Late scores edge it for Saffrons

IT took two late points to seal another Ulster under 21 hurling championship for Antrim at Casement Park against Armagh last night.

The sides were level three times in the second-half with Armagh edging closer to a first ever provincial title at the grade when Tony Duffy tapped home their second goal after 52 minutes.

Antrim then went ahead through James Black and Ciarán Johnston — son of Armagh manager Michael — before Conor Corvan tied matters with a minute on the clock. But Antrim dug deep to produce two injury time scores to seal the win.

ANTRIM: E Gillan; T McAllister, A Downey, J McCouaig; N McAlea, M Donnelly, K McKiernan (0-1f); C Laverty, S Smyth (0-1); J Black (0-1), M Devlin, D McLean (0-1); N Elliott (0-1), C McCann (0-6, 5f), T McCloskey (0-2)

Subs: C Johnston (0-1), C Loughran, N Cunningham (0-1).

ARMAGH: S Doherty; M Garvey, F Corvan, N Duffy; T Marley, P Heaney, JJ Hughes; K McKiernan, M Lennon; M Maguire (0-1), J King, C McKee (0-1); A Mackle, C Corvan (1-4, 3f), D Nugent (0-1)

Subs: E Carville, R Lewis, L Woods, T Duffy (1-0).



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