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AVIVA STADIUM was the venue on Wednesday last for the second consecutive time for the Aviva Health FAI Primary School 5’s National Finals. Ireland’s stars of the future entertained crowds in the stadium as the biggest and best competition in the 2014 primary school’s soccer calendar came to its climax.
SCOIL MHUIRE NA mBUACHAILLI NS CASTLEBLAYNEY became the first Monaghan side ever to be crowned All Ireland Champions winning the Medium Schools Section amidst unbelievable scenes of joy. Despite losing to 2-1 to Munster Champions Two Mile Borris from Tipperary, wins …

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Amy Ní Amaill, a Transition Year student in Coláiste Oiriall and stalwart with Glaslough Harriers, is the 2014 All-Ireland Schools’ Track and Field Intermediate 1500 metres champion. She won her title in Tullamore on Saturday and had almost five seconds to spare on her nearest rival, Emma O’Brien from Dominican College, Wicklow. All of Ireland’s up and coming athletes competed fiercely on Saturday to bring home a national title to their school. Coláiste Oriall is delighted with Amy’s national success.
Amy won the event in a new personal best of 4:32:59. …

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‘What we have we hold’ is Monaghan’s mantra as they embark on a testing defence of their Ulster title, with old rivals Tyrone the first to probe their resolve. By COLM SHALVEY
Ten days remain of Monaghan’s long wait to get their 2014 Ulster Senior Football Championship campaign up and running when they will attempt to finally get one over on old rivals Tyrone.
With the senior and intermediate club action out of the way until after June 15 and the press night having taken place yesterday evening (Wednesday), Malachy O’Rourke and …

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Drumhowan 0-11
Toome 0-11
By JOHN GRAHAM
A point from a free by Colm Lambe in the final minute of normal time was the score that sent this junior championship match to a replay and a score too that means Blackhill have to wait at least another week to see which of these two teams they will be playing in the next round.
Overall a draw was probably a fair enough result to this lively contest that was played in good conditions in Blackhill on Friday evening last as both sides had their …

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Killanny 1-14
Scotstown 2-11
By JOHN GRAHAM
SUPER sub Andy Callan, a former ace marksman with Carrickmacross Emmets, but who has now transferred his allegiance to Killanny both as a player and team manager, introduced himself in the early minutes of the second-half and proceeded to have a devastating effect on a game that up until that stage had been going totally the way of the opposition.
Callan’s trusty left boot had served Carrickmacross well over the years and he was repeatedly their top scorer and he showed during the second half …

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By PATSY McARDLE
DESPITE a festive air as a handful of people gathered on West Street in Castleblayney last Thursday evening to witness the Town Council perform its final role—and formally thank the local inhabitants for their involvement with the Council since its inception as a civic body in 1853—there was an obvious sense of loss, as a new bureaucratic era was ushered in, linking Castleblayney with Carrickmacross, in a ‘new-born’ administrative body!
OUTGOING town councilors, as well as Cllrs. Aidan Campbell …

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Voting in Saturday’s election in the Ballybay/Clones Municipal District will take place from 8 am until 10 pm.
There are eleven candidates contesting the six available seats.
Eugene Bannigan, son of the late Owen Bannigan, is joined on the Fine Gael ticket by outgoing Co Council members Hugh McElvaney and Ciara McPhillips.
Sinn Fein are running two candidates, both outgoing Co Councillors – Pat Treanor and Cathy Bennett.
The Fianna Fåil team consists of outgoing Co Council member Seamus Coyle, former Clones Town Council member Deirdre Kelly and former Ballybay …

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By Cianna McNally
A son of the late Fine Gael councillor Owen Bannigan is attempting to step into his father’s shoes and will represent Fine Gael in this weekend’s Ballybay – Clones municipal district election.
21-year-old Eugene Bannigan joins outgoing councillors Hughie McElvaney and Ciara McPhillips on the Fine Gael ticket.
The election for the Ballybay – Clones electoral area was due to go ahead on Friday, 23rd May. However, the sudden death that day of Councillor Bannigan resulted in the election being declared void and postponed until Saturday, …

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The journey from ‘Minutes’ to ‘Any Other Business’ was taken by the members of Monaghan Town Council for the final time last Wednesday evening.
The final chapter of a chronicle in Irish local government over 170 years in the writing was set down with appropriate reflection as the members of the county town authority met for the last time in the meeting chamber of the Town Hall building at the top of Dublin Street – a location also set to cease to be as a component of municipal administration under the …

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The last word on the Town Council era of local government in Co Monaghan has now been spoken.
The valedictory functions of the Castleblayney and Monaghan authorities, reported this week, and those of Clones, Carrickmacross and Ballybay that preceded them, are significant events in our history.
Taken with the local government election process that will be completed in the county this weekend, they mark a point of momentous transition in the manner in which the business of local administration, a key one in public society, is delivered.