O’Kane hails Dunloy as an ‘unbelievable’ club

DUNLOY manager Gregory O’Kane was full of pride in his team and club after Sunday’s All-Ireland defeat at the hands of Ballyhale Shamrocks who clinched a ninth title. The 1-22 to 1-15 scoreline was harsh on Dunloy for what they brought to the game, especially in the second half. Ballyhale were thriving in the spaces […]

Dunloy must avoid reverse gear on the biggest stage

Dunloy v Ballyhale Sunday, Croke Park, 1.30pm By Michael McMullan GREGORY O’Kane’s body language matched his words. Minutes after watching his charges see off Sleacht Néill to end their Ulster silverware famine, the Dunloy manager’s eyes lit up when he appealed for an All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Advertisement The club’s new generation, with pace […]

Looking across the field of dreams

Gregory O’Kane insists the current Dunloy team are walking their own path in history, he spoke with Michael McMullan… YOU don’t need to be talking to Gregory O’Kane long to sense the love of hurling and his pride to see Dunloy pulling up a seat at the top table once again. Now, in his eighth […]

Crawford in a race against time ahead of Dunloy’s Croke Park return

By Michael McMullan DUNLOY manager Gregory O’Kane says defender Aaron Crawford is in a “race against the clock” with their All-Ireland final date with Ballyhale Shamrocks around the corner next week. Crawford, who scored a vital point in their Ulster final win over Sleacht Néill, was forced off after picking up a collar bone injury in […]

KEVIN HINPHEY: D-Day for Dunloy

SUNDAY, January 22 is D-Day for the Dunloy hurlers. An All-Ireland final match up against Kilkenny giants Ballyhale Shamrocks in Croke Park awaits the Antrim men. It is the stuff of dreams for all hurlers to play in an All-Ireland Club final but something that only a very small number will ever get to experience. […]

Croke Park is a special place: Gregory O’Kane

INCLUDING a draw with Birr on the club’s first ever visit to Croke Park in 1995, Dunloy will contest their sixth All-Ireland final in the New Year. Now the undisputed top dogs in Antrim, they shook free from the clutches of Sleacht Néill and the penance of Keelan Molloy’s wonder goal sent the Antrim champions […]

O’Kane hails squad as Dunloy bandwagon rolls on

Chrissy McMahon’s late goal sealed victory and a fourth title in succession, repeating the record of O’Kane’s team in 2003 when his late point clinched their four-in-a-row. It’s the 16th time the Volunteer Cup made its way back to Dunloy with their new team beginning to come of age. “You can’t experience a battle until […]