16 May 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The build up to the start of the Monaghan SFC is dominated by the game between Scotstown and Truagh following Scostown’s much publicised title victory last year. by JOHN GRAHAM

ummer must be just around the corner as championship always dominates when the sun is highest in the sky. There is a little way to go to that time right now but the opening round of matches this weekend in the Gormley uPVC 2014 senior football championship will quicken the pulse and heighten expectations even predictions as to what this season holds.

There are of course bigger days ahead and some time to go before silverware is presented but the opening games can give some indication as to what to expect in a competition that served up some fantastic fare last season.

The big question is can Scotstown retain their senior championship crown or can any of the pretenders, and there are a few, wrest the blue riband from their grasp. That story will unfold as the summer progresses.

For the moment though it is down to the opening exchanges in a five match programme, two preliminary round games and three games in round 1A, spread over this Saturday and Sunday.

It sometimes is the privilege of the reigning champions to open the new season of championship act …

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