Thurles CBS 1-16 Nenagh CBS 1-9
Despite trailing by three points (0-7 to 1-7) at the interval a dominant second half display saw Thurles CBS roar to a seven-point win over Nenagh CBS at Templemore on Wednesday afternoon last.
Although it was obvious that the exertions associated with Tipperary’s minor All-Ireland hurling triumph had knocked the edge off several of the individual players on show Thurles CBS will take great encouragement from this well-deserved win. Full-back Jack Lineen, centre-back Ronan Maher, Stephen Cahill, Seán Ryan and Jamie Woods all sparkled for Thurles CBS while for Nenagh Donnacha Quinn and James Mackey shone out.
Thurles CBS began this encounter in rude good form with points from Stephen Cahill, Conor Lanigan and Jamie Woods (free) helping their side into a 0-3 to no-score lead inside the opening five minutes. Nenagh CBS settled to their task in the eighth minute when Gary Howard’s neat turn and shot got the defending All-Ireland champions off the mark.
A minute later Nenagh CBS were raiding once more and this time plundered a goal - Gary Howard won Stephen O’Brien’s searching delivery before passing to James Mackey for fired home a rasping left-handed shot. Three minutes later Shane Hennessy set up Mackey for a point and, suddenly, Nenagh CBS led 1-2 to 0-3. See this weeks Tipp Star for full story.