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Truagh Gaels are too hot for Foreglen

An explosive start from Truagh Gaels at Omagh saw them blast to a 1-4 to nil lead after just four minutes and even at this early stage Foreglen looked set for a bad day and so it turned out.

A rather mild-mannered affair saw the more direct Monaghan champions cruise through the first half and build a 2-7 to 0-4 lead.

Foreglen had loads of possession in the second half but poor free taking allied to far too much short passing saw a tight Truagh rearguard easily mop up the Derry side's attacks.

It was the 45th minute before referee Hurson had to reach into his pocket for a yellow card the recipient being Truagh's impressive Mark Counihan.

The paper thin Foreglen defence dwarfed by the bigger Truagh forwards were cut open time after time and they were 1-4 to nil in arrears before Nigel Bradleygot hit their opening score.

Ten minutes from the interval the winners were 10 in front when Mark Counihan completely unmarked had time to round the keeper and tap the ball into an empty net.

Foreglen did get a bit more joy in the closing stages of the half but the Truagh lead of 2-7 to 0-4 looked insurmountable.

Foreglen peppered the Truagh defence for the opening ten minutes of the second half but their reward was a Nigel Bradley point.

Truagh simply clicked into gear again and were able to give subs a run before the final whistle.

Truagh: I Treanor, J McCarron, N Feely, N McQuillan, D McRory, R Treanor, P McKenna, P Treanor, B Cuddy, C McKenna, N Coyle, M Counihan, D McKenna, N McRory, A Tranor. Subs E Kelly for B Cuddy (49) N McMeel for A Treanor (51), C McAneley for N McRory (53) D Finnegan for N Feely (56) and N Rooney for M Counihan (60)

Truagh scorers: D McRory 1-1, M Counihan 1-0, D McKenna 0-2, 0-1free, C McKenna and A Treanor 0-2 each, N McRory, N. Coyle P Treanor and P McKenna 0-1 each

Foreglen: G McCormick, C Sheerin, O Duffy, C O'Hara, S Morohan, J Duffy, R McFeely, M McCormick, C McFeely, E Duffy, N McFeely, K O'Neill, N Bradley, K O'Connor, E McFeely. Subs O McFeely for N McFeely (55) R Duffy for C Sheerin (57)

Foreglen scorers: N. Bradley 0-3, 0-1free, N. McFeely, 0-2 0-1 '45, K. O'Connor 0-1free and E. McFeely 0-1

Referee: Sean Hurson (Tyrone)

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