have successfully defended their Ulster U21 hurling
The Mourne County captured the 2004 title with
an exciting 5-8 to 4-7 defeat of Derry in an absorbing
final at Ballycran on Wednesday evening, July
Down U21 Hurlers who retained their Ulster title
beating Antrim and Derry
hit the net four times before the break and led
by eight points at the short whistle, 4-5 to 2-3.
All six first-half goals arrived in the second
quarter, after a quiet start to the match.
Full forward Eoin Clarke finished the final with
a personal haul of 3-2 to his credit, including
two majors before the interval. Jimmy Fowler and
Paul Smith also raised green flags for the winners
during a hectic twelve-minute spell leading up
to half time.
Derry mounted a brave second-half fightback but
could never quite take control of proceedings.
Kevin Farren, Ruairi Convery and Conor Quinn netted
for the Oak Leafers.
Ulster Council secretary Danny Murphy prsents
the Ulster U21 HC Cup to Down
captain Aaron Dynes after Down defeated Derry
in the final at Ballycran on 21.7.04