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PAGES DONAGHMOYNE STEELED FOR ULSTER RUN

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
PAGES DONAGHMOYNE STEELED FOR ULSTER RUN

Colm Shalvey reports Sunday’s Derry v Monaghan Ulster Club double-header begins with the IFC quarter-final between Donaghmoyne and Steelstown. Fresh from completing a Monaghan Intermediate double, Donaghmoyne will be looking to go one step further than in 2016, when they lost out to Pomeroy from Tyrone in the Ulster IFC Final. The Fontenoys have been in consistent form throughout 2021, winning 12 of their 13 league and championship games, with their only loss coming after a late goal by Emyvale in their last IFC group fixture. They now take on a ...

SCOTSTOWN BRACED FOR TEST AGAINST O’ROURKE’S DERRY CHAMPIONS

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3 Dec 2021 No Comment
SCOTSTOWN BRACED FOR TEST AGAINST O’ROURKE’S DERRY CHAMPIONS

Colm Shalvey reports Scotstown launch their latest bid for a first Ulster Club title since 1989 when they take on Glen Watty Grahams at Celtic Park in Derry on Sunday. Scotstown have been regulars on the Ulster Club scene in recent years, although this is their first appearance at this stage since they went to the 2018 final, where they were pipped by Gweedore after extra-time. The four-time Ulster champions lost the 2019 county final to Clontibret, while their 2020 win over Ballybay was the end …

SEANS AIM TO COOK UP ULSTER VICTORY

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18 Nov 2021 Comments Off on SEANS AIM TO COOK UP ULSTER VICTORY
SEANS AIM TO COOK UP ULSTER VICTORY

Colm Shalvey reports Almost two years since a ball was kicked in the Ulster Club Football Championships, Seán McDermotts and Cookstown get the highlyanticipated 2021 provincial series underway in Clones this Saturday. After Blackhill and Magheracloone claimed a memorable Ulster JFC and IFC double in 2019, the condensed 2020 season left no room for the ubercompetitive provincial championships, meaning Scotstown, Monaghan Harps and Aughnamullen didn’t get the chance to bid for further titles. Seán McDermotts will now bid to become the seventh Monaghan club to win the Ulster JFC, but to ...

SCOTSTOWN SUPER IN HEAT OF BATTLE

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12 Nov 2021 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN SUPER IN HEAT OF BATTLE
SCOTSTOWN SUPER IN HEAT OF BATTLE

The champions dig deep after lightning-fast start by Truagh Scotstown retained their SFC title with a win over Truagh in Clones on Sunday that was hard-earned than the eventual sixpoint margin suggests. Scotstown were pushed all the way by their near-neighbours as they won their seventh county championship in the space of nine years, with a goal deep into added time by Conor McCarthy finally ending Truagh’s challenge. Kieran Hughes kicked three superb points in a Man-of-the-Match performance for the 2018 Ulster Club finalists, who came from four down early on ...

SCOTSTOWN’S GOLDEN ERA RUMBLES ON

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12 Nov 2021 Comments Off on SCOTSTOWN’S GOLDEN ERA RUMBLES ON
SCOTSTOWN’S GOLDEN ERA RUMBLES ON

JACK MADDEN REPORTS At the beginning of the weekend just passed, a photo circulated online of the Bragan bog. One side Scotstown, one side Truagh. Over a sheugh that separates the two lay the Mick Duffy Cup, awaiting the news on his latest one-year lease. A lease solely dictated on the outcome of the Monaghan Senior Football Championship Final. On his left is the jersey of Scotstown, a child draped in the blue and white. On his right is a child from Truagh, clad in the red and black. A parish ...

GARLAND DELIVERS FOR DONAGHMOYNE

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5 Nov 2021 Comments Off on GARLAND DELIVERS FOR DONAGHMOYNE
GARLAND DELIVERS FOR DONAGHMOYNE

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS DONAGHMOYNE 1-15DOOHAMLET 2-08 Donaghmoyne are through to their fourth IFC Final since 2014 after they came through a thriller against Doohamlet in Inniskeen last Saturday evening. This game brought together two of the perennial Intermediate contenders of recent years and it didn’t disappoint, with Donaghmoyne coming from six points down to secure yet another narrow win. Donaghmoyne had to dig themselves out of trouble twice in this action-packed encounter, but they gradually got to grips with the Doohamlet attack, restricting the Group One winners to just a single point ...

CHAMPS BRACED FOR TRUAGH GRIT

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5 Nov 2021 Comments Off on CHAMPS BRACED FOR TRUAGH GRIT
CHAMPS BRACED FOR TRUAGH GRIT

Never-say-die Truagh heading to St Tiarnach’s Park for County Final Colm Shalvey reports The hype in north Monaghan is building for Sunday’s Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final between near-neighbours Scotstown and Truagh. It’s a first ever county-final meeting between these clubs, who go into the game at St. Tiarnach’s Park with very different perspectives. It’s all a new experience for this young Truagh team, some of whom will have no memories of their back-toback SFC Final losses to Castleblayney in 2000 and 2001. Truagh have been an established senior team since ...

CLASSY CORDUFF BACK ON TRACK

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28 Oct 2021 Comments Off on CLASSY CORDUFF BACK ON TRACK
CLASSY CORDUFF BACK ON TRACK

McEnaney’s side front-runner in Intermediate relegation group COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Corduff took a major step towards retaining their Intermediate status with a convincing win away to Killanny last Saturday. Goals in either half by Jason Hand and Michael Connolly, along with eight points from placed kicks by Fergal Hanratty, proved enough for Corduff in a tense encounter where no player scored more than once from play. Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Keith McEnaney was an effective focal point in the Corduff attack, while Pádraic Keenan also played a key role from ...

THE TRUAGH STORY

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28 Oct 2021 Comments Off on THE TRUAGH STORY
THE TRUAGH STORY

… and Sean McDermotts face Toome in Junior decider COLM SHALVEY REPORTS The Senior and Junior Football Championship Finals will both feature first-time pairings after last weekend’s semi-final double-headers. Truagh are into their third SFC Final – and their first since 2001 – after they produced another strong finish to oust Ballybay. The Pearse Brothers raced into a 1-5 to 0-1 lead, but they were unable to maintain the tempo they set early on, as they only managed to score another two points across the remaining three quarters of the game. With ...

THE PRESENTATION:

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22 Oct 2021 Comments Off on THE PRESENTATION:
THE PRESENTATION:

Monaghan Ladies’ Secretary Mary Grimes presenting the LGFA Intermediate Football Championship Cup to Scotstown capain Edel Corrigan. (report inside)© PEADAR MCMAHON