MONAGHAN UNITED FORCED TO SOUND FINAL WHISTLE ON AIRTRICITY LEAGUE INVOLVEMENT

22 June 2012 3 Comments by The Northern Standard

Reasons “mainly but not only financial” have been cited by Monaghan United soccer club for their decision, announced on Monday, to withdraw from participation in the Airtricity League.
Club Chairman Jim McGlone said the club’s involvement in senior soccer was no longer sustainable.
In a statement on the club’s website, Mr McGlone said United felt it had no other option available to it because of the inability to tie down an anchor sponsor for the current season, which had seen them return to the Premier Division of the league. He also cited “the rising costs of membership of senior football and the lack of support from the national league” as factors in the decision.
The club, which entered the senior soccer ranks in 1985, have reassured creditors that all accounts will continue to be honoured.
The Chairman said it was not the end of the club but “a new beginning”, and said that Monaghan United intended to pour all its energy, experience and facilities into the development of soccer in the county.
Coming in the week of the Republic of Ireland’s conclusion to their deeply disappointing participation in the UEFA European Championships in Poland, the news was met with despondency by …

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  • Liam Flanagan said:

    What a shame to here the Mons have had to withdraw from the LoL.
    Always watched for their results and kept myself informed of how they were doing
    Great banter with others from all over Ireland
    who support other LoL teams.
    Its alright for Delaney out spending his €400000 a year salary in Poland and the rest of FAI stoogies living it up whilst the domestic league at me is crumbling around their ears

  • Liam Flanagan said:

    What a shame to here the Mons have had to withdraw from the LoL.
    Always watched for their results and kept myself informed of how they were doing
    Great banter with others from all over Ireland
    who support other LoL teams.
    Its alright for Delaney out spending his €400000 a year salary in Poland and the rest of FAI stoogies living it up whilst the domestic league at home is crumbling around their ears.

  • James Murray said:

    Hello Monaghan it is a sad time for football in the Town. A great achievment to get into top flight football in Ireland it shows how far Monaghan has come in football terms in a short space of time.
    Jim Mc Glone a man i had the pleasure of playing football with back in the late 60s and early 70s has done much to bring top class football to Monaghan Town, can be proud of his achievements.

    Kind regards Jimmy Murray (Doncaster)