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HURLING FINALS

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19 Jul 2024 No Comment
HURLING FINALS

INNISKEEN……………..2-23EAST CAVAN GAELS…4-14 COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Inniskeen came out on top of an entertaining Senior Hurling League Final at home to East Cavan Gaels last Thursday. The county champions had influential performances in attack from top scorer Niall Arthur, as well as captain and Louth manager Trevor Hilliard, that helped them hold off a late surge from an away side led by some of Cavan’s main men, Canice Maher, Nicky Kenny and Liam O’Brien. Niall Arthur opened the scoring for Inniskeen, although East Cavan Gaels hit back swiftly with a goal from ...

SPEAKING FROM THE HART

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12 Jul 2024 No Comment
SPEAKING FROM THE HART

COLM SHALVEY Former Celtic striker John Hartson was in Castleblayney last Friday, appearing at Watters’ Old Coach Inn to kick off the local festival weekend. Appearing in the Old Coach Inn through Castleblayney man Keith Hill’s Peak Top Agency, the affable Welshman, who played in the English Premier League with clubs such as Arsenal and West Ham United, is best known for his trophy-laden time with Celtic, having scored 110 goals for the Hoops between 2001 and 2006. In July 2009, Hartson was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had also spread ...

COREY RUES FINE MARGINS

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28 Jun 2024 Comments Off on COREY RUES FINE MARGINS
COREY RUES FINE MARGINS

COLM SHALVEY Monaghan manager Vinnie Corey was proud of his team’s efforts in falling short to Galway in the last 12 of the All-Ireland SFC on Saturday: “The boys fought hard the whole way through. They worked their socks off into a strong breeze in the first half and were unlucky to go in a point down. We definitely lost the free count. I obviously haven’t looked back on it yet, but it seemed like we were on the wrong side of some very soft frees. We came here with full ...

VITAL WIN!

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21 Jun 2024 Comments Off on VITAL WIN!

COLM SHALVEY TALKING POINTS As Monaghan manager Vinnie Corey said after Sunday’s game: “we’re not in a position to turn our noses up at any win”. After all of 140 days since Monaghan made a stunning start to the league by turning Dublin over at Croke Park, they finally got back to winning ways despite a fairly patchy performance against a Meath side who exited the championship with four consecutive losses. A draw with Louth had stopped the rot for Monaghan, who started full of purpose on Sunday, racing into a ...

LOUD & CLEAR

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24 May 2024 Comments Off on LOUD & CLEAR
LOUD & CLEAR

COLM SHALVEYTALKING POINTS Monaghan supporters who made the long journey south would have hoped to have seen added freshness and hunger to their team’s performance, but there was little of that to be seen in a one-sided first half where Kerry set the terms of engagement. Monaghan were punished time and again for cheap turnovers as Kerry brought real intensity to their tackling, inviting opponents to run down blind alleys into heavy traffic. Monaghan coughed possession up 11 times during the first half, with Kerry turning many of those errors into ...

ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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12 Apr 2024 Comments Off on ULSTER FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

COLM SHALVEY TALKING POINTS Monaghan really needed to build up a considerable lead in the first half, but a hangover from the losing run in the league may have contributed to a lack of confidence at times on Sunday. Monaghan got some joy from pressing the Cavan kick-out, but save for a quick one-two of points from Conor McManus and Jack McCarron towards the half-hour mark, they were unable to turn that into any sustained momentum. The hosts looked to have timed their run well when Michael Hamill’s debut goal was ...

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

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29 Mar 2024 Comments Off on ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS
ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS

Victory celebrations after Our Lady’s Secondary School won the Lidl LGFA All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Senior A Final at St Rynagh’s GAA club in Banagher, Offaly, last Wednesday.

WEAKNESS EXPOSED

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1 Mar 2024 Comments Off on WEAKNESS EXPOSED

COLM SHALVEY TALKING POINTS No strangers to a relegation battle in their ten-year stint in Division One of the Allianz NFL, Monaghan find themselves in familiar territory with just over half of the current campaign gone. The openingnight fireworks at Croke Park feel like quite a while ago now, given the downturn in results and form since then, with Monaghan’s score difference taking a bit of a battering over the course of three straight defeats. While some teams have managed to step up their performance levels in recent weeks – exhibit ...

DERRY STATEMENT

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24 Feb 2024 Comments Off on DERRY STATEMENT
DERRY STATEMENT

COLM SHALVEYTALKING POINTS In a game where both sides managed impressive shot conversion rates of over 80%, it was Derry’s ability to eke out the bulk of the scoring chances (25 to 16) that made the difference. Like in other recent meetings of these teams, with the exception of their championship groupstage clash at Celtic Park last year, Derry made hay from counter-attacks, picking Monaghan off on the break for a series of scores, including their second-half goals from Pádraig McGrogan and Conor Doherty. They joined fellow defender Conor McCluskey in ...

MONAGHAN V KERRY

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2 Feb 2024 Comments Off on MONAGHAN V KERRY
MONAGHAN V KERRY

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Monaghan hadn’t won a league or championship game minus both Conor McManus and Darren Hughes since 2013, while you had to go back even further to February 2006 (v Dublin at Parnell Park, as it happens) for the county’s last top-flight victory without their two most-experienced campaigners. In their absence, some new leaders stepped up alongside captain Kieran Duffy, including Mícheál Bannigan, Killian Lavelle, Gary Mohan and Man of the Match Stephen O’Hanlon. Bannigan has already racked up 65 appearances and established himself as vice-captain, while O’Hanlon’s standing ...