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BALLYBAY BATTLE IT OUT

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18 Aug 2017 No Comment
BALLYBAY BATTLE IT OUT

CASTLEBLAYNEY FALL TO COUNTY RIVALS Ballybay 0-18 Castleblayney 2-11 Ballybay got their Greenfield Foods Senior Championship campaign off to a winning start when they edged past Castleblayney in this exciting cliff hanger that was played in ideal conditions in Clontibret on Saturday evening last. Ballybay started well and opened a 3 points lead after just 7 minutes but for the following 15 minutes they were under increasing pressure as a goal by Ciaran Hanratty kick started a strong period for Castleblayney as they opened a 5 points lead 7 minutes before the break. ...

CLUB FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS CRANK UP A GEAR

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18 Aug 2017 No Comment
CLUB FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS CRANK UP A GEAR

Colm Shalvey reports The club football championships have cranked up a gear and the busy schedule continues this weekend. Scotstown began their defence of the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship title with a comfortable win over Killanny on Sunday. Scotstown started without Darren Hughes, Francis Caulfield, Dónal Morgan and Mark Duffy, but first-half goals from Conor McCarthy (two) and Shane Carey saw the holders take complete control. Scotstown had 12 scorers in all and although Killanny did belatedly mark their longawaited return to the SFC with a spirited finish that featured ...

MONAGHAN FALL AT THE QUARTER FINAL HURDLE …

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11 Aug 2017 No Comment
MONAGHAN FALL AT THE QUARTER FINAL HURDLE …

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final stage once again proved a hurdle too high for Monaghan, who were no match for Dublin at a sold-out Croke Park last Saturday. All-Ireland champions Dublin are determined to make it three in a row for the first time since 1921 to 1923 and they snuffed Monaghan out early on to get on their way to what will be an eighth consecutive semi-final appearance. There was a sense of déjà vu for Monaghan on Saturday, not only as it was a fifth ...

MONAGHAN CRASH OUT

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11 Aug 2017 No Comment

ROCK LEADS THE WAY AS DUBS KNOCK OUT RIVALS MONAGHAN IN VERY IMPRESSIVE FASHION A rampant Dublin ruthlessly crushed Monaghan’s hopes of winning a first All Ireland senior football championship quarter final and reaching the semi-final for the first time since 1988 in what was a very disappointing, one sided affair in Croke Park on Saturday evening last. The biggest disappointment from Monaghan’s point of view though was that they never established a foothold in the game at any stage and were completely overrun by a Dublin team that bossed them ...

MONAGHAN BID TO UPSET FORM GUIDE AT CROKER

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4 Aug 2017 Comments Off on MONAGHAN BID TO UPSET FORM GUIDE AT CROKER
MONAGHAN BID TO UPSET FORM GUIDE AT CROKER

Colm Shalvey Monaghan will bid to win an All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at the fifth time of asking when they take on Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday evening.Saturday’s double-header, which starts with the Ulster derby between Tyrone and Armagh, is set to be Croke Park’s first sell-out of 2017. Monaghan booked their place in the last eight for the fourth time in five years via a Round 4B Qualifier win over Down last Saturday; only the county’s second SFC win at GAA Headquarters since 1930 and the first to be achieved ...

CHANCE TO PUT YOURSELF INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS

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4 Aug 2017 Comments Off on CHANCE TO PUT YOURSELF INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS
CHANCE TO PUT YOURSELF INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS

Kevin Carney Looking ahead to Monaghan’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final date at Croker Park this Saturday, Dublin resident Tony Donnelly believes Malachy O’Rourke’s men have the tools to cause an upset. The proud Clones native points to the most recent meetings of the sides as proof that Monaghan have shown that they have the mettle to rattle the Dubs’ cage: “Dublin have only beaten us by a point on a couple of occasions and we should have beaten them the last time we played them in Clones,” the long-time Parnells GAA (Coolock) ...

MALACHY AND MONAGHAN ON CROKE PARK MISSION

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29 Jul 2017 Comments Off on MALACHY AND MONAGHAN ON CROKE PARK MISSION
MALACHY AND MONAGHAN ON CROKE PARK MISSION

John Graham It is often said that revenge is a dish best served cold and that is exactly the frame of mind that Monaghan need to have when they approach Saturday’s game against Down, in a cold calculating frame of mind that can see them wipe away the memories of their bitter Ulster semi final defeat by the Mourne men back at the end of June. That was a game where Monaghan were literally ambushed and the confined spaces of the Athletic Grounds in Armagh, was the perfect setting for Down’s ...

MONAGHAN SET FOR CROKE PARK DOWN REMATCH

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29 Jul 2017 Comments Off on MONAGHAN SET FOR CROKE PARK DOWN REMATCH
MONAGHAN SET FOR CROKE PARK DOWN REMATCH

Colm Shalvey reports A place in a fourth All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final in five years is the prize on offer when Monaghan and Down meet again at Croke Park this Saturday. Monaghan have reached the last eight three times under Malachy O’Rourke and if they can claim just a second championship win at Croke Park since 1930, they will once again take their summer campaign into August. To do that, they will have to turn the tables on Down, who of course knocked Monaghan out of the Ulster SFC at ...

CAN CARLOW TROUBLE MONAGHAN SATURDAY?

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14 Jul 2017 Comments Off on CAN CARLOW TROUBLE MONAGHAN SATURDAY?
CAN CARLOW TROUBLE MONAGHAN SATURDAY?

Kevin Carney In round two of the 2016 All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers, Cavan eked out a 2-12 to 0-10 victory on home soil over Carlow. A one point win for Monaghan this Saturday (7pm) in Netwatch Cullen Park will be just as satisfying, says ‘erstwhile Cavan boss Terry Hyland. Hyland guided Cavan to victory over the Barrowsiders last year and says it’ll be a “major surprise” if Monaghan don’t progress to the fourth round of this year’s Qualifiers. “Monaghan are a proven, experienced division one side whereas Carlow failed to get out ...

MONAGHAN NO MERCY

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14 Jul 2017 Comments Off on MONAGHAN NO MERCY
MONAGHAN NO MERCY

GULF IN CLASS LAID BARE AS FARNEY MEN FIND FORM Monaghan 3-23 Wexford 1-11 A fired up Monaghan got their championship aspirations back on track when they proved too strong in every aspect of their play for Wexford in what was ultimately a fairly one sided affair in the excellently appointed Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday afternoon last. Played in sweltering conditions this was a performance and a victory that Monaghan needed following their bitterly disappointing defeat by Down in the Ulster championship but….