Scotstown (@1.2) vs Truagh (@4.5)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Scotstown will win

Scotstown – Truagh Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 11:30

Land was acquired in 1979 in the townland of Lisseagh and all energies were geared towards completion of our present grounds and clubhouse. Mellans Park was officially opened. Seamus Sherry then lead the juvenile charge in the latter part of the 80s winning 5 more juvenile titles and reaching a minor championship final. Our Seniors were relegated to intermediate football in 1981 but bounced back to the senior football ranks the following year. If the 1970s could be described as a decade of success on the field, the 1980s was the era of success for the club off the field. These were our first juvenile successes since the 1970. On Sunday 3rd June 1984 (Centenary Year) St. In the early 80s the McGrane (U-13) and Lee Bros. We remained in senior football until 1988 where again relegation was our fate. This was a great testament to the Club and the people of Truagh far and wide who worked tirelessly to fundraise and to give generously. At adult level our only success was in the Junior B League (Hugh Brady Cup). A very important feature of this decade was the work done at juvenile level by a hard working committee lead by Dermot Treanor and others. Cups (U-15) were won and other finals were reached.

Truagh were very lucky to get over Inniskeen, was at the game and they could be in trouble this year with an injury or two. Currin wont be putting up much of a fight me thinks...... Senior Football looking interesting this year. Clontibret, Ballybay, Blayney and Carrick could all push Scotstown hard for the championship. Inniskeen and Doohamlet wont be going down easily, could see one of the so called big boys possibly going down, like Latton or Truagh. I see they managed to get a jersey as ugly as their style of play, very defensive with a lot of late hits going in.

Participating Teams[edit]

This game ended in a draw and the Truagh girls had to wait 5 weeks for the replay which was finally fixed 5th of November. Joint Captains Barbara McKenna and Rachel McKenna lifted the Cup with Catriona Treanor lifting Player of the Match. The final score was 1-10 Emyvale, Truagh 1-13. The Replay hosted in Scotstown attracted a large crowd out to cheer both sides and it was a thrilling game. They were pitted against Emyvale in the Final on the Sunday the 24th of September. But it was Truagh that edged out the neighbours by 3 points at the finish.

Suppose with the county team haven a break this week and not much too talk about why don't we talk about club championship will Scotstown be stop this year , Ballybay I feel might have a say , and then ya have carrick they will be stronger maybe truagh but am going for Scotstown senior champions 2019. Intermediate will be a exciting this , donaghmoyne margacloone monaghan harps and maybe seans Killanny aughnamullen it's a tough one to call donaghmoyne had there chance last year and they blew it but they will be hard to talk to this year too , monaghan harps will be the same but for me am going margacloone intermediate champions 2019 and junior , so here any one from blackhill toome clones drumhowan Eire og rockcorry oram could win a championship this one is hard too judge clones with mc bride on board should be interesting but I go with blackhill to win championship in 2019 .

The Final was played on the Tues the 16th of July. However the U 12, 15 a-side team, made up for the previous years disappointment by overcoming Donaghmoyne in the 15 a-side League Final. The final score line was Truagh 8-09 to Donaghmoynes 0-06 and the Truagh girls were brought to Joy Ho Heen on Dublin Street for a celebratory feast.

Gaeil Triucha CLG

The rest of the league progressed well and Truagh finished 3rd on the League table. The first league fixture was a home game against Monaghan Harps and with it the Truagh girls took their first Senior League win. This year Truagh Ladies competed in the Senior League, it was a first for the Club as only two years previous were we still in the Junior Division.

at the top its goin be serious tight for the 2nd 3rd and 4th spot i reckon any of the rest could well slot in there. leagues starting to take decent shape now. Very surprised with the start aughnamullen has had . seans look like they will go down even at this early stage unless they can seriously turn it around. the last round of 5 pointers will be very exciting . its a long way up to the top 4 for them now and they could well be in a battle to avoid the drop.

This was another prestigious first for the club. Hopes were high that we could achieve minor championship, however that team had to settle for a Div 1 League title, which was a great honour in its own right. In 2010 another fine minor team produced some great football. During this very successful period for that age group another Kerley Cup was won in 2010. However there was great disappointment for our senior squad when they were relegated in a very tight league. The following year in 2011 the holy grail at minor level was achieved when our minor squad defeated Clontibret to win the (Minor Championship) for the first time.

Team Changes[edit]

The U16 team progressed well through the 15 a-side league only conceding points to Scotstown and it was Scotstown that the U16s then faced in the League Semi Final. After a result of 3-07, each, the semi final went to a replay. The replay was held on Thursday the 19th of August but unfortunately the Truagh girls lost out by three points with a final score-line of Scotstown 3-11 to Truaghs 4-05.

On 13 minutes Emmett Caulfield scored with an excellent left footed point from out the field. Ballybay were coping well enough playing into the wind and equalised soon after. There was none of the pleasant summer weather we had enjoyed earlier in the week at Ballybay today as the rain and wind blew around Pearse Park. Table toppers Ballybay replied with a score which was given without hesitation by the umpire, although some of the players and many of the spectators thought it had tailed wide at the last minute. Indeed, the visitors could have been in front by more as they kicked a number of wides during this period of dominance. Scotstown enjoyed the benefit of the wind in the first half with David McCague opening their account after 4 minutes. Paul Finlay converted a free for Ballybay at the other end to bring them back to five points behind. A mistake in the Ballybay defence gave the ball away to David McCague who found himself one on one with the goalkeeper before finishing the ball emphatically to the roof of the net. Paul Grant knocked over two excellent points from range after good work to set him up by Brian McGinnity. Darren Hughes put the Blues back in the lead with a well taken placed ball. In the closing 5 minutes of the half, Scotstown pushed on and Grant, Emmett Caulfield and David McCague kicked some excellent scores to leave the score at Ballybay 0-3 Scotstown 1-8 going in at half-time.

The full time score was Truagh 0-11, Scotstown 2-04. Laura McKenna and Amy Murray kicked a point a piece to extend the lead to three. After half time it was Truagh that opened the scoring with a point from Caoimhe Mohan levelling the game. The Truagh girls kept their cool and with seconds to go Amy Murray put the ball over the bar to win the game. A dangerous lead in any game and this proved to be the case when Scotstown levelled the game with a goal less than a minute from full time. A minute later Truagh took the lead for the first time with another point from Caoimhe Rooney.