6 December 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan 1-14
Cavan 1-11

Monaghan and Cavan had their first competitive outings in preparation for the new season when they met in a challenge game in Clones last Sunday, the game part of a fundraising drive to support Elaine Tate, a young teacher and mother of three from Rockcorry who has been left paralysed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair following a rare reaction to one of her treatments and the funds raised from this event and others will go towards much-needed adaptations to Elaine’s home to give her more independence on her road to recovery.

Elaine Tate attended the game in the company of her husband Anthony and their children Ava, Patrick and Fionn and she was introduced to both teams prior to the start of the game. Both sides fielded largely experimental teams, although there were a number of well known names and faces, Rory Beggan, Karl O’Connell, Thomas Kerr and Christopher McGuinness for Monaghan along with Niall Kearns and Barry McGinn and the team was captained by Rockcorry’s Lorcan Smith. There were also a number of notable debutants, Andrew Woods, who started on the forty and scored two points, Jason Irwin, who came on as a substitute and also scored two points, while Aaron Mulligan notched one of his trademark scores with…

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