Both Galway hurling clubs in All-Ireland club action last weekend suffered major disappointments with senior champions Sarsfields and county intermediate champions Abbeyknockmoy suffering defeats.
Sarsfields were well beaten by Cushendall (Antrim ) by 3-12 to 1-6 in the All-Ireland club semi-final. It was a disappointing performance from the Galway champions as they only managed a single point from play over the entire hour from Alan Ward and they can have no complaints about their exit.
The story of Abbeyknockmoy’s defeat in the All-Ireland club intermediate final was much more dramatic.
The north Galway men led by 1-14 to 0-13 with only 14 minutes left on the clock at Croke Park and looked to be in control. However, Bennettsbridge (Kilkenny ) refused to buckle and notched 1-4 without reply to put add an intermediate title to the junior All-Ireland they won this time last year.