Dunloy and Cushendall set up Championship title decider

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Dunloy and Cushendall set up Championship title decider thumbnailNeil McManus hurls his way free of Loughgiel’s Seamus Dobbin during last Sunday’s semi-final clash.

RUAIRI Og Cushendall and Cuchullains Dunloy will meet in the decider of this season's Antrim Senior Hurling Championship after winning their respective semi-final games over the weekend.
Cushendall - last year's beaten finalists - got one over arch rival, and out-going champions, Loughgiel in a tense affair at Ballycastle on Sunday with a single point separating the two sides.
In tricky conditions Paddy McGill was the stand-out player, the corner forward's four scores in the second period proving the difference as Cushendall eked out a slim 0-13 to 0-12 victory.
“The weather conditions made the match a real battle," Cushendall talisman Neil McManus told Chronicle Sport. "The game didn't have the free-flowing hurling both teams are capable of.
“The game could have gone either way, but we are just glad to come out the right side of the result. It was a tremendous team effort to win as there is never much between either side."
Dunloy's route to the final was more straightforward as they thrashed an out-of-sorts Ballycastle by sixteen points to end their eight-year wait for another go at lifting the 'Volunteer Cup'.
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