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Cahir Park Notes

TSDL Tipperary Youth Cup 1st Round

Cahir Park B 0

Cahir Park A 3

Both Youth Teams are performing particularly well in their respective Youth Leagues this season and lady luck deserted us when both of our teams were drawn to play each other in this year's cup.

Played on an ideal afternoon in Duneske the A team started the brightest enjoying good possession without really troubling their B Team club mates who stood strong. Then the B Team came into their own and started

To string some moves together. Then on 25 minutes the A Team through Tommy McDonagh overlapped down the right wing and when in on goal was denied by a last gasp tackle by Ben Keating ending with a corner. The corner was duly swung in and David Brannigan rose highest to firmly head to the back of the net, which on the balance of play gave the A Team a deserved 1 nil lead.

The B Team rallied and through real commitment from both Billy Coffey, excellent all afternoon and Thomas Burke brought the fight in midfield. Nicholas Reidy, showing real quality, was very busy up front and with a little luck could have more than half chances in front of goal. David Clifford worked tirelessly but as the half progressed the A Team got back on top and became particularly wasteful in front of goal seeing half time arrive with a single goal separating the teams.

Some positional changes were made at half time and the A Team started to dominate midfield and Rhys O'Regan started to probe the B Team defence with some excellent passes. David Murphy, Kieran Lambert, David Jariskarnia, Darragh O'Leary and O'Regan all had superb opportunities to extend the A Team lead only somehow to be denied time and time again by Man of the Match Adam Gallagher in the B Team goal. On 70 Minutes the A Team went 2 ahead when Rhys O'Regan bent a shot from 25 yards around the B Team defence into the bottom corner of the goal. This seemed to deflate the B Team and with 10 minutes remaining Luke O'Brien released Kieran Lambert down the left wing. Lambert crossed superbly to the back post for Jariskatnia to volley a left footed effort first time emphatically into the net and at 3 - 0 putting the result beyond doubt.

For the B Team others worthy of mention were Gareth Butler and Jack O'Shea was positive when introduced in the second half. For the A Team Sean Murphy and Jake Kiely giving very composed performances with Tommy McDonagh giving a masterclass all day of power and commitment.

This was a really competitive game which was played in great spirit - a real credit to both sets of players. There certainly was not a gulf in class between both teams with a wealth of real quality within these two squads. Both teams soon return to league competition with the hope that silverware, long overdue at this age group, will be brought to The Park.

U 14 girls

Cahir Park 1 - 5 Kilenaule

Emily Kirby the goal scorer. A very under strength team hit the road early to face Kilenaule. A hard ask for the girls but they put in a good show and did themselves proud. Next up away to Newtown in the national cup.

Cahir Park Juniors Result

Cullen/Lattin B 0 5 Cahir Park B

A good win for the Park B team. Scorers on the day were Tom Keating pen 23mins

Alan O Donnell 55mins Shane O Neill, Rhys Chuitie,Tom Keating. Well done to all the lads.

U15 Boys National Cup Result.

Cahir Park 2-5 Evergreen, Kilkenny.

Our U15's first game of the season saw them welcome Evergreen, who had knocked out St. Kevins in the last round.

With players missing, we set up conservatively and with a set game plan.

The visitors opened the scoring midway through the first half with a long range effort going over the head of our keeper. We responded almost immediately and levelled with Gavin Devereaux scoring with a shot/cross over the head of their keeper. It was all square til the last kick of the half when a good save by stand in keeper Eoin was deflected away and the forward pounced on the rebound to finish from close range.

The second half saw the home team concede again whilst we were pushing for goals to get back in the game. We scored late on with James O Reilly finishing off good work by Sean Reidy.

Despite the result, this was a good team performance against a top 16 in the same competition last year. We certainly had our chances with 2 one on ones and a shot hitting off the post. All members of the coaching team saw more to be positive about than negative. Sean Grogan and Eoin Doyle playing up from the U14's and acquitted themselves very well.

As I said, a good team performance and much more to come from this group over the year ahead.

Hold your heads high and move on to the first league game in the near future.

Club recognised in Tidy Towns Awards

On Saturday last Cahir Park were invited to attend the Cahir Tidy Towns awards night in the shamrock lounge. We were absolutley honoured to be awarded a fantastic cup and certificate for first prize as the most improved facility in cahir as recognition for the all weather pitch development. We would like to thank the tidy towns for this wonderful prize and we also send our congratulations on your recent bronze medal award. Keep up the good work.