MINOR AND SENIOR ACTION IN A VERY BUSY WEEKEND OF GAELIC FOOTBALL

24 May 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

It’s a big weekend for Monaghan county teams, who have two knock-out championship matches. by COLM SHALVEY

It’s a big weekend for Monaghan county teams, who have two knock-out championship matches.Hopes are high that the minor footballers can go well this summer after they won the county’s first silverware at this level since 1989 with their Ulster Minor Football League victory. They are up against Antrim in their Ulster championship quarter-final in Newry on Sunday at 7pm.

Monaghan have a set of forwards which is surely as good as any minor team in Ulster, if not further afield, with Ulster Colleges All-Star Fearghal McMahon, goal-poacher Conor McCarthy, the pacy Adam Treanor and the tireless Ryan McAnespie all providing a scoring threat, as does dual star Dónal Meegan, if he has recovered from the punctured lung he suffered while playing for the county minor hurlers last month.

Monaghan have struggled at times around the middle of the field, but if David McAlister in particular can produce his best form, they are capable of winning enough possession to supply the ammunition to their attack.

Team captain Kevin Loughran, despite being more at home further out …

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