AM Hurleys Senior Hurling Championship Final
Castleblayney 2-22 Truagh 0-8
Castleblayney completed a four-in-a-row of county SHC titles when they ran out convincing winners against Truagh in Clones last Sunday. First-half goals by Fergal Rafter and Mark Treanor sent Blayney on their way to their 18th SHC title since 1999. Rafter once again led ten Blayney scorers with 1-8 as they doubled their winning margin from last year’s decider against the same opposition.
Castleblayney: P Murphy; C Merrick, E Leonard, D Hughes; J McHugh, P Treanor, C McNally (Capt., 0-1); P Finnegan (0-2), D Crowe (0-2); B Flanagan, M Treanor (1-2), N Garland (0-2); F Rafter (1-8, 0-6f, 0-1 ’65), H Byrne (0-2), B McGuigan (0-1).
Subs: C Kerr for Flanagan (inj., 34), A Kerr (0-1) for Byrne, F Finnegan for Garland, P Malone for McGuigan (55), D Irwin (0-1) for Merrick (57).
Truagh: N Slevin; Cathal McAnespie, N Flood (Capt.), K McGuirk; C Boyle, R Mohan, Ronan Boyle; M Flood (0-1), N Myers; C McKenna, R McKenna, N Coyle (0-1); P McKenna (0-4, 2f), A Coyle, Colm McAnespie.
Subs: D McRory for C Boyle (H-T), D McCarron for Myers (33), B Connolly for R McKenna (37), Ryan Boyle (0-2) for R Mohan, G Mohan for M Flood (44), M Flood for P McKenna (inj., 60 + 4).
Referee: M Trainor (Clontibret).