8 February 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan aim to build on Tyrone win

Monaghan will be looking to build on last Sunday’s win over Tyrone when they travel to Croke Park to face All-Ireland champions Dublin this Saturday. Monaghan have showed different aspects to their game in the opening two weekends of the league, displaying plenty of attacking intent in a narrow defeat to Galway, before employing a more compact structure in seeing off a subdued Tyrone in front of a big crowd in Castleblayney last Sunday.

Monaghan set up in a more recognisable way for their round-two derby, which developed almost into a mirror image of last spring’s clash in Omagh. A tame effort from Monaghan saw them fall to a seven-point defeat last February, while this time around a four-point margin was flattering to an off-colour Tyrone side. Tyrone had overcome a turbulent start to the year to put together a five-game winning run, retaining the Dr. McKenna Cup and adding a win over Meath, but they rarely threatened Rory Beggan’s goal here as the Scotstown keeper marked his 100th senior appearance…

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