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Cahir Park AFC Notes

Cahir Park Junior Result League Division One

Cahir Park 6 St Nicholas 1

Cahir were very dominant in the first half and two goals from Shane Murphy saw them 2 1 up before Stephen Burke added another before half time. The Park continued to put the pressure on in the second half and added goals through Ian "bunty" Flannery, Keith McGuire and another from Stephen Burke. This was a great response to last week's set back and keeps us in touch with the league pace setters. Next week sees The Park travel to Peake Villa in the Tipperary Cup. Without doubt this is a though draw with Peake in fine form but it will allow the lads See how far they have come this season and more importantly how far they have to go to compete back in the premier league. Let's hope we can cause a cup upset. Well done today to Johnny, Jim and all the lads.

Youths Result

TSDL Youths Cup semi final

Cahir Park 2 - 3 St Michaels

Sean Murphy and Darragh Conway for Cahir Pk.

Cian Bargarry ( 2 ) and Alan O 'Donnell for St Michaels.

Our Youths B Team played Vee Rovers in the league and despite been short a few lads put up a great battle on the day.

Cahir Park AFC 11 Lismore AFC 0

The Leagues of The Tipperary Southern Schoolboys and Girls Soccer League along with West Waterford East Cork League have introduced a new Cup competition at Under 15 and Under 16 level which sees the best teams from each of the two leagues play off against each other. Yesterday saw the first round of the Under 16 competition get underway and as the omens would have it, the draw pitted Lismore AFC, unbeaten this season and top of the WWEC League pitted against Cahir Park AFC - also unbeaten this season and top of the TSSDL Premier League.

Cahir began the better and were quickly rewarded on 3 minutes when Rhys Byron found the back of the net. The next 20 minutes were frenetic with Lismore neatly passing the ball and Cahir Park playing at pace and creating a number of opportunities they simply did not take. On 25 minutes Byron smartly finished to get his second and Shane Crosse on 30 minutes shot from an acute angle and the ball someway found its way into the Lismore net. On 33 minutes Byron completed his hatrick before Crosse grabbed his second on 37 minutes leaving Cahir Park 5 up at the break.

At half time Cahir Park emptied its' substitutes bench making 5 changes and the newly introduced players slotted in perfectly and demonstrated the strength in depth of the squad.

Lismore, to their credit tried very hard at the start of the second period to give a better account of themselves and just like the first half with only 3 minutes on the clock Rhys O'Regan smartly finished to quell any thoughts of a Lismore comeback. 48 minutes saw Tommy McDonagh collect the ball in his own half, beating 4 players before placing a reverse shot with his left foot into the bottom corner. McDonagh's goal was contender for goal of the day along with a Rhys O'Regan free kick from the left just outside the penalty area which bent around the wall into the right hand corner of the net making it 8 nil after 51 minutes.

David Brannigan coolly headed a goal on 70 minutes, Adam Coffey got on the scoresheet making no mistake from close range on 73 minutes with O'Regan completing his hatrick and the 11 nil scoreline on 77 minutes.

Clearly this was a very under par performance from Lismore who simply never got going on the day. Cahir Park continue in the competition with their reward a Quarter Final tie away to a very strongly fancied Clonmel Celtic.

Cahir park Footballforall team are hosting interprovincial ffa match Munster v Leinster at 3:30 pm on Sat Feb 25th in Cahir Park . Support welcome. Our usual training will take place before the match and every Saturday at 3pm.

Well done to our U7 boys who took part in a blitz in Cleirihan on Sunday morning. The boys played fantastic and really enjoyed the games.

Training continues for all teams and our Academy is on every Saturday morning at 9.15am. New players always welcome to join. Girls football training continues every Tuesday night at 7pm for all age groups from 7 to u16.

Our all weather pitch is very busy these days and we are constantly welcoming new groups. The latest to grace the pitch was Tipperary Ladies Football Team and Cahir Senior Camogie Team who are both getting ready for their coming seasons. Feedback from both groups is very positive and we would like to wish both groups the best of luck in the season ahead. There is some times available for rent contact 052 7443850 for more information.

Also this week we hosted a primary schools blitz from Monday to Friday involving teams from all over the county and over 300 kids involved during the week. Well done to David Byrne on organising the competition and all the teams involved.

On Sunday last we hosted the U15 and U16 SFAI All Ireland Finals with Cork playing Galway and Dublin playing Waterford. Congratulations to Cork and Dublin on there respective wins.