The final furlong for buoyant Ballygiblin

No stone has been left unturned in the support of Ballygiblin - and the celebration of the victory! (Picture: Marian Roche)

After the stars shone brightly for Ballygiblin over the weekend in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship final, the dust has now settled and the boys are looking forward to the All-Ireland semi-final against Fullen Gaels from Manchester, likely to take place on Sunday 23rd at a location near Dublin.

Fullen Gaels defeated Craobh Rua Camlocha from Armagh last Sunday after extra time and penalties in Birmingham, to now face their Cork opponents in a bid to advance to the All-Ireland club final. Closer to home in Mallow, Ballygiblin beat Tipp neighbours Skeheenarinky on Sunday to secure an important ‘derby’ win.

The Avondhu met Liam O’Doherty, club chairman with Ballygiblin GAA Club, and the (fake!) cup at the pitch on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming match.

“We had a review night of the match – an analysis night we’ll call it – on Tuesday, so now we’re done and dusted and ready to look forward.”

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