MONAGHAN/CAVAN JERSEY FOR XMAS?

12 December 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COLM SHALVEY

Despite everything that 2020 has sprung and just two weeks after a remarkable day of provincial finals, the All-Ireland SFC decider will be between Dublin and Mayo for the fourth time in eight years after a pair of one-sided semi-finals at Croke Park. The pundits attempting to build up Saturday’s clash between Cavan and Dublin are at pains to point out that the Ulster champions are there on merit, but they are under no illusions about the task at hand for Mickey Graham’s side.

Peter Canavan on Sky Sports points to the variety of the Cavan attack in the Ulster series as the Breffni side warm up at the Hill 16 end, leaving the Dubs to go through their prematch routine at the Canal End for the first time since 2010 (owing to the vagaries of the first-named county as Gaeilge being given their choice of dressing room etc.). Both Canavan and Kieran Donaghy reckon that Cavan need at least three goals to attempt to take down Goliath, while…

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