16 September 2012
Loughgiel, Dunloy, Cloughmills, St Paulís Cushendun and St Endaís are still standing after a big weekend action in the Antrim Hurling Championships.
The Shamrocks had too much firepower for St Johnís in Saturday eveningís opening senior semi-final in Pairc MacUilin Ballycastle as they booked a place in their ninth championship final in ten years with an emphatic 2-23 to 0-11 win. On Sunday afternoon in Healy Park Loughgiel Dunloy played some of their best hurling for years to beat Cushendall by 4-11 to 2-11 and set up the final all of the county outside Cushendall were looking for.
Last yearís beaten Intermediate finalists Cloughmills made it back to this yearís decider when they edged out a highly fancied Gortnamona side by 3-12 to 1-17 in a real thriller at Casement Park. Their opponents in this yearís final will be St Paulís who beat Tir naOg Randalstown by 1-10 to 0-10 in the other semi-final.
Cushendun Emmets and St Endaís will meet in the Junior Hurling final after their respective semi-final wins. Cushendun came out on top by 1-14 to 2-8 after a hard fought battle with Glenravel Con Magees on Saturday evening in Ballycastle while on Sunday at Healy Park St Endaís had just two points to spare in their 0-9 to 1-4 victory over Glenarm at Fr Healy Park, Loughgiel.