The Ballygalget youngster scored 11 frees out of 12 attempts and also contributed two points from play in what his manager Fergus Cooper described as ‘’the perfect performance’’.
Scorers for Antrim: C McNaughton 1-3 (1f), J McGoldrick 0-3 (3f), N McKenna, G Lennon 0-2 each, M Dudley, C Johnson 0-1 each
Scorers for Down: C Bailie 0-13 (11f), C Egan, S Mageen 0-2 each, R Burns 0-1
ANTRIM: P Nugent; D McMullan, T Ó Ciarán, R Diamond; M Connolly, J McGoldrick, P Burke; M Dudley, J McGreevy; C McNaughton, C Johnson, N McKenna; C Johnson, R McCambridge, G Lennon
Subs: E McFerran for Burke 42, A Orchin for McGreevy 42, E O Ciaran for Johnson 46
DOWN: S Savage; C Costello, J McGrath, C Taggart; R Brannigan, G O’Neill, J McManus; C Egan, L McMullan; S O’Callaghan, C O’Neill, C Bailie; R Burns, M Nicholson, E Sands
Subs: S Mageen for O’Callaghan 22, G Lynch for Burns 36
Referee: Brendan Sweeney (Cavan).