All Ireland adventure motivates St Peter’s and Gallagher
Lancashire Champions St. Peter's were All Britain Champions in 2004 and 2010 and will start Sunday's final as favourites.
By Damian Dolan
St Peter’s will be out to lift the All Britain Championship title for the third time in their history at Pairc na hEireann on Sunday, and make amends for last year’s disappointment.
Having broken John Mitchels’ spell over Lancashire in 2010, which saw St Peter’s dash Mitchels’ four in a row hopes, St Peter’s advanced to an All Britain final and beyond in a memorable year for the club.
After dishing out a nine point defeat to Mitchels in the county final, Sean McDermotts were despatched in the All Britain final 3-12 to 2-4, thanks to 2-5 from the since departed Eoin Meaney.
A historic 2-9 to 0-14 victory over Mayo’s Parke followed at Old Bedians in the All Ireland Club Championship, particularly for St Peters’ sizeable Mayo contingent. Kerry’s St Mary’s Caherciveen ended the club’s Croke Park hopes, however, in the semi-finals, 2-14 to 0-6 in Limerick.
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