On Saturday last the Juvenile Club signed off a busy campaign by holding its annual fun day at a sunny Leahy Park. The day was geared towards the players who have trained and played religiously throughout a busy season and it was great to seen so many of our players take part. The fun was mighty and everyone enjoyed a fantastic day.
A special thanks to Juvenile Chairman Joe McGrath for organising the event and to everyone who helped out in any way, whether preparing food and refreshments on the day or helping out with the kids. Also many thanks to Ruth and Kate of the “Den” for providing their expertise, which went down brilliantly with all the young members who had a very enjoyable day. Here’s looking forward to 2013, “le cunamh De”.
West U13 “Garda Cup Final”
Cashel KC 2-9 Kickams 3-5
Cashel’s Juveniles closed off a competitive season with our U13s competing with rivals Kickham’s for Garda Cup honours. The result gladly went our way and in some small way eases the pain of losing out on the West U14 “A” title after a replay (Clonoulty going on to win the County Final).
After Kickhams opened the scoring with a point Cashel settled into the game and soon found their rhythm. Points from Colin Ryan and Ross Bonnar were quickly followed by an opportunistic goal from Scott Scanlon. The momentum was clearly with Cashel as the Kickhams goalmouth survived a few scary moments with Cashel’s forwards failing to capitalise. A sixty-five from Colin Ryan and a further point from Murragh McDermott seemed to have Cashel in control leading 1-5 to 0-3 as half time approached. But Kickhams rattled in a goal and a point to leave just one point the difference as the teams retired for the half time pep talks.
But business as usual was quickly restored on the resumption, Eoghan Connolly gathering in midfield and racing through the Kickhams defence with Ross Bonnar on hand to superbly flick his lobbed ball into the net. When Colin Ryan soon added a free this game was firmly within Cashel’s grasp leading 2-6 to 1-4, but Kickhams had other ideas. Two goals in rapid succession handed our opponents the initiative, we now trailed by a point. Ross Bonnar added a free to level matters but Kickhams soon tied the game again with a point in a pulsating climax.
With one minute to go and the game heading for extra time, corner forward Fearghail O’Donoghue gathered possession in a ruck and turned for goal but was scythed down by the Kickhams defence, free in Cashel. Colin Ryan made his way up to take the free. Instead of shooting he cleverly fed Ross Bonnar in space and he coolly slotted between the posts to hand Cashel a one-point lead. The final four and a half minutes of added on time was agonising, but Cashel fought tooth and nail to hold out for a brilliant victory.
A delighted Ross Bonnar accepted the Garda Cup on behalf of his team. Ross thanked the referee and Golden for the use of the pitch and gave three cheers for Kickhams. He also thanked his selectors for their coaching, over recent nights.
This success is a case of just rewards for a fine season of activity on the field of play. The Juvenile club has continued to grow and grow with more of our teams competing at the business end of the championships. The highlight of course those fantastic victories for our U12 “A” and “B” Teams in West Finals.
On reflection, our 14s were very unlucky in their final against Clonoulty but again the signs are very encouraging. While our U16s too did themselves proud in their West Final, with a little more belief their day will come.
Finally our minors await the winners of Kickams and Clonoulty to see who they will match up against in the West Minor “A” Final, so plenty to be pleased about and optimistic about into the future.
A massive well done to all our Juvenile players, supporters and parents for giving their time, blood, sweat and tears throughout 2012, it has been a thoroughly proud year for Cashel KC as we look forward to some exciting times ahead. Finally to our selectors, from U6s right up to U16s a massive thanks for your outstanding efforts and time during a busy season, without your dedication none of the above would be possible!
Team: Adam Skeffington, Luke White, Luke Quinlan, Sean Ryan, Jamie O’Keeffe, Colin Ryan (0-3), Thomas Skeffington, Eoghan Connolly (0-1), Ryan O’Sullivan, Dylan Byrnes, Michael Morrissey, Ross Bonnar (Captain, 1-4), Jack Brown Corbett, Murragh McDermott (0-1), Scott Scanlon (1-0),
Subs: Fearghail O’Donoghue for Luke White, Rodrigo Concalves for Thomas Skeffington, Evan Hynes for Scott Scanlon.
Cashel King Cormacs Club Lotto
In association with Cashel Camogie and Handball Clubs
Last weeks draw took place in Bailey’s Bar, the numbers drawn were 1,10,21 and 29. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €5,500. The second chance draw took place and the numbers drawn were 9,18,21 and 25, and there was no winner of the €500 jackpot.
The following won lucky dips on the night: €50 Cameron Mitchell, €50 Amy McCarthy, €20 Michael Delahunty, €20 Joanne Mooney, €20 Patricia Ryan, €20 John Ryan (G), €20 Caroline Ryan. Well done to all our winners.
Results from the draw held in Dowling’s, on Tuesday, September 25, will appear in next week’s notes. Our next Lotto draw is heading to Brosnan’s Bar on Tuesday, October 2, from 9.30pm onwards and all are welcome.