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Social Media Reaction – Double triumph for Slaughtneil

Slaughtneil’s Brendan Rogers gets ahead of Ballygalget’s Ben Toner

Slaughtneil were doubly delighted yesterday when they successfully defended their Ulster Hurling and Camogie titles.

The hurlers beat Ballygalget by 2-21 to 1-12 at the Atheltic grounds, and the camogs won by 2-11 to 3-5.

It is an incredible achievement for the hurlers, as the Emmet’s won Derry’s first ever senior provincial club title last year, so to back it up with a second is remarkable. Their win over the Down champions Ballygalget was comprehensive.

Ballygalget lost Mark Fisher in the second half to a second yellow card, Cormac O’Doherty scored the resulting penalty. For the most part though, Slaughtneil were the better side and they can now focus on the football campaign.

The Camogs had a much closer affair, and they only took the lead in the latter stages of the game. Having been trailing by 2-3 to 0-7 at the mid way point, Slaughtneil did not panic, and two late goals from Louise Dougan and Therese Mellon sealed the win.

One interesting point about the win was that the Slaghtneil team included Tina Hannon who is originally from Offaly but transferred to the club earlier this year.

Both teams will now be heading for the All-Ireland series. Slaughtneil Camogs are the defending champions, but the hurlers lost to Cuala in the semi-finals last season. Can they go one step further?

There was plenty of praise on Twitter:

 

 

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