Articles in the Sport Category

MONAGHAN HURLERS UP AND RUNNING

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News, Uncategorized »

22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MONAGHAN HURLERS UP AND RUNNING

PATRICK SMYTH Following on from Castleblayney’s heroic exploits on the club front, the game of hurling in Monaghan got another timely boost on Sunday last at Healy Park, Omagh when the county seniors notched a gutsy 4-12 to 2-13 win over NHL Divi- sion 3A rivals Tyrone. Monaghan fielded their strongest team so far in the competition with the the ‘blayney players – Cormac McNally, Mark Treanor, Colin Merrick and Peter Treanor – all making their competitive bow for the county in 2019. …

MONAGHAN V TYRONE

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

22 Feb 2019 No Comment
MONAGHAN V TYRONE

Derby D-Day in Healy Park Omagh Monaghan face a crunch local derby against Tyrone in the Allianz National Football League Division One on Saturday evening. This fixture’s circumstances represent a far cry from the teams’ last meeting, when Tyrone held off a late charge from Monaghan to book their place in the All-Ireland final. The neighbouring counties went into that Croke Park clash on a high after successful runs through the qualifiers and ‘Super 8s’ series, but they face this latest instalment of the rivalry looking to bounce back from stuttering ...

MAHER’S LATE SCORES VITAL AT CROKER

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

15 Feb 2019 No Comment
MAHER’S LATE SCORES VITAL AT CROKER

Lacey hails blayney boys in defeat PATRICK SMYTH “The lads just dug in as they have done all year, they got the hooks in, they got the blocks in and did the work and there was no little skill either there when we took our chances and I thought our goal was the score of the game.” Although shocked and devastated in equal measure, Castleblayney hurling boss Jimmy Lacey was able to extricate enough silver linings from the mother and father of all clouds. In the immediate aftermath of his side’s agonising ...

SHARPSHOOTER MAHER HELPS HUNT DOWN CASTLEBLAYNEY

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

15 Feb 2019 No Comment
SHARPSHOOTER MAHER HELPS HUNT DOWN CASTLEBLAYNEY

AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL DUNNAMAGGIN 1-17 CASTLEBLAYNEY 1-13 Kilkenny and Leinster champions Dunnamaggin staged a late rally to clinch the All Ireland club Junior hurling championship title at the expense of Castleblayney in this totally absorbing and thrilling encounter that was played in sunny if somewhat chilly conditions in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon last. Ultimately the Cats had to dig deep into their reserves of courage and commitment to get the better of a resurgent Castleblayney who carried the battle to them particularly in the final ten minutes of ...

BLAYNEY ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE TITLE

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

8 Feb 2019 Comments Off on BLAYNEY ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE TITLE
BLAYNEY ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE TITLE

‘Our time is now’ – says Treanor PATRICK SMYTH Treanor believes that after three Ulster Club JHC triumphs, it’s time for the gold and green brigade to add the All-Ireland title to the club’s list of honours. The Monaghan and Ulster standard bearers will cross swords with Kilkenny and Leinster kingpins Dunnamaggin at Croke Park this Sunday in an eagerly awaited national junior decider and ‘blayney defender Treanor reckons it’s high time the underdog came good: “We’re in unchartered territory but it’s the third time we’ve won Ulster,” Treanor reminded the media ...

HOME SIDE JUMP UP TO FIFTH

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

8 Feb 2019 Comments Off on HOME SIDE JUMP UP TO FIFTH
HOME SIDE JUMP UP TO FIFTH

Roscommon 1-12 Monaghan 0-13 JOHN GRAHAM After the euphoria of their victory over Dublin Monaghan were brought back down to earth with a bump as a resilient Roscommon staged a late smash and grab act to snatch victory in this cliff hanger that built to a dramatic and exhilarating finish in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon last. Monaghan, after another sluggish first half, looked to have done enough to at least take a share of the spoils when they fought back to parity three minutes into stoppage time, but in the remaining ...

MONAGHAN SHOW REAL QUALITY TO BEAT DUBS

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

31 Jan 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN SHOW REAL QUALITY TO BEAT DUBS
MONAGHAN SHOW REAL QUALITY TO BEAT DUBS

Malachy O’Rourke hails O’Hanlon’s “dream” debut PATRICK SMYTH O’Rourke was generosity itself in handing out the plaudits after his side’s encouraging victory over NFL opponents Dublin on Sunday last in Clones. However, he reserved special praise for promising attacker Stephen O’Hanlon who made a big impression on his senior county debut: “He took his goal very well,” O’Rourke enthused of rookie O’Hanlon. “I suppose when you put someone like Stephen in like that, the start he got you can only dream about it, because with his first touch he had created the ...

FARNEY INFLICT MORE PAIN ON DUBLIN

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

31 Jan 2019 Comments Off on FARNEY INFLICT MORE PAIN ON DUBLIN
FARNEY INFLICT MORE PAIN ON DUBLIN

Monaghan 2-13 Dublin 1-13 JOHN GRAHAM A resurgent Monaghan staged an increasingly effective second half performance after a somewhat sluggish start to get their campaign off to the best possible start at the expense of League holders Dublin in this at times tough, hard hitting yet totally absorbing contest that was played in chilly conditions in front of a crowd of 10,556 in Clones on Sunday afternoon last. The reigning league and All Ireland champions arrived in Clones determined to get their search for a sixth league title in seven years off to ...

CLUB OF THE YEAR IN CROKER FINAL …

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

24 Jan 2019 Comments Off on CLUB OF THE YEAR IN CROKER FINAL …
CLUB OF THE YEAR IN CROKER FINAL …

Lacey looking for improvement ahead of All-Ireland clash PATRICK SMYTH Cusack Park, Mullingar was awash with Monaghan hurling die-hards last Sunday as Castleblayney clinched (1-8 to 0-10) a place in this year’s All-Ireland JHC final at Croke Park after a titanic duel with the lords of Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon. Embedded in the wave of ‘blayney supporters who swamped the playing field after the final whistle, the winners’ team-manager Jimmy Lacey refused to lose the run of himself: “(The win) is not really sinking in now because the main thing now is just relief ...

THE NORTHERN STANDARD MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS

GAA, General News, Sport, Sports News »

24 Jan 2019 Comments Off on THE NORTHERN STANDARD MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS
THE NORTHERN STANDARD MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS

Brilliant quartet inducted into Monaghan Hall of Fame On a night of stars at the Four Seasons Hotel, those who once upon a time shone on the playing fields of Monaghan, Ulster and Ireland again found themselves in the limelight – but this time in a more comfortable and less challenging environment! Last Friday night, the hugely popular Hall of Fame showcased Monaghan GAA’s living legends. The packed attendance delighted in saluting four former players who were inducted into the county’s Hall of Fame – two from Castleblayney, Dessie Mulligan and ...