2013 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship

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The 2013 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship was that year's installment of the annual Ulster Senior Club Football Championship which is administered by Ulster GAA. The holders were Crossmaglen Rangers of Armagh, having defeated Kilcoo of Down in the 2012 final.[1] The winning team receives the Séamus McFerran Cup and advances to represent Ulster in the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship.

Format[edit]

The championship took the structure of an open-draw knock-out.

Competing teams[edit]

Each county in Ulster holds its own County Championship. The winner of the nine championships qualify for the Ulster Club Championship.

Team Qualified as Last appearance Notes
St. Gall's Winners of the 2013 Antrim Senior Football Championship[2] 2012 Knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Gleann tSuilí of Donegal[3]
Crossmaglen Rangers Winners of the 2013 Armagh Senior Football Championship[4] 2012
Ballinagh Winners of the 2013 Cavan Senior Football Championship[5] Never Knocked out at the quarter final stage by Roslea Shamrocks of Fermanagh.[6]
Ballinderry Shamrocks Winners of the 2013 Derry Senior Football Championship[7] 2012
Gleann tSuilí Winners of the 2013 Donegal Senior Football Championship[8] 2011
Kilcoo Winners of the 2013 Down Senior Football Championship[9] 2012
Roslea Shamrocks Winners of the 2013 Fermanagh Senior Football Championship 2011 Their quarter-final defeat of Ballinagh was the first win by a Fermanagh side in this competition since Enniskillen Gaels beat Gowna in the 2002 semi-final.[10]
Scotstown Winners of the 2013 Monaghan Senior Football Championship 1993 Knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Ballinderry Shamrocks of Derry.[11]
Clonoe O'Rahillys Winners of the 2013 Tyrone Senior Football Championship[12] 2008 Knocked out in the first round by Ballinderry Shamrocks of Derry.[13]

Match schedule[edit]

  • Preliminary round - 20 October
  • Quarter-finals - 3 November
  • Semi-finals - 17 November
  • Final - 1 December

Preliminary round[edit]

20 October 2013
Preliminary round
Ballinderry Shamrocks (Derry) 0-14 – 0-10 Clonoe O'Rahillys (Tyrone) Celtic Park, Derry
Referee: M. Higgins (Fermanagh)
R Bell 0-4 (1f), A Devlin 0-3, C Gilligan 0-2, D McKinless, D McGuckin, C Devlin , C Nevin, D Lawn 0-1 each D McNulty 0-4 (1f), C McAlickey 0-3 (3fs), PJ Lavery 0-2, RT O'Neill 0-1

Quarter-finals[edit]

3 November 2013
2:30 pm
Quarter-final
Gleann tSuilí (Donegal) 1-10 - 0-10 St. Gall's (Antrim) MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey
Referee: P. Hughes (Armagh)
M Murphy 1-4 (1-0pen, 0-1f, 0-2 '45s'), G McFadden 0-3fs, N Gallagher, K McFadden, B Farrelly 0-1 each BBC report C McGourty 0-5 (4fs), A Healy, K Niblock, S Burke, K Stewart, M Pollock 0-1 each
3 November 2013
2:30 pm
Quarter-final
Roslea Shamrocks (Fermanagh) 1-12 - 0-11 Ballinagh (Cavan) Brewster Park, Enniskillen
Referee: Cathal O'Hagan
S Lynch (0-01), Seamie Quigley (1-07, 5f, 1 pen), Sean Quigley (0-04) BBC report P O'Reilly (0-01), T Moore (0-01), K Smith (0-03), D Finnegan (0-02), C Gumley (0-01), N McDermott (0-02, 2f), A Gaynor (0-01)
3 November 2013
2:30 pm
Quarter-final
Kilcoo (Down) 1-12 - 2-9 Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) Páirc Esler, Newry
BBC report
3 November 2013
2:30 pm
Quarter-final
Scotstown (Monaghan) 0-10 - 1-08 Ballinderry Shamrocks (Derry) St Tiernach's Park, Clones
Referee: N. Mooney (Cavan)
K Hughes 0-2 (1free), C McCarthy 0-2 (frees), R Beggan (free), J Turley, S Carey, D Hughes, N Corrigan and B McGinnity 0-1 each BBC report D Conway 1-0, C Gilligan 0-2 (frees), C Devlin 0-2 (1free), M McIver, A Devlin, D McGuckin and R Bell 0-1 each

Semi-finals[edit]

17 November 2013
Semi-final
Gleann tSuilí (Donegal) v Roslea Shamrocks (Fermanagh)
17 November 2013
Semi-final
Kilcoo (Down)/Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) v Ballinderry Shamrocks (Derry)

Final[edit]

1 December 2013
Final
Gleann tSuilí (Donegal)/Roslea Shamrocks (Fermanagh) v Kilcoo (Down)/Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh)/Ballinderry Shamrocks (Derry)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crossmaglen defeat Kilcoo to lift Ulster title: Early goals from Oisín McConville and Aaron Kernan helped the Armagh side secure victory". The Score. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "St Gall's retain Antrim SFC title as they beat Cargin 0-12 to 0-11". BBC Sport (BBC). 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ McNulty, Chris (4 November 2013). "St Gall's pay penalty as Murphy fires Glenswilly". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Crossmaglen are Armagh senior champions for the 17th time in 18 years: There's no stopping those lads". Daily Edge. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cavan SFC final: Brave Ballinagh stun Gaels". Hogan Stand. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Conway, Mark (4 November 2013). "Roslea Shamrocks survive late comeback". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ballinderry win 2013 Derry SFC Final". OakLeafers.com. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Duggan, Keith (21 October 2013). "Magic Michael Murphy stars for Glenswilly after international exploits: Guides club to Donegal title with emphatic win over Killybegs". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kilcoo snatch late win over Burren in Down final". BBC Sport (BBC). 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Bogue, Declan (1 November 2013). "Roslea Shamrocks can put Fermanagh on the map". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Scotstown pipped by Ballinderry". Hogan Stand. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Bogue, Declan (15 October 2013). "Clonoe ready for assault on Ulster". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Devlin the star turn as Ballinderry deny Clonoe". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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