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Sean Cavanagh- Greatest Player of Modern Era? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To GGdub:  "Hes a great player no denying that..but to suggest hes the greatest of the modern era..i dont think so.. diarmud connelly on form is the best player of the modern era ."
Connolly has rarely done well against the top team on the big days, has been ordinary in the 3 finals IMO

222 (National) - 23/07/2016 21:55:33

Division 1 - 2019 - 2 Like(s)
Look guys have been tried. It's 3 years since Monaghan won an u21, not much has came through from that team to this high level of chasing Dublin's tail. I ain't going to name players on a forum based on an amateur sport. Are u really suggesting some of the more lesson expierenced players would have won the games v Galway, rossies. Last may Dessie and vinnie were saluted after Monaghan beat Tyrone. MOR has such a small hand to pick from, he's relying on the same guys to stay at this level. Of course he's got it tactically wrong at times but he wants Monaghan to survive in division 1 and make the super eights. Yes blood new players but Monaghan will go straight to division 2 and fall away. People on this forum think Monaghan have the strength in depth, they don't. A lot of the talked about guys are not going to make at this high level.

222 (Monaghan) - 14/02/2019 10:05:11

Mckenna Cup 2020 - 2 Like(s)
Banty already flogging half a championship team in the mc kenna cup Alarm bells Good luck to him

222 (Monaghan) - 29/12/2019 12:24:10

Can Monaghan GAA Stand By Their Man? - 2 Like(s)
I think a draw against tyrone or donegal would be in the best interests of monaghan football. An early exit and surely an end to this disastrous reign. CB has alot to answer for.

222 (Monaghan) - 09/04/2021 09:53:10

Does GAA get fair coverage compared to soccer and rugby - 2 Like(s)
RTE is so outdated with its coverage of GAA in my opinion.

Their coverage of Rugby and soccer is much better, you have proper lengthily debates after games something THE sunday game DOSENT do. The coverage of euro 2016 was excellent, top pundits and a great highlights package.

222 (National) - 04/08/2016 16:22:28

Venue Antrim V Limerick - 2 Like(s)
No disrespect to any Anrtim posters on here but Corrigan Park was the worst Intercounty ground I have ever seen last night. How does it even meet the GAA's criteria. Surely there is more decent grounds in Antrim then this? Ballycastle no?

222 (National) - 27/06/2016 12:57:50

Championship 2019 - 2 Like(s)
Monaghan missed there big chance last August. Miles are on the clock, an average but hungrier Cavan team deserved it. As I said before, Monaghan don't have the caliber of players that people think to compete at the top top level. Would donegal or Tyrone have lost this evening? Doubtful. Good luck to Cavan. 5 years since Monaghan played in an ulster final. O Rourke brought great success but not consistent enough. Tyrone or donegal will win ulster at a canter.

222 (Monaghan) - 18/05/2019 20:45:10

El Clasico 2020 Monaghan Vs Cavan - 2 Like(s)
Certainly will be interesting to see what comes about from this result but the wrong man is in the Monaghan hot seat. Alot of yea men in the county board so doubt there will be change. Bantys turgid run at intercounty goes on Remember wexford in a rainy clones in 06, enniskillen in 08, Celtic park in 09, the two hidings in 2010 which brought his end. He even embarrassed himself in meath, fistpumping and goading a win over Monaghan ironically in the league before losing limply to an average laois team. He had big plans in wexford, walked at the first hurdle after carlow outsmarted him. Threw his hat into the cavan job as well. Dont get me wrong, helped revive Monaghan but tactically when its came to game management its been poor and very lame. I do believe there was enough experience on the field to beat cavan on Saturday but banty made some poor calls as well as highlighted on here. A bit of both I guess but Monaghan are going no where under him. Dont be fooled. Random though why did began not kick the last free in normal time ?

222 (Monaghan) - 02/11/2020 21:23:54

Objects thrown at referee David Gough - 2 Like(s)
Lets be honest lads, he made a b***s of the mc menamin hit, id be upset to.

222 (National) - 28/08/2016 19:15:39

USFC - Fermanagh V Monaghan - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Shelbourne:  "When's the last time you posted anything positive about Monaghan....are you another Cavan man !"
The facts speak for themselves. All year this forum has been taken up by posters stating how of good of a panel Monaghan has and the talent coming through and the way the team is more attacking and direct. It counted for nothing two weeks ago. You can paint that Fermanagh result anyway you want but that was an embarrassing result for the 3rd time in 3 years. The mindset of some supporters on here is strange- seem to be content with a we run in the qualifiers and see where it takes the team. The Fermanagh game was just a bad day at the office rubbish. What this year was a great opportunity to win ulster the hard way. Back up the league campaign with silver ware- emulate what Monaghan did from 79-88. The super 8"s would of taken care of themselves. I believe that Monaghan do have the talent and some serious players. But they are being let down by management. The game two weeks ago was an ideal chance to mix things up. MOR new Gallagher had a great insight into Monaghan. Guys like Malone and Walsh had to start. That type of game suited them.Mc carthy needed to be in from the off. I'd even have started Neil mc Adam. For all his flaws that game would have suited him. I'd be hoping there will be a turn in the qualifiers where the team is freshened up.

222 (Monaghan) - 14/06/2018 08:35:53

Club Football 2021 - 2 Like(s)
To many clubs thinking their of the standard of corofin, outside managers rinsing them for money knowing full well they havent a hope of winning a title

222 (Monaghan) - 14/01/2021 17:59:28

Club Football 2019 - 2 Like(s)
Well done to clontibret on their win. Fully deserved and merited. They have a good mixture of youth and experience with an excellent game plan that scotstown couldn't match. Tiredness caught scotstown in the end especially their county players who are on the go since early 2018 without a break plus the ballybay games. I think cross will easily account for clontibret though? Any thoughts on this game

222 (Monaghan) - 24/10/2019 17:42:39

El Clasico 2020 Monaghan Vs Cavan - 2 Like(s)
Embarrassing stuff the management team gone after a season

222 (Monaghan) - 11/12/2020 12:35:54

Things in the GAA that make you Cringe - 1 Like(s)
Tommy Carr makes me cringe as does the praise of teams who get hammered in games by pundits.

222 (National) - 19/07/2016 16:29:51

Was the 00's the golden period for football. - 1 Like(s)
Some enthralling game from 00s in no particular order Kerry V Dublin 2007 Tyrone v Dublin 2005 Mayo V Dublin 2006 Tyrone V Armagh (All three games 2005) Kerry V Tyrone (Both finals 05, 08) Sligo v Armagh (2002) Monaghan v Kerry (2007, 2008) Armagh V Fermanagh 2004 Galway v Derry 2001 Tyrone V Kildare 2009 Dublin V kildare 2009 So many classics the august bank holiday used to be a brilliant weekend for football championship, this weekend we have 3 mis matches on the cards. Teams playing for moral victories with boring tactics. YAWN. The noughies was a brilliant era for the GAA championship, dont forget limerick came within a whisker of winning munster, sligo/rossies won connacht while leinster and ulster had some great games.

222 (National) - 25/07/2016 22:11:27

Monaghan V Donegal - 1 Like(s)
First and foremost congrats to Donegal 6 ulster finals in a row, that is some going. Some of the stuff they played last night was 2012 form. Sheer pace and movement and offloading was super, they over ran monaghan from their kickouts cleaned monaghan for breaks and had more method to their game. Games are won on small margins i.e mc brearty shot in clones last year. Mc Brearty outplayed walsh again, kieran hughes big let down for monaghan and beggan cant hit frees under pressure. Donegal will win Ulster IMO, for monaghan its a long road back and do or die battle with mayo down the line Im guessing.

222 (National) - 02/07/2016 23:29:16

More championship matches proposed - 1 Like(s)
The champions league is a brilliant competition once knock outs starts, more games for top teams against each other, not to mention revenue for citys involved. Hence why it has never been retained because of its magic. GAA needs balance to their championship, all teams on a level playing field. from the start to end.

222 (National) - 04/08/2016 16:14:51

Thanks Paul - 1 Like(s)
Sublime player down through the years. harshly treated my the management this year, deserved a run against Longford

222 (Monaghan) - 18/11/2016 15:47:17

Monaghan V Donegal - 1 Like(s)

Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Donegal played exceptionally well in the first half against a strangely subdued Monaghan team & truth be told should have been out of sight by half time. In the second half they retreated into their shell a little & invited Monaghan on to them which I couldn't understand. If Monaghan had scored a goal from the Lacey turnover the final result could well have been different & we would be wondering how the hell we managed to lose the game. There is still a lot of work to do, discipline, free kicks etc but we are on the right track & I am looking forward to the final."
I disagree, the retreat was down to tiredness Im guessing, the running game Donegal played in first half was surely energy sapping to say the least but it was brilliant stuff to watch, best half of football I have seen in a long time

222 (National) - 03/07/2016 00:09:22

Monaghan In The Qualifiers! - 1 Like(s)

Replying To patk:  "Absolutely agree, the thing is we do have the talent in attack, and there are some great prospects coming through from the underage sides too. There just needs to be a change in style to get the best out of the attack."
I'll post a more honest reply when the dust settles. But currently the talent and attacking myth that is suggested on this page is laughable. The current attacking players on the panel havent delivered when the pressure comes on. Maybe bar galway last year. Nothing to dine with the big boys from u21 2016 team is there. They are either to small, light and slow. Could you really see anyone of those forwards bar mc manus who started yesterday shoot the lights in a big game. Not a hope, Malacy gave all the talked about players there chance yesterday, out of their depth folks. Plain and simple. Armagh and donegal are producing attacking players light years ahead of Monaghan. They are physically stronger, more athletic and clinical. Monaghan are well back in the pack now in Ulster, a barren spell is on the cards. Serious rebuilding job on the horizon

222 (Monaghan) - 23/06/2019 20:18:55