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BRILLIANT BALLYBAY FIRED UP FOR FINAL

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7 Oct 2022 Comments Off on BRILLIANT BALLYBAY FIRED UP FOR FINAL
BRILLIANT BALLYBAY FIRED UP FOR FINAL

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Ballybay are in their third county final in five years and one win short of bridging a tenyear gap after an impressive second-half surge took care of Clontibret in Clones on Sunday. Clontibret, who won by the narrowest of margins when the teams met in the group stage, led throughout the first half, but Ballybay outscored them by 1-10 to 0-2 from the 37th minute on, with a late goal from Dessie Ward sealing it at the end of a game that featured a series of nearmisses at ...

SCOTSTOWN VERSUS BALLYBAY

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7 Oct 2022 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN VERSUS BALLYBAY
SCOTSTOWN VERSUS BALLYBAY

COLM SHALVEY The Greenfield Foods SFC relegation group concludes on Saturday. Back-to-back wins have Donaghmoyne top ahead of a repeat of the 2021 IFC Final v Aughnamullen, while the other game is a fourth meeting this year between Carrickmacross and Castleblayney. Donaghmoyne’s sizable score-difference advantage means they are as good as safe, barring a heavy defeat, leaving the other three teams playing to stay in the top flight. Aughnamullen’s defeat to Carrickmacross last time out leaves them in third place on head-to-head rule, but wins for both teams on Saturday would ...

VINNIE’S BROTHER JOINS MONAGHAN

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29 Sep 2022 Comments Off on VINNIE’S BROTHER JOINS MONAGHAN
VINNIE’S BROTHER JOINS MONAGHAN

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Monaghan’s lengthy search for a new senior football manager finally ended last Thursday when former stalwart player Vinnie Corey was appointed as Séamus McEnaney’s successor. Almost three months after ‘Banty’ stepped down in the wake of Monaghan’s championship exit with a qualifier defeat away to Mayo, the county board turned to Corey, whose Clontibret side are in SFC semi-final action this Sunday. The versatile Corey retired from the inter-county scene as recently as 2019 after making a record 184 appearances and he soon found himself back involved with ...

EXTRA-TIME NEEDED

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23 Sep 2022 Comments Off on EXTRA-TIME NEEDED
EXTRA-TIME NEEDED

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Scotstown secure spot in championship semi’s Scotstown are through to the JFC semi-finals for the first time since 2015 after they ousted Currin in Threemilehouse last Sunday. Having failed to win a JFC group game in the last two years, Scotstown now have four wins to their name in this year’s competition after they outscored their opponents by 1-6 to 0-2 during extra-time. This had been a wellcontested last-eight tie for long spells, but Currin’s challenge gradually petered out after they lost their star attackers Jack McCarron to injury ...

TITTLE RACE ENTERS THE HOME STRETCH

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23 Sep 2022 Comments Off on TITTLE RACE ENTERS THE HOME STRETCH
TITTLE RACE ENTERS THE HOME STRETCH

COLM SHALVEY The 2022 club championship season is set to really heat up this weekend, with semi-final places in the SFC and IFC on the line, as well as key games in the relegation groups. The SFC quarter-finals are down for decision on Sunday afternoon, starting with Ballybay v Truagh in Scotstown. This is a repeat of last year’s semifinal, where a breakthrough victory for Truagh saw them qualify for their first SFC decider in 20 years. Ballybay, who sorely missed the influence of Dessie Ward on that occasion, have put ...

CARRICKMACROSS CAN ROUND OFF WITH ALL-IRELAND CROWN

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16 Sep 2022 Comments Off on CARRICKMACROSS CAN ROUND OFF WITH ALL-IRELAND CROWN
CARRICKMACROSS CAN ROUND OFF WITH ALL-IRELAND CROWN

Colm Shalvey reports Carrickmacross Emmets Rounders team will line out in the Senior Men’s All-Ireland Final for the third year in a row this Sunday. Having seen off Cuchulainns from Carlow in last month’s All-Ireland semi-final, Carrickmacross will take on Erne Eagles for the second consecutive year at the GAA’s National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin, at 4pm on Sunday. Carrick beat Glynn-Barntown from wexford in the 2020 decider, before losing out to Erne Eagles last year. The Cavan side have won three of the last four senior titles, with ...

MON’ MANAGER

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9 Sep 2022 Comments Off on MON’ MANAGER
MON’ MANAGER

Farney search for a manager continues COLM SHALVEY REPORTS The saga that is Monaghan’s search for a new senior football manager had another twist last week, with former Dublin defender Ger Brennan the latest front-runner to remove himself from contention. Brennan had reportedly been the favourite to end Monaghan’s lengthy pursuit of a replacement for Séamus McEnaney, but it appears that he will now remain with Moorefield, who exited the Kildare SFC late last month. It leaves Monaghan as one of three Division One counties yet to appoint a senior football manager ...

CARRICK ROVERS ENDORSED AS AN OFFICIAL FAI PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE AS IRELAND INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MANAGER AND TWO MINISTERS VISIT NEW PITCHES

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9 Sep 2022 Comments Off on CARRICK ROVERS ENDORSED AS AN OFFICIAL FAI PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE AS IRELAND INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MANAGER AND TWO MINISTERS VISIT NEW PITCHES
CARRICK ROVERS ENDORSED AS AN OFFICIAL FAI PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE AS IRELAND INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MANAGER AND TWO MINISTERS VISIT NEW PITCHES

By Veronica Corr Monday was a big day for Carrick Rovers, as the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) rolled into town, to give the club its official seal of approval, the ‘FAI Club Mark 1 Star Award’, recognising Carrick Rovers as a Player Development Centre. Minister for Sport Catherine Martin visited her hometown for the event and she was accompanied by her husband Deputy Francis Noel Duffy, whom Carrick Rovers’ Chairperson David McSharry credited with having painted the original club crest. County native, Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather ...

CHAMPIONSHIPS: KNOCK-OUT PLACES UP FOR GRABS

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2 Sep 2022 Comments Off on CHAMPIONSHIPS: KNOCK-OUT PLACES UP FOR GRABS
CHAMPIONSHIPS: KNOCK-OUT PLACES UP FOR GRABS

COLM SHALVEY The Monaghan Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championships reach a crucial point of the group stage this weekend as teams vie for places in the knock-out rounds. Scotstown will be expected to make it back-to-back wins in Group One of the Greenfield Foods SFC when they travel to Aughnamullen on Saturday. The holders fell to a first championship defeat since the 2019 county final in their opener against Ballybay, but a strong finish last time out saw them get the better of previously-unbeaten Donaghmoyne. Ballybay can secure top spot ...

DONAGHMOYNE DELIVER STATEMENT OF INTENT

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19 Aug 2022 Comments Off on DONAGHMOYNE DELIVER STATEMENT OF INTENT
DONAGHMOYNE DELIVER STATEMENT OF INTENT

COLM SHALVEY The Monaghan LGFA Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championships got underway last weekend, with Donaghmoyne sending out another statement of intent to any pretenders to the throne. Having run out convincing winners in the recent Senior League Final against Emyvale, Donaghmoyne were in even more prolific form last Sunday, with the reigning Ulster Club champions ruthlessly seeing off Latton. Donaghmoyne are bid ding to lift a n unprecedented 20th consecutive county title. The other first-round games in the Combilift sponsored Senior Championship were played on Saturday. Emmet Óg, who ...