SEMI FINAL PLACES UP FOR GRABS IN MONAGHAN FOOTBALL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

4 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Senior and Intermediate Football Championships continue in Monaghan this weekend, with semi-final places on offer in the front door and survival on the agenda in the qualifiers. by COLM SHALVEY

The Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship has very much gone to form so far, with the bottom two in the league also the first two to exit the SFC.

Donaghmoyne’s relegation was confirmed when they lost their championship back-door game against Castleblayney in Clontibret last Sunday. Colm Connolly punched to the net once in each half to keep Donaghmoyne in touch, but with Brendan McElroy and Ciarán Hanratty hitting 2-11 between them and Blayney hitting the last 1-3 of the game, it wasn’t enough for the 2014 IFL winners to end their losing streak.

Meanwhile in Drumhowan, Magheracloone stayed in the running at the expense of Inniskeen. Nine players got on the scoresheet for Magheracloone, who led throughout, with Tommy Freeman kicking seven points and Alan Kieran getting the only goal, while Dónal Meegan was the only real threat for Inniskeen for much of the game. Magheracloone had Tommy Freeman sent off late on, however, and his prospective suspension will be a blow to the Mitchells’ chances in their battle with old rivals Latton this Saturday evening in Inniskeen. These teams are very evenly matched and both have 14 points from as many games in the SFL, but Freeman’s absence…

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