Con Magees into semi-final

Casement Social Club Junior Hurling Championship

Con Magees 5-22 Loch Mór Dál gCais 0-8

Con Magees booked a place in the Junior Hurling semi-final when they scored a convincing win over Loch Mór Dál gCais in Saturday’s semi-final at Whitehill, Randalstown. With Sean McKay and Decky Traynor sharing the top scoring honours with 2-7 apiece the Glenravel men were in control of this game from start to finish, despite the best efforts of a gallant Loch Mór team for whom Conor Jones top scored from centre half back with five points.

Glenravel’s Padge O’Neill wins this race for the ball

Michael McDonnell got Con Magees on the scoreboard within seconds of the throw-in and the points came thick and fast as Sean McKay (4), Johnny Fyfe, Brian O’Neill, and when Declan Traynor grabbed his team’s first goal they were 1-7 to 0-0 up at the first water break.

Traynor grabbed his second goal just after the restart before Lorcan Rooney got Loch Mór Dál gCais on the scoreboard with a good point. A Shane Woulahan goal and another point from Johnny Fyfe stretched the Glenravel lead further and after Conor Jones got the first of his five points for Loch Mór the Glenravel men his six on the trot to lead by 3-14 to 0-2 at half time.

Loch Mór’s Conor Jones clears from defence

Glenravel emptied their bench at the start of the second half with Dean Kerr, Conor Carey, Charlie Henry and Eoin Hynds getting some game time. Loch Mór Dál gCais had their best spell during the third quarter as Jones hit two more points in reply to two by Declan Traynor for the Con Magee, but a Niall Donnelly point and a goal from Sean McKay just before the second half water break stretched their lead to 4-17 to 0-4.

Conor McAreavy and Martin Braniff grabbed two points for Loch Mór Dál gCais after the action got going again but Glenravel substitutes got in on the action as Dean Kerr and Charlie Henry got their names on the scoresheet as they cruised through to a semi-final meeting with old rivals Rasharkin next weekend.

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