With another season under the belt it was the turn our Juvenile club to present all our fantastic players with their winning medals after a year that brought huge success and marked improvement within all the panels at Juvenile level.
They say you can mark a clubs progress by the achievements at the grass roots level, this year brought five titles to the club, and the foundation is well in place and is now in the process of being taken to another level.
Chairman Joe McGrath, juvenile secretary Ronan O’Donoghue, a vibrant committee and a group of enthusiastic selectors any club would be lucky to have steering the ship in the right direction. We now have our teams winning games, qualifying for finals and winning them.
While our U14s will consider themselves once again unlucky to have lost out on glory by the slenderest of margins in the West final after a replay they are a team with huge potential and it’s just a matter of time before they covet that all important West championship. The U16 team too, lost out to Clonoulty in the West final, but if they keep plugging away the hope is they too will turn the corner.
It was at U12 level where Cashel managed the most success. A superb team display against a skilful Kickhams saw Cashel emerge worthy champions in a classic decider. Our second string then repeated the dose seeing off Kickhams after a replay to announce their arrival on the scene. We also fielded a third U12 team and while didn’t succeed they have developed with every game and next year the players will be trying to force their way into the A and B teams. Add in a successful Garda Cup team and an U14 Hurling league title and its just shows we are a force to be reckoned with.
It wasn’t all hurling either with our U12 footballers beating Arravale Rovers in the shield final while our U14s went all the way to win the Peil na nOg to prove we are a force with the big ball also.
On the night county Tipperary sharpshooter Pa Bourke was on hand to present the medals and throughout then night he was “grilled” by a some of our rising stars on the preparation side of hurling with Pa offering all the players some vital tips in becoming the best player possible. Our own club Stars Simon Delaney, Dylan Fitzell and Gearoid Slattery also helped out with the presentations. Club patron Fr. Bernie Moloney offered some very encouraging words to the players and praise to the parents for their contributions. But his standout highlight was a headline from the Nationalist some weeks back which he had with him and read “Cashel KC top Role of honour” at Juvenile level in West Tipperary, this epitomised everything about our juvenile club.
The night was brought to an end with the “players of the year”. At U12 our D team player of the year went to John Ryan, C team went to Michael O’Meara while Eoghan Connolly was a worthy recipient from the A team. U14 player of the year went to Ciarain Quinn for his outstanding displays at full back all season long while James Cummins a star in the making accepted the U16 accolade.
A special thanks to everyone who helped organise the night, in particular to Seanie Barron and those responsible for the provision of refreshments on the night. Here’s looking forward to 2013!
On Friday night it will be the turn of our adult stars to receive their winning medals. A ‘Victory Celebration’ will take place in the Brian Boru and tickets are available to buy from Grogans, Lowergate. A good night is in store with Kerry legend Jack O’Shea and Kilkenny star Brian Hogan on hand to present the medals. Modern Souls will provide the entertainment and we encourage everyone within the town to get into the Brian Boru and join in the craic.
Cashel King Cormacs Club Lotto
In association with Cashel Camogie and Handball Clubs
Results from our last two draws. Tuesday, November 27, held in Foley’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 10,16,27 and 30. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €7,700. The second chance draw took place and the numbers drawn were 5,8,13 and 17, and there was no winner of the €500 jackpot.
The following won lucky dips on the night: €50 PJ Quinlan, €50 Noreen Doyle, €20 Sean O Duibhir (Jnr), €20 Liam White, €20 Jim Barry, €20 Stephanie Moloney, €20 John Kendrick.
Tuesday, December 4, in Penny Lane, the numbers drawn were 3,12,22 and 24. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €7,900. The second chance draw took place and the numbers drawn were 3,13,16 and 26, and there was no winner of the €500 jackpot. The following won lucky dips on the night: €50 Rosaleen Finnerty, €50 Ashley Fitzgerald, €20 Annette Ryan, €20 Teresa O’Donoghue, €20 John Ryan (G), €20 Ann Marie Burke, €20 Vincent O’Connor.
Well done to all our winners. Results from draw held in Kearney’s Castle Hotel on Tuesday, December 11, will appear in next week’s notes. Our next Lotto draw is heading to Fox’s on Tuesday, December 18, from 9.30pm and all are welcome.