22 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard


After an unprecedented break between rounds five and six, the Allianz NFL reaches its conclusion this weekend with Monaghan once again having their top-flight status in their own hands. Despite a narrow loss to Kerry when the league eventually got back underway, Monaghan know they can secure a seventh straight year in Division One if they can return to winning ways against Meath in Clones on Sunday. Kerry led from start to finish as they moved to the top of the table, but there were still some bright points for Monaghan, with a spirited effort keeping them within touching distance to the end, despite Niall Kearns, Jack McCarron and Colin Walshe missing out entirely and Conor McManus and Drew Wylie being restricted to substitute appearances.

Andrew Woods saw his impressive form for Inniskeen rewarded with his first NFL start, on his home pitch, and he was one of nine scorers on the day for Monaghan, who saw more than half of their 0-14 tally come from subs. McManus weighed in with five points in an influential…

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