Thomastown 2-12, Carrickshock 1-10
This was an enjoyable encounter in which both sides showed considerable enthusiasm, solid determination, and not too little skill. Thomastown won because they had some sterling defenders, and a more direct, and forceful number of attackers.
Played in the excellent Grennan complex, the home side stole an early march on their rivals in the 12th minute when a very determined gallop from forty metres out, the powerful Michael Mahoney drove towards the ‘Shock goal. From a narrow angle, he hand-passed the sliothar to Garry Lehane
Thomastown 3-18, Graignamanagh 2-15
This Junior League game in Graignamanagh on Sunday afternoon provided plenty of action, a goodly dose of skilful entertainment, and much excitement, as the home side chased down a tearaway Thomastown in the hope that they just might catch them before the winning line. They didn’t but they never stopped trying. The game had barely kicked
Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-14, Thomastown 0-12
Ballyhale Shamrocks made the Special Junior A League semi-finals via merited success against Thomastown.
The standard in a highly competitive tie, played last Friday evening at beautifully appointed Grennan, was commendable. If the visitors’ late flurry ― a free augmented in added time by Michael Carroll and Liam Grant ― did the hosts some disservice on the margin, the more consistent side won. This contest was defined by its two goals. Ballyhale had much the better of early exchanges but a series of wides allowed an economical Thomastown parity at 0-4 apiece on 25 minutes when Pádraig Caulfield pointed.
Thomastown 3-15 Galmoy 1-10
Thomastown had little difficulty disposing of the challenge of Galmoy in this county junior hurling league tie at Galmoy on Saturday. Three first half goals set the foundation for victory and when they led by four points at half time having played against the wind, there was no holding the winners.