ALL SYSTEMS GO IN MONAGHAN FOOTBALL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

21 August 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

It’s now all systems go in the club championships, with the IFC underway and the Senior Football Championship set to start this weekend. by COLM SHALVEY

All ten teams in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship are in action this weekend. First up is a preliminary-round double-header in Castleblayney on Saturday, when Truagh and Scotstown will be strong favourites to see off Donaghmoyne and Inniskeen respectively. Castleblayney and Monaghan Harps contest the first of Sunday’s games in Truagh on Sunday, which is followed by a double-bill in Inniskeen. Ballybay and Latton have the same points in the league ahead of their local derby, with the Pearse Brothers having hit some form at a good time, with their county contingent back, after a slow start. Finally, Clontibret will be expected to make a winning start to their title defence when they take on Magheracloone.

The McElvaney Recycling Intermediate Football Championship began last weekend. Carrickmacross sent out an early signal of intent with a resounding win over Drumhowan in the most one-sided IFC game for some years. Drumhowan’s decision to go man-for-man at the back backfired as Carrick’s forward line hit top gear to rack up 6-15, including a hat-trick from Aaron Jones. The pace of Kevin O’Hanlon and Jones and the guile of Stephen Gollogly continually unlocked the Drumhowan defence and the Emmets will fancy their chances of going a long way on this evidence.

Corduff lost to Aughnamullen by 12 points in the league last month, but they turned that result on its head in Inniskeen. Aughnamullen’s failure to bring…

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