On a breezy and damp morning in Spafield, Cashel U-15s beat their bigger and more fancied opponents, Kilfeacle, with a fantastic performance.
This win was based on an excellent defensive effort from Cashel who were up against a much bigger Kilfeacle pack. To a man however Cashel never took a backward step and tackled superbly to repel attack after attack from Kilfeacle in the opening few minutes.
Gradually Cashel grew into the game and started securing possession and took the game to their opponents. With Cashel getting on top they attacked the Kilfeacle line and were unlucky not to score a try before half time.
The forwards went very close to opening the scoring but were held up right on the Kilfeacle line on one occasion and bustled into touch close to the line on another. The first half ended with Cashel pushing for a score but Kilfeacle held out and the match remained scoreless.
Cashel started the second half strongly and with the wind at their backs they made great ground down field and scored a great try by Brian Fitzpatrick. This try seemed to give Cashel confidence and they controlled the game with great defence when Kilfeacle had the ball and clever use of possession when Cashel had it.
Cashel were rewarded for more great pressure and play with a second try from Dylan Kennedy. With the wind at their backs Cashel dominated the second half with Brian Fitzpatrick controlling the game from out half. Cashel secured the win late on with a penalty from Bill O Brian.
This was an excellent effort from the whole Cashel squad, with the win built on great defence and great tackling and also a high work rate from many players. Cashel will need to be equally as good, if not better, in this area if they are to go all the way and win this competition outright.
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