it carlow claim first cufl premier division title

IT Carlow Claim First CUFL Premier Division Title

16 February 2011

IT Carlow claimed their first CUFL Premier Division title with a 3-1 victory over ITT Dublin tonight at Whaitehall.

by Niall Farrell Wed, Feb 16 2011

IT Carlow claimed their first ever CUFL Premier Division title with a 3-1 win over IT Tallaght on Wednesday night in a rain-soaked Whitehall.

Both sides had Airtricity League players in the starting teams, and all four goals were scored by players currently with AIrtricity League clubs. For Carlow, Shane Tracy (Limerick), Jamie Carr (Athlone Town) and Raymond Foy (Finn Harps) scored, while David Webster of Bray Wanderers scored ITT's only goal of the match.

Except for the opening twenty minutes, Carlow were dominant. Both sides struggled to cope with the wet conditions early on, with neither really stamping their mark on the match. The first clear chance came after 21 minutes, with Carlow 'keeper Michael Schlingermann just tipping a free from Craig Rothery over the crossbar.

From then on, it was all IT Carlow. Shane Tracy was the focal point of their attack, and shot into the arms of ITT 'keeper Conor Hogan on 27 minutes. Two minutes later Carlow had a penalty claim denied after Adam Hanlon was fouled yards from goal by ITT captain David Vickery.

Carlow's goal did come though, and it seemed as if it was always going to be Shane Tracy who scored it. On 31 minutes Ben Ryan shot at goal, only for Hogan to slice his clearance to the waiting Tracy on the outside left of the ITT penalty area. Tracy then volleyed the ball superbly with his left foot to open the scoring for Carlow.

The momentum was with Carlow, and they threatened again a minute after the goal- Jamie Carr almost scoring from close range. They did get a second goal before half time- with Raymond Foy scoring after 38 minutes, Ben Ryan's low cross was allowed to cut across the ITT penalty area, and Foy had an easy finish in the end.

Tallaght enjoyed a brief resurgence early in the second half, but it wasn't long before Carlow were back in control. Craig Wall nearly scored for the Carlovians on 56 minutes, but his shot was cleared off the ITT line after he beat the 'keeper.

Jamie Carr got the third after an extended period of Carlow pressure three minutes later. Shane Tracy was again at the heart of the goal, drafting in a corner for Carr to latch on to. Carr headed the ball against Hogan, but was able to finish at the second attempt with a simple poke past the ITT 'keeper.

ITT restored some hope four minutes later, with David Webster scoring on 63 minutes. The Bray full-back took a free on the edge of the Carlow area and was able to split the wall- beating ITC 'keeper Schlingermann with a low, powerful shot.

Tallaght pressed hard for more goals in the closing stages of the match, but lacked creativity. Long balls to Longford striker Don Cowan were their favoured method of attack, but the wet conditions made the ball tough for Cowan to hold up and control.

The frustration was noticeable in the Tallaght side, and captain David Vickery received a second yellow card on 81 minutes for lashing out at a Carlow player. Tallaght had a few half-chances before the final whistle, but ultimately it was Carlow's day.

IT Carlow: Michael Schlingermann, Bobby Tier [Arminas Balevicious '58], Dan Ledwith, Jamie Carr, James Scallan, Aaron Humphries, Adam Hanlon, Craig Wall, Ben Ryan, Shane Tracy (c), Ray Foy [Pierce Donnachie 94]
Subs not used: Karl Keogh, Jonathan Kelty

IT Tallaght: Conor Hogan, David Vickery (c), Craig Rothery, David Webster, Derek Kavanagh, Jordan O Ruadh [Jonathan Mullane '72], Jacques Morley [Michael Isichei '61], Adam Cullen, Shaun Griffin, Don Cowan, Dwayne Kelly [Sean Stewart HT]
Subs not used: Alan White, Joe Hall, Colin May, Dean Duff

Referee: John Caulwell (Dublin)
Attendance: 200 (estimate)
Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Shane Tracy

Build Up to the game click here

Match Tracker provided by www.extratime.ie

Photos from sportsfile.com click here

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/watch.jpgIT Tallaght 1 - 3IT Carlow
94' -
Full Time - And that's it! IT Carlow 3-1 winners here in Whitehall and CUFL Champions for the first time!

IT Tallaght 1 - 3 IT Carlow
91' -
Tallaght going gung-ho in search of a goal

IT Tallaght 1 - 3 IT Carlow
89' -
4 minutes added on. A chance for ITT?

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/RED.jpgIT Tallaght 1 - 3IT Carlow
83' -
Red Card - It's a second yellow for ITT Captain David Vickery

IT Tallaght 1 - 3 IT Carlow
83' -
Carlow defend a Tallaght free and subsequent corner well.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/yellow.jpgIT Tallaght 1 - 3IT Carlow
81' -
Yellow Card - Jonathan Mullane booked for ITT

IT Tallaght 1 - 3 IT Carlow
80' -
Carlow counter- Foy to Balevicius and in for RYan, but his shot was well over.

IT Tallaght 1 - 3 IT Carlow
75' -
Tallaght again pressing hard. A dangerous free in there fell to Cowan but he was ruled offside.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/sub.jpgIT Tallaght 1 - 3IT Carlow
72' -
Substitution - ITT Bring on Jonathan Mullane for Jordan O Ruadh

IT Tallaght 1 - 3 IT Carlow
67' -
Tallaght trying hard for a second here.

IT Tallaght 1 - 3 IT Carlow
63' -
...Webster smashed that free in on the edge of the box. Great low shot.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/football_icon.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 3IT Carlow
63' -
Goal - DAVID WEBSTER FROM A FREE FOR ITT!

IT Tallaght 0 - 3 IT Carlow
60' -
Tracy with the Carlow corner, Carr headed against Hogan, and poked it past him at the second attempt.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/football_icon.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 2IT Carlow
59' -
Goal - CARR WITH ANOTHER FOR CARLOW!

IT Tallaght 0 - 2 IT Carlow
56' -
Craig Wall almost got another for Carlow- cleared off the line after he beat Conor Hogan in goal.

IT Tallaght 0 - 2 IT Carlow
54' -
Tallaght are being roared on by their support here, but they just can seem to create any chances this half.

IT Tallaght 0 - 2 IT Carlow
51' -
A litany of defensive errors there from Tallaght- failing to clear the ball repeatedly after a Ben Ryan run-in.

IT Tallaght 0 - 2 IT Carlow
50' -
Tallaght tried their hardest to push Carlow back, but now it's ITC on the counter-attack.

IT Tallaght 0 - 2 IT Carlow
46' -
Sub at HT for Tallaght- Sean Stewart in for Dwayne Kelly

IT Tallaght 0 - 2 IT Carlow
47' -
The second half hast just begin here.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/halftime.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 2IT Carlow
45' -
Half Time - Carlow take a two goal lead into the break.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/yellow.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 2IT Carlow
41' -
Yellow Card - Derek Kavanagh booked for getting in the way of ITC 'keeper Schlingermann's clearance. Silly stuff from the Tallaght defender.

IT Tallaght 0 - 2 IT Carlow
39' -
...Ben Ryan's low cross wasn't cleared away by ITT, and Foy was able to connect with it in the box- hitting it low past Hogan.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/football_icon.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 2IT Carlow
38' -
Goal - AND IT'S ANOTHER! Ray Foy for Carlow!

IT Tallaght 0 - 1 IT Carlow
38' -
Tallaght living dangerously in the wake of that goal. Carr almost hit in another goal from close range for ITC after a slew of chances.

IT Tallaght 0 - 1 IT Carlow
35' -
Tracy with a smashing goal there. Ryan shot first, but Hogan's clearance was fluffed, and found Tracy 25 yards out on the left. Tracy then volleyed home superbly on his left.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/football_icon.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 1IT Carlow
34' -
Goal - AND CARLOW MAKE GOOD ON THEIR DOMINANCE! SHANE TRACY!

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
31' -
Carlow having a good spell of dominance in the last 5 minutes.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
29' -
BIG penalty shout for Carlow denied there- Tallaght captain David Vickery with a hefty challenge on Adam Hanlon yards from goal. No penalty, says the referee.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
27' -
Chance for Carlow's Shane Tracy from just outside the box there, straight into the arms of Hogan though.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/yellow.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 0IT Carlow
25' -
Yellow Card - Shane Tracy of IT Carlow booked, apparently for dissent.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
23' -
Carlow are playing great passes down the left for Tracy, but the striker can't get to them due to the increasingly slippy ground here.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
21' -
Schlingermann with a fantastic save for Carlow- JUST Tipping Rothery's free over the crossbar.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
19' -
Tallaght attempting to employ long balls to the gangly Cowan. Not working too well so far.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
17' -
Scully having strong words with IT Carlow manager Paul O'Reilly there...

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
16' -
Tallaght on the attack there- some great holding-up by Don Cowan, but the final through ball to Kelly was lacking.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
14' -
Another half-chance for Carlow. Jamie Carr whipped in the ball from miles out, but it just missed the foot of the waiting Shane Tracy.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
11' -
Another free in, this time for Carlow. It was headed away, and volleyed back in, but Conor Hogan's punt clearance found no Tallaght player.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
10' -
Lashing rain here, meaning the ball is slipping around a lot. Carlow are passing it about well, though.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
6' -
All the early play seemed to be going Carlow's way here, But ITT have a free in now... wide though.

http://www.extratime.ie/media/extratime/imageupload/yellow.jpgIT Tallaght 0 - 0IT Carlow
3' -
Yellow Card - Bit of early action here- David Webster of ITT booked after a bit of a scuffle.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
1' -
IT Tallaght: Conor Hogan, David Vickery (c), Craig Rothery, David Webster, Derek Kavanagh, Jordan O Ruadh, Jacques Morley, Adam Cullen, Shaun Griffin, Don Cowan, Dwayne Kelly

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
1' -
We have just kicked off here in Whitehall. Tallaght team and subs to follow.

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
0' -
IT Carlow: M Schlingermann, B Tier, Dan Ledwith, Jamie Carr, James Scallan, Aaron Humphries, Adam Hanlon, Craig Wall, Ben Ryan, Shane Tracy (c), Ray Foy

IT Tallaght 0 - 0 IT Carlow
0' -
The clash between IT Tallaght and IT Carlow is due to start in just under 10 minutes. We will have the team line-ups shortly. We welcome your twitter and facebook comments if you wish to comment on the game.

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