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Social Media Reaction – Applause for Slaughtneil

Slaughtneil players and fans celebrate at the final whistle

Slaughtneil players and fans celebrate at the final whistle

Slaughtneil may have been outsiders going in to last weekend’s All-Ireland Club Championship semi-final, but they proved that they are a better team than everyone expected.

Many thought St Vincent’s couldn’t be beaten, but Slaughtneil showed all their class to nullify the Dublin champions, as they emerged as 0-12 to 0-10 winners. They now play Kerry champions Dr Crokes in the final.

Colm Parkinson in particular came in for abuse on Twitter as he had predicted a St Vincents v Corofin All-Ireland final way back in October of last year.

Chrissy McKaigue was the star man on the day, and Brendan Rogers played very well too. Slaughtneil were trailing by a point at the interval, 0-6 to 0-5, but they were excellent in the second half as McKaigue managed to mark St Vincent’s star man Diarmuid Connolly out of the game.

The question is can Slaughtneil win their first All-Ireland title on St Patrick’s day?

The reaction on Twitter was one of delight, as many rejoiced in what they regard as an underdog victory. But plenty of people recognised that Slaughtneil were well worth their two point win.




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