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McCarry's Star quality inspiring Loughgiel

By John Campbell

Racquel McCarry has certainly been hitting the high spots at both club and county level in camogie this season.

The Loughgiel ace not only played a leading role in taking the side to a hat-trick of County Championship titles but her superb scoring ability also underpinned Antrim's progress.

McCarry's achievements have earned her a nomination for a prestigious Soaring Star Intermediate award but for the moment her total focus is on tomorrow's Ulster Senior Club Championship final against Slaughtneil at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh (12.30pm).

Loughgiel will once again be putting their provincial title on the line against a Slaughtneil side which ran them close in last year's pulsating decider (1-14 to 1-9).

McCarry's imperious form and the resolve of defenders such as Aine Connolly and Emma McFadden will certainly not make it easy for Slaughtneil to turn the tables on their opponents.

Slaughtneil came through testing matches to retain their Derry Championship title with the Ni Chaiside sisters - Eilis, Bronagh and Aoife - very much to the fore in their strategy while Louise Dougan, Siobhan McKaigue and Shannon Graham are other key players.

In overcoming Dunloy by 4-11 to 2-5 in the Antrim decider, Loughgiel laid down a marker that they are continuing to adhere to their policy of all-out attack so the Slaughtneil rearguard can expect a torrid test tomorrow.

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