Slaughtneil retain Ulster club hurling title
Cormac O’Doherty scores 1-10 as Derry champions move on to All-Ireland stage
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).