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EXPECTATIONS HIGH AS ULSTER RIVALS COLLIDE

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
EXPECTATIONS HIGH AS ULSTER RIVALS COLLIDE

Colm Shalvey reports Aplace in a fourth Ulster Senior Football Championship Final in five years is the prize on offer when Monaghan take on Down on Saturday evening at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Monaghan already have two championship wins to their name this summer, having cruised past Fermanagh in the preliminary round, before holding off the challenge of Cavan at the quarter-final stage. They now take on Down, who began their campaign with a first SFC…

MONAGHAN FAVOURITES BUT DOWN PLAN UPSET

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23 Jun 2017 No Comment
MONAGHAN FAVOURITES BUT DOWN PLAN UPSET

Kevin Carney Down’s success in bagging a draw away to Cork in the final round of this year’s NFL and their championship victory over Armagh on June 4th last means that they’re aiming for a third highly significant win this Saturday evening at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh when they take on Monaghan. Cork could well turn out to be the dark horse of this year’s All-Ireland SFC and the Armagh team that came a cropper against Down was hailed as a…

TRIBUTES PAID TO ‘BUBBLY, FUN AND LOVABLE’ NEWBLISS ACCIDENT VICTIM

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16 Jun 2017 No Comment
TRIBUTES PAID TO ‘BUBBLY, FUN AND LOVABLE’ NEWBLISS ACCIDENT VICTIM

Tributes have been paid to a young Newbliss woman who died last weekend as a result of a motorbike accident. Alison Moore, daughter of Frances and Sean from Killycoonagh, Analore, Newbliss, passed away on Saturday last following the collision, which occurred on the R183 Clones to Newbliss road on 4th June. A number of heartfelt tributes to the 25-year-old were posted on social media on Monday. Ms Moore took part in the 2011 Monaghan Rose selection and the Monaghan Rose Centre remembered a ‘bubbly, fun and lovable’ young lady. ‘With ...

€700,000 IN COMMUNITY GRANTS FOR CAVAN/MONAGHAN

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16 Jun 2017 No Comment
€700,000 IN COMMUNITY GRANTS FOR CAVAN/MONAGHAN

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and local Fine Gael TD Heather Humphreys yesterday announced over €700,000 in funding for community projects across Cavan and Monaghan. Announcing the funding, Minister Humphreys said: “I am delighted to announce that funding of €713,000 will be provided to 23 community projects right across Cavan and Monaghan under Measures 1 and 2 of my Dept’s CLÁR Programme. “This funding will go towards vital infrastructure projects in our local communities and will provide for new playgrounds, car parks, pedestrian crossings, public lighting ...

BREATHTAKING MCMANUS GOAL CLINCHES CLASH

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16 Jun 2017 No Comment
BREATHTAKING MCMANUS GOAL CLINCHES CLASH

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan are through to their sixth consecutive Ulster Senior Football Championship semi-final after denying neighbours Cavan once again last Sunday. There were strong parallels with Monaghan’s 2013 and 2015 ‘Drumlin derby’ wins as Malachy O’Rourke’s side advanced by a narrow margin, with Conor McManus proving the difference between the teams. The two-time All-Star earned a third consecutive SFC Man-of-the-Match award against Cavan by scoring 1-4, including the decisive goal on 59 minutes. That came at the end of a swift Monaghan attack, started by Rory Beggan’s short kick-out, ...

MONAGHAN INTO SEMI’S

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16 Jun 2017 No Comment
MONAGHAN INTO SEMI’S

Monaghan 1-15 Cavan 0-15 JOHN GRAHAM A late goal by Conor McManus was the score that ultimately saw Monaghan book their place in the semi-final of the Ulster senior football championship at the expense of Cavan in this highly charged cliff hanger that was played in front of a crowd of just short of 13,000 in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday afternoon last. Conditions on the day were far from ideal with a strong wind and intermittent heavy showers and in certain aspects that did affect the standard of play but both sides ...

MONAGHAN AND CAVAN COLLIDE IN ULSTER BATTLE

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11 Jun 2017 No Comment
MONAGHAN AND CAVAN COLLIDE IN ULSTER BATTLE

The age-old rivalry between Monaghan and Cavan continues in this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final derby clash.Monaghan have held the edge in the most recent summer meetings with their neighbours, but they will need little reminding that both the 2013 and 2015 games went right down to the wire. Monaghan held on to win by a point in Clones en route to ending a 25-year Ulster drought in 2013 and this is their second visit to Breffin Park in three summers after effective cameos by several substitutes helped them ...

ULSTER CONTENDERS READY FOR THROW-IN

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11 Jun 2017 No Comment
ULSTER CONTENDERS READY FOR THROW-IN

An exciting game? Ask the supporters John Graham Anyway it is examined or analysed this one is going to be a close, hard fought, even attritional contest that will go right down to the wire. Cavan started off their championship campaign last year with a home victory over Armagh before going out in the semi-final to Tyrone after a replay and that will give them a degree of confidence going into Sunday’s game. They will also go into Sunday’s game in the full knowledge that on the last two occasions they have met ...

GOLF CLASSIC AND MALLON’S BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER – TASTY STUFF

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1 Jun 2017 Comments Off
GOLF CLASSIC AND MALLON’S BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER – TASTY STUFF

This weekend Rossmore Golf Club, in Monaghan, will be a very busy spot as it hosts the Monaghan GAA Annual Golf Classic from early on Friday afternoon until lights out on Saturday night. The organising committee which is fronted by Brendan Casey and Eugene McGinnity is delighted with the response to the event this year which sees a record number of 70 teams taking part with all Tees and Greens and other aspects of this fundraiser attracting sponsorship that boosts that of the main sponsor McAree Engineering of Ballinode. Brendan ...

MONAGHAN BOW OUT

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1 Jun 2017 Comments Off
MONAGHAN BOW OUT

Cavan 3-14 Monaghan 1-15 JOHN GRAHAM A resurgent Cavan sent Monaghan crashing out of the Ulster minor football championship when the sides met in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday evening last. Goals were crucial to this Cavan victory as they found the Monaghan net on three occasions, twice in the second-half, while their goalkeeper Gary O’Rourke also played a vital part in the victory with a number of top-class saves. Cavan got off to the better start and had opened a 5 points lead by the end of the first quarter but Monaghan ...