Win or bust for Monaghan

By Shaun Casey CAN Monaghan pull off an unlikely Houdini act and cling onto their Division One status for another year? You certainly couldn’t doubt them after their final day heroics of the last few years, but even if they do beat Mayo on Sunday, it may not be enough. They must travel to Castlebar, […]

Monaghan men facing an uphill task

By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN’S quest to secure a tenth straight season in the topflight could well come down to Sunday’s showdown with Ulster rivals Tyrone. In any other round, Vinny Corey’s men would have been confident of turning the Red Hands over, but following their recent win over All-Ireland champions Kerry, Tyrone travel to Clones […]

McManus is still the man says Dessie Mone

By Shaun Casey CONOR McManus can still play a pivotal role for Monaghan this season, even if it’s only from the bench, suggests his Clontibret clubmate Dessie Mone. Mone spent many years battling alongside McManus in the blue and white of Monaghan, winning Ulster titles in 2013 and 2015. Mone also insists that Vinny Corey, […]

Monaghan hope to continue winning momentum

By Shaun Casey AFTER back-to-back victories over Ulster rivals Donegal and table-toppers Roscommon, Monaghan breathed a sigh of relief last Sunday, their first of the season. After all the huffing and puffing that followed their defeats to Armagh and Kerry, things aren’t looking too bad. They’re not safe from relegation just yet, but those fears have […]

Corey: Division One is “unforgiving”

By Shaun Casey BOTH Monaghan and Kerry are searching for their first points of the 2023 National League following opening-day defeats. Monaghan lost out to old rivals Armagh while a last-minute Paddy McBrearty score denied Kerry a share of the spoils up in Donegal. It’s a daunting trip for Vinny Corey’s men, taking on the […]

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 […]

“Vinny lives and breathes football” – John McEntee

By Shaun Casey   JOHN McEntee was the man in charge of Clontibret when they last won the Monaghan Senior Championship in 2019 and could call upon Farney legends such as Conor McManus, Dessie Mone and Vinny Corey. On Saturday evening, Corey will lead his Monaghan team into battle for his first league game in […]