Smyth double helps Ballycaste beat Dunloy

Antrim Under-20 Hurling Championship Group 2

McQuillan Ballycastles 2-19 Cuchullians Dunloy 0-9

Home side McQuillans proved too strong for an understrength Dunloy in Monday evening’s round robin U20 championship clash at Pairc MacUílin

A constant heavy drizzle made for tough conditions which contributed to a sluggish start from both sides. Scores were difficult to come by in the early stages, the home side recording six wides before Tiarnan Smyth opened finding the net from close range.

A Seamus McAuley pointed free was matched at the other end with a Dunloy pointed free.

The Town continued to drill wide after wide before reeling off a scoring flurry which saw them record a further 1-7 without reply, Tiarnan Smyth adding a second goal and two points, with two each from Joe McToal and Feargal McKiernan and one from the hard working Jack Egan.

Dunloy then burst back to life recording four unanswered points before a Tiarnan Smyth pointed free would leave the half time score 2-09 to 0.05 in favour of the home side.

The wide count looked as if it was going to continue unabated in the third quarter before Cailin O Connor steadied the ship with a point, followed up by a Seamus McAuley point, and two from Feargal McKiernan. Dunloy added s further two points to their tally.

Ballycastle’s Seamus McAuley

Jack Egan and Seamus McAuley points were matched by similar scores at the other end.

Reuben McClean lit up the closing stages with two sumptuous points the best of which came from a side-line cut on the town side of the ground. The game finishing 2-19 to 0-9.

Ballycastle: Criostai McAuley, Mark McClean, Cormac Donnelly, Eoin Boylan, Jack McGowan, Sean Brogan, Ronan Laverty, Reuben McClean, Seamus McAuley, Jack Egan, Cailin O’Connor, Feargal McKiernan, Tiarnan Smyth , Eoin Magee, Joe McToal. Subs Patrick McAllister, James Bakewell Jack Colgan, Eoin Maybin, Tiarnan Hegarty, Patrick McAlonan, Eamon Butler.

Loughgiel’s Declan McCloskey


U20 Hurling Championship – Group 1

Naomh eanna 0-8 Loughgiel 5-23

In Group 1 Loughgiel had a runaway win over Naomh Eanna at Hightown, winning by 5-23 to 0-8

Ryan McMullan led the scoring for the Shamrocks with 2-7 while Michael McGarry grabbed 2-4. Christy McGarry and Ryan Hill got 1-3 apiece, Shane O’Boyle 0-4, Damian Quinn and Cathal Hargan 0-2 apeice, while Declan McCloskey and Enda Og McGarry got one point each.

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