Kilrea face Ballinderry in Derry football final

Enda McAleese of Kilrea
Enda McAleese scored the Kilrea goal against Loup

Kilrea have reached the club football final in Derry for the first time by beating Loup 1-10 to 1-6 on Sunday.

Enda McAleese scored the Kilrea goal while Anthony O'Neill netted for Loup who had Gavin Mallon sent-off eight minutes into the second half.

Ballinderry will be Kilrea's opponents as they saw off Dungiven 1-12 to 0-10 in the other semi-final.

Tony Martin's late goal and points from Conleth Gilligan and Peter O'Kane swung the contest Ballinderry's way.

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Ballinderry assistant manager Fabian Muldoon on his team's semi-final win over Dungiven

Dungiven had fought back after Ballinderry had stormed into a commanding lead with scores from Raymond Wilkinson (2), Aaron Devlin, Gilligan and Enda Muldoon.

Dungiven scored six unanswered points between the 37th and 54th minute to level matters.

Earlier, the game had been held up when Ballinderry player Devlin collapsed after initially appearing to have been winded.

He was taken to hospital and, after the game, Ballinderry assistant manager Fabian Muldoon reported that the player was doing well.

"He was sitting up and asking what the score in the match was," said Muldoon.

"They are doing tests but, as far as I know, he had some sort of seizure."

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