26 January 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

An excellent attendance participated in Monaghan United’s AGM at the clubhouse on Thursday last. The contributions were very positive and everyone involved in United’s promotion to the Premier Division were complemented on the night. Much of the discussion on the night centered on the incoming season which is due to kick off at Gortakeegan on Friday 2nd March against Dundalk. One of the positives from the meeting was the sense to get involved and assist the club and teams by those in attendance at the meeting.
I would like to welcome you all to tonight’s Annual General Meeting in the Greg Turley Suite and thank you for all your support over the last twelve months.
The 2011 season proved to be a very exciting season when once again we gained promotion to the Premier Division of the League of Ireland.
We reached the Quarter Finals of the FAI Cup, where once again, it was Sligo Rovers who came out on top after a replay in Gortakeegan.
After the disappointment of Mick Cooke’s departure, a search began for a new manager and, while there were many applicants, Roddy Collins always seemed to be the winning candidate. Roddy came in a week before the season started to take control of a squad of players already assembled at the club with the promise of exciting football and promotion to the Premier. True to his word here we are! Congratulations must go to Roddy, Aidan, Declan and the players for their commitment and entertainment all season.
The same Management Team will continue this season and, while we have lost a number of players, a strong squad seems to be assembling with the finishing touches to be finalized.
This is a very important season for the club and its sponsors as Premier Division football will bring increased media coverage and weekly TV coverage. While the Team budget …

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