NAOMH Éanna manager Frank Fitzsimons expressed his pride at seeing his side claim the notable scalp of St Gall’s at Milltown Row on Sunday afternoon - especially the manner of their victory. Trailing by six points midway through the second half, the Glengormley side looked to be chasing shadows as the home side played keep ball during a heavy downpour of rain.The second half water break came at the perfect time for the 2018 Intermediate champions and their pace was telling in the closing stages of the game. James McAuley, Odhran Eastwood, Peter and Kristian Healy fought for every break in the final quarter while Ruairi Scott’s stunning effort off the outside of the boot was good enough to win any game. This felt like a coming of age win for Naomh Éanna. For all the talk of St Gall’s being in transition, they are still laced with quality players who have multiple county titles to their credit. “It was a great boost to beat St Gall’s and they showed great character. “We capitalised when they went down to 14 men, but I always felt we’d plenty to give in the last 15 minutes. Our lads are very pacey and they’ve matured a lot. If you can’t get up to play St Gall’s, you may forget about it. “To be fair, St Gall’s always go out to play football against you so it was a good challenge for our boys.“When they (St Gall’s) get out in front, that’s when they show their class – they are so hard to peg back.“If they had have tagged on one or two more scores, it would have been that. St Gall’s will always try and score goals so, when you keep them to one goal, you’ve always a chance. “We’ve played them in league over the last few years and when they score a few goals against you, the heads go down - they are capable of putting up a massive score against you.”He added: “When you’ve players like James McAuley, Peter Healy, Kristian Healy, Eoin Nagle, (Odhran) Eastwood and boys like that, they’ve been playing together a long time. “Hopefully the run in the Intermediate will have helped them and we’ve a full panel to pick from at the minute. “I’ve been telling them over the last few years, they are fit to live with any team in Antrim - it is the consistency we need now."