Ballygunner continued their drive for five with a 25 point victory over Passage at Walsh Park in yesterday’s county Senior hurling hurling Championship semi final (3-23 to 1-4).
Pauric Mahony scored 1-11 while Conor Power and JJ Hutchinson also fired in second half goals.
Gunners boss Fergal Hartley felt that they were back to their best.
The reigning champions will face Abbeyside for the first time in a county final on October 7 at Fraher Field.
Speaking to WLR Sport after the game, Fergal says their defeat to Passage in the 2013 decider is something they had on the back of their minds.
Hartley was impressed with Peter Queally’s charges on Saturday night.
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Elsewhere yesterday, it was a busy day of action on the divisional front.
Tramore were crowned the Eastern Junior A hurling champions.
They overcame Ballydurn in a hard fought decider at the WIT Arena.
It finished Tramore 2-10 Ballydurn 1-11.
It’ll be Colligan against Ballinameela in the Western Junior A hurling Finala after last night’s semi-finals in Fraher Field.
Colligan overcame Tourin in a hard fought battle, 0-15 to 0-12, while Ballinameela edged out St. Mary’s in a thrilling encounter by 4-13 to 3-13
The Final will take place next weekend at 1:15pm in Fraher Field, it’ll be followed by the Intermediate hurling decider between Ballysaggart and Clashmore/Kinsalebeg.
An Rinn were crowned the Western Junior C hurling Champions in Fraher Field
The Ghaeltacht side overcame defending champions Brickey Rangers by a single point, 1-11 to 1-10
Meanwhile, Mount Sion booked their place in the Division 1 Co. Minor hurling Final, they saw off their Eastern rivals De la Salle in Ballygunner this morning, 0-17 to 0-16 the final score, Mt. Sion will now face Ballygunner in the Co. Final.