Cushendall and St. Gall’s opponents in action at Corrigan

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Ballycran v Slaughtneil

Saffron Gael photographer, Bert Trowlen captures the best of the action from Ballycran’s win over Slaughneil at Corrigan Park on Sunday. Ballycran now meet Ruairi Og, Cushendall in the Ulster final

While the majority of hurling supporters in Antrim were in Ballycastle on Sunday to watch the Minor and Senior finals or at Owen Beg where Emmet’s Cushendun and St. Gall’s made their way into Ulster Junior and Intermediate finals respectively, there were two important games going on at Corrigan.

When the news filtered through to Leyland Road and Dungiven that Ulster Senior champions, Slaughtneil had been unceremoniously dumped out at the semi-final stages of this year’s Ulster campaign by Ballycran there were undoubtedly a few eyebrows raised.

While these are not normally the games the Saffron Gael would be covering we were aware that the winner of Ballycran and Slaughtneil would be meeting the Antrim winners in the Ulster final while the winners of Liatroim and Keady would face St. Gall’s in the Intermediate decider should the Milltown Row men advance at Owen Beg.

As we now know Ballycran upset the Slaughtneil applecart in no uncertain manner, hitting four goals in the process while an experienced Keady side had too much in the tank for Down champions Liatroim.

Analysis of those games are for another day but I’m sure the mentors of both Cushendall and St. Gall’s are already preparing dossiers on their respective opponents on Sunday 4th November.

Despite the demands of covering three Ulster games on Sunday involving Antrim teams and the double header at Ballycastle the Saffron Gael sent one of our photographers, Bert Trowlen to Corrigan and he got some excellent shots of the action from both games.


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Bert Trowlen captures the best of the action from the Keady Lamh Dhearg v Liatroim Ulster Intermediate semi-final at Corrigan Park on Sunday. Keady now meet St. Gall’s in the Ulster final on the 4th November

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