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11th Feb 2017

Derry GAA take great joy in difference between Slaughtneil and Dublin, Alan Brogan doesn’t like it

Took the bait

Patrick McCarry

Slaughtneil are into the All-Ireland Club Football Final and an entire community is celebrating. An entire county has their back.

The Derry and Ulster champions defeated St Vincent’s 012 to 0-10 this afternoon as Chrissy McKaigue, Patsy Bradley & co. delivered when it mattered.

The rural townland on the side of the mountain is made up of just over 300 families, most of whom are GAA mad. Their second ever Derry championship only came in 2014.

Now all Mickey Moran’s men have to do is do it all over again against Kerry’s Dr Croke’s on March 17.

Croke Park will be teaming with GAA fans on All-Ireland club finals day but it will be interesting to see what happens if the hurlers of Slaughtneil, who themselves have an upcoming semi, make it.

It is no surprise that Derry GAA, and its Twitter account, is getting behind Slaughtneil’s march to Croker – the county has only produced three previous winners since 1970/71.

Soon after the final whistle, Derry GAA tweeted out this overhead shot of the Slaughtneil and St Vincent’s townlands:

The tweet did not go down at all well with former Oliver Plunketts club-man and Dublin footballer Alan Brogan, who responded:

While Brogan was none too impressed at the county stresses the differences between both communities, spare a thought for SportsJOE GAA editor Colm Parkinson, who found this tweeted shared endlessly after Slaughtneil and Dr Croke’s had marched on:

Can’t win ’em all.

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