Ulster minor football championship titles are a rare enough occurrence in Monaghan with the County having won out in Ulster on just 4 occasions, the last of which occurred back in 2013. Monaghan were defeated in the final in 2012 with that victory the following year, 2013, being the 1st title to come the way of Monaghan from 1945.
Doohamlet had a core of more experienced players on their team and that was a telling factor in the outcome of this entertaining if never spectacular Crawley Cup final that was played in excellent conditions in Blackhill on Sunday evening last.
"It is going to be something different and really special. Dublin have had so many championship games in Croke Park and they have lit up the place so now we are going to see them up in Tyrone and people are very excited about that."
Monaghan secured their place in the Super 8s courtesy of today's round 4 qualifier win over Laois and manager Malachy O'Rourke is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Kildare at GAA HQ next weekend.