50 years at senior level ends

Ned Lonergan, Main Street, Cashel  collecting his winning  Cashel King Cormacs Lotto jackpot cheque for �3,900 in Kearney's Castle Hotel last week.  This was the third time the jackpot was won since the end of May with close on �34,000 being pay out. This is the one to be in. Ned is pictured with family members, CKC lotto and club officials. Front L/R. Mattie Finnerty, Ned Lonergan, Colin Fogarty, Joe O'Regan, laura Lonergan, Ger English. Back L/R, Aodan Wrenn, Claire Lonergan, Carmel English Brendan Bonnar,  Pat O'Donoghue
The club lost it’s Senior status in Fethard last Saturday when the senior hurlers were outplayed by Ballingarry in the final relegation playoff game, condemning Cashel King Cormac’s into the Intermediate grade for the first time since 1964.

The club lost it’s Senior status in Fethard last Saturday when the senior hurlers were outplayed by Ballingarry in the final relegation playoff game, condemning Cashel King Cormac’s into the Intermediate grade for the first time since 1964.

It’s fair to say the players have fought valiantly staving off relegation many times in recent years but on Saturday they had no answer for a determined Ballingarry side.

While the realist would admit this was on the cards for sometime it nevertheless is disappointing. Will we ever forget the 90s when we were unbeatable, claiming several West Divisional titles, one county title and the only west club to capture a Munster Senior club title. One would argue we left an All Ireland club behind in 1992. So along with all the highs comes the lows but it offers an opportunity to regroup, refocus and begin again. This group of players is young and if they stick together and commit to getting our proud club back in the senior mix then hopefully this can be accomplished sooner rather than later.

West Minor Final

The Minor Hurlers were beaten in the West Final by Clonoulty. The sides were separated by a five point margin at the finish, after a gutsy Cashel side rallied late in the game reducing the deficit to just a goal before Clonoulty closed out victory with two late points. On the night Jack Hayes, Cormac Ryan, James Cummins, Pat Muldoon and Jonathan Walsh stood out for Cashel.

Fixture: Junior B Football Cashel KC vs Eire Og Saturday, September 13, Clonoulty at 6pm.

CKC Lotto in association with Cashel Camogie and Handball Clubs. The venue was Kearneys Castle Hotel on September 2. Jackpot: €3,700. Numbers: 7,10,12, 28. No winner. Second Chance draw 3,7,12,30.

Lucky Dips: €50 Ann Marie Burke, €50 Laura Lonergan, €20 Claire Lonergan, €20 David Moloney, €20 Tom Sheehy, €20 Catherine O ‘Heney, €20 Denis Ryan. Next lotto at Bailey’s on Tuesday, September 16, from 9.30pm.