Our Senior Hurlers suffered a crushing defeat to Roscrea in Templemore on Saturday. The final 15 minutes saw our opponents take total control. To be fair the game was a tight one up to this point with Cashel more than matching the north team.
Owen Quirke pulled off two point blank saves to keep Cashel in the hunt and trailing by just a point at halftime the game was still in the melting pot. When Dylan Fitzell pointed early in the second half the sides were level and Cashel very much alive. But the concession of two quick Roscrea goals sucked the life from Cashels efforts. The final whistle brought an end the team’s interest in the Dan Breen Cup and now a serious commitment is required if we are to progress in the O’Riain Cup where we will meet the losers of Burgess or Carrick Davins next Friday week. West Intermediate Football
Cashel will have go through the back door if they are to retain their West Championship Glory from 2012, as Emly saw off Cashel last Tuesday. Cashel played the game missing no less then six of its team from last year so this game was always going to be tough. With 14 minutes to go a Ross Doyle penalty levelled the game. Cashel’s Houdini act was on the card but the concession of two goals late in the game put an end to a spirited Cashel display losing 4-14 to 3-09.
Team and management will take heart from the display and with a full compliment the lads are as good as any in the West. Thanks to Seanie Barron who answered the SOS and donned his boots to ensure Cashel fielded 15 players, showing he retains plenty of talent! Juvenile
On Monday, June 3, we headed to Semple Stadium to contest the final of the community games. Roscrea began in a whirlwind fashion and we found ourselves behind. Things didn’t look good at the break with just an Evan Moloney point to show for our efforts, Roscrea scoring 1-06. Ross Whelan and his defence led by Eoghan Murphy withstood the North champions in the second half. Our midfield and forwards found their rhythm. Pressure on the Roscrea rearguard paid off with Ben White and TJ Barron both scoring goals. David Clarke kept the scoreboard ticking with a point as Cashel tried hard to bridge the gap. But it was not to be as Roscrea held on to secure a four-point victory. Credit to the Cashel boys for putting up a gutsy display.