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Eoghan Rua underdogs for Ulster hurling final

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Eoghan Rua underdogs for Ulster hurling final thumbnailEoghan Rua Coleraine will start as underdogs against Antrim champions Cloughmills in this weekend’s AIB Ulster GAA Intermediate Hurling Club Championship final.

EOGHAN Rua Coleraine will go into this weekend's Ulster Intermediate hurling championship final against Antrim champions Cloughmills as heavy underdogs. Cloughmills came through their semi-final against Armagh side Keady with five points to spare, 1-14 to 0-12, the final score in Owenbeg last Sunday.
They held off a late rally from the Armagh men to set up a final meeting with Eoghan Rua.
The Coleraine men had a comfortable enough win a couple of weeks ago in their semi-final beating Bredagh 1-18 to 2-4.
A superb start made all the difference for Eoghan Rua as they raced into 1-7 to nil lead by the 15th minute.
The Bredagh men never recovered from that onslaught as Eoghan Rua manager Joe Passmore explained.
“We had the wind in our favour and that gave us a wee bit of momentum and made it difficult for them," said Joe.
“Our finishing was good, although they did miss a few chances from play and frees. On another day we would have been punished for giving up those opportunities.
“It was difficult for them to turn that round and I suppose it really was the winning of the game for us, particularly if you take into consideration the low scoring in the second half," he added.

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