GAA: Fontenoys book place in decider
Published 17/10/2007 | 11:24
Liatroim Fontenoys booked their place in the Ulster Intermediate Hurling Championship final following their fine 3-10 to 1-13 victory over Antrim champions Cushendun at the weekend.
The Down side may have lived dangerously during spells of the game but they managed to survive a late scare from their opponents to win.
Dan Morgan played a captain's part for the Fontenoys by slamming in two of their goals while Liam Morgan's five points, four from frees, also helped their cause.
Cushendun, who included three brothers of Antrim county chairman John McSparran - Paddy, Paul and Brendan - fought tenaciously in the second-half and landed 1-2 in the latter stages.
But it was not enough to deprive the Fontenoys of victory.
Meanwhile, in the Ulster Club Junior Hurling Championship semi-final Setanta (Donegal) are due to meet Bredagh (Down) at Maghera on Sunday (3.30).
Bredagh had a convincing victory over Warrenpoint in the Down final and their emergence as a hurling force is a boon for the Mourne County.
The Armagh U14 squad will meet their Donegal counterparts in a challenge match on Saturday.
Armagh have been making preparations at this level and Saturday's match will give the selectors an idea of the strength of their squad.
Following the game, both teams will attend the Ulster v Connacht inter-pro hurling tie at MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey.