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Clonmel Town Juveniles

Clonmel Town Juveniles

Clonmel Town U-16s 4 Freebooters (Kilkenny) 2

Town, playing some open and attractive football from the first whistle opened the scoring after 18 minutes with a great strike from 20 yards from Dylan Kennedy. Town kept on looking for the second goal and were caught out on the sroke of half time when Freebooters broke upfield and scored with their first shot on target. The second half started the same, with Town chasing the second only to concede after 60 minutes. Then it was the Luke Hahessy show as he scored 3 goals in the last 13 minutes with two great assists from man of the match Dylan Kennedy. It was a great team performance from every player involved. Gavin Ryan was solid in defence with Dean Clarke chasing every ball to put the visitors on the backfoot at every opportunity.

Clonmel Town’s U-14s were unlucky to crash out of the FAI national cup on Saturday at the Complex. They took the lead after John Furlong set up Jack O’Donnell for a goal. But despite domimating the game with lovely passing football and creating good chances in the box they could not add a second. Carrick were always in the game and they took two chances in the closing ten minutes to secure victory.

Cashel Town 4- Clonmel Town U-12 B 0

After a very slow start from the lads, we found ourselves 3-0 down within the first ten minutes and did well to keep it at that score until half time. After the break, with a couple of changes, the lads came out fighting and were well on top for most of the second half. With better finishing we could have easily scored a few goals ourselves. But with 10 minutes left we got caught on the break to make it 4-0.

Peaks Mountaineering Club

This weekend’s walks begin with the new short walks on Saturday morning, October 5 in Marlfield Forest/Glenbawn, starting from Eldon’s at 10am. The main walks are on Sunday, October 6 in the Comeraghs, with the 10am walk led by John Morrissey. The noon walk will be led by Justin McCarthy, assisted by Ruairi O’Caisleain and Joe O’Dwyer. All walks leave from Eldon’s and more details are available on the website or from the leaders.

Sunday was a very busy day for the club, with both walks on Slievenamon. The major event was the Joe Kennedy walk at noon when 65 walkers set out from the hillside village of Kilcash on this joint commemorative walk on a cloudy afternoon, with just the top of the mountain shrouded in fog. 33 walkers set off across the lower reaches of the mountain, led by Seamus Maher and assisted by Anthony Doyle and John Bourke. Donal and Helen McNamara led a group of 25 up the track to the top of the mountain.

At the Glen after the first stream crossing Jim O’Flaherty and Nuala O’Connell continued on the lower level track with a group of 10, while the remaining 23 set a course for the higher slopes of Sliabh na mBan through high heather and rocky underfoot and lunched in a rocky cove.