All-Ireland Club Hurling Final: Cushendall won't choke at Croke says Neil McManus

Cushendall forward Neil McManus is confident that the Ruairi Ogs side will be able to handle the big Croke Park occasion in Thursday's All-Ireland Club Hurling Final against Limerick club Na Piarsaigh.

The Munster champions will go in as favourites but McManus points out that Cushendall were also underdogs in their semi-final against Sarsfields when the Glens outfit clinched a comprehensive 3-12 to 1-6 victory.

"It's a fantastic showpiece to be involved in. The semi-final win was a huge victory in the history of our club and not only for this current group of players," McManus told BBC Sport Northern Ireland.

"The main thing is that we perform again in the final. I believe we will perform once again on St Patrick's Day."