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RED MIST IS MONAGHAN’S UNDOING AGAIN AT GORTAKEEGAN VENUE

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4 May 2012 Comments Off on RED MIST IS MONAGHAN’S UNDOING AGAIN AT GORTAKEEGAN VENUE
RED MIST IS MONAGHAN’S UNDOING AGAIN AT GORTAKEEGAN VENUE

Bray Wanderers 1 Monaghan United 0 A well-taken header in the closing minutes by the impressive Jason Byrne did the damage on the scoreboard, but it was the recurrent curse of the red mist that proved a major factor in defeat for Monaghan United when they went down to Bray Wanderers in a largely uninspiring encounter at Gortakeegan on Friday. United’s talented but combustible midfielder Keith Quinn once again failed to see out the ninety minutes when he mistimed a challenge on Bray’s David Webster, and his dismissal was compounded by ...

MONAGHAN HIT LOW POINT AS CORK CRUISE HOME WITH SIX GOALS

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20 Apr 2012 Comments Off on MONAGHAN HIT LOW POINT AS CORK CRUISE HOME WITH SIX GOALS
MONAGHAN HIT LOW POINT AS CORK CRUISE HOME WITH SIX GOALS

Cork City 6 Monaghan Utd 0 By Peter Hughes Monaghan United made the long journey to Turner’s Cross on Friday night with what looked like realistic hopes of recording their first win of the Airtricity League Premier Division campaign against an out-of-form Cork City – but instead they slumped to their worst defeat in senior soccer for some considerable time as the home side found their scoring touch and a Keith Quinn sending off left United severely disadvantaged in their vain bid to stem the rout. Mons boss Roddy Collins will be taking serious ...

KEEGAN STAR TURN NOT ENOUGH AS STUDENTS OUTSMART THE MONS

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5 Apr 2012 Comments Off on KEEGAN STAR TURN NOT ENOUGH AS STUDENTS OUTSMART THE MONS
KEEGAN STAR TURN NOT ENOUGH AS STUDENTS OUTSMART THE MONS

UCD 3 Monaghan Utd 2 PETER HUGHES reports A STAR performance by Monaghan United’s Jordan Keegan, capped by a superb strike in the game’s finale, wasn’t enough to earn his side any reward on their trip to UCD on Friday night. United lost out by the odd goal in five in a highly entertaining encounter in which the passages of bright football produced by the visitors weren’t backed up by the high level of defensive concentration needed to thrive in the Premier Division environment. Roddy Collins’ side had the better of the chances ...

FANAD UNITED BOW DOWN BEFORE THE SON OF ROD!

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30 Mar 2012 Comments Off on FANAD UNITED BOW DOWN BEFORE THE SON OF ROD!
FANAD UNITED BOW DOWN BEFORE THE SON OF ROD!

Monaghan Utd 2 Fanad United 1 When you want a job done, send one of your own to do it – that could have been the motto at Gortakeegan on Monday night when the second and decisive of two injury time goals that turned this EA Sports Cup fixture dramatically in Monaghan United’s favour was nabbed by Rod Collins, son of United boss Roddy. Trailing to Eunan Kelly’s well-struck first half effort, United, fielding an experimental side, looked set for an embarrassing early exit from the competition in which they ...

MONAGHAN UTD RAIN ON ST PATRICK’S PARADE

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21 Mar 2012 Comments Off on MONAGHAN UTD RAIN ON ST PATRICK’S PARADE
MONAGHAN UTD RAIN ON ST PATRICK’S PARADE

St Patrick’s Athletic 1 Monaghan Utd 1 PETER HUGHES REPORTS An outstanding display by penalty save hero Chris Bennion supplied the foundations for Monaghan United denting St Patrick’s Athletic’s hitherto 100% start to their Premier Division campaign in an incident-filled encounter at Richmond Park last Friday night. Goalkeeper Bennion broke the hearts of his former club by executing an agile stop of Stephen O’Flynn’s second half spot-kick – and then rubbed salt into the wounds by reacting superbly to keep out Chris Forrester’s follow-up attempt. The United custodian chalked up a string of outstanding ...

CHAMPIONS RECOVER AFTER MCDONAGH GOAL

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16 Mar 2012 Comments Off on CHAMPIONS RECOVER AFTER MCDONAGH GOAL
CHAMPIONS RECOVER AFTER MCDONAGH GOAL

Shamrock Rovers 3 Monaghan Utd 1 PETER HUGHES REPORTS The class of champions ultimately reasserted itself at the Tallaght Stadium on Friday night when Shamrock Rovers recovered from a stunning third minute concession to newly promoted Monaghan United to run out ultimately convincing winners on a 3-1 scoreline. In the end no old ghosts were laid to rest on Mons’ boss Roddy Collins’ return to what were ultimately unhappy hunting grounds in his previous managerial life. Yet for almost an hour his combative side, thanks to some tigerish midfield resistance and some ...

MONAGHAN LOOK PREMIER CLASS DESPITE DULL DERBY DEADLOCK

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9 Mar 2012 Comments Off on MONAGHAN LOOK PREMIER CLASS DESPITE DULL DERBY DEADLOCK
MONAGHAN LOOK PREMIER CLASS DESPITE DULL DERBY DEADLOCK

MONAGHAN UNITED’S first step back onto the plain of the Airtricity League Premier Division – taken at a largely populated Gortakeegan on Friday night last with Sean McCaffrey’s Dundalk the visitors – was a reasonably surefooted one despite a profligacy in front of goal that saw this north-east derby encounter end in scoreless deadlock. With a few months of expectant build-up following last season’s triumphant promotion march, and with traditional rivals Dundalk now helmed by a warmly regarded prodigal son in the form of the canny McCaffrey, this ...

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR NEW PREMIER SEASON!!

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2 Mar 2012 Comments Off on ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR NEW PREMIER SEASON!!

It seems a long time since Monaghan United’s last outing in the league of Ireland, the large contingent of supporters who travelled to Terryland Park for the second leg of the qualifiers against Galway United came away in ecstatic mood as the result saw their side make a return to the Premier Division after an absence of a decade, as for the Galway side it looks like their status as a league of Ireland side is now history. But winning the qualifiers did not guarantee automatic promotion, a Premier Licence had ...

THE COLLINS COMMENT

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2 Mar 2012 Comments Off on THE COLLINS COMMENT
THE COLLINS COMMENT

The 2012 season is finally here and all the hard work and late nights trying to get everything ready will now reap rewards. Monaghan United are ready for the Premier Division. We have put in place new structures, training facilities, kit, coaching staff, pre-match meals and buses to games. Getting all this done while signing players and dealing with registration problems has been gruelling for everyone involved but we are now showing the football community that we mean business and that we are a club to be ...

THE COLLINS COMMENT

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17 Feb 2012 Comments Off on THE COLLINS COMMENT
THE COLLINS COMMENT

The countdown to the opening game of the season continues and with only 2 weeks left we are at our peak. We have spent the last 4 weeks training hard, with the lads committing every weekend without reward, so we are now going to wind things down a little as we prepare to take on Dundalk. We have played pre-season friendlies at least once a week and while people may look at our results negatively, it doesn’t bother me at all as for me those games are a chance for ...