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Champions on course for fourth successsive title

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Champions on course for fourth successsive title thumbnailSlaughtneil qualified comfortably for a fifth successive final with a comfortable win over neighbours Glen at the weekend

SLAUGHTNEIL stayed on course for a fourth successive Derry Senior Championship title with an ultimately comfortable victory over Glen in Celtic Park on Sunday.
Game management is the fashionable term for the manner in which Slaughtneil have progressed through the championship in recent seasons and they were at it again on Sunday with Glen never carrying the goal threat they needed to really trouble the champions. Desite the late change of venue, the torrential rain and generally miserable weather over 4,500 attended the game at Celtic Park.
Slaughtneil controlled the first half and the biggest surprise was the found themselves going into the break only one point ahead at 0-4 to 0-3. Master of game management, Slaughtneil established a 0-4 to 0-1 lead which could and should have been more emphatic and Glen will have been the happier of the two sides despite playing with the wind at their backs in the opening half hour.

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