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Saffrons make it five on the trot

Thursday, 13 July 2017

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EIGHT points separated the sides at Owenbeg as Antrim won the Ulster Minor Hurling title.
Leading by six at the break they held on, despite Derry hurling everything at them to make it five-in-a-row.
Derry were first off the mark, with Richie Mullan in action while Seaan Elliott levelled matters after four minutes.
Ed McQuillan had a chance to put them in the driving seat but his effort was stopped by Sean Kelly with Conor Boyd eventually pushing them to the front.
However, Tiarnan McHugh responded for the red and whites but at the end of the first quarter Tiarnan Murphy hit Antrim's first goal and when Elliott added another point they were on their way.
A ruled out goal for over carrying from Deaghaln Smith did not deter the Saffrons as McQuillan delivered a second goal for a 2-4 to 0-4 interval lead.
Antrim did push further ahead in the second half but when Richie Mullan converted a Derry penalty at the start of the final quarter there was still life left in the Oak Leaf side.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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