A dominant second-half performance at a blustery Celtic Park saw Slaughtneil secure their eighth successive Leadon Timberframe Derry SHC crown on Sunday.
Captain Cormac O’Doherty notched 0-12 for the Ulster champions as they overcame a slow start against a stiff breeze to muscle their way past the Kevin Lynch’s challenge.
The sides were level at half-time, 0-7 apiece, but with the wind advantage in the second period, Robert Emmett’s never looked like losing their crown.
Teams and scorers
Slaughtneil: Oisin O’Doherty; Seán Ó Caiside, Sean Cassidy, Paul McNeill; Conor McAllister, Shane McGuigan, Meehaul McGrath; Chrissy McKaigue, Mark McGuigan (0-1); Brian Cassidy (0-2), Cormac O’Doherty (0-12, 9f, 1 ’65’), Brendan Rogers (0-3); Sé McGuigan, Gerald Bradley (0-1), Shea Cassidy (0-2)
SUB: Jerome McGuigan (0-2) for Shea Cassidy (56)
Kevin Lynch’s: Seán Kelly; John Mullan, Paddy Kelly, Liam Óg Hinphey; Ciaran Steele, Conor Kelly, Mark Craig; Eoghan Cassidy (0-6, 5f), Thomas Brady; Kevin Hinphey, Richie Mullan, Niall Ferris (0-3); Odhran McKeever, Tiarnán McHugh, Darragh McGilligan (0-1)
SUBS: Padraig O’Kane (0-1) for O McKeever (50), Shea McKeever for K Hinphey (56)
Referee: Eamonn Hassan (Swatragh)
Swatragh and Lavey claim honours
On Saturday at Celtic Park, Swatragh won the Intermediate Final with a five-point victory over Ballinascreen (2-13 to 2-8), while Lavey had a three-point win over Banagher to claim Junior honours (2-13 to 0-16).
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