19 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Kevin Carney

COUNTY senior ladies football manager Paula Cunningham (pictured) will have a full deck to play with as Monaghan prepare to cross swords with Kerry in this Saturday’s (2.15pm) All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final at Birr.

The Clones native will attempt to upset the apple-cart and reach the last four of the competition but aside from some niggly injuries in the camp, all of the players who secured the 2016 Ulster title are fit and ready to do battle.

Part of a double bill in Birr which includes Cavan v Cork’s quarter-final tie (12.30pm), the meeting of the long-time Ulster kingpins and the Kingdom is likely to go right down to the wire, insiders claim.

“It’s a very hard one to call,” Monaghan ladies PRO Erin Treanor told the Northern Standard this week.

“Some would say that Kerry will go into the match as favourites because they’ve a settled side and they were impressive in beating Waterford whereas Monaghan are in a bit of a transition phase but I’m not so sure. I would think that’s it more of a 50/50 match.”

For all that, the Monaghan camp are in…

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