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MALACHY O’Rourke has been reappointed as manager of the Monaghan senior footballers for the 2018 season. There had been some speculation about O’Rourke’s future after their All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Dublin, but Monaghan spokesperson Noel Duffy confirmed that the Derrylin native will be at the helm for a sixth season. O’Rourke was handed a three-year […]
A FORMER Monaghan selector who worked on Malachy O’Rourke’s management team has said that the Oriel county have reason to be optimistic in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin. Finbarr Fitzpatrick says that the Monaghan team are the strongest they have been in some time. “There is a lot of encouraging signs. The form this year, […]
MONAGHAN’S Ryan Wylie is highly motivated by the mouth-watering prospect of playing in Croke Park in Saturday’s Round 4B qualifier against Down. The great Jones Road venue is not far from where he lives in Dublin so his eye is regularly drawn to it. The pressure should be on Wylie and the rest of the […]
THE unusual thing about Owen Duffy’s championship career with Monaghan is that there have been 14 appearances in all, evenly split between starts and substitute appearances. In the games that he has been in from the beginning, he has contributed 0-6. From the bench he has kicked 1-8. It’s no wonder that he is developing […]
Fans has their say about Kieran Hughes’s Black card.
IN an extended interview in this week’s Gaelic Life, Antrim goalkeeper Chris Kerr says his colleagues are a unified force ahead of their Ulster Championship clash against Donegal on May 21. The Saffrons hit the headlines recently when the management and players came together to publically berate the county board for, what they felt, was […]
MONAGHAN defender Dessie Mone is making a late charge to be included in the squad for the county’s Ulster Championship opener with Fermanagh on May 20. The Oriel defender has not been involved since breaking his wrist in Monaghan’s McKenna Cup clash with Derry in January but he made his club return with Clontibret last […]
Changes to the Monaghan fantasy panel for 2017.
DREW Wylie believes poise in the face of pressure could make the difference in the latest installment of the Monaghan-Cavan rivalry. The near neighbours meet in Sunday’s Division One clash at Castleblaney and it’s safe to say the two sides have previous. Five red cards were dished out in a Division Three clash four years […]