Galbally Vs Aghyaran – 2012 Tyrone GAA Intermediate Championship

Galbally Pearses took on Aghyaran on Saturday evening in Loughmacrory in the first round of the Power NI Tyrone Intermediate Championship.

A very strong breeze blew down Loughmacrory field all evening and it was with this breeze that Galbally played with in the first half, scoring 9 points compared to Aghyaran’s 2 points who on the contrary were finding shooting between the posts very difficult. Strong performances came in the first half from Galbally’s Blaine Nugent, Paul Rafferty, Christopher Morris, Mickey Murphy and Ryan Hagan.

The real test for Galbally though would be the second half when they were playing into the breeze and thanks to the solid back line, lead by Terry Donnelly, they dealt very well with the constant high aerial balls Aghyaran launched in from 50 metres out. Ronan Mc Namee scored a couple of frees for Aghyaran and in the dying seconds of injury time, Michael Anderson broke the Galbally defence with a well taken goal but it was too late as the ref blew the whistle on a scoreline of….. Galbally 0-12 Aghyaran 1-06.

The Aghyaran senior team line out in Loughmacrory.


The Galbally Pearses senior team line out.


Aidan O’Hagan pushes forward for Galbally.



Paul Rafferty collects the ball at speed.


Ryan Mc Gurk shoots from a tight angle.


Paul Rafferty delivers a quick ball into the forwards.


Blaine Nugent pulls back his Aghyaran opponent.


Mickey Murphy jumps the highest in the air.


Aghyaran’s Gary Falls loses his balance while Christopher Morris pounces to collect the ball.


Christopher Morris clears the ball in the Galbally back line.


Michael Anderson powers his way through the Galbally defence.


Terry Donnelly forces his way out of danger.


Sean Byrne hits the ball forward for Aghyaran.



Terry Donnelly is fouled by a swarm of Aghyaran forwards.






Michael Anderson scores a late Aghyaran goal.


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