U17 Hurling


Hurling Heartache

In the county Tipperary schools U17 Fitzgerald Plate, Cashel C.S. took on St. Joseph’s, Borrisoleigh, in Boherlahan on Thursday 8th March. Despite being down 1 – 4 to no score after ten minutes, Cashel hauled themselves into the game and took control for much of the remainder of the first half. Yet Borrisoleigh stayed in contention and at half-time the score read: CCS 1 – 7, St. Joseph’s 1 – 6. As the second half progressed, Borrisoleigh edged into a one-point lead but two points from Josh Keane saw Cashel enter the final minute with a one point advantage. With the final puck in normal time Borrisoleigh equalised from a free, 2 – 14 each, sending the game into extra time.

Borrisoleigh came out with a bang in extra time, scoring 1 – 3 without reply from Cashel. Half time: Borrisoleigh 3 – 17, CCS 2 – 14. Both sides added two points during the second half of extra time to end : Borrisoleigh 3 – 19, Cashel C.S. 2 – 16.

Cashel will feel they let this game slip away from them but nobody could fault their effort. There were notable performances from forwards John Keane (0 – 11) and Seanie O’Halloran (2 – 0), while Brian Hand was a rock at corner back.

Team: Johnny Walsh, Colm O’Dwyer, Killian Loughman, Brian Hand, Brendan Ryan, Shane Murphy, Shane O’Connell, Walter O’Carroll, James Cummins, Paudie O’Carroll, Ciarán Flanagan, John Keane, Sean O’Halloran, James Casey, Eoghan Ryan. Subs used: Michael Ryan, Conor Devitt. Scorers: Josh Keane 0-11, Sean O’Halloran 2 – 0, Paudie O’Carroll 0 – 2, Walter O’Carroll, Ciarán Flanagan, Michael Ryan 0 – 1 each.