Wednesday 22 November 2017

Cunningham triggers Antrim recovery to pip gritty Queens

Antrim 0-15
Queens university 0-14

The introduction of Paddy Cunningham six minutes into the second half proved the key moment of yesterday's clash at Casement Park, with the classy corner-forward scoring four points as Antrim squeaked past the students.

Until Cunningham's introduction, Queens had looked in charge.

Michael Magill, Gerard Walls and Brendan Herron slotted over for a previously struggling Antrim to leave them trailing 0-9 to 0-4 at the break.

Antrim continued to fight back after the break and the match looked set for a draw when all square on the 70-minute mark, but Kevin Brady's fisted effort sailed over at the death.

Scorers -- Antrim: P Cunningham 0-4 (0-1f), J Loughery, B Herron, M Magill 0-2 each, C Close, G Walls, E O'Neill, K Brady, N O'Connell 0-1 each. QUB: J Kielt 0-6 (0-5f), J Crozier 0-3, D O'Hagan 0-2, M Ward (0-1f), Joe Ireland, M Hannick 0-1 each.

Antrim -- S McGreevy; A Douglas, P Doherty, C Maxwell; T Scullion, K McQuillan, J Loughery; R Boyd, G Walls; G O'Boyle, E O'Neill, B Herron; C Close, M McCann, M Magill. Subs: D Gault for A Douglas, P Carey for K McQuillan, P Cunningham for G Walls, K Brady for E O'Neill, N O'Connell for G O'Boyle.

QUB -- P Graham; B Martin, N McGovern, H Gallagher; B McAlary, D McBride, L O'Neill; J Kielt, S Barton; J Ireland, J Crozier, D O'Hagan; M Ward, M Hannick, G McAleese. Subs: B Cox for S Barton, N McShane for B McAlary.

Ref -- G Corrigan (Down).

Irish Independent

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