CLUB FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIME

13 May 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The club championships get underway this weekend, with five games in the Monaghan  SFC and two in the JFC. by COLM SHALVEY

The Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship gets underway on Saturday evening with Magheracloone v Monaghan Harps in Aughnamullen. Just a point separates these teams in the league (in fact, after six rounds, there is no more than two points between any of the sides meeting this weekend). Magheracloone saw a three-game unbeaten streak ended by the narrowest of margins in Truagh last Saturday, while the Harps ended a three-match losing run with a win over Scotstown to overtake the Mitchells, who they knocked out of the 2015 championship on their way to the final.

Magheracloone have a mix of experience in the likes of Tommy Freeman, Gavin Doogan and James Ward and youth such as Allan Kieran and Alan McCahey. Despite being hit by some absences so far, the Harps can call on players like Neil McAdam, Conor Galligan, Kevin Loughran and Stephen Driver.

There are two SFC double-headers down for decision on Sunday, the first of which is at Castleblayney. First up at St. Mary’s Park, Scotstown start their title defence against Doohamlet. These teams are currently in a three-way tie for second place in the SFL. With …

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