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WAITING GAME

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
WAITING GAME

The game between Monaghan and Donegal scheduled for Clones on Sunday last fell victim to the arctic weather after the level of frost on the pitch was deemed dangerous by the referee. The starting time of 2.00pm was extended initially to 2.15pm and then to 2.30pm to see if there would be any improvement but following a second inspection by the referee in conjunction with the two team managers referee, Noel Mooney, Cavan….

THE NORTHERN STANDARD/MONAGHAN GAA ANNUAL AWARDS

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12 Jan 2018 No Comment
THE NORTHERN STANDARD/MONAGHAN GAA ANNUAL AWARDS

COLM SHALVEY The 2017 Monaghan GAA Awards will be presented on Friday week, January 19, in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town. The presentation night, sponsored once again by The Northern Standard, is a fixture on the calendar and will once again shine the spotlight on every aspect of the GAA in the county. The winners, as usual, were announced at county convention last month. County men Kieran Hughes and Conor McCarthy are…

MONAGHAN COMMUNITY AND IRISH SOCCER SPHERE MOURNING DEATH OF SEÁN MCCAFFREY

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5 Jan 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN COMMUNITY AND IRISH SOCCER SPHERE MOURNING DEATH OF SEÁN MCCAFFREY

The deep sense of grief and loss evident in the Monaghan community since the news of the passing of Sean McCaffrey at Cavan General Hospital on December 30 has been reflected at all levels among the Irish soccer fraternity. From Annaghlough, Castleshane, 58-year-old Mr McCaffrey made an indelible impact on soccer development at local, regional and national level. A seminal figure in the foundation of the Monaghan United club, he was also a founder of Oriel Celtic and his influence as a coach and manager bore fruit in the number ...

TRIBUTES TO A MONAGHAN SOCCER LEGEND – SEAN MCCAFFREY (1959-2017)

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5 Jan 2018 No Comment
TRIBUTES TO A MONAGHAN SOCCER LEGEND – SEAN MCCAFFREY (1959-2017)

“Sean warmed so many peoples’ hearts during his life but so many hearts have been broken with his passing.” The heartfelt reaction of current Ireland Under 19 manager Tom Mohan to the passing of his predecessor in the role and long-time friend Sean McCaffrey fairly epitomises the sadness which has engulfed the soccer community in Monaghan this past week. The death of the legendary coach – after an illness bravely borne – in Cavan General Hospital on Saturday morning last has spawned a wave of tributes to the personable 58 ...

COUNTY AND CLUBS GET INTO CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

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5 Jan 2018 No Comment
COUNTY AND CLUBS GET INTO CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Several good causes benefited from the brief pause in action on the local playing fields over Christmas. The Monaghan Gaelic football senior team were kept busy at their bag-pack fundraiser in Fleming’s SuperValu, Monaghan Town on December 23 in aid of the local Special Olympics group. Monaghan Harps hosted their annual charity match at Gavan Duffy Park on New Year’s Day (for local causes yet to be announced), while Tyholland’s Christmas charity match on December 27 raised …

PRO WIN FOR MCKENNA

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15 Dec 2017 Comments Off on PRO WIN FOR MCKENNA
PRO WIN FOR MCKENNA

Young Co Monaghan native Aaron McKenna made a winning debut in his pro boxing career in Las Vegas last Saturday night. 18-year-old McKenna, who has signed for Oscar De La Hoya’s ‘Golden Boy Promotions’, won a unanimous verdict over American Travis Conley on the undercard of the Orlando Salido v Miguel Roman bout. All three judges’ scorecards recorded a 40-36 win to…

STEPHEN CALLS IT A DAY

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15 Dec 2017 Comments Off on STEPHEN CALLS IT A DAY
STEPHEN CALLS IT A DAY

Gollogly calls time on fourteen years in Monaghan jersey By COLM SHALVEY Stephen Gollogly says his retirement from inter-county football after 14 campaigns was “an easy decision” and one he had in mind for some time. Limited game time and family commitments in the last year or two helped make his mind up and Gollogly says he knew in his heart and his soul that the time was right, safe in the knowledge that he had given it his all. Gollogly acknowledges that Monaghan had several “lean years” in the early part ...

FINAL HEARTBREAK FOR CORDUFF

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7 Dec 2017 Comments Off on FINAL HEARTBREAK FOR CORDUFF
FINAL HEARTBREAK FOR CORDUFF

Colm Shalvey reports There was no joy for the two Monaghan club teams in action last weekend.Corduff ladies fell short of taking an All-Ireland Club title back to Monaghan when they lost the JFC Final in Crettyard, Co Laois on Saturday. This was a low-scoring battle for most of the game, with Corduff going into the final quarter on level terms, only to be downed by a strong finish from Cork and Munster junior champions Aghada. Corduff trailed by just a point when they lost key player …

AGHADA SEE OFF CORDUFF

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7 Dec 2017 Comments Off on AGHADA SEE OFF CORDUFF
AGHADA SEE OFF CORDUFF

CORK CHAMPIONS LEAVE IT LATE AS TWO GOALS STUN MONAGHAN CHAMPIONS Aghada 2-06 Monaghan 0-03 ERIN TREANOR Corduff’s glorious run in this year’s All- Ireland Ladies Club JFC came to an abrupt end on Saturday last when Cork kingpins Aghada triumphed (2-6 to 0-3) in a dogged final in Crettyard, County Laois. Scoreboards are seldom guilty of perjury but the Monaghan and Ulster champions’ gritty and determined display was in no way reflected by the luminous endof- match details which pronounced the Munster ladies victors, albeit deserved ones, it must be said. While a ...

BALLYBAY KO THEIR GREAT CLUB RIVAL

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1 Dec 2017 Comments Off on BALLYBAY KO THEIR GREAT CLUB RIVAL
BALLYBAY KO THEIR GREAT CLUB RIVAL

FINLAY AND HIS TEAM-MATES HIT ALL THE RIGHT NOTES TO BANISH CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHTMARE By PATRICK SMYTH Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. Last weekend, on a bleak, cold November afternoon, Ballybay gave Scotstown a taste of their own medicine, leaving the 2017 SFC winners with a sour taste in their mouths that few neutrals in the county would have contemplated. The joy surrounding Ballybay’s eight point victory – in what was an enthralling SFL decider – was twofold, a delighted Pearse Brothers’ boss Michael Donnelly confessed after the game: ...