Late McBride goal seal Carey win

Andersonstown Social Club Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1

Carey 2-17 st galls 2-12

Carey did just enough in the second half of this bruising, and at times bad tempered affair, to see off their city counterparts in Saturday’s Interemediate Hurling semi-final in Ballyvoy. A Caolan McCaughan goal after 4 minutes seemed to leave the home side in full control of proceedings, but with the two McGreevey brothers starting to make things happen for the Milltown men they breached the Carey defence twice before the water break, with goals from Anton McCaffrey and Mark Napier to lead by four at the break. Despite losing James McQuaige, their influential defender, through injury the hosts found another gear to go in at the interval all square 2-6 to 1-9.

The second half was a repeat of the first, neither side getting a “foothold” in a game which was getting difficult for the referee, who issued a red card to a St Gall’s player with 10 minutes remaining.

Entering the last quarter the Faughs found a bit of rhythm and opened up a two point lead which seemed massive considering the type of game it was.

Entering the final few minutes a long Jackson McGreevey delivery seemed to be bound for the Carey net, only for the heroics of net minder Cathal Doog McAuley. The score that put the game “to bed” came on the 33rd minute a long ball out of the Carey defence found Conor McBride who duly despatched it past Curtis McGreevey in the St Gall’s goal.  

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