Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fr. Tom Burke’s 3-18 Galway 1-12

Conditions were good for the first outing of the season for the teams.  There was some good hurling on show and some well taken scores.  Tom’s came away with a handsome win by the time all was said and done.  There were some great performances throughout from several Tom’s veterans.  James Dooley did well at corner back, Dylan Costello in the half back line, and Chris Donoghue and Cormac Joyce-Power in the forwards.  Joyce-Power made good use of the ball that came into his corner, coming away with 10 points from play.

Paudge Egan with a free for Tom's.
With Tom’s leading by six points to three in the early going, a Gary Kelly goal solidified Tom’s advantage.  Galway responded to the goal well, scoring four points on the trot.  Adam Kenny, John Coleman and David Lordan the scorers.  Tom’s, however, finished the half well with three unanswered themselves.  Dylan Costello probably with the pick of the bunch from inside his own half.  Tom’s 1-11 Galway 0-8 at the break.

The second half saw Tom’s pull away.  The all-important first 10 minutes after the restart went to Tom’s.  Four balls into Joyce-Power’s corner and the four more points for the Limerickman.  Adam Kenny stemmed the tide for Galway with a desperately needed score, but the final quarter saw Tom’s add two more goals.  Shane Dooey, who was set up by Joyce-Power, and Shane Ryan capitalized on their chances.  A couple of scuffles flared up in the latter stages, but were handled well by referee Jimmy Rigney.  Adam Kenny netted late for Galway to improve the look of things on the scoreboard.

Tom’s:  Sean O’Brien, James Dooley, Brian Flynn, Dylan Costello, Donal Coughlin, David Burke, Seamus Higgins, Paudge Egan, Shane Dooey, Chris Donoghue, Shane Regan, C. Joyce-Power, Garry Kelly.

Galway:  Ray Grealish, Michael Lennon, Colm Daly, Cian Clifford, Seamus Loftus, Aidan Murphy, Martin Doyle, Sean Lordan, Adan Kenny, David Lordan, Enda Feeney, John Coleman, David O’Grady.
By Rory O'Donnell

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