Fr. Tom Burke’s 1-17 Galway 2-8
On Saturday evening Tom’s came through a tough encounter against a Galway team that stuck to their task and kept it interesting to the end. It took a late goal from Ciaran Moore for Tom’s nerves to settle and secure the points.
|Fr. Tom's came through against a battling Galway side.|
Most of the first half scoring came from Tom’s. Seamus Higgins and James Dooley did well manning the rearguard for Tom’s, while at the other end of the field it was Jack Goulding, Niall McCarthy, and Fran Keenan adding to the tally on the scoreboard. Galway got some hope with a goal that Shane Jordan doubled on to drive into the net, and points from Enda Feeney made it a 1-2 to 0-9 Tom’s half time advantage.
The teams traded points to open the second half, Ciaran Morrissey hitting the mark for Galway and Goulding, along with Niall McCarthy, for Tom’s. After Sean Og Somers pointed, a second Galway goal came courtesy of James Terrell. The game took on a whole new complexion following the goal as there was a heightened sense of urgency on each side, and the Galway efforts picked up.
|Galway juniors came up just a little short of a result on Saturday.|
Morrissey hit a massive point for Galway, and shortly afterwards could have had a goal, driving the ball over rather than under the bar. With the difference between the teams narrowed to a single point, Goulding hit a fine score, and a much needed one for Tom’s at the time. Tom’s opened their lead to four points with a handful of minutes left, and after James Terrell reduced the gap to a single score, Moore’s injury time goal put Tom’s nerves at ease.
Tom’s: Chris O’Donoghue, James Dooley, Paddy Flynn, Kevin Burke, Seamus Higgins, Sean Og Somers, Niall McCarthy, Cian Moore, Fran Keenan, Gary Kelly, Liam Moore, Jack Martin, Jack Goulding.
Galway: Ray Grealish, Seamus Loftus, David Lynch, James Terrell, Trevor Lee, Mike Lennon, Dan O’Leary, Ciaran Morissey, David Laurden, Paul Dwyer, Enda Feeney, Cian Clifford, Shane Jordan.