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11th.July 07. Provisional Committee, Ross Tierney, Adrien Harrogan, Darren Carroll, George Murray, Jim Keating.

11th.July 07. Anybody interested in getting involved in the running of the club or playing for the Town this season should contact any committee member.

11th.July 07. There will be a race night on August 24th at 8pm in the Middle Shop.

11th.July 07. The Web Site is now back up and running. Sorry about the inactivity over the last year.

23rd. March. 06  Ronan Edwards takes up a new position in America. Adrein Harrrigan becomes manager of Leixlip Town for the second time.

12th.March. Leixlip's last chance of silver ware this season ended when Premier Division side Edenderry Town beat the Senior Division Leixlip by 4 nil in the quarter finals of the League Shield. Leixlip can now concentrate on pulling away from the relegation zone.

5th. March 06 Leixlip lose their Senior Division Cup crown after losing on penilties to high flying Carbury. Leixlip are not to disponded as the team has shown great improvment lately.

Febuary 06 New Manager turns things around, 2 nil win over Castlevilla gives northreners a chance of Senior Division survival.

January 06 New Manager, club secretary Collie Edwards brother has been appointed.

20th Nov 05  The 2nd. team have pulled out of the league due to the fact that we were struggling to field a team each week.

9th Oct 05  Leixlip Town go second in the league after a 5:3 home win over newly promoted Connell Rovers.

21st.Sept. 05.  The commettee has decided to run a race night in the Three Sisters Lounge at the end of October. All support is most welcome.

20th.Sept. 2005  1st. team draw AUL Kingpins Ballymun Utd. in the first round of the Leinster Junior Cup, match to be played in the AUL Complex on Sunday 25th.Sept. at 2:30pm.

20th.Sept. 2nd. team draw Castledockrell of the Wexford League in the first round of the Leinster Junior Shield, game to be at home on the 2nd.October at 11:00am.

14th. Aug. 05  The club has entered two teams in the Kildare League for the coming season. The 1st. team will play in the Senior Division and the 2nd. team in Division 4.

4th. May  1st. team down to play Carbury in the Semi-Final of the Senior Cup this weekend in Kilcock. This is the clubs last chance of silverware this year.

27th.April  There will be a meeting next week with all members to decide the future particapaction of the club in the Kildare League.

27th.April  The club is to meet with Leixlip United next week regarding the development of Loughnamona.

21st.April  League heard the Clubs reason for appealing the Suncroft protest. League sided with Suncroft and awarded the points and fined Leixlip Town 150 Euro. The club asked for a League Transfer form as instructed by the committee.

10th.April  1st.Team draw 2:2 with Carbury Utd. in the league. Ref awards two penilties to Carbury in the game, the second one in injury time which was missed but allowed to be retaken.

10th.April  3rd.Team are beaten 2 nil by St.Annes in the Div 3/4 Shield.

21st.March  We are now coming to the end of the season and the club is hopeing to have the AGM in late April so as to organise early for next year.

21st.March  The 3rd. team are home to Straffan this weekend in the Querter Finals of the Div.3/4 Shield.

17th.March  The 2nd teams game will have to be switched to Newtownparklands groung this week as the 1st team are at home on Sunday and we only have access to the pitch on one day this week.

16th. March  The club is fined 100 Euro and lose home advantage to Suncroft after the ref. decided the pitch was unplayable last week. The committee are considering their response.

12th. March 2nd team lose 9;8 on sudden death penalties, St.James were allowed retake 2 of their penalties(one which hit the post) for some reason only the ref knows.

10th March 05  The 2nd. teams game is off this weekend as St.James Ath are struggling to field a team. They have asked us to defer the game because they have a lot of players away. Although we were looking forward to the game we thought that in the interest of fair play we should agree.

5th. March 05  2nd. team win their first league game of the season by beaten Newtownparklands Celtic 2:1 away from home. This result is following on the end of major rebuilding work by manager Kamal Singh. The team is also in the Quarter Finals of the Wally Winn Cup after wins against Division 2 sides Maynooth Town and Celbridge Utd.

19th. August 04  1st. team beat Kilcock Celtic 6:1 in a pre-season friendly.

14th. August 04  Barnhall pipped the Town 7:6 on Aggregrete in the first annual Soccer/Rugby game.

14th. August 04  Second team lose their first league fixture of the season to Cherryfield Utd. Leixlip's goal was scored by Stephen Codd

10th. August 04  Leixlip lose 4:2 to Intermediate side Edenderry Town in a pre-season friendly.

1st. August 04  Both Leixlip Teams's are beaten by St.Patricks CY in HP, the first's are beaten 3:1 while the second's went down 2:0. Timmy Kavanagh is the scorer of the Leixlip goal.

20th. July 04  20 players turn up for the first training sesion under new Manager Mark Conway.

18th. July 04  Mark Conway appointed first team Manager, Mark has previously managed BBC Utd. in the Senior Division.

17th. July 04  Leixlip Town's second team lose 3:1 to Peamount Utd. in their first pre-season friendly, Mick Ginnetty gets the honour of scoring the first Leixlip goal of the season.

10th July 04. Link to the Leinster Senior League has been added to the links page, our Saturday side are in Division 3 Saturday.

10th July 04. Applications for 1st.team Manager are now closed and the selection committee will be holding interviews this week with the applicants.

Tuesday 18th.May. Senior/Premier Play-off. Leixlip Town Vs. Allenwood Celtic.  6:30 kick-off at Straffan.

Orders are now being taken for the end of Season League Presentation Night in the Stand Hotel on May 29th. Tickets & Bus cost 40 Euro each. A big turnout from the club is expected after the great night last year. Book early so as not to disapoint.

Polo Shirts now in stock. Grey, Navy or Black. Price 10 Euro, contact Jim Keating.

Now that were back into summer time training is back in Colaiste Chairian on Tuesdays and Thursdays till the season finishes.
A 3 nil win away to Timahoe Celtic keeps the first team joint top of the Premier Division with Kill Celtic and 6 points ahead of Crystal Celtic although both their rivals have 2 games in hand.
Ron McHale makes his long awaited debut for the Town, coming on at half time against Kilcullen Celtic Big Ronnie was unlucky not to get on the score sheet as he caused all kinds of trouble in the Celtic defence.
The Web Site now has over 2300 hits since it started back in Mid April.
There where 20 tables at the Pub Quiz on Wednesday Night after the Ireland Brazil game. A good night was had by all.
The Sunday side are drawn at home to BBC Utd. in the quarter finals of the Premier Cup.
The Lotto draw will now be held on Monday Nights in the Three Sisters or the Middle Shop, tickets will continue to be sold on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
All membership money is now overdue.
All Members Lotto tickets bought between now and 8th.Feb will go into a free draw for a meal for two in the Amber Regent on St.Valentines Night.
16th Jan.
The club will hold a pub quiz on the 18th. Feb. in the Three Sisters Lounge.
5th January
The committee will have a meeting on Wednesday 7th. January in the Three Sisters.
4th January
The club missed the chance to progress to the quarter finals of the Lumsden Cup for the first time in our history when going down 5:4 to fellow Premier Division side Liffey Celtic.
3rd January
Saturday's second team fixture is postponed due to the heavy rain fall over the last couple of days. The game against Athy Town in the league will now go ahead next Saturday.
The following is the full draw for the 3rd.Round of the Lumsden Cup.
Newbridge Hotspurs Vs. Castlevilla; Dunlavin Vs. Kildare Town;
Kingstown  Vs. Kill Celtic;Athy Town/St.Pats Vs. Grangecon/Coill Dubh; Kilcock Celtic Vs. Straffan; Crystal Celtic Vs. Carbury SC;
Liffey Celtic Vs. Leixlip Town; Monasterevin Vs. Mill Celtic.
The draw for the Lumsden Cup was held tonight in the Standhouse Hotel. Leixlip Town have been drawn away to fellow Premier Division side Liffey Celtic.
The Three Sisters Pub in Leixlip have allocated a glass case in the bar to Leixlip Town. The club has decided to show off our Silverware in the case which now holds the Rep.of Ireland Supporters Cup, two merit awards given to the club from the Kildare League, Pennants won over the years as well as medals and the St.Lenarts Cup which was won in 2001 on our Eoropean travels.
Fair play to the Ref in the League game between the 2nd's and Monasterevin 2nd's at Tougher Road. The man in the middle took some abuse from home players after disallowing a late concilation goal. A Mon. player hit the post from a penalty kick, the ball rebouned to him and he duly dispated the ball into the net from the rebound. However as the ball hadn't been touched by another player it was a dead ball and so a free kick was awarded to Leixlip. How many of you out there new that rule.
Saturday team players tour Kildare as two cars take long detours on the way to Monasterevin today, one car decided to travel via Athy while the other went touring through Kilcullen. Maps will be bought for both namless drivers.
Andrew Thompson and Johnny Byrne both suffer injuries against Connell Rovers today. Thompson will miss most if not all of the season while it is hoped Byrne will be back after Christmas.
Leixlip Town beat Senior Division side Kilcullen AFC 2:1 in the 2nd.Round of the Lumsden Cup. Goals from Johnny Byrne and Johnny Mooney doing the trick.
With the departure of 1st. team centre-half Paul Kelly and 2nd. team player manager Adrien Harrigan to England today the Town has now lost 7 players to emirgration this season. Alex Gilmore, Gary Keegan, Paul Harding, Robbie Fay and John McAuley are the other five. The Celtic Tiger looks dead and buried.
The first team end their run of defeats with a 3 nil win over in form Bridge Utd. The seconds are well beaten by a very young Carbury side 6 nil.
A well attended EGM elected a new committee to oversee the club for the rest of the season.
Leixlip take on unbeaten Liffey Celtic this Sunday in the League, Bridge Utd. will be next up on the 9th.Nov. at Home while the 2nd. side will be at home to Carbury Utd. on the 8th. in the League.
25/26 October
Both teams where beaten by Kill Celtic this weekend, the Saturday side went down by 3:2 while in a Premier Division top of the table clash Kill ran out 4:3 winners on Sunday.
Eamon Heffernan gets a hat trick and Adrien Harrigan two in a 5:2 win over local rivals Kill Celtic in the Saturday League.
The 1st. team lose to AUL kingpins Kilbarrack away in the 2nd.Round of the LFA Cup 6:5 on penalties after the sides were level 1:1 AET.
The EGM is put back two weeks to allow committee members to return from holidays.
1st. team player Paul Harding and last years 2nd. team coach Robbie Fay have decided to try pastures new and give Australia a go. Best of luck to the lads.
The club will continue to use Celbridge Football Park for training next week.
The Sunday side drew Crystal Celtic away in the Prelim. Round of the Premier Cup. The Saturday side have an equally difficult task away to Clonmullion in the Prelim. Round of the Saturday Cup.
Leixlip Town beaten 5:0 away to Crystal Celtic, this is Towns biggest defeat in 5 years.
Town are out of the LFA Junior Shield after being beaten by Woodbine 4:3. This was the Town's second team as the 1st's now play too high a level to compete in the Shield and have entered the LFA Junior Cup.
Sunday side receive a walk over in the 1st.Round of the LFA Junior Cup as Moone Celtic of the Carlow League couldn't field a team.
Leixlip Town are now selling Kildare County 40 Euro tickets.
First team drop their first points of the season when they draw 2:2 away to St.Patricks.
The club has appointed Alan Murphy as trainer, Alan will also work along side Micky Curren with the first team.
The club has received a new Umbro playing kit sponsored by the 3 Sisters Pub in Leixlip. A presintation will take place on Tuesday 9th. in the 3 Sisters with the Liffey Champion present.
There was a poor turnout for this years AGM, many topics where addressed but one of the main ones was to start a recruitment drive for non-playing members. Application forms will be avalable from next week.
Micky Curren is the new man in charge of the Town, Micky watched the Sunday side beat BBC Utd. at the weekend and was very encouraged by the performance.
A 6:2 win for the first side sees them remain on top of the Premier Division, the 2nd. side were beaten 3:2 away to Kilcullen AFC however it was a very encouraging performence from a young side.
The club has just received sponsorship from the 3 Sisters Pub in Leixlip, In the coming season the first team will tog out in a new Umbro Strip in the club colours of Yellow and Blue.
Leixlip Town beat Connell Rovers 6:1 away in Newbridge in their first Premier Division game. Goals from Graham Carroll(15), Alan Murphy(51,60,85), John McAuley(53) and Brian Holmwood(81) did the damage.
New signings for the Town this season include, Alan Murphy, Danny Griffen, Ian Faye, Brian Holmwood and Enna Kennedy. Leixlip have also resigned all of last seasons first team squad. The battle for a game will be intense with at least two players for every position.
The Premier Division will have nine teams. BBC Utd, Bridge Utd, Timahoe Celtic, Crystal Celtic, Connell Rovers, Liffey Celtic, Kill Celtic, St.Patricks and Leixlip Town.
40 players have been signed by the club for the coming season. Leixlip Town will again run two teams this year. The first's will play on Sunday afternoons in the Kildare League Premier Division while the seconds will play on Kildare League Saturday Division.
Pre-Season training is continuing under John Campbell, good numbers are reporting for training with the 2nd. team looking a lot stronger than last year.
The club is happy to announce that John Campbell will take all our pre-season training. John is a qualified coach and has helped the club out in the past before our big games.
Club officals are meeting with Town Councilors tonight to try and find a solution to the clubs loss of their training ground.
Club learns that Colaiste Chiarain is no longer avalible as the dressing rooms as they are currently being refurbished. Club Officals have been in contact with councilors and others with view of relocating to ANYWHERE.
3rd. June
At the Leixlip Town Player of the Year awards Paul Kelly picked up the top prize while Graham Kiersey won Players Player of the Year, Timmy Kavanagh got the Golden Boot for the 1st. Team while Anthony Kearney got the 2nd. Teams Golden Boot. Aban McGrath won Club Man of the Year and Eimer Holmwood Supporter of the Year. John Doyle picked up a Special Merit Award for playing every single minute of the 1st. Teams 42 game season.
5 Town players have being picked for the Kildare League U23 Development Squad, John Doyle, Graham Kiersey, Eion Kiersey, Paul Kelly and Timmy Kavanagh.
Leixlip Town get a Merit Award from the Kildare League reconising their succesful season.
Leixlip finally get their hands on some silverware when they defeat Coill Dubh 3:2 after extra time with goals from Graham Kiersey(2) and Alex Gilmore. Colin Murphy hit the crossbar and Stephen Dooley had a good goal disallowed just before the end of normal time.
The final of the Republic of Ireland Supporters Cup is called off minutes before kick-off as the heavens open and the pitch becomes waterlogged.
Leixlip Town traveled to Kildare Town to play Senior Division side Castlevilla in the Final of the League Shield. First half goals from Johnny Byrne, Alex Gilmore and Colin Murphy gave them a 3:2 lead. Timmy Kavanagh also hit the post and missed a penilty. Castlevilla however took over in the second half and ran out 5:3 winners.
Leixlip Town finally finished their league campagn with a 3:3 draw against BBC Utd. Leixlip gave there squad members and some second team players a run out as the result would not effect league positions.
Raheny Utd. 4 Leixlip Town 3
Leixlip failed in there attempt to capture the LFA Junior Shield after leaking 4 goals in a game for the first time in 4 years. 4:0 down after 2 minutes of the second half a route looked on however Leixlip never gave up and scored 3 goals in the last 20 minutes from Graham Kiersey (2) and Paul Harding to give Raheny a fright, another few minutes and who knows what could of happened.
A 5:0 win over promotion challangers Nurney Utd. was enough to give Leixlip 2nd. spot behind Coill Dubh. Goals from Eamon Heffernan (2), Graham Carroll and Darren Sheridan (2) did the damage. The game nearly finished in darkness as kickoff was put back 25 minutes.
Leixlip Town reached another final when they disposed of Liffey Celtic's Division 1 side 3:1 at Straffan in the Semi-Final of the Naas EBS League Shield, goals from Timmy Kavanagh(2) and Johnny Byrne have set up a final with Senior Division side CastleVilla.
Coill Dubh hold Leixlip to a 2:2 draw in HP to win Division 3. Goals from Barry Olwell and Liam Corscadden were not enough to give Leixlip the win they needed to keep the title race alive.
Alex Gilmore picked up a career treatning injury on his left knee against Allenwood on Tuesday. Alex will see a specialist next week and hopfully his knee is not as bad as first thought.
The L.J. Shield final will be held on 5th. May in the Oscar Traynor Sports Complex, Coolock against Raheny United. Kick off is at 3:00pm
Leixlip Town will become the first Kildare team to play in the Final of the Leinster Junior Shield after overcoming Clonmullion 4:1 in the semi final. Goals from Timmy Kavanagh (2) Graham Carroll and Liam Corscadden put Leixlip 4:0 up by the 50th minute.
Leixlip Town reach the Semi-Finals of the Leinster Junior Shield after a well deserved 4:0 win over Ballymun Utd. Goals from Eamon Heffernan, Graham Carroll, Liam Corscadden and Stephen Dooley put Leixlip in the semi final draw with Clonmullion, Raheny Utd. and Carrickmacross.

Club Membership
Money is now being taken.90 Euro for playing members and 20 Euro for non-playing members.