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Creggan are denied final spot by Abbey

Creggan 0-09 - Abbeyknockmoy 1-13

By Brendan McTaggart

Published 25/01/2016

For 40 minutes on Sunday afternoon, hope sprang eternal for the men of Creggan. They hurled with intensity in the opening half that had the travelling Kickhams faithful starting to dream of another day in GAA headquarters but in the end it was Galway champions Abbeyknockmoy who finished the match strongly.

The Abbey hit 1-7 without reply to seal a seven point victory and now go on to face Kilkenny champions Bennetsbridge in the All-Ireland Intermediate hurling Final.

It all started so well for the Antrim Champions and at half time they were ahead by one point.

The sides were level on seven occasions before a brace of points in first half injury time from Kevin Small and James Carey gave the Antrim champions a slender lead at the short whistle.

Creggan started the second half where they had left off before half time. Points from Donal Carey and Conor Small's third free of the afternoon put some daylight between the sides after 35 minutes.

But the Galway men fought back and kept Creggan scoreless for the remainder of the game. They had already hit six points without reply before substitute Craig Kennedy scored the game's only goal in the 49th minute.

The Galway men controlled the closing stages and ran out comfortable winners.

CREGGAN: Conor Small 0-3 (0-3 frees); Kevin Small 0-2; Donal Carey 0-1; James Carey 0-1; Sam Maguire 0-1; Thomas McCann 0-1

ABBEYKNOCKMOY: Fionnán Garvey 0-6 (0-5 frees); Craig Kennedy 1-00; Damien Mooney 0-2; Brian Flaherty 0-2; Trevor Mullins 0-1; Coleman Maher 0-1; Paul Flaherty

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