Last Sunday saw Cashelâ€™s Senior Hurlers contest a key game in the West Championship against Cappawhite.
With a place in the West semi final up for grabs this was a huge game with the losers sliding into an open County Championship draw.
Cashel had the best possible start. Dylan Fitzellâ€™s predatory instincts saw him follow a lost cause and batting the ball to the Cappa net. Cappawhite then hit a period of dominance but their failure to convert scores meant Cashel remained on the front foot. A Cappawhite goal in the 16th minute brought the game to life as both teams displayed signs of tension and nerves. Carrying a one-point lead into halftime, Cashel were in a good position.
An early Cashel point was soon cancelled out as our opponents hit five unanswered points to take a three-point lead and it looked like the balance has firmly swung in Cappaâ€™s favour. But Cashel dug in and substitute James Cummins started the rally with an excellent individual effort. Further points from Michael Coleman and two Jonathan Grogan frees saw Cashel edge back in front by just a point with ten minutes to play.
A sixty-five converted again by Grogan in the 20th minute pushed us into a two point lead but Cappa closed the gap with a free in a pulsating climax. The twenty-minute saw the turning point in the game. Impressive wingback Ross Doyle gather possession on the left wing and was scythed down but no free was awarded, a ruck formed with a throw in the result. From that, the ball broke Cappas way and a point was scored much the annoyance of the Cashel players and support. Deep into injury time victory was secured with another point.
This defeat left everyone deflated, none more so than the players who put in a massive effort. But the squad must move on now, dust themselves down and prepare as hard as ever for the road ahead, which as we all know could have relegation consequences. But though this game ended in defeat there is plenty of positives to take from it, a young team with huge potential, itâ€™s all about grinding every ounce of that potential out of each players for the games ahead. Best for Cashel, Brian Minogue, Ross Doyle and John Darmody who excelled at centre back in the second half, while Robert Anglim was industrious throughout.
Junior B Hurling
It was certainly a case of contrasting games for Cashelâ€™s hurlers last weekend. After seeing our seniors denied victory so late in the game earlier in day, our juniors left it to the last seconds to snatch an exciting win over neighbours Rosegreen, 1-10 to 0-12.
It was that man again, young Timmy Moloney who crashed a twenty one metre free to the Rosegreen net with the last puck of the game to get Cashel up and running in the West Junior Championship. Cashel trailed for almost the entire game until the last minute, but the players kept at it and plugged away with some of the younger lads showing they can make the step up.
Next up is Galtee Rovers next Sunday when hopefully the lads can keep improving and make it win number two. Best for Cashel, Alan Cummins, PJ Mooney, Jonathan Kennedy, Padraig Oâ€™Donoghue, Robert White and Timmy Moloney.
Team: K Oâ€™Sullivan, C Ryan, A Cummins, G Browne, C Minogue, J Kennedy, PJ Mooney, D Shiels, G Manton (0-1), D Bowes, Wm Fitzell, R White, J Walsh, T Moloney (1-9), P Oâ€™Donoghue.
West Junior B Hurling: Cashel KC Vs Galtee Rovers, May 19, at 12noon in Golden.
West Minor B Semi Final Football: Cashel KC Vs Rockwell/Rosegreen Wednesday, May 15, in Golden at 7pm.
Cashel King Cormacs Club Lotto
In association with Cashel Camogie and Handball Clubs
Results from last weeks draw, on May 7, from the Cashel Palace. Numbers drawn 13,15,17 & 20; there was no winner of the â‚¬12,100 Jackpot. The second chance numbers were, 5,7, 27 & 30 and again there was no winner of the â‚¬500 jackpot. The following won lucky dips on the night: â‚¬50 Bernie Fitzgerald, â‚¬50 Anthony Carroll, â‚¬20 John Ryan (G), â‚¬20 Kieran Rowan, â‚¬20 Ailbe Bonnar, â‚¬20 Paddy Butler (Brittas), â‚¬20 Patrick Flynn.
Results from our draw in Mikey Ryans, on Tuesday, May 14, will appear in next weekâ€™s notes. Our next lotto draw will take place on Tuesday, May 21, and in the event of no Jackpot winner from the draw in Mikeys the rollover Jackpot will be a massive â‚¬12,500 by the time Feehanâ€™s host the Lotto draw, so get your tickets in anticipation and come along and join us from 9.30pm onwards.