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Social Media reaction – Slaughtneil’s ‘incredible’ win

Chrissy McKaigue and Antoin McMullan celebrate Slaughtneil’s Ulster final win over Cavan Gaels

Slaughtneil completed another incredible treble yesterday, when they beat Cavan Gaels by 1-15 to 0-10 to win the Ulster Senior Football Championship title.

That completed the three-code success of winning Ulster senior Camogie, hurling and football titles in the same year. They achieved the same success last year, becoming the first club ever to to do so.

To do it a second year in a row was simply incredible, and the manner with which they won the football title, regarded as the hardest of the three to win because they had to play four games in the Ulster series, suggests that they could be the dominant force in Ulster for some time to come.

They never appeared to be in trouble against the Cavan champions. They led by 0-7  at half time, and stretched that lead in the second half. Shane McGuigan scored 1-6, Patsy Bradley was excellent at midfield, and Chrissy McKaigue was at his very best in another great victory for the club.

They now look like they could make up for their All-Ireland club final disappointment in March. They take on Nemo Rangers early next year, in the semi-finals.

Here’s what the fans had to say about the might Slaughtneil men:


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