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BLAYNEY ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE TITLE

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8 Feb 2019 Comments Off on BLAYNEY ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE TITLE
BLAYNEY ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE TITLE

‘Our time is now’ – says Treanor PATRICK SMYTH Treanor believes that after three Ulster Club JHC triumphs, it’s time for the gold and green brigade to add the All-Ireland title to the club’s list of honours. The Monaghan and Ulster standard bearers will cross swords with Kilkenny and Leinster kingpins Dunnamaggin at Croke Park this Sunday in an eagerly awaited national junior decider and ‘blayney defender Treanor reckons it’s high time the underdog came good: “We’re in unchartered territory but it’s the third time we’ve won Ulster,” Treanor reminded the media ...

HOME SIDE JUMP UP TO FIFTH

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8 Feb 2019 Comments Off on HOME SIDE JUMP UP TO FIFTH
HOME SIDE JUMP UP TO FIFTH

Roscommon 1-12 Monaghan 0-13 JOHN GRAHAM After the euphoria of their victory over Dublin Monaghan were brought back down to earth with a bump as a resilient Roscommon staged a late smash and grab act to snatch victory in this cliff hanger that built to a dramatic and exhilarating finish in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon last. Monaghan, after another sluggish first half, looked to have done enough to at least take a share of the spoils when they fought back to parity three minutes into stoppage time, but in the remaining ...

MONAGHAN SHOW REAL QUALITY TO BEAT DUBS

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31 Jan 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN SHOW REAL QUALITY TO BEAT DUBS
MONAGHAN SHOW REAL QUALITY TO BEAT DUBS

Malachy O’Rourke hails O’Hanlon’s “dream” debut PATRICK SMYTH O’Rourke was generosity itself in handing out the plaudits after his side’s encouraging victory over NFL opponents Dublin on Sunday last in Clones. However, he reserved special praise for promising attacker Stephen O’Hanlon who made a big impression on his senior county debut: “He took his goal very well,” O’Rourke enthused of rookie O’Hanlon. “I suppose when you put someone like Stephen in like that, the start he got you can only dream about it, because with his first touch he had created the ...

FARNEY INFLICT MORE PAIN ON DUBLIN

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31 Jan 2019 Comments Off on FARNEY INFLICT MORE PAIN ON DUBLIN
FARNEY INFLICT MORE PAIN ON DUBLIN

Monaghan 2-13 Dublin 1-13 JOHN GRAHAM A resurgent Monaghan staged an increasingly effective second half performance after a somewhat sluggish start to get their campaign off to the best possible start at the expense of League holders Dublin in this at times tough, hard hitting yet totally absorbing contest that was played in chilly conditions in front of a crowd of 10,556 in Clones on Sunday afternoon last. The reigning league and All Ireland champions arrived in Clones determined to get their search for a sixth league title in seven years off to ...

CLUB OF THE YEAR IN CROKER FINAL …

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24 Jan 2019 Comments Off on CLUB OF THE YEAR IN CROKER FINAL …
CLUB OF THE YEAR IN CROKER FINAL …

Lacey looking for improvement ahead of All-Ireland clash PATRICK SMYTH Cusack Park, Mullingar was awash with Monaghan hurling die-hards last Sunday as Castleblayney clinched (1-8 to 0-10) a place in this year’s All-Ireland JHC final at Croke Park after a titanic duel with the lords of Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon. Embedded in the wave of ‘blayney supporters who swamped the playing field after the final whistle, the winners’ team-manager Jimmy Lacey refused to lose the run of himself: “(The win) is not really sinking in now because the main thing now is just relief ...

THE NORTHERN STANDARD MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS

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24 Jan 2019 Comments Off on THE NORTHERN STANDARD MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS
THE NORTHERN STANDARD MONAGHAN GAA AWARDS

Brilliant quartet inducted into Monaghan Hall of Fame On a night of stars at the Four Seasons Hotel, those who once upon a time shone on the playing fields of Monaghan, Ulster and Ireland again found themselves in the limelight – but this time in a more comfortable and less challenging environment! Last Friday night, the hugely popular Hall of Fame showcased Monaghan GAA’s living legends. The packed attendance delighted in saluting four former players who were inducted into the county’s Hall of Fame – two from Castleblayney, Dessie Mulligan and ...

MALACHY LOOKS FORWARD TO DUBLIN

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17 Jan 2019 Comments Off on MALACHY LOOKS FORWARD TO DUBLIN
MALACHY LOOKS FORWARD TO DUBLIN

Boss seeking clinical edge ahead of league PATRICK SMYTH Converting the coinage of chances generated into the hard cash of scores on the board came under sharp focus from Malachy o’Rourke in his post-match briefing on wednesday last. The Monaghan senior football boss was mostly upbeat as he reflected on his side’s narrow 0-13 to 1-9 loss against Armagh in the teams’ final group game in the Dr. Mckenna Cup “There was a definite improvement on our last outing and we would be a lot happier with our overall performance,” o’Rourke said ...

MONAGHAN LOOK AHEAD TO VISIT OF ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

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17 Jan 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN LOOK AHEAD TO VISIT OF ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS
MONAGHAN LOOK AHEAD TO VISIT OF ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

COLM SHALVEY The countdown is on to Monaghan’s Allianz National Football League Division One against All- Ireland champions Dublin after a stuttering end to the county’s Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup campaign. Having started in late December with an eight-point win over Antrim, Monaghan were unable to qualify for the Dr. McKenna Cup semi-finals after having to settle for one point from their last two games in Section B. The performance away to a more experienced Armagh side last Wednesday produced more positives than in the previous Sunday’s draw …

BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS

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10 Jan 2019 Comments Off on BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS
BOSS ‘BANTY’ HAILS DOUBLE-WINNING MINORS

COLM SHALVEY The presentation of the county minor footballers’ 2018 Ulster MFC and MFL medals brought a big crowd and a celebratory atmosphere to the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town last Friday night. Outgoing Monaghan minor manager Séamus McEnaney was enthused by the event: “The night itself was fantastic, the couple-of-hundred people here were very special to the players: their families, club-people etc. This is a phenomenal group of players; very special in my mind for as long as I live because they delivered a minor double.” ‘Banty’ spoke about the ...

MONAGHAN STRUGGLE TO EARN SHARE OF THE SPOILS

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10 Jan 2019 Comments Off on MONAGHAN STRUGGLE TO EARN SHARE OF THE SPOILS
MONAGHAN STRUGGLE TO EARN SHARE OF THE SPOILS

PATRICK SMYTH Monaghan football boss Malachy O’Rourke (CIRCLED) has described his side’s Dr. McKenna Cup display last Sunday against St. Mary’s College as an “eyeopener” and a definite concern ahead of far stiffer tests to come. The Monaghan boss was rosy-cheeked after his side’s handsome opening round win over Antrim but the gunslingers from the Ranch left him with a greyish pallor in Clones. The Fermanagh native made a raft of changes from the team that beat the Saffrons by 1-20 to 1-12 first time out but things didn’t go to ...