Good win for Emmet’s in Dungannon

Antrim Hurling League Division 2

Eoghan Ruadh Dungannon 0-11 Cushendun Emmet’s 2-25

Cushendun Emmet’s made the long journey to Dungannon on Sunday a rewarding one when they came away with both league points after a comprehensive win. Ahead from the early stages the men from the Glens were always in control of the game and went in at half time seven to the good. A good start to the second half saw them stretch that advantage to eleven and from that position they were never going to lose.

Conor McHugh, Conlaoith McNeill and James Morgan got the first three points of the game, and though the Tyrone men came back with a point from full-forward Ciaran McCrudden, Conor McHugh soon restored the Emmet’s three point cushion. The home team closed the gap to two in the 11th minute when Cathal McErlean pointed, but four in a row from David Kilgore, James Morgan, Conor Bannon and Harry Kilgore gave Cushendun a firm grip of the game by the first half water break.

There was little between the two sides during the second quarter and in fact Eoghan Ruadh cut the gap back to five, but a goal from ‘Loaf’ McNeill and a James Morgan point put the Emmet’s ten ahead by half time. (1-13 to 0-6)

If there were any doubts that the ten point lead wouldn’t be enough they were soon dispelled as the Emmet’s flew from the traps at the start of the second half and three points from Loaf and one from Calum Kilgore stretched that lead to 14 in the first five minutes. From this stage on the only thing in question was the size of the winning margin. Substitute Conrad McDonnell made an immediate impression with four points from play and Calum Ryan grabbed his team’s second goal late in the game to put the seal on an impressive win.

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