Monaghan eyes move towards championship

THE draws for the 2024 Monaghan Championships have been made. Senior champions Scotstown, who reached the Ulster Club final last year and are currently top of the league, will once again begin the campaign as heavy favourites to continue their domination. They begin their title defence against Ballybay a repeat of the 2022 decider, which […]

GLIST: A selection of absentees

Many football team-sheets have changed over the winter with big names departing, and Shaun Casey puts together his best missing 15 1 Raymond Galligan (Cavan) The ex-Cavan netminder didn’t take much time off after retiring, jumping straight into management. The leadership and experience of the Ulster Championship winning captain will surely be a miss on […]

Farney out to ease last year’s Dubs heartache

By Shaun Casey IT’S back to the scene of the crime for Vinny Corey and his Monaghan men as they return to Croke Park with last year’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin still fresh in their minds. Everyone had Monaghan written off as they contested for a spot in the All-Ireland final, not that there’s […]

Hughes calls it a day

By Niall Gartland MONAGHAN stalwart Kieran Hughes has announced his intercounty retirement 15 years after making his debut under Seamus McEnaney back in 2009. Hughes, who turns 34 next month, played a major part in Scotstown’s run to an Ulster final berth in December but has decided the time is right to bring down the […]

Hughes – Ulster Club is my favourite competition

In this week’s Gaelic Life, Scotstown star Kieran Hughes tells Niall Gartland that the Ulster Club Championship is his favourite competition bar none.  Speaking ahead of his side’s Preliminary Round clash with Derrygonnelly, Hughes says that it is something he will never regret saying even after provincial glory and big days in Croke Park with […]