BATTLE TO WIN ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS SUNDAY

14 May 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Notions of winning the Ulster Final have been out there for some time but more so this week with Donegal and Tyrone getting it started. by JOHN GRAHAM

2015 Ulster senior football championship gets underway with the meeting of reigning champions Donegal and Tyrone in Ballybofey in what should be a fitting start, even an exciting start to what is expected to be one of the most competitive championships in years.

The Ulster senior football championship is the most competitive of the four provincial series in that any of the nine teams are capable of taking out any of the other teams on any given day. The competition though does not enjoy universal approval with some critics and pundits referring to Ulster football as, “puke football and pullers and draggers day out” but, having said that, few would argue that there is very little separating any of the sides.

It has been mooted that Monaghan and Donegal are the most likely to contest the 2015 Ulster senior football championship final but even that prediction could come unstuck this Sunday in Ballybofey and it could certainly come unstuck the following Sunday in Kingspan Breffni Park.

When the ball is thrown in on Sunday in MacCumhaill Park, its gets the season underway in earnest as all the hard work, all the preparations, all the tactical talks, all of the work behind the scenes in all of the Counties will be put to the test to see who will take home the Anglo Celtic Cup come July.

For Monaghan people though, and while they will be interested in Sunday’s game and quite …

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