As scoreless draws go, this game had plenty of excitement, but the real story of the game were the implications of the result at both ends of the Premier League table by game end.
The point gained gives the home side a glimmer of hope in their relegation battle, but the two points lost look almost certain to have snuffed out the visitor’s hopes of claiming this year’s title.
Despite the difference in places in the table, it was the home side that had the better of this game for long periods, and they did work the Clonmel Town keeper on a number of occasions.
Surprised perhaps by the ferocity shown to continue their relegation fight, the visitors took a long time to get to the pitch of the battle, and had to wait until ten minutes before the end of the game, before David McGrath forced Cahir’s Evan O’Dwyer into a point blank save to keep his side on equal terms.
That was as good as it got though for Clonmel Town, and both teams will continue their fight for their respective goals in the weeks ahead, and in doing so, and may yet rue chances missed in this tie on Sunday last.
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