Brendan Rogers struck a hat-trick of goals as Slaughtneil cruised to a 3-23 to 1-8 win over Kevin Lynch’s in Owenbeg to earn an 11th consecutive Derry senior hurling championship title.
The holders were dominant from the throw-in, running up a 0-10 to nothing lead before going on to lead by a dozen points at the interval.
Dual star Rogers hammered in his first goal after five minutes of the restart and he’d fire in another on 40 minutes to stretch the margin to 19.
The trailers would pull a goal back with 13 minutes to go but it was erased almost immediately by Rogers third which had the scoreboard reading 3-17 to 1-5.
Jack Cassidy, Cormac O’Doherty (3) and Ruairí Ó Mianáin kept the points coming until the last whistle, leaving Slaughtneil with an 11th straight title and Ulster final date against either the Antrim or Down champions to look forward to.
Seampíní Sinsear Iomána Dhoire 2023— CLG Roibeard Eiméid, Sleacht Néill (@GACSlaughtneil) September 17, 2023
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2023 Derry Senior Hurling Champions
Derry Champions for the 11th time in a row. Unbelievable, very well done. UTR 🇶🇦🇶🇦🇶🇦 pic.twitter.com/x4goEPoFIY