Slaughtneil hurlers in search of a treble
Thursday, 23 February 2017
WITH their camogs and footballers already planning for an All-Ireland final appearance it is now the turn of Slaughtneil's hurlers to bid for a shot at final glory as they face Dublin and Leinster champions Cuala in the hurling semi-final on Saturday afternoon.
Due to the huge overlap of dual football and hurling players lining out for Slaughtneil the GAA authorities put back this semi-final to give the club a fair shot at making another All-Ireland final spot.
The footballers saw off Dublin side St Vincent's just over a week ago and as many as eight of that side could start against Cuala.
Chrissy McKaigue, Karl McKaigue, Brendan Rogers, Cormac O'Doherty, Se McGuigan, Paul McNeill, Shane McGuigan and Meehaul McGrath are all likely to line out again this weekend.
The Derry and Ulster champions will once again go into the semi-final as underdogs just as their footballers did against St Vincent's.
Cuala became the first team from Dublin since 1979 to win the Leinster hurling title. They defeated O'Loughlin Gaels of Kilkenny, a side featuring a number of county players, by a scoreline of 3-19 to 1-16 in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise in Laois.
Slaughtneil will face a side laden with talent in the likes of Con O'Callaghan and free taker David Treacy.
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