Thomastown point way to title

Thomastown (Kilkenny) 2-13 Rathmolyon (Meath)1-7
Favourites Thomastown survived a major scare before claiming the Leinster Club JHC title in a hard-fought final at Navan’s Páirc Tailteann.

Intermediate outfit Rathmolyon led 0-3 to 0-2 after 10 minutes.

But Michael Donnelly hit six points for Thomastown, who led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the break. With captain JJ Farrell leading by example, they increased the advantage to six points before Gary Cole blasted a Rathmolyon penalty to the net after 57 minutes.

Stung by that concession, Thomastown responded with goals from substitute Adrian Burke and Thomas O’Hanrahan.

Scorers for Thomastown: M Donnelly 0-6, 5fs, 1 65, T O’Hanrahan 1-2, JJ Farrell 0-4, 1f, D Walsh 0-1.

Scorers for Rathmolyon: G Cole 1-3 (1-0 pen, 0-2f) J Farrell 0-4 (frees).

THOMASTOWN: D Walsh; S Mahony, S Lanigan, B Murphy; B Whelan, P O’Hanrahan, R O’Hara; D Walsh, D Lanigan; D Walsh, M Donnelly, D Burke; T O’Hanrahan, JJ Farrell, D Prendergast. Subs: S Waugh for Burke (44), E Tennyson for Murphy (46), M Mahony for Prendergast (49), A Burke for D Lanigan (54).

RATHMOLYON: J Gantley; A McEnroe, G Whelan, N Cole; M Lynch, A Fagan, E Regan; N Fagan, T Cosgrave; J Fagan, T Lynch, G Cole; ; J Farrell, K Fagan, G Doherty. Subs: D Morgan for Doherty (40), T Henderson for Lynch (49).

Referee: G McGrath (Dublin).

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