Naomh Gall and Castleblayney are both celebrating Ulster Club hurling success this evening.
Naomh Gall emulated Cushendall’s senior success when getting the better of Keady (Armagh) by 2-12 to 0-11 in the intermediate decider at Pairc Esler.
Goals in either half from Conor McGourty and Sean McAreavey sowed the seeds for their seven point win.
The winners led by 1-5 to 0-5 at the halfway stage.
Cushendun, meanwhile, narrowly missed out on making it a clean sweep for the Saffrons as they were beaten 0-16 to 1-14 by Castleblayney in the curtain-raiser to the senior final at the Athletic Grounds.
A converted free by Fergal Rafter in stoppage time proved to be the difference between the sides at the final whistle.
Naomh Gall - K McGreevy; S Morrison, J McDaniel, A Hannaway; N O'Neill, A Gallagher, S Burke; J Hopkins, K Stewart (0-1); C McGourty (1-5, 0-4f), K McGourty (0-1), J McGreevy (0-1); T O Ciarain (0-3f), C Burke, M Napier (0-1). Subs: P McCaffrey for K McGreevy, S McAreavey (1-0) for M Napier, A Healy for J Hopkins, M Donnelly for S Burke.
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, 1f, 1'65), J Harvey; P Breen (0-1), P Green (0-2), J Corvan. Subs: J Shortt for D McKenna, M McDermott for E McDonnell, O Fullerton for J Harvey.
Referee - B Winters.
Castleblayney - P Collins; C Merrick, E Leonard, C McNally; B Connor, P Treanor, J McHugh; B Flanagan, P Finnegan; H Byrne, F Rafter (0-11f), F Finnegan (0-1); C Callan, B McGuigan, M Treanor (1-2). Sub: A Kenny for C Callan.
Cushendun - E Magee; S Hamilton, A Corbett, J McKay; M Scally, D O'Hara, T Scally; M McCartin, C McHugh (0-4, 2f, 2'65); P Bannon (0-1), E Duffin (0-1), D McQuillan (0-2); J Morgan (0-2), C McNeill (0-4f), D Kilgore (0-2). Subs: E McQuillan for E Duffin, N McAuley for P Bannon, R J McQuillan for J Morgan.
Referee - T Conway.Tweet