Kevin Lynch’s make history

Feile na nGael: Local side Kevin Lynch’s from Dungiven became the first team from Ulster to take Bus Éireann Division 1 Hurling Féile na nGael honours after yesterday’s final action at Owenbeg.

The Dungiven outfit bounced back from a two-point interval deficit to win 0-11 to 1-4, holding Dunloy to just one point in the second-half to claim the Christy Ring Trophy. Tiernan McHugh was one of Lynch’s inspiring stars on the way to his third All-Ireland Féile medal and, incredibly, the Drumsurn native is eligible again next year.

Lynch’s bagged six unanswered points on the restart, with Sean Elliott replying for Dunloy, but the Derry side held their nerve with Richard Mullan sealing the win with a late-point.

Antrim’s Loughgiel Shamrocks Camogie team followed in the footsteps of their men’s senior counterparts by picking up All- Ireland honours with a 3-3 to 1-5 win over Cashel in the Division 1 final.

A Charley McCarry goal was the difference at half-time, as Loughgiel held a 1-3 to 0-3 interval lead, but goals in the second half from Róisin McCormack and Caitriona Laverty paved the way for victory.

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