Cushendall’s journey to Croke Park

Row of building with mural of hurler

For the first time in GAA Club history, Cushendall contested the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club hurling final in 2016 after they demolished Galway champions Sarsfields. This was Cushendall’s first semi-final victory after nine previous attempts!

Those painful defeats to the likes of Mount Sion, Buffers Alley, Midleton, Birr, St Josephs Doora-Barefield and De La Salle were long forgotten after they reached their first AIB All-Ireland Club Final on St Patrick’s Day.

Everyone, from the age of five to 75, walked a little taller in the Glens ahead of their St Patrick’s Day clash with Limerick champions, Na Piarsaigh. This is their story.