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UNSTOPPABLE BLUES!

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12 Oct 2018 No Comment
UNSTOPPABLE BLUES!

Four-in-a-row Scotstown prove they are different class in a county final Scotstown’s county men made big contributions as they won their fourth consecutive Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship title in Clones last Sunday. The familiar sight of Conor McCarthy hitting the net on county final day proved decisive as Scotstown held off the challenge of a Ballybay side that failed to take several chances to raise the green flag. Mc- Carthy, who had another good duel with county team-mate and former UCD colleague Ryan Wylie, evaded a couple of tackles on ...

CONCRA WOOD GLEAMS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT!

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12 Oct 2018 No Comment
CONCRA WOOD GLEAMS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT!

Concra Wood Golf Club, and its stunning surroundings, came under the spotlight like never before this week as footage was beamed all across Europe to more than 170 million people! Coverage of the club’s hosting of the last leg of the European Challenge Tour last week gave golf fans around the continent a bird’s eye view of Concra’s idyllic setting as former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson proved top dog. Concra’s staging of what was the Challenge Tour’s final event on European soil this year went down a treat with ...

MCCARTHY GOAL FIRES HOLDERS SCOTSTOWN TO COMPLETE FOUR-IN-A-ROW SENIOR TITLES

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12 Oct 2018 No Comment
MCCARTHY GOAL FIRES HOLDERS SCOTSTOWN TO COMPLETE FOUR-IN-A-ROW SENIOR TITLES

John Graham reports Scotstown 1-13 Ballybay 0-13 Reigning champions Scotstown retained the Mick Duffy Cup to complete a four in a row of Senior Football Championship titles, this time at the expense of Ballybay in an intriguing contest that built to an exciting finish in St Tiarnach’s Park, Clones, on Sunday afternoon last. At the end there was some confusion as to what the actual score was with the score board, on instruction from an official, being amended to read Scotstown 1-12, Ballybay 0- 13, while practically ….

COUNTY FINAL

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5 Oct 2018 No Comment
COUNTY FINAL

Colm Shalvey reports Sunday’s Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final pits four-in-a-row chasers Scotstown against league champions Ballybay. Both of these clubs have returned to the fore in the senior ranks in recent times, particularly Scotstown, who have won four SFC titles since ending a 20-year wait in 2013, with their current three-in-a-row putting them second in the roll of honour ahead of Clontibret. Ballybay’s 2012 breakthrough ended their 25-year run without winning the Mick Duffy Cup, while they have been semi-finalists in seven of the last eight years. Scotstown memorably ...

EMYVALE TOO STRONG FOR CREMARTIN IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

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5 Oct 2018 No Comment
EMYVALE TOO STRONG FOR CREMARTIN IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

John Graham reports Emyvale 0-19 Cremartin 1-08 Emyvale captain Daniel McMahon put on an exhibition of point scoring as a sharper, more clinical Emyvale deservedly clinched the Universal Graphics Monaghan Junior football championship title and with something to spare over an out of sorts Cremartin in Scotstown on Sunday afternoon last. McMahon finished with nine points to his credit, six from frees, some of which were simply superb on a day when a difficult breeze made shooting that bit more risky but the Emyvale talisman simply made it look easy as he stroked ...

ULSTER RECOGNITION FOR MONAGHAN

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21 Sep 2018 Comments Off on ULSTER RECOGNITION FOR MONAGHAN
ULSTER RECOGNITION FOR MONAGHAN

MONAGHAN’S run to the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals received further recognition when six of the county’s senior footballers won Irish News Ulster All-Stars awards last Thursday night. One of those, Rory Beggan, became the first goalkeeper to win the Irish News Ulster Player of the Year award after his superb season. Beggan kept ten clean sheets in 18 appearances for Monaghan in 2018 and never conceded more than one goal in any league or championship game, but it was his …

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!

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21 Sep 2018 Comments Off on AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!
AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!

GREENFIELD FOODS SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS JOHN GRAHAM Just four teams remain in the hunt for the biggest prize Monaghan sport has to offer. The Duffy Cup will winter in either Ballybay, Clontibret, Magheracloone or in its current habitat of Scotstown. Here we preview this weekend’s SFC semi-finals. SCOTSTOWN V MAGHERACLOONE: Scotstown are looking for a fourth senior football championship title in a row and in those five appearances since 2013 they have won the title on four occasions. For their part, Magheracloone last won the senior football championship title in ...

HANLEY ON FIRE WITH THREE GOALS

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21 Sep 2018 Comments Off on HANLEY ON FIRE WITH THREE GOALS
HANLEY ON FIRE WITH THREE GOALS

John Graham reports Goals set the stage for a highly-entertaining clash Cremartin 4-12 Clones 4-09 A sharper, hungrier Cremartin, deservedly booked their place in the final of the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship at the expense of Clones in this entertaining and at times exciting contest that was played in breezy conditions in Scotstown on Sunday evening last. Cremartin led from gun to tape after hat-trick hero David Hanley opened with a goal and the best that Clones could achieve thereafter was being level at 1-6 apiece 3 minutes into the second half. Goals ...

O’NEILLS WEATHER BLAYNEY STORM

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13 Sep 2018 Comments Off on O’NEILLS WEATHER BLAYNEY STORM
O’NEILLS WEATHER BLAYNEY STORM

Clontibret 1-15 Castleblayney 1-13 John Graham It took extra time to decide the outcome in this riveting Greenfield Foods Senior Footall Championship contest that was in the balance right through, although Castleblayney might look back and see that they had slightly the better of the chances to seal the issue in normal time. That said though Clontibret struck decisively when the late opportunity arose, a goal in the 4th minute of the second period of extra time effectively sealing the issue. Played at a cracking pace throughout this was a game where never ...

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TAKE SPOILS IN HARD-HITTING CLASH

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13 Sep 2018 Comments Off on DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TAKE SPOILS IN HARD-HITTING CLASH
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TAKE SPOILS IN HARD-HITTING CLASH

John Graham reports Scotstown 0-10 Ballybay 0-09 Reigning champions Scotstown are through to the semi-final of the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship but they had to dig deep into the resources of courage and commitment to get over the challenge of Ballybay in what was a tough, hard-hitting encounter in Clontibret on Sunday evening last. In the final analysis though Ballybay are still in the championship but were left to rue a number of missed chances, particularly their failure to convert a first half penalty which would have given them a greater foothold ...