Dan Bannon studies from Armagh
DOWN PLAYED THE lengthy recreation at Field-it Athletic Grounds as they rattled off 2-5 in a scintillating ending flurry to say the Eirgrid Ulster U20 title at Derry’s expense.
Senior star Odhran Murdock and Jamie Doran discovered the web however Oisín Savage’s eight-point tally would show the distinction within the showpiece. Derry failed to attain within the closing 20 minutes of the ultimate.
Ryan Magill hoisted the Danny Murphy Cup for the winners who will now play Kildare within the All-Eire semi-final after their extra-time win over Dublin final evening.
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Scorers for Down: Oisín Savage 0-8 (5f, 1m), Odhran Murdock 1-1, Jamie Doran 1-1, C Rodgers 0-1.
Scorers for Derry: Charlie Diamond 0-3 (2f), Mark Doherty 0-2, N O’Donnell 0-1, Peter McCullagh 0-1, Jody McDermott 0-1, Matthew Downey 0-1.
Ben O’Connor (Desertmartin);
Patrick McGurk (Lavey), James Murray (Magherafelt), Jody McDermott (Glen);
Lee Brady (Bellaghy), Donncha Gilmore (Steelstown), Ruairí Forbes (Ballinderry);
Dan Higgins (Magherafelt), Mark Doherty (Newbridge);
Patrick O’Kane (Dungiven), Peter McCullagh (Slaughtneil), Niall O’Donnell (Ballinderry);
Charlie Diamond (Bellaghy), Matthew Downey (St. Brigid’s), Ruairí Ó Mianáin (Slaughtneil).
Calum Downey (St. Brigid’s) for Ó Mianáin (44)
Seán Deehan (Limavady) for O’Kane (54)
Niall McGonagle (Dungiven) for Doherty (59)
Oisín Treacy (Bredagh);
Fiachra McAvoy (Saval), Patrick McCarthy (Burren), Finn Murdock (Rostrevor);
Thomas Hardy (Mayobridge), Ryan Magill (Burren), James Kelly (Burren);
Odhran Murdock (Burren), Tom McCarroll (Carryduff);
Harry Magill (Burren), Oran Cunningham (Downpatrick), Tiarnan Ryan (Burren);
Oisín Savage (Loughinisland), Jason Morgan (Kilcoo), Callum Rodgers (Kilcoo).
Jaime Doran (Ballyholland) for Ryan (23),
Cian Cunningham (Burren) for R Magill (ht)
Cormac Greene (Ballymartin) for McCarroll (55)
Eoin Loughran (Burren) for Savage (58)
Senan Carr (Clonduff) for O Cunningham (59)
Referee: Pat Clarke (Cavan)