Monaghan u-20s chasing All-Ireland honours


By Michael McMullan IT’S a busy time for Monaghan u-20 hurling manager Patrick Hannon. On Saturday he’ll be in Kingspan Breffni as the county take on Leitrim with the aim of winning the All-Ireland C title. Last weekend, he oversaw the u-17s double scores win over Longford to book a Celtic Challenge final berth. Advertisement […]


Big ask for Monaghan hurlers


By Niall Gartland THE Monaghan hurlers are already potentially in a spot of bother as they gear up for a difficult assignment away to Donegal this Saturday in Letterkenny. The Farney are bottom of the table with nothing to show from their first two matches, having lost heavily at the hands of Roscommon and Mayo […]


Hughes happy with Monaghan mentality


By Shaun Casey EVERY manager wants to instil a winning mentality into their team and Monaghan now have then says their manager Arthur Hughes, but it’s about pushing on now and aiming for bigger and better in 2024. Monaghan claimed their first ever All-Ireland title last season, defeating Lancashire in the Lory Meagher Cup final […]


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 […]