Manor Farm U15 Football League Division 3 Cup Final
Doohamlet 1-7 Truagh 6-10
A sharper, more clinical Truagh hit Doohamlet for six goals in the U15 Football League Division 3 Cup final in Tyholland last Thursday evening.
While the overall standard of football was below par at times, Truagh showed the greater composure and classier finishing at key moments in the game.
They made their intentions clear in the first two minutes, with Louis Kelly and Cillian Hackett grabbing a point and a goal respectively.
Despite Shane McBennett’s white flag for Doohamlet’s first score after five minutes, Truagh repeated the same dosage again, with Jake McGeough landing over a point, and Padraig Treanor smashing home a goal, to leave Truagh 2-2 to 0-1 ahead after 11 minutes of the opening half.
David McKenna and Oran Maguire landed further points for the St Mellan’s boys, before Eoin Coleman sent over a fine effort after 19 minutes for Doohamlet.
Cillian Hackett and Shane McBennett then traded points, but soon Jake McGeough had the ball in the net for Truagh’s third goal, and they now led by nine points after 27 minutes.
David McKenna kicked over a free to leave Truagh 3-6 to 0-3 ahead at the change of ends.
At the start of the second half, Dr Cillian Hackett gave Doohamlet a third dose of hard medicine with a tidy goal, whilst his assistant doctor Oran Maguire tagged on the point.
Tommy Duffy registered Doohamlet’s first point of the second period a few minutes later before 10 scoreless minutes elapsed.
The drought was soon ended by Padraig Treanor and Ciaran Markey trading points for Truagh and Doohamlet respectively with 11 minutes of normal time left.
A few moments later, Truagh cut the Doohamlet defence to pieces, and defender Oran Maguire got through one-on-one with goalkeeper Nathan Casey, and dually slammed in Truagh’s fifth goal, giving them a 5-8 to 0-5 lead.
Dylan Duffy did manage a consolation goal for Doohamlet after similar build up play and a one v one, but David McKenna responded with a fine strike from distance for Truagh.
As if things weren’t bad enough for Doohamlet, they conceded a sixth goal when Nathan Casey failed to clear his lines, and after a goalmouth scramble, Lewis McElwaine stuck out his foot for Truagh and pushed the ball over the line; 6-9 to 1-5 the score.
Eoin Coleman and Tommy Duffy kept the Doohamlet flag flying with a brace of points, but there was to be no lowering of Truagh’s colours, after Lewis McElwaine kicked over a late point, and a halt was called to proceedings a minute later.
DOOHAMLET: Nathan Casey, David McGinn, Mark Burns, Emil Zeps, Tommy Duffy 0-2, Dylan McKenna, Ciaran Markey 0-1, Eoin Coleman 0-2, Dylan Duffy 1-0, Eddie Coleman, Shane McBennett 0-2.
Subs: Oran McCormack for Tommy Duffy, Tommy Duffy for Shane McBennett, Mattie Duffy for Emil Zeps, Donnachadh McMahon for Eoin Coleman.
TRUAGH: Odhran McCarron, Aaron Treanor, Ryan Woods, Oran Maguire 1-2, Oisin McCaffrey, Lewis McElwaine 1-1, Louis Kelly 0-2, Cillian Hackett 2-0, Jake McGeough 1-1, David McKenna 0-3 (1f), Padraig Treanor 1-1.
Subs: Jamie Harvey for Louis Kelly, Mark Deery for Oran Maguire, Eoin Flood for Padraig Treanor.