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Dublin: 4°C Wednesday 3 March 2021

Double joy for Monaghan as Truagh and Emyvale lift Ulster IFC and JFC titles

Tyrone’s Eskra and Killeeshil had no answer for the Monaghan sides.

The Junior and Intermediate titles were up for grabs in Ulster this evening.
The Junior and Intermediate titles were up for grabs in Ulster this evening.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Truagh 0-17

Eskra 0-12

TRUAGH OF MONAGHAN are the AIB Ulster IFC champions after a five point win over Tyrone’s Eskra at the Athletic Grounds this evening.

Eskra had the better of the opening exchanges with two Peter Hughes’ frees enough to give them a 0-2 to 0-1 lead after five minutes. However, Truagh fought back scoring three points without reply to hold a two point lead on 11 minutes.

Points from Cathal McCaffrey and Niall Marlowe drew Eskra back level before another four points on the bounce from the Monaghan side  gave them a double score lead after 26 minutes and they would eventually go into half-time leading 0-9 to 0-6.

Try as they might, Eskra just couldn’t make their way back into the game in the second half and by the time Paudie McKenna pointed in the 50th minute,

Truagh’s lead was seven, 0-15 to 0-8. Eskra did manage to reduce the deficit to four points in injury time but they just couldn’t find a way to raise the umpire’s green flag.


Emyvale 1-6
Killeeshil 0-6

Earlier in the day Emyvale ensured Monagan would be were celebrating on the double after winning the AIB Ulster Junior Club Football Championship after a hard fought win over Killeeshil of Tyrone.

After the sides traded frees in the early stages, the score stood at three apiece before Daniel McMahon’s fisted goal gave the Monaghan side the lead and, despite a number of close calls, the score remained 1-3 to 0-3 at halftime.

Killeeshil started the second half the stronger and, thanks to a Packie McMullen 45 and Shane Mallon free, were back to within one point after 42 minutes.

However Emyvale’s David McAllister and Daithí Colton hit the last two scores of the game to see their side home.

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