Monday 23 September 2019

McGourty the key for St Gall's

St Gall's 2-12 Keady 0-11

McGreevy picked up his second yellow from the replacement referee, Down’s Colin Murray. Photo: Stock Image
McGreevy picked up his second yellow from the replacement referee, Down’s Colin Murray. Photo: Stock Image

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Antrim champions St Gall's have been crowned the Ulster Intermediate Hurling champions for a second time after a comfortable win over Armagh winners Keady in Newry yesterday.

They made light of the loss of Jackson McGreevy seven minutes into the second-half for two yellow card offences to pull clear at Páirc Esler.

Goals in each half from CJ McGourty, who top-scored with 1-5, and sub Sean McAreavey were crucial for the Belfast outfit in this victory.

St Gall's had led 1-5 to 0-5 at half-time before being reduced to 14 men, but the setback didn't knock them off course.

McGreevy picked up his second yellow from the replacement referee, Down's Colin Murray, after Tyrone referee Barry Winters failed to appear for the second-half because of injury.

Scorers - St Gall's: CJ McGourty 1-5 (4f), S McAreavey 1-0, T O Ciarain 0-3 (3f), K McGourty, M Napier, K Stewart, J McGreevy 0-1 each Keady: C Corvan 0-6 (1f, one '65'), P Green 0-2, J King, P Breen, S Renaghan 0-1 each

St Gall's - K McGreevy; S Morrison, J McDaniel, A Hannaway; N O'Neill, A Gallagher, S Burke; J Hopkins, K Stewart; C McGourty, K McGourty, J McGreevy; T O Ciarain, C Burke, M Napier. Subs: P McCaffrey for K McGreevy (h-t), S McAreavey for Napier (h-t), A Healy for Hopkins (46); M Donnelly for S Burke (62).

Keady - J Burke; L McKee, N Green, B Breen; O Keenan, J King (0-1), E McDonnell; D McKenna, S Renaghan (0-1); P McCormack, C Corvan (0-6, 0-1 free, 0-1 '65'), J Harvey; P Breen, P Green, J Corvan. Subs: J Shortt for McKenna (33); M McDermott for McDonnell (40); O Fullerton for Harvey (50).

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Ref - B Winters (Tyrone).

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