Lamh Dhearg v Cargin replay this Sunday at Corrigan (1-00)

A busy weekend’s fixtures on the hurling championship front in Antrim  has just got busier with the announcement of the date for the Lamh Dhearg v Cargin replay for this Sunday at Corrigan Park, throw in (1-00)

The sides couldn’t be separated at Creggan on Sunday past with the reigning champions looking on their way out of this year’s championship when they trailed Erin’s Own by 0-9 to 0-3 at the half way stage. However a vastly improved second half performance by the Hannastown side and two goals from veteran corner forward, Paddy Cunningham saw Lamh Dhearg move one ahead late in the game and it took a late pointed free from Tomas McCann to earn his side a second bite at the cherry.

Another football fixture which didn’t go ahead at the weekend, St. Enda’s v Davitt’s in the Intermediate football championship has been rescheduled for Ahoghill on Friday night under the floodlights at 7-30 adding to an already busy programme.

There are also two Camogie finals this week when Loughgiel take on Bridini Oga Glenravel in the Intermediate final and the Shamrock’s seniors are back in action on Saturday when they face Cushendall in the Senior final in Ahoghill

On Saturday it’s Hurling championship time with Creggan taking on St. Gall’s at Hannastown at 1-45 and this game is preceded by an U16B hurling final between the Milltown side and Shane O’Neill’s Glenarm at 12-15.

Down to Dunloy on Saturday and the first of the two Senior Hurling championship semi-finals where Ruairi Ogs meet St. John’s in a game that is sure to draw a bumper crowd to Pearse Park with the starting time there, 4-30. As an appetiser to this senior game we have the meeting of Ruairi Ogs U16’s and Rossa in the U16A final.

The Shane O’Neill’s are back in action on Sunday in Ballycastle, this time against Emmet’s Cushendun in the Junior Hurling championship final at 2-00 before what is perhaps the one that hurling fans will be looking forward to most, Loughgiel v Dunloy in the second of the Senior semi-finals at 3-30.

Once again the Saffron Gael will endeavour to be at all these games to provide you with unrivalled coverage of Gaelic games in Antrim and we will be previewing these games later in the week.

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