BBC Sport - Campbell happy after Loughgiel victory but expects tough Slaughtneil test

Campbell happy as Loughgiel see off Ballygalget

Loughgiel manager Johnny Campbell is happy after his side ease past Ballygalget in the Ulster Club Hurling semi-final but says Slaughtneil will be tough final opposition.

Ballygalget stayed in touch with the Antrim champions early on but Loughgiel then took control to move 0-15 to 0-7 ahead by half-time at Maghera.

A Benny McCarry goal put the gloss on Loughgiel's performance as they eased to a 1-25 to 0-9 win while Slaughtneil beat Armagh champions Middletown 3-16 to 2-12 in the other semi-final at Pairc Esler.

"Slaughtneil will present a massive challenge. They maybe should have won an Ulster title or two before now and we are hoping that they don't achieve it at or expense," said the Loughgiel manager.