Cushendall have "chance to right a few of the wrongs"

February 07, 2019

Cushendall captain Paddy Burke raises the Four Seasons Cup (Ulster club SHC) with supporter John McKillop. ©INPHO/Declan Roughan.

Cushendall captain Paddy Burke sees Saturday’s All-Ireland club SHC semi-final against St Thomas as an ideal opportunity for him and his team mates to atone for 2016’s final loss to Na Piarsaigh.

The Antrim champions fell flat to their Limerick counterparts on that occasion at Croke Park and, according to their skipper, there has been a burning desire to return to headquarters ever since.

"St Thomas have shown that they are a particularly strong side, they have a lot of experienced players and they will be very keen to fly the flag for Galway hurling," Burke told the Belfast Telegraph.

"The fact that we had really tough matches against the likes of St John's and Ballycran will stand to us.

“At the back of all our minds it has always been there that if we did manage to get back onto the All-Ireland stage of the club championship, this would give us the chance to right a few of the wrongs of which we were guilty against Na Piarsaigh."

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