Cahir Intermediate Ladies team defeated Eire Og from Cork by two points to win their first Munster title last Sunday in Mallow GAA Grounds.
Final score was Cahir 2 goals and 6 points, Eire Og 10 points.
The Cahir team will now progress to the All-Ireland semi-final in two weeks time. They will face a team from Ulster in this match.
Eire Og played with a strong breeze in the first half and opened the score line with a point followed with a great response with a point from Leanne Barrett putting Cahir on the scoreboard.
It was a very closely contested game with both teams displaying great skill and determination.
At half time, Cahir had three points on the score board while Eire Og had seven points.
But Cahir came out all guns blazing for the second half. Aisling McCarthy gave a super pass to Roisin Howard, who found the back of the nett with a powerful goal.
Eire Og put another point on the board.
Orla McEniry, who had a fantastic first half, was replaced in the second half by Aisling Moloney.
Eire Og scored another point then Aisling Moloney scored a great point followed by a lovely goal from Megan Burke after a defensive block by Lorna McEniry.
Eire Og scored another point then Orla Casey, substitute for Emma Corcoran who was injured in the final stages of the game, passed a ball to Anne Marie O’Gorman, who was awarded a free.
Aisling McCarthy took the free with confidence scoring a point and this was followed by another point from Leanne Barrett.
The Club wishes a speedy recovery to Emma Corcoran, who had a fantastic game in defence.
Nicola Armitage had a great game in goal while Aoife Casey was outstanding in the full back position.
Emma Buckley was great to read the game in defence and had a great game. Emma Corcoran also had a great game as centre back after being harshly sin binned in the first half.
Freda Casey played a great match, catching a lot of ball in the air. Aisling O’ Connor encouraged the team from the centre of the field. Kirsty Downey worked tirelessly as corner forward while Clionagh Higgins was a very good sweeper.
The Cahir team celebrated on the pitch after the game.
Munster Council President Brian Enright presented the ‘Player of the Match’ award to Aisling McCarthy, who wore the No. 14 jersey. The Munster President then presented the Jimmy Casey Cup to Cahir captain Anne Marie O’Gorman.
Anne Marie thanked her team, team management, Cahir club officers and officials on the day. On their return to Cahir, the team toured of the town with the cup and afterwards enjoyed a beautiful meal in the ‘Shamrock Lounge’, thanks to Margaret and Hughie O’ Donoghue.
Congratulations to Megan Burke, who received the player of the match trophy for her performance in the semi-final and the final. The trophy, sponsored by John Quirke Jeweller,s in Cahir was presented by Hughie O’ Donoghue. Thank also to Darren Ward Jewellers which sponsored tops for the girls.
The Club congratulates the team’s management including manager John O’Connor, Derek Higgins, Tara Armitage and Joe Murphy.
And it congratulates the team, who did their club and county proud, as well as their parents and all who travelled to support them.
Team: Nicola Armitage, Emma Buckley, Aoife Casey, Lorna McEniry, Megan Burke, Emma Corcoran, Freda Casey, Aisling O’ Connor, Anne-Marie O’Gorman (captain), Kirsty Downey, Leanne Barrett, Roisin Howard, Orla McEniry, Aisling McCarthy, Clionagh Higgins, Keely Halpin, Clionagh Doyle, Orla Casey, Siobhan Heffernan, Aisling O’ Donnell, Fiona Reece, Geraldine O’ Donnell, Aisling Moloney, Carol Casey, Anne Marie Ryan, Carmel Kiely, Jean Meagher.
The Club wishes the team the best in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Meanwhile, Cahir Ladies Football Club will host a table quiz on Saturday, November 3 at 9pm in the Shamrock Lounge, Cahir. A table of four costs E20. The public’s support will be much appreciated.