Dunloy v Cushendall finals

Sunday will be the sixth meeting of Dunloy and Cushendall in a count final and to date Dunloy are well head of their rivals. Since Dunloy made the breakthrough in 1990 these two have been the dominant teams in Antrim hurling, winning 26 titles between them, while Loughgiel have four and Rossa one. They first met in a final in 1999 when a late goal by Terence Sambo McNaughton sealed the winn for the Ruairis, but Dunloy have won the subsequent finals between the two, in 2002, 2009, 2017 and 2019.

This is a pictorial recored of those meeting in the finals


Cushendall v Dunloy at Casement Park

Wee John welcomes GAA President Joe MacDonagh to Casement Park on the day of the 1999 final


Dunloy 3-12 to 1-8 at Casement Park


Dunloy 3-14 Cushendall 1-13 at Casement Park

One of the stars of the 2009 win was a young Darren Quinn who is seen here celebrating after scoring a goal


Dunloy 2-15 Cushendall 2-9 at Ballycastle

Dunloy celebrate on the day this new Dunloy team made the breakthrough


Dunloy 3-16 Cushendall 2-15 at Ballycastle

2019 was the closest of the finals between the sides. Dunloy held a one point lead with time almost up, before Seaan Elliott sealed the win with a late goal after good approach work with his brother Nigel.

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