Your up-to-date website of all things Cahir Park AFC, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Cahir Park AFC are a long-standing member of the Tipperary Southern and District League and its previous derivatives. In 2017/18, amongst many other teams playing in the Park's famed white and black, the junior A and B teams compete in TSDL Leagues One and Three - the eighth and tenth tiers of the Irish amateur football league pyramid

...Congratulations to youth players Rhys O'Regan and Séan Murphy who were selected for the Munster Youths squad to play in Donegal recently...sincere sympathies to the family of the late Betty Elliott RIP, a regular visitor to the Park...we send best wishes to Caolain O'Gorman who has headed to pastures new to coach in colleges soccer in the US...well done to former Park schoolboy Kenny Cunningham now starring for Shamrock Rovers Under 17s (and even getting a run out for the senior Hoops team v Celtic in the friendly in Dublin 14 July 2017)...thanks to the FAI and Aviva Stadium for remembering a great servant to Cahir Park in Pat Kinsella RIP at Ireland's World Cup Qualifier v Wales...Cahir Park hosted the SFAI under 15 and under 16 National Finals in January 2017. Under 12 and 13s in May 2017...recent times have seen hundreds of kids training on our new full-size 3G all-weather for the first time so you can see where your support to the club and our fundraising is going...a huge thanks to ABP and to John Delaney with their fantastic commitment to our plans to make Tipperary's first full-size 3G pitch a reality (details below)...Cahir Park among last eight of FAI Club of the Year....SFAI Underage Inter-League Finals at Cahir Park (May 21/22 2016) another successful soccer weekend...wonderful Football for All celebration weekend at Cahir Park...thank you for your great support for Rep of Ireland Under 15s v Czech Rep at Cahir Park - Republic of Ireland won 3-1 before a capacity crowd on 13 April 2017....congratulations to committee member, tweeter, ex-player and coach, dedicated clubman Paul Conway on his nomination for the Canon Hayes National Sports Award.....

 



 C A H I R  P A R K  A F C

Proud to be of service to the community for over 100 years

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 To book a slot on our 3G all-weather, call the office at 052 7443850.

Kids Parties now available at Cahir Park - all-weather, indoor dining etc. Call 052 7443850. 



Our Cahir Park AFC new season gear now available from the Club Shop straight to your door




CAHIR PARK AFC SCHOOLBOYS TRAINING SCHEDULES 2017:

Under 15 & 16 Boys (born 2002/2003) Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm

Under 13 & 14 Boys (born 2004/2005) Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Under 12 Boys (born 2006) Mondayand Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Under 11 Boys (born 2007) Mondays at 7pm 

Under 10 Boys (born 2008) Mondays at 6pm 


Academy (under 7s/8s/9s) Saturday mornings at 9am


Girls u12, u14, u16, u18 training Tuesday and Thursday night this week in Duneske 7-8pm.

U10 girls start back on Tuesdays, 7pm in Duneske.

New girls always welcome.


We are also looking for additional coaches/helpers to assist with some groups. Anyone interested please contact the club on 052 7443850.



On Friday June 3 2016, on a gloriously sunny afternoon, a far cry from the Winter weather that has necessitated the development of an all-weather pitch, Cahir Park AFC held a family fun day to mark the official ‘sod turning’ of its’ 3G All Weather Pitch project. A very large crowd turned out to enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting, and lots of free cold drinks and ice cream. As you might imagine lots of soccer games were played.

The day was marked by two very special events. The first a visit from the senior management team of ABP Cahir to present a cheque for over €100,000 towards the project on behalf of ABP Ireland and the second a visit from FAI Chief Executive and Tipperary man, John Delaney, who in between playing soccer with the kids, presenting certificates of achievement to our Football for All players managed to perform the official sod turning. John thanked ABP for their support and gave great encouragement to the club in developing what will be the very first full sized all-weather pitch in the county of Tipperary. He went on to comment on the very large investment of over €360,000 the club was making and asked all local businesses and individuals to contribute what they could to the fundraising effort. He then pledged to work hand in hand with the club and committed €50,000 over 10 years to meet a very significant part of the clubs repayments on the projects projected loan.

The commitment from ABP Ireland and The FAI will go a long way starting the project and ensuring it can be sustained. A considerable amount of fundraising remains and the Club asks all local businesses and people to contribute what they can by making a donation to the fundraising initiative called the ‘100 Club’ as soon as possible to any club or committee member.











Cahir Park AFC - Under 13 Tipperary Cup Winners 2017

 











Billy Purtill RIP

Cahir Park AFC asks you to remember the late Billy Purtill, Carrigeen - a servant of four decades amongst us. 

Falcon, as he was affectionately known to us all, was a player, coach, manager, chairman and committee member since his early years and came from a family steeped in a tradition of soccer in Cahir. 

October 22, 2013 will long be remembered as a sad day in the history of Cahir Park AFC.

May he rest in peace.







 

Pat Kinsella RIP

Pat played for the club in the 60s and early 70s and was groundsman for many years. Pat was a skilled woodturner and presented the club with a beautiful timber bowl in the club's centenary year 2010. He also presented one to then Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni. Pat was held in high esteem by all and is greatly missed but will not be forgotten by those of us who had the privilege to work with him. To his wife Sadie, daughters Rhoda and Ann and sons Freddie and John we extend our sincere sympathy in their great loss. We hope you took some comfort seeing how highly regarded Pat was and we would like to thank John Delaney and those at the FAI for remembering Pat at Ireland's World Cup game v Wales in March 2017


Tara Shine RIP


Cahir Park AFC also record the untimely passing of our dear friend, club member and coach Tara Shine after a very brave battle against illness which she fought to the very end. Tara was a shining light who had a smile for everyone and will be sadly missed. We express our sincere sympathy to her son Eoin and the Shine family. Rest In Peace Tara...




Republic of Ireland Under 15s squad v Czech Republic 13/4/16 at Cahir Park AFC 




 Cahir Park Under 14s Championship winners 2016


Cahir Park AFC, Under 12 Girls League Champions 2015



Cahir Park U-16 League and Cup Winners 2015





 

2015's Under 10safter a big SFAI National Cup win v Curracloe of Wexford




Cahir Park AFC Under 11s 2014

 



                                                                                  Girls U12B Girls League Winners 2013/14 

Cahir Park Under 15s - Tipperary Plate Winners 2014



 Cahir Park Under 13As        

Tipperary Cup winners 2013, and last 16 in Ireland in Troy Cup 2013, the national competition for Under 13s.

Pictured with coaches Henry Reidy and Kenny Cunningham.

Cahir Park AFC Youths - FAI Youth Cup last eight in Ireland 2012/13 

 

    CLUBHOUSE OPENING 22 MAY 2010     

 A sun-bathed Cahir Park provided a perfect backdrop on Saturday last May 22 for the official opening of our fabulous clubhouse by John Delaney, Chief Executive, FAI. MC Phil Blake first of all introduced the Players of the Year for 2009/10. Our Players of the Season then received their trophies from John Delaney.

With big crowds enjoying the bouncy castles, side shows and refreshments and many faces from the Club’s past there to see the proceedings, there was a presentation by Billy Purtill, Club Chairman, to Mr Delaney of a beautifully wood-turned bowl, using wood from an adjacent fallen tree – all this the work of the talented Pat Kinsella. There then followed some short speeches from Chairman of the Tipperary SR Co Council, Liam Aherne, Centenary Committee member Seanie Lonergan, Richie Power of the TSDL, from the Club Chairman Billy Purtill, and from John Delaney of the FAI – who was particularly pleased to see girls catered for so well at the Park. Then a joint blessing from Fr Sean O’Dwyer PP and Rev Arthur Carter preceded a rush to catch a glimpse of the interior of the clubhouse, the wonderful wooden sculpture by Eamon Cowan and a view from the verandah. All returned, as expected, very suitably impressed.

The hard-working committee Chairman Billy Purtill (RIP), Vice-Chairman Pakie Halley, treasurer Julie McGuire and secretary Ger Halley and all the other committee members expressed thanks to Patricia O’Dwyer of Boston Scientific who presented the club with a defibrillator on the day, to all those who have bought perimeter advertising around the ground during the year and to the main sponsors in this, our Centenary Year – The Gatehouse, The River House and Mr Mister. The day could not go without a word of gratitude to the trojan volunteer effort that helped complete the clubhouse to such a fine standard, to all contractors who worked on the project, to the ground staff, the help of the Lottery Sports Fund, Pobal, the FAI, Pat Holland and Ned O’Connor in connection with their aid with the  Tipperary County Council Sports Grant and, of course, to the people of Cahir and beyond with their great assistance in all of the various fundraising initiatives. Cahir Park AFC can indeed stand proud for many decades to come with community effort bringing to fruition facilities the envy of so many.



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DIRECTIONS on
HOW TO FIND US…. 

Cahir Park AFC at Ardfinnan Road, Cahir

(052) 7443850

Main Pitch

In the centre of Cahir Town, turn alongside Cahir House Hotel on Ardfinnan road, pass St Mary’s Church on your left,

Cahir Park is 100 metres on your right through stone pillars.

GPS:  52.37078ON, 7.923530

 

Cahir Park AFC at Duneske Leisure Centre, Cahir

Additional pitch

In the centre of Cahir Town, from Cahir House Hotel take Clonmel road (R640/old N24). First left turn after mast on your left and Garda station on your right takes you to Duneske leisure centre. Soccer pitch to left of main entrance near playground.

(Second right-hand junction coming from Clonmel side on R640)

GPS:  52.37898ON, 7.917110