Antrim SFC final: Cargin retain crown in style

October 17, 2016

Cargin players celebrate.

Erin's Own, Cargin 1-11

St. Gall's, Belfast 0-6

Cargin underlined their superiority over long-time kingpins St. Gall's with a comfortable victory in the Antrim SFC final at Corrigan Park.

The outcome was never in doubt after Tomas McCann scored the only goal in the seventh minute after corner back Kevin O'Boyle had surged through the opposing defence. The holders went on to lead by 1-9 to 0-2 at the break as Ryan McKernan, Ciaran Close and Michael Magill all got on the scoresheet.

St. Gall's introduced CJ McGourty at half-time and he accounted for all of their scores in the second half. But despite only adding two points after the break, the Toomebridge side cruised to back-to-back successes.

Erin's Own, Cargin - J McNabb; D McKeever, M Kane, K O'Boyle; R Devlin, J Crozier, J Laverty; G McCann, J Carron; C Close (0-3f), M McCann (0-1f), P McCann (0-1); T McCann (1-3, 0-1f), R McKernan (0-1), M Magill (0-1). Subs: E McGroggan for C Close, O McAuley for R McKernan, M Kelly for T McCann, D Johnston for E McGroggan (BC), T McCann for G McCann, T Scullion for M Magill.

St. Gall's, Belfast - C Kerr; C Brady, A McClean, T O Ciarain; M Kelly, S Kelly, J McGreevy; S Burke, C O'Kane; B Bradley, K Niblock, A O'Neill; K Stewart (0-1f), M Pollock (0-1), A Gallagher. Subs: A Healy for M Kelly, S McAreavey for B Bradley, CJ McGourty (0-4, 1f) for A Gallagher, C Burke for K Stewart, J Munce for C O'Kane, R Wilson for J McGreevy (BC).

Referee - B Toland.


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