Saturday 23 February 2013

Liam Casey, Niall Murphy, Woijcek Cymerys, Stephen Duggan, Colm Lonergan;

David Finnane, Christy Griffin, Gerry Cronin, Niall McKenna, John O'Connor, Mikey O'Connor,  Joey Doyle, Keith Edwards;

Sean Coffey, Paul Conway, Paddy Kenneally, Cormac Looby, Aaron Murphy, William Dunne, Barry Conway, Darren McGrath, 

Kevin Griffin, Anthony Condon, Ian Flannery



Youths Training Monday night at 7.30pm

FIXTURES 2013/14



RESULTS 2012/13

Saturday 11 May 2013 

Joe Delaney Youth Cup Semi-final

Nenagh 4 Cahir Park 3

Monday 6 May 2013

Joe Delaney Cup, quarter final

Cahir Park 5 Rearcross 0

Scorers: William Dunne, Paddy Keneallly (2), Barry Cooney, Darren McGrath

 Saturday 30th March 2013

TSDL Youth League

Cahir Park 3 Two-Mile-Borris 1

Scorers: Anthony Condon, Barry Cooney, Darren McGrath

Saturday 23 March 2013

FAI Youth Cup quarter-final

Cahir Park 1 Castlebridge Celtic 2

Scorers: Liam Casey

So how could it possibly happen – a team so far ahead in possession lose control of a game for a fifteen minute period and, in the process, lose their semi-final spot in the FAI Youth Cup? Such was the case with a rampant Cahir Park youth team on Saturday who had 70% of the first-half possession but still only led by a solitary goal at the break.

This fact they were to rue by game end and after some very wayward second-half finishing from the hosts, it was Castlelyons’ Castleview Celtic who marched on for a home tilt against Castlebar or Letterkenny.

Early on, it looked so different with an early chance from a free-kick from Gerry Cronin wasted. Liam Casey was next to have an opportunity but couldn’t connect at the crucial moment.

A second Cronin free also came to nothing whilst a strong performance at midfield from Niall McKenna and partner, man of the match Ian Flannery, saw several opportunities carved up for a forward line of Casey and Darren McGrath all saved by an extremely busy Stephen Hickey, all of this inside the first quarter-hour, the Corkmen having no answer to wave after wave of attack from the Cahir side.

A chance to put some daylight between the sides did however occur on 18mins with Cronin upended in the area. It fell for Casey to apply the finishing touch to the spot-kick. However, with Hickey diving right, Casey’s placed ball trickled right and wide.

With 23mins gone, Casey made amends when set free by a Cronin pass to finish confidently past the Celtic number one for a thoroughly deserved lead goal.

McKenna had a great shout for a second  goal not long after when his smart turn and shot was clipped wide to the right. Following that a succession of attempts when Casey put through McGrath whose shot went spinning over whilst on the half-hour a very effective overlapping attack from left-back Cormac Looby allowed for another McGrath shot, this one cannoning back off keeper Hickey.

With fellow defenders Mikey O’Connor, Aaron Murphy and the imperious John O’Connor in full control at the back, Looby was again allowed move upfield himself and had another shot in anger saved as the first 45 drew to a close.

Even after this there was still time for two more efforts on goal – a McGrath pass letting Casey in to see his tame effort smothered and from the right, Barry Cooney feeding Looby for a final attempt before, at the other end a Celtic corner provided what might be a sign of things to come in the second half.

The long-ball was serving the Castlelyons outfit well and occasional forays forward took some pressure off their hard-working back four which was regularly supplemented from midfield when necessary, such as to defend Casey’s headed chance on 53mins or when McGrath broke through two mins later, his effort smothered by the outrushing Hickey.

A 58th min corner for the Cork visitors signalled the turning point in the game with the Park domination less evident for the final half-hour. The well-floated kick found Shane Fenton unmarked. He has the easiest of tasks to power past Niall Muphy in the home goal.

Full of character, the Cahir boys were straight away back to their attacking best with another Casey header over. However what was to be the death knell for the home side occurred with 67 mins on the clock – the Cahir defence pushing ever more forward were caught unawares as a troublesome Anthony Spillane was first to react to a sloppy back pass that neither keeper or defender took care of. Spillane immediately pounced to push the ball over the line.

With Paul Conway adding some attacking guile in the form of David Finnane and Anthony Condon, there were still more attempts from the home side but it was not to be, the best of the remainder being a very worthwhile chance for McKenna who headed just over from Finnane’s right-hand corner to put an end to a disappointing day before a capacity crowd, both sides extremely well-supported on a bitter-cold afternoon.

Top marks to Paul, Sean, Christy and all the dedicated lads for a great adventure that came to an end too soon for all of us.

Cahir Park AFC:
Niall Murphy
Mikey O'Connor, Aaron Murphy, John O'Connor, Cormac Looby

Barry Cooney, Ian Flannery, Niall McKenna, Gerry Cronin

Liam Casey, Darren McGrath

Subs: David Finnane for Barry Cooney, Anthony Condon for Ian Flennery, Paddy Kenneally
Kevin Griffin, William Dunne, Woijcek Cymerys, Joey Doyle, Stephen Duggan






Saturday 16 March 2013

John Quirke Jewellers Youth League

Clonmel Town 1 Cahir Park 2

Scorers: Barry Cooney, Gerry Cronin



Saturday 2 March 2013

John Quirke Jewellers Youth League

Two Mile Borris 3 Cahir Park 0

Saturday 23 February 2013 

FAI Youth Cup, last 16

Cahir Park 2 Dundalk 1

Scorers: Barry Cooney, Niall McKenna

With a thrilling victory over a much-fancied Dundalk FC youths side on Saturday last, Cahir Park youths march proudly into the last eight in Ireland in the FAI Youth Cup competition. With Paul Conway and Sean Coffey masterminding things from the sideline, the lads did, as expected, not have it all their own way with the illustrious opponents making great use of a very fluent quick break, centre-forward Kieran O'Connor particularly impressive with his fast turn of speed.


A man of the match performance from Mikey O'Connor, in either half at either side of an impressive centre-back partnership of Aaron Murphy and John O'Connor, meant the home defence was always in control to guard Niall Murphy's goal. At the other side Cormac Looby's second-half forays forward took a lot of pressure off when Dundalk were chasing a winner.

Cahir, buoyed on by a large and vocal home support, were first to make inroads on the opposition with the very lively Darren McGrath always a danger. The Park also played a good offside game, several times foiling a rapid breakout from defence from the Louth boys. In one particularly dangerous move, keeper Murphy had to be at his best to prevent the breakthrough.

A fine chance came for the home team with a challenge on Gerry Cronin forcing a free on 25 mins. The chance was unfortunately wasted. It would be the visitors who had what was the best chance of the half, just before the break with Aaron Murphy having to clear off the line with his namesake beaten.

In the second 45, Darren McGrath had the first shot in anger when put through by a typically fine pass from Liam Casey. The effort was in vain, however, when the hosts went behind with O'Connor breaking quickly from the right on 52 mins, to finish confidently across Murphy.

With Barry Cooney coming more into the game on the right hand side, all did not seem lost for a team who never know when they are beaten. Dundalk, for their part, were stubborn in defence to stop attempts from David Finnane and Cronin whilst at other times looking like they might themselves extend their lead.

After 77 mins, an innocuous attack down the right with Cooney on the ball seemed to trouble the three-time winners little. That was, however until he cut inside and with a fine left-foot shot, he left the keeper clutching air to watch the ball fly past him into the bottom corner, Cooney's second goal of the season just reward for the Park's effort in this pulsating game.

Immediately after, it could well have been 2-1 to the home team. With an uncharacteristic error in defence, Dundalk allowed  McGrath to break free. Greeted by the sighs of most present, though, the attempted lob ended up just wide to the left.

With Flannery replacing Casey in midfield, the last ten would see the home team go for the jugular. Just reward came at the perfect time - with just five mins left. Finnane found himself in possession on the edge of the box. Using his strength to fend off some robust challenges, he slipped a perfect ball through for Brian McKenna to run on to. Still with lots to do, McKenna remained calm to coolly finish past a despairing netminder.

So a place in the last eight in the country for the Park and thoroughly deserved. With such a scalp as the excellent Dundalk side accounted for, who knows to where this adventure may lead?

Team: Niall Murphy, Mikey O Connor, Aaron Murphy, John O'Connor, Cormac Looby, Gerry Cronin, Niall McKenna, Liam Casey, Barry Cooney, Dave Finnane,  Darren McGrath  Subs: Ian Flannery for Casey, Paddy Kenneally, William Dunne, Kevin Griffin, Wojcek Cymerys, Joey Doyle, Anthony Condon

Saturday 16 February 2013

Tipperary Youth Cup, 2nd round

Clonmel Celtic 3 Cahir Park 2 (aet)

Scorers: Liam Casey, Gerry Cronin

Saturday 8 February 2013

TSDL Youth League

Bansha Celtic 1 Cahir Park 2

Scorers: John O'Connor, Darren McGrath

Saturday 26 January 2013

TSDL Youth League

Cahir Park 11  Clonmel Celtic 0

 Saturday 19 January 2013 

 FAI Youth Cup 3rd Round

Nenagh AFC 2 Cahir Park 3

Scorers: Liam Casey, John O'Connor, Ian Flannery

Two goals down at half-time, the Park showed great second half determination with three away goals to get them through to the fourth round.

Saturday 12 January 2013

TSDL Youth League

Cahir Park 4 St Michaels 1

Scorers: Liam Casey, David Finnane, Gerry Cronin (2)

 We played St. Michaels on Saturday in the League and got off to the best possible start when Gerry Cronin headed home a corner after 3 mins. The Park kept up their early dominance and were awarded a free kick outside the Michaels box. Gerry Cronin stepped up and again found the net with a great finish for his second of the day.

The Park seemed to take there foot off the gas after this and were punished just before half time when Niall Murphy was beaten from a good shot from the edge of the box with nobody taking responsibility in the Cahir defence to clear the ball.

Cahir started the second half on the front foot and were rewarded when Dave Finnane coolly finished to the net. The Park were playing better football now with good performances throughout the team including Mikey O Connor and Cormac Looby in defence, Barry Cooney and Niall Mckenna in midfield and Dave Finnane and Gerry Cronin up front.

 With ten mins left Liam Casey picked the ball up on the edge of the box and finished well to leave the final score 4-1 to remain two points behind Clonmel Town at the top of the league. Well done to all the lads, next week sees us at home to Clonmel Celtic in the league also.




Saturday 15 December 2012

TSDL Youth League

St Michaels 1   Cahir Park 1




Saturday 8 December 2012

Munster Youth Cup, 2nd round

   Cahir Park 1   Clonmel Town 3

Scorer: David Finnane

Saturday 1 December 2012

FAI Youth Cup, 2nd round

Peake Villa 3   Cahir Park 5

Scorers: Paddy Kenneally, Darren McGrath (3), Dion Butler

On Saturday last the youths travelled to Peake villa in an FAI Cup game. We started the game strongly and after fifteen minutes we were a goal up with a great finish from Darren McGrath.

As the first half progressed, we lost our way a little and Peake Villa got back in the game after poor defending from the Park. Within two minutes we found ourselves 2-1 down with no one taking responsibility to clear the ball, Niall Murphy beaten for a second time.

 After losing captain Aaron Murphy to injury we had to make a few positional changes and within five mins we were level again thanks to good work from Barry Cooney on the right, Paddy Kenneally with a neat finish to the net.

Peake started the second half stronger but we soon found our attacking rhythm again and were ahead again thanks to Darren McGrath with a great finish after the Villa keeper spilled the ball on the edge of the box.

But Villa didnt give up and were level again soon after. Credit to the boys they drove on again and were ahead after Dion Butler volleyed to the net.

The final goal was left to Darren McGrath who completed his hat trick with another fine finish to the net.

A good cup tie and good result for the park with everyone playing their part, from Mickey O Connor in defence up to Dave Finnane and Niall McKenna but we will have to improve on this performance next week when Clonmel Town come to the Park in The Munster Youth Cup. Well done lads and keep up the good work.


Saturday 17 November 2012

FAI Youth Cup, 1st round

 Cahir Park 5  BT Harps (Templemore) 0

Scorers:  Liam Casey (2), Darren McGrath (2), Dave Finnane 

On Saturday we played BT Harps in the FAI Cup, Cahir started very well with good attacking football from the off. Niall McKenna was pulling the strings in midfield and linking well with Dave Finnane. The first goal was a good move involving Liam Casey and Dave Finnane with a nice finish in the end from Casey. 

With the pressure continuing to grow on the BT Harps defence, the Park were soon two up with a good finish from Darren McGrath. Darren soon added his second goal of the game and Cahir's third. Just before half time Dave Finnane got his just reward for all his good play with a neat finish from the edge of the box. The Park went in at half time four nil up. 

Blackcastle / Templemore started the second half the stronger team and only for some good defending and goalkeeping could have got on the score-sheet. With the game nearing the end Liam Casey got his second goal of the game after good work on the right from William Dunne. Final score Cahir Park 5 BT Harps 0. 

The Club would like to wish Stephen Duggan a speedy recovery after breaking his leg against Clonmel Town last week. Stephen is regular on the Park youth team over the last number of seasons and was also breaking into the junior team. We all hope he will make a full recovery and hope it won't be too long before he is back playing in the Park again. 

Team: Woijcek Cymeras, Mikey O Connor, Aaron Murphy, John O Connor, Cormac Looby, Gerry Cronin, Niall McKenna, Barry Cooney, Dave Finnane, Liam Casey, Darren McGrath  Subs: Paddy Kenneally for Darren McGrath, William Dunne for Barry Cooney, Niall Murphy, Kevin Griffin

Saturday 13 October 2012

TSDL Youth League

Clonmel Celtic 0  Cahir Park 2

Scorers:  Dave Finnane (pen), Niall McKenna 

We played Clonmel Celtic on Saturday and started the game well with good work from William Dunne on the right who sent in some good balls to a lively Darren McGrath and Dave Finnane up front.
Clonmel Celtic came into the game more as the first half moved on but couldn't find a way past Niall Murphy in the Cahir goal. Cahir started to stamp their authority on the game from the start of the second half but struggled to find the opening goal. With 8 mins left the pressure told and Cahir were awarded a penalty and the resulting spot kick was well finished by Dave Finnane, Within two mins of the restart the park got the goal that made sure all three points were sealed with a cool finish from Niall McKenna. A deserved victory for the Park who remain three points ahead of Town with a game more played.

Team: Niall Murphy, Kevin Griffin, Aaron Murphy, John O Connor, Cormac Looby; William Dunne, Niall McKenna, Liam Casey, Anthony Condon, Dave Finnane, Darren McGrath. Subs Mickey O Connor for Cormac Looby, Gerry Cronin for Anthony Condon, Paddy Kenneally for William Dunne, Barry Cooney, Wojtek Cymerys


Saturday  6 October 2012

TSDL Youth League

   Galbally United 1   Cahir Park 2

Scorer:  Dave Finnane (pen), Darren McGrath

Saturday  29 September 2012

FAI Youth Cup, preliminary round

   Cahir Park 5   St Michaels  2

Scorer:  Dave Finnane, Liam Casey, Stephen Duggan, Anthony Condon (2)

Saturday  22 September 2012

TSDL Youth League

Clerihan 0   Cahir Park  3

Scorer:  Dave Finnane, Darren McGrath, Anthony Condon

Saturday  8 September 2012

TSDL Youth League

Peake Villa 1   Cahir Park  3

Scorer:  Liam Casey (2), Gerry Cronin

Saturday 1 September 2012

TSDL Youth League

Cahir Park 1  Clonmel Town 1

Scorer: Gerry Cronin

Friday 27 July 2012

Pre-Season Friendly

Cahir Park 2 Nenagh 2

Scorers: Darren McGrath, David Finnane


12 Darren McGrath

11 Liam Casey

9 Dave Finnane

6 Gerry Cronin

5 Barry Cooney

4 Anthony Condon

3 Paddy Kenneally

2 Niall McKenna

1 Stephen Duggan

Dion Butler, Joey Doyle, John O'Connor