St. Michael's thump Cashel Town in Division 1 relegation battle

Good win for Cahir Park over Rosegreen Rangers

St. Michael's thump Cashel Town in Division 1 relegation battle

Alex Ryan Wynne (St. Michael's B) is challenged by Adam Kennedy (Cashel Town B) in the League Division 1 game at Palmershill, Cashel on Sunday last.




The Saints second team who looked like they were sliding towards the Second Division scored their second significant win in a week to climb out of the relegation positions and send Cashel towards the drop in their place.

A must win game for both sides, the hosts looked bereft of ideas and fight from early on, and struggled against a youthful Saints side.

The first goal came from a source well used to the surroundings at Palmershill, as it was former Town youth player Rodrigo Goncalves who fired to the net after some good build up play.

St. Michael’s B Team who beat Cashel Town B 4-1 in their League Division 1 game played at Palmer's Hill, Cashel. Back row, from left: Brian O'Dea, Danny O'Brien, D.J. Cremmins, Alan O'Donnell, Cian Crowe, Luke Quinn, Evan Hanrahan. Front from left to right: Joseph Mulcahy, Chris Higgins, Alex Ryan Wynne, Rodrigo Goncalves and Alan O'Dwyer.

The second goal came shortly afterwards from another youngster, albeit one steeped in the history of the Tipperary town side, when DJ Cremins fired home after Cashel were unable to clear from a corner kick.

And things got worse before half time when a rampant Saints side went three clear after Evan Hanrahan waltzed through the home defence to score.

The second half got slightly better for Cashel and they finally managed to score 20 minutes from the end, but any chance of a comeback was snuffed out by a fourth goal for the visitors through Danny O’Brien.

The result means that the two teams switch places in the relegation zone, and with Michael’s now looking to have built a head of steam towards the latter end of the season, Cashel are going to have to dig very deep if they are to avoid a second relegation in a row. 



Cahir Park welcomed Rosegreen Rangers on Sunday morning for a game that was always going to be vital in terms of both the destination of the league title and the promotion battle, with the home side making up for games missed while they enjoyed a lengthy cup run, and the visitors trying to bounce back from a shock defeat last weekend.

The Park started the better and had two gilt edged chances in the opening ten minutes to take the lead but couldn't avail of them. The finally took the lead on the quarter hour mark when Shane O’Neill fired home from outside the penalty area.

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But the held the lead for only 11 minutes as the visitors showed they weren't going to lie down and equalised from a corner.

Into the second half and once again the home team took control and re-took the lead on the hour mark when a low drive from John Ryan found the back of the net. Cahir Park continued to create chances but could never make the game comfortable, but for all that they tried Rosegreen just couldn’t find that touch of quality needed to find another score and get back into the game.



With every point vital in the First Division at both the top and bottom end, these two sides played out a tense and exciting game on Sunday, that ultimately finished scoreless.

The home side played with a strong breeze in the first half but this didn’t work to their advantage with most through balls and balls over the top running over the end line and wide. Slievardagh were on top for the first part of the game but they too were unable to test the Cullen keeper.

As the half wore on however, the home side did make some chances, notably through Timmy Heffernan and Alan Hayes, but with no success when it came to engaging the scoreboard.  The visitors did a better job when playing with the wind in the second half and John RusseLl in the Cullen goals had to be on top form dealing with the chances created.

Michael Ivors was unlucky not to score when he had a snap shot on the half volley from the edge on the box but Russell in the Cullen goals saved well.

With five minutes left Cullen’s Conor Ryan got onto a Mike Kenny through ball but he shot over in what was the last significant effort in the game.

Cashel Town B team who lost 4-1 to St. Michael's B in their League Division 1 game played at Palmer's Hill, Cashel. Standing at back, from left: Karl Stroms (manager), Dean Harding, Ross Doyle, William Fitzell, Robert Doherty, Eoin Fitzgerald, Gavin Browne, Adam Kennedy, Davy Hogan, Brian Morrissey. Front, from left: Donal Reade, Conor Horan, James Harding, Ian Hahessy, Robbie Anglim and Mark Wallace.