Tain Ulster hurling league Div 3 final
Shane O`Neills, Glenarm 1-13. Emmets, Cushendun 1-5.
Blain McDermott got Glenarm of to a perfect start after just one min with a pointed free, but Cushenduns reply was immediate with a point from Sharkey. This point was to be Cushenduns only score for twenty four mins, thanks mainly to the tight marking from a well tuned Glenarm defence, bolstered by brave keeping by Dunga, who just passed a late fitness test to make the starting fifteen. During those twenty four mins Glenarm pegged on six points from Darren Hamill (3), Brendan McDermott (2), and Keke (1), then on twenty six mins Conleith McNeill got his teams second to give a h/t score 0-7, 0-2.
The first three scores in the second half went to the boys in blue with points a-piece for Brendan McDermott, Patrick McAuley, and Declan McDermott. A point for Dominic McQuillan (Emmets) and Brendan McDermott (Glenarm), left the margain at eight points, then on twelve mins Owen McQuillan fired low to the Glenarm net to bring the difference to five. Cushendun at this stage were playing with much more vigor but failed to show their dominance on the score board. Glenarm were then awarded a penalty when Darren Hamill was dragged down in the small parrellagram, the penalty was perfectly executed by Darren himself and one min later he lost his marker to fire over a fine point. Two more points for Cushendun gave them a glimmer of hope but it was too little too late, and on the twentyninth min Padraig McDermott combined well with one of his three brothers, Brendan, to fire over a long distance point, the last score of the game to leave a full-time result 1-13, 1-5.
The game was played in good spirit, and was well marshalled by ref Frankie Trainor. The result sees both teams in good early season form and hope for a tilt at div three in the all county league.
Padraig McDermott 0-1
Blain McDermott 0-1
Ciaran Campbell 0-1
Brendan McDermott 0-3
Darren Hamill 1-5
Patrick McAuley 0-1
Declan McDermott 0-1
Subs; Liam Mulvenna for Jake Hamilton
Niall Hamill for Bernard Campbell
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