Tipperary students beat Waterford school in Munster final 

Cashel Community School 3-12 St. Augustine’s College Dungarvan 2-10.

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Cashel Community School’s senior camogie team rounded off a fantastic year by beating St. Augustine's College from Dungarvan, County Waterford, in the Munster League final at Leahy Park, Cashel.

Captained by Ciara Moloney, Cashel got off to a flying start with Caoimhe Perdue and Aine O'Dwyer showing their experience in midfield and Sorcha Ryan was very strong at centre back.  The physicality of the game was relentless as the girls from both sides battled hard to get the upper hand.

Cashel came out on top by half time thanks to goals from Leah Baskin and Aoife Linehan, who had worked tirelessly in the half forward line. The scoreline stood at 2-6 to 1-5.

The second half was riveting to watch, with both Cashel and St. Augustine's picking off some incredible scores. With the gap reduced to just a goal for a large part of the second half, the Cashel girls had to battle hard to maintain the lead, with Katelyn Fleming holding strong at full-back.

In the closing minutes, Lauren Horgan - who had already made three fantastic saves in the goal - trapped the sliotar dead on her hurley from a 21 yard free and cleared her lines.  This was a massive boost in confidence for Cashel and the ever dependable Caoimhe Perdue burst out of the half back line, soloing the length of the field and put the ball over the bar.  This was followed by a fantastic point from Karin Blair, giving Cashel a more comfortable cushion as the clock wound down. The final score was Cashel Community School 3-12 St. Augustine’s 2-10.

This was a fantastic way to end the year for many of the Cashel students, who already won Munster honours in ladies football earlier this year.

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