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27/10/2021

Slaughtneil hurlers notch their second win of the season

Na Magha led the champions after 26 minutes

Slaughtneil hurlers notch their second win of the season

Seán Ó Caiside scored Slaughtneil's first goal against Na Magha. (Pic: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile)

Second half goals from Seán Ó Caiside and Peter McCullagh helped Slaughtneil to their second victory of the season away to Na Magha on Wednesday night.

​H&A SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE

Slaughtneil 2-31
Na Magha 1-11

The home side, with Tim Rankin their chief scorer, had the breeze at their back and led by a point after 26 minutes thanks to a goal from former Slaughtneil player Bliadhan Glass.

By the interval, the visitors were 0-13 to 1-7 ahead and had threatened for goals during the first-half. Fintan McGrath, Prionsias Burke, former skipper Gareth O'Kane and newcomer Peter McCullagh were among the Slaughtneil scorers.

Five minutes into the second half, the Slaughtneil pressure told when Seán Ó Caiside scored the game's first goal with a stroke of luck attached to it.

As the game wore on, Slaughtneil took control of proceedings and Peter McCullagh's goal – his first at senior level – capped off a comfortable away win.

SLAUGHTNEIL: Francis McEldowney; Morgan McEldowney (0-1), Peadar Kearney, John Mellon; Seán O Caiside (1-0), Paul McNeill, Conor McKenna (0-1); Paddy Convery (0-2), Liam Cassidy (0-1); Proinsias Burke (0-8, 6f), Gareth O'Kane (0-4), Michael McEldowney (0-4); Fintan McGrath (0-4), Jack Cassidy (0-1), Peter McCullagh (1-3)
SUBS: Sean O'Doherty (0-1), Sean Thomas McErlain (0-1), Daniel McCartney, Sean McCloskey

NA MAGHA: Oisin Duddy; Adam Rankin, Diarmuid Shiels, Eoin McCloskey; Fearghal Mac an Déanaigh, Breandan Quigley, Oisin O'Kane; Mark McCloskey (0-1), Tim Rankin (0-6, 3f); Oisin Glass, Bliadhan Glass (1-0), Connor Shiels; Tom Martin (0-1), Keelan Doherty (0-2), Ruaidhrí McLaughlin (0-1)
SUBS: Conor McGoran, James Friel, Daniel Doherty

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