BOOST FOR BLUES AS SCOTSTOWN WIN BACK-TO-BACK COUNTY TITLES

6 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Scotstown 2-13
Clontibret 1-12

If there is any truth in the adage that it takes a good team to win a senior championship but it takes a great team to put titles back-to-back, then this Scotstown team has joined the elite teams from a previous generation who achieved that feat, by putting titles back-to-back for the club for the first time since the 1992/93 seasons.

Scotstown are worthy champions again and deserved their double achievement as they were too strong for Clontibret in key departments, albeit a slightly under-strength Clontibret, but Scotstown also had a greater range to their game, particularly in the scoring stakes, while Clontibret relied almost exclusively on Conor McManus, who scored all but 1-1 of their total.

The newly revamped St Mary’s Park was in pristine condition for last Sunday’s decider, which was transmitted live on TG4, but it also attracted a crowd of almost 4000 and they were treated to a spectacle worthy of a County Final.

Prior to the start a minutes silence was held as a mark of respect to 3 former Scotstown players of the 1960’s who had passed to their eternal reward, the late Jimmy Sherry, Pat Brennan and Pascal McArdle. The game also saw ….
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