Cormac O’Doherty delivered a ‘man-of-the-match’ performance as Slaughtneil captured their third Ulster title in four years at Pairc Esler today.
The Derry champions celebrated a 1-15 to 0-10 over a Dunloy side that finished with 14 men after Nigel Elliott picked up a second yellow card in the 38th minute.
Slaughtneil were 0-8 to 0-6 to the good at the halfway stage and O’Doherty netted the game’s only goal via the penalty spot after he was fouled inside the large rectangle in the 48th minute.
Late points from Jerome McGuigan, Mark McGuigan and Brendan Rogers applied the gloss to Slaughtneil’s success.
It was day of double celebrations for the Robert Emmet’s club as they also claimed the Ulster Camogie Senior title for the fourth year in-a-row.
They defeated Loughgiel in the curtain-raiser by 2-8 to 1-7.
Slaughtneil - O O'Doherty; K McKaigue, S Cassidy, Cormac McKenna; S McGuigan, S O Caiside, M McGrath (0-1); G Bradley (0-1), C McKaigue (0-1); M McGuigan (0-1), C O'Doherty (1-4f), B Rogers (0-3); S McGuigan (0-1), J McGuigan (0-2), B Cassidy (0-1). Subs: C McAllister for C McKenna, Conor McKenna for J McGuigan, G O'Kane for S McGuigan.
Dunloy - R Elliott; P Duffin, C McKinley, C Kinsella; E Smyth, R McGarry, K McKeague; P Shiels, R Molloy (0-1); N Elliott, N McKeague, C Brogan; E O'Neill (0-1), C Cunning (0-7, 6f), K Molloy. Subs: G McTaggart for E O'Neill, S Elliott (0-1) for N McKeague, C Brogan for R Molloy.
Referee - A Ferguson.Tweet