Vinny Smith lined out for Muirhevna Mor during Friday night's Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup defeat by Trim Celtic. (Pic: Aidan Dullaghan)
NEFL Premier Division
Muirhevna Mor 1-2 Trim Celtic
Muirhevna Mor’s two-season hold on the Tully Cup was ended by the side they defeated in last year’s final, Trim Celtic, in Dundalk on Friday night.
Following a scoreless first half, the two decisive strikes arrived during the opening six minutes of the second half as Trim assumed a commanding 2-0 advantage.
Not prepared to lie down, though, the Blues won a penalty just past the hour mark, only for Jimmy Cooney to fail in his effort to half the Mor’s deficit.
They did eventually get on the scoresheet, via substitute Colin Finan, but the finish wasn’t enough to inspire them as Muirhevna lost their hold of the Tully silverware.
Muirhevna Mor: Michael Cooney; Ciarán Jamison, Jimmy Cooney, Philip Duffy, Brian Begley; Brendan Hughes, Gary Clarke, Thomas McShane, Vinny Smith; Paudi Hearty, Martin Smith
Subs: Tiarnan Mulvenna, Colin Finan, Cody McAreavey, Declan Grimes