FOUR MONAGHAN CLUBS BATTLE IT OUT IN FEILE FOOTBALL FINALS

24 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The creme de la creme of under 14 talent in Monaghan will be showcased this coming Saturday when the race to represent the county at this year’s national Feile football finals enters the final lap. by KEVN CARNEY

Four clubs will stand shoulder to shoulder in Blackhill as they seek to get their hands on the mother and father of underage prizes with Carrickmacross Emmets, Castleblayney Faughs, Truagh and Donaghmoyne all set to put their best foot forward in the hope of claiming the spoils.

First to cross swords at the mid-Monaghan venue on Saturday will be Truagh and Donaghmoyne in the Division Two decider (2pm).

The smart money is on a victory for the Farneysiders but Donaghmoyne clubman Paddy Martin is taking nothing for granted:

“Truagh can’t be underestimated ‘cause they’re a good team and they’ll rise to the occasion, definitely,” Paddy explained.

“Our management team has put in a big effort and it’s a credit to them and the players that they’ve got this far which is something that we didn’t bargain on at the start of the year.

“This particular group of footballers haven’t hit the heights down the years but they’ve stuck at it and I think they’ll give it a good rattle on Saturday.

“The big hope is that they do themselves justice and I think they will. They’re a small team but nippy and with good skill. They girls in the club have had success already and it would be great for the boys to emulate them.”

For his part, Truagh Youth Officer Mickey McCaffrey reckons his favourites will have to upset the books if the silverware is to be garlanded in red and black at the final whistle:

“Donaghmoyne are favourites. They beat a strong Emyvale side in the semi-finals and we’ll need a fair bit of luck on the day to cause a shock.

“The lads lost out badly to Magheracloone in the first game but they’ve improved since and they won’t lie down.

“The management team of Joe McCarey, Aaron…

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