13 September 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By John Graham

It is beginning to get down to the business end of things in the Gormley uPVC senior football championship with two teams already through to the semi finals but there is still a lot to play for in the qualifier games that are scheduled for this Sunday with sudden death awaiting those unfortunate enough to lose out in these two matches, Magheracloone v Doohamlet and Latton v Scotstown, that are being staged as a double bill in Clontibret.

Both of these sides have shown great character to resurrect their championship prospects after each sustained a defeat in the opening round of matches, Magheracloone to Scotstown and Doohamlet at the hands of Monaghan Harps. Both it must be said were somewhat under strength for those initial matches but both recovered well although it took a replay for Doohamlet to get over the challenge of Carrickmacross.

Anyone who doubted the character of this current Doohamlet side would have to revise their rating completely following their magnificent rearguard action that saw them come from being in arrears in the first half and reduced to 13 players to going on to win that replay by six points on Sunday last.
It took extra time and …

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