Last week saw a fantastic turnout of young girls and boys for Cashel King Cormac’s annual hurling and football camp. With the sun shining throughout the week the fun and games and enjoyment each child got from the week blanked out the cold snap in the air.
Juvenile chairman Joe McGrath along with his committee did a tremendous job in co-ordinating the three days along with County Co -coordinator and Kevin Halley and his group of coaches who also did a fantastic job. The ladies on hand with hot drinks and refreshments were brilliant and a big thanks to them for their time. The week was brought to an end with each participant receiving a Tipperary coloured sliothar and football to take home and this was richly deserved. Thanks to everyone that helped out in any way in making the Johnny “Boy” Moloney a very memorable occasion.
Cashel opened their Senior Hurling campaign with a loss to Eire Og Anarcarty. Cashel began poorly and Eire Og were far the better team in the opening twenty minutes leading 1-7 to 0-2. But an inspirational Simon Delaney point kick started a Cashel fight back and when Philip Taylor goaled in the 25th minute, Cashel were right back in the game trailing 1-11 to 1-07 at the interval. An Adrian Cummins point early in the second half continued his sides purple patch. A pointed free in the 08th minute of the second half their first since the 22nd minute of the game got Eire Og up and running again as they slowly began to stamp their authority. Cashel did have plenty of ball going into its full forward line but failed continuously to capitalise. Eire Og finished off strong and a couple of late frees extended their lead to run out winners 1-17 to 1-11. While defeated Cashel can have no complaints with the outcome. The opening 20 minutes saw Anacarty in total control with the Cashel defence overrun at times. During this spell the game was decided. There were positives to take from the game, as the Cashel team did show glimpses, with Simon Delaney spearheading a determined effort from wing back. But Cashel will need to improve again if they are to hold any chance of defeating a Kickams side who have an opening round win in the bag in what now is a crucial game in the West Championship.
Peil na nOg Final
Our U14s take on Arravale Rovers in the final of the Peil na nOg tonight, Wednesday April 10. The team have progressed nicely through the opening rounds and the entire panel have trained brilliantly over the past six weeks. Arravale Rovers will pose a massive obstacle but we hold every chance and hopefully a strong Cashel support make the short trip to golden to support the lads in the pursuit of West Tipperary Peil na nOg glory. The game is fixed for 6.45pm.
Handball Glory for Colin Ryan
The club would like to congratulate Colin Ryan on winning the U14 All Ireland final. Colin a talented young sportsman defeated his Kilkenny opponent on a score of 15 - 7 15 – 4 and in doing so deservedly captured All Ireland glory. Well-done to Colin, his family and the entire Handball club.
Congratulations both Glen and Niamh Doherty on their recent marriage.