Fr. Tom Burkes 4-16 Wexford 2-10
Saturday afternoon decided things at both ends of the senior hurling championship. Fr. Tom’s finished top of the table and have a week off before the final, while Wexford were eliminated with four points from their six games. Tom’s were on top in all areas of the field for most of the game and built on an eight point first half lead to ensure a place in the final for the first time since 2005.
|Michael O'Regan and Wexford made a big effort|
Tom’s pressed on from that point of the game. O’Mahoney in midfield had a knack for being in the right place at the right time and set up Shane Howley for the leveling score. Tom’s then hit with two goals. Oisin Burke finished a fine individual effort, and Joey Fitzpatrick finished off the job after Ed Spruhan had saved his initial effort. Tom’s could afford a handful of wides before the beak to lead by double scores, 2-10 to 1-5.
|Zane Keenan and Tom's were on the mark Saturday.|
That was it as a game. Tom’s went on the finish the job in cruise mode and even had the good fortune of a fourth goal that seemed to be aimed as a point but landed in the top corner of the goal. Delight for Tom’s who have a big weekend in store in a fortnight’s time with the junior and senior teams contesting finals.
Tom’s: A. Keating, G. Joyce, P. Heneghan, D. Costello, C. Joyce-Power, S. Higgins, N. O’Brien, D. O’Mahoney, S. Howley, I. McDonnell, O. Burke, Z. Keenan, J. Fitzpatrick. Wexford: E. Spruhan, M. Ryan, H. Wallace, C. Burke, M. O’Regan, T. Moloney, J. Kehoe, D. Redmond, P. O’Farrell, P. Ryan, M. Mansfield, T. Ryan, M. Moloney.By Rory O'Donnell