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EXIT AGONY FOR FARNEY MEN

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17 Aug 2018 No Comment
EXIT AGONY FOR FARNEY MEN

O’Rourke eager to highlight lack of injury time PATRICK SMYTH The half-time whistle can sometimes come at the wrong time. For the chasing team, full-time always comes at the wrong time. And that was the case last Sunday at Croke Park when Monaghan had the momentum and were urgently winning their game of catch-up against Tyrone when match referee Anthony Nolan (Wicklow) called a halt to proceedings in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final just three minutes after the requisite 70 minutes had passed. While Monaghan supporters took turns in the immediate aftermath of ...

SLUDDEN GOAL PROVES KILLER FOR MONAGHAN

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17 Aug 2018 No Comment
SLUDDEN GOAL PROVES KILLER FOR MONAGHAN

Tyrone edge thriller to set up final spot Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-15 JOHN GRAHAM John P Graham They had brought colour and excitement to a variety of venues all over the country in Monaghan’s All Ireland qualifier journey – and they descended on Dublin in their tens of thousands, not only from County Monaghan, but Monaghan people domiciled in the capital, and all corners of the country and even some from abroad, to be there on a day that promised to end Monaghan’s Croke Park famine. It was an occasion that had all the ...

MONAGHAN JUST TWO WINS FROM THE TITLE

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10 Aug 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN JUST TWO WINS FROM THE TITLE

Colm Shalvey reports After memorable scenes in Galway last weekend, Monaghan will be looking to create a piece of history at Croke Park this Sunday when they take on Tyrone in a landmark All-Ireland SFC semi-fina l de rby.Monaghan are bidding to qualify for their first All-Ireland final since way back in 1930 just a week after bridging a 30-year gap by making it through to the last four. The inaugural ‘Super 8s ’ se ries end ed wit h M onagh an topping Group 1 with an unbeaten record after ...

MONAGHAN AIM FOR HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH IN DERBY REMATCH WITH OLD RIVALS TYRONE

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10 Aug 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN AIM FOR HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH IN DERBY REMATCH WITH OLD RIVALS TYRONE

John Graham reports Last weekend it was an all conquering visit to the Wild Atlantic Way by the Monaghan team and their supporters and this weekend the Monaghan juggernaut is back on the road as it heads to Croke Park to take on Tyrone in what can only be described as a mouth watering All Ireland Senior Championship Semi-final. This is Monaghan’s first All Ireland semi-final outing since 1988 when they fell victim to Cork on a day that is remembered for the gale force wind and the somewhat erratic refereeing…

ALL-IRELAND QUALIFIERS – MONAGHAN V GALWAY

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2 Aug 2018 Comments Off on ALL-IRELAND QUALIFIERS – MONAGHAN V GALWAY
ALL-IRELAND QUALIFIERS – MONAGHAN V GALWAY

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan’s senior footballers will attempt to join the county’s minors in an All-Ireland semi-final when they take on Galway in their decisive ‘Super 8s’ series game at Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening. Monaghan appeared to have one foot in the county’s first All-Ireland SFC semi-final since 1988 when they led Kerry in added time in Clones the week before last, but a late goal from David Clifford means the second qualification berth in Group 1 is set to go down to the wire. The late drama was all ...

BANTY’S YOUNG GUNS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN AND BUILDING UP ‘HEAD OF STEAM’

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2 Aug 2018 Comments Off on BANTY’S YOUNG GUNS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN AND BUILDING UP ‘HEAD OF STEAM’

Monaghan 2-11 Kildare 0-08 JOHN GRAHAM A more resilient Monaghan survived an uncertain start and weathered a brief storm midway through the second half to deservedly advance to the All Ireland Minor Football Championship semi-final in difficult enough conditions in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, on Saturday afternoon last. Rain prior to the game had made for a greasy enough surface but conditions improved during the first half and the standard of play was of the highest order, but the weather conditions deteriorated about midway through the second half which did make life difficult ...

SEMI-FINAL CALLING FOR MONAGHAN MINORS

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27 Jul 2018 Comments Off on SEMI-FINAL CALLING FOR MONAGHAN MINORS
SEMI-FINAL CALLING FOR MONAGHAN MINORS

Colm Shalvey reports With the All- Ireland SFC ‘Super 8s’ series taking a break this we e k e n d , the spotlight shines on Monaghan’s minor footballers on Saturday. Ulster champions Monaghan take on Kildare in Mullingar in a highly-anticipated Electric Ireland All-Ireland MFC Quarter-Final on Saturday. An epic provincial campaign that saw two of Monaghan’s six games go to extra-time ended with Séamus McEnaney’s young side claiming the Fr. Murray Cup. The Ulster series eventually went full circle, with Monaghan pipping Derry in the final, almost three months ...

WHEN A DRAW HAS THE TASTE OF DEFEAT

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27 Jul 2018 Comments Off on WHEN A DRAW HAS THE TASTE OF DEFEAT
WHEN A DRAW HAS THE TASTE OF DEFEAT

Kevin Óg Carney reports Over the past decade and more, Kerry football, on balance, has been perceived as being more about style than substance. On umpteen occasions, the Kingdom’s finest have left themselves open to accusations about having a soft underbelly that is all too quickly exposed when faced by decent opposition on big fight night. Last Sunday in Clones, the bluebloods of Gaelic football showed true grit in nicking a draw from the jaws of defeat. In particular, you just have to admire the way Kieran Donaghy retained his balance…

ULSTER CHAMPIONS MONAGHAN GIVE NOTICE OF THEIR TALENT

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19 Jul 2018 Comments Off on ULSTER CHAMPIONS MONAGHAN GIVE NOTICE OF THEIR TALENT
ULSTER CHAMPIONS MONAGHAN GIVE NOTICE OF THEIR TALENT

Monaghan 1-09 Derry 0-09 JOHN GRAHAM A fiercely committed Monaghan completed the minor double of league and championship when they proved that little bit too strong and too adept for Derry in this Ulster Minor Football Championship Final that built to a pulsating finish in front of a crowd of 2,876 people in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh, on Friday evening last. When these sides met in the preliminary round of the minor championship earlier, it was Derry who prevailed by the minimum margin after extra time in a feisty encounter, but this time ...

ULSTER CHAMPIONS

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19 Jul 2018 Comments Off on ULSTER CHAMPIONS
ULSTER CHAMPIONS

PATRICK SMYTH On the domestic scene, most eyes, of course, were fixed on Monaghan’s trip to HQ and the team’s tete-a-tete with the men from the Short Grass County but, under the radar, the Farney Óg crew were quietly doing their business by claiming the provincial MFC title – only the county’s second ever such achievement over the past 73 years! “You don’t get everything you deserve, of course, but I think we played well enough tonight to win the final,” a delighted Monaghan minor boss, Seamus McEnaney, declared ...