JACK MADDEN: Moving day in Monaghan

THE Monaghan Senior Football Championship hasn’t been hugely kind to Donaghmoyne Fontenoys. Last year, their campaign began with a daunting trip to 2019 champions Clontibret. Former Sigerson player of the year Davy Garland was deployed as the sole forward, as Donaghmoyne set up a rigid 14-man defence, breaking at rapid pace to feed Garland. Conor McManus […]

Monaghan club scene enters knockout phase

By Shaun Casey THE Monaghan club league scene enters it’s knockout phase next week and things are beginning to really hot up at both ends of the senior table. Some of the traditional big hitters of Monaghan club football are hovering around the bottom end of the senior division and are battling to avoid relegation. […]

Monaghan make draw for 2023 SFC

By Shaun Casey THE 2023 Monaghan Senior Football Championship draw took place on Monday evening and has thrown up some really interesting clashes. Like the last number of years, the championship is a group format, with two groups of five teams. Reigning champions Ballybay arguably have the ‘easier’ side of the draw and will be […]

Changes at the top in Monaghan

By Shaun Casey COUNTY champions Ballybay are on the hunt for a new manager as Jerome Johnston and Mark Doran have both stepped away. Ballybay won their first championship title in ten years under the guidance of Johnston and Doran but lost out to Kilcoo in the Ulster Championship quarter-final. Doran has linked up with […]

Kilcoo concerned with the here and now

By Shaun Casey HAVING seen off all challengers in Down, Ulster and All-Ireland champions Kilcoo are just focusing on the next game ahead, which comes in the form of Monaghan champions Ballybay, led by Kilcoo native Jerome Johnston and another Down man, Mark Doran. The Magpies are hoping to collect a third Ulster title in […]

PAUDIE KISSANE: How to prolong your career

MONAGHAN champions Ballybay had a great win versus Crossmaglen last weekend in the Ulster Club championship. Instrumental in this win was ex-Monaghan intercounty player Paul Finlay at the ripe old age of 39. There have been many other elder statesmen performing well for their clubs throughout the country, which is nearly taken as a surprise. […]