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MERCILESS MAYO MAKE MONAGHAN A BAD BET

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10 Jun 2022 Comments Off on MERCILESS MAYO MAKE MONAGHAN A BAD BET
MERCILESS MAYO MAKE MONAGHAN A BAD BET

I walked into a bookies in Castlebar on Saturday morning and placed a modest bet on Monaghan to beat Mayo at 5/2. Wearing a knowing smirk and a Monaghan cap, I wholeheartedly believed I was getting one over on Mr Power. It was universally accepted that Monaghan just hadn’t shown up against Derry and came into the game with a massive point to prove. This Mayo team were stricken by injury, and it was hard to fathom how they were such clear favourites. I fully believed; the bookmakers had got ...

KO BLOW! – ALL-IRELAND SFC QUALIFIERS ROUND1

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10 Jun 2022 Comments Off on KO BLOW! – ALL-IRELAND SFC QUALIFIERS ROUND1
KO BLOW! – ALL-IRELAND SFC QUALIFIERS ROUND1

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS Monaghan manager Séamus McEnaney was incensed after his side exited the All-Ireland SFC amid a controversial finish against Mayo in Castlebar. 2021 All-Ireland finalists Mayo, who had led almost throughout the game, were almost caught at the end when they gifted Monaghan possession inside their own square, but for the second time during the final stages, the visitors’ appeals for a penalty were waved away by Barry Cassidy. McEnaney said: “I’m not going to sugar-coat things here. We are very disappointed. We think it was a stonewall penalty ...

REDUCING COST OF CHILDCARE IS GOVERNMENT PRIORITY, MINISTER TELLS MONAGHAN CONFERENCE

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3 Jun 2022 Comments Off on REDUCING COST OF CHILDCARE IS GOVERNMENT PRIORITY, MINISTER TELLS MONAGHAN CONFERENCE
REDUCING COST OF CHILDCARE IS GOVERNMENT PRIORITY, MINISTER TELLS MONAGHAN CONFERENCE

The Government was committed to prioritising further investment to deliver significant reductions in the cost of childcare to parents, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman TD told a national childcare conference held in the Garage Theatre in Monaghan Town on Saturday last. The event marked the 25th anniversary of the National Childhood Network – originally the Border Counties Childcare Network – and drew delegates from across the country, who were welcomed by Monaghan’s Denise McCormilla, the departing network CEO, who was the recipient of warm and ...

BATTLE AWAITS IN WILD WEST

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3 Jun 2022 Comments Off on BATTLE AWAITS IN WILD WEST
BATTLE AWAITS IN WILD WEST

The stakes couldn’t be higher in this weekend’s Monaghan and Mayo match-up in the All-Ireland qualifiers – JACK MADDEN believes the winner-takes-all context will suit the temperament of Séamus McEnaney’s side football, the history books would suggest Mayo and Monaghan are little other than strangers. Few need any reminder that Monaghan have reached just one All- Ireland final in our history, back in 1930. Mayo have appeared in the showpiece event 18 times, but they too have had their hardship, winning only three of those finals, the last of which ...

MONAGHAN MUST WIN TO STAY ALIVE

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3 Jun 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN MUST WIN TO STAY ALIVE
MONAGHAN MUST WIN TO STAY ALIVE

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan put their All-Ireland SFC hopes on the line when they travel to Castlebar for a first-round qualifier this Saturday. It’s as challenging a draw as it could have been for Monaghan, handing them a first-ever SFC meeting with Mayo, although it could be what they needed to refocus the minds after the disappointment of the Ulster semi-final loss to Derry, who of course went on to end their 24-year wait for a provincial title last Sunday. While this is a first championship meeting between the counties, these ...

MONAGHAN SET TO MEET MAYO

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27 May 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN SET TO MEET MAYO
MONAGHAN SET TO MEET MAYO

The condensed nature of the All-Ireland SFC qualifier series increased the chances of the first round featuring some tasty pairings and so it proved when Monday morning’s draw dished up two all-Division-One clashes, including a trip to Castlebar for Monaghan to face perennial contenders Mayo on Saturday week, June 4. It’s as challenging a draw as it could have been for Monaghan, handing them a first-ever SFC meeting with Mayo, although there is a school of thought that it could be what they needed to refocus the minds after the ...

TRIBUTES PAID TO VETERAN
JOURNALIST UPON RETIREMENT BY
BALLYBAY-CLONES MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

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20 May 2022 Comments Off on TRIBUTES PAID TO VETERAN
JOURNALIST UPON RETIREMENT BY
BALLYBAY-CLONES MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
TRIBUTES PAID TO VETERAN<br>JOURNALIST UPON RETIREMENT BY<br>BALLYBAY-CLONES MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

By Veronica Corr Veteran broadcast and print journalist Michael Fisher recently retired from The Northern Standard and at the outset of Monday morning’s meeting of Ballybay-Clones Municipal District meeting, Cathaoirleach Richard Truell led tributes to the esteemed reporter. Councillor Truell also presented Michael with a beautiful Clones Lace Celtic Cross, which our former colleague, who is also a qualified tour guide, vowed to treasure as a reminder of his time with the paper covering Clones News and the Municipal District meetings. Michael came out of retirement from national broadcasting and ...

OAK LEAVES BLOOMING

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20 May 2022 Comments Off on OAK LEAVES BLOOMING
OAK LEAVES BLOOMING

Why Monaghan hadn’t seen the Derry game plan coming is one of the questions pondered by JACK MADDEN in his post mortem of Sunday’s Ulster Championship defeat Lightning doesn’t strike twice. In the most Bear Grylls manner possible you adapt. You improvise. You overcome. Obstacles are there to be knocked. Hurdles are there to be cleared. You might stumble, you might fall, but you inevitably get back up. You inevitably learn. Half-time and Monaghan are seven points down to Derry. The same Derry side that held a seven point lead at ...

MONAGHAN SET FOR QUALIFIERS

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20 May 2022 Comments Off on MONAGHAN SET FOR QUALIFIERS
MONAGHAN SET FOR QUALIFIERS

Colm Shalvey reports Monaghan manager Séamus McEnaney was adamant that his team can still “have a big say” in the championship despite watching their Ulster title hopes slip away with a loss to Derry last Sunday. “We left ourselves with too much to do and in an Ulster championship match, 50-50, you can’t concede three goals and expect to win. We scored 17 points and we would have expected 17 points to win the game for us, but we conceded two very, very soft goals and we’d be disappointed with that. ...

WIN OR BUST

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12 May 2022 Comments Off on WIN OR BUST
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 ...