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A SPARK OF LIGHT AFTER THE TOUGHEST WEEK

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23 Jul 2021 No Comment

A game “as blistering as the Newry sun” saw Monaghan rise above tragedy to edge closer to Ulster glory – JACK MADDEN was there A minute’s silence where time stood still. Sixty seconds perfectly observed. How we wish we will never see the likes of it ever again. On Saturday morning there was much doubt surrounding the first of the 2021 Ulster semi-finals. Word came through that the game would indeed go ahead. According to the BBC before throw-in, the Monaghan team had met on Saturday morning and agreed to fulfil ...

YOUNG FOOTBALLER MOURNED AFTER FATAL CLONTIBRET CRASH

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23 Jul 2021 No Comment
YOUNG FOOTBALLER MOURNED AFTER FATAL CLONTIBRET CRASH

Colm Shalvey A weekend in which Monaghan qualified for two Ulster finals would normally be cause for unbridled celebration, but the county was left reeling by the tragic death of U-20 captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh in a two-car collision late on Friday night. Monaghan GAA postponed all club games scheduled for last weekend as a mark of respect to Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh, while the Ulster U-20 final, which had originally been scheduled for this Saturday, has been postponed until the following Friday, July 30. Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh was ...

INJURY SETBACKS

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16 Jul 2021 No Comment
INJURY SETBACKS

Monaghan needs to find X-factor to dump out rivals Armagh Colm Shalvey reports The latest chapter of the Monaghan v Armagh rivalry sees a place in the 2021 Ulster SFC Final go up for grabs in Newry on Saturday afternoon. Both teams go into this derby on the back of double-digit wins in the quarter-finals. Monaghan got their first Ulster SFC win since 2018 at the expense of Fermanagh, while Armagh were pushed for long spells by Antrim before cutting loose in the final quarter to pull well clear of Enda McGinley’s ...

MONAGHAN NEEDS TO FIND X-FACTOR TO DUMP OUT RIVALS ARMAGH

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16 Jul 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN NEEDS TO FIND X-FACTOR TO DUMP OUT RIVALS ARMAGH

Colm Shalvey reports The latest chapter of the Monaghan v Armagh rivalry sees a place in the 2021 Ulster SFC Final go up for grabs in Newry on Saturday afternoon. Both teams go into this derby on the back of double-digit wins in the quarter-finals. Monaghan got their first Ulster SFC win since 2018 at the expense of Fermanagh, while Armagh were pushed for long spells by Antrim before cutting loose in the final quarter to pull well clear of Enda McGinley’s side. Monaghan are looking to qualify for the provincial ...

INJURED

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on INJURED
INJURED

Monaghan’s Ulster SFC quarter-final win over Fermanagh was in little doubt after Jack McCarron hit the net late in the opening quarter, but they will be sweating over the fitness of veteran duo Conor McManus (PICTURED) and Darren Hughes ahead of their semi-final derby against Armagh. TURN TO PAGES 46-47

MONAGHAN TURN FOCUS TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND A FAMILIAR ARMAGH OUTFIT

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11 Jul 2021 Comments Off on MONAGHAN TURN FOCUS TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND A FAMILIAR ARMAGH OUTFIT
MONAGHAN TURN FOCUS TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND A FAMILIAR ARMAGH OUTFIT

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan v Armagh, yet again. The 2021 inter-county action didn’t begin until May, but these neighbouring counties have already met in four different senior competitions, with another two to follow by Saturday week. This All-Ireland SFC Group A opener is a third meeting of these ladies’ teams in the space of just six weeks and it’s their fourth clash since Armagh won the Ulster title last December. Monaghan pipped Armagh at the Athletic Grounds in the league at the end of May, but when they met again last ...

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

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2 Jul 2021 Comments Off on EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

130,000 expected to attend camps COLM SHALVEY The 2021 Kellogg’s Cúl Camps got underway on Monday, with Clones and Clontibret hosting Monaghan’s first camps of the summer. Monaghan GAA will have 20 Cúl Camps altogether between now and late August, with sold-out camps taking place at Castleblayney and Monaghan Harps next week. The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps offers children a healthy, fun and safe summer outdoor activity at locations nationwide, with more than 130,000 expected to attend over 1,200 venues. Following the successful health and safety measures from last year, similar guidelines ...

MONAGHAN MEN PRIMED FOR ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MINEFIELD

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2 Jul 2021 Comments Off on MONAGHAN MEN PRIMED FOR ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MINEFIELD
MONAGHAN MEN PRIMED FOR ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MINEFIELD

“Jeopardy” is one of the most-used buzz words in sport of late. Attention recently focused on a lack of jeopardy in the group stages at ‘Euro 2020’, where it took 36 games to reduce 24 teams to the last 16 before the tournament heated up for the first knock-out round. Meanwhile, there was little doubt about the outcomes last weekend as Kerry, Mayo and Donegal cruised through their SFC openers. Monaghan, however, know only too well what a minefield the Ulster championship can be ahead of their quarter-final derby against ...

MINORS ON MISSION

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25 Jun 2021 Comments Off on MINORS ON MISSION
MINORS ON MISSION

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS “This year’s Monaghan minor panel have retained their focus despite two shutdowns in a lengthy season, which is now set to extend into 2021” was how we summed up the county’s late-December Ulster MFC quarter-final win over Antrim, but just how long into the year that campaign would stretch was unknown at that stage. A convincing win at Corrigan Park on the penultimate Sunday of 2020 had Monaghan looking forward to bidding to qualify for a third consecutive provincial final, but extended restrictions post- Christmas put the competition ...

2021 ULSTER CH’SHIP: STARTS SUNDAY

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25 Jun 2021 Comments Off on 2021 ULSTER CH’SHIP: STARTS SUNDAY
2021 ULSTER CH’SHIP: STARTS SUNDAY

Colm Shalvey The Ulster Senior Football Championship gets underway this Sunday with a first-round fixture between Down and Donegal in Newry. Donegal were within one win of their first ever hat-trick of Ulster titles in the delayed 2020 championship, only to see their provincial reign ended by Cavan in the final on November 22. We take a look here at the contenders for the Anglo- Celt Cup, which will be up for grabs on August 1. Like last season, this year’s Senior Football Championship will be played as a straight knockout ...