2012/13 Reports

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Joe Delaney Cup Quarter Final: Ardcroney FC 0-0 Clonmel Town
aet (Town win 4-2 on penalties)

An understrength Clonmel Town Youth team fought out a brave result in North Tipp against NTDL Youth League runners up Ardcroney in tough windy conditions on Saturday afternoon. Hero of the day was Jack Conran whose save with 3 minutes to go in extra time and also the small fact of two penalty saves in the shootout was the difference on the day. What made this result an even better one was the fact they had not played in 5 weeks . Town had plenty of chances to break the deadlock with chances going abegging from Harry O'Connor, Mark O'Reilly, Luke Trimble, Michael Connolly, Stephen Kelly and also a missed penalty after 35 minutes but Ardcroney would have their keeper to thank for keeping them in the game pulling off extraodinary saves especially in extra time. Unfortunately the game was decided by the dreaded shootout but thankfully Conran was in fine form for Town with two great stops. Best on the day for Town were Gearoid Hearn, Ashley Laslett and Jack Conran. Well done to team and management. Next up is Peake Villa at home in the Semi Final.

Tipperary Cup Quarter Final: Clonmel Town 1-1 Clonmel Celtic aet (Town lose 5-4 on penalties)
Celtic progressed to the semi-final after winning this local derby cup tie. It was the old cliche -  a game of two halves. Town were the better side first half and deservedly went ahead in the 39th minute. A beautifully struck 25 metre free from Conor Conneally gave Richie Ryan no chance in the Celtic goal and went into the top corner. The second half opened with Town continuing to put pressure on the visitors for the opening fifteen minutes. However, Celtic grew into the game and had the hosts under pressure. Town began to fade and in the 71st minute, Paul Kennedy equalized form close range. The goal stood despite protestations from Town players about an offside. Celtic pressed forward for the remainder of the game but could not breach a well marshaled Town defence. The period of extra time was a tame affair with both sides remaining cautious. The dreaded penalty shoot-out saw the unfortunate Town striker David McGrath's powerful penalty strike the bar and thus resulted in Celtic winning 5-4

Tipperary Youth Cup Semi Final: Peake Villa 2-0 Clonmel Town
It was just one of those days for the Youths. How we came away from this game on the end of a 2-0 defeat is puzzling. In control from the start and playing all the football in the first twenty minutes the suddenly found themselves 1-0 following a bad defensive mixup. Again Town regrouped but could not break down a Peake Villa team who were defending very well. The 2nd half was more of the same with Town constantly knocking on the door but their finishing let them down badly and we were caught with a sucker punch with minutes to go to make it 2-0. Hard to take but thats football and best of luck to Villa and Celtic who contest the final.

TSDL Premier League: Wilderness Rovers 0-4 Clonmel Town

Town produced a fine workman like performance on Sunday in the Wilderness defeating the home side with a comfortable 4-0 victory thanks to a double strike from Tony Scully and one each from Paul Shanahan and Shane Flynn. Scully put Town in front after 5 minutes with a fine shot from 25 yards but Town were made wait till the stroke of half time for their second as Paul Shanahan nipped in at the front post to nod home to make it 2-0. Scully scored from the spot to make it 3-0 on 75 minutes and Shane Flynn put the icing on the cake on 85 to make it 4-0. Well done to Jamie, Anthony and the team.

TSDL Youth League: Clonmel Town
1-2 Cahir Park
Town Youths suffered their 1st league defeat of the season in almost 2 years to Cahir Park on Saturday morning. For a meaninless game in which Town would be presented the Tony Cusse Cup after the match credit to both teams who served up an exciting game of football. Cahir stunned Town after 5 minutes when they took the lead with an amazing free kick from Gerard Cronin from all of 35 yards. Town got back into the game but cudnt break down a defiant Cahir defence and also had a call for penalty waved on. The 2nd half started with more of the same with Town becoming more dominant but again were caught against the run of play and found themselves 2-0 down following a bad defensive mix up. All credit to the Town as they fought back again and on 75 mintes Ashley Laslett headed home from a corner to make it an exciting finish. Town had another penalty appeal waved on in amazement but it was not to be and Cahir held out for a 2-1 win. Luke Trimble captain of Clonmel Town was presented with the League trophy after the game and thanked his team, management and club for all their hard work all year, well done to all involved.

TSDL Premier League: Clonmel Town
0-0 Clonmel Celtic
This top of the table local derby ended in a stalemate. It was a very entertaining game played in extremely diffcult conditions. Town started brightly and a tony Scully free kick was parried away by former Town custodian Richie Ryan. Dwayne Burns had the first real chance of the match in the fifteenth minute when he pulled his shot wide from close range. Both sides were playing good attacking football and Town were unlucky in the 26th minute when a powerful Levi Whelan free kick was gathered at the second attempt by Richie Ryan. Two minutes later, Ryan saved bravely at the feet on Shane Flynn to avert a certain goal. In the 32nd minute, Celtic had their best chance of the game, when following a good passing move, Evan McGuire had a close range effort brilliantly saved by Evan Comerford. Celtic had the majority of the possession for the remainder of the half but failed to create any opportunites against a well organised Town defence. Town opened the the second half brightly. In the 50th minute, after a Paul Shananhan knock on, David McGrath raced through but shot straight at the keeper. Two minutes later Evan Comerford tipped over a Seanie O'Hara effort. Town pushed on for a winner and David McGrath went close in the 80th minute.  The hosts kept on the pressure but could not force a winner in the closing stages.

TSDL Youth League: Clerihan 0-4 Clonmel Town

The Youths retained their TSDL League title and 10th title in the club's history in Clerihan on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 4-0 win over Clerihan and Two Mile Borris beating Cahir Park 3-0 in Newhill Park to end their interest in the league. Town had most of the possesion and could not break the deadlock, Clerihan made it hard for Town and it took a penalty from Stephen Kelly on 44 minutes to make the breakthrough. The 2nd half was more of the same and that man again Mark O'Reilly popped up two net twice to give his team a comfortable advantage going into the latter stages of the game. Conor Prendergast made it 4-0 as he flicked on a corner which deflected off a defenders leg on the stroke of fulltime. As news filtered through from Borris of a Cahir defeat celebrations begun on the field. Well done to Jonathan, Chris, George and especially the team on a massive achievement going 11 games unbeaten to take the title.

Tipperary Cup 3rd Round: Cahir Park 0-3 Clonmel Town
Town progressed to the next round after a good display in Cahir. Cahir had an early chance after some neat passing but Adrian Cleere cleared the danger. Town started to get on top and Paul Shanahan had a shot saved in the 21st minute. Tony Scully's 35 yard free kick was pushed out for a corner by the keeper on the half hour. Two minutes later following a lovely knock down by David McGrath, Shane Flynn shot home the opening goal. Town held this lead at the break. A minute into the second half, Cahir broke following a Town corner and thier striker shot wide with the goal at his mercy. This was a warning to Town and they took command of the game. In the 50th minute, Shane Flynn's cross decieved the Cahir keeper and sailed into the net for Town's second goal. Fifteen minutes later David McGrath scored a well deserved goal when he scored from close range, Town had several chances to increase the lead but failed to capitalise and saw the remainder of the match out comfortably. Well done to Jamie, Tony and the squad.

TDSL Youth Division 1: Clonmel Town 4-3 Two Mile Borris

Town Youths earned a massive 3 points in the Complex today coming from behind twice to win a seven goal thriller. Town started slowly but got into their stride and took the lead after 35 minutes when Mark O'Reilly nodded home a cross from Ashley Laslett. Borris equalised through Callum O'Connor on the stroke of half-time to the shock of the home side to make it 1-1 at the break. Borris took a 2-1 lead thanks to Kieran Hennessey on 68 minutes and from this point forward the game was turned on its head as Harry O'Connor rifled home the equaliser to the top corner. Hennessy put Borris in front again 3-2 but their lead didnt last long as former Borris player Ashley Laslett drove home with a super effort from outside the area. The final 10 minutes was helter skelter and thankfully for Town Laslett again struck home from an acute angle to claim all three points for his team. Well done to all involved. Notable performers were Mark O'Reilly, Kevin Fahey, Michael Connolly and Ashley Laslett.

TDSL Premier Division: Peake Villa 0-1 Clonmel Town
A John Shanahan goal two minutes before half time was sufficient to secure all three Clonmel Credit Union Premier League points against strugglers Peake Villa and put the former champions back on top in a game played at the Tower Grounds, Thurles last Sunday. With overnight leaders Clonmel Celtic involved in Munster Junior Cup action this was an opportunity for arch-rivals Clonmel Town to regain top spot and they took it with both hands. As early as the 8th minute John Shanahan saw a shot rebound of the woodwork. Peake Villa still just above the relegation zone with games quickly running out saw Jody O’Mahoney come close and Ted O’Connor head wide from a good position. The deadlock was broken on 43 minutes when Peake Villa failed to clear their lines allowing John Shanahan the room to fire low into the corner of the goal from 18 yards to give Clonmel Town the lead. Clonmel Town should have doubled their lead on 56 minutes when David McGrath was one-on-one with the keeper but dragged his shot the wrong side of the post. That let-off saw Peake Villa regain the upper hand, but the home side were denied by some good saves by the Clonmel Town net-minder. The nearest Peake Villa came to drawing level was when a dipping shot from Noel Kent was tipped over the crossbar by the Town ‘keeper after 67 minutes. Over the final quarter of a hour Clonmel Town regained control and held on to take the three points on offer. This result sees a Clonmel Town side that are unbeaten return to the top on 27 points with 3 games left. They have a single point lead over unbeaten Clonmel Celtic, who have a game less played. Peake Villa remain just above the drop zone on 11 points with just 1 game left.

Weekend Roundup

The A team earned another 3 valuable points away from home when they defeated Peake Villa 1-0 in the Tower Grounds thanks to a goal from John Shanahan. The B team played out a 4-4 draw away to Killusty. They unfortunately let a 4-2 lead slip in the last 10 minutes of the game, on the scoresheet were Thomas Whallet, Alan Lonergan, Owen Lonergan and Paudie Whelan. The Youths defeated St Michaels 3-0 in Cooke Park on Saturday with a double strike from Mark O'Reilly and the 3rd from Ian McGrath. Well done to all.

TDSL Premier Division: St Michaels 2-3 Clonmel Town
Town earned a massive 3 points in Cooke Park today beating arch rivals St Michaels 3-2 in a hotly contested fixture. Michaels were first out of the blocks with Richie Ryan scoring a fine goal to put the home side in front. Town battled back and had an equaliser on 35 minutes through an OG from Paul Tobin. Town began dominating and just before half time the enigmatic Barry Ryan put his side 2-1 up going in at the break. Town stretched their lead just after half time thanks to a David McGrath effort which crept past the keeper. St Michaels were awarded a penalty in injury time which James Walsh converted but the whistle blew moments later to the relief of the Town players and supporters, well done to all involved.

TDSL Premier Division: Clonmel Town
2-2 Cashel Town
Town missed the opportunity to go top of the league when they dropped two points. Cashel hit the front in the 8th minute when Shane Stapelton scored after his initial shot was saved. In the 20th minute, from a free just inside the Town half, an unmarked David Slaterry headed home the visitors second. Town's response was immediate and Tony Scully scored from the penalty spot in the 28th minute. The hosts dominated the remainder of the half and had several chances. The equaliser came on the stroke of half time when Barry Ryan finished from clsoe range following a great run and cross by Paul Horan. The second half was a scrappy affair and both teams struggled to get a foothold in the game. Town had a late chance in the 90th minute to win the game but David Mcgrath failed to hit the target.

FAI Junior Cup 6th Round: Carew Park 3-1 Clonmel Town
Town's interest in the 2013 FAI Junior Cup ended with disappointment in Limerick on Sunday afternoon losing out 3-1 to Limerick League leaders Carew Park. Town started well but found themselves behind after 36 minutes and it stayed 1-0 at the break. Town looked a revived team in the 2nd period and equalised through David McGrath and looked well on top for the next couple of minutes until disaster struck conceding a poor 2nd goal to knock the wind out of their sales. Town pushed on in the final minutes for the equaliser and were caught on the break in injury time to make it 3-1 to end the FAI Journey for this year. Well done to this young team on a fine cup run, they should take a lot from today looking into the future.

TDSL Premier Division: Bansha Celtic 1-7 Clonmel Town

Town warmed up for next weeks F.A.I. Junior Cup tie with a good display and a comfortable victory on Sunday morning last. Town were in the ascendancy from the kick off and had several chances before Levi Whelan opened the scoring in the 8th minute. Five minutes later, Bansha equalized when a Tony Egan free kick struck the bar and the rebound was headed home. Town regained their composure and dominated the remainder of the half. Goals from Tony Scully (25th minute penalty) and after a flowing move, a great finish byDavid McGrath in the 28th minute saw Town comfortably lead going into half time. In the 61st minute, a superb through ball from Tony Scully was expertly finished by Shane Flynn. Three goals in a three minute spell from Paul Shanahan (68 mins) and a Barry Ryan brace (69 & 70 mins) completed the scoring.

Tipperary Youth Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 6-1 St Michaels
The Youths recorded a comprehensive 6-1 win over St Michaels on Saturday afternoon in the Complex. After having a slow start Town got into the game and begun to create chances with Mark O'Reilly going close twice. On 20 minutes St Michaels shocked the homeside when Elliot Thompson put the visitors ahead with a fine finish from an acute angle. Town responded brilliantly and within a ten minute spell they found themselves 3-1 up thanks to two goals from debutant Ashley Laslett who throughout the game was a constant menace up front and the 3rd from a fantastic effort from Harry O'Connor from the edge of the area. The 2nd half was more of the same and the next goal was to be the all important and thankfully for Town it came from a wonder strike from Mark O'Reilly whose shot looped over the keeper and into the net to seal the game for Town. Credit to Town who pushed on in search for more goals and they came from headers from Kevin Fahey and Stephen Kelly. This result eases Town into the Semi Final of the Cup which they are defending champions of. Well done to all involved. Team: M Boland, S Kelly, G Hearn, T Kirwan, C Millea, L Trimble, I McGrath, M O'Reilly, H O'Connor, K Fahey & A Laslett Subs: R Dennehy for M Boland, J Bates for G Hearn, D Looney for M O'Reilly & S Crowley

Seasons Greetings
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Clonmel Town F.C. to all players, coaches, managers and supporters associated with the club. Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Bradley Devine, Muiris Walsh and Eamon Wynne from their recent ill-health. A special word of thanks to our loyal and supportive sponsors, The Local Bar, for their continuous hospitality and generosity throughout the past year.

TDSL Premier Division: Old Bridge 0-2 Clonmel Town
Town came out on top in this local derby top of the table clash on Sunday morning last. Town dominated the game from the start and missed several opportunities in the first half, most notable when Barry Ryan headed over from close range. The Bridge suffered a setback when Stephen Kearns was deservedly sent off in the 28th minute for violent conduct. The hosts enjoyed their best spell of the game in the opening ten minutes of the second half but did not trouble the Town defence. Paul Shanahan scored the opening goal in the 59th minute when the flight of his 30 yard free kick seemed to deceive Brian Sweeney in the goal , and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Town pressed forward and it was no surprise when Shane Flynn added the second in the 74th minute when his 20 yard shot squirmed under the keeper's body and into the goal. The remainder of the game saw the host's have a lot of the possession but in truth never troubled Town's well marshaled back four.

Munster Youths Cup 2nd Round: Nenagh AFC 2-0 Clonmel Town
The Youths interest in the Munster Youths Cup ended on Saturday afternoon following a defeat by Nenagh AFC. Town were very poor in the first 45 minutes but luckliy went in 0-0 at half-time. A more improved 2nd half saw Town get into the game and missed numerous chances to take the lead but could not find that illusive goal. It looked like it was going to be Town's day as the home side went down to ten men on 75 minutes but almost instantly after the dismassal Nenagh took the lead which killed Towns resurgence and with minutes remaining on the clock the scored a 2nd for a deserved win. In games like this you need to take your chances when given them and it costly Town dearly today. Hard luck to all involved! Team: R Dennehy, S Crowley, G Hearn, S Kelly, T Kirwan, M Connolly, K Kirwan, C Arrigan, M O'Reilly & K Fahey Subs: H O'Connor for K Kirwan, I McGrath for C Arrigan & M Boland

FAI Junior Cup Draw (Last 32)
Crettyard FC or Westport Utd v Bridge Utd or Killarney Ath or TEK FC
Cappry Rvs. or Innishvilla FC v City Utd
Villa FC v Pike Rovers
Roscommon or Ballinasloe or Kilnamanagh FC v Rosegreen FC or Castlebar FC
Clonmanny Shamrocks FC v Collinstown FC
St Peters or Willow Park or Ballymun Utd v Richmond FC or Keadue Rovers
Athenry FC v Ballina Town or Kilbarrack Utd.
O’ Devaney Dunard FC v Pearse Celtic
St. Pats CY v Bellurgan Utd
Regional Utd or Tullamore FC or Ardee Celtic v Glen Celtic B or Carrick Utd
Corrib Rgs or Sheriff YC v Glenea Utd
Carew Park v Clonmel Town
St Brendans Park v College Corths or Cherryorchard FC
North End or Janesboro FC v Broadford Utd or Hartstown Huntstown FC
Terenure FC or Park Utd v Kilumney Utd or Clonmel Celtic
St. Kevins Boys v Ringsend Rvs or Ringmahon Rgs.

FAI Junior Cup 5th Round: Clonmel Town 2-0 Moyne Rovers
Town progressed to the next round of the national cup with a well deserved victory. Town were understrength and had several players unavailable due to injury and suspension. Paul Horan and Levi Whelan went close in the opening five minutes for the hosts. Moyne were a young, energetic team who played good football throughout the game. However Town were the stronger side in the first half and took the lead in the 20th minute when Deavid McGrath bundled home from close range. Town dominated the remainder of the half and in the 35th minute, Shane Flynn slotted home the second after great work from Barry Ryan. Moyne had a lot of the possession in the second half but did not trouble a well organised Town defence. Evan Comerford pulled off a good save on the hour from a long distance shot and in that was the only time the Town goal was troubled. Barry Ryan and Paul Shanahan went close in the final quarter for Town, who finished the game in the ascendency.

Munster Youths Cup 2nd Round: Cahir Park 1-3 Clonmel Town
The setup a mouthwatering 3rd round Munster tie with old foes Nenagh AFC by overcoming Cahir Park on Saturday last. Gearoid Hearn gave Town the lead against the run of play after 17 minutes, a lead which Town held till the 70th when Cahir were awarded a penalty which they duely converted. Five minutes later Kevin Fahey was upended in the box and it took a rebound from a Stephen Kelly missed penalty to retake the lead. The introduction of Jack Kennedy changed the pattern of the game and he sealed the win when he glanced a header of the keeper which spun into the net for a great win for the Youths. Well done to all involved.

Weekend Action
Unfortunately the A Team game against Bansha Celtic was postponed on Sunday. This is not the best situation in preparation for next weeks all important FAI Junior Cup fixture against Moyne Rangers of Wexford. The B Team drew 1-1 against Kilsheelan in Ferryhouse after been 1-0 down thanks to a goal from Thomas Whalley, his 4th in 2 games.

TDSL Youth 1st Division: Bansha Celtic 0-3 Clonmel Town
The Youths fought out a fine 3-0 victory over Bansha Celtic on Saturday afternoon in Bansha thanks to a super finish from Harry O'Connor who showed great technique to loop the ball over the keepers head and a brace of goals from Kevin Kirwan, his first been amazing solo effort which would grace any level of football. Hard work and work ethic was evident throughout the 90 minutes with Conor Arrigan bossing midfield from start to finish. Another notable performace came from the Bansha Celtic keeper who pulled off quite a number of fantastic saves to keep his side in the game, well done to all involved.

TDSL Youth 1st Division: Clonmel Town 3-2 St Michaels
Both sides played out an entertaining game in Ferryhouse in terrible condiditons on Saturday afternoon. Kevin Fahey put the home side in front after 15 minutes but St Michaels pulled back an equaliser though John Carew. Cathal Ryan put Michaels ahead 5 minutes into the 2nd half to the shock of the home side with a super strike. Credit to Town who kept going and finally found an equaliser with 20 minutes to go with a Harry O’Connor penalty. Town pushed on got their just reward when Michael Connolly kept his cool to slot home with 2 minutes left on the clock. This was a valuable win for the Youths.

TDSL Premier Division: Clonmel Town
1-0 Peake Villa

Town gained a hard-earned victory in the Complex on Sunday morning. Both teams were understrength, missing several first teamregulars. Town had the majority of the possession in the 1st half but lacked composure in the final third of the pitch and did not capitalise on this. Peake offered very little going forward and at half time the game remained scoreless. As the 2nd half began, the weather conditions deteriorated resulting in a very slippery playing surface. Peake opened brightly and the hosts had to rely on stand-in keeper Paul Shanahan on two occasions to pull off good saves. The visitors in the 52nd minute had a head from a corner hit the underside of the bar and bounce out to safety, much to Town's relief. Town pushed on for the remainder of the game and Peake were relying on the counter attack. Levi Whelan had a free-kick saved in the 72nd minute. Town's best chance came in the 83rd minute when DavidMcGrath's fine turn and shot was saved by thekeeper and Jason Coffey headed wide form the rebound. As the game entered the closing stages, an excellent diagonal Tony Scully pass found David McGrath in the area, who as he chested the ball down was clearly fouled. TonyScully scored from the penalty (87th minute). Two minutes later Paul Horan had a shot blocked on the line following a great Town move. This was the last significant piece of action and Town were worthy winners.

Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town 4-1 Kilbehenny Celtic

Town progressed to the next round with a comfortable win. It was one-way traffic in the 1st half with Town missing some good chances and Kilbehenny clearing the ball off the line on several occasions. David McGrath broke the deadlock in the 4oth minute when he finished from close range. Two minutes later, Barry Ryan slid home the second. Kilbehenny to their credit kept playing football and it was not until the 74th minute that Town scored the third from an Evan Comerford penalty. Kilbehenny's Denis O'Dywer scored the goal of the game in the 77th minute. In the 84th minute, Levi Whelan slammed home Town's fourth to finish.

Timmy Halley Memorial Winter League
The annual tournament will commence on the first weekend in November. Any teams still interested in participating please contact the Complex on 052-6126600. The following rules apply to the tournament. All players must wear the proper footwear - NO BLADES - and shinpads. No sliding tackles permitted. Respect towards match/tournament officials is required and if not upheld is a breach if tournament rules and will be handled accordingly. All teams must be present at the venue 15 minutes prior to kick-off. Only team managers and players permitted pitchside during games. All spectators must remain outside the arena and any children present supervised at all times by their responsible adult.  If a team has an objection, they must present a solid case to the tounament committe who will decide on such matters.

Youth Cup 1st Round: Nenagh AFC 2-0 Clonmel Town
The Youths made their exit from the FAI Youth Cup after a 2-0 defeat away to Nenagh AFC. Town started the game brightly and in the course of the game hit the bar 3 times and missed numourous guilt edged chances which is criminal in major competitions such as this. Town conceded their first goal on the stoke of half time which was a major blow after having most of the play. Town pushed forward and with minutes left were caught on the break to make it 2-0, hard luck to all involved.

FAI Junior Cup 3rd Round: St Nicholas 0-1 Clonmel Town
Town progressed to the next round of the National cup competition after a hard-earned victory at Danny O'Dwyer Park on Sunday last. The host's aided by a strong wind had Town under pressure in the opening half-hour. Evan Comerford tipped over a long range free kick in the 21st minute, and this was the only real chance created by St. Nicholas despite the conditions. Paul Shanahan shot into the side netting in the 37th minute and a scrappy first half drew to a close with the game scoreless. Town began getting the upper hand in the second periods but suffered a scare when St. Nicholas striker shot just wide form the edge of the area in the 54th minute. David McGrath was introduced on the hour and had an immediate impact when his cross was handled in the area and Town awarded a penalty. Tony Scully slotted it home. However within five minutes, the host's had a chance to level the game when they were awarded a penalty. The St. Nicholas keeper took the resultant kick and blasted it wide. He had a busy 2nd half and was lucky twice when committed challenges on Town players in the area that would not have looked out of place a few miles up the road in Thomond Park, but was not penalized on either occasion. St. Nicholas continued to press forward but did not create any goalscoring chances. Both David McGrath and Barry Ryan saw efforts well saved by St.Nicholas keeper in the closing minutes. Well done to Jamie, Tony and the squad and we await the next round draw.

Tipperary Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town B 0-2 Cashel Town B
The B teams interest in the Tipperary is over for another season after a 2-0 defeat at home to Cashel Town. They played well for most of the game but could not put away their chances which cost them dearly, hard luck to all the lads.

Oscar Traynor Squad
Evan Comerford, David McGrath, Adam McSharry and Michael Quinlivan have been named in the TSDL Squad for their game against Kilkenny, best of luck to all involved.

TDSL Youth 1st Division: Two Mile Borris 1-3 Clonmel Town

The Youths continued their great run of form which saw them grind out a fine 3-1 away win over Borris in Newhill Park.
Town hit the ground running and were 1-0 thanks to a Stephen Kelly penalty, his 3rd from the spot from the season. Town then lost the influential Kevin Fahey thorugh a dead leg which was a huge loss to the tea. Town hit the bar with Michael Connolly and Harry O'Connor in the matter of minutes but the game went in at 1-0 to the visitors with the home side still looking dangerous. The 2nd half was more of the same dominanace from Town and on 65 minutes Mark O'Reilly gave Town some breathing space when he raced through the offside trap and drilled past the keeper. On 75 minutes the excellent Stephen Kelly made it 3-1 and the points safe has he scrambled home the ball after some confusion in the Borris penalty area. Well done to all on a fine performance. Next up is an away trip in Nenagh AFC in the FAI Youth Cup on Saturday the 20th which will be a tough encounter. TEAM: R Dennehy, S Kelly, G Hearn, L Trimble, T Kirwan, M O'Reilly, M Connolly, I McGrath, H O'Connor, K Kirwan & K Fahey SUBS: S Crowley, J Bates, P Power, C Prendergast, C Millea & D Looney

TDSL Premier Division: Clonmel Town
2-4 Cashel Town
Town came away with 3 valuable points from Cashel on Sunday afternoon. Town raced into the lead and by 41 minutes were 3-0 up thanks to goals from Raymie Condon, Shane Flynn and Barry Ryan. An age old problem of not keeping clean sheets crept up again and on the stroke of half-time they conceded a sloppy goal to make it 3-1 at the break. Cashel in the 2nd half pushed forward and on 65 minutes they got a second to make it an intesting last half hour but 10 minutes later Adam McSharry made the game safe will a piledriver freekick which gave the keeper no chance. Town played well in patches with Paul Horan and Levi Whelan very industrious in midfield, McSharry McGrath and Scully linked well in attack. Well done to jamie, Anthony and the team.

FAI U17 Challenge Cup: Clonmel Town 2-4 Cashel Town
Town were defeated on penalties after a 0-0 draw AET and if truth be told this game should of been put to bed within the 90 minutes. The game lacked some drive and conviction and as the game wore on Rosenallis were happy to let this game be decided by spotkicks. Town had fine efforts saved by Gearoid Hearn and Jack Kennedy but could not break the deadlock. Town will obviously be disappointed but hopefully learn from this game as they look for success in Munster and FAI in the Youths.

Timmy Halley Tournament 2012/13
The annual league is due to commence either last weekend of October or first weekend November. The entrance fee is 100 euro per team and 50 euro per game played. Any teams interested in entering please contact P.J. O'Reilly on 0857773366 or any committee member.

Munster Junior Cup Preliminary Round: Old Bridge 4-2 Clonmel Town
We were eliminated from the provincial cup on Sunday last in Ferryhouse, in a game which was a tale of two early and two late goals. In a bizarre opening, we were two goals down after 90 seconds. The first goal was scored 30 seconds into the game when Richie Crowe's low cross was tapped in by Emmet Johnson. A minute later, Bridge were awarded a penalty when Evan Comerford's brave save at the feet of Crowe was deemed a foul by the ref to the amazement of everyone at the game. One of many very poor decision's by the match official on the day. Emmet Ryan slotted home the spot kick. Town straight away went at the opposition and forced a couple of chances. In the 12th minute, Michael Quinlivan was upended in the box and Tony Scully scored the resultant spot-kick. The remainder of the half was dominated by Town. A Paul Shanahan header struck the bar in the 26th minute. Paul levelled the game with a close range header four minutes later. The second half was a tense affair in which the Bridge had more possesion and looked the better side. Town did however have two good chances which were not converted. The game went to extra time and seemed to be heading to the dreaded penalty shoot-out. But in the 108th minute, a long ball found our defence napping and Eoin Leahy ran through to score. A minute later, Bridge keeper Brian Sweeney pulled off a wonder save from a Tony Scully shot. From the resultant corner, the Bridge scored a breakaway goal from Richie Crowe. Again, Town went forward and Sweeney pulled off a great save at the death. Hard luck to Jamie, Tony and the squad. Best of luck to the Old Bridge in the next round.

Munster Youths Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town
3-0 Clonmel Celtic
The Youths are through to round two of the Munster Youth Cup thanks to a 3-0 home win over neighbours Clonmel Celtic in the Complex on Saturday afternoon. Town started brightly and should of took the lead with both Luke Trimble and Harry O'Connor both hitting the crossbar in the first 20 minutes. Kevin Fahey and Kevin Kirwan were causing Celtic all sorts of problems and it was Kirwans inch perfect pass to set Fahey in on goal who confidently fired home to the top corner of the net to give his side a 1-0 cushion after a half hour which it stayed like that till half-time. The 2nd half started with more pressure from Town and on 50 minutes great work from Harry O'Connor setup Fahey for his second to give Town some breathing space. Kirwan added Town's 3rd on 65 minutes to kill off the game when he blasted home from inside the area. Well done to all. Town now face a tough test in the 2nd round as they face an away trip to Cahir Park.

FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Thurles Celtic 0-6 Clonmel Town
Town progressed ot the next round of the National Cup competition with a comfortable win in Thurles on Sunday. Town hit the front after two minutes when Michael Quinlivan scored from a Paul Shanahan pass. In the tenth minute, Barry Ryan was fouled on the edge of the box. From the resultant free-kick, Adam McSharry hammered home Town's second. Celtic came into the game amd had a goal ruled out for offside in the 20th minute. Five minutes later, Colm Breen headed over for the hosts. Town scored their 3rd in the 32nd minute when Paul Shanahan scored after he was was put through by a clever Michael Quinlivan back-heel. This goal effectively finished the game as a contest. The second half was a dour affair. Alan Considine shot over for Celtic in the 75th minute. Three minutes later a Mark Quinlan free hit the post. Town hit a fourth in the 80th minute when David McGrath headed home a Barry Ryan cross. Paul Horan added the fifth in the 85th minute and two minutes form time, David McGrath completed the scoring from an Adam McSharry pass.

Schoolboy Fixtures 15 Sept
U13A CTFC v Moyglass 11am
U13B CTFC v Gortnahue 12.30pm
U15 CTFC B v CTFC A 2pm

(All in Ferryhouse)

TSDL Division 1 Youth League: Clonmel Town 4-0 Clonmel Celtic
Town Youths had a fine 4-0 win against neighbours Clonmel Celtic on Saturday last. The game begun with the usual derby pace but as the game began to settle Town took control and took the lead thanks to a Kevin Fahey free kick. The same man hit the crossbar and post within seconds as Town pushed forward for a second. Mark O'Reilly was on top form in midfield with Ian McGrath as were the centre back partnership of Luke Trimble and Stephen Kelly. The second half started with Town pressing forward for their second goal. Celtic defended well but it wasn’t long before Town added to their tally and within minutes they had trebled their league. A piece of magic from Mark O'Reilly on 55 minutes as he spotted the Celtic keeper off his line and his sublime lob from all of 40 yards was inch perfect. O'Reilly made it 3-0 moments later as he flicked a near post header to the net to end the game as a contest. Stephen Kelly put the icing on the cake with a penalty minutes from time. Well done to all.

Premier Division: Clonmel Town 3-3 Old Bridge
The second Clonmel derby in a week was an entertaining game played in glorious sunshine at The Complex. The Bridge opened the scoring on the half hour when Emmet Johnson flicked home Emmet Ryan's free kick. Town's response was immediate and Tony Scully drilled home a twenty five yard free kick in the 31st minute. The same player put Town ahead on the stroke of half time from the penalty spot. Town started the second half in a very sloppy fashion and were punished when Emmet Johnson shot home in the 52nd minute when the defence should have cleared. Johnson was proving to be a handful and was upended in the Town area in the 65th minute. Emmet Ryan slotted home the resultant penalty. Town had the visitors on the back foot for the remainder of the game and equalised in the 82nd minute. An Adam McSharry cross was headed home by Rian Clancy. Emmet Johnson's eventful day ended with him been shown a red card for a second bookable offence in the 84th minute. Town bombarded the Bridge goal in the closing minutes but could not find a winner.

TSDL Division 1 Youth League: Peake Villa 2-3 Clonmel Town

The Youths begun the defence of their League title with a 3-2 away win over Peake Villa. After a slow start Town took control of the game with Michael Connolly putting his team in front after 25 minutes, Kevin Fahey then doubled the lead after 35 minutes. Town went in at the break with a 2-0 lead. The 2nd half begun brightly again and the signs were good for Town as Tom Kirwan scored from a corner to make it 3-0. On 60 minutes Town gave away a penalty which Villa converted to give them hope at 3-1. A couple of switches seemed to upset the flow of the team and on 85 minutes Villa scored again to make it an uneasy final 5 minutes for Town but they thankfully held out. Good 3 points but definetly room for improvement. They take on Cahir Park next week which should be an interesting fixture.

Clonmel Town Schoolboys Academy Season 2012/13

Please note training for the various age groups recommences in the Cashel Road Complex at the following dates/times;

U11 (2002) – Sat 1st Sept 2:00 - 3:15
U10 (2003) - Sat 1st Sept 3:15 - 4:30
U9 (2004) - Sat 1st Sept 4:30 - 5:30
U7&8 (2005 & 2006) – Sun 2nd Sept 10:00- 11:00

New players welcome, registration forms will be distributed at the first training session. We look forward to seeing you all.

TSDL Premier League: Clonmel Town 2-0 Bansha Celtic
Town came away with a victory in this opening fixture. The first half was a scrappy affair probably not helped by the delayed kick off due to a mix-up by the match official. Town's Shane Flynn had two header's wide towards the end of the half and they were the only note-worthy efforts. In the 47th minute, Bansha hit the post from a Stoke's header. Town went ahead two minutes later when Michael Quinlivan finished at the back post from a Adam McSharry corner. A minute later, following his mazy run, Shane Flynn blasted home Town's second. Bansha then had their best spell of the game and forced a couple of set pieces. From one free-kick, Tony Egan struck the Town bar and the rebound was scrambled clear. The remaining thirty minutes was a tame affair with Towncomfortably keeping possession and  twice hitting the cross bar through Jason Coffey and in the 90th minute, David McGrath. Team: Comerford, Browne, Yates, Quinlivan, Condon, Flynn, Shanahan, Scully, McSharry, Whelan, Ryan Subs: Coffey & McGrath

A New Season Dawns

The new Premier League season kicks off on Saturday evening as Clonmel Town entertain newly promoted Bansha Celtic in the Complex at 6.30pm, Clonmel Town are fielding a team of Youth and experience, it great to see so many players come through our system. Best of luck to the team for the season, we should all get behind them.

A Successful Clonmel Town Summer Camp

The clubs annual summer soccer camp was a resounding success again this year with 117 kids in attendance. The Complex was a delightfull sight as the future of our club showcased their skills in splendid sunshine. A special thank you to the coaches Jonathan Donoghue, Aoife O'Reilly, Shane Flynn, Mickey O'Reilly, Michael Quinlivan, Liam Hayes, Levi Whelan, Keith Browne and organiser Paul Scully, all who ensured it was a fun week for all. Well done!

Kitty Kiely RIP
Condolences to the Club Chairman Bobba Kiely and his family on the death of his mother Kitty early Saturday morning, may she rest in peace. Reposing at her daughter's residence Maeve Carey (Caherclough) Monroe, Lisronagh from 3pm to 7pm on Sunday evening. Removal to S.S. Peter & Paul's Church on Monday arriving for Requiem Mass at 1pm. Burial immediately afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Clonmel Town FC Summer Camp
The clubs annual summer soccer camp which is completely full takes place from 7th - 10th August 10.30am - 2pm each day at the Complex. Registered kids please bring suitable wet gear, boots, runners and a packed lunch with a drinks bottle. Please note to avoid delays on opening morning. There is an oppurtunity to pay the Camp Balance and collect camp kit on Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th July 10am - 11am on both days at the complex canteen. We look forward to a week of fun and enjoyment for all.

Joe Delaney Cup Final: Clonmel Town 4-1 Nenagh AFC
The Youths kept their best performance till last on Friday evening as they swept a fancied Nenagh side away with a fantastic 4-1 win. This was a commanding display from start to finish built on real work ethic, grit and determination. Leaders were seen all over the pitch, Comerford in goal has grown into a colossus and could not be faulted for the goal conceded; he was able when called upon and was assured from corners which gave his side some real stability. The back four of Michael Connolly, Johnny Yates, Cathal McKeever and Tom Kirwan put in a tigerish display all evening. Kirwan chipped in with the 4th goal with a marvellous header with ten minutes to go. The midfield trio of Colman Kennedy, Ian Fahy and Greg Henry dominated midfield and complimented each others attacking and defensive display while the wingers Man of the Match Shane Flynn and Kevin Fahey gave both full-backs a night to forget while up front the lone ranger Thomas Fitzgerald held his line superbly and brought his midfielders into play whenever possible. The goals came just at the right time for Town, on 25 minutes the first came from quick thinking from Kevin Fahey as his quick free-kick saw Greg Henry nod home past an oncoming Nenagh keeper to give his side the lead, the 2nd on 35 minutes was the result of Shane Flynn's mesmerising run down the left flank and his pin point cross was headed home by Thomas Fitzgerald. In the second half on the hour Flynn got in on the scoring as he combined with Greg Henry and he walloped home an amazing effort from just inside the box. Tom Kirwan put the icing on the cake when he powered home from a corner to put the game to bed. The three substitutes of Harry O'Connor, Conor Arrigan and Robbie Flynn when introduced each gave a seamless performance so didn’t interrupt Town's flowing football. Well done to the team and management on a great year yielding three trophies. TEAM: Evan Comerford, Michael Connolly, Johnny Yates, Cathal McGeever, Tom Kirwan, Ian Fahey, Thomas Fitzgerald, Colman Kennedy, Greg Henry, Shane Flynn, Kevin Fahey SUBS: Harry O'Connor, Conor Arrigan and Robbie Flynn NOT USED: Stephen Kelly, Luke Trimble, Michael Boland and Rohaan Kahn

Joe Delaney Cup Final Preview

This Friday evening see's the long awaited clash between Clonmel Town and Nenagh AFC in the 2012 Joe Delaney Cup Final. This should be a cracking tie, both sides have met twice this season in Provincial and National competitions with Town coming out on top in both games by the narrowest of margins so third time round it should be extremely difficult against a side waiting to prove a point. Town will also go into this game with something to say having been thrown out of the competition unfairly last year for been unable to field a team because of the Leaving Certificate. Town won their League and Cup with consumate ease but have not played for a couple of weeks so will look to start the game well. Town are without inspirational Keith Browne through suspension and winger Kevin Kirwan but apart from that have a full squad to choose from. Game kicks off at 7pm in Newhill Park. Best of luck to the team and management.

U12's Through Through To Danone Cup Finals in Dublin
Clonmel Town U12's have won the Danone Cup Regional Finals in Kilkenny today and are now heading to Dublin now for Last 8, well done to all involved, massive achievement. Town have a great history in this competition, hopefully we can keep the great work up.

U16's Win The Tipperary Cup
Lady luck shined down on the U16's last Sunday evening as Town defeated Banaha Celtic on penalties 8-7 after a 3-3 draw aftwer extra time after scoring last minute equaliser in normal time, fantastic achievement, well done to all Chris, George and all the team! Town have now captured the U13, U15 and U16 Cups in the past 2 weeks, all down to the great work and commitment from coaches and players, well done.

Youths Through To Joe Delaney Final
The Youths are through to the final of the Joe Delaney Cup thanks to a 2-1 away win over Two Mile Borris.
Shane Flynn put Town 1-0 with a fantastic header after 15 minutes, Kevin Kirwan made it 2-0 just before the break to make it 2-0. Town found it hard to close out the game as Borris stepped up their game and deservingly pulled a goal back but thankfully Town held out to qualify for the final for the second season in a row. They now face Nenagh AFC in the final who they have already beaten in the FAI and Munster this year but this will be a much tougher prospect as Town have injury worries and suspensions to contend with. Best of luck in the final.

Joe Delaney Cup
The Youths take on Two Mile Borris in Newhill Park this Saturday the 28th at 2.30pm, in the Quarter Final last Saturday they overcame Borrisokane 2-0 thanks to goals from Evan Comerford and Shane Flynn. Best of luck to all the lads. Hopefully they can claim a 3rd trophy this year.

AGM And Awards Night
The club held its AGM on Thursday evening. All Committee members were returned to their positions, Chris O'Flaherty was the only extra addition to the Committee. Following the meeting they presented their annual awards, congratulations to Noreen Donoghue, Mary Looby, Evan Comerford, Levi Whelan, Chris Boyle and Keith Browne on their thoroughly deserved awards and we thank them for their contribution this year. Well done to all.

Irish Schools International
Evan Comerford is in the Irish Schools International squad tomorrow evening as they take on Scotland in the RSC in Waterford at 7pm. We wish him the very best of luck. He will be looking for his 3rd Irish Cap. Hopefully a good crowd can make there way to Waterford to give him plenty of support.

Clonmel Town FC A.G.M.
The Annual General Meeting of Clonmel Town Football Club will be held on Thursday 19th April 2012 in the Complex at 7.30pm, please make every effort to attend at this is one of the most important meetings the club will hold in years.

Clonmel Town 5-0 St Michaels
(Tipp Youths Cup Final)

The Youths are the Tipperary Cup Champions thanks to a 5-0 drubbing of St Michaels in Cahir Park, this completed the domestic double and capped off a fine season for this promising side. It took a while for Town to adjust to the trying conditions in Cahir Park but when they did they were awesome. Kevin Faheys goal after 22 minutes typified Town's confidence when he chipped the keeper from 20 yards, an amazing opportunists goal. Greg Henry scored his 15th of the season when he raced onto a flick from Colman Kennedy and he shot past a helpless keeper with sublime ease. Thomas Fitzgerald made it 3-0 after 35 minutes when he got on the end of a Jonathan Yates perfect delivery, Fitzgerald added a 4th just before half-time to inevitably end the game as a contest. Town came out of the 2nd half with the same attitude in search for more goals but were met with a more stiff St Michaels side. Fitzgerald eventually completed his hatrick when he raced clear from the offside trap to claim the match ball and the deserved man of the match award. This was a stunning performance from a fantastic side which deserve every success they have had. Irish Schoolboys Evan Comeford was assured in goal all day while the backline of Tom Kirwan, Cathal McGeever, Johnny Yates and Robbie Flynn were sound through the ninty minutes. On the wings the speed merchants Michael Conolly and Kevin Kirwan tortured the full backs all afternoon. The midfield trio of Kennedy, Henry and Fahey dominated from start to finish and should of added to their tally, and last but not least lone striker Thomas Fitzgerald grabbed his hatrick with brilliance, thats 12 in the last 9 games, an amazing personal achievement. Substitutes which made an appearance were Mark Wallace, Sam Ryan and Conor Arrigan and when introduced were able replacements. Well done to management and the team on a League and Cup season.

Youth Cup Final Venue
The Tipperary Youths Cup Final has been fixed for Cahir Park on Saturday 17th March at 2.30pm. Cahir Park has been the venue for many a great day in Town's recent history so fingers crossed we can bring another Cup home to the Complex. We urge all our supporters to come out and support our young lads who are the future of our club. Best of  luck to Jonathan, Chris, Eoin and the team.

Youth Captain Ruled Out Final
The TSDL Committees three game suspension of Keith Browne was upheld by the Munster FA. The club were notified this Monday morning. We as a club believe that such a ban is far too severe. In times where we should be encouraging lads to play the game, we look to our League administrators to promote the game, not the opposite which they have done here. Browne is captain of Clonmel Town and a three game ban which includes the Cup Final all because he missed a TSDL Oscar Traynor game is scandalous.

Schoolboy Internation Preview
Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland Friday,
March 16, 2012, Pike Rovers FC, KO 3pm

Pike Rovers FC will play host to the Republic of Ireland Schools' team as they take on their counterparts Northern Ireland in the opening game of their Centenary Shield campaign on Friday, March 16 at 3pm. This will be the first competitive fixture in the competition for Manager, Ollie Horgan (St. Eunan’s College, Stranorlar). He will be hoping that home advantage will give the boys the edge they need to overcome a strong Northern Ireland selection. Rob Ramsey’s men were joint holders of the Shield along with Scotland following a successful campaign last season. This will be Ramsey’s second game of their current campaign having suffered a 4-0 defeat away to Scotland in the opening game of the year. The team will obviously be looking to improve their performance this time around. Horgan’s outfit have suffered defeat to the Northerners twice in the last three years having drawn 2-2 away to their border rivals three year’s previously. The Donegal native will be well aware of their history as he goes in search of his first win in four years.

The Republic of Ireland has a strong experienced outfit selected to represent the country with nine players all capped previously at underage level. These include Eoin Hyland (Oatlands College), Brian Lenihan (PBC, Cork), Daniel Morrissey (Midelton CBS), Rob Lehane (Douglas CS), Fearghal McMahon (St. Macartan’s College, Monaghan) and Joe O’Brien (Yeat’s College, Galway). Ireland are further boosted by the return of three key players from last season, these include Ryan Matthews (Clonkeen College), Paul Whyte (Castleisland CC) and Colm Horgan (Colaiste Einde, Galway)

The Schools’ team completed their preparations for the Centenary Shield campaign with a competitive friendly against Salthill Devon U19’s last week. The match was played in Drom with the Schools outfit springing a 4-1 victory for Horgan’s side. The Republic also played a competitive friendly against the Australian Schools at the end of January. The Irish lost 2-3 following a 2-1 lead at half time. The experimental side had plenty to gain from the game and led to a number of positional changes to the squad.

The Donegal native was happy with the team dynamic and the matches provided a good stepping stone in which to select a strong panel for this season. “The purpose of the games was to see all the players in action and each of the 20 got a decent run out”, he said. Evan Comerford (CBS High School, Clonmel) and Paul Whyte (Castleisland Community College) will fight it out for the number one jersey on Friday next.

Bray student Pierce Sweeney will be a welcome addition to the team alongside Anthony O’Donnell (Carrigaline Community School), Sean Maguire (CBS Kilkenny), Barry Sheedy (Colaiste Iosaef, Kilmallock), Daniel Morrissey (Midleton CBS), Rob Lehane (Douglas Community School), Paul Moffat (Clonkeen College) and Fearghal McMahon (St. Macartan’s College) who all bring a wealth of footballing experience to the team. Comeragh College pupil Jack Doherty will be looking to make the cut for the starting eleven having impressed at the Interprovincial tournament last October. Likewise Eoin Hyland (Oatland College) was instrumental in the Leinster squad’s successes at the same competition. Galwegian’s Timmy Molloy (Colaiste Iognaid) and Joe O’Brien (Yeat’s College) will follow in the footsteps of Colaiste Einde student Colm Horgan in gaining Schools International status this season.

Scotland and Wales currently share poll position on the leader’s board following their Centenary Shield showdowns in the opening games. The Welsh had an impressive 1-0 win at home to England ten days previously and this will no doubt increase the confidence in the Welsh camp ahead of our crunch clash against the Scots on Thursday next, March 15. Scotland provided a master class performance against the North resulting in a comprehensive 4-0 win at home and this will spur them on to retain the title.

The Irish squad last captured the Centenary Shield during the 2009/10 season under the stewardship of Palmerstown Community School teacher Dave Archbold.

Horgan’s aim will be to continue winning ways this year with a win on home soil to our cross border counterparts on Friday next ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The game should prove decisive in both the teams title ambitions this season.

Tickets for the game cost €5 for adults and €2 for students, and are available from Michael Molyneaux (Limerick CBS) on 086-2460-496

(CBS High School, Clonmel)
Eoin HYLAND (Oatland s College, Mount Merrion)
Anthony O’DONNELL (Carrigaline Community School)
(Colaiste Raithin, Bray)
(Clonkeen College, Blackrock)
(Clonkeen College, Blackrock)
(Colaiste Einde, Galway)
(Presentation Brothers College, Cork)
(Colaiste Iosaef, Kilmallock)
(CBS Kilkenny)
(Midleton CBS)
(Colaiste Phadraig, Lucan)
(Comeragh College)
Rob LEHANE (Douglas Community School)
(Colaiste Iognaid, Galway)
(Castleisland Community College)
Fearghal McMAHON (St. Macartan’s College, Monaghan)
Joe O’BRIEN (Yeat’s College, Galway)

Ollie Horgan
, Manager (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny)
Dave Archbold,
Assistant Manager (Palmerstown Community School)
Hugh Colhoun
, Coach (St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown)
Richard Fitzgibbon
(GK Coach)
Mickey McGlynn
Dr. Aidan Colmain


16.03.12 FAI Schools (Boys) v Northern Ireland (CS) in Pike Rovers FC, Limerick (3pm)
30.03.12 FAI Schools (Boys) v Scotland (CS) in RSC, Waterford (7pm)

12.04.12 FAI Schools (Boys) v Wales (CS) in Carmarthen (7pm)
26.04.12 FAI Schools (Boys) v England (CS) in Brighton (7:35pm)


Premier League: Clonmel Town 2-1 Cashel Town

The A team defeated Cashel Town in the early morning kick off in the Complex thanks to a first half goal from Captain Ray Condon and the 2nd coming from Youth team Captain Keith Browne with a ferocious shot from outside the box. They were given a scare late on but held out for the valuable 3 points. Well done to Jamie, Robbie and the team.

1st Division League: Clonmel Town 2-0 Cahir Park

Missing 7 starters from the previous week when Clonmel Town wrapped up the league title in Cooke Park the Youths completed their league season with a 2-0 defeat of Cahir Park which rounded off the perfect 10 out of 10 season for them thanks to goals in either half from Stephen Kelly who powered home a magnificent diving header after 15 minutes from a Keith Browne corner and midway through the 2nd half Thomas Fitzgerald nodded home from a great cross from Michael Connolly. Town were made work for the points as at 1-0 to the good Evan Comerford saved from a spot-kick to spare Town's blushes. Town received the League trophy before the game so only a win could have been hoped for to not spoil their celebrations. Well done to the players and management on a great achievement. Next weekend the 17th sees Town look to complete the League and Cup double when they take on St Michaels in the Tipperary Youth Cup Final, a feat last done back in 2008. At time of writing the venue has still to be decided. You check out our website at or follow us on Twitter at @clonmeltown for more info on the final when it comes available. We would hope to see our supporters come out in numbers on Saturday to support the future of the club.

Youths Crowned Champions

The Youths secured their first league title in 4 years thanks to a fantastic 4-0 victory over rivals St Michaels in Cooke Park. An early strike from the inform Thomas Fitzgerald set his team on their way. He added a 2nd after a half hour with a cool finish from a breakway. Topscorer Greg Henry sealed the 3 points and the league title when he netted with a fine strike early in the 2nd half. Michael Connolly added more misery to the home side when he beat his marker and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner to make it a great day for Town. Unfortunately due to circumstances the team could not recieve the Cup which was disappointing but the champagne is on ice until next weeks last home game v Cahir Park. Well done to all involved. The club would like to wish Dean Thompson of St Michaels who recieved a nasty injury in the game, get well soon.

Clonmel Town 4-1 Cahir Park
(Tipp Youths Cup Semi Final)

Town Youths qualified for the Tipperary Cup Final on Saturday last thanks to a convincing 4-1 win over Cahir Park in the Complex which now sets up a clash with rivals St Michaels. Town started out of the blocks first and controlled proceedings and deservingly took the lead when Cathal McGeever bravely headed home to make it 1-0, Greg Henry made it 2-0 when he lost the full back, turned inside and unleashed a ferocious shot into the top corner past a helpless keeper. Henry made it 3-0 just before half time as Kevin Fahey broke loose from a defending setpiece and his sublime pass to Henry who ran 60 yards to get on the end of the pass smashed home to more or less end the tie as a contest at half-time. Town kicked on in the 2nd half and with Thomas Fitzgerald breaking free from the offside trap made it 4-0 drilling the ball past the keeper. Town sloppily gave away a goal in the dying moments of the game but the tie was well and truly over. Well done to all involved. Next week we hope to claim our first league success in 3 years when we travel to Cooke Park to play St Michaels, we are looking for a win or a draw to secure the title. All supporters please make the journey if you can.

Billy Byrne Snr R.I.P.
The club would like to extend their deepest condolences to the friends and family of Billy Byrne Snr who died on Wednesday, son of legendary Clonmel Town midfielder Billy Byrne Jnr, he was a much loved character around the Town and will be sorely missed. Former Labour Mayor of Clonmel Borough Council. Died peacefully at home. Pre-deceased by his wife Nonie. Much loved father of Lily, Mary, Jimmy, June, Anne, Bernie, John and Billy. Rest in Peace. Reposing at Condons Funeral Parlour, Dillon Street, Clonmel on Friday (Dec 16th) at 4.00 o’clock, with removal at 7.15 p.m. to S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 1 o’clock followed by interment in St Patrick’s Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired to South Tipperary Hospice.

Youths Advance In Munster
The Youths made hard work of their 3rd round tie against Nenagh AFC in the Complex on Saturday afternoon. Starting sluggishly they went 1-0 down from a strike from James Monaghan. Town took a while took a while to get into their stride and with Kevin Fahey working tirelessly upfront it would not be long before they equalised and that came from a freekickin the 35th minute  from Colman Kennedy which in fairness the keeper could have done better for. A stern half time team talk seemed to re-ignite Town as they vastly improved and with 15 minutes gone in the 2nd half Shane Flynn was upended in the box and keeper Evan Comerford slotted home to the relief of the home support. Town lost Michael Connolly and Kevin Fahey through injury and were replaced by Sammy Ryan and Conor Arrigan and also introduced Kevin Kirwan to add some edge to their attack and battled on and thankfully made the game safe as another sweet freekick from Kennedy again made the game safe for Town and passage through to the last 16. Well done to all involved. The following teams are remaining in the competition; Bohemians, Dungarvan, Southend, Clonmel Town, Cahir Park, Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale Utd, Avenue Utd, Riverstown, Passage, Leedsans/Ringmahon Rgs, College Corinthians, Innishvilla,, Charleville, Pike Rvs/Fairview Rggs and Corbally


Club Shop
The Club Shop will be open this Saturday 10th December from 10am until 1pm for all Chrismas orders 50% deposit secures any gear ordered. The Shop will be open this Saturday only.

Late Goal Knocks Town Out

A late sucker punch from Wexford Youths in injury time was enough to knock out the Youths out of the FAI Youth Cup on Saturday afternnoon. Town controlled this game from start to finish with Evan Comerford, Ian Fahey, Colman Kennedy and Kevin Fahey all giving commanding displays for their team and on a couple of occasions were very close to opening the deadlock against a well organised Wexford Defence. As time wore on Town pushed on for their winner only to be caught at the backpost by a glancing header from Wexfords Gary Delaney to the shock of the home supporters. Town need to learn from this and move on together. Hard luck to all involved.

FAI Youth Cup Weekend
The Youths welcome Wexford Youths this Saturday to the Complex for the 3rd round of the FAI Youth Cup at 2pm, this should be a cracking tie and serve up a feast of football. Both sides will be brimming with confidence with both having great starts to the season. Best of luck to all involved.

Get Well Soon Johnny
Everyone at the club would like to wish Assistant Manager of the 1st team Johnny McLean a speedy recovery following a heart bypass operation on Thursday afternoon, our thought and prayers are with him for a speedy return to himself after a very serious operation.

Town Out Of The FAI
Clonmel Town suffered a serious blow to their season today as they were dumped out of the FAI by neighbours Celtic 5-0, Town fell behind early on but missed two easy chances which could of levelled, they also had a ball which appeared to cross the line but was not given. No excuses though as Celtic were fully deserved of their win and we wish them luck in the next round.

Paddy Purtill Action
The B team are in the quarter final of the Paddy Purtill Cup thanks to two goals from Declan O'Brien as they defeated Cashel away from home, this was a great result for the team who had been going through a rough period recently, well done to all.

Weekend Results
Bad day at the Office for both A and B teams this weekend, due to injuries, suspensions and an Oscar Traynor fixtures both teams were secerely depleated and went down 3-2 and 6-0 respectively, weekend to forget, roll on FAI weekend next week to get our season back on track. Hard luck to both sides.

Youths Have Close Call
The Youths came away with all 3 points on Saturday afternoon away to Bansha/Donohill thanks to two goals in the last 5 minutes from Sammy Ryan and Harry O'Connor. Town went behind twice but bravely fought back to claim all three. Well done to all

FAI Youth Cup Draw

The Youths have drawn Wexford Youths in the 3rd round of the FAI Youth Cup at home in the Complex. This will be a massive test for the young lads who have been playing well since the start of the season. This game will probably take place the first week of December.

Weekend Action

Its a massive weekend for our Junior A team as they take on the challenge of St Michaels in the 2nd round of the Munster Junior Cup, this competition of the last couple of years has been dominated by both sides been finalists in 7 of the last 10 years or so, so knockout from this competition will be a severe blow to whoever loses, please get up to support Jamie, Johnny and all the lads. The Youths play Bansha/Donohill on Saturday afternoon while on Sunday morning the B team play Moyglass in the league which will be another tough game, best of luck to all.


FAI Junior Cup Draw

We have our drawn our close neighbours Clonmel Celtic in the 4th round of the FAI Junior Cup, this will be a very difficult tie as usual with Celtic, thankfully we have home advantage. See full draw below

Clonmel Town v Clonmel Celtic
Nenagh AFC v St.Michaels
Peake Villa v Valley Rangers
Bansha Celtic v Clodiagh Rangers
Moneygall v Bridge Utd.

(Games due to be played on or before week-end of 26/27 Nov)

James Tynan RIP

James Tynan dad of A team squad member Martin Tynan is been waked at hospital this evening for church mass in kilmacow for 8pm. Burial after 11am mass in the morning, RIP James. We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of James.


FAI Junior Action
Town were pushed all the way in the 3rd round of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday afternoon by Blackcastle Utd. Another poachers goal from Jimmy Hynes, his 9th of the season was enough to send his team through to the round 4. The goal came from a pinpoint cross from Eoin Walsh which was headed goalbound by Tony Scully only for Hynes to turn it into the net. Town had a couple of more chances but could not extend their lead. Others to impress is Ian Fahey and the very brave Martin Tynan who played even though that morning he recieved news of his dad passing away, may he rest in peace. Im sure he is a very proud Dad for having such a brave son, well done to all.

Weekend Action

It was a mixed weekend for the club, the Youths had a convincing 8-1 over Peake Villa on Saturday afternoon in Thurles, Greg Henry claimed 4 while Colman Kennedy, Conor Arrigan, Kevin Kirwan and Keith Browne also got one each, The B team had a narrow defeat 2-1 at home to Glengoole taking the lead with a Paudie Whelan header in the first half but conceded to goals for a disappointing result. The A team were knocked out of the Munster Champions trophy on penalties after a 0-0 draw AET. Town were down to 9 men after 25 minutes which they paid a heavy price even though they had their fare share of chances and played well while two men down. Hard luck to all.

Youths Progress In FAI

The Youths had a fine win over a tough Nenagh AFC side in the Complex on Saturday afternoon
. In terrible conditions not suitable for football it was never goin to be a free flowing footballing encounter. Nenagh had their moments in the first half an had a great chance to open the scoring only for Evan Comerford to pull off a wonder save to keep the sides level, the deadlock was broken with minutes to go in the first half as Shane Flynn got on the end of a ball through from Colman Kennedy and he poked the ball past the oncoming keeper. In the second half Town were more dominant and it was only a matter of time until they extended their lead as Kevin Fahey made it 2-0 with a fine individual goal. Town were full value for their victory with Michael Connolly especially impressive in midfield along with Kevin Fahey, well done to all involved.

A Team Game Postponed
The A team game was postponed on Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch in Dundrum

B's Advance In Tipp Cup
The B team had a fine 2-1 away victory in the Tipperary Cup against Cashel Town B
on Sunday. Cashel took the lead in the 19th minute with a well taken goal. A few minutes later great work from Jimmy Pollard and David Askins combined to setup Jamie Waters to score to draw the sides level. Town pushed on in search for a winner and got their rewards as a Paudie Whelan freekick was turned home by Robbie Kennedy in injury time to send the B team through to the 2nd round, well done to all involved.

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Evan Comerford on his call up to trials for the Irish Schoolboy squad. Evan recently won an All Ireland Minor Football title with Tipperary and is a fantastic prospect for the club, Evan also starred in many League and Cup victories for Town schoolboy teams, not forgetting the clubs exploits in the Danone Cup a couple of years ago.  He was also recently part of the Munster Schools team.
Best of luck Evan.

Weekend Ahead
A big weekend for the Youths as they take on Nenagh AFC in the 2nd round of the FAI Youth Cup in the Complex, please come out and support the team, game fixed for 2.30pm, best of luck to Jonathan and the lads. The Tipperary Cup is on the agenda for the Junior sides, The A team have an away fixture against Dundrum while the B team have a tricky away tie with Cashel Town B, a repeat of last years dramatic encounter when the B team stole the league at the last minute. Best of luck to both sides.

Weekend Results
A depleted Youths side had a fantastic win over Cahir Park in the FAI Youth Cup on Saturday afternoon, missing a number of key players they ground out a great result, Harry O'Connor equalised with a 40 yard screamer after Town had went behind early on, midway through the 2nd half stand in goalkeeper Jack Conran heroically saved a penalty only for substitute Evan Comerford to come on and score from the spot after O'Connor was taken down in the box to secure a 2nd round spot. Well done to all. The B team had a bad day at the office going down 6-1 to Old Bridge with Ben Browne gettin the only goal for Town. The A team advanced to round two of the Munster Junior Cup with a 6-0 win over Killusty, free-scoring Jimmy Hynes netted his first hat-rick for the club with Youth player Shane Flynn, Martin Tynan and on his return to action Michael Quinlivan netting to complete a good day, well done to all involved.

The club would like to share its condolences to A team squad member Frantisek Holecko on the death of this grandmother in an unfortunate road accident in Slovakia on Thursday, his parents were also travelling in the car but thankfully are recovering in Hospital. He will travel home for the funeral, we send our best wishes to Frantisek and his family.

A Great Weekend

It was a great weekend for the club on the playing field as the A team continued their good form in the league running out 4-0 winners at home to Two Mile Borris thanks to goals from the dependable Martin Tynan, Jimmy Hynes, Tony Scully and also Youth debutant Ben Brown, another debutant from the Youth side was Keith Browne who had a fine game at right-full, well done to Jamie, Johnny and the team. The B team continued their unbeaten league form with a 5-0 trouncing of St Michaels B in Ferryhouse, a pair of goals from Wayne Cullen and one each from Decky O'Brien, Paudie Whelan and Sean O'Donoghue sealed the win to send the B team to second in the table, well done to Paddy and Davey and the team.

Nellie Ryan R.I.P.

Everyone at CTFC would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to the family of Nellie Ryan who has passed away. Nellie was a big supporter of our club. Her family have and continue to play a big part in football in Clonmel. Nellie's daughter Noreen is one of the most treasured members of our club. Her grandson Jonathan is current Youth team manager, both her sons Brendan and Paddy both played with Town. May she rest in peace.


This Weekend Fixtures
The A Team take part in the inaugural MFA Champions Trophy against Clare champions Newmarket Celtic this Sunday in the Complex at 3pm, the B team have a home fixture agianst St Nicholas in Ferryhouse at 12 Noon while on Saturday the Youths travel to Cahir Park for a league fixture at 2.30, best of luck to all


Town Take Full Points Against Cahir

Jimmy Hynes and Martin Tynan this season have created a fine partnership upfront and again today against Cahir Park they both netted to give Town a deserved 2nd half lead to give Town their 2nd win of the campaign. Tony Scully added a 3rd from the penalty spot late on to seal the game at 3-1. Well done to all involved.


B's Share Goalless Draw With Ballingarry

In an entertaining game Town dominated the 1st half but for some good saves Town could of had the game over by the half time whistle. Ballingarry found their feet after the break and were denied what appeared to be a penalty. It was back to the walls stuff for Town and only for some excellent defending we would not have secured a priceless point. Well done to all involved.

Youths Defeat St Michaels

The Youths made it two wins from two over arch rivals St Michaels in the Complex on Saturday afternoon. Two goals from Shane Flynn in either half was enough to secure maximum points, the latter which was a wonderful strike outside the box. Well done to Jonathan, Eoin and the team.


Town Sign New Keeper
With the loss of Richie Ryan to Fairview rangers recently, the club have signed Darren Burke, Darren played with Kilkenny City and also with Evergreen in Kilkenny, it will be a massive boost for the club this season, we wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him in within the posts.


Town Win In Thurles

We had a good victory against a very young Thurles side on Sunday morning. Both teams started brightly and both Niall Kelly & Eoin Welsh tested Villa keeper. Jody Hopkins shot narrowly wide for Villa in the 28th minute. Town hit the front on half time when Jimmy Hynes headed home from an Eoin Welsh corner. In th 2nd half, Tony Scully hit the bar from close range in the 60th minute. Villa went close 12 minutes from time when Jody Hopkins shot hit the post. Five minutes later Jimmy Hynes was upended in the area and Tony Scully slotted home the penalty to ensure the hard-earned victory.


Welcome Back

Johnny McLean has returned to the club following a recent layoff due to work commitments but gladly he is back in the fold as assistant to Jamie with the A Team squad, we look forward to the season ahead with him on board. Another clubman has also returned as Neil Beckett signed back for the club recently, it will surely be a great boost to Paddy and Daveys title hopes with the B Team.


Town Suffer Early Defeat

Clonmel Town begun the defence of their Premier League title with a 3-2 home defeat to Clonmel Celtic, having led 2-0 through goals from new signings Martin Tynan and Jimmy Hynes with a half an hour remaining on the clock they somehow lost their way and conceded 3 goals to a number of sloppy mistakes, the 2nd being a disgraceful penalty decision awarded by the referee which effectively cost Town at least a point. Hard luck to all involved. Team: R Ryan, N Kelly, D Loughnane, T O'Connor, R Stanley, T Scully, J Shanahan, E Walsh, L Whelan, M Tynan, J Hynes Subs: C Conneally, S Flynn, R Condon & D Ryan


Best Of Luck Johnny

Everyone at the club were saddened at the shock news of the departure of Assistant Manager Johnny McLean from the club earlier in the week due to extra work commitments, we thank Johnny for all his great work over the past year which included being part of the club winning its 7th Premier League title in 8 years, his dedication was unquestionable. We wish him all the best for future endeavours.


Premier League Begins

We will play Clonmel Celtic at home in the 1st game of the defence of our Premier League title next Tuesday night the 16th of August in the Complex. Please get down to support the team as this one should be a mouth-watering tie.


Website Sponsors

The club would like to thank John Kennedy from John Kennedy Motors, John O'Connor & Marie Lane from Lane O'Connor Accountants, Dan & Elaine Connolly, John O'Donoghue Bus Hire, John Quirke Jewellers, Austin Gleeson from Solve IT and Brian & Colin McLean The Local Bar for their sponsorship of the website for the coming season. We thank you for your kindness. There are still a couple of advertising spots on the site, if you wish to avail of these please drop us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Summer Camp 2011

From the 2nd to the 5th of August Clonmel Town held another hugely successful Summer Soccer Camp with 110 boys and girls in attendance.The complex was a wonderful sight as the future of our club displayed their skills in weather that was kind to us. Each participant looked the part wearing the new Clonmel Town FC training kit and a week of fun and enjoyment was had by all. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part and a special thank you to our coaches Kieran Kennedy, Sean Guinan, Levi Whelan, Colman Kennedy, Greg Henry, Shane Flynn, Jack Conran, Aoife O Reilly and most importantly Paul Scully whos organisation of the week long event was top notch. Well done everyone. Go to the Schoolboy Gallery to see images from the week.


Another Major Signing For The A Team
A Team manager Jamie O'Flaherty has recently secured another signing with the arrival of JJ Butler. JJ played with Carrick United last season having played most of his football years with Rock Rovers. JJ is an exciting young forward, we extend a warm welcome to him and wish the very best for the coming season.


Waterford League Tournament

The A team will take on Evergreen of Kilkenny in the Tournament run by the Waterford League in the coming weeks. They were defeated by Waterford Crystal in their first pre-season game of the season last Saturday evening in Waterford. Best of luck to Jamie, Johnny and the team for the coming season.

B Team Sponsorship

The B team Management and Players would like to thank Brian McLean and The Local Bar for sponsorship for a set of training and match balls, your kindness is much appreciated.


B Team Friendlies

The B team had their first pre-season victory of the season by beat Clerihan on Tuesday evening in Ferryhouse, on Saturday 30th of July they travel to st Josephs of Waterford in their next game. Best of luck to Paddy, Davey and the team for the coming season.


New Signings

Welcome new signings Jimmy Hynes, Martin Tynan, Frantisek Holecko, Danny Ryan and Eoin Walsh to the club and also welcome back Ronan Stanley

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 October 2013 18:40