Classy Tooreen pip Gabriels13-11-2018

London champions St Gabriels failed to dethrone Connacht Intermediate hurling title holders Tooreen 0-18 1-13 in Ruislip after a thrilling provincial semi-final tussle.

The Mayo team edged a entertaining first half over the gallant hosts to turn around 0-9 to 1-5 ahead.

Gabriels were never out of the contest in a hard-fought second period but the Westerners eventually extended their narrow advantage by a point, eventually winning by two, to set up a Connacht decider against Galway’s Oranmore-Maree.