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Active Retirement

Active Retirement

The monthly meeting of the active retirement association will be held on Friday the 30th May in the Spafield Resource Centre at 2.30pm. Good attendance is requested and new members welcome.

Cashel King Cormac’s

Penny Lane, Main St was a buzz of excitement last Tuesday night May 13th as the jackpot which had stood firm for 97 weeks finally surrendered. It was last won on July 3rd 2012 by three year old Kate O’Neill, from Boherlahan. This time round five lucky punters had the correct winning numbers of 4,7,11,21 to divide the €19,700 pot. The winners were Annette Browne, Upper Green, Cashel, Nellie Joy, Oliver Plunkett Park, Cashel, Eddie O’Sullivan, Ballinure, Tessie O’Meara, Oliver Plunkett Park, Cashel and Kathleen O’ Dwyer, Goold’s Cross. As the jackpot was won there was no second chance draw. Next Lotto at Fox’s Tuesday May 27th from 9.30pm.

Senior Hurling

The senior hurlers were beaten by neighbours Kickams in the first round of the West Championship in Golden. Things were evenly poised at the interval but Cashel had to wait until the fifteenth minute of the second half to register their opening score while their opponents rattled off six unanswered points during the same period.

A Mickey Coleman goal momentarily appeared to be the spark that would reignite Cashel’s efforts but an immediately response from Kickhams put the game beyond reach and they progressed on the score of 1-11 to 0-17. Cashel now now turn their attention to the County championship where they play Holycross in a few weeks time. On the night, Kevin O‘Leary, John Darmody, James Cummins stood out in defence while in attack Philly Taylor, Mickey Coleman and Dylan Fitzell worked hard. West U/14 Football semi final Cashel King Cormacs 1-11 Galtee Rovers 1-7.

Leahy Park Spring Clean. Next Saturday morning the club will hold the second Tidy-Up day in Leahy Park. Hopefully the weather will be kinder than it was first day.

Members with a spare time on their hands are encouraged to come along on Saturday and help out from 9am onwards.