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Ladies News

April 26th, 2011


The senior county girls had a week off following their
defeat to Laois in the National league semi final. They are now back in
training again in preparation for their championship campaign, which opens at
the beginning of June. A challenge game took place against an Ulster selection
on Wednesday evening. Report next week. And tomorrow evening Friday, another
challenge has been arranged. More details next week


The Monaghan girls were once again on the wrong end of the
scoreline when they were defeated by an impressive Donegal side in Emyvale on
Monday evening last.

It was Tyrone who started the livlier with the impressive
Zoe Loughran scoring a point. This was followed with a goal from Ciara Mc Mahan
who reacted quickly to a rebound following a fine save from Fiona Callan to put
Tyrone 1-1 to 0-0 up with just 4 minutes of the game gone. Kadie Mc Kenna
playing excellently in defence denied Tyrone going further ahead before
Monaghan opened their scoring with a great individual goal from Caoimhe Mohan.
Zoe Loughran was causing the Monaghan defence serious problems and she put
Tryone further ahead with another point and a point from a Nicola Donnelly free
put Tryone 3 points clear. Eileen Mc Kenna responded for Monaghan with a fine
point but immediately Tyrone added another point this time from the excellent
Emma Connolly. Zoe Loughran looked certain to add another goal for the Tyrone
girls but her shot was stopped by the excellent Fiona Callan in goals. Eva
Nicks added another point and once again Fiona Callan came to the rescue for
the Monaghan girls with another excellent save. A great move from the Monaghan
girls saw the 2 Truagh girls, Eileen Mc Kenna and Caoimhe Mohan combine
excellently with Caoimhe Mohan finding the back of the net to narrow the gap to
just 1 point. Caoimhe Mohan was denied a further goal with the Tyrone goal
keeper Leah Lynch making a fine save. The resulting 50′ was quickly taken and
Caoimhe Mohan fired over the bar to square matters up with about 5 minutes of
the half remaining. Tyrone’s Ciara Mc Mahan put Tyrone in front once again with
another point and followed this up with a great goal to put Tyrone 2-6 to 2-2
ahead. Another fine save from Fiona Callan kept Monaghan’s hopes alive aided by
more impressive defending by Kadi Mc Kenna. A fine move involving Reggie Boylan
and Caoimhe Mohan resulted in a point from Eileen Mc Kenna to leave the score
at half time Tyrone 2-6 Monaghan 2-3.

The second half saw Tyrone get off to a blistering start
scoring 3 goals and a point in the opening few minutes with Ciara Mc Mahan and
Zoe Loughran once again causing havoc to put Tyrone 5-7 to 2-3 in the lead.
Caoimhe Mohan scored Monaghan’s first point of the second half to reduce the
lead but Nicola Donnelly responded for Tyrone. A point from a free converted by
Caoimhe Mohan narrowed the gap once again but 3 more points in succession by
Nicola Donnelly(2) and Ciara Mc Mahan put Tyrone in a commanding lead 5-11 to
2-5. The Monaghan girls didn’t give up and a quick free by Caoimhe Mohan into
Barbara Ward saw Monaghan score their first goal of the second half but like
before, Tyrone responded almost immediately with another goal from their number
18, and a point from Nicola Donnelly. Eileen Mc Kenna scored a great long
distance point but another goal from Zoe Loughran and a point from Nicola
Donnelly sealed Monaghan’s fate. Monaghan kept trying to push forward and
Barbara Ward scored a fine point but Tyrone finished the scoring of the game
with another point despite some excellent defending by Arlene Keenan. The final
score of the game

Tyrone 7-14 Monaghan 3-7.

On the day, it was the impressive display of the Tyrone
forwards that proved too much for Monaghan. Their pace and movement off the
ball, and their ability to take scores was very impressive. Monaghan did battle
well, with Fiona Callan despite what the scoreline might suggest being
excellent for Monaghan in goals. She had no chance with any of the goals and
took off numerous saves in both halves. Kadie Mc kenna and Arlene Keenan battled
bravely in defence and Caoimhe Mohan any time she got the ball, did cause the
Tryone defence problems. However in the end , Tyrone thoroughly deserved their



Monaghan 6-6 Donegal 2-14

Monaghan overcame a strong Donegal side in the U16 ulster championship on
Wednesday evening last to take full points. Monaghan forward’s dominated the opening
half with goals from from Michelle Kerr, Amy Murray(captain), Brianán McAleer
and Joanne Culleton, shell shocking Donegal. Monaghan went into the break
leading by 12 points . Donegal’s revival when it came, seemed unstoppable, and
after 20 minutes of the second half the sides were level. Monaghan weathered
the storm with a goal and a point from Leanne Maguire settling the whole team.
5 unanswered scores in the last 10 minutes saw the Monaghan girls hold out for
a well earned and deserved victory . It was a fantastic achievement for the
girls making the long journey to Donegal and coming away with a result. It
gives them the best possible start and will do their confidence the world of
good. There were some excellent performances from the Monaghan girls with
Lauren Quigley exceptional in goals. She had a stabilising effect on the whole
defence with Alana O Donohue, Ciara Mc Dermott and Daneille Mulligan being
particularly impressive. Ciara Larney and Muireann O’ Rourke dominated mid
field throughout. Lisa Lennon, Leanne Maguire and Brianán McAleer proved a
formidable forward line , while the full forward line scored 3-2 between them.
Beating any Donegal underage team is a great achievement so well done to all

Monaghan Line Out

Lauren Quigley, Sinead Murray, Allana O’Donohue, Charlotte
McKenna, Jessica Drohan, Ciara McDermott, Danielle Mulligan, Ciara Larney,
Muireann O’Rourke, Lisa Lennon, Leanne Maguire, Brianán McAleer, Joanne
Culleton, Amy Murray(captain), Michelle Kerr.

Subs used:

Tara McMeel and Amy McKenna

Their next game was against Tyrone last night. Full report
next week.

On behalf of the county board, we wish both the team and
management the very best of luck for the remainder of the championship and
let’s hope they continue their winning ways.



Monaghan’s U14 A team showed what they are really capable
off, with a great win over Down on Saturday last, the final score Monaghan 8-13
Down 5-4

Monaghan opened the scoring with a goal and point from Tori
Carolan ,before Aisling Flynn got Down off the mark with 3 points. Monahan
responded with Magheracloone’s Lorraine Lambe adding a goal and a point . Down
responded once again with the Monaghan defence unable to stop Aisling Flynn
hitting the back of the Monahan net to reduce Monaghan’s lead. Another point
narrowed the gap to just 2 points. Excellent work from Rebecca Hughes and Emer
O Rourke in the middle of the field saw Monaghan gain control of the game once
again and 4 unanswered points from Tore and Megan Gartland put Monaghan in the
lead at half time. Monaghan 2-6 Down 1-4

Down came out the second half showing some urgency scoring a
goal and a point almost immediately . This seemed to give Monaghan the wake up
call they needed. Points from Tori Carolon, Christina Mc Mahon and Eve Woods
stretched Monaghan’s lead. Abba Rogan was introduced for Down and was quick to
make her mark putting the ball in the Monaghan net Monaghan were awarded a
penatly with Aideen O Callaghan converting . Monaghan forged ahead and were
very impressive for the remainder of the half. Even though Abbie Rogan found
the net again for Down it was Monaghan who finished the stronger adding 5 more
goals and 5 points to leave the final score

Monaghan 8-14 Down 4-5

Best for Monaghan were Tori Carolan,Rebecca Hughes, Emer O
Rourke and Lorraine Lamb

Monaghan Line Out

Laura kellett,Celine Nally, Catherine Markey ,Grainne Mc
kenna ,Amy Coyle , Shauna Mohan, Laura Duffy, Rebecca Hughes, Emer O Rourke,
Tori Carolan, Eva Woods, Lorraine lambe, Christina Mc Mahon,Sarah Conlon, Megan

Subs used Aideen O Callaghan for Megan gartlan, Sarah Mc
Eneaney for Christina McMahon

Mon scores – Tore Carolan2 -6, Lorainne Lamb 2-2, Eva
Woods 2-1, Megan Gartlan 1-0 , Aideen O Callaghan 1-1,Christina Mc Mahon 0-2,
Emer O Rourke 0-2

This win should give the girls confidence going into their
final game agains Armagh, who have been very impressive in the league to date.
On going to press, there is no venue or time for the game but players will be

The U14 B team play Cavan this Saturday. Cavan are unbeaten
to date, so the Monaghan girls will have to be in top form if they are to cause
an upset. This game is in Aghabog at 1 o clock

The county board wish both teams the very best of luck.


U14 A Ulster Championship

Monaghan 8-14 Down 4-5

Division 3 League

Aughnamullen 4-10 Sean Mc Dermotts 1-16

Inniskeen 3-19 Corduff 1-4

U14 Feile Final

Emyvale beat O Neills

U14 Division 2

Latton 4-4 Killanny 3-13

Eire Og 5-14 Inniskeen 4-14

U14 Division 3

Doohamlet 3-6 Tyholland 1-9

Aghabog 4-6 Seans 6-9

U14 Division 4

St Brigids 9-15 Killevan 1-4

Corduff 4-7 Magheracloone 8-13


Division 2

O Neills V Donaghmoyne B Sat 30th 7pm

Monaghan Harps V Aghabog Friday 29th 7pm

Scotstown V Magheracloone Friday 29th 7pm

Division 3

Emyvale V Inniskeen Wednesday 27th

Corduff V Seans Sat 30th 7pm

Aughnamullen V Truagh B Fri 29th 7.30pm

Division 4

Carrickmacross V Killanny

U14 – All games Monday 2nd May 7pm

Division 1

Donaghmoyne V Emyvale

Scotstown V O Neills

Carrickmacross V Monaghan Harps

Division 2

Inniskeen V Aughnamullen

Killanny V Eire Og

Latton bye

Division 3

Seans V Truagh

Tyholland V Aghabog

Doohamlet bye

Division 4

Corduff V St Brigids

Killeevan V Magheracloone

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