CONOR CUNNING is a bit of an outsider in the Dunloy team. Well not outsider exactly — when you come from a Catholic village of a little over 1,000 people in north Antrim, you can’t really be an outsider. Particularly if you happen to be a hurler.
IT is ironic that even as four very typical GAA units prepare for the most special of all GAA club days, the rank and file members throughout the considerable GAA world who make up those clubs will be denied a very basic right - the right to debate an issue that has risen to the forefront of GAA thinking.
HE is the baby of the Dunloy team. But this Monday, in the All-Ireland club hurling final against reigning champions Birr, in front of a paying audience of over 30,000 in Croke Park and a live TV audience in the millions, 20-year-old Gareth McGhee will be in the most responsible position of all.