Rampant Ruairis complete the clean sweep

Under 15A Hurling Championship Final

Cushendall 7-18 Loughgiel 0-6

Cushendall Ruairi Og Under 15 hurlers completed a great season when they beat Loughgiel in Thursday evening’s Antrim final in Armoy. Having already wrapped up the Antrim and All Ireland Feile title, plus the League they completed the clean sweep with another top class display in far from favourable conditions.

An early exchange of points between Cushendall’s Thomas McLaughlin and Loughgiel’s Daniel O’Mullan was followed by a scoring burst from Cushendall which brought two points from Fintan McKillop and a goal from Fiontan Ó Bronocháin. Eddie Smyth pulled a point back for Loughgiel from a 65 but four points in a row from McKillop, Ó Bronocháin, Oran McCambridge and Shane McQuillan to put Cushendall firmly in control.

Daniel O’Mullan came back with one from play for the Shamrocks but a scoring barrage from Cushendall which included a goal from Dylan McNaughton and two from Oran McCambridge sent them in at half time with a 4-10 to 0-3 lead.

Sean Paul McKillop presents the Saffron Gael Man of the Match award to Cushendall corner forward Fiontan Ó Bronocháin

Oisin Connolly and Daniel O’Mullan pulled a couple of points back for Loughgiel early in the second half, but Cushendall took charge again with a Fiontan Ó Bronocháin goal, and the corner forward added another midway through the second half as a rampant Ruairis side pushed on to complete the clean sweep.

North Antrim chairman Martin Magee presents the Under 15 Hurling Championshp cup to Cushendall captain Callagh Mooney.

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