It was a busy weekend for the club with seven games and a juvenile blitz as both Junior teams, schoolboys and schoolgirls were busy in games as far apart as Thurles to Mitchelstown.
The first team continued their struggle for Premier survival while the second’s recent good run came to a shuddering halt at Vee Rovers. The schoolboys continue to find the going hard and the schoolgirls also suffered some unfortunate results as well as a very good win, and some good performances at a well attended blitz
TSDL Premier Division
Cashel Town FC 2 2 Peake Villa FC
Finished now with national and regional cup action for the rest of the season, the first team got back to the nitty gritty of picking up points in the Premier division to try to secure their place at the top table for another 12 months.
The visitors to Cashel were Thurles based Peake Villa who have begun to show some recent form themselves after a poor start to their season. The morning however wasn’t conducive to good football, being cold, wet and very blustery. And the wind was to play a big part in the first goal as a snap shot from a Villa corner deceived Cashel defender Jonathon Kennedy and he put through his own net to give Villa a scarcely deserved lead after 15 minutes. Cashel then settled into the game and had a couple of half chances before striker Daniel Doherty levelled matters up for Cashel, from a well played through ball, on the half hour. This set up a frantic final fifteen minutes before the break, and it was Villa who benefitted again just before half time when they regained their lead and sending the home team in a goal behind.
This just galvanised the Cashel squad however and on the resumption they came out a much livelier team. Despite the weather they attacked the visitor’s goal on a more regular basis and were unlucky more than once not to get back on terms. Nevertheless, in spite of the good work this was beginning to feel like so many recent games where Cashel didn’t get the result their work deserved and the small but vocal local crowd were beginning to get nervous of another unfortunate defeat. But, five minutes before time “Chilly” Fitzelle popped up in the box to finish a very slick Cashel movement and sent a rocket high into the Peake net. Two apiece at the time, and the same score line at the end was the reward for Cashel’s endeavour, and a very important point in the bag. It might be a tough season but the Cashel lads proved in the wind and rain of Sunday morning that they were up for it.
TSDL Division 3: Vee Rovers FC 5 – 2 Cashel Town B FC
U15: Cahir Park FC 3 – 3 Cashel Town FC, Scorers Ger Browne (2), OG.
U13: Cashel Town FC 1 – 4 Clonmel Celtic FC
U12: Kilbeheny Celtic FC 5 – 0 Cashel Town Rebels FC
Cashel Town Rockets 4 -1 Cahir Park FC
The Rockets bounced back from their defeat in the previous game at Scoil Chormaic on Sunday morning with a good display against a dangerous Cahir Park team.
U14:Clonmel Celtic FC 7 – 3 Cashel Town FC
The older girls travelled to the reigning champions and league favourites Clonmel Celtic on Sunday morning for what was a table top clash between two undefeated teams in the league so far. Cashel had prepared well and were hopeful of a good start, but unfortunately some terrible luck and mixups in the defence left Cashel three goals to nil down within the first ten minutes. Cashel got a goal back through a free from Sarah Kate Delaney. However, they were rocked back on their heels in the final moments of the first half when Clonmel scored two more goals to leave Cashel five one down at the break.
Nonetheless the girls came out storming and through everything at the home team and were rewarded with two goals from Kate Gayson Molly inside the first ten minutes, and were rampant all over the pitch at the time. Alas, the turning point came when Kate was through and looked sure to secure another hat trick, but was denied by a fantastic save by the girl from Clonmel. The save knocked the stuffing from the girls. Two late goals for Clonmel gave them a margin of victory which in no way reflected the closeness of the game, but the Cashel girls will be hungry to put matters right during the return fixture after Christmas.
Peter O’Reilly Cup: Tipperary Town B FC v Cashel Town B FC, Tipperary, Sunday 25, 2pm
U14: Clonmel Celtic B FC v Cashel Town FC, Clonmel, Saturday 24, 12.45pm
U12: Moyglass FC v Cashel Town FC, Moyglass, Saturday 24, 11am
U10: Cashel Town FC v Clonmel Town, Palmershill, Sunday 25, time TBA.