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Important win for men as women are promoted

Published: Sunday, 17 February 2019 22:26

Saturday February 16th

Under Fifteen Schoolboys Division Two

Tombrack United  5  Ferns United  3

The Under Fifteen boys moved joint second in the table after this 5-3 win over near neighbours Ferns United. After a scoreless first half, Tombrack took control and went 3-0 ahead but then relaxed and allowed Ferns back to 3-2 before the lads got a grip on the game again and eventually ran out 5-3 winners and moved within three points of leaders Shelburne

 

Youths Division Two

St Josephs  1  Tombrack United  4

Tombrack are making every effort to avoid relegation from this division and this win away to St Josephs will not do them any harm in that quest. They got off to the worst possible start when going a goal behind but Harry Fitzgibbon scored to bring the sides level and goals from David Power, Tom Browne and Josh McMullen saw them run out 4-1 winners.

 

Sunday February 17th

Wexford Football League Division One

Tombrack United  2  New Ross Celtic 1

The lads continued their good run of form as they overcame an experienced New Ross Celtic side to keep the pressure on leaders Kilmore and well in contention for the league title. Celtic began the game well and it took some good defending and a bit of good luck to prevent them from going in front. Seventeen minutes into the game, Jamie Walshe put Tombrack ahead when he scored one of his trademark goals, finding space on the edge of the area and curling the ball into the net. Tombrack kept the game under control for the remainder of the half, defending well, while also creating chances with Eoin Carton and Josh O Byrne both going close. The game continued in that vein in the second half and Tombrack went 2-0 up when the Celtic keeper miskicked his clearance, kicking the ball straight to Josh, who still had a bit of work to do as he lofted the ball over the keeper’s head and into the net. Celtic played some of their better football at this point and with six minutes to go, a dangerous ball across the goal was deflected to the net by an “unnamed” defender who really had little option and knew little about it. Tombrack had to work hard to keep Ross at bay for the remainder of the game plus the six minutes injury time added on by the referee but showed great character to do so and while this game was not pretty to watch, it was a strong hard working performance that deserved three points. In an overall strong performance, Dane McGarry, Kevin Kelly and Aaron Breslin were all excellent on the day. Next up, St Cormacs at home next Sunday at 11

 

Gwyn Jones Cup Second Round

Tombrack United B 1  Cushinstown AFC  2

Nine man Tombrack United made Cushinstown second time work very hard to eventually book their place in the quarter finals of the Gwyn Jones Cup. Despite the lack of numbers with several players missing for various reasons, the lads looked strong in the first half and took a deserved lead when Harry Fitzgibbon curled the ball past the keeper. Tombrack had to defend strong to stay in front with the highlight of the first half was a penalty save from Conor Kehoe, followed up by a save from the rebound. Unfortunately an unpleasant wind and lack of numbers proved critical in the second half and Cushinstown scored twice to win 2-1. However, this was a hard working performance from our lads and they can be proud of their efforts on the day

 

Wexford Women’s League Division Two

Although our Women had no game on the day, Corach beating Bunclody ensured that the women are promoted for third year in a row. Next Sunday they take on leaders Corach Ramblers in Carrig on Bannow where a win will keep their title hopes alive. Congratulations to all involved on their promotion to Division One

Men bow out of cup on penalties

Published: Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:24

Saturday February 9th

Schoolboys Under Twelve Division Three

Tombrack United  2  Gorey Rangers B  0

Our Under Twelve boys remain unbeaten and moved second in the table after this 2-0 win at home to Gorey Rangers. This very talented side always looked in control of the game and were well deserved winners with a goal in each half, Eoin Tomkins in the first half with Adam Byrne securing the three points with a well taken penalty in the second half. 

Schoolboys Under Sixteen Division Two A

Wexford Celtic B  3  Tombrack United  2

For the second time, Wexford Celtic overcame our Under Sixteen boys on a 3-2 scoreline in a game where our lads will feel unfortunate to have not taken at least a point. After a scoreless first half, Celtic took a 2-0 lead before Evan Maher pulled one back for Tombrack. Celtic restored their two goal advantage but Nathan Kelly brought the lads back into the game and the home side had to defend strongly to hang on for the three points

Sunday February 10th

Creane and Creane Wexford Cup Third Round

Tombrack United  3  Corach Ramblers  3  aet (Corach won 4-2 on penalties)

With the squad still missing key players due to injury and sickness, Tombrack showed great character and effort to come from behind twice to force the game into penalties. Played on an good surface but in a difficult wind, both sides effectively cancelled each other out in the first half with chances few and far between with Mattie Hendrick going closest for Tombrack when his well struck shot hit the side netting while his brother Darragh brought a good save from the Corach keeper ten minutes before the break. At the other end, the Premier side were reduced to long range efforts and free kicks which were comfortably dealt with by the home sides keeper and defence

The second half saw Corach start the better and were 1-0 up after seven minutes and when they scored again twelve minutes later, it looked like Tombrack's brave efforts were in vein. However with fifteen minutes to go, Eoin Carton got on the end of a through ball and kept his nerve to slot the ball past the advancing keeper and ten minutes later, Josh O Byrne got on the end of an Aaron Breslin kick out, managed to create space for himself on the edge of the area and curled the ball into the far corner of the net for a well deserved equaliser. In between both goals, Corach had the opportunity to wrap up the game when awarded a penalty but was missed when the spot kick cleared the crossbar

Extra time saw Ramblers go in front again when awarded another penalty which was scored but Tombrack kept working to get back on level terms and the visitors keeper had to be brave when racing out to just beat Eoin Carton, picking up an injury in the process. As the game moved towards the final whistle, it seemed Corach had did just enough to scrape through but four minutes into injury time, Jamie Walshe whipped in a ferocious free kick which Eoghan Murphy headed into the net

The game moved to penalties where the visitors keeper saved two spot kicks to see his side go through 4-2 on penalties. With ten league games left, Tombrack are well in the running for promotion and will have a busy few months but if they continue to show this level of character in games, they will make life difficult for all. Kieran Kenny, Jamie Walshe and Darragh Hendrick all stood out in an overall strong team performance

Wexford Womens Cup Second Round

Ferns United  8  Tombrack United  0

As our Women continue to rise through the ranks in the lower divisions, a test against Premier leaders and near neighbours Ferns United was always going to be a stiff test and one that our team were looking forward to. As would be expected, the clinical finishing of the home side would always be a factor and difficult to handle and such was the case when after a strong opening fifteen minutes, Ferns scored twice in quick succession and twice more before the break to lead 4-0. Two early goals in the second half killed the game off but Tombrack continued to work hard with Shauna McGovern tireless in midfield. Two final goals saw Ferns run out 8-0 winners in this first ever competitive meeting between the two sides but Tombrack can take a lot of positives from the game and as they continue to climb through the league system, they now know what they need to do if they reach the top division. Shannon McGovern and Kelli Maguire did have chances but the Ferns defence managed to avert any danger. The team and management must be commended on their attitude in the build up to this game as they looked forward to the challenge of taking on a team who have been top of the game in the league for the past fifteen years. 

The club would also like to take this opportunity to wish Aimee Dreelan and Becky Connaughton the best of luck as they head off to Wexford Youths Under Seventeen for the upcoming season. Following on from last seasons signings of Shannon McGovern and Breda Cushen to the same squad and Kevin Kenny signing to the Under Nineteen boys this season, Tombrack can be proud of its contribution to the game at National level

The above picture sees Becky and Aimee being presented with a cake by their team mates on the Women's team before their transfer forms go through tomorrow

Wexford Football League Division Four A

Tombrack United  1  Castledockrell United  1

As the team head into their final four games of the season. our B team are locked in a relegation battle and will need to win at least two of their remaining games to have any chance of survival in this division. In a game of few chances, Tombrack did manage to go in front in this game courtesy of a well taken goal by Jamie Murphy but near neighbours Castledockrell continued to work hard and were rewarded with a goal midway through the second half to give them a point. Both sides could have done with the win but had to be content with a draw as the strong breeze did little to help the game flow

 

 

Women move top of table

Published: Sunday, 03 February 2019 20:59

Saturday February 2nd

Wexford Football League Youth Division Two

Tombrack United  7  Glynn Barntown  1

Tombrack Youths side gave themselves a decent chance of avoiding relegation when proving far too strong for fellow strugglers Glynn Barntown, running out 7-1 on a rock hard pitch. With David Power and Evan Maher pulling the strings in midfield, the lads controlled possession and led 3-0 at the break, with keeper Evan Murphy, rarely troubled. It was much of the same in the second half, although the visitors did manage to find the net, with Tombrack scoring another four. Harry Fitzgibbon scored a hat trick with Josh McMullen finding the net twice while Hassid Yasin and new signing Tom Browne also scored

Sunday February 3rd

Wexford Football League Division Four A

Cloughbawn AFC  6  Tombrack United B  0

This game away to division leaders Cloughbawn was much closer than the 6-0 scoreline might suggest but Tombrack's inability to find the net is proving costly. The home side led 2-0 after just ten minutes but Tombrack came more into the game after that with Josh McMullen bringing a couple of good saves from the home sides keeper but clinical finishing by Cloughbawn saw them score two more to lead 4-0 at the break. Tombrack continued to press forward in the second half with William Dunne and Jamie Murphy both going close and as the game moved to a conclusion, the Division Four A leaders scored two more for a flattering 6-0 win. The B team have had some tough games in recent weeks and in the next few weeks should come up against some of the clubs involved in the relegation battle with them which should give them the opportunity to compete for some crucial points

Wexford Women's League Division Two

Tombrack United  3  Bunclody AFC  1

With injuries, illness, work and exams reducing the squad to just ten players, the women's team produced a hard working display to take a well deserved three points with two goals late in the second half. Bunclody started well and after just seven minutes were in front when Alma Morris held her nerve to slot the ball into the net. but on twenty minutes, the sides were level when some good work between Kelli Maguire and Sarah Merrigan saw the latter send a curling effort to the back of the net. The remainder of the first half saw chances reduced to long range efforts which both sets of defences dealt with comfortably.

The second half saw Tombrack much more dominant and pressed forward in numbers with Shannon and Shauna McGovern taking control in midfield which opened up the game, putting pressure on the Bunclody defence, who conceded several corners and free kicks in quick succession, Amie Dreelan going closest when her header from Sarah's corner went just over the crossbar. With twenty minutes to go, Bunclody's best chance came when Ashling Kavanagh pulled off an excellent save from Mikayla Farrell and this seemed to spur on Tombrack who went in search of the winner and ten minutes from the end, Bunclody had to defend strongly to clear a goalmouth scramble

As the game moved to injury time, a through ball from Kelli put Sarah through and although she had a lot of work to do, she held her nerve to lob the ball over the advancing keeper and into the roof of the net. Two minutes later, Shannon scored a goal that almost borders on indescribable as she got the ball outside of the area, weaving left and right, evading tackles and lunges until she eventually found space to shoot to the corner of the net, 3-1 and game over. With leaders Corach being held to a draw, this win moves the women to the top of the table and into a very strong promotion position. Next Sunday, the women travel to Premier leaders Ferns United for the second round of the Wexford Cup, the first meeting of the two neighbouring sides

Squad: Ashling Kavanagh, Mary Martin, Ciara Ryan, Eimear Whelan, Amie Dreelan, Shauna McGovern, Shannon McGovern, Marie Allen, Kelli Maguire, Sarah Merrigan

League Table

Tombrack United        8     6   0   2    18

Corach Ramblers        6     5   1   0    16

Bunclody AFC            7     4   0    3    12

All Blacks                  6     1   1    4     4

Fastnet Rovers          6     1   1    4     4

Stoney LFC               5     0   1    4     1

 

          

 

Good wins for Men, Women and U12 boys

Published: Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:58

As a mark of respect to the Murphy family, all games scheduled to be played in Ballyboy were postponed and only away games went ahead.

 

Men’s Creane and Creane Wexford Cup Second Round

Killenagh Wanderers  3  Tombrack United  4  (after extra time)

Our men’s first team had to come from behind twice to overcome a very hard working and determined Killenagh Wanderers side to book their place in the third round of the competition. Matthew Hendrick opened the scoring for Tombrack when he reacted quickest after the Killenagh keeper had saved a Rory Newe penalty but Matty was on hand to knock in the rebound. The home side led 2-1 when Kevin Kenny found space to send an unstoppable shot to the back of the net and bring the sides level, only for Killenagh to work themselves ahead again courtesy of an own goal. Tombrack continued to work hard and were rewarded when Eoin Carton scored to make it 3-3 and so the game moved into extra time. The hard work and commitment of the visitors paid off when new signing Josh O Byrne worked himself into a good position to score what proved to be the winner. Overall, this was another strong hard working performance from the lads and they deserved their place in the last thirty two. At the end of the game, it was announced that Kevin Kenny was leaving to go play with Wexford Youths Under Nineteen National League squad and all in the club would like to wish Kevin the best of luck and hope he has a successful season

 

New Ross Town A  8  Tombrack United  0

Our B team were always going to find life difficult against Ross Town’s first team and although they managed to keep them at bay for the opening fifteen minutes, it all went pear shaped after that and the superior fitness and finishing of the home team was clinical as they knocked in eight without reply. The lads can now get back to concentrating on getting away from the relegation zone and hopefully get a good run in the Gwyn Jones Cup

 

Wexford Women’s League Division Two

Fastnet Rovers 2  Tombrack United  5

The women always find Fastnet a difficult place to get three points but in this match they were always in control and moved joint top of the table courtesy of this win. Two goals from Sarah Merrigan and one from Aimee Dreelan had Tombrack in control before the home side pulled one back just before the break. Two goals in quick succession from Shannon McGovern had Tombrack well in control and although Fastnet scored a late penalty, the women did enough to pick up their fifth win of the season and move joint top of the table with Corach Ramblers

 

Wexford Schoolboys Under Twelve Division Three

Campile United  0  Tombrack United  1

A Cathal Byrne goal was enough to see our Under Twelve boys pick up a vital three points away from home and move up into second place in the table and remain unbeaten after four games

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