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Cahir Park AFC Notes

Under 16's March Continues

Dr O'Callaghan Complex, Cashel Road, Clonmel.

Clonmel Town 1

Cahir Park 2

Having been crowned U16 Premier League Champions only two weeks ago Cahir Park travelled to Clonmel for their Tipperary Cup Semi Final.

The Park, short a number of players, started the better and created two half chances very early on. A rare Town attack saw a long ball down the right wing was crossed and Kyle Cuddihy collected the ball very wide at the edge of the penalty area. With not many options open to him he beat two Cahir Park defenders and from an acute angle slotted the ball in at the far post to score a great individual goal on 8 minutes.

Cahir responded magnificently - immediately taking full control and pushing Town repeatedly backwards. Cahir were playing with real pace down both flanks and firstly Rhys Byron forced a fine save from the Town keeper when it seemed he would score and then Rhys O'Regan, following a great interchange of passes, found himself on his own in front of the keeper only to hurry his effort over the top of the crossbar.

Then on 21 minutes came the deserved equaliser. Jake Fitzgerald won the ball in front of his own penalty area, swept forward before passing to O'Regan who immediately played an inch perfect pass behind the Town full back for Shane Crosse to run onto before he expertly powered his shot to the back of the net past the advancing keeper.

Cahir continued to ask all of the questions creating a number of chances. Then on 34 Minutes an expertly placed free kick from David Brannigan saw David Murphy rise above everybody else to power a header, from 12 yards, across the keeper into the top corner. It was no more than The Park deserved.

The second half resumed with Clonmel Town, never say die attitude evident, but they could but could not turn possession into clear cut chances. Cahir remained compact ànd again created all of the better chances with Luke O'Brien hitting the crossbar and Jake Fitzgearld forcing a magnificent save from the keeper with a header from the rebound. At this juncture, without committing too many men forward, Cahir Park forced a large number of corners with the Town goal living a charmed existence.

With only 10 minutes remaining Town poured forward in an effort to get the equaliser and a very commanding Park unit limited them to a couple of half chances, seeing the game out.

This was as an impressive performance we have seen all season from this group of players and they March on to the final where Peake Villa of a Thurles await.

A special word of thanks to Brandon Cagney and Keane Farrell who joined the team from our U15 squad giving us much needed options.

U12 Girls Result

U12 girls played Killenaule in Cahir park in a highly entertaining game. Both teams battled well through the game. Cahir edged ahead with a great goal from Leah Flannery. Emily Kirby hit the net for our second goal. Killenaule kept the pressure on and were rewarded with a goal. A few minutes later a penalty was awarded to killenaule and the game was brought level. Final score 2-2.

Team.. S Coffey, A Conway, K o Connor, H Keating, E Grace, M Davis, E Kirby, L Flannery, R Ryan.

Well done to all our under 9s that participated in blitz this morning at St. Michaels FC.

Thanks to St. Michaels for hosting ⚽️

Cahir Park Footballforall Team News

We are hoping to send an over 15 team to the 2017 George Best Community Cup in Belfast on on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June at the Billy Neill Centre of Excellence, Comber Rd, Dundonald, Belfast. Attendance of teams is required from 10.30 am - 3 pm on both days.

This is a 5-a-side competition played outdoors on Grass. It is for Disability Football Clubs, Adult Centres and Disability Organisations with teams made up of players with a Learning and/or Physical Disability and/or Sensory Impairment. All players must be able to play without the need for mobility assistance(crutches, walkers, chairs etc). It is for Males and Females aged 15 and over.

There will be 4 Ability Bands in this year's competition ensuring that there is an ability level to suit your players. Trophies and Medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each Band. The IFA will also provide a gift for every player and Coach that enters. The Fun Zone also returns this year and this proves to be very popular.

Congratulations to Jack Morrissey, Dylan Butler and Dylan Morrissey on your continued call back to the Emerging Talent Programme.

The Cahir Park annual sponsored walk takes place this Saturday morning at 10.30am. We will walk to the Swiss Cottage and back to the clubhouse then for refreshments. We hope all parents, coaches and friends of the club can come along for the walk. Sponsorship cards can be collected and returned to the clubhouse.

Reminder of the Easter FAI Soccer sisters camp on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April. This can be booked online at soccersisters.ie. Spaces are limited