A GOAL right at the end of the first half from Cormaic Donnelly set Galbally on the road to an emphatic 1-22 to 0-11 victory which puts them into an Ulster Final showdown in a fortnight.
The Pearses are now on the verge of completing a perfect season. Just a week after winning the Tyrone Division Two League and Intermediate Championship double, they are now getting set for a provincial showdown against Magheracloone of Monaghan.
A total of 10 different players scored for Gallbally as they were never really troubled by the Donegal champions, St Naul’s. Now the excitement will be at fever pitch as they prepare for a first ever Ulster Final.
They led by 1-9 to 0-5 at half-time, as Cormaic Donnelly, Mark Donnelly and Ronan Nugent all excelled. In the second half, too, they maintained the momentum to ensure that the result was a foregone conclusion long before the finish.
But there was disappointment for the hurlers of Dungannon who lost out to St Enda’s of Belfast after a penalty shoot-out. The teams were level at the end of normal time and two periods of extra time also failed to separate them in the first game at Celtic Park.