Loughgiel win Antrim title again

Action from the match between Loughgiel and Dunloy

All-Ireland champions Loughgiel have won the Antrim Hurling Championship for the third season in a row by beating Dunloy 1-11 to 1-7 at Casement Park.

It was 1-4 apiece in the first half with the goals scored by Dunloy's Sean Dowds and Shay Casey of Loughgiel.

Dunloy managed just three points in the second half, two by full-forward Paddy Doherty who was later dismissed for striking off the ball.

Liam Watson scored three points in each half for the Shamrocks.

They now proceed in the defence of their Ulster crown and also the All-Ireland title.

Loughgiel will play Armagh champions Middletown Na Fianna in the Ulster semi-final on Sunday, 14 October.

The last time Loughgiel won three county championships in a row was 1968, and this was their 18th triumph overall.

WEEKEND CLUB FIXTURES/RESULTS

FRIDAY

Antrim SFC final

St Gall's 1-11 1-5 St John's

Tyrone SFC semi-final replay

Dromore 2-6 0-6 Killyclogher

Down SFC quarter-finals

Saval 1-11 0-17 Mayobridge

Burren 2-8 1-13 Longstone

SATURDAY

Down SHC final

Ballycran 0-12 3-08 Portaferry

Antrim SHC final

Loughgiel 1-11 1-07 Dunloy

Fermanagh SFC final

Lisnaskea 1-04 0-15 Tempo

Down SFC semi-finals

Bryansford 1-10 0-8 Rostrevor

Kilcoo 0-14 0-11 Castlewellan

Derry SFC semi-final

Banagher 0-10 1-8 Ballinderry

SUNDAY

Cavan SFC final

Kingscourt 1-8 1-8 Mullahoran (replay next Sunday)

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