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The stage is set in Antrim for a thrilling climax as fierce rivals Dunloy and Loughgiel square off

Fierce rivals Dunloy and Loughgiel will take TV spotlight in their battle for hurling glory

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Clear mission: Dunloy manager Gregory O’Kane is keen to seal Antrim success

Clear mission: Dunloy manager Gregory O’Kane is keen to seal Antrim success

Loughgiel’s Neilly McGarry will hope to inspire his side in the Antrim hurling decider

Loughgiel’s Neilly McGarry will hope to inspire his side in the Antrim hurling decider

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Colly Murphy

Colly Murphy

Clear mission: Dunloy manager Gregory O’Kane is keen to seal Antrim success

At Ahoghill on Tuesday night, Dunloy hurling manager Gregory O'Kane was trying his best to keep a low profile around the perimeter of the pitch as his club made it to another final.

A fine footballer in his day, O'Kane is no hurling snob, but with six dual players in action against All Saints Ballymena in the Intermediate Football Championship semi-final, it was important that business was taken care of briskly just five days away from the county hurling final.

After all, these players had to withstand a final primal scream of hurling fury from O'Donovan Rossa in the semi-final just two days prior.