MONAGHAN LOSE UNBEATEN HOME LEAGUE RUN IN THRILLER WITH CORK

14 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan fell to a first Allianz National Football League home defeat since 2011 last Sunday, but only after a thriller against Cork in St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney. by COLM SHALVEY

The return of National League action to St. Mary’s Park in the mid-Monaghan town created a lively atmosphere, but the huge local majority in the crowd of over 5,000 couldn’t get their team over the line. Monaghan’s 11-match winning run in home National League games fell by the wayside, but a lesser-known statistic – Cork’s 100% record in February under Brian Cuthbert – continued. This was a cliffhanger of a game that went down to the very last kick with the result still in the balance; not unlike the last time Monaghan hosted Cork in 2010, when the away team won by 3-13 to 3-12 at Scotstown. Cork have now won five times against Monaghan since 2008, despite the combined difference between the counties in those six games being just five points.

Cork will be heartened by the character they showed to get away with both points …

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