DOUR DRAW AT ST MARY’S

17 February 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan remain unbeaten facing into the mini-break in the Allianz National Football League Division One, but only after enduring a dogfight with Cavan that finished level in Castleblayney last Sunday.

Both counties will struggle to take much from a game that Malachy Clerkin aptly described in The Irish Times as akin to “watching identical twins slap each other in the face for an hour”. The teams evenly shared 14 points in a game where no player scored more than once from open play, which will have left both sides feeling a combination of relief and frustration. Cavan had the better of much of the first half, keeping Monaghan scoreless for 23 minutes, but they failed to make their possession count; kicking seven wides and dropping a succession of shots short.

Monaghan eventually found their feet with three points from Conor McManus in the space of two minutes, but after adding 0-4 to their …
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