Sport Gaelic Football

Saturday 17 February 2018

McKennas on fire as Truagh march on

TRUAGH 0-17 ESKRA 0-12

Truagh secured a double for Monaghan over Tyrone in the provincial club finals with this easy win.

Truagh secured a double for Monaghan over Tyrone in the provincial club finals with this easy win.

Daniel and Christopher McKenna were rampant up front, hitting 0-9 between them, seven from play.

Corner-forward Daniel said: "We had done our homework on these boys and knew they performed best in the last 15 minutes so we had to dig deep to get through.

"We'll be going hard for the All-Ireland now."

Truagh led 0-9 to 0-6 at the break and, although substitute Aidan Coyle was red-carded after 55 minutes, they were always in control.

Scorers – Truagh: D McKenna 0-5 (1f), C McKenna (1f), P McKenna (1f) 0-4 each, J McCarron, R Treanor, B Cuddy, M Counihan 0-1 each. Eskra: P Hughes 0-4 (2fs), J McCarroll 0-3 (1f), P Marlow, C McCaffrey, S Hackett, N Marlow, A Kelly 0-1 each.

TRUAGH – I Treanor; J McCarron, N Feely, N McQuillan; D McRory, R Treanor, P McKenna; P Treanor, N McRory; N Coyle, B Cuddy, E Kelly; M Counihan, C McKenna, D McKenna. Subs: A Coyle for McCarron (14), A Treanor for Kelly (54), K Sheerin for Counihan (59).

ESKRA – D McCarroll; J Hackett, A Scullion, K Kelly; P Marlow, N McGinn, C McCaffrey; E McCaffrey, C Arkinson; S Hackett, P Hughes, J McCarroll; C O'Hagan, N Marlow, P Turbitt. Subs: N Meegan for C McCaffrey (HT), P Meegan for N Marlow (47), A Kelly for Turbitt (49), M McGinley for Arkinson (53).

REF – N Mooney (Cavan)

Irish Independent

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