New Oak Boys (@1.47) vs Hanover Harps (@5.0)

Our Prediction:

New Oak Boys will win

New Oak Boys – Hanover Harps Match Prediction | 16-09-2019 06:00

Five cracking SFAI Skechers National Cup Finals to look forward to this weekend - best of luck to all taking part, enjoy the occasion with your coaches, family and fellow players.

Keeping it to a 1-0 game at halftime. Second half started the same as the first as both teams had equal opportunities to score. Hanover attacked but could not break down Freebooters defense Inuit saw them run out 2-0 winners. Both teams remained competitive throughout. Shortly after freebooters presses again but their shot hit the crossbar. It was perfect conditions for a game of football. But it didnt take long for their no 10 Oscar Dower to find the back of the net for his second goal. 5 minutes till the half time whistle Freebooters pressed again in which Conor Mc Daid pulled off a fantastic double save. Hanover regrouped on the 22nd minute when John Corcoran put Gael ORock through from a free kick in which he put the ball just wide of the right hand post. But on the 12th minute Freebooters opened up Hanovers defense and their no 10 Oscar Dower made no mistake in finding the back of the net putting Freebooters 1-0 up.

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Hanover pressed for an equaliser for most of the second half but just couldn't get it having 2 balls cleared off the line and a number of chances narrowly missed. Hanover were very slow to come out of the blocks in the second half and conceded 2 goals in 5 minutes both from set pieces. Hanover went looking for a goal in response and were rewarded when a fine finish to the roof of the net by Ryan Fitzgerald made it 2-1. Hanover started brightly and should really have been ahead before eventually taking the lead when a shot by Jamie Coakley was spilled into the path of Roland Sanni who finished to the net. Hanover could have scored more but some last ditch defending by Evergreen kept it 2-1 at half time. Hanover were still on top but conceded an equaliser against the run of play when a rebound from a free kick was followed up by the Evergreen striker.

Just 7 minutes later Hanover doubled their lead, another corner, this time from the right saw Cillian McGrath's cross powerfully headed home by Kyle Foley for 2-0. Harps were on the front foot from the off, creating chances for Brandon Kelly and Stephen Smyth, both efforts well saved. Two All Ireland finals in one month for our club? The hosts constant pressure yielded a corner on 20 minutes and with it the opening goal, Brandon Kelly headed Kyle Nolan's dead ball onto the post but made no mistake with the rebound as he fired Harps in front. Kevin's response came from the penalty spot with 20 minutes remaining but that was as good as it got for the visitors as the Harps rearguard stood strong to ease the club and county into a first ever SFAI Cup final. Match Report on todays historic win in the SFAI Cup U15 All Ireland Semi Final Hanover Harps 3St Kevin's Boys 1Hanover created a bit of history as they became the first Carlow boys team to reach the National final after this win over St Kevin's Boys, a powerhouse of schoolboys football in Ireland. Kevin's made a couple of chances at half time but it was more of the same from Harps and within 5 minutes of the restart Kelly scored a contender for goal of the season, picking up a loose ball some 35 yards from goal before unleashing a ferocious drive which nestled in the net to send the Hanover faithful wild. No problem. There was still time for Kyle Nolan to crack a 25 yarder off the crossbar before the referee sounded for half time. Hanover: Jason Brennan, Mikee Horohan,Diarmuid Long, Cillian McGrath, Kyle Foley, Jamie Furlong, Kyle Nolan, Jack Begley, Harry Lloyd, Ronan Quinlan, Aaron Bowden, Jack Murphy, Brandon Kelly, Dylan Doyle, Stephen Smyth, Jack Dunne.

At the next roundabout take the 1st exit keeping Braun factory on your left. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit. Then take the second left turn (at Carlow B&B) follow the road to the right and you will find car park/dressing rooms. Next Roundabout straight through passing a graveyard on your right hand side. At the 1st Roundabout take the 3rd exit. From Wexford: Follow the main Wexford road into Carlow Town.


The ref swaps pitches at half time so all kids get equal time with ref. There will be one official ref and the clubs take it in turn to officiate the other game. If two of the teams are from the same club then we play two 40 minute matches (20mins a half) to avoid the club playing against itself. This year the format for u11 and u10 is dual games as above in the diagram so there is two games going on at the same time across a big pitch. There will be four teams at most grounds every week unless a club ask for the day off.

Having found ourselves a goal down with less than 30 to play strikes from Simon Oshea and Dylan Walsh booked our place in the showpiece event in two weeks time. [05/08/19] AND WE'RE THERE....CARLOW CUP FINALA 2-1 win over an impressive Slaney Rovers outfit.

Many thanks to all those in the Oscar Traynor Centre for their help, to the NDSL for their hospitality and to both managers and players of all teams for their time. Check out action and reaction from Saturday's U12, U14 and U15 SFAI Skechers National Finals featuring Shamrock Rovers F.C., St Kevin's Boys FC, Belvedere Fc, Cherry Orchard FC, Stella Maris Football Club and Hanover Harps FC.

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And If that's not enough cup action for you our Senior Men's team take on New Oak in the Keating Memorial Premier Cup Final in Killeshin. You'll just about have time to grab a cuppa tea and a snack before we'll back to St Pats for the U16 Cup final v Vale Wanderers, kick off at 3:30. [05/17/19] Tomorrow really is Super Saturday as the club contest no less than 4 Cup FinalsFirst up is the U15 Div 1 Cup Final where the lads take on New Oak, kick of at 10:30 in St Pats. Then our U13s take on St Fiaccs at 12:15, also in St Pats. Best of luck to all involved with all teams. Kick off there at 6:00pm.