FINALISTS GEED UP FOR CRACK AT THE TITLE

13 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By COLM SHALVEY

Sunday’s McElvaney Waste & Recycling Intermediate Football Championship Final sees Donaghmoyne bid for a first title in 20 years against first-time finalists – and last year’s junior champions – Rockcorry.

A first IFC success since 1996 would see Donaghmoyne join Carrickmacross, Inniskeen and Monaghan Harps at the top of the IFC roll of honour on four wins each, while this is new territory for Rockcorry, although their recent championship pedigree includes the 2015 Monaghan and Ulster JFC titles.

The teams qualified with wins in last Saturday’s semi-final double-header at Scotstown, where both came from behind at half-time.

A brace of points from Fergal McGeough got Rockcorry off to a good start against Tyholland, but they ended the first half trailing by double-scores (0-6 to 0-3) and they fell five points down within five minutes of the restart. Tyholland looked poised to qualify for a fourth final since 2010, but they scored just two more points, while Rock added 1-7 to their tally. Rock had already worked their way back into it when Noel Carroll, who had earlier…
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