Cahir Park AFC Notes
FAI Umbro U17 CupCahir Park 9Conn Rangers (Mayo) 1 Cahir Park U17's enjoyed a comprehensive win over Conn Rangers in the last 32 of the FAI Cup. The Park go off to a flying start when on 6 minutes, a slip in the Rangers defence allowed Rhys Byron to race in on goal and pick our Dylan Fitzgerald who coolly slotted home.Both teams battled well but it was Cahir Park posing most of the problems in the final third of the pitch. This pressure was rewarded when Rhys Byron finished a great move on 19 minutes to make it 2 nil to the home side. Sean Murphy pounced on a lose kick out from the Rangers keeper sweeping it wide to Rhys O'Regan, Murphy continuing his run collected the return pass to fire into the Conn net on 32 minutes. The final minute of the first half was an eventful one, firstly Rhys Byron made it 4 nil before s mix up in the Cahir defence saw Murphy somehow turn the ball past his despairing keeper to see the sides go in at half time 4 - 1. Conn Rangers started the 2nd half the better side and it took some resilient defending to keep them at bay. Then on 52 minutes the tie was over as a contest when Rhys O' Regan got on the score sheet with an emphatic finish then Rhys Byron got his Hat Trick only 6 minutes later. On 76 minutes Dylan Fitzgerald got his 2nd and only 2 minutes later scored again finishing off a swift move down the right flank and in doing so getting his Hat Trick and Cahir's 8th goal. The scoring was completed on 89 minutes when Shane Crosse finished calmly when the ball rebounded off of the crossbar, leaving the final score 9 - 1. This was a particularly good Cahir Park performance which demonstrated the strength in depth of the squad when the maximum permitted number of 5 subs were used and they to a man fitted in seamlessly. The score line was particularly hard on the visitors who themselves enjoyed some great periods of possession and are to be commended for never throwing in the towel.Well done to all involved and a particular thanks to all parents that prepared food for our visitors and a special mention to Annette, Frances, Irene, Siobhan and Thomas for all their help. Fingers crossed for a home draw for Cahir Park in the next round !Cahir Park B team travelled to Tipperary Town in the Peter O Reilly Cup and came away with a good 2 0 win with goals from Mark Costigan and Dean O Brien. Training for junior teams continues on Tuesdays and Friday nights.Our U 11 team hosted St Kevin's on Saturday morning in the premier league and both sides played out a very entertaining draw. Well done to all involved. Cahir Park U7s competed in a blitz in Clonmel Town on Sunday morning and it turned out to be a great morning winning 3 out of 3 games and all players enjoying themselves. Academy continues every Saturday morning at 9.15 in Cahir Park Astro Pitch. New players always welcome. Girls training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7pm from u8s upwards. Best of luck to Cahir Park Footballforall Team who travel to Evergreen of Kilkenny next weekend to take part in a blitz. Training continues every Saturday at 3pm. Last orders for club gear before Christmas now been taken in the office call David on 052 7443850 for more info. Limited Slots available for rent on our Full size all weather pitch. Slots available for full pitch or part by contacting David.