GAA: Slaughtneil advance to Ulster final clash with Omagh

Slaughtneil's Cormac O'Doherty evades the challenge of Clontibret's Darach Mooney. Pic- Presseye.

Slaughtneil's Cormac O'Doherty evades the challenge of Clontibret's Darach Mooney. Pic- Presseye.

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Slaughtneil 1-9 Clontibret 1-7 -

Slaughtneil advanced to the an Ulster Club final clash with Omagh following a comprehensive victory over Monaghan champions Clontibret at Healy Park on Sunday.

In what was a low scoring contest the Emmet’s dominated proceedings and went in with a 0-5 to 0-3 at the break.

Slaughtneil's Christopher Bradley celebrates after scoring the decisive goal at Healy Park on Sunday. Pic: Presseye

Slaughtneil's Christopher Bradley celebrates after scoring the decisive goal at Healy Park on Sunday. Pic: Presseye

The decisive score in the game came not long after the interval when good work from Slaughtneil’s influential midfielder Patsy Bradley found Francis McEldowney.

McEldowney picked out centre half forward Christopher McGuigan and he finished low to the back of the Clontibret goal.

McGuigan’s effort and the accuracy of Paul Bradley, who contributed 0-6, to the Derry side’s total saw them into the decider.

Clonibret were forced to rely on Conor McManus for scores but despite his accuracy from frees, he was well shackled by the Slaughtneil defence.

Slaughtneil: A McMullan, C Cassidy, F McEldowney, K McKaigue, B McGuigan C McKaigue, G Bradley, Patsy Bradley, P McGuigan, P Kelly, C Bradley, R Bradley, C O’Doherty, Paul Bradley, S McGuigan. Sub: P McNeill for P McGuigan.

Scorers: Paul Bradley 0-6, C Bradley 1-1, C O’Doherty 0-1, R Bradley 0-1.

Clontibret: C Fadian, D Mooney, C Greenan, D Savage, D Mone, C Boyle, P McGuigan, V Corey, E Greenan, M Corey, C McManus, A Curran, C Lavelle, B Greenan, R McGuigan. Subs: F Mone for Curran, P Boyle for Savage, JP Mone for Lavelle, F Greenan for E Greenan, L Savage for JP Mone.

Scorers: C McManus 0-6, F Greenan 0-1.

Referee: P Hughes, Armagh