Articles in the This Week’s Newspaper Category

FINAL DAY AT CROKE PARK ON CASTLEBLAYNEY’S RADAR ONCE AGAIN

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

Castleblayney’s hurlers are back on the hunt for All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship honours following a gritty win over Na Magha in the Ulster Final. by PATRICK SMYTH Winning an Ulster title is something not only to savour but also one which presents opportunities for further glory. Reflecting on his team’s provincial title victory last weekend, Castleblayney Faughs’ boss Paul Hughes fingered his side’s fitness as central to their successful odyssey to the winner’s enclosure: “It’s a great feeling to have taken the Ulster club title again,” a delighted Hughes enthused after seeing ...

ULSTER CHAMPIONS

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

By JOHN GRAHAM Castleblayney          4-13 Na Magha                     1-07 CASTLEBLAYNEY engineered a magnificent second-half turnaround to clinch victory and their second Ulster Club Junior Hurling Championship title when they literally overran the Derry champions Na Magha who had no answer to the pace and power of the Monaghan champions in Dungannon last Sunday. The second-half was in total contrast to the opening period though which was a closely contested affair with the Derry champions taking the lead once at 0-4 to ...

BLAYNEY VICTORY SHOWS THE WAY FOR MONAGHAN

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

Five Monaghan teams are in Ulster Club Football Championship action this weekend, having been shown the way by Castleblayney’s hurlers last Sunday. Castleblayney won their second Ulster Club Junior Hurling Championship title with a dominant second-half performance against Na Magha in Dungannon. Blayney, who had goals by Niall Garland and Fergal Rafter in the first half, changed ends on level terms, but were soon in the driving seat after the Derry City club had Breandán Quigley sent off. With Hugh Byrne and Rafter taking their personal tallies to 0-7 and 1-3 ...

JUNIOR TITLE UP FOR GRABS AS FOOTBALL LEAGUES REACH THE BUSINESS END

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

There is still plenty to be decided in the county’s football leagues, with the Eurotech Junior Football League up for grabs between Blackhill and Aughnamullen in Oram this Sunday. by COLM SHALVEY Both of these teams were left down in the dumps after losing to eventual winners Drumhowan in the JFC, but they have managed to regroup to earn a second chance at promotion in this final. Aughnamullen were relegated last year after six consecutive campaigns in intermediate and they were always among the front-runners to bounce straight back, even though ...

FARMERS’ CRY FOR HELP MUST BE HEEDED

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

The significant escalation of protest over the current extremely difficult situation pertaining in the beef sector marked by this week’s 24-hour demonstrations by the Irish Farmers’ Association at meat factories in Co Monaghan and throughout the State has certainly heightened awareness of the issue at hand. While the sight of protesting farmers has not been an uncommon one across the country over the years, the action taken this week by the IFA is of a deeper and more serious order than the norm, reflective of the very testing circumstances many of ...

NEW PLAQUE TO PATRICK KAVANAGH

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

The Monaghan Association in Dublin will unveil a new plaque in memory of Inniskeen poet Patrick Kavanagh in Dublin on Saturday 1st November, 2014 at 3pm. The plaque will be unveiled at 51, Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9, which was Patrick Kavanagh’s first Dublin address when he went there in 1939. The unveiling will be performed by the writer Brendan Lynch who is one of the remaining few who knew Kavanagh during his time in Dublin. Chairman of the Monaghan Association, Dublin, Peter J. McDonnell said they were delighted to sponsor the plaque ...

JUDGE DENOUNCES OVER-INDULGENCE IN ALCOHOL AT CHRISTMAS

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

THE inclination of some people to over indulge in alcohol during the annual Christmas holiday period was denounced by Judge Sean MacBride at Monaghan District Court last week, where he reflected that, for many individuals, the festivities were “far removed” from celebrating the birth of Christ. The judge was speaking while adjourning until January the sentencing of a defendant who had pleaded guilty to a series of drink-related charges, in order to “test the resolve” of the person in question and see if they could remain sober over the “so-called” ...

TWO MONAGHAN GARDAÍ RECEIVE NATIONAL BRAVERY AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACTS OF COURAGE

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

Two Monaghan Town Gardaí – Garda Donal Callaghan and Garda Paul Oliphant – were honoured for acts of courage at the prestigious National Bravery Awards ceremony in Farmleigh House in Dublin on Tuesday 24th October 2014. On New Year’s Eve 2013, Monaghan Garda Station received an emergency call reporting that a woman was drowning in Peter’s Lake just off Monaghan town centre. Garda Donal Callaghan immediately ran to the scene, while staying in contact with the caller for guidance on the area of the lake where the woman was last ...

NEW MONAGHAN BOMBING PUBLICATION HAILED AS VALUABLE EXERCISE IN COMMEMORATION AND RECONCILIATION

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31 Oct 2014 No Comment

A new publication on the 1974 Monaghan bombing was hailed at its formal launch in the Market House in Monaghan Town on Wednesday evening last by Margaret Urwin of the Justice for the Forgotten organisation as an important exercise in both commemoration and reconciliation. The Monaghan Bombing Community Links Project was co-ordinated by local man Brian Clerkin and backed by local Peace III Partnership funding and support. The booklet produced, containing extensive photographic and eyewitness testimony relating to the May 17 1974 bomb in the town, was compiled with considerable youth ...