‘On song’ Cashel triumph over Waterford Pres’

The CCS Junior Camogie team were “on song” last week, winning the Munster `B` plate at the expense of Presentation School, Waterford.

The CCS Junior Camogie team were “on song” last week, winning the Munster `B` plate at the expense of Presentation School, Waterford.

After a comfortable victory in the semi-final the previous week when, in Fermoy, they overcame Carrigaline Community School, the Cashel girls faced an unknown quantity in Pres Waterford.

On a day that was not ideal for camogie, with heavy rain and gale force winds at the Monroe (Moyle Rovers) grounds, the Cashel girls settled quickly.

They had a great start due to an early point by Kate Murphy, followed directly by a goal from Róisín Maher.

The CCS girls continued on top for much of the first half, making better use of the scoring chances, and secured fine goals from Orla O’Dwyer, Leah Price and Kate Murphy. Keely Halpin was very steady in goal for Cashel and brought off some fine saves.

The defence was very solid, making it difficult for the Waterford attack to get through. Half-time: CCS 4 – 6, Pres Waterford 0 – 3.

In the second half, Waterford launched a comeback, getting through for two goals early on.

However, CCS continued to take their scores, with further goals coming from Emma Sinclair, Róisín Maher and Orla O’Dwyer. Final score: CCS 7-8, Pres Waterford 3 – 4.

The Munster trophy was presented to worthy joint captains Kate Murphy and Shannon Strawbridge amid great celebrations. Indeed, these celebrations were continued in-school with a junior school assembly next day. Congratulations to the full panel of players, and to their coaches, Ms. Bríd

Gleeson, Ms. Eileen Connolly and Mr. Brendan Ryan.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.