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Clonmel Town survive visit to St. Nicholas.

St Nicholas 1 – 2 Clonmel Town

St Nicholas 1 – 2 Clonmel Town

On a day of shocks in the Tipperary Cup, Clonmel Town got a big fright before coming from behind to beat a very solid and well drilled St Nicholas outfit.

Two minutes into the second half the home side took the lead when after a pass from Eoin Riordan, Paddy Hennessy beat three defenders and blasted home from close range.

Town then threw everything at the Nicholas defence, but were thwarted time and again, especially by the brilliant performance of youth keeper Niall Fogarty.

Just as a famous victory looked on the cards, Town equalised with 12 minutes left through a well taken goal by Shane Flynn.

Worse was to come for the home side, as visibly deflated from their concession, they were beaten for a second time by substitute Barry Ryan, who was returning from injury with five minutes left to play.

St. Nicholas try as they might they were unable to score a levelling goal, and Town breathed a huge sigh of relief to get out of this one with a victory.

Tipperary Town B 2 – 0 Slieveardagh (game abandoned at half time)

The Tipperary Town seconds will have to wait for a decision by the league committee to decide how they are to proceed in the Tipperary Cup after their game was abandoned due to a bad injury to a Slievardagh player, just before half time in their game Sunday.

The home side were leading by two goals as Richard Swords scored from the penalty spot on 20 minutes, and Michael Campbell left the opposition keeper floundering with a delicate lob, ten minutes before the break. However, once the seriousness of the injury became apparent, the referee and both teams agreed that the proper thing to do was bring this game to a close.

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