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Cahir Park AFC Notes


Junior League

Cahir Park 1 Rosegreen 0

Cahir Park played Rosegreen in our last home league game of the season.

It was a game we dominated from the start and missed numerous chances in the first half

to leave the half time score nil all.

The second half continued in exactly the same vain and our pressure and good play finally told on the hour mark

When John Ryan finished off a nice one two with Stephen Burke.

There was no further score despite continuing to create chances.

Final Score 1-0. The lads have St Michael's to play next week to finish off the league campaign but after that they have the Paddy Purtill CUP Final to play against Banana Celtic.


Under 13 Premier Cup Final:

Cahir Park 4 Clonmel Town 3

Cahir Park came from 3 goals down in the ultimate game of two halves to upset the odds and claim a last gasp 4-3 victory over Clonmel Town in a pulsating Under 13 Premier Cup Final last night played in great conditions at Clerihan.

Cahir Park started edgy and looked very nervous when put under great pressure by Clonmel Town early on. Towns dominance in the opening half paid off and they led by 3 goals to nil at the break.

Cahir Park started the second half much brighter and an Evin O Regan free kick gave them a life line early on. Park continued to grow into the second half and Ronan Powell combined with Francie McDonagh to pull another goal back midway through the half. Park were now dominating and It was Francie himself who brought the teams level when he buried a goalmouth scramble after a Cahir Park corner. There were chances at either end at 3 a piece and Jack Morrissey produced a magnificent save to deny Clonmel Town a winner. As we entered stoppage time Ronan Powell pounced on a Dylan Butler free kick to grab his second of the game and ensure a memorable victory for Cahir Park.

This victory was a great squad effort with all players playing a magnificent part on the night and also on the run to the cup final. This team also finished runners up to a very strong Clonmel Town in the League so Cup Victory was just reward for a great season for this group.

Best of luck also to the Under 13B side who have qualified for a Cup Final (fixture to be confirmed)

Cahir Park: Jack Morrissey, Paul Murphy, Francie McDonagh, Luca Fitzgerald, Dylan Butler, Christopher O Donnell, Mark Flanagan, Oisin Maher, Ronan Powell, Evin O Regan, Connor Murphy, Eoghan Doyle, Adam Hennessy, Tom Delaney, Sean Grogan, Ben Carey.

Colin Flynn Perpetual U16 Cup Final

Cahir Park AFC 3

Peake Villa FC 1

Having recently won the U16 Premier League, Cahir Park travelled to Cooke Park, Tipperary Town trying to complete the Double.

On a perfect pitch and with a strong breeze in their favour Cahir Park started particularly quickly getting in behind the Villa defence on two separate occasions

inside the first couple of minutes and only last gasp defending preventing the opening goal. Then with only 4 minutes on the clock, The Park got the perfect start.

Rhys Byron made a diagonal run and picked up a great pass, outsprinting two Peake defenders and with precision shot across the keeper into the bottom corner of the net.

This sparked the Thurles outfit into action and to their credit enjoyed a 10 minute spell of good possession which the Park defence of Thomas Burke, man of the match Jake Kiely, Oisin Brennan and Jake Fitzgerald calmly dealt with the best Villa had to offer. Awarded a free kick on the right edge of the penalty area some quick thinking saw a clever ball placed around the Cahir Park wall for Kevin Patan to run onto and despite great effort to block the shot by the Cahir keeper Bartek Czyzewski, the ball eventually crossed the line to leave the sides tied up after only 15 minutes.

Immediately Cahir Park responded and David Murphy impressive all day along with Tommy McDonagh started to command midfield enabling Rhys O'Regan to spray precision passes to the wide two of Zac Keating and Shane Crosse who continuously trouble the Peake Villa defence. Awarded three corners in a row, the final one saw a ball played deep to the back of the penalty area where Crosse emphatically half volleyed the ball to the back of the net after 28 minutes. Cahir kept up the pressure and Rhys Byron causing all sorts of problems for Villa once again beat 3 players in a very tight space to find the net 3 minutes before the break to give Cahir Park a very much deserved two goal cushion.

With the strong breeze at their backs Villa started the second half with great impetus and after 4 minutes Gonzalo De Esteban played Patan in and when it seemed easier to score than miss his shot - agonisingly slipped wide of the post. This seemed to be the pivotal moment of the game and the Cahir midfield, now bolstered by a very tough tackling Billy Coffey, comfortably dealt with everything Peake Villa threw at them, ensuring thereafter Villa never got a clear sight of the Park goal for the remainder of the game. With 20 minutes remaining and Villa chasing the game, space started to open up. Cahir Park started to turn on the style and with some brilliant football struck the woodwork on two separate occasions and somehow after opening up the Villa defence on a further four separate occasions, failing to beat an inspired keeper Eoghan Tinkler and add to the score line. Adam Coffey was introduced to the game getting in some timely tackles and Darragh Brennan offered a good option cleverly running into space. The clock ticked down and a very large crowd of Cahir Park supporters loudly greeted to final whistle seeing their charges complete an Under 16 League and Cup Double. Well done to Sean Coffey , Leo Coffey and Caolan O Gorman on a great season. It's not finished yet as we have one more Cup to play for.

Football For All Annual Blitz

Last Saturday saw a large crowd gather in Cahir Park AFC grounds to welcome teams from all over Munster to our annual football for all blitz. The matches kicked off at 2pm and continued long into the evening. We would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day with refreshments and organising the event. If you were lucky enough to have attended you would see how beneficial this organisation is to the many kids who get to play the beautiful game. Well done to all involved.