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Well done to Clontibret on a good win yesterday away to one of the favourites Kilcoo. For the second game in a row they snatched it at the death, credit to them for always playing to the final whistle and never giving up.

Sounds like it was a dirty enough game, with McManus in particular coming in for some special treatment. Clontibret had to play most of the game with a man down aswell, so it was a fine win under the circumstances. Even though Kilcoo have more recent Ulster club experience and the game was in Down, I was a bit surprised at Clontibret being written off by most. Although there's alot of young players coming through so the team is in transition a bit, they still have the core of a very experienced team with alot of Ulster experience. If they want to progress further though, they'll have to get a better range of scorers. McManus scored 0-8 of 1-9(all frees), maybe this was due to the way they were set up after the red card, but other forwards need to weigh in with a few scores.

St Galls up next for Clontibret which is another tough one, on November 2nd. Inniskeen and Drumhowan also get their Ulster campaigns going on the same day. Monaghan have had alot of recent success in the Intermediate and Junior championships, including these two teams, so I'd say they have a good chance of doing well.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 859 - 20/10/2014 10:00:45    1665347


You can only admire clontibret, great club and unbelievable heart and commitment. Colm Greenan will surely be recalled to the senior panel next year. Also thanks To Dessie i got a nice wee boost to the wallet. 13/5 yesterday and 2/1 in the county final thanks for extra pay days.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1840 - 20/10/2014 12:23:54    1665415


I know the its a double header in Clones but should Inniskeen not have the right to play their game in Inniskeen its a county ground so why should they have to drive to clones. Clones in closer to Cootehill than Inniskeen

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1840 - 20/10/2014 14:57:22    1665508


You are right about Inniskeen shaggylegend, they should be at home but these decisions are made with other factors in mind like, steward availability and event coordination being stretched with too many games going on throughout Ulster at the one time. Have you not noticed that it's the same folk who run all the events. Don't get me wrong, I agree with you on this, Inniskeen should be at home.

drumlinbelt (Monaghan) - Posts: 179 - 20/10/2014 17:22:15    1665578


Back to the point that. Inniskeen is not a registered county grounds!!!! Castleblayney and Clones are listed as Monaghan's grounds. (Monaghan) - Posts: 57 - 21/10/2014 09:41:42    1665678


Completely agree about Greenan shaggy. When he first broke onto the county team I thought he'd be a fixture in defence for the next decade. Was he just not picked again or did he opt out by himself(I heard it was the latter)? Going by talent alone he's easily worth a place in the panel, even in what is already a strong defence. He's been a key part of the Clontibret team for a long time now and he's still young. Also it was his driving runs up the field that helped to set up the final scores in the county final and also in the build up to Dessie's goal on Sunday.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 859 - 21/10/2014 11:13:49    1665710


What age is Greenan ?
If it was Inniskeen well then your dragging Cootehill away up the county.. so I don't know how it works

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 694 - 21/10/2014 17:11:45    1665841


Think he is around 23-24 could be wrong. Seen him a few years ago playing full back for the county in the league around same time Colin walsh came on the scene thought he would be a fixture for next decade looked a really good defender. He opted out in 2011 himself and never came back. Time to get him back.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1454 - 21/10/2014 20:40:25    1665947


Greenan is 26 next year. Inniskeen has to be an official county ground as Monaghan play their home matches there.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1840 - 22/10/2014 09:04:26    1666008


Am on about hurling home games are played in inniskeen.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1840 - 22/10/2014 21:49:14    1666318


That's only because Castleblayney wasn't finished until the end of May. From here on in Castleblayney will be Monaghan's secondary grounds. (Monaghan) - Posts: 57 - 23/10/2014 09:41:10    1666346


Brilliant for clontibret! Great to see a senior Monaghan club progressing in ulster.

drumhowangaa (Monaghan) - Posts: 64 - 02/11/2014 20:27:01    1669156


Well done clontibret, great win yesterday, doing the county proud.

Has anyone heard what the outcome of the Monaghan Harps Four Masters ladies game, Nth Sound said the ref said harps lost by 3 then by 2 then he said it was a draw. Scoreboard, commentary and everyone else had Harps winning by 1?? Sounds like it was an utter shambles by the ref...

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1068 - 03/11/2014 09:16:48    1669207


Fair play to Clontibret, another performance showing great heart. They'll have to fancy their chances now with the teams remaining. Well done also to Inniskeen but commiserations to Drumhowen.

Sounds like the ref made a right balls of the Harps-Four Masters game. The Harps deserve that trophy, and even if it is resolved without a replay they've been robbed of a proper night of celebration like they earned, not this waiting around for a decision nonsense. Absolute joke.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 859 - 04/11/2014 11:18:47    1669557