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Victory for Cashel's St John the Baptist Girls

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Victory for Cashel's St John the Baptist Girls

The U13 Cashel St John the Baptists Girls Football Team, which beat Corville GS 6-4 / 1-0, in the A First Football County Title. The team consist o

The scoreline may suggest an easy Cashel victory but this game was far from just that.

A Corville goal after just 40 seconds put Cashel on the back foot. Indeed Corville applied all the early pressure and only for some watertight defending from the impressive defensive duo of Emily Borowski and Lily Fahie, Cashel could have been in serious trouble.

Down the other end Grace Moloney and Evelyn Gayson Molloy were finding their feet and causing the Corville defense headaches.

Anna Fahie kicked a brilliant point before Evelyn and Grace made the breakthrough with two well taken goals. Just before the break Ella O Dwyer in goals came rushing off her line to block a fierce Corville shot to maintain Cashels stronghold on this competitive final, halftime score Cashel 2-1 Corville 1-0.

The second half started with both teams playing some excellent football. The game was on a knife edge until substitute Keeva O'Donoghue gathered possession and unleashed an unstoppable shot to the net.

This score ignited the Cashel girls efforts and with Ellie Butler dominating midfield with Anna Fahie the signs were positive.

And the floodgates soon opened with a flurry of goals from Grace Moloney (2) and Lily Fahie in a 3 minute spell. Further points from Grace and Lily (2) secured a fantastic and richly deserved maiden County football success for the Girls school. Well done to all the girls this was another brilliant achievement adding to the County hurling title won in 2015.

This success wouldn't have been possible without the coaching of Pauric Murray whom has put massive time and effort in training the girls every Tuesday after school.

Also Gail Noonan for her huge contribution coaching and more recently Adrian McGuire.

A special thanks to principal Mary Andrews who has also played a huge role in the success.