Slaughtneil beat Coleraine to retain Derry club title

Slaughtneil duo Declan Mullan and Chrissy McKaigue tackle Coleraine's Padraig Cassidy
Slaughtneil duo Declan Mullan and Chrissy McKaigue tackle Coleraine's Padraig Cassidy

Slaughtneil edged out Coleraine 1-7 to 0-9 at Celtic Park on Sunday to retain the Derry senior club football title.

The champions led by a point at the break and Se McGuigan's fisted goal on 41 minutes proved decisive.

Coleraine, who were aiming to repeat their 2010 Derry success, hit four points without reply in a spirited foughtback but they fell a point short.

Slaughtneil completed an amazing treble after the club also won the county hurling and camogie titles.

A poor first half ended with Slaughtneil going in 0-4 to 0-3 ahead and they moved six points clear soon after McGuigan's goal.

Sean Leo McGoldrick was pivotal to Coleraine's attacking play as they closed to within points.

Paul Bradley top-scored for Slaughtneil, who also won the hurling title last year, with four points as they secured a third Oak Leaf football triumph.

Slaughtneil hammered Bellaghy 2-16 to 1-6 to progress to the decider while Coleraine defeated Ballinderry 0-15 to 1-5 at the semi-final stage.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

FRIDAY

Antrim SFC semi-final

Cargin 2-14 1-07 Creggan

SATURDAY

Monaghan SFC semi-final

Scotstown 1-14 1-8 Castleblayney

SUNDAY

Derry SFC Final

Coleraine 0-9 1-7 Slaughtneil

Antrim SFC semi-final

Rossa 1-12 1-13 Lamh Dhearg

Monaghan SFC semi-final

Clontibret 1-10 2-12 Monaghan Harps