Clonmel Town go clear at the top

John Quirke Jewellers Youth League

John Quirke Jewellers Youth League



Clonmel Town became outright leaders of the John Quirke Jewellers Youth League after getting the better of a dogged Bansha Celtic at Celtic Park, Bansha last Saturday.

Clonmel Town who are hoping to lift back to back titles found a Bansha Celtic side a stern test, but the visitors did manage to break the deadlock after 17 minutes when Harry O’Connor headed home from 10 yards from a good cross from the right over the defence. It was 2-0 to Clonmel Town on 32 minutes when a Kevin McCormack shot from 20 yards went low past keeper’s right hand.

Bansha Celtic had the better of the second half and spurned two good chances that could have easily brought them level. Instead, Clonmel Town added a third through Kevin McCormack when he scrambled the ball home from close range two minutes into injury time.

Saints hit seven at Clonmel Celtic



St. Michael’s FC ran out comfortable winners as they hit an under-strength Clonmel Celtic for seven in this Youth League clash at Ferryhouse, Clonmel last Saturday.

Clonmel Celtic lost their keeper after 2 minutes through injury but despite this setback it was a good closely fought twenty minutes with Eoin Kearney scoring to level the game at 1-1 after St. Michael’s had opened the scoring through Cathal Ryan.

With Clonmel Celtic, having a player red carded shortly afterwards the visitors scored three quick goals through Cathal Ryan, Kevin Stapleton, and Dave Buckley to make it 4-1. From that stage onwards, St Michaels were in control and ran out convincing winners adding further goals from Mark Hoban and Jamie Tierney with a brace.