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12 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan chase semi-final place

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS

A place in the All-Ireland LGFA SFC semifinals is the significant prize on offer when Monaghan’s senior ladies take on Galway in Carrick-on-Shannon this Sunday. Monaghan emerged from the neareight- month shutdown with a superb start to their Group Two opener against Tipperary last Friday night in front of the TG4 cameras.

Monaghan may have wished to stop the count after they hit nine of the game’s first ten points, but Tipp got right back into the game before half-time, with Aishling Moloney and Róisín Howard each finding the top corner of the net to wipe out their deficit. Scores didn’t flow quite as freely at either end after the restart, but Monaghan retained their composure to secure a valuable win by the narrowest of margins.

The game didn’t finish without some controversy, as a much-discussed free against Aishling Moloney in the final minute saw Monaghan breathe a sigh of relief. Monaghan had lost the….

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