TIME TICKING FOR O’ROURKE’S MEN

3 May 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COLM SHALVEY COMMENTARY

With just over two weeks to go until the Ulster SFC derby clash with Cavan and the Monaghan players turning their full attention to the county scene after last night’s club games, the countdown is on to the latest instalment of this storied rivalry. Monaghan county football management requested following last weekend’s club fixtures that round five be postponed due to a “reported growing injury list”.

The county board’s fixtures committee gave clubs the option to defer these ‘five-point’ games until August, but at the time of writing most of last night’s fixtures appeared to be going ahead as scheduled. Malachy O’Rourke will, of course, be without experienced campaigner Darren Hughes, who suffered a broken ankle…

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