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Social Media Reaction – Cloughmills, Ulster champions

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Liam Kearns scored 0-2 against Coleraine in Sunday’s Ulster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship final

Cloughmills victory in the Ulster Intermediate Hurling Club Championship final yesterday means that the trophy stays in Antrim for the fourth year running.

The Saffron side beat Eoghan Rua Coleraine by 1-11 to 2-6 in the provincial decider at Ballymena, and put to rest their disappointing 2012 IHC final defeat to Lisbellaw.

A nucleus of players such as Liam Kearns, Aaron Smiley and Michael Devlin were involved back in 2012, but there were a good chunk of the squad who are new to this level of hurling, but they showed that they had the maturity to see out what was a difficult game.

The match was all square at half time, 1-5 apiece, Liam Kearns and Liam Cassley got the points for St Brigid’s and the latter hit the net too.

Sean Leo and Colm McGoldrick were key performers for the Derry representatives in the first half.

But in the second half, Cloughmills showed their depth and quality with players like Geoffrey Og and Conor Laverty showing up well.

The dismissal of Declan Mullan for his involvement in a fracas, meant that Cloughmills could close out the game comfortably.

In the aftermath, Cloughmills were showered with praie on social media.

 

 

 

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