If the previous meeting was anything to go by, this would be a close affair which could go either way. The game proved to be a tight forwards orientated game which could have gone either way right to the last play. The Bish have a right to be disappointed and for long spells of both halfs they laid siege to the Garbally line. However credit must be given to the tremendous courage, determination and bloody mindedness not to concede a score from the Garbally defence. If their league encounter was anything to go by (A 7-5 victory for Bish) a single score may be the difference between the sides and so it was. A try from the determined Matthew Comerford was the only score of the game. Despite scoring a try it was the defensive work form the entire team that won the day for Garbally. Time after time Garbally players repelled waves and waves of Bish attackers and the final whistle was a welcome sound for all involved with the Ballinasloe school. This was a huge performance from the entire Garbally pack led by Captain Conor Clark, others to impress on the day were Odhran Dooley, Matthew Comerford and John Coughlan.

Garbally: Jack Dempsey, Cathal Dolan, Rian Donnellan, Fergus Finneran(Jack Ryan), Odhran Dooley, Oisin McCormack, Matthew Comerford(Blood sub-Patrick Grehan), Conor Clark (C), John Coughlan, Shane Grenham, James Carry, Nathan Horan, Ronan Parker, Shane Jennings, Saul O’Carroll. Reps: Abdul Giuuma, Ryan Devine, Adam McDonald, Kevin Mullery, Killian Ryan, Michilin Fogarty, Luke Corbett, Brian Burnell, (Injured: Declan Power, Stephen Mannion, Ryan Dolan, Morgan Smyth, Cormac Finn)


The Jes reach last four with last minute winner