GList: Taking stock of the season

Five Ulster counties have exited the race for championship honours and Niall Gartland runs the rule over their seasons: TYRONE THE championship trumps all else, particularly in Tyrone, so fans of the Red Hand County will feel bitterly disappointed that they bowed out of the race for Sam last Saturday with their preliminary quarter-final defeat […]

Monaghan face uphill battle against Galway

By Shaun Casey HEADING into the final quarters of their respective final round games last weekend, the chances of Galway and Monaghan meeting at this stage of the season looked extremely unlikely, verging on impossible. Galway were comfortably controlling their own destiny against Armagh, leading by five points before crumbling and surrendering that margin. That […]

Monaghan to face a Royal exam to keep season alive

ALL-IRELAND SFC ROUND THREE MONAGHAN V MEATH Sunday, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3pm By Niall McCoy STATISTICALLY speaking, Monaghan are sitting joint bottom of the 2024 form chart – but they still only require a point against Meath at Kingspan Breffni on Sunday to reach the All-Ireland knock-out stages. Vinny Corey’s side started the 2024 league […]

Monaghan name squad for Meath meeting

MONAGHAN have made one change to the starting team that drew with Louth as they take on Meath in a winner takes all clash this weekend. Whoever loses the game will crash out of the championship while depending on how Louth get on against Kerry, Monaghan could still finish second in the group. Conor McManus […]

McEneaney expects Monaghan to “come out fighting”

By Shaun Casey FOLLOWING a ten-point drubbing at the hands of Kerry in the opening round of the All-Ireland series, former Monaghan player and manager Eamonn McEneaney expects the Farney County to “come out fighting” against Louth this weekend. McEneaney knows better than most how the build up to this one will go, having managed […]

Beggan named to start for Monaghan’s trip to Killarney

RORY Beggan has been named to start for Monaghan tomorrow as they kickstart their All-Ireland charge against Kerry in Killarney. Beggan, who started between the sticks against Cavan in the opening round of the Ulster Championship, has recently been on trial with NFL franchise Carolina Panthers, but is named as Vinny Corey’s number one. Monaghan […]

Relegation not ‘the end of the world’

By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN’S decade-long existence of dining at the top table came to an end this season when they were relegated from Division One, winning just one of their seven outings, but former player Dermot Malone isn’t overly concerned. Malone, who won two Ulster titles with the Farney County in 2013 and 2015, points […]

A different final day for Monaghan

By Shaun Casey TRAVELLING to Clones on Sunday afternoon, Monaghan fans may let their minds drift to what might have been having witnessed some last-day drama in recent seasons. Unfortunately for the Farney County, it’s not to be this year and Sunday will be their final game in the top tier until at least 2026. […]

GList: Drama on the final day

With the final day of NFL coming up this weekend, Shaun Casey looks at some of the big storylines that have dominated the round seven fixtures of recent seasons 2023 – Monaghan MONAGHAN love the last-day drama and could have been nominated for every year, but last season was significant as they held onto their […]

Confidence not an issue for Corey’s side as Kerry visit

By Shaun Casey THIS time last week a lot of people around the country already had Monaghan written off as relegation fodder at the bottom of the Division One league table, but what a difference one performance and one result can make. In truth, we really should be disappointed in ourselves that we slipped into […]