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May 25th, 2018

Eirgrid Ulster U-20 Football Championship Quarter-Final

Tyrone v Monaghan, Friday, 8.00, Omagh


Five days after wins for Monaghan’s senior and minor football teams in Omagh, Friday night is the turn of the U-20s to play at Healy Park in the Ulster quarter-finals of the new grade.

Both counties lost to eventual Ulster champions Donegal in the 2016 MFC, while Tyrone could call on some of their All-Ireland-winning U-17s from last year. Daniel Kerr, Emmett McNabb, Matthew McGleenan, James Devlin and Mark McKearney could be to the fore for Tyrone.

Several players who have featured for the county seniors in 2018 could lead the way for Ciarán McBride’s Monaghan side, including David Garland, Micheál Bannigan, James Wilson, Colm Lennon, Dean Connolly and Frank Connolly.



The top two clash in the Shoe City Senior Football League on Sunday when Carrickmacross host Scotstown, while holders Ballybay are at home to Truagh. Castleblayney face Monaghan Harps, while Latton travel to Magheracloone and Inniskeen take on Clontibret.


Saturday’s Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League game sees Toome host Tyholland. Leaders Doohamlet host Currin on Sunday, while second-placed Seán McDermotts will bid to return to winning ways when they travel to Corduff. Sunday’s other fixtures are Blackhill v Donaghmoyne and Aughnamullen v Killanny.


Aghabog, Cremartin and Éire Óg are all within two points of Eurotech Junior Football League front-runners Emyvale ahead of their games against Rockcorry, Clones and Truagh, respectively, on Sunday. Elsewhere, Scotstown are up against Oram and Drumhowan go to Corduff for an early throw-in.


The Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship O’Duffy Cup quarter-finals are down for decision on Friday night. Holders Scotstown are away to Castleblayney, while Truagh, Clontibret and Monaghan Harps have home advantage against Latton, Aughnamullen and Magheracloone, respectively.

The Crawley Cup fixtures are Carrickmacross v Seán McDermotts, Clones v Éire Óg and Doohamlet v Drumhowan


The Silver Hill Farm Development Hurling League continues with a refixed game between Craobh Rua, Camlough and Truagh on Tuesday. Truagh are back in action on Thursday in Carrickmacross, while Clontibret host Mattock Rangers.


The juvenile football and hurling competitions also continue this week, with the U-13 Football Championships starting up on Wednesday.


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