Ulster club SFC: Clinical St Gall's down Tempo

05 November 2012

St. Galls Sean Kelly is challenged by Tempo's PJ Rogers during the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final at Brewster Park. INPHO
St Gall's (Antrim) 1-15
Tempo Maguires (Fermanagh) 0-9

St Gall's were somewhere close to their brilliant best yesterday afternoon as they inflicted a heavy defeat on Fermanagh champions Tempo in Enniskillen.

The fact that the Antrim champions took in a 1-12 to 0-3 half-time lead at Brewster Park says it all, but they had already been cruising to victory after 10 minutes when they led by 0-6 to 0-1 via the scores of Kevin Niblock, CJ McGourty, Mark Kelly, Sean Kelly and Terry O'Neill, and once county veteran goaled in the 25th minute the game was practically over as a contest.

The early stages of the second-half saw Tempo come into their most profitable spell of the game, with ace attacker Ciaran McElroy hitting 0-4 from play before two late frees from Daryl Keenan helped take some blemish off the score-line for the home side.

The 2010 All-Ireland champions will now meet Down winners Kilcoo in the semi-finals in two weeks' time.

St Gall's - C Kerr; P Veronica, A McClean, M Kelly (0-1); A Healy, S Kelly (0-1), T O'Neill (0-1); S Burke (0-2), A Gallagher (1-0); Kevin McGourty (0-2), K Niblock (0-2), Kieran McGourty (0-1); C McGourty (0-3), M Pollock (0-1), K Stewart (0-1). Subs: N O'Neill for Kevin McGourty, D O'Hare for Burke, C Burke for Veronica, B Bradley for C McGourty.

Tempo Maguires - S Jackson; J Gilmurray, A Breen, R Foy; C Foy, D Kelly, P J Rogers; N McElroy, N Rogers; C Meehan, C McElroy (0-4), R Bogue; D Keenan (0-4), T Campbell (0-1), R Keenan. Subs: T Dunne for P J Rogers, R Ingram for Meehan, D Campbell for Gilmurray.

Referee - C O'Hagan.