What an advertisement for Club Hurling !!

10 02 2013


 Loughgiel Shamrocks 3-19  St Thomas’s 1-25  (AET)

 Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham described the drawn All- Ireland Club Hurling semi-final between Antrim and Ulster Champions Loughgiel and Galway’s St Thomas’ as a wonderful advertisement for club hurling.

“It was an amazing contest – such is the resilience and determination of this Loughgiel side that although trailing by four points in the final minutes of extra time they still found enough in them to secure another meeting”

“”TG4 pundits made  Conor Cooney their man of the match – for me Joey Scullion’s performance was every bit the equal”

Lá mór na gClub i bPáirc an Chrócaigh ar lá ‘le Pádraig

13 03 2012

Wishing Loughgiel Shamrocks the very best of luck ahead of their All Ireland Club Hurling final on St Patrick’s Day, Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham was confident that the North Antrim side were only 60 minutes away from winning their second All-Ireland Club title. Standing in their way is a strong Offaly outfit in Coolderry but I believe the resolute Loughgiel defence allied to the score taking machine which is their forwards will not be deterred.Croke Park is the place for all Antrim Gaels to be on St Patrick’s day.

“I have a strong feeling that St Patrick’s day will be a great day for Antrim and Ulster Gaels as I see both Loughgiel and Crossmaglen bringing the silverware north.I wish the Loughgiel players, management, officials, sponsors and supporters all the very best in the Final. The whole County are behind you.”

Comhghairdeas do na Seomrogaí

12 02 2012

Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham congratulated Antrim and Ulster hurling champions Loughgiel Shamrocks who qualified for their second ever All-Ireland Club SHC final after an extra-time classic at Parnell Park, Dublin .
The Loughgiel men will meet Coolderry of Offaly in the final on St Patrick’s Day.
In a pulsating encounter Loughgiel had led by 0-11 to 1-05 at half-time of normal time, but in a dramatic finale saw their lead pegged back to finish normal time all square at 0-18 to 2-12.
The Shamrocks restored their lead to 0-21 to 2-13, midway through added time, and pulled comfortably away in the second period of extra time adding six unanswered points.
Councillor Cunningham added “Many of us remember Casement Park in April 1983 when Loughgiel overcame Offaly opponents to win the Tommy Moore Cup- is history going to repeat itself?