ALL-IRELAND GLORY AWAITS MITCHELLS

24 January 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Magheracloone reach final rung of the ladder

COLM SHALVEY COMMENTARY

Magheracloone face the tenth and final step on the ladder to All-Ireland IFC glory when they take on Oughterard at Croke Park on Saturday. Magheracloone’s turbulent end to 2018 has been well documented – with the mine collapse on their facilities leaving them without their pitch ever since – but they managed to put that (and their surprise relegation) behind them to enjoy a great winning run on the playing fields of Monaghan and beyond.

Wins over Tyholland, Monaghan Harps, Corduff and Emyvale saw the 2017 county SFC runners-up (who were within touching distance of another final 12 months later) through to an IFC decider against Donaghmoyne, where they had eight points to spare. James Kieran’s side then saw off Foreglen (Derry) in a high-scoring Ulster quarter-final, before cruising past Glenn John Martins of Down. A highly-rated Galbally …

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