It was a very busy and eventful week for the club, with both junior teams, three schoolboy teams, and for the first time ever, three schoolgirl teams in league action. Results were varied, but the sheer number of players togging out for the club shows the amount of work being done at all levels.
Cashel Town FC 2 – 4 Clonmel Town FC
This was again another disappointing result for the first team, who are having a very stop-start type of campaign this season. The troubles on Sunday began early, with Clonmel being much faster out of the blocks than their Cashel counterparts. This early domination resulted in a goal from Clonmel from a corner kick, once again showing the home teams vulnerability from set pieces. Things got worse only minutes later, when Cashel went two goals down from a very well constructed Clonmel move. And that wasn’t the end of the first half scoring, as the away side added a third on the half hour, seemingly giving Cashel an impossible hill to climb to try to rescue anything from this game. However, just before half time, Cashel struck through Shane Murphy, to give a little chink of light to the home players.
That chink of light shone even brighter in the second half when Cashel suddenly began to dominate possession and create all the meaningful chances in the game. And, they were rewarded 20 minutes from time, when once again the teams top goalscorer Daniel Doherty struck to bring the score back to three goals to two. Alas, try as they might, Cashel could not get that equaliser they craved, and that their efforts deserved. Instead, as often happens, they were hit with a counter attacking sucker punch, as Clonmel broke away to score a fourth goal only minutes from time. So, all in all, despite all the good work, once again the first team had nothing to show for their good work, and are now ominously hovering over the relegation zone.
TSDL Division 3
Clonmel Celtic B 1 – 4 Cashel Town B
A very good win for the B team on the road as they start to make up ground after a poor enough start to the season. The goals were scored by Mick Mackey, James Harding, Shane Ferris and Paul Moloney from the penalty spot.
Under 11: Clonmel Celtic FC 3 – 7 Cashel Town FC. Goalscorers Joshua Browne (6), Adam Buckley.
Under 13: St Kevins Boys FC 3 – 1 Cashel Town FC.
Under 15: Moyglass FC 2 – 1 Cashel Town FC. Goalscorer Brian Davern.
Clonmel Celtic FC 8 – 0 Cashel Town Rebels FC
Cashel Town Schoolgirls played their first ever games as part of the Tipperary Schoolgirls league on Saturday, October 6, in Clonmel and Clerihan, with mixed results.
First up were the Cashel Rebels against Clonmel Celtic. This was a one sided game against last years under 12 league champions Clonmel Celtic, especially as this was the team that most of our younger under 12s play on. Probably the worst possible fixture for the young girls to start with, but they tried very hard and improved as the game went along. The girls were also missing some players, and they showed they will improve as they get more games under their belts.
Clerihan Schoolgirls 2 – 5 Cashel Town Rockets
At the same time as the Rebels were playing, the Rockets were also making their debut in Clerihan. This is the older under 12 team and have some more experience, and this showed. Although they went a goal down, once they settled they dominated the play, and got level through Sinead O’Dwyer. Then, shortly before half time, a deflected shot from Ciara Dwan put the Rockets 2-1 up at half time.
The girls started slowly in the second half as well, and Clerihan equalised. But, once again, this only wakened Cashel up again, and they retook the lead through a well taken goal from Ciara Ryan. Once they went back into the lead, they were very comfortable, and goals late on from Niamh O’Dwyer and Sophie O’Shea made them comfortable 5 - 2 victors.
Clerihan Schoolgirls FC 3 – 6 Cashel Town Schoolgirls FC
In the final game of the day, the under 14s also took on Clerihan FC, and started very well with Sarah Kate Delaney, Aoife Kavanagh and Ciara Moloney playing very strong games in defence and in the middle of the field. Cashel were unlucky to miss a couple of half chances, but finally took the lead through a goal from Emma Ryan. Emma popped up again five minutes later to put Cashel two goals up at the half time break.
Despite wholesale changes at half time, Cashel increased the lead early in the second half with a very well taken goal from Kate Gayson Molloy. Clerihan then hit one back but Cashel’s Sorcha Clark reestablished their three goal lead at 4 - 1. Then, through a combination of Cashel switching off, and Clerihan having a purple patch, Cashel gave away two very easy goals, and it seemed like they were in trouble. However, that was the wake up call they needed, and Kate Gayson Molloy and Sorcha Clark both got a second goal to send Cashel home comfortable winners by six goals to three.
This is a very strong under 14 team, and will get stronger the more games they play together. They just need to work on keeping concentration, and keeping their feet on the pedal when they are playing. Overall, this was a very successful morning for the club and hopefully there will be many more like this to come.
FAI Junior Cup 3rd Round: Cashel Town FC v Ballyneale FC, Sunday 14, Palmershill, time TBA.
TSDL Div 3: Cashel Town FC B v Donohill and District, Sunday 14, Palmershill, time TBA.
Under 14: Clonmel Town B v Cashel Town, Clonmel, Saturday, October 13, 1pm.
Under 12: Bansha Celtic FC v Cashel Town FC, Bansha, Saturday, October 13, 1pm.
Under 10: Cashel Town FC v Clerihan B, Cashel, Sunday, October 14, 11 am.