CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS HEATING UP

27 September 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COLM SHALVEY
COMMENTARY

It’s all knock-out from here on in the local club championships as the race for the titles heats up. The Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Final will be between two recent winners after Blackhill and Drumhowan came through last Sunday’s semi-final doubleheader in Scotstown. Drumhowan, who won the JFC four times between 2006 and 2014, have re-established their championship pedigree with an unbeaten run this year and they continued that with an exciting win over Clones.

Veteran forward Colm Lambe rolled back the years with a 1-8 haul for Drumhowan, who held their nerve in a tight finish to qualify for their first decider in five years. Clones were on the brink of a first JFC Final since 2011 after a free from the championship’s top scorer Darren Freeman dropped short and fell for sub Sarto Quigley…

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