First half goal-rush eases Gorts through to decider

Casement Social Club

Junior Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Rasharkin 3-8 Gort na Mona 5-15

Wednesday September 18

Brendan McTaggart reports from Slemish Park, Ballymena

A devastating scoring spell, which yielded four goals in as many minutes midway through the first half, paved the way for Gort na Mona to seal a place in the Junior Hurling Championship final with St Paul’s.  The Turf Lodge side had 13 points to spare over Rasharkin at the end of the hour, thanks largely to a fantastic display from Desi McClean.  The former county man helped himself to 3-7, his three goals all coming in that four minute onslaught in the first half.

Patrick McCaffrey and substitute Christopher McErlean added the other goals for the Gorts who put in a hugely impressive and controlled display throughout.  Rasharkin started brightly and led by three points when Conor McFerran scored their second goal in the eighth minute, Brendan ‘Bimbo’ McMullan with their first major but Gort were sensational in the first half.  They held an 11 point lead by the short whistle and kept Rasharkin at arm’s length in the second half.  The men from Dreen competed much better after the restart and kept a much tighter eye on McClean but the Gort defence were imperious led superbly by Padraig McHugh.  Rasharkin had substitute Paul McMullan sent off with two minutes of the hour remaining but it had no effect on the score. 

Under the floodlights at Slemish Park, there wasn’t an air on a perfect night for hurling.  Gort showed their intent when McClean fired over their opening score from a free in the first minute but the Rasharkin response was perfect.  A Declan McKay sideline wasn’t dealt with in the Gort full back line and ‘Bimbo’ took full advantage, sweeping the sliotar to the back of the net for the games first goal in the second minute.

The Turf Lodge men answered with three points in quick succession, Darren Boyd, Martin Ward and McClean (free) as they began to get used to the conditions.  Both sides were struggling with the floodlights although McClean was already a handful for the Rasharkin defence.  Three clean catches in the opening five minutes with direct ball played into his path gave the Gorts an edge in attack that Rasharkin struggled with.  Donagh Quigg split the posts in the seventh minute to tie the sides once again before Rasharkin scored their second goal.  James Scally sending the sliotar into the heart of the Gort defence where Conor McFerran applied the finish.

Rasharkin were causing the Gort na Mona full back line plenty of problems but the Turf Lodge side went on to produce five minutes that put them in control of the semi-final.  Patrick McCaffrey split the uprights before McClean hammered a 21 yard free high into the back of the Rasharkin net, despite five men on the line.  A thunderous drive and while Tiarnan O’Boyle responded with a fine point with the next attack, the Gorts were celebrating a further three goals with the next three attacks, Patrick McCaffrey and two for McClean.  The Gorts fourth and McClean’s third was a piece of individual brilliance, collecting the sliotar and charging on goal, McClean spotted Brian Og O’Neill coming off his line and he lobbed the sliotar over the Rasharkin ‘keeper to the back of the net to open a nine point lead.

Rasharkin rejigged and dropped McKay in as sweeper but the damage was done at that stage.  Points from Eamon McNeill, Shane Hasson (free), Tiarnan O’Boyle and James Scally were in response to white flags from Martin Ward, Thomas McCaffrey, Connor McCann and three from McClean (two frees and one ’65) to take his first half tally to 3-5.

Half time: Gort na Mona 4-11 Rasharkin 2-6

After the first half fireworks, the second half had a sedate feel for the opening exchanges after the restart.  Rasharkin tighten up in defence and while they began to get to grips with the Gort attacking unit, they got no change from a well organised and strong Gort na Mona defence.

Shane Hasson’s second free of the night opened the scoring four minutes after the break but that was Rasharkin’s last score for 16 minutes.  A brace of points from McClean (one free) preceded their fifth goal of the night in the 44th minute.  The impressive Patrick McCaffrey sending a high ball into the heart of the Rasharkin defence where substitute Christopher McErlean met the sliotar first time, pulling to the back of the net with his first touch of the match.  A superb goal that effectively ended the match as a contest.  Gort na Mona began to unload their bench while maintaining control.

Martin Ward’s third white flag of the match opened a 16 point lead for the Gort’s before Rasharkin scored their third major.  Collecting a ball in from Scally, substitute Eoin Kennedy kicked the sliotar beyond Padraig Fryers in the Gort goals.

Rasharkin were reduced to 14 men when substitute Paul McMullan saw red for dangerous use of his hurl in the 58th minute but it had no bearing on the final score.  Scally (free) and Patrick McCaffrey rounded off the scoring as Gort na Mona saw out the remaining time with little alarm.

A solid performance from the Turf Lodge side who will go into the decider against St Pauls on Saturday week as favourites.


Rasharkin: Brian Og O’Neill; Conor Doherty, Daniel Doherty, Liam Tunney; James Scally, Aiden McKeever, Conor Hasson; Emmet McFerran, Tiarnan O’Boyle; Shane Hasson, Declan McKay, Donagh Quigg; Eamon McNeill, Brendan McMullan, Conor McFerran.

Subs: Daniel Hasson for T O’Boyle (39); Eoin Kennedy for E McNeill (45); Paul McMullan for L Tunney (45); Shane Doherty for B McMullan (57).

Scorers: Brendan McMullan 1-00; Conor McFerran 1-00; Eoin Kennedy 1-00; Tiarnan O’Boyle 0-2; Shane Hasson 0-2 (2 f’s); James Scally 0-2 (1 f); Donagh Quigg 0-1; Eamon McNeill 0-1.

Gort na Mona: Padraig Fryers; James Connolly, Neil Henry, Christopher Devlin; Gavin McKenna, Padraig McHugh, Mark Rea; Declan Hughes, Patrick McCaffrey; Thomas McCaffrey, Martin Ward, Connor McCann; Brendan Quinn, Darren Boyd, Desi McClean.

Subs: Christopher McErlean for N Henry (42); Patrick Cournane for B Quinn (44); Sean Doyle for M Rea (49); Conor Healy for M Ward (55).

Scorers: Desi McClean 3-7 (1-4 f’s, 1 ’65); Patrick McCaffrey 1-2; Martin Ward 0-3; Christopher McErlean 1-00; Connor McCann 0-1; Darren Boyd 0-1; Thomas McCaffrey 0-1

Referee: Malachy Leech (Oisins)

Rooney points St. Paul’s to Junior final

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St. Paul’s 0-12 Glenarm 0-11

A fine exhibition of free taking by Stephen Rooney pointed St. Paul’s through to a place in the Junior Hurling Championship final when they came from behind to pip Shane O’Neill’s, Glenarm at Quinn Park, Ballymena tonight.

The North Antrim side had much the better of the first half exchanges and led by the excellent Darren Hamill they led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the break and might have been further ahead though their opponents were guilty of some poor shooting during the opening 30 minutes.

It was Glenarm’s Darren Hamill who led the first half charge and after being denied a goal by Joe Gillen in the second minute he fired over three points to move his side into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead by the 7th minute.

St. Paul’s wasted a couple of opportunities to open their account and when Darren Hamill raised the Feystown side’s fourth white flag in the 15th minute they appeared to be coasting. St. Paul’s cause certainly wasn’t being helped by some wayward shooting and it took 16 minutes before Stephen Rooney opened their account from a free.

Thirty seconds later Glenarm were four ahead again as Darren Hamill raced clear for a point but the Shaw’s Road side had an opportunity to get right back into the game when James Farrell broke clear at the other end but his well struck shot sailed over when a goal looked on.

Things were certainly livening up as Joe Gillen made an excellent save to deny Dylan McLaughlin from close range in the 20th minute but the same player sent over a 22nd minute free to extend his side’s advantage to four again.

McLaughlin was then the recipient of a bad tackle from Chris Murray which earned the St. Paul’s man a yellow with the crowd howling for red before Gerard Carberry replied for the hoops with a point in the 27th minute to leave just three in it once more.

Glenarm finished strongly with scores from McLaughlin and Hamill in response to a converted free from Stephen Rooney, deep in injury time to lead by four at the break and they were good value for that lead though they had lost mid-fielder Conal Ward to injury.

At half time both sides would probably have reflected on the number of opportunities that they had wasted but it was a much more focused and determined St. Paul’s side who came out of the starting blocks in the second half.

Stephen Rooney got them on their way from a free in the second minute before Joe Gillen got down well to deny Darren Hamill what looked a certain goal, the St. Paul’s keeper going full stretch to his left to deny Glenarm’s ace marksman.

Dylan McLaughlin extended the Glenarm lead to four once more as he sent over a good point in the 5th minute but the momentum was beginning to swing very much the way of the Belfast side as Rooney pointed another free and Gerard Carberry followed from play to close the gap to two with 11 minutes gone.

Stephen Rooney had certainly adjusted his sites and he struck another wonderful effort off the ground to close the gap to one before Darren Hamill replied with only Glenarm’s second point of the half in the 16th minute.

The hits were going in hard and fast but the momentum was now very much with the Shaw’s Road side as the Shane O’Neill’s attack struggled to make any impact against a St. Paul’s defence who had tightened considerably from the opening half.

Stephen Rooney was in inspirational form as he closed the gap to one once more before firing over a ‘65’ from near the sideline to tie the contest as the St. Paul’s support began to find their voice.

Dylan McLaughlin edged the Feystown men ahead once more from only their third point of the half, a superb effort that failed to lift his colleagues as St. Paul’s came back once again through Ciaran Hetherington.

The West Belfast side had the bit now firmly between their teeth as Stephen Rooney sent over his seventh point of the game in the 28th minute to edge his side ahead for the first time before Conal Finnegan saw his effort come back of a post with keeper Liam Mulvenna stranded.

A great comeback by St. Paul’s led by the accuracy of Stephen Rooney who top scored on the night but he was only one of a handful of stars in a dogged St. Paul’s side. Keeper Joe Gillen pulled off a couple of good saves and Sean Lawell, Fionntan Gamble, Patrick Doyle and James Farrell all impressed.

Spare a thought for Glenarm. They have come close to Junior Championship glory over the last number of years and must have felt at half time that this was going to be their year. Darren Hamill was immense during the opening half and might have had two goals while Jake Hamilton, Ben O’Boyle, Daniel Black and Dylan McLaughlin gave it everything on the night.

St. Paul’s: Joe Gillen, Daire Stevenson, Christopher Murray, Ciaran O’Carroll, Andrew McMorrow, Carbara O’Callaghan, Sean Lawell, Fionntan Gamble, Declan  Chapman,, Sean O’Carroll, Ciaran Rea, Patrick Doyle, Stephen Rooney, James Farrell. Subs: Conal Finnegan, Gerard Carberry, Kirk Murray, Fra Sewell.

Glenarm: Liam Mulvenna, Paul Magill, Barry Hamill, Aidan O’Neill, Declan McDermott, Jake Hamilton, Ben O’Boyle, Conal Ward, Daniel Black, Ryan McLaughlin, Dylan McLaughlin, Patrick McAuley, Kevin O’Boyle, Darren Hamill, Sean are. Subs: Rory Mulvenna for Conal Ward

Referee: Vincent Boyle (Dunloy)

Favourites Gort na Mona progress

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Saturday August 31

Gort na Mona 3-13 Con Magees 1-7

Brendan McTaggart reports from Fr McGinn Park, Ahoghill

Championship favourites Gort na Mona progressed to the last four with 12 points to spare over Con Magees in Ahoghill on Saturday afternoon.  Despite a spirited challenge from the Glenravel men, Gort na Mona never really looked troubled over the hour in a comfortable afternoon’s work for the men from Turf Lodge.

A first half goal from Desi McClean and two in two minutes from substitute Christopher McErlean paved the way for the Gort victory.  McClean top scored for the Gorts with seven points in addition to his first half major but this victory was built around the strength in their half backs and midfield.  Padraig McHugh had a major influence throughout from centre half while Patrick McCaffrey and Declan Hughes went through a mountain of work to help the Gorts maintain a sense of control over this quarter-final.

It took the Con Magees to the 14th minute before they would trouble the scoreboard operative at Fr McGinn Park as they tried to rein in the Gorts who had made a solid but not a spectacular start to the tie.  The Glenravel men were thrown a lifeline when Neill McCann scored their goal in the 18th minute to reduce the Gort lead to the minimum but that was as close as they got throughout.  A strong end to the opening 30 minutes and McErlean’s second half majors ensured safe progress to the next round for Thomas McGilligan’s side.

This quarter-final had a potential banana skin written all over for the Gorts.  The Con Magees have the side who can mix it with anyone in the junior championship but the Turf Lodge men went about their business in a calm and authorative manner from the first whistle.  Playing with the wind and with McClean on form from placed ball, they fired over the first four scores of the match unanswered, all from placed ball.  Niall Donnelly’s first of five frees over the hour opened the Con Magees account in the 14th minute only to see McClean respond with a free of his own moments later.

The Glenravel forwards were living off scraps and couldn’t get anything to work in attack but they did manage to score the first goal of the contest.  Neill McCann collecting a long ball from Niall Donnelly before running through on goal and sending the sliotar beyond Padraig Fryers in the Gorts goal.  It was the small piece of brilliance Con Magees needed but they didn’t capitalise.  Instead, the Gorts dominated the closing stages of the half and Donnelly’s goal was their last score before the interval.

Gort na Mona responded firstly by scoring their opening goal of the championship.  McClean with the finish but he owed much to the work of Conor McCann in the build up but Ronan Donnelly in the Con Magees goal will be disappointed to concede having made a great save to deny McCann before McClean swept home.

Further points from Conor McCann, Declan Hughes (two) and a McClean ‘65 meant the Gorts held an eight point lead at the short whistle.

Half time: Gort na Mona 1-9 Con Magees 1-1

Eight points was already a big ask for the Glenravel men to reel in and even though they had the wind at their backs for the second half, it already felt like a match winning lead for the Gorts.  They added to their lead when Patrick McCaffrey split the posts and while Neil McCann fired over soon after for the Glenravel side, their lack of accuracy in front of the posts began to knock the wind from their sails.  A run of four wides in just over five minutes did little for their confidence in trying to claw their way back into this tie.

Midfielder McCaffrey added to his earlier point before McClean’s first point from open play in the 41st minute gave the Gorts a 10 point lead before they scored they all but secured their place in the next round with two goals in as many minutes.  Christopher McErlean combining with fellow substitute Martin Ward after some sterling work from Patrick McCaffrey in the build up allowed McErlean to fire the sliotar to the back of the net.

The second major was more unconventional but McErlean showed his predatory instincts to be in the right place at the right time.  Conor McCann sending the sliotar high and searching for a point.  The ball dropped and while ‘keeper Ronan Donnelly partly cleared, McErlean picked up on the loose ball to sweep the sliotar to the back of the net.  Two goals in as many minutes that ended Con Magee’s championship hopes.

The Glenravel men battled to the very end and managed to outscore the Gorts five points to one in the closing ten minutes.  Four frees from Donnelly and Neill McCann taking his tally to 1-2 for the hour with Thomas McCaffrey in response for the Gorts.  The Con Magees had half chances of getting the goals they needed at the death but the Gort defence were strong and handled the pressure that came their way with ease.  Gorts progress to the last four and a meeting with Rasharkin lays in wait.


Gort na Mona: Padraig Fryers; Conor Connolly, Gavin McKenna, Christopher Devlin; Mark Rea, Padraig McHugh, Sean Doyle; Declan Hughes, Patrick McCaffrey; Neil Henry, Conor McCann, Niall Healy; Brendan Quinn, Thomas McCaffrey, Desi McClean.

Subs: Christopher McErlean for N Healy (40); Martin Ward for N Henry (43); Conor Healy for B Quinn (50); Patrick Courname for C McCann (54); Reece Coleman for D McClean (57)

Scorers: Desi McClean 1-7 (5 f’s, 1 ’65); Christopher McErlean 2-00; Declan Hughes 0-2; Patrick McCaffrey 0-2; Conor McCann 0-1; Thomas McCaffrey 0-1

Con Magees: Ronan Donnelly; Damian O’Hagan, Shanlee Kerr, Conor Carey; Michael McDonnell, James Duffin, Conleth O’Loan; Jonathan Fyfe, Patrick O’Neill; Shane Woulahan, Sean Burns, Niall Donnelly; Stephen Atcheson, Neill McCann, Brian O’Neill.

Subs: Caolan Mullan for M McDonnell (6); Odhran McAleenan for S Atcheson (HT); Dean Kerr for C Carey (48).

Scorers: Niall Donnelly 0-5 (5 f’s); Neill McCann 1-2

Referee: Vincent Boyle (Dunloy)

Deadly Doug points Rasharkin to victory

Casement Social Club Junior Hurling Championship


Saturday August 31

Rasharkin 0-24 Latharna Óg 0-5

Brendan McTaggart reports from Fr McGinn Park, Ahoghill

Eleven points from Shane ‘Doug’ Hasson, and a man of the match performance from James Scally, was enough to see Rasharkin cruise their way through to the semi-final of the junior hurling championship on Saturday afternoon.  The north Antrim men had 19 points to spare over Latharna Óg and despite a spirited start, the Junior B champions lost their way in the second half and ended the contest with 13 men.

After weathering the early Latharna Óg pressure, Rasharkin set about their business and dominated this contest.  Shane ‘Doug’ Hasson leading the scoring charts with an impressive return of 11 points over the hour but the half back line of Rasharkin led by Scally was the main difference.  Conor Hasson and Tiernan O’Boyle pitched in with four points between them during this contest but their distribution and ability to cut out any Latharna Óg attacks from source ensured Rasharkin could keep the pressure on the Junior B champions.

It was an impressive attacking performance from the Dreen side, 15 of their 24 points coming from play with eight different scorers over the hour.  A tireless midfield duo of Emmet McFerran and Donagh Quigg and strong work rate of their half forwards allowed Rasharkin to enjoy a comfortable opener to their championship campaign.

Coming into this contest on the back of their win against All Saints, Latharna Óg would have carried confidence of causing another upset.  They opened the scoring in the second minute when Michael Lismore fired over and while Rasharkin were slow in starting, they were more fluent with their use of the sliotar and creating spaces.  Three points in as many minutes from Shane Hasson (two frees) gave them a two point lead by the seventh minute and while Brian Quinn reduced the deficit to the minimum in the 12th minute, Rasharkin began to play with more freedom.

Points from Shane Hasson (free), Quigg and Declan McKay preceded a free from Ryan O’Donnell with ten minutes of the half remaining.  Another free from Hasson and points from Aiden McKeever and Conor McFerran ensured Rasharkin held a six point lead at the short whistle.

Half time: Rasharkin 0-9 Latharna Óg 0-3

Playing with the substantial wind after the restart, Rasharkin picked up from where they left off when play resumed.  Shane Hasson with the first three scores of the half (two frees) before Darren Martin was sent off for a second yellow card in the 41st minute. 

Any hopes the Larne side had of making a comeback disintegrated as they lost their discipline in defence.  The cards began to flow with referee Fionntan McCotter the busiest man on the pitch for a period in the second half.  Hasson duly obliged from placed ball, scoring a further brace of frees along with points from Brendan McMullan and Conor Hasson in answer to two points from Lismore (one free).

Midway through the second half and Rasharkin held a 12 point lead when the red mist descended on Conor Matthews.  The Latharna Óg centre half was having a good game but he made a hefty and wreckless challenge on Scally that left referee McCotter no option but award a red card.

The closing stages belonged to the men from Dreen as they went on to take some fine points and making best use of the spaces and numerical advantage they had in their favour.  Hasson’s ninth free of the match and 11th point overall preceding white flags from Conor McFerran and Quigg before a trio of points from wing half back Tiernan O’Boyle, the last of which was a delightful side line cut from close to the ’45 ensured Rasharkin made easy progress to the semi final and a meeting with Gort na Mona.


Rasharkin: Brian Og O’Neill; Conor Donaghy, Daniel Doherty, Liam Tunney; James Scally, Conor Hasson, Tiernan O’Boyle; Emmet McFerran, Donagh Quigg; Declan McKay, Aiden McKeever, Shane Hasson; Daniel Hasson, Brendan McMullan, Conor McFerran

Scorers: Shane Hasson 0-11 (9 f’s); Tiernan O’Boyle 0-3; Donagh Quigg 0-3; Declan McKay 0-2; Conor McFerran 0-2; Conor Hasson 0-1; Aiden McKeever 0-1; Brendan McMullan 0-1

Latharna Óg: Niall McGoldrick; Conor Barkley, Barry Pettigrew, Darren Martin; Chrissy Milliken, Conor Matthews, Ryan O’Donnell; Caolan Shields, Phil McKendry; Michael Lismore, Brian Quinn, David Hegarty; Gary Bergin, Anthony O’Neill, Brian Rogan.

Scorers: Michael Lismore 0-3 (1f); Ryan O’Donnell 0-1 (1f); Brian Quinn 0-1

Referee: Fiontann McCotter (Sarsfields)

Deadly Dylan shoots Shane O’Neill’s into semi-final

Casement Social Club Junior Hurling Championship

Shane O’Neill’s 3-19 Lamh Dhearg 1-10

Goals from Dylan McLaughlin in the 10th and 14th minute paved the way for a convincing victory for Shane O’Neill’s Glenarm over Lamh Dhearg in this Casement Social Club Junior Hurling championship game in Waterfoot today.

McLaughlin was deadly for the men from Feystown, finishing with 2-8 and provided his side with a target man and a scoring threat everytime he received the sliotar.

The game had been re-fixed earlier in the day when Creggan was deemed unfit to accommodate a double header following heavy overnight rain which continued this morning. However the Oisin’s pitch was in excellent condition even though the rain that fell heavily throughout different periods of the game made conditions difficult.

Lamh Dhearg started the game with a strong wind blowing towards the village end of the ground on their back and took the lead through a Michael McGuigan point in the opening minute. However  it was the boys from Feystown who made the early running with Declan McDermott, Dylan McLaughlin and Daniel Black (0-2) replying with four points by the eighth minute and when the excellent Dylan McLaughlin followed with the game’s opening goal they looked in control.

McLaughlin was to prove a constant threat as he continued to win possession up front and he got in for his side’s second goal after 14 minutes to open up a nine point lead as Lamh Dhearg struggled to mount meaningful attacks.

McLaughlin extended the Shane O’Neill’s lead to ten with a point in the 20th minute as he, Darren Hamill and Ryan McLaughlin continued to find space while Daniel Black and Conal Ward gave them a strangle hold at mid-field.

Mark Finnegan momentarily relieved the pressure as he pointed a 22nd minute free but the North Antrim side responded from a Dylan McLaughlin free and the same player intercepted the resulting puck-out to return it over the bar with four minutes of the half remaining.

McLaughlin was key in nearly everything good Glenarm produced and he was involved in a clever interchange with Daniel Black before adding another point with Darren Hamill following suit from a close range free.

Lamh Dhearg were struggling to contain their opponents but gained momentary respite when Mark Finnegan pointed his second free of the half as the game went into time added on but a fine catch and an equally impressive turn and strike from Ryan McLaughlin saw the Feystown side head to the dressing room with a very healthy looking 2-10 to 0-3 lead.

Now facing into the elements, the Hannastown side could have been forgiven for throwing in the towel but that was never an option for the Lamh Dhearg men and they came out determined to make a better impression on proceedings with Mark Finnegan pointing after 30 seconds.

Glenarm replied with points from Conal Ward and Kevin O’Boyle but Lamh Dhearg  came back again through Gerard Smith and the impressive Finnegan and they were fairing much better than they had in the opening half.

Glenarm hit back again through a Dylan McLaughlin free but Lamh Dhearg were gathering a bit of momentum and Gerard Smith and Sean Paul Gibson were on target to bring their second half total to 0-5 and the Hannastown side were enjoying their bit of success.

Gl;enarm were not about to let their healthy lead slip away however and hit the next three points through Darren Hamill, Daniel Black and Dylan McLaughlin by the end of the third quarter and normal service appeared to have been restored.

However Lamh Dhearg were not finished and when Cameron Flynn fired to the net and Mark Finnegan added a point in the 48th minutes their confidence was sky  high and it needed a response from Shane O’Neill’s who looked to have lost their way.

And respond they did with Dylan McLaughlin sending over a 55th minute point before Darren Hamill followed with an excellent goal as normal service was restored. Hamill and McLaughlin added late points with Lamh Dhearg’s only response coming from a Cameron Flynn point and its Shane O’Neill’s who now go forward to the semi-final.

Shane O’Neill’s: Liam Mulvenna, Aidan O’Neill, Barry Hamill, Paul Magill, Declan McDermott, Jake Hamilton, Ben O’Boyle, Conal Ward, Daniel Black, Patrick McAuley, Darren Hamill, Ryan McLaughlin, Kevin O’Boyle, Sean O’Hare, Dylan McLaughlin Subs: Rory Mulvenna for Kieran O’Boyle, Ciaran Matthews for Aidan O’Neill, Dan O’Boyle for Ryan McLaughlin.

Lamh Dhearg: Michael O’Clarigh, Ronan Fegan, Mark Lynch, Sean Byrne, Joel Brady, Sean Paul Gibson, Aidan McGuigan, Mark Finnegan,  Cathal Kelly, Michael McGarry, Cameron Flynn, Michael McGuigan, Aaron Ferris, Kevin Herron , Gavin Quinn. Subs Gerard Smith fo Kevin Herron, Conor McKenna for Gavin Quinn

Referee: Ciaran McCloskey (Loughgiel)