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Family fortunes: Dunloy captain Paul Shiels shows off the Antrim hurling title alongside daughters Maeve (2) and Ada (4)

Family fortunes: Dunloy captain Paul Shiels shows off the Antrim hurling title alongside daughters Maeve (2) and Ada (4)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Family fortunes: Dunloy captain Paul Shiels shows off the Antrim hurling title alongside daughters Maeve (2) and Ada (4)

Dunloy captain Paul Shiels stood in the Ballycastle sunshine after claiming his fifth Antrim Hurling Championship and tried to sum up this most unusual of seasons.

Antrim county final day is a riot of colour and carnival, and despite the crowd restrictions there was a significant atmosphere around the place as Dunloy overpowered Loughgiel Shamrocks with a sensational third quarter.

As soon as the final whistle went, though, the lack of a pitch invasion, with the Dunloy faithful remaining on the bank, seemed bizarre.