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Dublin: 6°C Thursday 25 February 2021

Last year's All-Ireland club finalists dumped out of Ulster championship

Slaughtneil were defeated by Scotstown in Clones while Crossmaglen Rangers ensured their place in the last four.

Mickey Moran dejected after watching his side suffer defeat.
Mickey Moran dejected after watching his side suffer defeat.
Image: Presseye/Declan Roughan/INPHO

THERE WAS AN upset in the quarter-finals of the Ulster senior club football championship this afternoon as defending champions Slaughtneil relinquished their crown.

Last year’s All-Ireland club finalists suffered a three-point defeat to Monaghan champions Scotstown in Clones.

The home side led by four at the break and although Slaughtneil went about eating into the deficit, Scotstown always had their noses in front and closed out the contest through Orin Heaphey’s late point.

Ten-time winners Crossmaglen Rangers safely booked their passage through but they made to work for victory by 14-man Cargin at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh.

Second-half goals from Johnny Hanratty and Johnny Murtagh proved deceive as the hosts ran out 2-15 to 0-13 winners.

In the day’s other quarter-final ties, Trillick edged a dramatic fixture against Naomh Conaill to record a one-point win while Down champions Kilcoo made light work of Cavan’s Kingscourt.

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