Monday, June 2, 2014

June 1: Sheehan Cup - Fr. Tom Burke's v Tipperary

Tipperary 1-7 Fr. Tom Burke's 4-15

Fr. Tom Burke's advanced meet Wexford in the Sheehan Cup semi-final with an impressive victory over Tipperary.  One goal in the first half, followed by three in the second underlined a win in which Tom's looked a level ahead of their opponents.

Tom's proved a bit too strong for Tipp on Sunday.
Tom's took the half time break with a handsome 10 point lead.  A David Ryan goal following some excellent work by Alan Burke on the wing propelled Tom's into an eight point lead.  With a forward line that was capable of finishing from multiple angles, Tipp struggled to hold their opposite numbers in check.  Points came from the sticks of Shane Howley, David O'Mahoney, Oisin Burke, and Seamus Higgins.  Rory Shields saved Tipperary from going in having conceded 2 goals after a fine double save off O'Mahoney and then Ryan.  Cronan Dempsey accounted for Tipperary's scores and at the break it was a 1-10 to 0-2 lead for Tom's.

Tipperary noticeably lifted their effort in the second half, but the Tom's domination could not be overcome.  After Tom's rattled off points from Alan Burke, Simon Dunne, and O'Mahoney, Oisin Burke buried a second goal for Tom's.  Tipp managed to finish the game strong, a goal from Mark Kavanagh and a slew of late points saved some pride.  Tom's banged in a couple of goals before the final whistle and advance to meet Wexford in the final.

Tipp:  R. Shields, C. Gillis, P. Moriarty, S. McKillop, A. McRedmond, S. McGarr, C. Dempsey, K. O'Callaghan, M. Moriarty, D. Cooney, S. Moriarty, B. Regan, M. Kavanagh.  Toms:  S. O'Brien, J. Costello, G. Joyce, D. Costello, C. Joyce-Power, J. Dooley, S. Howley, S. Dunne, O. Burke, S. Higgins, D. Ryan, D. O'Mahoney, A. Burke.

By Rory O'Donnell

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