Shane O`Neills made the arduous midweek trip to Pearse Park, Armagh on Wednesday evening and “robbed the Orchard”.
On a fine evening with a damp sod underfoot, and after a delayed throw in both teams exchanged points over the course of the first half, Darren Hamill, Dan Black, Kevin O`Boyle, and Chrissy Matthews being on target for the Glensmen as they raced to a 0-10 to 0-9 half time lead. The second half saw a transformed Glenarm team in their attitude take to the field, running fast and hard at the hosts defence, whilst also defending stoutly. Cuchulainns lost a player to a red card on 45 mins, but the men in blue by this stage had already stamped their authority on the game. Further points from Dylan McLaughlin and Paddy McAuley eased the visitors ahead. With 3 mins remaining Kevin O`Boyle made a brave block on the home keeper and Darren Hamill had a `tap in` to ensure a well deserved victory.
In defence for the winners Paul Magill and Ben O`Boyle were best, Paddy McAuley did well at midfield while in the forwards Darren Hamill and Kevin O`Boyle were best.
Shane O’Neill’s scorers Darren Hamill 1-7; Dylan McLaughlin 0-4; Daniel Black 0-6; Kevin O`Boyle, Chrissy Matthews, Paddy McAuley 0-1 each.
Shane O`Neills: Liam Mulvenna, Paul Magill, Barry Hamill, Sean Moran, Rory Mulvenna, Jake Hamilton, Ben O`Boyle, Daniel Black,Paddy McAuley, Ryan McLaughlin, Darren Hamill, Dylan McLaughlin, Kevin O`Boyle, Chrissy Matthews, Sean O`Hare.
Subs, Darryl McMullan, Aidan O`Neill, Ciaran Matthews, Decky McDermott, Matthew Killough, Gerard Scullion.