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Last gasp Prenter Free wins Antrim All-Ireland juniors final draw against Fermanagh

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Der Walsh reports from Croke Park

Olais Prenter came to aid Antrim at Croke Park in the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship Final.

Fermanagh was on the verge of winning his third title of the school year thanks to the scoring prowess of Brysyn Borg (0-7) and Aimea Smith (1-3). However, there was a final stab in the tail as his sixth score in Plentor’s contest ensured that both teams had to reunite within two weeks of him.

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Fermanagh got ahead early on with quick points from Smith and Aisling O’Brien before unanswered scores from Ain Tubridi, Prenter (2) and Grain McLaughlin gave Antrim two points by 11 minutes. I was able to open the gap.

This cushion remained intact at the first quarter mark after a traded effort between Borg and McLaughlin.

An extra point from Borg minimized Fermanagh’s deficit in the 17th minute, but Antrim soon responded with a spectacular goal from Maria O’Neill.

The outstanding Borg remained firmly in contention for Earn County with three more points from play, but contributions from Prenter and captain Kathy Carey pushed Antrim towards a 1-7 to 0-7 interval advantage. I was.

Fermanagh seemed to have equalized just two minutes after the restart, but a Borg palm-scoring shot from Smith’s free was ruled out with a square ball. And even though Saffrons had lost cornerback Niamh McIntosh to Sinbin prior to this incident, he did a deep dive into her absence.

The incomparable Bogue and Sarah Britton, Carey, O’Neill and McLaughlin (free) all found range for Antrim, even though Fermana took the score from Smith. Borg and an impressive prenter traded points, and Fermanagh received a big let-off when O’Neill’s raid rattled the posts in the 45th minute.

James Daley’s outfit was then trailed by four thanks to a free by Prenter, but they were out when Smith smoothly converted a 49th-minute penalty after Borg was fouled by Sarah O’Neill. challenge rekindled.

Fermanagh then leveled matters through Erin Tierney and Smith’s huge effort appeared to seal the win for Fermanagh while Borg was yellow carded.

Still, Antrim weren’t ready to go down without a fight, so Prenter kept his composure and slotted a last-minute free to force the tie into a replay.

Antrim scorers: O Prenter 0-6 (0-4f), M O’Neil 1-1, G McLaughlin 0-3 (1f), C Carry 0-2, A Tubridy 0-1.

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Fermanagh Scorers: B Borg 0-7, E Smith 1-3 (1-0 Penn, 0-1f), A O’Brien, S Britton, E Tierney 0-1 each.

Antrim: McCann; D Coleman, A McFarland, N McIntosh. M Mulholland, S Tennyson, S O’Neal. L Dahunsi, Á Tubridy; C Taggart, C Carey, M O’Neill. B Devlin, Op Lenter, G McLaughlin.

sub: O Corr for C Taggart (33), T Mellon for Devlin (34), A Taggart for McLaughlin (40).

Fermanagh: R. Gleason; E Keenan, M McGroin, S McQuade. N McManus, S McCarville, C Bogue; B Bannon, A O’Brien. E Maguire, B Borg, S Britton. C. McElroy, E. Smith, L. Grew.

sub: E Tierney for Maguire (19), E Douglas for McManus (41) and Maguire for Grew (55).

Referee: Kevin Corcoran (Mayo).