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FOOTBALL AND HURLING FANS MUST BE PROUD OF DOGGED MONAGHAN

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
FOOTBALL AND HURLING FANS MUST BE PROUD OF DOGGED MONAGHAN

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan teams don’t often do things the easy way and that was certainly the case in a weekend where three county senior sides saw crucial league games go right down to the wire. The county’s senior men, ladies and hurlers were all involved in cracking games inside just over 24 hours, earning two one-point wins (one in extratime) while losing one in a free-taking shoot-out; having scored a combined 4- 52 while conceding 6-44. The last-gasp Allianz NFL Division One Relegation Play-Off win against Galway was arguably the ...

NEW STRATEGY AIMS TO PLACE MONAGHAN BUSINESSES AT FOREFRONT OF DIGITAL ECONOMY

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
NEW STRATEGY AIMS TO PLACE MONAGHAN BUSINESSES AT FOREFRONT OF DIGITAL ECONOMY

• Co Council to develop Made in Monaghan brand and Citizen App – but better broadband vital to plan’s delivery say local reps The development of a Citizen App enabling Co Monaghan people to engage with a wide range of local government and other public services through digital means, and a new “Made in Monaghan” branding and marketing strategy with an emphasis on the export market, will be key outworkings of a five-year digital strategy for the county unveiled at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council. Helping the county’s businesses recover ...

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND MANAGER PRAISES “FANTASTIC LEGACY” OF SEAN MCCAFFREY AS NEW PATRON SCHEME LAUNCHED

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND MANAGER PRAISES “FANTASTIC LEGACY” OF SEAN MCCAFFREY AS NEW PATRON SCHEME LAUNCHED

The legacy bequeathed by the late Monaghan soccer coach Sean McCaffrey to the sport on a regional and national level was paid tribute to by current Republic of Ireland senior manager Stephen Kenny when he launched a new Patron Scheme this week for the foundation established in Sean’s honour. “Sean gave great service to the FAI as manager of the U-17 and U-19 international teams for a decade but his impact in the Monaghan-Cavan area to young footballers was profound,” the Republic boss stated. “The ideas he had helped generations ...

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN COLLAPSE AT EUROS PROMPTS CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH’S DEFIBRILLATOR CALL

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN COLLAPSE AT EUROS PROMPTS CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH’S DEFIBRILLATOR CALL

The dramatic incident during Saturday’s European Championship game between Denmark and Finland, when Danish player Christian Eriksen had to receive life-saving treatment on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest, prompted the Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council on Monday to call for the production of a countywide map which would highlight the locations of AED or Automated External Defibrillator units. Speaking at what was his last official meeting in the Council Chair, Sinn Féin’s Colm Carthy said the weekend had seen the eyes of the world on a victim of ...

CONLON LEAVES CO COUNCIL MEETING AFTER METHOD OF RAISING N2 ISSUE CHALLENGED

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
CONLON LEAVES CO COUNCIL MEETING AFTER METHOD OF RAISING N2 ISSUE CHALLENGED

Sinn Féin representative Seán Conlon staged a walkout protest at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council after his method of attempting to raise a pedestrian safety issue on the N2 was objected to by some of the executive and elected members of the local authority. Councillor Conlon sought to highlight concerns over crash barrier positioning on part of the N2 by having a series of photographs he had submitted displayed on screen at the meeting, which took place in Monaghan Town’s Garage Theatre. However, his method of raising the issue ...

STEADY DECLINE IN COVID CASES IN MONAGHAN

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
STEADY DECLINE IN COVID CASES IN MONAGHAN

Michael Fisher There has been a steady decline in the number of Covid cases in Monaghan, according to the latest data released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Since the cyber attack on the HSE’s IT systems last month, the release of detailed statistics by the Department of Health has been suspended. In the last such report before the HSE system collapsed, the data revealed that in Co. Monaghan on Wednesday May 12th, the Covid incidence rate per 100,000 population over 14 days was up, at 110.8 (below the ...

HSE ONLINE BOOKING FOR COVID-19 TESTS IN MONAGHAN

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
HSE ONLINE BOOKING FOR COVID-19 TESTS IN MONAGHAN

Michael Fisher The HSE has extended its new online advance booking system for Covid-19 tests to Monaghan. Since last Friday, people living in Monaghan and Cavan will be able to log on to the online system and book their Covid-19 test up to 24 hours in advance. You can book online on a new HSE website at: shorturl.at/cxO03 (use a capital ‘O’ followed by numbers 03). This system on which the self-referral portal is based is a stand alone cloud-based system that is separate from the HSE network. It is ...

PRIDE FLAG RAISED AT MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL HQ

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
PRIDE FLAG RAISED AT MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL HQ

Support and solidarity for Co Monaghan’s LGBTQ+ community was demonstrated with the raising of the Pride flag at the headquarters of Monaghan Co Council at Glen Road in Monaghan Town on Monday morning last. Outgoing Cathaoirleach Colm Carthy performed the flag-raising for the second time during his tenure. Councillor Carthy became the first Cathaoirleach to officially raise the Pride flag at a local authority building in the county a few days after he took office in June 2020 and was able to replicate the function due to his term of ...

MARIA SMYTH- IRELAND’S STRONGEST WOMAN

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
MARIA SMYTH- IRELAND’S STRONGEST WOMAN

Annyalla resident Maria Smyth has been crowned Ireland’s Strongest Woman under 64kg at the Irish Strongwoman Competition held in Derry last weekend Competitors from all over the Country descended on the Maiden City to compete in 3 weight categories; under 64kg, under 82kg and Open Category. Maria a member of Monaghan Strong Man and Strong Woman Club and who trains out of the Strength Shed in Smithboro participated in the under 64kg category. The competition consisted of 5 gruelling feats of strength that tested the athletes to their maximum. Competing ...

STEADY DECLINE IN COVID CASES IN MONAGHAN

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18 Jun 2021 No Comment
STEADY DECLINE IN COVID CASES IN MONAGHAN

Monaghan’s BioConnect Innovation Centre, shortly to launch construction of its €7 million facility at a 1,693-acre site at Knockaconny on the town’s Armagh Road, has embarked on a major consultation exercise to help define the future role of the new research facility. “With construction about to commence it is important that we understand what services our members are looking for,” BioConnect Chief Executive David McCauley said this week. “Critically, the consultation will allow us to equip the Innovation Centre with the right tools and recruit the best talent to meet ...