No sight-seeing mission for ‘Blayney

By Oisín Duddy CASTLEBLAYNEY hurler Niall Garland says that hurling is the only thing on their minds as they prepare for this weekend’s Twinning final against Sean Treacy’s in London. The Monaghan side qualified for the Twinning Cup game (effectively an All-Ireland quarter-final) with victory over St Eunan’s, Letterkenny in the Ulster Junior final a […]

Hughes happy with Monaghan’s fairytale finish

By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN were crowned Lory Meagher Cup champions for the first time in their history last weekend as they saw off Lancashire following a high scoring affair, winning 3-22 to 3-20 in the end. It was a “fairytale finish” according to manager Arthur Hughes. Monaghan drew with Leitrim before losing to Cavan in the […]

Garland going on instinct as Farney head for Croke Park

Lory Meagher Cup final Monaghan v Lancashire Saturday, Croke Park, 1pm, Live on TG4 By Shaun Casey Advertisement SITTING in the Kingspan Breffni Park changing rooms on April 22 after succumbing to their nearest rivals Cavan by three points, the dejected Monaghan players felt another year had slipped through their fingers. They had one point to […]

Armagh hurlers hoping for revenge

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH’S first objective for 2023 was met last Saturday as they reached the semi-finals of the Division 3A league with a one-point win over Fermanagh. They’ll now face Monaghan, with the prize on offer a spot in the league final against Roscommon and a shot at promotion. Monaghan overcame the Orchard County […]

Monaghan hurlers are flying high

By Shaun Casey THE Monaghan hurlers are flying high and couldn’t have wished for a better start to their Division 3A league campaign. Two late victories over Fermanagh and Armagh sees them top of the table and in brilliant form ahead of their round three tussle with Louth. Monaghan manager Arthur Hughes admits that before […]

‘Blayney hoping to overcome lengthy lay-off

By Kieran Lynch MONAGHAN Senior Hurling champions Castleblayney are hoping that a long lay-off since their last competitive game won’t affect them this weekend when they take on Liatroim in the Ulster Intermediate Hurling quarter-final. ‘Blayney were crowned Monaghan champions on August 28, when they defeated Carrickmacross 2-15 to 1-8, and their manager Kevin Maloney […]