CAVAN CLAIM THE VALUABLE POINTS BUT MORALE VICTORY FOR MONAGHAN?

6 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Kevin Carney

Last Sunday afternoon, we saw another Battle of Breffni involving Cavan and Monaghan. It made for riveting viewing if only ‘cause it was manly stuff, honest and brutal even if it wasn’t quite cricket.

Four red cards were issued in last weekend’s derby duel. It was a Dr. McKenna Cup tie that got the fans talking before, during and after the game but it was just a pity that just over 1,000 spectators were on hand to see ‘friendly rivalry’ in all its naked form. Four red cards were handed out and a black card to boot. Just what the doctor ordered to take our minds off the numbing cold that shook the bowels of the age-old stadium like a Siberian wind on a safari south.

After the game, Monaghan boss Malachy O’Rourke told the media that he wasn’t quite sure about the circumstances that led to the dismissals.

For those perched high up in the stand though, the sendings-off were as clear as freshly driven snow.

For all that, O’Rourke spoke honestly about his interpretation of events and there can be suggestion that he wished to do an Arsene Wenger on…

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