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Scullin on double for Bredagh as Down champions finally deliver

Down champions Bredagh secured a first ever Ulster title for the Belfast side when seeing off Derry's Na Magha at Casement Park.

Bredagh raced into a quick lead before being pegged back by the Derry side before half-time. However, two second-half goals from Malachy Scullin proved decisive.

SCORERS -- Bredagh: L McMullan 1-7, M Scullin 2-2, P Kelly 1-1, D Hughes, I Galway (2f), (0-3 each), P Doole, A Donaghy, 0-1 each. N Magha: D Shiels 1-2, A Grant, T Duban 1-0 each, D Foley 0-2, B Quigley, D Connelly, S O'Donnell 0-1 each.

Bredagh -- J Anderson; W Gilmore, F McCamphill, P Byrne; P Gallagher, C Hughes, P Kelly; N Irwin, L McMullan; E Trainor, I Galway, D Hughes; P Doole, M Scullin, A Donaghy. Subs: A Donaghy for Starr, G Murray for Gilmore, R Curran for McMullan, L McCollum for C Hughes, J O'Leary for Irwin.

Na Magha -- B Robinson; S O'Donnell, P Doherty, B Duban; C McCarron, L Hawkins, C Davidson; N McCallion, A Grant; R O'Donnell, B Quigley, D Shiels; D Foley, D Connelly, T Duban. Subs: P McElhinney for McCallion, M McCarron for Doherty, D McDaid for R O'Donnell, J McQuillan for B Duban.

Ref -- O Elliott (Antrim).

Irish Independent