Finlay urges Monaghan to throw off the shackles

FORMER Monaghan star Paul Finlay believes that the Oriel county could be in line for a profitable season – as long as they throw off the shackles. Speaking ahead of Sunday’s home match against Kerry, the Ballybay man said that Malachy O’Rourke’s side must adapt in order to close the gap on the likes of […]

McGinn targeting Monaghan league return

PROMISING Monaghan forward Barry McGinn is hoping to be passed fit for his county’s Division One opener against Mayo on January 28. The Doohamlet man has been recovering from a cruciate injury picked up last February and although he did play a few minutes in his club’s final league game back in October, he’s targeting […]

McAnespie: Super eights may benefit Monaghan

RYAN McAnespie believes that the new ‘super eight’ format could make all the difference in Monaghan’s quest to reach the All-Ireland semi-final for the first time under Malachy O’Rourke. Last year’s one-sided defeat to Dublin was the fourth time since the turn of the decade that the Farney County ailed to fire in an All-Ireland […]

O’Rourke reappointed as Monaghan boss

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 […]

Fitzpatrick: Monaghan have reason to be confident

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, […]

Wylie savouring Croke Park experience

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 […]