25 October 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Truagh 0-14
Tyholland 0-11

LAST Sunday’s north Monaghan derby clash between Truagh and Tyholland in the McGuigan Builders Intermediate Football Championship Final lived up to its billing as these sides served up a riveting contest that was in the balance for practically the entire 60 odd minutes at Clontibret.

Conditions on the day were difficult with heavy rain before and during the earlier part of the match but both sides still contrived to play some excellent football, string nice flowing moves together and hit some great scores from play and free kicks, and none better than a few of the free kick conversions by Truagh’s Christopher McKenna which were out of the top drawer.

Paul Askin, for Tyholland, rowed in with a couple of excellent conversions and Paul McCormack slotted over an excellent point but in the end Truagh had that little bit more in their armoury and the younger legs told as the heavy conditions had their effect going into the final stages.

There was nothing to separate these sides in the first half during which they were level seven times before Truagh took a one-point lead going into the break and when they extended that to three in the opening minutes of the second-half that left Tyholland playing catch up from there to the finish. They did close the gap to two points twice in the final 20 minutes but that was as close as they could get as Truagh held their level of momentum and struck on counter-attacks.

Tyholland will also have to look at a number of times when hard-won possession was …

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