O’Connor nets a hat-trick as Antrim U17s run riot

Ulster Uner 17 Hurling – The Danny McNaughton Cup

Antrim 9-19 Derry 0-10

Antrim had too much power for visitors Derry in this Under 17 Ulster Championship round robin game which opened the bill at Dunsilly on Wednesday evening.

In difficult conditions the young Saffrons were on top throughout and had a goal on the board early through Orrin O’Connor. With corner forward Fionn Gemfrey causing the visitors defence no end of problems the chances kept coming and Roan McGarry added a second before Ronan ‘Rosie’ Fitzgerald got the third, while centre forward  Darragh Donnelly added a fourth to put Antrim 4-9 to 0-5 ahead at the break.

It was a similar pattern after the change of ends with O’Connor and Donnelly both grabbing their seconds goals. O’Connor was to go on and complete his hat-trick, while Fitzgerald added a second to his tally in a runaway win.


Sean Og McLarnon, Ciaran Baudant, Sean Og Blaney, Charley McAuley, Callagh Mooney, Liam Glackin, Niall Magee, Enda McGurk, Reece Cunning, Ben O’Kane, Darragh Donnelly, Ronan Fitzgerald, Roan McGarry, Orrin O’Connor, Fionn Jemfrey.


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