GALBALLY booked their place in the Limerick SFC quarter-finals thanks to a 2-14 to 1-8 win over relegation-threatened St Patrick’s at the weekend.
Although St Patrick’s were already certain of being involved in a relegation playoff prior to the game - and even struggled to get a team on the field - they made all the early running. Galbally eventually got up and running to take the lead - but a penalty from a Dermot Phelan left the score at 0-8 to 1-4 in favour of Galbally.
Second-half goals from Patrick Murphy and James Ryan saw Galbally pull clear to win by nine points and they now play Dromcollogher-Broadford in the quarter-finals next weekend.
SCORERS - Galbally: Patrick Murphy 1-3, Vinny O’ Connell 0-5, James Ryan 1-2, Kieran Hickey 0-2, Tom Harty and Pat O’Donnell 0-1 each. St Patrick’s: Dermot Phelan 1-4, Ger Hegarty, Eoin Hanrahan, Tom Mullins and Jamie Cross 0-1 each.
GALBALLY - Kevin Dinahan; Tom Davern, Tony Henebry, Johnny McCarthy; Eoin Halligan, Eoin Burke, Rufus Holmes; James Ryan, Tom Harty; Liam Power, Vinny O’Connell, Patrick Murphy; Darren Sheedy, Kieran Hickey, Pat O’Donnell. Subs: Conor Henebry for Sheedy, Aidan Sheehan for McCarthy, Johnny Hayes for O’Donnell, Jack O’Donovan for T. Henebry.
ST PATRICK’S - Michael Geary; Shane Considine, Keith Phelan, Kieran Ryan; Barry O’Doherty, Mark Phelan, Barry Toomey; Eoin Hanrahan, Dermot Phelan; Jamie Cross, Tom Mullins, Sean McNamara; Padraig Reals, Ger Hegarty, Tony Quigley. Sub: Michael Kelleher for Hanrahan.
Referee - Jason Mullins