Derry defeat Down in Ulster Hurling Championship

Derry's Paddy Henry in action against Andy Savage of Down in the Ulster hurling semi-final
Derry's Paddy Henry in action against Andy Savage of Down in the Ulster hurling semi-final

Derry proved too strong for Down in Sunday's Ulster Hurling Championship semi-final at Casement Park in Belfast.

The Oak Leafers emerged 0-24 to 0-13 winners and now progress to take on Antrim in the provincial final on Sunday, 8 July.

Derry led by 0-13 to 0-7 at half-time and always looked the likely winners.

It was sweet revenge as Derry had fallen to Down in the 2011 quarter-finals before the Mourne men lost to Armagh in the semis.

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