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Séamus McEnaney Returns To Monaghan Hot Seat

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Séamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney has returned to his native Monaghan for a second stint as Farney boss after being ratified at a County Committee meeting on Monday. McEnaney was in the role between 2004 to 2010 when he led the county to two All-Ireland quarter-finals. He returns for his second stint as manager following the departure of Malachy O’Rourke who stepped …

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Campbell and Corbett On Fire As Cork Qualify For Final Four

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Cork are into the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championships following a 12-point win over Monaghan in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park. Monaghan nearly got off to the dream start when Liam McDonald was put through on goal in the opening minute and he would have scored only for a superb block by Daniel Peet. Patrick Campbell …

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Malachy O’Rourke Resigns Following Monaghan’s Shock Exit

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Malachy O’Rourke has stepped down as Monaghan boss after seven seasons in charge following their All-Ireland qualifier exit to Armagh in Clones. After reaching their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 year’s in 2018, Monaghan endured a difficult 2019. They barely survived the drop in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League before falling to arch-rivals Cavan in the opening round …

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All-Ireland Qualifiers: Armagh Stun Monaghan In Clones

Less than a year after reaching their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years, Monaghan have exited the Championship before July after defeat to Armagh in their All-Ireland qualifier clash in Clones. It was seen as the tie of the round following Armagh’s narrow Ulster semi-final replay loss to Cavan two week’s ago. Monaghan laboured to a win against Fermanagh on …

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Mayo Draw Down But Tie Of The Round Sees Monaghan Host Armagh

Mayo will travel to Páirc Esler to take on Down in the second round of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers. The tie of the round, however, sees Ulster rivals, Monaghan host Armagh in Clones. Elsewhere, after defeat to Donegal on Saturday, Tyrone face a trip to Longford as they begin their road through the qualifiers. After defeating Wicklow on …

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Cavan Shock Monaghan In Huge Derby Day Upset At Breffni Park

Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12 Cavan caused a huge upset in Kingspan Breffni Park by dumping local rivals, Monaghan, out of the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Mickey Graham’s side dominated from start to finish in front of over 13,000 fans to send last season’s All-Ireland semi-finalists into the first round of the qualifiers. Conor Brady made his championship debut at midfield …

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Cavan To Peak At The Right Moment And Ambush Monaghan

Monaghan take on Cavan later this evening at Kingspan Breffni Park in the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final. Malachy O’Rourke’s charges go into the game as strong favourites and have named an experienced starting XV, plenty of whom made a telling impact on their run to last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. As is so often the case, the Farney County will …

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Full Round-Up Of Teams Ahead Of Football Championship Action

There are a couple of tasty affairs up for grabs this weekend across the Connacht and Ulster Senior Football Championships. The action gets underway this evening when Monaghan travel to Kingspan Breffni Park to take on local rivals Cavan for a place in the Ulster semi-finals. Whoever comes out on top tonight will be watching on in anticipation tomorrow as …

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Rory Beggan On Ulster Buzz, Tasty Rivalries & Being A Fly-Keeper

Rory Beggan is looking forward to Monaghan’s Ulster Senior Football Championship bow this weekend when they take on Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park The two neighbouring counties lock horns on Saturday evening in their Ulster quarter-final with Beggan describing Cavan as their ‘tastiest’ rivals. “Yeah, it’s probably the tastiest rivalry we would have. A lot of people would work in …

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Darren Hughes Set To Miss Ulster Championship With Broken Ankle

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Monaghan have been dealt a huge blow ahead of their Ulster Championship quarter-final against Cavan next month with the news that versatile veteran, Darren Hughes is out with a broken ankle.  Hughes suffered the injury while on club duty for Scotstown against Ballybay and it is thought that the midfielder will be out for 10-12 weeks meaning that he is …

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Conor Moynagh: ‘Rivalry Takes On A New Meaning This Weekend’

Cavan travel to Clones this afternoon to take on neighbours and staunch rivals Monaghan in a league clash that has become about more than just a rivalry this weekend. With the two sides joint bottom of the division and only points difference separating them, it could transpire that both Ulster counties end up relegated from Division 1. Cavan defender, Conor …

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Morgan Versus Beggan – Battle Of The Fly Keepers

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Tyrone and Monaghan come face to face for the fourth time in twelve months this evening in Round Four of the Allianz Football League.  The two sides have struck up somewhat of an intense rivalry over the past number of seasons and with both teams languishing around the bottom of Division One, expect tonight’s encounter to be a spicy affair …

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One Of Ireland’s Most Successful GAA Towns Targets First All-Ireland Title

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Castleblayney is a GAA hotbed in Monaghan. The local hurling club recently won their 30th county title, whilst the ‘Faughs’ have won 37 football titles throughout their decorated history. Statistically, Castleblayney is one of the most successful GAA towns in Ireland given their haul of 67 senior county championships. Despite the town boasting a rich history of success, this Sunday marks the …

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Allianz Football League Round-Up: Monaghan Shock Dubs In Clones

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Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues Monaghan claimed a huge opening day scalp in the Allianz Football League with a three-point victory over a strong Dublin side at Clones. Kerry produced a storming performance to down a fancied Tyrone side, whilst in Division Two, Kildare and Armagh played out an entertaining draw. …

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Muireann Atkinson: AFLW Will Be Poaching More Players From Ireland

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For now, the only thing on Muireann Atkinson’s mind is securing back-to-back O’Connor Cup triumphs as the Monaghan star attacks 2019 head-on.  However, a different opportunity was presented to the DCU student last year after she was one of 18 women selected from around the world to travel to Australia for AFLW trials. Atkinson admits she did not know much …

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Monaghan’s Niall Kearns To Miss National League After Heart Surgery

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Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke has confirmed that midfielder Niall Kearns will miss most of this year’s National League as he recovers from a heart operation. The young midfielder capped off an amazing debut season with an All-Star nominee as the Farney men reached their first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years. However, Kearns will not be available for the foreseeable future after …

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