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 All Ireland Club Senior Semi Final;


Cashel 1.14, Oulart the Ballagh (Wexford) 2.07


Despite suffering a 2 goal punch from their opponents midway through the first half, Cashel`s belief in themselves & their determination to reach another All Ireland gave them full honours in a very entertaining game in Wexford last Sunday.

Oulart were coming into to this game on the back of a 15point defeat of Freshford in the Leinster final, so their pedigree was in no doubt. With players such as Una & Mary Leacy & Ursula Jacob in their ranks, Oulart were going to be a formidable opposition for Cashel.

Inside the first minute, Cashels Mairead Morrissey suffered a hand injury, which looked as if she would have to be

d. The management switched her to full forward & she battled through for the full hour. Oulart were first to register a score when Ursula Jacob pointed a 45. Una Leacy had earlier forced Helen Breen to save a goal effort which was knocked out for that 45. Claire Grogan & Mairead Morrissey both pointed from play before Una Leacy again called on Helen Breen to clear her lines. With the side’s level at 2 points a piece after 12 minutes, it was evident that we were in for a great game. Una Dwyer & Ursula Jacob were having a great tussle, with Una managing to restrict her opponent to scores from placed balls. Meanwhile, at wing back, both Paula Bulfin & Julie McGrath were dominating, & launching many attacks which Claire Grogan exploited. Cashel went 4 points up with scores from Claire Grogan, Cora Hennessy & Mairead Morrissey. A long range free from Oulart was latched onto by Una Leacy & her goal put the minimum between the sides. Despite dominating for most of the first 20 minutes Cashel were suddenly under pressure. Claire Grogan steadied the ship with a pointed 45, but within 4 minutes, Oulart`s Diane Ryan punished Helen Breen’s failure to clear her line with their second goal. Suddenly, the game swung with Oulart, & with Cashel under pressure the sides went in at the break with a 2 point gap favouring Oulart.

The second half brought with it, rain, wind & a team display from Cashel which rocked the home side. Even though it was Oulart who pointed inside the first minute of the restart, Claire Grogan again popped up to bring the margin back to 2 points. This score was vital for Cashel, as they had missed scorable chances at this stage. Jill Horan, who at mid field was taking control of the game, made one of her trade mark runs through the middle of the field, & her shot couldn’t be gathered properly by Oulart`s net minder, & Mairead Morrissey used her football skills to raise a green flag. Cashel were now 1 point up, & 12 minutes played in the second half, & suddenly, they could taste victory. Another 4 points from Cashel in the next 15 minutes were unanswered by Oulart, & their only other score in the game came from a pointed free from Una Leacy in the 29th minute of the game.

Cashel displayed a massive team effort to clinch this game, with every player on the field making their mark. Cora Hennessy showed her ability to score from difficult positions, & Linda Grogan at mid field gave one of her best displays. Despite being held scoreless by Ciara Storey, who impressed at full back, Emily Hayden worked hard to get into position. Mairead Morrissey’s influence on the game couldn’t be underestimated also. When the pressure came on Cashel in various stages, both Claire Ryan & Nolette Dwyer impressed at corner back.

As in previous games, just when Cashel looked as if the game might be slipping from them, they have the ability to find strength & resolve from somewhere to force a much needed score, then the self belief kicks in, & they become unstoppable.

They now have reached the ultimate place when they take on old rivals Athenry in the All Ireland Final on Sunday November 29th.  Athenry had a convincing win in their semi final played in Ballinasloe last Sunday, when they beat Lougheil (Antrim) 1.15 to 0.03.

What a clash this final promises to be!

Team; Helen Breen, Claire Ryan, Una Dwyer, Nolette Dwyer, Paula Bulfin, Philly Fogarty, Julie McGrath, Jill Horan, Linda Grogan (0.01), Cora Hennessy (0.03), Mairead Morrissey (1.03), Claire Grogan (0.07), Alison Lonergan (0.01), Emily Hayden, Cliodhna Dwyer. Subs used; Sharon Hayes.

Referee; Fintan McNamara, (Clare).

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