Monday 19 March 2018

Loughgiel get 'roll of honour' bonus


Loughgiel Shamrocks moved to the top of the roll of honour, but boss PJ O'Mullan insists his side weren't at their best as they claimed the club's 18th county title.

The All-Ireland champions were pushed all the way by Dunloy at Casement Park, although the Shamrocks were never headed from the moment Liam Watson struck the opening point.

"We knew what Dunloy were going to throw at us, we knew they'd be well prepared, but this is about our players. It puts us on top of the roll of honour, and we've two All-Irelands to back it up," said O'Mullan.

"Finals are not about performances -- they're about results."

SCORERS -- Loughgiel: L Watson 0-7 (5f, 1 '65'), S Casey 1-1, D Laverty, B McCarry, J Scullion 0-1 each. Dunloy: S Dowds 1-1, P Doherty 0-3f, P Shiels (f), K McKeague, L Richmond 0-1 each.

Loughgiel -- DD Quinn; P Gillan, M McGarry, R McCloskey; James Campbell, M Scullion, Johnny Campbell; B McAuley, T McCloskey; L Watson, D Laverty, E McCloskey; B McCarry, J Scullion, S Casey. Subs: S Dobbin for S Casey

Dunloy -- N McKeague; M McClements, J McKeague, P Shivers; K McKeague, K Molloy, C McKinley; S Dowds, N Elliott; K McQuillan, L Richmond, P Shiels; P Richmond, P Doherty, C Cunning. Subs: C Brogan for C Cunning

Ref -- G Duffy (St Gall's)

Irish Independent

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