Minors 2002 Reunion
On New Years Day 2003 our minor team became the first (and only) Monaghan team ever to win the coveted Ulster minor championship competition which has been run so successfully by the St Paul’s club in Belfast for the past 40 years. On that famous day we defeated Armagh Harps 2-12 to 0-4 which was the culmination of a great year for this particular group of minor players and their managers, Damien Moen, Kieran Leonard and Shane Magennis. The Jimmy McConville cup was presented to Jonathan McGuigan by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alex Maskey, while Paul McGuigan was named Player of the Match. The previous October we had been crowned Monaghan minor champions for the third year in a row and were narrowly defeated by Ballinderry in the Ulster final a year previously. The winning team was Darren Rooney, Eoin Greenan, Brendan Og Magennis, Kevin Ward, James Greenan, Jonathan McGuigan (0-1) Marius McGarrell, Thomas Greenan (1-0), Dessie Moen (0-1), Shane Gorman, Paul McGuigan, Darren Murphy, Rodney Gorman, Daithi McKeown (0-1), Noel Morgan (0-3) Subs used Darach Mooney and Conor McManus; also Francis McNally, Niall McSkeane Colin Duffy.
The players and managers involved in this unique victory will gather in the Clubrooms on Saturday 21st January for a night of celebration and reminiscence twenty years on.