Thursday 29 September 2016

O'Connell goal sets Antrim on their way against Derry

Antrim 3-28 Derry 0-14 Ulster SHC Semi-Final

Published 20/06/2016 | 02:30

Nigel Elliott in action against Darragh McCloskey Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Nigel Elliott in action against Darragh McCloskey Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

At no stage did Antrim's place in the Ulster senior final look in doubt as they comfortably put Derry to the sword yesterday.

  • Go To

It didn't take them long to stamp their authority on a depleted Derry.

By the time PJ O'Connell rattled in Antrim's first goal, they had a 0-11 to 0-5 lead and the defending Ulster champions went in at the break with a 1-16 to 0-5 lead.

Antrim continued the second half at a canter, with well-worked goals from Ciaran Clarke and substitute Sean McAfee.

Niall McKenna impressed and although Derry did respond with scores, the result was never in doubt.

SCORERS - Antrim: C Clarke 1-6, N McKenna 0-9, PJ O'Connell 1-1 , C Johnston, E McCloskey 0-4 each, S McAfee 1-0, N Elliot 0-2, O McFadden, D McKernan 0-1 each. Derry: P Henry 0-6 (2f), R Convery 0-5 (4f), M McGuigan , O McCloskey, C McSorley 0-1 each.

Antrim - E Gillan; S McCory, T McCloskey, B Graham; O McFadden, N McAuley (c), J Dillon; E Campbell, D McKernan; E McCloskey, N McKenna, C Johnston; Nigel Elliot, PJ O'Connell, C Clarke.

Subs: B McCarry for O'Connell (46), S McAfee for Elliot (55), F Donnelly for T McCloskey (56), M Dudley for McKernan (58), C Duffin for Dillon (63).

Derry - D McDermott; D McCloskey, C Quinn, E McGuckin; S McCullagh (c), C McSorley, B Quigley; B Og McGilligan, O McCloskey; A Grant, T McCloskey, R Convery; M McGuigan, P Henry, G O'Kane. Sub: P Cleary for O'Kane (53).

Ref - J Clarke (Cavan).

Indo Sport

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport