Cahir Park AFC Notes
Junior A Cahir Park 4 Killshelan 0Cahir Park took the lead in the first minute when Stephen Burke lobbed the advancing keeper from 25 yards.The Visitors had a great chance to draw level five minutes later but Cahir Keeper Jame Coughlan saved a spot kick.The remainder of the first half was a tight affair with both sides having chances but no further score leaving the half time score 1-0 Cahir took complete control in the second half and had many chances to add to the score, until Stephen Burke finished from close range after 62 mins, Shane Murphy made it 3 nil on 75 mins and Stephen Burke completed his hat trick on 80 mins to make it 4 and complete a comfortable victory.Final score 4-0Junior B Cahir Park 7 Killenaule 2 Paddy Kenneally put the home team ahead after 27 mins A James English OG on 33 mins and Mark Doyle on 41 had the visitors 2-1 ahead at ht Second half was all Cahir Park and in particular the Tom Keating show with goals on 49 55 61 and 68Willie Dunne on 63 and 81 Final score 7-2Our Youths B Team finished there league campaign today in a very entertaining game which they finished on the wrong side of a 7 5 scoreline against Kilsheelan in Duneske. It was great to have so many numbers at youth level this season and with all these players still underage next season they will be all the better for this season. Special word of thanks to Paul, Joey and Linda who kept the lads going all season and not forgetting they were very unlucky not to win a Cup Final before Christmas... Well done lads..TSSDL Under 16 Premier LeagueCahir Park 7Clonmel Town 1Two inform sides met in Cahir Park on Saturday last.Cahir Park were forced to start without a recognised goalkeeper with both our Keepers unavailable and Clonmel Town started with was effectively an Under 15 Team.Cahir started the brighter and were wasteful in front of goal on two occasions before with only 4 minutes on the clock Rhys O'Regan emphatically powered home the opener.At that point Cahir seemed to take their foot off of the gas and a very well organised and committed Clonmel Town outfit started to get on top.This turned into a midfield battle with Town having by far better the chances but somehow could not breach the Cahir goal with Thomas Burke between the posts.Town's commitment intensified and clearly they ‘wanted it more' and were rewarded just before half time when on 37 minutes Cathal Berrigan found an equaliser to see the sides go in 1 - 1 at the break.Cahir emerged from the half time break a very different team displaying the commitment that was lacking in the first. After only 1 minute Rhys Byron broke through to score and only 3 minutes later he added a second and after 59 minutes completed his hat trick. The very young Town team visibly tired and as they tried to find a way back into the game an experienced Park team hit them on the break with Zac Keating making it 5 - 1 on 64 minutes, Byron grabbing another couple on 72 and 76 minutes to close out the scoring.These teams will meet at least twice more this season - once in the League and in the Tipperary Cup Semi Final -Town will have home advantage in both and with a large number of returning players these will be very different games.Best wishes to our Under 16 player Oisin Brennan - who suffered a concussion in today's Premier League game v Clonmel Town- glad to say he is recovering overnight in Cork University Hospital.Gell well soon Oisin from your Teammates and all at Cahir Park AFC ..Under 9 Blitz:Cahir park had 3 teams in action Sunday morning at under 9 blitz in Clerihan.Well done to all who braved the cold weather. A very enjoyable morning for all the lads. Academy for under 7s, 8s and 9s at Cahir Park every Saturday morningWell done to a great bunch of u12 girls who took to the field Sunday morning to play Kilburn in a very cold Duneske. From the start the girls put in a big effort to get ahead in the game. Lily Browne and Emily Kirby scored cracking goals. Kilburn punished us in the second half with a penalty that Eire Grace did really well to stop but was then scored. Result 3-2 to Cahir. Thanks to Kilburn for a great game. Thrilled for this young team who have gained great experience with every game. Team. A Conway, R Ryan, H Keating, L Flannery, C Burke, K O Connor, E Kirby, S Coffey, S Toohey, L Browne, E Grace.Hard luck to the Colaiste Dun Iascaigh soccer team who were beaten on penaltys in the Munster Quarter Final in Cahir Park. A lot of Park players on this team and they were unlucky to lose it. Heads up lads.