Game at a glance
Published 19/07/2010 | 05:00
Man of the match
Cormac Donnelly (Antrim)
David O'Callaghan was Dublin's main man against Clare, but Antrim full-back Donnelly kept the St Mark's forward quiet in a commanding display.
With 20 minutes remaining, Dublin were cruising and both managers made changes: Antrim's worked and Dublin's didn't as the Saffrons took control.
Will Dublin manager Anthony Daly stay or go? Despite some promising displays, the Dubs have had a Jekyll-and-Hyde season and finished a stage behind last season.
Diarmuid Kirwan had little to do in a clean game that saw Antrim hit hard, but fairly. The official was quietly impressive.
What they said
Dinny Cahill (Antrim manager):
"When you look back over the years of the Troubles, they (the Antrim hurlers) were put down for years. Now the shackles are off and they are able to express themselves on the hurling field and I'm delighted for them."
Anthony Daly (Dublin manager):
"We just seemed to lose our way: we mentally relaxed. Maybe they saw the six-point gap and said, 'ah sure, that's in the bag now.' We never got a goal and that's been our Achilles heel all year."
Wides: Antrim 11 (5); Dublin 10 (4).
Frees: Antrim 10 (6); Dublin 16 (11).
Yellow cards: Antrim 1 (K McGourty 44); Dublin 2 (O Gough 55, J Boland 69).
Red cards: Antrim 0; Dublin 0
Antrim go forward to play Cork in the quarter-finals next weekend; Dublin's championship is over.