The decision to name the trophy for the new under seventeen hurling league after the late Mick Hannon of Clones has been greeted with great enthusiasm and is regarded as giving recognition to his services to the game in the County in various capacities.
There were a number of games played last night in the various divisions of the reserve football leagues, the results of which should determine the pairings in the various semi finals that are fixed for Wednesday evening next.
The big talking point of course from last weekend was Monaghan's history making achievement of putting minor titles back to back for the first time since 1940, the county having first won the Ulster minor football championship for the first time in 1939.
Monaghan manager Mark Counihan has seen his team reach the final of the Ulster MFL and they are now in the Ulster MFC final but he would only regard 2019 as a good year if his side can reverse the outcome of the league decider.
The question of appointing successors to Malachy O'Rourke as manager of the Monaghan senior football team and Trevor Hilliard as manager of the senior hurling team was discussed at last Monday night's County Committee meeting, with the result that clubs are invited to nominate candidates for both inter-county managerial positions for 2020: