A lively opening weekend in 2020 O’Neill’s Derry SFC saw all four group stages get underway and reigning champions Magherafelt begin the defence of their title with a comfortable win over Ballinderry.
A second-half goal from Peter Quinn helped the Rossas to a 1-11 to 0-6 win at Rossa Park.
Later on Sunday, the weekend condluded with a facile win for Newbridge against Foreglen. Killian Conan’s side comfortably running out 3-19 to 0-8 victors at Watty Graham Park.
Saturday Night Live
On Saturday evening, Loup and Bellaghy played out a 1-12 to 1-12 draw at Rossa Park. The game was broadcast live on the DerryGAA.ie #WeAreDerry platform and despite the difficult underfoot conditions it was a highly entertaining contest.
Earlier on Saturday, Swatragh held off a Dungiven fightback to win their opener at home (2-15 to 1-14).
Glen comfortably disposed of Banagher (2-19 to 1-10).
Ballinascreen played host to Claudy and ran out six point winners (1-11 to 1-5).
Coleraine scored three goals to edge Lavey (3-7 to 1-10).
While Slaughtneil, opened their championship season in impressive style, dismissing Kilrea by 18 points at Emmett Park (2-18 to 0-6). Derry forward Shane McGuigan tallied 0-10.
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