THE TRUAGH STORY

28 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

… and Sean McDermotts face Toome in Junior decider

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS

The Senior and Junior Football Championship Finals will both feature first-time pairings after last weekend’s semi-final double-headers. Truagh are into their third SFC Final – and their first since 2001 – after they produced another strong finish to oust Ballybay.

The Pearse Brothers raced into a 1-5 to 0-1 lead, but they were unable to maintain the tempo they set early on, as they only managed to score another two points across the remaining three quarters of the game. With Gary Mohan providing Truagh with an effective target at fullforward, they gradually began to play the game on their terms, just as they had done in their low-scoring quarter-final win over Clontibret.

They left it late to make it count on the scoreboard, but once Aaron Mohan fired to the net, there was only going to be one winner, with Cormac McKenna quickly adding a second goal to ensure they bridged a 20-year gap to make the county final. Ballybay were without the injured Dessie Ward until the game had drifted out of their grasp late on, as they missed out on a third final meeting with Scotstown in the space of four years.

Truagh know they will need a much more complete performance on Sunday week if they are to turn over their…

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