson, Richard Philips.
Referee – Alan Finn.
14 August 2016
Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
Kilcock Celtic 5 Clane United FC 2
Feature Game – Leinster Leader

Kilcock Celtic took the honours in this Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1 game when they overcame under strength Clane United by five goals to two as they battle it out for a promotion spot and a return to the Premier.
Clane Utd came to town with a very limited squad but showed some true grit and determination over the 90 mins despite the result. Within the first 10 mins there were chances for both teams, Kilcock had the better of these and possibly should have taken their chances. Clane also had a chance early in the game from a break away courtesy of Aaron Hickson but home keeper Aaron Stone was equal to the task. It was end to end until the 25th minute when the game strung to live on the 27th minutes when the home side got on the scoresheet following a great break by Jack Foley,  squaring the ball to Shane Fitzgerald inside the box, whom after a spill by the Clane goalkeeper,  calmly finished into an empty net to put his side 1-0 up
Both teams were still having a go,  and after 35 mins, Kilcock went 2-0 when Jaime Kearney, after coming on early for an injury to Jamie Taggart, scored his 1st of the game and first of the season. Clane still had their chances, and just on half time, they brought the game back to 2-1. A ball into the Kilcock area wasn't cleared properly and a Clane defender unfortunately put into his own net to leaving the home side with a 2-1 advantage going into the break.
The second half started with Clane having the better of the early exchanges but they found the Kilcock defence in a mean mood. The home side began to get a foothold again and extended their lead to two goals on 61 minutes when Shane Fitzgerald scored his second and his side’s third. After good play on the wing by Brian Sheridan, he cut inside and with a fine pass in behind the Clane defence,  Shane again showed composer by slotting the ball into the far corner of Odhran Lally’s net. Clane never relented and kept plugging away with Kilcock not having it as easy as the scoreline suggests. Going into the latter stages of the game the eventual winners added their fourth with another goal from Shane Fitzgerald after a great through ball by Michael Shaw,  Shane found himself one on one with keeper Lally to finish neatly. Four minutes later Clane deservedly got a second to make it 4-2 after the Kilcock defence gave away a free kick at the edge of the box, a great ball into the area wasn't defended and Stephen Corrigan oblidged with a header into the far corner of Aaron Stone’s net. This only gave Clane more momentum to try and get their 3rd of the game, but with only a few mins left to go, Kilcock scored their 5th of the game, after great footwork by Kezzie Ejioji inside the 6 yard box, he evaded a few defenders and after a fine pass inside the area Jaime Kearney side footed the ball into the net for his second of the day to leave the final score at 5-2 to the home side which still keeps them in contention for a promotion spot. Best for the winners were Shane Fitzgerald and Jamie Kearney while for a depleted Clane Aaron Hickson, Jack Crowmley, Alan Mahony, Niall Walsh and Johnny Quinn tried best.

Teams
Kilcock Celtic – Aaron Stone, Brian Elliott, Adam Hamilton, Gavin Byrne, Lee Casey, Kyle Staunton, Shane Fitzgerald, Michael Shaw, Brian Sheridan, Josh Foley, Jamie Taggert, Wayne Henderson, Jamie Kearney, Matigu Julue, Kai Eljoi, Ben Cauldwell, Mark Munnelly, Karl Cummins.
Clane United FC – Odhran Lally, Alan Mahony, Niall Walsh, Stephen Corrigan, Niall McDaid, Cian Byrne, Jack Crowley, Johnny Quinn, Andy Watson, Aaron Hickson, Richard Philips.
Referee – Alan Finn.

14 August 2016
CR WYNNE
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS.

With most Senior teams out on Senior Cup duty this weekend the only League game to take place was the meeting on League hopefuls and last season’s runners up Naas United against Eleson United who have been struggling of late as they try to hold onto their Senior status by a thread. Eleson will be pleased to gain another valuable point with their keeper Philip Doyle in goal to thanks as he was the busiest man on the pitch pulling off saves time and time again to deny Naas a win.
It was 0-0 at the break in an uneventful first half but the game burst into life ten minutes after the restart when a Shane Bowers 30 yard free looped into the Naas net with KDFL goal keeper of the month for July Aaron Smith left stranded. Three minutes later Naas had a gilt edged opportunity to draw level when they were awarded a penalty but Vinny McCarthy’s well placed spot kick was expertly saved by Doyle in the home goal. Five minutes later Naas did equalise when McCarthy took advantage of some sloppy defending. Eleson reeling from the equaliser took the game to Naas and deservedly went ahead for the second time when Joe Bowers finished neatly to put Eleson 2-1 up. The visitors piled on the pressure for the last fifteen and won another penalty which again was saved brilliantly by Doyle, however the rebound fell nicely to David O Connell who made no mistake from close range to equalise leaving the final score at 2-2. Best for Eleson were Joe Bowers, Dale Bowers and man of the match keeper Philip Doyle while for Naas who will be hoping to improve on this performance, Jamie Dunne, Sean Crofton and Vinny McCarthy were best.

Three of the McIntyre Senior Cup Quarter Finals were up for decision at the weekend. The first being the meeting of Woodstock Celts and Caragh Cetlic on Saturday evening with the home side coming away with an easy 4-1 win against a depleted Caragh outfit. Woodstock struck as early as the second minute when awarded a penalty for handball and Stephen Donovan did the honours to put his side 1-0 up. The lead didn’t last too long however as Caragh were awarded a penalty of their own ten minutes later with Noel Byrne giving Mick Lawless no chance to make it 1-1. Michael Walsh put the home side in front once more on the half hour with a sweet header and he repeated the process to make it 3-1 ten minutes later and the score remained the same until the break. Woodstock introduced Craig Dunphy at the interval, making his welcomed return to the fold having sustained a nasty leg break last season. He immediately made an impact and put the home side 4-1 up after fifteen minutes with a 25 yard screamer, giving the visiting keeper no chance. The visitors did have their chances to reduce the deficit with both Bowers coming close but in truth the result was never in doubt. Best for the winners were defender James Lammon, Michael Walsh in midfield and Dunphy up front, while for a Caragh outfit who have seen better days Colm McLoughlin in defence and Brian Nolan and Gareth Byrne in midfield were best. Best wishes to Caragh’s Tony Farrell who sustained a nasty injury and we hope he recovers well and makes a return shortly.

Clane United have also booked themselves a place in the Semi Final draw when they were victorious on penalties after extra time against a battling Rathangan side. Clane went one nil up after ten minutes with a brilliant Stephen Dunne volley. The game opned up after that and there were chances at both end but the score remained tied at 1-1 to the break. Rathangan started the better in the second half but fell behind on the break when Ciaran Quinn lobbed the visiting keeper from 30 yards to make it 2-0 midway through the half. Rathangan dragged themselves back into the game when they reduced the deficit soon after through Sam O Loughlin and they rallied for the remainder of the half and drew level with a stunning free kick from Tom Mercer with two minutes remaining to bring the tie to extra time. In an uneventful twenty minutes the game went to the dreaded shootout where Clane proved the more accurate under pressure. Best for the winners were Jack Kelly and Stephen Dunne while best for Rathangan were Shane Kennedy, Ciaran Behan, Tommy Power and Tom Mercer.

In the final Quarter of the day Ballycane came up against Suncroft for the second time in a week hoping to overturn their disappointing 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Croft the previous Sunday. The home side got out of the blocks early and broke the deadlock after only two minutes with a sublime volley from Jamie Rogers to put his side 1-0 up. The Croft found their feet and were level with three minutes when Aaron McDonald proved clinical in front of goal. Declan Hanley put the visitors 2-1 ahead after twelve minutes with a neat finish to a fine move. However Ballycane were not to be beaten and five minutes later drew level when a Wayne Doyle inch perfect pass found Jamie Rogers for his and his side’s second to make it 2-2. With the game tied at half time looming it the next goal would prove to be vital as Suncroft edged ahead just before the half time whistle through Declan Hanley with his second, a sweetly struck volley on the turn following a three man move to give his side the advantage. The home side came out all guns blazing in the second half in search of an equaliser and had chances early on through Rogers but it was Suncroft who extended their lead when Shane Bennett got in for the all important cushion the away side needed to put the game beyond the ‘Cane. Best for the winners were Gary Connolly, Shane Bennett, Aaron McDonald, Declan Hanley, Tommy Doyle, Capt Ray Coleman and man of the match Mikey O Toole, while for Ballycane, who will rue their missed chances, Wayne Doyle in midfield and Jamie Rogers and Vernon Nolan up front excelled.
14 August 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK


Goal Keeper Philip Doyle Eleson United FC

Defenders Mikey O Toole Suncroft AFC
Ciaran Behan Rathangan AFC
Colm McLoughlin Caragh Celtic FC
James Fennell Woodstock Celts FC

Midfield Wayne Doyle Ballycane Celtic
Jamie Dunne Naas United FC
Jack Kelly Clane United FC
Joe Bowers Eleson United FC

Strikers Tom Mercer Rathangan AFC
Michael Walsh Woodstock Celts FC
14 August 2016
KDFL Results Sequence
Weekending 14 August 2016

Monday 8th August 2016

Joe Rooney Cup (Quarter Finals)

Kilcullen AFC 2 1 Castle Villa AFC
Kildare Town AFC 5 0 Mountmellick United FC
Edenderry Town AFC 3 2 Allenwood Celtic FC

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1

Portlaoise AFC/Sallins Celtic (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Rathangan AFC 0 6 Naas AFC
KIlcock Celtic 4 2 Clane United FC

Wednesday 10th August 2016

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1

Kildare Town AFC 9 1 Edenderry Town AFC

Thursday 11th August 2016

KDFL League Shield (Prelim)
(10 mins EW ET & Penalty Rule apply)

Kinnegad Juniors 3 3 Kilcock Celtic FC
(Kilcock win 5-4 on penalties AET)

Friday 12th August 2016.

Aermax Premier Division

Coill Dubh AFC 4 1 Kilcullen AFC

Saturday 13th August 2015

McIntyre Senior Cup (Quarter Final)

Woodstock Celts 4 1 Caragh Celtic FC


Division 1/2/3 Shield (Round 1)

Clongorey United 3 1 Grangecon AFC
Caragh Celtic 1 6 Moone Celtic FC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup (Quarter Final)

Rathangan AFC 0 1 Newbridge Town (Div 1)

CR Wynne Senior Division

Eleson United FC 2 2 Naas United FC

Aermax Premier Division

Kildare Town AFC 4 1 Monasterevin AFC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1

Monasterevin AFC 4 3 Coill Dubh AFC
Caragh Celtic 4 8 Kildare Town AFC
Athy Town AFC (Idle)

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Bridge Utd 1 3 Newbridge Town AFC
Enfield Celtic 1 4 Maynooth Town AFC
Kildare Town AFC 3 0 Caragh Celtic
Coill Dubh AFC/Straffan AFC

Sunday 14th August 2016.

McIntyre Senior Cup (Quarter Finals)

Clane United FC 2 2 Rathangan AFC
(Clane Utd win 4-2 on penalties AET)
Ballycane Celtic 2 4 Suncroft AFC

Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup (Quarter Finals)

Bridgewood Celtic 3 2 Newbridge FC
Athy Town AFC 4 1 Newbridge Colts FC

KDFL Division 1/2/3 Shield (Round 1)

Suncroft AFC 2 4 Maynooth Town AFC
Castle Villa AFC 0 2 Liffey Athletic FC
Kinnegad Juniors FC OFF Newbridge Hotspurs (Div 2)
Monasterevin AFC 0 0 Kildare Town AFC
(Monasterevin win 4-3 on penalties AET)

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Liffey Celtic/Redwood FC/Castle Villa AFC (Idle)

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Newbridge Hotspurs 4 1 Galhoy FC
Kilcock Celtic 5 2 Clane United FC
Monread FC (Idle)

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Liffey Celtic FC 3 3 Athy Town AFC
Naas AFC 3 1 Johnstown United FC
Allenwood Celtic (Idle)

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Newbridge Hotspurs FC 2 2 Redwood FC
Clane United/Donard FC (Idle)
7 August 2016
KDFL Womens Division 2
Naas AFC 3 Mountmellick United 2
Feature Games - Herald

Naas AFC won the battle of the chasing pack on Monday evening when they overcame a game Mountmellick United by the odd goal in five in this thrilling encounter at Naas SC.
The home side are now just one point behind league leaders Allenwood Celtic, still all to play for in this exciting division. Naas started the brighter maintaining possession in midfield, creating chance after chance for the eventual winners. The visiting rearguard had to be at their best from the tip off as Naas’s Laura Cusack found Ella Fitzgerald in space, she beat three players and pulled the trigger from the edge of the box but the impressive Linda Lee at the heart of the visiting defence block well to snuff out the danger.
Naas were well on top at this stage with Alice Linehan causing all kinds of problem down the left and they could have opened the scoring after nine minutes when she went on a mazy run and crossed from the end line, the cross was initially spilled by Mountmellick custodian Jenny Parkinson but she recovered well to smother the ball at the feat of the inrushing Aoibheann Woods.
The visitors always looked dangerous on the break and shortly afterwards Caoimhe Kenna and Autumn O’Neill combined down the right to cross for Danielle Feane who fired just over Nikki Behan’s crossbar from the edge of the area. Midway through the half Alice Linehan had another great effort blocked by Mountmellick keeper Parkinson denying the home side of an opener and two minutes later Naas had a further chance just wide from Laura Cusack.
The all important break through came at the other end just before half time when Ali Richardson latched onto a free over the top her shot was blocked by keeper Behan but fell kindly to Danielle Feane who tapped in to an empty net putting the visitors 1-0 up going into the break.
The visitors doubled their advantage four minutes after the resumption when Caoimhe Kenna broke through the Naas defence to set up Autumn O Neill for her first and her side’s second.
The home side made some technical changes in an effort to get something from the game and this paid dividends almost immediately when Manager Jimmy Langton introduced Meabh O Brien and Emma Byrne. Midway through the half the home side reduced the deficit when Aoibheann Woods set up Alice Linehan to fire home from an acute angle and they drew level five minutes later when substitute Emma Byrne when she was set up by a very impressive Woods. A rejuvenated Naas went all out for the winner and this came seventeen minutes from time when Linehan added her second following good work from Aine Cummins and Shannon Doheny for the home side to claim all three points from a shell shocked Mountmellick. Best for the winners were Aine Cummins, Aoibheann Woods, Laura Cusack, Ella Fitzgerald and a stand out performance from Alice Linehan. While for Mountmellick Linda Lee and Danielle Feane were best.

Teams
Naas AFC – Nikki Behan, Lisa Roberts, Zara Wright, Sheila McNamee, Gemma Collins, Laura Cusack, Alice Linehan, Aoibheann Woods, Aine Cummins, Ella Fitzgerald, Shannon Doheny, Aisling Stapleton, Johanna Cummins, Meabh O Brien, Emma Byrne, Aoife McGrath, Orlaith Whilte, Rebecca Devlin.
Mountmellick United FC – Jenny Parkinson, Michelle Carroll, Ali Richardson, Linda Lee, Niamh Coss, Lisa Guinan, Caoimhe Kenna, Susan Lee, Danielle Feane, Autumn O Neill, Christine Riordan, Patrice McEvoy, Katie Casey, Jessica Brennan.
Referee – D Whelan.
7 August 2016
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Clane United FC 2 1 Eleson United FC
Feature game – Leader

A Ben Kelly 90th minute winner for Clane United saw them steal all three points in this entertaining tie at Doctors road which saw the home side clinch a 2-1 win at the death and gain a well earned three points in their battle with Eleson United, both of whom are fighting for their lives in the top flight.
Both sides were guilty of some woeful finishing as their final touch eluded them in front of goal. The home side took the lead after fifteen minutes following a fantastic individual effort from the impressive Stephen Dunne. Almost from the tip off the visitors should have equalised but Joe Bowers effort was well saved by Patrick O Suichru in the home goal.
The visitors had several chances before the break to draw level, the first coming from Seanie Leeson following closely by another missed opportunity from Daniel Brady saw Eleson trailing by the narrowest of margins going into the break.
Clane took the initiative after the restart as they went in search of another to put the game beyond Eleson but time and time again they were denied by the heroics of visiting keeper Philip Doyle together with some poor finishing it. With five minutes remaining Clane were to rue their missed chances as Eleson grabbed an equaliser when Joe Bowers beat O Suichru from close range t make it 1-1. Eleson now on their uppers went all out for a late win but were caught on the break by Clane and a mix up in defence allowed Ben Kelly in for what proved to be the winner. A welcomed three points for the north Kildare side which sees them languish in the danger area. Best for the winners were Trevor Beale and hero Kelly, while for a disappointed Eleson, who are finding the going tough this season in the Senior, Shane Taaffe, Shane Buckley and scorer Bowers were best.

Teams
Clane United FC – Patrick O Suichru, Ciaran Quinn, Gavin Cox, Gavin O Dwyer, Robbie Philips, Trevor Beale, Neil Cox, Aeneas Murphy, Stephen Dunne, Ben Kelly, Daragh Deane, Danny Callan, Aaron Hickson, Oisin DeBurca.
Eleson United – Philip Doyle, Shane Buckey, Dale Bowers, Shane Taaffe, Joe Bowers, Ciaran, Swords, Kevin Harris, Shane Bowers, Sean Leeson, Daniel Brady, Johnny Byrne, Sean Smullen, Anthony Farrell, Joe Kenny, Thomas Kavanagh, Brian Smith.
Referee – P Donnelly.

7 August 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

No change at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division following two rounds of games this week. Liffey Celtic sitting pretty at the top with two points now separating them from Woodstock in second palce with Naas Utd, Caragh and Ballycane Celtic all nipping at their heels. Woodstock and Caragh with two games in hand are looking very dangerous as they scrape out point after point on the front runners. All in all this is probably one of the most exciting run ins for many years with only five points separating the top five teams.

A very important point gained by Liffey at Newhall on Sunday when they clinched a late late equaliser from their near neighbours Caragh Celtic in this very entertaining game in front of a large crowd. This point they added to their three gained during the week following their 3-0 win over lowly Rathangan. It was the visitors who took the initiate early in the game as they shaded the early exchanges and were it not for some latch ditch defending by the current champs they could have found themselves behind from the off. Caragh, fresh from their 1-1 draw with second placed Woodstock Celts, finally broke the deadlock after twenty minutes with a great individual effort from Wayne Bowers to leave them 1-0 up going into the break. Liffey came out in the second half with a more determined side and draw level after ten minutes when Trevor Connolly nipped in to equalise from 10 yards and it was game on as the it opened up with both sides searching for the all important winner. Caragh edged ahead with a pile driver of a free kick ten with 15 minutes remaining. Liffey showed great character and resolve as they threw everything at Caragh and with eight minutes remaining clinch a point when JP McDonagh was taken down in the box and Darren Kilbey cooly slotted home the resultant penalty to make to 2-2. Best for the home side were Graham McCormack, Darren Kilbey and Trevor Connolly while for the visitors Declan Campbell and Alan Campbell in defence, Darren Heavey in midfield and Wayne Bowers up front excelled.

Another hard fought game in the Senior on Sunday saw Athy side Woodstock Celts edge out their nearest rivals Naas United with a 1-0 victory. Woodstock having slugged out a 1-1 draw with Caragh on Wednesday evening started brightly but could not break down a solid Naas defence. In a game of very few chances both sides cancelled each other out in midfield. Woodstock should have edged ahead early in the second half when Eddie Roycroft found himself one on one with the visiting keeper however he fluffed his shot and it dribbled wide. With both sides heading for a draw Eddie Roycroft who was proving a handful for the visitors broke free and was bundled over in the box for a penalty. The lethal Stevie Donovan stepped up to cooly slot home to give Woodstock the lead, which they held to the end to gain the all important three points which now sees them two points off leaders Liffey. Best for the winners were James Lammon at centre half, Johnny Fennell at left back, and scorer Donovan while for Naas Keeper Aaron Smith, Mick Ahern, Paddy Diamond and Alan Crowe excelled.

Suncroft AFC fresh from their 2-1 glorious win over Woodstock Celts in the League Cup last Sunday faced Ballycane Celtic, although in fifth spot on the table are always dangerous and can never be taken for granted. The game burst into life from the off and the Croft could have found themselves 1-0 up after five minutes but Aaron McDonald was unlucky to see his lob just wide of the post. Two minutes later they deservedly broke the deadlock when Declan Hanley pounced with a fine strike on the turn and the ball nestled in the bottom corner of the visitors net. They doubled their advantage on the 23rd minute when Dylan Connolly finished a fine three man move involving Hanley and Shane Bennett. Ballycane were always dangerous on the break and could have reduced the deficit before the half ended but Dermot Doyle was unlucky to see his well struck effort rattle off the Croft crossbar. The visitors were left reeling when a defensive error saw the home side go 3-0 up just before the half time whistle when Shane Bennett score a fine goal with a sweet strike low to the keeper right to send his side in with a commanding lead. Ballycane came out more determined after the break following what must have been some stern words from Manager Paul Lawlor and they bombarded the home side. Midway through the half they got on the scoreboard with a well taken opportunity from Robert Heavey. Ballycane kept the pressure mounting and only for some fine goal keeping from Ciaran Killaly and excellent defensive work could have found Ballycane edging somewhat closer. However the home side regrouped and found another gear and added to their tally when substitute Peter McDonald added the Croft’s fourth following some good approach work from the impressive Dylan Connolly. Now in cruise control the home side wrapped up what was a good day at the office with a fifth, when Shane Bennett added his second. Best for the Croft were Declan Hanley, Gary Connolly, Mikey O Toole, Shane Bennett, Ray Coleman, James Lanigan and a man of the match performance from Dylan Connolly. Chris Higgins and Robert Heavey were the only ones to shine for an out of sorts Ballycane Celtic, who will need to go back to the drawing board if they are to remain in contention.

Eleson United gladly secured a well deserved three points as they battle for their survival in the Top flight when they overcame Newbies Redwood on a slender scoreline of 2-1. Redwood still on a high from their midweek away win over Castle Villa found the game an uphill battle as Eleson were determined to improve on their poor midweek performance against Clane which saw them on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline. Redwood did however start brightly and the first chance of the game fell after 20 minutes when Eoin Kavanagh saw his 25 yard screamer just shave the Eleson crossbar. The visitors started to string some good passing moves together and were rewarded soon after when Eleson failed to deal with a Redwood free kick and Johnny Finnegan reacted first time to hammer home the opener. Eleson were quick to react and were on level terms soon after with a great three man moved finished by Joe Bowers. The home side were unlucky not to go ahead just before the break when they were awarded a penalty for handball however visiting keeper Mark Kinchen saved superbly. Redwood started the second half brightly and Kavanagh was unlucky no to give his side the advantage when his super free kick glanced of the Eleson upright. Eleson threw every at Redwood after this let off and deservedly got a winner with minutes remaining when Joe Bowers finished well following good work from Sean Leeson to give them a well deserved victory. Best for the winners were Danny Brady and Shane Taaffe in defence, Sean Leeson up front and man of the match Joe Bowers in midfield while for a disappointed Redwood who should have got something from the game Eoin Kavanagh, Bernard Redmond and Sean Brady were best.

Finally Castle Villa got their first home win of the season with a thoroughly deserved 2-0 victory over Clane United. Clane who had turned Eleson over during the week surely fancied their chances in Mullarney Park as Villa came into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Naas side Redwood on Wednesday evening. Villa however did not read the script as they took the game to the North Kildare side from the off taking possession of the first half hour. Despite their dominance Villa failed to impressed in the final third of the pitch and this gave Clane the confidence to get back into the game. Both sides went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break. The second half started with both sides again cancelling each other out until the 70th minute when Villa eventually got on the scoresheet courtesy of a Roy Byrne tap in. Clane had a couple of half chances thereafter, most notably from Ben Kelly and Cian Byrne but they could find no way past a well marshalled Villa backline. It was the home side however who finished the stronger doubling their advantage two minutes from time following the best move of the game in which Stephen McDonald laid the ball neatly for Cian Clearly who in turn set up Eric Lyons to neatly slot home. Best for the winners were Vinny Dowling, Aaron Murphy and Jordan Harmon. While for Clane, Ben Kelly and Cian Byrne were best.
7 August 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Goal Keeper Mark Kinchen Redwood FC


Defenders Alan Campbell Caragh Celtic
Johnny Fennell Woodstock Celts
Stephen McDonald Castle Villa AFC
Shane Taaffe Eleson United FC

Midfielders Darren Kilbey Liffey Celtic
Paddy Diamond Naas United FC
Robert Heavey Ballycane Celtic
Joe Bowers Eleson United FC

Strikers Ben Kelly Clane United FC
Shane Bennett Suncroft AFC
7 August 2016
Important Notice
Important Notice
Due to failing light the League intend to revert back to Sunday for all those Junior teams who currently play on Saturdays. This will commence for the fixtures weekending Sunday 21st August. Also for our Womens Sections please note Monday 15th of August is the last of the Monday kick offs.
All remaining Womens games in the League and cup games will be scheduled for Sundays.
Can all the womens clubs/teams please indicate your preferred kick off time of 11AM or 2PM for your league games (By email to the League Secretary). (Cup Final days and kick off times may vary) Please advise all relevant members of your Club of these important changes to avoid any confusion.
7 August 2016
KDFL Results Sequence
Weekending 7th August 2016

Monday 1st August 2016

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1

Portlaoise AFC 2 2 Kilcullen AFC
Kildare Town AFC OFF Edenderry Town AFC
Castle Villa AFC/Sallins Celtic (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Naas AFC 3 2 Mountmellick Utd
Rathangan AFC 0 1 Kilcock Celtic
Allenwood Celtic/Clane Utd (Idle)

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Clane United FC 2 1 Eleson United FC
Caragh Celtic FC 1 1 Woodstock Celts
Suncroft AFC 5 1 Ballycane Celtic FC
Castle Villa AFC 1 2 Redwood FC
Rathangan AFC 0 3 Liffey Celtic FC
Naas United FC (Idle)

Aermax Premier Division

Clonmullion AFC 1 1 Kilcullen AFC
Monasterevin AFC 9 0 Coill Dubh AFC
Bridgewood Celtic 0 4 Kildare Town AFC
Newbridge FC 2 5 Newbridge Colts
Athy Town AFC 1 2 Naas United FC

Thursday 4th August 2016

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Grangecon AFC 1 4 Johnstown Utd
Kildare Town AFC 3 3 Allenwood Celtic FC
Naas AFC 0 1 Liffey Celtic FC
Athy Town AFC 1 5 Newbridge Hotspurs FC
Suncroft AFC (idle)

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Monasterevin AFC 1 3 Liffey Athletic FC
Clongorey United 4 1 Castle Villa AFC
Caragh Celtic FC 0 2 Newbridge Hotspurs FC
Donard FC 6 0 Clane United FC
Redwood FC (Idle)

Saturday 6th August 2016.

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Woodstock Celts 1 0 Naas United FC
Eleson United FC 2 1 Redwood FC

Aermax Premier Division

Clonmullion FC 1 1 Naas United FC

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Liffey Athletic FC 4 1 Redwood FC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup (Quarter Finals)

Bridge United FC 0 1 Coill Dubh AFC Div 2
Kildare Town Div 1 3 0 Coill Dubh AFC D1
Kildare Town Div 2 2 1 Maynooth Town AFC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Shield (Quarter Finals)

Newbridge Town Div2 3 2 Straffan AFC
Caragh Celtic Div 1 2 2 Athy Town AFC
Caragh Celtic Div 2 0 3 Enfield Celtic


Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1

Monasterevin AFC (Idle)

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2
Rathangan AFC (Idle)

Sunday 7th August 2016.

Lumsden League Cup (Round 3)

Bridgewood Celtic 6 1 Newbridge Town Over 35s

KDFL League Shield (Prelims)

Kinnegad Juniors OFF Kilcock Celtic FC
Athy Town AFC 3 1 Ballycane Celtic FC

Aermax Division 3 Cup (Quarter Final)

Caragh Celtic FC 1 2 Donard FC

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Castle Villa AFC 2 0 Clane United FC
Liffey Celtic 2 2 Caragh Celtic FC
Rathangan AFC (Idle)

Aermax Premier Division

Monasterevin AFC 3 1 Newbridge FC
Kilcullen AFC 0 4 Kildare Town AFC
Newbridge Colts FC 2 1 Coill Dubh AFC

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Galhoy FC 4 2 Moone Celtic FC
Clane United FC 2 7 Newbridge HotspursFC
Monread AFC 5 0 Maynooth Town AFC

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Johnstown United FC 6 2 Kildare Town AFC
Suncroft AFC 7 0 Grangecon AFC
Athy Town AFC 1 5 Naas AFC
Liffey Celtic FC 2 0 Allenwood Celtic (ABANDONED 39MINS/player injury)/Reschedule)
Newbridge Hotpsurs (Idle)

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Monasterevin AFC 0 1 Clongorey United FC
Newbridge Hotspurs 3 3 Clane United FC
Castle Villa AFC (idle)
24 July 2016
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1
Coill Dubh AFC 1 Newbridge Town AFC 1
Feature Game – Herald.

Coill Dubh AFC missed out on extending their lead at the top of the Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1 on Saturday when they could only manage a draw against midtable Newbridge Town AFC. The game started with both team finding it hard to find much room to play as the ball was played out in the middle third of the pitch. Coill Dubh had the first chance of the game when a George Byrne shot hit Derek Meade’s side netting. The home side began to dominate in midfield with good play from Wayne Fogarty on the right side and John Corkish in the centre of midfield creating some half chances for front runners George Byrne and Darren O Shea. The visitors came more into the game as the half progressed with Ollie Lambe and Stephen O Hagan looking dangerous in front of goal however the Coill Dubh defence well marshalled by Pat King held firm.
Coill Dubh had their keeper Noel Morgan to thank when he made two fine saves from Shane Boyle and Ollie Lambe just before halftime to keep it 0-0 going into the break.
On the resumption the home side came out of the block quickly, threatening the goals, with Garreth King having some good chances to find the net but failed to finish. Coill Dubh maintained the pressure and won several corners but were found wanting in front of goal.With the Newbridge defence stretched Coill Dubh worked some good play down the right side, John Corkish crossing in with Newbridge conceding a corner. George Byrne whipped in a great ball where Pat King rose highest a headed in to find the net and put the home side 1-0 up. Coill Dubh where very much on top but couldn't finish Newbridge off.. In the dying minutes Newbridge went for it and got an equaliser after Coill Dubh failed to clear a corner and Newbridge scrambled the ball over the line. Both teams struggled to perform on the day with a draw being a fair result overall.
Best for Coill Dubh were Noel Morgan in goals John Corkish Wayne Fogarty and George Byrne up front and defender and scorer Pat King also impressed.

Teams
Coill Dubh – Noel Morgan, Michael Roebottom, Derek Smith, Cathal Cronin, Pat King, Peter Nolan, Tom O Shea, John Corkish, George Byrne, Wayne Fogarty, Darren O Shea, Jim Gill, Chris Spellman, Luke Gannon, Gary Tennison, Gareth King.
Newbridge Town AFC – Derek Meade, Alan Feane, Ciaran Furlong, John Fitzpatrick, Aaron Bolton, Danny Whelan, John Paul Lee, Donal McFadden, Shane Boyle, Ollie Lambe, Stephen O Hagan, Dave Turner, Eugene Donovan, Wayne Callaghan, Hugh Flemming.
Referee – Danielle Hickey.
24 July 2016
Casey Division 2 Cup (Quarter Final)
Newbridge Hotspurs 2 Johnstown United 3
Feature Game – Leinster Leader

Cooks Cabin Division 2 third placed Johnstown United FC secured their passage to the Semi Final of the Casey Division 2 Cup with a hard fought 3-2 win over second placed Newbridge Hotspurs. The eventual winners got out of the starting blocks straight from the tip off and raced into a commanding two goal lead after twenty minutes.
The visitors drew blood after ten minutes following a good passage of play which saw Miguel Abodorin finish clinically past Keith Doyle in the home goal to put his side 1-0 up. The Naas side doubled their advantage ten minutes later with Stephen Cole heading home from close range following some good build up work from Sean O Connor and Jordan Martella.
Hotspurs finally woke up after conceding the second goal and began to get on top in the middle of the park but the leaders held firm with defender Sean O Connor playing a captains role in the heart of the Johnstown defence to see his side go in 2-0 up at the break.
The home side continued their dominance after the restart in an effort to get back into the game and they were rewarded after fifteen minutes when Dylan Aulsbury finished well from close range to put the minimum between the sides. Soon after it was all square as Hotpsurs with their tails up grabbed an equaliser through a Mikey Rooney free kick to make it 2-2 and all to play for in the last twenty minutes.
Johnstown finally secured their Semi Final spot when on the counter attach Miguel Abodorin scored his second and his side’s third for the all important winner as the game entered the closing stages. Hotpsurs were unlucky not to bring the game to extra time when some inspired goal keeping by visiting keeper Nathan Fitzharris secured his side’s victory. Best for the winners were Captain Sean O Connor at sweeper while for a disappointed Hotspurs centre half John O Brien and Lee Kearney up front were best.

Teams
Newbridge Hotspurs – Keith Doyle, Paul Byrne, Johnny O Brien, Mickey Murphy, Steve Moran, John McKenna, Beuno Walraven, Scott O Sullivan, Dylan Aulsbury, Lee Kearney, Dan Kavanagh, Ian Moore, Alan McCoy, James Quinn.
Johnstown United FC – Nathan Fitzharris, Peter Fagan, Niall O Connor, Frank Abeadean, Sean O Connor, Liam O Connor, Jordan Martella, Stephen Cole, Dean Conway, Wayne Long, Miguel Abodorin, Stephen Power, Jordan Murphy, Niall McDonnell.
Referee – John Black.




24 July 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

Following two rounds of game over the last week, things are tighter than ever at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division with an incredible five points between the top five teams leading to a seriously competitive run in for all. With two of the front runners Woodstock and Caragh idle at the weekend it gave others the opportunity to play catch up however Naas United were the only ones to capitalise on it as Liffey and Suncroft and Ballycane and Castle Villa were all honours even.

Following their convincing 3-1 win during the week over Newbies Redwood FC, leader’s Liffey Celtic who top the division by the narrowest of margins lost the opportunity to extend their lead when they could only manage a draw with newly promoted Suncroft on Sunday. The Croft, fresh from their Wednesday night defeat at the hands of Clane United came into the game with new resolve and showed they can mix with the best of them when they gained a valuable point again current champions Liffey Celtic. The home side started the brighter and should have been 1-0 up early on when JP McDonagh rattled the Croft bar after five minutes. However it was the Croft who opened the scoring with a fine effort from Dylan Connolly but Liffey equalised soon after with a well taken header from David O Connor following some good approach work from Phil McCoy. Suncroft gained their advantage again when Shane Bennett put them 2-1 up before Liffey showed great character to come back and gain a valuable point through JP McDonagh. An excellent game to watch for the neutral with best performances for the home side from JP McDonnagh, Trevor Connolly and Graham McCormack while for Suncroft Shane Dillon, Thomas Doyle and Declan Hanley impressed.

Naas United having drawn with Caragh Celtic on Wednesday evening came back with a bang on Saturday evening when they knocked six past Redwood FC in a day to forget for the newcomers. The visitors raced into a two goal lead after five minutes in this local derby with goals from Paddy Diamond and Dylan Coady. Redwood never got going and found themselves trailing further after twenty minutes when Dylan Coady added his second. Redwood’s failure to deal with the mounting attacks from the current League Cup champs saw them on the wrong side of a 5-0 socreline by half time when Naas added a further two quick goals from Vinny McCarthy and Mick King. Redwood Manager George Edwards made some much needed changes at the break which saw them stem the tide in the second half but not before Naas added a sixth through Eoin Doyle. The home side battened down the hatches for the remainder of the half and scored a deserved consolation goal through Mark Murphy in what was their best move of the game. Best for Naas were two goal hero Dylan Coady, Paddy Diamond and Mick Ahern.

A share of the spoils was a fair result in the midtable clash of Ballycane Celtic and Castle Villa AFC at Killashee on Sunday. Villa eventually stopped the rot when they gained a valuable point against the Naas side. In a dour opening 30 minutes there was nothing between the sides until the visitors opened the scoring with a well deserved lead from Murty Farrell. Like so many times before Villa were finally undone for the victory ten minutes from the end when they could no longer withhold the onslaught and Ballycane grabbed an equaliser through their centre half indeed the home side could have stole all three points in the dying moment when Vernon Nolan found himself one on one with Villa keeper Alan Proctor but in his haste he shot narrowly wide. Best for the visitors were Murty Farrell, Timmy Doyle and James Byrne.

With back to back narrow victories over the last week over Castle Villa and Eleson United, Rathangan AFC faired best of all. Although rooted to the bottom of the League these six points will go a long in their efforts to secure Senior League status for next Season. Having beaten Villa on Wednesday evening the Canalsiders came into their game against Eleson with new vigour and went at the Kilmeague men from the tip off. Darragh O Loughlin came close when he saw his shot come off the post after ten minutes and five minutes later a well taken Shane Stains corner saw Mark Cassidy smash a header off the Eleson crossbar. At the other end Eleson almost went ahead against the run of play when a mix up at the back allowed Brian McGrath through however his well taken effort was just off target and the sides went in deadlocked at the break.
Eleson made the break through early in the second half when after a Rathangan corner they won a free kick which was taken quickly with the ball being played over the top and this time McGrath made no mistake to put the visitors 1-0 up. To Rathangan’s credit they kept plugging away and deservedly equalised through Shane Kennedy following from excellent approach work from the impressive Shane Stains. The home side kept the pressure on and grabbed the all three important points with time almost up when a Sam O Loughlin free kick could only be parried by the Eleson keeper and the ball fell kindly to Ciaran Behan who made no mistake from close range to make it 2-1 to Rathangan. Best for the winners were Shane Kennedy, Shane Stains, Sam O Loughlin and Ciaran Behan while for a disappointed Eleson who were deserving of a draw, Shane Taaffe, Shane Buckley and Jason Bowers impressed.
24 July 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK


Goalkeeper Alan Proctor Castle Villa AFC

Defenders Mick Ahern Naas United FC
Shane Buckley Eleson United FC
Shane Dillon Suncroft AFC
Trevor Connolly Liffey Celtic FC

Midfielders Sam O Loughlin Rathangan AFC
John Paul McDonagh Liffey Celtic FC
Mark Murphy Redwood FC
Declan Hanley Suncroft AFC

Strikers Dylan Coady Naas United FC
Paddy Diamond Naas United FC
24 July 2016
Provincial Competition 2016/17
LFA Competition

Please note the following.

1. Entry forms must be completed in full and sent with the relevant fee to the KDFL. The KDFL will then send all League entries en-bloc to the Leinster FA. All completed forms and fees to be sent to the KDFL at the address below NO LATER THAN thursday August 18th. Any entries received after that date will not be guaranteed entry.

2. Leinster Junior Cup (Teams in Senior/Premier/Division 1 and Division 2 only)
3. Leinster Junior Shield (Teams in Division 3 only)
4. Leinster Over 35 Cup (Players must have reached their 35th Birthday to participate)

There are also Youth Cup/Under 19 Cup entry forms attached for your convenience if you Club already have these teams competing in other Leagues
17 July 2016
So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1
Kildare Town AFC 6 Portlaoise AFC 4

The battle for the Womens Top division marches on with Kildare Town capturing a very important win on Monday evening over current League Champs Portlaoise AFC brining to an end their unbeaten run when they were victorious on a scoreline of 6-4 in a thrilling game at Rathbride road.
Kildare started the brighter and opened the scoring after an incredible fifty seconds when Mary Lawless picked up a pass from the tip off from Lea Ronan before taking on the Portlaoise defense, shooting from distance making it 1-0. This lead did not last long as Portlaoise came back fighting within a couple of minutes when Aisling Kehoe played a lovely ball up the field to Colleen Rickard who crossed the ball first time to find Catherine Delaney finish from close range to level matters.
It was end to end stuff, Kildare the far brighter of the sides, with Lea Ronan and Mary Lawless causing the Portlaoise defense serious problems. But it was the visitors who made it 2-1 when they caught Kildare on the break when Jenny O' Neill ran out of defense, playing a beautiful ball across to the oncoming Jenny Conroy, who made no mistake striking it first time to edge ahead. From the tip off Portlaoise kept the pressure going again for goal when a ball was sent out to Catherine Delaney on the wing who then whipped the ball towards the goal, finding Mo Nerney waiting on the edge of the box who took on the defense and struck home making it 3-1 to the away side.

Kildare reduced the deficit midway through the half when Lea Rowan sent a ball into Mary Lawless, who then struck a volley at goal making it 3-2. Portlaoise still in front, saw Kildare mount the pressure even more on the Portlaoise goal and winning a free kick outside the box. It was Mary Lawless who stepped up to score a fantastic goal from distance to level matters for Kildare going into the break.
The home side made their intentions known and went ahead with a close range finish from the excellent Lea Ronan making it 4-3 after five minutes of the restart. Portlaoise struggled to regroup following Kildare’s comeback but they never gave up and won a penalty on seventy minutes when Emma Furlong brought down Mo Nerney in the box , she dusted herself off and dispatched the penalty clinically to draw level at 4 a piece. However, the celebrations were short lived when a silly foul was made down the left wing by Catherine Delaney which gave Kildare’s Mary Lawless another chance at goal, opting to cross this time to the inrushing Lea Ronan and she headed home making it 5-4 five minutes later. Portlaoise pushed to find the breakthrough leaving themselves short at the back and a high ball sent up the field to Kildares Niamh Mulhall saw the Portlaoise keeper make an error, allowing Mulhall to finish from close range leaving the final score at 6-4 in favour of the home side. A poor performance from the reigning champions Portlaoise but all credit must go to Kildare who gave a superb team performance on the day that proved too much for Portlaoise.

Teams
Kildare Town AFC
Aisling Powell Lawless, Christina Breslin, Emma Furlong, Vicky Kelly, Sam Ronan, Simone Bell, Rhona Mulhall, Steph Doyle, Lea Ronan, Mary Lawless, Amanda Duffy, Niamh Mulhall.
Portlaoise AFC
Catherine Mansfield, Niamh Hyland, Bernie Bowe, Aisling Kehoe, Marie Kerins, Ellen Healy, Jenny O Neill, Jenny Conroy, Mo Nerney, Catherine Delaney, Aisling Behan, Colleen Rickard, Aoife Brennan.
Referee – Danny Whelan.
17 July 2016
So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1
Kilcullen AFC 2 Edenderry Town AFC 1

Kilcullen stay in touch with the chasing pack in the So Fresh Entertainment womens division 1 race for the title following this narrow 2 -1 victory over Edenderry Town AFC on Monday which sees them just three points off League Leaders Portlaoise AFC, with a game in hand.
The game started at furious pace with both teams really going full throttle for the win. Kilcullen began to gain control of midfield and had the giant share of the possession but could not break down a solid ‘Town defence backed up by the excellent Amy Barry in the visiting goal. With little or no goal mouth action to note the sides went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break.
The home side came out in the second half with a point to prove and really pushed hard and their persistence paid off when Carmella Morey broke down the right wing and then laid the ball to Ciara Pembroke who then played the ball to Clare (blondie) Kelly to role the ball into the back of the net to put the home side 1-0 up after ten minutes. To Edenderry’s credit they came back fighting deservedly equalised ten minutes later when Abby Stafford sent a delightful corner in for Niamh Farrell to head home past a stranded Andrea Condron in the home goal. The game was end to end with both teams pushing hard for the win but it was the home team who were to provide the moment of brilliance when Clare (blondie) Kelly squared the ball to Sara Murphy who made no mistake to find a winner 10 minutes from time for Kilcullen to steal all three points which may prove very valuable later. Best for the winners were Clare (blondie) Kelly , Brooke Dunne,  Clare (brownie) Kelly and Karen Bell while for a much improved Edenderry Town, Joe Usher, Abbi Stafford and Niamh Farrell were best.

Teams
Kilcullen AFC
Andrea Condron, Clare Kelly, Yvonne Schwer Kirby, Karen Bell, Joanne, Kelly, Sinead McBride, Amy Moran, Clare Kelly, Sara Murphy, Ciara Pembroke, Carmella Morey, Brook Dunne, Shauna Hayes, Jayne Peacocke.
Edenderry Town AFC
Amy Barry, Emily Duffy, Annie Quinn, Jo Usher, Mary Buggle, Abbi Stafford, Emer Lawless, Karen Cummins, Niamh Farrell, Sophie Falco, Drew Moss, Eva Dafe, Courtney Farrell, Megan Higgins, Gemma Buggle McCarron, Ciara Braddock.
Referee ; B Querney.
17 July 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

A Mixed bag of Cup and League action this weekend in the top flight, with all three McIntyre Senior Cup Preliminary games being decided with Woodstock Celts, Suncroft AFC and Liffey Celtic all progressing to the Quarter Final Stage. On the League front victories for Ballycane Celtic and Caragh Cetlic over Rathangan and Clane respectively see the League tightening up even more.

In the Mc Intyre Senior Cup Liffey Celtic had a slim 1-0 victory over Naas United replicating their League victory over them last month. The eventual winners should have been 1-0 up after a minutes but Darren Kilby’s snap shot was expertly saved by the Naas netminder Lar Buggy and the follow up by Stephen Sheridan was fluffed. Kilby also shot wide moments later. The game opened up in the second half with both sides going all out for the win not leaving it to chance. The winner came midway through when a great defence splitting pass from Trevor Connolly to his brother Dan, saw the latter tap in from close range. Best for Liffey in an all round team performance were Stephen Sheridan, Trevor Connolly, JP McDonagh and Graham McCormack while for Naas Vinny McCarty, Alan Crowe and Mick Ahern were best. Liffey now face Eleson United away in the Quarter Finals.

Suncroft also advanced in the Senior Cup and will take on Ballycane Celtic away, following their hard fought 2-1 win over Castle Villa AFC at the Community Grounds. The Croft took the lead just on half time when a pass back towards the Villa defence was intercepted by Shane Bennett who when on a mazy run, bypassing several defenders to slot home past Proctor in the visiting goal to put the Croft 1-0 up at the break. Indeed the home side who were dominating could have doubled their advantage three minutes into the second half but Eddie McDonald saw his well struck effort crash off Proctor’s right post. Suncroft were rewarded for their domination fifteen minutes from time when Shane Bennett did all the hard work to set Ian Byrne up for a simple tap in. Villa did get a consolation goal with five minutes on the clock when James Byrne got on the end of a flicked header via a throw in. Villa almost brought the game to extra time but Dan Gray was unlucky to see his effort hit the butt of the post before being cleared to safety in the dying moments. Best for the winners were keeper Ciaran Killaly, Eddie McDonald, Shane Bennett and Dylan Connolly.

The final Preliminary was an absolute cracker between Woodstock Celts who are currently second in the League and Newbies Redwood FC who ly in a respectable midtable position having become unstuck in recent performances. The Naas side brough Woodstock to the dreaded penalty shootout which saw the Athy side victorious. Redwood held the Senior Cup holders for half an hour before a well worked three man move saw KDFL Young player of the Year Alex Whelan fire tight between Redwood keeper Kyle Moloney and the near post to put Woodstock 1-0 up. Redwood were unlucky soon after not to draw level when Willie Collins saw his clever chip over advancing ‘Stock keeper Mick Lawless dip just over the crossbar. On the stroke of half time the eventually winners got the all important second with an excellent free from Sean Byrne to make it 2-0 going into the break. The second half was a completely different story as Redwood gave an exhibition of football worthy of any topflight, with some early chances missed an inspired double substation by Manager George Edwards saw both players, Seba and Malachy McCabe within five minutes grab a goal each to bring the tie to 2-2 bringing the tie to extra time. Seba brought the best out of Woodstock keeper Lawless early in the first period of extra time and his counterpart Kyle Moloney at the other end also brought off a showstopper. The tie eventually went to penalties with the visiting keeper Lawless being the hero saving two Redwood spot kicks. The now progress to the QF stages where they will take on Caragh Celtic at home. Best for the winners were Lawless in goal, Stephen Donovan in midfield and James Fennell up front, while for an encouraging Redwood Dave McGrath, Johnny Finnegan and Eoin Kavanagh were best.

On the domestic front Caragh Celtic left it late to collect all 3 points and continue their push for senior division league honours this season and now share top spot with fellow rivals Liffey Celtic FC. Both sides played nice flowing football and for the 1st minute minutes it was end to end stuff until Caragh got the breakthrough in the 21st min when Noel Byrne latched onto a great ball played out from the back by Alan Igoe and Byrne neatly fed the ball into Reggie Riordan who finished neatly into the bottom corner. Clane were level just at the stroke of halftime when a floated freekick was deflected into the Caragh goals. The 2nd half had a bit more tempo to it and both sides had chances to take the lead but it was Riordan again who rifled a bouncing ball past the helpless Clane keeper to give Caragh the lead that they would never give up as 2 mins later Daithi Ivers made a storming run down the right, into their box and finished with a beautifully struck shot that used the far post to creep in. All three points were wrapped up when Noely Byrne finished off great build up play as Clane looked for a consolidation goal. Best for Caragh was Alan Igoe and Paul Foley in defense, Jonny Igoe in the middle and Stephen Riordan on top. Best for Clane were Killian Patchell and Aeneas Murphy.

Ballycane Celtic move to within three points of joint leaders Liffey Celtic and Caragh Celtic when they had a convincing 3-0 win over Rathangan FC on Sunday. They came into the game looking to bounce back from their derby defeat at the hands of Naas United last Sunday however they found Rathangan difficult to deal with in the early stages and could have found themselves in arrears were it not for the performance of their custodian Nathan Burke, brining off two top drawer saves following efforts from Rathangan’s Corey Kenna. Gradually Ballycane came more into the game and Marvel Ntumba and Jamie Rogers made visiting keeper Mark Cassidy work hard. On 30 minutes Ballycane made the breakthrough on the half hour when an inch perfect pass from the impressive Wayne Doyle sent Kevin Higgins through on goal, his shot was parried by Cassidy and the ball fell kindly to Jamie Rogers for a close range tap in to put the Naas side 1-0 up. Ballycane doubled their advantage five minutes later when Kevin Higgins was rewarded for his hard work when he was set up by Marvel Ntumba, leaving the home side 2-0 up going into the break. The second half started as the first ended with Ballycane having the loins share of possession but could not add to their lead however in the final third with Rathangan chasing the game leaving gaps at the back the home side eventually got a third through Ntumba. Best for the winners were Wayne Doyle and Kevin Higgins in midfield and Marvel Ntumba and Jamie Rogers up front while for Rathangan who never gave up keeper Cassidy, Darragh O Loughlin, Tommy Power, Tommy Moloney and Shane Stains were best.
17 July 2016
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Keeper Mick Lawless (Woodstock Celts)

Defenders Darragh O Loughlin (Rathangan AFC)
Dave McGrath (Redwood FC)
Paul Foley (Caragh Celtic FC)
Paul Lawler (Castle Villa AFC)


Midfield Shane Bennett (Suncroft AFC)
JP McDonagh (Liffey Celtic FC)
Killian Patchell (Clane United FC)
Alan Crowe (Naas United FC)


Strikers Kevin Higgins (Ballycane Celtic FC)
Dylan Connolly (Suncroft AFC)

10 July 2016
Aermax Premier Division
Kilcullen AFC 3 Newbridge Colts 2

An extremely frustrating Sunday morning saw Newbridge Colts succumb to a 3-2 defeat in Kilcullen. Starting with a 5-3-2 formation, the away side struggled to get going and found themselves trailing after just three minutes. No pressure was applied to a cross from the right wing from Mick Williams and the ball found the head of in rushing Kilcullen striker Eoghan Kirby who seemed to ghost into the box and finish emphatically to put the home side 1-0 up. After 15 minutes, Colts found themselves two down. Set pieces have been a major Achilles heel all season for the Newbridge side and it was a corner kick which once again proved to be their downfall. The ball was delivered from the left hand side and was initially cleared, but once again a lack of pressure saw Kilcullen dangerman Mick Williams unopposed allowing him to shoot first time and rifle the ball into the top right corner to double their advantage. Colts were sinking fast and in an effort to gain a foothold in the game changed to a 4-3-3 formation which immediately bore fruit. Twenty-five minutes into the game, Alan Curran picked up possession in the Kilcullen half before feeding a lovely ball through to the always eager Mark Byrne who, fresh from scoring a goal of the season contender midweek, slotted smartly with his right foot to reduce the deficit. Five minutes later it was all square. Ciaran Thorpe played Dean O' Toole through on the right hand side and the striker unselfishly squared for Anthony Thorpe to tap home at the back post to leave it at 2-2. The away side were oozing with confidence and should have went in at half time with the lead, but winger Cormac Malone couldn't convert his one on one chance when put through by Ciaran Thorpe just before the interval. 
Clear cut chances were at a minimum in the second half as both sides desperately sought that crucial third goal. Darragh Millar and CJ Loftus brought energy and industry to the Colts midfield from the bench and Cormac Malone was getting a lot of joy down the left without being able to find that elusive match winner. A fifth goal did arrive and it was the homeside who probably deservedly snatched it. Just over ten minutes from the end, a long ball over the top by Johnny Molloy lead to confusion in the Colts back line. 'Keeper Carroll called out, the defenders didn't deal with it and Kilcullen’s David Carroll nipped in, lobbing the ball over the advancing Carroll into an empty net to claim Kilcullen’s second win of the season and a crucial 3 points in their battle for survival in the Premier Division. 

Teams
Kilcullen AFC – Adam Meenahan, David Carroll, Jamie Ryan, David Mullin, Cillian Halloran, Paddy Dunne, Lenny Ryan, Craig O Grady, Mick Williams, Eoghan Kirby, Martin Scully, Paul O Rourke, Johnny Molloy.
Newbridge Colts – Vincent Carroll, Anthony Thorpe, Conor McLoughlin, Adam Morrissey, Stephen Doyle, Ciaran Thorpe, Daire Coleman, Alan Curran, Dean O Toole, Cormac Malone, CJ Loftus, Karl Hogan, Richard Farrell, Stephen Browne
10 July 2016
Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
Monread FC 3 Moone Celtic FC 0

On a sun soaked day in Monread, Monread FC welcomed back Moone Celtic to Monread park for the first time in 3 years, Moone Celtic came to visit without a win in the league but showed great resilience not to roll over. Monread started with their usual attempt to control possesion, with Captain Luca Lehane and Shane Reeves controlling the tempo of the game and began to find Mark Hammersley and Alex Fitzgibbon on the left hand side who were combining well to deliver the ball onto the sharp looking Conor Coady. Coady however spurned his first chance at the near post. Moone opened the game up with quick clipped balls over the defence in order to catchout the Monread line and tested the resolve and the communication of Damien Mc Cormack and his back four. Monreads goal however came from Luca Lehane dropping in towards the centre halves to collect the ball distributing dillegantly to Sean Farell who supplied the last pass to the onrunning Coady with momentum behind him, some clever footwork to beat 2 defenders and a very well placed strike saw Coady open the scoring on 33 minutes.
The Visitors immediately put the home side under pressure and proved very stubborn providing plenty of threat on the counter attack from striker Adam Steed and midfielder Jordan Keogh. However the half drew to a close at 1-0. The second half resumed with a hard fought contest between the players on the pitch with a physical but fair encounter between the two sides fighting for a win. The second half that followed was a scrappy, Aram Vartanyan could have extended the home side’s lead after ten minutes but his great individual effort was well saved by visiting keeper Willie Clynch. Moone had further chances to get back on par through Thomas Murphy and Jordan Keogh but the game was settled by 2 late penalties. The first from the clever movement of midfield technician Shane Reeves who found a pocket of space on the edge of the area after some neat build up play on the Monread right he nuttmegged the visiting centre half after a delightful step over, the foul was drawn and penalty given and Conor Coady neatly dispatched to collect his and Monread’s second of the day.  The second penalty was drawn soon after by the powerful Aram Vartanyan who’s surging run into the box drew contact. After some debate Coady emerged with the ball again for the penalty and slotted cooly to complete his hat-trick. 
Not vintage Monread today but 3 points collected. Moone on the day did not look like a team from the foot of the table and provided very stern and physical opposition who showed more than enough to beat the drop. Best for the winners were Vartanyan and Coady while for Moone Celtic Glenn Holmes, Eoin Fogarty, Kealan Hegarty and Larry Wall tried hardest.

Teams
Monread FC – Damien McCormack, Cillian Whelan, Alex Fitzgibbon, Luca Lehane, Thomas Lee, Cein Cully, Aram Vertanyan, Shane Reeves, Conor Coady, Sean Farrell, Mark Hammersley, Conor Hyland, Eric Murphy, Dean Fennessy, Lyle Hood, Bryan O Connell.
Moone Celtic – Willie Clynch, Glenn Holmes, Eoin Fogarty, Larry Wall, Keane Hegarty, Thomas Murphy, Jordan Keogh, Kevin Anthony, Adam Steed, David Byrne, Jack Lawlor, Eoin Howard, Killian Deare, Anthony Hegarty, Johnny Ruane.
10 July 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

Naas United keep the pressure on Senior League hopefuls Liffey Celtic and Woodstock when they were victorious over near rivals Ballycane Celtic on Sunday, however they did succumb to Liffey during ht week by the narrowest of margins. Two quick goals after the resumption from veteran Vinny McCarthy was enough to seal victory for the Naas side. Best on the day were Mick Ahern and scorer McCarthy.
Suncroft gained a valuable three points against Castle Villa who have been showing great form of late, having convincing overcoming Eleson United during the week. Suncroft conceded a penalty early on which was excellent saved by inform keeper Ciaran Killaly however five minutes later they found themselves 1-0 down when Villa’s Timmy Doyle scored following an excellent cross from Jordan Harmon. Villa were reduced to ten men soon after however the Croft found it hard to break them down. Just before the break the Croft drew level when Gary Connolly headed home following an Aaron McDonald cross to leave the scores tied at 1-1 at the break. Five minutes after the break it was 2-1 to Villa when Vinny Dowling tapped home a Harmon cross however with twenty minutes remaining on the clock Suncroft drew level with Gary Connolly’s sweetly struck effort. The Croft finished the stronger with their numerical advantage and with ten minutes left claimed the winner through Shane Bennett for a well deserved three points. Best for the winners were the Connolly brothers and the McDonald brothers, Ray Coleman and Thomas Doyle in midfield in keeper Killaly while for Villa, who will rue their missed chances, Jordan Harmon, Alan Hickey and Alan proctor excelled.
Liffey dropped two valuable points on Sunday, having overcome rivals Naas United midweek, when they could only manage a draw against an under strength Woodstock Celts. This top of the table clash was always going to be a tight affair but Liffey were quick out of the blocks and with good link up play between keeper Kevin McDonald and full back Graham McCormack they were creating chances for Evan Herd in midfield with Darren Kilby always looking dangerous up front. Liffey were by far the strong side but could not break down a resolute Woodstock rearguard, coupled with some poor finishing left the sides deadlocked at the break. It was much of the same in the second half with Woodstock soaking up all the pressure as JP McDonagh and Aaron Mullins in midfield for Liffey were in command but they found visiting keeper Mick Lawless in inspiring form snuffing out any danger. Michael Walsh in midfield was Woodstock’s man of the match, unfortunately picking up his second yellow late on in the game, he was ably assisted by Manager Tommy Connell who starred for his side today also.
Redwood FC are also keeping the pressure on the front runners in this very tight Division when they easily dispatched Rathangan on a 4-0 scoreline, having been idle during the week. The eventual winners didn’t have it all their own way as Rathagan took the game to the home side from the tip off and had early chances to edge ahead through Shane Kennedy. Midway through the half Redwood found their boots and Eoin Kavanagh broke the deadlock on 25 minutes with another spectacular free kick that left the Rathangan keeper rooted. The visitors were not deterred and almost equalised two minutes later when Corey Kenna hit the Redwood crossbar. Rathangan kept the pressure on the leaders to the break however just ten minutes after the restart they found themselves two behind when Redwood were awarded a penalty and Kavanagh stepped up to claim his and his sides second. Soon after it was 3-0 to the home side when a Willie Collins effort could only be parried by the Rathangan keeper and Mark Murphy was on hand to tap home. To Rathangan’s credit they never gave up the ghost and had further chances from the industrious Corey Kenna and Ian Doyle before Redwood sealed an impressive victory with a fourth scored by Eoin Messitt. Best for the winners were Eoin Kavanagh, Johnny Finnegan, and birthday boy Dave McGrath with a man of the match performance from Ian Mooney in midfield. Rathangan were well served by Shane Kennedy, Corey Kenna, Ian Doyle and Sam O Loughlin.
Caragh Celtic picked up all three points on a windy day in Caragh, when they defeated Eleson United when Wayne Bowers scored an impressive five goals. Wayne opened his account and Caragh's in the 8th min, when some great work by Jonny Igoe in the middle of the park to set him up for an easy tap in. Caragh were 2-0 up in the 15th min when Noel Byrne, using the wind, curled the ball directly in from a corner, despite the best efforts of the Eleson keeper. Declan Campbell, in the Caragh goals had little to do in the first but was called into action soon after when he had to save and then scramble to get the rebound. Caragh were awarded a peno in the 35th min but Noel Byrne 's peno was well saved to his right by the Eleson Keeper. Caragh were well on top by then but couldn't add to their tally and it was 2-0 at halftime.
It was more of the same in the 2nd half as Wayne Bowers had his hat - trick 10mins after the restart with goals in the 50th and 5th minute. Eleson did get a goal back from Shane Bowers from a set play when Campbell could only parry the ball and Eleson were quickest to react. Caragh had their 4 goal lead soon after though when some great work by Noel Byrne and Dean Bowers set up Wayne for his 4th. With 15 mins to go, Eleson were awarded and scored a penalty through Brian McGrath to make it 5-2 but it was Caragh who ran out very convincing winners when Reggie Riordan scored his first goal of the game and then on the stroke of full time, beautifully set up his strike partner Wayne Bowers with his 5th from a header. Best for Caragh were Declan Campbell in goals, Alan Igoe and Paul Foley at the back, Noel Byrne in mid field and the lethal front two of Reggie Riordan and 5 goal superstar Wayne Bowers . Best for Eleson, in a performance they will want to forget were scorers Shane Bowers and Brian McGrath.
10 July 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK


GOAL KEEPER Michael Lawless (Woodstock Celts FC)

DEFENDERS Graham McCormack (Liffey Celtic)
Mick Ahern (Naas United FC)
Johnny Finnegan (Redwood FC)
Alan Igoe (Caragh Celtic)

MIDFIELD Michael Walsh (Woodstock Celts FC)
Ian Doyle (Rathangan AFC)
Jordan Harmon (Castle Villa AFC)
Brian McGrath (Eleson United FC)


STRIKERS Gary Connolly (Suncroft AFC)
Wayne Bowers (Caragh Celtic FC)

5 June 2016
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1
Caragh Celtic 3 Athy Town AFC 0

Caragh Celtic maintained pole position in the Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1 by virtue of this 3-0 home victory over an under-strength Athy Town side.
The opening stages were a tight affair as both sides were unwilling to take any un-necessary chances. The home side began to get on top midway through the first half and opened the scoring after 20 minutes from a corner which was flicked on by Ian Arnold and headed home by the hard working Rob Morgan to put the home side in the driving seat. The visitors were caught on the break for Caragh’s second to double their advantage when some good work down the right set up Patrick Raddick to head home their second ten minutes later.
This seemed to knock the visitors and Caragh went on to score their third of the game just before the half time whistle when defender Fred Slicker gained control of the ball in his own half and sent a through ball to Nunu who in turn sent a pin point pass to Darren Bradley. Bradley found Raddick looming just outside the Athy danger area and he made no mistake to lob the advancing Mark Fannin for number three.
Athy faired better in the second half and created some half chances through Axhamil Amani and Mark Bolger but in truth Caragh’s lead was never in doubt and they went on to claim all three points in this very entertaining tie.

Teams
Caragh Celtic
Gavin Slicker, Padraig Brennan, Fred Slicker, Rob Morgan, Stephen McGuire, Donal Ouheslia, Ian Arnold, Nunu Barbasa, Darren Bradley, Patrick Raddick, Leo Kiely, Ciaran Bruce, Mark Flanagan, Joey Brennan.
Athy Town AFC
Mark Fannin, Karl Dolan, Mark Bolger, Thomas Ward, John Berry, Darren Fitzgerald, Emcoc Hamid, John Hackett, Alhamad Namane, Michael Roycroft, Bubacan Sanger.
Referee – JA Kelly.
5 June 2016
Hill Mechanical and Electrical Division 3
Donard FC 3 Castle Villa AFC 2

Donard FC moved into joint third place in the Hill Mechanical and Electrical Division 3 following their narrow 3-2 home victory over an every improving but somewhat depleted Castle Villa AFC side in this very entertaining tie in Donard Village.
The home side started brightly with Liam Mullan proving a handful for the Villa rearguard, showing excellent skill and movement. They were unlucky to see a well taken headed glide just over Alan Proctor’s crossbar after only five minutes. Villa soon found their feet and they took the lead when a long ball from Proctor found the impressive Pat Deverall and he set bravely went one on one with Donard net minder Stephen Foley to see his header crash off the crossbar however Paul Murphy was on hand to tap home the opener after 15 minutes. Donard almost drew level seven minutes later when a misdirected clearance threatened the Villa goal but the alert Proctor was on hand to steer the ball to safety and preserve the visitors lead.
Five minutes before the break the home side drew level when Captain Gerry Fennell found the net. The sides went in at the break deadlocked at one apiece.
Villa’s influential midfielder Mark Kirwan had to retire at half time when he succumbed to a groin injury and he was sorely missed. He was replaced the the youthful Ryan O Brien who made an immediate impression as he slotted in beside Eric O Shea in the engine room.
Despite Villa’s dominance Donard edged ahead midway through the half when a Graham Byrne corner was converted at the near post by centrehalf Dean Mann. Donard on their upper now went 3-1 up soon after when a Des Mann 30 yard piledriver found the top corner of Proctor’s net with fifteen minutes remaining on the clock. Villa threw everything at Donard for the remainder and were rewarded five minutes later when defender Sean Hickey struck an unstoppable free kick, following a foul on Stephen Casey, past Foley in the home goal to make it 3-2 and set up a nail biting finale. Despite Villa’s best efforts they were unable to claim anything from the game as Donard held out for a very important three points.
Best for the winners were Dean Mann in defence, Timmy Gorman in midfield and Liam Mullan up front, while for a disappointed Villa, Sean Hickey, Jamie Byrne and Alan Proctor in goal were best.

Teams
Donard FC
Stephen Foley, Rory Twomey, Shane Eager, Dean Mann, Pat Flynn, Timmy Gorman, Graham Byrne, Alan Cusack, Liam Mullan, Gerry Fennell, Des Mann, Brendan Coyne, Oisin Adler, Kevin Mills, Darren O Neill.
Castle Villa AFC
Alan Proctor, Sean Hickey, Adrian Carroll, Thomas O Connell, Jamie Byrne, Mark Kirwan, Hal Kelly, Eric O Shea, Paul Murphy, David Doyle, Pat Deverall, Stephen Casey, Ryan O Brien.
Referee – D. Stafford.
5 June 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS.
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS


Woodstock went clear at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division following their impressive 4-0 victory over mid table Clane United on Sunday, also having picked up a vital point during the week to an improving Castle Villa AFC. They took the lead against Clane after twenty minutes following some neat interchanges between Michael Walsh and Alex Whelan, saw the latter make no mistake from 10 yards. The home side did not have it wall their own way however as Clane held out to the break, trailing by a single goal. Woodstock doubled their lead midway through the second half when Whelan scored his and his side’s second, again following some good approach work from the impressive Michael Walsh and three minutes later they put the game beyond the visitors when Eddie Roycroft netted following an initial attempt at goal by Alex Whelan. Best for the winner were Whelan up front, Ross Leonard and Martin Brennan in midfield and man of the match the very impressive James Lammon at centre half. While for an out of sorts Clane United Jack Kelly and Neil Cox impressed.

Castle Villa overturned current League champions Liffey Celtic with a hard fought 2-1 away victory on Sunday capping off a very productive week for the Castledermot men, having drawn on Wednesday night with leaders Woodstock. Vinny Dowling and Roy Byrne put the visitors 2-0 up within the fist half hour. However the home side pulled one back just before half time through Gavin O Brien. Liffey lost the influential Phil McCoy and this seemed to unsettle them as Villa looked very dangerous on the break. It was liffey who almost stole a point with four minutes remaining when Darragh Kelly’s well struck effort from 20 yards deceived Villa keeper Proctor but the ever present Anto Lawler popped up to clear off the line and preserve Villa’s lead which they saw out to the final whistle gaining them a valuable three points in the process. Best for the winners were scorers Vinny Dowling and Roy Byrne, Anto Lawler and Proctor in goal while for Liffey Kevin McDonnell in goal, Aaron Mullins left full, Evan Herd centre forward, Graham McCormack right full were best.

Impressive Newbies Redwood Naas FC lost ground on the front runners this weekend when they were narrowly beaten by the odd goal in nine against near neighbours Caragh Celtic in this very entertaining game played out in glorious sunshine at New Donore. In what was a game of the proverbial two halves Wayne Bowers opened the scoring for the home side after fifteen minutes with a header following a well taken free kick. The visitors drew level eight minutes later with a sweetly struck free kick from resident free taker Eoin Kavanagh. From then on Caragh took the game to Redwood and edged ahead on the half hour through Stephen ‘Reggie’ Riordan and they added to their tally with further goals before the break from Dean Bowers and Wayne Bowers (2) leaving them going in convincing leaders at 5-1 up, surely game over. Redwood failed to read the script and came out fighting in the second half notching their second of the day after one minute when they were award a free kick and Kavanagh obliged again. Hard work and endeavour enabled the Newbies to close the deficit further when Mark Murphy net Leon Finnegan’s cross to head home midway through the half and with ten minutes remaining Johnny Finnegan struck Redwood’s fourth to put the minimum between the sides and set up a grandstand finish. However Caragh held out to claim all three points. Special mention to Referee Koe Whelan using his initiative in allowed the players to take in water during the game which was played in sweltering conditions. Best for the winners were Alan Igoe, Alan Campbell, Gareth Byrne and Dean and Wayne Bowers while for an unlucky Redwood who were unlucky not to gain a point after their comeback Eoin Kavanagh, Mark Murphy and Kevin Ahern were best.

Full points to Naas United this week as they overturned Clane on Wednesday and followed up with a very impressive 7-1 victory over Rathagan on Sunday to keep the pressure on League leaders Woodstock Celts. Rathangan went 1-0 up after 8 minutes when Tommy O Rourke finished well but it was all Naas thereafter with a goal one minute later from Podge Coady to level matters and he added two more each side of the break to complete his hat trick and put the Naas side 3-1 up. Further goals from Paddy Diamond, Jimmy Saunders, Vinny McCarthy and Tiernan McAleese completed the route for the Lumsden Cup holders to see them 7-1 victors on the day. Best for the winners were Aaron Smith in goal, Podge Coady and Mick Ahern.

Suncroft gained a valuable point on Sunday in a hard fought 3-3 draw at home to Eleson United to add to their three points collected during the week at the hands of Rathangan to end a very successful week. Suncroft came out of the blocks early and had chances to edge ahead from Sylan Connolly and Peter McDonald. However it was Eleson who broke the deadlock on the half hour when they were awarded a penalty which Shane Buckley converted, this also saw the Croft reduced to ten men. Suncroft were at sixes and sevens and Eleson doubled their advantage through Danny Brady ten minutes from the break. Suncroft reduced the deadlock when Shane Bennett capitalised on a defensive error by the visitors but on the stroke of half time Eleson regained their two goal advantage through Shane Taaffe to see them go in at the break 3-1 up.
The Croft regrouped and came out fighting on the resumption and Dylan Connolly put the minimum between the sides for the Croft men and five minutes later they were awarded a penalty but Shane Bennett spot kick was expertly saved by the Eleson netminder to preserve his side’s slender lead. The home side’s pure grit and determination saw them snatch a point at the death through Kallum Ennis. Best for the home side in a very entertaining tie were Jamie Duggan, Eddie McDonald and substitute Kallum Ennis while for the visitors Danny Brady, Dale Bowers and Johnny Byrne impressed.
5 June 2016
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Team of The Week


Goalkeeper Aaron Smith Naas United FC

Defenders James Lammon Woodstock Celts
Aaron Mullins Liffey Celtic
Gareth Byrne Caragh Celtic FC
Graham McCormack Liffey Celtic

Midfielders Eddie McDonald Suncroft AFC
Dale Bowers Eleson United
Neil Cox Clane United
Eoin Kavanagh Redwood FC

Strikers Alex Whelan Woodstock Celts
Vinny Dowling Castle Villa AFC
29 May 2016
Feature game – Herald
Lumsden League Cup (Round 1)
Galhoy FC 9 Bridge United FC (o35s) 0

Division 1 side Galhoy progressed to the next round of the Lumsden Cup this morning with an excellent win over a gallant Bridge United at Chapel Lane Newbridge. It was the home side that set the tempo of this game right from the first whistle and they got off to a perfect start when 5 minutes in Mark Wolfe glided his way past three Bridge players and calmly slotted the ball under the visiting keeper. Darren Conlon and Liam Thomas were dominating the midfield battle and they were brilliantly linking up with Dave McDonough and his strike partner John O'Connor and indeed it was O'Connor who had a great chance to double Galhoy's lead on 10 minutes but his shot was brilliantly saved by visiting keeper Derek Davis. Galhoy were enjoying large spells of possession and their dominance did yield a second goal and it was Wolfe again who drilled home from inside the box. Galhoy were full of confidence now and passing the ball around extremely well, defenders Enda Broderick and Steve Dempsey were driving forward at every opportunity and pinning the Bridge players into their own half. To their Credit Bridge were creating a couple of half chances themselves through David Persse and Darren Donoghue and only for the bravery home custodian Mauro Riozzi they could have got a goal back on the 15 minute mark. 

Galhoy's third goal came once again from the brilliant Mark Wolfe, a couple of one twos with Dave McDonough and John O'Connor Wolfe found himself one on one with keeper Davis and again made no mistake from inside the penalty area. Goal number 4 came from Dave McDonough after a superb threaded through ball from O'Connor. McDonough then turned provider as his excellent cross was met by the head of Captain Kevin Corry. The impressive Mark Wolfe capped a wonderful first half performance as he added his fourth goal of the day and Galhoys 6th. The second half continued as the first ended with wave after wave of Galhoy attacks. Steve Depmsey and Joe McGann were linking very well down the right hand side and it was Dempsey who set up John O'Conner for his second goal of the day. James Roche and Sean Higgins were excellent at the back for Galhoy and were superb in their distribution from defence. Mark Wolfe added his 5th goal of the day thanks to some very unselfish play from Dave McDonough and he tapped home from close range. John O'Connor got his hatrick after a smart finish from inside the box. Mark Wolfe rounded off a remarkable goal scoring performance as his got his 6th goal of the day. 

To their credit Bridge never gave up and had an opportunity to get a goal back from the penalty spot after James Roche handled in the box, but the penalty was dragged well wide. A game played in excellent spirits and superb conditions finished in a convincing win for the home side, no doubt tougher tests lie in wait in the next round for Galhoy. 

Teams
Galhoy FC – Mauro Riozzi, Steve Dempsey, Enda Broderick, Sean Higgins, James Roche, Darren Conlon, Mark Wolfe, Liam Thomas, Dave McDonagh, John O Connor, Joe McGann, Kevin Corry, Steve Hogan.
Bridge United FC – Derek Davis, Neil O Shaghnessy, Liam Leonard, Mark Dunne, Sam Brophy, Paul Kelly, Simon Butler, Ian Preston, Colm Cuddy, David Persse, Darren Donoghue, Ricky Maloney, Gary Keaveney, Kenneth Leonard, John Joe Donovan.
Referee – Seamus Sage.
29 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

It’s all square at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division this week with table toppers Ballycane Celtic and Redwood sharing the points at Killashee on Sunday afternoon. They are joined at the top by Woodstock Celts and Liffey Celtic who both enjoyed wins making this possibly one of the tightest Senior Leagues in recent years, even at this early stage.
In as suspected a very tight affair with Redwood taking the initiative early on when they first threatened the Ballycane goal after twenty minutes but ‘Cane keeper Keith Higgins was equal to the task pulling off a fantastic double save to keep the honours even. It was Ballycane’s turn on the half hour as Marvel Ntumba freed Kevin Higgins but he couldn’t beat the visiting keeper from close range. Higgins had another shot saved soon after and the sides went in 0-0 at the break. The second half started with Ballycane exerting all the early pressure and Stuart O Neill struck just wide of the visiting post after ten minutes followed by a Wayne Doyle strike which was just wide soon after. Redwood were dangerous on the break and Keith Higgins had to be at his best once more to allay the danger. The final chance of the game fell to Kevin Higgins when he was put through by Robert Heavey but his effort was just wide of the post. Best for the home side on the day were Higgins in goal, Wayne Doyle, Jay Curran and Kevin Higgins all in midfield.

Woodstock Celts went joint top of the Division where they join Ballycane Celtic, Redwood and Liffey Celtic, when they had a narrow 2-1 victory over newbies Suncroft AFC at Castle Park on Saturday evening. They got off to the best of starts when after 30 seconds the ball fell kindly to their Captain fantastic Martin Brennan who let fly from all of 30 yards straight into the top corner of Ciaran Killaly’s net putting Athy side 1-0 up. Suncroft were stung into action following this very early set back and began to pound the Woodstock goal with home keeper Mick Lawless brining off some fantastic stops from Dylan Connolly to maintain his side’s slender lead. It was Woodstock who doubled their advantage on the half hour when Brennan added his second and Woodstock went into the break with a two goal advantage. The Croft fought back early in the second half following some strong words from their Management team of Richie Reid, Neil Barnby and Captain coleman and they were duly rewarded on 75 minutes when Player/Manager Neil Barnby freed Peter McDonald to head past Lawless to put the minimum between the sides. The Croft continued their onslaught but could find no way past a solid ‘Stock defence. Best for the winners were James Lammon in defence, Captain Martin Brennan in midfield and Stevie Donovan up front while for a disappointed Suncroft who deserved a point at least following their second half performance, Shane Dillon, Eddie McDonald and Peter McDonald tried best.

Naas United moved into second place in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division following their comprehensive 5-1 victory their fellow midtable rivals Eleson United. The eventual winners got off to the best of starts with a goal after five minutes from the boot of Vinny McCarthy. However Eleson equalised on the half hour through veteran Trevor Bowers but Naas edged ahead again just before the break through Mick Ahern. Naas took over the second half putting another three past Eleson with reply from Dave O Connell, Vinny McCarthy (his second of the game) and Podge Coady for the Naas side to claim all three points, Best for the winners were Vinny McCarthy, Jamie Dunne, Aaron Smith in goal and Stephen Burke in defence. Best for an outclassed Eleson were Danny Brady and Dale Bowers.
Liffey Celtic are also claiming their stake at the top of the Senior League by virtue of their slender 1-0 victory over lowly Rathangan FC. The Newbridg side started brightly and Aaron Mullins was played through by Darren Kilby but somehow blazed over from close range. Phil McCoy was also unlucky not to open the scoring for Liffey. However they did eventually make the break through just before the break with Darragh Kelly putting in a pinpoint cross for the impressive Kilby to head home putting Liffey in the driving seat going into the break. Liffey’s Trevor C onnolly had a glorious chance to double their advantage soon after the resumption but he was denied by the Rathangan keeper. Best for Liffey were Graham McCormack, David O Connor and Trevor Connolly. While for Rathagan Darragh O Loughlin, Sammy O Loughlin and Podge Walsh tried best.
29 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Goalkeeper Keith Higgins (Ballycane Celtic FC)

Defenders Jay Curran (Ballycane Celtic)
Stephen Burke (Naas United)
David O Connor (Liffey Celtic)
James Lammon (Woodstock Celts)

Midfielders Darren Kilby (Liffey Celtic)
Peter McDonald (Suncroft AFC)
Dale Bowers (Eleson United)
Sam O Loughlin (Rathangan FC)

Strikers Vinny McCarthy (Naas United FC)
Martin Brennan (Woodstock Celts)
29 May 2016
Feature game – Leader
KDFL Womens Division 2

Kilcock Celtic 1 Rathangan AFC 0

Kilcock Celtic consolidated their KDFL Womens Div 2 midtable position following this slender and hard earned victory over an ever improving Rathangan AFC. A second half strike from Eimear Kelly was all that was needed to secure all three points for the North Kildare Ladies in this entertaining tie at Bawnogues in perfect evening sunshine.
The home side started the brighter and had the Rathangan rearguard under pressure in the early stages, however the visiting back four of Becky Doyle, Louise Mulligan, Kellie Dowler and Amanda Farrelly held firm to keep Tara Devine, Sheena Byrne and Eve Powderly’s advances to a minimum.
The home side forced a number of corner in the early stages of the half and came close on the half hour when Niamh McCarthy headed just wide of Donna Gorry’s right post.
The visitors were not without chances of their own and Lauren Griffin was unlucky to see her cross come shot cleared by the home defence ten minutes from the break and two minute later she had a well struck effort saved expertly by home keeper Val Herbert. Rathangan continued to pile pressure on Kilcock in the early stages of the second half but they found their backline of Hayley White, Niamh McCarthy and Joanne Noone Smith in a mean mood.
The break through came midway through the half for the home side when against the run of play Sheena Byrne gained possession and sprinted down the right wing before sending in an inch perfect pass for Eimear Kelly to fire home and put Kilcock 1-0 up. Rathangan pour forward in search of an equaliser but could find no way past a solid Kilcock defence and the home side held out for a slender victory. Best for the winners were Eve Powderly, Tara Devine, Rachel Fagan, Niamh McCarthy and Aisling O Connor, while for an unlucky Rathangan Kellie Dowler, Leighann Mulligan and Katie Nevin were best.

Teams
Kilcock Celtic FC – Valerie Herbert, Hayley White, Niamh McCarthy, Joanne Noone Smith, Holly Burke, Rachel Fagan, Sheena Byrne, Aisling O Connor, Katie Devine, Eve Powderly, Tara Devine, Eimear Kelly, Lorraine Killilea, Emily Bourdial.
Rathangan AFC – Donna Gorry, Becky Doyle, Louise Mulligan, Kellie Dowler, Amanda Farrelly, Clare Breen, Amy Bagnell, Lauren Griffin, Leighann Mulligan, Katie Nevin,Emma O Byrne, Emily Gilligan, Rachel Conlon, Nicky Cullen.
29 May 2016
KDFL Secretary elected to FAI Women's National Executive
KDFL Secretary elected to FAI women's National Executive as Chairperson of the Women's Midland Regional Committee.

The KDFL are proud to announce the appointment of their league Secretary Regina Casey to the FAI women's National Executive recently.

Casey who has been Secretary of the KDFL for the past 22 years was elected when recognised at National level for her continued contribution to the game at grassroots level. The KDFL have strives over the past six years in the promotion of the women's game in the area resulting in a very vibrant women's league.

Previously Vice Chairperson of the now defunct Leinster Women's Football Council, Regina will take her place as Chairperson of the newly formed Midland Regional Committee which encompasses The Kildare and District Football league, the Kildare and District Underage League, the Combined Counties Football League, the Midland Schoolgirl League and other stakeholders in the area including Athlone IT and Schools.

The Midland Regional Chairperson will join the other 7 Regional Chairpersons in Ireland on the National Executive.

Regina stated she is very honoured to take the position at Regional and National level as the women's game moves into very exciting times. The new structure will bring all strands of the games together as a cohesive unit in the hope of strengthening the already firm foundations laid down by predecessors.

This leaves the league in a very strong footing at both Regional/National level going forward.
29 May 2016
KDFL Secretary elected to FAI Women's National Executive
Chairperson of the Women's Midland Regional Committee
KDFL Secretary elected to FAI women's National Executive as Chairperson of the Women's Midland Regional Committee.

The KDFL are proud to announce the appointment of their league Secretary Regina Casey to the FAI women's National Executive recently.

Casey who has been Secretary of the KDFL for the past 22 years was elected when recognised at National level for her continued contribution to the game at grassroots level. The KDFL have strives over the past six years in the promotion of the women's game in the area resulting in a very vibrant women's league.

Previously Vice Chairperson of the now defunct Leinster Women's Football Council, Regina will take her place as Chairperson of the newly formed Midland Regional Committee which encompasses The Kildare and District Football league, the Kildare and District Underage League, the Combined Counties Football League, the Midland Schoolgirl League and other stakeholders in the area including Athlone IT and Schools.

The Midland Regional Chairperson will join the other 7 Regional Chairpersons in Ireland on the National Executive.

Regina stated she is very honoured to take the position at Regional and National level as the women's game moves into very exciting times. The new structure will bring all strands of the games together as a cohesive unit in the hope of strengthening the already firm foundations laid down by predecessors.

This leaves the league in a very strong footing at both Regional/National level going forward.
22 May 2016
Feature Game – Leader CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Castle Villa AFC 2 Caragh Celtic 3

Castle Villa’s unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Mullarney Park on Sunday morning as visitors Caragh Celtic grabbed a late late winner in a five goal thriller to claim all three points in a very entertaining tie.
The visitors and eventual winners started brightly and Steven Riordan’s rasper hit Mick Lawler’s crossbar after only six minutes indeed the Caragh front pairing of Brian Nolan and Wayne Bowers were certainly a handful for the Villa central defensive pairing of Anthony Lawler and Lee Doyle, but Michael Lawler had little too do in the Villa goal.
Desite the bright start the crowd at Mullarney Park had to wait 34 minutes for the opener courtesy of a Steven ‘Reggi’e Riordan free-kick which left Villa keeper Michael Lawler helpless to keep out to put the visitors 1-0 up and just three minutes later the visitors doubled their advantage when awarded a penalty following a foul on Dean Bowers and Riordan stepped up to convert the spot kick for his and his side’s second. Despite the Villa efforts for the remainder of the first half, Caragh held firm, and went into the break two goals to the good.
The second-half began with Villa piling on the pressure and they were rewarded with a goal courtesy of the head of Anto Lawler following a mix-up in the visitors defence with 25 minutes remaining in the game. Villa applied attack after attack but the Caragh defence which was well marshalled by Tony Farrell stood firm until in injury time when substitute Eric Lyons headed home a corner to give Villa the equaliser which looked like earning them a share of the spoils but Caragh had different plans and surged forward one last time and 2 minutes later grabbed the winner after a lapse of concentration allowed a cross in by Dean Heavey to Darren Heavey who selflessly slipped the ball through to Steven Riordan for him to complete his hat trick and score the all important third goal much to the dismay of the Villa crowd.
It was a bad day at the office for the home side, few were on their game and they paid the ultimate price with their first defeat of the season. Best for the visitors were Captain Alan Igoe, Johnny Igoe, Darren Heavey, Daiti Ivers and hat trick hero Riordan.


Teams
Castle Villa AFC – Mick Lawler, Brian Hickey, Paul Lawler, Lee Doyle, Anto Lawler, Paul Huntington, Vinny Dowling, Jordan Harmon, Martin Farrell, Steven McDonald, Roy Byrne, Ross Coleman, Eric Lyons.
Caragh Celtic – Gavin Slicker, Daiti Ivers, Tony Farrell, Alan Igoe, Paul Foley, Dean Bowers, Darren Heavey, Johnny Igoe, Stephen Riordan, Brian Nolan, Wayne Bowers, Dean Heavey, Gareth Byrne.
Referee – Seamus Sage.
22 May 2016
CR Wynne Senior Division
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
CR Wynne Senior Division Focus

Newly promoted Redwood FC went joint top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division this week courtesy of their comprehensive 4-0 victory midweek over Woodstock Celts and their all important slender 2-1 victory on Sunday over fellow promoted side Suncroft AFC. An amazing achievement for this very vibrant Naas side. The were out of the blocks early against Suncroft, who are finding the going a little bit touch in the top flight, and Willie Collins was unlucky to see his effort just wide of the Croft post while the crossbar came to the aid of Suncroft, keeping out a rasping effort from Mark Murphy. The home side stepped it up a notch and were unlucky not to open the scoring midway through the half with efforts from Aaron McDonald. Both sides went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break. The second half started as the first ended with Suncroft taking the initiative and they were duly rewarded when the impressive Aaron McDonald nutmegged a Redwood defender and went on a mazy run before firing home the opener. However the home side’s led didn’t last too long as five minutes later Mark Murphy got the better of home keeper Ciaran Killaly to level matters.
Suncroft paid the ultimate price for not converting their earlier chances as seven minutes from time Redwood grabbed the all important winner when they were award a free kick on the left and Sebastian Dziedzic’s sweetly struck ball found Bernard Redmond lurking at the back post to head home past the stranded Killaly. Redwood held out following a late rally from The croft to claim all three points and put them in a commanding position at the top of the League. Best for the winners on the day were Mark Murphy, Sean O Connor, Willie Collins and man of the match Sean Brady, while for a disappointed home side Eddie McDonald, Thomas Doyle and Aaron McDonald impressed.

Liffey Celtic leaped frogged into joint second place in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division when they put two past joint leaders Ballycane Celtic today, having also gained an important three points during the week against Clane United. Liffey started brightly and took the lead after 15 minutes when Phil McCoy scored direct from a corner. Ten minutes alter the home side doubled their advantage when Brian Collins headed home an inch perfect cross. Indeed Liffey were unlucky not go three up however Darragh Kelly’s effort was well saved by the visiting keeper.
Ballycane were not without chances of their own with Kevin Higgins and Stuart O Neill going close on a number of occasions. Liffey went in at the break defending their 2-0 lead. Ballycane came out more determined in the second half and started to create some real chances of their own with Marvel Ntumba going close twice and Dane Higgins and Stephen Lackey also being unlucky but they could not break down a well disciplined Liffey defence. Liffey held out for the three points which seeks them also knocking on the door even at this early stage of the campaign. Best for the winners were David Murphy, Stephen Reidy and Phil McCoy while for Ballycane Mark Loughran and Dean Loughran in defence and Stuart O Neill and Dane Higgins in midfield impressed.

Rathangan and Clane played out an entertaining 0-0 draw despite their positions, both having suffered midweek defeats. It was a tight affair with neither side leaving anything to chance. Clane United shaded the first half exchanges with Ben Kelly going close on a number of occasions, the introduction of Killian Patchell for the visitors after the break injected a little bite into the Clane attack but they found Ciaran Behan in the home goal in inspiring form pulling off a string of fine saves to keep his side in the game. Best for the home side were Darragh O Loughlin, Cory Kenna, Sam O Loughlin and Ciaran Behan in goal, while for Clane substitute Killian Patchell and defender Jack Kelly were best.

Joint second placed Woodstock Celts lost ground on leaders Ballycane and Redwood when they could only manage a draw with Eleson United who are hot on their heels, a point behind Woodstock and three points behind the leaders. A draw was a fair result in this hotly contested tie at Castle Park in front of a large crowd. The visitors took the lead after ten minutes with a trademark free kick from veteran Trevor Bowers. Woodstock went in search of the equaliser but found Eleson Keeper Philip Doyle in excellent form pulling off some fantastic stops to preserve his side’s slender lead. Eleson kept their momentum going in the early stages of the second half but Woodstock then began to get the upper hand as they threw everything at the visiting defence and eventually grabbed the equaliser with ten minutes remaining when Stevie Donovan sent in a pin point cross for Michael Walsh to fire home to leave the score at 1-1 at the final whistle.
Castle Villa’s unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Mullarney Park on Sunday morning as visitors Caragh Celtic grabbed a late late winner in a five goal thriller to claim all three points in a very entertaining tie.
The visitors and eventual winners started brightly and Steven Riordan’s rasper hit Mick Lawler’s crossbar after only six minutes indeed the Caragh front pairing of Brian Nolan and Wayne Bowers were certainly a handful for the Villa central defensive pairing of Anthony Lawler and Lee Doyle, but Michael Lawler had little too do in the Villa goal.
Desite the bright start the crowd at Mullarney Park had to wait 34 minutes for the opener courtesy of a Steven ‘Reggie’ Riordan free-kick which left Villa keeper Michael Lawler helpless to keep out to put the visitors 1-0 up and just three minutes later the visitors doubled their advantage when awarded a penalty following a foul on Dean Bowers and Riordan stepped up to convert the spot kick for his and his side’s second. Despite the Villa efforts for the remainder of the first half, Caragh held firm, and went into the break two goals to the good.
The second-half began with Villa piling on the pressure and they were rewarded with a goal courtesy of the head of Anto Lawler following a mix-up in the visitors defence with 25 minutes remaining in the game. Villa applied attack after attack but the Caragh defence which was well marshalled by Tony Farrell stood firm until in injury time when substitute Eric Lyons headed home a corner to give Villa the equaliser which looked like earning them a share of the spoils but Caragh had different plans and surged forward one last time and 2 minutes later grabbed the winner after a lapse of concentration allowed a cross in by Dean Heavey to Darren Heavey who selflessly slipped the ball through to Steven Riordan for him to complete his hat trick and score the all important third goal much to the dismay of the Villa crowd.
It was a bad day at the office for the home side, few were on their game and they paid the ultimate price with their first defeat of the season. Best for the visitors were Captain Alan Igoe, Johnny Igoe, Darren Heavey, Daiti Ivers and hat trick hero Riordan.

22 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Goal Keeper Philip Doyle (Eleson United)

Defenders Tony Farrell (Caragh Celtic)
Jack Kelly (Clane United FC)
Lee Doyle (Castle Villa AFC)
Dean Loughran (Ballycane Celtic FC)

Midfielders Sean Brady (Redwood FC)
Aaron McDonald (Suncroft AFC)
Sam O Loughlin (Rathanagan FC)
Stephen Donovan (Woodstock Celts)

Strikers Stephen ‘Reggie’ Riordan (Caragh Celtic)
Phil McCoy (Liffey Celtic FC)
16 May 2016
Feature Game – Herald
KDFL Womens Division 2

Clane United FC 9 – Naas United FC 0

Clane United women recorded their first victory of the Season in the KDFL Womens Division 2 when they comprehensively turned over Naas United FC on a scoreline of 9-0. A Molly Mason hat trick set the north Kildare Club up for this emphatic victory at Doctors road on Monday.
It took all of five minutes for the home side to register their first of the evening when Lynsey Connolly picked out Molly leaving her with only the keeper to beat and she made no mistake firing past Emma Casey in the away goal.
Connolly and Maria Healy were the driving force in midfield for Clane United and Connolly rounded off a great move to make it two nil after fifteen minutes. With Clane dominant from the start the goals continued to flow and when Katie Brennan put in a great ball from the right Lynsey Connolly got her second and her side’s third on the half hour.
Gallantly Naas, who were missing a few of their regulars, tried to get back into the game but could only trouble Clane keeper Roisin Murphy from distance, which Murphy dealt with comfortably.
With Lisa McManus, Deirdre Deane and Amy Rogers in fine form at the back for the home side, Naas were unable to launch very few meaningful attacks.
Brennan who tormented Naas down the right flank got on the score sheet three minutes before the break after an excellent drive from 18 yards gave Casey in the visiting goal no chance.
The best goal of the evening came on the stroke of half-time when Mason got her second with a tremendous volley from 20 yards that flew into the top corner of the Naas net to make it 5-0.
The second half continued in the same manner with Clane creating chance after chance and playing some excellent football. The tireless Brennan got her second of the evening after great work from Christine Donoghue, who was a thorn in the Naas defence all evening.
Donoghue battled battled past a number of the tiring Naas defence to set up Brennan who calmly side-footed into the net.
Naas attempted to get some reward for their endevours but substitutes Trish Agnew and Jess Mckenna stood firm at the back.
On 65 minutes Mason completed her hat-trick after a sweeping move involving Connolly and Donaghue put the young striker clear and she hit it low and hard to claim the match ball.
Fittingly Clane captain Maria Healy, who led by example all night, completed the scoring on 78 minutes to secure a first win in division two this season.
But the evening belonged to hat-trick hero Mason and in only their second year in existence the future looks bright for Clane United Women.
Best for the winners were Molly Mason and Lynsey Connolly in an all round team performance while for Naas Sam Cully and Sue Farrell tried hardest.

Teams
Clane United - Roisin Murphy, Deirdre Deane, Lisa McManus, Amy Rogers, Gwen Ryan, Lynsey Connolly, Katie Brennan, Maria Healy, Molly Mason, Christine Donoghue, Amanda Delaney, Trish Agnew, Jessie McKenna, Elisa Dagg, Molly Fitzpatrick.
Naas United – Emma Casey, Becky Russell, Tara O Neill, Sam Cully, Sarah Pearse, Ciara Dunne, Charlene Vigna, Tara Dunne, Katie McAuliffe, Sue Farrell, Tori Murray.
Referee – Danny Whelan.
15 May 2016
Feature game Herald Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
15 May 2016
Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3
Clane United 4 Monasterevin AFC 1
Feature Game – Herald

Clane United moved themselves into joint third position in the Hill Mechanical and Electrical Division 3 with this well worked victory over struggling Monasterevin AFC at Doctors road on Sunday. A stunning performance from hat trick hero Jason Devine and one from Niall Deane (penalty) helped the north Kildare Club to their second victory of the Season.
The visitors and eventual winners started well with Devine hitting Jamie Gammell’s crossbar within minutes. Following a short spell of possession for Monasterevin, Clane regained their dominance and took the lead on the twentieth minute when a well worked move saw Alan Mahony send a pin point pass to Niall Deane, Deane sent a perfectly weighed ball to the inrushing Jason Devine to smash home put the visitors 1-0 up.
To the home side’s credit they came back fighting with Jamie Connolly and Noel Carty having some half chances before Man of the match Jason Devine put Clane in the driving seat with two quick goals just before the break to leave Clane cruising on a scoreline of 3-0 going into the break.
Monasterevin faired a little better in the second half with Keith Whyte and John Cummins in midfield linking well for front runners Connolly and Trevor Byrne.
However it was Clane who extended their lead to 4-0 on the hour when they were awarded a penalty following a foul on Alan Seery and Niall Deane stepped up to strike home a Sheareresque penalty. To Monasterevin’s credit they battled on a scored a consolation goal late on through Kevin Kelly when he found himself one on one with Clane Keeper Peter Bruntin. Best for the winners were David Reddy, Alan Mahony and hat trick hero Devine. While for Monasterevin Keith Whyte, John Cummins and Trevor Byrne impressed.

Teams
Clane United FC – Peter Bruntin, Alan Mahony, Mark O Hagan, Dave Reddy, Jamie Warren, Evan Treacy, Jason Devine, Conor Kelly, Aaron Seery, Niall Deane, Kevin Fox, Niall Walsh, Steve Corrigan, Colin Mooney, Paddy Foster, Jamie Adams.
Monasterevin AFC – Jamie Gammell, Aaron Burke, Conor Veighy, Kevin Kelly, John Cummins, Keith Whyte, David McNair, Jamie Connolly, Noel Carthy, Brendan Beatty, Aidan Byrne, Daragh Foley, Jordan Bolger, Fred Binnions, John Thornton, Trevor Byrne.
Referee – J. McDonnell.
15 May 2016
Aermax Premier Division
Kildare Town AFC 6 Dunlavin AFC 0
Feature Game – Leader

Kildare Town edge their way towards the top of the Aermax Premier Division as they join Monasterevin in joint second position just two points of leaders Athy Town AFC, albeit with a game extra play, when they put six past newly promoted Dunlavin AFC without reply at Rathbride road on Sunday afternoon.
The home side got off to the best of starts when they took the lead after just two minutes as Keith Scanlon got the better of his marker Scott Phelan and Scanlon won himself a free. Gary Balogh’s free was well defended by Dunlavin however the lose ball fell kindly to Keith Kinsella who played a neat one two with Ryan Farrell and Kinsella fired home from close range, giving Tom McGuirk in the visiting goal no chance to put the Kildare 1-0 up.
Six minutes later Dunlavin missed a glorious opportunity to level matters but Gary Carroll effort from close range was just wide of the mark. Dunlavin seemed to up their game as the half wore on and Dan Gethings hit the crossbar five minutes from the break. Heartbreak for Dunlavin was to follow three minutes later when just before the break Kildare added a second through Andrew Sage following some excellent approach work from the impressive Keith Kinsella.
Dunlavin came back fighting just after the break and Gary Carroll was again unlucky to see his effort cleared of the Kildare line by the alert Jason O Neill at the heart of the home defence. Kildare added a third it would have to be said against the run of play when they won a free 30 yards out and Gary Balogh stepped up to send it delightfully to the top right hand corner of the youthful Tom McGuirk’s net to make it 3-0. Disaster struck from the tip off as the visitors lost possession and Mata Szestras was quickest to react and had no hesitation in turning his marker to strike home to make it 4-0. It would seem Dunlavin could do no right as again from the tip off Kildare dispossessed their opponents to make it 5-0, this time from the boot of Jason O Neill.
Kildare added a sixth through the impressive Andrew Sage late on to complete the rout. Best for the winners were Jason O Neill, Gary Balogh and Andrew Sage while David O Toole and Ciaran Walsh tried hardest for Dunlavin.

Teams
Kildare Town AFC – Sam Holland, Dara McEoin, Ryan Farrell, Jason O Neill, Ian Murphy, Ciaran Sheedy, Gary Balogh, Keith Scanlon, Andrew Sage, Keith Kinsella, Mata Szestras, Michael Sweeney, John O Connell, Stephen Murray, David Hickey, Stuart Wall.
Dunlavin AFC – Tom McGuirk, Scott Phelan, Dan Gethings, Brendan O Rourke, David O Toole, Ciaran Walsh, Jason Huntley, Brian Thackaberry, Gary Carroll, Timmy Metcalfe, Eddie Deegan, Shane Carty, Dean O Rourke, Nicky Byrne, Dean Phelan, Morgan Thackaberry, Paul Murphy, David Carty.

Referee – Robert Dowling.
15 May 2016
Feature game Leinster Leader Cooks Cabin Division 2
Naas AFC 2 Athy Town AFC 1
Naas AFC consolidated their Cooks Cabin Division 2 midtable position with this well earned home victory over Division 2 newcomers Athy Town AFC on Sunday. The eventual winners came from 1-0 down at half time to, strikes from Conor Murphy and Ben Whelan was enough to dispose of Athy’s reserves.
Hard work was the order of the day as both teams were very organised in all sections, leaving nothing to chance. The visitors were first to threaten and Ciaran Davenport in the Naas goal did well to save from Kristof Jenei. The home side had to be at their best and Craig Murray at the heart of their defence was outstanding. However the visitors did eventually break down the home side’s defence on the half hour when Keith Wright cut in from the right wing to outpace two defenders and struck the ball from just outside the box to the bottom right corner giving Davenport no chance.
Naas responded with Attempts from Darren Cunningham, and Kevin Dunne but did not trouble Athy keeper Gavin Dunphy for the remainder of the half and Athy went in defending their 1-0 advantage at the break.
Some half time encouragement from the Naas AFC Management seemed to do the trick as the home side came out for the resumption reinvigorated and began to press the leaders with Conor Murphy and Luke Hilliard working well created chances and Athy found themselves on the back foot. The home side levelled matters ten minutes in when Conor Murphy scored with a fine volley. Naas were on their uppers now and pressed for a winner and they were duly rewarded when Luke Hilliard passed to Kevin Dunne to set up the inrushing Ben Whelan who finished well from just outside the area giving Dunphy no chance midway through the half.
Athy were not about to go down without a fight and owed possession for the remainder of the tie but could find no way past a solid Naas defence and the home side held out for a valuable three points. Best for the winners were Davenport in goal, Darren Cunningham, Luke Hilliard and Kevin Dunne while for a disappointed Athy, who felt they should have got more from the game, Kristof Jenei excelled.  

Teams ;
Naas AFC-Ciaran Davenport, Eoghan Curley, Stephen Barbon, Craig Murray, Drew Cunningham, Conor Murphy, Ben Whelan, Stef Bardom, Kevin Dunne, Ian Cox, Glen Baron, Shane Brady, Emmet Curran, Corey McAuliffe.
Athy Town AFC – Gavin Dunphy, Shane O Keeffe, Damien Dunphy, Conor Farrell, Sean Peterson, Kristof Jenei, Corey Maher, Ian Devereaux, Lawrence O Junrian, Keith Wright, Ricky Moriarty, Anto O Keeffe, Mark Lyne, Michael Byrne, Eamon Brennan, Simon Walsh, Daniel Harrington.
15 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Suncroft and Naas United played out an entertaining 0-0 draw at the Community grounds in front of a large crowd in glorious sunshine. Suncroft have introduced some of their youth squad to strengthen the side and this proved to be a right move. In an end to end game through there were chances for both to edge ahead but neither could capitalise.
The croft had a gilt edged opportunity to go ahead on the 16th minute but Aaron McDonald saw his effort just wide of Lar Buggy’s right post. The home side were forced to make an early change soon after as they lost the influential Craig Durney through injury. However they still kept up the momentum and five minutes later were unlucky again when Shane Bennett had his shot cleared off the Naas goal line. From the resultant kick out Naas went on the attack and Croft keeper Ciaran Killaly had to be at his best to keep out their best effort and soon after they had another shot on goal which the quick thinking keeper flicked over the bar and the sides went in 0-0 at the break. The second half was much as the first with some early chances for the Croft through Dylan Connolly and Shane Bennett however Naas finished the stronger and Suncroft had to be at their best to secure an all important point. Best for the home side were Captain Ray Coleman, Dylan Connolly, Mikey O Toole, defenders Shane Dillon and Aaron McDonald and keeper Killaly. While for Naas Paddy Diamond, Vinny McCarthy and Alan Crowe were best.

The other draw in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division was played out between Ballycane Celtic who occupy joint top spot with Woodstock Celts and their nearest rivals Castle Villa. In perfect conditions at Mullarney Park the home side took the lead midway through the first half somewhat against the run of play as Ballycane started the brighter with Marvel Ntumba going close on more than one occasion. Villa’s goal coming from the boot of Paul Huntington when he struck a daisy cutter to hit the back of Nathan Burke’s net. The visitors applied pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser just before the break when Vernon Nolan picked out Naoise Drewitt in the danger area for him to nod home leaving it 1-1 at the break. The second half was a tight affair as the first with chances few and far between as both sides cancelled each other out. Ballycane were reduced to ten men when Vernon Nolan was given his marching orders by Referee Eddie Sullivan. However Villa could not capitalise on their numerical advantage and it ended all square. Best for the home side were Mick Lawler, Scorer Huntington and Martin Farrell. While for the visitors defenders JP Higgins and Mark Loughran, Naoise Drewitt in midfield and Marvel Ntumba up front were the only ones to shine.

Newcomers Redwood Naas FC bounced back from their 4-1 drubbing by Eleson United last week when they had a convincing 3-0 away victory over Clane United to maintain their joint third placed position with near neighbours Naas United FC, they also have the luxury of a game in hand. The stamped their authority on the game from the tip off with some purposeful passing out of defence up to the front line. Willie Collins smashed home the opener after 15 minutes with a left footed shot from an acute angle. Clane responded swiftly with their own chances through Cillian Patchell but he found Mark Kinchen in the visiting goal in a mean mood and Redwood went in with a 1-0 lead at the break. Clane came out of the blocks swiftly and applied some early pressure which Redwood soaked up and when on to have chances of their own from Eoin Kavanagh (free kick) and Bernard Redmond (header) before they extended their lead midway through the half when bazzarly a long kick out from keeper Kinchen was met by the Clane keeper who was outside his area in an attempt to head clear he clashed with two of his defenders for the ball to roll into an empty net putting the visitors 2-0 up. Clane chasing the game at this stage threw everything at the visitors in an attempt to get something from the game and they were caught on the break when Kevin Ahern set up Bernard Redmond to make no mistake form 18 yards out, giving Redwood somewhat of a flattering win but no mistaking a very important 3 points. Best for the winners were Keeper Kinchen, Sean O Connor and Eoin Kavanagh while for Clane who never gave up Cillian Patchell tried best.

Eleson United claimed their second victory of the season following their poor start when they overcame lowly Rathangan by the odd goal in three at Allen on Saturday evening. Rathangan were first to threaten when Sam O Loughlin rattled the Eleson crossbar after only a minute. Unfortunately this was the only goalmouth action of the first half as both sides cancelled each other out. The second half was a different story as Eleson took the lead after 15 minutes through Shane Buckley. Rathangan levelled matters two minutes later when Ian Freeman cleverly lobbed the home keeper. The home side clinched all three points when Joe Kenny drove home what proved to be the winner with minutes remaining on the clock. Best for the winners were Daniel Brady, Anto Farrell and man of the match Dale Bowers.

Caragh Celtic got the better of current Senior League Champions Liffey Celtic in this exciting midtable clash at New Donore Pk on Sunday. Two late late goals from the home side left a somewhat flattering look on the scoreline as the Caragh men were 4-2 victors. Liffey started the brighter and Caragh had their custodian Robbie Hannon to thank when he pulled off a string of super saves to keep the home side in the game early on. Liffey edged ahead on the half hour when Hannon was eventually beaten by a Philip McCoy strike, however the lead was short lived as Wayne Bowers equalised just before the break to leave it all square at 1-1.
Liffey again took the advantage ten minutes after the restart when Brian McDonagh finished well following good work from McCoy. Five minutes later Caragh were on level terms for a second time when Reggie Riordan equalised setting up a grandstand finish. It was Caragh who edged ahead with ten minutes remaining when Riordan added his second and his sides third as they went in front for the first time. Liffey threw everything at the Caragh men in an attempt to salvage something from the game and the home side took full advantage of the gaping holes at the back when Noel Byrne finished from just inside the Liffey half to leave the final score at 4-2 to the home side. Best for the winners were Alan Igoe, Reggie Riordan, Tony Farrell and Wayne Bowers . Liffey had good performances from Phil McCoy, Brian McDonagh and Kevin McDonnell in goal.
15 May 2016
CR WYNNE SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS

Ballycane Celtic went joint top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division this week by cirtue of their 2-0 victory over newly promoted 2015 Premier League winners Suncroft AFC. The game started at a furious pace and the Crofts Aaron Finn was unlucky to see his effort wide of the post after two minutes. Ballycane came back fighting and it took the quick thinking of James Lanigan to clear his lines. Indeed were it not for keeper Ciaran Killaly also Ballycane could have opened the scoring earlier as he pulled off a string of fine saves. The Croft got on top midway through the half and Shane Dillon and Dylan Connolly came close. It was deadlocked at 0-0 at the break. Five minutes after the break the home side eventually broke the deadlock when Kevin Higgins converted from the spot after Dean Loughran was brought down and three minutes later the doubled their lead when Man of the match Wayne Doyle headed home from close range. The Croft dominated the last half hour but would find no way past a resolute Cane defence. Best for Ballycane were Keith Higgins in goal, Wayne Doyle and Kevin Higgins in midfield and Robert Heavey up front, while for Suncroft Shane Dillon, Shane Bennett, Gary Lowe and keeper Killaly were best.
Elsewhere in the Senior Liffey Celtic had a convincing 6-0 home victory over Eleson United who are struggling to find their feet this season. In perfect playing conditions Liffey struck early from the impressive Willie Hayes after five minutes and ten minutes later he double their advantage when he scored his and his side’s second with a low drive. It was 3-0 on the half hour when Evan Herd who had come on for the injured Stephen Reidy when he struck a 25 yard volley. Willie Hayes completed his hat trick midway through the second half when he was put through by Phil McCoy. Eleson had no answer for the striking power of Liffey as they went on to add another two goals Through Trevor Connolly and Phil McCoy. Special mention also to Brian Collins who was very unlucky to see his outrageous volley hit the Eleson woodwork with time running out. Best for Liffey were Keith Harvey, Willie Hayes and Evan Herd while for Eleson Shane Taaffe, Trevor Bowers and Johnny Byrnes were best.
Castle Villa made the trip to Naas to take on newly promoted and 2015 Premier Cup Winners Redwood FC and found themselves 3-0 down after twenty minutes. Redwood’s first came from the boot of 2015 KDFL Premier Player of the Year Eoin Kavanagh from the spot after Johnny Finnegan was taken down after eight minutes. The newbies quickly doubled their advantage on 15 minutes when a good passing move involving Eoin Kavanagh and Kevin Ahern set up Johnny Finnegan for a sublime finish as he dinked the ball over the advancing Villa custodian. On 18 minutes Redwood found themselves unbelievably three goals to the good when Ali Sheridan intercepted a poor clearance from the Villa keeper to turn and put past him to put his side 3-0 up.
Then came the Villa fight back when ten minutes from the break Stevie McDonald slotted home following a foul on Timmy Doyle and just on the half time whistle Aaron Murphy tapped home following some good work from Roy Byrne to leave Villa trailing by just one goal.
Redwood came out on the attack again and gain control in midfield and a ball into the Villa box after five minutes was headed into the net by a Villa defender to put Redwood 4-2 to the good. Castle Villa piled on the pressure for the remainder and won a penalty midway through the half following a foul on the impressive Roy Byrne and Stevie McDonald stepped up to score his second and his sides third. Villa grabbed a late late equaliser through the hard working Roy Byrne to leave the final score from Naas VEC at 4-4, great entertainment for the neutral. Best for the home side were Johnny Finnegan up front, Dave McGrath in midfield and Ian Maloney who has just returned from injury. While Villa had Roy Byrne, Stevie McDonald and Lee Doyle to thank for their comeback.
Meanwhile at New Donore Caragh Celtic and Clane United played out an entertaining midtable tie. A hard fought and well deserved point for Caragh Celtic. The first half was a defensive affair with few chances for either side. The best chance of the first half falling to Dunner and Dean Bowers for the home side. The second half was a lot more open with Clane hitting the net first from outside the box giving home keeper Robbie Hannon no chance.
Caragh surged forward in search on an equaliser and were rewarded when from a corner kick, there was a goal mouth scramble and Paul Foley was quickest on the draw to finish to the back of the net with ten minutes remaining. Best for the home side were Robbie Hannon in goal, Paul Foley and Tony Farrell in defence, Darren Heavey in midfield and Dean Bowers up front.
In the final League game in the Senior Rathangan overcame 2015 League runners up Naas United by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 2-1.
15 May 2016
Feature Game Herald CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Liffey Celtic 1 Redwood FC 0
Current League Champions Liffey Celtic did just about enough to overcome Senior League newbies Redwood Naas FC on Sunday in this midtable clash at Newhall. An excellent individual effort from League Player of the Year 2015 Darren Kilby on the half hour gave Liffey all three points in this pulsating tie.
Redwood started brightly and Johnny Finnegan was unlucky to see both his early efforts just wide of Kevin McDonnell’s post. Liffey also got in on some goal mouth action after ten minutes when Phil McCoy was unlucky not to open the scoring with a good effort.
The breakthrough came for the home side on the half hour when Redwood failed to deal with a long ball and Kilby used his strength to gain control and camly slotted past oncoming visiting keeper Kyle Maloney to put the Liffey ahead. The last fifteen of the first half was played out in midfield and Liffey went in 1-0up at the break.
The visitors came out with more purpose in the second half in search of an equaliser with Eoin Kavanagh going close on two occasions with his trade mark free kicks. Redwood continued to press Liffey but found it difficult to put past a solid Liffey defence. Liffey could have doubled their advantage late on but Evan Herd was unlucky to see his close range attempt just wide of Maloney’s right post and at the other end Liffey Keeper Kevin McDonald saved his side when he did well to keep out another Kavanagh free kick. Best for the winners were scorer Kilby, Richie Newport and Dave O Connor while for Redwood Sean Brady, Bernard Redmond and Eoin Kavanagh excelled.

Teams
Liffey Celtic
Kevin McDonald, Sean O Brien, David Murphy, Richie Newport, Anthony Durney, Trevor Connolly, Stephen Reidy, David O Connor, Darren Kilby, Phil McCoy, Evan Herd, Mick Donoghue, Brian McDonald, Brian Collins, Aaron Mullins.
Redwood FC
Kyle Maloney, Sean Brady, Kevin Ahern, Ian Maloney, Malachy McCabe, Eoin Kavanagh, Dave McGrath, Bernard Redmond, John Finnegan, Alistir Sheridan, Willie Collins, Leon Finnegan, Mark Murphy, Lee McGinley, Eoin Messit.
Referee – P Donnelly.
15 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Suncroft and Naas United played out an entertaining 0-0 draw at the Community grounds in front of a large crowd in glorious sunshine. Suncroft have introduced some of their youth squad to strengthen the side and this proved to be a right move. In an end to end game through there were chances for both to edge ahead but neither could capitalise.
The croft had a gilt edged opportunity to go ahead on the 16th minute but Aaron McDonald saw his effort just wide of Lar Buggy’s right post. The home side were forced to make an early change soon after as they lost the influential Craig Durney through injury. However they still kept up the momentum and five minutes later were unlucky again when Shane Bennett had his shot cleared off the Naas goal line. From the resultant kick out Naas went on the attack and Croft keeper Ciaran Killaly had to be at his best to keep out their best effort and soon after they had another shot on goal which the quick thinking keeper flicked over the bar and the sides went in 0-0 at the break. The second half was much as the first with some early chances for the Croft through Dylan Connolly and Shane Bennett however Naas finished the stronger and Suncroft had to be at their best to secure an all important point. Best for the home side were Captain Ray Coleman, Dylan Connolly, Mikey O Toole, defenders Shane Dillon and Aaron McDonald and keeper Killaly. While for Naas Paddy Diamond, Vinny McCarthy and Alan Crowe were best.

The other draw in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division was played out between Ballycane Celtic who occupy joint top spot with Woodstock Celts and their nearest rivals Castle Villa. In perfect conditions at Mullarney Park the home side took the lead midway through the first half somewhat against the run of play as Ballycane started the brighter with Marvel Ntumba going close on more than one occasion. Villa’s goal coming from the boot of Paul Huntington when he struck a daisy cutter to hit the back of Nathan Burke’s net. The visitors applied pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser just before the break when Vernon Nolan picked out Naoise Drewitt in the danger area for him to nod home leaving it 1-1 at the break. The second half was a tight affair as the first with chances few and far between as both sides cancelled each other out. Ballycane were reduced to ten men when Vernon Nolan was given his marching orders by Referee Eddie Sullivan. However Villa could not capitalise on their numerical advantage and it ended all square. Best for the home side were Mick Lawler, Scorer Huntington and Martin Farrell. While for the visitors defenders JP Higgins and Mark Loughran, Naoise Drewitt in midfield and Marvel Ntumba up front were the only ones to shine.

Newcomers Redwood Naas FC bounced back from their 4-1 drubbing by Eleson United last week when they had a convincing 3-0 away victory over Clane United to maintain their joint third placed position with near neighbours Naas United FC, they also have the luxury of a game in hand. The stamped their authority on the game from the tip off with some purposeful passing out of defence up to the front line. Willie Collins smashed home the opener after 15 minutes with a left footed shot from an acute angle. Clane responded swiftly with their own chances through Cillian Patchell but he found Mark Kinchen in the visiting goal in a mean mood and Redwood went in with a 1-0 lead at the break. Clane came out of the blocks swiftly and applied some early pressure which Redwood soaked up and when on to have chances of their own from Eoin Kavanagh (free kick) and Bernard Redmond (header) before they extended their lead midway through the half when bazzarly a long kick out from keeper Kinchen was met by the Clane keeper who was outside his area in an attempt to head clear he clashed with two of his defenders for the ball to roll into an empty net putting the visitors 2-0 up. Clane chasing the game at this stage threw everything at the visitors in an attempt to get something from the game and they were caught on the break when Kevin Ahern set up Bernard Redmond to make no mistake form 18 yards out, giving Redwood somewhat of a flattering win but no mistaking a very important 3 points. Best for the winners were Keeper Kinchen, Sean O Connor and Eoin Kavanagh while for Clane who never gave up Cillian Patchell tried best.

Eleson United claimed their second victory of the season following their poor start when they overcame lowly Rathangan by the odd goal in three at Allen on Saturday evening. Rathangan were first to threaten when Sam O Loughlin rattled the Eleson crossbar after only a minute. Unfortunately this was the only goalmouth action of the first half as both sides cancelled each other out. The second half was a different story as Eleson took the lead after 15 minutes through Shane Buckley. Rathangan levelled matters two minutes later when Ian Freeman cleverly lobbed the home keeper. The home side clinched all three points when Joe Kenny drove home what proved to be the winner with minutes remaining on the clock. Best for the winners were Daniel Brady, Anto Farrell and man of the match Dale Bowers.

Caragh Celtic got the better of current Senior League Champions Liffey Celtic in this exciting midtable clash at New Donore Pk on Sunday. Two late late goals from the home side left a somewhat flattering look on the scoreline as the Caragh men were 4-2 victors. Liffey started the brighter and Caragh had their custodian Robbie Hannon to thank when he pulled off a string of super saves to keep the home side in the game early on. Liffey edged ahead on the half hour when Hannon was eventually beaten by a Philip McCoy strike, however the lead was short lived as Wayne Bowers equalised just before the break to leave it all square at 1-1.
Liffey again took the advantage ten minutes after the restart when Brian McDonagh finished well following good work from McCoy. Five minutes later Caragh were on level terms for a second time when Reggie Riordan equalised setting up a grandstand finish. It was Caragh who edged ahead with ten minutes remaining when Riordan added his second and his sides third as they went in front for the first time. Liffey threw everything at the Caragh men in an attempt to salvage something from the game and the home side took full advantage of the gaping holes at the back when Noel Byrne finished from just inside the Liffey half to leave the final score at 4-2 to the home side. Best for the winners were Alan Igoe, Reggie Riordan, Tony Farrell and Wayne Bowers . Liffey had good performances from Phil McCoy, Brian McDonagh and Kevin McDonnell in goal.
15 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

GOAL KEEPER ROBBIE HANNON (CARAGH CELTIC)

DEFENDERS ANTHONY FARRELL (ELESON UTD)
MARK LOUGHRAN (BALLYCANE CELTIC)
MARTIN FARRELL (CASTLE VILLA AFC)
SEAN O CONNOR (REDWOOD NAAS FC)

MIDFIELDERS RAY COLEMAN (SUNCROFT AFC)
BERNARD REDMOND (REDWOOD NAAS FC)
PHIL MC COY (LIFFEY CELTIC)
DALE BOWERS (ELESON UTD)

STRIKERS STEPHEN ‘REGGIE’ RIORDAN (CARAGH CELTIC)
VINNY MC CARTHY (NAAS UTD)
8 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Goalkeeper Ciaran Killaly (Suncroft)

Defenders Tony Farrell (Caragh Celtic)
James Lanigan (Suncroft)
Shane Taaffe (Eleson United)
Kevin Ahern (Redwood FC)


Midfield Kevin Higgins (Ballycane Celtic)
Evan Herd (Liffey Celtic)
Stevie McDonald (Caslte Villa)
Darren Heavey (Caragh Celtic)

Strikers Willie Hayes (Liffey Celtic)
Dean Bowers (Caragh Celtic)
8 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Woodstock took full advantage of Ballycane’s slip up today when they claimed all three points against Naas United to go clear at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division in this very entertaining game at Naas SC. Both side’s cancelled each other out in the first half until just before half time when the visitors went in front after Stephen Donovan found himself one on one with visiting keeper Ronan Coady to cooly slot home to the bottom corner and put the Athy men 1-0 up. The visitors doubled their advantage five minutes after the restart when the youthful Alex Whelan latched onto a long ball out of defence by keeper Michael Lawless to give Coady no chance in the home goal from 18 yards and make it 2-0 to the visitors. The home side got back into the game and reduced the deficit to one goal five minutes later through Stephen Burke and soon after equalised from the boot of Podge Coady. The visitors were reduced to ten men when Ryan Kelly received his second yellow card and it looked like finishing at 2-2 until Woodstock stole all three points when Captain Murt Brennan let fly from 25 yards out giving Coady no chance to leave the final score at 3-2 to Woodstock. Best for the winners were Captain fantastic Martin Brennan, Alex Whelan andman of the match Sean Byrne at cetnrehalf. While for Naas Ronan Coady in goal, Mick Ahern and Jamie Dunne were best.

Clane United continued their impressive run with this fine win over leaders on the day Ballycane Celtic. A Sean Harnett strike two minutes into the second half was enough for the Clane men to take all three points at Kilashee. The home side had the better of the early exchanges with Kevin Higgins coming close with a header after ten minutes. It was nip and tuck for the remainder of the half with neither side preparing to make an errors. Clane began to get a foothold on the game on the resumption with Killian Patchell and Aeneas Murphy to the fore for the Doctor’s road men and it was not long before their turned the dominance into scores when Sean Harnett netted following a great three man move. The leaders endured some serious pressure from there on in as Ballycane threw everything at the visitors but despite the best efforts of Higgins and Stuart O Neill Clane’s backline held firm to claim what surely will be a very important three points. Best for the winners were Jack Kelly, Trevor Beale and Killian Patchell. While for Ballycane Mark Loughran in defence, Wayne Doyle and Naoise Drewitt in midfield and Stuart O Neill were best.
Eleson United claimed their first win of the season this week when they overcame Senior newbies Redwood Naas FC on a scoreline of 4-1. Eleson came out of the blocks quickly and pounded the Redwood rearguard for the most part of the first half, the home side have their custodian Kyle Maloney to thank for sending the sides in scoreless at the break as he made four tremendous saves to keep his side in the game. The Newbies started the second half with a bit more purpose however they were lacking fire power in the final third and eventually conceded to an Eleson penalty on 55 minutes which was converted by Shane Buckley. The visitors doubled their advantage five minutes later when Man of the Match Charlie Swords netted. Eleson continued the long ball into the Redwood danger area and added a third midway through the half through Danny Brady. Redwood then made three tactical changes which saw them create more balance and clawed one back through Bernard Redmond with ten minutes remaining. However the eventual winners finished the stronger adding a fourth through Danny Brady when he claimed his second of the day. Best for the winners were Shane Brady, Charlie Swords, Anto Farrell and Dale Bowers while for Redwood who consider this game a bad day at the office, Bernard Redmond and Kavanagh impressed.

8 May 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK
DEFENDERS Ronan Coady Naas United
Mark Loughnane Ballycane Celtic
Aeneas Murphy Clane United
Stephen Burke Naas United FC

MIDFIELDERS Martin Brennan Woodstock Celts
Trevor Beale Clane United
Dale Bowers Eleson United
Bernard Redmond Redwood FC

STRIKERS Stephen Donovan Woodstock Celts
Danny Brady Eleson United FC







1 May 2016
Aermax Premier Division
Clonmullion AFC 4 Athy Town AFC 2


Clonmullion AFC move into joint third place in the Aermax Premier Division title race when they had a superb 4-2 home victory over near neighbours and second placed Athy Town AFC on Sunday last. The game commenced on a light-hearted footing when both teams were togged out on the pitch awaiting the arrival of Referee Billy Conlon only to discover he had been locked in the dressing rooms in error. Groundsmen quickly released the Official to the delight of both teams and their supporters.
The visitors started the better and Aaron Meade was unlucky to see his effort his the Clonmullion woodwork. The home side also got in on the goalmouth action and Athy Keeper Shane Prior saved well saved from a Nathan Robinson effort following good work from Shane Robinson after ten minutes. The home side controlled the next twenty minutes and Ross Cardiff shot agonisingly wide following a slide rule pass from Mark Donovan and Wayne Walsh had two headed efforts just wide midway through the half following excellent deliveries from Mark Robinson.
‘The Mull finally made the breakthrough on the half hour when Dom Redmond split the visitors defence with a brilliant ball for Tommy Nolan to round the advancing Prior and make no mistake from close in to put the home side 1-0 up. They doubled their advantage three minutes later when the tireless Nolan dispossessed Athy defender Timmy Flood on the edge of the box to side foot past the Athy keeper Prior to make it 2-0.
Athy came out fighting in the second half and following some inspired substitutions however it was the home side who added a third through Wayne Walsh when he finished well on the 50th minute and five minutes later it was 4-0 when a well work ball from Nathan Robinson found its way to Ross Cardiff at the back post and he made no mistake heading past the hapless Prior in the visiting goal.
The leaders then lost influential midfielder Shane Robinson soon after following a second bookable offence and this seemed to unsettle Clonmullion allowing Athy take full advantage with Lee Foley clawing one back on the hour to make it 4-1 and the visitors were awarded penalty on the hour when Shane Foley was adjudged to have fouled Andy Coughlan and Coughlan dusted himself off to make no mistake from the spot to make it 4-2. However the home side held out for a very important three points. Best for the winners were Tommy Nolan up front, Donovan and Shane Robinson in midfield and man of the match was Captain fantastic Mark Robinson while for a disappointed Athy Town Keelan Bolger, Stephen May and Paul Whelan tried best.

Teams
Clonmullion FC
Shane Foley, Devon Jermaine, Mick Robinson, Shane Robinson, Corey Moore, Wayne Walsh, Mark Donovan, Dominic Redmond, Tommy Nolan, Nathan Robinson, Ross Cardiff, David Lawlor, Stefan Flynn, Jamie Ryan, Michael Fanning, Jack Bolger, Conor Jermaine, Darren Lawlor.
Athy Town AFC
Mark Prior, Ryan Leonard, Joss Leonard, Timmy Flood, Keelan Bolger, Paul Whelan, Stephen May, Aaron Meade, Andrew Whelan, Lee Foley, Sean Bradley, Ryan Nolan, Kevin Farrell, Alan Sunderland, Andrew Leonard, Kevin Morris, Ian Foley, Gavin Dunphy.
Referee; Billy Conlon.
1 May 2016
CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Woodstock Celts 2 Rathangan AFC 2


Woodstock maintain leadership of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division by virtue of this well earned home draw against a spirited Rathangan from the opposite end of the table. It took an 85th minute Alex Whelan equaliser for Woodstock to steel a point in this entertaining game played at Castle Park.
Both teams started slowly as they struggled to find their feet.
However the game burst into life after fifteen minutes when Rathangan were awarded a penalty following a hand ball by Woodstock defender James Fennell, his action saw him dismissed and Woodstock reduced to ten men. Rathangan’s Shane Stains stepped up to take the spot kick but fluffed his attempt and it remained 0-0 until the home side went in front against the run of play on the half hour as Alex Whelan cooly slotted home a ball over the top from Mick Walsh giving Jimmy Dunne in the visiting goal no chance.
Disaster struck for the leaders ten minutes later when a mix up between keeper Mick Lawless and James Lammon saw the ball roll into an empty net to even matters. Lawless had to retire through injury soon. Rathangan edged ahead five minutes later through an excellent header from Ciaran Behan. Woodstock grabbed a late late equaliser with time running out when the KDFL Young player of the year 2015 Alex Whelan netted his second. Best for the home side were James Lammon, Ryan Kelly, and man of the match Alex Whelan, while for Rathangan Alan Keogh, Shane Kennedy and Tommy Moloney impressed.

Teams
Woodstock Celts – Michael Lawless, Ryan Kelly, Johnny Fennell, James Lammon, Sean Byrne, Ross Leonard, Martin Brennan, Michael Walsh, Alex Whelan, Stephen Donovan, Jimmy Fennell, Joe Brennan, Jason Moriarty, Tommy Connell.
Rathangan FC – Jimmy Dunne, Ryan Ivers, Pauraic Kelly, Tommy Power, Shane Kennedy, Mark Cassidy, Dylan Herbert, Tommy Moloney, Sammy O Loughlin, Shane Stains, Allan Keogh, Darragh O Loughlin, Podge Walsh, Ciaran Behan, Corey Kenny.
Referee – Eddie Sullivan.
20 April 2016
Feature game Herald Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
Newbridge Hotspurs 6 Kinnegad Juniors 1
Newbridge Hotspurs got their league campaign on track this week when they had a comprehensive 6-1 home victory over an under strength Kinnegad Juniors in the Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1. Following their disappointing performance last week in the league opener against newly promoted Monread FC the home side regrouped and came out of the block early.
They registered their first score after twelve minutes when a quick long throw down the line by Daryl Phillips found it’s way to the feet of Eoin McGrath whose low ball across the box was tapped into the net by the incoming Sean Healey. Just one minute later Greg Kelly worked an opportunity for himself and ran at the goal before unleashing a clinical strike across the goalkeeper to double the advantage.
With a two goal lead Hotspurs defenders were beginning to find their feet at the back and despite coming under constant pressure from the Kinnegad Sean Sweeney they were looking comfortable in their positions, it was unfortunate then in the 25th min that they gave away a penalty and Hotspurs keeper Jamie Kennedy was given no chance with the resulting kick when Sweeney converted from the spot.
Hotspurs had to settle for a 2-1 lead at the break but they certainly came roaring out of the traps in the second half. Strikers Rickey Caffrey & Eoin McGrath could have put the game beyond doubt early enough with some better finishing, instead they had to wait until just after the hour when McGrath was pulled down in the box and Ross Lynch tucked away the penalty for 3-1. With Aaron Gallagher and Ben Kinsella opening the game up out wide the chances began to flow for Hotspurs. The tough tackling in midfield by Mick Nugent and Frank Durney helped to contain any breakaway that Kinnegad had, and Hotspurs added to their tally with twenty minutes remaining when Eoin McGrath finished well from Sean Healey’s assist. Healey himself went on to cap off a fantastic performance by grabbing his second with twelve minutes remaining after a fine assist and build up from Tomas Hennessey. It was Hennessey though who supplied the cherry on the cake with the sixth goal in the 84th minute. A Ross Lynch free kick from out on the left was directed towards the far post Heno ran in to meet it and from the tightest of angles he hammered it high into the net for 6-1 Best for the winners where Sean Healy, Greg Kelly and Ross Lynch while Sean Sweeney, Jamie Greville and Ben O'Mahoney tried hard for the visitors.

Teams
Newbridge Hotpsurs – Jamie Kennedy,Ben Kinsella, Aaron Gallagher,Frank Durney, Nigel Purcell, Daryl Philips, Greg Kelly, Eoin McGrath, Ricky Caffrey, Mick Nugent, Sean Healy, Cian Brannigan, Niall McDonnell, Thomas Hennesy, Ross Lynch, Jack Howe.
Kinnegad Juniors – Conor Briscoe, Dean Baker, Jamie Greville, Dean Butler, Matthew Darcy, Stephen Pepper, Dion McCaffrey, Sean Sweeney, David Archer, Szyman Zabinski,Mikey Browne, Ben O Mahony, Danny Woods, Aaron Darcy.
Referee – Sid Comerford.

20 April 2016
Feature game Leinster Leader Aermax Premier Division
Monasterevin AFC 6 Bridgewood Celtic 2
It’s full points on the board for Monasterevin AFC when they claimed their second victory of the season in as many games following their comprehensive 6-2 home victory of Bridgewood Celtic.
The home side got out of the starting blocks early and were 1-0 up after only two minutes when the inform Jordan Kevin fired them in front from the edge of the area giving Des Palmer in the visiting goal no chance.
Monasterevin had the lion’s share of possession but were lacking somewhat in front of goal and missed a golden opportunity to double their advantage when they were awarded a penalty after ten minutes but Palmer saved well to keep the minimum between the sides. Bridgewood got a foot hold in midfield and a great through ball saw Damien Leeson fire goalward. This caused consternation in the home defence with a defender putting into his own net to leaves the sides all square after twenty minutes.
The home side rallied and Jordan Kevin claimed his second of the game with a 20 yard screamer into the top right hand corner of Palmer’s net two minutes later to restore Monasterevin’s slim advantage. The visitors showed great determination and fought back to equalise just before the break when a great move resulting in John Sullivan cooly slotting past Colin McCabe in the home goal following good work from Damien Leeson down the right to leave it all square again going into the break.
Early in the second half the visitors were forced to make some changes following injuries and this seemed to unsettle the Robertstown men and it wasn’t long before Monasterevin edged infront again with Jordan Kevin claiming his hat trick eight minutes after the resumption. Soon after Danny Dee added the home side’s fourth and Bridgewood went out of the game and Monasterevin added two further goals from Lee Moore and Adam O Flaherty to leave the score 6-2 to the home side. Best for the winners were hat trick Hero Jordy Kevin and Danny Dee while Tony Hedderman, Donie Percival, Joey Balfe, Gary Hunt, Joey Behan and Dave Nolan were best for Bridgewood.

Teams – Monasterevin AFC – Colin McCabe, Oran Kavanagh, Colin Kemmy, Dean McLoughlin, Ronan Stafford, Joe Sharpe, Adam O Flaherty, Jordan Kevin, Danny Dee, Simon Luttrell, Lee Moore, JF Bannon, Dave Cummins, Evan Foley, Cein Brennan.
Bridgewood Celtic – Des Palmer, Tony Hedderman, Henry Reidy, Gary Hunt, Joey Behan, Dave Nolan, Donie Percival, Damien Leeson, John Sullivan, Adrian McNamee, Joey Balfe, Jack Neyland, Dave Percival, Cein Harford, Donal Molloy.
20 April 2016
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Castle Villa move into joint second place following their 3-1 away victory over Clane United, They opened the scoring after five minutes through a superb strike from Roy Byrne, he doubled Villa’s advantage soon after with a clinical finish following a through ball. Clane reduced the deficit on the half hour through Stephen Dunne to leave it 2-1 to the visitors at the break. In a tight second half Villa extended their lead with a Stephen McDonald spot kick following a foul on Huntingdon, Clane conceded a late third while chasing the game through Lee Doyle. Best for Villa were Lee Doyle, Stephen McDonald, Timmy Doyle and Roy Byrne. While for Clane Jack Kelly and Aeneas Murphy were best.
It was honours even in another Naas Derby this week when Naas United and newly promoted Redwood FC went head to head at Naas SC. In a end to end game both teams cancelled each other out in all areas of the park Best for the home side were Podge Coady, Jamie Dunne, Stephen Burke and Mick Ahern while for Redwood Sean O Connor, Kevin Ahern and Eoin Kavanagh excelled. The highlight of the game were the Ahern Brothers playing on opposite sides, Mick for Naas United and Kevin for Redwood, needless to say their Parents Brian and Bernie were very anxious on the sidelines.
Newly promoted Suncroft AFC sent a signal out to all Senior teams who have their sights set on Divisional glory when they put four past 2015 League Champs Liffey Celtic at the Community grounds in Suncroft on Sunday. Shane Bennett was the hero for the Croft men scoring three of the four goals, the other coming from the boot of substitute Gary Lowe, Liffey’s only reply coming from a 20th Minute Darren Kilby penalty. Liffey were not without their chances and Brian McDonagh was unlucky to see his early effort clip the bar and Mick O’Donoghue was also very unlucky for the current champs. Best for the Croft were Shane Bennett (MOTM) James Lannigan , Aaron Finn, Ray Coleman and Peter and Aaron McDonald while for Liffey were Keeper Kevin McDonnell, Left full Graham McCormack, centre forward Mick O Donoghue and right side of midfield Philly McCoy stood out.
League leaders Woodstock earned a tough point at home to the chasing Ballycane Celtic with a hard fought 1-1 draw. The home side took the lead when KDFL 2015 Young player of the Year Alex Whelan cooly slotted home a long ball from Stephen Donovan. The away side level matters through Naoise Drewitt when he struck home to the top right corner just before the break to leave the sides deadlocked at half time. It was a tight second half with few chances. Best for the home side were Johnny Fennell in defence and Stephen Donovan and Alex Whelan up front, while for the visitors, Dermot Doyle in defence, Wayne Doyle in midfield and Naoise Drewitt up front.

16 April 2016
TEAM OF THE WEEK
CR WYNNE SENIOR DIVISION
Goal Keeper Kevin McDonnell (Liffey Celtic)

Defenders Aeneas Murphy (Clane United)
Johnny Fennell (Woodstock Celts)
Stephen Burke (Naas United FC)
Dermot Doyle (Ballycane Celtic)


Midfield Timmy Doyle (Castle Villa AFC)
Ray Coleman (Suncroft AFC)
Wayne Doyle (Ballycane Celtic)
Roy Byrne (Castle Villa AFC)


Strikers Shane Bennett (Suncroft AFC)
Alex Whelan (Woodstock Celts)
12 April 2016
Feature Game Herald CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Ballycane Celtic 1 Naas United 0
Ballycane Celtic took all three points in this local derby between Lumsden League Cup holders Naas United FC and Ballycane Celtic at Killashee on Sunday. A 20th minute strike from Stuart O’Neill was all that separated the sides in this tight tough encounter.
The home side started the brighter the brighter and Vernon Nolan was unlucky to see his effort just over the bar after five minutes. Naas got in on the goal mouth action too and David O’Connell was unlucky one minute later when he also shot wide of the mark. Ballycane broke the deadlock on the twenty minute mark when a mis-placed pass from Naas’s David O Connell was intercepted by the industrious Stuart O’Neill who found himself one on one with visiting keeper Aaron Smith and O’Neill calmly rounded him to slot the ball home from close range.
The home side had their tails up at this stage and were playing some excellent flowing football. The visitors however stage a comeback as the first half reached it’s conclusion but the Ballycane defensive pairing of Dermot Doyle and John Paul Higgins stood firm and the home side went in defending their slender lead.
The second half started at a blistering pace as Ballycane surged forward to capitalise on their advantage but they found the Naas rearguard of Jamie Dunne, Patrick Diamond , Alan Crowe and Stephen Burke in a mean mood. The visitors again took the initiative as the half progressed but again the ‘Cane defensive, in which Doyle and Higgins were outstanding, were equal to Naas’s best efforts. With time running out Ballycane finished the stronger and they could have doubled their lead but Naoise Drewitt saw his well taken effort expertly saved by Smith in the away goal. Best for the winners were Dermot Doyle and John Paul Higgins in defence, Naoise Drewitt in midfield and scorer Stuart O Neill while for Naas Smith in goal and David O Connell in midfield excelled.

Teams ;
Ballycane Celtic – Keith Higgins, Mark Loughran, Dean Loughran, Dermot Doyle, John paul Higgins, Wayne Doyle, Naoise Drewitt, Jamie Curran, Stuart O Neill,Vernon Nolan, Kevin Higgins, Robert Heavey, Stephen Lackey, Chris Higgins, Johnny Sullivan, Nathan Burke, Dane Higgins.
Naas United FC – Aaron Smith, Jamie Dunne, Patrick Diamond, Alan Crowe, Stephen Burke, Mick Ahern, Mick King, David O Connell, Patrick Coady, Andrew O Gorman, Mark Saunders, Colm Farrell, Dylan Coady, David Saunders, Sean Aylesbury,Tiernan McAleese, Eoin Giblin.
Referee – Robert Dowling.
12 April 2016
Feature game ; Leinster Leader LFA Angela Hearst Womens Inter League Shield Final
KDFL 2 CCFL 5
The Kildare & District Football League Womens Representative team went down to the Combined Counties Football League in the LFA Inter League Shield Final on Saturday last on a scoreline of 5-2. However the result did not reflect the game itself which was free flowing and over entertaining to the large attendance at Carlow IT.
The CCFL women were matched one for one by the KDFL girls except in two important areas, Player of the match CCFL’s Leona Archibold (Mullingar Athletic) was a powerhouse in the middle of the park and their youthful striker Bronagh Kane who scored her first Inter League hat trick and was a thorn in the side of the KDFL defence through, were the difference between the sides.
Kildare started well as they settled early and Lisa Moore was unlucky to see her close range effort go agonisingly wide having been put through by Rhona Mulhall.
However soon after the CCFL got their opener when Bronagh Kane got the first of her three goals following a well taken free kick over the top which was steered goalward by Naoise O Donoghue for Kane to finish clinically past Donna Hickey in the Kildare goal. Kildare were on level terms twenty minutes later when Aoife Carey finished a well worked move from the back to make it 1-1.
Ten minutes later the CCFL regained their lead when Bronagh Kane’s fantastic 20 yard strike to the top left hand corner of the Kildare net gave Hickey no chance. Kildare had chances of their own through Michelle Gogarty and Rachel Garvey before they were dealt a killer blow just before the break when the CCFL extended their lead as Kane rounded Kildare defender Linda Lee to fire past Hickey into the right hard corner of the net leaving it 3-1 to the Combined Counties going into the break.
Kildare came out more determined after the break and it was game on after only one minute when the hard working Amy Phelan won a free 20 yards out on the right and she stepped up to expertly steer the ball into the top corner of Noreen Devery’s goal putting the minimum between the sides once more. However the CCFL were quick to react and two minutes later it was 4-2 Tara Donnellan found the net and two minutes later it was over as a contest when they went 5-2 up courtesy of an own goal. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Kildare girls and the game petered out with the CCFL claiming the Shield for the second time.

Teams ; KDFL
Donna Hickey, Linda Lee, Ann Marie Hanlon, Amy Phelan, Gemma Murphy, Michael Gogarty, Rhona Mulhall, Aoife Carey, Autumn O Neill, Rachel Garvey, Lisa Moore, Jessica Turner, Lauren Griffin, Susan Lee, Lea Ronan, Samantha Cully, Emma Casey, Sam Ronan, Kate Nevin.
CCFL
Noreen Devery, Jackie Glennon, Donna Murray, Naoise O Donoghue, Ciara Dunne, Leona Archibold, Kyana Lee, Louise Molloy, Jessie O Connor, Tara Donnellan, Bronagh Kane, Alex Davis, Lorraine Coughlan, Lee Ann Daly.

12 April 2016
CR WYNNE SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Newly promoted Redwood FC got their Senior League campaign off to a great start when they chalked up their first victory of the season by virtue of their 3-1 win over Rathangan FC. It took them all of 30 seconds to notch their first Senior League goal when Malachy McCabe found the net. They found themselves 2-0 up after four minutes from the penalty spot when John Finnegan was brought down and KDFL 2015 Premier player of the year Eoin Kavanagh made no mistake from the spot and one minute later they went 3-0 up through Bernard Redmond following some good approach work by Dave McGrath. Rathangan dug deep and Dylan Herbert made it 3-1 soon after. Redwood battened down the hatches in the second half to gain the all import three points. Best for Redwood was Sean O Connor. While for Rathangan Shane Stains and Dylan Herbert were best.
Ballycane Celtic won the much anticipated local derby of old rivals Ballycane and Naas United, In an end to end game with no quarter asked or given a 20th minute lone strike from Stuart O Neill was all that separated the sides in the end. Best for the winners were the defensive pairing of Dermot Doyle and John Paul Higgins who could do no wrong on the day, Naoise Drewitt in midfield and O Neill up front, while for Naas Stephen Burke, Mick Ahern and Jamie Dunne were Best.
Castle Villa and Eleson United played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Mullarney Park, giving both sides a well earned point a piece. It was 0-0 at the break in a very tight entertaining game. The visitors were first to break the deadlock minutes after the restart when Daniel Brady struck home. Villa equalised through Steve McDonald, from the spot after Roy Byrne was fouled, soon after and it was all square again. However Eleson came back strong and edge ahead once more five minutes later through veteran Ciaran Bowers to put the Kilmeague men 2-1 up. Villa were not to be outdone and Player Manager Anto Lawler salvaged a point for the home side in the dying moments following good work from the youthful Jordan Harmon. Best for the home side were Alan Hickey, Jordan Harmon and Roy Byrne with Shane Taffe and Jason Bowers shining for the visitors.

Caragh Celtic just shaded it in this five goal thriller at Donore Park when they did just about enough to deny the challenge of Senior Newbies Suncroft AFC on a scoreline of 3-2. The home side went 1-0 down early on but it was all square midway through the half courtesy of a Wayne Bowers strike. Caragh then went 2-1 up with a fabulous individual effort from Dean Bowers. Suncroft equalised again in the second half to make for an exciting last third and with Caragh stole all three points with a last minute penalty from Noel P Byrne, after Wayne Bowers was fouled. Best for the winners were Gareth Byrne in midfield, Noel Byrne up front, Noel P Byrne and Brian Nolan in defence and defender Paul Foley.
12 April 2016
CR WYNNE SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Newly promoted Redwood FC got their Senior League campaign off to a great start when they chalked up their first victory of the season by virtue of their 3-1 win over Rathangan FC. It took them all of 30 seconds to notch their first Senior League goal when Malachy McCabe found the net. They found themselves 2-0 up after four minutes from the penalty spot when John Finnegan was brought down and KDFL 2015 Premier player of the year Eoin Kavanagh made no mistake from the spot and one minute later they went 3-0 up through Bernard Redmond following some good approach work by Dave McGrath. Rathangan dug deep and Dylan Herbert made it 3-1 soon after. Redwood battened down the hatches in the second half to gain the all import three points. Best for Redwood was Sean O Connor. While for Rathangan Shane Stains and Dylan Herbert were best.
Ballycane Celtic won the much anticipated local derby of old rivals Ballycane and Naas United, In an end to end game with no quarter asked or given a 20th minute lone strike from Stuart O Neill was all that separated the sides in the end. Best for the winners were the defensive pairing of Dermot Doyle and John Paul Higgins who could do no wrong on the day, Naoise Drewitt in midfield and O Neill up front, while for Naas Stephen Burke, Mick Ahern and Jamie Dunne were Best.
Castle Villa and Eleson United played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Mullarney Park, giving both sides a well earned point a piece. It was 0-0 at the break in a very tight entertaining game. The visitors were first to break the deadlock minutes after the restart when Daniel Brady struck home. Villa equalised through Steve McDonald, from the spot after Roy Byrne was fouled, soon after and it was all square again. However Eleson came back strong and edge ahead once more five minutes later through veteran Ciaran Bowers to put the Kilmeague men 2-1 up. Villa were not to be outdone and Player Manager Anto Lawler salvaged a point for the home side in the dying moments following good work from the youthful Jordan Harmon. Best for the home side were Alan Hickey, Jordan Harmon and Roy Byrne with Shane Taffe and Jason Bowers shining for the visitors.

Caragh Celtic just shaded it in this five goal thriller at Donore Park when they did just about enough to deny the challenge of Senior Newbies Suncroft AFC on a scoreline of 3-2. The home side went 1-0 down early on but it was all square midway through the half courtesy of a Wayne Bowers strike. Caragh then went 2-1 up with a fabulous individual effort from Dean Bowers. Suncroft equalised again in the second half to make for an exciting last third and with Caragh stole all three points with a last minute penalty from Noel P Byrne, after Wayne Bowers was fouled. Best for the winners were Gareth Byrne in midfield, Noel Byrne up front, Noel P Byrne and Brian Nolan in defence and defender Paul Foley.
12 April 2016
TEAM OF THE WEEK
CR WYNNE SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Goal keeper Aaron Smith (Naas United)
Defenders Dermot Doyle (Ballycane Celtic)
Alan Hickey (Castle Villa AFC)
Noel P Byrne (Caragh Celtic)
Shane Taaffe (Eleson United)

Midfield Eoin Kavanagh (Redwood FC)
Gareth Byrne (Caragh Celtic)
Shane Stains (Rethangan)
Sean O Connor (Redwood FC)


Strikers Stuart O Neill (Ballycane Celtic)
Jordan Harmon (Castle Villa AFC)
12 April 2016
Feature Game Herald CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
1 March 2016
Dates for your Diary
Council Meetings
April Wednesday 13th
May Wednesday 11th
June Wednesday 8th
July Wednesday 13th
August Wednesday 10th
September Wednesday 14th
October Wednesday 12th

Annual Awards Night Keadeen Hotel Friday 25th November 2016

PROPOSED KICK OFFS
League kick off - all Junior Divisions Sunday 27th March 2016.
League kick off - Over 35s - Sat 16th April 2016.
League kick off - Womens Divisions - Monday 25th April 2016.
Midweek games (Kick off) Senior/Premier Wed 18th May 2016.
Midweek games (Kick off) Div 1/2/3 Thurs 19th May 2016.
Euro 2016 Finals League Closed Sat 11 - Sun 18th June (Inclusive) and Wed 22nd June for midweeks. Reviewed following Groups stages
1 March 2016
Congratulations!!
Congratulations to Kildare Town AFC Over 35B who progressed to round 3 of the LFA Over 35 Cup following their victory on penalties after full time again Schalke Rovers. Also hard luck to last year's finalists Kildare Over 35As who were defeated 3-0 by Kilmore Celtic in the same round of the Cup also.
29 February 2016
FAI SENIOR INTRO THIS SAT/SUN AT MULLARNEY PK, CASTLEDERMOT. (NOTICE TO APPLICANTS)
9.00am SAT Commencing.
Can the following please forward the information required below to me on email at reginacasey1@yahoo.ie or by text to 0879557461 asap so I can register online.

REQUIREMENTS ON THE DAY

(commencing 9.00am)

Training Gear (Boots/Trainers)
Change of clothes
Packed lunch
Notebook and pen

Peter Donnelly
Gary Lawlor (Clane United)
Edward O'Loughlin Rathangan FC
Jimmy Walker (Rathangan AFC)
Alan Mohan (Rathangan AFC)
Mervyn Kavanagh (Newbridge Hotspurs)
Darragh Murtagh (Newbridge Hotspurs)
Francis Aaron Brogan (Newbridge Hotspurs)
Charles McLoughlin (Newbridge Hotspurs)
Colm Redmond (Redwood Naasfc
Callum Cal Edwards (Redwood FC)
Eoin Kavanagh (Redwood FC)
David Hughes (Redwood FC)
Eoin Colfer (Redwood FC)
Johnnie Carroll (Monasterevin Afc)
Dave Nicholl (Monasterevin)
Joe Murphy (Eilish Murphy) Newbridge Town FC Underage.
Shane Dempsey (Galhoy Fc)
Tommy Nolan (Liffey Celtic)
Gary Behan (Liffey Celtic)
Gavin Coventry (Kilcullen AFC)

individually full name -
home address -
date of birth -
phone number -
and e mail address -

Best of luck to all over the weekend (I will see you all Saturday)

ALL OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS TO BE MADE ON SATURDAY MORNING
29 February 2016
KDFL ROLL OF HONOUR 2015
Special Award Winners 2015
Masters Div 2 - John Quinn (Naas United FC)

The Masters Division 2 Player of the Year needs no introduction. He joined his current Club three seasons ago and made his mark early on, starring in some very importants wins over the years, he also has taken his expertese to the next level by commencing on the FAI Coaching ladder this season. A defenders worst nightmare he has played on all his clubs current junior team. An out and out goal machine and recipient of the 2014 Division 3 KDFL player of the year.

Masters Div 1 - Keith Burns (Kildare Town AFC)

The Masters Division 1 Player of the Year this year goes to a player from the most successful Masters team in the history of the KDFL. The player played most of his underage football at Bluebell United and progressed to the junior game playing Representative football at adult level for the the AUL, Amateur League and the Leinster Senior League. The left back has played an integral part of his team's recent success including the double three years in succession and captaining his team to the 2014/15 LFA Over 35 cup final.

Womens Division 2 - Stacey Harris (Naas United FC)

The Division 2 Womens Player of the year goes to a player from the team which finished in runners up spot in the their league and shield. She is an outstanding centre forward with an extraordinary eye for goal. She is a great motivator and leader and a very important cog in her teams success.

Womens Divsion 1 - Mairead Whelehan (Kildare Town AFC)

Next up we have the womens Division 1 player of the year. This year the award goes to a player who has been with her club for the past number of years. She is a very committed and dedicated club person and was rewarded last season by her club when she received the Womens Player of the year award. On the field she never gives up, pushing her team all they way to League runners up spot and Womens Cup glory.

Div 3 - Wayne Long (Johnstown Utd)

The Division 3 player of the year award goes to a Player/Coach who has been an intergral part of his Club success this year. He gained respect immediately following his appointment as coach this year and is an inspriation both on and off the field. Top goal scorer for his team and a recipient of a KDFL Manager of the month award also. He has scored also some vital goals for his Club including the League clinching winner against Monasterevin AFC.

Div 2 - Killian Whelan (Monread FC)

The Division 2 player of the year award goes to a young man with great influence despite his young age. He possesses technique in abundance and is comfortable in either and midfield or attacking role. Linked with all his other traits this player's hard work and dedication make him a favourite with his teamates. He joined his club in 2012 and has enjoyed promotion every year since and is considered a huge part of his club's long term plans, having guided them to Div 2 League runners up spot and Cup Glory.

Div 1 - Vinny McCarthy (Straffan AFC)

The Division 1 Player of the year award goes to another gentleman who needs no introduction. He is the winner of numerous trophies with his club over the past five seasons. He is a past member of the League's Representative team and has captained his side for a number of years. A quick and skillful striker with an enormous work rate. In his five year term with his club, the waterford man has an exemplarary disciplinary record receiving just one yellow card.

Prem Div - Eoin Kavanagh (Redwood FC)

This years Premier Division Player of the year award goes to a young man who has been with his club for the past three years, having previously played with a number of Clubs both in Dublin and Kildare. He has been an intergral part of his team's success story in 2015. An outstanding performer when the chips are down with an uncanny eye for goal, particularly from deadball situations. This year his has guided his side to promotion to the top flight and captured the Club's first peice of KDFL silverwar when they clinched the Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup.

Senior Div - Alan Crowe (Naas United FC)

The Senior Player of the Year has been with his Club for the past four seasons. The young, left footer has great arial ability. His dedication and desire to win is second to none. He is extremely popular with his club mates and has recently commence on the FAI Coaching ladder. He has been a solid performer with his team who were runners up in the Senior League this season and captured their first Lumsden League Cup title. Known effectionately to his team mates as 'Crowie'.

AM Photography - Photo of the Year - John Sullivan (Bridgewood Celtic)

League Cup Man of the Match - David O Connell (Naas United FC)

The League Cup Man of the Match goes to a player who always gives 100 percent. He was instrumental in his Club's 1-0 Lumsden League Cup victory over Liffey Celtic. An outstanding Role model and all round professional. Strong in the tackle, a trojan in the air and a fantastic distributor of the ball. Overwhelming selected by the Match Officals on the day as the Man of the Match, better known on the field as 'OC'.

Fair Play Award - Monasterevin AFC

The Fair play award is presented to a Club who reflect an exmplarary Disciplinary record throughout the season and this year is no different. The recipient Club with three adult teams did not accumulate any four yellow card suspension and received only one red card amoung the three teams.

PRO Of the Year - David Morey and CJ Loftus (Newbridge Colts FC)

The KDFL PRO of the year award for 2015 jointly goes to two men who together have promoted and projected their Club excellently over the season through social media. The first recipient since hanging up his playing boots has moved into the role as team manager and promotion officer. He is adept at the use of social media and has done wonders to promote his club over the past three years. Win, lose or draw his reports are always fair. His dedication to his club is exceptional. The second recipient is a co-founder of his Club and has been ever present in the Club set up since 2010. He has played, Managed, acted as Secretary and Chairman and has been an inspiration to all around him.

In Appreciation - Paul Lawlor (Presentation of League Media Jacket)

Presented to Paul for his continued contribution to the promotion of our game through his work with KFM Radio each week for the duration of the season, giving previews, reviews and anaylsis. - a small token of our appreciation and a little something to keep him warm during those cold autumn finals.

Special Merit Award (Kildare Town AFC Over 35 Team)

The special Merit award for 2015 goes to a team who has displayed extraordinary consistancy over the last two years. This team have completed a famous League and Cup double for no less than 3 seasons consecutivetly, as they would call it the 'Trouble'. They have played solidly since April 2014 having been runners up in the Leinster Football Association Over 35 Cup Final earlier this year.

Young Player of the Year - Alex Whelan (Woodstock Celts FC)

The Young Player of the Year goes to a gentleman who joined his club this season at the youthful age of 17 and scored a winner on his debut in a nine goal thriller against Kildare Town AFC. He has scored many crucial goals including the Quarter Final and Semi Final of the Senior Cup which his club went on to win. He came off the bench in the Quarter Final of the Lumsden Cup and struck a hat trick in his Clubs 3-0 victory also. A very popular player anoung his team mates with a very bright future.

Womens Player of the Year - Bernie Bowe (Portlaoise AFC)

The womens overall player of the year goes to a centreback who although plays a pivotal role in defence she has scored nine goals for her teams this year many of which were crucial to their success. Her strenght and ability gives her that extra edge over her opponents. She also manages her side and is a great role model with a never say die attitude who commands and also has the respect of her team mates and Club officials alike.

In her role recently she guided her team to promotion from division two in 2014 to claim the So-Fresh Entertainment womens Division 1 League title this year and secure the Womens Shield for a second year in succession. A recipient of a KDFL Manager of the Month award also, a true Club person with a great heart.

Player of the year - Darren Kilby (Liffey Celtic FC)

The coveted KDFL Player of the Year award goes to a young man from our CR Wynne Feeds Senior League title winning team. He is a great Club man both on and off the field, he always gives 100 per cent, win, lose or draw. He played his underage football with Cherry Orchard FC and went on to play in the LSL before joining his current Club where he has played for three seasons. A player of great ability and has the respect of his teams and Club officials. A very worthy recipient for his dedication and commitment.

Special Service Award (Adrian Melia - KDFL Photographer)

The KDFL Special Service Award is afforded to an individual the Executive consider to have given long and dedicated service to the League over the years. For only the second time in 22 years the League are awarding this special honour to a non-member. In truth this year's recipient should have received the award a long time ago such is their dedication to the grassroots game in Kildare and the surrounding area. Since 1994 this man has been adorning the sidelines of every pitch across the County and beyond as he encapsulates the very best of grassroots from the KDFL in spectactular imagery for the Local and National Press. An ardent supporter of the KDFL since its foundation and most endearing individual. This year he has suffered somewhat of a setback which he has faced with great purpose and optimism that only few of us would hope to possess.


Club of the Year - Naas United FC

The KDFL Club of the Year for the most part is a very difficult award to decide upon. The award this year goes to a relatively young Club at seven years old they have made a huge impact in their short time and this year was no different. With a strong and vibrant membership backed up by a solid Executive, who are relentless in their endeavours to secure a permanant home ground, they have worked tirelessly in their area to promote the game of association football. A Club with a strong underage ethos, feeding through to their junior sides. They have balanced their on and off field performances to perfection.

The Club participate in every section of the game in the KDFL and have proven most successful in doing so yet again. Their underage section at the midway point in their campaign at the moment the club facilitate each age group from U7s through to U13s/U16s and U17s thanks to the large number of voluntary members within the Club, their senior side are currently in round 3 of the LFA Junior Cup and already in the trophy cabinet this year they have amassed no less than the Lumsden League Cup Trophy, runners up in the Senior League, the Division 1 cup with this team playing in a promotion play off this Sunday, The Masters Division 2 League Cup, the Masters Shield for the third season in succession, their womens side were runners up in League 2 and in the womens shield and three KDFL Player of the year trophies here this evening and are receiving this coveted award for the third time in their short existance


Collection of Medallions

For those of you who have not yet collected your winners/runners up Medallions for 2015 please be advised they will be available to do so at our Annual General Meeting this wed 24th Feb (8-10-pm)
Any Club in possession of a Trophy which is not engraved please bring along to our AGM and we will have engraved.
We would like to apologise to all Clubs who were inconvenienced by the lateness of our order of medallions which was due to circumstances beyond our control. The league have put in place arrangements to avoid this scenario going forward.
29 February 2016
WOMENS FUTSAL COMPETITION 2016
8-10PM EACH EVENING
€10 PER PLAYER REG FOR THE COMPLETE COMPETITION
(TO BE PAID ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF COMPETITION)
OPEN TO KDFL AFFILIATE TEAMS ONLY

FIRST 8 TEAMS GUARANTEED SLOT
(2ND TEAMS MAY ENTER FAILING A TOTAL OF EIGHT ENTERING)

NORTH DIVISION (RATHANGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TUES 23RD FEBRUARY
TUES 1ST MARCH
TUES 8TH MARCH
TUES 15TH MARCH

SOUTH DIVISION (ATHY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

WED 2ND MARCH
WED 9TH MARCH
WED 16TH MARCH
WED 23RD MARCH
CUPS/ WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP MEDALS/PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT IN BOTH DIVISIONS
16 May 2001
Feature Game Herald.
Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2 Maynooth Town AFC 1 Newbridge Town AFC 2
Newbridge Town’s reserve Masters team went joint top of the Ace sports Awards Division 2 league on Saturday when they were victorious over midtable Maynooth Town by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 2-1.
The eventual winners started the stronger with Stephen Fox, Dave O Shea and Dave Turner all missing early chances to put the town ahead. Maynooth began to settle as the half progressed and Noel Payne was unlucky to see his 35 yard effort tipped over the visitors bar by athletic keeper Barek Plajer.
The home side broke the deadlock midway through the half when Newbridge defender Nigel Fay was deemed to have brought down the Maynooth Striker and Noel Payne stepped up to cooly slot to Barek’s right for the opener. However the Maynooth squad already depleted through injury saw the North Kildare men reduced to 10 with another injury allowed Newbridge back into the game. Indeed the defeat could have been higher were it now for their keeper Gary Cogavin who made numerous stops.
Keith Byrne and Anton Bolton were getting the better of midfield for the visitors creating several chances for their front men and it was only a matter of time before the equalised through Dave O Shea following some good approach work from Dave Turner to make it 1-1 just before the break.
Newbridge came back even stronger after the resumption and consternation in the Maynooth defence allowed Alfie Figmir cheekily poked the ball around the home wall and into the bottom corner of the home net putting the visitors 2-1 up after ten minutes. The visitors held on following a short come back from Maynooth as the game wore on, to collect the all important three points.
Best for the winners were keeper Barek, Stephen Fox and Dave Turner, while for an unlucky Maynooth Danny Byrne in defence, Eamon Egan and Noel Payne impressed.

Teams
Maynooth Town AFC
Gary Cogavin, Danny Byrne, Colm Reilly, Peter Comiskey, Aidan Walsh, Colm O Riordan, Derek Dolan, Chris Arthur, Noel Payne, Dave Doolin, Andy Kelly,Eamon Fagan.
Newbridge Town AFC
Barek Plajer, Paul Harvey, Keith Byrne, Nigel Fay, Anto Bolton, Stephen Fox, Mark Stamper, Jacek Kujana, Dave Turner, Dave O Shea, Brian Dixson, Justin Higgins, Alfie Figmir, Keith Myles, Paddy Nolan, Paul Roberts, David Poole.
Referee – Peter Donoghue.
16 May 2001
Feature Game – Leader
Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3 Caragh Celtic 0 Redwood FC 7
Redwood FC reserves got back to winning ways with a bang on Sunday, following their recent back to back defeats, when they comprehensively beat Caragh Celtic’s second string on a scoreline of 7-0 at Donore Park.
The first half despite the final result was a tight affair with few chances for either side apart from a few long range efforts. On the restart if was an entirely different story as Redwood dominated from start to finish. The opener for the visitors coming after five minutes from the boot of the impressive Calvin McCoy. Caragh were caught on the break soon after for Redwood’s second when Niall O Grady finished on the third attempt to make it 2-0 to the Naas side. O’Grady added his second and his sides third on the hour from a well taken corner.
Caragh could find no way back as Redwood added their fourth when Sam O Neill got in on the scoring action five minutes later and he added his second and Redwood’s fifth following some neat approach work from David Whyte. Sam O Neill added a second again with Whyte being the provider to make it 6-0. With Redwood almost firing at will at this stage Sean Croke and David Whyte both came close before O Neill completed his hat trick to wrapped up the scoring spree with minutes remaining to make it 7-0 and a good day at the office for Redwood. Best for the winners were Man of the match Sean Croke at the heart of the Redwood defence, other notable performances from Sam O Neill and Niall O Brady. While for Caragh Paddy Percival in goal put in a fine performance, despite the scoreline, Aaron Murphy and Richie Byrne were best.

Teams
Caragh Celtic – Patrick Percival, Cormac O Neill, James O Brien, Declan McLoughlin, Rory Morrin, Aaron Murphy, Richie Byrnes, Keith Monaghan, Adam Mezzi, Mark Concannon, Jimmy Swords, Dave Murphy, Pat Fitzharris.
Redwood FC – Amir Mullally, Simon Critchley, Eric Murphy, Brian Ashe, Sean Croke, Alex Tyrell, Conor Lenihan, Eoin Colfer, Craig Byrne, Calvin McCoy, Stephen Flanaghan, Stephen Reddy, Niall O Grady, Jay Maher, Sam O Neill, David Whyte, Eoin Wallace, Mike O Mahoney.

Referee – Nigel Riordan.
16 May 2001
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS
Ballycane Celtic jumped to the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division following their impressive 2-0 victory over a game Eleson United on Sunday. In excellent conditions both sides played out an uneventful first half as neither were prepared to give anything away. Eleson however were reduced to ten men following a dismissal for foul play and this seemed to unsettle the Kilmeague side. Ballycane took full advantage of the extra man in the second hand when they dominated from the whistle and took the league soon after when Stuart O Neill struck home following a good move down the right. It was nip and tuck until Ballycane doubled their advantage with twenty minutes remaining when a well taken Vernon Nolan free was powered home by man of the match Dermot Doyle. Best for the winners were the Doyle Brothers at the back, Dermot and Wayne, the midfield pairing of Vernon Nolan and Naoise Drewitt and O neill up front.
Woodstock lost their Senior League leadership when they could only manage a draw at home against lowly Rathangan FC. The game started slowly as both sides struggled to find their feet. However it burst into life on the 15th minute when Rathangan were awarded a penalty following a hand ball by Woodstock defender James Fennell, his action saw him dismissed and Woodstock reduced to ten men. Rathangan’s Shane Stains stepped up to take the spot kick but fluffed his attempt and it remained 0-0 until the home side went in front against the run of play on the half hour as Alex Whelan cooly slotted home a ball over the top from Mick Walsh. Disaster struck for the leaders ten minutes later when a mix up between keeper Mick Lawless and James Lammon saw the ball roll into an empty net to even matters. Lawless had to retire through injury soon. Rathangan edged ahead five minutes later through an excellent header from Ciaran Behan. Woodstock grabbed an equaliser with time running out when the KDFL Young player of the year 2015 Alex Whelan netted his second. Best for the home side were James Lammon, Ryan Kelly, and man of the match Alex Whelan, while for Rathangan Alan Keogh and Shane Staines impressed.
Last years runners up Naas United had a well earned 2-1 win at home to Caragh Celtic. At Podge Coady strike in each half saw Naas 2-0 however Caragh rallied and Noel Byrne put the minimum between the sides on the hour. Naas held out following a late surge by the visitors to claim the all important three points. Best for Naas were two goal hero Podge Coady, Dylan Coady and Aaron Smith between the posts who had a super performance.
Senior League newbies Redwood FC came to current League holders Liffey Celtic looking to continue their fine run. They had early chances through Johnnie Finnegan who headed just wide on both occasions. Liffey made the breakthough on the half hour when the ever present Darren Kilby struck home from close range to put the home side 1-0 up and soon after they could have doubled their advantage but Evan Heard was unlucky to see his effort just side of the post. Redwood came out for the second half with more purpose and Eoin Kavanagh came close on two occasions with direct free kicks. However Liffey held on to claim all three points. Best for the winners were Richie Newport, Darren Kilby and Dave O Connor. While for Redwood Sean Brady, Bernard Redmond and Kavanagh were best.


Castle Villa continued their impressive run under their new Management team of Anto Lawlor, Pat Costigan and Malcom Kirwan when they came away from Suncroft with an all important win which sees them jump into joint second place in the Senior League along side Woodstock Celts. However the eventual winners did not have it all their own way as an early defence error allowed the Croft in for the opener when Dylan Connolly sent in a delightful cross for Peter McDonald to fire home after ten minutes. The home side could have doubled their advantage five minutes later were it not for the quick thinking of Villa defender Timmy Doyle and Villa went in trailing by one goal at the break.
Villa came out all guns blazing after the restart and snatched an equaliser after eight minutes through Murt Farrell but just when they thought they were getting a foothold on the game Suncroft fought back and edged ahead again when Peter McDonald grabbed his and his side’s second following some good approach work from the impressive Shane Bennett. The visitors were reduced to ten men following a dismissal however they grabbed an equaliser on the 72nd minute through player Manager Anto Lawler following a free kick to level matters once more and set up a nail biting finish. With time running out Villa were awarded a penalty which surely would be the winner however Kilally in the home goal saved brilliantly from Aaron Murphy’s spot kick, putting the ball out for a corner. From the resultant corner with time almost up Villa stole all three points when Player/Manager Lawler led by example by adding his second and his sides third to claim what surely will be a very important three points in the shake up. Best for the winners were Aaron Murphy, Roy Byrne and Vinny Dowling who had a hand in all three goals. Best for a shell shocked Suncroft were Aaron Finn, Aaron McDonald and defenders worst nightmare Peter McDonald.
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CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division
Feature game – Leader



Clane United FC 2 1 Eleson United FC

A Ben Kelly 90th minute winner for Clane United saw them steal all three points in this entertaining tie at Doctors road which saw the home side clinch a 2-1 win at the death and gain a well earned three points in their battle with Eleson United, both of whom are fighting for their lives in the top flight.
Both sides were guilty of some woeful finishing as their final touch eluded them in front of goal. The home side took the lead after fifteen minutes following a fantastic individual effort from the impressive Stephen Dunne. Almost from the tip off the visitors should have equalised but Joe Bowers effort was well saved by Patrick O Suichru in the home goal.
The visitors had several chances before the break to draw level, the first coming from Seanie Leeson following closely by another missed opportunity from Daniel Brady saw Eleson trailing by the narrowest of margins going into the break.
Clane took the initiative after the restart as they went in search of another to put the game beyond Eleson but time and time again they were denied by the heroics of visiting keeper Philip Doyle together with some poor finishing it. With five minutes remaining Clane were to rue their missed chances as Eleson grabbed an equaliser when Joe Bowers beat O Suichru from close range t make it 1-1. Eleson now on their uppers went all out for a late win but were caught on the break by Clane and a mix up in defence allowed Ben Kelly in for what proved to be the winner. A welcomed three points for the north Kildare side which sees them languish in the danger area. Best for the winners were Trevor Beale and hero Kelly, while for a disappointed Eleson, who are finding the going tough this season in the Senior, Shane Taaffe, Shane Buckley and scorer Bowers were best.

Teams
Clane United FC – Patrick O Suichru, Ciaran Quinn, Gavin Cox, Gavin O Dwyer, Robbie Philips, Trevor Beale, Neil Cox, Aeneas Murphy, Stephen Dunne, Ben Kelly, Daragh Deane, Danny Callan, Aaron Hickson, Oisin DeBurca.
Eleson United – Philip Doyle, Shane Buckey, Dale Bowers, Shane Taaffe, Joe Bowers, Ciaran, Swords, Kevin Harris, Shane Bowers, Sean Leeson, Daniel Brady, Johnny Byrne, Sean Smullen, Anthony Farrell, Joe Kenny, Thomas Kavanagh, Brian Smith.
Referee – P Donnelly.

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CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS


No change at the top of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division following two rounds of games this week. Liffey Celtic sitting pretty at the top with two points now separating them from Woodstock in second palce with Naas Utd, Caragh and Ballycane Celtic all nipping at their heels. Woodstock and Caragh with two games in hand are looking very dangerous as they scrape out point after point on the front runners. All in all this is probably one of the most exciting run ins for many years with only five points separating the top five teams.

A very important point gained by Liffey at Newhall on Sunday when they clinched a late late equaliser from their near neighbours Caragh Celtic in this very entertaining game in front of a large crowd. This point they added to their three gained during the week following their 3-0 win over lowly Rathangan. It was the visitors who took the initiate early in the game as they shaded the early exchanges and were it not for some latch ditch defending by the current champs they could have found themselves behind from the off. Caragh, fresh from their 1-1 draw with second placed Woodstock Celts, finally broke the deadlock after twenty minutes with a great individual effort from Wayne Bowers to leave them 1-0 up going into the break. Liffey came out in the second half with a more determined side and draw level after ten minutes when Trevor Connolly nipped in to equalise from 10 yards and it was game on as the it opened up with both sides searching for the all important winner. Caragh edged ahead with a pile driver of a free kick ten with 15 minutes remaining. Liffey showed great character and resolve as they threw everything at Caragh and with eight minutes remaining clinch a point when JP McDonagh was taken down in the box and Darren Kilbey cooly slotted home the resultant penalty to make to 2-2. Best for the home side were Graham McCormack, Darren Kilbey and Trevor Connolly while for the visitors Declan Campbell and Alan Campbell in defence, Darren Heavey in midfield and Wayne Bowers up front excelled.

Another hard fought game in the Senior on Sunday saw Athy side Woodstock Celts edge out their nearest rivals Naas United with a 1-0 victory. Woodstock having slugged out a 1-1 draw with Caragh on Wednesday evening started brightly but could not break down a solid Naas defence. In a game of very few chances both sides cancelled each other out in midfield. Woodstock should have edged ahead early in the second half when Eddie Roycroft found himself one on one with the visiting keeper however he fluffed his shot and it dribbled wide. With both sides heading for a draw Eddie Roycroft who was proving a handful for the visitors broke free and was bundled over in the box for a penalty. The lethal Stevie Donovan stepped up to cooly slot home to give Woodstock the lead, which they held to the end to gain the all important three points which now sees them two points off leaders Liffey. Best for the winners were James Lammon at centre half, Johnny Fennell at left back, and scorer Donovan while for Naas Keeper Aaron Smith, Mick Ahern, Paddy Diamond and Alan Crowe excelled.

Suncroft AFC fresh from their 2-1 glorious win over Woodstock Celts in the League Cup last Sunday faced Ballycane Celtic, although in fifth spot on the table are always dangerous and can never be taken for granted. The game burst into life from the off and the Croft could have found themselves 1-0 up after five minutes but Aaron McDonald was unlucky to see his lob just wide of the post. Two minutes later they deservedly broke the deadlock when Declan Hanley pounced with a fine strike on the turn and the ball nestled in the bottom corner of the visitors net. They doubled their advantage on the 23rd minute when Dylan Connolly finished a fine three man move involving Hanley and Shane Bennett. Ballycane were always dangerous on the break and could have reduced the deficit before the half ended but Dermot Doyle was unlucky to see his well struck effort rattle off the Croft crossbar. The visitors were left reeling when a defensive error saw the home side go 3-0 up just before the half time whistle when Shane Bennett score a fine goal with a sweet strike low to the keeper right to send his side in with a commanding lead. Ballycane came out more determined after the break following what must have been some stern words from Manager Paul Lawlor and they bombarded the home side. Midway through the half they got on the scoreboard with a well taken opportunity from Robert Heavey. Ballycane kept the pressure mounting and only for some fine goal keeping from Ciaran Killaly and excellent defensive work could have found Ballycane edging somewhat closer. However the home side regrouped and found another gear and added to their tally when substitute Peter McDonald added the Croft’s fourth following some good approach work from the impressive Dylan Connolly. Now in cruise control the home side wrapped up what was a good day at the office with a fifth, when Shane Bennett added his second. Best for the Croft were Declan Hanley, Gary Connolly, Mikey O Toole, Shane Bennett, Ray Coleman, James Lanigan and a man of the match performance from Dylan Connolly. Chris Higgins and Robert Heavey were the only ones to shine for an out of sorts Ballycane Celtic, who will need to go back to the drawing board if they are to remain in contention.

Eleson United gladly secured a well deserved three points as they battle for their survival in the Top flight when they overcame Newbies Redwood on a slender scoreline of 2-1. Redwood still on a high from their midweek away win over Castle Villa found the game an uphill battle as Eleson were determined to improve on their poor midweek performance against Clane which saw them on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline. Redwood did however start brightly and the first chance of the game fell after 20 minutes when Eoin Kavanagh saw his 25 yard screamer just shave the Eleson crossbar. The visitors started to string some good passing moves together and were rewarded soon after when Eleson failed to deal with a Redwood free kick and Johnny Finnegan reacted first time to hammer home the opener. Eleson were quick to react and were on level terms soon after with a great three man moved finished by Joe Bowers. The home side were unlucky not to go ahead just before the break when they were awarded a penalty for handball however visiting keeper Mark Kinchen saved superbly. Redwood started the second half brightly and Kavanagh was unlucky no to give his side the advantage when his super free kick glanced of the Eleson upright. Eleson threw every at Redwood after this let off and deservedly got a winner with minutes remaining when Joe Bowers finished well following good work from Sean Leeson to give them a well deserved victory. Best for the winners were Danny Brady and Shane Taaffe in defence, Sean Leeson up front and man of the match Joe Bowers in midfield while for a disappointed Redwood who should have got something from the game Eoin Kavanagh, Bernard Redmond and Sean Brady were best.

Finally Castle Villa got their first home win of the season with a thoroughly deserved 2-0 victory over Clane United. Clane who had turned Eleson over during the week surely fancied their chances in Mullarney Park as Villa came into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Naas side Redwood on Wednesday evening. Villa however did not read the script as they took the game to the North Kildare side from the off taking possession of the first half hour. Despite their dominance Villa failed to impressed in the final third of the pitch and this gave Clane the confidence to get back into the game. Both sides went in deadlocked at 0-0 at the break. The second half started with both sides again cancelling each other out until the 70th minute when Villa eventually got on the scoresheet courtesy of a Roy Byrne tap in. Clane had a couple of half chances thereafter, most notably from Ben Kelly and Cian Byrne but they could find no way past a well marshalled Villa backline. It was the home side however who finished the stronger doubling their advantage two minutes from time following the best move of the game in which Stephen McDonald laid the ball neatly for Cian Clearly who in turn set up Eric Lyons to neatly slot home. Best for the winners were Vinny Dowling, Aaron Murphy and Jordan Harmon. While for Clane, Ben Kelly and Cian Byrne were best.
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CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK


Goal Keeper Mark Kinchen Redwood FC


Defenders Alan Campbell Caragh Celtic
Johnny Fennell Woodstock Celts
Stephen McDonald Castle Villa AFC
Shane Taaffe Eleson United FC

Midfielders Darren Kilbey Liffey Celtic
Paddy Diamond Naas United FC
Robert Heavey Ballycane Celtic
Joe Bowers Eleson United FC

Strikers Ben Kelly Clane United FC
Shane Bennett Suncroft AFC
30 November -0001
CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK

Goal Keeper Mark Kinchen Redwood FC


Defenders Alan Campbell Caragh Celtic
Johnny Fennell Woodstock Celts
Stephen McDonald Castle Villa AFC
Shane Taaffe Eleson United FC

Midfielders Darren Kilbey Liffey Celtic
Paddy Diamond Naas United FC
Robert Heavey Ballycane Celtic
Joe Bowers Eleson United FC

Strikers Ben Kelly Clane United FC
Shane Bennett Suncroft AFC
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CR WYNNE
SENIOR DIVISION FOCUS.


With most Senior teams out on Senior Cup duty this weekend the only League game to take place was the meeting on League hopefuls and last season’s runners up Naas United against Eleson United who have been struggling of late as they try to hold onto their Senior status by a thread. Eleson will be pleased to gain another valuable point with their keeper Philip Doyle in goal to thanks as he was the busiest man on the pitch pulling off saves time and time again to deny Naas a win.
It was 0-0 at the break in an uneventful first half but the game burst into life ten minutes after the restart when a Shane Bowers 30 yard free looped into the Naas net with KDFL goal keeper of the month for July Aaron Smith left stranded. Three minutes later Naas had a gilt edged opportunity to draw level when they were awarded a penalty but Vinny McCarthy’s well placed spot kick was expertly saved by Doyle in the home goal. Five minutes later Naas did equalise when McCarthy took advantage of some sloppy defending. Eleson reeling from the equaliser took the game to Naas and deservedly went ahead for the second time when Joe Bowers finished neatly to put Eleson 2-1 up. The visitors piled on the pressure for the last fifteen and won another penalty which again was saved brilliantly by Doyle, however the rebound fell nicely to David O Connell who made no mistake from close range to equalise leaving the final score at 2-2. Best for Eleson were Joe Bowers, Dale Bowers and man of the match keeper Philip Doyle while for Naas who will be hoping to improve on this performance, Jamie Dunne, Sean Crofton and Vinny McCarthy were best.

Three of the McIntyre Senior Cup Quarter Finals were up for decision at the weekend. The first being the meeting of Woodstock Celts and Caragh Cetlic on Saturday evening with the home side coming away with an easy 4-1 win against a depleted Caragh outfit. Woodstock struck as early as the second minute when awarded a penalty for handball and Stephen Donovan did the honours to put his side 1-0 up. The lead didn’t last too long however as Caragh were awarded a penalty of their own ten minutes later with Noel Byrne giving Mick Lawless no chance to make it 1-1. Michael Walsh put the home side in front once more on the half hour with a sweet header and he repeated the process to make it 3-1 ten minutes later and the score remained the same until the break. Woodstock introduced Craig Dunphy at the interval, making his welcomed return to the fold having sustained a nasty leg break last season. He immediately made an impact and put the home side 4-1 up after fifteen minutes with a 25 yard screamer, giving the visiting keeper no chance. The visitors did have their chances to reduce the deficit with both Bowers coming close but in truth the result was never in doubt. Best for the winners were defender James Lammon, Michael Walsh in midfield and Dunphy up front, while for a Caragh outfit who have seen better days Colm McLoughlin in defence and Brian Nolan and Gareth Byrne in midfield were best. Best wishes to Caragh’s Tony Farrell who sustained a nasty injury and we hope he recovers well and makes a return shortly.

Clane United have also booked themselves a place in the Semi Final draw when they were victorious on penalties after extra time against a battling Rathangan side. Clane went one nil up after ten minutes with a brilliant Stephen Dunne volley. The game opned up after that and there were chances at both end but the score remained tied at 1-1 to the break. Rathangan started the better in the second half but fell behind on the break when Ciaran Quinn lobbed the visiting keeper from 30 yards to make it 2-0 midway through the half. Rathangan dragged themselves back into the game when they reduced the deficit soon after through Sam O Loughlin and they rallied for the remainder of the half and drew level with a stunning free kick from Tom Mercer with two minutes remaining to bring the tie to extra time. In an uneventful twenty minutes the game went to the dreaded shootout where Clane proved the more accurate under pressure. Best for the winners were Jack Kelly and Stephen Dunne while best for Rathangan were Shane Kennedy, Ciaran Behan, Tommy Power and Tom Mercer.

In the final Quarter of the day Ballycane came up against Suncroft for the second time in a week hoping to overturn their disappointing 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Croft the previous Sunday. The home side got out of the blocks early and broke the deadlock after only two minutes with a sublime volley from Jamie Rogers to put his side 1-0 up. The Croft found their feet and were level with three minutes when Aaron McDonald proved clinical in front of goal. Declan Hanley put the visitors 2-1 ahead after twelve minutes with a neat finish to a fine move. However Ballycane were not to be beaten and five minutes later drew level when a Wayne Doyle inch perfect pass found Jamie Rogers for his and his side’s second to make it 2-2. With the game tied at half time looming it the next goal would prove to be vital as Suncroft edged ahead just before the half time whistle through Declan Hanley with his second, a sweetly struck volley on the turn following a three man move to give his side the advantage. The home side came out all guns blazing in the second half in search of an equaliser and had chances early on through Rogers but it was Suncroft who extended their lead when Shane Bennett got in for the all important cushion the away side needed to put the game beyond the ‘Cane. Best for the winners were Gary Connolly, Shane Bennett, Aaron McDonald, Declan Hanley, Tommy Doyle, Capt Ray Coleman and man of the match Mikey O Toole, while for Ballycane, who will rue their missed chances, Wayne Doyle in midfield and Jamie Rogers and Vernon Nolan up front excelled.
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Aermax Premier Division
Feature Game – Herald



Naas United FC 1 Kildare Town AFC 5

Kildare Town AFC were crowned Aermax Premier Division Champions for 2016 on Sunday when they gave an exhibition of football, comprehensively dispatching Naas United FC on a score line of 5-1 and paving the way for a welcomed returned to the top flight following their relegation last season.
Kildare started the brighter and had the bests of starts when they opened the scoring after only five minutes with a superb individual effort from Mate Szestriaz. Naas were unlucky not to draw level when John Quinn found himself one on one with visiting keeper and KDFL July goalkeeper on the month Sam Holland however Holland showed his worth to snuff out the danger.
The visitors doubled their advantage on the 22nd minute when Andrew ‘Pento’ Sage finished well from an excellent through ball from Ian Murphy. The home side were still very much in the game and should have put the minimum between the sides ten minutes later when Aaron Akanji latched onto a through ball from Kevin Moynihan but again Holland came to Kildare’s rescue with a top drawer save. Kildare were dangerous on the break and disaster struck for Naas when they added a third three minutes from the break when Mate Szestriaz added his second and his side’s third.
Kildare were much the better side on the resumption with the comfortable three goal cushion and continued to pound the Naas danger area and it wasn’t long before they added a fourth when John O Connell finished well on 66 minutes.
Naas did make somewhat of a comeback and pulled one back through John Quinn when he finally beat Holland from close range to make it 4-1. However the newly crowned League Champs wrapped up a good day at the office in style when they added a fifth late on courtesy of Mick Sweeney. Best for the winners were Andrew Sage and Mate Szestriaz in midfield and Keith Kinsella up front. While for Naas keeper Ronan Coady and John Quinn up front tried best. Kildare now go in search of a glorious treble as they are through to the quarter finals of the Lumsden League Cup and Semi Final of the Premier Cup and will be hoping to add to the trophy cabinet.

Teams
Naas United FC – Ronan Coady, Liam Walsh, Lucas Sarnot, Kevin Moynihan, Declan Coady, Ollie Dunne, Ross McMahon, Aaron Akanji, Jack Conway, John Quinn, Liam Anderson, Cyrus Mbiyavanga, Mark Griffin.
Kildare Town AFC – Sam Holland, Daragh McEoin,Ryan Farrell Jason O Neill, Ian Murphy, David Hickey, John O Connell, Mate Szestriaz, Andrew ‘Pento’ Sage, Keith Kinsella, Brian Sweeney, Michael Sweeney, Kieran Sheedy, Neil Howe, Justin Gleeson, Francis Foran, Stuart Wall.
Referee – Ger McNally.

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Aermax Premier Division
Naas United FC 1 Kildare Town AFC 5
Feature Game – Herald




Kildare Town AFC were crowned Aermax Premier Division Champions for 2016 on Sunday when they gave an exhibition of football, comprehensively dispatching Naas United FC on a score line of 5-1 and paving the way for a welcomed returned to the top flight following their relegation last season.
Kildare started the brighter and had the bests of starts when they opened the scoring after only five minutes with a superb individual effort from Mate Szestriaz. Naas were unlucky not to draw level when John Quinn found himself one on one with visiting keeper and KDFL July goalkeeper on the month Sam Holland however Holland showed his worth to snuff out the danger.
The visitors doubled their advantage on the 22nd minute when Andrew ‘Pento’ Sage finished well from an excellent through ball from Ian Murphy. The home side were still very much in the game and should have put the minimum between the sides ten minutes later when Aaron Akanji latched onto a through ball from Kevin Moynihan but again Holland came to Kildare’s rescue with a top drawer save. Kildare were dangerous on the break and disaster struck for Naas when they added a third three minutes from the break when Mate Szestriaz added his second and his side’s third.
Kildare were much the better side on the resumption with the comfortable three goal cushion and continued to pound the Naas danger area and it wasn’t long before they added a fourth when John O Connell finished well on 66 minutes.
Naas did make somewhat of a comeback and pulled one back through John Quinn when he finally beat Holland from close range to make it 4-1. However the newly crowned League Champs wrapped up a good day at the office in style when they added a fifth late on courtesy of Mick Sweeney. Best for the winners were Andrew Sage and Mate Szestriaz in midfield and Keith Kinsella up front. While for Naas keeper Ronan Coady and John Quinn up front tried best. Kildare now go in search of a glorious treble as they are through to the quarter finals of the Lumsden League Cup and Semi Final of the Premier Cup and will be hoping to add to the trophy cabinet.

Teams
Naas United FC – Ronan Coady, Liam Walsh, Lucas Sarnot, Kevin Moynihan, Declan Coady, Ollie Dunne, Ross McMahon, Aaron Akanji, Jack Conway, John Quinn, Liam Anderson, Cyrus Mbiyavanga, Mark Griffin.
Kildare Town AFC – Sam Holland, Daragh McEoin,Ryan Farrell Jason O Neill, Ian Murphy, David Hickey, John O Connell, Mate Szestriaz, Andrew ‘Pento’ Sage, Keith Kinsella, Brian Sweeney, Michael Sweeney, Kieran Sheedy, Neil Howe, Justin Gleeson, Francis Foran, Stuart Wall.
Referee – Ger McNally.

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CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION


2016 seems to be like no other recently with the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division going down to the proverbial wire yet again. Liffey Celtic hold firm at the top of the table having gained full points over the last seven days in their attempt to retain the top flight trophy. On the other hand Woodstock who looked very promising only last week could only manage a draw on Wednesday against newbies Redwood FC and were surprisingly beaten 1-0 on Sunday by bottom side Rathangan AFC, the pressures of League glory seem to be taking the toll on the Athy side. A surprise calling could be sleeping giant Suncroft AFC, currently languishing midtable with five games remaining have the capacity to draw level with the current leaders if they win all their games in hand.
Next Sunday will have a huge bearing on the destination of the league title with the meeting of Suncroft and Woodstock while Liffey will be on Senior Cup duty against lowly Eleson United. A win for Suncroft would bridge the gap between them and liffey while resigning Woodstock to a shot at runners up, a win for Woodstock would keep their dream alive whilst ruining Suncroft’s shot at League glory on the first attempt following their return to the Senior this year. A draw next Sunday in the Community grounds would see Woodstock live another day in hope and most certainly leave Liffey Celtic’s final league game versus Castle Villa a very important one.

Liffey Cetlic gained full points in their two league games over the last week when they clinically dispatched the challenge of Clane United on Wednesday evening with a 7-0 drubbing, next up was midtable Ballycane Cetlic, who had a good 4-1 win over a battling Eleson United midweek. The current champions got off to a dream start after only two minutes when Philly McCoy opening their account from a corner. Davey O Connor made it 2-0 to the visitors midway through the half when his wells truck effort went in off the head of Ballycane defender Dermot Doyle to double their advantage. To Ballycane’s credit they never gave up but they found the Liffey defence in a mean mood. Liffey added a third early in the second half with a find individual effort from Stephen Reidy and Stephen Sheridan rounded off the perfect week for Liffey with their fourth soon after to leave the final score at 4-0 to the visitors. Best for Liffey were Jamie Lambe, Trevor Connolly and Graham McCormack.

The biggest surprise of the Week saw Woodstock Celts dropped four important points in two games which leaves their campaign in a very difficult position. First up on Wednesday they played out a 1-1 draw with newbies and runner up hopefuls Redwood FC. On Sunday they travelled to Rathangan who have been showing good form of late, although languishing at the bottom of the CR Wynne, they are never to be taken lightly. The home side started brightly with Mikey Feeney coming close with a well taken strike after five minutes but the visiting keeper was equal to the task. Woodstock crawled into the game and had some half chances but in truth never really threatened the Rathangan rearguard backed up superbly by Daniel Junca in goal. As they game wore on Woodstock ran out of ideas and while chasing the game in an effort to get the all important goal Rathangan broke on the counter and Corey Kenna kept his composure to finish neatly to the delight of the home crowd. Indeed Rathangan could have added to their tally late on but Podge Walsh’s effort was well stopped by the keeper. Best for Rathangan in what was an alround team performance were Daniel Junca in goal, Ciaran Behan, Shane Kennedy and Tommy Power.

The Suncroft bandwagon rolls on as they had two superb victories this week which sees them well in contention for league honours, scoring an impressive twelve goals in the process. On Wednesday evening they had an easy 5-1 win over a depleted Caragh Celtic. On Sunday the ‘Croft travelled to Allen where they took on Eleson United, in Eleson’s final league game of the season and came away with an impressive 7-1 victory. It was a must win game for the Curragh side, as anything but three points could have seen them being drawn into a relegation dogfight. The visitors were out of the blocks swiftly in an attempt to stamp their authority on the game and they did so in style as Decklan Hanley pounced to put them 1-0 up after four minutes. Eight minutes later they added number two when awarded a penalty when Peter McDonald was brought down in the area and Gary Connolly did the honours to neatly dispatch the spot kick to make it 2-0. Eleson to their credit fought back and put the minimum between the sides when Johnny Byrne beat the offside trap. The visitors however regained their two goal advantage on the half hour via the head of Dylan Connolly to make it 3-1 just before the break. It was more of the same for Suncroft on the resumption and they made it 4-1 when Gary Connolly added another courtesy of some fine approach work from his brother Dylan after only two minutes. Gary Connolly completed his hat trick from the penalty spot after the impressive Ian Byrne was fouled in the box and two late goals from Shane Bennett rounded off a fine week for the Club. Best for Suncroft were Ciaran Killaly in goal, Dylan Connolly, Peter McDonald, Ian Byrne and Gary Connolly. Best for Eleson were Sean Leeson and Daniel Brady.

With several Clubs still in the running for a runners up position both Castle Villa and Caragh lost out when they played out an amazing 4-4 draw on Sunday. Caragh, defeated 5-1 by the inform Suncroft on Wednesday, still had ambitions on league glory found Villa difficult to control in the early stages and it was the visitors who drew first blood with an opener from Roy Byrne after ten minutes. Caragh were quick to react and were level soon after courtesy of Dean Bowers and they went 2-1 up moments later with a well worked goal from Wayne Bowers. It was end to end with Villa equalised ten minutes later when Anto Lawlor got on the end of a Timmy Doyle cross to make it 2-2. Caragh were not to be outdone and in a repeat of earlier draw level with Dean Bowers and Stephen Riordan putting them 4-2 up just before the interval. It stayed like this for much of the 2nd half with chances aplenty for both sides but both Keepers were in top form. With 20 mins to go, Villa got a goal back when some great team work saw Jordan Harmon finish clinically to put the minimum between the sides yet again and Roy Byrne stole a point for Villa with ten minutes remaining to make it 4-4. Both sides had chance to nick and winner but in truth a draw was a fair result. Best for Caragh were Alan Campbell in goals, Paul Foley and Billy Martin at the back, Dean Bowers in  midfield and Wayne Bowers up front while for Villa, keeper Alan Proctor, Jordan Harmon and Roy Byrne impressed.

The final game of the day in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior as the meeting of Redwood FC and Clane United, Redwood came into the game with their tails up following their impressive 1-1 draw midweek to title chasing Woodstock Celts while on the other hand Clane were still reeling from their 7-0 drubbing by title chasing Liffey Cetlic midweek. In a game of few chances, Clane were to rue their missed second half penalty as they were trailing 1-0 following a first half strike from Redwood. Redwood made the game safe with ten minutes remaining to bag a three points. Best for Clane were Aeneas Murphy and Stephen Dunne.
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CR WYNNE FEEDS SENIOR DIVISION
TEAM OF THE WEEK



GOAL KEEPER Daniel Junca Rathangan AFC


DEFENDERS Aeneas Murphy Clane United FC
Billy Martin Caragh Cetlic
John Paul Higgins Ballycane Cetlic
Ciaran Behan Rathangan AFC


MIDFIELDERS Stephen Reidy Liffey Celtic FC
Dean Bowers Caragh Celtic
Daniel Brady Eleson United FC
Trevor Connolly Liffey Celtic FC

STRIKERS Gary Connolly Suncroft AFC
Roy Byrne Castle Villa AFC

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KDFL Results sequence
weekending 14 August 2016.

Monday 8th August 2016

Joe Rooney Cup (Quarter Finals)

Kilcullen AFC 2 1 Castle Villa AFC
Kildare Town AFC 5 0 Mountmellick United FC
Edenderry Town AFC 3 2 Allenwood Celtic FC

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1

Portlaoise AFC/Sallins Celtic (Idle)

KDFL Womens Division 2

Rathangan AFC 0 6 Naas AFC
KIlcock Celtic 4 2 Clane United FC

Wednesday 10th August 2016

So Fresh Entertainment Womens Division 1

Kildare Town AFC 9 1 Edenderry Town AFC

Thursday 11th August 2016

KDFL League Shield (Prelim)
(10 mins EW ET & Penalty Rule apply)

Kinnegad Juniors 3 3 Kilcock Celtic FC
(Kilcock win 5-4 on penalties AET)

Friday 12th August 2016.

Aermax Premier Division

Coill Dubh AFC 4 1 Kilcullen AFC

Saturday 13th August 2015

McIntyre Senior Cup (Quarter Final)

Woodstock Celts 4 1 Caragh Celtic FC


Division 1/2/3 Shield (Round 1)

Clongorey United 3 1 Grangecon AFC
Caragh Celtic 1 6 Moone Celtic FC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Cup (Quarter Final)

Rathangan AFC 0 1 Newbridge Town (Div 1)

CR Wynne Senior Division

Eleson United FC 2 2 Naas United FC

Aermax Premier Division

Kildare Town AFC 4 1 Monasterevin AFC

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 1

Monasterevin AFC 4 3 Coill Dubh AFC
Caragh Celtic 4 8 Kildare Town AFC
Athy Town AFC (Idle)

Ace Sports Awards Masters Division 2

Bridge Utd 1 3 Newbridge Town AFC
Enfield Celtic 1 4 Maynooth Town AFC
Kildare Town AFC 3 0 Caragh Celtic
Coill Dubh AFC/Straffan AFC

Sunday 14th August 2016.

McIntyre Senior Cup (Quarter Finals)

Clane United FC 2 2 Rathangan AFC
(Clane Utd win 4-2 on penalties AET)
Ballycane Celtic 2 4 Suncroft AFC

Georgina Donnelly Premier Cup (Quarter Finals)

Bridgewood Celtic 3 2 Newbridge FC
Athy Town AFC 4 1 Newbridge Colts FC

KDFL Division 1/2/3 Shield (Round 1)

Suncroft AFC 2 4 Maynooth Town AFC
Castle Villa AFC 0 2 Liffey Athletic FC
Kinnegad Juniors FC OFF Newbridge Hotspurs (Div 2)
Monasterevin AFC 0 0 Kildare Town AFC
(Monasterevin win 4-3 on penalties AET)

CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division

Liffey Celtic/Redwood FC/Castle Villa AFC (Idle)

Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1

Newbridge Hotspurs 4 1 Galhoy FC
Kilcock Celtic 5 2 Clane United FC
Monread FC (Idle)

Cooks Cabin Division 2

Liffey Celtic FC 3 3 Athy Town AFC
Naas AFC 3 1 Johnstown United FC
Allenwood Celtic (Idle)

Hill Mechanical & Electrical Division 3

Newbridge Hotspurs FC 2 2 Redwood FC
Clane United/Donard FC (Idle)
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CR Wynne Feed
s Senior Division Focus

Woodstock Celts held their nerve today to claim all three points in this do or die game against Suncroft AFC who prior to the game were in with a chance of league glory. Woodstock on the other hand had dramatically dropped four points in the week previous and were eager to get their League challenge back on track. Despite a very entertaining first half the sides went in goal less at the break as they played a cat and mouse game, cancelling each other out.
That was all to chance in the second half which saw an incredible six goals starting with the opener after eight minutes of the restart, Woodstock taking the lead when Craig Dunphy lobbed keeper Ciaran Killaly from an acute angle. Three minutes later it was all square when Dylan Connolly equalised for the Croft from a free kick just outside the area which eluded keeper Michael Lawless to make it 1-1.
Woodstock were quick to react and edged ahead once more ten minutes later when Eddie Roycroft rifled home giving Kilally no chance and eight minutes later added a third from Jason Moriarty. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of Suncroft, who were well in the game up to this point. Woodstock went on to add a fourth with twenty minutes remaining when Martin Brennan cooly slotted home following some great individual play. Suncroft did pull one back soon after through Ian Byrne but it was too little too late and Woodstock went on to claim all three points which sees them knocking on the door just four points behind Liffey with two games to play while Liffey’s remaining game against Castle Villa most likely proving a very important game. Best for the winners were Eddie Roycroft and Sean Byrne in defence and Michael Walsh in midfield. Best for Suncroft were Ian Byrne and Dylan Connolly and their man of the match Cathal Mahon.

In the only other game in the Senior Division today Ballycane Cetlic travel the short distance to Donore Park in Caragh looking to pick up three points following some poor performances of late. Despite this the Naas side are still in with a chance at runners up spot in the league with two games remaining for them they stand joint third with local side Naas United. The visitors started the brighter with Wayne Doyle and Chrissy Higgins dominating the middle of the park and they opened the scoring after fifteen minutes a long kick out from stand in keeper Kevin Higgins was flicked on by the impressive Doyle, the ball was picked up by Jamie Rogers and he powered home to put his side 1-0 up. Caragh came back with wave after wave of attack and only for Higgins in the visiting goal the leaders could have found themselves behind. Ballycane regrouped and doubled their advantage when some neat play from Nolan, Doyle and Chris Higgins found Jamie Rogers on the edge of the box and he made no mistake from close range for his and his side’s second. The score remained 2-0 to the visitors to the break. The home side came out more determined in the second half but found it hard to penetrate the visiting defence. Ballycane returned to form and could have extended their lead but Rogers and Naoise Drewitt found themselves wanting in front of goal. With ten minutes remaining Caragh put the minimum between the sides with a well taken effort from Wayne Bowers. Best for the ‘Cane were Kevin Higgins in goal, Wayne Doyle and Chris Higgins in midfield and Jamie Rogers up front, while for a disappointed Caragh Celtic Billy Martin in midfield and Wayne Bowers up front impressed.

Both Eleson and Liffey were on Senior Cup duty when they went head to head at Allen on Sunday afternoon with the current League Leaders coming away with an impressive 5-1 victory over United. Trevor Connolly opened the scoring for the Newbridge side with aheader after twenty minutes and they doubled their advantage soon after when the reliable Darren Kilby got on the end of a super cross from man of the match Darragh Kelly to make it 2-0 soon after. Eleson were well in the game up to this point having missed earlier chances through Kevin Harris and Sean Leeson however they went in trailing 2-0 at the break. Disaster struck for Eleson earlier in the second half when Liffey added a third through Dan Connolly following some fine approach work again from the impressive Kelly. Eleson never gave up the fight and got one back through Sean Leeson who was working his socks off for the Kilmeague outfit. However they found Liffey clinical in front of goal and the visitors went on to add further goals with a second from Trevor Connolly and Richie Newport when he was set up by man of the match Darragh Kelly. Best for the winners, who now have a home semi final tilt against their league rivals Woodstock, were Darren Kilby, Graham McCormack and in-form Darragh Kelly. While for Eleson Sean Leeson, Shane Taaffe and the youthful Scot Smullen impressed.

In other Senior team action Redwood were in one of the shocks of the day when Division 3 side Liffey Athletic dumped them out of the League Shield with an impressive win on penalties when they finished deadlocked at 2-2 AET in St Catherine’s Park. It was a huge performance from the Leixlip side who have been showing good form of late. Redwood as expected started the brighter and the home side were under the kosh early on when the visitors opened the scoring after ten minutes from Seba Dziezic, giving Ronan Smyth in the home goal no chance.
Liffey grew into the game as it progressed and had the better of the exchanges for the remainder of the half with some great performances, most notably from midfielder John Woods. For all their possession they failed to capitalise and went in trailing by the lone strike at the break.
The game sprung into action after the break when Liffey drew level when they were awarded a penalty for a rash challenge on Evan France by defender Phil Byrne, Stephen Raymond stepped up to dispatch from the spot past Eamon Malley in the visiting goal.
Redwood were shocked into action and went at the Liffey defence and edged ahead one more when Seba added his and his side’s second when a ball over the top was not dealt with by the home defence and he was on hand to tap home from 2 yards giving his side a 2-1 advantage. However the plucky Division 3 side were not to be outshone by their more illustrious opponents and drew level for a second time with time almost up when Evan France got in behind the Redwood defence and lifted the ball neatly over the advancing keeper to make it 2-2 and bring the tie to extra time. In a lack lustre twenty minutes which Redwood shaded matters, following the seconding off of two Liffey players for second cautionable offences, it failed to produce further scores and the sides were reduced to the dreaded penalty shootout in which Liffey prevailed thanks to their star keeper and Club Secretary Ronan Smyth who saved Redwood first two spot kicks to see his side advance to the latter stages of the competition for the first time in the Club’s history.

And finally Premier side Athy Town AFC put four past lowly Senior side Rathangan AFC without reply in the League shield also. Rathangan disappointed after some good performances of late never got out of the starting blocks in this encounter which sees Premier runner up hopefuls Athy now in the melting pot for the quarter final draw.
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CR Wynne Feeds
Senior Division Focus


Woodstock Celts held their nerve today to claim all three points in this do or die game against Suncroft AFC who prior to the game were in with a chance of league glory. Woodstock on the other hand had dramatically dropped four points in the week previous and were eager to get their League challenge back on track. Despite a very entertaining first half the sides went in goal less at the break as they played a cat and mouse game, cancelling each other out.
That was all to chance in the second half which saw an incredible six goals starting with the opener after eight minutes of the restart, Woodstock taking the lead when Craig Dunphy lobbed keeper Ciaran Killaly from an acute angle. Three minutes later it was all square when Dylan Connolly equalised for the Croft from a free kick just outside the area which eluded keeper Michael Lawless to make it 1-1.
Woodstock were quick to react and edged ahead once more ten minutes later when Eddie Roycroft rifled home giving Kilally no chance and eight minutes later added a third from Jason Moriarty. This seemed to knock the stuffing out of Suncroft, who were well in the game up to this point. Woodstock went on to add a fourth with twenty minutes remaining when Martin Brennan cooly slotted home following some great individual play. Suncroft did pull one back soon after through Ian Byrne but it was too little too late and Woodstock went on to claim all three points which sees them knocking on the door just four points behind Liffey with two games to play while Liffey’s remaining game against Castle Villa most likely proving a very important game. Best for the winners were Eddie Roycroft and Sean Byrne in defence and Michael Walsh in midfield. Best for Suncroft were Ian Byrne and Dylan Connolly and their man of the match Cathal Mahon.

In the only other game in the Senior Division today Ballycane Cetlic travel the short distance to Donore Park in Caragh looking to pick up three points following some poor performances of late. Despite this the Naas side are still in with a chance at runners up spot in the league with two games remaining for them they stand joint third with local side Naas United. The visitors started the brighter with Wayne Doyle and Chrissy Higgins dominating the middle of the park and they opened the scoring after fifteen minutes a long kick out from stand in keeper Kevin Higgins was flicked on by the impressive Doyle, the ball was picked up by Jamie Rogers and he powered home to put his side 1-0 up. Caragh came back with wave after wave of attack and only for Higgins in the visiting goal the leaders could have found themselves behind. Ballycane regrouped and doubled their advantage when some neat play from Nolan, Doyle and Chris Higgins found Jamie Rogers on the edge of the box and he made no mistake from close range for his and his side’s second. The score remained 2-0 to the visitors to the break. The home side came out more determined in the second half but found it hard to penetrate the visiting defence. Ballycane returned to form and could have extended their lead but Rogers and Naoise Drewitt found themselves wanting in front of goal. With ten minutes remaining Caragh put the minimum between the sides with a well taken effort from Wayne Bowers. Best for the ‘Cane were Kevin Higgins in goal, Wayne Doyle and Chris Higgins in midfield and Jamie Rogers up front, while for a disappointed Caragh Celtic Billy Martin in midfield and Wayne Bowers up front impressed.

Both Eleson and Liffey were on Senior Cup duty when they went head to head at Allen on Sunday afternoon with the current League Leaders coming away with an impressive 5-1 victory over United. Trevor Connolly opened the scoring for the Newbridge side with aheader after twenty minutes and they doubled their advantage soon after when the reliable Darren Kilby got on the end of a super cross from man of the match Darragh Kelly to make it 2-0 soon after. Eleson were well in the game up to this point having missed earlier chances through Kevin Harris and Sean Leeson however they went in trailing 2-0 at the break. Disaster struck for Eleson earlier in the second half when Liffey added a third through Dan Connolly following some fine approach work again from the impressive Kelly. Eleson never gave up the fight and got one back through Sean Leeson who was working his socks off for the Kilmeague outfit. However they found Liffey clinical in front of goal and the visitors went on to add further goals with a second from Trevor Connolly and Richie Newport when he was set up by man of the match Darragh Kelly. Best for the winners, who now have a home semi final tilt against their league rivals Woodstock, were Darren Kilby, Graham McCormack and in-form Darragh Kelly. While for Eleson Sean Leeson, Shane Taaffe and the youthful Scot Smullen impressed.

In other Senior team action Redwood were in one of the shocks of the day when Division 3 side Liffey Athletic dumped them out of the League Shield with an impressive win on penalties when they finished deadlocked at 2-2 AET in St Catherine’s Park. It was a huge performance from the Leixlip side who have been showing good form of late. Redwood as expected started the brighter and the home side were under the kosh early on when the visitors opened the scoring after ten minutes from Seba Dziezic, giving Ronan Smyth in the home goal no chance.
Liffey grew into the game as it progressed and had the better of the exchanges for the remainder of the half with some great performances, most notably from midfielder John Woods. For all their possession they failed to capitalise and went in trailing by the lone strike at the break.
The game sprung into action after the break when Liffey drew level when they were awarded a penalty for a rash challenge on Evan France by defender Phil Byrne, Stephen Raymond stepped up to dispatch from the spot past Eamon Malley in the visiting goal.
Redwood were shocked into action and went at the Liffey defence and edged ahead one more when Seba added his and his side’s second when a ball over the top was not dealt with by the home defence and he was on hand to tap home from 2 yards giving his side a 2-1 advantage. However the plucky Division 3 side were not to be outshone by their more illustrious opponents and drew level for a second time with time almost up when Evan France got in behind the Redwood defence and lifted the ball neatly over the advancing keeper to make it 2-2 and bring the tie to extra time. In a lack lustre twenty minutes which Redwood shaded matters, following the seconding off of two Liffey players for second cautionable offences, it failed to produce further scores and the sides were reduced to the dreaded penalty shootout in which Liffey prevailed thanks to their star keeper and Club Secretary Ronan Smyth who saved Redwood first two spot kicks to see his side advance to the latter stages of the competition for the first time in the Club’s history.

And finally Premier side Athy Town AFC put four past lowly Senior side Rathangan AFC without reply in the League shield also. Rathangan disappointed after some good performances of late never got out of the starting blocks in this encounter which sees Premier runner up hopefuls Athy now in the melting pot for the quarter final draw.
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– TEAM OF THE WEEK




Goal keeper Kevin Higgins Ballycane Celtic

Defenders Sean Byrne Woodstock Celts
Scott Smullen Eleson United
Graham McCormack Liffey Celtic
Phil Byrne Redwood FC

Midfielders Cathal Mahon Suncroft AFC
Michael Walsh Woodstock Celts
Darragh Kelly Liffey Celtic
Billy Martin Caragh Celtic FC

Strikers Jamie Rogers Ballycane Celtic FC
Saba Dziezic Redwood FC


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Woodstock Celts lost the opportunity to claim runners up spot in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division today when they could only manage a draw against Clane United who are battling against the drop to Premier. In a tight game played out at Doctors road. The would be runners up started the brighter and went 1-0 up when Neville Moriarty scored from close range. The Celts missed a glorious opportunity to double their advantage when awarded a penalty soon after but it was well saved by the Clane netminder. They were made pay for this missed chance when Clane drew level through Ben Kelly with an excellent strike just before half time. Woodstock started the better on the resumption and took the lead again when Moriarty added his and his side’s second. Clane however had other ideas and claimed a draw with a Killian Patchell header midway through the second half. Both sides had chances to win but it finished all square. Best wishes to Michael Lawless of Woodstock who sustained an injury and was taken by ambulance to Naas hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery. Best for Clane were Robbie Philips and Killian Patchell. While Eddie Roycroft was Woodstock’s man of the match.


Redwood entertained local rivals Ballycane for their last game in their first season in the top flight and got off to a flyer when Seba Dziedzic struck home no 1 when he intercepted a poor back pass by the no 5 to strike past the keeper. The second for Redwood came within 5 minutes when young Sean Brady produced a wonderful overhead kick which the keeper didn't see coming. 
The battle continued with redwood keeper Mark Kinchen keeping Ballycane at bay with some outstanding goal keeping. Bally cane kept the onslaught up into the second half and came close when they were denied by the upright. They got one back three minutes later when a corner failed to be cleared and no 3.fired home. Redwood had their chances in the remaining 20mins too but decided to defend their lead and with strong defending by Phil Byrne and Sean O'connor, Kev Ahern and man of match Mark Kinchen in goal deserved there three points. 
Redwood thrilled with their first season in the top flight and had huge respect for today's opponents.  Special mention to Jonny Finnegan and Eoin Kavanagh for their endless work on the field.

In a game that meant nothing to either side except a dress rehearsal to their Leinster FA games next weekend, it ended 3-3 in Donore this morning. Rathangan got off the a great start and went ahead through Sam O Loughlin. Caragh got more and more into the game and were level after great work from Stephen Riordan and Dean Bowers set up Wayne Bowers for his first to level matters. It was 2-1 to the Caragh men soon after when a great individual effort from Wayne Bowers bet the Rathangan keeper for his and Caragh's 2nd. Rathangan were not lying down and it was level at the break at 2-2 courtesy of Darren Kennedy. The 2nd half was a tame affair with both teams struggling to find a rhythm but it was Rathangan who got their noses in front again with 20mins to go through Ciaran Behan but Caragh were not going to be denied and a cross from Jonny Igoe was met sweetly by Wayne for his hat trick. (His 3rd hat trick this year). Best for Caragh were Robbie Hannon in goals, Paul Foley in defense, Dean Bowers and Hat trick man Wayne Bowers. While best for Rathangan were Sam O Loughlin, Mark Cassidy and Tommy Power.
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Woodstock Celts lost the opportunity to claim runners up spot in the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division today when they could only manage a draw against Clane United who are battling against the drop to Premier. In a tight game played out at Doctors road. The would be runners up started the brighter and went 1-0 up when Neville Moriarty scored from close range. The Celts missed a glorious opportunity to double their advantage when awarded a penalty soon after but it was well saved by the Clane netminder. They were made pay for this missed chance when Clane drew level through Ben Kelly with an excellent strike just before half time. Woodstock started the better on the resumption and took the lead again when Moriarty added his and his side’s second. Clane however had other ideas and claimed a draw with a Killian Patchell header midway through the second half. Both sides had chances to win but it finished all square. Best wishes to Michael Lawless of Woodstock who sustained an injury and was taken by ambulance to Naas hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery. Best for Clane were Robbie Philips and Killian Patchell. While Eddie Roycroft was Woodstock’s man of the match.


Redwood entertained local rivals Ballycane for their last game in their first season in the top flight and got off to a flyer when Seba Dziedzic struck home no 1 when he intercepted a poor back pass by the no 5 to strike past the keeper. The second for Redwood came within 5 minutes when young Sean Brady produced a wonderful overhead kick which the keeper didn't see coming. 
The battle continued with redwood keeper Mark Kinchen keeping Ballycane at bay with some outstanding goal keeping. Bally cane kept the onslaught up into the second half and came close when they were denied by the upright. They got one back three minutes later when a corner failed to be cleared and no 3.fired home. Redwood had their chances in the remaining 20mins too but decided to defend their lead and with strong defending by Phil Byrne and Sean O'connor, Kev Ahern and man of match Mark Kinchen in goal deserved there three points. 
Redwood thrilled with their first season in the top flight and had huge respect for today's opponents.  Special mention to Jonny Finnegan and Eoin Kavanagh for their endless work on the field.

In a game that meant nothing to either side except a dress rehearsal to their Leinster FA games next weekend, it ended 3-3 in Donore this morning. Rathangan got off the a great start and went ahead through Sam O Loughlin. Caragh got more and more into the game and were level after great work from Stephen Riordan and Dean Bowers set up Wayne Bowers for his first to level matters. It was 2-1 to the Caragh men soon after when a great individual effort from Wayne Bowers bet the Rathangan keeper for his and Caragh's 2nd. Rathangan were not lying down and it was level at the break at 2-2 courtesy of Darren Kennedy. The 2nd half was a tame affair with both teams struggling to find a rhythm but it was Rathangan who got their noses in front again with 20mins to go through Ciaran Behan but Caragh were not going to be denied and a cross from Jonny Igoe was met sweetly by Wayne for his hat trick. (His 3rd hat trick this year). Best for Caragh were Robbie Hannon in goals, Paul Foley in defense, Dean Bowers and Hat trick man Wayne Bowers. While best for Rathangan were Sam O Loughlin, Mark Cassidy and Tommy Power.
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Caragh Celtic returned the joint top spot of the CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division on Sunday when they were convincing 5-1 victors over Naas United. The striker in form, "Bruce" Wayne Bowers was on target twice in the first half, the second from a beautiful corner from Noel Byrne. They could have found themselves 3-0 up earlier but Noel Byrne was unlucky to see his spot kick go narrowly wide.
He made amends soon after with a well taken free kick. Naas were thrown a life line just before the break with a great headed effort from Conor McIntyre, his first for the Club, to see them go in trailing at 3-1.
Caragh continued their dominance on the resumption when Dean Bowers added a further two goal without reply , Wayne Bowers and Noely Byrne doing well to set him up on both occasions. Naas could find no way back despite the best efforts of Aaron Gallagher and Aidan Casey and the visitors ran out convincing 5-1 winners. Best for Caragh were Robbie Hannon, their man of the match, Billy Martin at the back, Darren Heavey, Dean Bowers and Stephen French in midfield and Wayne Bowers up front. While for Naas, in a below par performance, Shane Harris and Aaron Akanji tried best.

 
Liffey Celtic and Clane United served up an absolute cracker on Sunday at Newhall with the visitors coming away with all three points in a seven goal thriller. Clane continued their excellent form of late with what can only be described as a huge win, in their search for Senior League glory.
The game Started at a ferocious pace with both teams playing excellent one touch football which was a delight to watch. Liffey started the brighter and Clane were caught out on eight minutes when
From a corner Evan Herd’s flick on deceived the Clane defence to put the home side 1-0 up. 
This seemed to shake Clane into life and on twenty one minutes the sides were level. Some excellent work down the right from Stephen Baneham resulted in a throw in, from this a Liffey defender was adjudged to have fouled Clane's Warren beale and a spot kick was awarded.  Warren continued his goal scoring streak and made no mistake to level matters. This gave Clane the impetus to surge forward and a second penalty was awarded after twenty minutes when Gavin O Dwyer was bundled over in the box, again Warren Beale made no mistake to put the visitors 2-1 ahead, his fifth goal in the last two games. Liffey drew level just before the break through Daragh Kelly and Clane were dealt a severe blow when they were reduced to ten men following an altercation.
On the restart Liffey again started well and found themselves 3-2 up after twelve minutes when they scored through Niall Flynn. Clane had to regroup and showed great resolve when, with a numerical disadvantage went on to dominate proceedings on the hour mark. Danny Callan found Jason Devine free and he fired home from close range to level the game once more at 3-3. The visitors continued to pile the pressure on Liffey with Ciaran Quinn and Gavin O Dwyer shining. On 65 minutes the Clane side got what proved to be the winner when the impressive Paddy Walshe found Ciaran Quinn and his looping header deceived the keeper to give them a 4-3 lead. Despite a come back from Liffey Clane held on for what may prove to be a very important three points as they take pride of place in the joint top spot of the League. Best for the winners were Ciaran Quinn, Warren Beale and Paddy Walshe. Best for Liffey were Daragh Kelly, Niall Flynn and Evan Herd.


An excellent week for Ballycane saw them take 6 points from 6 with 2 away wins after they followed up their 2-1 win over Monasterevin in midweek with this emphatic 3-0 victory over league leaders Woodstock Celts. The away side travelled to Castle Park with a depleted squad through injury and suspension, but they began the game in excellent fashion with early pressure paying off in the 7th minute when Keelan Noone opened the scoring from 15 yards out with an effort that went through a crowded penalty area, catching Mick Lawless off gaurd in the Woodstock goal. The home side were finding it hard to break down Ballycane’s defence and were limited to set pieces from well outside the box, mopped up by Keith Higgins upon his return between the posts for Ballycane after an injury lay off. Ballycane were having a lot of joy down the left hand side with Stephen Quinn causing problems for the home sides right full Ryan Kelly, Quinn attacked at every opportunity forcing corners and setting up quickfire attacks. To Woodstocks credit though they were defending Ballycane’s set pieces well themselves. Woodstock captain Murt Brennan stood over a free kick from the right moments later and his brilliantly whipped in set piece curled perfectly in front of goal, but not one of his team mates had gambled and Ballycane’s defence were able to let the ball out for a goal kick. Ross Hazzard was sharp up front for the away side too, and when he beat two players in the left side of the box on 37 minutes it looked like Ballycane were about to go 2-0 up, but his squared pass was brilliantly cleared off the foot of Noone by Shane Foley. The home side got on top for a spell of 5 minutes at the end of the half and had two shots brilliantly blocked by Rob Heavey, Woodstock were then awarded a free kick in the 41st minute and left back Johathan Fennell struck a shot that hit a divet in the ground, bounced up and hit the keeper (Higgins) straight in the chest, but he was able to deal with the balls change of flight at the 2nd attempt to see the score remain 1-0 to Ballycane at the break.
The visitors were impressing with some of their attacks and Ross Hazzard was showing great skill, holding the ball up well to link the play twice with Kevin Higgins and Alex Dunne. Hazzard was at it again in the 57th minute when he kept the ball in on the right, beat the left back brilliantly before playing a one two with Keelan Noone, Hazzard was in on goal but unselfishly squared the ball across goal, only for another wild bobble off the surface of the goal mouth to take affect, just as Stephen Quinn and Naoise Drewitt arrived, and a relieved Woodstock cleared their lines. Woodstock Captain Murt Brennan was finding it a struggle in midfield with Drewitt, Dunne and Heavey all playing well for the Cane, but Woodstocks captain is very rarely quiet for 90 minutes and he struck a terrific shot from distance on the hour mark, but again Keith Higgins was equal to it and saved well. The Naas men made it 2-0 with 73 minutes when another good passing move came to Kevin Higgins, he swiped at the ball but miss kicked it, the ball came back out to Noone whose shot was blocked by Gary Foley, straight back out to Dane Higgins, who struck a great effort from 18 yards out, saved brilliantly by Mick Lawless and Kevin Higgins was on hand to finish the rebound. Woodstock now had to commit more men forward in an effort to get themselves back into the game, but they found Keith Higgins in outstanding form as he gathered everything that came his way. A quick interception from Captain Naoise Drewitt set Stephen Quinn away on the wing, he spotted Keelan Noone in space, Noone rounded Mick Lawless and placed a low shot towards goal but Gary Foley was on hand to clear the ball off the line and five minutes later Noone had another chance, this time he chose to shoot to the far post and with Lawless struggling with a knock, he was beaten but the ball went wide. Ballycane finally killed the game off in stoppage time when Alex Dunne dinked a ball in behind Woodstock’s defence and Dane Higgins smashed a first time volley into the top corner to seal a terrific victory and end what could have been a hard week for Ballycane Celtic who climb up the table with 2 wins.

Best for Ballycane on a night powerful displays all round were Keith Higgins, who was excellent in goal.  John Paul Higgins and Kevin Moynihan, Stephen Quinn in the left wing spot was a constant threat and Ross Hazzard was terrific in attacking areas. While Woodstocks Captain Murt Brennan stood out on a poor night for his side.


Both Monasterevin AFC and Castle Villa AFC lost ground on league leaders today in this very entertaining tie at the perfectly manicured grounds of Barrett Park Monasterevin when it finished deadlocked at 2-2. The home side came into this game on the back of two defeats and needed a positive result while the visitors Castle Villa needed to get back to winning ways also, having drawn 2-2 with current league champions Liffey Celtic midweek.
The opening five minutes of the game were a tight affair with both teams trying to get a foothold on the game. Monasterevin showed aggression when Padraig Nash chased a loose ball into the corner and somehow managed to cross to Danny Dee whose shot was blocked by villa’s Anto lawler.
Castle villa created their first half chance soon after when Roy Byrne had a shot blocked and cleared by Dan McCormack in the Monasterevin danger area.
Monasterevin again showed great initiative after fifteen minutes when a one two between Danny Dee and Ray David sent Dee through on goal he tried to chip the keeper but Martin Farrell in villa goals saved well.  Seconds later Monasterevin were on the attack again and Padraig Nash crossed to Danny Dee who headed effort was just wide of Martin Farrell’s right post. Monasterevin were now coming into the game and were sensing an opening goal. They were unlucky midway through the half when some great link up play with Evan Foley passing to Danny Dee who crossed low for David Cummins, unfortunately there was not enough power in the shot to trouble Farrell. Villa were not without their chances at the other end and David Moore had to be smart to smother an effort from Dylan Costigan.
Monasterevin eventually got the opener they deserved when Evan Foley released Danny Dee who crossed to David Cummins and he was taken down by Villa’s defender Anto Lawler and Referee Kenny Cribbin pointed to the spot, up stepped the ever dependable Padraig Nash to smash the ball into the top left corner to put the home side 1-0 up. Villa’s were spurned into action after this set back and
Anto Lawler was awarded a free kick four minutes later however Dan McCormack cleared the danger and on the half hour the home side were a bit complacent when a soft back pass by Ray Davis allowed Villa substitute Cian cleary through one on one with Moore but Moore was up to the task and saved well. 
The home side looked the more likely to extend their lead with Lee Moore, Danny Dee, Evan Foley and Dave cummins all coming close. However against the run of play with five minutes remaining to the break villa broke with Dylan Costigan getting the ball and playing it to Nathan Doyle out wide who crossed the ball evading the home defence and Vinny Dowling was on hand to tap the ball in at the back post for Villa to draw level going into the break.
The second half started at a furious pace with both sides looking to edge ahead and villa were starting to get back into the game. Villa were first to threaten when after three minutes a Monasterevin corner was cleared long by Dylan Costigan who found James Byrne down the side but Byrne could only run the ball out of play.  Seconds later Monasterevin’s Danny Dee picked the ball up in the centre circle and ran at the Villa defence and won a free out on the right, it was taken by Nash but his effort was cleared by the impressive Jordan Harmon.
The home side edged ahead once more after 50 minutes when some great exchanges between Lee Moore and Padraic Nash, saw the latter shoot from an acute angle to deceive Farrell in the visiting goal and put his side 2-1 to the good.
Villa again rallied and home keeper David Moore had to be at his best to keep a Harmon effort out five minutes later. Monasterevin were starting to feel the pressure in the last quarter as the visitors tried to get something from the game as they forced a series of corners which were well defended by the home rearguard. The home side began to defend deeply and with ten minutes Villa equalised from the penalty spot when Derek Doyle brought down Anto Lawler in the area and Jordan Harmon stepped up to cooly slot past Moore in the home goal to make it 2-2. There were chances at both ends to steel the game but the final score remained deadlocked and both had to be satisfied with a share of the spoils. Best for the home side were Dan McCormack and Derek Doyle in defence, Padraig Nash and even Foley in midfield who worked tirelessly alongside the hard working Danny Dee and Lee Moore while best for Villa were Vinny Dowling, Roy Byrne and Jordan Harmon.


After a cracking performance at home against Caragh Celtic Wednesday night the croft welcomed Redwood FC to the community grounds on Sunday. The home side started the brighter and could have been 2-0 ahead after five minutes when Darren Kilby and Shane Bennett went close on two occasions. However they found themselves 1-0 down against the run of play when Redwood took the lead when a ball was whipped in low across the box which wasnt dealt with by the croft defence and Sam O Neill found himself unmarked at the back post to tap the ball home to put the visitors 1-0 up.
The Croft gathered themselves after the early shock and threatened the Redwood defence with attack after attack but could find no way past the visiting keeper Kyle Maloney. On twenty five minutes the ball broke to Suncrofts Dylan Connolly and his drive was expertly tipped over the bar by the in form Redwood netminder. Suncroft finally found the breakthrough on the half hour and that man again Darren Kilby got his 9th goal of the season when he was on hand to slot home an inch perfect Ian Byrne cross to Maloney’s net to tie the game at 1-1. However five minutes later the home side fell behind again when a defensive error let the redwood attack go 2-1 ahead through Mark Murphy.
On the stroke of half time the croft fell further behind when an error by keeper Kevin McDonnell gifted redwood a two goal advantage through Seba following a well taken free kick from Eoin Kavanagh.
The second half would prove to be as exciting as the first with Suncroft chasing a two goal deficit and they made a tactical substitution fifteen minutes in when Peter McDonald replaced Ian Byrne.
For the next fifteen minutes both teams traded blows but neither team could find the net.
However Suncroft had more energy left in the tank and when Gary Connolly was fouled in the box the croft were awarded a penalty and a lifeline back into the game and Darren Kilby was the taker but unfortunately the team’s leading scorer couldn’t hit the target when his shot went over the bar.
The final 15 fifteen was all Suncroft and they got their second of the game when Dylan Connolly passed a neat shot into the Redwood goal giving keeper Maloney no chance to make it 3-2 and set up a grand stand finish. The home side bombarded the Redwood defence with just about everything but could find no way past a resolute visiting defence. Best for the winners were Keeper Kyle Maloney, their man of the match, Luke Hilliard, Stephen McCarthy and Mark Murphy, while best for Suncroft who will no doubt bounce back from this set back, were Mikey O Toole, Dylan Connolly, Cathal Mahon, Shane Bennett and Darren Kilby.


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TEAM OF THE WEEK



Goal keeper Keith Higgins Ballycane Celtic FC

Defenders Mikey O Toole Suncroft AFC
Murt Brennan Woodstock Celts
Roy Byrne Castle Villa AFC
Niall Flynn Liffey Celtic FC

Midfielders Aaron Akanji Naas United FC
Padraig Nash Monasterevin AFC
Darren Kilby Liffey Celtic FC
Luke Hilliard Redwood FC


Strikers Wayne Bowers Caragh Celtic FC
Warren Beale Clane United FC



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Caragh Celtic remain on top of the league as they were 2-1 Victors in a hard fought game against local rivals Ballycane Celtic. The opening exchanges were tight with both sides not giving each other time on the ball. This was a proper top division battle. The opening goal was an absolute belter from Stephen French. A clearance header fell to him and from 35yards out he controlled the ball on his thigh and volleyed it into the top corner, leaving the Ballycane keeper stranded. It was 2-0 10 mins later when  from a similar distance Stephen Riordan rifled a shot to the same top corner!!! Caragh were deservedly 2-0 up at halftime. 
Ballycane came out fighting at the resumption and had a goal pegged back. They game became very open towards the end with chances at both ends but Robbie HANNON in the Caragh goals pulled off a fantastic finger save to deny Keelan Noone an equaliser near the end of 90 pulsating minutes. Best for Caragh were HANNON in goals, Sean Lesson and Billy Martin at the back and Stephen Riordan who covered everything blade of grass today for Caragh. Ballycane were best served by John Paul Higgins, Ross Hazzard, and Podge Coady was outstanding when he came off the bench for the 2nd half.


Naas bounce back from their heavy defeat to Caragh Celtic last week. Goals from Paddy Diamond , Ollie Dunne and Alan Coady. Paddy Diamonds strike on 15 minutes took a massive deflection before hitting the roof of David Moore's net !!! Dylan Coady was causing plenty of problems for the centre half pairing of Colin Kenny and Derek Doyle. His brother Declan was also on top form in the middle with some crunching early tackles!! Naas moving Shane Harris into the middle of the park proved positive as Shane was directing the play . In the second half Monastervin came out with all guns blazing and were unlucky not to be level on the 60min when a super free kick was just wide of the Naas Goal. It was once again Dylan Coady who was working hard and was fouled on the way to goal in the 75min, penalty awarded when Coady was taken to the ground, up stepped the youngster Ollie Dunne and with confidence hit the penalty to the top of David Moore's net to make it 2-0, Aidan Casey and Alan Coady were introduced for Naas and were also proving to be a handful, Both combined for Naas Uniteds 3rd , Casey's shot was well saved by Moore and Fell nicely for Alan Coady to drive home to make it 3 -0. Best for Naas united were Shane Harris and Aaron Akanji in the middle of the park and Dylan Coady up front. Best For Monasterevin were David Moore and Ray Davis , Jamie Connolly, Daniel Dee, Simon Lutrell and Lee Moore.


Both Woodstock and Redwood lost ground on the League front runners when they played out a entertaining draw on Saturday evening in Naas. The game started off at a frantic pace with both sides playing attacking football but it was the away team that got the break through on the thirty fourth minute when after some fine build up play found Tommy Connell free and he beat two Redwood players to rifle home from 12 yards and things got better for the Athy men just a minute later when some fine work from Connell again up front found Ross Leonard who made no mistake to give his side a 2 goal lead. Redwood to their credit never gave up the ghost and on seventy fifth minute reduced their deficit to just one goal when Johnny Finnegan headed home a through ball from Ian Maloney. Spurred on by this goal they pushed for another and with five minutes remaining drew level with another from the impressive Finnegan. Best for Woodstock were James Lammon, Ross Leonard and Tommy Connell. Best for Redwood were their man of the match Johnny Finnegan, Eoin Kavanagh, Ian Maloney and Luke Hilliard.


Liffey Celtic got the better of Kildare Town AFC on Saturday evening when they carved out a 3-2 victory in the very competitive tie. The home side started the better and played some impressive one touch football to forced Steve Doyle in the visiting goal into a wonderful save from a Gary Balough attempt, tipping the ball onto the bar when destined for the top corner. Despite Kildare’s dominance it was liffey who went ahead from a lovely corner swung in and it was met by the head of Brian McDonagh in the 15 th minute. It didn’t take Kildare too long to react and they cut through the Liffey defence to equalize ten minutes later through Darren Conway and the Kildare men found themselves 2-1 up at half time after dominating the first half through Balough when he was on target. Liffey came out all guns blazing in the second half and we're unlucky with shots against the bar and post in quick succession but the pressure paid off when Niall Flynn whipped in a free kick to the back post for Gavin O’ Brien to nod home on the hour. At this stage Liffey were on top and had kildare pinned back and with ten minutes to go Brian McDonagh scored what proved to be the winner after a goal mouth scramble. Liffey saw out a bit of late pressure with Steve Doyle in excellent form and making a great save with seconds to go. Best for Liffey were Steve Doyle, Graham McCormack,Niall Flynn and Brian McDonagh while for Kildare were Darren Conway and Gary Balough.