The Tipperary minor football bandwagon rolled into Limerick on Sunday last and created another piece of history, defending their Munster success on 2011 with a gutsy victory over the Kingdom - lead by Cashel King Cormacs clubman Dylan Fitzelle.
At halftime trailing by five points it looked as if this was one too far, but a courageous and controlled second display took the fight to Kerry as Tipperary battled to claim victory. The opening eight minutes of the second half were pivotal to this win with captain fantastic Dylan Fitzelle the instigator in Tipp’s vital goal early in the half, which got Tipp up and running.
The never say die attitude of this group of players has been evident again on Sunday last with victory fitting for a tremendous display.
The team returned to Cashel on Sunday evening and a good crowd were in town to greet the team bus in to the town centre. The players, management and local dignitaries assembled on podium and some addressed the gathered supporters.
Cashel KC vice Chairman Joe McGrath welcomed everyone to Cashel, congratulating the winning team and mentors and in particular, Dylan and Gearoid on their success. Town Mayor Dr. Sean McCarthy was also high in praise for both Dylan and Gearoid and their families’ contribution. County chairman Sean Nugent also paid tribute to the panel of players and management team and he thanked the Cashel KC club whom at short notice put on a very welcoming homecoming. He brought humour to proceedings when he mentioned that Kerry minor manager and football legend Mickey Ned O’Sullivan in the heat of the sideline exchanges passed comment that “Tipperary knew nothing about football’ during the course of the second half, well Tipperary certainly had the last laugh. Team manager David Power was short and sweet pointing out he would speak in length in September when, please God, the team would arrive back in Cashel but this time with the All Ireland Cup.
Finally Dylan Fitzelle presented his teammates and extended squad members to the vocal crowd and he thanked everyone for their efforts in making Sunday’s success possible. He thanked his family and local club and expressed that the “job was only half done”.
Tipperary will now meet the beaten Connacht finalists in the All Ireland Quarter Finals.
A special thanks to Cashel club members who helped out in any way in organising the event particularly to Ger Slattery who co-ordinated the event.
It’s a busy week for Tipperary’s minors as the hurlers try to emulate their football counterparts when they face Clare in the Munster Final next Sunday at 2pm. What it would be if Tipp were to pull off the double and even more significant with Simon Delaney and Dylan Fitzelle involved. We wish both players the very best next weekend.
U.12 Hurling Action
Our C team made the trip to Sean Treacy Park on Monday, July 2, to tackle home side Arravale Rovers. With the A team not in action and our B teams game cancelled due to the poor weather it was our C team that carried the flag on the night. Cashel began slowly and were soon behind. Gradually the team got themselves into it and a couple of well taken points meant we were right in the game at half time trailing by one point, 2-0 to 0-5.
The second half saw a totally different Cashel side emerge. The players had more determination and focus and soon we began to stamp our authority. A flurry of goals took the fight from the Rovers lads as Cashel impressed and ran out convincing winners, 7-6 to 2-2.
A special mention Kate Gayson Molloy who bagged at least four goals during the second half route. Great credit to all the players who put in an impressive performance in this game under testing weather conditions. With one round to go we can look forward to knockout stages. Cashel Panel: Ben White, John Ryan, Padraig Brosnan, James O’Sullivan, Ross Minogue, Shev, Ethan Gayson Molloy, Kate Gayson Molloy, TJ Barron, Dylan Foley, Aidan Maher, Sean O’Neill, Mark Minogue.
Training continues Monday and Thursday evening and Saturday mornings.
The A and B Teams played challenge games last week against Moyle Rovers in Leahy Park. Both games were keenly contested and will be of huge benefit to both clubs in the championship games ahead.
West U.14 A Hurling League Semi Final: Cashel KC Vs Knockavilla Kickams Thursday, July 12, at 7pm in Clonoulty.
West U.16 A Hurling: Cashel KC Vs Emly/Treacys Monday, July 16, at 7.30pm in Kilcommon.
West Junior B Football Re-Fixture: Cashel KC Vs Rockwell Rovers Friday, July 13, at 7.30pm in Leahy Park.
In the event of any changes to club fixtures after notes go to print please check with club officers in case of any changes to fixtures during the week.
Cashel King Cormacs Club Lotto in association with Cashel Camogie and Handball Clubs
Last week’s draw took place in the Cashel Palace the numbers were 2,10,11 & 17. There was one lucky winner of the Jackpot of e4,900 and that was Kate O’Neill. Everyone associated with the Cashel KC lotto would like to extend congrats to Kate and family on their win. The second chance draw did not take place as the main jackpot was won.
The following won lucky dips on the night:e50 Kay White, e50 John Ryan (G), e20 Mick Mackey, e20 Paddy Toomey, e20 Jean Hayden, e20 Mick Mackey, e20 Tom Toomey. Our next Lotto draw is heading to Feehans on July 17 from 9.30pm.