7 March 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Mary Grimes
Tommy Kieran, new Chairperson of Monaghan Ladies Football Board, has expressed the hope that the Brendan Martin Cup will be the chief Guest of Honour at next year’s Monaghan Ladies Annual Awards night.

Speaking in the wake of this year’s Annual Awards’ night which was held on Friday night last at Ballybay Pearse Brothers’ complex, the Carrickmacross Ladies clubman told the Northern Standard that winning the 2014 All-Ireland Ladies SFC title would be the county’s chief goal in the coming months.

“Ladies football in Monaghan had a very successful year in 2013 but we’d be hoping to go one step further as far as the seniors are concerned and lift the all-Ireland (title),” the ladies’ Chairperson declared.

“We’ve a new manager in John Morrisson and the team has had a very good start to this year’s national league and things are looking good for at least a place in the semi-finals.

“We play Kerry this Sunday in Inniskeen and it’s gonna be a big test but there’s lots of new blood on the panel now and competition for places is very tough which can only be a good thing.

“You can’t beat having players fighting for their place on the team and I’m sure that’s what John (Morrisson) wants.”

Last Friday night’s function in Ballybay was deemed by Kieran as “very successful and well attended.”

He explained that medals were presented on the night to the county under 14s (Ulster championship runners-up); county under 16s (Ulster championship runners-up); county minors (Ulster ‘B’ winners); and the county seniors (Ulster SFC winners and all-Ireland runners-up).
This year’s Awards Night saw Ulster Ladies Football officer Gerry Doherty on hand as Guest of Honour.

The Armaghman and retired teacher is a former President of …

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