The inaugural Recreational Tournament in GAA for Over 35’s came to a conlcusion last
week in Clontibret as the two finals - Shield and Cup - were held. The first game
was Scotstown V Shercock fopr the Shield and this was a hard fought contest with
no quarter given or expected from start to finish. However at the long whistle the
sides were level and extra time was played but even that could not separate them
and now they must meet again. No date was given for that game.
The second game was another ding.dong battle. Madden, based on their performances
through the league section went into the final as favourites but it was soon clear
the Truagh had put in some serious training and were very hungry for the victory.
They built up a comfortable lead though that was almost snatched from them were it
not for the magnificent saves from the Truagh keeper, Jeremy Treanor, and this earned
him the title of Man-of-the-Match. Liam Bradley, Antrim Manager, presented him with
the trophy later in St, Mellans at the Pre-final night. Colin Skinnader collected
the Cup from Paddy McBride, representing the sponsors of the Tournament Smart Group.
Well done to all concerned with the win.