Another sporting victory is being celebrated in Tipperary, this week, thanks to a great win by the Cashel New Inn hockey team that sees them top their division and secure promotion for next season.
Cashel New Inn beat Cobh last weekend by three goals to one to win the Division 3 Munster league and secure promotion to Division 2 next year.
The game was played in Rockwell in extremely blustery conditions, but it didn’t hamper the team, and supporters, enjoyment of a sweet victory.
Cashel New Inn opened the scoring within the first five minutes of the game with a well placed goal from Rachel Perdue.
This was followed by Katie Flood and Margaret Ann Cooney who made great runs up front with Elaine Crosse and Kate Molony.
Caroline Maher made a great save half way though the first half to keep the score at 1-0 but just before half time Cobh scored a goal from a short corner, to level the score at the break.
Cashel New Inn came out on to the field of play in the second half with renewed vigour, knowing that a win was vital to secure thier promotion to Divison 2.
Margaret Ann Cooney made a great run from midfield and scored from the top of the circle. There was great midfield play from Suzanne O’Connor, Cliona Sheehy, Mary Kate Shanahan and Darielle Ronan.
Cashel New Inn won another short corner and Margaret Ann scored a goal from a straight shot.
Victory was then secured and the defence of Katie O’Connor, Mary Cooney, Helen Horan and Emma Shanahan held up against the final attempts of Cobh to get back in the game.
Well done to all involved all year - Caroline Maher, Katie O’Connor, Mary Cooney, Helen Horan, Emma Shanahan, Kate Molony, Elaine Crosse, Maura O’Neill, Suzanne O’Connor, Cliona Sheehy, Mgt-Ann Cooney, Cora Hennessy, Rachel Perdue, Mary Kate Shanahan, Katie Flood, Jane O’Brien, Rachel Stanley and Aoife Barry.
Cashel New Inn division 6 team had a very successful first season also and flew up the league table after Christmas.
They started off on a great note beating Cobh who are top of the league 3-1.
Niamh Hayes scored a goal in the next game to help the girls beat Ashton 1-0, they then beat UCC 3-1 and Tipperary town 2-0 to help them finish high up the league table.
This team also had a very successful run in the division 5 and 6 combined cup competition beating Belvedere, a division 5 team, 6-2 in the quarter-final, however they unfortunately lost to a 5th division UCC team in the following semi-final.
The team is Trish Maher (captain), Nicole Shanahan, Zara Butler, Donna Horgan, Niamh Hayes, Judith Shortall, Elenor Browne, Carol Casey, Marina Flynn, Marie McHugh, Aisling Molony, Aisling Fitzell, Rosanne Hunt, Jen Cummins, Edel Cummins, Kate Heffernan.
Thanks to all our supporters for coming along to our matches all year!
Cashel New Inn Hockey Club are holding a table quiz on Friday, May 31, in the Rovers Inn, NewInn - all are welcome to come along and take part, to support the club.