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McCann turns on the style in Creggan win

Oran McCann hit a superb total of seven points in Creggan Kickhams' 2-10 to 1-8 win against the Manchester-based Fullen Gaels to seal a place in the All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Final on Saturday week.

The half forward was inspirational as he not only fired over his magnificent seven but his radar-like 60-yard freekick on 19 minutes set up 17-year-old Conor Small, who hit a wonder goal.

McCann also found Conleth McGrenaghan with another incisive freekick for the Antrim side's first goal on three minutes

Creggan manager Thomas McCann was delighted at how his side played, saying: "In the first half we had to defend against the breeze and then in the second half we tried to express ourselves a bit – and we did just that."

At the break, the Exiles were in front by a single point, 1-6 to 2-2, their scores coming from Alan Morrissey, Alan O'Neill (four frees), Gregg Jacob and a delightful Shane Lawless solo goal. Apart from the Small and McGrenaghan goals, the Kickhams pointed via Oran McCann (2).

After the break, Creggan dominated with Oran McCann hitting five frees while Conor McCann pointed twice. Small grabbed the last Creggan score.

Fullen only registered twice in the second half – from an O'Neill free and from sub Enda Lyons.

Belfast Telegraph

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