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Armoy enjoying 40th year

In their 40th season Armoy have made a successful move back to Minor Rugby after two seasons in the Qualifying League.

Previous winners of Minor North they are now playing in the top section - East 1 - which involves shorter trips as they used to travel to Donegal four to five times a season.

In the summer Armoy recruited a number of new players including Gareth Wright (Larne), Eoin Scullion (Ballymena), Peter Elliott (Ballymoney), Scott Moffett and James Liken (both Coleraine). They have brought a high level of experience and have proved to be a great asset as was shown in Saturday's 36-3 win over Randalstown III 36-3.

Club president Tom Christie thought it was the best his side had played all year

"There was some excellent tackling for a change so our concentration on that aspect of our game in training paid dividends. Michael McGaughey played exceptionally well and Eoin Scullion was continually in the action as was our captain and prop Mark Donald. This is the sort of victory we needed before facing Portadown V in the McCambley Cup at the weekend," he said the Armoy man.

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