27 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan football received a ringing endorsement from Louth U-21 joint manager Éamonn Dunne last Friday after he watched his Patrician High School team beat their county rivals St. Macartan’s College in the Rannafast Cup Final.

The Carrickmacross school gave an exhibition of fast, flowing football to dethrone the Sem and win their second ever Ulster Colleges ‘A’ title, 15 years after the likes of Stephen Gollogly, Paul Meegan, James Conlon and Frank Markey led the way to Rannafast Cup success.

Dunne, who has worked with the Wee County’s minor teams and was recently appointed to the U-21 post, believes that the local schools’ scene is indicative of the strength of Monaghan football. The Geraldines clubman spoke of the “massive strides being made” in his school and added: “Monaghan is a model for what small counties can do when they put the proper resources and coaching in and a colleges …


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