It was a busy week on the inter-county front, with five Monaghan teams in action between Wednesday and Sunday. On Wednesday night, the Under-21 footballers were out of luck when they were edged out by Tyrone in the Ulster semi-finals. On Saturday, the minor hurlers also lost narrowly to Tyrone in the Ulster Minor Hurling League Division Two Final, while the minor footballers exited the Ulster MFL when they were beaten by Cavan.
The county senior teams had remarkably similar fortunes on Sunday, when they were both relegated on head-to-head records despite home wins over Mayo. The footballers beat Mayo by two points, but were unable to avoid demotion from Division One, while the hurlers also got the better of their Connacht opponents, only to finish bottom of Division 3B because of their one-point defeat to Sligo last month.
On the club scene, there Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Leagues dominated the action. In Division One, Castleblayney had a narrow win away to Latton on Thursday, while Clontibret and Scotstown were comfortable winners at home to Cremartin and Magheracloone respectively on Saturday. The game between Monaghan Harps and Truagh was called off. In Division Two, there were wins for Donaghmoyne, Doohamlet and Tyholland, while Carrickmacross drew with Corduff. Oram, Clontibret and Aughnamullen took the points on offer in Division Three on Friday, with Scotstown getting the better of Oram on Sunday. Monaghan Harps, Blackhill and Aghabog had victories in Division Four on Friday, while Currin saw off Emyvale on Saturday.