8 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Colm Shalvey

The Monaghan Football Championship season reaches a key point this weekend with the last round of group games in the Greenfield Foods SFC, McElvaney Recycling IFC and Universal Graphics JFC. Reminder: The SFC and IFC group winners will advance to semi-finals, with second- and third-placed teams contesting quarter-finals. A tweak to the relegation process will see the bottom two teams in each Senior and Intermediate section enter an additional group. After three further rounds, the bottom two will be demoted.

The top team in both JFC groups will meet the fourth-placed team from the opposite group in the quarter-finals, with runners-up facing thirdplaced sides from the other group. We take a look here at the permutations in all six groups ahead of the final round. A win over Scotstown on Sunday would see Inniskeen leapfrog the holders at the top of Group One.

A draw would be enough for Scotstown to go straight through to another semi-final. Truagh are into the quarter-finals, with Carrickmacross and Magheracloone headed for the relegation play-off league. Ballybay’s head-to-head wins against both Latton and Clontibret mean they have topped Group Two with a round to spare, leaving the latter two teams through to the quarter-finals, with the outcome…

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