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RUGBY: U17S GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST CITY OF DERRY

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3 May 2013 Comments Off on RUGBY: U17S GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST CITY OF DERRY
RUGBY: U17S GO DOWN FIGHTING AGAINST CITY OF DERRY

Last week one of Ulster’s biggest clubs, Ballynahinch, couldn’t get its U17s across the line against this Premier outfit (with the growing reputation), and were comprehensively beaten by Derry. But our U17s did what Ballynahinch couldn’t do ! Anyway, just 4 of this MN team are moving on next season and 7 just joined this season, so we get a picture of the relative youth and inexperience of the MN lads. …MN were up against it, opposition was older, wiser and a more experienced outfit. But MN coaches accept that the ...

MONAGHAN 1ST IX DESERVED BETTER IN DRAW AGAINST HUNGRY DONEGAL

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5 Oct 2012 Comments Off on MONAGHAN 1ST IX DESERVED BETTER IN DRAW AGAINST HUNGRY DONEGAL
MONAGHAN 1ST IX  DESERVED BETTER IN DRAW AGAINST HUNGRY DONEGAL

Donegal obviously taking inspiration from their GAA fellow county men came to play and play they did.Tries for Monaghan by Richard Carleton and Dwayne Rooney ably converted by David Berry were not enough to secure a win on home soil. Significant changes required after injury to Darren Berry at outhalf last week and significant other key players absence of others due to illness and commitments meant that Monaghan were forced to adapt as they went along allowing some build up of frustration, in turn causing silly mistakes and giveaway penalties. ...

MONAGHAN 1ST XV WIN GORDON WEST CUP FINAL

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20 Apr 2012 Comments Off on MONAGHAN 1ST XV WIN GORDON WEST CUP FINAL
MONAGHAN 1ST XV WIN GORDON WEST CUP FINAL

Monaghan 1st XV 13 Strabane 1st XV 8 Monaghan claimed their first senior trophy for nearly thirty years with a controlled display of rugby at Ravenhill on Saturday last. There was an expectation coming into the game that this was a more balanced Monaghan side than might have previously competed in finals, brimming with attacking talent. Under the tutelage of David McGregor, and the captaincy of Marc McArdle, they had a keen eye for the win, and although the 2011/12 season hadn’t brought the anticipated league success, there was no lack of ...