Cashel Town’s first team bridged a gap of nine years without silverware when they came from behind on Sunday afternoon last to secure a three goal to one victory over Kilsheelan United, and pick up the first silverware of the new TSDL.
The club has had a couple of poor seasons, but under new management have started this season really well, remaining unbeaten in their league games and now securing the Division Two Shield title.
The game itself was played at Palmershill in Cashel, but it was Kilsheelan who started better, taking the lead in the fifteenth minute when Jamie Cronin scored. Cashel levelled through an Eoin Byrnes header and when they added two more in the second period through Byrnes again and the excellent James Harding, they were never going to give up their advantage.
In the end the vocal crowd showed their delight, and saw TSDL Chairperson Liam Clohessy present the Shield to Cashel veteran Ian Hahessy, who once again put in a fine performance for his side.
The new manager of the club Brian “Boca” Glasheen will be very happy with the teams performance up to now, but he will surely be more focused on the bigger prize of getting a club which could be described as a sleeping giant back into the upper echelons of the TSDL league.
Cashel Town FC 2018/19 Division Two Shield winners
Cashel Town captain Ian Hahessy, after receiving the Division Two Shield from TSDL Hon. Chairperson Liam Clohessy (left), who presented the honour along with TSDL Hon. Registrar Michael Halpin (right)