Cashel Town were crowned Tipperary Southern & District League Division 2 Champions today after a hard-fought 1-0 win over rivals Clonmel Town B in Palmershill.
On a bitterly cold day the first half gave little in the way of chances it was clear to see the respect that both sides had for each-other. Cashel’s Niall O’Brien and David Butler looked to cause Clonmel’s defence problems while at the other end Ian Clery and Shane Foley looked most likely to break the deadlock.
Clonmel came out the stronger in the second half and played some great football but the Cashel defence, who have just conceded three goals in fifteen league games this season, stood firm. With twenty minutes remaining the hosts got the luck that all champions wish for as a Clonmel Town back pass bounced over the unlucky keeper’s boot and rolled into the net much to the joyous roar from the home support.
Cashel say backer thereafter and soaked up the pressure with Derek Hayes and Ross Doyle proving to be a commanding presence in the middle and help their side hold out for that all important 1-0 win and become champions.
This Cashel side has been pressed by Clonmel all season, which is a true testament to the quality needed to win the league, having now won all their fifteen games so far.
A huge congratulations to Manager Brian “Boca” Glasheen, his number two Karl Stroms and indeed everyone connected to the club on what is a remarkable season claiming both the League and Shield Double, Glasheen proving to be a real winner once more.
TSDL Division 2
|1||(C) Cashel Town||16||16||0||0||60||3||57||48|
|2||(P) Clonmel Town B||16||14||0||2||55||13||42||42|
|7||Donohill & District||16||3||3||10||16||50||-34||12|
|8||(R) Burncourt Celtic||16||2||3||11||23||53||-30||9|