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November 17th, 2017

County Monaghan Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League Semi-Finals

Scotstown v Clontibret, Sunday, 2.00, Scotstown

Latton v Ballybay, Sunday, 2.30, Latton


The SFL semi-finals are down for decision this Sunday.

After pipping Latton to top spot last Sunday, double-chasing Scotstown host Clontibret.

These teams contested the 2016 SFC Final, which Scotstown won, and they have also edged both league meetings this year. Clontibret recovered from an early championship exit to finish fourth in the league.

Both clubs have players in action in the International Rules second test in Australia this weekend: Scotstown’s Darren Hughes and Clontibret’s Conor McManus. Scotstown will be looking for big performances from the likes of Conor McCarthy, Kieran Hughes, Shane Carey and Dónal Morgan, while Clontibret will need Dessie Mone, Vincent Corey, Brian Greenan and Michael Paul O’Dowd on form.

Meanwhile, Latton host holders Ballybay.

Latton were pipped for top spot by Scotstown, but they finished four points clear of Ballybay; having taken three points off their neighbours. Both of these teams were edged out of the SFC at the death of their semi-finals, but they have regrouped to reach the latter stages of the league. Latton are hoping to end their centenary year on a high, while Ballybay are bidding to retain the Owen Ward Cup.

Owen and Kieran Duffy, Owen Coyle, Hugh McElroy, Bernard O’Brien and Stephen McCabe are among the main men for Latton, while Ballybay will hope to have Paul Finlay, Drew and Ryan Wylie, Thomas Kerr, Christopher McGuinness and Ciarán Galligan on form.


The latter game will be played after Latton ladies host Meath’s Dunboyne in the All-Ireland Club IFC semi-finals (1pm), while at the same time, Corduff also have home advantage in their All-Ireland JFC semi against Cuala of Dublin.


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