18 November 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Colm Shalvey reports

Almost two years since a ball was kicked in the Ulster Club Football Championships, Seán McDermotts and Cookstown get the highlyanticipated 2021 provincial series underway in Clones this Saturday. After Blackhill and Magheracloone claimed a memorable Ulster JFC and IFC double in 2019, the condensed 2020 season left no room for the ubercompetitive provincial championships, meaning Scotstown, Monaghan Harps and Aughnamullen didn’t get the chance to bid for further titles. Seán McDermotts will now bid to become the seventh Monaghan club to win the Ulster JFC, but to even get to the quarter-final stage, they will have to get past a Cookstown side with previous experience of the provincial arena. Cookstown were a very strong Intermediate team in the early 2010s, with stars like Owen Mulligan and Raymond Mulgrew helping them win a pair of All-Ireland IFC titles, but they found themselves relegated to the …

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