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Ladies Football News

March 27th, 2012




This weekend our seniors are back in action against Kildare. This is their final league game, with a semi final position already guaranteed. Monaghan will

be hoping to continue in their winning ways. The league semi finals are fixed for the last weekend in April . Kildare will be hoping to finish their league campaign on a high having only secured a point to date. They drew against Meath who are in strong contention for a semi final position, so Monaghan cannot take anything for granted. The venue for Sunday’s game is Inniskeen. Throw in 2pm.






Our county U14 girls opened their Ulster campaign with a great win over last year’s winners Armagh. This was a great game of football, with both

teams eager to get the full points. Monaghan opened the scoring with Dolores Hughes firing over the bar. Armagh however, reacted almost immediately with the very

dangerous Blaithin Mackin blasting to the corner of the net to put Armagh in front. Monaghan were unlucky on the other end, with Rosemary Courtney’s effort on goal coming back of the upright. But thier efforts were soon rewarded when Sarah Capaldi found Saoirse Treanor who hit the net to put Monaghan in the lead once again. Eimear Mc Anespie started another Monaghan attack finding Emma Clerkin. Emma’s surging run forward found Saoirse Treanor who once again found the net. Orla Hamill added another point for Monaghan to put them 5 points up. Armagh continued to push forward and Aoibheann Henderson pointed to reduce the gap to 4. Then a goal from Ann Hughes left just a point between the sides. Sarah Capaldi added another goal for Monaghan followed by a Rosemary point, but Armagh continued to cause M onaghan a lot of trouble with their centre half forward  Blalithin Mackin theiir main play maker.Indeed it was this very same player who added another goal for Armagh to reduce Monaghan’s lead to just 2 points.Rose Ellen Carville added another goal for the Armagh girls to put them in the lead .  Blaithin Dolan was introduced for Monaghan at midfield to try and stem some of the pressure, and Emer Mc  Nally had to retire through injury for Monaghan. She was replaced by Megan Mc Kenna. These swithches seemed to settle the home side and 3 unanswered points by Rosemary Courtney, Emma Clerkin and Orla Hamill just before half time give Monaghan a 2 point lead once again going into the break


Half time score   Monaghan 3-6      Armagh 4-1


Monaghan intorduced Brianan Sherry for the injured Dolores Hughes at the b reak and Monaghan got off to the perfect start wihen the impressive Orlaith Hamilll scored her first goal of the day to put Monaghan 5 points up. Armagh reacted almost immiediately with Amm Hughes finding the net and Blaithin Mackin added another point to leave just a single point between the sides. Eimear Mc Anespie was starting to control things from the half back line and soon Monaghan started to up their game. A point from Orlaith Hamill and    2 goals one from Sarah Capaldi, the other form Rosemary Courtney, gave Monaghan some breathing space.  Saoirse Treanor added another goal to put Monaghan 11 points clear. Armagh’s rose Ellen Carville converted a free to narrow the gap and then Caella Corey scored a goal to bring Armagh right back into contention. A great point from Ann Hughes left just 6 points between the sides. Monaghan were forced on the defensive, as Armagh continued to push forward, but they were knocked back when Saoirse Treanor scored her 4th goal of the day. Two points from Rose Ellen Carville and Aoibheann Jones did narrow the gap but everytime they narrowed the gap, Monaghan seemed to answer and It was Saoirse Treanor who got the final score of the day, an other goal, her 5th of the day to ensure Monaghan took full points.


Final Score     Monaghan 9-7      Armagh 6-6



Team line outs


Monaghan  Sinead Kelly(Doohamlet), Siobhan keenan (Donaghmoyne), Niamh Kierans(O Neills)  Megan Boylan (Scotstown), Shauna Hetherington(Monaghan Harps), Eimear Mc Anespie (Emyvale), Emer Mc Nally(Tyholland), M icheala Mc Cabe(St Brigids), Shauna Hagan(Seans), Dolores Hughes(Emyvale) 0-1, Emma Clerkin(Monaghan Harps) 0-1 Rosemary Courtney(Donaghmoyne) 1-2,  Sarah Capaldi(Carrickmacross) 2-0,  Saoirse Treanor (Emyvale) 5-0 , Orlaith Hamill (Aughnamullen) 1-3

Subs used   Blaithin Dolan(Scotstown), Brianan Sherry(Scotstown), Megan Mc Kenna (Truagh), Celine Nally (Scotstown)



Leanna Lennan, Emma Kenny, Orlagh Mc Parland, Collette McGinn, Dearbhla Keenan, Niamh Coleman, Emma Mone, Aoibheann Henderson(0-1), Alana Doran, Niamh Fegan, Blaithin Mackin (2-1), Rose Ellen Carville (1-2), Ann Olivia Hughes (2-1), Caella Corey (1-1) Aoibheann Jones.




This was the start that Monaghan would have wanted. Armagh were fielding with a new look team from that which won the championship last year but they pushed Monaghan all the way and to be fair, the scoreline probably wasn’t a true reflection of the game as Monaghan were made work very hard for their victory. Monaghan were missing a few players through injury and other committments but they did show some great promise and hopefully as the competition progresses, they will improve even further. Their next game is at home to Tyrone on April 14th. Tyrone were very impressive in the Ulster blitz winning it outright, so Monaghan will have to work very hard over the coming weeks, to get up to their level. The signs were  positive last Saturday, so now all girls are asked to put a big effort in for the next few weeks. Players will be notified of upcoming training and challenges.




U16 girls have a challenge game against Fermanagh on Saturday at 12 o clock in Enniskillen.  Pick up times are as follows: Inver College, Carrickmacross 9:15, Glencarn, Castleblaney 9:30, Mc Nally’s Car Park, Monaghan 9:45, Smithboro 9:55 and Creighton Corner Clones 10:10




Reserve League


Division 1

Donaghmoyne 0-11  Emyvale 1-5

Monaghan Harps 7-8   Magheracloone 1-6

Scotstown V Aghabog – not played

Corduff V Truagh – not played


Division 2

Doohamlet 3-11  St Brigids 1-3

Killanny 3-5  Aughnamullen 4-10

Seans 4-8  Carrickmacross 3-6

O Neills V Latton – not played







BORD GAIS NATIONAL LEAGUE – Sunday 1st April @ 2pm


Monaghan  V   Kildare    – Venue Inniskeen



Reserve League

Division 1

Aghabog  V  Donaghmoyne   – Sunday 1st April @ 12.30pm

Truagh  V   Scotstown    –  Saturday 31st March @ 6pm

Monaghan Harps  V  Corduff   – Saturday March 31st @ 6pm

Emyvale V  Magheracloone  –  Time to be confirmed



Division 2

Aughnamullen  V  Doohamlet  Saturday 31st March @ 6pm

Carrickmacross V  Killanny   Saturday 31st March @ 6pm

Latton  V  Seans    Saturday 31st March @ 6pm

ST Brigids  V  O Neills    Sunday 1st April @ 12.30pm



U14s   Monday 2nd April (All first named at home) Throw in for all games


11 a side

Corduff V Doohamlet

Aghabog V Killevan

St Brigids V Magheracloone

Emyvale bye


13 a side

Killanny V Inniskeen

Eire Og V Latton

Tyholland V Aughnamullen

O Neills V Seans


15 a side

Donaghmoyne V Emyvale

Carrickmacross V Scotstown

Monaghan Harps V  Truagh





The club championship draws were made at last week’s delegates meeting . The following are the draws.


(All teams named first have home fixture)


Senior Championship

Donaghamoyne  V   Emyvale

Monaghan Harps V   Truagh


Intermediate Championship     Proposed dates for preliminary rounds  22nd/23rd/24th June  replay 25/26/27th

Preliminary Rounds  –

O Neills V  Aghabog

Corduff  V  Magheracloone


Semi finals  Inniskeen V winners of O Neills/Aghabog

Scotstwon V winners  Corduff/Magheracloone


Junior Championship    Proposed dates  22nd/23rd/24th June  replays 25/26/27th


Aughnamullen V Carrickmacross

St Brigids V Killanny

Doohamlet V Seans

Donaghmoyne B V Latton





Monaghan ladies Co Board are holding a fundraising event in The Fiddlers Carrickmacross on Friday 13th April. Music on the night will be by the very popular

Fuzzy Burgers. Admission €10. We ask that you come out and supprt this event. An enjoyable night guaranteed.



There was no joy for the Monaghan players at last weekend’s O Connor Cup finals. UUJ beat DCU on Saturday in the semi final but were beaten by UCC(Cork) in the final on Sunday. However 2 Monaghan players received All Stars – Sharon Courtney and Laura Mc Eneaney. On behalf of the county board we would like to congratulate both players.



There will be a challenge game for the county minors this Saturday March 31st, in Cloghan at 11 o clock. All Players to be there for 10.30.

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