O’Connell: Fast start key for Monaghan

By Shaun Casey GETTING points on the board as quickly as possible is the key to securing your Division One status, suggests Monaghan’s roaming half-back Karl O’Connell. Vinny Corey’s side host Armagh on Saturday evening before travelling to Killarney to take on All-Ireland champions Kerry in round two, a difficult start for any team. “Getting […]

JACK MADDEN: Out with the old, in with the new

“He’s the most driven man and footballer in Monaghan.” THE above sentence jotted down by Brendan Crossan in May 2018 was quite the compliment from Séamus McEnaney. It’s the kind of thing that Vinny Corey probably appreciates deep down, not that he’d tell you that. You don’t become the most driven man in Monaghan if […]

Final round of McKenna Cup games set for midweek

CAVAN have made two changes for Wednesday’s final group game in the McKenna Cup in  Kingspan Breffni Park. Raymond Galligan takes over from Liam Brady between the posts. with Cian Madden coming into the attack at the expense of Brandon Boylan. Kieran McGeeney’s side were winners over Antrim with goals from Joe Sheridan and Conor […]

Farney must plan without McAnespie

By Michael McMullan NEW Monaghan manager Vinny Corey will be without another member of his squad after Ryan McAnespie confirmed he will spend a year on his travels. It comes after the news of experienced duo Drew Wylie and Colin Walshe retiring from inter-county football. McAnespie headed to Australia in October after Emyvale’s intermediate championship […]

McKenna Cup gets off to a midweek start

THE 2023 inter-county football season gets underway in Ulster on Wednesday night with three group games (all at 7.30pm) in the Dr McKenna Cup Castleblayney will host a clash between two managers cutting their teeth at inter-county level. Vinny Corey begins life as the Farney senior manager, with new Down manager Conor Laverty in the […]