St Galls manager Lenny Harbinson is urging his players to take a leaf from Antrim’s book as they step up their bid to become the new Ulster club champions.
Few would have predicted at the start of this year that Liam Bradley’s side would achieve promotion in the National League, reach the Ulster final and give the eventual All Ireland champions a serious scare in the qualifiers.
Now as the end of one of the most successful years in Antrim’s history draws near, Harbinson wants St Galls to follow the county team’s lead.
“Our win over Pearse Og last Sunday was very hard-earned but we will need to step up on this showing for the clash with Clontibret in the semi-final next weekend.
“A lot of people were predicting that Dromore would beat Clontibret but Paul Grimley obviously had his plans well laid and his side came up trumps.
“Now it’s up to us to be ready for them because they are a strong, experienced team with several Monaghan county players in their line-up,” insists Harbinson.
It was St Galls defensive mechanism that ultimately helped them ease past a Pearse Og side and Harbinson will again look to Colin Brady, Andrew McLean and Sean Kelly in particular to lead the resistance against Clontibret.