Cashel/NewInn beat Cobh last weekend to win the Division 3 Munster league, securing promotion to Division 2.
The game was played in Rockwell in extremely blustery conditions. Cashel New/Inn opened the scoring within the first 5 mins with a well placed goal from Rachel Perdue. Katie Flood and Margaret Ann Cooney 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. Cashel New/Inn came out in the second half with renewed vigour knowing that a win was vital to secure promotion. 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/NewInn 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/NewInn Div 6 team had a very successful first season also and flew up the league table after Christmas. They started off by 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 Div 5&6 combined cup competition beating Belvedere a division 5 team 6-2 in the quarter-final and unfortunately losing to a 5th division UCC in the semi-final. The team is Trish Maher (C), 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. Table quiz on May 31 in the Rovers Inn, New-Inn!