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Tipperary Cup Quarter Final: Suirside FC 0-4 Clonmel Town

Clonmel Town adavnced to the semi final of the Tipperary with a 4-0 win over TSDL newcomers Suirside FC. Town took the lead through Adam McSharry in the opening minutes with he slid the ball home past the keeper. Tony Scully made it 2-0 when his incoming cross evaded the keepr and went stright into the net on 29 minutes. McSharry made it 3-0 and the game saf when he capatilised on another error on 39 minutes and it stayed that way till half time. Suirside in fairness to themselves gave a great account of themselves and battled hard and created a number of openings but were snuffed out by Towns back four. It took till 85 minutes for Town to register their 4th and final goal and that came from Jonathan Yates. Team: E Comerford, J Barnes, J Shanahan, R Condon P Shanahan, T Scully, K Cashman, R Crowe, A McGrath, S Flynn & A McSharry Subs: J Yates

TSDL Youth Division 1: Bansha Celtic 0-1 Clonmel Town

Clonmel Town Youths took all 3 points to setup themselves up for a league playoff against Peake Villa for the Division 1 league title. The vital goal came from a wonderful strike which looped over the keepers head and into the net on 80 minutes from the prolific Luke Hahessy. Town left it very late in a game where they controlled for large parts of the game and should of took the lead earlier with 1st half chances by Stephen Kelly, Luke Hahessy, Rory Maher and Mark O'Reilly. As the hailstones and rain poured down, the field deteriorated but Town had colossal performances in midfield from Jack Kennedy and Ciaran Looney who drove Town forward with every attack. On 55 minutes Kelly was awarded a straight red and it looked like it wasn’t going to be Towns day but all credit they fought on and got the deserved winner and held out. Well done to all the lads. Town next week host Bansha in the Tipperary Youth Cup semi-final. Team: M O'Reilly, J Bates, G Hearn, J Kennedy, C Millea, S Kelly, M O'Reilly, R Maher, S Browne, L Hahessy & C Looney Subs: D Hogan for S Browne Not Used D Kennedy, K Kennedy, K Fahey, N Bowles & G Kelly

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 3-2 Peake Villa

Town came out on top in a very entertaining match between two very understrength sides. Town started brightly and created several chances. In the 33rd minute, Aidan McGrath finished from ten yards following an excellent flowing move. However, after going behind, Villa had their best spell of the match and deservedly equalised in the 42nd minute when Sean Wade capitalised on a defensive error to score from close range. The visitors continued this spell in the second half and Jody O'Mahoney headed a corner home in the 61st minute. This was a wake up call for the hosts and they equalised two minutes later. Adam McSherry fired home a free kick from the edge of the box. Peake retreated for the remainder of the game and seemed happy to settle for a point. A Shane Flynn diving header struck the inside of the Villa post in the 81st minute.They did break in the 86th minute and Noel Kent was taken down on the edge of the box, resulting in a red card for Town defender Johnny Yates. It looked like a draw was going to be the outcome but Town went for broke and got the deserved winner in the 92nd minute. Keith Browne lobbed the ball into the area and David McGrath beat the offside trap to loop a header past the stranded keeper and into the net. Team: Team: E Comerford, J Barnes, K Browne, J Shanahan, J Yates, T Scully, D McGrath, R Crowe, I McGrath, S Flynn & A McSharry Subs K Fahey, M O'Reilly Not Used: R Maher, D Kennedy & K Kennedy

TSDL Youth 1st Division: Clonmel Town 1-1 Peake Villa
This years Youth league will certainly go down to the wire. Both teams served up fine performances on Saturday afternoon. Peake had more of the first half possesion and looked more menacing going forward but failed to create any clear cut chances. Stephen Kelly had Towns best chance of the half when his shot was well saved by the Villa goalkeeper to keep things level going in at the break. Town started the better and went close with Mark O'Reilly heading just wide and a free kick from Rory Maher which shaved the post. On 70 minutes the deadlock was broken as Luke Hahessy turned home a great cross from Sean Browne to the joy of the home side. Credit to Villa they applied the pressure and on 87 minutes they made it count as they equalised with a well worked goal. It finished 1-1 in the end with both teams should be happy with a draw but Town should feel aggrieved for conceding so late on. Well done to all the lads. Team: M O'Reilly, K Kennedy, G Hearn, J Kennedy, C Millea, S Kelly, M O'Reilly, R Maher, D Kennedy, L Hahessy & C Looney Subs: S Browne, J Bates & D Hogan Not Used K Fahey, N Bowles & G Kelly

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 1-0 Cashel Town
A prolonged heavy downpour prior to kick off affected the top surface for this game. Both teams initially took time to settle due to the conditions and the first half was a scrappy affair with Barry Ryan coming closest to scoring for Town in the 14th minute when his shot was pushed around the post. Shortly before the break, Richie Crowe had a shot deflected over the bar for the hosts. Town started the second half in the ascendancy and were on top without creating many chances. In the 65th minute, Keith Cashman low shot crept into the corner of the net for the games only goal. Seven minutes later, Cashman headed home from close range but the goal was ruled out for a foul. In the 75th minute, Cashel suffered a further blow when Davy Hall was shown the red card for a poor tackle on Shane Flynn. However, Cashel regrouped and very nearly equalised in the 78th minute when Evan Comerford had to make a great save, pushing a Paul Hoare shot on to the post, which rebounded to safety. Town pressed on for the remainder of the game but could not force a second goal.

Munster Youth Cup Quarter Final: Regional 3-3 Clonmel Town
(Regional win 4-2 on penalties)
Regional took the lead after 10mins with a fortuitous free kick that went all the way into the net.Town regrouped well and dominated the rest of the half spurning numerous good opportunities. In 59th min regional when 2-0 up when the town keeper was harshly judged to have taken down the regional forward.Down to 10 men Town made some changes and showed great character to stay in the game and in the 80th minute Sean Browne rounded the keeper to make it 2-1. For the final 10 minutes Town laid siege to the Regional goal and in the last minute of injury time they got their rewards when Luke Hahessy was upended in the box and Stephen Kelly slotted home the penalty. In the 5th min of extra time Regional went ahead again when a cross deceived the deputising keeper. Town down to 10 men showed great heart and in the 15th minute of extra time Luke Hahessy equalised to send the game to penalties which Regional won 4-2. Hard luck to our lads who showed great courage to come back from the dead. The club are proud of you and you can take great credit.

TSDL Premier League: Old Bridge 2-1 Clonmel Town

Town suffered a blow in their bid to win the TSDL title with a defeat in the local derby. The game was played in appalling conditions. Town dominated the first half but were wasteful in front of goal and missed numerous opportunities. The game had an air of inevitability because of this. Town opened the scoring in the 49th minute when David McGrath tapped home from close range. However, two minutes later the hosts levelled when poor defending allowed Bridge to equalise. Town pushed forward for the remainder of the game but to no avail. And in the 93rd minute, the Bridge scored a breakaway goal to gain a victory.

Munster Youth Cup 4th Round: Tralee Dynamos 0-3 Clonmel Town
Town Youths advanced to the quarter final of the Munster Youth Cup with a fine 3-0 win over Tralee Dynamos in Tralee on Saturday afternoon. In hindsight Town controlled this game from start to finish and was it not for some poor finishing they could of been out of sight by half-time. It was not until the 44th minute that Town took the lead as Charlie Millea flicked home to send his side going in at the break 1-0 to the good. The 2nd half started and with the aid of a breeze Town got more on top and pushed for that decisive second goal and it came when Rory Mahers powerful shot was saved by a defender and with the resultant penalty from the ever reliable Stephen Kelly made it 2-0 on 68 minutes. Luke Hahessy was brought on from the bench and he sealed the game when he set clear on goal and he rounded the keeper to make the game safe and seal a great win for Town. Well done to all involved. Team: M O'Reilly, J Bates, G Hearn, J Kennedy, C Millea, S Kelly, M O'Reilly, R Maher, D Kennedy, I McGrath & C Looney Subs: K Kennedy, L Hahessy & S Browne Not Used K Fahey, D Hogan, N Bowles G Kelly & M Morrissey

TSDL Youth League 1st Division: Cahir Park 0-6 Clonmel Town

Town Youths continues their impressive league form disposing of Cahir Park 6-0 in Cahir on Saturday afternoon. Town took an early lead through Sean Browne with a fine header and doubled that lead on 8 minutes when Brownes slipped in Mark O'Reilly and he rounded the keeper for a two goal lead. Charlie MIllea nodded home on 32 minutes while on the stroke of half time O'Reilly slotted home a penalty to give Town a comfortable 4-0 lead. The game levelled out to Cahir's credit but they could not find their opener to spring any sort of comback. Substitute Danny Hogan increased Town's lead when he smashe home on 70 minutes. Hogan put the icing on the cake on 86 minutes when he finished to give Town a well deserved 6-0 win.

Munster Youth Cup 3rd Round: Clonmel Celtic 2-4 Clonmel Town

Town Youths advance to the open draw of the Munster Youth Cup with a 4-2 derby win over Clonmel Celtic. Town started very well and should have took the lead ealry on with good chances from Stephen Kelly and Sean Browne. On 30 minutes they finally broke the deadlock when Kellys super ball let in Mark O'Reilly and he smashed passed the keeper for a deserved 1-0 lead. Ian McGrath made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time when he unleashed a super effort to leave the keeper helpless to the top corner. 15 minutes into the second half a defensive error let Celtic in on goal and they made it 2-1 but one minute later Stephen Kelly restored Town's two goal cushion from the penalty spot. Celtic were then awarded a penalty which they converted on 72 minutes but never kicked on to threaten the away side in the final minutes of the game Kelly again scored just on full time to make it 4-2 for an unconvincing win for Town.

TSDL Youth League 1st Division: Clonmel Town 2-1 Two Mile Borris

Town Youths defeated Two Mile Borris 2-1 in the Complex on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from a header from young Luke Hahessy and a powerful shot from Rory Maher from 25 yards which hit the underside of the bar. Borris pulled one back from Jamie Carey late in the 2nd half to make it a nervous finish for the home side but thankfully for Town they held out in the end  to record their 5th league win of the season.

FAI Junior Cup 4th Round: Moyglass Utd 1-3 Clonmel Town

Town progressed to the next round of the National cup after a difficult tie on Sunday last. Town dominated the opening half hour but squandered several chances. They were made pay in the 34th minute when an Ashley Lassett cross was rammed home at the back post. Town responded in a positive fashion and in a five minute spell, hit the woodwork and had two efforts cleared off the line. Town regrouped at half time and went straight at the hosts from the re-start. Several opportunities were again squandered however. In the 49th minute, Emmet Johnson was upended in the area and a penalty awarded. Tony Scully's effort was well saved by the in-form home keeper. The feeling at this stage amongst the Town supporters was that it was going to be one of those days again, similar to the Glengoole game a few weeks previous. However, normal service was resumed in the 53nd minute when John Shanahan slammed home the equaliser from close range. Town increased the tempo at this point and the home side could not cope with the pressure. An own goal in the 57th minute gave the visitors the lead. Again, numerous opportunities were squandered by the Town and the third goal arrived in the 81st minute when John Shanahan scored with a sweet 25 yard shot low into the corner. In the 89th minute, Tony Scully scored the fourth when he clinically finished an well worked free kick routine.

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 1-2 St Michaels
St. Michaels emerged victorious from this top of the table clash. Paul Breen opened the scoring in the 6th minute when he punished slack Town defending and shot home from close range. Town were dominant for the next twenty minutes with Tony Scully controlling the game. Scully shot narrowly wide after an intricate move in the eight minute. The game turned on a decision in the 22nd minute. Following a scramble from a Town corner, Saints defence cleared a David McGrath shot that looked at least a foot over the line. The goal was not awarded. Five minutes later, Richie Ryan shot home the visitor's second goal from twenty yards following more slack Town defending. Town started the second half in a determined fashion. David McGrath got on the end of a great move in the 48th minute but failed to finish from close range. Evan Comerford kept Town's hopes alive with an excellent save from Pa Quinn in the 51st minute. Ten minutes later, Richie Crowe scored a superb solo effort to get the host's back in the game. Town pressed hard for the remainder of the match but could not breach a well marshalled St. Michaels defence.

Munster Youth Cup 2nd Round: Arra Rovers 0-10 Clonmel Town

Town advanced to round three of the Munster Youth Cup and setup a mouth-watering derby with neighbours Clonmel Celtic in two weeks. The story of the first half was a four goal haul from Stephen Kelly with Graham Kelly notching the 5th to give their team a 5-0 halftime lead. Further goals from Ian McGrath(2), Danny Hogan and two more from the prolific Kelly for a six goal personal tally gave Town a rather comfortable win in Portroe.

FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Kilworth Celtic 0-6 Clonmel Town

Town progressed to the next round of the National Cup competition with a comfortable victory. David McGrath opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he pounced after the home keeper dropped a cross. Eight minutes later, Keith Cashman ran past four challenges and shot home a super solo goal. Cashman again netted in the 35th minute when he volleyed home from ten yards after a great run and cross from Emmett Johnson. Two minutes into the second half, Shane Flynn scored Town's fourth from fifteen yards. Adrian Cleere headed Town's fifth from a Tony Scully corner in the 55th minute. And Keith Cashman capped a great performance when he tapped in from close range to complete his hat-trick in the 89th minute.

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Celtic 1-4 Clonmel Town
Town took all three points in this Premier League derby on Sunday afternoon. Town took the lead through a Tony Scully penalty which resulted in Darren Burns dismissal. Both sides had chances but to be the fair to the home team they were on top on a number of areas of the field in the first 45 but thankfully Town held out for a 1-0 halftime lead. Town took over in the 2nd half and with 10 minutes gone David McGrathe made it 2-0 as he unleashed a thunderbolt to the top corner, setup perfectly by Keith Cashman. Richie Crowe sealed the game when he nipped in to slide home to make it 3-0. Town then had Shane Flynn sent off for a silly offence. Celtic pulled one back for 3-1 but Crowe again used his pace to great effect as he was again setup by Cashman to make it 4-1 and effectively kill off the game and seal all three points. Well done to all the lads. Team: E Comerford, K Browne, R Stanley, P Shanahan, A Cleere, T Scully, J Shanahan, R Crowe, K Cashman, D McGrath & E Johnson Subs: S Murphy, L Whelan, S Flynn, I Flannery & J Yates &  Quinlivan

Tipperary Cup 1st Round: St Kierans 0-5 Clonmel Town
Town progressed to the next round with a comfortable victory. The first half was a scrappy affair. Richie Crowe opened the scoring in the 11th minute when he shot home following a great run. Five minutes later, Evan Comerford pulled off a tremendous save to stop the hosts from equalising. The remainder of the half saw Town squander several chances to increase the lead. Town started the second half in a very positive fashion and Emmet Johnson scored a brilliant second goal in the 51st minute when he swivelled and scored with a great strike into the top corner. Four minutes later, St. Kierans centre half put through his own goal. Evan Comerford slotted home Town's fourth from the penalty spot in the 74th minute. Richie Crowe finished off a flowing move with a clinical finish in the 81st minute to complete the scoring.

FAI Youth Cup 1st Round: Peake Villa 7-2 Clonmel Town
The Youths were dumped out of the FAI on Saturday afternoon in disappointing fashion. Within 5 minutes of the kickoff they were 2-0 down and found themselves on the backfoot all day. Villa extended their lead to 3 until Luke Hahessy gave Town some hope to make it 3-1. Town conceded two more silly goals to make it a 5-1 half time scoreline which more or less ended the game as a contest. Town missed a number of real opportunities at the restart  which could of gave them a real lifeline but failed to take any. Mark O'Reilly made it 5-2 but further strikes made it safe for the homeside as they deservedly advanced with a 7-2 win to the 2nd round of the FAI Youth Cup. Town need to regroup as its Munster Youth Cup next week so everyone will need to be on their toes. Hard luck to all involved.

FAI Junior Cup 1st Round: BT Harps 0-4 Clonmel Town
Town progressed to the next round of the national cup with an impressive display in Templemore. Town were two goals up after twelve minutes. Keith Cashman opened the scoring in the 6th minute when he slotted home from ten yards. A Tony Scully free kick was pushed over the bar in the 10th minute. From the resulting corner kick, Adrian Cleere headed in from close range. Town were in control of the game and did not allow the home side create any opportunities until the 30th minute when Ronan Stanley made an excellent goal line clearance. Five minutes later, Harps had a great opportunity to score but they shot over the bar from close range. Emmet Johnson headed over for Town on the stroke of half time. Town started the second half in a very strong fashion and David McGrath scored the third goal from the edge of the area in the 49th minute. A minute later, McGrath scored again with a great strike from yards. The game was effectively over at this point and Town missed numerous chances to add to the score line. Harps were reduced to ten men in the 79th minute due to a dangerous challenge on Keith Browne.

TSDL Youth League: Cashel Town 0-1 Clonmel Town
The Youths recorded their 4th league victory of the season with a tough 1-0 away win over Cashel Town on Saturday afternoon. A penalty from Mark O'Reilly with 5 minutes remaining in the 1st half was enough to seal all three points. Town found Cashel a tough test all afternoon but were full value for their win with some good performances from some of their younger member of the squad who that morning had beaten Cashel Town in the U16 FAI Cup. Well done to all involved.

TSDL Division 2 League: Clonmel Town 3-4 Killusty
Cruising with a 2-0 lead at half-time it all went wrong for the B team as they were beaten 4-3 by Killusty in Ferryhouse on Sunday afternoon. Shane Norris headed his team into the lead and David Askins doubled it as Town were on top in all sections of the field. A game of two halves is an old but true cliche in football and today it was never more evident as Killusty pegged Town back and found themselves in the lead with 20 minutes remaining. Shane Fagan pulled one back for Town but disaster struck again for Town as they conceded a fourth which gave the visitors all three points. Hard luck to all involved.

Munster Junior Cup 1st Round: Tipp Town FC 0-4 Clonmel Town

In form striker Emmett Johnson got into double figures for the season as fired his 9th and 10th of the season to gun down Tipp Town FC on Sunday afternoon. With only three minutes on the clock he had Clonmel Town in front with a cool finish inside the box. Johnson doubled Towns lead seven minutes into the 2nd half when drilled home a volley from close in. Shane Murphy got in on the scoring when he sweeped home a cross to make it 3-0 an effectively end the game as a contest. Levi Whelan nodded home on the stroke of full time to put extra gloss on the display. Good display from the lads with noted performances from Adrian Cleere and free scoring Johnson. Well done to all involved. Team: Comerford, Browne, Barnes, Cleere, Stanley, J Shanahan, Scully, Cashman, Crowe, Murphy & Johnson Subs: Whelan, Flynn & Conneally Not Used: McGrath, P Shanahan

FAI U17 Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town
3-2 BT Harps
Clonmel Town Youths fought back from been 1-0 down and down to 10 men to win a thrilling FAI U17 Cup 1st round tie 3-2 in the Complex on Saturday afternoon against a tough BT Harps side which included a current Irish U16 International. With 25 minutes gone on the clock it looked like the home team would make an early exit from the competition until Keith Fahey scored his 2nd goal in as many weeks to draw the sides level at 1-1 and it stayed like that until the half time break. Courageously Town took the lead five minutes into the 2nd half when Luke Hahessy, who put in an outstanding shift all afternoon was taken down for a penalty in which Captain Kyle Kennedy slotted home with aplomb. Things got better for Town as Hahessy got his name on the score sheet turning the ball home to give his side a 3-1 lead after 56 minutes. BT Harps made it 3-2 with ten minutes remaining to make it a nervy finished but thankfully Town held on to book a place in the 2nd round. Well done to all involved.

Munster Junior Cup Preliminary Round: Redmondstown 0-4 Clonmel Town
Town Juniors advanced to the 1st round of the Munster Junior Cup as they beat Redmondstown by four goals to nil. In fairness to the homeside they made it difficult for Town in a lot of stages throughout the game and only for fine finishing the game could of bee different. Keith Cashman opened up the scoring in the 1st half when he cut in off the left and fired home. Eight minutes into the 2nd half Emmet Johnson continured his rich vein of form when he poked home to make it 2-0. On 73 minutes with his first touch SHane Murphy got in behind the defence to knock the ball past the keeper to make the game safe and on the stroke of fulltime Johnson got the 2nd and 8th of the season to put the icing on the cake. Next up for Town in the Munster is an away trip to Tipp Town FC next Sunday. Well done to all involved.

FAI Youth Cup Preliminary Round: Cashel Town 1-4 Clonmel Town
A good weekend for the Youths as they advanced to the 1st round of the FAI Youth Cup with a hard fought 4-1 over Cashel Town in the school field in Cashel. IN very hard tough conditions Town found it hard to get into their normal stride finidng it hard to break down a stubborn Cashel defence. Soon after the restart Rory Maher broke the deadlock with a super strike outside the box. Cashel levelled minutes later to shock Town but we took the lead again moments later thanks to a booming Keith Fahy header. Town gained control and Danny Hogan added to the homesides misery making it 3-1. Stephen Kelly scored from the spot to make it 4-1 to net his 6th of the season. Next up for Town is a tough away trip to Peake Villa. Well down to all involved.

TSDL 2nd Division: Cashel Town 6-1 Clonmel Town
The B team had a bad day at the office going down 6-1 to fellow 2nd string St Michaels in Cooke Park. Thomas Whalley scored on a consolation goal late on but it was all too late for his team. Hard luck to all the lads.

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 5-1 Old Bridge
A feast of goals today in the Complex as Town routed Old Bridge by five goals to one on a fine day for football. Tony Scully opened the scoring with a penalty. David McGrath doubled Town's lead. Town could of added more to their tally but for poor finishing. Bridge pulled one back through the dangerous Eoin Leahy and it stayed like that till half time. The 2nd half begun with Town gaining control, Michael Quinlivan finished off a super pass from Tony Scully to make it 3-1. David McGrath smashed home his 2nd of the day to make the game safe on 4-1 on 72 minutes. Emmet Johnson came from the bench and scored against his old club when he nodded home for his 6th goal of the season. Well done to all the lads. Team: E Comerford, L Whelan, R Stanley, P Shanahan, A Cleere, T Scully, J Shanahan, S Flynn, K Cashman, D McGrath & M Quinlivan Subs: K Browne, I Flannery & E Johnson Not Used: S Murphy, C Conneally & J Yates

TSDL 2nd Division: Clonmel Town 2-4 Redmondstown
Clonmel Town B's suffered defeat in the 2nd Division on Sunday morning. They found themselves two goals behind through a penalty and some sloppy defending after a half hour but could of well been in the game but for fine saves from the Redmondstown keeper. The 2nd half began in whirlwind fashion as Paudie Whelan shot was not dealt with by the keeper to make it 2-1 and moments later Thomas O'Mahoney scored straight from a corner to level it. Redmondstown regrouped and made it 3-2 ten minutes later and sealed the game with ten to go to take all three points for a 4-2 win. Hard luck to all the lads involved.

FAI U17 Cup Preliminary Round: Clonmel Town 6-1 Two Mile Borris
Clonmel Town U17’s strolled into the 1st round of the FAI Cup with a fine 6-1 over Two Mile Borris. Town took an early lead through Luke Hahessy on 7 minutes. Ciaran Looney doubled Town’s lead on the 11th minute with a fine effort inside the box. Town seemed to take their foot off the pedal and gave away a sloppy goal just before half-time to give Borris a lifeline for both teams to go in 2-1 at the break. Town came out for the 2nd half and resumed control of the game which reflected on the score line with the devastating Luke Hahessy completing his hatrick and Sean Browne chipping in with two glorious strikes to round off a good day for the team. Well done to all involved. Team: Michael O'Reilly, Kyle Kennedy, Niall Bowles, Keith Fahey, Daire Brennan, Jack Kennedy, Dylan Kennedy, Michael Morrissey, Sean Browne, Ciaran Looney & Luke Hahessy Subs: Jack Burke, Gavin Ryan, Dean Clarke, Jack Kennedy & Jamie Ahearne

TSDL Youth League: St Michaels 0-2 Clonmel Town

Clonmel Town Youths defeated St Michaels in Cooke Park on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals in each half firstly from Stephen Kelly when he stroked home from inside the box for his 5th goal in 2 games and Sean Browne who scored just moments after the restart. In reality it was fairly drab stuff from the Youths after the heights of last weeks exploits, but im sure they will be delighted to secure maximum points. The Youths have now won three from three this season.

TSDL Premier League: Glengoole Utd 1-2 Clonmel Town
Clonmel Town earned a very difficult three points in Glengoole on Sunday afternoon. In very windy conditions which made football extremely difficult Town ground out a fine win but Glengoole made them work for it all the way. The deadlock was finally broken in the 70th minute when Emmet Johnson nodded home following great work from Levi Whelan and substitute Shane Flynn. It looked like Tony Scully had made the game safe when he made it 2-0 five minutes later when he poked home after the keeper had dropped the ball following a shot from outside the box but Glengoole had other ideas. On 80 minutes a free kick awarded to the home side was slammed home by the Glengoole midfielder which was a super effort. Town thankfully held on for the last few minutes for maximum points and have now won three from three this seson.

TSDL Divison 2 Shield 2nd Leg: Moyglass Utd 2-2 Clonmel Town
Clonmel Town B's bowed out of the Shield following a 2-2 draw in Moyglass. The home side took the lead and held that until half-time. Town equalised in the 2nd half following a rebound from a missed Shane Fagan penalty thanks to Thomas Kennedy. Town then took the lead through Shane Fagan and it looked like they would force extra time but unfortunately disaster struck as they conceded late on which sent Moyglass through to the semi finals. Hard luck to the B team.

TSDL Youth League: Peake Villa 1-7 Clonmel Town

Clonmel Town travelled to Thurles on Saturday and by the time they got on the bus to go home they scarcely would of thought they would secure a 7-1 win. After 27 minutes of play it was nip and tuck with both sides having decent chances. Thankfully it was Town who broke the deadlock when Sean Browne turned the ball home from a corner. Ciaran Looney made it 2-0 minutes later to the shock of the home support. Stephen Kelly made it 3-0 and Town looked out of sight at the HT break. Town pushed on to kill off Peake and that they did. The powerful Stephen Kelly dominated midfield and he netted a 2nd half hatrick, two impressive spot kicks to bring his tally to four for the day. Peake were awarded a penalty on 82 minutes but at that stage the game was put to bed. Another Kelly got in on the scoring when Graham scored a real poachers goal as he capitalised on a defensive mix up to nod home to put the icing on the cake. A nice victory for Town but maybe the scoreline will flatter a bit too much as Villa are a better team than the scoreline suggests. Well done to all involved.

TSDL Division 2: Kilmanahan Utd 2-4 Clonmel Town
Clonmel Town B begun their League campaign with a great 4-2 win over Kilmanahan Utd on Sunday afternoon thanks to two goals from Philly Norris and one each from David Askins and Thomas Kennedy. Robbie, Benny and Chris should be delighted with this start, a great boost as they prepare for the 2nd leg of the Shield 2nd round game next weekend against  Moyglass in which they trail 1-0. Well done to all involved.

TSDL Youth League: Clonmel Town 7-0 Cahir Park

Clonmel Town began the defence of their Premier League Youth title with a comfortable 7-0 victory over Cahir Park in the Complex on Saturday afternoon. Town opened the scoring after 7 minutes when Sean Browne curled one into the bottom corner frm the edge of the box. Mark O'Reilly made it 2-0 on 25 minutes after great  work from Danny hogan. It was 3-0 on the half hour mark when O'Reilly with a volley from 20 yards and just on half time Ciaran Looney turned in a Danny hogan cross. The 2nd half was more of the same with Town in complete control and added further goals from Sean Browne, O'Reilly completing his hat trick and a beautiful 20 yard finish from Graham Kelly to finish the scoring off.

John Delaney Cup Semi Final: Nenagh Celtic 2-2 Clonmel Town (Town win 5-4 on Penalties)
Town reached the final of this tournament after a very entertaining game on Sunday last. An understrength Town side started dominated the opening twenty minutes and were very creative. Richie Crowe had a long range effort saved in the 17th minute. Three minutes later, following an excellent move, Emmet Johnson's shot was brilliantly saved by the Nenagh keeper. In the 23rd minute, Town should have scored. A cross was headed into the six yard box but somehow both Johnson and Flynn could not finish. The remainder of the half saw the host's slowly get a foothold in the game although they did not create much. Nenagh started the 2nd half in a very positive fashion and took the lead in the 47th minute when Mark Walsh finished off a swift passing  move. Town did not afford the home side a chance to build on this lead and were level five minutes later. A half-cleared corner landed at the feet of Shane Murphy who shot home form an acute angle. Town suffered a major set-back when the influential Adrian Cleere had to leave the field through injury on the hour. They re-organised and took the lead in the 65th minute when Emmet Johnson finished from close range. However, Nenagh responded and Davey Walsh took advantage of some sloppy defending to level the tie in the 73rd minute. Both teams pressed forward for the remainder of the game but could not find the winner. Town advanced by winning the penalty shoot-out 5-4. Well done to both sides for a very entertaining game.

John Delaney Cup Quarter Final: Clonmel Town 6-3 Thurles Town
Town began the 2013/14 season with a victory in the Complex on Friday night last. Town started brightly and missed several chances in the opening quarter. After 23 minutes, Shane Murphy opened the scoring for the host's when he finished after a good passing move. The same player added a second in the 29th minute when he tapped in from close range following a defencive mix-up. In the 43rd minute, Murphy completed his hat-trick, heading home a great Shane Flynn cross. The second half began with a Thurles scoring in the 50th minute. However any hope of a comeback was short lived as an Emmet Johnson brace in the 60th & 65th minutes put Town in control of the tie. Keith Cashman netted a fine solo effort in the 85th minute to cap a good performance for the host's. Thurles capitalised on some sloppy Town defending to score two late consolation goals.
Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 11:24