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Coláiste Phobal Conquer Cashel To Reach All Ireland Semi-Final‏

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 1-12                           Cashel C.C.                   1-10

 
The Senior Hurlers of Roscrea and Cashel Community School met in this all Tipperary showdown at Templemore on Saturday 8th March in the Munster B Colleges final. Cashel entered the game as favourites fielding 3 current Tipperary Minor panelists an a former Tipperary Minor at centre back and having come through a good Semi-Final win over Kilmallock. Roscrea also had a good semifinal win over St. Mary's Newport and entered the final with plenty of belief in their own. Cashel got off the mark early with an early point and with the aid of a diagonal breeze they led by seven points to two. Roscrea had got off the mark with good points from Ciaran Cleary and Jordan Fogarty. Roscrea had a goal chance but this effort by Aaron Kirwan was well saved by their James Walsh. The ten minutes before half time were crucial especially to Roscrea who tagged on three points to go in at half-time only two behind with the wind behind them for the second half. After the interval Cashel started brightly and were intent on going for goals. It was during this period that the Roscrea backs were outstanding at defending without conceding frees. Jordan Fogarty popped over a point which was cancelled out by a Brendan Ryan effort. Roscrea were now getting on top and points from Enda Moloney (free), Jamie Dooley, Shane Sampson saw Roscrea take a two-point lead midway through the half. Cashel were still very much in the game with Josh Keane at centre forward posing a serious threat and this move paid dividends when Keane converted a penalty after he had been fouled. James Doyle added a point to push Cashel two clear again.`The next score would be vital and so it proved to be. Adrian Cleary fielded a high ball on the edge of Cashel square and found Cian Rigney with a great pass who finished low and hard to the Cashel net. Josh Keane equalised with time almost up but it was Roscrea who finished the better team and Jordan Fogarty who scored a super point from the sideline and same player sealed victory with a free in Injury time to ensure history waas made as Coláiste Phobal Roscrea were crowned Munster B Colleges Senior Hurling champions for the first time on their first year in this competition. On the day Cashel were gallant losers but Roscrea deserved their victory and are now looking forward to an all Ireland Semi-Final vs St. Mary's Galway on Saturday 22nd March. Pane: Enda Moloney, Ian Treacy, Brian Davis, Lee Cashin (Capt.), Evan Fitzpatrick, Shane Fletcher, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Josh Neville, Cian Rigney, Colman Treacy, Thomas McCarthy, (All Roscrea), Declan Cleary,  J.P. Cleary, Daniel Doughan, Jordan Fogarty, Ciaran Cleary, Shane Sampson, Aaron Kirwan, Adrian Cleary, Padraig Smyth, Diarmuid Cleary - (All Shinrone), Anthony Devereux, Sean Fogarty , Mark Fanning, Donal Carroll, Dylan Maher, Daire Murray (All Moneygall), Jack Doherty, Ciaran Guilfoyle (both Ballyskenagh-Killavilla), Paul Crampton (Clonakenny), Jamie Dooley (Borris-in-Ossory), Niall Devitt (Portlaoise), Darragh Morrissey (Kyle), David Murray (Coolderry). 
 
Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 2014 Munster Champions with Trainer Mr. Smyth
2014 Munster champs