Thurles Town advanced to the 4th round of the FAI Junior Cup after a fine 6-2 win over Clodiagh Rangers in Drombane on Sunday last. In a keenly contested opening half Town got off to a good start with a fine goal from Eoin Dorney in the 6th minute.
A spirited response from Rangers saw them level in the 10th minute with a well taken goal.
Padraig Fogarty put Town 2-1 ahead in the 30th minute with a great finish from a very acute angle. Clodiagh Rangers again showing great determination got back level before the break with a close range finish to tie the sides at 2-2. The second half saw Town step up their efforts going 3-2 up 10 minutes after the restart with a fine finish from Padraig Fogarty. Town continued to enjoy good possession and increased their lead with a very well taken goal from Michael Ryan in the 65th minute. Robbie Jordan with a well taken goal put Town 5-2 ahead with 10 minutes remaining.
The hard working Tom Dorney completed the scoring with a fine finish to see Town into the 4th Round. Clodiagh Rangers are to be complimented on their excellent pitch and facilities.
On Sunday next Thurles Town are way to Cloughjordan in the Munster Junior Cup with a 2pm kick-off. Players are requested to assemble at 12.15.
Borroway Rovers played Bt Harps in Loughtagalla park on Sunday. Both teams started lively Bt Harps broke the deadlock after only 10 mins.Borroway quickly responded when Damien Grimes scored a brillant goal. Borroway lost concentration and allowed Bt to go in front with only a few minutes to half time. The second half got going and it was nip and tuck with both teams having chances. Borroway got level again when Damien Grimes got on the end of Pavel Konik cross.Borroway had no luck and Bt Harps again took the lead this time Borroway could not that goal and Bt won the game on a score line of 3 2.
U14 National Cup - Clonmel Town 2 St Kevin’s 3: Kevins U14s had a great win away to Clonmel Town in the National Cup last Saturday morning. Clonmel were hot favourites fielding most of the county team at this age, but Kevin’s were more than a match for them and deservedly won to advance to the last 32 in the country. In a good overall team display Kevin’s scorers were Kieran Walker, Luke Nolan and Rhys Shelley.
U16 League - Bansha Celtic 1 St Kevin’s 3: Both teams went into this top of the table fixture unbeaten and Kevin’s preserved their record with a good 3-1 win.Bansha started well, but could not break through and it was Kevin’s who took the lead ten minutes before the break when Cathal Mahoney finished well from a Jamie Moriarty free kick.Kevin’s were on top for most of the second half and went two up in the 65th minute when Jack Cleary volleyed to the top of the Bansha net giving the keeper no chance.Karl Collins put Kevin’s three up after a good passing movement in the 75th minute and Bansha got a consolation goal in the final minute to leave it 3-1 to Kevin’s and keep them at the top of the table.
Youths League - Borris 1 Clonmel Town 3: Borris youths went down 3-1 to Clonmel Town in this youth fixture played in Newhill Park last Saturday afternoon. Clonmel hit the front from the penalty spot after 15 minutes. Borris missed a lot of chances to level before Clonmel made it 2-0 after 70 minutes. Borris pulled one back straight away when Ashley Laslett headed home an Aidan Croke corner. As Borris chased the equaliser Clonmel scored a breakaway goal in the final minute to leave them 3-1 winners.
First Division league - Cahir Park 2 Borris 0: Borris travelled to Cahir last Sunday and went down 2-0 in a game where they never really got going. Short a lot of players through injury Borris played a very youthful side and this game will give them valuable expirence.Apart from the first twenty minutes Borris rarely threathened the Cahir goal and Cahir were good value for their 2-0 win.
Fourth Division League - Borris B 1 Peake Villa 0: Borris B came out on top in this local derby against Villa B with the only goal of the game scored by Thomas Quigley on the hour mark. Borris had the majority of the play and missed a lot of chances to make the game safe. Villa could have snatched a share of the points late on, but Finbar Hayes made a good save in the Borris goal to secure all three points for the home side.
Well done to Amy Clohessy who represented the club in the Rose of Thurles contest in aid of cystic fibrosis in the Ragg Lounge last Saturday night.Amy done the club proud in the contest and finished second on the night.
Congrats to the winner Emma Moore who represeted the Premier Takeaway in Littleton.
Junior A: Holycross A travelled to Clonmore on Sunday last with the home team claiming all three points on a score line of 2-1. Holycross were unlucky to be down two goals going in at half time as they did everything except hitting the back of the net.
The only goal of the second half came from Liam Dwan in the 90th minute. Good performance on the day from Kevin O Dwyer, Edward Moore, Colin O Meara and the substitutes on the day Philly Cullen and Michael Carey.
Junior B: Holycross B were on the travels to Lough Derg on Sunday last but left empty handed after going under on a score line of 2-1.
The first goal came from Lough Derg 2 minutes after the start.
Holycross kept attacking and got the equaliser 2 minutes into the second half with a 20 yard drive from Eamon Flanagan.
Lough Derg responded within 2 minutes to take the lead again. Holycross kept in search of a goal but could not find a break through. Good performance on the day from Aidan Hassett and Mark Shanahan.
North Tipperary Schoolboy Results
Nenagh AFC 4-1 Lough Derg
BT Harps 7-1 Puckane
Ardcroney 2-0 Shinrone
U12 Div 1
Arra Rovers 2-1
Clodiagh Rangers 4-1
Nenagh AFC B
U12 Div 2
BT Harps B 3-2
Nenagh AFC C
Nenagh Celtic 2-4 Holycross
Ballymackey 2-2 Ardcroney
Nenagh AFC 8-0 Arra Rovers
Holycross 1-6 BT Harps
U14 Div 1
Nenagh AFC B 1-7
Rearcross 1-8 Lough Derg
Ardcroney 1-3 Arra Rovers
BT Harps 8-1 Nenagh AFC
U16 Div 1
Nenagh Celtic 7-1