Antrim defeated Down despite the absence of their hurler Neil Mcmanus because of his wedding with his now wife Aileen Martin. After 8 years of being together, they finally tied the knot at St. Joseph’s Church.
Antrim won over Down at Cushendall by 3-15 to 0-11 because of the joint effort of Conor Johnston, Ciaran Johnston and Ciaran Clarke. Neil Mcmanus is expected to play in the Christy Ring semi-final because they have no plan for immediate honeymoon yet.
Some of Neil’s team-mates were not able to attend the church service because of their commitment but it is all worth it because they won, however they were able to make at the reception. It was eventually a double celebration for the Saffrons.