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Galbally Impress As They Claim Ulster Title

Wednesday 21.12.2022
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


Galbally 1-9 Corduff 0-5

Tyrone side Galbally were crowned Ulster Intermediate champions at the Athletic Grounds on Wednesday night when they saw off the challenge of Monaghan champions Corduff.


In spite of playing into the breeze in the opening thirty minutes Galbally looked the better side and enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the game. However the Monaghan side showed considerable spirit in the first half and reached the break trailing 0-5 to 0-4.


Corduff found themselves on the back foot right from the off when they lost midfielder Sean McEnaney to a black card following a challenge on Enda McGarrity. Daniel Kerr looked sharp from the first ball and opened the scoring after four minutes but Corduff drew level when Gerry Mc Eneaney hit their first point of the match.


Kerr converted a free before the marauding  Marc Lennon weighed in with a superb score to put the Tyrone champions two ahead. Galbally were starting to go through the gears as Kerr converted another free after Barry Carberry had been fouled. Corduff had to dig deep and they hit three in a row. Sean McEnaney and Padraic Keenan combined to send Feargal Hanratty through for a score. The same player struck for a brilliant point after a surging run from defence before Cillian Marron tied the game at 0-4 apiece.


However it was Galbally who went in at the break in front after Conor Donaghy converted a late long range free.


Galbally got the second half off to the perfect start with a well taken point from centre half back Christopher Morris to move two clear. Galbally very much had the teeth between the teeth and Kerr stretched the lead to three with another converted free.


In the 38th minute the Tyrone champions struck for the only goal of the game when a good tackle from Lennon saw him set Enda McGarrity free. The big midfielder burst through before finding Barry Carberry who finished to the net in style past keeper Ben Woods.


Corduff knew they were in bother as Galbally looked more and more like champions. The Monaghan side got their first score of the half from substitute Jason Hand but Donaghy knocked over another free almost immediately to cancel that one out. They then lost Keith McEnaney to a straight red card and Galbally eased to the title with Conor Quinn sealing the win with a strong run and fine fisted finish.



Galbally: R McGeary, J Hetherington, C Quinn (0-1), Connor Donnelly, M Lennon (0-1), C Morris (0-1), S Wylie, E McGarrity, Cormac Donnelly,  C Donaghy (0-2, 2F), L Rafferty, R Nugent, B Carberry (1-0), D Kerr (0-4, 2F, 1M), S Murphy. Subs: A Carberry for B Carberry, F McGarrity for Lennon, S Mulgrew for Wylie, M Donnelly for Murphy



Corduff: B Woods, J McEnaney, S McEnaney, D McEnaney, P Keenan, C McEnaney, M Connolly, M McEnaney, C Marron (0-1), D Finnegan, G McEnaney (0-1), J McGarrell, M Keenan, K McEnaney, F Hanratty (0-2). Subs: D Marron for Keenan, S Hand for C McEnaney, M Mills for M McEnaney, J Hand (0-1) for J McEnaney, K Hand for S McEnaney



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