Mini Rugby Season Coming To An End
On Sunday, March 10, we had our last blitz for Mini rugby at Cashel RFC.
Clanwilliam from Tipperary Town were our visitors and it was a great success. Both sides braved the elements as it was a bitter March morning. Compliments to all the parents who prepared their kids for this outing.
The report from our Cashel coaches is very positive and skies are the limit as some are predicting players making the grade for Munster and even coaching roles for some... ”No names mentioned of course”.
A huge thank you to all the ladies who helped out with the catering. You are a big asset to our club and hats off to you all round.
Next weekend we have our annual St Patrick’s Day Parade. All players and parents are asked to meet at the Rock car park at 1.30pm. Let’s show big support for this event as we will present a cheque of close to €2,500 from our Charity Walk to the Irish Guide Dogs Association.
Under 12s Outing
Sunday last we participated in the annual Johnny Woods Tournament in Kilfeacle RFC, with eight teams in total in action and some great rugby on display.
The weather conditions were dreadful with a combination of wind, rain and a bitter cold breeze. Compliments to Jason Flannery and his team of helpers as this was a very well organised event.
The results went against us but our boys battled with great spirit. Kevin and Ethan Malloy with Jaymes O’Sullivan linked well in attack. Our two Lukes, Luke Kevin and Luke O’Flynn, spearheaded our front row showing great promise. Our Ryan brothers Sean and Cathal were invigorating to watch. Cathal with impressive passing movements at scrum half and Sean with attacking displays in the backs. Tom Tobin and Martin Paul O’Dwyer looked like naturals as they punched holes in the defence. Christopher Geraghty was impressive as was Sean O’Neill in the forwards. Christopher lead the attacks and Sean was as ever stuck in the middle of the rucks, mauls etc.
Janis is improving as every game goes on, a pleasure to watch someone who never played the game until five weeks ago. The highlight of this outing was the introduction of Wintergreen in the dressing room! Players were informed that this cream was like sunscreen with a factor of 25, but to combat the cold not the sun. We had young players commenting on their red legs and the stinging sensation that was being felt. Welcome to the smell of a REAL rugby dressing room. Well done to all players and parents who attended as this was probably the most challenging morning we’ve had all year.
March 17, St Patricks Day Parade - Meeting in the Rock car park at 1.30pm.
March 24 - End of Season Blitz with the Tag Rugby Girls. Not to be missed
On Sunday, March 10, Cashel U17s travelled to Fethard to play the quarter final of the cup. Cashel came off to a great start with three tries by Ryan O’Donnell in the first 10 minutes, with two converted. Cashel had great domination in the first half. Also in the first half, another try from Cashel by Sean Lonergan brought the half time score up to 22-0.
Fethard made a strong comeback in the second half, with their full pack making a determined effort. Cashel put up a strong defence line to their powerful 15. Keith O’Riordan scored a try in the second half.
It was a very close match with Fethard scoring one last try which brought it to 29-28 to Cashel. Excellent play from Philip Ryan, Tom Ryan Gander, William Purcell, Keith O’Riordan, Peter Gavin, Richard Bailey and of course Sean Lonergan. The U17s will play a challenge match against Clonmel under lights this coming Saturday.
Check out our new revamped website for information on upcoming events on http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cashelrfc
Tag Rugby resumes every Monday night at 7.30pm to 8.15pm for Primary School and Secondary School girls.