History of Truagh Ladies GFC


In 2000 Truagh entered an U12 GAA team into the Community Games,

For this group of girls it was their first time playing for Ladies Football for Truagh, The team, managed by Brenda Mc Anespie and Louise Colton, went from strength to strength to reach the semi-finals. The semi-final, against Scotstown, was played in Castleblayney and although the result favoured Scotstown, it was a massive achievement, as for many of the girls it was their first time playing Football.

This U12 Community Games team was to be more significant than anyone could have imagined back in 2000 but it was from this that the decision was taking to bring back Peil Gael na mBan to Truagh.

On the 4th of October 2000 a meeting was held to do just that. Truagh Ladies G.F.C was established and the first Committee was formed with the following members

First Chairman Aiden Treanor

Assistant Denise Treanor

Secretary Veronica Connolly

Assistant Lisa Mc Kiernan

Treasurer Michael Treanor

Assistant Liz Todd

Pro Michael Cuddy

The Fundraising Committee:

Marian Feely, Gwen Corrigan, Pauline McKiernan, Marie McKenna, Anita Treanor, Nora McKenna.

The Committee then entered Teams into the U12, U14, U16 and Minor Competitions for 2001



The Management was: Michael Cuddy, Veronica Connolly and Aidan Treanor.

Truagh Ladies GFC entered U12 teams into both the 13 a-side and 15 a-side 2001 county competitions along with the 2001 Community Games competition

On the 17th of May 2001 The Community Games U12 Team travelled to Cremartin to face Donaghmoyne in the County Final. Truagh came out victorious with just a point to spare, claiming the Truagh Ladies GFC first ever title. The full time score was Truagh 3-06 to 1-11.

From here the U12 Truagh Ladies Community Games team then went onto represent Monaghan in the Ulster Final. The Final held in Enniskillen was played on the 30th of June 2001. Unfortunately the Truagh Girls were narrowly defeated by the Cavan representatives.

The 13 a-side U12 team took the County title on August 10th when they beat Scotstown in the Final hosted in Tyholland. Truagh ran out the convincing winners on a final score line 4-07 to 2-01 with Ciara Connolly lifting player of the match. (Page 7)

The 15 a-side Team were not as fortunate when they fielded the following day, August 11th with the evening before taking its toll. The final was played in Cremartin but it was not to be with Donaghmoyne winning 5-11 to 0-03. Scorers from that game were Elaine Treanor, Grainne McKenna and Ciara Connolly with a point each.

Barney Treanor Blitz

20 teams took part in the Barney Treanor Memorial Blitz with clubs from Tyrone also taking part. The Truagh and Donaghmoyne fought their way to the shield final and although Donaghmoyne took the title, Leona Kerr took Player of the Match. In the Frank McKenna Cup Aghabog were victorious over Eire Og.

Also in 2001

The Management for the U14, U16 and Minor team was Michael Treanor, Padraig Treanor and Laura McMeel.

Truagh Ladies has their first County Representatives in Melissa Kerr and Charlene Connolly. They girls were part of the Monaghan Ladies U14 Panel that went onto win the Ulster Championship, overcoming Cavan 3-10 to 4-06 in Tyholland on the 2nd of June 2001. From here they reached the All Ireland Final but they unfortunately lost out to Cork in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.


Senior Team

In a first attempt at establishing an adult team within the Club. A ‘trial’ challenge match was played against Trillick in St. Mellans. Among some those that turned out for the challenge were Regina Corrigan and Siobhan Treanor. Denise Treanor provided the team with performance enhancing energy sweets.

U14’s & U16’s

This year Inniskeen proved too strong knocking out the Truagh Ladies U14 and U16 teams in their respective League Semi Finals.


The Management was: Michael Cuddy, Veronica Connolly and Aidan Treanor.

As in 2002 Truagh Ladies entered an U12 team into 3 competitions.

The U12, 13 a-side team, reached the league semi final but unfortunately lost out to St. Brigids.

However the U 12, 15 a-side team, made up for the previous year’s disappointment by overcoming Donaghmoyne in the 15 a-side League Final. The Final was played on the Tues the 16th of July. The final score line was Truagh 8-09 to Donaghmoyne’s 0-06 and the Truagh girls were brought to Joy Ho Heen on Dublin Street for a celebratory feast.

The Community Games U12 Team claimed the County Title for the 2nd year. From here they reached the Ulster Semi Final, which was played in Enniskillen on the 29th of June but were unfortunate on the day.

Barney Treanor Blitz

12 teams took part this year. The Shield was taken by the Truagh girls (15 a-side team) with Aughnamullen winning the Cup.


Senior Team

Management team was: Michael Treanor, Padraig Treanor and Laura McMeel.

In 2003 Truagh Ladies entered its first team into the Junior Division. They started the year with a challenge match against Gallbaly. The first official fixture for Truagh Ladies came with a Division 3 league game against Donaghmoyne on Sunday the 20th of April at home. Our second pairing was away to Corduff.

Truagh Ladies earned their first point as a senior team on the 17th of May 2003 by means of a draw with Clones. The game was played on the Priest’s Meadow in very wet conditions. The full time score was 4-02 to Clones 1-11. Nuala McQuillan scoring 3 of the 4 goals. (Page 17)

The league didn’t end without a victory for Truagh Ladies. With the senior team defeating Corduff at home 3-07 to 2-08.

Our first Championship fixture was on the 11th of July. We lost 5-07 to 0-00. Rockcorry went on to win the Junior Championship. (Page 19)


The U16 Truagh Ladies team beat Inniskeen in the 15 a-side league playoff for a place in the semi finals but unfortunately lost the semi to O’Neill’s 5-08 to 0-09.


The Management was: Michael Cuddy, Veronica Connolly and Aidan Treanor.

The U14 Truagh Ladies team began their year with a challenge match against Errigal Ciaran.

The U14, 11 a-side team, reached the semi final which was played on Monday, the 23rd of June but lost out on the narrowest of margins finishing up 1-08 to Corduff’s 1-09.

The U14, 15 a-side team, got one step further when they reached the final. The final was played in Tyholland on Monday the 30th of July. However it was not to be with Donaghmoyne proving too strong. The final score was 4-09 to 2-04.

On the 2nd of August 2003 St. Mellans was host to the U14 Monaghan Electrical Cup. It came down to Truagh Ladies and Errigal Ciaran in the final with Truagh coming out on top. Sarah Cuddy received the cup from Michael Treanor and Grainne McKenna took home player of the Match.

The U14 team also had success when they won the Monasterboice U14 blitz held in Drogheda on the 12th of October. Ciara Connolly received Player of the Tournament.

U12’s & U10’s

The U 12’s got to the League Final but lost out to Donaghmoyne in the Final.

An U10 blitz was held in St. Mellans on the 12th of July. The Cup was sponsored by Rosemary and Seamus Coyle. Caoimhe Mohan and Hannah Hughes both received Player of the Match.


Senior Team

Management team was: Michael Treanor, Padraig Treanor, and Laura McMeel.

The Truagh Ladies Senior Team took their first win of the year with a league victory over Sean Mc Dermot’s. Denise Treanor found the net for Truagh and knocked over some fine points leaving the Truagh girls with a comfortable victory. The full time score was 1-13 to 1-04.

Our second league win of the year came from a victory over Corduff on the 22nd of May. Although the girls trailed at the interval by a goal Truagh stepped up in the second half with Nuala McQuillan finishing with a tally of 1-07 but it was substitute Karen Feely who put the game away when she came off the bench to put one in the back of the net.

From here Truagh bought their way into a 3 way play off after a 3-04 to 2-09 league victory over Emyvale. Having come through the play off’s, with St. Brigids and Corduff, Truagh reached Junior League Semi Final were they faced Emyvale.

The Semi Final was played on Saturday the 25th of July, but it wasn’t to be with the Truagh girls losing out 1-08, to Emyvale’s 4-06.

Truagh Ladies second ever Championship game was played at home. It was the Division 3 Championship Quarter Final and they faced Aughnamullen. Despite trailing at the break by 8 points the Truagh girls came out fighting in the second half and pushed Aughnamullen to 2 points. The final score was 3-01 to 0-12.


Management team was: Michael Treanor, Padraig Treanor, and Laura McMeel.

The Minor team started the year with a league victory over Sean Mc Dermot’s 2-13 to 0-06.

The 13 a-side Minor semi-final was played on Saturday the 23rd of October where the Truagh girls faced Tyholland. Having won the semi the Truagh girls book themselves into the first ever Minor Final for Truagh Ladies GFC.

The Final was played a month later, on Sunday the 21st of November, in Threemilehouse. It was miserable conditions and both teams struggled to find their footing unfortunately Truagh lost to Clones 3-10 to 2-03. Scorers: Margaret Treanor 1-00, Grainne McKenna 1-00.


The Management was: Michael Cuddy, Veronica Connolly and Aidan Treanor.

The U16 Truagh Ladies reached the 15 a-side Final having overcome Emyvale in the semi final.

The Final was held on Friday the 23rd of July and the Truagh girls faced ever rivals Donaghmoyne. Although level at the break, Truagh lost out 1-08 to 2-12

The U16 year was not to end without silverware when in its first year of existence the Truagh Ladies U16 team took home the Ronan Leonard Memorial Cup. The tournament was held in Aghabog GFC and Truagh had to fight off opposition from Aghabog, Eire Og, Emyvale to reach the final were they faced down none other than Donaghmoyne.
Ciara Connolly collected the Ronan Leonard Memorial cup on behalf of the Truagh U16 team and Grainne McKenna received the award of player of the tournament.


The U14 team made up for their disappointment in 2003 when they took home the U14, 15 a-side, title. The Final with Scotstown was hosted by Tyholland on Monday the 21st of June and the full time score was Truagh 2-09 to Scotstown 2-02.

They also made sure when they travelled back to Drogheda for the Monasterboice U14 Blitz. Not only did they retain the silverware but Joanne McKenna received Player of the Match for the Final.

Feile Peil na nOg

This is one of the most memorable times in Truagh Ladies GFC short history.

It began on Saturday the 1st of May with the U14 teams competing at 15 a-side took part in a Blitz hosted in Donaghmoyne.

After two nail biting games against Emyvale and the hosts, Truagh beat Scotstown in the Final and with that victory they earned the privilege of representing club and county in the All Ireland Feile Competition.

The Feile weekend started for the Truagh Girls on Friday the 2nd of July. They were competing in Division 1 and their first match against the hosts Killeeshil. With a victory of 3-03 to 0-02 the girls then travelled to Carrickmore to take part in the opening parade.

On the Saturday the Truagh girls went on to beat Loughmacrory 6-17 to no score before facing Limerick side St. Aibes.

St Aibes proved to be tougher competition with the game going to extra time yet Truagh managed to pull through on a score line 2-03 to 2-00 thus securing a place in the semi finals.

That evening it was off to Donaghmore and the semi-final meeting against with Corafin of Galway. Yet again the game went into extra time but Truagh came out front winning 3-03 to 2-01.

Then the girls were off to Healy Park in Omagh to face Kerry’s Southern Gaels but unfortunately lost 1-10 to 1-00. See page 34

U12’s & U10’s

U12’s did well to reach the semi finals but it was not to be their year

However the U10’s did well at the U10 Blitz taking home the cup.

Also in 2004

Truagh Ladies received the Award of Division 3 Club of the Year.


Senior Team

Management team was: Michael Treanor, Padraig Treanor, and Laura McMeel.

In 2005 Truagh Ladies jetted of on a whirl wind adventure to the sunny channel island Guernsey. Truagh Ladies had been invited over to Guernsey Gaels 7’s Tournament by Truagh native and now residence of Guernsey Larry Hughes. A total of 22 headed for Guernsey on the Friday morning of the May Bank Holiday weekend. Yet they did not arrive until Saturday morning after a 26hr delay in Bristol Airport.

The voyagers, despite the delay, progressed all the way to the Final only to be edged out by Derry side, Glen. Still the Truagh travellers did not go home empty handed with Charlene Connolly bringing home Player of the Tournament.

2005 was also the first year Truagh Ladies took their first ever Junior Championship win. It was the Championship Quarter Final which was held in St. Mellans on Friday 13th of May. The Truagh girls faced St. Brigids and ran out convincing winners on a score line of 6-12 to 1-04.

The Championship Semi-Final was held on Friday the 5th of August against Emyvale. The game was hosted in Scotstown. However the Truagh senior girls narrowly lost out by a goal.

Truagh also made the Division 3 League Semi-Final. It was played on Sunday the 30th of October but it was to be the end of the senior girl’s season (page 47)


The Minors reached the 13 a-side final for the second year running. The Final was played in Scotstown on the 9th of October. But unfortunately the minors lost out on the day to Tyholland by a goal. The Final score was Truagh 1-6, Tyholland 2-6.


Management: Aiden Treanor, Michael Cuddy, Sharon McMeel, Margaret Treanor

The U16 team retained the Ronan Leonard Memorial Cup when they won the tournament for the second year. Captain Elaine Treanor had the privilege of lifting the Cup on behalf of the team.

On Sunday 18th of September the Truagh U16 team, travelled to Tyholland to take on Killany in the 11 a-side final.

As both Truagh and Killany play in red and black both teams had to find alternative colours for day. The Truagh girls togged out in the blue and white county Monaghan strip.

Truagh got a flying head start when 30 seconds from the throw in Denise McKenna rattled the back of the net. With Sinead McKenna and Natasha Mohan both kicking points Truagh quickly pulled ahead. Two minutes from half time Mary Catherine McKenna was called upon and did not disappoint when she stopped a Killany penalty denying them a chance to reduce the deficit. The half time score-line was Truagh 2-06 to Killany 1-03.

After the resumption Killany came out fighting but the Truagh defence held strong while the forwards came to life with Michelle McKenna and Brid McCarron adding goals to the haul. Truagh Ladies came away winners with an overall tally of 4-18 to Killany’s 1-03.

Captain Michelle McKenna lifted the Cup and Natasha Mohan took Player of the Match.

The Truagh U16 team also took the 15 a-side title. On Sunday the 16th of October the Truagh girls travelled to Tyholland, but this time to take on Aghabog.

Truagh lead all the way with the first score of the match coming from Catriona Treanor seven minutes in and the Truagh girls went in at half time 1-08 to 0-02. The goal from the boot of Brid McCarron.

In the second half the Truagh girls did not let up and ran out with a comfortable victory of 1-18 to 0-04.

The Captain Elaine Treanor lifted the Cup and Rachel McKenna took Player of the Match.

U14’s & U12’s

Management: Ann McKenna, Regina Corrigan, Frank McKenna

The U14’s unfortunately lost the League semi Final

Having overcome Sean McDermott’s in the Semi Final the Truagh U12 team faced Scotstown in the 15 a-side final. The Final was hosted in Emyvale on Monday the 11th of July.

Scotstown got the first and second score of the day with a goal in the fifth minute followed by a pointed free more than ten minutes later. The Truagh girls waited close to twenty minutes before they registered their first score, a point from Caoimhe Rooney. This was quickly followed however with a

further two points from Caoimhe Mohan and Eileen McKenna leaving Truagh only a point down at the break.

After half time it was Truagh that opened the scoring with a point from Caoimhe Mohan levelling the game. A minute later Truagh took the lead for the first time with another point from Caoimhe Rooney. Laura McKenna and Amy Murray kicked a point a piece to extend the lead to three. A dangerous lead in any game and this proved to be the case when Scotstown levelled the game with a goal less than a minute from full time. The Truagh girls kept their cool and with seconds to go Amy Murray put the ball over the bar to win the game. The full time score was Truagh 0-11, Scotstown 2-04.

Captain Kady McKenna lifted the Cup while Caoimhe Mohan took home Player of the Match.


Senior Team

Management team was: Michael Treanor, Padraig Treanor, and Laura McMeel.

The senior team made a second trip to Guernsey, this year on time and with even more enthusiasm. They girls once again reached tournament final but despite the best efforts of Aoibhinn Corrigan in particular, Derry side Glen retained the Cup.

The Senior Ladies season got off to a good start with an away league fixture to Carrickmacross. The girls won 2-16 to 1-02.

For the second year in a row the Truagh Ladies faced Emyvale in the Championship Semi-Final. The Semi was played on Tuesday the 25th of July and despite only trailing by a point at the interval the girls lost out 0-07 to Emyvale’s 2-12.


Management: Aiden Treanor, Michael Cuddy, Sharon McMeel, Margaret Treanor

The Minor competition of 2006 was not completed until 2007, the Truagh minors lost out in the 2006 competition when they lost to Aghabog in the semi-final played in St. Mellans.


The U16 Truagh Ladies reached the 15 a-side Final having overcome in the semi-final Aghabog 2-15 to 1-05 on Friday the 15th of September.

They were pitted against Emyvale in the Final on the Sunday the 24th of September. This game ended in a draw and the Truagh girls had to wait 5 weeks for the replay which was finally fixed 5th of November. The Replay hosted in Scotstown attracted a large crowd out to cheer both sides and it was a thrilling game. But it was Truagh that edged out the neighbours by 3 points at the finish. Joint Captains Barbara McKenna and Rachel McKenna lifted the Cup with Catriona Treanor lifting Player of the Match. The final score was 1-10 Emyvale, Truagh 1-13.

U14’s & U12’s

Management: Ann McKenna, Regina Corrigan, Frank McKenna

U14 unfortunately did not reach semi finals this year.

The U12 15 a-side team reached the Final were they came up against Donaghmoyne. The Final was played on a very wet Monday evening on the 4th of September. It ended in a draw Truagh 1-04, Donaghmoyne 2-01. The replay was played the following weekend and the Truagh U12s girls came out winners.

They also reached the U12 11 a-side final were the faced Scotstown in Emyvale. This too ended in a draw with Bryoni Daly scoring the equalising point. Although they lost unfortunately lost the replay, on the 22nd of September, 3-08 to 1-05 they did not go without silverware with Niamh McQuaid taking Player of the Match.


Senior Team

The Management Team was: Aiden Treanor, Mickey Cuddy, Margaret Treanor, and Sharon McMeel.

The Senior Team faced Corduff in the first round of the Junior Championship.

Having beat Corduff they faced Scotstown in the Championship Semi Final, from here they went on to Final were they were pitched against Latton.

Truagh played Latton on the Sunday the 2nd of September as part of a double header hosted by Monaghan Harps but lost out by just 2 points. The final score line was Latton 3-07, Truagh 2-08.

But there was no time for rest as the Senior team was back out the following Friday, September the 7th, to beat Aughnamullen to the Division 3 League Semi Final booking themselves a place in to the Final.

The League Final was played Sunday the 7th of October. Yet again the girls had to face Latton and unfortunately lost out by 3 points with Latton finishing on 2-08 to Truagh’s 2-05.


The Management Team was: Aiden Treanor, Mickey Cuddy, Margaret Treanor, and Sharon McMeel.

The Minors reached the 15 a-side League Final which was played on Sunday the 4th of November but missed out to Aghabog by a single point. The Final score line was Aghabog 3-05, Truagh 2-07.


The U 16’s again lifted the Ronan Leonard Memorial Cup.

The Truagh Ladies U16 team also reached the Semi Final but they lost out to Scotstown


The Management Team was: Aidan Treanor, Kenny Mohan, Eugene McKenna and Ann McKenna

The U14’s won the Division 1, 15 a-side, County title when they beat Scotstown on the 30th of July. Joint Captains Caoimhe Mohan and Kady McKenna had the honour of lifting the Cup and Eileen McKenna took home Player of the Match.

Feile Peil na nOg Liatroma

Truagh Ladies U14’s had the honour of representing Monaghan in the Feile for the second time in 3 years. On the weekend of the 29th of June the Truagh girls travelled to Keash in Sligo for their first game against Eastern Harps before heading to Carrick-on-Shannon to take part in the Feile Parade.

Though the Truagh Girls did not make the semi finals they did not go home empty handed.

Caoimhe Mohan was crowned All Ireland Skills Champion when she won the Feile Skill Star Challenge.

Caoimhe won her group and then her division on the Saturday but clinched the title when she completed her test in one minute and eight seconds, without penalties and thirty seconds ahead of her closest rival.


The U12’s beat Donaghmoyne in semi-final on Saturday 18th of August and went on to beat Scotstown in the final held in Eire Og on Tuesday the 28th .

Also in 2007

Eileen McKenna received joint U14 County Player of the Year 2007.


Senior Team

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.


Senior Team

The Management was: Aiden Treanor, Gerry Treanor, Margaret Treanor, Peter McGarahan and Ursula McKenna

Only six years from Truagh Ladies entered its first team into the Junior Division the club had grown to the point that a B team. Truagh Ladies now had a team competing at both Intermediate and Junior levels.

The Intermediate Championship Semi-Final was away to Latton. Played on Friday the 24th of July.

With a fantastic start Truagh went in at the break, 8 points up, with score-line of, 0-11 to 1-00. But this was most definitely a game of two halves.

Latton come back out and scored 3 goals, one from a penalty turning it into a nail-biting contest.

Thankfully the last kick of the ball, a Latton free, dropped short and the Truagh girls came out winners on a score-line of 1-16 to 4-04.

Scorers: Brid McCarron (1-00) Natasha Mohan (0-05) Caoimhe (0-01) Lisa McKenna (0-03) Rachel McKenna (0-07)

The Intermediate Championship Final against Maghercloone was on Sunday the 13th of September in Aughnamullen. This Final was Maghercloone’s 4th Intermediate Final in as many years and their experience showed.

Despite a purple patch early in the second half Truagh lost out 1-7 to Maghercloone’s 2-15.

Truagh Ladies had to wait until the 28th of November for the Division 2 League Final.

Despite over two months without a competitive game Truagh Ladies went in a half time with a 1-05 to 0-03 led and returned Corduff the favour to deny them double. The Final Score was Truagh 3-8, Corduff 1-5.

The Truagh Ladies B Team did not let the year pass without honours either.

On Sunday the 30th of August Truagh Ladies’ B Team took on Doohamlet in Tyholland in the Tom Lennon Cup Final.

The Truagh were first off the mark with a goal thirty seconds from throw in, putting Doohamlet on the back foot immediately. By the end of the first period Truagh had racked up a total of 5-06 to 0-03

The Truagh girls did not let up after the break either with substitute Therese McKenna finding the back off the net within a minute of resumption of play.

Truagh finished up comfortable winners with a final score of 7-12 to Doohamlet’s 1-04. As 2009 was the first year of the Tom Lennon Competition, Truagh Captain Karen Feely had the honour of being the first player to lift the Tom Lennon Cup and Lisa McKenna got Player of the Match.


The Management was: Seamus Murray, Kenny Mohan, Michael McCaffery, Eugene McKenna, and Debbie Murray.

In Scotstown on the 11th of October Truagh faced rivals of recent years, Aghabog, in the 15 a-side Final. For the second year Truagh retained the Silverware and ran out comfortable winners and with a final score of

2-14 to 0-09

It was the perfect end to underage season in which the club won two of the three titles (U16 and Minor) and were runners up in the U14 Division 1 Final.

On the 3rd of October Emyvale hosted a Memorial Blitz for Referee Kevin Donnelly. Fourteen teams took part on the day with the Truagh girls and Cavan side Knockbride making the Cup Final. On a score-line of 5-12 to 1-03 the Truagh Minors were comfortable winners with Natasha Mohan taking Player of the Tournament.

The Truagh U16 faced O’Neills in the 15 a-side final and came out winners on a score line of Truagh 6-11 O’Neill’s 3-2
Truagh Team: Caoimhe Rooney, Tara McMeel, Kady McKenna, Rose McKenna, Jessica McKenna Laura McKenna Charlotte McKenna, Eileen McKenna 1-2, Caoimhe Mohan 0-3, Bryoni Daly 2-0, Niamh McQuaid 1-0, Amy Murray, Eadaoin Treanor 1-0, Emma Kerr 1-6(4fr), and Laura Feely

Subs: Amy McKenna, Eimhinn Mc Elligott, Catriona Coyle, Úna Landers.


The Management Team was Michael Treanor, Frank McKenna and Kelly Treanor.

Also in 2009

Caoimhe Mohan received U16 County Player of the Year 2009.

Truagh Ladies had the honour of hosting the Ulster Club Finals in which two Monaghan teams were competing.

Truagh also won County blitz competitions at U14, U16 and Minor level which is a fantastic achievement.


Senior Team

The Management Team was Aiden Treanor, Gerry Treanor, Michael Cuddy, Margaret Treanor, Peter McGarahan and Ursula McKenna.

This year Truagh Ladies competed in the Senior League, it was a first for the Club as only two years previous were we still in the Junior Division. The first league fixture was a home game against Monaghan Harps and with it the Truagh girls took their first Senior League win. The rest of the league progressed well and Truagh finished 3rd on the League table.

With a bye into the Championship semi-final Truagh came up against Corduff at on home on Sunday the 25th of July. It took to the 5th minutes for the Truagh girls to register a score, a goal from Eileen McKenna yet Truagh led at half time 3-06 to 0-05.

The full time score was an impressive 6-11 to 1-08 with five girls taking their scores. Caoimhe Mohan (3-02, 1f) Natasha Mohan (1-05, 3f) Eileen McKenna (1-00) Rachel McKenna (0-02) Joanne McKenna (0-01) Aoibhinn Corrigan (1-01)

Truagh faced O’Neill’s Shamrocks in The Intermediate Championship Final which was held in Scotstown on Tuesday the 10th of August. Yet again five girls knocked over scores for Truagh with a combined tally of 17 points. Meanwhile the defence had an impressive game keeping the opposition scoreless from play. The final score was 0-17 to 0-09.

Natasha Mohan (0-8, 3f), Caoimhe Mohan (0-5), Aoibhinn Corrigan (0-2), Joanne McKenna (0-1), Siobhan McKenna (0-1)

The next step was Ulster Championship and Truagh Ladies’ campaign began on Saturday the 2nd of October with a convincing 7-13 to 1-05 win at home game against Fermanagh side Devenish.

A week later Truagh travelled to hosts Armagh Harps for the Ulster Semi Final. A great passage of play from Natasha Mohan and Rachel McKenna resulted in Caoimhe Mohan finding the back of the net only 15 seconds from throw in. Further points from Caoimhe Mohan, Natasha Mohan and Aoibhinn Corrigan along with a well placed penalty left Truagh going in a the half time up 2-05 to 0-03. After the break the Truagh girls did not let up. While the

defence held off Armagh Harps’ attempts to get back in the game, the girls in front added a further 1-07 to the tally. The goal coming from substitute Amy Murray. With a final score-line of 3-12 to 0-5 Truagh Ladies booked the

Ulster Intermediate Final.

A fortnight later on Saturday the 24th of October Truagh travelled to Coalisland for Ulster Final Day. They Girls were up against St. Galls of Antrim. Unfortunately it was not Truagh’s day and despite fighting to the end lost 2-05 to 3-08.

The season however was not over as the Truagh Ladies B Team were to tog out on November the 21st for the Division 2a League Final. The Final, hosted by Emyvale, was against Junior Championship winners Scotstown. Although the Scotstown took the first point of the game Truagh led at the interval 1-05 to 1-03.

After the break Caoimhe Mohan extended the led to 3 points but despite two fantastic saves by goalkeeper Emma Kerr Scotstown finally got their goal and levelled at the 45minute.

Another 4 points from Caoimhe Mohan pulled Truagh back into the led but five minutes from the end Scotstown levelled for the second time with a goal and a point within a minute.

Now as the final whistle loomed Elaine Treanor played the ball out to Caoimhe Mohan and with a one two with Elaine McKenna, Caoimhe Mohan slotted over the vital point. Shortly after that the referee Michael Henry blew the whistle, to the relief of all the Truagh supporters, and Captain Aoibhinn Corrigan lifted the Cup.

The Final Score, Truagh 1-12, Scotstown 3-05.


The Management Team was Seamus Murray, Kenny Mohan, Michael McCaffery, Eugene McKenna, and Debbie Murray.

The Minor Team started their season with a 3-11 to 4-05 league victory over Scotstown. From here the minors kept their form and remained unbeaten through all six league rounds and with finishing top of the table Truagh faced Aghabog in the 15 a-side League Final.

The Final was fixed for Monday 26th of October only two days after the Ulster Final. Unfortunately the weekend’s game took its toll on the minors involved with the senior team and Truagh lost out to Aghabog by a single point.


The U16 team progressed well through the 15 a-side league only conceding points to Scotstown and it was Scotstown that the U16’s then faced in the League Semi Final. After a result of 3-07, each, the semi final went to a replay. The replay was held on Thursday the 19th of August but unfortunately the Truagh girls lost out by three points with a final score-line of Scotstown 3-11 to Truagh’s 4-05.

On the 3rd of May, a bank holiday Monday the U16 took part in the Ronan Leonard Memorial Blitz. Having seen off opposition from St. Brigids, Monaghan Harps and Aghabog the Truagh girls finished top of their group and were entered into the Cup semi-final against Scotstown. Truagh disposed of the Scotstown threat with seven points to spare and now faced Monaghan Harps in the final.

It was not to be however with Monaghan nipping Truagh at the post with a final score line of Monaghan Harps 1-05, Truagh 1-04.


Although the U14’s did not reach the league semi finals they did reach the Championship Semi Final but were unfortunately knocked out by Latton on the second weekend of September.

U12’s & U10’s

The Management Team was Michael Treanor, Frank McKenna, Aoibhinn Corrigan, Margaret Treanor and Michelle McKenna.

Despite a good league campaign which began with a league draw away to Latton, the U12’s unfortunately did not make the league play offs

The U10’s took part in the Clontibert U10 Blitz where they made their way to the shield final spot but they unfortunately lost out to Donaghmoyne.

Also in 2010

At the County Ladies Dinner Dance held in Latton on the 4th February

Truagh Ladies lifted Intermediate Club of The Year .

As well as this Truagh Ladies won the overall Club of the Year in 2010.

A fiiting end to a Fantastic Decade of Football.


Contested Senior league and championship. Over the years lost senior players and young players coming up.


Intermediate runners up v Donaghmoyne B. A goal in the last minute denied us the intermediate title loosing out to Donaghmoyne B to 1 point.


Current Intermediate champions beating Maghercloone 4.19 to 3.07. This ended up been thrilling final. The girls were 5 points behind at half time coming out in the second half and really hammering home and going the Intermediate title. A great result and now contest ulster and aim for Ulster and All-Ireland success.