Junior Hurling - Two goals on the stroke of half time all but ended Blacks and Whites involvement in the Junior Hurling Championship as they went down to a very good Thomastown side in Gowran last Sunday. Thomastown opened brightly with two quick scores from play through Stuart Waugh and John Joe Farrell. Blacks and Whites responded well with a Niall Kennedy free and a Sean Kealy effort from play to level proceedings after 6 minutes. The game ebbed and flowed from there with both teams finding excellent scores. Niall Kennedy for Blacks and Whites was on top form on the placed balls as was Martin Donnelly for Thomastown. Then a long delivery from Peter Cleere was broken through the thomastown cover, Michael Moloney (gurteen) latched onto the break and transferred it to John Lennon who finished superbly to the net. However, the response from thomastown was almost instant as their inrushing wing forward plucked a breaking ball into his path and finished past John O Grady in the skeough goal. Skeough responded with a Niall kennedy free and were 1 point ahead approaching half time and looked to be going well Disaster then struck as the thomastown inside line found some space with John Joe Farrell and Thomas Hanrahan combining to work two goals in as many minutes to leave the half time score Thomastown 3-07 Blacks and Whites 1-07. Skeough then faced an up hill battle and to their credit battled gamely in the second half but the task was now very difficult. Thomastown found their rhythm as the game progressed and always seemed to be in control picking off their scores with minimum effort while skeough struggled to make an impact at the other end. Thomastown proved themselves worthy contenders for the Junior Crown this year and ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 3-17 to 1-11. Skeough were best served on the day in defence by James Brennan, Barry Moloney and Chap Cleere who cleared an amount of ball all day. Paul Murphy and Michael Moloney (gurteen) worked hard all afternoon at midfield while up front John Lennon, Michael Moloney and Tommy Farrell tried hardest. B & W team: J O Grady, P Joyce, K Fitzpatrick, J Brennan, M Doyle, P Cleere, B Moloney, P Murphy, M Moloney(gurteen), S Murphy, N Kennedy, S Kealy, J Lennon, M Moloney, T Farrell. Subs: M Ryan, A O Dowd, E Foley
Chess - Darko Polimac will again give 10 chess lessons in Tom Walsh Park, starting on Wednesday 19th of September between 7.00pm and 8.00pm. Numbers are limited so phone or text Fiona Dowling to book your child’s place.
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