County Senior Football League
Cahir and Arravale Rovers played a very exciting match in Cahir on Monday last. Cahir played well in the first half and with the aid of goals from Edmund Meehan and Eoghan Quinlan led at the break be 2-6 to 1-6.
In the closing stages Arravale Rovers levelled only for Michael Hickey to restore the Cahir lead with a point. However Arravale Rovers equalised again before Benny Hickey with a great point won the game for Cahir.
Team: Bartosz Opala, John B. O’Brien, Liam Meehan, James McGrath, Sean O Connor, Paddy O’ Flaherty (1-1), Liam Howard, Edmund Meehan (1-1), Dean Lonergan, Michael Hickey (0-6), Benny Hickey (0-3), Shane Tobin, Eoghann Quinlan (1-1), Mark Costigan, Shane Murphy (0-1). Subs Used: Neville Flynn, Keelan Hickey, Daniel Moloney, Stephen McGrath.
The U8 squad played in a County hurling blitz recently in Thurles. 20 young players played on the day. The first team played JK Brackens and Roscrea. The second team played Holy Cross and Arravale Rovers. The lads acquitted themselves very well. Many thanks are due to all the parents for brining the children to Thurles. On Saturday last the U8 squad played a football blitz in Kilsheelan. Commercials and Kilsheelan were the opposition and again the lads played really well.
Our U14 team went down to a very strong Ardfinnan team last week. Players who acquitted themselves well on the night were Darragh Conway, Conor McKenna and Aaron Condon. We play Fethard, this Monday night in Fethard.
The U12 squad played in the Semi-final of the premier games last Friday night. They had a titanic struggle against a very good Ballyporeen in which it took extra time to separate the sides. They now play Moyle Rovers in the final. Time and venue are not to hand as yet. We wish the lads well in their game.
The Cahir GAA field day took place on Sunday last, and again it was a huge success. Again the Gods looked out for us with a fine, sunny day. A fine crowd attended the field day. The big attraction on the day was the pig racing. The brainchild of Stephen Kirwin, it was a most enjoyable affair. Tom O’Donnell put in a huge amount of work setting it up and training the participants.
The auction of the pigs for the last race was a lively affair, which added to the occasion. Liam Shinnick may well be thinking of going into the auctioneering business after the day.
The U8 Comogie team played Ballylooby in a very entertaining game. We certainly have some stars for the future with this group of girls. The U8 boys were also to play two different teams but unfortunately the opposition did not show up on the day. Nevertheless, our lads were undeterred and gave a fine exhibition match, showing some great skill and determination. Well done to Richie Cagney, Tommy Barrett, Kevin Butler and Micheal O’Shea for all the work they are doing with the lads.
The Cahir majorettes also gave a fine display of their talents, as did the taekwondo club. There were some excellent side stalls. Many thanks to Tommy Barrett for all the work he did in constructing them. Not only were they well made, but also novel and good fun.
Wally Costigan, Helen Barrett and Carina Buckley were again on the barbecue and what delicious burgers they turned out.
The teas and coffee stall was no place for those of us carrying a bit too much weight. The cakes on display were just fantastic and some of us did succumb to temptation. Many thanks are due to all who did the baking and work there and helped out there.
What was really pleasing about the day was the amount of people who volunteered their time and energy to the club for the day. A day like today does not happen on its own. It has to be led by good people, none better than Tara Armitage, Regina Corbett, Helen and Tommy Barrett, Richie Cagney and Breeda O’Neill. Many thanks also to our senior secretary Eddie Lonergan who did up the program for the day. Many thanks also to the senior players who helped out. It was also good to see our own Munster rugby player Tommy O’Donnell there. Some of us are convinced that the reason Tommy has been in such good form for Munster this year was the training he received while he was with the junior B hurlers last year. Perhaps he may think of joining them again.