Thursday 18 January 2018

Rampant Derry shoot lights out

Derry 2-20 Queen's 0-6

Enda Lynn of Derry in action. Photo: Sportsfile.
Enda Lynn of Derry in action. Photo: Sportsfile. Newsdesk Newsdesk

Derry blasted their way to a McKenna Cup semi-final after a 20-point hammering of Queen's. Enda Lynn and Ryan Bell top-scored for Damian Barton's men who now meet Monaghan.

Floodlight failure caused a 40-minute hold-up early on at Owenbeg. When play resumed, Derry took a stranglehold, tagging on 2-7 without reply, with Lynn and Neil Forester, both palming in copycat goals.

scorers - Derry: E Lynn 1-2, R Bell 0-5 (1f), J Kielt 0-4, C McWilliams 0-3, N Forester 1-0, M Lynch 0-3 (1f), N Loughlin, P Hagan, G O'Neill 0-1 each. QUB: C McGrady 0-4 (3f), S Fox, C O'Hanlon 0-1 each.

Derry - C McLarnon; C Mullan, C Nevin, R Murphy; N Forester, O Duffin, M Warnock; C McAtamney, A McLaughlin; E Lynn, J Kielt, P Hagan; M Lynch, R Bell, N Loughlin. Subs: C McGrogan for C Mullan (12), C McWilliams for P Hagan (h-t), G O'Neill for C McAtamney (39), J Rocks for M Warnock (43), E McGuckin for M Lynch (46), P Kearney for N Loughlin (47).

Queen's - C Mullan Young; N Keenan, J Dowling, C Carville; S Heffron, R Wells, C Hoey; A Doherty, R Dougan; A Fegan, A Morgan, B McCann; C McGrady, A McClements, C Harney. Subs: F Quinn for C Carville (22), C Francis for B McCann (h-t), J McMahon for A Doherty (h-t), C McCarton for R Dougan (42), S Fox for C McGrady (46).

Ref - J Lewis (Fermanagh)

Irish Independent

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