O'Sullivan denies Antrim opening Leinster SHC win at the death

April 22, 2023

Dublin's Danny Sutcliffe holds possession against Antrim ©INPHO/Cathal McOscar

Cian O’Sullivan’s point deep in injury-time denied Antrim an opening win in the Leinster senior hurling championship as Dublin got out of Corrigan Park with a 1-19 to 1-19 draw this afternoon.

Darren Gleeson’s men made a brilliant start on their home turf that saw James Naughton’s goal firing them into a 1-4 to 0-2 lead by the seventh minute.

Points from Cian Boland, O’Sullivan and Donal Burke would help the visitors reduce their deficit to two (1-11 to 0-12) by half-time, before Antrim opened up a four-point margin again via Conal Cunning and Gerard Walsh.

Paddy Burke and Cunning sailed over scores to make it a six-point game but the capital men kept in touch through Burke before their marksman hammered into the Glensmen’s net with three minutes to go.

The goal saw Micheál Donoghue’s men 1-18 to 1-17 in front, but it was Antrim that grabbed scores through Cunning and Paul Boyle that looked to have won it for them prior to O’Sullivan’s late intervention that ensured the points were shared.

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