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BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR MONAGHAN FOOTBALLERS

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21 Jan 2022 No Comment
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR MONAGHAN FOOTBALLERS

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan’s senior men have now drawn more than half of their last 13 competitive games, with seven of those finishing level after 70 minutes. That run goes back to just after the lengthy 2020 shutdown, which was followed by draws against Meath and Cavan. Further stalemates followed against Donegal, Tyrone and Galway in 2021, while two of the first three games of 2022 have finished level, away to Derry and Armagh. Two of those games were decided by extra-time (the loss to Cavan and the win over Galway), but ...

NEW FARNEY COACH SHANE RICE HOPING TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING

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21 Jan 2022 No Comment
NEW FARNEY COACH SHANE RICE HOPING TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING

LGFA JACK MADDEN Who knows when the inside GAA world was first sworn to secrecy? From the outside there is so little to hide, but still for the majority of us, it remains hidden. Out of touch. You can’t help but feel the inside of a dressing room has all the drama of a battlefield. You creep up, peak through the door, and then inside everything freezes like a “Toy Story” scene, stunned by even the slightest level of human interaction. A fear of exposure. And yet, every so often, someone different ...

MCENANEY ‘EXPERIMENTED’ AS MONAGHAN DIG OUT RESULTS

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13 Jan 2022 No Comment
MCENANEY ‘EXPERIMENTED’ AS MONAGHAN DIG OUT RESULTS

Colm Shalvey Monaghan can reflect on a productive weekend after shuffling their pack for last weekend’s busy schedule in the Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup. While some counties saw their group campaigns spread over a week or more, Monaghan’s Section C fixtures were squeezed into the space of 43 hours, which saw 31 players get game-time in the draw with Derry and the win over Fermanagh. Those results were enough to earn Monaghan a place in next Tuesday’s semi-finals, with the pairings yet to be decided, but more importantly, the ...

KEARNS APPOINTED NEW FARNEY MANAGER

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13 Jan 2022 No Comment
KEARNS APPOINTED NEW FARNEY MANAGER

LGFA ERIN TREANOR Monaghan Ladies County Board are delighted to announce the appointment of Kieran Kearns (PICTURED) as senior manager for the 2022 season. Kieran has been ratified as the new Monaghan county senior manager for 2022. Having been approved by Monaghan LGFA’s executive at a meeting on Tuesday last, the clubs formally ratified the executive’s recommendation without hesitation. Kieran hails from the Scotshouse area and played his club football with Clones and Currin. He also played minor at county level. When he ceased his playing days with Currin, Kieran moved into ...

MONAGHAN V TYRONE

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7 Jan 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN V TYRONE
MONAGHAN V TYRONE

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Monaghan will start their 2022 Allianz NFL campaign with a derby against All-Ireland champions Tyrone in Omagh on the last Sunday in January. Monaghan’s eighth consecutive spring in Division One, with the league set to return to a full sevengame series, will begin with a repeat of the 2021 Ulster SFC Final. Three of Monaghan’s four away games are against Ulster rivals, with Séamus McEnaney’s side also set to travel to Armagh (February 19) and Ballybofey to face Donegal (March 13). The latter is the first part of ...

ALL BORO ON BOARD WITH MONAGHAN GAA FOR 2022

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7 Jan 2022 Comments Off on ALL BORO ON BOARD WITH MONAGHAN GAA FOR 2022
ALL BORO ON BOARD WITH MONAGHAN GAA FOR 2022

COLM SHALVEY The long-delayed official launch of All Boro Floor Services, New York as Monaghan GAA’s main sponsor took place late last month. All Boro have been the county’s main sponsor since October 2020, replacing Investec, but the sponsorship launch had long been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions until it finally went ahead on December 27 with a small gathering in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Town. It was an emotional night for the family of the late Philip Traynor, who sadly passed away suddenly last July. Philip’s children Courtney, Ryan, ...

XMAS EVENTS ADJUST TO RESTRICTIONS

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22 Dec 2021 Comments Off on XMAS EVENTS ADJUST TO RESTRICTIONS
XMAS EVENTS ADJUST TO RESTRICTIONS

COLM SHALVEY As we face into a second Christmas with Covidenforced restrictions, the usual schedule of charity fundraisers and gettogethers has inevitably been impacted, although several events are set to proceed, some on a virtual basis. The traditional festive season charity matches, runs, walks and swims may not be allowed to go ahead in their usual guises, although some events will proceed on a ‘virtual’ basis. This year’s Goal Mile is set to go ahead at three Co Monaghan venues on St. Stephen’s Day: Carrick aces Running Track, Carrickmacross (11am); latton ...

CIARA CALLS TIME ON CAREER

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22 Dec 2021 Comments Off on CIARA CALLS TIME ON CAREER
CIARA CALLS TIME ON CAREER

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan lGFa star Ciara Mcanespie has announced her retirement from inter-county football after a decade and a half of service. The pacy emyvale forward was a key player for Monaghan through the years, earning three all-Star awards in 2009, 2011 and 2016. Part of a family steeped in the Gaa, Ciara followed in the footsteps of her mother Brenda by representing club and county, taking another national title home when emyvale won the all-ireland Club iFC in 2008. Ciara, whose twin sister aoife was an ulster all-Star last ...

CARRICK CLUB CHASE EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT

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17 Dec 2021 Comments Off on CARRICK CLUB CHASE EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Colm Shalvey reports After a hugely eventful path to a first Ulster Club JHC Final, Carrickmacross will be hoping for an early Christmas present when they take on Armagh junior champions Craobh Rua in Newry on Saturday. Carrickmacross had a lengthy break after losing to Castleblayney in their first Monaghan SHC Final appearance since 2005, but they have crammed lifelong memories into the last few weeks, ousting Down and Derry opponents in the most dramatic fashion. Aidan Slevin’s men saw off Ballela after extra-time in a thrilling quarter-final, before pipping Na ...

MCKENNA BROS. IN MASTERFUL MOOD

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17 Dec 2021 Comments Off on MCKENNA BROS. IN MASTERFUL MOOD
MCKENNA BROS. IN MASTERFUL MOOD

Aaron claims WBC Youth world middleweight belt COLM SHALVEY Co Monaghan boxing brothers Aaron and Stevie McKenna both extended their unbeaten professional records with impressive wins at Crystal Palace last Friday, with Aaron claiming the WBC Youth World middleweight belt. A large Monaghan contingent in London watched the duo continue their rise up the ranks as part of the undercard of Isaac Chamberlain v Dilan Prasovic. Aaron claimed his first professional title with a unanimous decision over Carlos Gallego. ‘The Silencer’ was on the front foot from the start, but his ...