Slaughtneil and Glen ahead of the pile in the race to win the Derry senior football championship

Holders Magherafelt are out as far as 9/1

Slaughtneil and Glen ahead of the pile in the race to win the Derry senior football championship

Slaughtneil are the bookies favourites to lift the John McLaughlin Cup (Pic: Mary K Burke)

Slaughtneil are favourites to reclaim the John McLaughlin Cup, according to bookmaker Paddy Power.

The Emmet's, who last won the title in 2017, are 11/10 on to take their sixth title.

Glen and Coleraine are next in line, with Magherafelt - the title holders - fourth in line with Ballinderry.

The Derry senior football championship is set to commence in a new group format in early August, with all 16 teams getting three group games before without anyone being knocked out.

PaddyPower Odds (as of Wednesday, June 17)
Slaughtneil 11/10
Glen 9/2
Coleraine 8/1
Magherafelt 9/1
Ballinderry 9/1
Swatragh 10/1
Ballinascreen 14/1
Loup 16/1
Bellaghy 20/1
Lavey 20/1
Banagher 25/1
Newbridge 50/1
Dungiven 50/1
Kilrea 50/1
Claudy 66/1
Foreglen 66/1

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