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RYAN'S LAST-GASP GOAL CROWNS STIRRING MONS COMEBACK

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30 Sep 2011 Comments Off on RYAN'S LAST-GASP GOAL CROWNS STIRRING MONS COMEBACK
RYAN'S LAST-GASP GOAL CROWNS STIRRING MONS COMEBACK

Monaghan United 3 Longford Town 2 Monaghan United fans, youse are spoilt! The excitement just keeps coming at Gortakeegan this season, but no matter how nail-biting the finals weeks of the Mons promotion push becomes, it will have to go some to match the exultant emotions let loose on the Newbliss Road last Friday evening when Ryan Brennan, displaying iceman coolness, dispatched the goal in the final seconds of added time that secured his side a thrilling comeback victory over Longford Town, writes Peter Hughes. If ...

SAVA SUPREME AS THE MONS PROVE THEIR PROMOTION CREDENTIALS

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26 Aug 2011 Comments Off on SAVA SUPREME AS THE MONS PROVE THEIR PROMOTION CREDENTIALS
SAVA SUPREME AS THE MONS PROVE THEIR PROMOTION CREDENTIALS

Monaghan United 3 Waterford United 1 TIn a week that saw some national newspaper commentators make light of Monaghan United’s promotion credentials, Roddy Collins’ charges offered the perfect riposte with this stirring come-from-behind victory over a powerful Waterford United side at Gortakeegan on Friday night, writes Peter Hughes. The win, which gives the Mons some vital breathing space over Limerick in the Airtricity League Division One battle and brings them within a point of Cork City with a game in hand over the Leesiders, was accomplished on ...

FABIO STRIKE DECISIVE AS MONS EDGE IT AGAINST TOUGH TOWN

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12 Aug 2011 Comments Off on FABIO STRIKE DECISIVE AS MONS EDGE IT AGAINST TOUGH TOWN
FABIO STRIKE DECISIVE AS MONS EDGE IT AGAINST TOUGH TOWN

Athlone Town 0 Declan ‘Fabio’ O’Brien’s ninth league goal of the season sufficed for Monaghan United to keep up with the promotion-chasing pace and secure this important win over a much improved Athlone Town team at Gortakeegan on Friday night, writes Peter Hughes. With Cork City inflicting an emphatic defeat on pacesetters Shelbourne, three points became de rigueur for Roddy Collins’ side in a match that evolved into a test of discipline and patience against a tight Town unit who eventually emerged from their conservative chrysalis to contribute a mounting ...

UNITED GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS AT JACKMAN PARK

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28 Jul 2011 Comments Off on UNITED GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS AT JACKMAN PARK
UNITED GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS AT JACKMAN PARK

Limerick FC 0 Monaghan United 2 With promotion very much in the sights of both sides this game promised much and the two sides set out their stalls from the start. Monaghan made the better start and in the opening ten minutes most of the pressure was coming from them. Limerick looked dangerous on the counter attack especially Joe Gamble who was getting down the right wing and getting behind the defence. Monaghan United’s manager recognised this threat and decided to man-mark Gamble which had the desired ...

MONS LEFT STUNNED AS MERVUE HOODOO STRIKES AGAIN!

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22 Jul 2011 Comments Off on MONS LEFT STUNNED AS MERVUE HOODOO STRIKES AGAIN!
MONS LEFT STUNNED AS MERVUE HOODOO STRIKES AGAIN!

Monaghan United 1 Mervue United 2 A shellshocked Monaghan United went down to only their third league defeat of the season when they were unable to fully retrieve the deficit of two own goal concessions despite having the monopoly of play against Mervue United at Gortakeegan on Friday night, writes Peter Hughes. It was Mervue’s second victory over the Mons this season, and the Galway men’s emerging reputation as a United bogey side reached full flower in a bizarre game. Leaving aside the ill-fortune that ...

THE MONS TAKE ON THE WOLVES

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8 Jul 2011 One Comment
THE MONS TAKE ON THE WOLVES

The prestigious homecoming beckons for former Monaghan United goalkeeper Aaron McCarey when his English Premiership side Wolverhampton Wanderers take the field at Gortakeegan on Tuesday, July 12 next for a high-profile friendly game. A Wolves selection expected to feature the highly regarded Monaghan teenager in the No 1 jersey of the Midlands club he signed for last year will take on Roddy Collins’ side as part of their boss Mick McCarthy’s preparations for the kick-off of the new Premiership campaign in August. The intensity of interest the fixture ...

UNITED DOMINATE PROMOTION RIVALS – BUT CORK ESCAPE WITH POINT

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24 Jun 2011 Comments Off on UNITED DOMINATE PROMOTION RIVALS – BUT CORK ESCAPE WITH POINT
UNITED DOMINATE PROMOTION RIVALS – BUT CORK ESCAPE WITH POINT

Monaghan United 1 Cork City FC 1 The satisfaction that Monaghan United’s burgeoning troop of home game fans will have derived from watching their team dominate one of their main Airtricity League Division One promotion rivals was undercut with frustration on Friday night when Cork City escaped fortress Gortakeegan with a point despite being reduced to ten men for a compelling game’s final third, writes Peter Hughes. Playing some of their most forceful football of the campaign, the Mons, ahead thanks to an audacious 10th minute Sean Brennan free-kick, had the ...

THE MONS PREVAIL DESPITE GILLESPIE'S MAGIC MOMENT

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15 Apr 2011 Comments Off on THE MONS PREVAIL DESPITE GILLESPIE'S MAGIC MOMENT
THE MONS PREVAIL DESPITE GILLESPIE'S MAGIC MOMENT

Monaghan United 1 Longford Town 0 A third goal in two games by hitman Declan ‘Fabio’ O’Brien saw Monaghan United maintain their momentum in the Airtiricity League First Division at Gortakeegan Friday night – but it was the thickness of the goal frame that ultimately guaranteed them the three points against a decent Longford Town side inspired by the second half introduction of their much heralded new signing Keith Gillespie, writes Peter Hughes. In the last of five fraught minutes of added time, the former Manchester United winger rolled back the ...

Clinical Mons Rub Salt In Devon's Wounds

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1 Apr 2011 Comments Off on Clinical Mons Rub Salt In Devon's Wounds
Clinical Mons Rub Salt In Devon's Wounds

Monaghan United 3 Salthill Devon 0 Monaghan United moved smoothly into third place in the Airtricity League Division One when they clinically dispatched the challenge of Salthill Devon at Gortakeegan Friday night, writes Peter Hughes. While there was evidence prior to it that the Mons were going to have too much class and movement for a shaky-looking Salthill side, the ninth minute sending off of the visitors’ midfielder Mike Quirke for violent conduct put the opposition at an insurmountable disadvantage. The victim of ...

Mons Battle The Blizzard To Make Winning Start

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18 Mar 2011 Comments Off on Mons Battle The Blizzard To Make Winning Start
Mons Battle The Blizzard To Make Winning Start

Monaghan United 2 Waterford United 0 Roddy Collins’ tenure as Monaghan United manager started positively at Gortakeegan on Friday night as his side battled through blizzard conditions to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over putative promotion rivals Waterford United, writes Peter Hughes. It wasn’t until substitute John Reilly rifled home in the closing minutes that the Mons had a secure grip on a victory set up by Alan Byrne’s emphatic close-in finish in the first half. Waterford, deprived of creative impetus by the loss of Colin Sinnott early in the game, were short on inspiration ...