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NEW PLAN TO MAXIMISE ECONOMIC AND WELLBEING POTENTIAL OF CO MONAGHAN WALKING AND CYCLING TRAILS

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15 Oct 2021 No Comment
NEW PLAN TO MAXIMISE ECONOMIC AND WELLBEING POTENTIAL OF CO MONAGHAN WALKING AND CYCLING TRAILS

A strategy to maximise the potential of Co Monaghan’s network of walking and cycling trails from economic and wellbeing perspectives was presented to the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday. As outlined by the Council’s Community Development Officer Carol Lambe, the County Walking and Cycling Strategy 2021-2026 will act as a blueprint for the future development of walking and cycling infrastructure throughout the county and “promote walking and cycling as activities which support the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the people of Co Monaghan.” The strategy also emphasises ...

BLUES FAR TOO STRONG

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15 Oct 2021 No Comment
BLUES FAR TOO STRONG

INNISKEEN 0-09SCOTSTOWN 1-17 Scotstown are the only team with a 100% record in this year’s Senior Football Championship group stage after they sent out a statement of intent away to Inniskeen last Sunday. Both teams took an unbeaten record into this one, with Inniskeen looking to leapfrog the holders at the top of the group, but 1- 7 without reply in a 15-minute spell either side of half-time, despite an injury to the influential Kieran Hughes, saw Scotstown send a message to the chasing pack. Inniskeen may have been looking at ...

CHAMPIONSHIP

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15 Oct 2021 No Comment
CHAMPIONSHIP

Colm Shalvey reports After the group stage of the club football championships wrapped up last weekend, there are SFC and JFC quarter-finals down for decision this weekend. Castleblayney is the venue for Sunday’s SFC double-header. Truagh take a three-game unbeaten run into their clash with Clontibret, but despite their inconsistent form to date, the 2019 champions retain the experience at this level to ensure that they will give Pascal Canavan’s side their toughest test since their Group One opener against holders Scotstown. Oran McElligott, Gary Mohan and Christopher McKenna have all ...

FIRST EDITION OF FASCINATING NEW BOOK INCLUDES STORIES FROM THE RICH HISTORY OF MONAGHAN GAA

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8 Oct 2021 No Comment
FIRST EDITION OF FASCINATING NEW BOOK INCLUDES STORIES FROM THE RICH HISTORY OF MONAGHAN GAA

Four stories from County Monaghan have been selected to appear in a fascinating new book on the GAA – written by people at the heart of the association nationwide. ‘Grassroots: Stories From the Heart Of the GAA’, is a treasure trove of GAA memories, tales and incidents spanning over 150 years. “the book generated an incredible response from every county in Ireland, as well as from the Irish abroad,” said author and journalist, PJ Cunningham, who collaborated with Croke Park on the publication. “I have included stories not only since ...

IT’S TIME TO SHINE IN MONAGHAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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8 Oct 2021 No Comment
IT’S TIME TO SHINE IN MONAGHAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Colm Shalvey The Monaghan Football Championship season reaches a key point this weekend with the last round of group games in the Greenfield Foods SFC, McElvaney Recycling IFC and Universal Graphics JFC. Reminder: The SFC and IFC group winners will advance to semi-finals, with second- and third-placed teams contesting quarter-finals. A tweak to the relegation process will see the bottom two teams in each Senior and Intermediate section enter an additional group. After three further rounds, the bottom two will be demoted. The top team in both JFC groups will meet ...

EIGHT WINNERS FROM CO MONAGHAN IN BLAS NA HÉIREANN 2021 AWARDS

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8 Oct 2021 No Comment
EIGHT WINNERS FROM CO MONAGHAN IN BLAS NA HÉIREANN 2021 AWARDS

Eight Co Monaghan food producers are among the winners in the Blas na hÉireann 2021 awards announced at the weekend. Successful were Arthur Mallon (Gold, Bronze and Best in County); Carleton Cakes (Bronze); Connolly Meats (Gold); Dinkin’s Bakery (Bronze); Glaslough Chocolate (Silver); Greenfield Foods (Gold and Bronze); Grove Turkeys Ltd (Silver); Silver Hill Duck (Gold, Silver and Bronze). A media release stated: With the annual pilgrimage to Dingle stalled, this year’s winners tuned in for a second year running from every corner of the country for a virtual celebration of ...

COUNCILLOR CARTHY ELECTED TO CAVAN AND MONAGHAN ETB CHAIR

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8 Oct 2021 No Comment
COUNCILLOR CARTHY ELECTED TO CAVAN AND MONAGHAN ETB CHAIR

Sinn Féin member of Monaghan Co Council Colm Carthy was elected the new Chairperson of the Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board when the body met at the Garage Theatre in Monaghan Town on Tuesday. Councillor Carthy succeeds Cavan’s Sean Fegan in the role. Fine Gael member of Cavan Co Council Carmel Brady was elected Deputy Chairperson, succeeding April Anna Barker. During the meeting, Chief Executive John Kearney made presentations to the Board regarding the ETB’s Strategy Statement for 2022-2026. Mr Kearney said the new plan sought to build ...

PLANNING PERMISSION REFUSED FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAST AT ROSSMORE PARK

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8 Oct 2021 No Comment
PLANNING PERMISSION REFUSED FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAST AT ROSSMORE PARK

Monaghan Co Council has refused a planning application by Cignal Infrastructure Limited to construct a telecommunications tower on Coillte land in the area of Rossmore Forest Park in Monaghan Town. Cignal lodged the application with the local authority in March, stating that the mast was necessary to address mobile phone coverage blackspots. The plan provoked considerable opposition in the local community and among users of the Rossmore amenity, which was recently declared by Coillte as the second most visited public forest in the country. The Co Council announced their refusal ...

GARDAÍ APPEAL FOR WITNESSES TO KILLYGOAN ASSAULT AND ROBBERY

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8 Oct 2021 No Comment
GARDAÍ APPEAL FOR WITNESSES TO KILLYGOAN ASSAULT AND ROBBERY

Gardaí have appealed to witnesses to an incident which took place in the Killygoan area of Monaghan Town on Saturday last, in which a woman was assaulted and had property stolen from her, to come forward. The incident took place in the Ard Glás area of Killygoan shortly after 10 pm when the woman was out walking. The victim sustained injuries in the incident and was treated at Cavan General Hospital. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area, who witnessed this attack and who may be able ...

BANK OF IRELAND BRANCHES SET TO CLOSE

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8 Oct 2021 No Comment
BANK OF IRELAND BRANCHES SET TO CLOSE

The Bank of Ireland branches in Clones and Castleblayney are set to close tomorrow, Friday October 8. The Bank of Ireland branch in Cootehill, and those located in Arva and Kingscourt in Co Cavan, are also due to operate for the last time tomorrow. Bank of Ireland announced in March that it was closing 83 of its branches in the Republic of Ireland as part of a restructuring programme. “We will continue to operate an extensive branch network with a strong nationwide presence of 169 locations. This will be complemented ...