Cushendall are striving for more

By Niall McCoy “WE were close today but we think we’re close everyday. Someday we’ll get them.” The above is a quote from Cushendall manager Brian Delargy after last year’s county final loss to Dunloy. They may have lost by six points, but it was never a six-point game with Chrissy McMahon tagging on a […]

JOHNNY McINTOSH: Written in the stars

SO here we have it, Loughgiel and Cushendall will duke it out for the Volunteer Cup as the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship reaches its conclusion. First things first, for Loughgiel to overcome Dunloy in the semi-final was the big upset of the year, but for me, it’s almost written in the stars that Cushendall win […]

Shamrock Blossom: Loughgiel’s 1983 story

Forty years ago, Loughgiel won their historic first All-Ireland hurling title. At the heart of their team was PJ O’Mullan snr at full-back and captain Niall Patterson between the posts. Michael McMullan went to meet them. Here is the story… LOUGHGIEL is buzzing. The tea, scones and hurling chat are all in full flow. Carl […]

Loughgiel and Cushendall battle it out for top spot

By Michael McMullan THE game of the weekend in Antrim is on Sunday (5.15pm) when Loughgiel host Cushendall at Fr Healy Park to decide top spot in the Group Two of the Senior Hurling Championship. Both teams have beaten Naomh Éanna and Ballycastle with the ‘Dall’s six goals against the Hightown men putting them top of […]

Rossa next up for the champions

By Michael McMullan ULSTER champions Dunloy face rematch of the 2021 county final decider when they take on Rossa on Saturday (5pm) in Hightown. There has never been a five-in-a-row in the history of the competition and it was Rossa who took home the Volunteer Cup in 2004 when the Cuchullains were gunning for their […]

Young guns help power Loughgiel to ten in-a-row

By Kieran Lynch LOUGHGIEL Shamrocks have been perfect so far in their Division 1 league campaign with 10 wins out of 10, and manager Hugh McCann has praised the young players coming through, who have made their mark at Senior grade. The future looks exciting for the club with a number of players such as […]