Shane O’Neill’s good form continues at Dreen

ACHL Division 3

Rasharkin 1-11

Glenarm 3-22

Shane O’Neill’s Glenarm maintained their good start to the season when they travelled to Dreen on Sunday and recorded a comprehensive win over St. Mary’s Rasharkin. The visitors got off to a flying start with Daniel Black and Ciaran O’Boyle edging them two in front in the opening minute before Conor McKeever made quick reply for the home side.

The Feystown side were simply flying and came back with points from Liam Mulvenna, Daniel Black and Mulvenna again to move four in front by the 6th minute but again Rasharkin responded and Conor McKeever split the uprights.

It was only momentary respite however as the visitors continued to attack at pace with Daniel Black adding a couple of points and Aidan Scullion and Sean O’Boyle all on target as they opened up a six point gap with only 12 minutes gone.

Rasharkin were struggling to gain a foothold and were reliant on the accuracy of Conor McKeever and the number 10 was doing all in his power to get his side going and he hit his third point of the game to bring his and his side’s total to three but it failed to get a response from his side.

Shane O’Neill’s were simply flying as they came back with a point and then a goal from the splendid Daniel Black and Aidan Scullion and Sean O’Boyle added points to put them in a commanding position. Rasharkin Talisman McKeever hit the final point of the half but his side looked to have a mountain to climb as the half time whistle sounded with the visitors leading 1-12 to 0-4.

There was no respite for the men from Dreen on the restart as Daniel Black opened the second half scoring with a point for the visitors with Conor McKeever responding with a point from play and a converted free to bring his personal contribution to six but once again it brought a decisive response from Glenarm.

Aidan Scullion, Sean O’Boyle, Liam Mulvenna and Daniel Black were all on target as the visitors moved 1-17 to 0-6 ahead by the 9th minute and it was clear that there was going to be no way back for a Rasharkin side who were struggling to get their own game together.

One man who wasn’t struggling was Conor McKeever as he pointed a 10th minute free to bring his personal contribution to seven with Aidan Scullion replying before Fearghal Kennedy became the second Rasharkin player to score when he found the Glenarm net and Conor McKeever added another from a free.

Ciaran Magill and Aidan Scullion for Glenarm and that man McKeever for the Dreen side kept the score board ticking over before Liam Mulvenna got in for his side’s second goal in the 21st minute and Scullion tagged on another point.

The visitors refused to take their foot of the pedal as they continued to find the target as Aidan Scullion hammered home another penalty with Conor McKeever pointing a 27th minute free and Ruairi O’Boyle and Scullion exchanging late points to leave the men from Feystown comprehensive winners and now sitting on 5 points from three starts.

St Mary’s Rasharkin: Aidan Darragh, Liam Tunney, Aidan McKeever, Fergus Quigg, Daniel Hasson, Andrew Hasson, Shane Doherty, Conor Doherty, Thomas McMullan, Conor McKeever, Emmet McFerran, Declan McKay, Fearghal Kennedy, Ruairi OBoyle, Shane Hasson. Subs: Paul Reilly for Fergus Quigg, Kealan Darragh for Ruairi O’Boyle, Andrew Hasson for Conor Donaghy.

Shane O’Neill’s: Niall Hamill, Paul Magill, Barry Hamill, Hugh Pat McNeill, Christopher Matthews, Darren Hamill, Declan McDermott, Sean O’Boyle, Ben O’Boyle, Ciaran Magill, Daniel Black, Aidan Scullion, Ciaran O’Boyle, Dylan McLaughlin, Liam Mulvenna. Subs: Conal Ward, Aidan O’Neill, Kieran O’Boyle, Ryan McLoughlin, Liam McLoughlin, Ryan Millar, Ciaran Finnigan, Sean O’Hare, Darryl McMullan.

Referee: Ryan O’Reilly (Con Magee’s)

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