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Rogan says ‘no preferential treatment for Antrim’

Derry and Down played out a thrilling draw last weekend

Derry and Down played out a thrilling draw last weekend

DERRY Manager Ger Rogan says that the Ulster Championship organisers should not allow Antrim to go straight into the final of the competition.

Rogan, who himself played for the Saffrons during the ’80s and early ’90s, says that having an open draw would make the competition more popular.

“I don’t think that any team should go straight into the final, and I am saying that as an Antrim man.

“I think that there could be a lot more done to help the Ulster Championship.”

Rogan made his comments following on from last weekend’s thrilling Ulster SHC semi-final between Down and Derry at Clones, when after two periods of extra time, 100 minutes of hurling in total the teams could not be separated.

“I don’t think that it was a good idea to take that to Clones. It should have been played in Portaferry or Owenbeg and you would have had a great spectacle.”

 

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