Taghmon-Camross stroll to success
Taghmon-Camross butchered Naomh Eanna to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Enniscorthy Electrical Wholesale Junior hurling championship at Oylegate on Sunday.
Taghmon-Camross 3-25 Naomh Eanna 0-7
The New Ross District men have been thereabouts for a good few years now and performances like this are nothing new. From the opening score, the first of a treble of majors for tricky full-forward Stephen O'Gorman, they led and never looked back.
Eight points from midfield says a lot. The space afforded to them in the middle third was staggering. At times they chose to simply flip balls across from one side to the other, always to a grateful free man, who invariably hit the target. Indeed, it was merely shooting practice for a lot of the second-half.
O'Gorman's low, fourth-minute shot past Jack Cushe that crept inside the post was followed by his second major in the 14th minute, a batted tennis-smash finish on the run, following great work in defence by Adam Winters.
That second goal increased the lead seven and Taghmon-Camross would add a further sextet of points before the interval, with the impressive Pierce Doyle bringing his tally to 0-6, to make the score 2-10 to 0-4.
Darragh Hughes picked up his third free after the change-around and he would end as Gorey's top scorer on a day to forget. However, Taghmon-Camross were picking off scores from all distances and angles as the lead swelled.
The last score came from O'Gorman as he aptly completed his hat-trick with a clever finish from Doyle's pass.
Gorey can avoid a relegation final next time out if they beat Monageer-Boolavogue, but they will need to show more than this.
Taghmon-Camross: Seán O'Gorman; Adam Winters, Robert Nolan, Mark O'Gorman; Ian Carty (0-1), Alan Nolan, Darren Carty; Pat Nolan (0-3), Barry O'Gorman (0-5); Stephen Stafford (0-1), Thomas Furlong, Páuric O'Gorman (0-1); T.J. Codd, Stephen O'Gorman (3-2), Pierce Doyle (0-8, 3 frees, 1 '65). Subs. - Luke Sinnott (0-3) for Codd (31), Johnny Waters (0-1) for Furlong (31), Shane Doyle for D. Carty (52), Conor O'Keeffe for Stafford (54).
Naomh Eanna: Jack Cushe; Simon Doran, Pat Cullen, John Stafford; John O'Brien (Cork), Darren Kelly (0-1 free), Kenneth Byrne; John Doyle, Ross Murphy (0-1); Cillian Donohoe, Darragh Hughes (0-3 frees), Gary Molloy; David Nashe (0-1), Seán Sheridan, John O'Connor. Subs. - Niall Kirwan (0-1) for Sheridan (17), Seán Finn for O'Connor (31), Daithí Moore for Donohoe (38), Evan Dwyer for Nashe (43), Joe Comerford for Finn (54).
Referee: Seán Slaven (Faythe Harriers).