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9th April 2017

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Ulster Senior Hurling Championship: Antrim to face Armagh in final


Antrim's Daniel McKernan in action against Danny Cullen and Lee Henderson of DonegalAntrim are one win away from a 16th successive Ulster hurling title

Antrim and Armagh will meet in the Ulster Senior Hurling Final for the second year in a row after semi-final wins on Saturday.

Antrim's quest for a 16th title in a row got off to a brilliant start as they beat Donegal 3-24 to 1-10 at Celtic Park.

In Inniskeen, Armagh edged a keenly-contested local derby with Down on a 1-17 to 2-12 scoreline.

The provincial final will be played on Sunday, 16 April.

Donegal led briefly against the Saffrons after a Davin Flynn goal, but James McNaughton's netted 26th-minute reply handed Antrim a lead they would not relinquish.

Antrim and Armagh will meet in the Ulster Senior Hurling Final for the second year in a row after semi-final wins on Saturday.

Antrim's quest for a 16th title in a row got off to a brilliant start as they beat Donegal 3-24 to 1-10 at Celtic Park.

In Inniskeen, Armagh edged a keenly-contested local derby with Down on a 1-17 to 2-12 scoreline.

The provincial final will be played on Sunday, 16 April.

Donegal led briefly against the Saffrons after a Davin Flynn goal, but James McNaughton's netted 26th-minute reply handed Antrim a lead they would not relinquish.

Antrim led by 2-9 to 1-5 at half-time, with Loughgiel clubman McNaughton firing a second goal in the 32nd minute.

The reigning champions built up a 15-point lead inside 12 minutes of the restart, with Daniel McKernan scoring their third goal.

Maol Connolly was in fine form and fired over point after point from frees and play. Niall McKenna , Conor Johnston , Conor McCann and Paddy McGill add to the Antrim Points tally.

The saffrons have a busy few weeks ahead with the upcoming Ulster Final and Christy Ring.

Come out and support our players for the upcoming games.


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