West U.14 Semi Final Action - Our U.14’s are in action this Thursday night as they take on Kickams in New Inn @ 7pm. This game will no doubt be another close affair and we hope the team can come come out on top and claim that final birth. They have prepared well in recent weeks playing two lively challenge games against strong opposition in St. Marys and Cappawhite so the selectors have really got this panel working hard. We hope our loyal band of supporters can once again make the trip to New Inn and support the team.
West U.12 “B” Semi Final
Cashel KC 0-5 Solohead 0-4
On a weekend when Cashel fielded three U.12 teams it was the “B” team who were first into action on Saturday playing Solohead in Golden. Recent clashes between these two sides have always gone to the wire and this game was no different. A strong breeze failed to spoil a game full of energy and skill with both Solohead and Cashel giving it everything the opening half. Both sides were guilty of some poor shooting in front of goals, maybe nerves were playing a part as the teams retired level at the break two points apiece, Michael O’Meara with a free and a super point from Gabriel Pereira. Cashel would now play into the wind but they showed scant regard for this as they upped the anti right from the start of the half. The Solohead defence was under all sorts of pressure as they dealt with attack after attack. Were it not for an inspired display from the Solohead net minder, Cashel could have been out of sight. But scores were hard to come by and Michael O’Meara Cashel found a direct way to the scoreboard, with O’Meara a pillar of strength in defence he coolly slotted three-second half long range free’s to shoot his team to victory by just a point. A neutral would say a draw would have been a fair result after both teams gave it everything, but it is Cashel who march on deservedly so to tackle Kickams in the Final in a weeks time. Well done to the players who were all outstanding on the day. It will be back to the training field this week, as the lads will now train hard in search of West Glory.
U.12 B Panel: Ross Whelan, Michael O’Meara (0-4) (Captain), David Ryan, Gabriel Pereira (0-1), Eoghan Murphy, Conor O’Dwyer, Daniel Moloney, Jake Cotter, Cian Moloney, Evan Hynes, Jack McGrath, Evan Moloney, Jack Hayes, Aaron Breen.
West U.12 “C” Final
Cashel KC 0-4 Kickams 1-6
A dress rehearsal for the “A” final this game was finely poised entering the closing stages. After the opening half ended level three points each it was indeed evident this encounter was always going to be close. Three fine first half points from an inspired Kate Gayson-Molloy gave Cashel every opportunity heading into the second.
Kickams did up their efforts and a crucial goal with five minutes to play gave them some breathing space. Another super point from Kate was Cashel’s only reply of the half. They battled right to the final whistle with that killer goal the real only difference on the day. The team can be proud of their efforts as they gave it a real go but just fell short against a good Kickams team. Well done to all the players and selectors they can each be proud of a fantastic effort.
U.12 C Panel: Ben White, Sefumi Giwa, Padriag Brosnan, Mark Minogue, Kate Gayson-Molloy (0-4), Dylan Foley, John Ryan (G), Eoghan Murphy, Ethan Gayson-Molloy, James O’Sullivan, TJ Barron, Cathal Quinn, Herman O’Donoghue, Aidan Maher, Ross Minogue, Corey Hynes, Sean O’Neill.
West U.12 “A” Hurling Final
Cashel KC 1-7 Kickams 2-02
Cashel’s U.12’s bridged a 31 year gap by winning the West U.12 “A” title defeating rivals Kickams in titanic tussle. It’s hard to believe the club has had to wait this long but thankfully this group of players showed the know-how and belief to get the job done. From the throw in Cashel were focused, determined and challenged hard and fair for every ball. Eoghan Connolly got his team up and running with a point early on. Captain Thomas Skeffington added another taking a pass from Fearghail O’Donoghue and tapping over. In the fifteenth minute Connolly again showed the way to goal landing a free from a difficult angle, three up and all going to plan. Kickams did reply, a pointed free. Ryan O’Sullivan then showed good skill to gather and calmly bang the ball between the posts to increase the lead to 0-4 to 0-1. Cashel were playing well and with the defence on top we need a little more in attack to consolidate our lead. Nearing halftime we got that vital goal, Tommy Delaney on hand to flick a dangerous looking ball to the back of the Kickams net. A Kickams pointed free right on halftime saw Cashel lead 1-4 to 0-2. The rain poured down as the half time pep talks took place with Cashel in the driving seat. Second half begins and Kickams rattle Cashel with an early goal to bring them right into the game, 1-4 to 1-2. But the lads to a man never panicked they continued to play the ball fast and direct. Two Eoghan Connolly free’s made it a four-point game with eight minutes on the clock. Kickams were coming hard and a goal brought it back to just a point as tension levels spiralled. With two minutes to go a Cashel free in scoring range was awarded and up stood Eoghan Connolly to knock the free between the posts to give Cashel a two-point cushion 1-7 to 2-2. The referee brought proceeding to a close and Cashel were crowned West Champions and worthy ones at that. Captain Thomas Skeffington accepted the cup on behalf of his team, he thanked the officials and Kickams for a sporting game, finishing up by thanking the selectors and his team-mates on a fantastic victory. The lads then headed to the dressing room and sang out a rendition of “Hail Hail the Kings are here” and on the evidence of this win, we certainly are! Well done to all the players, selectors and supporters who braved the elements on Sunday last in supporting all teams on what was a fantastic weekend for underage hurling in Cashel.
U.12 A Panel: Tommy Fitzgerald, Mickie Delaney, Jamie O’Keefe, Thomas Skeffinton (0-1), Eoghan Connolly (0-5), Ryan O’Sullivan (0-1), Aaron Moloney, Fearghail O’Donoghue, Tommy Delaney (1-0), Jack Browne, Dylan Byrnes, Luke White, Kevin Gayson-Molloy.
West U.16 League Semi Final
Cashel KC 3-11 Emly/Treacys 2-16
A nail biting finish to an excellent game of hurling that saw combo side Emly/Treacys reach the league final seeing off a brave Cashel effort. Though minus players this Cashel team were more than a match and might feel they could have salvaged at least a draw from a high scoring affair. Trailing 0-7 to 2-4 at halftime Cashel began the second half in good style with a Jonathan Walsh goal quickly followed by a Ross Bonnar point. The lead was short-lived however with five unanswered points restoring the combo lead to 1-8 to 2-09. Substitute Colin Ryan though soon added another Cashel goal and Jonathan Walsh tied the game entering the final ten minutes with a long range free 3-10 to 2-13. But some well taken points late in the game from our opponents with another Walsh free Cashel’s only reply was enough to seal victory for Emly/Treacys but only just. Cashel can be really proud of their efforts and if they can work on a couple of things and get everyone fit and raring go then they should be in good shape for Championship action in a week’s time. On the night Conor Devitt, Lee Barry, James Cummins and Jonathan Walsh caught the eye.
Senior Hurling Action
After losing out to Eire Og in the West Semi final, our Seniors travelled to Templemore to play Roscrea in the County qualifiers. After an encouraging first half from the lads, it turned out to be a step to far with Roscrea running out convincing winners 4-13 to 1-10, to bring to an end the season. This, certainly has been a difficult season for the lads and for a team so young, the transition must go on. The management and players deserve huge credit for grinding out a draw and a win in the group stages but the loss of some key players hampered progress thereafter. We hope that the group can stick together and with the blooding of some players for next year we can be more than a match for anyone in our division. The very best of luck to both Simon Delaney and Dylan Fitzell when Tipperary take on Galway in the All Ireland Semi final this weekend in Croke Park.
West Minor A Hurling: Cashel KC Vs Clonoulty Tuesday August 21st at 7pm in leahy park.
West Junior B Hurling: Cashel KC Vs Clonoulty Saturday August 18th at 7pm in Cappawhite.
West U.14 Hurling Semi final: Cashel KC Vs Kickams in New Inn Thursday August 16th at 7pm.
West U.16 A Hurling: Cashel KC Vs Clonoulty Monday August 20th in Dundrum at 7pm.
In the event of any changes to club fixtures after notes go to print please check with club officers in case of any changes to fixtures during the week.