TSDL Premier League St Michaels 3 Cahir Park B 0 Early exchanges in this one at Cooke Park suggested Cahir had the measure of their more illustrious opponents and in large parts of the first half and in the last half-hour of the tie, this was indeed the case.
Over time though the home side were able to take advantage of their fast wingers and one of them, Jimmy Carr, was first to test Brian Sweeney in the Park goal.
Colin Darmody operating on the left wing for Cahir put in a good cross after ten mins for Keith McGuire to shoot on target in response.
Sweeney was kept busy in this part of the game whilst at the other end, a corner saw Shane Murphy shoot a screamer just wide.
With injured James Darcy replaced by cahirparkafc.com Man of the Match, Pa Fitzgerald, things began to develop for the visitors on the right wing.
Meanwhile another ex-Park player Pa Quinn was involved in another assault on Cahir's goal with a cross from the left finding Fogarty to strike home to put Michaels ahead after 25 mins.
Murphy was in on goal on 31 mins only to see the keeper come quickly from his goal to claim a long clearance openend up the Cahir defence with O'Dwyer conceding a free on the end-line which was smartly crossed in for Quinn to punish his old club with an accurate header over Sweeney.
Before the break there was time for McGrath to try to reduce the deficit only to shoot over whilst the keeper came to the rescue of the Tipperary outfit to prevent McGuire's effort from a Fitzgerald cross.
Full of enthusiasm, Cahir hit a purple patch early in the second half and good work by Mark Costigan earned a free from about 20 yds out.
A rebound from McGrath's shot saw O'Dwyer control the ball on his chest and brought the very best from the netminder with a rasping shot tipped over.
Following up Davy Williams had a header come close from a corner and, at the other end, Sweeney was out quickly to foil a St Michaels' attack from a quick break.
With 58 mins gone a pass to Carr saw him take advantage of an empty goal and with his opportunist chip was able put three goals between the sides .
From then to the end, it was all Cahir with new energy from subs Craig Condon and Jason Grant putting more bite in the visiting attack. With fifiteen mins left, Grant had a shot well saved whilst shortly after, he was provider of a fine through ball which almost saw Condon slide in to score.
The final attempt from Cahir's strong finish saw a Barry McCormack clearance reach Shane Murphy whose speed left James Walsh for dead only to see his shot go just wide.
Two games left, away to Clonmel Celtic and home to Clonmel Town, will determine in what division Cahir play next season.
Cahir Park AFC: Brian Sweeney, James Darcy, Barry McCormack, Davy Williams, Gavin Berry; James McGrath, Pakie O'Dwyer, Mark Costigan, Keith McGuire; Colin Darmody, Shane Murphy.
Subs: Pa Fitzgerald for Darcy, Craig Condon for McGuire, Jason Grant for Costigan.
TSDL League Division Three
Cahir Park B 0 Cullen Lattin 2
Cahir Park B never got going in the first 45 min and on the half hour mark a lapse in defensive concentration left Barry O Dwyer in to finish and put the visitors in front.
In the second half Cahir Park started to play and were camped in Lattin Cullen's half but could not find the net.
A counter attack late on in the game saw Lattin Cullen get a second and they claimed all three points.
Tipperary Youth Cup, 2nd round
Clerihan 1 Cahir Park AFC 2
TSSDL U-15 Schoolboys League
Cahir Park 0 Peake Villa 2
The Under 15s started the year disappointingly with a home defeat to Peake Villa who were, in truth, full value for their victory showing more determination throughout the game.
With early chances from Liam Casey and Lorcan Blake spurned, Peake were first to score after 22 mins. Their second, a fine long-range effort with 10 mins left beat Bartosz Opala from 20 yds out, weather conditions making handling difficult through the entire game.
In between David Finnane, Chris English and Dion Butler all saw their efforts either well saved by a strong goalkeeper or change direction in swirling wind to end up off-target.
Cahir Park AFC: Bartosz Opala, Jamie Fitzgerald, Aaron Murphy, Mikey O'Connor, Cormac Looby; Gerry Cronin, Keelin Hickey, Liam Casey, Lorcan Blake; David Finnane, Dion Butler.
Subs: Chris English for Casey, Kieran Davis for Looby, Stephen Duggan for Fitzgerald, Liam Ryan for Blake.
Pool and darts
Starting soon, join the Pool Tournament and Darts Tournament at Cahir Park. Great cash prizes for each tournament.
First twenty names taken. Call to the office at the club.
The Cahir Park Bowls Club continues at Cahir Park AFC clubhouse every Tuesday and Thursday with afternoon and evening sessions both days. New members are always welcome.
We are holding an open discussion on all things that involve CahirPark AFC on Thursday, February 3, at 8pm in the new clubhouse.
We are looking for you our fans and friends of the club to give your honest input into where we are going wrong or right on and off the pitch from schoolboys and girls up to junior teams, so if you have anything to say this is the time.