ULSTER FINAL

12 December 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Ulster title up for grabs for Monaghan

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS

A first Ulster Ladies’ SFC title since 2016 is the prize on offer for Monaghan when they take on Armagh behind closed doors in Clones on Saturday. It’s a first provincial final appearance since 2017 for Monaghan, who are up against last year’s runners-up Armagh. Both counties enjoyed progressive All- Ireland SFC campaigns, with Monaghan missing out on qualification from a razorthin group by the narrowest of margins after edging out Tipperary and falling agonisingly short against Galway.

Armagh went one step further by beating Tyrone (a week after also comprehensively defeating their neighbours at the Ulster semi-final stage) and Mayo to top Group Four. The Orchard County went on to put it up to four-in-a-row-chasing Dublin in an exciting All-Ireland semi-final, where the holders just managed to maintain their winning run. Monaghan and Armagh were both in Division Two of the Lidl NFL this year, but the teams’ paths did…

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