SUNDAY’S BIG GAME PROMISES TO BE AN ABSOLUTELY RIVETING AFFAIR NOT TO BE MISSED

18 May 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

John Graham reports

WHEN Tyrone reached their first ever All Ireland senior football championship final, back in 1986, they published a special souvenir booklet in the County under the title “The Long Watched Day” and that title might well apply to Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-final clash between the reigning champions Tyrone and a Monaghan side that is seeking to put the disappointment of losing out at the semi-final stage in the last two years behind them.

Monaghan lost out to Donegal in the 2015 semi final after a replay and last year made a shock exit against Down at the same stage. As reigning Ulster champions for the second year in a row Tyrone are trying to complete a three-in-a-row of Ulster titles for the first time in their history, a feat they have never achieved even though they were in a position….

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