Danske Bank Leonard Cup final:
Today at 2pm in Ahoghill
St Louis Ballymena v St Patrick’s Maghera
LAST May these two sets of players squared up against each other to decide the Danske Bank Gallagher Cup final and six months later they meet again to work out whether the Danske Bank Leonard Cup stays in Antrim or crosses the Bann for a year.
Back in May St Louis came into that final with an impressive run including beating their opponents in a group game. However Maghera turned them over pretty impressively in the final.
Today (MONDAY) we have the same scenario, St Louis unbeaten throughout and Maghera losing two games in the blitz series of the competition a few days before Halloween.
They have already avenged one of those defeats, by taking out St Killian’s Garron Tower in a tightly-fought semi-final on a 2-5 to 1-5 score-line with Eamon Cassidy’s two goals and a point in the opening five minutes of the second half the crucial scores.
Since then three or four of them including defenders Tiarnan McCormick and Fionn McEldowney have added Corn na nÓg football medals to their collection while Adam McLoughlin and Jack McGroarty collected Rannafast Cup souvenirs in Saturday’s derby final against St Mary’s Magherafelt.