Clonmel Celtic maintained their 100% start and brought their goal tally to fifteen in three league games with a crushing 6-2 away win at Palmershill last Sunday. This had been a difficult venue for Celtic in recent years and it looked as if they were going to have another battle ahead of them when they fell behind on twenty minutes to a well taken James Harding goal.
Celtic, who were missing their regular centre half pairing of Condon and Scully, showed their strength in depth though as they battled back into the game, and Evan Maguire levelled matters on the half hour.
The large crowd were then treated to a goal feast with another four goals before the break. Paul Kennedy scored from the spot to put Celtic ahead but Cashel hit back immediately through Harding again to make it two all.
Minutes later Darren Burns scored to make it three two and Aaron Moroney got a crucial fourth on two minutes before the break to give the away side some breathing room.
The first goal of the second half was going to be vital and Paul Kennedy nearly made the game safe but was denied by a fine save five minutes into the half. Cashel then had their best spell of the game and striker Thomas O’Neill was unlucky not to close the gap with an audacious lob ten minutes into the second period.
Celtic finally made the game safe ten minutes before the end when Paul Kennedy, kept his composure and slotted home, and in doing so edged closer to a century of career goals for Celtic. Minutes later Cashel defender Joe Breen capped a miserable afternoon for the home team by turning a corner into his own net. So Celtic trundle on relentlessly, and face rivals St Michaels in a fortnight in a huge game for both. Cashel continue to struggle even if the size of the defeat they suffered doesn’t reflect their efforts or ability.