CHAMPIONSHIP

15 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Colm Shalvey reports

After the group stage of the club football championships wrapped up last weekend, there are SFC and JFC quarter-finals down for decision this weekend. Castleblayney is the venue for Sunday’s SFC double-header. Truagh take a three-game unbeaten run into their clash with Clontibret, but despite their inconsistent form to date, the 2019 champions retain the experience at this level to ensure that they will give Pascal Canavan’s side their toughest test since their Group One opener against holders Scotstown. Oran McElligott, Gary Mohan and Christopher McKenna have all reached double figures in the championship for Truagh, who have seen Paudie McKenna make a timely return to fitness, but Clontibret have the SFC’s top scorer to date in Conor McManus (1-26), as well as the in-form Michael O’Dowd, who has hit five goals in his last four games. McManus, Vincent Corey, Brian Greenan and Dessie Mone will all be expected to return to Clontibret’s starting team as they …

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