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Number Crunching Needed in Antrim ACHL

Dunloy continued their 100% run in Division 1 today with the title already safely secured, but the calculators may be required as the remaining divisions head for decision. Here's a look at how today's fixtures panned out.

At the top end of Division 1, Cúchullain's kept their 100% record intact with a 5-23 to 0-18 victory in Portaferry, while Loughgiel Shamrocks secured the runners-up spot with a double scores win over St John’s at Corrigan Park.

In the bottom half, Ballygalget came away from Páirc Mhic Uilín with a big result in the relegation battle as they defeated Ballycastle 1-19 to 2-14. The result means that The Town are still mathematically in danger with one game left to play.

St Gall’s recorded a 2-17 to 1-20 draw with Ballycran to leave them two behind Ballygalget ahead of their crucial midweek encounter. The Down side can relegate the Milltown Row men with a win and dispel any automatic relegation worries.

In Division 2’s top half, Naomh Éanna took a step closer to the title as they defeated Carey Faughs in Ballyvoy. The result leaves the Hightown men four clear of Sarsfield’s who would require a huge score to better the Naomh Éanna score difference. In any event, the Glengormley men could secure the title with at least a point in their final game.

Cloney Gaels yet again displayed their gluttony for goals in the bottom half, firing another seven past Tír na nÓg to win comfortably over their rivals on a scoreline of 7-23 to 1-07. Bottom side St Brigid’s Cloughmills suffered another defeat against visiting Oisín Glenariffe, the away side winning 4-17 to 1-15.

The Cloughmills men have one last shot at redemption as they travel to Tír na nÓg, but they will need Glen Rovers to lose both their remaining games for them to secure the play-off spot.

Cushendun were eliminated from the Division 3 promotion race as they tasted defeat at home to Carryduff. The Down side remain in second place with just one remaining game against champions elect Gort na Móna.

Fellow Mournemen Bredagh fell to a 1-15 to 2-10 defeat on the Shaw’s Road, as St Paul’s strengthened their hand ahead of their own final push. The West Belfast men have three games remaining and hold their destiny in their own hands.

Win all three and the play-off position will be theirs.

With both the Rasharkin v Lámh Dhearg and Glenarm v Cúchullain’s games failing to take place, the bottom half remains unchanged.

St Teresa’s changed the complexion of the Division 4 title race as they recorded a 3-09 to 0-11 home win over Con Magee’s. The Glenravel men went into the game knowing a point would be enough to secure the title, but the Glen Road men’s goals meant that they collected the points.

Should Naomh Treasa finish their season with a win over All Saint’s in their final game, the top two would be level on points, with a win apiece in the head-to-head, where Con Magee’s will hope their superior score difference will come into play.

Elsewhere, Lathárna Óg ended a very respectable returning season with defeat to Naomh Colum Cille at Brustin Braes. The result guarantees the Tyrone side a third place finish for 2019 with two games still to play.