Slaughtneil 1-15 Dunloy 0-10

Slaughtneil saw off Dunloy to claim a third Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship in four years as the Antrim champions were left to rue the 38th-minute dismissal of Nigel Elliott at Páirc Esler.

Dunloy seized the early initiative as Eoin O'Neill registered a point after just two minutes.

Slaughtneil responded with a fine attack and Brendan Rogers' goalbound shot was destined for the bottom corner but for the intervention of Dunloy goalkeeper Ryan Elliott, who somehow managed to get a touch with his hurl and divert the ball around the post.

With the sides tied at 0-03 apiece, Slaughtneil keeper Oisin O'Doherty pulled off a first-class save of his own, denying Ronan Molloy.

Gerald Bradley's long-range effort helped Slaughtneil to a 0-08 to 0-06 interval lead.

Slaughtneil’s bid to follow up their 2016 and 2017 provincial successes was made considerably easier when Elliott saw red after picking up a second yellow card for a petulant challenge on Cormac O’Doherty.

Conal Cunning attempted to keep Dunloy in contention with a well-taken score, but their challenge was effectively ended when O’Doherty won a penalty for his side in the 48th minute.

O'Doherty dispatched the penalty himself with aplomb, using precision and pace to find the bottom corner as the Derry champions retained the Four Seasons Cup.