New Halla na Feile Project
Our next Social Tea Dance will be held this Friday, June 24th from 9pm to 12am., music by CATHERINE and THE IMAGES who make a welcome return to Halla na Feile. Admission €8 and teas and teas and sandwiches will be served.
Our Social Dancing Classes are still going strong and are held every Tuesday Evening from 8.30 to 10.45pm. We have new people coming every week.
Cashel King Cormacs
Our U.12 Hurling teams have made bright starts to their respective campaigns, with our A team unbeaten after three games. The latest victory coming against a good Arravale Rovers side with Cashel outscoring their opponents after a fierce battle on a score line of 4-9 to 3-3. The B team got off to a winning start with two opening wins. A one point win over Emly in a nail biting finish, was followed by a defeat against a stronger Kickhams side but progress is the key and both groups are certainly making giant strides under the watchful eye of mentors and coaches. Next up for the teams are fixtures below please support!
Fixture: U.12 A Hurling League
Cashel KC (A) V Eire Og In Anacarty (A) at 7.45 Thursday June 23rd
Fixture U.12 C Hurling League
Cashel KC (B) Vs Solohead in Solohead at 7.00 Thursday June 23rd
Fixture U.14 A Hurling League
Cashel KC Vs Arravale Rovers Monday June 27th at 7.30 in Sean Treacy Park
Please check with club officers in case of any change to the Fixture lists.
In Junior Hurling, Eire Og Anacarty defeated our Junior B’s in round two of the Championship. Trailing by three at halftime Cashel could never get to grips with their opposition and eventually went down by eight points. With plenty of games left there is certainly time to rectify this loss, all is not lost, but major improvement is needed quickly.
Our seniors were pitted against Cappawhite in their crucial match for a place in the last four of the West Championship. After a decent start Cashel played second fiddle for the remainder of the game. Cappawhite’s ability to get scores and create scores was impressive as they ran out comfortable winners. This Cashel side is very young and will learn from what was a very hard lesson. The backbone of the team is made up of six U.21’s, four of whom still young enough for the U.21 grade next year and the year after.
Senior Hurling Fixture
Cashel KC V Clonoulty Sunday June 26th at 7.45 in Dundrum.
The Cashel King Cormacs Club would sincerely wish to extend it deepest sympathy to the Byrne Family on the tragic loss of son Dean. Dean was an up and coming talent within the Hurling and football ranks of our club and his loss will be irreplaceable.
Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.
LARKSPUR PARK TENNIS
DOUBLE WIN FOR JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS
On Sunday 5th June last at the Munster Branch Finals which were held at Sundays Well Tennis Club in Cork, Larkspur U’16s team of Andrew Gleeson, Kieran O’Sullivan, Niall Treacy, Aimee Ryan, Katie O’Connor and Meaghan Perdue beat a very strong Kilworth team 5/4 to win the Munster Shield competition for the first time in recent history. They lead 4/2 after the six singles matches and needed just one doubles match which Andrew Gleeson and Aimee Ryan won to secure victory.
Similarly the U’14’s team of Pat Muldoon, John O’Connor, Brian Treacy, Annie Marshall, Maria Fanning and Rachael Quinlan had to battle against a very tough Rushbrook team after tense competition they too had 4/2 after the singles. Annie Marshall and Marie Fanning secured victory 5/4 by winning their girls doubles.
Congratulations must go to all players’ who competed in a very sports manly fashion and to club coaches Tony McCarthy and Sinead Dunne for their dedication in bringing them to this standard.
COMMUNITY GAMES TEAMS
Congratulations to the U15’s and U13’s community games teams who have qualified to play in the Munster finals in Limerick on July 9th next.
The U’13 team of Colin Ryan, Danny Wade, Michael O’Meara, Caoimhe Perdue, Laura Connolly and Sophie Bourke had a very tight contest against Ballina and a special well done to Colin Ryan and Danny Wade who won the decider in a very exciting match. Good luck to both teams.
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Please note the draws for the Junior Club Championships are now on the notice boards. Please contact your opponents to arrange matches as soon as possible.
THREE IN A ROW FOR BENNY AND SINEAD
Our seniors following in the footsteps of our juniors also did their club proud when they contested five finals in the Hillview Open week.
Benny Dudley and Sinead Ryan were going for three in row in the Grade 4 mixed doubles. This year they faced two of their club mates Barbara Ryan and Paul Anglim who came through after a tough semi final. Paul and Barbara got off to a good start in both sets but with Benny roaming around the court and the ever steady as a rock Sinead sweeping everything back won the grade 4 final for the third year.
Benny Dudley teamed up with Michael McDonnell to contest his second final in the Grade 3 men’s doubles. Benny and Michael came through a tough semi final when they faced two of their own again Jerry Shanahan and Gareth McGlinchey. This semi final went to three sets and Benny and Michael came out on top. However after a close final Benny and Michael lost in two sets.
Benny was on a roll at this open week when he stepped out with his partner Paul Anglim to contest his third final in the Grade 4 men’s double. This was a great game to watch and Benny and Paul won this final in two sets. This is Paul and Benny’s last season in the Grade 4 division and hope to leave their stamp before moving up to Grade 3. Rumour has it they want to win as much crystal this year before they move out of their comfort zone!!
Evelyn Kelly had a convincing win in the ladies grade 5 singles final when she won this match in two sets. Evelyn also teamed up with Teresa Anglim in the grade 4 ladies doubles but they bowed out at semi-final stage.
Helen O’Dwyer Ryan and Catherine Fitzell played in the Grade 3 Ladies final. This was a very tense game going to three sets with Helen and Catherine 4-1 down in the third set. Our ladies eventually won the third set 6-4 after a change in tactics and a few tips from our supporters!!
The mixed Grade 3 final was another all Larkspur affair when Helen O’Dwyer Ryan and Jerry Shanahan took on Catherine Fitzell and Jimmy Ryan (Jinx). This was another very exciting three set match with Helen and Jerry narrowly coming out on top.
Bernard Ryan and Eddie Tobin also took part in the grade 5 men’s doubles where they were narrowly beaten in the second round by the eventual winners.TIPPERARY LEAGUE
The Tipperary League teams have now been posted on the notice board.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY.
The club are hosting their first Senior Open Week this year starting Friday 19th of August to 27th of August. This is going to be a huge undertaking for our club so please keep this date in your diary if you are interested in competing or helping with the organising.