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LOCAL RIVALS SCRAP FOR TOP-FLIGHT STATUS

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment
LOCAL RIVALS SCRAP FOR TOP-FLIGHT STATUS

COLM SHALVEY COMMENTARY The latest renewal of the storied rivalry between Monaghan and Cavan sees both teams in desperate need of a win in the race to retain Allianz National Football League Division One status. Monaghan and Cavan are both stuck on two points ahead of Saturday’s game in Clones, with the relegation trap-door set to open up for the loser of this one with a round still left to play. Both counties will also have an eye on that afternoon’s action in Galway, where they will be hoping Roscommon – ...

RISK OF ‘RELEGATION’ MUST BE MONAGHAN’S MOTIVATION

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15 Mar 2019 No Comment

John Graham reports With the way results went for both of Saturday’s protagonists in their last outings, it makes this game a must win situation for both if they are to have a chance of avoiding relegation to division 2 with just one game left after Saturday’s encounter in Clones. An added ingredient too is the fact that these teams meet in the quarterfinal of the Ulster Senior Football Championship later in the year, so getting a victory on Saturday would give whoever achieves that a psychological advantage. In their most ...

MONAGHAN BOSS KEEN TO HAVE A FULL DECK

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7 Mar 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN BOSS KEEN TO HAVE A FULL DECK
MONAGHAN BOSS KEEN TO HAVE A FULL DECK

When Monaghan brought the curtain down on 2018 with a 1-20 to 1-12 victory over Antrim in the Dr. McKenna Cup, Malachy O’Rourke and his think tank had every reason to look forward to an even better 2019. The win over Antrim represented the Farney county’s 13th victory from a run of 20 games stretching back to the previous Dr. McKenna Cup campaign and when Dublin were downed in this year’s NFL, a lorry load of reasons was spawned to give Monaghan supporters every right to be optimistic about 2019. ...

CAVAN CLASH

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7 Mar 2019 Comments Off on CAVAN CLASH
CAVAN CLASH

Crunch derby against Cavan next up COLM SHALVEY COMMENTARY Monaghan’s battle to retain their Allianz National Football League Division One status will largely hinge on Saturday week’s crunch derby against Cavan after a fourth straight defeat away to table-toppers Kerry last Sunday. An improved performance had Monaghan narrowly ahead for long spells of this game in snowy Killarney, but Kerry kicked seven of the last eight points to secure their fifth win from five. Monaghan were much better than in the tame defeat in Omagh in round four, but once again, their ...

PRESSURE’S ON

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1 Mar 2019 Comments Off on PRESSURE’S ON
PRESSURE’S ON

Kerry next for out-of-form Monaghan Monaghan face a tough task to retain their Allianz National Football League Division One status after falling to three straight defeats for the first time since 2016, when they stayed up on a dramatic final day. An off-colour second-half performance in last Saturday’s local derby against Tyrone in Omagh leaves Monaghan facing an uphill battle ahead of another testing trip to Killarney this Sunday. Monaghan had recovered from a slow start that saw them concede 1- 1 inside the first four minutes to compete well for ...

TYRONE HAND OUT A HARSH LESSON

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1 Mar 2019 Comments Off on TYRONE HAND OUT A HARSH LESSON
TYRONE HAND OUT A HARSH LESSON

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 0-12 JOHN GRAHAM reports from Healy Park sive Tyrone consigned Mon- aghan to a third successive de- feat in this at times quite one sided encounter that was played in good conditions in front of an attendance of 5,986 in Healy Park on Saturday evening last. Tyrone were full value for their victory in that they dictated the pace and tenor of this game throughout with the best that Monaghan could achieve was being level twice…

MONAGHAN HURLERS UP AND RUNNING

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22 Feb 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN HURLERS UP AND RUNNING
MONAGHAN HURLERS UP AND RUNNING

PATRICK SMYTH Following on from Castleblayney’s heroic exploits on the club front, the game of hurling in Monaghan got another timely boost on Sunday last at Healy Park, Omagh when the county seniors notched a gutsy 4-12 to 2-13 win over NHL Divi- sion 3A rivals Tyrone. Monaghan fielded their strongest team so far in the competition with the the ‘blayney players – Cormac McNally, Mark Treanor, Colin Merrick and Peter Treanor – all making their competitive bow for the county in 2019. …

MONAGHAN V TYRONE

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22 Feb 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN V TYRONE
MONAGHAN V TYRONE

Derby D-Day in Healy Park Omagh Monaghan face a crunch local derby against Tyrone in the Allianz National Football League Division One on Saturday evening. This fixture’s circumstances represent a far cry from the teams’ last meeting, when Tyrone held off a late charge from Monaghan to book their place in the All-Ireland final. The neighbouring counties went into that Croke Park clash on a high after successful runs through the qualifiers and ‘Super 8s’ series, but they face this latest instalment of the rivalry looking to bounce back from stuttering ...

MAHER’S LATE SCORES VITAL AT CROKER

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15 Feb 2019 Comments Off on MAHER’S LATE SCORES VITAL AT CROKER
MAHER’S LATE SCORES VITAL AT CROKER

Lacey hails blayney boys in defeat PATRICK SMYTH “The lads just dug in as they have done all year, they got the hooks in, they got the blocks in and did the work and there was no little skill either there when we took our chances and I thought our goal was the score of the game.” Although shocked and devastated in equal measure, Castleblayney hurling boss Jimmy Lacey was able to extricate enough silver linings from the mother and father of all clouds. In the immediate aftermath of his side’s agonising ...

SHARPSHOOTER MAHER HELPS HUNT DOWN CASTLEBLAYNEY

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15 Feb 2019 Comments Off on SHARPSHOOTER MAHER HELPS HUNT DOWN CASTLEBLAYNEY
SHARPSHOOTER MAHER HELPS HUNT DOWN CASTLEBLAYNEY

AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL DUNNAMAGGIN 1-17 CASTLEBLAYNEY 1-13 Kilkenny and Leinster champions Dunnamaggin staged a late rally to clinch the All Ireland club Junior hurling championship title at the expense of Castleblayney in this totally absorbing and thrilling encounter that was played in sunny if somewhat chilly conditions in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon last. Ultimately the Cats had to dig deep into their reserves of courage and commitment to get the better of a resurgent Castleblayney who carried the battle to them particularly in the final ten minutes of ...