Derry SHC final: Slaughtneil complete five-in-a-row

September 16, 2017

Slaughtneil's Brendan Rogers.
©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty.

Slaughtneil 2-18

Banagher 0-14

Goals from Se McGuigan and Brian Cassidy helped Slaughtneil to a fifth consecutive Derry SHC success at Celtic Park today.

Dungiven were the last team to achieve such a feat in the 1970s. The Emmet's signalled their intent by racing into an early 0-4 to 0-0 lead, but with Darragh Cartin unerring from frees, Banagher trailed by just the minimum, 0-7 to 0-8, at half-time.

But second half majors from McGuigan and Cassidy, combined with a seven-point haul from Brendan Rogers, saw the reigning county and Ulster champions home.

Slaughtneil - O O'Doherty; K McKaigue (0-1), S Cassidy, B Og Corbett; M McGrath, Shane McGuigan (0-1), P McNeill; C McAllister (0-1), C McKaigue; G Bradley, S Cassidy (0-2), B Rogers (0-7, 6f); Se McGuigan (1-1), C McKenna, C O'Doherty (0-3, 1f). Subs: B Cassidy (1-1) for S Cassidy, M McGuigan (0-1) for C McKenna.

Banagher - D McDermott; G Farren, R McCloskey, S Murphy; C Lynch, B Og McGilligan, D McCloskey (0-1); M Lynch (0-1), S McCloskey; J O'Dwyer, S McCullagh (0-1), O Biggs; T McCloskey, O McCloskey, D Cartin (0-9f). Subs: S Delaney (0-1) for O Biggs, P McCloskey for C Lynch, S Farren (0-1f) for T McCloskey. 

Referee - T Conway.

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