Tommy Walsh was very lively for Tullaroan
Tullaroan put the disappointment of a fourth loss in five League finals behind them in grand fashion when they scored a big win over struggling Fenians (Johnstown) in rain lashed Ballyragget today to saunter into the Kilkenny intermediate hurling championship semi-finals.
A week ago Tullaroan were down in the dumps after losing the final to Thomastown, but they hit the ground running in this knock-out clash and they were firmly on the road to victory after a mere seven minutes.
During that time Shane Walsh shot a hat trick of points, and with another from John Walton, plus a goal from Peter Walsh in the second minute they were already 1-3 to no score clear.
The winners had 1-7 on the ’board after missing a penalty before Fenians opened their account with a point from a free by Mark Webster in the 20th minute.
A second Tullaroan goal wasn’t far away, however. Former Kilkenny star, Tommy Walsh, ripped through the Fenians defence in the 23rd minute, and he set-up Peter Walsh to score his second goal.
At half-time the game was all but over as Tullaroan led by 2-10 to 1-2.
The Fenians had the opening point of the new half from a free by Mark Webster, but it was back to business for Tullaroan after that and they ran out easy winners.
SCORERS: Tullaroan - Shane Walsh (0-7); Peter Walsh (2-1); Tommy Walsh, M (1-1); Martin Keoghan (0-3); Tommy Walsh (V), Stephen Dowling, Martin Walsh, John Walton, Tomas Dunne (0-1 each). Fenians - Mark Webster (0-5); Conor Tobin (1-0).
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