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Goals from Ryan Farren and Fintan Bradley seal victory for Lavey

Erin's Own men defeat Banagher in the junior final

Goals from Ryan Farren and Fintan Bradley seal victory Lavey

DERRY JHC FINAL

Lavey 2-13 Banagher 0-15

A second half goal from Ryan Farren turned Saturday's junior final in Lavey's favour at Celtic Park.

The teams were level five times, including four occasions in a tightly contested third quarter.

Fintan Bradley gave Lavey the perfect start and they led 1-3 to 0-3 after 16 minutes, but Banagher made their wind advantage count and were level by half time, 0-7 to 1-4, with five points from Darragh Cartin.

After a tight 17 minute spell, a high ball into the Banagher square was flicked down by Fintan Bradley and Farren's finish gave Lavey a 2-8 to 0-11 advantage, just after the water break.

Points from Chrissy Henry put Lavey in control.  Banagher continued their long ball game, in search of a goal, and nearly got one.  Cartin hit the crossbar and Michael Taggart flicked an Oisin McCloskey shot over for a point, as Lavey hung on.

Report, reaction and photos in Tuesday's County Derry Post.

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