MONAGHAN YOUNGSTERS GUNNING FOR DONEGAL

12 May 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Colm Shalvey reports

A place in the Ulster MFC semi-finals is up for grabs when Monaghan welcome Donegal to Clones this Saturday. Having put a heavy opening defeat behind them to win their last three Uster MFL games, Monaghan have regrouped from an upset against Antrim to knock out both Armagh and Down inside the last fortnight, rediscovering their goal-scoring touch to hit the net five times in Newry. Monaghan’s first three championship games saw them renew rivalries with teams they had previously met in the league, but this weekend brings a new opponent, as Donegal were in the opposite section of the Ulster MFL, where they finished joint-top of their group, only missing out on a final place on score difference.

Having started the championship with a comprehensive win over Fermanagh, Donegal fell short against a fancied Derry side last time out. Luke Barrett’s Donegal will be hoping to repeat their first-round win at the same venue last year. Charlie Mc- Quillan is the only Monaghan player still involved from the team that started last July, while Donegal can still call on the likes of Seán Martin, Conor …

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