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McGrogan overjoyed with Derry triumph

Derry captain Padraig McGrogan picked up the man of the match award for his performance in Sunday’s Ulster final win over Cavan

PADRAIG McGrogan was almost lost for words after captaining Derry to their second Ulster Minor Championship title in three years on Sunday past.

McGrogan played like a man possessed against Cavan as he atoned in style for the agony of last year’s defeat at the same stage to Donegal.

The Newbridge man gleefully accepted the Fr Murray Cup which Derry secured for the 14th time on a scoreline of 1-22 to 2-12.

McGrogan is one of only a handful of survivors from last year’s final defeat and was overjoyed to come out on the winning side of the argument at the second time of asking.

“It’s unbelievable. I can’t describe it. Last year we learned we weren’t clinical enough. Today [Sunday] we were a bit ropey at times – we could’ve won the game early on but you have to keep learning.

“It’s unbelievable to have been here twice, we only have one [title] but there’s not much you can do about that.”

Next up, an All-Ireland quarter-final against Sligo…

The full inteview with Padraig McGrogan is available in store today or online here.

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