Ulster MHC: Goal hungry Antrim ease past Armagh

June 17, 2013
A dominant first half display from Antrim set the platform for a deserved 5-17 to 1-13 victory over Armagh at Pairc Esler, Newry.

Armagh matched their opponents for most of the opening quarter with some good scores from Barry Coulter and David Grant however the concession of four goals proved costly as they trailed by 13-points by half time - 4-11 to 0-9.

Enda McFerran, Jude McCurdy (2) and Cormac McAlister found the net for the Saffrons before Ryan McCambridge netted their fifth goal in the second half. Armagh's only goal came from Lorcan Oliver.

Antrim - C Heyden; R Diamond, K O'Kane, S Gaskin; D O'Hara, P Burke, M Connolly; R McCambridge (1-0), C McAlister (1-0); E McFerran (1-2), D Nugent (0-2), D Moran (0-2); C McDonnell (0-2), J McCurdy (2-1), C Johnson (0-8, 7f). Subs: J Connolly for P Burke, J Duffin for C McAlister, R Gillen for M Connolly, S Shannon for C Johnson, R McNulty for K O'Kane.

Armagh - P McGuigan; S Mone, T Nevin, R Murray; C McAnallen (0-4, 3f, '65), D Mone, A Fox; P McKearney (0-1), F Maguire; G McKeown, L Oliver (1-0), M McAvoy; D Grant (0-1), B Coulter (0-7, 6f), J O'Connor. Subs: C Mone for J O'Connor, D White for R Murray, M Moore for M McAvoy, P McArdle for G McKeown, B Malone for D Grant.

Referee - B Sweeney.

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