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It is never easy to beat the same team twice, especially in a short space of time. No matter how much better one outfit is compared to the other, defeating them the second time around is hard work. Their dander is up, and they are well focused to take you down. They will also have learnt from the first defeat and will be better organised to nullify your strengths.
The feeling entering Pearse Stadium for the round two football championship clash between St James and St Michael’s last weekend was that the Jimmies would be too strong for an injury-shorn St Michael’s outfit. And so it came to pass, with Seamus Burke’s charges winning easily enough on a score-line of 1-13 to 2-05.
This is a very attractive championship fixture and the city rivalry between the two sides should get a good crowd into the stadium on Saturday evening.
There were 10 championship games in the county football championship last weekend with all 20 senior clubs in action. Unusually with that many games down for decision, there were no draws and the winning teams now advance to round three.
It often takes a piece of individual magic to separate teams in a tight contest and so it proved in Pearse Stadium on Sunday. St Mary’s Leaving Cert student Fiach Ó Bearra stroked over a spectacular winner to see Micheal Breathnachs defeat an unlucky St Michael’s by 0-10 to 1-6.
This Sunday at Tuam Stadium (4pm) city side St Michael’s take on Glenamaddy in the intermediate championship football final.
Croke Park and an All-Ireland final is now their final date with destiny at intermediate level, and roses and chocolates will have to be temporarily replaced by flags, hats, and headbands. The city club has really caught the imagination these last few months and as a reward for their majestic win over Ballyroan last Sunday they will face St Michael's, Foilmore (Kerry), in the final under lights at 7.45pm on Saturday February 14.
Nobody from St Michael's argued with the result in the All-Ireland Intermediate final last Saturday night. They could not.
Pat Regan's team have been playing an exciting, dynamic brand of football with a real emphasis on kick passing and moving the ball at speed. They were hugely enjoyable to watch last season and all Galway supporters will wish them well this weekend in their quest to reach the All-Ireland final.