Cashel KC 1-06 Galtee Rovers 4-05
Cashel found Galtee Rovers just too hot to handle in an exciting West final in Sean Treacy Park on Monday evening last. From the throw in the game couldn’t have gone any better for Cashel, scoring 1-3 in the opening six minutes to put themselves firmly in the driving seat. Cashel’s scores all came from some intelligent play with some excellent interplay between, Ryan O’Sullivan, Rodrigo Concalves and Colin Ryan causing all sorts of problems for the Bansha defense.
But defending champions Galtee Rovers soon found their rhythm and played some terrific football themselves as they clawed back the deficit to one point with a goal and two unanswered points of their own. Cashel replied, Alex Marshall and Ryan O’Sullivan adding points. Bansha came back and finished the half in strong fashion adding a goal and two further points to a solitary effort from Rodrigo Concalves to leave this game in the melting pot, with Galtee leading 2-04 to Cashel’s 1-05 at the interval.
The second half was contested in a very determined fashion by the two sides with no quarter given. The fact neither side could muster a score in the opening 12 minutes of the half outlines how competitive this games was. They say it’s goals that wins games and this was certainly the case here as in the final six minutes the team from Bansha added two more and this put an end to Cashel’s brave efforts to capture glory. A late Luke Quinlan point did offer some hope but the damage was done and Galtee Rovers held out to claim the glory.
Cashel can be proud, they had a super start and looked like champions in the making but over the 50-odd minutes our opponents seemed to have the edge when and where it mattered, in front of goal. The lads must switch their attentions now to the upcoming hurling championship where we hope we can banish those football blues by adding some silverware.
Team: Adam Skeffington, Brian Morrissey, Murragh McDermott, Jack Hayes, Sean Ryan, Ciaran Quinn, Jamie O’Keeffe, Luke Quinlan (0-1), Ryan O’Sullivan (0-2), Ross Bonnar, Colin Ryan (0-1), Scott Scanlon, Tom Clarke, Alex Marshall (0-1), Rodrigo Concalves (1-1).
White Collar Boxing
We are now on the home turn as the eagerly awaited White Collar Boxing event between Cashel King Cormacs and Cashel Rugby Club enters its final week of fine-tuning. Weeks of preparation both from the contestants and indeed the organising committee has brought this event to “fight night” when supporters of both clubs, every boxing enthusiast or just those wanting a good night out will make their way to the “Brawl in the Hall” on Sunday, June 2, for a mouth-watering night of entertainment. Tickets are still available to purchase from various outlets throughout the town so don’t be disappointed, get your ringside seat and witness the “Rumble in the Jungle”, the “Brawl in the Hall”, call it what you like its not to be missed!
Our U11 Community Games team keep going from strength to strength beating Powerstown on Wednesday evening last to claim a spot in the South final.
The team were fast from the blocks and an early goal from Ronan Connolly set Cashel on their way. Ben White who played a fine game at full forward helped himself to three goals and a point in the opening 15 minutes as Cashel took a commanding lead. Powerstown did reply with a goal but Donal Ryan added a fifth goal to leave halftime firmly in Cashels favour 5-1 to 1-0.
TJ Barron blasted a penalty to the net to resume the scoring spree as a flurry of points from Evan Moloney, TJ Barron and David Clarke soon followed to put the game to bed. Overall a very pleasing display from the team.
A special mention to our loyal band of supporters for travelling to Monroe and to Ger Browne for refereeing.
We now look forward to a home final against a strong Ballingarry team. The game is fixed for today, Wednesday, May 29, in Leahy Park and starts at 7.30pm, so calling on all supporters to make the short trip to the field to shout on the team.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.