HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS AT ST TIARNACH’S PARK SUNDAY

11 September 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COLM SHALVEY

The AM Hurleys Senior and Junior Hurling Championship Finals take centre stage (albeit behind closed doors) in Clones this Sunday. The SHC decider features a repeat of last year’s pairing, with Castleblayney once again putting their title on the line against an improving Truagh side. It’s a second consecutive county final appearance for Truagh, who put it up to Blayney for much of the 2019 game in front of a bumper crowd, only for Fergal Rafter and Mark Treanor to hit 1-14 between them and fire the favourites to a third consecutive championship. Blayney had, of course, contested the All-Ireland Club JHC Final earlier that year, where they lost narrowly to Kilkenny side Dunnamaggin, underlining the pedigree of the three-time Ulster junior champions. Blayney’s dominance of the scene isn’t as pronounced as the 18-in-arow- winning Donaghmoyne…

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