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Div 1 2015

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The fast route is the Motorway, off at Ardee and through Monaghan Town. Hope to see a big crowd Sunday!

Monaghan08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 02/04/2015 09:32:40    1709686

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Prideof85 does my poster name not give it away? Ah lads yis have me confused some say Cavan others say Monaghan, which one???? Thanks for the replies all the same.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 02/04/2015 10:01:03    1709701

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The best way for you is the M3. Although it has two tolls it is by far the quickest route and you will avoid most of the match traffic.

clonfad (Fermanagh) - Posts: 11 - 02/04/2015 10:54:37    1709720

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M1 all the way to Castleblayney exit then on to Monaghan town and Clones

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1524 - 02/04/2015 10:57:09    1709722

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02/04/2015 10:01:03
clondalkindub
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1709701 Prideof85 does my poster name not give it away? Ah lads yis have me confused some say Cavan others say Monaghan, which one???? Thanks for the replies all the same.


Go by M1, ardee and up the N2 into Monaghan town. There will be no traffic on Sunday morning and you can avoid Cavan which is a big bonus. Safe jourbney

muckla (UK) - Posts: 328 - 02/04/2015 11:14:40    1709733

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Great to see someone joining Hoganstand just to give me directions ha still not sure which way is best but thanks again for your help, I have the tag so two tolls is fine.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 02/04/2015 12:12:25    1709765

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We've come a long long way since the dark dark day of the qualifier defeat to Offaly in June 2011. I swore that day i was finished going to Monaghan games :( My how things have changed!

blueblood (Monaghan) - Posts: 73 - 02/04/2015 12:25:28    1709774

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clondalkindub
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Great to see someone joining Hoganstand just to give me directions ha still not sure which way is best but thanks again for your help, I have the tag so two tolls is fine.


Depends which part if Dublin you are coming from. North Dublin I would go by Monaghan. West Dublin or clondalkin I would go by Virginia. You head out the enniskillen rd exit on roundabout coming into cavan, take a right at butlers bridge a few miles after Cavan and head into clones by concession road. Prob handier on Sunday as you'll avoid any traffic from Monaghan side.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 02/04/2015 14:52:44    1709848

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Thanks you posters I'll head Through Cavan so seen as im coming from Clondalkin. All the best Sunday hopefully we only beat you by ten points this time.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 03/04/2015 10:05:54    1710054

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clondalkindub - the benefit of going via Cavan is when the game is over. Make sure to park on the Cavan side of Clones. Getting back to Monaghan takes forever but you'll be back in Dublin in no time going the other way. And no doubt you'll be in a hurry after the batin you're going to get. :-)

johngilsenan (Monaghan) - Posts: 2 - 03/04/2015 13:17:54    1710146

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Regarding the starting 15, I can see Owen Duffy getting dropped for Jinxy and I'm hoping that Yankee gets more playing time in this game than he has in the previous games, we need to have a good alternative to step into the full forward line in case we get injuries in this area. He had a good start to the league and could do with some more playing time against good defences to bring him on

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 742 - 04/04/2015 13:22:17    1710374

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Good man farney a player scores 1-1 and you want to drop him but am guessing you weren't in Tralee.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1854 - 04/04/2015 14:36:56    1710392

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I've always rated Duffy as a top class player, great to have him back in flying form, he's been unlucky with injuries. Great to have a selection headache to worry about, he and Gollogly have been motoring well

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 04/04/2015 14:46:22    1710397

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I've always been a fan of Duffy as well. I always thought he had the potential to do real damage up front and he's just been caught out with injuries over the last 2 years whenever he looked like he was going to be a regular starter. He seems to be big enough as well which is always a plus.

rcarragh (Dublin) - Posts: 299 - 04/04/2015 16:47:22    1710448

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Duffy has always been a player of great potential very unfortunate with injuries and selections who robbed him of a lot of football and prohibited his development when he was younger.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1854 - 04/04/2015 17:06:40    1710451

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Good luck tomorrow really really proud of monaghan team great achievement for such.a small gaa population

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 763 - 04/04/2015 21:59:01    1710616

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Can't comment on individual performances as I wasn't at the game but that's another big loss shipped to Dublin. The don't seem to have to even put in an effort to demolish Monaghan. Major effort required next week to show that Monaghan can compete at the top level or 3 years of hard work will start to trail off I fear. There just doesn't seem to be the belief when up against the Dubs that we see against other teams. It's a bit disheartening and listening to dismissive pundits on the radio is not helping the mood. Next week will tell. A national semi-final and a contest against one of the favourites for the All-Ireland should be an occasion to be savoured not feared or talked out of by saying the championship is the priority. This where the team has been trying to get to for ages, this is the serious stuff and dramatic improvements all round are needed. Another heavy loss would be hard to stomach.

rcarragh (Dublin) - Posts: 299 - 05/04/2015 18:18:16    1710843

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I'd be worried for them coming after a heavy week training in Portugal. Dublin were very sharp today, much quicker and faster, better handling and composure. I definitely think that psychology and nerves on our behalf played a part. I thought we showed them too much respect.

Next week I would like to see a performance, I wouldn't be too worried about the result. I don't think we performed in many aspects today, especially in front of goal.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 05/04/2015 18:54:31    1710889

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Well that was terrible, 8 months on from the hammering in Croke Park and we have learned noting.........And now we have to do it all again next weekend against the same Dublin team.

I know we were safe and noting to play for but effort wise we were brutal.

I know and respect we are punching at a higher level but today we didnt even throw a punch,didnt even defend with any plan.

Dublin are good,and have a bigger stronger team but to not even compete with them again is very disappointing and more worrying could be very damageing for the rest of the year!

Question for everyone this evening.... where is this team going?

hardcore (Monaghan) - Posts: 1366 - 05/04/2015 19:14:55    1710908

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We are going to a national league Div 1 semi final Hardcore. All the way from Div 3 a few years ago. We lost a league game in April against a very good team who really wanted it. We were safe and already in semi pretty much so I think some perspective is needed.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 05/04/2015 19:41:39    1710928

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