Antrim make four changes for Ulster final

The Antrim management have made four changes to their side for Sunday's Ulster SHC final against Down (Casement Park, throw-in 2.15pm).

The Antrim management have made four changes to their side for Sunday's Ulster SHC final against Down (Casement Park, throw-in 2.15pm).

Dunloy clubman Malachy Molloy has been promoted to the half-back line with Neal McAuley making way, while Paddy McGill, Neill McManus and Simon McCrory have all be brought into the attacking sextet.

McGill and McManus take over from Karl Stewart and Brian Delargy in th half-forwards, with Kieran Kelly, who struck 2-1 against London last time out, losing his place at right corner forward to McCrory.

Managed by Terence McNaughton and Dominic McKinley, the Saffrons beat London 4-16 to 3-8 in their semi-final encounter, three weeks ago.

Irrespective of the outcome of Sunday's game, Antrim will be heading for the Liam McCarthy Cup qualifiers with Down set to contest the Christy Ring Cup.

This weekend Antrim are bidding to win their sixth successive Ulster title and their 45th in all. Down's last win over Antrim in the Ulster championship was back in 2001.

ANTRIM (SHC v Down) - R McGarry; M Kettle, M McCambridge, S Delargy (capt); M Molloy, J Campbell, C Herron; B Herron, K McKeegan; P McGill, N McManus, M Herron; S McCrory, J McIntosh, P Shields.

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