St Enda's overcome late scare to clinch Antrim Intermediate Hurling Championship for first time
ST ENDA’S saw off a late comeback by Carey Faughs to lift the Antrim Intermediate Hurling Championship for the first time in their history.
Carey Faughs initially started the brightest and grabbed the opening goal of the game.
The St Enda’s keeper miscontrolled the sliotar and Cathal McAuley pounced on the loose ball.
This goal gave Carey a 1-1 to 0-1 lead, but from there St Enda’s grew in confidence and scored 1-3 on the bounce to regain to lead.
St Enda’s had a half-time lead of 1-8 to 1-5 and came flying out of the traps at the beginning of the second half.
John McGoldrick, who scored 1-9, got the opening point of the second half and this was very quickly followed up by a Phillip Curran goal.
By the time Curran scored his second goal, St Enda’s led by 3-13 to 1-11 with little more than eight minutes remaining.
But Carey Faughs refused to lay down and scored the next six points of the match without reply to reduce the deficit to two points.
However, time wasn’t on their side and as the game ebbed into injury time, St Enda’s knocked over a much needed free to seal the game and run out 3-14 to 1-17 victors.