Slaughtneil retain Ulster club hurling title
Cormac O’Doherty scores 1-10 as Derry champions move on to All-Ireland stage
Slaughtneil’s Brian Cassidy in action against Ballygalget’s Eoin Clarke and goalkeeper Jamie Crowe during the AIB Ulster Senior Hurling Club Championship Final at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho
Slaughtneil (Derry) 2-21 Ballygalget (Down) 1-12
Slaughtneil retained their Ulster hurling title victory over Down champions Ballygalget in a rugged affair in Armagh.
The second half was a free contest between Cormac O’Doherty and Gareth Johnston before a Cormac O’Doherty penalty sealed the game for Slaughtneil.
SLAUGHTNEIL: O O’Doherty; K McKaigue (0-3), Shane McGuigan, P McNeill; M McGrath, C McKenna, C McAllister (0-1); G Bradley (0-1), C McKaigue; M McGuigan, C O’Doherty (1-10, seven frees, two 65s), S Cassidy; Se McGuigan, B Rodgers (0-3), B Cassidy (1-3).
Subs: G O’Kane for S Cassidy (42 mins), B Corbett for C McAllister (61 mins).
BALLYGALGET: J Crowe; B Byers, E Clarke, C Bailie (1-0); E Coulter, B Toner, Peter McManus; D McManus, J Doran; J McManus, G Roddy, M Fisher (0-2); C Coulter, G Johnston (0-8, seven frees), D Toner (0-2).
Subs: C Doran for J Doran (58 mins), J Smyth for D Byers (59 mins), Paul McManus for C Coulter (59 mins)
Referee: C Cunning (Antrim).