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Galbally Retain Intermediate Status
It’s all over in Augher and Galbally have retained their status in Intermediate football for 2013. They finished strongly with points from Chris Morris, Mickey Murphy and Blaine Nugent. Mickey Murphy was excellent throughout the game and finished with 0-7.
The strength of the Galbally team is starting to show through now. Mickey Murphy has slotted another two points. Finotna have only managed one more point, a free from Aaron McCarney. Galbally lead 0-11 to 0-6 with five minutes to go.
45 minutes gone in Augher and Galbally have extended their lead to four points since the break. Blaine Nugent opened the scoring in the 33rd minute while the excellent Mickey Murphy has kicked two further points for Galbally in the 36th and 39th minute. Benny McCarney got one back for Fintona in the 42nd minute but they have it all to do in this second half.
Half time in Augher and Galbally have turned the game around in the last eight minutes of the half. Ronan Hagan, Eamon McElroy and Blaine Nugent have kicked points from play to go into the interval Galbally 0-6 Fintona 0-4. All ten points coming from play.
22 minutes away in Augher and Fintona lead 0-4 to 0-3. Blaine Nugent opened the scoring in the first minute for Galbally but that score was quickly wiped out by Fintona man Kevin McGirr. By the 18th minute Fintona had added two further points via Mark Donnelly and Tommy McGrath. Mickey Murphy helped Galbally to bring the game back to all square in the 20th minute with two quick points. Tommy McGrath added his second point in the 22nd minute to leave Fintona 4-3 up. Both goalkeepers have been called into action with Galbally man Philip Maguire pulling off a great save and Ciaran McDonald in the Fintona net brilliantly denying Blaine Nugent on two separate occasions.
It’s the final opportunity for Galbally and Fintona to book their place in Intermediate football in 2013. Both teams had impressive wins over Loughmacrory and Brocagh in the previous playoff game and they will be keen not to slip up at the final hurdle on Saturday afternoon. Join us later for all of the news from this game.