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MALACHY LOOKS FORWARD TO DUBLIN

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
MALACHY LOOKS FORWARD TO DUBLIN

Boss seeking clinical edge ahead of league PATRICK SMYTH Converting the coinage of chances generated into the hard cash of scores on the board came under sharp focus from Malachy o’Rourke in his post-match briefing on wednesday last. The Monaghan senior football boss was mostly upbeat as he reflected on his side’s narrow 0-13 to 1-9 loss against Armagh in the teams’ final group game in the Dr. Mckenna Cup “There was a definite improvement on our last outing and we would be a lot happier with our overall performance,” o’Rourke said ...

MONAGHAN LOOK AHEAD TO VISIT OF ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

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17 Jan 2019 No Comment
MONAGHAN LOOK AHEAD TO VISIT OF ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

COLM SHALVEY The countdown is on to Monaghan’s Allianz National Football League Division One against All- Ireland champions Dublin after a stuttering end to the county’s Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup campaign. Having started in late December with an eight-point win over Antrim, Monaghan were unable to qualify for the Dr. McKenna Cup semi-finals after having to settle for one point from their last two games in Section B. The performance away to a more experienced Armagh side last Wednesday produced more positives than in the previous Sunday’s draw …

BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS

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10 Jan 2019 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 ...

MONAGHAN STRUGGLE TO EARN SHARE OF THE SPOILS

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10 Jan 2019 No Comment
MONAGHAN STRUGGLE TO EARN SHARE OF THE SPOILS

PATRICK SMYTH Monaghan football boss Malachy O’Rourke (CIRCLED) has described his side’s Dr. McKenna Cup display last Sunday against St. Mary’s College as an “eyeopener” and a definite concern ahead of far stiffer tests to come. The Monaghan boss was rosy-cheeked after his side’s handsome opening round win over Antrim but the gunslingers from the Ranch left him with a greyish pallor in Clones. The Fermanagh native made a raft of changes from the team that beat the Saffrons by 1-20 to 1-12 first time out but things didn’t go to ...

REST AND RECRUITMENT FOR MONAGHAN

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4 Jan 2019 Comments Off on REST AND RECRUITMENT FOR MONAGHAN
REST AND RECRUITMENT FOR MONAGHAN

Plenty of ‘game time’ for fringe players With the 2019 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup up and running before the new Year, Monaghan rounded off the calendar year with a 13th win from 20 fixtures at the expense of Antrim in Clones last saturday. Just one player made his senior inter-county debut, namely Jamie Walshe, but it was still a much-changed Monaghan team, which showed nine changes from august’s All Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone. It was a low number of newcomers for a McKenna Cup game – on the ...

O’ROURKE IDENTIFIES LOTS OF POSITIVES

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4 Jan 2019 Comments Off on O’ROURKE IDENTIFIES LOTS OF POSITIVES
O’ROURKE IDENTIFIES LOTS OF POSITIVES

Plenty to work on as well PATRICK SMYTH Monaghan senior football manager Malachy O’Rourke believes the month of January could hold the key to a decent NFL campaign for his players this year. Although “pleased” by his team’s victory last weekend against Dr. McKenna Cup opponents Antrim, O’Rourke admitted that quite a bit of work needs to be done in readiness for bigger challenges down the road. “We wanted to get game time into as many players as we could, but overall we would be happy and it’s a good start to ...

BANK TO REMAIN OPEN IN BALLYBAY THROUGHOUT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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21 Dec 2018 Comments Off on BANK TO REMAIN OPEN IN BALLYBAY THROUGHOUT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
BANK TO REMAIN OPEN IN BALLYBAY THROUGHOUT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Townspeople “fight back” to stop ATM attackers spoiling Christmas! By MICHAEL McDONNELL BALLYBAY will this week have the unique distinction of being the only town in Ireland, north or south, to have in-shop banking services open to the public throughout Saturday and Sunday! That’s because local community activists and business people have moved quickly to show that they’re not going to take the loss of the town’s single on-street ATM lying down, following Sunday morning’s audacious criminal attack on the Bank of Ireland facility — and are determined to ensure that ...

MINISTER HUMPHREYS URGES LOCAL BUSINESSES TO ACCELERATE THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR BREXIT

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21 Dec 2018 Comments Off on MINISTER HUMPHREYS URGES LOCAL BUSINESSES TO ACCELERATE THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR BREXIT
MINISTER HUMPHREYS URGES LOCAL BUSINESSES TO ACCELERATE THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR BREXIT

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, has urged local businesses to accelerate their preparations for Brexit. Speaking on the matter, Minister Humphreys said: “According to a recent survey by Enterprise Ireland, 85% of their most impacted clients are taking steps to plan for Brexit, which is up from 38% at the same time last year. “These figures are very encouraging, and I warmly welcome this high rate of Brexitrelated activity. “However, notwithstanding the uncertainty that comes with Brexit, I want to see ...

PEADAR TÓIBÍN ON POLITICS, THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE!

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21 Dec 2018 Comments Off on PEADAR TÓIBÍN ON POLITICS, THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE!
PEADAR TÓIBÍN ON POLITICS, THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE!

By Veronica Corr Peadar Tóibín, TD, stopped off in the Hillgrove Hotel on Wednesday night last as a part of his nationwide tour, the purpose of which is to start a new political party which has no official name yet, but the working title ‘People’s Movement.’ In response to a question from this reporter, Deputy Tóibín stated that they would have a name by Christmas/New Year, which would be Irish but easy for everyone to pronounce. He is passionate about the Irish language and its promotion. His presentation was totally ...

BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS

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21 Dec 2018 Comments Off on BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS
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 ...