3 March 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Kevin Carney

In the same weekend that Hollywood’s film industry captured the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Monaghan’s senior footballer produced yet another blockbuster Broadway affair down in the Kingdom.

O’Rourke and co have become something akin to serial winners in the deep south and last Sunday, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney morphed into a dreamscape for the second successive season as Kerry were downed (1-10 to 2-8) in a topsy-turvy NFL Division One clash.

In looking ahead here last week to the Kerry game, we felt that Monaghan could go toe-to-toe with their hosts and that we hadn’t yet seen the best from the squad despite their heroics over the last few years:
“O’Rourke has gotten a lot out of his players to date. He could well squeeze enough out of them this Sunday to greatly shorten the journey home for the faithful.”

Compared to their earlier outings in this year’s NFL, away to Mayo and at home to Cavan, there was a slight village hall feel to things in Killarney as Monaghan played in front of their smallest audience (5,560) to date.

In carving out their first…


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