Antrim Minors Pull Off Famous Win With The Help Of Joe Brolly's Son

Antrim Minors Pull Off Famous Win With The Help Of Joe Brolly's Son

It’s been a massive day of upsets in the provincial championships. Carlow beat Wexford in Leinster thanks to huge Paul Broderick and Brendan Murphy performances whilst Cork have re-announced themselves to hurling having been on something of a sabbatical for the past few seasons.

Carlow’s win means many Dubliners will have to change their holiday plans with some having already booked hotels in Wexford having anticipated an easy win for the Slaney-siders while Tipperary were expected to dominate Munster this year, but the biggest shock of the day may have come in Ulster, where Antrim's minors shocked Donegal.

Antrim and Donegal’s minors faced off in Ballybofey as the opener to the senior clash and the game did not disappoint at all, Antrim shot out of the blocks leading by 7 early on before Donegal caught up and both sides ended up going toe-to-toe right into extra-time.


Donegal looked to have taken control after Peadar Mogan scored a goal to go 3 ahead but Antrim wouldn't give up. Malachi Doherty and Eoin Nagle put over to make it a single point game at the break before Donegal made it a 2 point lead just after. With minutes to go Ruairi Brolly came up with two points with a couple of minutes to spare to level the game before Tiarnan McAteer knocked over in the final moments to seal a huge win.

As you'd expect, Joe was at the game tweeting his delight, as was the rest of the county.

Antrim now march on to the semi-final of the championship with the rest of the quarter-finals due to take place next weekend.

Gavin O'Callaghan

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