Former All-Ireland junior club champions, Thomastown secured their second win in the intermediate hurling league campaign when they defeated Glenmore in blustery Tullogher on Saturday, writes T.J. Mills.
Glenmore started the game the brighter. They opened the scoring with a goal from Mark Aylward. He gained possession and tapped home from 14 metres. Dylan Waugh opened Thomastown’s account with a point. Mark Aylward continued his and Glenmore’s good start with point.
Thomastown scored 1-4 without reply in a five minute spell. Stuart Waugh pointed in the fifth minute to make it 1-1 to 0-2. Jonjo Farrell got in for Thomastown’s opening goal.
In a well work move Dessie Walsh passed to Farrell, who tapped home from 14 metres to put his side ahead for the first time.
Dessie Walsh put Thomastown two clear when he pointed from 30 metres in the seventh minute. Stuart Waugh extended Thomastown’s advantage with a 65 metre free. Dessie Walsh continued the scoring spree with a point from 35 metres after good link up play with Peter O’ Hanrahan.
Alan Murphy stopped the charge. He pointed for Glenmore from two frees in the space of a minute, the first from 35
metres out near the sideline.
These scores narrowed the gap to 1-5 to 1-3.
Dylan Waugh put a goal in it again when he pointed in the 18th minute. There was a scoring drought as both defences strangled the game. Alan Murphy ended the drought when he converted a free in the 26th minute. They then scored three in-a-row before half time.
Stuart Waugh whipped over an excellent point from play from out near the sideline in the 28th minute. Waugh then pointed a free in the second minute of injury-time. These scores left Thomastown leading by 1-9 to 1-4 at half time.
Jonjo Farrell snapped up the first score of the second half in the 34th minute. Adrian Burke pointed from 35 metres as
Thomastown eased eigh clear by the 40th minute.
The ’Town roared on from there, and never looked like being caught.
Scorers: Thomastown - Jonjo Farrell (2-2); Stuart Waugh (0-5, three frees); Dessie Walsh (0-3); Dylan Waugh (0-2); Adrian Burke, Peter O’Hanrahan (0-1 each). Glenmore - Alan Murphy (0-6, four frees): Mark Aylward (1-1); Emmet Vereker (0-1).
Glenmore - Davy Aylward, Sean Duggan, Fergal Freyne (Capt), Mark Phelan, Philip Roche, Eoin Murphy, Shane Doherty, James Aylward, Colm Doherty, Alan Murphy, Emmet Vereker, Ben Doherty, Mark Aylward, Michael Aylward, Michael Phelan, Eoin Aylward.
Subs - Shane Murphy, George Walsh, Denis O’Dwyer, Darren Aylward, Dean Croke, Steven Cody, Ciaran O’Connor, James Irish, Michael Burke, Adrian Doherty, Niall Dunne, Patrick Murphy, PJ Roche, Tommy Maher.
Thomastown - Dylan Walsh, Sean Mahoney, Brian Murphy, Richard O’Hara, Cian O’Mara, Derek Lanigan, James Burke , Jonjo Farrell, Peter O’Hanrahan, Dylan Waugh, Stuart Waugh, Darren Burke, Thomas O’Hanrahan, Dessie Walsh, Adrian Burke.
Sub - Paul Barron, Johnny Barron, Robbie Donnelly, James Hoyne, Barry Whelan, Colin Clarke, David Prendergast, Fergal Challoner, Andy Walsh, John Fitzgerald, Padraig Caulfield, Gary Lehane, Darragh McGarry, Jamie O’Hara, Kieran Treacy, Eddie Corrway,
Referee - Gavin Quilty