The Galbally Senior Footballers faced local rivals Ballylanders in the Senior Football Relegation Semi Final in Kilmallock on Sunday last. Unfortunately it led to a defeat by 1-13 to 0-11. Ballylanders raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead after 10 minutes of the first half. Ultimately they never relinquished their lead and that period effectively built a cushion that won the game for them.
At 1-12 to 0-7, Ballylanders were home and dry after 23 minutes of the second half and a few late Galbally scores during an extended period of injury time resulted in a five point defeat. The relegation final against Na Piarsaigh is the next fixture and this will require a highly disciplined performance.
After relegation in 2001, it took until 2010 to win the Intermediate title. After relegation again in 2014, it took until 2018 to win the Intermediate title. It is vital at this juncture for the team to maintain Senior status.
The team was Peter Morrissey, Ryan Tobin, Roibeard Donovan, Jack O’Mullane, Peter O Dwyer, Liam Casey, Eoin O’Mahony, Kieran Hickey (0-6), Eoinsy Sheehan (0-1), Ciaran Sheehan, James Ryan (0-2), Eoin McGrath, Ger Quinlan (0-1), Jamie Morrissey, Mike Donovan. Subs: Gary McCarthy for Eoin McGrath, Josh Dineen (0-1) for Roibeard Donovan, Robert Sampson for Eoinsy Sheehan
The latest Split the Pot Winner was Sally Fitzgerald with €200.