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LATTON AND BLAYNEY STUMBLE INTO ROUND 2

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12 Aug 2022 Comments Off on LATTON AND BLAYNEY STUMBLE INTO ROUND 2
LATTON AND BLAYNEY STUMBLE INTO ROUND 2

JACK MADDEN They really do mean more, these club championships. On Saturday afternoon in Emyvale, the trad music played over an hour before throw in. The crowd slowly filtered in, a substantial away support as well as a home one. It really is the glue of a community, especially in this modern age with the Catholic Church on the wane. Many travelled from the second most northerly club in the county to the other IFC clash between Magheracloone and Corduff, where the latter were beaten for the first time in 2022. ...

SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR ALL-IRELAND HEROES

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12 Aug 2022 Comments Off on SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR ALL-IRELAND HEROES
SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR ALL-IRELAND HEROES

Jack Madden Big half-time deficits seem to be a bit of a running theme for the Monaghan U-18 ladies, but then so too does winning. That’s the thing with habits, they’re hard broken, and on the 3rd August 2022, some old habits left the Longford ladies heartbroken. For Ulrika McMahon, she started Wednesday morning as a substitute. She finished the very same day a hero, with that status remaining even after the early hours were stolen from Thursday morning in Renaghan’s pub in Clontibret. Drinks on the house, and work off ...

A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S

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21 Jul 2022 Comments Off on A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S
A PART OF MONAGHAN TOWN THAT WILL BE FOREVER ÓGIE’S

ROAD TO HARPS COMPLEX RENAMED IN MEMORY OF BELOVED YOUNG FOOTBALL STAR A poignant ceremony in the early evening sunshine of Friday last saw the road from Old Cross Square to the Monaghan Harps GFC complex in Monaghan Town renamed in memory of Brendan Óg ‘Ógie’ Ó Dufaigh, the Harps and county U-20 football star who lost his life in a road traffic accident at Clontibret a year previously, having led his Monaghan team to victory in an Ulster Championship semi-final only hours before. The idea of renaming the roadway Slí ...

MCENANEY STEPS DOWN AS MONAGHAN BOSS

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1 Jul 2022 Comments Off on MCENANEY STEPS DOWN AS MONAGHAN BOSS
MCENANEY STEPS DOWN AS MONAGHAN BOSS

COLM SHALVEY Just as we went to press yesterday, news broke of Séamus McEnaney’s resignation as Monaghan senior football manager. ‘Banty’ initially took charge of Monaghan Seniors between 2005 and 2010, contesting two Ulster finals and winning an Allianz League Division Two title in 2005. After winning an Ulster MFC title as Monaghan minor manager in 2018, McEnaney returned to the senior hotseat for the interrupted 2020 season, which ended with an extra-time loss to Cavan. With Peter Donnelly and Conor Laverty leaving the set-up for 2021, McEnaney brought Dónie ...

KO BLOW

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1 Jul 2022 Comments Off on KO BLOW
KO BLOW

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Monaghan’s senior ladies have a battle on their hands to preserve SFC status after a heavy defeat away to Armagh last Saturday saw them finish bottom of Group B. The draw couldn’t have been much more challenging for Monaghan– pairing them with All- Ireland champions Meath and threein- a-row Ulster winners Armagh – and it resulted in two harsh lessons for an inexperienced side. Captain Muireann Atkinson and 2022 top scorer Jodie McQuillan remained absent for a depleted Monaghan, who put two points on the scoreboard within 80 ...

AARON MCKENNA RETURNS TO RING

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23 Jun 2022 Comments Off on AARON MCKENNA RETURNS TO RING
AARON MCKENNA RETURNS TO RING

Colm Shalvey Co Monaghan boxer Aaron McKenna (PICTURED) returns tocompetitive action this Saturday, June 25.‘The Silencer’, who will be fighting for the first time sincehe won the WBC World Youth title last December, is set tobe part of a Sky Sports televised bill at the Coventry SkydomeArena. Aaron will be bidding for a 15th consecutive win inthe pro ranks, with his opponent yet to be announced. Hisbrother Stephen has a first bout of the year pencilled in forearly next month.Speaking to The Irish News this week, Aaron said: “It’sbeen a while ...

KO PRESSURE

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23 Jun 2022 Comments Off on KO PRESSURE
KO PRESSURE

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan’s senior ladies need to spring a huge upset away to Armagh this Saturday to maintain their interest in this year’s championship. Monaghan enjoyed a dramatic one-point victory over Armagh at the Athletic Grounds in last year’s delayed league campaign, but so much has changed in the space of just over 12 months since then. Armagh have gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years, claiming a hat-trick of Ulster titles and consistently threatening a major breakthrough on the All- Ireland stage. It took the ...

GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME

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17 Jun 2022 Comments Off on GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME
GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME

All-Ireland Quarter Finals AT A GLANCE JACK MADDEN Kerry v Mayo The Mayo wagon trundles on, as we all should have predicted it would. With each passing round has come a steeper ascent, and but for Lee Keegan, the wheels could have come off at nearly every stage so far. Monaghan’s conquerors stumbled again against Kildare, but they got the job done again. Next time they will need so much more, and part of the resolution to that equation is Ryan O’Donoghue. Late goals from a full-back and a replacement midfielder shrouded ...

MIGHTY MEATH

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17 Jun 2022 Comments Off on MIGHTY MEATH
MIGHTY MEATH

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS MONAGHAN………0-01MEATH……………..1-13 Monaghan’s senior ladies have it all to do in Group B after falling to a onesided defeat against All-Ireland champions Meath made at a blustery Drumhowan last Saturday. A 25th-minute goal by Kelsey Nesbitt doubled Meath’s lead to six, effectively putting them beyond reach, even at that stage, with an inexperienced Monaghan team – who had to wait almost until the end of the first half for their first shot from play – spending much of the third quarter penned into their own half against the breeze. After ...

MONAGHAN GARDEN DESIGNER WINS SILVER AT BORD BIA BLOOM

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10 Jun 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN GARDEN DESIGNER WINS SILVER AT BORD BIA BLOOM
MONAGHAN GARDEN DESIGNER WINS SILVER AT BORD BIA BLOOM

On the opening morning of Bord Bia Bloom in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Monaghan garden designer, Benny Magennis received a Silver medal for The Minions Garden sponsored by Universal Pictures at this year’s event. Based in Co Monaghan, Benny Magennis is heavily involved in the creative art and visual industry across Ireland. He works through a variety of mediums, from product and furniture design to realising concept installations for public spaces and brands, as well as set design and activation for festivals and events. Benny graduated from the National ...