Derry SFC: Magherafelt hold on for first county title 1978

Derry Senior Football Final 2019

Glen 0-11 Magherafelt 0-12

From Odhrán Crumley in Celtic Park

Magherafelt have claimed their first Derry Senior Football title since 1978 beating Glen by the narrowest of margins.

Glen held the ball for the opening three minutes of the game before Danny Tallon opened the scoring.

Magherafelt would rally through five scores from Shane Heavron to lead 0-9 to 0-5 at the break after playing with the advantage of the win.

In the second stanza, Tallon once again opened his team’s account before Callum Mullan-Young denied Shane Heavron from the penalty spot.

Glen attempted a rally before Magherafelt held on for a famous victory.

Glen: Callum Mullan-Young, Oran McGill, Ryan Dougan, Oisin Hegarty, Cathal Mulholland, Connor Carville, Ethan Doherty, Ciaran McFaul, Emmett Bradley (0-1 1f), Michael Warnock, Jack Doherty (0-1), Danny Tallon (0-4), Paul Gunning, Alex Doherty (0-4), Cahir McCabe.

Subs: Stevie O’Hara for C McGuckin (44), Tiernan Flanagan for Stevie O’Hara (53), Conor Convery for P Gunning (57), Connlan Bradley for C McCabe (61)

Magherafelt: Odhran Lynch, Simon McErlain, Darren O’Neill, Guiseppe Lupari, Conor McCluskey (0-1), Fergal Duffin, Conor Kearns, Jared Monaghan, Daniel Heavron, Patrick McLarnon (0-1), Shane Heavron (0-5 4f), John Young, Anton McElhone (0-1), Cormac Murphy, Emmett McGuckin (0-2).

Subs: Michael Lynch for A McElhone (48), Declan Martin for P McLarnon (51), Joe Keenan for G Lupari (57), Sean Og Monaghan for J Young (60)

Referee: John Joe Cleary (Castledawson)

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