In a game that was ruined by the torrential rain seconds after throw-in, Annaduff bridged a 76 year gap when they beat Gortletteragh in the 2004 Masonite Senior Championship Final.

Having last picked up the title in 1928, Annaduff were outsiders to win against a strong Gortletteragh side who are perennial contenders. However, Annaduff proved to be the stronger side with the Gortletteragh fowards struggling to win possession and struggling even more to actually score!

Gortletteragh led by 0-3 to 0-2 at half-time, and were 0-4 to 0-3 ahead with twenty minutes left. However, Annaduff piled on the pressure and finally took the lead with twelve minutes. Gortletteragh had no answer and could only get one further point to bring the gap back to two points, but this was to be Annaduffs day.

 

 

18-Oct-04 by Paddy Reilly