30 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fontenoys seek third All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship title in the noughties. by KEVIN CARNEY
It’s being billed as a straight shoot-out between Donaghmoyne dynamo Cathriona McConnell and Mayo maestro Cora Staunton but the first-named is having none of it. Captain McConnell will lead the Monaghan and Ulster champions into the All-Ireland club SFC final at Ballinamore, county Leitrim this Sunday (1.30pm) against the Staunton-powered Connacht champions, Cornacon. But any talk of the title being decided by two players on the pitch this weekend is knocked straight on the head by the well-decorated McConnell:
“No single individual was ever responsible for winning a game and definitely not an All-Ireland final and that’s something that’s not going to change this weekend,” the 23 year old Dundalk IT student declared.
“We’ll have to play as a team and be good enough, collectively, on the day if we’re to beat Cornacon in Ballinamore. “They have Cora Staunton which is a huge asset and she does more or less all of their scoring but they have other very good players in their team who’ll have to be watched up front and who do a lot to keep their forwards supplied with the ball and the opposition from getting decent chances in front of goal.”
The smart money is on Donaghmoyne to dethrone the reigning all-Ireland champions this Sunday. However, the dogs in the street are barking out the message that the Monaghan and Ulster champions will have to put a cap on the amount of ball match-winner Staunton gets over the hour if they are to
regain the crown they last held in 2009 when they beat Donaghmore (Cork) in the all-Ireland final.
So how good is Cornacon’s go-to gal?
“If she gets the ball …

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