BANTY’S MONS FACE VISITORS KERRY

16 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan chase crucial points against Kerry

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS

All of seven and a half months after round five of the 2020 Allianz NFL, Monaghan aim to secure their top-flight status when Kerry make the long trip to Inniskeen on Saturday. Following an unprecedented break between National League games after the Covid-19 emergency saw the 2020 schedule ripped up, with the club scene eventually returning in late July, the Division One table sees just three points separating the top six teams.

Considering that it feels like an age since the suspension of inter-county activity, it’s worth reminding ourselves that Monaghan started the second ‘Banty’ era with a series of encouraging performances (a narrow loss in Galway, a thrilling draw with Dublin at Croke Park and home wins over Tyrone and Mayo), with a tame defeat against Donegal an anomaly from the first five rounds. Nonetheless, they need to pick up more…

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