Fr. Tom Burke’s 3-22 Offaly 1-11
Offaly and Tom’s met in the second senior hurling match of the season, and Tom’s eased to a convincing win. In this all home-based season Offaly called upon the services of a handful of Home Grown players from Junior B side, Worcester, who acquitted themselves well. Although the outcome was pretty much clear after the first 10-15 minutes with Tom’s never in any trouble, to their credit Offaly kept their side of the scoreboard ticking over.
|Jason Costello was the man on the sport for|
many of Tom's scores.
Within the first 15 minutes Jason Costello had bagged a hat trick as Tom’s were well in control of affairs. Liam Moore, Fergus Byrne and Fran Keenan also had found the mark before Offaly tallied a score. The Faithful men stuck to their task however, and started to get things moving on the scoreboard. Jimmy Rigney banged a few points over the bar and was the main outlet for Offaly’s scores, with Tom Lind also adding to the Offaly tally. With Tom’s firing the points over almost at will, a goal came late in the half from Andrew Engel to lift Offaly spirits. At the break it was a 3-14 to 1-8 Tom’s lead.
The second half continued much in the same vein as the first, with Liam Moore and Jason Costello combining nicely for scores on the couple of occasions. Jack Martyn has developed into a very capable hurler and made a good contribution to the Tom’s efforts. The scores kept coming for Tom’s as they added a second win for 2 out of 2 in this year’s senior hurling championship.
Tom’s: K. Flynn, O. McCormack, A Coleman, B. Flynn, D. Higgins, G. Dillon, N. Murphy, J. Martyn, F. Byrne, F. Keenan, L. Moore, C. O’Donoghue, J. Costello. Subs: J. Mellick, S. Higgins, J. O’Doherty,
Offaly: D. Smith, D. Nyland, S. Sinnott, J. Green, S. O’Shaughnessy, D. Williams, T. Lind, J, Rigney, M. Moriarty, J. Murray, A. Engel, C. Lynch, S. Whitty. D. Theriault.
By Rory O'Donnell