McArthur’s return helps Dunloy to Camogie title

Under 16 A Camogie Championship

Dunloy 1-12 Cushendall 1-4

Dunloy won the Antrim Under 16 A Camogie title when they beat Cushendall in Monday evening’s final in Loughgiel. Going into the game the Cushendall girls were unbeaten all season but they came up against a very good Dunloy team who were back to full strength after a series of long term injuries.

One of those injuries was carried by full forward Cassie McArthur but she showed no ill effects after he long lay-off as she scored the opening point of the game in the third minute. Cushendall drew level with a pointed free from Niamh Graham and after Bronach McGill out Dunloy back in front Graham levelled matters once again with her second free in the seventh minute. At this stage it looked were were in for a good tight match but Dunloy took control at this stage, holding Cushendall scoreless for the remainder of the half while scoring six points themselves with three points each from Katie Mollory and Cassie McArthur.

If Cushendall were to get back into the game they needed to score early in the second half, but it was Dunloy who continued to dominate and points from Bronach McGill and Cassie McArthur, plus a McArthur goal to all but seal the win. Cushendall gave themselves a glimmer of hope when Cara O’Boyle grabbed a goal on 45 minutes. Eimear Johnston replied with a point for Dunloy but Cushendall had finally found a bit of form and points from Cara O’Boyle and substitute Niamh McNeill, but Dunloy had the final say when centre forward Bronach Magill grabbed the final score of the game.

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