Well done to the two Transition Year mini-company groups who took part in the county final of the C.E.B. Mini Company competition held in the Clonmel Park hotel recently.
There were 24 entries in the senior category and the standard was very high. Nick Ryan, Denis Fogarty, Owen Cleary, James Casey and Daniel Hayes won a merit award with their entry, “Pedal 2 the Metal”. This enterprise was the production of toy farm machinery using recycled products.
The second CCS mini company, comprising Johanna Murray, Amanda Keating, David Ryan and Nicole McGrath, came up with a simple-to-follow quick recipes cook book for school students. Their entry entitled “Quick Cookery Book” received the award for “best business plan” in the senior section.
The county Tipperary schools senior hurling competition is under way these weeks, the Fitzgerald cup being the coveted prize. Cashel Community School faced Roscrea Community College at Dr. Morris Park in mid-March. Due to the bad weather and bitter cold, both teams had to work hard throughout the match.
Brendan Ryan opened the scoring with a point for CCS and thereafter Cashel had most of the possession in the first half. However, they did not press home this advantage and were only one point ahead at half-time, 1 – 7 to 2 – 2.
Cashel were strong again in the second half, holding the lead. With just ten minutes to go, they were two points ahead. Roscrea notched two points to level the game and, in the final moments, the north Tipp boys plundered a goal, to wind up winning by three points, 3 – 6 to Cashel’s 1 – 9. This was a game Cashel should have won. Best for Cashel on the day were Brendan Ryan, James Casey, David Wade, Michael Ryan.
Team: Jonathan Walsh, Ryan O’Donnell, Killian Loughman, Christopher Hickey, Conor Devitt, Paudie O’Carroll, David Wade, Michael Ryan, James Casey, James Doyle, Brendan Ryan, Pat Muldoon, Seanie O’Halloran, Cillian Maher, Elliot Thompson. Sub used: Colin Brosnan.
Scorers: Cillian Maher 1 – 0, Michael Ryan 0 – 3, Brendan Ryan 0 – 2, James Casey 0 – 2, David Wade, 0 – 1, Pat Muldoon 0 – 1.
A new competition has been inaugurated for U-17½ hurling in community schools in Munster and South Leinster. Cashel C.S. in combination with neighbours Rockwell College travelled to Carlow to meet Gorey C.S. on Tuesday 19th. They found the Wexford men tough opponents and their job was made more difficult when they lost a corner forward to a red card for a miscalculated hook. Gorey led by 0 – 9 to 1 – 2 at half-time.
Although down to fourteen men, Cashel rallied in the second half and found their stride with great scores coming from J. Keane, C. Walsh, S. Quirke and L. Fahey. The Cashel effort just fell short as Gorey maintained a steady pace and used their extra man well. The final score was Cashel 4 – 12, Gorey 2 – 19.
Team: J. Walsh, K. Loughman, W. Purcell, S. Kehelle, C. Devitt, J. Cummins, P. O’Carroll, S. Quirke, M. Ryan, L. Fahey, J. Keane, J. Doyle, W. O’Carroll, C. Maher, C. Walsh. Subs used: C. Cashman, S. O’Halloran, J. Feehan, D. Bowes.
Scorers: J. Keane 1 – 5, C. Walsh, 2 – 0, L. Fahey 1 – 2, S. Quirke 0 – 3, M. Ryan 0 – 1, J. Doyle 0 – 1.