Clonmel faced tough opposition in the opening round of the division 5 cup against a high scoring Blackrock side, who are currently second in the league. The Clonmel girls started the stronger of the two but it was Blackrock who opened the scoring with a goal in the first half. Our girls showed their determination and dug deep, great play between Leah Hyland, Marie Mulcahy and Ger Boland sending the ball home into the Blackrock net. Clonmel fought a tough second half with their defence of Ann Marie Brown, Pam Corcoran, Andrea O’Dea and Laura Ryan remaining consistently strong and making many advances up the field.
Both teams were locked 1-1 after the full time whistle, resulting in 7 minutes a side of silver goal. Despite Clonmel working tirelessly and keeping all the play attacking the Blackrock goal, there was no break in score for the 14 minutes. The winner of this round of the cup was decided on penalty flicks. It really went down to the wire and unfortunately Blackrock won it out . Final score 5-4 to Blackrock. A tremendous effort by the whole team.
Clonmel finish up their league Saturday away to Dungarvan at 2.30pm
Clonmel played league leaders Cashel New Inn on Saturday morning in Rockwell in Division 3. This was a tough match for Clonmel. Cashel New Inn were straight off the mark with two goals from short corners.
The second half saw Clonmel score from some clever work around the circle between Marie Kelly, Jess Ryan and Barbara Ryan. Barbara’s strike found a well placed Leah Hyland on the back post who slotted it home. Clonmel’s defence was under constant pressure from Cashel New Inn and were unlucky not to score from short corners in the final few minutes.
Final score Cashel New Inn 4 – Clonmel 1.