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'Boys Crying, People Have Never Seen This Before In Our Club'

'Boys Crying, People Have Never Seen This Before In Our Club'
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Glen won their first Derry Senior Football Championship title after a dominant display against reigning champions Slaughtneil.

It was a 1-13 to 0-7 victory for the Watty Grahams club against their parish neighbours.

"I can't really describe it at the minute," Man of the Match Ciaran McFaul told BBC Northern Ireland.

"It'll probably take a couple of days to settle in. After the Magherafelt game [in 2019], we were disappointed with our performance - we were beaten by a better team on the day, but nobody can say we weren't the better team today.

"We knew from day dot, from the start of the year, that we weren't going to be stopped. We knew we had the players, we knew we had the management. We jelled together, and we were one big group, and that's what got us over the line today.

"Look out there today, boys crying. People have never seen this before in our club. We're the first team ever to win the championship - what a feeling."


Glen are managed by former Monaghan boss Malachy O'Rourke.


"The club has never won a senior championship, whenever it happened, there were going to be brilliant scenes," he told RTÉ Radio 1.

"It means so much to so many people in the club. Just delighted that the boys were able to get over the line.

"You're always worried about that, that you've played your best football. We felt that there was still a lot left in them, that the boys were fresh, they were very focused. We felt that Slaughtneil would have to play well if we got the performance that we wanted. We started the game well and we never relinquished the hold we had on it.


"I've watched Slaughtneil over a number of years, they were brilliant champions, and today takes nothing away from them. They are a phenomenal club, being able to keep the thing going. It's great to beat champions like that."

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