“Scotstown and Gaoth Dobhair Battle it Out to become Ulster Club Champions”
Scotstown’s bid to become Ulster Senior Club champions sees them take on Donegal champions Gweedore on Sunday in Omagh. The Monaghan champions haven’t won the title since they beat Tyrone champions Coalisland in the final back in 1989.
Scotstowns squad is full of County players and that experience could be crucial against favourites Gweedore.
Scotstown won their fourth Monaghan title in row this season. They were untroubled when sweeping aside Derrygonnelly in the preliminary round but their win over Down champions Burren in the quarter final marked them out as real contenders. Their performance in getting past Slaughtneils conquerors Coleraine, with four late points shows they are really up for Ulster this year.
The Scotstown side includes the Hughes brothers Darren and Kieran, as well as other Monaghan stars Rory Beggan, Conor McCarthy and Shane Carey. Keeper Began managed to get two of their late scores in the semi-final to send them through.
Gweedore won their first Donegal title in twelve years this season and they have a wealth of young talent coming through to take their places alongside club legends like the McGee brothers Eamon and Neill, plus Kevin Cassidy and Christopher McFadden. Gweedore have show they can go on scoring sprees, much like their 1st half performance against Cargin or their dismantling of Crossmaglen.
Kevin Cassidy at Full forward has been immense since being talked into a return by manager O’Donnell. Their keyman could well be Donegal Star Midfielder MacNiallais. His performances- have been just as important to the Donegal champions as he hit eight points in the win over Cargin before starring again in the win over Crossmaglen.
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Antrim Champions St Endas, have the opportunity to make history against Mullahoran of Cavan. No Antrim Club has ever won the Intermediate Ulster title. They go in as favourites, in Saturday nights final in the Athletic Grounds in Armagh.
Mullahoran made the final after an epic semi-final win over Banagher of Derry. The game went into extra extra time and had to go to Free Kicks with Mullahoran holding their nerve. It may be worth noting that Antrims last two representatives in this final came up short on the day, Moneyglas and Dunloy.
S Endas, overcame Tattyreagh of Tyrone in a tight semi-final affair. They will rely on Kristian Healey and Ruairi Scott getting the all-important goals.
Mullahoran won the Cavan Senior Championship as late as 2012. Their Star man will undoubtably be Killian Brady and his side will be full of confidence for the final.
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