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BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS

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14 Dec 2018 No Comment
BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS

COLM SHALVEY The presentation of the county minor footballers’ 2018 Ulster MFC and MFL medals brought a big crowd and a celebratory atmosphere to the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town last Friday night. Outgoing Monaghan minor manager Séamus McEnaney was enthused by the event: “The night itself was fantastic, the couple-of-hundred people here were very special to the players: their families, club-people etc. This is a phenomenal group of players; very special in my mind for as long as I live because they delivered a minor double.” ‘Banty’ spoke about the ...

EMMET ÓG’S DREAMS END IN THE CAPITAL …

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14 Dec 2018 No Comment
EMMET ÓG’S DREAMS END IN THE CAPITAL …

Clontarf 8-14 Emmet Óg 2-05 AILBHE QUINN Monaghan and Ulster Intermediate football kingpins Emmet Óg came a cropper at the final hurdle last weekend in Dublin when going down by 2-5 to 8-14 to Clontarf in the All-Ireland club decider. In becoming the first Dublin side to come good at the intermediate level, the northsiders had an ace in Republic of Ireland women’s international Siobhan Killeen who grabbed an astonishing haul of 5-4 at Parnell Park to end Emmet Óg’s dreams of national glory. Played in extremely testing conditions with torrential rain at ...

EMMET ÓG’S TIME TO SHINE

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
EMMET ÓG’S TIME TO SHINE

Monaghan champions in All-Ireland Final KEVIN CARNEY This coming Saturday is D-Day for Emmet Óg as they seek to become the first Monaghan side to claim the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Ladies Football Championship title since Emyvale’s heroics exactly ten years ago. Standing in their way of claiming national glory this Saturday (7.30pm) at Parnell Park, Donnycarney is Dublin and Leinster Champions Clontarf. It’s been a long and winding road for the county standard bearers. One has to go back to the last weekend of July to recall their championship opener against Magheracloone ...

NEVER-SAY-DIE GWEEDORE EDGE SCOTSTOWN IN A 25-POINT ULSTER CLUB SENIOR FINAL THRILLER

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
NEVER-SAY-DIE GWEEDORE EDGE SCOTSTOWN IN A 25-POINT ULSTER CLUB SENIOR FINAL THRILLER

John Graham reports Gweedore 0-13 Scotstown 0-12 Scotstown’s hopes of winning a fifth Ulster Club Senior Football Championship were cruelly crushed in Omagh on Sunday last by Donegal champions Gweedore, who won their first ever Ulster club title with a point in the fourth minute of the second period of extra time to break Scotstown hearts. Played in difficult conditions this was a contest that was in the balance all through but a number of factors conspired to deny Scotstown and none more so than the very harsh dismissal of Shane Carey on ...

SCOTSTOWN PUT ULSTER HOPES ON THE LINE

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30 Nov 2018 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN PUT ULSTER HOPES ON THE LINE
SCOTSTOWN PUT ULSTER HOPES ON THE LINE

AIB ULSTER CLUB SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL COLM SHALVEY Scotstown appear in their second AIB Ulster Club SFC Final in four years when they take on first-time finalists Gweedore in Omagh on Sunday. Scotstown are bidding to become the first Monaghan club to win this title since Castleblayney back in 1991. Scotstown followed their own threein- a-row between 1978 and 1980 with a fourth provincial success in 1989 and the north-Monaghan club also got this far in 2015, when it took extratime for Crossmaglen to pull away. This is new territory …

UP FOR IT

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30 Nov 2018 Comments Off on UP FOR IT
UP FOR IT

Ratoath capture All-Ireland title with a power packed display Ratoath 1-12 Clontibret 0-03 Clontibret’s dreams of All-Ireland glory were shattered on Sunday last when they were defeated by a very skilful, physical Ratoath team from Meath in the AIB All-Ireland Junior “B” Camogie Club Championship Final at Pairc Tailteann. Ratoath laid the foundations for their victory in the first half, spear-headed by Player of the Match Áine McInerney who notched up 1-1 throughout the course of the game. However, it was captain Sinéad Beagan who inflicted the early damage with three unanswered points ...

JUST ONE VICTORY FROM THE TITLE

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23 Nov 2018 Comments Off on JUST ONE VICTORY FROM THE TITLE
JUST ONE VICTORY FROM THE TITLE

Treanor big loss for Castleblayney hurlers CASTLEBLAYNEY HC V JOHN MITCHELLS: PAIRC NA HEIREANN, BIRMINGHAM, SUNDAY, THROW-IN 1PM This weekend the Castleblayney hurling club’s season takes another step when they travel to Birmingham to take on the champions of Britain, John Mitchells of Warwickshire, in what is effectively the All Ireland Quarter-Final but is termed the club Junior hurling championship Twinning final. That term arises from the agreement reached by the Ulster Council with Central Council that the Ulster Council was paired with Britain and would incorporate the Junior hurling and Junior football ….

BLUES STAY BANG ON COURSE

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23 Nov 2018 Comments Off on BLUES STAY BANG ON COURSE
BLUES STAY BANG ON COURSE

Goalkeeper Beggan strikes late to propel Scotstown into Final Scotstown 1-14 Eoghan Rua 2-10 JOHN GRAHAM Rory Beggan has scored some spectacular and valuable points in his career with both Scotstown and Monaghan but his injury time winner for his club on Sunday last in Healy Park is right up there at the very top as it catapulted Scotstown into the Ulster Club Senior Championship Final in dramatic fashion and sent the Derry champions Eoghan Rua Coleraine home broken hearted. With seven minutes of normal time remaining the Derry champions held a three points ...

DOOHAMLET SHOW THEIR CLASS BY ADDING LEAGUE TITLE TO IMPRESSIVE 2018 WIN TALLY

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16 Nov 2018 Comments Off on DOOHAMLET SHOW THEIR CLASS BY ADDING LEAGUE TITLE TO IMPRESSIVE 2018 WIN TALLY
DOOHAMLET SHOW THEIR CLASS BY ADDING LEAGUE TITLE TO IMPRESSIVE 2018 WIN TALLY

Doohamlet 1-10 Donaghmoyne 0-09 JOHN GRAHAM A sharper, slicker Doohamlet clinched the intermediate double when they added the league title to their intermediate football championship, overcoming Donaghmoyne in a very entertaining contest that produced some fine passages of play under the lights of Grattan Park, Inniskeen on Saturday evening last. Doohamlet were full value for their victory in that they were the more purposive team throughout the match, defending well, breaking quickly and with superior support play that saw them keep Donaghmoyne on the back foot for almost the entire game. Doohamlet too ...

ANOTHER POWER PACKED DISPLAY

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16 Nov 2018 Comments Off on ANOTHER POWER PACKED DISPLAY
ANOTHER POWER PACKED DISPLAY

Clontibret are just one win from the title Clontibret 2-11 Fullen Gaels 4-03 SEAN CAUGHEY Clontibret edged into the All-Ireland Club Junior Camogie B Final when they got through a thrilling clash with British champions Fullen Gaels last Sunday. Two well-prepared teams were separated by a narrow margin at the immaculate facilities of St. Joseph’s GAA Glenavy, Co Antrim, with Clontibret finishing strongly to qualify for Sunday week’s final. Fullen Gaels started brightly, but it was Clontibret who struck first when Marie Greenan converted a brace of frees in quick succession, en route to ...