2017 Carlow Senior Football Championship
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|Champions||Éire Óg (27th title)|
|All Ireland SCFC||???|
|Winning Captain||Sean Gannon|
|Man of the Match||Robert Moore|
|Winning Manager||Joe Murphy|
The 2017 Carlow Senior Football Championship is the 117th edition of the Carlow GAA's premier club gaelic football tournament for senior graded clubs in County Carlow, Ireland. The tournament consists of 8 teams, with the winner going on to represent Carlow in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship starts with a group stage and then progresses to a knock out stage.
Palatine were the defending champions after they defeated Rathvilly in the previous years final to claim a "2-in-a-row" of titles, however their chances of a hat-trick of titles was thwarted by Éire Óg at the semi-final stage.
This was the St. Andrew's return to the senior grade after claiming the 2016 Carlow Intermediate Football Championship title, thus ending a 3-year exodus since being relegated in 2013.
O'Hanrahans were relegated to the 2018 I.F.C. after just a 2-year stint in the top-flight when losing to Mt. Leinster Rangers in a relegation play off final.
The following teams have changed division since the 2016 championship season.
Promoted from 2016 Carlow Intermediate Football Championship
Relegated to 2017 Carlow Intermediate Football Championship
There are two groups of four teams. The top two teams in each group compete in the semi-finals. The bottom team in each group compete in the relegation Final.
The winners and runners up of each group qualify for the quarter finals.
|Éire Óg||0-12 (2-8 R)|
|Rathvilly||1-9, (1-8 R)|
|Old Leighlin||1-8||Old Leighlin||0-10|
|9/16/17||Old Leighlin||1-8 - 0-8||St. Andrew's||Dr. Cullen Park|
|Hugh Gahan 1-0, Seamus Kinsella 0-3f, Cathal Coughlan 0-2f, Ger Hickey, Pat Hickey, Aaron Amond 0-1 each||Robbie Kane 0-4 (0-2f), Jamie Clarke 0-2, Alan Beaton and John Doyle 0-1 each|
|9/16/17||Éire Óg||0-13 - 0-7||Tinryland GFC||Dr. Cullen Park|
|Niall Quinlan 0-4 (0-3f), Chris Blake 0-3, Kelvin Chatten and Sean Gannon 0-2 each, Darragh O'Brien and Cormac Mullins 0-1 each||Paul Broderick 0-3 (0-2f), Niall Lowry and Diarmaid Walshe 0-2 each|
|9/24/17||Éire Óg||1-12 - 1-7||Palatine||Dr. Cullen Park|
|9/24/17||Rathvilly||0-12 - 0-10||Old Leighlin||Dr. Cullen Park|
|8 October 2017
|Éire Óg||0-12 - 1-9||Rathvilly||Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow|
Referee: David Hughes (Erin's Own Bagenalstown)
Man of the Match: Alan Kelly
|Darragh O'Brien (0-2f) and Eric McCormack (0-3f) 0-3 each, Eoghan Ruth 0-2, Sean Gannon, Derek Hayden, Niall Quinlan (0-1f), Cormac Mullins 0-1 each||Report||Gary Dempsey 1-2 (0-1f), Alan Kelly 0-3, Brian Murphy (0-1f) and JJ Smith 0-2 each|
|22 October 2017
|Éire Óg||2-8 - 1-8||Rathvilly||Dr. Cullen Park|
Referee: David Hickey (Fenagh)
Man of the Match: Robert Moore
|Jordan Morrissey 1-1, Darragh O'Brien 0-4f, Eoghan Ruth 1-0, Sean Gannon 0-2, Derek Hayden 0-1||Report||Gary Dempsey 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-4f), Ken Doyle, Danny Molloy, JJ Smith (1 '45) 0-1 each|
Relegation play off
The bottom team in each group compete in the relegation final. The team to lose will be relegated to the 2018 I.F.C.
- Mt. Leinster Rangers 3-9, 3-7 O'Hanrahans, Dr. Cullen Park, 16/9/2017,