Eamonn McEneaney fancied to take Latton reins
Greenfield Foods-sponsored Monaghan Senior Football Championship
The Greenfield Foods-sponsored Monaghan Senior Football Championship continues this weekend, with tomorrow evening’s game between Latton and Castleblayney already looking like a must-win encounter for both teams.
Castleblayney lost to 14-man Inniskeen last weekend and their 11th defeat from 12 games this year prompted a change on the sideline, with former player and manager Éamon McEneaney expected to take charge in Latton.
Crossmaglen man Johnny Murtagh guided 'Blayney to a relegation play-off final win in the league, but that loss to his former team-mate Oisín McConville’s Inniskeen saw the Faughs turn to the ex-Monaghan and Louth manager.
Latton also need to get off the mark after they let a long-held lead slip in the final seconds away to Carrickmacross. They could welcome key players Aaron Mulligan and Thomas McPhillips back after they won a Senior title in Philadelphia last week.
2021 runners-up Truagh enter the fray with a home game against Carrickmacross tomorrow afternoon.
Truagh started this year in fine form, although they tailed off somewhat towards the end of the league, having lost the services of Gary Mohan, Cormac McKenna and Christopher McAnenly for at least part of the summer. Carrick have Stephen O’Hanlon back in the fold for their morale-boosting win over Latton.
Tonight’s action sees Ballybay and Donaghmoyne bid to build on opening-round wins in Group One. Both teams picked up statement wins last Sunday, with Ballybay ending a 20-year wait for a championship victory over holders Scotstown, while Donaghmoyne struck late to pip 2019 winners Clontibret.
Aughnamullen return to the SFC for the first time since the turn of the century with a home game against Clontibret. Aughnamullen, who had the bye in round one, go into the SFC having lost only once in their last five games, although that defeat was by a heavy margin to Clontibret just over a month ago.