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Galbally and Pomeroy get off to a flyer

GALBALLY absolutely eviscerated the Sigersons on a scoreline of 3-21 to 0-3 last night in one of the most lopsided contests you’ll ever see at this level.

The Pearses have been dishing out hammerings here, there and everywhere this season, and are championship favourites for very good reason, but even the most hardened Strabane supporter will have winced at the manner of this defeat.

Galbally ran into a 1-10 to 0-3 lead at the half-time break, so they would have been forgiving for taking the foot off the gas a little in the second-half.

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But no, they most definitely weren’t in the mood for that, and that Strabane failed to muster a single point in the second-half was probably the most chastening statistic from this particular ‘contest’.

The star of the show was undoubtedly a man by the name of Conor Donaghy, who finished with a personal tally of 1-11.

Pomeroy had a slightly, but only slightly tougher time of it against Newtownstewart as they secured a 3-12 to 0-7 win in the first match at Healy Park last night.

They only led 1-4 to 0-5 at the break but pushed on in the second-half to record a facile enough win to set up a quarter-final clash against the winners of Beragh and Loughmacrory. Frank Burns was possibly their best performer on the night, scoring 1-3, and they limited their opponents to only two points in the second-half.

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