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Omagh and Slaughtneil reach Ulster final, St Anne's lift Wexford crown

Here’s your wrap of today’s football action.

St. Eunan's Cillian Morrison and Omagh's Ciaran McLaughlin battle for possession.
St. Eunan's Cillian Morrison and Omagh's Ciaran McLaughlin battle for possession.
Image: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

OMAGH AND SLAUGHTNEIL will contest this year’s Ulster senior football championship decider after wins over St Eunan’s and Clontibert respectively today.

Tyrone champions Omagh had Barry Tierney to thank as his first half goal would ultimately prove to be the difference between the sides in Celtic Park.

Indeed, were it not for an inspired performance from Sean Patton in the Eunan’s goal to deny both Tierney and Cormac O’Neill when both looked certain to raise the green flag, Omagh could have been out of sight by the break.

Instead, points from Cillian Morrison kept the Donegal champions in the game, trailing 0-5 to 1-5 at half time.

Though Omagh lost Joe McMahon (injury) and Conan Grugan (sent off) in the second half, the did enough to secure the 1-8 to 0-8 victory.

Christopher Bradley celebrates after scoring a goal Christopher Bradley celebrates his goal. Source: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHO

Omagh will play Slaughtneil in the Ulster decider after the Derry side reached their first every SFC final with a 1-9 to 0-7 win over Clontibret in Healy Bark.

In a low-scoring first half, Slaughtneil led by two points at the break, 0-5 to 0-3, but took control of the game just two minutes after the restart when Christopher Bradley found the bottom corner to score the only goal of the game.

With dangerman Conor McManus held to just one point from play, the Monaghan champions couldn’t find the scores they needed to get back into the game and Slaughtneil ran out six point winners, 1-9 to 0-7.

Elsewhere, David Fogarty’s late score secured the Wexford SFC title for St Anne’s this afternoon with a 1-6 to 0-8 win over Gusserane.

It is a fifth county title of St Anne’s for whom Sean Gaul found the back of the net eight minutes into the second half.

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