PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Ciara McCoy (Antrim)
Three super saves in quick succession inspired her team.
Antrim's first two goals, scored within three minutes midway through the first half.
Antrim's massive improvement and Louth's downward spiral since the Wee County's 3-15 to 1-12 win over the Saffrons in the second round in July.
A coolly slotted precision penalty from Kirsty McGuinness.
On his first Croke Park appearance, Seamus Regan maintained a firm grip on proceedings.
WHAT THEY SAID
Brian Coyle (Antrim manager):
"Absolutely amazing for us, but Louth didn't turn up on the day. We wanted it more and our girls were really hungry."
John Hanratty (Louth manager):
"Goals win matches and they got all of them. We couldn't get anything right."
Antrim 3 (2 first half)
Louth 13 (6)
Antrim 16 (8)
Louth 18 (8)
Yellow cards: Antrim 1 (M Cooper 49); Louth (U Pearson 15)
Antrim are All-Ireland junior champions for the second time. Louth are still bidding to replicate their success of 1998.