Clonmel Town Youths edge closer to title

John Quirke Jewellers Youth League

John Quirke Jewellers Youth League



Table-toppers Clonmel Town took a step closer to retaining the John Quirke Jewellers of Cahir Youth League crown with a five star performance against neighbours Clonmel Celtic at Celtic Park, Clonmel last Saturday.

Unbeaten Clonmel Town hit the front with a goal from Harry O’Connor after 15 minutes but a free kick from Corey Connolly had Clonmel Celtic level 1-1 at the break.

Two quick goals early in the second half from Jack Connolly and Ashley Laslett put Town in control as Celtic’s challenge faded and another couple of goals from Harry O’Connor and Stephen Kelly saw the visitors run out 5-1 winners.

Cahir Park keep up challenge



Cahir Park kept their hopes of lifting the long overdue Youth League title alive after a comfortable victory against St. Michael’s at Ardfinnan Road last Saturday.

Cahir Park whose only success in the Youth League championship was back in 1982 are determined to end that thirty-one year drought and on this display are taking a step in the right direction. Five minutes had just elapsed when Garry Cronin headed Cahir Park into the lead and Cronin added a second from a direct free-kick on 20 minutes to give Cahir Park a 2-0 lead at the break.

St. Michael’s who are normally amongst the front runners for honours are having a very inconsistent campaign were looking like they might make a recovery when Cathal Ryan hit a beauty from 18 yards into the top corner of the goal. But it was just a consolation as Cahir Park went on to add further goals from Liam Casey and David Finnane to run out comfortable 4-1 winners.