In Littleton our junior hurling team faced Roscrea in the County Final. The North Champions opened brightly and went three points clear. Cahir rallied but went in at the break trailing 1-7 to 0-5. A highlight of the first half was a pointed sideline cut by Liam Howard. Cahir kept in touch throughout the second half but were unable to get in for a goal. Two fortuitous late goals for Roscrea gave them a 3-12 to 0-7 win.
Team: David Purtill, Michael Tobin, Padraig Hyland, Oisin Moloney, Willie Reidy, Paddy O’Flaherty, Daniel Moloney, Tom O’Gorman, Gavin Berry, Liam Howard (0-3), James Hyland, Robbie Costigan, Kieran Davis, Eoin Donaghy (0-4), Stephen McGrath. Sub Used: Ger O’Gorman, Eoghann Quinlan
November 30 is the last date to claim the following prizes. First prize - 3:49:43; second prize - 3:49:42; third prize - 3:49:44.
Parish League hurling finals took place last Sunday. In what could be best described as miserable conditions, the young lads served up some great hurling. In the B final, Nicholas Reidy was up against Eoin Corbett. Again we had a resumption of the battle between Darren Lonergan and Oisin O’Suilleabhean, which was both tough and fair and no place for the faint hearted. Thomas Kelly was in flying form. Robert Kelly gave everything to the cause and it was this courage and commitment that earned him the player of the tournament award. Darragh Cremmins was excellent on the goal while Bobby Noonan, Conor Lonergan and David Clifford were very much to the fore. Even though Eoin’s team gave everything they had it was Nicholas and his team that reigned victorious. Thomas McDonagh was in inspired form. Mark Casey played the game of his life at full back. Probably the best goal of the tournament was scored when Francis Delaney fired in a cross, which was added to in the air by Francis McDonagh to score. Jack Buckley and Liam O’Neill were a constant treat. Well done also to Pat O’Brien who refereed the match.
The A final was between David Richards and Stephen Grogan. This was an absolutely cracking game of hurling. The Grogan brothers were on opposing teams, which led to some lively interaction. Jake Kiely covered a huge amount of ground while Conor Kirwan played a fine game in defence. Jack O’Connor started on goal but went out field in the second half and never shirked a challenge. Keith Martin played his heart out. Adam Lonergan, Jamie Armitage and Cian O’Donoghue also tried hard. It was David Richards who led his team to victory with a fine personal display. Kevin Grogan was excellent. Liam Hickey continues to impress. Dylan Ryan was a handful for the defence all day. Cillian Halpin is proving to be a top class goalkeeper. Nathan Walsh, Thomas Molan and Kevin Hickey gave their all.
Club president Willie O’Gorman presented the Horan family perpetual trophy to David Richards. John Quirke, who has been a wonderful patron of the club, sponsored the player of the tournament. Heart felt thanks from the club for all you have done for us over the years, John.
Many thanks to Andy Moloney for a fine job, refereeing the A final. Thanks to all who looked after the catering on the day.
The club had a medal presentation last Friday in Cahir House Hotel for the victorious U12 and U16 squads. The chairman and MC for the night Pat O’Brien also made presentation to Tom O’Donnell and Tadhg Howard as recognition for their work as chairman and secretary of the club over the years, and expressed the wish that they weren’t finished with the club yet.
There will be no training this Tuesday night, as the cookery demonstration will be on in Cahir House. This in an important fundraiser for the club so it is hoped as many as possible will support it.