COUNTY FINAL FOOTBALL WEEKEND LIKE NO OTHER

24 September 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Emotional scenes as teams make history in the middle of a coronavirus crisis

Colm Shalvey reports

In a year like no other, Scotstown, Monaghan Harps and Aughnamullen will have some cause to remember at least part of 2020 fondly after lifting county titles in an action-packed weekend that brought a condensed club campaign to an end. Scotstown won their fifth Greenfield Foods SFC title in six years when they pulled away decisively from Ballybay in the second half in Clones on Sunday. Scotstown have held the Indian sign over Ballybay in big championship encounters throughout recent years, but this was by a distance their most dominant win in this modern rivalry, which has featured a couple of draws and a series of close finishes.

Ballybay led by 0-3 to 0-0 after a strong start, but they failed to score from play for the remainder of the game as their attack, having averaged more than 20 points per game en route to the final was snuffed out. The Pearse Brothers will have left wondering how a team that hit 4-19 in an epic semi-final against Inniskeen could appear so toothless…

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