After a four year wait, Turloughmore senior hurlers secured a first round victory in the Galway Senior Hurling championship against St. Thomas' in a sunny Kenny Park on Saturday 8th April.
The men in black and white made the parish proud with a hard fought victory against the 2016 County Champions by the narrowest of margins.
Turloughmore played with the breeze in the first half and opened the scoring from a Jamie Holland free after 5 minutes following four wides from St. Thomas'.
After ten minutes, Turlough led on a scoreline of 0-3 to 0-2 after Jamie Holland and Barry McDonagh pointed. Following this, Jamie Holland again pointed from play and also from a sublime sideline cut into the town goal.
In the lead up to half time, Barry McDonagh and Jamie Holland (free) extended Turloughmore's lead and these points were complimented with a Matthew Keating goal.
Score at half time - Turloughmore 1-9 to St. Thomas' 0-7.
It took Turloughmore 17 minutes of the second half to register a score by way of a Jamie Holland 65' and by the 50th minute St. Thomas' had the lead down to 1 point.
By the 55th minute the sides were level and at 60 minutes St. Thomas' were leading on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-15.
However, Turloughmore dug deep in injury time to win two long range frees which were duly converted by Jamie Holland to secure victory on the day.
This was a good team performance with a lot of hard work on display with plenty of areas for improvement for future rounds.
Team: P Dullaghan, D Joyce, R Burke, F Moore, V Doyle, D Burke, M Murphy, M Morris, K Hussey, J Holland, M Keating, R Doyle, C Shaughnessy, B McDonagh, S Loftus. Subs: R Badger for |C Shaughnessy, P Doyle for V Doyle.