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14 man Cahir come through Aherlow challenge

The first round of the senior football championship was played last Sunday in Bansha where we played Aherlow Gaels, we were barely in our seats when the green flag was raised for Cahir when Niall McKenna fired home with forty five seconds gone on the clock, with wet and at times a strong breeze blowing across the pitch conditions were always going to be difficult for both teams, five minutes in the Gael's pointed from a free and a minute later Liam Casey pointed for Cahir, the next few minutes saw both teams playing a hand pass game but breaking down on both sides, on twelve gone a penalty for Aherlow was converted despite Aaron Wall getting a hand to it, there was enough power to see the ball hit the back of the net, a couple of more points for Aherlow would see them in front at the half time whistle 1-01 to 1-03, the second thirty started with first blood going to Cahir with a point from Conor O'Brien, eight minutes into the second half our men were down to fourteen men as Liam Casey was sent off on a straight red card which most of us missed, then with twelve minutes gone from a throw ball McKenna gave a lovely pass to Sean Murphy and he said thanks by scoring Cahir's second goal to go one up, with time almost up Aherlow drew level to leave the last couple of minutes in the melting pot, in stoppage time Dean Lonergan scored a beautiful point to go one up again, the Gaels would have one more chance with a free from outside the 45 meter line but could not take advantage of it , final score Cahir 2-04 Aherlow Gaels 1-06,well done to all our panel of players today they worked well and dug in when needed, also we say well done to the management team who put in a great effort, full team and scorers: Aaron Wall, Keelan Looby, Ger Hally, Oisin Moloney, Ian Flannery, Kieran O'Dwyer, Ger Quinn, Liam Casey (0-1), Eddie Kendrick (0-1), Mikey O'Connor, Niall McKenna (1-0), Kevin Grogan, Conor O'Brien (0-1), Dean Lonergan (0-1), Sean Murphy (1-0). Subs Used: Robbie Costigan, Nicholas Reidy

In action for Cahir last Sunday were Oisin Moloney (No.4) with Ger Quinn and Eddie Kendrick paying close attention

Junior A football championship

Again last Sunday we were in Drombane to play Shannon Rovers in the first round of this competition, with an evening throw in, 6pm to be exact, Cahir started well in this game and had a good first half with goals from Sean O'Connor and James McGrath and would also add five points to their tally for the first thirty, the second half was much tighter and Shannon were not going away easily, Cahir would score four points but the Rovers had other ideas, a goal and three points put them back in it and the last few minutes saw them score two goals in as many minutes to salvage a draw, final score Cahir 2-09 Shannon Rovers 3-06, well done to all our panel and management team, full team and scorers: Keelan Hickey, Colin McEniry, Eoin Donaghy, James Walsh, Liam Howard, Sean O'Connor (1-0), Brendan Donaghy, Daniel Moloney (0-1), Conor Casey, Eanna Heffernan, Dylan Fitzgerald (0-3), James McGrath (1-0), Jake Kiely (0-2), Alan O'Connor (0-2), Darragh Howard. Subs Used: Brian McKenna (0-1), Cormac Crowe, Stephen Reilly, Mark Casey, Darragh Heffernan, John Sheehy

Sean O Connor in action for the Junior A team last Sunday

Draw the Joker

Cahir House Hotel was the venue for our latest draw the joker fund raising game, before tonight's draw our jackpot stood at €5,800, here are this week's winners: David O'Gorman (Lake View), John Kelly, Tom & Linda, Edgar McGrath and Eileen O'Dwyer.

County Draw 2019/20 year will start on the 10th of May this year, and we are told there will be no change of this date, so can we ask you all who would like to renew your membership for the coming year or if you are new to the draw for the first time, to register with us as soon as you can, our club members will be calling on all who were in the draw last year to make sure all is ok, thank you all for your support and we hope you will continue with the draw for the coming year, the next four names for our €50 draw are as follows: Christy Clifford, Martin McGourty, John Condon, James Butler.

Juvenile News


Tuesday 9th April U12A Football Championship

Cahir v Carrick Swans Cahir were given a walkover by Carrick Swans

Thursday 11th April U12A Football Championship Cahir v Moyle Rovers

Cahir travelled to Monroe for this fixture. It was point for point all the way through and we came away with a draw.

Saturday 13th April

U12D Football Championship Cahir v Ardfinnan

This group are having a great Championship, they had another great win and it should see them through to a Semi Final with one match to play


Monday 15th April

U16A Football Championship, Cahir v Fethard in Cahir @ 7pm

Monday 15th April

U12A Football Championship, Cahir v Kilsheelan in Kilsheelan @ 7.15pm

Monday 15th April

U12D Football Championship Cahir v Clerihan in Clerihan @ 7.15pm

Thursday 18th April

U14B Football Championship Cahir v Ballylooby/Castlegrace in Ballylooby @ 6.15pm

Wishing all the teams the best of luck especially the U12 group, both teams have one match to play and if the results are in our favour, it will see them through to play- Offs.


Congratulations to the Colaiste Dun Iascaigh U16.5 football team who won a Munster title last Friday, there were fourteen of the panel from Cahir, well done to the entire panel and their management team, they beat Beara of Cork in the final, the team is pictured below.

Speedy recovery

All in our club would like to wish our friend and club Stalwart Dan Costigan a speedy recovery after a major operation; we all hope we see you out and about before too long Dan.


Well done to Aisling McCarthy who has signed with the Western Bull Dogs football team in Australia for a second year, which will start in 2020, Aisling made debut this year and kicked five goals for the dogs as rookie, congratulations Aisling hope next year will be even better that the first one.