Clonmel Town Football Club Notes 14.09.17

by admin on 14/09/2017

TSDL Premier Division
Peake Villa 2-2 Clonmel Town

Jamie Ahearne’s late strike earned Clonmel Town a fully deserved point in Thurles this afternoon. The first half was a tight affair with both defences on top. Jack Burke went close to opening the scoring after 15 minutes as did Keith Cashman but both sides went in level at half-time. The second half exploded into life as great work from Manus McFadden and Stephen Kelly setup Keith Guiry whose sweet shot from outside the box hit the roof of the net. Disappointingly two minutes later the sides were level as a stray pass let in Villa for Ronan McGuire to level it. With the game in the melting pot and both sides pushing for that important second goal, it was Villa who got it as a cross from the right-hand side into the box was flicked on by Stephen Carroll and past Eoin Power in the Town goal.

But, as we have seen on many occasions, this Town team will fight to the finish and with seconds ticking away, Jamie Ahearne pounced late on to shoot from twenty yards to give the keeper no chance.

Well done to all the lads!

TDSL Second Division
St Nicholas 3-3 Clonmel Town B

The B Team travelled up to St Nicholas with a depleted team on Sunday. The home side started brighter without creating many chances until the 25th minute after some poor defending as Nicholas took a deserved lead. This woke Town up and they grew into the game, coming close several times until the 40th minute after superb play from Shane Heffernan, sliding in Gavin Joy who finished comfortably.

In the second half, Nicholas were backed with a strong breeze as they took the lead with a great finish from outside the box with 50 minutes on the clock. Then, shortly after they got the third goal after stand in goalkeeper Adam O’Dwyer let the ball slip under his body. Town B seemed to get to grips with the wind and went close in the 65th minute through Shane Fagan. The boys gave themselves a lifeline on 70 minutes with Gavin Joy finishing at the second attempt. Town were in total control and with 15 minutes remaining, made it 3 all through 15-year-old Cathal Berrigan making his first appearance at junior level. Both teams had half chances to win it without converting.

Best of luck to Robbie and the lads next week against Peake Villa.

TSDL Youths First Division
Cahir Park 4-0 Clonmel Town

Cahir Park welcomed Clonmel Town to the Park on Saturday. Both teams started well but Town were misfortunate to be a goal behind at half time as Sean Murphy hit from 25 yards.

Town didn’t respond and Rhys Byron struck Cahir’s second on 50 minutes, followed by Kieran Lambert’s goal four minutes later. The game was over when David Karos Karnia waved through the Town defence to put his side 4-0 up.

The boys aim to get back on track next week against Peake Villa!

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