Report and pics by Pete Hyndman
Three goals and seven points from the versatile Daniel Black sealed another victory for Glenarm as they beat St Teresa’s in Sunday’s Division 3 game at Feystown.
Before proceedings today there was a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to Owen O Neill who passed away this morning , father of present Senior Team Joint Manager Pat. Both clubs, officials and supporters all fell silent impeccably. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
After just a few seconds of play Dylan Mc Laughlin struck his first point, shortly afterwards a darting run up near the side-line resulted in Mc Laughlin’s second score. On three minute’s Darren Hamill lit the sky up with a free from all of 95 yards. The home side’s effort was intense early on , blue wave after blue wave of excellent play leading to Daniel Black on a pulsating 40 yard dash and burying the sliotar beyond St. Teresa’s keeper Niall Mc Cann.
On four minute’s Philly Maguire lobbed over an away point from out on the wing for St. Teresa’s first score.
Young Aidan Scullion was cleaning up any dirty balls and on one occasion he found Dan Black in space who drove another score over the away teams crossbar. Black also claimed his second major when he rammed home from 20 yards after a nice pass from Kevin O Boyle before Ciaran Magill added to Glenarm’s tally with a point.
With the game quickly getting away from them, the Glen Road boys hit back to back score’s from Philly Maguire and Stephen Carey but Ciaran Magill replied with his second point for the home side before the first water break.
Maguire, who was the visitors’ player providing the main threat, added to the Belfast side’s scoreline with two points, the first score from a “65” and one from play.
Dan Black scored a great point from midfield, which was cancelled out with another converted free from Maguire.
but this only raised the tempo of the Feystown team who carved out 1-04 without reply in the following minutes. Dylan Mc Laughlin and Ciaran Magill both raised the white flag before Magill turned provider when he fed Dan Black who slammed home his third goal to the delight of the home crowd.
Philly Maguire hit his sixth point for the visitor’s, before nippy corner forward for Glenarm Kevin O Boyle found his range and hit a sweet point to leave the half time score Shane O’Neill’s 3-12 St Teresa’s 0-7
After the restart the home side carried on where they left off and score’s from Mc Laughlin, plus a double from classy Ciaran Magill stretched their advantage.
St Teresa’s got a bit of respite when Anthony Varndell looped in a high ball which evaded keeper Niall Hamill and fell into the back of the net!
There was then a passage of play where both sets of defenders cancelled each other out with the rearguard clearing any threat. In particular for Glenarm with Darren Hamill, Aidan Scullion, Hugh Pat Mc Neill and Ben O Boyle all deserving their plaudits.
In the final quarter after the short water break, Maguire and Ciaran Rouse slotted over points for the visiting team which turned out to be their last in this game!
The remaining time all belonged to Shane O’Neills who hit a purple patch and hit 4-02 without reply.
Ciaran Magill’s goal came from a cute four-man-move, starting at midfield with some deft hand passing moves from midfield to feed the county starlet who buried his shot in the corner of the net. A Dan Black point split the uprights before Dylan Mc Laughlin dispatched the ball into the onion bag!!
In between two points from Magill and sub Ciaran “Murph” O Boyle, Liam Mulvenna showed his intent when he hit a brace with a cute first goal and the latter was a perfectly struck volley beyond the Naomh Treasa keeper.
To their credit St. Teresa’s tried hard but couldn’t match the work-rate of the opposition. Philly and Sean Maguire along with Colm Mc Goldrick all battled hard.
For the home side they announced themselves into this game right from the start with constant swarms of attack, engineering point after point. The defence where immense and didn’t give the opposition forwards any chance. Solid work over the hour by Hugh Pat Mc Neill, Darren Hamill, and Aidan Scullion for the backs, Paddy Mc Auley and Ben O’Boyle stood strong at midfield. Glenarm had eight different scorers with Daniel Black, Ciaran Magill, Dylan Mc Laughlin and Liam Mulvenna being the pick of the best efforts.
Niall Hamill, Ciaran O Boyle,Barry Hamill, Aidan O Neill, Hugh Pat Mc Neill, Darren Hamill 1f, Aidan Scullion, Paddy Mc Auley, Ben O Boyle, Sean O Boyle -01, Daniel Black 3-07, Dylan Mc Laughlin 1-04, Kevin O Boyle -01, Ciaran Magill1-08, 2f, Conal Ward.
subs. Liam Mulvenna 2-00, Ciaran O Boyle -01. Paul Magill, Ryan Mc Loughlin, Sean O Hare, Ciaran Finnegan, Ryan Millar, Darryl Mc Mullan, Joe Cunning, Gerard Scullion.
Neill Mc Cann, Philip Glennon, Gerard O Rawe, Niall Mc Gettigan, James Magorrian, Philly Maguire -07 3 f, 1″65″, Sean Maguire, Colm Mc Goldrick, Conor O Rawe, Ciaran Rouse -01, Anthony Varndell 1-00, Darren Mc Cann , Ciaran Mc Cool, Stephen Carey -01, Conal Burns.
REFEREE Mark McDonald (St Gall’s)