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AWAY DAYS

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14 May 2021 No Comment
AWAY DAYS

Monaghan will have to make winning start at neutral venue Colm Shalvey reports on the eve of an Allianz National Football League campaign with a difference, Monaghan already face a big game against Armagh in Enniskillen this Sunday. in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Monaghan were preparing to enter the championship on the third weekend in May, with at least ten games under their belts via the Dr. Mckenna Cup and a full league campaign, but the condensed 2021 season means that points in Sunday’s opening-round fixture could have a major bearing on ...

MONAGHAN GAA PLAN CONDENSED CLUB SEASON FOR NEXT MONTH

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14 May 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN GAA PLAN CONDENSED CLUB SEASON FOR NEXT MONTH

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan GAA plan to start another condensed club season early next month, following the return of collective training for adult club teams this week. The county’s fixtures committee sent clubs a general outline of the schedule over the weekend, with reserve competitions first in line to resume in early June. The Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships are set to follow a similar format to last year, with a roundrobin series to be followed by knock-out stages, while condensed leagues are also set to see each division broken into two ...

FOOTBALL OPENING A POSITIVE

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7 May 2021 No Comment
FOOTBALL OPENING A POSITIVE

Colm Shalvey reports Last weekend marked the 16th anniversary of a famous win for Monaghan, when a combination of Paul Finlay’s trusted left boot and Meath sub Mark Ward’s right fist led to a euphoric pitch invasion by successstarved supporters at Croke Park. That Division Two League title, achieved in the most remarkable “pickpocket” fashion, marked a longawaited piece of silverware for Monaghan’s senior footballers. The upcoming Allianz Football League campaign could see Monaghan call on a handful of youngsters who will have little to no memory of that day at ...

MONAGHAN PLAN JUVENILE SEASON FROM NEXT MONTH

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7 May 2021 No Comment
MONAGHAN PLAN JUVENILE SEASON FROM NEXT MONTH

Monaghan GAA plan to start the long-delayed juvenile season as soon as permitted early next month, while collective training for adult club teams is poised to return next week. There was a tangible sense of excitement and anticipation as scores of underage teams across Monaghan in different codes were among the many all over the country to get back to collective training last week, via pods of 15 on a non-contact basis. Adult sports teams can resume outdoor training sessions in groups of up to 15 from next Monday, following ...

UNDERAGE LOCKDOWN IS EASED

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30 Apr 2021 Comments Off on UNDERAGE LOCKDOWN IS EASED

TRAINING ALLOWED IN PODS Colm Shalvey reports Pitches all over the country were once again full of activity this week after a lengthy pause, as underage training finally resumed almost four months into 2021. As part of the gradual easing of Government guidelines finally easing, juvenile training was belatedly permitted to return via pods of 15 on Monday on a non-contact basis. There was a tangible sense of excitement and anticipation as scores of teams across Monaghan in different codes were among the many all over the country to get back to ...

OUTDOORS WILL BE THE THEME OF THE SUMMER

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30 Apr 2021 Comments Off on OUTDOORS WILL BE THE THEME OF THE SUMMER
OUTDOORS WILL BE THE THEME OF THE SUMMER

COLM SHALVEY As part of the slow, phased restart of sporting activities, golf courses were given the green light to reopen on Monday. For the first time since closing their gates at the end of last year, this marked the occasion when all golf clubs across the island could reopen their fairways, with many courses having been closed for a total of 30 weeks since March 2020. Golf resumed in the six counties earlier this month but as the Irish Government’s latest easing of restrictions took effect, all 382 golf clubs ...

FUNDRAISERS: LA519 FOUNDATION RAISES OVER 13,000 EURO

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23 Apr 2021 Comments Off on FUNDRAISERS: LA519 FOUNDATION RAISES OVER 13,000 EURO
FUNDRAISERS: LA519 FOUNDATION RAISES OVER 13,000 EURO

COLM SHALVEY A charity in memory of Emyvale juvenile player Luke Aughey has so far raised over €13,000 in aid of mental-health resources. Emyvale GAA posted: “On May 25, 2019, we l ost our dear friend and club player Luke Aughey. At the age of just 16, Luke left us far too early. He is remembered fondly and missed so much by so many of his friends and all those associated with the Emyvale GAA Club. In March of this year, Luke’s parents Deirdre and Barry, along with his family, set ...

SENIOR TEAM PREPARES FOR LEAGUE

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23 Apr 2021 Comments Off on SENIOR TEAM PREPARES FOR LEAGUE
SENIOR TEAM PREPARES FOR LEAGUE

NATIONAL HURLING LEAGUE SET TO START ON MAY 8/9 Colm Shalvey reports With the long-delayed 2021 intercounty GAA fixtures being released by drip feed, but yet to be confirmed by Croke Park, attention this week turned to the various championship draws. The provisional Allianz National Football League fixtures have Monaghan due to host Armagh on May 15, but if, as expected, the county loses home advantage for one game for last month’s breach of the training ban, that will have to be played at an alternative venue. Monaghan are set to be ...

TEE OFF APRIL 26

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16 Apr 2021 Comments Off on TEE OFF APRIL 26
TEE OFF APRIL 26

As part of the slow, phased restart of sporting activities, golf courses are preparing to be among the first to reopen on Monday week (April 26). The Golf Ireland ‘Return to Golf’ protocol has been published. The main restrictions include: Golf Clubs can reopen from Monday, April 26 for members only; Golfers must only travel from within their county or within 20km of their home to play golf. In the initial phase, the Irish Government have decided that participants in sport and exercise activity must be from no more than ...

BANTY BAN BLOW FOR MONAGHAN

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16 Apr 2021 Comments Off on BANTY BAN BLOW FOR MONAGHAN
BANTY BAN BLOW FOR MONAGHAN

MCENANEY ADMITTED A “SERIOUS ERROR” AND HAS APOLOGISED Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan GAA await the outcome of an investigation by Croke Park into a “breach of the Covid-19 regulations and guidelines” via a senior football training session in Corduff understood to have taken place on the last weekend in March. Monaghan GAA moved quickly after Thursday’s Irish Independent report to suspend senior football manager Séamus McEnaney for 12 weeks, while they also face the likelihood of losing home advantage for an Allianz Football League game next month. Monaghan GAA County Board Chairman ...