CCS Munster Camogie Champions11 May 2018
CCS Munster Camogie Champions
Following on from a very satisfactory win in the Tipperary blitz last week our first year camogie team travelled to Mallow with confidence for the Munster equivalent. Competing in ‘A grade’ for the first time since such household names as Una O’ Dwyer and Emily Hayden were in the school, it gave the girls a chance to really judge themselves against some of the powerhouse names of Munster schools camogie.
First up was Coláiste Na Phiarsaigh from Cork, and although the Cashel girls were the better team, they squandered a lot of scoring chances. They still prevailed on a score line of 2-8 to 0-1.
Next up was a local derby with the Ursuline in Thurles and the Cashel girls were really starting to find a bit of rhythm now, notching up an impressive 12 points to win easily. This set up a final against a physically strong and well drilled Coachford Community School. Against a school that has had quite an amount of success in recent years in schools’ camogie the Cashel girls really let the shackles off and showed some superb skill and talent to score 2-10, whilst also showing grit and determination to keep the Coachford girls scoreless, ensuring that the cup would return to Cashel for the first time since its inception. A superb captain, Grace Maloney received the cup on behalf of a wonderfully committed bunch of players and mentors Ms Ruth Barry and Mr Trevor Galvin.
Cashel camogie club and adjoining clubs such as Knockavilla Kickhams and Boherlahan must be given massive credit for the underage work that they are doing with these talented young girls and hopefully the school can complement that work to ensure that both the school and Cashel club can return to the heights of past glories in the not so distant future.