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Cahir Park Club Notes

Cahir Park AFC would like to thank Damien Dalton and all at W.H.Irwins for the kind sponsorship of jerseys. Pictured is Damien making the presentation to club captain Ian ( Bunty )Flannery. Its very much appreciated.

Junior A Team

Cahir Park 3 Tipperary Town 2

Cahir Park welcomed Tipperary Town for their latest Premier Division game .

In a first half of very little quality it was the visitors who started the better and had two half chances inside the first ten minutes but failed to take them.

The home team grew into the game and had a good spell between from the 20 minute on but failed to create anything of note.

Then on 42 mins Cahir park took the lead when Alan O Donnell turned and fired home form the edge of the box .

The visitors were back level on 43 mins when Packie Farrell fired home to the top corner. On 44 minutes the home team suffered another hammer blow when Kevin Browne put the visitors ahead .

Cahir Park dominated long periods of the second half as the visitors tried to protect the lead, they did so gamely while been a constant threat on the break . As the game entered the closing stages it looked like the Tipp Town were going to hold on . Then on 87 minutes Andy Fitzpatrick fired to the top corner from the edge of the box. Both teams would have settled for a pint at that stage but on 90 mins Alan O Donnell got his second to complete the come back .

Junior B Team

Cahir Park 1 1 Cashel Town

Today we welcomed Cashel Town to Duneske in our 3rd league game of the season.

It was a bright start for the park with a couple of chances early on, Cashel found it hard to manage the 3 in the middle for the park.

18 mins in Dylan Nugent scored a hedder to give the park the lead.

The park had a lot of sucess out wide creating 2 or 3 chances but failing to finish.

HT 1-0

Cashel started off the better team in the 2nd half putting a lot of pressure on the parks defence but found it hard to break them down.

After a slow start to the second half the park started to find there feet again.

With 75mins on the clock a scramble in the parks defence lead to the ball falling to the feet of the cashel striker who finished from close range.

The last 15 mins was full of chances for both sides with both teams looking for the win.

The game finished 1-1, a hard earned point for both teams.

Cahir Park Football4all

Well done to Newcastlewest Rovers FC on running a great blitz on Saturday last. Cahir Park FFA senior team enjoyed matches v Limerick, Middleton, NCW and Evergreen Kilkenny. Training continues every Sat at 2pm in Cahir Park and new players always welcome.

U14s

Well done to Cahir Park U14s who enjoyed a 3 1 win over Piltown in the first round of the National Cup this weekend.

Youths

Cahir Park 2

Clonmel Town 2

Cahir Park welcomed Clonmel Town to The Park on Saturday where both sides fought out a two all draw.

Cahir started the brighter, playing some very neat football and enjoying success down both flanks without converting any of their early chances.

On 14 minutes Cathal Berrigan played a superb ball through, splitting the Town defence and David Clifford bravely slotted home before taking heavy contact from the advancing Town keeper.

Cahir continued to enjoy much better possession but this possession was without purpose. Sean O'Connor dropped into the Town midfield and what a difference this made for the visitors.

They began to enjoy possession much higher up the pitch. On 19 minutes a superb run by O'Connor was only bettered by his finish to the corner of the net. On 25 minutes Cahir failed to clear their lines resulting in a free kick being awarded 5 metres outside the penalty area. Up stepped O'Connor with a superb strike - two keepers would not have stopped it - and send the visitors 2 - 1 up.

This gave Town great impetus and they pushed forward with determination outfighting their hosts. To their credit Cahir settled down and once again began to ask questions of the Town defence with the final ball alluding them. Town went in at half time a goal to the good.

Cahir came out for the second half transformed. Their good possession was now being used to great effect. Time and time again the Town defence stood strong with some last gasp clearances.

It looked like it was not going to be the Park's day. Then on 78 minutes, Rhys O'Regan played a ball behind the Town defence for Ayo Williams to run onto, beating two players and giving the keeper no chance to give Cahir Park a deserved equaliser. Cahir poured forward in search of the winner but somehow could not get the breakthrough. O'Regan shot over the bar with the Town Keeper on the ground. Then O'Conner - giving a man of the match performance - broke through from half way and in on goal only to be denied by an unbelievable save by Adam Gallagher when everyone expected to see the net bulge.

In the final stages Cahir Park mustered one last effort when Rhys Byron rattled the crossbar from 20 yards only for the referee to blow the final whistle with the ball rebounding in the air.

Both sidess could have one this one but that would have been particularly hard on the other.

The game ended with the spoils shared between two teams, with very contrasting styles, giving absolutely everything.