points from Man of the Match Paul Branniff secured
victory for Down at Gaelic Park in an entertaining
encounter in New York.
Leading 0-13 to 1-03 at the interveral the visitors
never looked back. New York started brightly and
Tipperary native Bonny Kennedy rifled home a great
goal from a close-in free.
However, once Braniff hit form there was no stopping
the Mourne men. Gareth Johnson hit the Down goal
at the start of the second half and further points
from Simon Wilson, Gerard Adare, Martin Coulter
and Brendan McGourty sealed their victory.
Down 1-19 New York 1-09.
now meet Antrim in the Ulster Final after they
over came Derry in the other Ulster Semi Final
played at Casement Park yesterday.
Down - G Clarke, L Clarke, S
Murray, M Braniff 0-1, S Wilson 0-1, G Clarke,
A Savage, G Adare 0-2, G McGrattan 0-1, P Braniff
0-9, B McGourty 0-2, M Coulter 0-2, G Johnson
1-1, J Convery
New York - K Jordan, A Kiely, P Dalton, N Wickhem,
S Quirke 0-1, J Madden, T O’Callaghan, A
Guinan, S Nolan, B Kennedy 1-2, V Norton 0-1,
T Fletcher, D Sims 0-2, T Moylan 0-2, D McCarthy