Cuchulainns 4-14 Bredagh 2-7
Two weeks on from winning the County Championship with a victory over Keady Cuchulainns advanced to the semi final of Ulster Intermediate Hurling Club Championship with a 13 point victory over Bredagh at a damp Crossmaglen on Sunday. After a tight beginning Cuchulainns led by 4pts(Chris and Declan Coulter,Tony Duffy x 2)to 3pts before a speculative effort by Cormac Toner from the halfway line found the net followed quickly by 2 goals from Declan Coulter and a superb point from an evergreen Paul McKernan..2 points from Bredagh left the halftime score Cuchulainns 3-5 Bredagh 0-5.
Playing now with a slight breeze in the second half Cuchulainns opened up with 3 points(Chris Coulter x2,Declan Coulter)but 2 quick goals and a point from Bredagh showed that despite being reduced to 14 men they still were in the hunt..however 2 well taken points from half time sub Ciaran Duffy and 1-3 from second half sub Ruairi McGrattan ensured Cuchulainns would run out easy winners in the end with Bredagh finishing the game with 12 players.Next Sunday Cuchulainns will play Inniskeen from Monagahan in the semi final,time and venue tbc.
P Heaney,S Fields,C Clifford(Capt),M McCullough,E Gribbin,G Barton,T Marley,N Duffy,C Toner,T Duffy,P McKernan,C Kane,Chris Coulter,Declan Coulter,C Gorman..Subs..R Gribbin,B Coulter,N Gannon,T Donnelly,R Devlin,R McGrattan,C Duffy,P Duffy,S Gribbin
D Coulter(2-3)C Coulter(0-3f)R McGrattan(1-3)C Toner(1-0)C Duffy(0-2)T Duffy(0-2)P McKernan(0-1)