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Truagh Wins Senior League:
Truagh Gaels collected the Owen Ward Cup after winning the  Shoe City sponsored Senior Football League for 2018 on Sunday, November 18th in Castleblayney against Carrickmacross. Carrick went in to this game as favourites after a very strong league performance and having won the Intermediate double last year they were hoping to bridge the 10 year gap since last winning this title. However Truagh was also hungry for a win as they had a 43 year gap to close as Macartan McQuaid was the captain to raise the Owen Ward cup in 1975. The latter stages of the league saw the team improving and playing well as a team and they were hopeful of a good performance from all players on the day. However it was Carrick, who started best and were full of running and their forwards were giving the Truagh defence a difficult time. At the other end the Truagh forwards were getting to scoring positions and then failing to convert good moves to the scoreboard. As the game progressed it looked like Owen Ward Cup would go south. The second half saw the Truagh lads come alive and show the hunger. Bit by bit they clawed their way back but Carrcik were not for giving in. At full time the sides were level and extra time was called. This is where the Truagh lads really took over and showed superior fitness and cool heads. Some great team work led to fine points in the dying minutes and Carrick had no answer and Majella Boyd, representing the County Board, presented the Cup to Rory Treanor the captain. There was great jubilitation and celebration among the big crowd of supporters and a great way to end a year. Well done to all the players, mentors and backroom staff.
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Truagh Wins Senior League:
Truagh Gaels collected the Owen Ward Cup after winning the  Shoe City sponsored Senior Football League for 2018 on Sunday, November 18th in Castleblayney against Carrickmacross. Carrick went in to this game as favourites after a very strong league performance and having won the Intermediate double last year they were hoping to bridge the 10 year gap since last winning this title. However Truagh was also hungry for a win as they had a 43 year gap to close as Macartan McQuaid was the captain to raise the Owen Ward cup in 1975. The latter stages of the league saw the team improving and playing well as a team and they were hopeful of a good performance from all players on the day. However it was Carrick, who started best and were full of running and their forwards were giving the Truagh defence a difficult time. At the other end the Truagh forwards were getting to scoring positions and then failing to convert good moves to the scoreboard. As the game progressed it looked like Owen Ward Cup would go south. The second half saw the Truagh lads come alive and show the hunger. Bit by bit they clawed their way back but Carrcik were not for giving in. At full time the sides were level and extra time was called. This is where the Truagh lads really took over and showed superior fitness and cool heads. Some great team work led to fine points in the dying minutes and Carrick had no answer and Majella Boyd, representing the County Board, presented the Cup to Rory Treanor the captain. There was great jubilitation and celebration among the big crowd of supporters and a great way to end a year. Well done to all the players, mentors and backroom staff.
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