Cahir Park’s young stars shine with Tipperary squads

Cahir Park AFC’s U-16s claimed the Tipperary Plate with a 4-1 win over Clerihan last Saturday.

Cahir Park AFC’s U-16s claimed the Tipperary Plate with a 4-1 win over Clerihan last Saturday.

Well done to Jim Buckley, Christy Griffin and the team.

The U-12A team won their League after a 1-0 victory over arch rivals Clonmel Town.

Congratulations to the team and to Kenny Cunningham, Henry Reidy and Brian Sweeney.

Several players from this Park team will play in the the Munster Final with the Tipperary U-12 Emerging Talent Squad.

Well done to other Emerging Talent Squad members, who are making their mark.

They include Mark Kelly, who spent his Easter weekend in England playing Reading, Stoke and Wolves under age teams;

Aoife Collins and Rebecca Lyons, who were with the U-16 ETS girls in Waterford playing the home team and Stoke City girls; and Nicola Blake and Melissa Hayes, who were members of the U-15 Tipperary ETC that won the Inter-League tournament in Bunclody, Co Wexford.

Well done also to senior Player of the Year Keelan Hickey and to Paul Conway and Kenny Burke, who both recently received awards for services to the Club.

Meanwhile, Cahir Park AFC will host the Inter League Finals on May 26 and 27.

Off the field, the Club thanks everyone who organised and supported its casino night last Saturday.

A great night was had by all.

Cahir U-12 A team were crowned League Champions in Duneske last Saturday, April 14 with a dramatic 1-0 victory over a gallant Clonmel Town side.

Kenneth Cunningham scored from a penalty with just six minutes remaining to seal a second league title for this dedicated group of players.

On the day, every team member played to their strengths with Dillon Fitzgerald and Kenneth Cunningham unlucky not to score in the opening half.

Goalkeeper Dominick Mlynczak kept Cahir in the game with a superb one handed save midway through the second half.

Cahir needed a win to pip Clonmel for the league so they kept their concentration and pressed forward for the all important goal, which came after Kenneth Cunningham was taken down well inside the Town penalty area.

The final minutes were hotly contested by two very brave sides giving their all.

Well done to Manager Ken Cunningham, his assistants, all the parents for their commitment and to a great panel of players, who trained hard and played hard throughout the season.