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McGuigan hopes Slaughtneil hurlers make amends

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Mark McGuigan and his Slaughtneil teammates made history by winning the Ulster Senior Hurling title

SLAUGHTNEIL hurler Mark McGuigan has spoken of his disappointment that they didn’t make it all the way to All-Ireland final day, unlike their footballing and camogie counterparts.

The Liverpool-based player regrets the nature of their one-sided All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Cuala.

In the coming weeks, the Slaughtneil players will pick up their hurls and ready themselves for 2017. McGuigan hopes last season won’t be the end of their story.

“Personally I feel like we left a lot behind us and I know the team feels the same way. We didn’t show up at all.”

He added: “When you seee the camogs and footballers there [at Croke Park], you’re buzzing for them but you do be jealous.

“It’s the aim to get there someday so we can say we played there too.”

A full-eight page supplement celebrating Slaughtneil’s achievements is available in store today or online here.

Slaughtneil's win on Saturday delighted Gaels across Ireland, as they saw it as a triumph for the little club.

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