Provincial hot shots – Ulster’s top championship scorers

Niall Gartland looks at the final scoring rankings in this year’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Shane McGuigan (2-21: 0-27) IT’S fitting that Shane McGuigan finished as top scorer in this year’s Ulster Championship as he gave one of the great Ulster final performances against Armagh last weekend. He finished with seven points on the day, […]

Monaghan midfielder Lavelle hails his side’s resilience

By Niall Gartland KILLIAN Lavelle says it’s embedded in the very DNA of Monaghan teams to never give up the ghost no matter what the circumstances, and their trademark resilience paid off last Sunday with a dramatic victory on Tyrone’s home patch. The Monaghan midfielder acknowledged that their first-half performance wasn’t anything worth writing home […]

Our latest Team of the Week

TAKE a look at our Team of the Week selection after another weekend of championship action across Ulster and beyond. 1 RORY BEGGAN Monaghan Turned the game in the second half against Tyrone. Sublime. 2 Sinéad Cosgrove Antrim Advertisement Not Antrim’s day in the camogie league final, but Cosgrove shone at the back. 3 CHE […]

Corey glad that he can still call upon experienced heads

By Shaun Casey MINUTES before throw in, Monaghan announced four late changes to their previously named starting line-up for their relegation decider against Mayo in Castlebar. Karl O’Connell and Shane Carey came into the half-back line while Jack McCarron and Conor McManus started as the two corner-forwards. Kieran Duffy and Ryan Wylie were already in […]

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, […]

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 […]

Monaghan star McManus ready to give it “another rattle”

By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN sharpshooter Conor McManus has committed to another season of inter-county action but is unlikely to see any game time in the upcoming McKenna Cup. The Farney County are the reigning holders of the trophy and won the competition last year, for the first time since 2003, without their main forward. Now […]