Turloughmore 3-6 Na Piarsaigh 1-1
TURLOUGHMORE successfully retained the John West Féile na nGael Division 1 Hurling title following a comprehensive victory over Na Piarsaigh on Sunday.
The Leesiders can be very proud of their efforts all weekend though, carrying on the club's proud tradition in the Féile. With Seán Óg Ó hAilpín involved as a coach they were the most impressive Cork team in the competition and defeated Midleton in the semi-final.
However, the men from Galway were a well-drilled outfit and some of their hurling was at times of very high quality. They got off to a great start and made an early statement of intent.
Turloughmore scores 2-5 without replay during what was a rip-roaring start.
Early points were put on the board from Sean Duggan and Ryan Rabbitte. That was before Éanna Monaghan showed great hurling skills to bury the ball into the back of the net.
Scores by Duggan and Monaghan followed before Turloughmore got their second goal of the game through a clinical close-range finish by Monaghan after an initial effort had hit the crossbar.
Na Piarsaigh got a point back through Ryan Lyons and a goal from the impressive Ross O’Sullivan, which was a bullet of a strike from a free.
The second half saw fewer scores on the board compared to the opening half, as Turloughmore did a very professional job in seeing the game out to a successful conclusion.
Monaghan converted once again to complete his hat trick and put the icing on the cake for a memorable day for the men from Galway.