Cashel Town 2
Clonmel Celtic 5
Both side started with a full complement of county players, evidence of the depth of talent in both teams. Cashel settled quicker and strong running from midfield by Sarah Kate Delaney and Caitlin Gayson set up Kate Gayson Molloy for a number of chances, forcing Clonmel keeper Emma Tobin to make three saves.
The pressure finally paid off midway through the half when Aisling Maguire beat two players and squared the ball to Cashel captain Sarah Kate Delaney, who opened the scoring. The girls were still celebrating when Clonmel restarted, and they were hit with a classic counter punch as the away team rushed up the field to equalise. Clonmel took heart from this goal and started to shoot at will, and took the lead from a speculative shot. Disaster struck again minutes later, when Sorcha was only able to pat down another fierce shot, and a Clonmel player reacted first to put them 3-1 up at the break.
Cashel but they needed to begin the second half well, unfortunately it was the Clonmel girls who took the initiative. Defenders Aoife Kavanagh and Ciara Moloney were exposed twice in three minutes as Clonmel moved into an unassailable lead 5-1. Clonmel soaked up the Cashel pressure, while the home side tried in vain to get back into the game. Proof that the girls never dropped their heads was shown when Aoife Kavanagh strode up from defence to score the final goal of the game and leave the scoreline 5-2 when the final whistle was blown. The Cashel girls shouldnâ€™t be in any way downhearted with the defeat. This was their first league campaign, and on the basis of what we seen this morning, it wonâ€™t be long before these girls are league champions themselves.
Cashel Town FC 5
Tipperary Town FC 1
The u12s took a brilliant victory against Tipperary Town. Some of Cashelâ€™s county players were rested, to give who have been patiently waiting their chances to shine, and they took the opportunity. Right from the kickoff Cashel pinned back their opponents and were fully deserving of the lead goal by Sinead Oâ€™Dwyer. Sinead also got the second a few minutes later after some great work by Ciara Mulcaire in the midfield. Tipperary hit back, but Sophie Oâ€™Shea and Lauren Hobbert were very strong in defence, until the ball went into the Cashel net from a corner that Cashel really should have cleared, sending the teams into the break with Cashel 2-1 up.
Cashel resisted bringing on the big guns and gave the girls playing a chance to redeem themselves. Ciara Dwan scored a wonderful goal from outside the box, and substitute Ciara Ryan made it 4-1 minutes later. Ciara doubled her tally five minutes before the end, final score 5-1.
Clerihan FC 1
Cashel Town Rebels FC 0
The younger of the two under 12 teams went down cruelly in Clerihan by a single goal, after another very good performance. The teams were level at the break, and Cashel looked to have a good chance to break their duck this season, but were hit on the break midway through the second half. They never dropped their heads though, and deserved at least a draw in the end.