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David Collins leads Liam Mellows to their first Galway hurling final since 1970

In the other semi-final, Gort and Craughwell will go to a replay.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

LIAM MELLOWS BOOKED their place in the Galway SHC final after an 0-13 to 1-9 win over Cappataggle this afternoon.

David Collins’s club haven’t appeared in a county final since 1970, the same year they last lifted the title. Collins retired from inter-county duty a year ago and subsequently missed out an All-Ireland medal as Galway went all the way in September.

But the GPA President now has a county final to look forward to after a narrow victory today.

Liam Mellows led Cappataggle by 0-7 to 0-3 at half-time but the latter gave a strong display in the second-half. Cappataggle bagged a goal but it wasn’t quite enough, and Liam Mellows got out with a one-point victory.

In the other semi-final, Gort and Craughwell will go to a replay after they played out a 1-10 to 0-13 draw.

Aidan Helebert goaled for Gort to leave them 1-7 to 0-7 in front early on in the second period. But Craughwell responded with four points on the bounce to take the lead after 55 minutes.

Gort equalised late on to force another outing.

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