Monday 27 February 2017

Saffrons maintain Minor dominance

Antrim 2-20 Derry 1-9

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Christy McNaughton, Antrim
Christy McNaughton, Antrim

Antrim coasted to a third straight Ulster Minor Hurling Championship title with a comprehensive 14 point win over Derry at Owenbeg yesterday.

Christy McNaughton top-scored for the Saffrons with 1-9 as Ciaran Kearney's side advanced to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Antrim led by four points before Keelan Feeney scored a superb goal for Derry on 23 minutes. However, McNaughton responded with a free and a goal to make it 1-10 to 1-4 at half-time.

The Saffrons sealed the win after sub Conor Patterson goaled with four minutes remaining.

ANTRIM - B Connor; O McKenna, C Blair, C Carson; J Maskey, G Walsh (0-2, 1 free), S Duffin; C McMullan, K Molloy (0-2); C Doherty Cunning (0-2), C Leech (0-1), C McNaughton (1-9, 1-6 frees); D McShane (0-3), A Burke, R McKee (0-2). Subs: D McKernan for O McKenna (27 mins), C Small for A Burke (40 mins), C Patterson (1-0) for D McShane (47 mins), CJ McKenna for C Leech (54 mins), J Daniels for R McKee (57 mins).

DERRY - C Owens; N Smith, C Kelly, F O'Kane; C Boyle, C McAllister, P Turner; T Magee, O McKeever; C O'Reilly (0-5, 3 frees), C Hunter, J Grant; D Cartin (0-1), J Mullan (0-1), K Feeney (1-2). Subs: D Shaw for N Smith (47 mins), S Quinn for C Hunter (60 mins).

REFEREE - Aidan Ferguson (Fermanagh).

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