COUNTY MINOR LADIES FOOTBALL
Congratulations to Maeve & Niamh who both had big contributions in Antrim securing the Ulster C Championship title this afternoon against Down on a score line of 5-13 to 6-6.
Niamh got the saffrons off to a brilliant start with a well worked goal within the opening 5 mins of the 1st half. Although the better team, Antrim could not shake off the more direct Down challenge & having played with the breeze in the opening half, Antrim found themselves in arrears of 3-6 to 5-3 at half time.
The second half was all Antrim possession. Niamh, industrious as ever was unlucky to be called a shore after 10 mins as Antrim pushed into a 6 pt lead. Back came Down with 3 long range frees, Antrim pointed and then a rasping Down goal left 1 pt between the teams with 5 mins to go. As Maeve pushed forward from corner back into the Down half, with the best pass of the game, she found Caitlín McGuinness, who then goaled and sealed a 4 pt win for Antrim.
Well done the Antrim girls and management team of Dee, John, Danny & Paula for their work with the squad. Esp well done to Niamh & Maeve, 2 of our clubs most dedicated ladies players, having come up through the underage ranks. Both are dual players & have spent many long hours on the road travelling for county trainings & games. Well done girls 🇳🇬