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Tipperary Cup Final: Clonmel Town 2-0 Slieveardagh Utd (21/05/2016)
Clonmel Town claimed the Tipperary Challenge Cup last Sunday afternoon for the 14th time in their history thanks to a 2-0 defeat of Slieveardagh Utd in The Complex. Victory for Town was all the more pleasing with the loss of Tony Scully, Jack Kennedy who were out of the country plus Ciaran Looney and Richie Crowe through suspension it was always going to make the game a little bit trickier but full credit to the lads who dug in when most mattered against a determined and workman like Slieveardagh outfit. Town controlled first half proceedings and had chances to open the scoring through Jason Hahessy in the 7th minute and Aidan McGrath in the 19th but fantastic saves from David Cashin kept his team in the game. The deadlock was finally broken as McGrath whipped in a pinpoint cross for Paul Shanahan to power home a superb header in the 32nd minute. Town pushed on for the second goal but it remained 1-0 at the break. Towns continued their dominance in the second half and should of doubled their lead as Shane Flynns effort deflected off the post which would of given Town a more comfortable lead. Youths Kyle Farrell, Conor O'Sullivan and Jack Burke were introduced in the second half to add an extra attacking dimension to the side and that paid off in the final minutes as O'Sullivan pulled the ball back from the end line to Burke and he shot home to seal the win to make it 2-0 just as he did in the dramatic semi final win over Clonmel Celtic. It was a great team performance from the lads with Michael O'Reilly assured as usual in goal, the back four of Browne, Hahessy, Harney and Shanahan solid all day. Kevin Fahey and Adrian Cleere gave a tigerish display in midfield along with Shane Flynn and Ryan Lambe who can be happy with their performances on the channels, the McGraths, David and Aidan up front put in their normal hardworking display. Substitute Kyle Farrell when introduced in the 65th minute bossed midfield up to the final whistle, Jack Burke gave Town a fresh attacking impetus along with O'Sullivan who both seamlessly combined to score Town's second goal. Town management of Paul Scully and Glen Conway can be extremely happy with Sunday's win given the fact such a young side took to the field with apart from Paul Shanahan, David McGrath at 25 years of age is the second oldest player on the team sheet all the way down to Jack Harney who has just turned sweet sixteen who again gave another commanding display for a boy so early in his years was incredible. The future is certainly bright with these bunch of lads and no one can deny the team spirit which is building rapidly. Well done to all the lads!
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, J Harney, P Shanahan, A Cleere, K Fahey, R Lambe, S Flynn, A McGrath & D McGrath
Subs: K Farrell for D McGrath, J Burke for S Flynn, C O'Sullivan for R Lambe, S O'Meara & J Shanahan


Tipperary Cup Semi Final: Clonmel Celtic 3-4 Clonmel Town (aet) (07/05/2016)

Jack Burkes late winner in the dying seconds of extra time sealed Town's passage into the final of the Tipperary Cup in a feisty local derby over Clonmel Celtic in Celtic Park. The ground has been a happy hunting place for Town of late and Town will certainly enjoy this win especially having to field such a young side due to numerous injuries and suspensions. Celtic took an early lead from the spot through Graham ...Doyle to put them ahead against the run of play but Town were back level on the 37th minute when Adrian Cleere rose highest to power a brilliant header home. Town took the lead early in the sixth minute of the second half when Ryan Lambe found himself inside the box and his cross was nodded home by Shane Flynn. Town made it 3-1 just after the hour mark when Kevin Fahey produced a moment of brilliance when his shot from outside the box looped over Sweeney in goal and crashed off the underside of the bar and into the net. Celtic to their credit fought back and scored straight from a corner just a couple of minutes later and in the 76th minute completed the comeback when Waters finished from five yards. With light fading quick the game went to extra time with both sides to their credit pushing on to score the decisive winner and with two minutes to go a long ball over the top was miscontrolled by David Joyce, the brilliant Kevin Fahey got a vital touch to play the ball into the path of Jack Burke who just 48 hours before had picked up a Munster Youth winners medal in the same ground slotted the ball home with ease to break the hearts of the men in green! There were some fantastic performances this evening, Keith Browne, Jason Hahessy and Adrian Cleere were monumental in the back four, Kevin Fahey bullied from start to finish in midfield while Shane Flynn and Ryan Lambe were a headache all day for the Celtic defence, a special mention to sixteen year old Jack Harney who gave a powerful performance in his first start ever in a Town junior game. Well done to the team and management.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Harney, A Cleere, J Hahessy, T Scully, R Lambe, J Shanahan, R Crowe, S Flynn & K Fahey
Subs: I McGrath for S Flynn, Jack Burke for Richie Crowe and C O'Sullivan


Munster Youth Cup Final: Clonmel Town 0-0 Fairview Rangers (Town win 3-1 on penalties) (07/05/2016)

Clonmel Town Youths successfully retained their Munster Youths Cup crown on Saturday night as they beat Limerick giants Fairview Rangers 3-1 on penalties after playing out a pulsating 110 minutes of football with the sides locked at 0-0. From start to finish this was an extremely tight game with both defences in top form. Fairview started well and with just four minutes gone a long ball over the top fell to Fairview marksman David Hannon, his lobbed effort was fantastically saved by Ciaran Barrett in the Town goal and what a pivotal moment that turned out to be. Town got to grips with the game and had their first real chance on 25 minutes as a Conor O'Sullivan long throw into the box was flicked on to Kyle Farrell and his header was saved well. A minute later another throw into the box was flicked to Shane O'Meara and he rattled the bar with a ferocious turn inside the box. The second half was more tense stuff as Barrett again came to the rescue in the 56th minute pulling off a wonder save from a header to keep Town in the game. On the hour mark Micheal Foley should of put Town in front as Dean Clarke swung in a pin point cross. In the 76th minute a Clarke corner was whipped in and Jack Harneys header skimmed the cross bar. With minutes ticking away Dylan Walsh thought he had won it for Town but his free kick was saved brilliantly to send the game to extra time. Both periods of extra time were tense and in the 2nd half Shane O'Meara had another effort saved valiantly as the result was forced to be decided by a penalty shoot out. As David McGlynn, Micheal Foley, Daire Egan were all successful from the spot the hero of the day was Ciaran Barrett as he again for the second time this season saved three penalties to ensure Town kept the Munster Cup in Clonmel for the second year in succession. Well done to all the lads, fantastic stuff!
Team: C Barrett, C O'Sullivan, D Walsh, J Harney, D Brennan, K Farrell, D Egan, J Ahearne, M Foley, J Burke & S O'Meara
Subs: D Clarke for Jack Burke, D McGlynn for Kyle Farrell, J Pearson, B Norton, G Joy, K Cunningham, S Dwyer, J Lowes & P O'Dowd


Tipperary Cup Quarter Final: Clonmel Town 1-1 Old Bridge (Town win 5-4 on penalties) (24/04/2016)

Nine man Clonmel Town edged out Old Bridge in the local derby on Sunday afternoon in The Complex winning 5-4 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes of football. This was a typical Town/Bridge clash with more than just a place in the Tipperary Cup Semi Final at stake. Town started the better side and made their  superiority count as with just four minutes gone a Conor O’Sullivan long throw into the area was flicked by Ciaran Looney to the path of Noel O’Brien in goal for the Bridge, he was unable to deal with it as it dropped to McGrath and he buried from 8 yards to the roof of the net. Bridge were level in the thirteenth minute as a long ball over the top was cleared and in ran Martin Kennedy to lift the ball over the oncoming Michael O’Reilly. Town went down to ten men midway through the second half following the dismissal of Looney but Town to their credit pushed on looking for the winner. Town introduced Jack Burke and Ryan Lambe to spruce up the attack but they went down to nine men with the minutes were ticking away on the clock as Paul Shanahan received a second yellow. Town held firm to see the game out and force the game into extra time. Bridge never made their numerical advantage of two extra players count as Town again pushed on for the winner. Burke turned his shot off the bar in the second period of extra time as it looked it could be one of those days. In the end the game was decided by penalties, Tony Scully, Mikey O’Reilly, Jack Burke, Aidan McGrath and Ryan Lambe were all successful from the spot and with Bridge missing their fourth spot kick it as the men from The Complex who advanced to the semi-finals. Well done to all the lads on a battling display especially when going down to nine men.
Team: M O'Reilly, C O'Sullivan, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, A Cleere, T Scully, K Fahey, C Looney, A McGrath, R Crowe & J Kennedy
Subs: J Burke for K Fahey & R Lambe for R Crowe, K Farrell & J Shanahan


FAI Youth Cup Semi Final: Ringmahon Rangers 1-0 Clonmel Town (16/04/2016)

Town Youths Munster & FAI dream came to an end on Saturday afternoon as they went down 1-0 to Ringmahon Rangers in Cork. This would always be the typical cat and mouse affair with both defences on top in the first half. Town had a couple of chances which they failed to convert, Shane O'Meara had a goalbound header cleared off the line in the 16th minute, a Conor O'Sullivan long throw was flicked on by Daire Brennan minutes later and he went agonisingly close as the ball skipped off the bar. David McGlynns fine effort after 36 minutes was goalbound but Ringmahon to their credit cleared their lines well. The second half saw the home side come more into the game as they pushed forward in search for the opener. Town defended well with Harney and Brennan having fine games in the centre of defence. The all important goal came as Town failed to clear the lines on a number of occasions and the ball dropped to their right full in the 78th minute and he drilled the ball home to the home crowds delight. Town had one final chance to level it with 5 minutes to go but the home keeper saved well to keep his side in front. Heartbreak for Town but now they can put their full concentration on retaining their Munster Youth Cup crown in two weeks time. Hard luck to all the Team and Management.
Team: B Norton, C O'Sullivan, D Walsh, J Harney, D Brennan, M Foley, K Farrell, J Burke, J Ahearne, S McGlynn & S O'Meara
Subs: D Egan for D McGlynn, D Clarke for Jack Burke, K Cunningham, G Joy, J Allan & C Pearson


TSDL Premier Division: St Michaels 2-0 Clonmel Town 2-0 (10/04/2016)
Town travelled to Cooke Park on Sunday morning to take on St Michaels in league action in dreadful conditions. Town had the worst possible start going behind after just two minutes as Richie Ryan shot home for the home side. Town regrouped and battled hard to get back into the game with Tony Scully, Jack Kennedy and Ciaran Looney  showing well. Towns only decent chance came from a Keith Browne effort which swooped over the crossbar. Town again conceded after the restart as David Slattery shot from 25 yards to make it 2-0. As the conditions deteriorated Town found it difficult to get back into the game as David McGrath and Scully worked hard but just could not find that goal to make any comeback. Hard luck to all the lads. Next week sees us complete our Premier League program as we travel to Bansha Celtic.
Team: M O’Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, J Kennedy, T Scully, R Crowe, C Looney, D McGrath, A McGrath & S Flynn
Subs: I Mc Grath for S Flynn & J O’Donnell for C Looney


TSDL 2nd Division League
: Clonmel Town 2-2 Vee Rovers (03/04/2016)

Well done to all the lads on a fine performance, coming back from 2-1 down, scoring a thoroughly deserved and dramatic late equaliser in the final minute from none other than the ex Vee Rovers man John O'Donnell after Thomas Hill had given Town an early lead in the 10th minute. Shane McGrath equalised for the Clogheen side after a half hour and put his side in front with just ten minutes to go, but thankfully O'Donnell was on hand as the seconds ticked away to poke home from an inswinging corner to give his side a share of the spoils. Well done to all the lads!


TSDL 1st Division Youth League
: Cahir Park 3-5 Clonmel Town (02/04/2016)
Town Youths finished their league campaign with a 100% win rate after an entertaining 5-3 away defeat of Cahir Park in Duneske. Town rested and were without a number of first team regulars but showed the strength and depth in their squad to overcome the home side in extremely difficult underfoot conditions. Cahir took the lead on 9 minutes when stand in goalkeeper Jack Harney made a mess of a back pass and it fell kindly to a Cahir striker and he made no mistake. Town regrouped and should of equalized on a few occasions with Sam Dwyer and Jack Burke impressing. Burke finally drew the sides level as great work from the young Dwyer down the left and he crossed to Keenan Cunningham who setup Burke to shoot home on the half hour mark. Town took the lead 5 minutes later as a Dean Clarke strike from 25 yards nestled in the top corner for a wonderful goal. Town increased their lead to 3-1 when Burke jinked past 3 defenders in the box to shoot home from 12 yards. The second half saw more Town domination as the surface deteriorated rapidly but it was Cahir who responded first with a goal in the 51st minute as Harney again was the culprit as he dropped the ball into the net following a shot from outside the box. Gavin Joy scored the goal of the game in the 69th minute as he lobbed the keeper superbly to make it 4-2. The home side pulled another goal back with 7 minutes remaining to make it a tight finish but David McGlynn sealed the game for Town as Colm Pearson smartly beat a defender inside the box to drag it back to McGlynn who made no mistake from 7 yards. Well done to all the lads and especially to Simon Farrell playing his first game for the Youths who put in a fine performance at centre half and also to Sam Dwyer who heavily impressed on the left wing. Well done to Town Youths who reclaim the league title, last won in the 2012/13 season.

Team: J Harney, G Joy, JA Lowes, S Farrell, C Pearson, K Farrell, D McGlynn, S Dwyer, K Cunningham, J Burke & D Clarke
Subs: J Ahearne for K Farrell, D Egan for J Burke & S O'Meara



Munster Youth Cup Semi Final: Clonmel Town 3-1 Kilmallock Utd (26/03/2016)
Town Youths are through to the Munster Youth Cup Final for the second successive year thanks to a 3-1 win over Kilmallock Utd in Cooke Park on Saturday afternoon. Town started strong favourites for the game and with just 3 minutes gone they were in front, a Jack Burke corner was flicked on by Jack Harney, the ball dropped to Micheal Foley and he shot home to the roof of the net to give Town the perfect start. Town could of doubled their lead in the 8th minute when David McGlynn set Daire Egan in on goal but his effort was well saved. In the 27th minute Shane O'Meara played in Foley and again the keeper made a great save. Kilmallock drew level in the 34th minute against the run of play when a Paudie Sheehy free kick deflected to the net to give Town a huge scare. Town regrouped again and just 5 minutes before the half time break Jamie Ahearne went on a brilliant marauding run and was taken down outside the box. Jack Burkes resulting free kick again deflected off the wall and into the net to leave the keeper stranded to reestablish his teams lead to give Town a 2-1 halftime advantage. Town started the 2nd half on the back foot as Kilmallock pressed for an equaliser but Town dug in to thwart any comeback with Kyle Farrell, Ahearne and Foley in midfield putting into commanding displays. Town extended their lead to 3-1 as a Jack Burke in swinging corner dropped to Micheal Foley and again he showed great composure to steer the ball home to give his team some breathing space. Dean Clarke and Keenan Cunningham were introduced and both went close on a number of occasions in the last 15 minutes but could not find that goal to seal the win to kill off the Limerick side. Town comfortably saw the game out and it finished 3-1 with Town deserving winners and are now through to the final playing either the winners of Fairview Rangers or Villa FC on the weekend of the 23rd/24th of April. Well done to the Team and Management.
Team: Brian Norton, Conor O'Sullivan, David McGlynn, Daire Brennan, Jack Harney, Kyle Farrell, Jack Burke, Micheal Foley, Daire Egan, Jamie Ahearne & Shane O'Meara
Subs: Dean Clarke for Daire Egan, Keenan Cunningham for Shane O'Meara, Colm Pearson for Conor O'Sullivan, Gavin Joy, Peter O'Dowd, John Allan

FAI Youth Cup Quarter Final: Clonmel Town 3-1 Fairview Rangers (20/03/2016)
Effort, desire, honesty and guts were evident today as Town Youths booked their place in the last 4 of the FAI Youth Cup following a battling 3-1 win over Fairview Rangers on Saturday afternoon in the Dr Pat O’Callaghan Sports Complex. Town started the game well applying the early pressure and took the lead in the 9th minute. Conor O’Sullivan’s long throw from the Barron Park side of the ground was nodded home by Daire Brennan to give Town a deserved lead. Town were well in control with Kyle Farrell and Jamie Ahearne on top in all parts of midfield notably dominating the aerial battles. Town doubled their lead in the 29th minute as again another O’Sullivan long throw from the same side was slammed home again by the same man Daire Brennan to give Town a comfortable two goal cushion. Fairview to their credit fought back as expected and on 34 minutes pulled a goal back. A cross from their right full looked goal bound, Ciaran Barrett made a fantastic fingertip to keep the ball out but could only parry it to their winger who made no mistake from two yards to give his team a lifeline. Two minutes later Barrett was called on again as he pulled off a wonderful one on one save to deny Fairview a precious equaliser. This moment would work out to be pivotal to the result as the game panned out. Town went in at the break 2-1 but it all could have been so different. Fairview started the 2nd half the better side to their credit pushing forward for the equaliser but the Town back four of Walsh, O’Sullivan, Brennan and Harney stood firm with some excellent defending. In the 64th minute Town made it 3-1 again from another set piece as an O’Sullivan delivery was nodded home by Shane O’Meara amid joyous scenes. From then on Town kicked on and controlled the game for the remainder as Farrell, Foley and Ahearne began turning over ball to disrupt any sort of Fairview comeback. That second goal never came for the Limerick side and Town ran out 3-1 winners to advance to the last 4 along with Galway Hibs, Ballincollig. We look forward to the draw with excitement. Well done to all the Team and Management.
Team: C Barrett, C O'Sullivan, D Walsh, D Brennan, J Harney, K Farrell, J Burke, J Ahearne, M Foley, D Clarke & S O'Meara
Subs: D Egan for D Clarke, D McGlynn for J Burke, K Cunningham for J Ahearne, C Pearson, G Joy & J Allan


TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 2-0 Peake Villa (20/03/2016)
Town defeated the in-form Peake Villa today by two goals to nil with both goals coming from the penalty spot from Tony Scully. The sides were level as the half time whistle sounded with both sides trying to stamp their authority on the game. Town eventually took the lead three minutes after the restart following a rash tackle inside the box on Shane Flynn which Scully converted. Town doubled their lead thirteen... minutes later following another poor tackle which again Scully slotted home with ease. Town saw the game out but should of added to their tally as Flynn went close on a number of occasions. Good performances from Keith Browne and Jason Hahessy in defence ensured a welcome clean sheet giving their side a good platform as the game went on. Well done to Paul, Glen and all the lads!

Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, A Cleere, P Shanahan, J Kennedy, C Looney, T Scully, A McGrath, R Lambe & S Flynn
Subs: J Shanahan for A Cleere, R Crowe for R Lambe & K Cunningham for S Flynn


TSDL 2nd Division: Suirside FC 0-3 Clonmel Town (20/03/2016)
Town's second string started the game very brightly and were rewarded when John Shanahan finished very well after 5 minutes to make it 1-0. Ten minutes later it was 2-0 when a superb free kick from Paudie Whelan went in off the underside of the crossbar. Town were getting stronger and more dominant as the half went on and should have added to their lead when Shane Foley went close twice before half time. As expected Suirside started the 2nd half well and started to create some of their own chances but the Town defence stood firm. On 65 mins Town made it 3-0 when some great work on the right by Shane Foley resulted in a great finish at the near post by Liam Hayes. Suirside pushed to get back into it but the Town defence were determined not to let this happen. Both sides created some further chances but Town held out for a deserved win.



Tipperary Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 4-1 Cashel Town (13/03/2016)
Clonmel Town advance to the last 8 of the Tipperary Cup thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win over Cashel Town in The Complex. Town were quick off the mark and took the lead in the 12th minute when Ryan Lambes corner was powered home by the head of Adrian Cleere. Town doubled their lead with just 5 minutes remaining in the 1st half as David McGrath latched onto a misplaced pass in the Cashel defence and he cleverly squared it to Tony Scully who fed Shane Flynn and his effort trickled over the line to his relief. The 2nd half saw extended periods of domination for Town and it paid off as again Adrian Cleere rose highest at the backpost to drill another header past Richie Ryan in the 68th minute. A lapse in concentration in the Town defence saw Cashel score and give them a lifeline in the 76th minute but that was cancelled out soon after wards as with just 5 minutes to go Dean Clarke cooly finished to the net with just 3 minutes to go to kill off any hopes of a Cashel revival.
Team: M O'Reilly, C O'Sullivan, J Hahessy, J Shanahan, A Cleere, P Shanahan, T Scully, R Crowe, D McGrath, S Flynn & R Lambe
Subs: D Clarke for C O'Sullivan & J Ahearne for R Lambe


TSDL 2nd Division: Clonmel Town 1-2 Moyglass (13/03/2016)

The 1st 45 minutes saw Town dominate possession but both sides struggled in attacking positions and  it was a half of very few chances.HT 0-0.The second half started much the same with Town dominant in possession but again failing to create many chances.On 60 minutes Moyglass took the lead when Town failed to clear a corner and Jack Stapleton finished from close range to make it 1-0.Moyglass made it 2-0 15 minutes later from another corner when Ned Allen scored at the near post.Town 0-2 Moyglass. Moyglass second goal kicked Town into life and with 6 minutes remaining scored from a corner of their own when Conor Conneally rose highest to head home.The last few minutes was full of constant pressure from Town but they could not force the equalizer.

TSDL Youth 1st Division: Clonmel Town 6-0 Two Mile Borris (12/03/2016)
Clonmel Town Youths recaptured the TSDL Division 1 league title and 11th in all with a powerful 6-0 demolition of title rivals Two Mile Borris in Ferryhouse on Saturday afternoon. Town dominated from start to finish and took the lead as early as the 5th minute, a clever Kyle Farrell flick to Jamie Ahearne who lifted the ball over the top into the path of Shane O'Meara, he won the race to the ball with the keeper to poke to the net to make it 1-0. Town made it 2-0 as great work from Dean Clarke and Micheal Foley setup Jack Burke and his bullet finish gave Town a comfortable lead after 28 minutes, a lead which they kept until the half time whistle. On 51 minutes Town made it 3-0 and effectively ended the game as a contest when a long throw from Conor O'Sullivan was flicked on by Shane O'Meara and Jack Burke finished at the back post. Kyle Farrells pinpoint pass in the 54th minute into the path of Micheal Foley set him in on goal and his shot low beat the keeper to make it 4-0. Gavin Joys pass to Micheal Foley set him in again, shrugging off the Borris defender to slip the ball past the keeper to grab his second of the game. Keenan Cunningham finally got his name on the scoresheet on 85 minutes following a number of great efforts as Dean Clarkes put it on a plate for him to finish it to the net to make a great day for the Youths for Town to be presented with the trophy by the TSDL's Richard Power. Well done to the team and management!
Team: B Norton, C O'Sullivan, D McGlynn, C Pearson, D Brennan, M Foley, K Farrell, J Burke, J Ahearne, D Clarke & S O'Meara
Subs: K Cunningham for S O'Meara, G Joy for J Burke, J Allan for K Farrell, J Harney & D Egan


TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 3-1 Glengoole Utd (06/03/2016)
Town got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Glengoole Utd in The Complex. Town took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to a fine finish from Aidan McGrath after he was setup by brother David. Ian McGrath was replaced by Ciaran Looney midway through the first half and he moved into central midfield. Town should of increased lead on a number of occasions but some poor finishing let them down. Glengoole struck back in the 39th minute against the run of play to make a game of it in very testing conditions for both teams. Town reestablished their lead just before the half time whistle again through Aidan McGrath as he finished to the net while injuring himself in the process which saw him replaced by Paudie Whelan. The second half saw more dominance for Town as Ryan Lambe, Shane Flynn and David McGrath were causing all sorts of problems but couldn't find that third goal to give their team that extra cushion. Keith Browne was replaced by Kyle Farrell and within minutes he saw his fine effort go close. The all important third goal came in the 81st minute as David McGrath raced through on goal to be taken down inside the box for Tony Scully to convert from the spot. Well done to the Team and Management. Next weekend we host Cashel Town in the Tipperary Cup
Team: M O'Reilly, R Crowe, K Browne, J Hahessy, J Shanahan, T Scully, I McGrath, A McGrath, D McGrath, S Flynn & R Lambe
Subs: C Looney for I McGrath, P Whelan for A McGrath, K Farrell for K Browne & D Clarke


Munster Youth Cup Quarter Final: Clonmel Town 2-1 Ringmahon Rangers (28/02/2016)
Town Youths setup a home Munster Youths Cup Semi Final showdown with Limerick side Kilmallock thanks to a thrilling and nail biting late 2-1 win over Ringmahon Rangers in The Complex. As a cup tie this game had everything and it lived up to the billing that it was surrounded by. Unbeaten in the Cork league Ringmahon came to Clonmel with a huge reputation having supplied three players to the Irish U18's squad who had played Wales earlier in the week and it was Ringmahon who took first blood as early as the 6th minute as Ciaran Kearney rose highest to nod home an inch perfect cross to put his side in front. Town were shocked as it took them time to come to terms with going behind so early. Town worked hard to get back into the game with Micheal Foley, Jamie Ahearne and Jack Burke working tirelessly for their team along with Shane O'Meara who was causing problems for Ringmahons back four with his pace. Town gaining in confidence pushed forward but just couldn't get off the mark as the half time whistle sounded. Town started the 2nd half brightly with both fullbacks Conor O'Sullivan and Dylan Walsh pushing forward in search for the equaliser while also introducing Dean Clarke in the 55th minute looking to add an extra attacking dimension. Town finally broke the deadlock in the 64th as O'Sullivan stole down the right flank and his pull back looked destined for the keepers hands but quick thinking Micheal Foley had other ideas as he intercepted and finished to net to level it for his team. This ignited Town as they began to control the game looking for the all important winner and this came in the 83rd minute as O'Meara did brilliantly down the right side to square to substitute Clarke who turned and his effort somehow trickled over the line to joyous scenes from the home side. The dependable Ciaran Barrett was called upon with two minutes remaining when he made a vital save to keep his sides advantage. Thankfully Town held on to qualify for their 2nd successive Munster Semi Final. This was a monumental effort today from the Youths having to come from behind at half time against dangerous opposition showing fantastic team spirit and guts, standout performances been Conor O'Sullivan and Daire Brennan in the defence, Foley, Ahearne and Farrell were immense in midfield while Shane O'Meara led the line superbly up top. Well done to all the lads!
Team: C Barrett, C O'Sullivan, D Walsh, D Brennan, J Harney, M Foley, D Egan, K Farrell, J Burke, J Ahearne & S O'Meara
Subs: D Clarke for D Egan, D McGlynn for J Burke, C Pearson, G Joy, K Cunningham & J Allan



TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 1-2 Clonmel Celtic (21/02/2016)
Town suffered defeat in the local derby going down on a 2-1 scoreline to neighbours Clonmel Celtic. In a fairly drab affair with nothing but pride at stake Town went behind 2-0 in the first half. Paul Shanahan pulled one back to make it a tight finish in the 80th minute but it stayed that way as Celtic picked up all three pints on offer.

FAI Youth Cup 4th Round: Avondale Utd 1-1 Clonmel Town (Town win 3-1 on penalties) (20/02/2016)
Town Youths advanced to the quarter final of the FAI Youth Cup for defeating Avondale Utd 3-1 in a penalty shoot out after playing out a 1-1 draw, a game played on Douglas Hall's All Weather pitch. Town started well with Jack Burke and Shane O'Meara in top form causing trouble for the homeside with every attack, both going close on a number of occasions. Town eventually broke the deadlock in the 27th minute when a long clearance from Ciaran Barrett was flicked on by Burke as O'Meara raced in on goal to lift the ball over the keepers head to put Town 1-0 up. Town should of extended their lead as Micheal Foley and Kyle Farrell who were marshalling midfield went agonisingly close. Burke spurned a chance to make it 2-0 just before half time which could of given Town a comfortable lead but his shot was just over. Town started well again in the second half with Foley going close again with a fierce shot. Burke again made the keeper pull off another fine stop as he tipped onto the post on 60 minutes. Kyle Farrell had a goal bound header cleared off the line on 70 minutes, another glorious chance to extend their lead. Town should have been out of sight but in the 85th minute they were made pay for their inadequacies as Avondale struck to send the game to extra time. With no further goals in extra time the game was sent to penalties. Thankfully Foley, Burke and Ahearne kept their cool on the day and Ciaran Barrett saving two crucial penalties to send his team into the last 8. Well done to all the lads!
Team: C Barrett, C O'Sulivan, D McGlynn, J Ahearne, J Harney, M Foley, K Farrell, D Egan, J Burke, S O'Meara & D Clarke
Subs: D Walsh for D Egan, G Joy for D Clarke, C Pearson, K Cunningham & B Norton


Tipperary Youth Cup Semi Final: Two Mile Borris 2-2 Clonmel Town (Borris win 4-3 on penalties) (13/02/2016)

Town Youths surrendered their Tipp Cup title on Saturday last thanks to a 4-3 penalty shoot-out loss after a thrilling 2-2 draw in Newhill Park to Two Mile Borris. Town played well throughout the game and could not be faulted for their effort, a game played in extremely difficult conditions. Town could have opened the scoring with David McGlynn striking the post and Jack Burke going close but it was Borris took the lead through a free kick just after the half hour mark, a lead which they held until the half time whistle. Borris were also awarded a penalty minutes before halftime to the amazement of Town team and players but it was saved thankfully by the outstanding Ciaran Barrett in goal. Town started the second half the better side as the searched for that important equaliser and it came with just eleven minutes gone as great work from Jack Burke down the left flank setup Shane O’Meara to drill home from eight yards. Town deservingly took the lead in the 71st minute when Burke again slipped past defenders to cross to O’Meara for him to nod his second goal of the game and edge Town in front. That lead didn’t last long as Borris levelled minutes later to make it 2-2 and for a nervy finish. Efforts from Gavin Joy hitting the post Micheal Foley, O’Meara and a goal line clearance from a Jamie Ahearne header failed to add to Town’s tally which meant the game was to be decided by penalties which Borris took full advantage of and won by four to three. Hard luck to all the lads but it was just one of those days, the fight and spirit of the team will please management but theres still plenty room for some improvement before next week as we travel to Cork to take on Avondale Utd in the last 16 of the FAI Youth Cup. Well done to Borris and we wish them the best of luck in the final.

Team: C Barrett, D Walsh, C O’Sullivan, C Pearson, J Ahearne, M Foley, K Farrell, J Burke, S O’Meara, K Cunningham & D McGlynn
Subs: G Joy for K Cunningham, D Bates for S O’Meara & P O’Dowd



FAI Junior Cup 7th Round: Clonmel Town 0-1 Newmarket Celtic (07/02/2016)
Clonmel Town exited the FAI Junior Cup at the last 16 stage on Sunday afternoon following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Newmarket Celtic in The Complex. This was a tough, physical encounter with chances at a premium. Town performed admirably throughout the game and went toe for toe in the physical stakes with a very big Clare outfit. Town had their chances with Ian and David McGrath having decent chances to open the scoring while at the other end our defence was well marshalled by Browne, Cleere, Shanahan and Hahessy. The sides went in all square at the break knowing the opening goal would be critical to the outcome of this game. Unfortunately for Town it was Newmarket who broke the deadlock from a corner as their centre half powered his header home in the 63rd minute. Town to their credit upped the ante again pushing on for that illusive equaliser with Tony Scully, Richie Crowe and Aidan McGrath all going agonisingly close in the final fifteen minutes but it wasn’t to be as Newmarket saw out the game to advance to the last 8 of the Cup. Heartbreaking result for Paul, Glen and their team but they can certainly take some huge positives from today and more importantly this seasons run in the competition. The team has developed a fantastic team spirit with everyone putting their bodies on the line for the cause. Unfortunately some days it just doesn’t work out and today was one of them. There is certainly a future for this team, a young fresh faced side, the bench full of Youth players with Jack Burke and Ryan Lambe springing from the bench and adding an attacking impetus for the final twenty minutes. No doubt the good days will be back soon in The Complex. Hard luck to all the lads but they can certainly keep their heads held high.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, A Cleere, P Shanahan, T Scully, A McGrath, C Looney, D McGrath, I McGrath and R Crowe
Subs: J Burke for I McGrath and R Lambe for C Looney, S Foley, K Farrell & C Barrett


TSDL Youth 1st Division: Clonmel Town 8-1 Peake Villa (06/02/2016)

Town Youths recorded their 8th straight league win as they closed in on the 1st Division title defeating Peake Villa 8-1 in Ferryhouse. Jack Burke opened the scoring early on when he chipped the keeper inside the box, a super effort. Town took a 2-0 lead from an OG after 20 minutes but Villa pulled one back shortly afterwards to give them a lifeline. That didn’t last long as Micheal Foley poked home following a goalmouth scramble and another OG just before half time gave Town a 4-1 lead going in at the half time whistle. Jamie Ahearn made it 6-1 midway through the 2nd half when his fine effort outside the box lobbed the keeper. Ryan Lambe set up Keenan Cunningham when he finished with ease from close in to make it 6-1. A pin point pass from Kyle Farrell set Foley in on goal for the ex-Villa man to net his 2nd of the day. Farrell himself got in on the scoring as his booming header from a Dean Clarke cross made it 8-1 with the seconds ticking away on the clock which saw Town take all three points
Team: C Barrett, C O’Sullivan, D McGlynn, C Pearson, J Harney, M Foley, K Farrell, J Ahearne, J Burke, D Clarke & L Hahessy
Subs: K Cunningham for L Hahessy, R Lambe & J Burke & G Joy for J Ahearne & J Allan


TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 6-1 Cashel Town (24/01/2016)
Town continued their recent good form powering past Cashel Town 5-1 in The Complex on Sunday afternoon. Soft conditions made it difficult for both teams to play any sort of decent football but apart from that this was a keenly contested affair. Town were first to break the deadlock on 17 minutes. A goal kick from Michael O’Reilly in goal was controlled by Tony Scully who flicked the ball goal wards through which set David McGrath in on goal who finished at the second time of asking! Town were 2-0 up six minutes later as a long free kick again from Mikey found Ian McGrath who set up Aidan McGrath who finished to the bottom right hand corner which relative ease. Ger Browne did rattle the cross bar in the 27th minute for Cashel but Town went in at the half time whistle with a 2-0 lead. The second half saw more Town dominance and within seven minutes were 3-0 up as the impressive Shane Foley was taken down in the box for a clear-cut penalty which Tony Scully made no mistake from. Aidan McGrath smashed home another one of his trademark free kicks past Cashel’s Richie Ryan in the 67th minute to make it 4-0 to make the game safe for Town. Town weren’t finished yet as substitute Ryan Lambe scored his first senior goal as he surged into the box in the 75th minute laying it off to Aidan McGrath, McGrath cleverly returned the pass to Lambe and he delightfully chipped Ryan in the goal to put the icing on the cake for a great day for Town. The dangerous Ger Browne did pull one back for Cashel with minutes left but it was all too late.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, A Keane, P Shanahan, A Cleere, S Foley, T Scully, I McGrath, D McGrath & A McGrath
Subs: Ciaran Looney for Ashley Keane, Richie Crowe for Shane Foley, Ryan Lambe for Tony Scully & Jack Burke



TSDL Youth 1st Division: Peake Villa 1-6 Clonmel Town (23/01/2016)

Town Youths travelled to rivals Peake Villa looking to extend their winning streak in the Youth 1st Division on a high just off the back of a huge win in Westport the week previous. In a difficult back pitch in Thurles the home side started well and made their intentions clear on trying to upset the Town applecart as they battled hard and were well in the game up to half way through the first half. Town had some chances but really failed to make impact on a Villa back four which were keeping Town at bay. Some half time changes saw Luke Hahessy spring from the bench and also Ryan Lambe who was making a welcome return to the club following a spell in the U17 League of Ireland. Both changes seemed to ignite the attack as Town finally broke the deadlock. David McGlynn who moved to right back for the 2nd half fired in a cross for Hahessy to nod home his 19th goal of the season to the relief of the Town management and players. Towns lead was shortly curtailed as Villa deservingly equalised for their afternoon efforts. Town regained their advantage minutes later Micheal Foley dispossessed the Villa centre back to storm in with just the keeper to beat and he finished nicely in the bottom corner. From here on in with was all Town as substitute Dylan Walsh made it 3-1 with a fine solo effort. Foley became provider on 70 minutes as his cross was taken down on the chest of Jack Burke and he smashed home a volley, a goal which would grace a playing field of any level to make it 4-1 and kill off the game. Daire Egan scored his 8th and 9th goals of the season as he was setup on both occasions by left full Jamie Ahearne, the 2nd goal being a wonderful strike which left the keeper helpless in the Villa goal for it to finish 6-1. Next week we take on Kilsheelan in the Youth 1st Division.
Team: B Norton, G Joy, J Ahearne, C Pearson, J Harney, D McGlynn, M Foley, D Egan, D Clarke, K Cunningham & J Burke
Subs: R Lambe for K Cunningham, L Hahessy for G Joy, D Walsh for D Clarke & J Allan


FAI Junior Cup 6th Round: Clonmel Town 6-1 Tramore (17/01/2016)

Clonmel Town advanced to the 7th round of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday afternoon thanks to a rousing 2nd half comeback against Tramore to defeat the visitors 6-1 in the Dr Pat O’Callaghan Sports Complex. Yet again another typical Junior Cup tie with both sides trying to impose their game. Town started promisingly but it was Tramore who broke the deadlock as early as the 6th minute as a corner was headed clear for Stephen Grant to fire his first time shot to the roof of the net. David McGrath went close twice clipping the bar with a glancing header which agonisingly tailed away wide. The sides went in 1-1 at the break. Town eventually got their just reward in the 55th minute as a Richie Crowe shot inside the box smashed off the post which landed at the feet of Aidan McGrath and he made no mistake from the rebound. From this point on Town dominated proceedings taking the lead in the 70th minute thanks to a bizarre goal again from the same man. McGrath surged down the right and his cross somehow evaded the keeper and rattled the net to give Town a 2-1 lead. McGrath notched his hatrick on seventy five minutes with a direct freekick and a marvellous strike from 25 yards out. Substitue Jack Burke killed the game off a minute later in the seventy sixth minute when he raced clear of the Tramore defence to drill home confidently. Further goals were added by David McGrath in the eighty second minute as he shot past the Tramore keeper and substitute Burke again with the last kick of the game when he shot home to compound further misery on the Waterford outfit.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, A Cleere, C Looney, T Scully, I McGrath, R Crowe, D McGrath & A McGrath
Subs: J Burke for I McGrath, S Foley for Ciaran Looney, R Lambe for D McGrath, L Hahessy, C Barrett & A Keane


FAI Youth Cup 3rd Round: Westport Utd 0-2 Clonmel Town (16/01/2016)
Town produced a gritty and commanding performance on Saturday afternoon to advance to the last 16 of the FAI Youth Cup defeating Westport Utd by two goals to nil. This was a classic cup tie from start to finish as both sides tried to impose their superiority on the field. Town deservedly took the lead in the 26th minute as a breakaway move involving Shane O'Meara and Micheal Foley setup Luke Hahessy to shoot on goal, his shot was parried by the Westport keeper into the path of Daire Egan for him to smash the ball home for his 7th goal of the season. Town should of increased their lead in the 32nd minute as Hahessy was unlucky as he saw his shot hit the post and tail agonisingly wide. Town held out well to see the half time whistle. Town started well again as the 2nd half restarted but within five minutes the referee awarded a penalty to the amazement of the away side which Westport thankfully failed to convert. Towns superiority on the game increased as they doubled their lead in the 58th minute thanks to a glancing header from Luke Hahessy from a Conor O'Sullivan long throw into the box. Town saw out the remainder of the game while emptying their bench introducing Clarke, Joy and Cunningham who added extra impetus to the Town performance. There was some fine displays today, Ciaran Barrett was sound in goal all day, the back four of O'Sullivan, Pearson, Harney and Ahearne were solid all afternoon and dealt with any threat accordingly, Foley and Kyle Farrell were the nucleus to Towns superiority all day as they dominated in the middle of the park from start to finish. O'Meara and Burke were thorns in Westport side all afternoon with goalscorers Hahessy and Egan sealing the win with glorious finishes. Well down to all the boys!
Team: C Barrett, C O'Sullivan, J Ahearne, C Pearson, J Harney, K Farrell, D Egan, M Foley, J Burke, S O'Meara & L Hahessy
Subs: Dean Clarke for Shane O'Meara, Gavin Joy for Daire Egan, Keenan Cunningham for Luke Hahessy and Peter O'Dowd


FAI Junior Cup 5th Round: Holycross FC 0-2 Clonmel Town (06/12/2015)
This match was switched to the L.I.T. astroturf venue to ensure the game proceeded. Town started in a determined fashion and scored after six minutes. Ian McGrath received the ball with his back to goal and turned to unleash an unstoppable shot into the top left hand corner from twenty five yards out. Town dominated the next twenty minutes of the match and should have increased their lead. Richie Crowe shot narrowly wide in the 13th minute. In the 21st minute, a David McGrath effort struck the post. The hosts gradually got into the game and forced a couple of half chances that they could not convert. Just before half time, Town custodian Michael O'Reilly made a superb and brave save diving at the feet of the Holycross striker who was through on goal. Town started the second half in a determined fashion and were unlucky not to increase their lead when Luke Hahessy shot wide. Town's superior fitness began to show and they had the hosts on the back foot. Tony Sculy shot a free kick narrowly wide in the 56th minute. It was only a matter of time before they increased their lead and should have had a penalty in the 71st minute when Shane Flynn was upended in the area for a clear penalty kick. However, the referee waved play on to the bewilderment of the crowd. Two minutes later however, David McGrath latched onto a loose back pass and clipped in the second goal to seal the game and ensure Town's progression to the next round.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, T Scully, A Cleere, A McGrath, I McGrath, L Hahessy R Crowe & D McGrath


FAI Junior Cup 5th Round: Holycross FC 0-2 Clonmel Town (06/12/2015)
This match was switched to the L.I.T. astroturf venue to ensure the game proceeded. Town started in a determined fashion and scored after six minutes. Ian McGrath received the ball with his back to goal and turned to unleash an unstoppable shot into the top left hand corner from twenty five yards out. Town dominated the next twenty minutes of the match and should have increased their lead. Richie Crowe shot narrowly wide in the 13th minute. In the 21st minute, a David McGrath effort struck the post. The hosts gradually got into the game and forced a couple of half chances that they could not convert. Just before half time, Town custodian Michael O'Reilly made a superb and brave save diving at the feet of the Holycross striker who was through on goal. Town started the second half in a determined fashion and were unlucky not to increase their lead when Luke Hahessy shot wide. Town's superior fitness began to show and they had the hosts on the back foot. Tony Sculy shot a free kick narrowly wide in the 56th minute. It was only a matter of time before they increased their lead and should have had a penalty in the 71st minute when Shane Flynn was upended in the area for a clear penalty kick. However, the referee waved play on to the bewilderment of the crowd. Two minutes later however, David McGrath latched onto a loose back pass and clipped in the second goal to seal the game and ensure Town's progression to the next round.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, T Scully, A Cleere, A McGrath, I McGrath, L Hahessy R Crowe & D McGrath
Subs: Shane Flynn for Luke Hahessy, Ciaran Looney for Aidan McGrath and Daire Egan for Keith Browne


Munster Youth Cup 3rd Round: Geraldines FC 0-3 Clonmel Town (10/01/2016)
Clonmel Town advanced to the quarter final of the Munster Youth Cup on Sunday afternoon thanks to a 3-0 victory over Geraldines which was played in the fantastic facilities of University of Limerick. The home side started well and had Town on the back foot in the early exchanges but as Town soon acclimatised to the All Weather surface they began to take a stranglehold on the game. Luke Hahessy had the ball in the net after 25 minutes but it was ruled offside. Town eventually took the lead on 38 minutes thanks to a penalty from Jamie Ahearne. Jack Burkes effort on goal was spilled by the keeper, Micheal Foley reacted first to slip the ball past the keeper only for it to be handled on the line by the Geraldines right full. Town took total control in the 2nd half and in the 65th minute were 2-0 up as Foley and Shane O'Meara combined to setup Burke. Town should of extended their lead but misfired on a number of occasions which could of killed off the game earlier. Daire Egan made it 3-0 in the 90th minute when he was setup by Gavin Joy to put the icing on the cake and ensure passage to the quarter final.
Team: Ciaran Barrett, Conor O'Sullivan, Dylan Walsh, Jack Harney, Jamie Ahearne, David McGlynn, Micheal Foley, Kyle Farrell, Jack Burke, Shane O'Meara & Luke Hahessy
Subs: Dara Egan for Kyle Farrell, Dean Clarke for Shane O'Meara, Gavin Joy for Luke Hahessy, Colm Pearson, Keenan Cunningham, John Allan & Brian Norton

FAI Junior Cup 5th Round: Holycross FC 0-2 Clonmel Town (06/12/2015)
This match was switched to the L.I.T. astroturf venue to ensure the game proceeded. Town started in a determined fashion and scored after six minutes. Ian McGrath received the ball with his back to goal and turned to unleash an unstoppable shot into the top left hand corner from twenty five yards out. Town dominated the next twenty minutes of the match and should have increased their lead. Richie Crowe shot narrowly wide in the 13th minute. In the 21st minute, a David McGrath effort struck the post. The hosts gradually got into the game and forced a couple of half chances that they could not convert. Just before half time, Town custodian Michael O'Reilly made a superb and brave save diving at the feet of the Holycross striker who was through on goal. Town started the second half in a determined fashion and were unlucky not to increase their lead when Luke Hahessy shot wide. Town's superior fitness began to show and they had the hosts on the back foot. Tony Sculy shot a free kick narrowly wide in the 56th minute. It was only a matter of time before they increased their lead and should have had a penalty in the 71st minute when Shane Flynn was upended in the area for a clear penalty kick. However, the referee waved play on to the bewilderment of the crowd. Two minutes later however, David McGrath latched onto a loose back pass and clipped in the second goal to seal the game and ensure Town's progression to the next round.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, T Scully, A Cleere, A McGrath, I McGrath, L Hahessy R Crowe & D McGrath
Subs: Shane Flynn for Luke Hahessy, Ciaran Looney for Aidan McGrath and Daire Egan for Keith Browne

Munster Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 0-2 St Michaels (29/11/2015)
Clonmel Town's interest in the Munster Junior Cup came to an end today in a windswept Dr Pat O'Callaghan Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon. One hundered and two minutes had passed on the clock with both sides deadlocked at 0-0 when Town conceded a penalty which was converted to knock the stuffing out a gallant effort from the young side. Both sides had periods of domination in the game with chances falling to David and Aidan McGrath for Town and Ryan Deere and Jimmy Carr for the Tipp Town men on any other day would have probably been converted. Town can count themselves extremely unlucky as for large parts of this game they were well in control as Tony Scully, Adrian Cleere and Peter Acheson ran themselves into to the ground. As Town pushed on in search for an equaliser as the minutes ticked away Michaels caught Town on the break to grab a second which secured passage to the 3rd round. Make no mistake it is all not doom and gloom as Management can be very proud of the team who put in an outstanding effort and without doubt deserved more for the efforts. A great bond is developing in the team, with plenty of Youth on our side there is defineilty great promise. We have no time to be feeling sorry for ourselves as next week we travel to take on a good Holycross side in the FAI Junior Cup 5th round.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, P Acheson, T Scully, A Cleere, A McGrath, I McGrath, R Crowe & D McGrath
Subs: M Foley for I McGrath, S Foley for P Shanahan, L Hahessy for D McGrath, J Burke, D Egan & A Keane

Tipperary Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town 12-0 Cahir Park (28/11/2015)
The Youths began the defence of their Tipperary Youth Cup making light work of Cahir Park to advance to the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon in a windswept Ferryhouse running out 12-0 winners. Town raced out of the blocks taking a 2-0 lead with 3 minutes with Micheal Foley opening the scoring and Luke Hahessy adding the second. Hahessy doubled his tally on twelve minutes with a cool finish before Daire Egan finished from 5 yards on twenty six minutes to effectively end the contest. Jack Burke and Jack Harney both made it 6-0 before the half time whistle sounded. Town pushed forward in search of more goals in the second half as Jack Burke completed his hatrick netting in the 50th and the 51st minute to make it 8-0. Daire Egan grabbed his second of the day to make it 9-0 in the 56th minute. Luke Hahessy hungry for more goals pounced another three times in a 17 minute period to take his tally to five for the day and 17th of the season to compound extra misery on Cahir Park for it to finish 12-0. Well done to all lads.
Team: C Barrett, C O’Sullivan, J Allen, J Harney, C Pearson, M Foley, D McGlynn, J Burke, G Joy, D Egan & L Hahessy
Subs: O Napier for M Foley, C McKeown for J Allen, C Crowe for J Burke, J Ahearne & N Hoctor


Tipperary Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town 8-0 Bansha Celtic B (22/11/2015)
Clonmel Town sporting their new beautiful set of jersey presented by the family of the late Clubman Jack Acheson took to the field on Sunday afternoon to take on Bansha Celtic B in the Tipperary Cup 1st Round and ran out easy 8-0 winners. Who says lightening doesn’t strike twice as the McGrath brothers for the second week in a row all got on the scoresheet. Town took until the 21st minute to open the scoring as Ian McGrath setup Aidan who finished the ball to the net from a neat pull back. Ian made it 2-0 in the 24th minute as poked home a Richie Crowe delivery. Bansha native and Youth player Daire Egan making his first team debut setup David McGrath in the 27th minute to slide the ball past the onrushing keeper. Egan and Aidan McGrath combined well in the 46th minute to setup Ian McGrath to make it 4-0. Tony Scully scored arguably the goal of the game when he curled a right foot shot into the top corner to make it five a minute later. Ian McGrath secured his hatrick just after the hour when substitute Shane Flynn turned provider as he squared the ball into Ian’s path for him to smash the ball home. Flynn again was involved in the 7th goal on 66 minutes when his fierce effort was parried by the keeper for Aidan McGrath to pounce from 5 yards. Ian McGrath grabbed his 4th of the day when he superby nodded home an inch perfect cross from Aidan to make it 8-0 and which it stayed like that until the final whistle. Special note on Colm Pearson, Oisin Napier and Daire Egan who all made their first team debut with Egan turning in a solid performance in central midfield all afternoon. Well done to all the lads.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, A Keane, T Scully, D Egan, A McGrath, I McGrath, R Crowe & D McGrath
Subs: C Pearson for D McGrath, S Flynn for T Scully and O Napier for Daire Egan


Tipperary Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town 2-4 Slieveardagh Utd (22/11/2015)
Slieveardagh took the lead after a free kick was crossed from the right side and put to the net at the near post. Town equalised soon after when good work from Shane Fagan made it 1-1. Straight from the kick off Slieveardagh went ahead again after some uncertainty in the Town defence allowed them to make it 2-1. Slieveardagh made it 3-1 after another error in the town defence. Five minutes later Town made it 3-2 when a corner from Shane Heffernan was headed home by Robbie Ryan. The away side finished the half strong and made it 4-2 with a fine free kick from 25 yards. Town were much improved in the 2nd half but failed to make that pressure pay as Slieveardagh saw out the game and were full value for their win. Hard luck to Robbie, Benny and all the lads.


FAI Youth Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 1-0 Two Mile Borris (21/11/2015)
The depth of the Town Youth squad was severely tested last Saturday afternoon as they took to the field to take on Two Mile Borris for a place in the 3rd round of the FAI Youth Cup missing 6 first team players. A single goal in the end was to decide this game and this came from the boot of Keenan Cunningham who notched his 5th goal of the season as he turned home an in swinging free kick from David McGlynn in the 34th minute. Town were full value for the lead as the half time whistle blew thanks to huge performances from Jack Harney, Colm Pearson, Micheal Foley, Daire Egan and Oisin Napier. The second half started comfortably for Town as they pressed forward looking for that important goal to put some breathing space between the teams. Napier clipped the bar with an effort with Egan also coming close with two efforts. Town seemed to tire which Borris took advantage of and begun to get on top coming close to equalizing on two occasions but Ciaran Barrett was in tremendous form in goal pulling off two wonderful saves to keep his team in it. Borris hit the post late on to ruffle the feathers once again but the ball was scrambled away to safety. Town held out to earn a place in the third round area final against either Ardcroney or Moneygall of the North Tipp league.
Team: C Barrett, G Joy, C Pearson, J Harney, D Walsh, M Foley, D McGlynn, D Egan, K Cunningham, C McKeown & O Napier
Subs: D Clarke for K Cunningham, C Crowe for C McKeown, B Norton & J Allen


TSDL Premier League: Old Bridge 0-4 Clonmel Town (15/11/2015)
Town took all three points which were on offer today as they eased to a 4-0 Clonmel derby win over Old Bridge which was played in The Complex. The three McGrath brothers David, Aidan & Ian came up trumps for Town as they created a piece of history being the first time three brothers all scored in a game for Clonmel Town. The first goal came just after 46 seconds as Ian slipped the ball past Bridge keeper Danny O'Mahoney to give Town the perfect start. Minutes later the Bridge men had a penalty call waved away which they certainly felt aggrieved. Aidan put Town two nil to the good in the twenty second minute as he swooped home a goal which was delightfully pulled back by brother David to give Town a comfortable lead which they held until half time. Adrian Cleere who had a solid game all afternoon made it 3-0 as Richie Crowe stole a few yards down the right and his cross was chested down by Peter Acheson for Cleere to drill home to the top of the net for a super finish. Town and Bridge were both reduced to ten men on seventy minutes as they game developed a slight edge. David McGrath put the icing on the cake as he latched onto a through ball and bravely nodded the ball past the oncoming keeper to make it 4-0, a challenge which resulted in David having to be substituted. Well done to the team and management on a great result.
Team: O'Reilly, Browne, Hahessy, Shanahan, Acheson, Scully, A McGrath, Cleere, Flynn, I McGrath & D McGrath
Subs: L Hahessy, R Crowe, A Keane
Not Used: J Burke

U17 FAI Cup: Clonmel Town 1-3 Clerihan (14/11/2015)
The U17's interest in this years FAI Cup is over following a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Clerihan which was played in Ferryhouse on Saturday afternoon. Dylan Bates opened the scoring for Town in the 19th minute when he scrambled the ball home following good work from Cavan McKenna. Clerihan on the other hand were causing Town issues and it was clear it would not be one way traffic as they looked dangerous up top but it stayed 1-0 until the half time whistle. Clerihan had the perfect 2nd half start as they equalised within two minutes from a set piece. Town increased their work rate and should of reestablished their lead on a number of occasions but poor finishing would in the end cost them as on 85 minutes Town received a sucker punch as Clerihan took the lead. They made it 3-1 at the last kick of the game to compound extra misery on Town to advance to the open draw of the competition. Hard luck to the lads but we must say well done and best of luck to the Clerihan team and management for the remainder of the competition who were well organised and fought bravely and are a credit to their club.

FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 5-0 Peake Villa (08/10/2015)

Clonmel Town advanced to the 5th round and open draw of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 defeat of Peake Villa in The Complex. In hindsight this game was over after just seventeen minutes as Town surged into a 4-0 lead thanks two super efforts from David McGrath, a powerful header of Peter Acheson and another from Paul Shanahan as he pounced in the six yard box. This early onslaught killed the game as a spectacle as Peake Villa found it hard to make any head way against a Town rear-guard who looked solid throughout the game. Aidan McGrath made it 5-0 late to compound more misery on the young Thurles outfit. Well done to Paul, Glen and the team.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Acheson, P Shanahan, T Scully, R Crowe, I McGrath, A McGrath, D McGrath & S Flynn
Subs: K Fahey, A Cleere, J Burke, J Kennedy & L Hahessy

TSDL 2nd Division: Clonmel Town 2-1 Suirside FC (08/10/2015)
The B team defeated high flying Suirside FC 2-1 in Ferryhouse on Sunday morning in atrocious conditions for football. This was a fantastic result from the clubs’s second string whose performances have vastly improved as of late. Andrew Hill scored the opener after 13 minutes with a fine strike. Suirside equalised just two minutes before the half time whistle to have the sides level at the break. Paudie Whelan gave Town the lead 18 minutes into second half, a lead which the kept till the final whistle to run out deserved 2-1 winners. Well done to Robbie, Benny and the squad.

Munster Youth Cup 3rd Round: Clonmel Town 8-1 Clonmel Celtic  (07/11/2015)
A four goal haul from Luke Hahessy was the catalyst for Clonmel Town victory last Saturday afternoon as they advanced to the last 16 and open draw of the Munster Youths Cup with a convincing 8-1 demolition of Clonmel Celtic. Dean Clarke opened the scoring when he smashed the ball home following great work from Hahessy to pull the ball back from the end line in the eleventh minute. Two minutes later a Gavin Joy’s shot on goal was parried by the Celtic keeper, Jack Burke was quickest to react as he skilfully scoped the ball over the keepers head for Hahessy to nod home his first of the day. Hahessy grabbed his second on 29 minutes when he was setup again by Jack Burke just inside the box. Three minutes later in the thirty second minute Hahessy completed his hatrick thanks to a surging run from left full back Cathal McKeown who’s squared pass was driven home for a wonderful hatrick in just nineteen minutes. Celtic pulled a goal back almost instantly to give themselves a glimmer of hope but that was soon put out as Dean Clarke whipped in a cross which Jack Burke slammed home just before the half time whistle to give Town a 5-1 comfortable lead. Celtic to their credit tried bravely to get something from the game and made it difficult for Town in the opening minutes of the second half. Town introduced substitutes Keenan Cunningham, Cillian Crowe and Niall Hoctor on the hour mark which gave the team fresh impetus. Luke Hahessy made it 6-1 on 72 minutes when he swooped home after being setup by substitute Crowe. David McGlynn scored a bizarre goal on 73 minutes when his free kick from the half way line bounced before the Celtic defence and on rushing keeper before it trickled into the net. Two minutes from time Jack Burke grabbed his second goal of the game as Hahessy the undoubted man of the match turned provider for Town to run out very easy 8-1 winners in the end.
TEAM: B Norton, G Joy, C Pearson, J Harney, C McKeown, M Foley, D Egan, D McGlynn, J Burke, D Clarke & L Hahessy
SUBS: K Cunningham for C Pearson, N Hoctor for M Foley & C Crowe for D Clarke

Munster Junior Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town 6-1 Tipperary Town  (01/11/2015)
Clonmel Town begun their quest for Munster Junior Cup glory with a 6-1 defeat of Division 1 side Tipperary Town FC. David McGrath put us 1-0 up after just 4 minutes finishing off a Shane Flynn cross. Tony Scully made it 2-0 on 32 minutes when he finished inside the box to give Town a comfortable lead. Aidan McGrath made it 3-0 in the 49th minute with a great finish. Luke Hahessy continued his great form when he pounced to make it 4-0 to effectively kill the game off on the hour mark. Boca Glasheen came off the bench and pulled one back for Tipp Town who battled hard and deserved something for their efforts but it was all to late as David and Aidan McGrath both scored their 2nd goals of the game in the 83rd and 86th minute to put the icing on the cake to give Town a deserved 6-1 win. Well done to the team and management. Well done also to Tipp Town worked and battled very hard and made it difficult at times for us, best of luck to them for the rest of the season.
Team: M O'Reilly, K Browne, A Keane, P Acheson, R Condon, T Scully, A McGrath, I McGrath, S Flynn, D McGrath & G Kennedy
Subs: R Crowe for G Kennedy, J Burke for S Flynn & L Hahessy for T Scully

TSDL 2nd Division: Peake Villa 1-2 Clonmel Town 1-2 (01/11/2015)
The home started the better of the two sides but it was Town who had the first chance with Shane Foley going close with a one on one with the keeper. Town didn’t create much after that with a poor first half showing from the lads. Peake took the lead midway through the first half after a corner wasn't cleared and their center half smashed the cross home at the back post. The second half was a far more improved performance from Town applying pressure for that important equalizer. Shane Fagan just back from injury finally made it 1-1 when he beat the keeper at his near post. Town wasted couple of more chances before Shane Heffernan gave his side a deserved lead with a neat finish under pressure. Colm Pearson could of extended Town’s lead when he went close with a header which was brilliantly saved. Peake never really looked like forcing the equalizer which saw Town see out the 90 minutes and claim all 3 points. Well done to Robbie, Benny and all the squad!

TSDL Youth 1st Division: Two Mile Borris 1-5 Clonmel Town (31/10/2015)
The Youths defeated Two Mile Borris/St Kevins in the Youth 1st Division on Saturday afternoon in Newhill Park on 5-1 scoreline. Town started well in the early exchanges but it was Borris who should of opened the scoring as with just 10 minutes Town conceded a penalty but thankfully Ciaran Barrett was on hand to make a wonderful save to keep his side level. Barrett again minutes later made another top drawer save from a one on one and looking back the game the result could of panned out so differently if it wasn't for his excellent net-minding. Town eventually took the lead through Colm Pearson as he drilled home following an in swinging corner in th 26th minute. Town were well on top and could of added to their tally but not for excellent goalkeeping from Borris keeper Jack Hackett who was having a fine game. The second half saw more Town domination and on 52 minutes Jack Burke who was causing serious problems for Borris all afternoon gave Town some breathing space when he finished superbly to make it 2-0. Micheal Foley made it 3-0 on 67 minutes to give Town a very comfortable advantage. Foley notched again to grab his 5th goal in 2 games on 73 minutes to make it 4-0. The in-form Luke Hahessy made it 5-0 in the 80th minute before Borris pulled one back for scant consolation for the game to finish 5-1, well done to team and management.
Team: C Barrett, C O'Sullivan, J Harney, C Pearson, D McGlynn, M Foley, K Farrell, J Ahearne, D Clarke, J Burke & L Hahessy
Subs: D Egan for D Clarke, G Joy for J Ahearne and O Napier for J Burke

TSDL Premier Division: Peake Villa 0-5 Clonmel Town 1-2 (25/10/2015)
A youthful Town side produced their best form of the season disposing of Peake villa at the tower fields Thurles. A sublime Jack Burke volley from outside the area gave town an early advantage the same player put the finishing touch to a Luke hahessy centre before Aidan McGrath hit a trademark goal shooting to the top corner from 25 yards out to leave the ht score Peake 0 Town 3. The second half was a tame affair but town added to their tally with goals from Luke Hahessy & Aidan McGrath to secure a convincing 5 - 0 victory. This was an excellent team performance from Town without a number of key regulars however Peake are not as bad as the scoreline suggests on a day when nothing went right for them.They will be dangerous opponents when the sides clash in the Fai in a few weeks. Special mention today to goes to Ciaran Barrett who had a faultless debut in goals also the evergreen Raymie Condon & Gerard Kennedy who led the line excellently.
TEAM: C Barrett, K Browne, J Hahessy, R Condon, A Keane, C Looney, J Burke, I McGrath, A McGrath G Kennedy & L Hahessy
SUBS: R Crowe & S Flynn
NOT USED: T Scully

FAI Youth Cup 1st Round: Clonmel Town 11-2 Clonmel Celtic (24/10/2015)
The Youths begun their 2015/16 FAI Youth Cup campaign with a stylish 11-2 thumping of Clonmel Celtic in The Complex on Saturday afternoon. Town were quick out of the blocks and could of took an early lead but poor finishing kept the sides scoreless. Celtic took a surprised lead in the 7th minutes through a fantastic effort outside the box from Connor McGeever. It didn’t take long for Town to respond as Luke Hahessy stole a couple of yards in the Celtic box to finish superbly past the keeper. Micheal Foley made it 2-1 when he was first to react in the 6 yard box to drill home. Foley doubled his tally to make it 3-1 on 20 minutes when he combined with Jack Burke to smash the ball home from 20 yards. Hahessy made it 4-1 on 26 minutes when he headed home. Gavin Joy made it 5-1 on 37 minutes with a fantastic solo effort to slide the ball past the helpless Celtic keeper. Jack Burke made it 6-1 to effectively kill the game off at the half time break. A wonderful response from the Youths after conceding early on. Town pushed on hungry for more goals and with just 1 minute gone in the 2nd half Hahessy secured his hatrick to make it 7-1. Burke made it 8-1 in the 48th minute and Team Captain Jamie Ahearne made it 9-1 in the 64th minute. Celtic slotted home from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to go before Micheal Foley netted his hatrick with a fine effort to put Town in double figures at 10-2. Keenan Cunningham grabbed his customary goal while coming off the bench and his 4th of the season to put the icing on the cake to make it 11-2 for a very satisfactory day for Team and Management. Well done lads.
TEAM: C O’Sullivan, G Joy, C Pearson, D McGlynn, D Walsh, M Foley, J Burke, K Farrell, J Ahearne, D Clarke, L Hahessy
SUBS: O Napier for L Hahessy, K Cunninham for J Burke and Cavan McKenna for Conor O’Sullivan
NOT USED: Niall Hoctor, John Allan & C Crowe

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 1-2 St Michaels (04/10/2015)
Both teams spent the opening twenty minutes of this game sparring with each other. Town went close in the 19th minute when Ray Condon headed wide from close range. Town began to get the upper hand and in the 24th minute, the incident occurred that caused controversy. Town midfielder Keith Cashman was clearly upended by opposition keeper Aaron Wall in the area but to the amazement of all present, the referee did not award a penalty. The hosts were spurred on by this incident and Tony Scully's free kick struck the post in the 31st minute. This was their best chance of thee half and the visitors began to gain a foothold in the game. Pa Quinn headed over in the 38th minute from close range. The visitors took the lead in the 44th minute when Padraig Fogarty tapped home John O'Brien's cross. The second half began with the visitors in control and Jimmy Carr double the lead in the 50th minute when he latched onto a long pass and slotted in from fifteen yards. Town made to changes in an effort to get back into the game. They got their reward in the 71st minute when Luke Hahessy showed great composure to shoot home. Richie Crowe nearly equalized in the 75th minute but Aaron Wall pulled off a marvellous finger tip save to divert the long range shot out for a corner. Both sides went close on the last five minutes. Michael O'Reilly kept out efforts from Jimmy Carr with two fine saves. Overall, the experience of St Michaels side had just enough on the day to win the game.
TEAM: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, R Condon, A Keane, T Scully, K Cashman, I McGrath, A McGrath & P Shanahan
SUBS: L Hahessy, C Looney D McGrath, C Conneally & J Ahearne


TSDL 2nd Division: Clonmel Town B 1-1 Slieveardagh Uts (04/10/2015)
In a quiet 1st half the only chance fell to David Fahey when his 25 yard volley hit the post. HT 0-0. Town took the lead early in the 2nd half after Shane Foley rounded the keeper and finished to the net. Town had 2 good chances to finish the game but couldn't take them. Some home late pressure from Slieveardgh  was rewarded when they won a penalty in injury time which the converted to make it final score 1-1.

TSDL Youth 1st Division: Cullen Lattin 0-7 Clonmel Town (03/10/2015)
The Youths made it 3 wins on the trot in the TSDL Youth League on Saturday afternoon by knocking 7 goals past Cullen/Lattin without reply. Town opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Keenan Cunningham poked home following a goal mouth scramble. Jack Burke made it 2-0 a minute later with a lovely chip over the Cullen keeper. Town were made wait till the 32nd minute for their next goal as Cunningham made it 3-0 when he stole down the left and clipped the ball over the keeper for a lovely finish. The second half was more of the same with Town dominating the proceedings. Jack Burke made it 4-0 on 48 minutes when he headed home from a corner. Oisin Napier, a half time substitute setup Jamie Ahearne in the 52nd minute with a lovely through ball who rounded the keeper and finished to the net. Cillian Crowe setup Dean Clarke to make it 6-0 on 55 minutes until he himself got on the scoresheet to make it 7-0 in the 67th minute and that was that. Well done to all the lads on a fine display. A special mention to Niall Hoctor, Cillian Crowe and Oisin Napier who made their Youth debuts today putting in fine performances when introduced early in the 2nd half.
TEAM: Ciaran Barrett, Conor O'Sullivan, John Allan, David McGlynn, Colm Pearson, Kyle Farrell, Jamie Ahearne, Dean Clarke, Keenan Cunningham, Gavin Joy & Jack Burke
SUBS: Oisin Napier for Gavin Joy (HT), Niall Hoctor for Jack Burke(52) and Cillian Crowe for John Allan & Luke Hahessy


TSDL Premier Division: Cashel Town 2-3 Clonmel Town (27/09/2015)
Clonmel Town deservedly took all 3 points on offer in Cashel on Sunday afternoon defeating Cashel Town 3-2 in a very feisty and entertaining game. Town were first out of the blocks with David McGrath causing problems up front going very close to breaking the deadlock but it was Cashel who took the lead in the 10th minute with Ger Browne capitalising on a defensive mix up to smash home the opener. Town regrouped and to their credit fought back well and deservedly equalised when a free kick from Aidan McGrath swooped into the box and over the head off Richie Ryan in the Cashel net on 31 minutes. Ciaran Looney could have made it two but not for a fine save from Ryan in the goal. It stayed like that until half time with Town the happier of the two sides. Town made two half time changes with the introduction of Keith Cashman and Jack Kennedy which was the nucleus of Towns 2nd half advantage. Town were well on top with the fresh legs of Kennedy and Cashman winning the battles in the middle and that was soon to pay dividends. Town introduced Luke Hahessy and with more less his first touch he spun past the centre half on the wing and whipped in a perfect ball for Tony Scully to smash home to make it 2-1. Minutes later Town extended their advantage when that man again Hahessy cut in from the left and unleashed a curling shot to the top corner from outside the box to give him team a comfortable advantage on 76 minutes. Cashel pulled one back on 81 minutes with a header from the impressive Ger Browne to make it a nervy finish for Town but thankfully with spirit and determination they saw the game out to hear the referees whistle to make it an excellent 3 points. Well done to Paul, Glen and the team!
TEAM: M O'Reilly, K Browne, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, A Keane, C Looney, T Scully, A McGrath, S Flynn, I McGrath & D McGrath
SUBS: K Cashman for C Looney, J Kennedy for Ian McGrath & L Hahessy for S Flynn

TSDL Youth 1st Division: Clerihan 1-8 Clonmel Town (26/09/2015)
Clonmel Town Youths have made it two wins from two in the Youth 1st Division league thanks to an 8-1 win over Clerihan on Saturday afternoon. Jack Burke struck twice and a Daire Egan penalty gave Town a comfotable 3-0 half time lead. Further dominance in the 2nd half saw Jack Burke and Luke Hahessy net twice and Keenan Cunningham to make it all to easy for Town. Clerihan did score a consolation goal to make it 5-1 in the 55th minute but it the game was already won. Well done to all the lads.
TEAM: B Norton, G Joy, D Walsh, C Pearson, D McGlynn, M Foley, J Burke, D Egan, J Ahearne, D Clarke & L Hahessy
SUBS: J Allan for D Walsh, K Cunningham for D Egan

FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round: Clonmel Town 5-2 Glengoole Utd (20/09/2015)

Town dominated the first half of this cup tie and were three goal ahead at half time. David McGrath was taken down in the 18th minute for a penalty which Tony Scully duly converted. David McGrath doubled the score in the 24th minute when he tapped home a rebound from close range. The hosts were comfortably controlling the game and missed several opportunities to increase the lead. In the 39th minute, Aidan McGrath curled home a superb shot from 25 yards to effectively end the contest. The second half opened with a complacent Town allowing the visitors several chances in the opening five minutes. This allowed Aidan Maher to reduce the deficit in the 52nd minute when he finished well. Town responded immediately when Richie Crowe cleverly finished an Ian McGrath cross at the back post. Both sides began to struggle with the poor weather conditions and the game became error ridden. Glengoole scored a second goal in the 71st minute when David Houlihan seized on a back pass and tapped the ball into an empty net. Once again, Town responded and Richie Crowe scored his second in the 79th minute to ensure the host's progression to the next round.


TSDL 2nd Division: Moyglass Utd 2-2 Clonmel Town B (20/09/2015)
Moyglass took the lead after 15 minutes with a deflected free kick wrong footing Town keeper Michael Boland. Town stormed back into the game and controlled the last 25 minutes of the first half hitting the cross bar and coming close from corners. In the second half Town dominated the first 15 minutes and got back level with Andrew Hill finishing after great build up play. Moyglass went close ten minutes later but Boland pulled off great save. Town Kicked on from there and with 15 minutes left Kyle Farrell finished off great move down the left. Unfortunately with the last kick of the game Moyglass equalised after Town failed to clear their lines with a last gasp corner.


FAI U17 Cup Preliminary Round: Clonmel Celtic 2-6 Clonmel Town B (19/09/2015)

The U17's had the perfect start over neighbours Clonmel Celtic in the Bypass on Saturday afternoon as they progressed to the first round of the U17 FAI Cup with relative ease. Town opened the scoring as early as the first minute when David McGlynn stole in the box and finished smartly past a helpless Celtic keeper. Peter O'Dowd made it 2-0 on 35 minutes with a cool finish. Dylan Bates in hindsight put the game to bed one minute before the half time whistle when he pounced in the 6 yard box to poke home and make it 3-0 at half-time. Winger O'Dowd made it 4-0 on 52 minutes when he notched his 2nd of the game. Town introduced some changes which unsettled things which Celtic making a mini revival and pulling two goals back but that was soon thwarted Gavin Joy finished a fine move inside the box and David McGlynn struck with a wonder free kick in the final minutes of the game. Well done to all.


TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 2-2 Two Mile Borris (13/09/2015)

Town's decent start to the TSDL Premier League was dealt a blow on Sunday afternoon conceding a late equaliser to Two Mile Borris with the last kick of the game from a corner which will disappoint team and management. Town started the better of the two sides but with 19 minutes gone Borris took the lead capitalising on a defensive error to take a shock lead. Credit to Town as they fought back and were level when Ian McGrath stole in at the back post to make it 1-1 on 38 minutes. On the stroke of half time David McGrath put Town in front when he poked home after the keeper spilled the ball in the box. Town failed to take an extra advantage in the second half with Paul Shanahan, David McGrath and Kevin Fahy all going close and it proved costly as Borris headed home the equaliser in the final seconds to grab a share of the spoils. Despite the result being a disappointing draw we should be positive that we have such a young team playing at the minute and we are moving in the right direction and hopefully will learn game by game. Well done all.
TEAM: M O'Reilly, R Crowe, J Hahessy, P Shanahan, C Looney, T Scully, C Conneally, A McGrath, S Flynn, I McGrath & D McGrath
SUBS: K Fahey for S Flynn, L Hahessy for Ian McGrath and J Burke for C Conneally


TSDL Youth 1st Division: Clonmel Town 7-1 Clonmel Celtic (12/09/2015)

The Youths had the perfect start to the season with a 7-1 victory over neighbours Clonmel Celtic in The Complex on Saturday afternoon. The reigning Munster Youth Cup Champions didn’t waste any time in getting on the scoresheet as Luke Hahessy pounced with a wonderful trademark shot which looped over the keeper and into the net with just 5 minutes gone. Celtic struck back to minutes later with a fantastic free kick from Conor McGeever which stunned the home side. Town took control of the game but failed to add to their tally with Hahessy, Jack Burke and Daire Egan all going close to restoring their lead. In the 36th minute Jamie Ahearne made a marauding run into the box and he was felled for Daire Egan to slot home the resulting penalty. Jack Burke added a 3rd before half time to give Town a comfortable lead. The 2nd half was more of the same with Town playing some nice intricate football with Micheal Foley and Egan well on top in the middle of the park. In fairness to Celtic they held firm with some outstanding goalkeeping  from their net minder. Luke Hahessy put the game beyond doubt on 72 minutes when he finished cooly and three minutes later Egan also got his second of the game. Jack Burke made it 6-1 in the 81st minute until Jamie Ahearne scored easily the goal of the game on 85 minutes when he latched onto an inch perfect cross from Gavin Joy and he volleyed home for quite a remarkable goal. Well done to team and management.
TEAM: Brian Norton, Conor O'Sullivan, John Allan, Colm Pearson, David McGlynn, Micheal Foley, Daire Egan, Jack Burke, Jamie Ahearne, Gavin Joy & Luke Hahessy
SUBS: Jack Harney for John Allan & Cavan McKenna for Luke Hahessy


TSDL Premier Division: Glengoole Utd 1-2 Clonmel Town (06/09/2015)

Clonmel Town took maximum points on offer today in Glengoole on Sunday afternoon thanks to a hard fought 2-1 win over a tough Glengoole Utd side. Town started the better side and had a couple of decent chances with Luke Hahessy and David McGrath causing problems early on. Town could have had a penalty after 20 minutes when Tony Scully was felled in the box after Hahessy pulled the ball back from the end line but the referee waved on play. Disaster struck on 35 minutes as Town lost possession from a throw which resulted in a fine effort from outside the box from a Glengoole midfielder to put them 1-0 up against the run of play. Credit to the lads as 7 minutes later excellent work from David McGrath enabled Tony Scully to rifle home the equaliser from outside the box to go in 1-1 at the break. The 2nd half was more of the same with full backs pushing on for that all important second goal and that came in the 58th minute of the game with Aidan McGrath superbly finishing inside the box to give his team the advantage. Town worked hard and could added to their lead but David McGraths fine effort was ruled out in the final minutes if the game. This result will be very pleasing to the management with such a young team lining out today. Glengoole can be a difficult place to go and win and to win today in the manner we did was very pleasing. Well done to all on a great effort.
TEAM: Michael O’Reilly, Richie Crowe, Dylan Walsh, Paul Shanahan, Keith Browne, Tony Scully, Ciaran Looney, Aidan McGrath, Ian McGrath, Luke Hahassy & David McGrath
SUBS: Jack Burke for Luke Hahessy

TSDL 2nd Division: Clonmel Town B 1-3 Cashel Town B (06/09/2015)
After a good  start from the B team which saw the Cashel keeper pull off two fine saves the visitors took the lead after 20 minutes with a header from Derek Hayes from a corner. It was 2-0 ten minutes later when Michael King scored from another corner. Town pulled a goal back right on  half Time from Paudie Whelan. Second half neither team had any chances until with Cashel caught Town's defence asleep when Niall Anglim finished off the game with a lovely finish lobbing the keeper inside the box. Hard luck to Robbie, Benny and all the lads.

TSDL Premier Division: Clonmel Town 1-0 Old Bridge (30/08/2015)
The A team began their season with a hard fought 1-0 victory over neighbours Old Bridge. The only goal was scored after 2 minutes with veteran midfielder Tony Scully heading home a Richie Crowe cross. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Ger Kennedy who had to come off injured interrupting a very bright league debut.

John Delaney Cup Final: St Michaels 0-0 Clonmel Town (St Michaels win 5-3 win penalties) (07/08/2015)
A penalty shootout decided the destination of this years John Delaney Cup last Saturday evening. The game finished 0-0 after 90 minutes and was sent to straight to the dreaded spot kick finale which ended St Michaels winning 5-3 with Barry Ryan missing our 4th kick. Town felt they should of had a penalty when Gerard Kennedy was completely taken clean out inside the box but amazingly the referee waved play on. Hard luck to this young side who put up a great battle. Well done to Michael O'Reilly who recieved the Man of the Match award.

John Delaney Cup Semi Final: Clonmel Town 3-2 Peake Villa (07/08/2015)
The Juniors team qualified for the John Delaney Cup Final thanks to a 3-2 win over Peake Villa in The Complex. Town went behind 1-0 on 14 minutes but Shane Flynn soon levelled proceedings with a wonder strike. Town fell behind again but Barry Ryan made it 2-2 on 25 minutes capitalising on a goalkeeping error to score from 5 yards. Paul Shanahans early 2nd half strike after 50 minutes ensured his teams path to the final in a competition in which they last won in 2013. They now play St Michaels next Saturday night at 7pm in the final.

John Delaney Cup Quarter Final: Clodiagh Rangers 0-1 Clonmel Town (31/07/2015)

Clonmel Town defeated North Tipp outfit Clodiagh Rangers 1-0 in Drombane on Friday evening to reach the semi final of the John Delaney Cup. The goal came from a header from Youth player Colm Pearson who was making his competitive debut for the club mid way through the second half. There were some fine performances from the Town lads most notably Barry Gibbons, Shane Heffernan, Ray Condon and goalscorer Pearson. Well done to Robbie, Benny and all the players on a great start to the season.

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