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Slaughtneil four make it into Club Players' side

By John Campbell

Derry and Ulster club football champions Slaughtneil provide four players on the first ever AIB GAA Club Players' football team of the championship.

Antóin McMullan, Karl McKaigue, Chrissy McKaigue and Christopher Bradley are featured after their exploits over a season in which the club eventually lost to Cork and Munster champions Nemo Rangers in the All-Ireland semi-final showdown.

Goalkeeper McMullan was outstanding in the side's continued dominance of the club scene in Derry and their ongoing authority in the provincial series while Chrissy McKaigue proved an inspirational figure at centre-half-back.

His brother Karl proved a defensive anchor in the side while Bradley's ability to link play and take scores proved invaluable assets.

Ulster's representation in the Club Players' side does not end there, either.

Donegal star Patrick McBrearty, who was in sensational form for his club Kilcar over the course of their two matches in the Ulster Club Championship, is also included.

McBrearty's superb marksmanship and creative ability underpinned Kilcar's progress and elevated him onto a special pedestal.

All-Ireland champions Corofin, of Galway, have been suitably rewarded with six players on the team - Liam Silke, Kieran Fitzgerald, Dylan Wall, Michael Farragher, Ian Burke and Martin Farragher.

AIB Club Players' Team: A McMullan (Slaughtneil); L Silke (Corofin), K Fitzgerald, Corofin), K McKaigue (Slaughtneil); J Murray (Moorefield), C McKaigue (Slaughtneil), D Wall (Corofin); A O'Donovan (Nemo Rangers), M Farragher (Corofin); E O'Connor (Moorefield ), C Bradley (Slaughtneil); I Burke (Corofin); P McBrearty (Kilcar), L Connolly (Nemo Rangers), M Farragher (Corofin)

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