2017 Carlow Senior Football Championship

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Carlow S.F.C.
ChampionsÉire Óg (27th title)
All Ireland SCFC???
Winning CaptainSean Gannon
Man of the MatchRobert Moore
Winning ManagerJoe Murphy
Matches played18

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.

Team changes[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2016 championship season.

Group stage[edit]

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.

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Knock-out stages[edit]


The winners and runners up of each group qualify for the quarter finals.

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
Éire Óg 0-13
Tinryland GFC 0-7 Palatine 1-7
Éire Óg 1-12
Éire Óg 0-12 (2-8 R)
Rathvilly 1-9, (1-8 R)
Rathvilly 0-12
Old Leighlin 1-8 Old Leighlin 0-10
St. Andrew's 0-8


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
3:45 pm
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
3:15 pm
Final replay
Éire Óg 2-8 - 1-8 Rathvilly Dr Cullen Park
Attendance: 2,500
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[edit]

The bottom team in each group compete in the relegation final. The team to lose will be relegated to the 2018 I.F.C.

Relegation Final:

Leinster Senior Club Football Championship[edit]


  • "Éire Óg vs Rathvilly".
  • "Éire Óg vs Rathvilly Replay".