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Munster Youth Cup Final (25/04/2015)

Open up the Rock of Cashel because once again Clonmel Town are High Kings of Munster. The Youths overcame the disappointment of last week’s FAI Cup exit to claim a dramatic 2-1 last minute win over Nenagh AFC in the all Tipperary clash. This was truly an enormous performance from the team against last year’s FAI Youth Cup winners. Nenagh to their credit started the better and looked dangerous from corners and set pieces but Michael O’Reilly was brave in the goals to snuff out any danger. Jack Burke went close for Town on 25 minutes and he would have been disappointed with his finish.  Town to be truthful would have been the happier of both sides to see the half time whistle. The second half started again being a very close affair with Ryan Lambe been introduced for Jamie Ahearne. Town gained control of midfield with Ciaran Looney and Gavin Ryan immense followed by Keith Fahey who gave an outstanding display at centre half. Town could have stolen it with minutes to go as Lambe bore in on goal following great work with Dylan Kennedy but the Nenagh net minder saved well. Extra time loomed as both Teams in fairness went for the kill. Town took the lead in the 97th minute through Jack Kennedy as he raced through on goal and finished delightfully to send the supporters into wild celebrations. The 2nd half of extra time was two minutes old when Nenagh won a corner and from that a goal mouth scrambled followed and the ball was forced over the line to level it. The game looked destined for penalties but Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man as that man again Jack Kennedy won a free on the edge of the box following a great ball from Dylan Kennnedy and again as he did in the Tipperary Cup Final only 2 weeks ago Ryan Lambe slotted it home with aplomb to seal a well-deserved win and 2nd Munster Youths Cup ever for Clonmel Town. TEAM: Michael O'Reilly, Conor O'Sullivan, Dylan Walsh, Jack Harney, Keith Fahey, Jack Kennedy, Gavin Ryan, Ciaran Looney(C), Jamie Ahearne, Daire Egan & Jack Burke SUBS: Ryan Lambe for Jamie Ahearne, Dean Clarke for Daire Egan and Dylan Kennedy for Jack Burke NOT USED: Jack Dolan, Keenan Cunninghan, David McGlynn, John Allen & Niall Bowles

FAI Youth Cup Semi Final: Bohemians 3-1 Clonmel Town (19/04/2015)
Clonmel Town Youths FAI dream ended on Sunday as they bowed of the FAI Youths Cup in Dublin on Sunday afternoon going down 3-1 to Bohemians of Dublin in Oscar Traynor Park. The home side dominated early exchanges and were well on top but Town held out with some solid defending.  Disaster struck on the 30 minute mark as Bohs right full Fogarty played a excellent pass in around the beyond the Town back four to his midfielder McGlynn and he slotted home for a deserved lead. Bohs doubled their lead two minutes later as a free kick deflected luckily into the path of a Bohs man and he made no mistake from 10 yards. With the sides going in at the break 2-0 and Bohs well on top Town needed to produce something special to launch any fightback. The second half started the better for Town as Gavin Ryan and Ciaran Looney begun to get a foot hold on midfield. Town made it 2-1 as Keith Fahey was first to react to finish to the net following an in swinging corner. Town pushed on in search for that all important equaliser with Dylan Walsh, Dean Clarke and Ryan Lambe all going close. Town went three at the back pushing Gavin Ryan up front but it was not to be as Bohs caught Town on the break through Aaron Molloy in the 92nd minute to seal their Final spot. Hard luck to all after a memorable cup run for the club! We can now look forward to the Munster Youth Cup Final next Saturday against Nenagh AFC so they will not have much time to feel sorry for themselves. Team: M O'Reilly, C O'Sullivan, D Walsh, K Fahey, J Harney, C Looney, G Ryan, J Ahearne, D Clarke, R Lambe & J Burke Subs: D McGlynn for J Burke, D Kennedy for K Fahey & K Cunningham for D Clarke Not Used: J Dolan, C McKenna, J Allen & N Bowles

Tipperary Youth Cup Semi Final: Clonmel Town 6-0 St Michaels (04/04/2015)
Town Youths eased into the Tipperary Youth Cup Final on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 6-0 drubbing of St Michaels in The Complex. Dean Clarke made it 1-0 after 11 minutes when he rounded the keeper and slotted home from a tight angle. Jack Burke made it 2-0 on 18 minutes when he cooly finished after great work Daire Egan and Ryan Lambe to set him up. Clarke got his 2nd just after the half hour mark and what a special goal it was beating numerous defenders and slip the ball past the Michaels keeper for a wonderful individual goal. Ryan Lambe made it 4-0 just before the half time whistle to effectively end the tie as a contest when he finished brilliantly having being setup by Captain Ciaran Looney. Town started well again on the restart and following a corner Jack Harney made it 5-0 when he headed home from 5 yards. It took another half hour for Town to register their 6th and final goal and that came thanks to another excellent individual goal from Jamie Ahearne as he took the ball from the centre circle, swooped past four players to find himself one on one with an advancing keeper to finish sublimely. Well done to all involved! The final has been fixed for next Saturday against Peake Villa at a neutral venue. Team: M O'Reilly, C O'Sullivan, D Walsh, J Harney, J Ahearn, D Egan, J Kennedy, C Looney, R Lambe, D Clarke & J Burke Subs: J Dolan for M O'Reilly, D Kennedy for J Kennedy and N Bowles for J Burke Not Used: K Fahey, K Cunningham, J Allen & C McKenna

FAI Youth Cup Quarter Final: Herbertstown 0-1 Clonmel Town (22/02/2015)
Town Youths have reached the last 4 of the FAI Youth Cup following a gutsy and brave 1-0 victory over the highly fancied Herbertstown FC in Limerick on Sunday afternoon. Town took the game to the home side and started very well as Jack Kennedy and Ciaran Looney bossed midfield in the early exchanges. On a number of occasions Town should have taken the lead through Jamie Ahearne, Jack Burke and Kennedy but there finishing just left them down at the vital stage. Town were reduced to 10 just on the stroke of half time having a man sent off for an off the ball incident. The sides went in 0-0 at the break. Town to their credit increased their work rate in the 2nd half and went close again with Jack Burke hitting the cross bar and a Dylan Walsh free kick as it looked it would not be their day. Town introduced Ryan Lambe and Dylan Kennedy to freshen up their attack and it was those two who combined to create the opening goal on 83 minutes. A Lambe cross was headed back into the 6 yard box by Kennedy and that man again Jack Burke smashed the ball home to the joyous scenes of the away support. Town worked hard to hold out firm in the final few minutes and disappointingly had another player dismissed for a 2nd bookable offence. Well done to all involved!
Team: Michael O'Reilly, Conor O'Sullivan, Dylan Walsh, Jack Harney, Keith Fahey, Ciaran Looney, Daire Egan, Jack Kennedy, Dean Clarke, Jamie Ahearne & Jack Burke Subs: Ryan Lambe for Dean Clarke, Dylan Kennedy for Jamie Ahearne and Keenan Cunningham for Jack Burke Not Used: John Allen, Jack Dolan & Cavan McKenna and Niall Bowles

TSDL Youth League: St Michaels 2-0 Clonmel Town
The Youths tasted defeat for the first time since mid October going down 2-0 away to St Michaels this afternoon which saw their hopes of regaining the league title diminish. To say decisions didn't go their way would be an understatement. They won't have time to feel sorry for themselves as they will have to pick themselves up in time for next weeks crunch FAI Youth Cup Quarter Final against Herbertstown FC in Limerick. Hard luck to all the lads.

Munster Youth Cup Semi Final: Fairview Rangers 0-4 Clonmel Town (08/03/2015)
Clonmel Town Youths progressed to the Munster Youths Cup Final for only the 2nd time in their history on Sunday afternoon thanks to a fantastic 4-0 victory over Fairview Rangers in The Pike Club in Limerick. Town made the perfect start on 9 minutes when Jack Burke latched onto a ball following a mix up in Fairview defence and he finished to the net with a confident strike from 15 yards. This set the tone for the game as on 18 minutes Burke made it 2-0 with a well placed header thanks to an inch perfect cross from Jack Kennedy. Town were dominating the game with Ciaran Looney and Kennedy and Daire Egan outmuscling their opponents in all areas of midfield. It took till the 43rd minute for Town to increase their lead to 3-0 as Dylan Walsh struck his 2nd goal in as many games from a dead ball and gave the keeper no chance smashing it to the top corner. With 3-0 the half time score Town were well in control. Fairview to their credit made a couple of changes and with the aid of a wind started the 2nd half the better side but that was quickly quashed as Jack Burke in the 53rd minuted snatched his hatrick and 15th goal of the season when he swooped home a fine effort thanks to great work on the right flank from Jamie Ahearn to make it 4-0 and effectively end the game as a contest. Town introduced Gavin Ryan, Ryan Lambe and Dylan Kennedy to give their side some fresh impetus and they held out a late Fairview fightback thankfully. This was a great win for this young side who will now look forward a Munster Final on the 3rd or 4th week of April.  Well done to all involved! TEAM: Michael O'Reilly, Conor O'Sullivan, Dylan Walsh, Keith Fahey, Jack Harney, Jack Burke, Ciaran Looney, Jack Kennedy, Daire Egan, Jamie Ahearn & Dean Clarke SUBS: Ryan Lambe, Gavin Ryan & Dylan Kennedy NOT USED: John Allen, Keenan Cunningham, Jack Dolan, Cavan McKenna & Niall Bowles

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 7-1 Peake Villa (01/03/2015)
The Juniors braved the conditions on Sunday morning and easily ran out 7-1 winners over Peake Villa in a rainy and windy Complex. Dwaine Burns opened the scoring on 21 minutes when he skipped past two players and smashed home to make it 1-0. Barry Ryan made it 2-0 just five minutes later before Villa replied from the spot after the half hour mark. Rory Maher re-established Town’s two goal cushion with his well-placed effort into the bottom corner. Keith Cashman made it 4-1 with a marvellous finish just inside the box just two minutes before the half time break. Town to their credit didn’t take their foot off the pedal, David McGrath chipped in with two great efforts and a second for Keith Cashman sealed a 7-1 win to give Town all three points on offer. Well done to all the lads.

TSDL Youth League: Clonmel Town 4-0 Peake Villa (28/03/2015)
The Youths defeated arch rivals Peake Villa 4-0 in The Complex last Saturday afternoon. It was very tight and tense 1st half with Peake Villa just needing a point to retain their league title. Town had the better of chances and the majority of possession but failed to convert it on the scoreboard. With the game poised at 0-0 at half time it would make for an exciting 2nd half. Town upped their game and deservedly made the breakthrough as Captain Ciaran Looney smashed home the opener after 17 minutes of the restart. Just four minutes later Dylan Walsh scored straight from a corner to double his sides lead. Town were totally dominant and in the 73rd minute Dean Clarke made the three points safe when he finished to the net for a fine individual goal. Jack Kennedy added extra woe to the visitors as his shot made it 4-0 on the stroke of full time. Well done to all the boys!

FAI Youth Cup 4th Round: Woodlawn Sportslink 2-5 Clonmel Town (22/02/2015)
Clonmel Town Youths travelled to the Sportslink in Santry on Sunday last and took on Woodlawn in the last 16 of the FAI Youth Cup and were victorious on a 5-2 score line. The game was played in extremely windy conditions on an All Weather pitch. The opening goal game came from the homeside after 2 minutes when a free kick into the area was misjudged by Michael O'Reilly and looped into the net, the strong breeze making conditions difficult for defenders. Town to their credit settled quick, Dean Clarke had the sides level after 7 minutes when he latched onto a super pass from Jack Burke and he finished beautifully with his right leg. Town were well on top and should of took the lead with Burke going close on two occasions. Town finally took a deserved lead when Daire Egan shot home past the Woodlawn keeper to put his team 2-1 to the good. Just on the stroke of half time Woodlawn against the run of play squared up the game and made it 2-2 going in at the break. Woodlawn begun the 2nd half and had their best spell of the whole 90 minutes and looked dangerous having a couple of near chances but the Town back four held firm. Town dramatically took the lead as a long throw on the 59th minute from Conor O'Sullivan fired into the box was flicked on by Ciaran Looney for Jack Harney to smash home a volley to the delight of his team. This reinvigorated Clonmel Town as Daire Egan made it 4-2 on 69 minutes when he curled the ball into the top corner to give his team some breathing space following tremendous work from himself and Dean Clarke on the flank. Ryan Lambe once again proved the man to put the nail in the coffin of his opponents as his free kick on 89 minutes sealed the win and put the icing on the cake for his team as they ground out a very tough convincing win against a typical decent Dublin outfit. They now look forward to the Quarter Final draw with the hope of an all-important home draw. Team: M O’Reilly, C O’Sullivan, Dylan Walsh, Jack Harney, Keith Fahey, Jamie Ahearne, Daire Egan, Jack Kennedy, Ciaran Looney, Dean Clarke & Jack Burke Subs: Ryan Lambe for Jamie Ahearne, Dylan Kennedy for Jack Burke and Sean Browne for Dylan Walsh Not Used: Niall Bowles, Jack Dolan, John Allen & Keenan Cunningham

FAI Junior Cup 7th Round: Clonmel Town 1-2 Clonmel Celtic (23/02/2015)
Celtic progressed to the quarter finals of the national cup competition with a victory played in front of a large crowd in the Complex. The game was a tame affair considering the fact it was a derby and the high stakes. The opening quarter was a scrappy tentative game with both sides struggling under the difficult windy conditions. Town had the first chance of note in the 26th minute when Adrian Cleere headed wide from a corner. A minute later, Celtic opened the scoring. Ross Condon's cross was slotted home by Brain Waters following a slip by a Town defender. Celtic comfortably saw out the remainder of the half with the hosts struggling the get in to the game. The next goal in this game was going to prove a pivotal one and Celtic scored it in the 52nd minute. Ian Fahey played a one two and fired home an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net from near the touchline. This goal visibly knocked the wind out of Town's sails and effectively finished the tie. Town could not find a way back into the game and Tony Scully scored a scant consolation goal in the last minute of injury time.

TSDL Premier League: Cashel Town 1-0 Clonmel Town 3-1 (15/02/2015)
It may havw been Valentines weekend but there was no love shown for Clonmel Town in this encounter as we went down 1-0 from a goal late in the 2nd half from the home side. Town had plenty of 1st half chances but were unable to capitilise and score the opening goal as a dogged Cashel side held out Town's onslaught and with 20 to go opened the scoring which proved to be the decisive which means Town can say goodbye to any hopes of winning the TSDL Premier Division for 2015.

TSDL Youth League: Two Mile Borris 1-4 Clonmel Town
A very understrength Town Youths took all 3 points in this league encounter on Saturday afternoon. Jack Burke scored his 11th of the season to give his side a half time 1-0 lead while not playing any near the required standards set recently. Borris pulled one back 5 minutes into the 2nd half to setup a very interesting last 40 minutes but Sean Browne gave Town some breathing space when he finished from five yards. Burke again was on the scoresheet as he made it 3-1 and withe minutes to go Jamie Ahearne made it 4-1 with a stunning volley. Well done to all.

Munster Youth Cup Quarter Final: Clonmel Town 3-0 Leeds AFC
The Clonmel Town Youths deservingly booked their place in the last four of the Munster Youths Cup on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 win over last seasons FAI U17 Cup finalist Leeds AFC from Cork thanks to three second half goals from Jack Kennedy, Jack Harney and Dean Clarke! Leeds started the better side but were rocked after a couple of minutes as their centre half had to leave the field with a serious injury which held up play for a couple of minutes. It took Town 10/15 minutes to get into their stride and from then on in they dominated possession with Jack Kennedy and Ciaran Looney well on top constantly pushing forward with threatening runs into the box. Town felt aggrieved on 22 minutes as Jack Burke felt he should of had a penalty but it was waved on by referee John Teehan. Jack Harney found the ball at his feet following a corner on 30 minutes but he shot straight at the keeper. Dylan Kennedy and Jamie Ahearn also went very close but failed to break the deadlock and both sides went in at the break 0-0. It took Town just 5 minutes of the second half to stamp their authority on the game. Jamie Ahearn cheekily stole the ball from the Cork full back on the right hand side and he pulled the ball back for it to fall to Jack Kennedy on the edge of the box and he stroked the ball home to give his team a deserving lead. Town introduced Ryan Lambe and Dean Clarke which added extra menace to their attack. On 73 minutes the substitutes combined to make it 2-0 as Lambes corner was headed goal bound by Dean Clarke but Jack Harney made sure to direct it into the net to the joyous scenes of the home crowd and players. They combined again on 86 minutes to put the icing on the cake as Lambes inch perfect pass set Clarke in on goal and he finished with aplomb to make it 3-0 and send his team in wild celebrations. A fully deserving win for the lads who now face Fairview Rangers in the Semi Final at a Jackman Park on March 8th.

TSDL Premier League: Clonmel Town 3-1 Two Mile Borris (08/02/2015)
Town were victorious against a very spirited young Borris side. The lively Joey Mulcahy hit the bar for the hosts in the second minute. Mulcahy opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he beat the offside trap and slotted home. A minute later, Mulcahy doubled his tally with a close range finish from an Aidan McGrath cross. Town were comfortable for the remainder of the half. Borris took advantage of a defensive error in the 59th minute to half the defecit. However, their cause was not helped two minutes later when they had a player dismissed. in the 69th minute, Shane Flynn superbly volleyed home a Keith Cashman cross to seal the game.

TSDL Premier League: Clonmel Town 5-1 Wilderness Rovers (25/01/2015)
An under-strength Town side had a comfortable victory in this local derby. Barry Ryan headed home the opening goal in the 26th minute following a good run and cross from Richie Crowe. Town had several chances to increase their lead before half time but failed to do so. A lethargic start to the second half from the hosts proved costly when Thomas Hill equalised in the 51st minute. This was a wake up call for Town and they went ahead four minutes later with a superb goal. Aidan McGrath volleyed home from twenty five yards into the roof of the net with the keeper rooted to the spot. Town were in the ascendancy and hit the woodwork on three separate occasions during the next ten minutes. Wilderness did not help their cause when they had a player dismissed on the hour. In the 62nd minute, Tony Scully hit the post from the penalty spot. Rovers had another player dismissed in the 76th minute. Town scored their third in the 83rd minute when Barry Ryan slotted home a Keith Cashman knockdown. Ryan completed his hat-tick two minutes later when he beat the offside trap and finished expertly. In the 89th minute, Shane Flynn scored the firth following a great solo run.

FAI Youth Cup 3rd Round: Clonmel Town 2-1 Peake Villa (24/01/2014)
The Youths are in the draw for the last 16 of the FAI Youth Cup after an excellent performance against main rivals Peake Villa in The Complex on Saturday last. There has been only a kick of a ball between these sides in recent months and this was no different. It was Villa who had the better of the early exchanges threatening Michael O’Reilly’s goal but Town kept them at bay with Keith Fahey and Jack Harney marshalling the centre very well. Town grew into the game and on 21 minutes front man Jack Burke opened the scoring when he jinked his way past 2 defenders and shot past the Villa keeper for an excellent solo effort to the delight of the home team. From there until half time whistle Jack Kennedy and Daire Egan had total control over midfield pressing high, working hard and turning over ball which were creating chances but Town could find that goal to give them a more comfortable lead. Town came out for the 2nd half and began again where the left off and doubled their lead as Burke again shot from just inside the box which looped over the keepers head and into the net for his 10th goal of the season. Town were dominant and should have further extended their lead through Sean Browne and Jamie Ahearn. Villa made a couple of changes and looked more dangerous as the 2nd half wore on and on 85 minutes they forced the ball home from a corner to make it 2-1 and a tight and nervy finish for Clonmel Town. Town thankfully held out to book their place in the draw.

FAI U17 Cup 4th Round: Avondale Utd 2-1 Clonmel Town (19/01/2014)
The U17's interest in this year’s FAI Cup ended disappointingly on Sunday afternoon following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Avondale Utd. Town started the better in the first half and were creating the majority of chances with Dean Clarke and Ryan Lambe linking well and causing problems up front but Town were caught with a sucker punch as a long ball into the box was not dealt with at the back post and somehow bundled over the line following a defensive mix up on 14 minutes. Town went 2-0 on 33 minutes again against the run of play as they failed to deal with a set piece play and ball was crashed home with a header to the top of the net. Town tigerishly fought back again but couldn’t find that all important first goal made more difficult with the Avondale netminder having a fine game between the sticks thwarting efforts from Jack Burke and Jamie Ahearn late in the half. Town stepped up the pace again at the restart and pinned back the home side with fantastic attacking play and on 52 minutes had the ball in the back of the net but was ruled out by the referee to the anger of players and management. Town finally made the breakthrough on 63 minutes and Jamie Ahearn smashed a fine effort past to the keeper to make it 2-1. The last half hour was all Clonmel Town as the home side defended for their lives but it was just one of those days with the ball going everywhere but the back of the net. The effort and commitment was outstanding from the team which they can be proud of which will be some consolation for the management. Avondale were defensively well organised it must be said and should be praised for the efforts. It seemed the curse of playing on an All Weather pitched struck again as Town seemed to take time to adjust to the surface. Hard luck to all the lads.

FAI Junior Cup 6th Round: Clonmel Town 2-1 Galway Hibernians
Town progressed to the next round of the National cup with a well deserved victory. Town dominated the opening exchanges and Adrian Cleere's header was well saved in the 4th minute. The visitors seemed content to defend and play on the break. However, they did not create any chances in the first half. Tony Scully hit the post from a free-kick in the 36th minute. The game was scoreless at half time. Town increased the pressure in the second half. In the 53rd minute, Tony Scully had a header saved and shot over the rebound. Two minutes later, Scully again went close when his header was cleared off the line. Town were edging closer to scoring and in the 66th minute, Tony Scully's shot hit the post and Joe Mulcahy put the rebound just wide of the post. Town were made to pay for the missed opportunities in the 78th minute. Hibs broke from a Town corner and central defender Kevin Fitzgerald shot home from the edge of the box. It was the visitors only shot on target during the game. The hosts were level within two minutes. Darren Burns was fouled in the penalty area and Tony Scully stepped up to slot home the resultant spot kick. Town were determined to finish the game and got their reward in the 91st minute. Barry Ryan beat two players and his inch perfect cross was finished from close range by Aidan McGrath. Two minutes later the final whistle blew and Town were victorious.

Munster Youth Cup 4th Round: St Marys AFC 0-4 Clonmel Town (10/01/2015)
Town Youths advanced the last 8 of the Munster Youths Cup thanks to a convincing 4-0 over St Marys AFC in Cork on Saturday afternoon. In cold, wet and windy conditions it was a good contest between the two sides who fought through the elements to produce a decent standard of football. It was Town who were pressing most for the opening goal and that goal came from the in form Jack Burke in the 36th minute as he poked home the rebound following a great solo effort from Conor O’Sullivan which produced a great stop from the Marys keeper. The visitors had a couple of more chances but were kept at bay by an organised home side. Town took control of the 2nd half and it wasn’t long before that man again Burke who switched to upfront made it 2-0 as he turned the defender on the edge of the box and his shot speered in the top corner for a top drawer finish. Daire Egan made it 3-0 from the spot as Jamie Ahearne was taken down on 58 minutes. Dean Clarke put the icing on the cake in the 74the minute as clipped the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 4-0 and seal a great win for his team.

Munster Junior Cup 3rd Round: Clonmel Town 0-0 Clonmel Celtic (04/01/2015)
Town's interest in the Munster Junior Cup ended disappointingly this afternoon as they were defeated by local rivals Clonmel Celtic by a 1-0 scoreline. The term you have go to take your chances when presented with them was the story of the day especially in a very tight game when chances were at a premium. Town went close in the first half with David McGrath and Aidan McGrath and in the second half Barry Ryan had a glorious chance with minutes to go. Celtic's goal came after 57 minutes when Sean O'Hara headed home from a cross from the left handside which decided the outcome of the game. On the upside it was a vast improvement from the game last month when Celtic defeated Town heavily in the Tipperary Cup but that will be little consolation. Management will have to regroup in time for next weeks vital FAI Junior Cup 6th round game against Galway Hibernians.

TSDL Division 2 League: Clonmel Town 6-1 Killusty FC (04/01/2015)
Town B scored after 20 minutes throgh Shane Foley and minutes later went two up from the penalty spot as Shane Fagan slotted home. The B's extended their lead and went 3-0 up early in second half from Shane Heffernan and the same player also made it 4-0. Shane Alyward scored the goal of the game for Kilusty to make it 4-1. Heffernan then got his 3rd from the spot and Alan Lonergan put the icing on the cake and scored late to finish off the game at 6-1. Well done to Robbie and the team.

TSDL Youth League: Cahir Park 1-5 Clonmel Town
The Youths ended 2014 with a fine 5-1 win over Cahir Park in Cahir on Saturday afternoon in very heavy conditions. The good surface of Cahir did its best to hold up for both teams to provide a decent level of football. Daire Egan pounced with 16 minutes gone for his 7th of the season to put Town 1-0 to the good. Cahir struck back with a fine effort to level it up but that man again Egan made it 2-1 with a stunning finish which left the keeper helpless. Jamie Ahearne nodded home to make it 3-1 following a fine flick from Jack Burke which looked goalbound but Ahearne made certain. Town increased their lead in the 2nd half as Egan collected his 2nd hatrick against Cahir Park this season for a 4-1 advantage. Roving centre half Gavin Ryan chipped in with a 5th following great work from Keenan Cunningham. Well done to all the lads.

Tipperary Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Celtic 5-1 Clonmel Town
Town were dumped out of the Tipperary Cup on Sunday afternoon following a 5-1 defeat at the hands of nearest rivals Clonmel Celtic. Town made the worst possible start as they found themselves 2-0 down after 6 minutes giving away soft goals which was a huge setback. Tony Scully gave us a lifeline on 16 minutes when he scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 but this proved to be a false dawn as Celtic powered forward with a couple of more strikes to leave it 4-1 at HT. Town made half time changes which improved the team slightly but it couldnt stop Celtic adding a 5th giving Town no chance of any reprisal. Town now find themselves facing a huge Munster Junior Cup test against todays opponents Celtic in the New Year knowing they will need a massive improvement in all areas if they are to continue their cup run. Hard luck to all the lads.

Tipperary Youth Cup 1/4 Final: Clonmel Town 3-1 Clonmel Celtic (13/12/2014)
Clonmel Town Youths advanced to the last 4 of the Tipperary Youth Cup thanks to a 3-1 defeat of Clonmel Celtic in Ferryhouse on Saturday afternoon. Town were out of the blocks first and within two minutes Jack Burke had given his team a 1-0 lead when he volleyed home a cross from the left flank. Town totally dominated possession and could have extended their lead through chances from Dean Clarke and Daire Egan who were causing all sorts of problems but found it hard to breach Celtic’s keeper Barrett in great form in goals. Disaster struck as on 29 minutes Celtic made Town pay for their inept finishing as Kyle Farrell fired home for an unexpected equaliser. The sides went into at the break one apiece. Town started the 2nd half again brightly and their persistence was soon to pay off. Town made a double substitution as Dylan Walsh and Dylan Kennedy were introduced. On 68 minutes Walsh’s fierce in swinging corner spun past Celtic’s defenders and into the net to make it 2-1. Town again could of made the game safe early in the 2nd half but again some great goalkeeping was to keep Celtic in the tie. Thankfully Jack Burke made the game safe in the 90th minute when he delightfully flicked the ball over the keepers head for quite a classy finish.

U17 FAI Cup 3rd Round: Clonmel Town 3-0 Longford Town (06/12/2014)
Clonmel Town U17's advanced to last 16 and open draw of the FAI U17 Cup thanks to a 3-0 win over Longford Town in Ferryhouse on Saturday last. Town started brightly with Ryan Lambe causing problems for the visitors and in the 8th minute of the game Lambe broke the offside trap and as he reigned in on the goal he was taken out of it by the onrushing keeper. The keeper recieved a stright red. Two minutes later Dean Clarke put Town 1 up as he got on the end of a long throw from Conor O'Sullivan into the penalty area. Jamie Ahearn made it 2-0 on 16 minutes when he struck at the near post to give Town a comfortable lead. Ahearn made the game safe with a fabulous solo effort as he beat three players and smashed home to seal his teams passage into round 4.

Munster Youths Cup 3rd Round: St Michaels 0-1 Clonmel Town
The Youths are into the open draw and last 16 of the Munster Youth Cup thanks to a good 1-0 away win over St Michaels in Tipperary on Saturday last. Town started the game well and were in complete control in all parts of the field. They should have opened the scoring on a number of occasions through Sean Browne, Daire Egan and Jack Kennedy in particular but thankfully finally found the net on 29 minutes as Browne struck a sweet shot from outside the box and swerved into the top corner. It stayed like that until half time with Town wondering could those missed opportunities become costly. The 2nd half started brightly again for Town but the home team got into the game without causing any major threat to Michael O’Reilly in goals who had a fine game, also with Jack Harney and Keith Fahey marshalling the centre. Town really should have sealed the game on couple more occasions with Egan going close with a fine lob with minutes remaining but it was to stay 1-0 which was enough to send Town into the pot for the last 16. Well done to all the lads.

FAI Junior Cup 4th Round: Borrisokane FC 0-4 Clonmel Town
Town progressed  to the next round of the national cup competition with a well deserved victory against a very spirited North Tipperary side. Town controlled the game from the start but nearly fell behind in the 27th minute. Evan Comerford was forced to make a fingertip save from a long range shot which went over the cross bar. Rory Maher went close for Town in the 29th minute. A minute later, the home keeper attempted a short kick out which ended up at the feet of the grateful Aidan McGrath who slotted home the opening goal. Town had several opportunities to increase their lead before half time but failed to do so. Barry Ryan came closest with a super strike that was excellently saved. Five minutes into the second half, Tony Scully headed in Town's second from a Darren Burns cross. Town were comfortably controlling the game at this stage and substitute David McGrath tapped in the third from a Shane Flynn assist in the 68th minute. Similar to the first half, the visitors had numerous chances which they failed to take. Aidan McGrath scored the fourth goal from close range in the 90th minute to cap a fine display.

FAI Youth Cup 2nd Round: Cahir Park 1-9 Clonmel Town
The Youths advanced to the 3rd round of the FAI Youth Cup with a comprehensive 9-1 over Cahir Park on Saturday afternoon. A hatrick from the in-form Daire Egan, another trio from Jack Burke, one each from Keenan Cunningham and Sean Browne and finally a super free kick from Ryan Lambe settled the tie which in all honesty was over at the half-time break. They now advance to the area final against Peake Villa in the next couple of weeks. Well done to all involved.

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 2-2 Clonmel Celtic

It was a midday showdown for the first Clonmel derby of the season. Town were the dominant side in the opening quarter, dealing comfortably defensively with Celtic and attacking with pace. In the 7th minute, Tony Scully headed home powerfully from a Joey Mulcahy corner. Town wasted two good opportunities and nearly paid the price in the 22nd minute when Paul Kennedy clipped the bar with a close range header. This was the nearest the visitors came to scoring in the first half. On the half hour, Dwayne Burns scored Towns second when he headed in an Aidan McGrath cross. Town were in control and in nearly scored a third in the 43rd minute when Joey Mulcahy's chipped shot sailed narrowly wide. The second half continued in a similar vein. Mulcahy had a 25 yard fee kick tipped over by Brain Sweeney in the 58th minute. Celtic despite their possession rarely threatened to score. The pattern of the game however changed in the 62nd minute. Town had two players dismissed (Dwaine Burns and Tony Scully) during a 90 second period and were down to nine players. They held out until the 79th minute when Kevin Waters shot home from the edge of the box. Celtic threw everything at the hosts at this stage. Simon Scully hit the bar in the 85th minute. Then Conor Conneally had a great opportunity to seal the game for the hosts but his shot was saved. From the subsequent move, Kevin Waters headed home his brother Brian's cross for the equaliser in the 87th minute.. Evan Comerford pulled off a brilliant save to deny Waters his hat trick in the 89th minute. In injury time. Town should have claimed the winning goal when a corner evaded the Celtic defence and Darren Burns miscued in front of the goal.

TSDL Youth League: Peake Villa 2-0 Clonmel Town
The Youths went down 2-0 to League Champions Peake Villa in Thurles on Saturday afternoon. Fresh from last weeks Munster Youths Cup triumph over Villa the away side found it hard to get going and Villa took a deserved lead after 25 minutes. It stayed like that till half time. Town had a couple of chances but couldn't break down a rigid Villa side. Town started the 2nd half with promise and had three great chances to level but were unable to find the breakthrough which cost them dearly as Villa struck again to give them some breathing space. Town pushed on but couldn't find that all important goal and Villa ran out 2-0 winners, hard luck to all the lads.

Munster Youths Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 1-1 Peake Villa (Town win 4-3 on penalties)
Clonmel Town won a fiercely fought Munster Youth Cup versus Peake Villa on penalties after 110 minutes couldn't separate the teams. Jack Cleary opened the scoring for Villa after 5 minutes when he latched on to a dropping ball in the box. There was little between the teams for most of the game and with the clock ticking down a great cross from Kyle Kennedy was headed home at the back post by Dean Clarke in the 89 minute. Extra time couldn't separate the sides and Town held their nerve in the dressed shoot out with Daire Egan scoring the winning penalty.

FAI U17 Cup 1st Round: Nenagh AFC 1-4 Clonmel Town
Town U17’s produced an impressive display in Nenagh on Saturday afternoon defeating the home side 4-1 with a gritty and efficient performance. Right from the very start Town took the game to Nenagh and after 17 minutes Dylan Kennedy put his side in front following an error from the Nenagh keeper for a simple tap in. While Nenagh battled hard and played some nice football they found it hard to break through a resilient side with Jack Burke, Gavin Ryan and Jack Harney putting in menacing displays. The 2nd half was more of the same and with four minutes of the restart Harney headed home to from an Kyle Kennedy free kick. Town had plenty of chances to increase their lead through the industrious Daire Egan and Ryan Lambe who caused problems all afternoon. In the 81st minute Town killed off the game when a superb cross from Jamie Ahearne reached Lambe and he smashed an amazing volley to the roof of the net. Town scored the 4th through Cathal McKeown as he showed great composure to slot home in the final minutes of the game. As the seconds ticked away Nenagh scored a consolation goal but it was all too late. Well done to all the team and management. Team: Jack Dolan, Kyle Kennedy, John Allen, Gavin Ryan, Jack Harney, Daire Egan, Dylan Kennedy, Jack Burke, Keenan Cunningham, Ryan Lambe & Dean Clarke Subs Used: Jamie Ahearn, Conor O'Sullivan, Cathal McKeown Not Used: Colm Power & Cavan McKenna

FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 4-1 Rosegreen
Town advanced to the 3rd round of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday morning following a 4-1 defeat of Rosegreen in The Complex. Tony Scully finished well on 11 minutes following great work from Shane Flynn. Barry Ryan added a second goal on 19 minutes and it lloked like the floodgates could open but stayed like the until the halftime whistle. It took for the 78th minute for Town to find the net again and it came from a fine individual goal from Richie Crowe. Rosegreen pulled one back from the spot until Richie Crowe again got on the scoresheet when he burned the full back and smashed past the keeper to make it 4-1. Well done to Paul, Glen and the team.

FAI Youth Cup Premliminary Round: Clonmel Town 2-0 Nenagh AFC (27/09/2014)
Town caused a major shock as they knocked out reigning FAI Youth Cup champions Nenagh AFC on Saturday last in The Complex. Town took the lead after just 30 seconds of play as Daire Egan charged down the left flank and pulled a great ball back to Captain Ciaran Looney for him to smash home to give his side a dream start. Nenagh got back into the game as their passing movement caused Town problems at the back but were ably dealt with with Keith Fahey and Jack Harney leading in the centre of defence. Town took a stranglehold of the game in the 2nd half and could of added to their lead through efforts from Sean Browne who was a thorn in the side of Nenagh for most of the afternoon. As the game worn on Town pushed forward and deservedly scored a 2nd goal as great work from on the endline from John Allen forced the ball back into the box for Daire Egan to head home to seal Towns passage into the next round. Well done to all the lads.

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 2-0 Cashel Town (14/09/2014)
Clonmel Town continued their perfect start to the Premier League season defeating Cashel Town by a 2-0 scoreline in The Complex on Sunday afternoon. As always Cashel Town provided a very stern a tough test for us and the lads could not find their rhythm in the first half but still could of opened the scoring through Michael Quinlivan and Paul Shanahan efforts. The 2nd half saw Town make a few changes with the introduction of Barry Ryan, Aidan McGrath and also Joey Mulcahy which injected some venom into the Town attack with Ryan impressive causing Cashel problems almost immediately. Town finally broke the deadlock when Dwaine Burns swooped home following a corner to the relief of the home supporters. Minutes later Ryan nearly doubled Towns advantage as he cracked one of the post following a fine save from Richie Ryan. Substitute Aidan McGrath sealed all 3 points when his sweet effort sailed into the top of the net from outside the box which gives Town 3 wins from 3 games. Team: E Comerford, D Burns, J Shanahan, K Browne, R Condon, T Scully, K Cashman, C Conneally, M Quinlivan, P Shanahan & Dwaine Burns Subs: J Mulcahy, B Ryan & A McGrath Not Used K Fahey, S Flynn, A Cleere, R Maher

TSDL Youth Division 1: Clonmel Town 2-0 Cahir Park (30/08/2014)
Town Youths kicked off their season with a hard fought 2-0 win over Cahir Park in The Complex on Saturday. Sean Browne gave Town the perfect start when he stole in behind the Cahir defence to lift the ball over the head of the advancing keeper following a long clearance from Michael O'Reilly. Cahir got back into the game and made Town work hard to keep the advantage. Jack Kennedy made it 2-0 on 25 minutes when he drove past the keeper following a fine solo effort. It stayed 2-0 until the half time whistle, Town also had the luxury of a missed penalty to extend their advantage. The 2nd half was more of the same with Town on top thanks to midfield trio of Ciaran Looney, Daire Egan and Kennedy. Town could of extended their lead on a couple of occasions was it not for inept finishing and it the game finished 2-0.

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 3-1 Glengoole Utd
The first quarter if this match was a scrappy affair with a real opening day of the season feel about it. Glengoole opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Daniel Rafter beat two Town defenders and coolly slotted home. Town were awarded a penalty two minutes later but the normally reliable Tony Scully had his spot kick well saved. Town were struggling to get in to the game and despite having the majority of possession, did not create too many opportunities. A Joe Mulcahy free kick struck the underside of the bar and this was the host's best effort of the half. The second half saw Town dominate and play a fast passing game. However, it was not until the 72nd minute that they equalised. Barry Ryan headed home from close range after a Tony Scully header had struck the post. Three minutes later, Richie Crowe slid home from close range to give the hosts the lead. Town piled on the pressure and scored their third in the 84th minute. Tony Scully headed home a Joe Mulcahy corner to ensure the victory.



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