Corey names team for semi-final showdown

By Shaun Casey Monaghan have made one change to the starting team that edge past Armagh as they prepare for a semi-final showdown with Dublin. Ryan O’Toole has been named at right corner back, with Darren Hughes dropping to the bench. Although a late change before the throw in is likely. Hughes is critical to […]

Same again from Monaghan says Finlay

By Shaun Casey CAN Monaghan upset the odds this weekend and overturn the bookies favourites for the Sam Maguire trophy? You’d have to be a very brave man to place your money on Vinny Corey’s side, an outfit that have welcomed the underdogs’ tag all season long. From clinging onto their Division One spot with […]

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. […]

Ballybay captain braced for their new challenge

By Shaun Casey BALLYBAY are looking forward to the new and exciting prospect of featuring in the Ulster Club Championship, something they haven’t done since 2012. Captain Eoin McKearney was just a cub at that stage, but the 25-year-old says the whole team is looking forward to this weekend’s experience. “I’ve never played in it; […]

Ballybay boss on the hunt for new talent

By Shaun Casey BALLYBAY are part of the chasing pack in Monaghan that are hoping to break the Scotstown stranglehold on the Mick Duffy Cup. Jerome Johnston, a Kilcoo native, heads into his second season in charge of the men in maroon, alongside Mark Doran. The pair led Ballybay to the last four of the […]

Finlay urges Monaghan to throw off the shackles

FORMER Monaghan star Paul Finlay believes that the Oriel county could be in line for a profitable season – as long as they throw off the shackles. Speaking ahead of Sunday’s home match against Kerry, the Ballybay man said that Malachy O’Rourke’s side must adapt in order to close the gap on the likes of […]