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Glory for Truagh Gaels in IFC, Two Mile House in JFC

Updated: Sunday, 09 Feb 2014 20:54 | Comments

Truagh players Alan McKenna, Daniel McKenna, John McCarron and Niall Feely celebrate their victory Fuerty's Philip Neilan (black and yellow) and Aidan Casey of Two Mile House Two Mile House Players celebrate their victory
Truagh players Alan McKenna, Daniel McKenna, John McCarron and Niall Feely celebrate their victory Fuerty's Philip Neilan (black and yellow) and Aidan Casey of Two Mile House Two Mile House Players celebrate their victory

Monaghan's Truagh Gaels claimed AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football honours following a 2-21 to 2-13 win over Kiltane of Mayo, and Kildare's Two Mile House captured the Junior title with a 5-07 to 1-11 win over Fuerty of Roscommon at Croke Park.

A strong finish earned Truagh Gaels All-Ireland silverware in a keenly contested Intermediate decider.

Truagh held Kiltane scoreless in the closing stages, scoring seven unanswered points to claim their first All-Ireland title.

Truagh led by 2-10 to 2-05 at half-time, with corner-forward Daniel McKenna registering 1-06 of his side’s first-half tally, and Mark Counihan netting their other goal.

Earlier Truagh had settled quickest with two early points, but Kiltane powered back with two quick goals from Mikey Sweeney and Darragh Carey to edge on top.

However, McKenna's brilliance, coupled with Counihan's accuracy, helped Truagh move five points clear at the interval.

Kiltane worked hard after the restart to cut the gap to a point, outscoring their opponents by nine points to three in a 23-minute spell after the break.

But Truagh weren't to be denied a famous win, with Paudie McKenna, Adam Treanor and Sean McKenna among their second half scorers. After the game Truagh captain Páuric Treanor accepted the cup from GAA President Liam Ó Neill.

For Two Mile House, the basis for their first All-Ireland Junior Football title was a third quarter flurry of goals as the Kildare outfit claimed an eight-point win over .

Two Mile House may have been without their All-Star Peter Kelly, who was absent through injury, but they had no shortage of talent on show.

Two Miles House moved 2-00 to 0-00 ahead early on, with Mark Sherry and Adam Burke on target.

Fuerty fought back strongly, Roscommon player Niall Kilroy and Robbie Fallon among those on target, and a seventh unanswered point pushed Fuerty ahead, but Two Mile House rallied to take a slender, 2-03 to 0-08 interval lead.

A hat-trick of goals inside 11 minutes after the restart provided the foundation for this victory, with Burke and Sherry netting their second goals, and Chris Healy converting a penalty.

To their credit, Fuerty didn't give up, a Fallon goal bringing them back into contention, but a Mervyn Connaughton goal effort came off the posts.

Two Mile House kept going to the end, with scenes of jubilation after the game as their captain Niall Browne lifted the cup.

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