Derry SFC: Glen shock Slaughtneil to reach first final

October 07, 2019

Derry's Emmet Bradley and Antrim's James Lavery.
©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty.

Goals proved decisive as Watty Graham's, Glen recorded a surprise 3-7 to 1-11 win over Slaughtneil to reach their first-ever Derry SFC final yesterday.

With 6,095 spectators looking on in Owenbeg, Cathal Mulholland, Jack Doherty and Emmet Bradley raised green flags for the Maghera men who had lost to the same opponents by 18 points in a league title playoff only six weeks ago. The sides were level on 1-6 to 2-3 at the break, but Bradley's goal at the start of the second half paved the way for a famous Glen win.

Their opponents in the decider on October 20 will be Magherafelt who withstood a second half comeback by championship surprise packets Banagher to edge victory on a 1-10 to 1-9 scoreline on Saturday, and qualify for their first final in 36 years.

Most Read Stories