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Key cog: Michael McCann played a central role for the Cargin outfit

Key cog: Michael McCann played a central role for the Cargin outfit

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Key cog: Michael McCann played a central role for the Cargin outfit

The Antrim Senior Football Championship got under way yesterday with reigning champions Erin's Own, Cargin strolling through their opening game against a St James, Aldergrove who were clearly out of their depth on this occasion.

The title-holders - who have their sights set on retaining their crown - were ahead by 2-5 to 0-1 at half-time and with the McCann brothers, Michael and Tomas, to the fore, they completely dominated their opponents throughout. 

A crucial late point from Antrim captain Declan Lynch, meanwhile, helped Lamh Dhearg to beat St John's (1-11 to 0-11), while St Mary's Aghagallon overcame St Brigid's by 1-13 to 0-12. 

St Enda's, Glengormley, who reached the All-Ireland intermediate Football  Final last year, marked their Senior Championship debut by beating Gortnamona by 0-13 to 2-4.

Belfast Telegraph