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NFL Division 1 - 9 Like(s)
I have to say, out of all the yoyo teams posters on this forums that the Meath fans were the most entertaining.

monaghanmad (National) - 11/03/2020 15:40:54

Ulster Championship 2021 - 9 Like(s)

Replying To rorysboys:  "If Dublin had to go into ballybofey, clones or healey park omagh on a championship Sunday with a full house in a knockout championship match, they would know they were in a game."
I have no doubt that Dublin can go clones ballyboefey etc and wipe the floor with teams but do it 3 games in a row against cavan Tyrone donegal, monaghan armagh and then ulster final in a neutral ground and I can guarantee you Dublin would not win 10 ulster's in a row. Then win an ulster final and then go to super 8s or quarter final and maintain that level and I can guarantee you that Dublin would not have won the 6 in a row. It is not possible to sustain that consistency in ulster compared to leinster. Not a hope. That is the difference in the provinces and provincials. I have no doubt if monaghan Tyrone wasin leinster the last 10 years and Dublin was in ulster monaghan tyrone would have an all ireland to their name, basically because they don't need to sustain the same level for a long period of time. Its the difference.

monaghanmad (National) - 23/04/2021 13:50:29

NFL Division 1 - 8 Like(s)

Replying To TrimJim:  "This thread is just full of bitters, we may have been relegated but we'll storm Div 2 next year and take a few big scalps this summer and the faltering Dubs. We'll be the ones laughing when Galway's season of promise comes to a limp end as per usual."
Maybe yous should go down to division 3 and win the tailteann cup and then have a massive homecoming in tailteann park. Wouldn't that be lovely for yous.

monaghanmad (National) - 03/03/2020 08:49:37

NFL Division 1 - 7 Like(s)

Replying To oldsam_newsam:  "Reading this I decided to check out MONAGHAN - after all it must be a hotbed of success considering you are having a great laugh at Meath at the moment. Meath - All Irelands All-Ireland Senior Football Championships: Winners: (7): 1949, 1954, 1967, 1987, 1988, 1996, 1999 Runners-Up: (9): 1895, 1939, 1951, 1952, 1966, 1970, 1990, 1991, 2001 Centenary Cup (One off competition) 1984 All-Ireland Junior Football Championships: 5 1947, 1952, 1962, 1988, 2003 All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championships: 1 1993 All-Ireland Minor Football Championships: 3 1957, 1990, 1992 Monaghan - All Irelands All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championships: 2 2001, 2009 All-Ireland Junior Football Championships: 1 1956 Has someone not been keeping the MONAGHAN wikipedia page up to date?? Surely ye have won SOMETHING? Or have you just given up and are waiting till Meaths successful cycle comes around again?"
Just what I was waiting for.

monaghanmad (National) - 05/03/2020 13:48:01

NFL Division 1 - 7 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Ahh would you go away out of that. Meath were by far the better team, Jesus wept at least admit that. Galway were cynical and the ref lost control of game in last 10 mins of first half. As the youngest team in div 1 we will learn from that. But please don't start with Galway were the better team bs , they were not pure and simple"
Welcome to the big dogs league. Ifs and buts count for nothing here. It's all about the points at the end of the day. You don't have to be the better team to win games up here. We in monaghan know that more than anyone, but we are used to it. It's cruel and cynical but you have to give it as good as you take it and galway can give it and you can't give it. I feel Meath are using this excuse of learning and injuries as some excuse. Maybe the county should learn at how to avoid injuries and toughen up. A yoyo team in the making, joining the cavan, roscommon and kildare.

monaghanmad (National) - 01/03/2020 23:29:36

A Change Of Harte - 4 Like(s)
Tony mc entee, 5 ulsters with cross, 2 all irelands, 3 years under a management team with rochford, was involved in big games as selector with mayo including all ireland finals. Great praise all round. Won it all. Seen it all. Look at the Sligo hoganstand page. They are over the moon gaining such an astute operator with great experience and a drive to succeed. Mc conville has great praise of him and look at thr work in progress he is doing with Iniskeen. Both are winners. What county experience did malachy o Rourke have thst mc entee didn't have? Now we have a management team who greatest success was winning a division 2A league title. That's the difference. Winners win. Losers loose.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - 28/11/2020 15:38:04

El Clasico 2020 Monaghan Vs Cavan - 4 Like(s)

Replying To MONAGHAN1985:  "Anybody following the u 20s last year would have seen banty s ineptitude on the line , the hope was he had good men around , that he would listen to , but obviously they have given up trying to talk to him, not once in the 2nd half when in trouble , did it show him talking to his back room team Complete shambles 2nd half, monaghan cut through them 5/6 times in the first half, why stop running at them in 2 nd half Baffling"
I wonder would the proud GAA man from Armagh who applied for the job but didn't have the brains in the background team have stood up and watched what unfolded in clones today and let it happen?

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - 31/10/2020 16:42:36

NFL Division 1 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To BeJasus:  "Meath wont be missed in Div 1 . Mayo i feel will join them but i expect them to do a Donegal and sleep-walk their way back up next year."
Referees won't miss Meath anyways lol

monaghanmad (National) - 10/03/2020 19:08:00

Malachy's Successor - 3 Like(s)

Replying To FootblockREF:  "Yes"
My God

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - 22/09/2019 11:48:48

NFL Division 1 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To The_analyser:  "So as expected a short return to Div 1 for us due to the late management appointment and big player turnover from last summer. We were given hope from the opening 3 games of staying up but as they say its the hope that does kill you. Yes we were only one point off from staying up and were inches away from earning a win against Tyrone but we never recovered from letting that 7 point lead slip in that match and went into the Cavan game with the wrong mindset and were well beaten. After that we had little or no chance of beating or even drawing against Galway,Dublin,Kerry. Most disappointing thing was that we have gone back to our defensive worst in our last four games and our energy,intensity in our play simply wasn't there to be competitive in Div 1 games. We have been here before though matter of fact only 9 years ago we were relegated to Div 4 so its a matter of taking the positives and learning experience against the best sides in Ireland into the championship now, hope to cut out the silly mistakes,improve fitness and once again find a structure and system for our defence that will stick."
A lot of Roscommon people were in confident mood after the monaghan game saying yous would only have to show up in the last games to stay up. Arguably Roscommon played better football than monaghan and were more competitive but didnt have that cuteness or class act to stay up.

monaghanmad (National) - 25/03/2019 19:15:35

NFL Division 1 - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Furlong1949:  "I think that summed everything really well. A good piece of anaylsis. Just to list the players missing, its not an excuse, we are good enough, simple as, many teams are missing players. But for a div 2 teams thats trying to establish themselves in division 1 its a massive headache and not the ideal situation taking on the best teams and best player in the country. The elite in any sport will hurt you if show any sign of weakenss. Ten Players injured today for Meath Niall kane Dara Campion Seamus Lavin Shane Gallagher Padraig Harnan Mickey Newman Shane Walsh Donal Lenihan Andy Colgan Shane McEntee Thats our goalkeeper, our two corner backs. our centre back, Menton midfield partner last year and our three best forwards and 3 best freetakers and couple of more players also. But we just not good enough. Donegal had players missing they dealt with. Overall so far div 1 has being a very tough experience for Meath and with Dublin and kerry away and Monaghan in Clones, a rejuvenated Galway under Joyce and Mayo who need points in Navan, its going get even tougher. At the moment it doesnt look like Meath can break the div 2 team hoodoo, it does look at the moment we are a yo yo team. There is a serious gap between div 2 and div 1. Even though div 2 is a brillant div and the most exciting. Already this year its really being very competitive. But to try and go from div 2 team into the div 1 team, is a massive task and Meath are failing miserably at the moment at achieving that."
What is the problem ? Why are all these players injured. Here in monaghan we would never have a list like that ever. Somethings going wrong somewhere. No other division 1 team has that injury list

monaghanmad (National) - 03/02/2020 08:45:13

Ulster Senior Football Championship- Monaghan V Cavan - 2 Like(s)
Congrats to Cavan on their win. Played football. Nothing spectacular but done a job. Doing your job is all it took. All the best in Ulster, this game will give the whole Cavan squad a lift and a boost which will be welcome. Play simple football with passion and heart and you never know where you could end up. Well done and best of luck

monaghanmad (Cavan) - 31/10/2020 18:10:06

Monaghan Vs Dublin - 2 Like(s)
Good win and performance as expected from the lads a seasoned division 1 team and one of the top 3 teams in the country. I take offence to say that we stunned Dublin, All top 6 division 1 teams can expect to beat each other on a given day. As for all the Dubs complaining about the referee in the first half, I thought bothblack cards were cynical fouls when the whole pitch opened up for Mc carron and Garland and both were pull downs, only pity it wasnt mc manus on both occasions and I am quite sure he would of shrugged off both tackles and goaled.

monaghanmad (National) - 27/01/2019 21:40:52

Dublin Vs Monaghan - 2 Like(s)

Replying To MadgeKing:  "Monaghan are as short as 4/1 for this and have a very good chance on Saturday. In recent years the likes of Dublin, Kerry and Mayo have tended to experiment more against them, than say Tyrone or Donegal. Presumably because they rate the others as a threat for the summer. So Monaghan have been a good shout to pick up least 2 points against the 2nd string of established Div1 sides. An accumulator builder for this weekend."
Get off the big boys forum

monaghanmad (National) - 06/02/2020 10:42:14

Division 1 - 2019 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To MalsBalls:  "A team with a sense of self entitlement is not a team at all. I'm sorry but malachy is a terrible manager when it comes to us being the favourite... Jim gavin wouldn't have lost today, he wouldn't have lost to fermanagh last year, he wouldn't have lost to down the year before and he wouldn't have lost to Longford the year before... Malachy is a decent manager blessed with exceptional players...why is nobody else discussing this?"
I 100% agree. I believe malachys downfall and failure to progress will be his loyalty to some players is hard to believe. Are we really going to make the next step we really need to forget about the tried and tested because on the biggest day they have failed and failed when under pressure. Some players decision making and shot selection when chasing a game and under pressure is appalling and has been for years and if we continue with these men who wont pass the ball and take the safe option all the time we will ultimately come to the same conclusion of narrow defeats under pressure. Why some men have a jersey still and I mean there is 4 or 5 men that started today that are not good enough to play in croke park on the big day. Brilliant league men at time and would be great men in division 2 and in Clones. Why was Conor Mc carthy taken off and shane Carey taken off ? two of our best point takers and then we leave men on the field who wont shoot under pressure and shouldn't shoot under pressure.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - 03/02/2019 20:34:32

Monaghan V Galway - 2 Like(s)

Replying To galwayford:  "Galway were unlucky to have to go to Clones Monaghan to play. There was not 5 minutes of added time either. How much heartbreak can Galway and the West take."
Don't worry we here in monaghan are well accustomed to giving away last minute goals!!!! We have to get one every now and then.

monaghanmad (National) - 13/06/2021 19:56:29

National League - 2 Like(s)
Don't know why people are obsessed about Mc manus. Who is going to mark the Hughes brothers and keep with the speed of Karl o connell and also keep an eye on Conor Mc carthy who I expect to have a big game this week after scoring 1-2 for UCD in the sigerson midweek. Whereas Monaghan have all star coner backs to stop the Johnston's and Mc dermotts. Mc manus is not going to be the problem it's the men around him that's the problem. He scored 6 out of 1-11 in mayo 4 from frees. Monaghan didn't win Ulster with only 1 Man they have top quality around the pitch so keep focusing on Mc manus while the rest run rings around yous.

monaghanmad (Cavan) - 11/02/2017 11:31:42

NFL Division 1 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To galwayfan99:  "galway will beat meath by 6-10"
Agree. Meath on the road to no town.

monaghanmad (National) - 26/02/2020 16:04:25

Mckenna Cup 2020 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To shaggylegend:  "I'm delighted to see Banty want to throw another mckenna cup title away like did back in 2006 throw the kids out to get slaughtered."
Ye sure throw all the big guns in and get injuries and loose and then go into the galway game on a low. Play the old lads and then people complain he's not giving youth a chance. The man can't win. He has all the best young players on the panel and is giving them a chance. Let's see what men like Keenan o dowd mc Bennett mc alister Irwin etc are like on Saturday night. We have bigger fish to fry than a poxy challenge match in the mc kenna cup.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - 14/01/2020 23:02:08

Division 1 - 2019 - 2 Like(s)
A dour performance yesterday and it is evident from yesterday. A lot of poor performances all round from a number of players. I cant understand with the wind and with the ability of beggan that we didn't place darren hughes on the Galway 45 and get beggan to drive the ball 65 metres down the field. I have said it before and I will say it again a few players will not stand up in the face of adversity and in tight games and this has been proven many times. Brilliant players when the team is winning but when chasing a lead the decision making is dreadful. It was clear Galway learned from salthill last year and shut down the wings, I could have told malachy that they would do this and what do we do we go down the wings instead of driving down the centre or going route one. May as well have stuck Darren Hughes full forward in the second half and went route one if we were going to play kickouts short and then just rotate him out for galways kick outs as they were always the same. Why play dessie Ward full forward for the first half? why not play Mc ginn or mc carthy in there instead of wasting a speedy man in there and playing a 36 year old in the half back line. The only bright light was Barry Kerr who I thought in the last 3 games has been solid and has great ambition and potential. Who knows this poor start to the league could all be a plot by Malachy to peak for the summer and he might feel we have enough experience and guile to stay up without showing our hand and playing well.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - 11/02/2019 17:39:46