Slaughtneil (Derry) 2-17 Kilcar (Donegal) Zero-17
Slaughtneil are into their third Ulster Membership SFC Final in 4 years after an impressive six-level win over a really wasteful Kilcar aspect in Healy Park, Omagh on Saturday evening.
The Derry champions raced right into a Zero-6 to Zero- lead after 16 minutes, with three factors from Christopher ‘Sammy’ Bradley with Paddy McBrearty opening the account for the Donegal aspect.
Kilcar dug their heels in to guide by the narrowest of margins Zero-eight to Zero-7 on the break, Paddy McBrearty main the cost kicking 5 first-half factors.
Slaughtneil’s unbelievable run appeared in actual hazard on the break however like true champions they took cost to guide -13 to Zero-10 after 41 minutes when Sé McGuigan rifled into the roof of the online.
Bradley continued his high-quality scoring efficiency, whereas additional scores from McBrearty and McHugh saved their aspect in contact. With solely three minutes left to play a lightning counter-assault noticed Shane McGuigan sq. the ball to the awaiting ‘Sammy’ Bradley who punched into the online.
Antoin McMullan saved three one-on-one probabilities to make sure final yr’s crushed All-Eire finalists another Ulster Final slot.
SLAUGHTNEIL: Antoin McMullan; Paul McNeill, Brendan Rogers, Karl McKaigue (Zero-); Francis McEldowney, Christopher McKaigue (Zero-), Keelan Feeney; Patsy Bradley, Pádraig Cassidy (Zero-); Ronan Bradley (Zero-), Shane McGuigan (Zero-three, one free), Meehaul McGrath (Zero-); Christopher Bradley (-5, three frees) , Sé McGuigan (-Zero), Cormac O’Doherty (Zero-2).
Subs:Brian Cassidy (Zero-2) for Cormac O’Doherty (32 minutes), Barry McGuigan for Patsy Bradley (59 minutes).
KILCAR: Eamonn McGinley; Barry McGinley (Zero-), Conor McShane, Barry Shovlin; Ryan McHugh, Michael Hegarty, Pauric Carr; Ciarán McGinley (Zero-), Mark McHugh (Zero-); Stephen McBrearty (Zero-), Eoin McHugh (Zero-), Conor Doherty (Zero-); Andrew McClean, Patrick McBrearty (Zero-10, 5 frees), Stephen Shovlin.
Subs: Matthew McClean (Zero-) for Stephen Shovlin (41 minutes), Brian O’Donnell for Ciaran McGinley (52 minutes).
Referee: Seán Hurson (Tyrone).