27 August 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

JACK MADDEN previews the Co Senior Football Championship “through inter-county tinted glasses” and finds holders Scotstown have several would-be conquerors to be wary of

It’s that time of year again, whatever “that” time even means these days. Championship season takes on a bit more of a wintry flavour this time, or an autumnal one at the very best. County players will once more be available to their clubs when they are needed most, the crème de la crème. Whether or not that cream rises to the top remains to be seen. In Monaghan’s Ulster final defeat to Tyrone, 20 players featured either from the start or off the bench. Of those 20, there were an impressive 12 different clubs represented, ranging from Junior to Senior, each with contrasting ambition but equal determination for success.

Just how have their clubs fared without them, and how big a boost will their return to the fold be? Let’s take ahead to the Senior Club Championship, through intercounty tinted glasses. Scotstown Five men from the 2020 champions featured in this year’s Ulster final. The Hughes brothers have been ever presents injury aside for both club and county, with Darren in particular to the fore in Monaghan’s provincial charge, also scoring a crucial goal in the relegation play-off victory over Galway. A superb display against Armagh was in contrast with a poor showing against…

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