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Cahir Park AFC Club Notes

Registration Day

Schoolboy and Schoolgirls Teams open registration day takes place this Sat 1st September in Cahir Park clubhouse from 10am to 12 noon. All players askes to register on the day and as always new boys and girls are always welcome. Contact our office on 052 7443850 for more information.

Premier League

St Michaels 2

Cahir Park 0

We travelled to Cooke Park to take on defending champions on Sat night.

The hosts started really well and put us under pressure from the start.

In spite of pressure we defended manfully and restricted the hosts to set pieces. One of these set pieces on 25 mins lead to the opening goal.

Aaron Wall produced a great save but from the resulting clearance the returning shot took a deflection and flew into the top corner.

The home team could not add to the score in the first half due to our continued good defending.

We got hit with a sucker punch we Saint Michaels scored directly from a corner 5 mins into the half.

But we did not allow our heads to drop and battled gamely to the end while not creating anything of note ourselves we kept

the hosts at bay.

Cahir Park B 6 Kilsheelan B 0

We welcomed Kilsheelan B for our first game of the season.

We controlled the game from the off and took the lead after 14 mins when Darragh Conway finished from close range following a good save by the keeper.

We doubled the lead on 19 mins James English scoring from 15 yards.

The second half continued in the same vain but it took us till the 70th minute to add to the score when Paddy "Wack" O Donnell curled home from 12 yards

Jonas Kerr made it 4 on 75 mins, Paddy Wack got his second on 80 to make it 5 and Kevin Murray fired home a free kick on 88 to make it 6.

TSDL Youth League Division 1

Cahir Park AFC 7

Vee Rovers / Burncourt Celtic 2

The league season kicked off with a local derby with newly promoted Vee Rovers / Burncourt Celtic visiting The Park.

This game started at a frenetic pace. On 4 minutes David Brannigan, from a free kick, picked out David Clifford who headed smartly

into the Vee/Burncourt net. Cahir continued to push forward and on 8 minutes Clifford grabbed his second.

The visitors pushed forward and with better finishing should have scored 2 goals of their own and been on level terms - all inside the first 10 minutes.

On 14 minutes Cahir Park netted again with a clever finish from Rhys Byron and things looked ominous for the visitors when on 18 minutes a great passage of play

saw William O'Dwyer thread one through for Rhys O'Regan who fired Cahir into a 4 nil lead. But Vee/Burncourt, much to their credit kept going and started

to create chances of their own, pushing Cahir Park for a 20 minute spell, only again to lack a little composure in front of goal. On the stroke of half time Tommy McDonagh

raided down the right hand side and finished expertly to put Cahir 5 up at half time.

The second half started with Vee / Burncourt very much on top and a defensive lapse on 61 minutes was capitalised on when Ricky Morrissey replied for the visitors.

On 68 minutes, the goal of the day was scored when Aaron Poulinas curled a wicked left foot effort from the corner of the penalty area into the top corner of the net

to make the score line 5 - 2.

On 68 minutes Rhys Byron made it 6 and on 79 minutes the same player completed his hat trick and finish the scoring. This score line was particularly tough on the visitors, who

enjoyed some very good individual performances. This team only came together this week and once they gel will be a particularly

different challenge. As for Cahir Park, the team played some very slick football and will be delighted to get their campaign off on a positive note.

Next week The Park travel to Thurles to play most people's favourites for this year's league, Peake Villa.

Springfield FC are coming to town.

Next weekend sees the club welcome a congregation of Teams from Springfield in England. There will be games in the Park on Friday evening and all day Saturday including a vets game so come along and have a look at stars from the past and present.