Minor Football Cup
Pride of place in the school diary of last week went to the visit of the All-Ireland Minor Football cup on Tuesday, October 11. The Community School had three students on the victorious panel: Dylan Fitzell, Gearoid Slattery, and Cathal Quigley. Dylan played at centre-back throughout the 2011 campaign, Gearoid was goalkeeper for most of the matches, while Cathal was on the subs bench as well as captaining the school senior football team that reached a Munster final last year. The three stalwarts were accompanied by Tadhg Duggan, selector with the champions, and Rodger Kennedy, chairman of the West Board G.A.A.
Mr. Morrissey, school principal, paid tribute to the commitment of the players. During the year they attended 117 training sessions and, in match play, overcame the traditional kingpins of Gaelic football such as Kerry, Cork, and Meath before despatching Dublin on All-Ireland day. Mr. Quinn, Gaelic games master at CCS, likewise commended the trio, while Rodger Kennedy spoke of the importance of the students committing themselves to playing for the school. The hope is that some of last Tuesday’s welcoming students will one day return to CCS as All-Ireland champions.
“Me and My Girl”
The school show this year will be “Me and My Girl.” Good story, good songs and music. It will run for three nights - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday October 26 to 28. Please not that there will be no show on Saturday, October 29. Tickets are E15 and can be booked at the school, 06261167. Don’t miss it!
Last Wednesday the Community School hosted the senior camogie team from Borrisokane Community College for the second round of the County Tipperary league. Scores were scarce in a stoutly contested first half. Niamh Maher opened the scoring with a point for Cashel, ten minutes later Borrisokane replied with a point and quickly added a second. Shortly before the interval, Cashel eventually broke through the Borris defence and Zoey Clegg notched the only goal of the game. Half-time: CCS 1 – 1, Borrisokane 0 – 2.
The second half belonged to Cashel. As they raised the tempo of their play they steadily increased their control on the game. Ereena Fryday spear-headed a good attaching unit and scored five excellent long-range points. The defensive unit, marshalled by Orla McEniry, held Borris scoreless for this half hour. Final score: CCS 1 – 6, Borrisokane 0 – 2. On tomorrow, Thursday 20th October, Cashel will play Glanmire Community College in the first round of the Munster championship.
The U16 girls basketball team played Rockwell College in an away game last week. Cashel started off with a score from Elisa Cummins, followed by Vanessa Fahy who added another basket. Claire Moore opened the second quarter with a score, and Elisa landed another, while the faithful hands of Nadine Baskin secured yet another basket. In the second half Johanna Murray scored twice, as did Elisa, and Vanessa put the ball in the basket three times. However, Rockwell came out ahead in this very exciting game on a scoreline of 36 to 24.
Team: Clodagh Devitt, Maia Purdue, Nadine Baskin, Ciara McLoughlin, Claire Moore, Eadaoin O’Gorman, Elizabeth Ryan, Sarah-Louise Fallon, Johanna Murray, Serina O’Dwyer, Nikki Raymond, Amanda Keating, Elisa Cummins, Vanessa Fahy, Megan Ryan.
Cashel C.S. and Rice College, Ennis, met in the U15 football championship and played at Monaleen, Limerick. Ger Browne opened proceedings for CCS with a point in the first minute. Aaron McCormack added another, but then Ennis turned the tables and four points without reply, to reach the midway stage ahead by four points to two. Ennis began the second half in style, scoring 1 – 2 before Aaron McCormack again raised a white flag. With ten minutes left Conor Hickey was introduced as a sub and within one minute scored a marvellous goal. However, Ennis responded with two points to emerge winners by 1 – 8 to 1 – 3.
Team: Craig Condon, Sean Butler, Evan Hayde, Pat Muldoon, Niall Manton, Declan O’Dwyer, Ger Browne, Diarmuid Quinlan, Padraig O’Carroll, Aaron Lawrence, Adam Kennedy, Colm Hayde, Aaron McCormack, Alex Purcell, Michael Ryan (W). Subs used: Aidan Carroll, Michael O’Sullivan, Conor Hickey.
First Year Hurling
Dr. Morris Park was the venue for a first year hurling blitz on October 10. It took the Cashel boys a while to get into the game against Thurles C.B.S. who were ahead by 1 – 1 before Ciaran Davern scored Cashel’s first goal of the day. In the second half CCS showed some fine skills with coming goals from Cathal Darcy and Shane Maher, and two points that enabled Cashel to end all square with Thurles, 3 – 2 apiece. In the second game Thurles Vocational school won (thanks to an outstanding goalkeeper). The final game saw St. Ailbe’s edge out CCS by one point.
Panel: John Purdue, Gavin Ahern, Jack Costello, Brian Davern, Aodan Hayde, Padraig Hickey, Aiden Lyons, Cathal Darcy, Ronan Quinn, Paul Shortt, Shane Maher, Philip Fogarty, Daniel Lonergan, John Kennedy, Ciaran Davern, Padraig Ryan, Michael Kelly, Dylan Gibbins, Jimmy Cawley, Gavin Moloney, Kevin Tobin, Steve Farrell,