Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport GAA

Slaughtneil book their All-Ireland final passage

Slaughtneil 3-8 - Burgess Duharra 3-6

By Colm Shalvey

Slaughtneil started a momentous few weeks on a high when their camógs qualified for the All-Ireland Club Senior Final with an exciting win over Burgess/Duharra in Inniskeen yesterday.

Spurred on by a huge support, the Derry club led from start to finish as they turned over Tipperary opposition; hitting 3-7 from play in an impressive performance.

Shannon Graham moved the Ulster champions five points clear, but Burgess/Duharra got up and running when Eimear McDonnell found the net.

McDonnell quickly added a point, but Therese Mellon and Graham responded to give Slaughtneil a 1-4 to 1-1 lead at half-time.

Eilís Ní Chaiside created another Slaughtneil goal, which was well taken by Denise McGuigan. Sinéad Mellon put six between the teams, but after McDonnell had a shot saved by Jolene Bradley, Grace converted a '45' and she then powered through for a goal at the end of a fine move started by Trishy O'Halloran.

Siobhán McKaigue's final point and some strong defending saw Slaughtneil through to the final against Sarsfields from Galway. An All-Ireland final also awaits for Eglish after the Tyrone side edged their Intermediate semi-final against Gailltír (Waterford) by 1-5 to 1-4.

Slaughtneil: J Bradley; J McMullan, B Ní Chaiside, Dervlagh McGuigan; G O'Kane, A Ní Chaiside, C McGrath; Denise McGuigan (1-0), S Graham (0-2); S McKaigue (0-1), E Ní Chaiside, L Dougan (0-1f); M Kelly (1-1), S Mellon (0-1), T Mellon (1-2). Sub: B McAllister for O'Kane (52)

Burgess/Duharra: C Holohan; E King, A Egan; K O'Flaherty, T O'Halloran, M Moloney; Caoimhe Maher, R Barry; Ciardha Maher, J Grace (1-4, 0-3f, 0-1 '45), C McKeogh; T Kennedy, E McDonnell (2-2), A Kennedy. Sub: U Quigley for Egan (36).

Referee: R Kelly (Kildare).

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph