BATTLE FOR FLAG SPACE CONTINUES IN THE NORTH OF MONAGHAN

22 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

All eyes are on The Athletic Grounds where, on Nov 30th, Monaghan contest
two Ulster Finals. by COLM SHALVEY

The battle for flag space in north Monaghan will go on for at least another week after Truagh and Emyvale both qualified for Ulster club finals last Sunday.

A close game was expected in Truagh’s IFC semi-final against Foreglen from Derry, with both teams taking impressive form into the match at Healy Park, but the Monaghan side had all but sealed victory by half-time. Goals by Mark Counihan and the recently-recalled Damian McRory had Truagh ahead by 2-5 to 0-1 after 22 minutes and they were never going to be caught from there.

Truagh finished with 2-10 from play, in contrast to just three points from Foreglen, underlining the dominance enjoyed by the Gaels. Truagh have great momentum behind them and they will hope to continue that and complete a coveted double in this Sunday’s Intermediate Football League Final against Currin.

Emyvale had a tougher test against Annaghmore and they rode their luck at times, relying on goalkeeper Gerard McCaffrey to make a number of saves, but a solid defensive performance and some …

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