Leinster secured their eleventh title in thirteen years when they landed the FAI Schools U18 Boys’ Interprovincial title after a pulsating conclusion to the weekend’s activities in Tullamore on Sunday last (October 16)
The three day event saw league leaders Connacht and second place Leinster in contention for the title race with the westerners only needing a point to claim victory against the Leinster legends.
John McShane’s side were feeling the pressure as they had to go out to win the game to make sure of the silverware. Connacht Manager Emmet Peyton was certain that Leinster could be dethroned as his player’s attacking style of football was one to admire over the course of the tournament. After putting three past Munster in their previous encounter, Connacht’s confidence was at an all time high heading into the final game.
However it was Leinster that made their mark first in proceedings and took the lead after just 11 minutes. Blackrock’s Ryan Matthews turned supplier to Naas CBS star Luke Fitzgibbon who slotted home from close range.
The game turned in Connacht’s favour shortly after the interval as they found their equaliser. An excellent goal from Kiltimagh’s Conor Byrne brought Connacht one step closer to silverware.
With only 15 minutes remaining Leinster sealed the deal with Paul Moffat (Clonkeen College) scoring the winner. Sean Maguire’s crafty skills landed Moffat the perfect opportunity to slot past the stranded Connacht keeper. Bitter disappointment for the Connacht contingency but pure elation for the Leinster lads as they make it 5 consecutive title wins.
Manager John McShane paid tribute to the efforts of his player’s in grinding out a match winning performance against a talented Connacht side. McShane was highly impressed with the standard of play in all three games and stated that it was the closest tournament in recent years.
In the previous Sunday morning meeting Munster proved too strong for a fatigued Ulster outfit. The Derek O’Brien trained team had a convincing 4-1 win against the north. O’Brien’s side was strengthened by the introduction of Barry Sheedy after his late arrival in Athlone. The Coláiste Iosaef student had club commitments with Limerick FC and was rested for the Saturday games following his club’s win against Athlone Town on Friday night.
Sheedy’s impact on the game was very much in evidence as he scored twice for his province. The inform Reece Healy (CBS Sexton Street) and lively Jack Doherty (Comeragh College) were also on the score sheet for Munster while Lindo Majola (St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff) scored for Ulster.
The second round of games was played on Saturday afternoon which saw Leinster meet Ulster in the first fixture. Leinster were welcoming the return of Ryan Matthews (Clonkeen College) and Waterford United star Sean Maguire (CBS Kilkenny) back to the starting 11.
This match was highly competitive and a cracking encounter ensued. St. Macartan’s pupil Fearghal McMahon gave Ulster the lead while Fairview’s Alan Gannon equalised soon after. Leinster were experiencing a purple patch and Tallaght student Toyeeb Mustapha made it 2-1 to the Leinster lads with time ticking by. However Cathal McDaid (St. Eunan’s College) was on hand for Ulster to give Sean McFadden’s side a well deserved point from proceedings.
Munster and Connacht were up next on Saturday and a five goal thriller was the result of this mix. Connacht just edging it as they claimed a 3-2 win in a skilful battle. Reece Healy and Conor Coad (DLS, Waterford) got Munster’s duo of goals while Noe Baba headed home twice while Conor Byrne got Connacht’s third to secure some precious points.
The tournaments opening games on Friday evening saw Leinster without two of their top players as Ryan Matthews and Sean Maguire were absent from proceedings. This however did not stop Leinster from defeating 2006 Champs Munster 2-0 with goals from Alan Gannon and Toyeeb Mustapha. Munster should have made more of the game as they enjoyed the majority of possession but a failed set piece attempt and a long range effort from Douglas CS star Rob Lehane left Munster dropping some valuable points.
Ulster entertained Connacht in a very tight game under lights in Tullamore in the second of the night’s games. Peyton’s men took the lead courtesy of Colm Nevin while Monaghan’s Fearghal McMahon levelled proceedings just after half time. The points went west as a wonderful free kick from 15 year old St. Gerald’s pupil Noe Baba secured a win for the province.
International Head Coach Ollie Horgan (St. Eunan’s College) and his colleagues will have a difficult task to whittle down a provisional squad to attend trials at the end of the month. Horgan is also conscious of the fact that a number of key players were unavailable at the weekend due to injury, club commitments and trials abroad. 35+ players will be called in for trials over the school midterm break at the end of the month.
A provisional panel of twenty will be selected to play Australia at the end of January before a final squad of sixteen is selected for the Centenary Shield campaign which commences on March 16 against Northern Ireland.
11 October 2011
The Interprovincial’s are the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International squad for next year’s Centenary Shield competition so as well as provincial honours, there is plenty at stake with sixty four of the top players in Irish schools taking part.
Leinster will head to the midlands seeking their fifth straight victory in the event though last year Ulster challenged them all the way and the title went to the wire in the final game of the series.
The Leinster lads had to work extremely hard last time out to grind out a result with a narrow 2-1 victory over Connacht in the opening encounter while continuing their good run of form with a convincing 2-0 win over Munster and then clinching the spoils with a draw to Ulster after the northerners failed to capitalise on some quantity ball up front.
The dominance in Leinster in this tournament over the last decade has been phenomenal. Past managers including Donal Conway, Robbie Moran, Conor Foley, Oisin MacEoin, Dave Archbold and Paddy O’Reilly (who is current Assistant Manager), have all paved the way for future success. The only province to upset the odds was Munster back in 2006 when they hosted the Interprovincial tournament.
Since then, Munster has experienced a somewhat surprise demise in recent years. The outfit failed to register any points last season, while in 2009, a single point was all the team could muster. The last few years has seen a number of managers come and go as they bid to get the province back in contention.
A rejuvenated team this season will see Derek O’Brien and Conor Uhi take on the managerial challenge. Both men will be looking forward to the three day series which will be the culmination of months of planning and preparation. O’Brien who teaches in CBS Tramore will have two prominent players return. Colaiste Iosaef student Barry Sheedy and De La Salle star Conor Coad will be relishing the opportunity to represent their Province once again.
Joining the duo will be Tipperary’s CBS High School net-minder Evan Comerford and Aidan McGrath along with Comeragh College’s Jack Doherty and keeper Darragh Gibbs.
Waterford’s St. Paul’s Community College has David Cooley and Jason Keane named. They will hope to follow in the footsteps of former student Brian Nolan who was capped for FAI Schools and is currently enjoying top flight football with Waterford United.
De La Salle, Waterford captured the FAI Schools All Ireland Senior title last year and two players that were influential in their historic victory were Conor Coad and Gavin O'Donovan. The DLS teammates will be looking impress O’Brien and Co as they take to the field in Tullamore.
Jason Abbott, Colaiste Mhuire was a late withdrawal from the squad due to injury but a late call up for Darren Murphy will ensure the dominance of the Cork natives. All in all Cork have five players making the final section with Anthony O’Donnell (Carrigaline CS), Brendan Frahill (Colaiste Mhuire, Cobh) Darren Murphy (St. Aidan’s CC), Rob Lehane (Douglas CC), and Brian Linehan (Presentation Brothers College) all reaching Provincial level status.
Indeed, Murphy’s late arrival is well merited having been involved in the home based ETP U17 trip this summer to Celtic along with numerous underage caps over the past couple of years.
The Munster line up may come from various schools across the six counties but many have played together previously at International level through the FAI underage ranks. Conor Coad and Rob Lehane were involved in Emerging Talent trip to Inter Milan for the home based U17s last year and Jason Keane and Jack Doherty would have been involved in the International set up at U15 and U16’s level giving the Munster lads plenty of scope to impress against their counterparts.
Sean Barrett will accompany Colaiste Iosaef, Kilmallock colleague Barry Sheedy, as well as, Sexton Street CBS student Reece Healy. In fact Sheedy will join up with his colleagues on Saturday as he has club commitments with Limerick FC on Friday night as they play host to Athlone Town in Jackman Park. The youngster will be hoping to make the starting eleven having come off the bench last week in their Cup tie against Shelbourne, scoring twice for Pat Scully’s side.
Munster will need to impress early in the tournament if they are to keep in contention. O’Brien will be looking to pick up points in all three deciders as events unfold in Tullamore and Athlone.
Leinster Manager John McShane (Dublin Oak Academy, Bray) has Paddy O’Reilly (Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun) and Conor Foley (Athlone Community College) in his backroom team. The trio have tasted success over the last four years together and the experienced gained by these men will be worth noting as they take to the field on Friday evening against Munster.
The Leinster squad has just one familiar face from last season with Ryan Matthews, Clonkeen College, Blackrock, who was also capped for FAI Schools returning.
Wicklow will see four representatives featured including net minder Stephen McGuinness (Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole), Pierce Sweeney (Colaiste Raithin, Bray) Sean Hurley (CBS Arklow) and Ger Pender (St. Brendan’s College, Bray).
Naas CBS’s Luke Fitzgibbon is the only student to make the cut for Kildare.
Laois have James Mullaney (Mountrath CS) and keeper Niall Corbet (Clonaslee VC) included.
St. Joseph’s CBS in Fairview has Paul and Alan Gannon present. The duo is accompanied by Tallaght’s Toyeeb Mustapha who attends St. Aidan’s CS.
Blackrock’s Ryan Matthews will be featured alongside colleague Paul Moffat of Clonkeen College.
The fifth Dublin representative to be included in the final 16 will be Donahies CS pupil Craig Burke who will be one to watch out for at the weekend.
Carlow’s sole representative will be Mark Lyons who is a student in Knockbeg College. While neighbouring student Sean Maguire of CBS Kilkenny will be looking forward to lining out at the weekend.
It should be a cracking contest on Friday evening (Leah Victoria Park, 5pm) as the Leinster lads kick off the defence of their title against a Munster team that has plenty to prove.
The Ulster outfit led by Carr and McFadden last season will continue the reigns and will hope the same performance if not better this time around. The Northern province had a hat-trick of goals over
Munster in their opener and drew 1-1 with Connacht in the afternoon fixtures on day two while a sterling performance against Leinster remained scoreless and thus ended their hopes of landing the elusive title.
The Ulster outfit have a fresh young team travelling to the midlands with Shane McGinty of Deele College, Raphoe the only survivor from 2010. McGinty will be accompanied by fellow student Dean McConnell.
Cavan’s John Carney and Caolan Reilly will represent St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School in Cootehill while neighbouring student Lindo Majola will represent St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff.
St. Catherine’s VS student Hugh McFadden led his school to the All Ireland Senior B Cup Final last February but unfortunately fell short to Nagle CC in an epic final. The youngster will be very familiar with the Tullamore venue and will hope for better luck in Leah Victoria Park.
Cathal McDaid is the only St. Eunan’s College pupil to be selected along with John McGarvey of PCC Falcarragh.
Carndonagh CS that three talented players making a well deserved appearance at Provincial level with Seamus Houghton, Darragh McConway and Darren Coyle all hoping to progress further this year as International management will be in attendance to oversee proceedings
Monaghan have St. Macartan’s College stars Ferghal McMahon and Conor Forde making the cut for the Ulster side. They bring with them some International experience which may prove influential in the tournament.
Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana has Darragh O’Connor, Ryan Curran and Peter Doherty all represented.
A pulsating tie is sure to be evidenced as Ulster take on Connacht in the second game on Friday evening at Tullamore with a 6:30pm kick off scheduled.
The Connacht management has seen somewhat of a transition this year with the introduction of Emmet Peyton who takes over the managerial responsibilities from Brian Lacey. Peyton will be assisted by Fergal O’Hara (Rice College) and Tom Byrne (St. Gerald’s College). The Connacht side were runners up two years ago but saw a dip in form last season which they will desperately want to improve upon.
The Connacht squad will be strengthened by the introduction of St. Gerald’s star Noe Baba who is an underage International with John Morling’s side. Ian Batley, Clifden Community School and David Brick, St. Clare’s Comprehensive, Manorhamilton make a welcome return to the side having featured last year. Peyton will be relying on the experience of this trio to produce something special in Tullamore.
Mayo’s Rice College have three players making an appearance for the Connacht side namely keeper Conor O’Malley, Padraig Keane and Jamie Fallon. St. Gerald’s College have a duo of Noe Baba, Colm Nevin followed by St. Louis student Conor Byrne.
Galway’s Colaiste Iognaid has a trio of Jack O’Reilly, Jason Lyons and Timmy Molloy represented accompanied by the St. Mary’s College trio of Gabriel Darcy, Rory Lavelle and Evan Browne.
Michael Casey and Ben McGarry will fly the flag for Summerhill College, Sligo.
Ulster and Connacht have always been evenly matched so the first round of games may prove decisive in their campaign. With a new pool of talent on display these two teams could prove a surprise for
McShane and O’Brien as they go in search of the silverware in 2011.
As part of the International trial process, a training squad will be selected by the Irish School’s management team. This consists of Mr. Ollie Horgan (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny), Mr. Hugh Colhoun (St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown) and Mr. Dave Archbold (Palmerstown Community School)
This provisional training squad will have a major three day session at the end of the month as well as numerous sessions early next year ahead of their first competitive game of the International series which is scheduled at home to Northern Ireland on March 16 in Pike Rovers, Limerick. In preparation for the opening Centenary Shield encounter, the Irish will play Australia in an International Friendly on January 27 in Dublin. The management will use this friendly encounter to finalise their squad to defend their Centenary Shield title.
In keeping with the long standing tradition of maintaining the interest in the competition until the final matches on Sunday morning, the draw for Saturday and Sunday’s matches will be made following the games on Friday evening.
Leinster: Stephen McGuinness (Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole), Adam O’Connor (Drimnagh Castle SS), Paul Gannon (St. Joseph’s, Fairview), Pierce Sweeney (Colaiste Raithin, Bray), Ryan Matthews (Clonkeen College, Blackrock), Paul Moffat (Clonkeen College), Craig Burke (Donahies CS), Luke Fitzgibbon (Naas CBS), Alan Gannon (St. Joseph’s, Fairview), Sean Maguire (CBS Kilkenny), Sean Hurley (CBS Arklow), Ger Pender (St. Brendan’s College, Bray), Mark Lyons (Knockbeg College, Carlow), Toyeeb Mustapha (St. Aidan’s CC, Tallaght), James Mullaney (Mountrath CS), Niall Corbett (Clonaslee VC, Laois)
Management: John McShane (Dublin Oak Academy, Bray), Paddy O’Reilly (Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun), Conor Foley (Athlone Community College)
Munster: Evan Comerford (CBS High School, Clonmel), Aidan McGrath (CBS High School, Clonmel), Anthony O’Donnell (Carrigaline Community School), Brendan Frahill (Colaiste Mhuire, Cobh), Gavin O’Donovan (De La Salle College, Waterford), David Cooley (St. Paul’s Community College), Reece Healy (CBS Sexton Street, Limerick), Darren Murphy (St. Aidan’s Community School, Cork), Rob Lehane (Douglas Community School), Conor Coad (De La Salle College, Waterford), Jack Doherty (Comeragh College, Tipperary), Barry Sheedy (Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock), Sean Barrett (Coláiste Ioasef, Kilmallock), Jason Keane (St. Paul’s Community College), Brian Kinehan (PBC, Cork), Darragh Gibbs (Comeragh College)
Management: Derek O’Brien (CBS Tramore), Conor Uhi (Coláiste Mhuire, Cobh), Gary Power (FAI DO, Waterford)
Ulster: Seamus Houghton (Carndonagh CS), Ryan Curran (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana), Peter Doherty (Scoil Mhuire), Hugh McFadden (St. Catherine’s VS), Darren Coyle (Carndonagh CS), Shane McGinty (Deele College, Raphoe), Cathal McDaid (St. Eunan’s College), John Carney (St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill), John McGarvey (PCC Falcarragh),Ferghal McMahon (St. Macartan’s College, Monaghan), Darragh McConway (Carndonagh CS), Darragh O’Connor (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana), Caolan Reilly (St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill), Lindo Majola (St Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff), Dean McConnell (Deele College, Raphoe) and Conor Forde (St. Macartan’s College, Monaghan)
Management: Paddy Carr (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana), Sean McFadden (Crana College), William O’Connor (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana), John Kerr (Patrician High School, Carrickmacross).
Connacht: Conor O’Malley (Rice College, Mayo), Gabriel Darcy (St. Mary’s College, Galway), Michael Casey (Summerhill College, Sligo), Padraig Keane (Rice College), Noe Baba (St. Gerald’s College, Mayo), Ian Batley (Clifden CS), Timmy Molloy (Colaiste Iognaid, Galway), Conor Byrne (St. Louis, Kiltimagh), David Brick (St. Clare’s Comprehensive, Leitrim), Colm Nevin (St. Gerald’s College), Jason Lyons (Colaiste Iognaid), Rory Lavelle (St. Mary’s College), Jamie Fallon (Rice College), Evan Browne (St. Mary’s College), Ben McGarry (Summerhill College), Jack O’Reilly (Colaiste Iognaid)
Management: Emmet Peyton (St. Mureduch’s College, Ballina), Fergal O’Hara (Rice College), Tom Byrne (St. Gerald’s College), Seamus McWalter (Physio)
Friday, October 14 (Leah Victoria Park, Tullamore)
5.00pm Munster v Leinster
6.30pm Ulster v Connacht
Saturday, October 15 (Leah Victoria Park, Tullamore)
2.00pm Draw will be made on Friday evening
4.00pm Draw will be made on Friday evening
Sunday, October 16 (Willow Park, Athlone)
Youths Round Up
Tullamore Town progressed to the next round of the FAI Youths cup thanks to a comprehensive 10-0 demolition of Mountmellick United, Tullamore were ahead as early as the second minute and never looked in trouble throughout the game. Our U18 side came from a goal down to take a share of the spoils away to Mullingar Athletic. Max Orsanu hit the equaliser for Tullamore who may have snatched all 3 points but Cian Daly failed to convert an earlier spotkick. Our U17 side came out the wrong side of a nine goal thriller in Portlaoise losing 5-4. Portlaoise took an early 2 goal lead but the Tullamore boys drew level. Town took a 4-3 lead but Portlaoise equalised and then hit a late winner to deny Tullamore a point they probably deserved.
Michael Ward Competition
The Michael Ward Intermediate Interleague Cup takes place across the Midlands this weekend. The competition is played between the Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster Senior Leagues representative sides. Leinster are the defending champions and will be hoping to retain the title for the third year in a row. Tullamore Town will play host to what could well be the tournament decider on Sunday morning when the Leinster Senior League take on their Munster counterparts. Kick off is 11am for what should be a very enjoyable and entertaining game at Leah Victoria Park.
All are welcome!
Pitch and Putt Classic
Tullamore Town would like to extend their thanks to all those who supported their pitch and putt classic last Saturday and to Tullamore Pitch and Putt Club for their help and hospitality.
Club teams progress in National and Leinster Competitions
Our LSL side progressed to round two of the Leinster Junior Cup thanks to a hard fought 1-0 win over Clonmore United in a game played in monsoon conditions. Marty Holleran grabbed the winner from a free kick just after the half time break.Our Youths side also made it through to the second round of the LFA Youths Cup with a 2-0 win over Wexford side Crossabeg. MacDarragh O'Neill and Shane Martino were on the scoresheet for Tullamore.
In the schoolboys/girls National Cups there were wins for our U11's who defeated Beech Park of the SDFL 9-0 away. Our U15's travelled to Clane United and were comprehensive 11-0 winners and our U16's defeated Athy Town 2-0 at home.The U14's were awarded a walk over by Arklow Town. Our U12's lost at home to Naas. Well done to all involved.
Training for boys and girls born in 2003/2004 begins this Saturday at 12.30pm on the All Weather Pitch at Leah Victoria Park. All Welcome.
There have been changes made to this weeks schoolboy/girl fixtures. Please see Schoolboy/girl section for more details.
Volunteer Coaches Needed!!
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping out with the coaching of some of our schoolboys/girls teams for the upcoming season. We currently have 15 schoolboy/girls teams but we need more coaches to run the various teams.
If you have 2-3 hours spare a week and are interested in helping out with the coaching and development of young players please contact The Schoolboy/girl Chairman or Secretary.
LSL Side still looking for first win. Parkvale 2-1 Tullamore Town
A goal deep into injury time denied Tullamore a share of the points against Parkvale. Ronan Kelly scored for the third game in a row to level matters but luck deserted Tullamore with the injury time winner for Parkvale. Town deserved more from the game and will be hoping to improve on results from now on.
CCFL side maintain winning run. Tullamore Town 3 Templevilla 2
Tullamore’s CCFL division one side made it three wins from three games this season with a terrific comeback win over Templevilla at Leah Victoria Park on Saturday. Despite having the better of the play in the first half, in which they hit the post twice, Town found themselves two goals down, through a combination of bad luck and poor concentration, at the halftime break. However a much more clinical performance in the second half saw Tullamore take control of the proceedings. A terrific strike from substitute Stephen Duffy fifteen minutes in, found the top corner of the Templevilla net from fully thirty yards to halve the deficit. Town were on level terms just a minute later when a Stephen Keogh shot on goal was directed home by the on rushing Trevor Francis. Marty Holleran on as a second half sub was causing all sorts of problems on the right wing as was Keogh on the left. And it was fitting that with 5 minutes to go Keogh ran through the Templevilla defence to calmly slot home the winner to give Tullamore the three points their performance deserved. Tullamore Town have made a great start to their division one campaign with nine points out of nine and will be hoping to continue their good run of form next week.
2011/12 Leinster Junior Cup Draw
Our LSL Side have been drawn away to CCFL side Clonmore United in the first round of the Leinster Junior Cup. The game will be played on Sunday September 25th
2011/12 FAI Junior Cup Draw
Tullamore Town received a bye in Round One of this seasons FAI Junior Cup. Town will have home advantage in Round Two where they will play AUL side Villa Celtic. This tie will take place on the weekend of October 14/15/16.
LSL Side start with a draw, CCFL side continue winning ways
Our LSL Sunday Major side got the new season underway with a draw away to Mid Sutton this morning. Town found themselves one down in the first half despite having more of the possession. Tullamore were better in the second half and Ronan Kelly scored his third goal in two games to level the game. Kevin Duffy had a chance to win it for Tullamore but in the end Jimmy Greene's side had to settle for a point.
Our CCFL side travelled to Athlone to take on St Peters and despite dominating the game need a last minute header from Aidan Nicholson to take the three points they deserved. Nicholson had put Town one up mid way through the first half, but St Peters equalised from a free kick just on the stroke of half time. Tullamore dominated the second half but just could not find a goal their play deserved. With time almost up Tullamore thought they would not even take a point from the game, a ball was cleared off the Tullamore goalline but the referee seemed to to point to the centre circle and seemed that Peters had taken the lead. However as Tullamore protested against the decision the ref had indicated that it was a goal kick and not a goal, much to Towns relief. Then with time up and the game seemed destined for a draw Aidan Nicholson headed home a Ross Whittaker free kick to take the three points that Tullamore fully deserved. The final whistle was blown from the restart and Tullamore made it two wins from two.
Winning start to life back in the CCFL
Our CCFL Division 1 side got their season off to a winning start thanks to a come from behind 2-1 win over Clonmore United. Town found themselves 1-0 down at the break but two second half goals from Ronan Kelly secured all 3 points.
LSL Game Called Off
Tonights LSL game with Clondalkin Celtic has been postponed due to a bereavement in the Clondalkin club. Tullamore Town pass on their condolences to all involved with Clondalkin Celtic
The Big Kick Off!!
Terry Hilliard Memorial Tournament
Big thanks to all who helped make the inaugural Terry Hilliard Memorial tournament on Saturday a day to remember. Thanks to the folks from Verona, St Mochtas and St Francis for making the trip down to Tullamore. It was a great day and one that would have made Terry very proud. Thanks to Terry’s wife Caroline and their children Claire, Sarah and Callum, his brother Joe and all the Hilliard family for the kind donation of framed jerseys and photo's which now stand proud in the clubhouse. St Francis won the tournament defeating Tullamore in the final. St Francis were presented the Terry Hilliard Memorial Shield by Caroline and a trophy was donated in Terry’s honour to the Midland Schoolboy/girl League by Terry’s Uncle. We are all looking forward to next year’s tournament in Verona.
Terry Hilliard Day
Tullamore Town Over 35's will take on St Franci, St Mochtas and Verona Boys from Dublin tomorrow in a friendly tournament in honour of our good friend Terry Hilliard. The games kick off at 2.30 and there will be a presentation in the bar afterwards. Please feel free to come along and have a good day.
Another MSLeague Title
Two out of three aint bad!
Congratulations to the U15 and U16 sides who won their finals last night and today. The U15's had to come from behind to defeat Birr Town 3-2. The U16's never looked in and trouble as they ran out 4-1 winners over Clara Town. The U10's were very unlucky to lose their final 2-1 to Banagher Unired. Congratulations to all involved.
Best of Luck to the U10, U15 and U16 sides in their respective finals.
Tullamore Town would like to wish the U10, U15 and U16 teams the very best in their respective finals tonight and tomorrow.
Three Finals to Look forward too!!
A dissapointing end to LSL Season
Four defeats in a row was not the best sign off to a season but the results were largely irrelevant as three of them were league games. The biggest dissapointment was the 2-0 defeat to Ballyoulster United in the Lummy O'Reilly Cup quarter-final. The result did not reflect the game and Town will consider themselves unlucky not to have progressed to the semi finals.
Tullamore Town FC CCFL Youths Counties Cup Final Winners!
CCFL Youths Counties Cup Final Result: Tullamore Town 1 Edenderry Town 0
Tullamore Town retained the CCFL Youths Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over League Winners Edenderry Town. A Michael James Pierce goal midway through the first half was enough to secure the win. Town looked in control throughout the game but could not find a second goal to kill the game which meant a frantic final five minutes with two shots cleared off the line. An Edenderry equaliser would have been harsh on the Tullamore lads. This was a terrific team performance from Jock O'Connor and Tony Albin's side and all 18 members of the squad deserve tremendous praise, but a special mention must go to Tullamore's midfield general Matthew Carragher who gave a magnificent display and deserved the man of the match award.
Tullamore Town would like to thank Sweater World and Siroccos Restaurant for sponsoring the Youths team today.
Buckley Brilliance sees Youths through to CCFL Youths Cup Final
Tullamore Town 3 Abbeyleix Athletic 1
Two wonderful individual goals from Town's Gary Buckley sealed Tullamore's place in this seasons CCFL Youths Cup final. Town found themselves a goal down early on the first half as they found it hard to get into the game but they gradually got on top in the second half and threatend the Laois mens goal on several occasions, but they still found themselves behind with twenty minutes to go. As the Tullamore frustration grew up stepped Buckley with two wonderful individual goals that resembled Maradona's second against England at the 1986 Worl Cup. One run started just inside the opposition half while he began the second in his own half before leaving the Abbeyleix defenders chasing shadows on both occassions before slotting the ball past the Abbeyleix keeper. An injury time goal from Stephen Keogh who's shot from outside the box would have been goal of the game on anyother day sealed victory for Tullamore. Town now take on Edenderry Town in the final on Monday May 2nd in Mullingar Athletic's ground in Gainstown, KO 3pm. Match Report
U15's make it a hat-trick of MSLeague Titles for the club
Tullamore Town's U15 side followed in the footsteps of our U10 and U11 sides by lifting the MSLeague U15 Major title tonight thanks to a come from behind 5-2 win over Portlaoise. Congratulations to Frank Nicholson and Gary Coffey who guided the team to a second league title in a row. Well done to all the lads involved over the season.
LSL side get back to winning ways.
Tullamore Town 2 Manortown United 0
Having lost their last two home games Tullamore were anxious to avoid a hat-trick of home defeats in tonights game with Manortown United. Those fears were not to come to fruition however thanks to goals in either half from Trevor Francis and Gary Buckley. In what was a typical end of season game Town were the better of the two sides throughout and fully deserved the three points. Town will now hope to win their last 3 league games and overcome Ballyoulster United in the quarter final of the Lummy O'Reilly Cup to end the season on a high.
U11 Secure MSL East Division
Congratulations to our U11's who won the MSL U11 East Division yesterday thanks to a 3-1 over local rivals Mucklagh. Well done to all the lads involved and to Ian and Liam for looking after them all season. Lets hope they can continue their good form into the cup competition.
LSL Team lose to League Leaders
Tullamore Town 2 Greystones 3
A 20 minute period of poor concentration in the first half proved to be Town's downfall in this game. Anthony Coyne had put the home side one up inside the first minute when he headed home a Martin Lowry corner. Town dominated the game for the next 15 minutes and had they taken their chances could have increased their lead. However a defensive lapse saw the visitors draw level. Tullamore seemed to completely switch off from this point and over the next 20 minutes conceded a further two goals to find themselves 3-1 down at half time. Gary Buckley came on at half time as the Tullamore lads started the second half in the same way as the first when a Dean Goode goal inside the first two minutes closed the gap to 3-2. Despite long periods of possession Town rarely troubled the Greystones 'keeper in the second period and the Wicklow men posed a threat on the counter attack. This was a dissapointing result for the home side but one positive that can be taken from the game is that Tullamore finished the game with 7 lads under 21 years of age which should benefit the club over the next few seasons.
Youths Title Dreams Ended
Tullamore Town's Youths title ambitions were ended tonight after a 3-1 away defeat to Edenderry Town. Town needed to win their last two games against Edenderry to have any chance of lifting the title. A Mattie Carragher free kick in the first half was not enough as Town found themselves 2 down at the time thanks some defensive errors. Edenderry made sure of the points with a 3rd in the second half. Edenderry now need just 2 points from their last 3 games to take the title, while Tullamore will now focus on retaining the CCFL Youths Cup.
Youths progress to Cup Semi Final, U10's Secure League Title, Ladies Finals day at Leah Victoria Park.
LSL Game v Manortown United Postponed
Tullamore Town LSL unbeaten run at home comes to an end.
Tullamore Town 0-2 Maynooth Town
LSL Fixture This Week
Tullamore Town's LSL side take on Maynooth Town this Thursday at Leah Victoria Park. The fixture in this weeks paper and on the LSL website is incorrect.
Tullamore Town AGM 2011
Tullamore Town held their Annual General Meeting in the Clubhouse at Leah Victoria Park on Monday March 21st. The meeting was a very good discussion on the progress of the club. The committee for the coming year elected as follows : President; P. Nicholson, Chairman; Les Francis, Vice Chairman; Billy Martin. Secretary; Barry Hennessy, Treasurer; Joe Farrington, PRO; Frank Nicholson, Committee; Mary Walsh, Alan Murray, Stephen Duffy, Louise Fenlon, Jessie Morris, Roddy McGowan, Clive Evans, John Joyce.
The club would like to pay tribute to out-going chairman Joe Connolly on the magnificent job he has done for the club over the past 15 years and would like to wish new chairman Leslie Francis the best of luck in his new role.
A large turnout was in attendance for the Tullamore Town AGM last week. In his address chairman Joe Connolly expressed the Club’s great sadness on the recent and sudden passing of Terry Hilliard who had been such a great servant of Tullamore Town FC. He congratulated Leslie Francis and the ladies team on clinching the CCFL Womens league title the previous week. He also thanked all the managers, coaches and teams for their efforts throughout the year and singled out the ground staff for particular praise. He said he would be standing down as Chairman and thanked the various committees he had served on over the past fifteen years for their support. Numerous tributes were paid to Mr Connolly with particular emphasis on the pivotal role he played in the Club’s move to their state of the art facility in Axis Business Park.
The election of Officers and Committee then took place and were as follows:
President, P.Nicholson; Chairman, Leslie Francis; Vice Chairman, Billy Martin; Secretary, Barry Hennessy; Treasurer, Joe Farrington and PRO, Frank Nicholson.
Committee: Gary Coffey, Stephen Duffy, Clive Evans, Nuala Farrington, John Joyce, Roddy McGowan, Jesse Morris, Alan Murray and Mary Walsh.
Incoming chairman Leslie Francis thanked the members for the honour they had bestowed on him and also paid tribute to Joe Connolly for his great work over the years. With thirty six years unbroken involvement with Tullamore Town, the Club have in Mr Francis an extremely experienced administrator who looks well positioned to lead them through the challenging days ahead.
Women Secure League Title
Tullamore Town's women's team clinched the CCFL Women's Division with a 13-0 demolition of Riverside. Town's nerves were settled as early as the 3rd minute when Sylvia Gee opened the scoring, Tullamore were 3 up with in 10 minutes and had a 6-0 lead by half-time. Town kept the pressure on in the second half with a further 7 goals. Great credit must go to the Riverside girls who kept going to the end of the game and played with great heart throughout despite the scoreline. Sylvia Gee, Patrice Stapleton, Emma Martin, and Clare Cantwell all scored two goals each with Richelle O'Neill, Carina Carroll, Ally Lenihan, Catherine Gunning and Jenna Cornally also finding the target. Capt Richelle O'Neill accepted the trophy from CCFL Representative Triona Darby, and she paid tribute to all the girls involved over the last six years and had a special word of thanks for Manager Les Francis who has been with the girls through thick and thin during these six years. She then raised the trophy to begin the celebrations.Tullamore Town would like to wish Riverside the best of luck in their upcoming CCFL Shield Final.
Womens League Decider Game KO changed to 12 noon.
The kick off time for Tullamore Town's womens game with Riverside has a 12 noon kick off instead of 2pm tomorrow, Sunday. The girls only need a point to secure the title. The girls would be glad of all the support they can get, so if you can make it to Leah Victoria Park tomorrow please do so and hopefully a large crowd will cheer the girls to the title.
Youths Impressive Run Continues
Newbridge Town 1 Tullamore Town 5
Tullamore Town's youths continued their impressive recent form when they made it 14 goals scored in their last 3 games. Gary Buckley's scoring run continued as well, his goal today took his personal tally to 5 in 3 games. Stephen Keogh, Ryan Murphy, Sami Tahraoui and a Newbridge Town own goal ensure Town remain in the title hunt.
Leinster Senior League side back in the promotion hunt.
Athy Town 1 Tullamore Town 3
Tullamore Town's LSL side have put themselves back in the promotion hunt with a 3-1 win away to Athy Town. Town secured a league double over their midland rivals with goals from Trevor Francis, Aidan Nicholson and Martin Lowry. Town found themselves 1 down after 10 minutes but put in an excellent first half performance to go in 3-1 up at the break. Tullamore saw out the second half with relative ease to take all 3 points.
Women within a point of League Title, Youths move back into contention.
Tullamore Town's Ladies side are on the brink of securing a first Womens League title after securing a 2-0 win away to rivals Killavilla United. Town exacted a little bit of revenge for last weeks cup defeat with goals from Sylvia Gee and Jenna Cornally. Tullamore just need a point at home to bottom placed Riverside next Sunday to secure the title. Manager Les Francis was delighted with today's performance and will be looking forward to next Sunday. Town's youths side continued their rich vain of scoring when the defeated Mountmellick United by 5 goals to 2 at Leah Victoria Park on Saturday. Goals from Jack English, Stephen Keogh, Matthew Carragher and another Gary Buckley brace have put Town back in the hunt for league honours.
Town lose more ground in LSL promotion push.
Tullamore Town 2 St John Bosco 2
Hot on the heels of their away meeting Tullamore had an early chance to avenge last weeks 2-1 loss to St John Bosco. However it was not to be as Town lost valuable ground in their push for promotion from LSL Sunday Major 1. Town twice let a goal lead slip after being 1 up and 2-1 up. Town seemed content to defend the 2-1 lead and frustrate the visitors but could not see the game out. With three teams likely to be promoted, they now find themselves six points off third place having played more games than their rivals. Even if Tullamore win their remaining games they will be depending on other results going their way.
Double Dream Over, Point Lost, Cup Adventure Begins Again!
Tullamore Town's Ladies dreams of a double came to an end last Wednesday night when they lost 1-0 to Killavilla United in the CCFL Womens Cup semi-final. For the first time this season the girls failed to find the net, Town threw everything at a young Killavilla side but couldn't find an equaliser. The girls thoughts now turn to the league when they travel back to Roscrea to take on Killavilla knowing a point should be good enought to secure the title. Our LSL side travelled to the Iveagh Grounds in Crumlin on Friday night looking to close the gap at the top of Sunday Major 1. Despite a goal from Aidan Nicholson it wasn't to be for the lads as a free kick five minutes from time ensured all three points for St John Bosco. Tullamore have little room for error in their last eight games, five of which are at home, if they want to get back into the promotion picture. Tullamore's Youths began the defense of their CCFL Youths Counties Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Newbridge Town. Second half goals from Gary Buckley (2), Ryan Murphy and Marty Halloran booked Town's place in the next round. Buckley was unlucky not to net a hat-trick when the crossbar denied him the match ball.
Youths Held, Extra-time Polikoff Cup Exit, Women Edge Closer To Title.
Tullamore Towns Youths side were held to a draw on Saturday at Leah Victoria Park by Longford Town. A point was not much use to either side in the quest for League honours but Town were happy with a clean sheet. Town's LSL side travelled to Leixlip on Saturday night to take on Maynooth Town in a rearranged Polkoff Cup match. Enda Carroll gave Tullamore the lead but he was to go from hero to villian as he was sent off before half-time. Maynooth began to dominate the 10 men of Tullamore and equalised to send the game to extra-time, Maynooth scored in the first minute of extra-time and made full use of their man advantage to run out 4-1 winners in the end. Tullamore Ladies continued their push for league honours with a 7-0 win over Banagher United at Leah Victoria Park on Sunday. Goals from Ally Lenihan (3), Sylvia Gee (2), Patrice Stapleton and a magnificent header from Catherine Guing ensure all 3 points. This leaves Tullamore needing a win and a draw from their last two games to secure the title.
A bit of luck, A dubious goal and a magnificent fight back!!
An eventful weekend for our senior teams began with a point for our youths away to Portlaoise, although Portlaoise equalised in the last minute it was nothing more than they deserved after dominating the 2nd half. Joe Maloney gave Town a first half lead and were more than happy with a draw. The LSL team were left scratching their heads in amusement when the ref awarded DCU a goal when he adjudged Town 'keeper Derry Guinan had carried the ball over the line. Town got back into the game with a goal from Stephen Duffy and were unluck not to take all 3 points which the performance probably deserved. Pride of place goes to the womens team who were 3-1 down to league leaders Mullingar Athletic with 15 minutes to go, before staging a magnificent come back to secure a 4-3 win, which means they now have the destiny of the league title in their own hands, 2 goals apiece from Orla Cullen and Sylvia Gee means that Tullamore need 2 wins and a draw from their last 3 games to secure the title.
Leah Victoria Park to Host FAI Schools All-Ireland Final
Leah Victoria Park will host the Umbro FAI Schools All-Ireland Senior Boys Final this Wednesday. Donegal side St Catherine's Vocational School Killybegs will take on Nagle Community School from Blackrock in Cork. New Irish International Seamus Coleman will be hoping his former school St Catherine's can secure All-Ireland glory after a penalty shoot-out win over Mayo side Charlestown in the semi-final but the Cork side will be full of confidence after a comprehensive win over Dublin outfit Greenhill's College from Walkinstown. KO on Wednesday is 1pm.
Tullamore Town Withdraw from Licensing Application.
Tullamore Town has withdrawn its application for an FAI Club Licence for the 2011 season. After weeks of deliberation the club has decided it would be in it's best interest not to take part in the 2011 "A" Championship. This year's "A" Championship will be the last after four seasons. Tullamore Town has found the "A" Championship beneficial over the last three seasons, but feels now is the right time to withdraw in light of it being the final season of the competition.
Women march on, Youths defeated, LSL off.
Tullamore Town's women's team continued their quest for the CCFL Womens Division Title with a 9-0 demolition of Riverside in a game which was switched from Belmont to Leah Victoria Park. Sylvia Gee showed her class again with 4 goals including one from a corner, Sylvia was ably assited by all of her teammates with Alison Lenihan (2), Patrice Stapleton, Richelle O'Neill and Jenna Cornally also finding the target. Town's Youths side were beaten in Mountmellick despite goals from Joe Maloney and Gary Buckley. Tullamore will have to drag itself out of this slump if they are to harbour any hopes of challenging for league honours. Town's LSL team was a victim of the weather for the second week in a row, Manager Kevin O'Connor will be hoping for a sustained run of games from now till the end of the season as Tullamore continue their push for promotion form Sunday Major 1.
This Months Development and Supporters 300 Club Draw Winners
The latest Development and Supporters Club draw took place earlier tonight details of the winning tickets can be found here.
Womens Game Changed
Tullamore Town's Womens game with Riverside fixed for Sunday will now be played tomorrow night Friday Feb 11th at 7pm in Leah Victoria Park
Lummy O'Reilly Cup: Tullamore Town 3 Ratoath Harps 1
Tullamore Town advanced to the next round of the Lummy O'Reilly Cup with a comfortable 3-1 win over Ratoath Harps who are in the divison above Town. Despite the terrible conditions Town were the better team throughout. However Tullamore got off to the worse possible start, as in the first minute ,when the Tullamore defence failed to clear a ball which bounced around the penalty box off 3 or 4 players before the Harps centre forward found the net. Town were level within 3 minutes when they were awarded a penalty when the Ratoath centre half handled the ball which seemed destine for the net. Anthony Coyne sent the keeper the wrong way to equalise. Tullamore created numerous chances before halftime with Alan Murray playing as a lone centre forward holding up the ball well for the youthful midfield of Aidan Nicholson and Butch Carroll to get up to support him. Martin Lowry was causing all sorts of problems for the Harps defence with his direct running and this endeavour was rewarded when Lowry put Town 2-1 up midway through the 2nd half. Town continued to dominate but with only a goal in it, it wouldn't take much for Ratoath to get back into the tie. This was nearly the case when a deflected shot looped over Town keeper Andy Boyle and the Ratoath midfielder reeled away in celebration only to be dissapointed when his teammates realised the ball had looped over the Tullamore crossbar as well as the keeper. Town continued to attack and got their 3rd goal from the move of the match. Substitute Mark Gorman won the ball from a poor Ratoath clearance and ran down the byline and slid the ball inside to the supporting Butch Carroll who had a lovely back heel into the path of the on-rushing Aidan Nicholson who crashed the ball to the bottom corner of the net past the outstreched Ratoath keeper. Town ran down the clock to deservedly secure their place in the next round. With a strong all round team performance it was a hard task to pick a man of the match but the accolade went to Town's centre half Anthony Coyne.
The committee and members of Tullamore Town FC wish to extend sincere sympathy to the family of club member Terry Hilliard who has sadly passed away. May he Rest In Peace.
The Laughing Stock Comedy Club Presents Andrew Maxwell
Andrew Maxwell + Support will appear Live @ Tullamore Town Football Club House Saturday 15th January. Doors 9pm. Showtime 10pm Sharp.
Tickets €15 in advance and €17.50 at the door. Ticks are limited.
Ring to book and collect. 0861782621/ 0868673052/ 0861068391.
Tell them PAradise PAddy sent ya.
With the January blues set to kick in its only right that the good people of Offaly and surrounding areas should be given a good laugh in these nonnegotiable times and at the very least another good vibration
Its fitting then that a comedian who still wears his heart on his sleeve should generate some heat and by doing so warm the cockles of the hardest hearts.
Andrew Maxwell is one such comedian. Never one to shy away from controversy he can go for the jugular of any taboo subject and still maintain an innocence in his delivery that lets the audience know he is funny, knowledgeable and rebellious.
The Laughing Stock Comedy Club founder and MC PAradise PAddy states "this comedy club is only going to tolerate comedy that says something as opposed to comedy that says nothin, if ya know what I mean"
Andrew Maxwell + Support will appear Live @ Tullamore Town Football Club House Saturday 15th January. Doors 9pm. Showtime 10pm Sharp.
Tickets €15 in advance and €17.50 at the door. Ticks are limited.
Tullamore Town would like to extend warmest congratulations to Iarfhlaith on his outstanding performance at left back in Sligo Rovers dramatic victory over Shamrock Rovers in a truly memorable FAI Cup Final. Iarfhlaith began his soccer apprenticeship with Tullamore where he represented the club at schoolboy level and was also a member of the Kennedy Cup squad. He graduated to Athlone Town and Longford Town and then to Galway United before moving on to Sligo. His achievements have been a tremendous source of pride and delight to the club and we wish him continued success in his football career.
October Monthly Supporters and Development Club Draw Winners Announced
October’s Development and Supporters 300 Club draw was held in Hugh Lynch's on Thursday November 18th. Details Here
Player of the Year Awards Winners Announced
League of Ireland: Brian Francis
Leinster Senior League: Stuart Kavanagh
Youths: Aidan Nicholson
Womens: Anna Connolly
Veterans: Derek Westman
2010 Player of the Year Awards
Tullamore Town are hosting their Player of the Year Awards this Saturday, 13th November, in their clubhouse at 9.00 pm. The nominees are as follows :
CCFL Womens Team : Anna Connolly, Sylvia Gee and Joan Lennon.
CCFL Youths Team : Leon Dunne, Aaron Murtagh and Aidan Nicholson.
The winners will be announced on the night and the Youths Cup winners medals will also be presented. All are welcome to what promises to be a most enjoyable evening.
Lowry Hat-trick Seals points for Town
LSL Sunday Major 1
Tullamore Town 3 Athy Town 2
Tullamore Town took all 3 points from tonight’s game. Town have Martin Lowry to thank for the points as his hat-trick put a shine on an otherwise lack-lustre performance. Tullamore went 1-0 and 2-1 up before Athy made it 2-2 but Lowry’s 3rd Goal 7 minutes from time sealed the win.
UCD Secure Newstalk "A" Championship Title
Congratulations to UCD who defeated Bohemians 2-1 in the Newstalk "A" Championship final last night. Graham Rusk scored UCD's winner 4 minutes into injury time to seal the win. Rusk had given UCD a first minute lead before Paddy Madden equalised with 20 minutes to go. Bohs had chances to secure the win but it was UCD who nicked it in stoppage time.
Tullamore progress to next round of FAI Youths Cup
Goalkeeper Dean Molloy was the hero of the day as Tullamore Towns Youths side defeated Parkville of Carlow 7-6 on penalties after the game finished 2-2 aet, to progress to the next round of the FAI Youths Cup. Molloy saved the first and last penalties of the shootout and it was no more than he deserved as he came close to saving most of the other spotkicks. Aaron McDonagh gave Town a first half lead before Parkville equalised in the second half. Tullamore failed to convert some good chances which meant extra time. Town took the lead early in the second period of extra time thanks to a goal from substitute John Bracken, but the lead only lasted a minute as the Carlow side equalised immediately. The game went to penalties where Tullamore scored the first four kicks before Marty Holleran had his John Terry moment when he slipped taking the kick which could have won it. Sudden death penalties ensued and after Tullamore had gone 7-6 up Dean Molloy saved the crucial penalty to ensure Town progressed to the next round.
Town Progress To Next Round of Lummy O'Reilly Cup
Tullamore Town 3 Fettercairn 0
Tullamore bow out of 2011 Leinster Senior Cup
Tullamore Town's "A" Championship side bowed out of the LFA Senior Cup last night after a 1-0 defeat to Bluebell United. Tullamore put up a good performance considering their season finished 3 weeks ago and this would be an out of season competition.
LSL Game v St John Bosco Friday October 22nd Postponed
Tullamore Town's Leinster Senior League game with St John Bosco has been postponed
FAI U18 Interprovincials
The FAI U18 Interprovincials take place in Tullamore and Athlone this weekend. The tournament kicks off in Leah Victoria Park this evening at 5pm when Munster take on Connaught while Leinster take on Ulster at 6.30pm. The tournament continues tomorrow with two games at 2pm and 4pm. These fixtures will be confirmed by a draw this evening.
Offaly Senior Hurling Final
Tullamore Town FC would like to wish Tullamore Senior Hurlers the best of luck against Coolderry in this weekends County Final.
LFA Youths Cup Tullamore Town v Coill Dubh (Kildare) Postponed
Tomorrows LFA Youths Cup between Tullamore Town and Coill Dubh has been postponed untill Saturday October 23rd at 2.30pm in Leah Victoria Park.
September Monthly Supporters and Development Club Draw Winners Announced
September’s Development and Supporters 300 Club draw was held in O’Connor’s Bar on Thursday October 14th. Details Here
LFA Senior Cup Draw
Tullamore Town have been drawn away to Dublin outfit Bluebell United in the first round of the LFA Senior Cup. This cup was revived last season after a gap of 10 years and Tullamore Town bowed out in the first round to Bangor Celtic.
Tullamore Town suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Sligo Rovers in their final Newstalk "A" Championship fixture today. Tullamore Town's Ladies side had a 4-0 victory away to Banagher United thanks to a Richelle O'Neill hat-trick, while Town's Youths side defeated Longford Town 2-0 yesterday, also away.
Fergie's bar 7-A-Side Finals results:
Congratulations to Trevor Francis' side who defeated The Polish Boy's 4-3 in the Cup Final, While Fergie's Bar beat Sennheiser 4-2 to claim the honours in the Shield Final. A big thank you to Fergie's Bar for kindly sponsoring this tournament. Thanks also to all those who took part.
Fergie's Bar 7-A-Side Finals
The Shield and Cup finals of the Fergie's Bar 7-A-Side will take place in Leah Victoria Park tonight. Both games KO at 6.15pm
Tullamore Town 1 Bohemians 1
Tullamore Town secured a draw with Bohemians tonight thanks to a late Shane Dowling goal. Tullamore were under pressure for long periods of the game but their never say die attitude meant a share of the spoils. Town travel to the Showgrounds in Sligo on Sunday for the final game of the 2010 "A" Championship. KO for the Sligo Rovers game is 2pm.
Tullamore Town v Bohemians
Tullamore Town's final home Newstalk "A" Championship game with Bohemians has been fixed for Wednesday October 6th at 7.45pm
League of Ireland and Leinster Senior League sides slip to narrow defeats.
The "A" Championship side narrowly lost to a strong Sporting Fingal team in the ALSAA on Saturday who included Eamonn Zayed among a few other first teamers in their side. Goals from Shane Dowling and Michael Hoey were not enough to grab a point, but Manager Jimmy Greene was happy with the overall performance as town had some players unavailble on Saturday.
The LSL side travelled to Greystones on Friday night to take on Greystones United on the Artificial Pitch. Town found themselves 1 down after just 2 minutes, but Simon Keegan equalised just 2 minutes later. Greystones re-took the lead and Tullamore never really looked like snatching a point.
SFAI National Cups
Congratulations to the Under 12's, 14's, 15's and 16,s who all progressed to the second round of their SFAI National Cups. The U12's are at home to the winners of Knocklyon United and Newbridge Town B, The 14's will also be at home, to the winners of Cabinteely and Broadford Rovers, The 15's are away to the winners of Broadford Rovers and Esker Celtic while the 16's are at home to Ballyoulster United. Dates for the second round will be announced shortly.
Womens and Youths postponed
The LFA Youths Cup game with Coill Dubh on Saturday was postponed due to a referee issue and the Womens game with Riverside on Sunday was also postponed due to no referee.
Schoolboys/girls host sucessful table quiz night
The schoolboys/girls ran a table quiz tonight and it turned out to be a very enjoyable evening. The winning team with a score of 93/100 was Mick Conroy, Mattie McCormack and Barry Hennessy. Thanks to all those involved in organising the night.
Fixture for Tullamore Town LSL Side
Tullamore's Leinster Senior League side will travel to Greystones on Friday night for a league game.
Lowry Hatrick secures point for Tullamore in goalfest
LSL Sunday Major 1 Tullamore Town 5 Moyle Park/Peamount 5.
Town supporters will be wondering whether they are happy with a point or dissapointed with some of the defending on show after tonights game. Park took the lead after both sides created early chances. Simon keegan equalised for Tullamore after a fierce free kick from Martin Lowry and it was 1-1 with 6 minutes to go to half time. Then the fun started 3 goals in 4 minutes put Park 4-1 up, before Lowry pulled 1 back on the stroke of halftime to make it 4-2 at the break. Inside 15 minutes of the restart Town had made it 4-4 thanks to another Lowry goal and one from Keith O'Connor. O'Connor had a chance to put Town into the lead but just pushed the ball to far in front of himself. With Town searching for a winner Park went 5-4 up, but with 2 minutes to go Martin Lowry made it 5-5 to complete his hattrick. Town supporters will have to go a long way to witness anything like the events a Leah Victoria Park tonight but overall a draw was a fair result.
July's Development and Supporters 300 Club Draw Winners Announced
The winners of August's Development and Supporters 300 Club Draw were drawn tonight in Fergies Bar details HERE
Newstalk "A" Championship: Castlebar Celtic 4 Tullamore Town 0
Tullamore's trip to Castlebar tonight was one to forget for Jimmy Greene's side as Town went down 4-0 to the Mayo outfit. This was a very lacklustre performance and a big improvement will be needed for next weeks visit of Dundalk to Leah Victoria Park.
LSL: Tullamore Town 2 Park Celtic 0
Tullamore's Leinster Senior League good start to the new season continued when they made it 7 points from 9 against Dublin outfit Park Celtic at Leah Victoria Park tonight. Town took the lead with a goal from Anthony Coyne inside two Minutes. The game was an even contest with chances for both sides but a Martin Lowry header 5 minutes from fulltime secured the 3 points for Tullamore.
Finals of the Fergie's Bar 7-A-Side Business Houses League Decided
After a successful quarter and semi finals evening at Leah Victoria Park the finalist in the Shield and Cup Competitions have been decided. Fergie's Bar will take on Sennheiser in the Shield Final followed by Trevor Francis and the Polish Boy's in the Cup Final. The date of the Finals Night will be decided shortly. Results
Fixtures This Week
Tullamore take on Drogheda United tonight at Leah Victoria Park in the Newstalk "A" Championship KO is 8pm. Town will travel to Castlebar on Saturday to take on Castlebar Celtic in their next "A" Championship Match KO at Celtic Park is 7.30pm. The Leinster Senior League side will take on Park Celtic on Friday night, KO at Leah Victoria Park is 7.45pm
Midlands Schoolboy/girls League Kicks off this weekend.
The Midlands Schoolboy/girl's League kicks off this Saturday. All of Tullamore Town's fixtures can be seen here
Tullamore LSL Side Secure win in Dublin: Manortown United 2 Tullamore Town 3
Tullamore Town travelled to Dublin to take Manortown United in the LSL Sunday Major 1 Division. First half goals from Martin Lowry (2) and Trevor Francis gave Town a 3-0 halftime lead. The home side never gave up and battled back to score two second half goals to make Town sweat for the 3 points. Tullamore will be grateful to young goalkeeper Jamie Coyne for a string of fine saves to take a valuable 3 points.
Draw made for the Quarter and Semi Finals of the Fergie's Bar Business Houses 7-A-Side
The Quarter and Semi Final line-ups for both the Cup and Shield Competitions of the Fergie's Bar Business Houses League 7-A-Side tournament have been finalised. Due to Tullamore Town's "A" Championship fixture with Drogheda United at home on Monday Night, The Quarter and Semi Finals will be played on Wednesday September 8th.
Tullamore Town Womens Team
Training for the Tullamore Town Womens team begins next Wednesday Evening September 1st at 8pm in Leah Victoria Park All Players new and old are welcome and anyone interested should contact Leslie Francis at 086 1966522
Town secure Point in Donegal
Tullamore made the long trip to Ballybofey today, where a Scott Delaney header grabbed a point for the visitors. Town found themselves 1 down at half time but fought back to equalise in the second half. Both sides had chances to take all 3 points, but both teams will be satisfied with a share of the spoils.
Opening Draw for LSL Side
Tullamore Town 1 Fettercairn 1. Tullamore drew the first game of the new LSL season. Alan Murray put Town in front before Tullamore had a man sent off. Fettercairn scored a late equaliser for a share of the spoils.
Fixtures weekending 29th August.
Tullamore Town's League of Ireland side make the long trip north to Ballbofey on Saturday to take on Finn Harps in the Newstalk "A" Championship. KO at Finn Park is 2pm. Meanwhile Tullamore Town's Leinster Senior League side kick off the new season at home on Friday night to newly promoted Fettercairn. KO at Leah Victoria Park is 7.45pm
Tullamore Town v Crettyard
Tullamore Town's League of Ireland side will play Crettyard of Carlow in a friendly tomorrow evening at 7.30pm at Leah Victoria Park. Meanwhile Sunday's Leinster Senior League opener away to Greystones United has been postponed.
2010/11 Youths Training
Training for the 2010/11 Youths team begins this Saturday at 2pm at Leah Victoria Park. All new players are welcome. Anybody born in 1992 or 1993 are elidgible for this grade.
Fergie's Bar 7-A-Side Business Houses League Kicks Off
The Fergies Bar 7-A-Side Business Houses League kicked off tonight at Leah Victoria Park. Tonights Results, Tables and Upcoming Fixtures can be seen here. Thanks to all those who participated tonight and aspecial word of thanks to our Sponsor Fergie's Bar.
Fergie's Bar 7-A-Side Groups Drawn
The groups were drawn for the Fergie's Bar 7-A-Side Business Houses League last night. Thegroup stage fixtures were also made and can be found here.
Tullamore lose out to Shels
Tullamore were the architects of their own downfall last night. Inability to convert the numerous chances created meant a 1-0 defeat to Shelbourne.
July's Development and Supporters 300 Club Draw Winners Announced
The winners of July's Development and Supporters 300 Club Draw were drawn last night in Eugene's Bar details HERE
Draw for Tickets to Ireland v Argentina
Congratulations to Eugene Pidgeon and Jesse Barry who won two tickets each for next Wednesday’s International Friendly between Ireland and Argentina at the new Aviva Stadium.
Fergies Bar and Lounge Business Houses League
The start date for Fergies Bar and Lounge Business Houses League has been put back from Monday August 9th to Monday August 16th and will now run until Monday September 6th. Places still available.
Bohemians 5 Tullamore Town 0
Tullamore Town went down 5-0 in Dalymount Park last night. Bohemians put out a strong team with a number of first team regulars getting a run out. Jason McGuinness, Anto Murphy, Jason Byrne and Raffaele Cretaro lined out for Bohs as more of the Bohs side are in action in the Aviva Stadium for an Airtricity 11 against Man Utd tonight
Tullamore Town's Leinster Senior League side take on Willow Park in a pre season friendly on Thursday KO 7.30pm. The League of Ireland side take on Sligo Rovers on Saturday at 7.30, both games are at home.
Second Team Pre-Season
Pre-season training for our second team commences Thursday July 15th at 7pm and continues every Tuesday and Thursday after that. New players are welcome.
Tullamore suffer second defeat in Louth
Tullamore Town fell to a 2-1 defeat to Dundalk in Oriel Park earlier today. Dundalk were 1 up inside a minute, and a penalty mid-way through the first half gave Dundalk a 2-0 lead. Jason Pohl pulled one back for Town after halftime. Tullamore had an equaliser controversially ruled off side when even the Dundalk players headed for the centre circle for the restart, but Tullamore could not convert one of the numerous chances they had in the final quarter to force a draw. More
Tullamore Town seek Managers
Tullamore Town FC are inviting applications for the positions of Second Team, Youth Team and Womens Team Managers for the 2010/2011 season. Interested Parties can contact the Club Secretary.
Tullamore Town AGM
Tullamore Town held their Annual General Meeting in the Clubhouse at Leah Victoria Park on Friday July 9th. The meeting was a very good discussion on the progress of the club. The committee for the coming year elected as follows : President; P. Nicholson, Chairman; Joe Connolly, Secretary; Barry Hennessy, Treasurer; Leslie Francis, PRO; Frank Nicholson, Committee; Billy Martin, Joe Farrington, Alan Murray and Matt McCormack.
Changes to Upcoming Fixtures
Tullamore Town's home fixture with Sporting Fingal has been put back to Tuesday July 20th from Saturday July 17th due to Sporting Fingal's European commitments. Tullamore's away game to Bohemians on the weekend of July 25th has been postponed, also due to European commitments, with the fixture to be rearranged. Tullamore will now play Finn Harps at home on Sunday July 25th KO time to be confirmed, This is the game which was postponed due to Tullamore's FAI cup game with Salthill Devon.
Tullamore travel to Dundalk this weekend
Town bounce back in style
Tullamore bounced back from last weeks defeat to Drogheda with a comprehensive 4-1 defeat of Castlebar Celtic. First half goals from Scott Delaney and Shane Dowling put Town 2 up before Castlebar got one back from the spot. Haffeez Sholola and Cathal Joyce got 2 more in the second half to secure the win for Tullamore.
The Over 35's secure their first win of the season with a 3-0 win over local rivals Mucklagh.
Town suffer heavy defeat in Louth
Tullamore Town slumped to a 4-1 defeat to Drogheda United in their 2nd game of the 2010 Newstalk "A" Championship. Town put up a better performance in the 2nd half as they found themselves 3-0 down at halftime. Trevor Moylan scored from the spot for the second game in a row, for town's only goal. Manager Jimmy Greene wont be happy with today's performance and will be looking for a big improvement next Saturday in their first home game of the new season against Castlebar Celtic.
2010 Kennedy Cup
Congratulations to Mick Dolan on guiding the Midland Schoolboy/girls League Kennedy Cup squad to 7th place in this years competition. The boys topped their group after wins over Limerick Desmond and Galway and a draw with Drogheda. They just lost out to South Dublin by 2 - 1 in the Cup Quarter Finals. Well done to all involved
Town back in action this week after mid season break
Tullamore travel to Drogheda United this Saturday for their second league game of the season. KO at United Park is 2pm
Tullamore Town 2010 AGM
Tullamore Town 2010 Annual General Meeting will take place in the clubhouse on Friday July 9th at 8pm. Anybody who wishes to submit any motions or rule changes to be discussed at this years AGM must do so in writing to the Club Secretary on or before Friday July 2nd.
CCFL John Farrell Counties Cup Final
Congratulations to Athlone side St Peters who won the CCFL John Farrell Counties Cup Final at Leah Victoria Park today with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Mountmellick United
Memories From the Past
Edward (Teddy) Whiteley and his Brother Tom played with Tullamore Town in the sixties. Teddy kept a very comprehensive record of the games from that era and thanks to Teddy's granddaughter Helen, these records have been re-written and can now be seen here.
Leah Victoria Park will host the Xtra-vision FAI Schools 5-a-Side National Finals this Wednesday, 26 May 2010 (12pm - 3.30pm).
More than 14,000 children from all over Ireland participated in this, the biggest and best competition in the 2010 Primary Schools Soccer Calendar. Schools battle it out in county qualifiers nationwide before advancing firstly to regional finals and then to provincial deciders. After three months of competition the final twenty schools advance from their provincial finals to the ultimate stage, the National Finals. There are five sections to cater from including "A" Schools and Girls "A" Schools for small sized schools. Medium sized schools are catered for under the "B" Schools and Girls "B" Schools sections and finally "C" Schools accommodate the large schools section. Tom Bolger, Chairman of FAI Schools, stated, "This is our first year with title sponsors Xtra-vision and the competition is growing from strength to strength. FAI Schools must pay tribute to the phenomenal work carried out at grassroots level by the Provincial Co-ordinators and Regional Development Officers in ensuring that the event is even more popular than ever before". Ciara Moore, Marketing Manager with Xtra-vision stated: "We are very pleased to be associated with the FAI Schools 5-a-Side competition. It is a great opportunity for boys and girls to participate in this national sporting event. The competition is pivotal in promoting teamwork at such a young age and provides fun and entertainment for friends and family alike. We wish all participating Schools the very best of luck in the All Ireland Finals". The National Finals will see 160 participants from all corners of the country compete. An impressive 14 counties will be involved in this year's National Finals. Schools from Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Limerick, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Cavan, Kilkenny, Offaly, Dublin, Longford and Wexford will fight it out in their respective categories for the top prize of being crowned All Ireland Champions. Everyone's a winner in this competition with participants receiving a Xtra-vision goodie bag, full soccer kit and commemorative medal for their participation in this year's National Finals. Three of this year's participating schools qualified last season and will be hoping that their experience will merit more success. Interesting two of the three Schools will be paired in the same division with Scoil Mhuire, Clarinbridge and St. Mary's NS, Virginia meeting in the Girls "B" Section. Assisting Virginia's bid for glory is the return of Captain Amy Gaynor while Clarinbridge have Niamh Murphy, Ciara Murphy and Saoirse Burke all making a welcome return. Clarinbridge claimed third spot while Virginia came a respectable fourth in 2009. It will be interesting to see how the Schools fair this year.The "C" Schools Section will be one to watch out for as St. Joseph's NS, Gorey are back in contention for All Ireland success. The School came runners up last season in their division and have the added advantage of having three youngster return namely Daniel Brennan, Conor Levingston and Paul Murphy. Donegal has the honour of being the biggest county represented this year with a total of four schools competing for glory. The Ulster qualifiers saw two Schools from Donegal and two Schools from Inishowen capture Provincial crowns while Cavan was the other County to progress. Schools from Gweedore, Moville, Carndonagh and Letterkenny will fly the flag for Donegal. Mayo, Galway and Limerick will share the spoils with two schools each competing at National level. Mayo has Barnacarroll Boys and Craggagh Girls participating while Galway will see Clarinbridge and Scoil Chatriona, Renmore in both the boys and girls large School categories. Limerick has 2008 qualifiers Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff and Scoil Mhuire, Broadford in the "A" Schools and Girls "B" Schools sections. This leaves Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Cavan, Kilkenny, Offaly Dublin, Longford and Wexford with one school each, holding the mantel for their respective County. Last year's competition was highly entertaining with Mayo making the headlines with Derrywash NS and St Patrick's NS, Castlebar winning All Ireland titles, while Powertstown NS, Clonmel, Tipperary, Gaelscoil Inbhear Mor, Wicklow and debutants Bennekerry NS, Carlow all celebrated their magificient National awards. Who will make the headlines this year... only time will tell. Competition sponsors Xtra-vision will be hosting a special Interactive Zone at the event, where competitors will have the chance to check out some of Sony's exciting new games. The Xtra-vision FAI Schools 5-a-Side Finals promises to be explosive, exciting and energetic so why not come along and support your School in this season's finale.
SCHOOLS, FIXTURES & PLAYERS
Barnacaroll NS, Mayo (CONNACHT)
Scoil Mhuire, Broadford, Limerick (MUNSTER)
Scoil Chonaill, An Bun Beag, Dun na nGall (ULSTER)
St. Leonards NS, Kilkenny (LEINSTER)
12.00 Bunbeg v Barnacaroll
12.30 Scoil Mhuire v St. Leonards
1.00 Bunbeg v St. Leonards
1.30 Scoil Mhuire v Barnacaroll
2.00 Bunbeg v Scoil Mhuire
2.30 Barnacaroll v St. Leonards
Barnacaroll NS, Mayo
Patrick Barry, James McCormack, Rossa Vahey, Conor Diskin, Ciaran Canavan, Evan Slattery, Jarlath Ruane, Mark Keane
Teacher: Gerard Egan
Scoil Mhuire, Broadford, Co. Limerick
Matthew Daly, William Quaid, Luca Giraldi, Anthony Barrett, Séamus Flanagan, Glen McNamara, Denis Donegan, Killian Lynch
Teacher: Mary Lynch, Principal: Kathleen Barry
Scoil Chonaill, An Bun Beag, Dun na nGall
Conor O'Baoill, Seaghan O'Fearraigh, Naoise O'Baoill Daire O'Baoill, Eamon O Colm, Dylan O'Domhnaill, Conor O'Dochartaigh, Conor Mac Eachmharcaigh
Teacher: Cathal O'Fearraigh
St. Leonard's NS, Kilkenny
Victor Costello, Luke Fitzpatrick, Jack Power, Michael Cody, Morgan Thomas, Dara Keane, Christopher Keane, Conor Lawlor.
"A" Girls Schools:
Craggagh NS, Mayo (CONNACHT)
Scoil na Maighdine, Newmarket on Fergus, Clare (MUNSTER)
Scoil Eoghain, Moville, Inishowen (ULSTER)
Geashill NS, Offaly (LEINSTER)
12.00 Moville v Craggagh
12.30 Newmarket v Geashill
1.00 Geashill v Moville
1.30 Newmarket v Craggagh
2.00 Moville v Newmarket
2.30 Craggagh v Geashill
Craggagh NS, Mayo
Lisa Begley, Aoife Begley, Katie Dwyer, Jessica Nolan, Rachel King, Katie McNicholas
Principal: Danny Charlton
Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket-On- Fergus, Co. Clare
Ciara McCarthy, Megan Maguire, Shiva Brennan, Rachel Kelleher, Lucy Cotgreave , Alice Sheedy, Sabrina McCarthy, Rachel Sheedy
Teacher: Moira McMahon, Principal: Ann McMahon
Scoil Eoghain, Moville, Donegal
Olivia Kelly, Louise McDaid, Nicole McDermott, Sharmaine McElroy, Caoimhe McGuinness
Racheal McLaughlin, Roma McLaughlin, Shannon Skelly
Teacher: Caroline Treanor
Geashill NS, Offaly
Keelin Guilfoyle, Zara Kelly, Emma Byrne, Maeve Byrne, Nadine Pender, Sasha Lanigan, Olivia Hanley, Chloe Bergin Keller
Principal: Mícheál Hyland
Cornafulla NS, Roscommon (CONNACHT)
St. John's NS, Mayfield, Cork (MUNSTER)
St. Patrick's NS, Carndonagh, Inishowen (ULSTER)
St. Laurence O'Toole CBS, Dublin City (LEINSTER)
12.00 Carndonagh v Cornafulla
12.30 St. John's v St. Laurence
1.00 Carndonagh v St. Laurence
1.30 St. John's v Cornafulla
2.00 Carndonagh v St. John's
2.30 Cornafulla v St. Laurence
Cornafulla NS, Roscommon
Ronan McAlary, David McManus, Gary Nicholson, Ciaran Lennon, Kieran Connaughton, Ian Naughton, Eoin Hannon, Harry O'Rourke
Teacher: Sean Glennon
St. John the Apostle Boys' Primary School, Mayfield, Cork
James Morrissey, Ryan Cotter, Aaron O'Regan, Seán O'Callaghan, David O'Gorman, Jack Martin, Adam Geraghty, Cian Cambridge
Teacher: Paddy Flynn
St. Patrick's NS, Carndonagh
Cathal Doherty, Ryan Doherty, Cathal Farren, Sam Todd, Brandon Browne, Brian McEleney, Mark Doherty, Evan Tweed
St. Laurence O'Toole CBS, Dublin City
Hayden Macauley, Shane Rooney, Eric Hyland, Seán Toomey, Killian Darcy, Nathan Barrett, Taylor Crane, Evan Pierce
Teacher: David Bailey
"B" Girls Schools:
Scoil Mhuire, Clarinbridge, Galway (CONNACHT)
Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff, Limerick (MUNSTER)
St. Mary's NS, Virginia, Cavan (ULSTER)
Scoil Mhuire, Newtownforbes, Longford (LEINSTER)
12.00 Virginia v Scoil Mhuire
12.30 Bruff v Newtownforbes
1.00 Virginia v Newtownforbes
1.30 Bruff v Scoil Mhuire
2.00 Virginia v Bruff
2.30 Scoil Mhuire v Newtownforbes
Scoil Mhuire, Clarinbridge, Galway
Rebecca Callanan, Roisin Leen, Saoirse Burke, Niamh Murphy, Ciara Murphy, Carroll Daly, Katie Joyce, Annika Lipsius
Teachers: Timmie Glavey & Elaine Glavey Principal: Sean Holian
Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff, Limerick
Paula Bateman, Jennifer Farrell, Megan O'Rourke, Zoe Ryan, Marian Quaid, Íde McCarthy, Rachel Madden, Ciara Murphy
Manager: Pat Dunne, Teacher: Dara McAleer
St. Mary's NS, Virginia, Cavan
Amy Gaynor (Captain), Catherine Dolan, Ciara Brady, Ciara Gaffney, Edith Lynch, Clara Lynch, Joy Denning, Kara O' Rourke
Teacher: Claire Galligan
Scoil Mhuire, Newtownforbes, Longford
Veronica Breslin, Sarah Edgely, Carolanne O'Brien, Cliodhna Allen, Jenna Heady, Aisling Sorohan, Clodagh Cappinger, Aishling Greene
Teacher: Louise Tully
Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore, Galway (CONNACHT)
CBS Tralee, Clounalour, Kerry (MUNSTER)
Woodlands NS, Donegal (ULSTER)
St. Joseph's NS, Gorey, Wexford (LEINSTER)
12.00 Woodlands v Scoil Chaitriona
12.30 CBS Tralee v St. Joseph's
1.00 Woodlands v St. Joseph's
1.30 CBS Tralee v Scoil Chaitriona
2.00 Woodlands v CBS Tralee
2.30 Scoil Chaitriona v St. Joseph's
Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore, Galway
Ross Burn, Dean McKeon, Robert Carroll, Ross Doyle, Aidan Coyle, Connor Malonfy, James Lillis, Yuri Petreachen
Teacher: Richard Delaney
CBS Clounalour, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Michael Costello, Darcy Pototzki, Darren Basible, Mario Ziga, Segun Duyile, James Duggan, Calvin Foley, Ryan Byrne
Principal: Denis Coleman
Woodlands NS, Letterkenny, Donegal
Rory Carr, Odhran Davis, Jack Patton, Tony Harkin, Shane Graham, Kevin Grant
Matthew Mc Kinnon, Liam Blaney
Teacher: Kieran Shiels
St. Joseph's NS, Gorey, Wexford
Adam Dunbar, Paul Murphy, Daniel Brennan, Eric Quinn, Conor Levingston, James Lynch, Michael Quigley, Bobby O'Sullivan
Managers: John O'Brien & Padraig Cronin
6-A-Side Mini World Cup
Tullamore Town Schoolboy/girls club are organising an 6-A-Side Mini World Cup tournament on the All-Weather Pitch on June 12th and medal presentation after England v USA World Cup Game. Details Here
Tullamore Town secure point away to Shelbourne
Tullamore Town kicked off the new season with a 0-0 draw away to Shelbourne. On a very warm day in Tolka Park both sets of defences were on top in a game of few chances for either side. Town will be happy with an away point and can now look forward to their next game, the FAI Cup tie with Salthill Devon on June 5th, as Town dont have a league fixture next weekend. Report
Newstalk A Championship to kick-off this weekend
The Newstalk A Championship kicks-off this weekend, with 18 clubs taking part in this season's competition which will run from May 22nd until October. Tullamore Town make the trip to Tolka Park to take on Shelbourne in their first fixture and Manager Jimmy Greene will be hoping to emulate the start to the last two seasons by winning the first game.
The Newstalk A Championship is the third tier of the Airtricity League and combines the reserve teams of established Airtricity League clubs alongside clubs yet to feature in the top two divisions of Irish football. Alongside the ten Airtricity League Premier Division clubs, the 2010 Newstalk A Championship will also contain Shelbourne, Limerick and Finn Harps from the Airtricity League First Division, as well as Cobh Ramblers, Castlebar Celtic, Tullamore Town, FC Carlow and Tralee Dynamos. The 2009 Newstalk A Championship was claimed by Shamrock Rovers, after the Hoops defeated Salthill Devon in the competition final.
Fran Gavin, Director of the Airtricity League, said: "The Newstalk A Championship has added a vital tier to Irish football. The division acts as a stepping stone for players and clubs to compete in the Premier and First Divisions of the Airtricity League. The Newstalk A Championship has helped usher a lot of new young players into the league and clubs are seeing the benefit of that. I would like to thank Newstalk for their continued sponsorship of the division and wish every club the best of luck for the 2010 season." Newstalk Sports Editor Ger Gilroy said: "Newstalk is delighted to be associated with the rising stars of the Irish game. The Newstalk A Championship has proven to be a brilliant addition to the league and is vital for the continued vibrancy of the game here."
This weekend's Newstalk A Championship fixtures:
Date Fixture Venue Time
Sat 22nd May Bohemians v Drogheda Utd Dalymount Park 12.00pm
Sat 22nd May Sporting Fingal v Castlebar Celtic Alsaa 2.00pm
Sat 22nd May UCD v Galway United Belfield Park 2.00pm
Sat 22nd May Shelbourne v Tullamore Town Tolka Park 3.00 pm
Sat 22nd May Cobh Ramblers v Shamrock Rvrs Colemans Park 7.45 pm
Sun 23rd May Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps Showgrounds 2.00pm
Sun 23rd May Tralee Dynamos v Bray Wanderers Tralee 2.00 pm
Sun 23rd May FC Carlow v St Patrick Ath Ballon 3.00 pm
Congratulations to Ballyoulster United
Congratulations to Balloulster United who secured the LSL Sunday Major 1 Title with a 3-0 victory over Swords Celtic last night. Tullamore will welcome the League Champions to Leah Victoria Park on Friday Night.
Tullamore to Face Salthill Devon in FAI Ford Cup 3rd Round
The draw for the FAI Ford Cup Third Round was made this evening, with Tullamore handed a home tie against First Division outfit Salthill Devon. Salthill were in Tullamore's "A" Championship group for the past two seasons before the Galway side were promoted to the First Division after the demise of Kildare County at the end of last season. While it wont be easy Tullamore will be happy with a home draw and will have genuine aspirations of progressing to the 4th round.
Full Draw is as follows:
Tolka Rovers /
Crumlin United / Bonagee United
St. Patrick’s Athletic
FORD FAI Cup draw live on MNS RTE 2 7pm tonight.
FAI Ford Cup 3rd round draw is on MNS on RTE 2 tonight. Tune in to see who Tullamore get in the next round after their win over Fairview Rangers yesterday. The town will be hoping for a home draw.
More Legends Announced For Reisser Cup
Tullamore Town are delighted to confirm the inclusion of Neil Lennon in the Celtic Legends team for next weeks game against the Manchester United Legends. Along with Packie Bonner, Tom Boyd, Johan Mjallby and Tommy Johnson the names of Andy Walker, Tosh McKinlay, Darren Jackson and Stuart Kerr have also been added to ensure a star studded lineup on the night. Tickets for the game are €10 each and are available from the clubhouse or by ringing Leslie Francis at 086 1966522.
Town in the Hat for the 3rd Round Draw
Tullamore Town progressed to the FAI Cup 3rd round with a magnificent 2-1 victory over FAI Junior Cup finalists Fairview Rangers of Limerick at Leah Victoria Park on Sunday. Town were 2-0 up through first half goals from Michael Hoey and Hafeez Sholola before Rangers pulled one back in the second half. The Town can now look forward to the draw for the 3rd round which takes place on MNS on tomorrow night.
Town go in search of a FAI Cup 3rd round place
Tullamore Town go in search of a place in the FAI Cup 3rd round draw this weekend when they take on FAI Junior Cup finalists Fairview Rangers of Limerick at Leah Victoria Park on Sunday. The Town will look to repeat the success of 2004 when they progressed to a 3rd round meeting with neighbours Athlone Town. KO on Sunday is 2pm and Admission is €5
Town snatch a draw from the jaws of victory in final Newstalk "A" Championship Cup group game.
Tullamore Town conceded two second half penalties tonight to squander a 2 goal lead in tonights final Newstalk "A" Championship Cup game. This was a much improved performance by the Town who were 2 up thanks to goals from Stephen Duffy and Jason Pohl. But the concession of 2 second half penalties, the second on 88 minutes, were to prove Town's undoing. Assistant Manager Tommy Hewitt was happy with the over all performance and the Town can look forward with confidence to Sundays FAI Ford Cup game with Fairview Rangers
Busy weekend in Leah Victoria Park
Busy weekend ahead in Leah Victoria Park, Tonight sees the Charity Football Match between the CCFL Committee and the Media at 7, LSL side take on Peamount Utd at 8. Saturday sees our Youths play their last League game at 2.30 against Portlaoise, the CCFL Shield Final between Dynamo Town and Moate Celtic is on at 6.30. Then Sunday, Tullamore's LSL Side take on Maynooth Town at 11am.
Tullamore Town FC Leah Victoria Park Closed Thursday May 6th
As a mark of respect to Vice -Chairman Matt McCormack's Late Mother Frances, Leah Victoria Park will be closed on Thursday May 6th. This includes the All Weather Pitches.
LSL team face 5 games in 8 days
The LSL team will be busy over the next week with the fixtures coming thick and fast. They face Athy Town away tonight (Tues 4th), Friday sees them at home to Peamount United at 8pm, Sunday morning at home to Maynooth at 11am, Tuesday 11th at home to Athy Town at 7pm and Away to Manortown on Thursday 13th at 7pm
The committee and members of Tullamore Town FC wish to extend sincere sympathy to the clubs vice-chairman, Matt McCormack, on the death of his mother Frances last Sunday night. Also to his father Matt, his sisters Linda and Karen and their grandson and six granddaughters. May she rest in peace.
April Monthly Supporters and Development Club Draw
The winning tickets in Aprils Development and Supporters 300 Club Draw were drawn in Hugh Lynch's Pub on Sunday May 2nd
The winners are as follows:
1st Prize €500 Ticket No. 225: Mary Hennessy
5 Prizes of €100 as follows:
Ticket No. 13 Kevin Kinnarney,
Ticket No. 269 Bob Dooner,
Ticket No. 261 Gordon Whelan,
Ticket No. 181 Agnes Flanagan,
Ticket No. 139 Brian Kavanagh
Congratulations to all winners
May's Draw will take place on Saturday May 29th in The Foresters
Youths win CCFL Youths Cup
Tullamore Town secured the CCFL Youths Cup with a 1-0 win over Birr Town on Sunday. Tommy Fleming was the hero scoring the winner in the 88th minute. Match report here
Rescheduled Newstalk "A" Championship Cup Game
Tullamore Town's Newstalk "A" Championship Cup game with Shelbourne has been rearranged for Tuesday May 11th at 8pm in Leah Victoria Park
Newstalk "A" Championship Fixtures Announced
The 2010 Newstalk "A" Championship fixtures were announced today. Tullamore Town are in a group with Shelbourne, Bohemians, Sporting Fingal, Drogheda United, Dundalk, Sligo Rovers, Finn Harps and Castlebar Celtic. Tullamore kick off the season away to Shelbourne, Full Fixture List Below:
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 23rd MAY – SERIES NO. 1
Bohemians v Drogheda United
Shelbourne v Tullamore Town
Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps
Sporting Fingal v Castlebar Celtic
(Dundalk – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 30th MAY – SERIES NO. 2
Castlebar Celtic v Bohemians
Drogheda United v Sligo Rovers
Dundalk v Sporting Fingal
Finn Harps v Shelbourne
(Tullamore Town – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 6th JUNE – SERIES NO. 3
Bohemians v Dundalk
Shelbourne v Drogheda United
Sligo Rovers v Castlebar Celtic
Tullamore Town v Finn Harps
(Sporting Fingal – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 27th JUNE – SERIES NO. 4
Castlebar Celtic v Shelbourne
Drogheda United v Tullamore Town
Dundalk v Sligo Rovers
Sporting Fingal v Bohemians
(Finn Harps – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 4th JULY – SERIES NO. 5
Finn Harps v Drogheda United
Shelbourne v Dundalk
Sligo Rovers v Sporting Fingal
Tullamore Town v Castlebar Celtic
(Bohemians – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 11th JULY – SERIES NO. 6
Bohemians v Sligo Rovers
Castlebar Celtic v Finn Harps
Dundalk v Tullamore Town
Sporting Fingal v Shelbourne
(Drogheda United – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 18th JULY – SERIES NO. 7
Drogheda United v Castlebar Celtic
Finn Harps v Dundalk
Shelbourne v Bohemians
Tullamore Town v Sporting Fingal
(Sligo Rovers – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 25th JULY – SERIES NO. 8
Bohemians v Tullamore Town
Dundalk v Drogheda United
Sligo Rovers v Shelbourne
Sporting Fingal v Finn Harps
(Castlebar Celtic – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 8th AUGUST – SERIES NO. 9
Castlebar Celtic v Dundalk
Drogheda United v Sporting Fingal
Finn Harps v Bohemians
Tullamore Town v Sligo Rovers
(Shelbourne – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 15th AUGUST – SERIES NO. 10
Castlebar Celtic v Sporting Fingal
Drogheda United v Bohemians
Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers
Tullamore Town v Shelbourne
(Dundalk – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 22nd AUGUST – SERIES NO. 11
Bohemians v Castlebar Celtic
Shelbourne v Finn Harps
Sligo Rovers v Drogheda United
Sporting Fingal v Dundalk
(Tullamore Town – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 29th AUGUST – SERIES NO. 12
Castlebar Celtic v Sligo Rovers
Drogheda United v Shelbourne
Dundalk v Bohemians
Finn Harps v Tullamore Town
(Sporting Fingal – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 5th SEPTEMBER – SERIES NO. 13
Bohemians v Sporting Fingal
Shelbourne v Castlebar Celtic
Sligo Rovers v Dundalk
Tullamore Town v Drogheda United
(Finn Harps – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 12th SEPTEMBER – SERIES NO. 14
Castlebar Celtic v Tullamore Town
Drogheda United v Finn Harps
Dundalk v Shelbourne
Sporting Fingal v Sligo Rovers
(Bohemians – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 19th SEPTEMBER – SERIES NO. 15
Finn Harps v Castlebar Celtic
Shelbourne v Sporting Fingal
Sligo Rovers v Bohemians
Tullamore Town v Dundalk
(Drogheda United – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER – SERIES NO. 16
Bohemians v Shelbourne
Castlebar Celtic v Drogheda United
Dundalk v Finn Harps
Sporting Fingal v Tullamore Town
(Sligo Rovers – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 3rd OCTOBER – SERIES NO. 17
Drogheda United v Dundalk
Finn Harps v Sporting Fingal
Shelbourne v Sligo Rovers
Tullamore Town v Bohemians
(Castlebar Celtic – no fixture)
WEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY, 10th OCTOBER – SERIES NO. 18
Bohemians v Finn Harps
Dundalk v Castlebar Celtic
Sligo Rovers v Tullamore Town
Sporting Fingal v Drogheda United
(Shelbourne – no fixture)
Final Newstalk "A" Championship Cup game postponed
Sunday's Newstalk "A" Championship Cup game at home to Shelbourne has been postponed. The LSL side will play Swords at home Friday night at 8pm in Leah Victoria Park
Town Slip to 3rd defeat in a row in Newstalk "A" Championship Cup
Tullamore Town's poor form continued in the Newstalk "A" Championship Cup when they went down 4-0 to Bohemians in Dalymount Park. Tullamore held their own until being reduced to 10 men in the second half and found them selves 2 down. Bohs scored 2 more in the last 5 mins to condemn Town to their 3rd defeat in the competition.Next up is Shelbourne next Sunday May 2nd in Leah Victoria Park at 2pm followed by the Youths Cup final between Tullamore Town and Birr Town
Not to be for the Ladies Cup Final Heartbreak
Tullamore Town 0 Bealnamulla / Athlone Town 5
Well done and commiseration’s to Tullamore Ladies on losing the CCFL Womens Cup Final to Bealnamulla / Athlone Town. The victory seals a double for the Athlone Girls, but the Tullamore Girls can be very proud of their season and continue to go from strength to strength. Roll on next season!
Injury Woe Continues
Manager Jimmy Greene will be hoping that the injury list clears up before the league starts in 5 weeks time, 3 more lads had to limp off today, as it looks as if the chances of glory in the 2010 Newstalk "A" Championship Cup appear to be over after a 4-0 defeat to Bray Wanderers today. And it doesn't get any easier as next up for Tullamore is Bohemians in Dalymount Park next Saturday.
Tullamore Town FC would like to extend deepest sympathy to the family of first team player Shane Mannion on the sad passing of his Father Martin.
May he Rest in Peace.
2 up 1 to go Under 13's secure title
The Double is Up!! It's up to the women to make it a treble weekend for the Town.
Well done to the U13's who won the U13 MSL title this morning after drawing 0-0 with Abbeyleix to secure the point needed for the league. Well done to all involved. Lets hope the good news continues for the LOI team, the Youths and the Ladies!!
1 up 2 to go - - Under 14's secure title
Well done to the U14's who secured the MSL U14 Title with a hard fought 1-0 over near rivals Abbeyleix. Johnny McEvoy got the crucial goal mid way through the second half.
Tomorrow's Newstalk "A" Championship Cup game has been switched from the Carlisle Grounds to Wayside Celtic's ground at Kiltiernan Co. Dublin See Here for directions. Sundays LSL Sunday Major 1 game away to DCU has been postponed
Busy Weekend for the Town
Busy weekend for Tullamore Town. The League of Ireland side take on Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle Grounds tomorrow in Round 2 of the Newstalk "A" Championship Cup KO 2pm. Our youth team, who are still chasing runners up in the CCFL Youths Division take on Edenderry in Leah Victoria Park at 2.30 tomorrow.
Big weekend for the schoolboys with 2 title deciders between Tullamore Town and Abbeyleix, first up tonight in Leah Victoria Park the U14's need a point against Abbeyleix to secure the U14 division, however an Abbeyleix win will see the title go to the Laois boys KO 7pm. Tomorrow the U13's are in a similar situation where a point will secure the title away to Abbeyleix but again an Abbeyleix win will secure them the title KO 10am. Best of Luck to all teams competing in League and Cup action this weekend.
Highlight of the weekend comes Monday night when Tullamore Town Ladies take on arch rivals Bealnamulla / Athlone Town in the final of the CCFL Womens Cup. The game takes place in Leah Victoria Park at 8pm. Please come out and support the Ladies as they look to retain the Cup they won after extra time in last years final.
Tullamore Town bow out of EA Sports Cup
Tullamore Town are out of the EA Sports Cup after defeat to Monaghan United 6-1. Defensive frailties and the present injury jinx proved costly as the Town put up a better performance than the scoreline suggests. more
EA Sports Cup Second Round to be decided tonight
The line-up for the EA SPORTS Cup Second Round will be completed tonight when the remaining five First Round matches take place.
Tullamore Town travel to Monaghan United to take on the first division side. The winners of this tie will face Bohemians in round 2.
The new Derry City will receive their first test against Premier Division opposition when they host Galway United at the Brandywell Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm). Having recorded three consecutive wins in the Airtricity League First Division, the Candystripes will be confident of causing an upset against a Galway United side who have experienced a slow start to their Premier Division campaign.
UCD host Athlone Town at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 7.45pm) in another tie which pits Premier Division against First Division. With both teams sitting mid-table in their respective leagues, this should be a close encounter. The winner of this fixture will face Shamrock Rovers in the Second Round.
The two remaining fixtures see First Division teams face clubs from the Newstalk A Championship. Limerick host Cobh Ramblers (Jackman Park, 7.45pm) and Finn Harps travel to Celtic Park to face Castlebar Celtic (kick-off 8pm)
All fixtures must be settled tonight, meaning extra time and penalty kicks if required.
Tonight’s EA SPORTS Cup First Round fixtures
Limerick v Cobh Ramblers Jackman Park 7.45pm
Derry City v Galway United Brandywell Stadium 7.45pm
Castlebar Celtic v Finn Harps Celtic Park 8.00pm
UCD v Athlone Town UCD Bowl 7.45pm
Monaghan United v Tullamore Town Gortakeegan 8.00pm
Newstalk "A" Championship Cup Round 1
An Injury ravaged Tullamore, who have 10 players on the treatment table, put in a brave performance when going down 3-0 at home to St Patricks Athletic tonight in the Newstalk "A" Championship Cup
SFAI Under 13 National Cup
Congratulations to our U13 side who reached the last 8 of the SFAI National Cup only to be denied by a fantastic St Joseph Boys side today. St Josephs won 2-0
March Monthly Supporters and Development Club Draw
The winning tickets in March’s Development and Supporters 300 Club Draw were drawn by John Delaney CEO of the FAI last Thursday Night.
The winners are as follows:
1st Prize €500 Ticket No. 202: Gerry Conroy
5 Prizes of €100 as follows:
Ticket No. 248 Olivia Delaney,
Ticket No. 174 Hillary Healion,
Ticket No. 187 Mick Dunne,
Ticket No. 254 Colin Malone,
Ticket No. 147 Geraldine Kelly
Aprils Draw will take place on Saturday May 1st in The Hole in the Wall Pub
Tullamore Town v Maynooth Town - - OFF
Tonights Leinster Senior League game with Maynooth Town has been postponed due to the weather, as has the Under 12 game. Tommorrow's fixtures are in serious doubt also and a decision will be made this evening
Development and Supporters Club March Draw
The March Development and Supporters Club Draw will now take place in the Clubhouse Bar on Thursday April 8th. John Delaney CEO of the FAI along with Packie Bonner will make the draw. Apologies for the delay in the March monthly draw. The draw will revert to its usual last Saturday of the month on April 24th when April's draw will take place in The Hole in the Wall Bar.
Youths Qualify for CCFL Final
Well done to the Youths who qualified for the final of the CCFL youths cup with a 1-0 victory over Edenderry
The League of Ireland side continued their fine start to the 2010 season with a win on penalties over FC Carlow in the EA Sports Cup. The sides were level 1-1 at the end of 90mins. Tullamore took the lead in the first period of extra time but FC Carlow made it 2-2 in the second period. Goalkeeper Joe Mooney was the hero of the shoot out whe he scored one and saved two penalties
Congratulations to our Under 13 team who defeated Fenit of Kerry 4-0 yesterday to progress to the last 8 of the SFAI National Cup. Hard luck to the Under 15's who made the trip north to Monaghan United and put up a brave performance beforer going down to strong home side. Credit to all involved with both teams on gettin this far!
March Development and Supporters Club draw
This months Development and Supporters 300 Club draw will take place this Wednesday in The Hole in the Wall bar.
U15's and U13's still going strong in National Cup Competitions
Best of luck to our Under 15 team who head North to take on Monagahan United and our Under 13 team who head South to take on Fenit of Kerry, in the last 32 and last 16 respectively of their FAI National Cups this Saturday March 27th.
U10 Girls Crowned Champions
Special congratulations to our under 10 girls team and managers who made history by clinching the first ever schoolgirls title for the club.
Ireland beaten in Carnegie Centenary Shield opener
Republic of Ireland U18 Schools....0-1 Northern Ireland U18 Schools
Scott McCullough 14
Northern Ireland took the points in a close Carnegie Centenary Shield tie against the Republic of Ireland Under-18 Schools side on St. Patrick's Day at Leah Victoria Park in Tullamore.
The game was Ireland's first of the campaign while their cross-border counterparts had lost to England and drawn against Scotland in their first two matches of the series. Dave Archbold's Ireland team warmed up for their campaign with a victory over Australia in January but they were left reeling by the concession of an early strike against the North. Full-back Scott McCullough grabbed the vital goal on 14 minutes, embarking on a run out of defence which ended with a superb low drive from 25 yards that rifled across goalkeeper Marty McGinty and into the bottom corner. Ireland created enough chances to salvage at least a draw but will now look to win in Wales next Thursday to get their title ambitions back on track. They were close to leveling just a minute after falling behind when Darragh Walshe volleyed a shot wide and captain Tomas Boyle was unlucky to see his header cleared off the line as the break approached. Two Irish substitutions were made at the interval, with Gary Shaw and Nathan Murphy coming into the fray for the second 45 minutes. Shaw, in particular, brought a greater threat to the attack and the home side began to find the openings. Tom O'Halloran evaded his marker two minutes after the restart to create space but could only drag his angled shot wide while Boyle glanced his header over the bar a on 55 minutes. Winger Daryl Horgan cut inside on 64 minutes and missed the target by inches with a curler but Northern Ireland should have extended their advantage two minutes later when a close-range header by Michael Smith rebounded off the crossbar. Ireland squandered their nearest opportunity of claiming a draw three minutes from the end when Robbie Benson broke through on the left side of the box but smashed his shot high and wide with the goal at his mercy.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Marty McGinty (Deele College); Brian Nolan (St Paul's CC), Jason Dwane (St. Peter's College), Tomas Boyle (Salesian College), Jake Carroll (Confey CC, Leixlip); Daryl Horgan (St. Enda's College, Galway), Sean Skelly (St. Joseph's Fairview), Hugh Douglas (St. Brendan's College), Tom O'Halloran (Athlone CC); Robbie Benson (Marist College), Daragh Walshe (St. Kieran's College),
Substitutions: Nathan Murphy (Colaiste Ris) for Carroll, Gary Shaw (Patrician SS) for Walshe (both 46 mins), Marwan Azimi (Pobalscoil Rosmini) for O'Halloran (60 mins), Stephen Chambers (St. Fintan's) for Douglas (68 mins)
NORTHERN IRELAND: Jack Duffin (St. Malachy's); Scott McCullough (SRC, Armagh), Andy Devlin (NW Regional), Josh Robinson (Ashfield), Eamon Hughes (Corpus Christi); Ryan Burns (Corpus Christi), Thomas McBride (NW Regional), Darren Coyle (St. Joseph's, Derry), Michael Smith (NW Regional); Shane Jennings (Cross & Passion), Robbie Hume (NW Regional).
Substitution: Matthew Harkin for Hume (84 mins)
REFEREE: Conor Fitzgerald
St. Patrick's Day Centenary Shield opener for Schools team
The Under-18 FAI Schools (Boys) will start this year's Centenary Shield campaign on Wednesday afternoon (17 March) in Leah Victoria Park, Tullamore when they take on Northern Ireland (KO 2.30pm).
This will be the first competitive fixture in the competition for Manager Dave Archbold of Palmerstown Community School.He will be hoping that home advantage will give the boys the edge they need to overcome a strong Northern side. Ireland had a 2-0 victory away to Northern Ireland last season and should be confident heading into the opening game. The Irish are boosted by the return of a number of key players from last season, these include captain Tomas Boyle (Salesian College, Celbridge), Robbie Benson (Marist College, Athlone) Brian Nolan (St. Paul's Community College, Waterford) and Jason Dwane (St. Peter's College, Dunboyne). The squad is further strengthened by the selection of Daragh Walshe (St. Kieran's College), Barry O'Mahony (Summerhill College), Daryl Horgan (St. Enda's College) Sean Skelly (St Joseph's Fairview), Tom O'Halloran (Athlone Community College) and goalkeeper Josh Byrne of De La Salle from Waterford. All of these players have emerged through the FAI's underage ranks and their experience will be vital to Ireland's success this season.
In preparation for the Centenary Shield, the Irish played a friendly match at the end of January when they beat Australia 3-1. On target that day for the Boys in Green were Daragh Walshe, Daryl Horgan and Marwin Azimi. Archbold was delighted with the team dynamic and the match provided a good stepping stone in which to select a strong panel this season. "The purpose of the game was to see all the players in action and each of the 20 got a decent run-out," he said. "It's great for the boys to get a win in their opening match of the season but most impressive was their performance. Our two wingers caused Australia trouble, especially in the first half, and we were deserving winners against a big and powerful side." Archbold is well aware of the threat posed by his Northern counterparts. Both England and Northern Ireland are joint holders of the Shield and the Northerners will be hoping that they can retain their title. The Irish have an advantage heading into this big game knowing other results have gone in their favour which adds pressure on the North to perform away from home. Bob Ramsey's side have already two matches under their belts having lost their opening match at home to England 1-4 on 26 February before playing out a 1-1 draw away to Scotland on 5 March.
In other ties, England were held to a goalless draw by Wales last week. The result means that England extends their lead by three points at the top of the Centenary Shield table.
The Irish have it all to play for as they face Wales away (25 March), Scotland home (2 April) and England away (30 April) on a round-robin basis during the course of the five-nation event.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SQUAD: Marty McGinty (Deele College), Josh Byrne (De La Salle), Brian Nolan (St Paul's CC), Nathan Murphy (Colaiste Ris); Jason Dwane (St. Peter's College), Tomas Boyle (Salesian College), Daryl Horgan (St. Enda's College, Galway), Barry O'Mahony (Summerhill College), Sean Skelly (St. Joseph's Fairview), Tom O'Halloran (Athlone CC), Daragh Walshe (St. Kieran's College), Marwan Azimi (Pobalscoil Rosmini) , Niall Cooney (Templeogue College), Gary Shaw (Patrician SS) Stephen Chambers (St. Fintan's), Jake Carroll (Confey CC, Leixlip), Hugh Douglas (St. Brendan's College), Robbie Benson (Marist College)
MANAGEMENT: Dave Archbold, Manager (Palmerstown CS), Ollie Horgan, Assistant Manager (St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny), Hugh Colhoun, Coach (St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown), Ian Carry, GK.
Details of the 2010 Newstalk "A" Championship Cup
Details of the draw for the 2010 Newstalk "A" Championship Cup were announced today, Fixture dates and times are to be finalised next week. Group winners progress to Semi-Finals
Sunday 4th April - St Patrick Athletic v Bohemians - 12.00pm
Shelbourne v Bray Wanderers - 12.00pm
Sunday 11th April - Tullamore Town v St Patricks Athletic - 12.00pm
Bohemians v Shelbourne - 12.00pm
Sunday 18th April - Shelbourne v St Patricks Athletic - 12.00pm
Bray Wanderers v Tullamore Town - 12.00pm
Sunday 25th April - St Patricks Athletic v Bray Wanderers - 12.00pm
Bohemians v Tullamore Town - 12.00pm
Sunday 2nd May - Tullamore Town v Shelbourne - 12.00pm
Bray Wanderers v Bohemians - 12.00pm
Saturday 10th April - Castlebar Celtic v Finn Harps - 7.45pm
Sunday 11th April - Sligo Rovers v Galway United - 2.00pm
Sunday 18th April - Galway United v Castlebar Celtic - 2.00 pm
Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers - 2.00 pm
Sunday 2nd May - Castlebar Celtic v Sligo Rovers - 7.00 pm
Finn Harps v Galway United - 2.00 pm
Sunday 4th April - Shamrock Rovers v UCD - 12.00pm
Sporting Fingal v Dundalk - 12.00pm
Saturday 10th April - Drogheda United v UCD - 12.00pm
Shamrock Rovers v Sporting Fingal - 12.00pm
Saturday 18th April – Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk - 12.00pm
UCD v Sporting Fingal - 12.00pm
Saturday 28th April - Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers - 12.00pm Sporting Fingal v Drogheda United - 12.00pm
Sunday 2nd May - Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers - 12.00pm
Dundalk v UCD - 12.00pm
Sunday 11th April - FC Carlow v Cobh Ramblers - 3.00pm
Tralee Dynamos v Limerick - 3.00pm
Sunday 18th April - Limerick v FC Carlow - 2.00pm
Cobh Ramblers v Tralee Dynamos - 7.00pm
Sunday 2nd May - FC Carlow v Tralee Dynamos - 3.00pm
Cobh Ramblers v Limerick - 7.00pm
Tullamore Town draw FC Carlow in EA Sports Cup
Tullamore Town were given a home draw against FC Carlow in the 2010 EA Sports Cup when the draw took place Thursday in Abbotstown. The winners of this Pool 4 tie will then travel to take on Monaghan United or Shelbourne in the first round proper.
The full draw is as follows
Kerry League v Waterford United
Limerick v Cobh Ramblers
Wexford Youths v Cork City Foras Co-op
Bye: Tralee Dynamos
Wexford Youths / Cork City Foras Co-op v Limerick / Cobh Ramblers
Kerry League / Waterford United v Tralee Dynamos
Castlebar Celtic v Salthill Devon
Derry City v Galway United
Castlebar Celtic / Salthill Devon v Finn Harps
Mervue United v Letterkenny Rovers
Bye: Sligo Rovers
Sligo Rovers v Mervue United / Letterkenny Rovers
Derry City / Galway United v Castlebar Celtic/Salthill /Finn Harps
Athlone Town v Longford Town
UCD v Athlone Town / Longford Town
Drogheda United v Bray Wanderers
Byes: Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic
St. Patrick’s Athletic v Drogheda Utd / Bray Wanderers
UCD / Athlone Town / Longford Town v Shamrock Rovers
Monaghan United v Shelbourne
Tullamore Town v FC Carlow
Monaghan United / Shelbourne v Tullamore Town / FC Carlow [Match A]
Winner Match A v Bohemians
Dundalk v Sporting Fingal
Preliminary Round: Monday 29th / Tuesday 30th March
First Round: Monday 12th / Tuesday 13th April
Second Round: Monday 10th / Tuesday 11th May
Tullamore Town's League of Ireland squad will travel to Ballon, Co. Carlow for a friendly with fellow "A" Championship side FC Carlow in the build up to the 2010 "A" Championship. KO 11.30
FAI Ford Cup 1st and 2nd Round Draws
Tullamore Town were drawn away to Leinster Senior League Senior Division side Cherry Orchard in the 1st round of the 2010 FAI Ford Cup. The game will take place on Sunday March 21st at 12.00pm. The winners will play at home to Fairview Rangers or Killmallock of Limerick in Round 2.
FAI Ford Senior Challenge Cup - 1st Round Draw
1. Tolka Rovers v Wayside Celtic
2. Crumlin United v Drogheda Town
3. Dublin Bus v Cobh Ramblers
4. Cherry Orchard v Tullamore Town
5. Bonagee United v Willow Park/Clonmel United
Fixtures to be played weekend ending, Sunday March 21st
FAI Ford Senior Challenge Cup - Second Round Draw
1. Winner of Match 4 v Fairview Rangers/Kilmallock
2. Malahide United v Douglas Hall
3. Fanad United v Winner of Match 3
4. Bluebell United v St. Michael's/Pike Rovers
5. Rockmount v Avondale United
6. Winners of Match 5 v Winner of Match 2
7. Regional United/Shangan Athletic v Belgrove
8. Glenville v U.C.C.
9. Tralee Dynamos v Winner of Match 1
10. FC Carlow v Castlebar Celtic
Carnegie Centenary Shield 17/03/10
Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland
International Schoolboy’s game in Leah Victoria Park, Tullamore on the 17th of March
Admission: €5 Adults, €2 Under 16's
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LSL Brendanville v Tullamore Town Sunday March 7th
Tullamore Town's away match with Brendanville has been postponed.
FAI Ford Cup Draws
The draw for the 2010 FAI Ford Cup First & Second Round will take place on Tuesday, 9th March at FAI HQ, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown at 7pm
Supporters and Development Club Draw Winners for February
1st Prize €500 Ticket No. 250 - Collette O'Reilly
5 Prizes of €100 as follows
Ticket No. 156 Ray Connolly
Ticket No. 75 Jimmy Colgan
Ticket No. 8 Mick Underwood
Ticket No. 60 Eddie Francis
Ticket No. 249 Mickey Lawlor
Draw was held in O'Connors Bar
The members of Tullamore Town FC were shocked and saddened at the news of the sudden passing of their good friend and playing colleague, Ronnie Walsh. On behalf of the Club, the committee would like to extend their deepest sympathy to his wife Margaret and to his brothers and sisters during this very difficult time.
Tullamore Town v Pegasus is off
Tonights O'Neills Polikoff cup match with Pegasus is off. Tullamore Town progress to the next round as a result of a walkover.
FAI Cup Draws
The draw for the First and Second Rounds of the FAI Ford Cup will take place on Tuesday, 9th March at FAI HQ, Abbotstown
The Tullamore Town Veterans will play their Athlone counterparts this Saturday, 20th February, in Leah Victoria Park for the Jimmy Cummins Memorial Trophy, kick-off 7.15 pm.
Tullamore Town granted License for forthcoming season
Tullamore Town are delighted to announce that the have been sucessful in their application for a license for the 2010 League of Ireland Season.
The Independent Club Licensing Committee today (February 15th) awarded 14 Premier Division licences, seven First Division licences and five Newstalk A Championship licences for the 2010 season.
|Premier Division||First Division||Newstalk A Championship|
|Bohemian FC||Athlone Town||Castlebar Celtic|
|Bray Wanderers||Derry City||Cobh Ramblers|
|Dundalk||Finn Harps||FC Carlow|
|Drogheda United||Limerick||Tralee Dynamos|
|Galway United||Mervue United||Tullamore Town|
|Longford Town||Salthill Devon|
|St. Patrick's Athletic|
The Independent Club Licensing Committee has deferred its decision on Cork City until after the High Court case comes in for mention on Monday, February 22nd next.
Tullamore Town v Willow Park
Tullamore Town's League of Ireland side will take on CCFL side Willow Park in a pre season friendly tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7.30pm in Leah Victoria Park
Tullamore Town (LOI) v ST Peter's Athlone
Tomorrow nights friendly with St Peters has been postponed.
Dates Announced for 2010 League of Ireland Newstalk "A" Championship
Click Here For Details of the proposed dates for 2010 "A" Championship
Leinster Senior Cup
Tullamore Town’s League of Ireland squad travelled to Dublin last Sunday to play their first competitive game of the season and gave a very good account of themselves in this hard fought encounter. More
U13 SFAI Troy Cup
Congratulations to Tullamore Town's Under 13 side who defeated Salthill Devon 1-0 after extra time to reach the last 16 of the SFAI Under 13 National Cup
LSL Sunday Major 1
Tullamore Town's Leinster Senior League got back to winning ways on Friday night last with a comprehensive win over Manortown United. More
First Monthly Development and Supporters Club Draw Results
Congratulations to the following winners of the first Tullamore Town FC Development and Supporters Club Draw
1st Prize €500 Ticket No. 111 - Dermot Heffernan
5 Prizes of €100 as follows
Ticket No. 109 Noel Mollen
Ticket No. 105 Mick Scully
Ticket No. 131 Clive Evans
Ticket No. 212 Patti McCann
Ticket No. 191 Jen and Enda Boland
Tullamore Town Appoint New Manager
Tullamore Town are delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Greene as Manager of their first team squad as they prepare for their third season in the League of Ireland A Championship. As a player Jimmy was very much a one club man, lining out for St.Mary’s, Athlone in the Leinster Senior League for a total of seventeen seasons, during which period he also represented the Defence Forces over a five year period. The holder of a UEFA "A" Licence he is a highly respected coach throughout the midlands. Between 1990 and 2007 Jimmy has alternately held the positions of Youth Development Officer, Assistant Manager and Manager of Athlone Town and also as Head Coach of the Defence Forces. No stranger to the Tullamore players, he worked with manager Mark Dempsey last season and was actively involved with the club’s underage teams. This involvement was central to his decision to take on his current role and he is hopeful that many of the young players he has worked with will make the breakthrough into the first team squad in the coming season. He is also anxious to hear from any players who feel they have the commitment and the ability to be part of his plans but emphasises that they must be signed by 31st January to be eligible to play for the club.
Acting as Assistant Manager will be fellow Athlone man Tommy Hewitt. Also the holder of a UEFA "A" Licence he was a highly regarded goal scoring centre forward with Athlone Town before his playing career was cut short by injury. Tommy has held the positions of Under-21 Manager and Assistant Manager with Athlone Town and is currently Head Coach with the Defence Forces.
The Tullamore Town committee are hopeful that the appointment of such a strong coaching team will help to build on the great progress made over the last two seasons and will underline their determination to establish the club as one of the premier soccer centres in the midlands.
Leinster Senior League Fixture in the Evening Herald is Incorrect
Please note that the fixture in the Evening Herald for Tullamore Town in LSL Sunday Major 1 is incorrect. The correct fixture is Alpine Express away on Sunday January 24th at 11am not Peamount United away on Thursday January 21st as stated.
Leinster Senior Cup Draw
The Leinster Senior Cup competition has been revived after an abscence from the domestic calender for over 10 years. Tullamore Town FC have been invited to play in the competition this season and details of the draw are as follows:
Preliminary Round (Ties to be played on or before February 7th 2010)
Bluebell United v Watside Celtic
Tolka Rovers v St Kevin Boy's
Bangor Celtic v Tullamore Town
Ballymun United v FC Carlow
First Round Draw (Ties to be played on or before February 28th 2010)
Shamrock Rovers v Wexford Youths
Bohemians v Bluebell United / Wayside Celtic
Tolka Rovers/ St Kevins Boy's v Shelbourne
Sporting Fingal v Longford Town
Bray Wanderers v Athlone Town
Ballymun United / FC Carlow v Dundalk
Bangor Celtic / Tullamore Town v UCD
St Patrick's Athletic v Drogheda United
The draw will bring back memories of Tullamore Town's FAI Cup run in 2004 where Tullamore beat Bangor Celtic away after a replay thanks to a late Keith Colsh Penalty which set up a tie with Athlone Town.
Tullamore Town Announce New Development and Supporters Club Draw
Tullamore Town have announced details of their new fundraising development and supporters club draw. Monthly draws for €1000 in prizes (1st Prize €500 plus 5 prizes of €100) will take place in the Clubhouse Bar on the last Saturday of each month. Tickets are €10 per month and are available at the clubhouse or from any commitee member (Contact Details in the Contact Us Section). Tickets are limited to 300 per Monthly Draw. Please support the club through these draws
Tullamore Town appoint Manager for 2010 League Of Ireland "A" Championship
Tullamore Town have appointed Jimmy Greene from Athlone as their League of Ireland "A" Championship Manager for the 2010 Season. Jimmy has also brought in Tommy Hewitt as his assistant for the forthcoming season. We would like to wish Jimmy and Tommy all the best for the coming season.
Congratulations to the following players from Tullamore Town FC who have been selected to attend the Football Association of Ireland 2009-10 Regional Emerging Talent Programme. Gary McDonald, Jamie Coyne and Shane Martino. An introductory meeting for the players and a parent/gaurdian will be held in the club house on Monday 7th September at 7:15pm in Leah Victoria park. All are requested to attend 15 minutes before the meeting start time
Newstalk League of Ireland "A" Championship game v Galway United has been postponed until Wednesday September 9th at 8pm
Our League of Ireland Team play their penultimate home game this Sunday at 2pm against Drogheda United. It has been a great season so far exceeding all expectations hopefully the good run will continue this weekend.
The 2009/10 Leinster Senior League kicks off this weekend with a home game v Bath Markievicz Celtic at 7.45pm Friday Night.
The Midland Schoolboy/girl League kicks off on September 12th and training will be back over the next week. Check the website for regular updates
Under15 (Born 1994) commences this Wednesday August 19th at 5.30pm
Manchester United legends overcome Irish Legends in charity game
Manchester United Legends
Tullamore Town are busy preparing for Friday evenings big kick-off between the Man Utd Legends team and an All Star Irish Selection.
With a large crowd expected patrons are requested to arrive early for what promises to be a hugely enjoyable occasion. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, adults €10 and children €5, all proceeds going to Dochas and the Offaly Cancer Support Group.
Kick-off 7.00 pm Friday, 31st July, in Leah Victoria Park
Senior Mens Training continues each Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm in Leah Victoria Park
Training for Tullamore Youths will commence next Sunday, July 19, in Leah Victoria Park at 12noon.
For the second year running Tullamore Town just fell short in the prestigious FAI Club of the Year Awards in Monaghan Friday July 3rd with Dunboyne AFC from Co Meath capturing the big prize.