Belfast Telegraph

It's Gall the way this time

Once bitten twice shy. That’s the mantra that underpins St Gall’s build-up to their St Patrick’s Day All Ireland Club Football final against Clare and Munster champions Kilmurry/Ibrickane at Croke Park in Dublin.

Four years ago the west Belfast side reached the decider only to lose to Connacht champions Salthill/Knockacarra and the painful memory of that defeat still lingers.

But it is nonetheless serving as a huge motivational tool for manager Lenny Harbinson as he prepares his side for what is a seminal test.

St Gall’s have dominated the Antrim championship for the best part of the last decade having won the title on eight occasions but have only been able to complement this with two Ulster Club crowns.

And up until now the All Ireland crown has remained an elusive goal.This time round, though, Harbinson is hoping that his club can script the most successful chapter in their proud history.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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