Holders St Thomas' edged out Sarsfields by 0-22 to 1-18 in a closely contested Galway SHC round 2 clash at Kenny Park this evening.
Conor Cooney was in sparking form for the Peterswell men as his eight first half points helped them to a 0-13 to 1-9 interval lead, they kept their noses in front to secure a second win in Group 3.
Mark O'Regan grabbed the game's only goal on 10 minutes for Sarsfields who put the champions to the pin of their collar in Athenry.
Galway SHC round 2 results and fixtures
Friday 7 August
St Thomas' 0-22 Sarsfields 1-18
Saturday 8 August
Oranmore-Maree v Turloughmore, Kenny Park, 2pm
Liam Mellows v Clarinbridge, Kenny Park, 6pm
Portumna v Castlegar, Loughrea, 2pm
Sunday 9 August
Cappataggle v Loughrea, Duggan Park, 1pm
Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry v Tommy Larkins, Duggan Park, 5pm