WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY OPENS FOR MONAGHAN

17 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The bearpit that is Austin Stack Park is Monaghan’s next pit stop. The seniors’ tilt with Kerry this weekend has all the makings of being a watershed encounter for Malachy O’Rourke’s troops.

Being back in the NFL’s top flight has presented all sorts of opportunities for the Monaghan players. On Sunday next, the opportunity to turn the Kingdom over in Tralee will present an inspiring vista for Monaghan.

Kerry only beat Donegal last time out on the same ground by two points. The kings of Gaelic football are ripe for toppling.

Kerry’s 2-13 to 2-11 victory over Donegal in the last round was a repeat of the 2014 All-Ireland final and it got the requisite coverage in the media. But that coverage will be nothing like the column inches and broadcast minutes that’ll be expended if Monaghan go into the lion’s den and depart with their chests puffed out.

Of course, man-mountain Kieran Donaghy and a bevy of other Celtic Cross winners await but just like Slaughtneil dominated Donaghy on the edge of …
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