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WIN OR BUST

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12 May 2022 No Comment
WIN OR BUST

Monaghan face Derry on Sunday to keep alive their Ulster title challenge Colm Shalvey reports Ulster SFC Final is the prize on offer as Monaghan take on Derry in Armagh this Sunday. Both teams go into this one on the back of double-digits wins, but while Monaghan’s comfortable path past an out-of-sorts Down was widely predicted in advance, the other side of the draw produced a red-letter day for Derry as they turned over All-Ireland champions Tyrone on their home soil. Tyrone were far from their best on the day, having lost ...

MONAGHAN YOUNGSTERS GUNNING FOR DONEGAL

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12 May 2022 No Comment
MONAGHAN YOUNGSTERS GUNNING FOR DONEGAL

Colm Shalvey reports A place in the Ulster MFC semi-finals is up for grabs when Monaghan welcome Donegal to Clones this Saturday. Having put a heavy opening defeat behind them to win their last three Uster MFL games, Monaghan have regrouped from an upset against Antrim to knock out both Armagh and Down inside the last fortnight, rediscovering their goal-scoring touch to hit the net five times in Newry. Monaghan’s first three championship games saw them renew rivalries with teams they had previously met in the league, but this weekend brings ...

MINORS MAN UP

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6 May 2022 No Comment
MINORS MAN UP

ARMAGH………..1-09MONAGHAN……0-15Venue: Athletic Grounds, Armagh Monaghan are still standing in the Ulster MFC after a hard-earned win over Armagh in an entertaining firstround qualifier at the Athletic Grounds last Friday night. A dominant first-half performance put Monaghan in the driving seat, but after going 16 minutes without scoring at one stage, they were left clinging on to a narrow lead until a late run of points saw them over the line. A week after being turned over on home soil by Antrim, Monaghan mixed their game up to good effect here, with ...

MONAGHAN AIM TO TAKE DOWN HOSTS

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6 May 2022 No Comment
MONAGHAN AIM TO TAKE DOWN HOSTS

Colm Shalvey reports After getting back to winning ways in the Ulster MFC last weekend, Monaghan will be looking to extend their campaign further when they travel to Newry to take on Down this Saturday. Dusting themselves down after a surprise loss at home to Antrim, a vastly-improved firsthalf performance sent Monaghan well on their way to knocking Armagh out at the Athletic Grounds last Friday night. Down’s only championship game to date was in the preliminary round, where they fell short against Fermanagh. Down’s Ulster MFL campaign saw them win ...

COURTROOM CONTROVERSY

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28 Apr 2022 Comments Off on COURTROOM CONTROVERSY
COURTROOM CONTROVERSY

On the eve of Ulster Championship season, JACK MADDEN says an overhaul of the GAA’s disciplinary system is needed if “a summer of controversy and farce” is to be avoided Rivalry. What does it mean? There is a fair share of hatred, and an abundance of history. The importance of winning, the pain of losing all magnified with the power of a telescope. Earn your stripes or watch your enemy earn theirs. Stand up and be the hunter or you yourself will be the one that is hunted. You can stand ...

MONAGHAN AIM TO LAND A SEMI SPOT

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28 Apr 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN AIM TO LAND A SEMI SPOT
MONAGHAN AIM TO LAND A SEMI SPOT

Colm Shalvey reports Forewarned should be forearmed for Monaghan as they launch their Ulster SFC campaign with a quarter-final against Down in Clones on Saturday. All form guides point to a comfortable win for Monaghan, but if they weren’t already wary of a potential ambush from Down, the last few weeks should focus the mind further. Following a turbulent few weeks where a breach of discipline by players at a training camp meant that James McCartan had to be persuaded to stay in position in his second term as manager, Down ...

FIVE-GOAL BLITZ SETS HURLERS ON THEIR WAY

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22 Apr 2022 Comments Off on FIVE-GOAL BLITZ SETS HURLERS ON THEIR WAY
FIVE-GOAL BLITZ SETS HURLERS ON THEIR WAY

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Monaghan made it back-to-back wins in senior hurling for the first time in three years when they ended up on the right side of an eight-goal thriller against Louth in the Lory Meagher Cup at Darver last Sunday. Monaghan’s last two visits to the venue had produced a seven-point defeat in last year’s Lory Meagher and a win by the same margin in this spring’s NHL and they managed to repeat the latter result. As so often in Darver, the weather conditions were challenging, but the teams still ...

ULSTER CHAMPS

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22 Apr 2022 Comments Off on ULSTER CHAMPS
ULSTER CHAMPS

ERIN TREANOR REPORTS Monaghan retained the Ulster Minor title with an impressive all-round performance against Tyrone in Crossmaglen last Saturday. Having started the campaign slowly, Monaghan moved through the gears as it progressed, culminating in an outstanding display in the final. From the throw-in, the Monaghan midfield partnership of Kerrie-Anne Walsh and Laura McGeown had the upper hand, with the Corduff player quickly opening the scoring. The combination of the pacy Sarah Tierney and the tireless Shannon Murphy helped extend Monaghan’s lead early on, while Éabha Sherry gave an outstanding display ...

MONAGHAN AND LOUTH BATTLING FOR CUP GLORY

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14 Apr 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN AND LOUTH BATTLING FOR CUP GLORY
MONAGHAN AND LOUTH BATTLING FOR CUP GLORY

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in senior hurling for the first time in three years when they take on Louth in Darver this Sunday. Monaghan haven’t put two consecutive wins together in either league or championship since finishing the 2019 NHL with three victories, but they go into this one on the back of taking full points from another derby against Cavan last Sunday. Monaghan and Louth are the highest-ranked teams in the competition based on league status, with the other four sides operating in ...

CHAMPIONSHIP COUNTDOWN

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14 Apr 2022 Comments Off on CHAMPIONSHIP COUNTDOWN
CHAMPIONSHIP COUNTDOWN

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan Harps hosted a star-studded Ulster championship preview night in the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan Town last Saturday. A host of high-profile pundits joined Monaghan’s Shane Hannon (Off the Ball, Newstalk) both to reminisce on GAA memories and most importantly to look ahead to the inter-county championship season, which gets underway this weekend. The first panel consisted of former Monaghan and Fermanagh manager Malachy O’Rourke; Dick Clerkin, who won two Ulster titles during Malachy’s time with Monaghan; Roslea and Fermanagh legend Peter McGinnity; Crossmaglen and Armagh stalwart Aaron Kernan; ...