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CBS Thurles Robbie Long

CBS Thurles Robbie Long

CBS Thurles Tom Hayes

CBS Thurles Tom Hayes

Action from both teams.

Action from both teams.

Thurles CBS Jack Derby

Thurles CBS Jack Derby

St Peter's Jack Petit and Thurles CBS Niall Heffernan

St Peter's Jack Petit and Thurles CBS Niall Heffernan

CBS Thurles goalkeeper William Tierney and Dillion Quirke and St Peter's Wexford Matthew Joyce and Rory O Connor

CBS Thurles goalkeeper William Tierney and Dillion Quirke and St Peter's Wexford Matthew Joyce and Rory O Connor

CBS Thurles Ronan Teehan

CBS Thurles Ronan Teehan

CBS Thurles Jack Derby and back Tom Hayes

CBS Thurles Jack Derby and back Tom Hayes

CBS Thurles Jack Derby

CBS Thurles Jack Derby

St Peter's College Hurling Team

St Peter's College Hurling Team

Thurles CBS Jack Skehan

Thurles CBS Jack Skehan

CBS Thurles Jack Skehan

CBS Thurles Jack Skehan

Thurles CBS Bobby Mc Carthy

Thurles CBS Bobby Mc Carthy

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CBS Thurles Robbie Long

A brave St. Peter's bid to reach a first Masita All-Ireland Senior 'A' hurling final since 1982 came up just short as Dr. Harty Cup champions Thurles C.B.S. dug deep to advance by three points after a fine contest at the W.I.T. sports campus, Carriganore on Thursday, March 19.

Rory O'Connor's second-minute goal gave the underdogs an early boost and they went on to play some sparkling hurling which left them with a 1-8 to 0-5 lead early in the second quarter.

Thurles didn't panic though and dominated the last ten minutes of the half to draw level by the break (0-12 to 1-9).

Although it remained tight throughout the second period, sadly Peter's didn't score enough. Indeed, their sole point from play after the interval didn't arrive until the 57th minute when Conor Hearne obliged.

Who knows what might have happened though if Rory O'Connor's low shot to the corner wasn't saved superbly by Thurles netminder William Tierney in the 52nd minute?

Scorers: Rory O'Connor 1-1, Billy Dunne 0-4 frees, Matthew Joyce 0-3, Jake Firman, Rowan White, Jack Pettit, Conor Hearne 0-1 each.

Wexford People