MINORS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

16 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan braced to begin title defence

COLM SHALVEY

Monaghan are set to belatedly begin their defence of the Ulster MFC in a preliminary- round derby against Cavan in Clones on Saturday. Having won back-to-back provincial titles for the first time in nearly 80 years, Monaghan face a hard road to a potential record hat-trick at this level. With the minor grade mirroring its senior counterpart for 2020 by reverting to an old-school knockout format, the sole focus this weekend will be on getting through to a potential quarter-final against Antrim.

While the previous years saw Monaghan launch their championship campaign on the back of runs to Ulster league finals, it is of course a very different scenario in 2020 for Mark Counihan and co. The Ulster MFL was cut short back in March, with Monaghan having lost their opening two…

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