UNLUCKY MONAGHAN BEATEN BUT UNBOWED

11 September 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan are back in the hunt to win the biggest prize there is in ladies senior football, according to team-manager Paula Cunningham, despite last Saturday’s heart-breaking defeat (2-10 to 1-10) to Cork in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final.
The NFL meeting of the teams last March saw the Munster ladies stroll to a 25 points victory but it was a totally different story last weekend in Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds and Cunningham believes that her charges might even have sneaked a victory on Shannonside:

“I genuinely felt that going into the last 10 minutes of the game, the momentum was with us and if we had managed to snatch another goal, I definitely think we could have built on that and got over the line.

“Another goal would have put the game into extra-time and I would have fancied our chances at that stage but maybe it wasn’t meant to be.

“Unfortunately, they got the sort of start we, as underdogs, needed which meant that we were chasing the game and Cork are so experienced, they know how to close off a game.

“In fairness, they were more clinical than us and our wides (14) hurt us even though – and you’d …
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