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Loughgiel retain Ulster Club Camogie title with 0-20 to 0-3 win over Liatroim

Loughgiel players celebrate after the final whistle at the Athletic Grounds
Loughgiel went into the provincial final as overwhelming favourites after defeating former All-Ireland champions Slaughtneil in their semi-final a couple of weeks ago

Loughgiel joint captain Una McNaughton says the team's second Ulster Senior Club camogie title success in a row is "testament to the work the girls and the management have put in".

Ten points from Roisin McCormick helped holders Loughgiel clinch a dominant 0-20 to 0-3 win over Liatroim in Armagh.

The Antrim side will face Leinster champions Dicksboro in an All-Ireland semi-final on 2 December.

"It's all about recovery now before the next big match," said McNaughton.

"We'll be pushing on now and hoping to go one step further than last year [when they lost to Sarsfields in the final].

Loughgiel went in as overwhelming favourites after accounting for former All-Ireland champions Slaughtneil in their semi-final.

The Ulster decider was effectively over by half-time as the champions led 0-11 to 0-0.

Loughgiel's lead was 0-14 to 0-0 when Kelly Duffin opened Liatroim's account.

Dearbhla Magee and Aimee McAleenan added further Liatroim points but the outcome had long been decided as Caitrin Dobbin and Annie Lynn both finished with 0-3 for the winners, who secured their sixth Ulster title.

The Kilkenny club edged out Dublin outfit St Vincent's 0-12 to 1-7 in Sunday's Leinster decider.

'Our strength is in our panel'

"It took us so long to get out of Ulster as we came up against that very strong Slaughtneil team," reflected McNaughton.

"We were always knocking at the door and just couldn't get over the line. To win two in a row is brilliant, we don't take it for granted, days like this don't come by very often."

Joint captain Christine Laverty added: "We set out to achieve what we achieved last year and it's unreal to have won the cup again, unbelievable.

"Our strength is in our panel. We've had serious injuries this year, three ACL injuries and a fractured knee, so it's been our strength in numbers.

"We're a very close knit team and it's great to be a part of."