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CHAMPIONSHIP RACE BEGINS …

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19 May 2017 No Comment
CHAMPIONSHIP RACE BEGINS …

Colm Shalvey Saturday is a big day for Monaghan’s senior footballers and hurlers as they both put their championship hopes on the line, with Fermanagh the opponents for the Ulster SFC preliminary- round game in Clones. Monaghan are strongly fancied to progress after a strong Allianz Football League campaign, but they only need to look back to last summer to avoid any danger of complacency seeping in. Monaghan’s last championship game saw Longford dump them out, a week after their Ulster…

MULLIGAN SHINES …

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19 May 2017 No Comment
MULLIGAN SHINES …

Grass roots soccer in this area has received a major boost with the news that exciting Monaghan Utd/Cavan Football Partnership starlet Aaron Mulligan has been called up to the U16 Ireland international squad. T he Latton native will join his national team-mates this weekend for an invitational tournament in Mayo where matches will be played against Denmark, Northern Ireland and Kosovo. The matches will take place between Sunday, May 21st and Thursday 25th at the headquarters of Westport Utd/Castlebar Celtic. News of young Mulligan’s call-up has been warmly greeted by the ...

THE FANS GET TO MEET THE PLAYERS

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12 May 2017 No Comment
THE FANS GET TO MEET THE PLAYERS

Last Saturday was set aside as the date when the children of the County could come to Cloghan and meet their heroes, the members of the Monaghan County team who will do battle with Fermanagh in the Ulster senior football championship on Saturday, May 20th, in Clones. These open days are now a feature of the GAA right across the country and it is a concept that is growing in popularity year on year with huge crowds of children turning out on Saturday last to have their photographs taken with ...

SEMI-FINAL SPOT

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12 May 2017 No Comment
SEMI-FINAL SPOT

Monaghan 1-16 Donegal 1-12 COLM SHALVEY Monaghan qualified for the Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2013 with a four-point win over Donegal in Inniskeen last Saturday. Donegal started much stronger, but Monaghan hung in throughout the first half and after changing ends just a point down, they took the game to their opponents after the restart. With Fergal Rafter on form from frees on his way to a tally of 0-10 and Tadhg Campbell finding the net, Monaghan gained the upper hand to end their wait for a knock-out ...

HURLERS STUNG BY SOFT GOALS

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5 May 2017 Comments Off
HURLERS STUNG BY SOFT GOALS

Monaghan 0-16 Tyrone 2-11 John Graham reports from St Mary’s Park The concession of two goals midway through the second half cost Monaghan dearly in this Nicky Rackard Cup clash at St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney, on Saturday afternoon last. Overall this could be regarded by Monaghan as a game that simply got away from them with the concession of two soft goals in the 16th and 18th minutes of the second-half. Monaghan missed a number of reasonable chances, a couple from frees particularly in the first half and a second half penalty, conceding ...

SCOTSTOWN AND LATTON CONTINUE TO IMPRESS

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5 May 2017 Comments Off
SCOTSTOWN AND LATTON CONTINUE TO IMPRESS

Scotstown and Latton continue to lead the way on full points after four rounds in the County Monaghan Credit Unions Senior Football League. Shane Carey and Conor Mc- Carthy were in prolific form as Scotstown ran out 4-12 to 3-6 winners at home to Killanny on Saturday. Scotstown raced into a 1-3 to 0-0 lead, with the goal coming from McCarthy, before Steven McMahon found the net to open Killanny’s account. Further goals from McCarthy and Carey had Scotstown 3-6 to 1-3 clear at halftime and although they were down ...

RISING STAR JOSEPH RAIDS THE ORCHARD!

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30 Apr 2017 Comments Off
RISING STAR JOSEPH RAIDS THE ORCHARD!

KEVIN OG CARNEY Rising motorcycling star Joseph Loughlin added another feather to his already luminous cap last weekend when he was awarded ‘Man of the Meeting” at the Tandragee 100 in County Armagh. In a great exhibition of derring-do, the fearless Monaghan man stole the show among what was a meeting of the who’s who of the motor cycling world locally. Joseph qualified pole for the junior support, sixth for the supertwins on the G2 technical services Kawasaki, and pole for the senior support on the visorshop.com Yamaha on Friday last. ...

CHAMPAGNE RAIN – MOFFETT MAKES IT STAGES RALLY NUMBER 3!

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30 Apr 2017 Comments Off
CHAMPAGNE RAIN – MOFFETT MAKES IT STAGES RALLY NUMBER 3!

BREAKING OUT THE BUBBLY! – Overall winner Sam Moffett (right) and his trusty navigator Karl Atkinson celebrate in time-honoured style at The Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Stages Rally 2017 finish podium on Sunday — in what marked Sam’s third success on the local roads. (Full rally coverage pages 35,36,37.) ©Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

THE NEXT GENERATION:

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22 Apr 2017 Comments Off
THE NEXT GENERATION:

Monaghan’s minor and U-17 football teams experienced mixed fortunes in their provincial league knock-out games last Saturday. The minor side fell to a 1-12 to 1-7 defeat against Derry in the Ulster Minor Football League Cup semi-final at Celtic Park. A Derry side backboned by several players from the St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt team that won the MacRory Cup last month, led throughout this game and they were 1-5 to 0-4 clear at half-time. Scores were few and far between for both teams in the third quarter, with Darren ...

AUGHNAMULLEN SARSFIELDS IN DRIVING SEAT

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22 Apr 2017 Comments Off
AUGHNAMULLEN SARSFIELDS IN DRIVING SEAT

Aughnamullen continue to lead the way in the Intermediate Football League with their gritty 1-16 to 0-13 win over hosts Toome again highly impressive. The Sarsfields hit the ground running with a goal by Mark McArdle after only three minutes. The hosts nipped away at the Sarsfields’ heels all day and they pulled it back to just a point, 0-4 to 1-2, after 17 minutes only for Kevin Sheridan to give the winners-elect extra breathing space. Thereafter a brace of points from the in-form Chris Keenan in the run into the short whistle ...