The Management Team was: Aiden Treanor, Mickey Cuddy, Margaret Treanor, Sharon McMeel, and Ursula McKenna
The 2008 Junior Championship began with a bye into the semi final against Corduff. Despite trailing at the break by 8 points the Truagh girls came back fighting and, with 2 points to spare, booked a place in the Final. The girls second Junior Championship Final in two years.
Truagh then went on to lift the Monaghan junior title for the first with an impressive 2-11 to 1-4 win over Donaghmoyne’s B team.
The girls totally dominated the first half and led at the break 0-5 to 0-1. In the second half they did not slow down with two very well taken goals from Brid Mc Carron and substitute Caoimhe Mohan. Captain Brid Treanor collected the Cup and Grainne McKenna took Player of the Match.
The Ulster Campaign
Truagh Ladies G.F.C. first Ulster Championship match was an away game to St. Pauls of Belfast on Sunday the 14th of September. From here the Truagh girls progressed comfortably to the Ulster Quarter Final on a score-line of 3-09 to 1-03 over the Antrim side.
The Quarter Final was a home game against St. Patricks of Donagh. Played on Sunday the 5th of October the Truagh girls marched on in to the Ulster Semi Final with a the final score of 2-13 to 0-03
On Sunday the 12th of October Truagh Ladies faced Arva of Cavan in the Ulster Championship Semi Final. The Truagh girls were first of the mark with a point from Catriona McKenna. Arva replied five minutes later with a point but Natasha Mohan and Nuala McQuillan increased Truagh’s led to two points. Further points from Catriona Treanor and one from Natasha Mohan left Truagh 0-08 to 0-03 up at half time. After the break the Truagh girls extended their led to eight points with a point each from Catriona Treanor, Natasha Mohan and Caoimhe Mohan. However the game was far from over when Arva found the back of the net. An excellent performance from the Truagh defence and goalie Lisa McKenna denied Arva another goal but a
point from a free and another from play Arva reduced Truagh’s led to a mere three points.
Catriona Treanor put over a free before Arva again pointed from play but this was cancelled with a point from Caoimhe Mohan.
At this stage it was obvious both teams were going to fight to the bitter end.
The visitors fired over another 2 points leaving only two points in the difference but the Truagh girls kept their cool and in the dying minutes Caoimhe Mohan slotted the ball over the bar leaving the
Final score 0-14 to 1-08.
The Ulster Junior Championship Final was hosted in Pearse Park of Galbally on a wet and windy Sunday ,the 26th of October 2008.
The Truagh girls faced Derry side Ballinascreen and opened the scoring on the
day with Catriona Treanor putting over a free in the first minute.
A minute later Catriona was awarded a penalty but this was saved by the Ballinascreen keeper. Truagh small lead was extended to two when Catriona put over her second free but Truagh were not to score again in the first half.
However thirteen minutes in Ballinasreen found the back of the net, snuffing Truagh’s small lead. They soon followed this with a point.
With five minutes of the half remaining Ballinascreen scored a second goal and then two minutes into added time came Ballinascreen’s third goal.
Truagh went in at the interval 0-2 to Ballinascreens 3-01.
However after the break Truagh “staged a remarkable second half comeback”
Just four minutes after the resumption Catriona Treanor rattled home a goal and this was quickly followed by two points from Natasha Mohan and a point from Joanne McKenna.
This left only two points between the sides when Truagh were dealt a blow. Full back Grainne McKenna was shown a yellow and sent to the sin bin.
A point from Ballinascreen followed leaving them three points in front.
Yet all was not lost as in final ten minutes a point from Eileen McKenna and two from Caoimhe Mohan levelled the game.
With a minute left in normal time Eileen McKenna completed Truagh’s comeback when she hammered home a goal from 20 yards.
With four minutes of injury time announced Ballinascreen sought a goal and in the final seconds Keeper Lisa McKenna pulled of fine save on the goal mouth to secure for Truagh the Ulster Junior Championship Title.
Final score was 2-08 to 3-02.
Now in the All-Ireland semi final Truagh travelled to Mayo on the 9th of November to face Knockmore.
After a hard game with a hail shower included the Truagh girls unfortunately lost out to a stronger Knockmore side. The final score was 1-07 to 3 -10.
On the 18th of October our senior team travelled to Inniskeen for the Division 3 League semi final and booked their place in the final on a
score line 3-10 to 0-20. Scorers Catriona 0-06 Rachel 0-04 Natasha 0-04 Denise 0-03 Nuala 0-02 Caoimhe 0-01
The League final was played on Sunday the 16th of November in Latton against Corduff.
This went to a replay which was played on the Sunday the 23rd of November in Cremartin but unfortunately the Truagh girls lost out by a point.
With both Truagh and Emyvale in the Ulster Club Championship the Minors competition was put on hold. The, 15 a-side, semi final was on Saturday the 6th of December. With a victory over Emyvale the Truagh Minors booked their place in the Final.
The Final, against Aghabog, was played the following weekend on a bitterly cold Sunday in Cremartin.
The game got off slowly with ten minutes passing before Catriona Treanor put over a free to register the first score of the day. This small lead was short lived as Aghabog pointed a minute later.
Aghabog got a further two points from play but the two frees from Catriona Treanor kept Truagh in touch.
Truagh opened the scoring after the break with a further free from Catriona Treanor. Another 15 minutes had passed with no scores for either side until Brid McCarron found the back of the net. Truagh’s first score from play.
It was soon followed with points from Aoibhinn Corrigan, Natasha Mohan, Catriona Treanor and Brid McCarron all from play and a goal from Caoimhe Mohan confirmed that Truagh were taking the game. Still on form Catriona Treanor pointed yet another free just before Aghabog scored their only point of the second half.
As the game drew to a close Eileen McKenna added to the haul with a thirty yard goal leaving Truagh with a final score
of 3-10 to 0-04.
U16 played Aghabog in the Semi-Final in Aghabog on Thursday the 21st of August.
The U16’d were joint County Champions after the decision was made not to replay the final which had been abandoned due to the very sudden and tragic death of the referee Kevin Donnelly during the game.
On Saturday the 25th of July the Truagh U14’s took part in the Gloria Corrigan Memorial Blitz. The Blitz was held in Tully with 16 teams taking part. The Truagh girls played hard and were rewarded with Tara McMeel receiving the cup from Gloria’s father John Corrigan.
Also in 2008
Truagh Ladies G.F.C. received Junior Club of the Year and Natasha Mohan received Junior Player of the Year at the Monaghan Ladies Presentation Night.
Ellen McMeel represented the Club in the Monaghan /Rose of Tralee.