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August 16th, 2011

Monaghan U16s beaten by an excellent Kerry side


Monaghan started with the same line out that won the Ulster final, with Alana O Donohue cutting short her family holiday to return home. Both teams started off very nervously with both conceding a number of wides.  Monaghan’s Leanne Maguire opened Monaghan’s scoring converting 3 frees. Monaghan were forced to make a change in their back line with Ciara Larney picking up an injury. She was replaced by Amy Mc Kenna who straight away showed her ability to attack scoring a fine point. Leanne Maguire added another just before half time to leave the score going into the break.

Monaghan 0-5   Kerry 1-6

Monaghan would have been happy at the break as they were still well in contention. Amy Murray, their captain was introduced at half time. However it was Kerry who took control of the game with some excellent play. They picked up every breaking ball and in fairness they were the superior team in the 2nd half. Monaghan were finding it difficult to get the ball into their forward line. The introduction of Holly Mc Kenna showed some promise and she was quick off the mark firing to the back of the net. But this momentum was short lived and this was to be Monaghan’s only score of the half. Kerry went on to dominate and the final score was

Monaghan1-5   Kerry 4-18


Line out


Alana O Donohue, Sinead Murray, Ciara Mc Dermott, Eimear O Rourke, Danielle Mulligan, Ciara Larney, Jessica Drohan, Muireann O Rourke, Lisa Lennon, Brianan Mc Aleer, Megan Atkinson, Laura Carey, Aoife Duffy, Leanne Maguire(0-4)Joanne Culleton

Subs used Amy Mc Kenna (0- 1) Amy Murray Holly Mc Kenna (1-0)


However disappointing the result, this group of girls can hold their heads up high. They won the Ulster title, the only underage team in the county to do so and to be fair they were beating by perhaps one of the best underage teams in the country. They will have learned a lot and hopefully will come back next year stronger.





Monaghan take on Meath this Saturday in the All Ireland quarter finals. Monaghan have not had a competitive game since their Ulster final win over Tyrone. Meath on the other hand will go into the game having a convincing win over Sligo behind them. They have been going really well all year having already beaten All Ireland champions Dublin in the Leinster championship and narrowly losing to Laois in the final. Their management team of Paula Cunningham, Dwaine Mc Carey and Anthony Murphy all from Monaghan will know the Monaghan players inside out so the Monaghan girls will have to be on top of their game if they are to progress to the semi finals. Preparations have been going well and with a full panel available, let’s hope they can continue where they left off in the Ulster final. Laois and Kerry will be waiting to see who joins them in the semi finals. Hopefully Monaghan will be one of the semi finalists. The other will be either reigning All Ireland champions Dublin, or Cork.

On behalf of the county board we wish the team and management the very best of luck.

Edel Corrigan(Scotstown) Linda Martin, Eileen Mc Elroy Sharon Courtney, Cora Courtney  Joanne Courtney, Niamh Lynch, Amanda Casey, Catriona Mc Connell (Donaghmoyne) Caoimhe Mohan, Natasha Mohan, Eileen Mc Kenna, Margaret Treanor (Truagh)  Therese Mc Nally, Grainne Mc Nally, Una Mc Nally, Aoife Mc Anespie, Ciara Mc Anespie, Nicola Fahy (Emyvale) Christine Reilly, Niamh Kindlon(Magheracloone), Isobel Kierans (Inniskeen), Lavina Connolly, Shauna Coyle (Latton) Laura Mc Eneany  Emma Byrne, Louise Byrne, Barbara Ward(Corduff)
Ellen Mc Carron, Laura Boylan (Aghabog)


The county club championships are  now finalised. In the senior championship Donaghmoyne will take on Emyvale. In the Intermediate final Monaghan Harps meet Aghabog and in the junior decider Inniskeen take on Latton. Dates for these finals cannot be finalised until after Monaghan’s game on Saturday. If Monaghan win and their semi final is on the 28th August the finals will go ahead on the original dates which were:  Senior final Sunday 4th September.  Intermediate final   Saturday 3rd September and Junior final Friday 2nd September. However if Monaghan win and their semi final is on 3rd September, then the dates have been changed as follows:   Senior   Sunday 11th September.  Intermediate Wednesday 24th August and Junior Friday 26th August.  More on this next week


The 3rd outing of the Investec Monaghan Golf challenge takes place in Concra Castleblayney on Monday 22nd August.

4 Ball Better Ball
€25 entry Fee per person

Ring Concra Pro shop for Tee Time

All ladies interested in golf welcome to come along



Reserve League

Aghabog 3-4    Monaghan Harps 2-4
Donaghmoyne 0-8   Emyvale 0-3
Seans  4-5  Aughnamullen 5-12
Doohamlet 1-5   Carrick 3-2

U12 Division 1
Scotstown 2-5   Donaghmoyne 2-4


All Ireland Quarter Finals  Saturday 20th August –  Venues to be decided

Monaghan  V   Meath  @ 2pm
Dublin  V  Cork  @  4pm

Reserve league – Sunday 21st August @ 12.30pm

Aghabog   V   Emyvale
Magheracloone  V  Monaghan Harps
Donaghmoyne  V Truagh

Aughnamullen  V   Doohamlet- Sunday 21st August @ 3pm
Carrickmacross V  Killanny
Seans  V  Corduff

Please note that if the championship finals are on the 24th or 26th August, these games may not go ahead

Minors –  Thursday 25th August @ 7pm

Division 1

Truagh  V   Donaghmoyne
Scotstown  V   O Neills
Monaghan Harps bye

Division 2

Magheracloone  V  Aghabog
Emyvale  V   Seans
Carrickmacross  V  Latton

Division 3

St Brigids  V  Aughamullen
Eire Og V  Inniskeen

U14 Division 1 Final  –  Monday 29th August — Venue to be decided

Emyvale  V   Donaghmoyne

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