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Antrim claim Ulster Ladies Junior title

July 5th, 2012

Antrim proved much too strong for Derry as they easily ran out winners of the Ulster Junior title. The Saffrons were impressive and with nine different players on the score sheet they will prove difficult opposition for any side they meet in the All Ireland championship series.

Antrim’s play was much more fluent than Derry and it was really no surprise that they led at the break 2-9 to 1-3. In the second half Antrim continued to dominate and as Derry faded the goals kept coming. In fairness to both sides they emptied their benches and in all forty players got to experience an Ulster final.

The Antrim starting full forward line contributed 3- 9 with Rachael Fulton particularly impressive as she contributed 2-3. Centre forward and Captain Clare Timoney played a key role in linking the defence and forwards and also contributed 1-5. Midfielder Geardine Mc Cann switched to the full forward line after the break and found the net twice in the second half. Wing forward Kirsty Mc Guinness (pictured) who notched 1-2 was named player of the match.

Derry’s goals came from Aimee Mc Guckian and Leanne Mc Crystal. The Oak Leaf sides cause was not helped by the second half sin binning of Sarah Kerr and Kayleigh Fleming. Considering that they did not play in the National League they can hold their heads high.