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GAA followers are in for a deal with as two of Ulster’s heavyweights, Tyrone and Monaghan, put together to face off in what guarantees to be a fiercely contested championship match.
These two sides have a latest historical past of shut encounters, with the typical successful margin within the final seven championship clashes being simply two factors both method.
Tyrone come into the match because the reigning Ulster champions, having claimed the title by the narrowest of margins over Monaghan two years in the past. Nonetheless, Monaghan will likely be decided to show the tables this time round and avenge that heart-breaking defeat.
Each groups had combined outcomes on this yr’s Allianz League, with Tyrone ending fourth in Division 1 and Monaghan coming in at sixth. Nonetheless, Tyrone did handle to come back out on prime when the 2 sides met earlier within the league, with an eight-point victory.
On the subject of objectives on this fixture, they’ve been few and much between, with solely 14 scored within the final 12 conferences. The one time each groups managed to search out the again of the online was method again in 2005, when Tyrone emerged victorious in a qualifier match.
Tyrone and Monaghan have had differing fortunes of their opening Ulster championship video games during the last decade, with Tyrone successful 5, drawing one, and dropping 4, whereas Monaghan have gained eight and misplaced two.
The winners of this match will face both Derry or Fermanagh within the Ulster semi-final, so there’s all the pieces to play for. With each groups evenly matched, it’s certain to be an exhilarating encounter from begin to end. Who will come out on prime? Solely time will inform.
Tyrone v Monaghan Groups
Monaghan are 9/4 to win the match, booked anticipate Tyrone to win by 3pts
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