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18 May 2018 No Comment

Colm Shalvey reports This is a busy time for the county teams, with Monaghan’s senior and minor footballers and senior hurlers facing vital games this weekend. Topping the bill is Sunday’s highly-anticipated Ulster SFC quarter- final against Tyrone in Omagh. A week after the Connacht clash between Mayo and Galway failed to ignite, this is another of the stand-out opening-round fixtures on paper, pitting the third- and fourth-placed teams in the Allianz NFL Division One against each other. Monaghan finished their league campaign on a high with a rare Croke Park…

SUNDAY’S BIG GAME PROMISES TO BE AN ABSOLUTELY RIVETING AFFAIR NOT TO BE MISSED

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18 May 2018 No Comment
SUNDAY’S BIG GAME PROMISES TO BE AN ABSOLUTELY RIVETING AFFAIR NOT TO BE MISSED

John Graham reports WHEN Tyrone reached their first ever All Ireland senior football championship final, back in 1986, they published a special souvenir booklet in the County under the title “The Long Watched Day” and that title might well apply to Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-final clash between the reigning champions Tyrone and a Monaghan side that is seeking to put the disappointment of losing out at the semi-final stage in the last two years behind them. Monaghan lost out to Donegal in the 2015 semi final after a replay ...

NEW YORK CLASSIC A FANTASTIC SUCCESS

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11 May 2018 No Comment
NEW YORK CLASSIC A FANTASTIC SUCCESS

KEVIN ÓG CARNEY Last Friday, Pelham Bay and Split Rock morphed into a Monaghan gaeldom. For the folks travelling from the ‘oul sod, it had all the appearance of a ‘home from home’ and then some. Those gaels who have made the States their home over the years couldn’t have been more welcoming to the travelling ….

BANTY’S BOYS GET THE JOB DONE WITH TWELVE PLAYERS!

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11 May 2018 No Comment
BANTY’S BOYS GET THE JOB DONE WITH TWELVE PLAYERS!

Monaghan 3-12 Antrim 0-06 JOHN GRAHAM A stronger, sharper Monaghan experienced little difficulty in getting over the challenge of Antrim in this fairly low-key and at times quite one sided encounter that was played in breezy conditions in Corrigan Park, Belfast, on Saturday afternoon last. Monaghan led from gun to tape and were never really threatened at any stage despite having to play the entire second half with 14 players following the dismissal of Aaron Mulligan on a straight red card just before halftime. Monaghan totally….

TIME TO DELIVER

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4 May 2018 Comments Off on TIME TO DELIVER
TIME TO DELIVER

JOHN GRAHAM Following their disappointing defeat against Derry in the preliminary round of the new Ulster Minor (Under- 17) Championship, Monaghan have a chance to resurrect their fortunes this Saturday when they travel to Belfast to take on the home side, Antrim, in Corrigan Park, in what is a sudden death situation with the losers eliminated and the winners going through to a game against Donegal in round 2 of the qualifiers. Monaghan went into their opening round game against Derry as league champions and were in a strong position to ...

CREMARTIN KEEP OPPOSITION AT ARM’S LENGTH

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4 May 2018 Comments Off on CREMARTIN KEEP OPPOSITION AT ARM’S LENGTH
CREMARTIN KEEP OPPOSITION AT ARM’S LENGTH

Cremartin 0-11 Oram 0-08 JOHN GRAHAM Cremartin eventually prevailed in this fairly low-key and at times rough-and-tumble Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship match that was played in quite wintry conditions in Clontibret on Sunday afternoon last. Rain and a heavy shower of hail stones made underfoot conditions greasy and did contribute to errors on both sides throughout, but the fractious nature of the exchanges at times kept it interesting. Oram, whose defensive approach made life difficult for Cremartin, particularly in the early stages, saw them enjoying the better of the exchanges in the ...

TALK ABOUT NEW LEAGUE

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12 Apr 2018 Comments Off on TALK ABOUT NEW LEAGUE
TALK ABOUT NEW LEAGUE

There is a debate starting among some of the Junior clubs as to the overall benefit of the extended league this year and one side in that debate will have gained some traction this weekend as one of the teams affiliated to the competition by a senior club suffered a heavy reverse for the second week in a row. In the opening round of games last weekend, Corduff suffered a 25 points reverse and Truagh shipped a 23 points defeat and on Sunday…

CUP CALLING FOR MONAGHAN

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12 Apr 2018 Comments Off on CUP CALLING FOR MONAGHAN
CUP CALLING FOR MONAGHAN

John Graham reports History will be made this Saturday (2pm) at Drumragh GFC (near Omagh) when Monaghan and Donegal lock horns in the 2018 Ulster U17 football decider. The counties will compete for the inaugural Jim McGuigan Cup and given the fact that Monaghan were impressive in their victory over Tyrone in last Saturday’s semi final, they will arguably go into this weekend’s final as favourites, especially given that Armagh put Donegal to a searching test. Indeed, but for some wayward…

MINORS BID FOR ULSTER FINAL …

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5 Apr 2018 Comments Off on MINORS BID FOR ULSTER FINAL …
MINORS BID FOR ULSTER FINAL …

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan minor manager Séamus McEnaney says the Ulster U-17 Football League is “the best of its kind in the country” ahead of his team’s semi-final against Tyrone in Inniskeen this Saturday. McEnaney says “It’s a great thing that the best (minor) league is in Ulster. Even though we lost a week with the delay in finishing the other group, it’s a very enjoyable league and young fellas just want to play games. The players’ commitment and attitude is top class and they are developing well.” With the championship ...

FIVE-POINT GAMES ADD EDGE

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5 Apr 2018 Comments Off on FIVE-POINT GAMES ADD EDGE
FIVE-POINT GAMES ADD EDGE

Colm Shalvey Round Up The Senior Football League got underway last Saturday with the first round of the new (A) games featuring county players and offering five points for a win as part of a major restructure to the league programme, designed at keeping games going through the summer. Conor McManus kicked ten points as Clontibret edged out Truagh. McManus and his county team-mates Conor Boyle and….