Subs the key as Red Hughs land provincial crown
Red Hughs (Donegal) 1-11 Limavady (Derry) 1-9
Red Hughs became the second Donegal side to claim the Ulster Junior crown in as many years with a slender victory over Limavady in Celtic Park. Impacts from the bench proved to be the difference as Jonny Carlin rattled a vital 1-2.
Cormac Quigley opened the scoring on two minutes, with Paedar McGlinchey opening the Red Hughs account on five minutes in what proved to be a frantic and full-blooded half.
Limavady led by the minimum, 0-7 to 0-6 at the break, with Damian Browne trading scores with Ruairi O'Kane and Eugene O'Kane.
The second half was nip and tuck, with the first score of the half arriving 11 minutes in. Cormac Quigley's looping shot, surely intended for a point, dropped into the top right corner of the net.
The Donegal men responded by hitting five points without reply as Calvin Bradley grabbed three quickfire efforts and Limavady lost Richard King to a second yellow.
Damien Browne levelled from a free as Limavady went down to 13 with sub Conor Forrest seeing red. Red Hughs finished strongest, Ryan Kelly shooting them into the lead before Jonny Carlin landed a spectacular solo goal.
Scorers - Red Hughs: J Carlin 1-2, D Browne (2f), C Bradley 0-3 each, P McMenamin, R Kelly, P McGlinchey 0-1 each. Limavady: C Quigley 1-1, E O'Kane (1f), R O'Kane, O Hasson 0-2 each, R King (1f), S McLaughlin 0-1 each.
Red Hughs - C Kelly, C Doherty, E Browne, S McGlinchey, P McGlinchey, S McMenamin, R Kelly, T McMenamin, D Browne, P McMenamin, G Melaugh, O Doherty, S Gallagher, J Carlin, C Bradley. Subs: J Carlin for S Gallagher (42), C Melaugh for J Carlin (44).
Limavady - O Hartin, J McLaughlin, M Quigley, H McLaughlin, K McGlinchey, C Boyd, A McGregor, S McLaughlin, C Brown, E O'Kane, R King, R O'Kane, O Hasson, C Quigley, R Hasson. Subs: B O'Brien for O Hasson (51), C Forrest for R O'Kane (51), J Deery for K McGlinchey (51), E Rogers for R Hassan (58).
Ref - C Doureen (Cavan).