19 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard


A shot at a TG4 All-Ireland LGFA SFC semi-final slipped agonisingly by for Monaghan in Carrick-on-Shannon last Sunday, but they can reflect on some solid progress during the disjointed 2020 campaign. Monaghan needed to win a relegation play-off against Westmeath to secure their senior status for 2020, but they went within inches of dumping 2019 All-Ireland finalists Galway out of this year’s race in a thriller that was very much in keeping with the Group Two form guide.

All three games in the section were decided by the narrowest of margins, with Monaghan themselves edging Tipperary, only to experience the other side of it in the group decider. Galway have been one of the form teams in the country over the last two years, pushing three-in-a-row winners Dublin close in the 2019 All-Ireland final, before winning six of their seven competitive games to date this year, having claimed top spot in the league before it was shut down in March.

Trailing by eight points inside the final quarter against a team of that calibre, even…

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