Bonnar treble does the trick for McQuillan's

North Antrim Under 12 Indoor Hurling League finals

THREE goals from second-half substitute Paddy Bonnar helped Ballycastle come from 3-1 down to beat Creggan by six goals to four in the Section 1 final of the North Antrim Under 12 Indoor Hurling finals at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre in Ballymena.

In a fantastic final Creggan appeared to be on course to take their first Section One title when they led by 3 goals to 1 at the end of the first half, the goals coming from Tiernan McAteer (2) and Dermot Carey.

Dairmuid McShane pulled a goal back for Ballycastle before his dad Kevin ‘Cody’ McShane pulled a master stroke and brought on Paddy Bonnar as substitute with just four minutes left for play.

The move paid immediate dividends as Paddy hit three goals in as many minutes to give his team the upper-hand, and when Dairmuid grabbed number six the title was secure.

Creggan, who played some great hurling, never gave up the fight and Kevin Small grabbed a consolation goal in the final seconds to bring a thrilling final to and end.

In Section Two Glenshesk kept up their great record in this competition when they beat Cushendun by 3 goals to 2, all three coming from man of the match Daniel Martin.

Glenshesk led by 2 goals to 0 at half time but Harry Kilgore pulled a goal back for Cushendun early in the second-half to keep the outcome in the balance.

However Daniel Martin completed his hat-trick to open up a two goal lead once again, and though Cushendun brought it back to one again with a goal from Conor McHugh, Glenshesk held on to take their third title in three years, with Ronan McErlain having played in all three years.

Buncrana brought the Section Three title back to Donegal after beating Cushendall in the final by three goals to 2. Buncrana led 2-0 at half time with goals from Craig Doherty and Oisin Grant. Eoin Magee scored two for Cushendall in the second-half before Dylan Duffy grabbed Buncrana’s third.

The Section Four final between All Saints Ballymena and St Enda’s was a real thriller with the Saints coming from behind to win by 4 goals to 2. Eamon Elliott (son of North Antrim fixtures secretary Owen Elliott) was the All Saints hero with three goals, one in the first half and two in the second, his third strike from a narrow angle one of the best goals of the day. Michael Muldoon and Ruairi Crummey scored the St Enda’s goals while Ciaran Neeson slotted in All Saints fourth.

Division 5 honours went to Burt who beat Strabane Shamrocks 3-1 in the final to bring a second title to county Donegal. Macaulay Carr got Burt’s opening goal while Lean Kelly got the second and her brother Denver grabbed the third. Conor McGettigan scored the Shamrocks goal.

In Section Six McQuillan’s B made it a double for the club when they beat Cloughmills by 3 goals to 1 with Eoin McCaughan grabbing all three of the Castle’s goals and Louis McGuckian getting the St Brigid’s goal.

In the Section 7 final, which was an all Down affair, Bredagh beat Ballygalget by 2 goals to 1 with Andy Harney and Colum McGuigan getting the goals and Owen Coulter scoring for the boys from the Ards.