In a week where the GPA has called on a tiered system in County Football and where Aaron McKernan has called for the Violence to be taken out of the game, the Antrim Club Hurling Final is the showcase match in Ulster. It is also worth noting that Derry lost another underage football star in Callum Brown to the AFL, after losing Anton Tohill less than 2 weeks ago.
Loughgiel face Cushendall in the final of the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship in Ballycastle, throw in is 3pm Sunday.
What a match this could be in the Antrim Hurling Final. There may only be a score in this if there is even a winner on the day.
Loughgiel lead the way in terms of Antrim titles with 20 to their name, Cushendall have won 13.
Sunday will be their eighth meeting in a final, the first of which came in 1985, Cushendall currently lead the personal dual 5-3.
Loughgiel have been out of action for over a month now though, whereas Cushendall come in after two competitive games in the last two weeks.
Oddswise Loughgiel @ 5/6 shade this, Ruairi Og’s are 5/4, and that’s how the match may just pan out.
The Rumours of Cushendall missing a few players if true may indicate the betting is spot on. See Last club hurling article here.
Verdict..Loughgiel by the odd point.