Cahir Park (@3.5) vs Clonmel Town (@1.7)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Clonmel Town will win

Cahir Park – Clonmel Town Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 10:00

What ensued was a thrilling game going to penalties to find a winner.With many players having played on the same teams as their opponents in the recent past, it was the home side who went ahead with barely a minute gone - Eamonn Wootten finishing well to the Town goal net. However, excitement reached fever-pitch with the Murphy & Allen-led Vee Rovers claiming victory by converting the final kick of the day. Byrne and Tobin finishing past the Vee keeper brought it to 5-5. Not to be outdone, brother Alan had his effort go just wide on 29mins. On the half-hour the fourth goal arrived when a melee in the Park box eventually saw the ball forced over Sweeney's line. Local bragging rights go Clogheen's way with relegated Rovers meeting promoted Park B in the Third Division for the first time. In this ding-dong battle, Anthony Ward was next up - his shot going over after a corner from the right. Straight away Vee had a shot from the right saved well by Darren Sweeney as the search for the equalizer began.On 18mins Sweeney was again troubled by a speculative effort which went flying over the bar. At the other end, Shane Ryan, causing an amount of trouble for the Vee Rovers rearguard, was taken down just on the edge of the 'd' - the resulting free powered wide by Alan Ward.The visitors continued to apply the pressure and, after a sustained assault on the Cahir goal, were 3-2 up after a smart interchange of passes again got the best of a home back-four to have them lead at the break.Eight minutes in to the second half and the Park were 2-4 down - Darren Peters powering home a header after a corner on the left.With a never-say-die attitude, Kenny Burke and Paul Conway's charges kept up the pressure and were only one behind when an Alan Ward corner was delivered perfectly for Jason Grant to head home with conviction.The perfect opportunity for deadlock came on 63mins with a penalty award to Cahir by ref Bernard Feery - a save from the Rovers keeper foiled any celebration from a sizeable home crowd enjoying some late August sun.With 20mins left Alan Ward again blazed over a free kick but Grant's second of the day from a fine Mikey Byrne free did provide the equalizer.Cahir Park B, perhaps using a strong bench better than their counterparts, finished much the stronger and were now definite value for the win, twice hitting the woodwork - the first from Ward after brilliant work on the right from Byrne and an extremely effective Shane Tobin created space.With an embarassment of potential finishers now in the Rovers box, Grant again had a go - hitting the post on the final whistle.Straight to penalties - Ward, keeper Sweeney and Grant finishing successfully to leave it 3-3 going to sudden death spot-kicks. but was shortly to make up for it putting the hosts two clear.However it was 2-1 in no time at all when the Park defence was carved open and the ensuing cross clipped to the net.

Times have changed at Cahir Park AFC and with 12 changes to the squad that was involved this time last year, most would say it is for the better. With the current Park squad under Michael Grace and Brian Ward playing a brand of football not too often seen at the Park in recent times, what promised to be a hotly contested game at Ardfinnan Road on Sunday saw bragging rights go completely the home teams way as Celtic offered little in breaking down a stubborn rearguard.

Another solo run by Ryan and a one-two with Burke almost saw the two-goal lead restored before another excellent Tobin cross was met by no-one in particular. There was room however for just one more goal before Billy Donoughue's full-time whistle when a cheeky interception of a free from the Borris keeper fed Burke on the edge of the area who had time to round the keeper and stroke home to finally put a nail in the coffin of a resurgent Two-Mile-Borris.

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Early goals in either half - from Darren McGrath and a volley from Dennis Peters saw the Park on their way in a clash which brought the top two in the league for most of the season, up against one another. Ironically, the Park can now force a play-off to the First Division runner-up spot if they beat Glengoole away in their next league game.

A penetrating run from sub Shane Tobin almost had Fitzpatrick in again while the minutes ticked down. A sizeable Cahir following hoped for a quick whistle from Walsh. This was not to be and inside added time the challenge of the game from Gavin Berry cleared the ball two yards from the line after Frasier had broke through a solid Cahir defence to produce a shot of substance. It proved to be in vain for the home side, Cahir deservedly winning by the odd goal in three and ready to welcome Two Mile Borris B for a home fixture next weekend.

The Juniors will face Old Bridge in the Tipperary Cup Quarter Final on April 24th in The Complex.League Title For U13B's (10/04/2016)Clonmel Town had their first schoolboy league title of the season sealed last week as our under 13b team beat Cashel 6-1 in the championship. We would like to sincerely thank them for their recognition. Please get down and support the lads as they continue to defend their Munster title!All Weather Development Commences (26/02/2016)Some fantastic new regarding our new All Weather Development as we finally have a date for the commencement after a lengthy wait, this means our existing All Weather pitch will be closed from Monday 7th march until Monday 21st march to facilitate laying of new 3G surface! In the Munster Youth Cup they await the winners of Fairview Rangers or Villa FC in the Munster Youth Cup Final, a game fixed for 23rd/24th April. Both sides have already clashed this season in the Munster Youths Quarter Final with Town winning 2-1 in a tense and exciting affair thanks to a Dean Clarke winner. Meanwhile Fairview Rangers will face holders Clonmel Town in the Munster Youth Cup Final as the Limerick side defeated Villa FC 2-1 in the semi final in Limerick today! We look forward with great excitement to its completion!Well Done Sam (26/02/2016)Congratulations to Sam Dwyer who has been selected for the Waterford Regional Squad which will travel to the UK in March for games against Bristol City, Bristol Rovers & Swansea City. Hero on the night was Henry Buttimer who scored 5 goals and Deji Williams scoring the 6th. No doubt Ringmahon will be out for revenge so a huge performance is required from our lads if they wish to advance to the clubs first ever appearance in an FAI Youth Cup Final. Well done to Sam and his delighted family!Youths Chosen For Annerville AwardFantastic news just breaking as it has emerged that our Munster Youth Cup Champions of 2014/15 have been selected for an Annerville Award for 2015 by the Tipperary United Sports Panel. We will post directions to Ringmahon Park in the coming week. Congratulations to all the boys and also to their management of Brian McGrath and Michal Kenny.Youth And Junior Cup Draw (29/03/2016)Clonmel Town Youths have been drawn away to Ringmahon Rangers or Finglas Utd in the semi final of the FAI Youth Cup, a game fixed for the weekend of 16/17th April. The Juniors have been drawn at home to the Old Bridge in the quarter final of the Tipperary Cup.Munster Youths Cup Quarter Final (26/02/2016)The Munster Youths Cup Quarter Final has been switched to Sunday at 12 Noon in The Complex. The final will take place at a Tipperary venue but exact venue and date of the final will be announced this Thursday the 14th! A kick off time has been fixed for 12.20pm. Cup Draw News (10/04/2016)Clonmel Town Youths will face Ringmahon Rangers next Saturday in the FAI Youth Cup Semi Final following the Cork's sides 3-0 victory over Finglas this afternoon in Cork. Just another reward for all his hard work over the past number of years, a very genuine lad who we as a club are extremely delighted to have in our club and proud of his achievements.

With his twentieth goal of the season, Eamonn Wootton put a fine finish to a St Patrick's Day outing at Ardfinnan Road on Sunday last. Earlier cahirparkafc.com man of the match James Darcy, before a landmark birthday, had put the Park on their way to a comprehensive victory with two well converted penalties, one to the left and one to the right of the Solohead keeper.

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They, however, were more than equal to all that was thrown at them and coupled with some bad finishing by the Cahir front three, allowed the scoreline to remain level until the 18th min. A defensive error at the town goal end on 5 mins almost saw Borris go ahead but it was to be the visiting defenders who would be busier over the next quarter-hour.

Timmy Ryan got the award for goal of the game with a 30 yard screamer on the half hour that flew in to the net to make it three without reply. Cullen - Lattin, who met the same opposition just two weeks ago ina league clash on their home turf, seemed to be the ones most up for the game and went further ahead four mins later with Alan Hayes on the scoresheet. A very poor display from the second string who had an off day with the visitors scoring through Barry O'Dwyer after just four mins.

The piledriver smashed into the opposite corner of the opposing net, the keeper clutching at air. First up, Denis Peters - fed the ball out on the left decided to try his luck from outside the edge of the area. The second half would be the home side's purple patch with three goals added in a bright, blistering five-minute spell.

On 16 mins an excellent crossfield ball from O'Donnell saw a busy James McGrath almost connect to create a chance to break the deadlock. The visitors, not around merely to make up the numbers, almost caught out a sharp Aaron Wall with a quickly taken free-kick but Wall, who has conceded low single figures in an excellent season, was not to be beaten.

Results Details

A David McGrath-won free-kick added further pressure to the hosts rearguard and it wasn't long until Town took a deserved lead - Shane Flynn collecting the ball in a crowded goalmouth and shooting speculatively. The ball, heading wide, was deflected to the net by an inrushing Park player to put one between the sides. True to form, the home side were back to try to reduce the arrears - Eamonn Wootton heading over a well-placed Darcy cross.

Indeed one of these was the source of the first of O'Donnell's three for the afternoon, all carbon copies of the other with him rounding the keeper to finish coolly, the first on 38 mins. The midfield, excellently marshalled by James McGrath and Norman O'Brien, came more into the game at this point and began to force ever more errors from the Killenaule rearguard with pinpoint crosses sprayed to both flanks for Darcy and Dylan Fitzgerald to carry forward to feed Wootton and Paddy O'Donnell up front.