NEW-BOYS COOTEHILL COLLECT FIRST PIECE OF HURLING SILVERWARE

24 May 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Cootehill 3-12
Truagh Harps 1-12

BY COLM SHALVEY

COOTEHILL won their first piece of silverware since entering Monaghan minor hurling competitions when they held off a second-half comeback from Truagh Harps in the Silver Hill Foods MHL Final at Cloghan last Saturday.

Cootehill dominated the first half with the wind at their backs and although they were under the cosh in the second period, the free-taking of Fiachra Hughes maintained their breathing space. It was ultimately their greater threat up front that counted in their favour, with Ryan Rogers, Dermot Connolly, Enda Shalvey, Caoimhín Carney and ace free-taker Hughes all causing Truagh Harps problems at times. Conor Boyle, Ciarán McQuaid, Noel and Matthew Flood and Conor Burns did their best to bring the amalgamated side back into it, but they were too reliant on Boyle for scores.

Cootehill opened …

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