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Slaughtneil players celebrate the final whistle last Sunday.
Slaughtneil players celebrate the final whistle last Sunday.
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Family wedding prompts Slaughtneil to request change of All-Ireland semi-final date

The club are seeking a postponement.
Dec 2nd 2014, 11:58 AM 6,435 7

ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONS Slaughtneil have lodged a request with the GAA to change the date of their All-Ireland semi-final against Austin Stacks.

The Derry side, who defeated Omagh on Sunday to claim their first Ulster senior club title, are due to meet the Munster champions on 14 February.

A spokesperson for Derry GAA told TheScore.ie, the club has requested the game be moved to the next day as a player has a family wedding on the Saturday.

The request was made to the Central Competitions Control Committee

It’s not the first time this season a wedding has caused disruption to an Ulster team.

In September, Crossmaglen won a senior county game against players wearing jeans and taking phone calls mid-match.

Several players from Dromintee were forced to miss the game because of a family wedding:

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