MONAGHAN AIMING TO RETAIN ULSTER TITLE AGAINST LAST YEAR’S ALL-IRELAND FINALISTS

8 July 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

This Sunday all roads lead to St. Tighernach’s Park, Clones (3.30pm) when the county’s senior lady footballers put their Ulster title on the line against last year’s All Ireland finalists Tyrone.
The county team has been in fine form all year in the league, being unbeaten until the semi final.
In their championship games to date, they haven’t really been tested whereasTyrone, on the other hand, had a tough encounter against Donegal in their semi final.
Tyrone experienced an up and down league campaign, but like last year showed, it is the performances in the championship that count.
Tyrone have been improving steadily all year and will be out to stop Monaghan win two in a row, just like they done in 2009.
Monaghan and Tyrone games have always provided fast flowing football, and Sunday should be no different.
Both teams have forwards with lightning speed and the game will probably be decided on which defence holds out best.
Just recently I spoke to manager Gregory Mc Gonigle and team captain Sharon Courtney during the week.
Firstly, I asked Gregory what he felt about Sunday’s game.
He said that he was really pleased to be in the ulster final once again, and as a group they were really looking forward to the final.
The team have been training very hard and after the rounds of club championships management have had full access to all the county players. Gregory wished to put on record his thanks to the clubs for their co-operation and the fixtures committee, who facilitated his request to have round two of the championship put back to facilitate this.
Gregory feels that as a team things are going well and that they are playing with great confidence.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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