Smyth Inspires Fermanagh to Junior Final

  • Jun 09,2019

Fermanagh 2-13 Antrim 0-9

A personal tally of 2-9 from Derrygonnelly's Eimear Smyth helped secure Fermanagh a place in this year's Ulster junior final. 

After a close first quarter the sides were level at 0-2 each. It remained tight in the second quarter however in the 30th minute Smyth struck for the games first goal. Antrim finished with a brace of points in injury time and at the break Fermanagh led by a narrowest of margins 1-4 to 0-6. 

Points were exchanged early in the second half before Fermanagh hit four unanswered scores. In the 20th minute of the second half Antrim had three goal chances but managed to take none and then in the 23rd minute Smyth found the net for her second goal and the writing was on the wall for Antrim. Before the end of the match Fermanagh pointed another 3 while all Antrim could manage was a single point from the excellent Mairead Cooper who finished the game with 6 points.

Antrim will have little time to lick their wounds as they meet Derry next Saturday, the winner of that game will play Fermanagh in the Ulster final.