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ULSTER RECOGNITION FOR MONAGHAN

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
ULSTER RECOGNITION FOR MONAGHAN

MONAGHAN’S run to the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals received further recognition when six of the county’s senior footballers won Irish News Ulster All-Stars awards last Thursday night. One of those, Rory Beggan, became the first goalkeeper to win the Irish News Ulster Player of the Year award after his superb season. Beggan kept ten clean sheets in 18 appearances for Monaghan in 2018 and never conceded more than one goal in any league or championship game, but it was his …

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!

GREENFIELD FOODS SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS JOHN GRAHAM Just four teams remain in the hunt for the biggest prize Monaghan sport has to offer. The Duffy Cup will winter in either Ballybay, Clontibret, Magheracloone or in its current habitat of Scotstown. Here we preview this weekend’s SFC semi-finals. SCOTSTOWN V MAGHERACLOONE: Scotstown are looking for a fourth senior football championship title in a row and in those five appearances since 2013 they have won the title on four occasions. For their part, Magheracloone last won the senior football championship title in ...

HANLEY ON FIRE WITH THREE GOALS

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21 Sep 2018 No Comment
HANLEY ON FIRE WITH THREE GOALS

John Graham reports Goals set the stage for a highly-entertaining clash Cremartin 4-12 Clones 4-09 A sharper, hungrier Cremartin, deservedly booked their place in the final of the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship at the expense of Clones in this entertaining and at times exciting contest that was played in breezy conditions in Scotstown on Sunday evening last. Cremartin led from gun to tape after hat-trick hero David Hanley opened with a goal and the best that Clones could achieve thereafter was being level at 1-6 apiece 3 minutes into the second half. Goals ...

O’NEILLS WEATHER BLAYNEY STORM

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13 Sep 2018 No Comment
O’NEILLS WEATHER BLAYNEY STORM

Clontibret 1-15 Castleblayney 1-13 John Graham It took extra time to decide the outcome in this riveting Greenfield Foods Senior Footall Championship contest that was in the balance right through, although Castleblayney might look back and see that they had slightly the better of the chances to seal the issue in normal time. That said though Clontibret struck decisively when the late opportunity arose, a goal in the 4th minute of the second period of extra time effectively sealing the issue. Played at a cracking pace throughout this was a game where never ...

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TAKE SPOILS IN HARD-HITTING CLASH

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13 Sep 2018 No Comment
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TAKE SPOILS IN HARD-HITTING CLASH

John Graham reports Scotstown 0-10 Ballybay 0-09 Reigning champions Scotstown are through to the semi-final of the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship but they had to dig deep into the resources of courage and commitment to get over the challenge of Ballybay in what was a tough, hard-hitting encounter in Clontibret on Sunday evening last. In the final analysis though Ballybay are still in the championship but were left to rue a number of missed chances, particularly their failure to convert a first half penalty which would have given them a greater foothold ...

‘MONAGHAN IRISH CHALLENGE’ COMES TO CONCRA WOOD

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7 Sep 2018 Comments Off on ‘MONAGHAN IRISH CHALLENGE’ COMES TO CONCRA WOOD
‘MONAGHAN IRISH CHALLENGE’ COMES TO CONCRA WOOD

Patrick Smyth The hugely popular Concra Wood Golf Club (pictured) will add to its haughty reputation as a course par excellence next month when it plays host to professional golfers from all over Ireland and Europe for the ‘Monaghan Irish Challenge’ which will take place from October 4th-7th. Ever since three PGA Europro tour events were hosted by the Castleblayney place of sporting excellence in 2012, 2013 and 2014 Concra Wood’s profile has soared, gaining global recognition and exposure on Sky Sports TV. However the upcoming Challenge Tour promises to steer ...

MONAGHAN HARPS RUN OVER …

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7 Sep 2018 Comments Off on MONAGHAN HARPS RUN OVER …

Colm Shalvey reports Carrickmacross 2-18 Monaghan Harps 0-14 Carrickmacross got back to winning ways when they saw off Monaghan Harps in this Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship qualifier in Clontibret last Saturday. A week after falling to their first defeat of the year at the hands of holders Scotstown, the Senior Football League leaders got their SFC campaign back on track, ending their long wait for a championship win at the top level. Carrick had stand-out performances from Aaron Lynch and Peter O’Hanlon, who hit a combined 1-9 from play. Stephen O’Hanlon also ...

CUP WINNERS!

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31 Aug 2018 Comments Off on CUP WINNERS!
CUP WINNERS!

CUP WINNERS: Doohamlet captain Sean Markey holds the Cup aloft after his side beat Naomh Muire na Mullaí in the Connolly Meats Minor Football League Division 2 Cup Final at Tyholland on Tuesday night. More coverage inside. © PEADAR MCMAHON.

TRUAGH HIT HARPS WITH A VERY IMPRESSIVE 1-25

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31 Aug 2018 Comments Off on TRUAGH HIT HARPS WITH A VERY IMPRESSIVE 1-25
TRUAGH HIT HARPS WITH A VERY IMPRESSIVE 1-25

Truagh 1-25 Monaghan Harps 0-06 COLM SHALVEY the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship in a surprisingly onesided preliminary-round tie against Monaghan Harps in Scotstown last Saturday. With Oran McElligott and Adam Treanor in prolific form up front and Paudie McKenna orchestrating the play for Truagh, the Gaels built on a dominant start to run out convincing winners. Truagh got off to a flying start with points from play by Ryan Mohan and Oran McElligott and a free by Christopher McKenna inside…

UNDERAGE FOOTBALL FINALS

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24 Aug 2018 Comments Off on UNDERAGE FOOTBALL FINALS
UNDERAGE FOOTBALL FINALS

COLM SHALVEY There were juvenile final wins for the footballers of Donaghmoyne, Tyholland (on the double), Killeevan and Éire Óg in the last week. Donaghmoyne needed extra-time to win Tuesday’s Manor Farm U-15 Football Championship Division One Final against Monaghan Harps in Drumhowan. Hugh Murnaghan and Gerry and Kyle Finnegan (Donaghmoyne) and Jamie Coyle and Jake Power (Harps) were among the scorers in a closely-contested first half that ended with the town side 1-5 to 0-7 up, thanks to a brilliant goal from Nathan Lavery. A deflected goal edged ...