MONAGHAN CLUBS FLY THE FLAG …

8 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Kevin Carney

The years were rolled back last weekend when Monaghan’s finest went toe-to-toe with the best of the rest in the Ulster club competitions.

Scotstown were once vying for the title of High Kings of Ulster back in the late ‘seventies and early ‘eighties and, just like their counterparts back then, the Class of 2013, showed tremendous pride, grit and vigour albeit in going down to a seasoned Ballinderry side.

It was a case of ‘for whom the Bell tolls’ last Sunday in Clones where Derryman Ryan Bell split the posts to knock Scotstown out of the senior championship.

The word ‘experience’ can be used in any amount of previews and reviews of matches and can be over-used more often than not but observers at St. Tiernach’s Park were almost at one in fingering the E-word as the major difference between the sides on the day.

And when a club can draft into the heat of the kitchen such players as Darren Conway, Enda Muldoon and Kevin McGuckin, the age-old question of strength-in-depth comes sharply into focus too.

Scotstown have been in …

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