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Ladies Football News

April 17th, 2012



The semi final of the National league against Dublin takes place next Sunday week April 29th in th Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda at 3pm. We ask all clubs to encourage its members and teams to come out and support the girls in their quest to reach a National league final. It has been quite a while since Monaghan were last in a league final, so we would encourage people to come out and give these girls your support. More on this next week.



U14 girls lose out to  a very impressive Tyrone side.


Tyrone 5-15    Monaghan 3-5


Monaghan U14 girls lost out to a very impressive Tyrone side in Emyvale on Saturday last. Tyrone had won the Ulster U14 blitz some weeks back and were the better side last Saturday. Preparations for the Monaghan girls weren’t ideal going into the game due to a mix up with the starting time. Monaghan were under the impression that it was a 2 o clock throw in  whereas the referee had it for half 1. This left it that the girls had little or no warm up, and this was very evident in the opening minutes, with Tyrone out of the blocks fastest. It was all Tyrone in the opening quarter  with Naoimi Donnelly and Sasha Byrne causing the Monaghan defence all sorts of problems and they soon raced into a 5 point lead with Tyrone hitting the net and adding 2 points soon afterwards. Two more points for Tyrone from Dearbhla Mc Donald and two further  goals from Sasha Byrne put Tyrone 13 points up with the Monaghan girls yet to score. Monaghan did start to settle into the game and a Sarah Capaldi goal gave them a lifeline. Two more points followed from Sarah Capaldi and Amy Coyle to narrow the gap to 8 points , the half time score being

Tyrone 3-4   Monaghan 1-2


Like in the first half, Tyrone started off the livlier and added 3 more points to increase their lead to 11 points. Orlaith Hamaill pulled one back for Monaghan but 4 more points and a goal on the trot extended Tyrone’s lead. Monaghan in fairness never gave up and Orlaith Hamill fired to the back of the net for Monaghan’s second goal. Emma Clerkin followed up with a fine point. At the other end Aoife Hamill took off some excellent saves for Monaghan and Monaghan then got their 3rd goal of the game when midfielder Micheala Mc Cabe surged forward and finished off firing to the net. Orlaith Hamill was unlucky not to add another soon afterwards when her shot on goal was deflected wide, and Emma Clerkin was also very unlucky not to add to Monaghan’s total. Tyrone however soon got into thier rhythm again and 3 points in succession put the game beyond reach and then when Naoimi Donnelly added another goal for Tyrone, the game was all but over. Rosemary Courtney finished the scoring of the day with a point, the final score


Tyrone 5-15  Monaghan 3-5



Line Outs



Aoife Hamill, Siobhan keenan, Niamh Kierans, Megan Boylan, Hanna Mc Skeane, Eimear Mc Anespie, Shauna Hetherington, Celine Nally, Micheala Mc Cabe (1-0), Orlaith Hamill (1-1), Emma Clerkin (0-1), Dolores Hughes, Rosemary Courtney (0-1), Saoirse Treanor, Sarah Capaldi (1-1)  Subs used  Amy Coyle(0-1), Emer Mc Nally, Gemma Corley, Caitlin Carolan




Hannah Mc Mullan, Aine hamill, Aoife Mc Connell, Rebecca Coyle, Megan Mc Menamin, Sinead Donnelly, Aoigheann Mc Hugh, Erin Gallagher, Slaine Mc Carroll, Roisin Devlin, Claire Tuohy, Emma Brennan, Sasha Byrne, Dearbhla Mc Donald, Naoimi Donnelly.




Monaghan’s next game is against Donegal on Saturday 28th April. This is  a must win for Monaghan, as a win would secure them of an Ulster final position, where their opponents would once again be Tyrone. Despite what the scoreline may suggest, there were parts of the game last Saturday, when Monaghan really put it up to Tyrone, but it was the slow start that Monaghan got, that gave Tyrone the momentum for the whole game. Monaghan had also a number of injuries going into the game so hopefully if they can get themselves right for the Donegal game, then maybe all is still not lost for this team. We only have to look at our successful U16 team last year. They lost quite heavily to Tyrone in the round robin games and then when they met them again in the final in Donagh, there was a complete turnaround. Let’s hope these girls can  pick themselves up for the Donegal game and get themselves back on track again.






The U16 panel are working away in preparation for their championship. They have great numbers out at training and had a convincing win in a challenge over Louth in Scotstown last Saturday morning.









Division 1 League

Donaghmoyne B 0-10  Corduff 0-9

Monaghan Harps 0-4  Truagh 1-14

Donaghmoyne A 1-8   Emyvale 1-7

Magheracloone 2-8  Aghabog 1-14

Inniskeen 5-10 Scotstown 4-6


Division 2 League

Latton 7-16  Killanny 0-1

St Brigids 0-3  Carrickmacross 5-18

Seans V Emyvale not played



U14 Feile

Preliminary Round

Monaghan Harps 8-6   Carrickmacross 6-5

Donaghmoyne  bt Scotstown



U14 Division 2 13 a side

Killanny 2-4    Aughnamullen 7-8

Latton 4-12   Inniskeen 4-2



Division 3

Corduff 3-4   Aghabog 5-3









Truagh  V   Donaghmoyne B

Emyvale  V   Magheracloone    12 o clock

Aghabog  V  Inniskeen

Scotstown  V   Monaghan Harps

Corduff   V  Donaghmoyne A





Killanny  V  Sean Mc Dermotts

O Neills  V  Latton

Emyvale B  V   Aughnamullen

Doohamlet  V  St Brigids

Carrickmacross bye




All round 1 matches due to be played tonight in the Div 1 have been put back due to the semi finals of Feile tomorrow evening


Thursday 26th April @ 7pm

Div 1


Carrickmacross V  Monaghan Harps

Scotstown  V  Emyvale

Donaghmoyne bye



Div 2 – tonight 19th April @ 7pm


Inniskeen V O Neills

Eire Og  V Killanny

Seans  V  Latton

Truagh  V  Magheracloone


Thursday 26th @ 7pm


Killanny V Inniskeen

Latton V  Eire Og

Magheracloone V Seans

O Neills V Truagh



Div 3 – tonight 19th April @ 7pm


Tyholland V Killeevan

Aghabog  V  St Brigids

Doohamlet V Corduff

Aughnamullen bye


Thursday 26th April @ 7pm


Corduff V Aughnamullen

Killevan V  Doohamlet

St Brigids  V Tyholland

Aghabog bye






FEILE SEMI FINALS  – Friday 20th April @ 7pm


Monaghan Harps  V  Emyvale

Donaghmoyne V Truagh


Final to be played on Monday 223rd April



Division 2 – Monday 23rd April @ 7pm


Seans  V  Killanny

O Neills  V  Eire Og

Inniskeen V  Tyholland

Aughnamullen V Latton


Division 3 – Monday 23rd April @7pm


Killeevan V  Emyvale B (depending on Feile)

Aghabog V St Brigids

Doohamlet V Magheracloone

Corduff bye




Monaghan Harps Ladies GFC celebrates 21 years of making history. Monaghan Harps Ladies Gaelic Football Club is celebrating the past 21 years of Gaelic Football in Monaghan Town this Saturday night the 21st of April 2012 in the Hillgrove Hotel.  Since 1991, Monaghan Harps Ladies GFC has been flying the flag for ladies gaelic football for girls in the north Monaghan town.  Now in 2012, the decision was taken by the current committee to mark this momentous “birthday” with a night of celebration, reminiscing, memories, commemoration and salutation to all of the supporters, players, parents, managers, committee members, selectors, sponsors and anyone who in any way, large or small, contributed to the running of this great ladies club over the last 21 years of existence. 21 years ago, four 17 year old girls & a young man from the Monaghan Town area decided to go about forming a ladies gaelic football club in the Monaghan Town area.  Seanine McConnell, Eilis Ni Mhurachada, Jennifer Treanor, Eileen McElvaney & Damien Morgan formed what is now one of the longest running Ladies Gaelic Football clubs in the County of Monaghan.  From small acorns grow great trees and this is no more apparent than in the case of the Monaghan Harps Ladies club.  Reference is often made by the founder members, of the first committee meeting held in McManus’s bar of Glasslough Street in 1991, of the “to do” list and what exactly was required to start a Ladies Gaelic Football Club and top of the list, very aptly, was written “A Ball”.  Seamus McAleer kindly donated “A Ball” to this very worthy cause and it was from here that the seeds were sown in what would become an illustrious and successful campaign of bringing Ladies Gaelic Football to the fore in the Monaghan Town area. Many of the Ladies Club accolades, silverware & titles have adorned the shelves of the Gavan Duffy Park Clubhouse both in its current homestead in the townland of Rooskey and in the early days of Gavan Duffy Park in the townland of Latlorcan.  In fact, it is one of the Ladies Club’s many claims to fame that they played in the last ever game in Gavan Duffy Park Latlorcan against Traugh Ladies.  It would be most appropriate now to pay homage to the ongoing co-operation, support and essential linkages with the Monaghan Harps GAA Club, Football, Hurling & Handball.  Without the true ethos of what a club is, a fully encompassing network of communication as well as co-operation, Monaghan Harps Ladies would not have reached the great heights and maintained its status as one of the core sports available to girls of all ages within the Monaghan Town area.  We are eternally and truly grateful. To list the highs of Monaghan Harps Ladies would perhaps be self absorbed and monotonous to those not involved but it is hoped that this Saturday night the 21st of April 2012 will be filled full of laughter, good banter, yarns, stories and no doubt quibbles over fading memories.  As we have all gotten older so too has this great Ladies Club of Monaghan Harps.  But it is hoped that this Saturday night in the Hillgrove Hotel we’ll bring together the past, present and future of our club for a long overdue night of celebration. Some tickets, priced at €21 each, are still available from Allison Treanor, Eileen McElvaney & Jennifer Treanor.  Function scheduled to commence at 9p.m. Saturday 21st April in the Hillgrove Hotel.



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