Fr. Tom Burke's 1-18 Wexford 0-10
Tom's junior hurlers emulated their senior team with a win that keeps them unbeaten this season. Tom's established a sizeable advantage over the first 30 minutes, and added slightly to that lead in the second. A Joe Fitzpatrick goal in the first half was the turning point after the teams matched each other in the early stages, and from there Tom's pulled away to win with ease.
|Fr. Tom's Juniors won well against Wexford on Sunday.|
Tom's held a nine point edge by the time the first half was done. It was fairly even for the first 15 minutes as the teams battled to and fro. The early scores for Tom's came from Ciaran Moore, Joe Fitzpatrick, Fran Keenan and Eanna Burke. Wexford hit with points from Colm Kerins, Ian Collins, and Ed Spruhan who lined out at center forward. A Tom's goal came from a Dermot Fox puckout to Burke, who found Fitzpatrick at the far post to put some distance between the teams. After Larry Guinan appeared to point, but was called wide, Tom's sprayed a handful of points over the bar to finish the half strong. Keenan, Burke, and Fitzpatrick added to the gap between the teams to make it a 1-10 to 0-5 Tom's advantage at the half.
|Wexford matched Tom's in the early going.|
Tom's continued to hold the advantage in the second period. Early points from Moore and Burke added to the gap between the teams. Wexford tallied nice points from Greg Lundy, Ian Collins, and Donal Redmond, however, Tom's were not about to be turned. Three points in quick succession down the stretch underlined Tom's dominance. Two were lovely efforts from Jason Costello, and a third from Ciaran Moore came right off the puckout from an earlier Costello score.
Tom's: D. Fox, C. Horan, L. Guinan, L. Keane, S. O'Brien, J. Costello, J. McDonald, G. Kelly, J. Fitzpatrick, E. Burke, C. O'Donoghue, C. Moore, F. Keenan. Wexford: M. O'Connor, P. Nolan, J. Clancy, D. Brennan, D. Magill, JJ O'Neill, D. Redmond, G. Lundy, N. Moloney, E. Spruhan, E. Kealy, C. Kerins, I. Collins.
By Rory O'Donnell