Another win means that Cahir Park are flying high

Clonmel Credit Union League Division 1

Clonmel Credit Union League Division 1

CAHIR PARK 2 TWO MILE BORRIS 0

Pacesetters Cahir Park opened up a five-point lead at the top of League Division 1 with a hard-fought victory over Two Mile Borris at the Ardfinnan Road, Cahir last Sunday

In this battle of last season’s relegated sides the visitors went closest early on with their first effort with Cahir goalie Aaron Wall having to be at his best, whil at the other end top scorer Paddy O’Donnell forced a save from the Borris ‘keeper. Then in the 18th minute Norman O’Brien added a headed pass to the inrushing Eamonn Wootten to finish with another header just inside the far post to put Cahir Park 1-0 up.

The visitors started the second half as strongly as they had finished the first and the very impressive Seanie Kiernan had to be on top form at centre back for Cahir to quell the attempts on Wall’s goal. Paddy O’Donnell put two between the sides when a glorious individual run by James McGrath ended with O’Donnell planting the ball in the Borris net with a shot across the ‘keeper on 68 minutes to secure the victory.

Liam Murphy on the mark twice as Cullen-Lattin hold off late surge

BALLINGARRY ALBION 3

CULLEN-LATTIN 4

Cullen-Lattin continued their impressive start to life in League Division 1 when they beat bottom side Ballingarry Albion in a seven-goal thriller at the Community Sportsfield, Commons last Sunday.

Liam Murphy broke the deadlock with a goal after 15 minutes for Cullen-Lattin and it remained that way until half time. The second half exploded to life with John Holohan restoring parity for a Ballingarry Albion side still seeking their first points.

In a frantic last 15 minutes Liam Murphy made it 2-1 to Cullen-Lattin. This was followed by further goals from John Russell, with a penalty, and Chris Ryan to put them 4-1 ahead with 10 minutes left. Ballingarry, to their credit, refused to throw in the towel and replied with goals from Jonathan Ivors and Richie Cashin to leave just a goal between the sides, but that rally came too late to save the day.

It all goes pear-shaped for Killenaule after bright start

GLENGOOLE UNITED 6

KILLENAULE ROVERS 1

Glengoole United came from behind to hit neighbours Killenaule Rovers for six and secure their first victory of the season in League Division 1 in the Community Sportsfield, Glengoole last Sunday.

Killenaule got off to a dream start in the 3rd minute when Gerry Ivors latched onto a ball over the top of the Glengoole defence and scored. Glengoole responded and created a few chances, one in the 18th minute that led to the equaliser from John McMenamin when he headed the ball to the net from a free on the right wing. Glengoole continued to dominate and took the lead in the 35th minute when Killian Duggan picked up a long ball over the top to slot home. Seven minutes later Glengoole went further ahead after their ‘keeper kicked a long ball into the Killenaule half over the defence to the feet of Stephen Holohan, who scored the first goal of his hat-trick from 18 yards.

Killenaule tried to get back into the game at the start of the second half but Glengoole scored again in the 51st minute when Stephen Holohan headed home from close range from a cross from the left and he completed his hat-trick with a similar goal from the right hand side in the 60th minute. The scoring was rounded off in the 89th minute when Richie Purcell broke into the box to side foot a cross home.