Firstly, best of Luck to our U15 Hurling Development Squad who play Leitrim in their final Hibernia Cup game tomorrow in Carrick on Shannon at 12 noon. This group has won all its games to date, excellent achievement & well done to all concerned. A report on this game will follow next week.
Football Development Squads conclude their competitive Programme for 2023
Monaghan U15 Development Squad concluded their season with games against Mayo & Westmeath (see report below).
Monaghan v Mayo
An early start for Monaghan U15 boys heading west to play Mayo in McHale Park in what was an exciting way for this team to finish off the competitive matches for the year. Playing with the aid of a strong wind in the first half our lads battled for every ball and dominated on the scoreboard. 2-9 to 0-5 at the break and after a quick reset and few changes our lads took to the field expecting a hard press from Mayo and that’s what they got. Weathering the storm we were able to defend well and counter at pass and finish with accuracy eventually kicking a further 1-9 to finish on a scoreline of 3-18 to 1-9.
Monaghan v Westmeath
Monaghan U15 final competitive game of the year gave us a chance to get game time into all squad players who came up against a strong Westmeath team. Both halves of football threw up challenges that our players met head on. Playing with the aid of and against a strong wind tested technical skills, decision making ability and confidence levels. With the year coming to a close we have been happy to be able to give players numerous chances to show off their skill, attitude and effort and look forward to players pushing over to the make Minor squads and continuing their development with the U16 squad.
MONAGHAN U15 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD PANEL
Liam Mulholland – Carrickmacross, Conor Farmer – Monaghan Harps, Conor Mulligan – Aughnamullen, Matthew McNamee – Clontibret
Jamie Marron – Magheracloone, Stephen Cusack – Aghabog, Nathan McCabe – Scotstown, Ryan Walsh – Killanny, Calum Calvert – Rockcorry, Sean Murtagh – Aughnamullen, Oran Connolly – Killanny, Gearoid Murray – Magheracloone, Dermot Farrelly – Magheracloone, Tristan Nugent – Castleblayney, Cathal Malone – Castleblayney.Cillian Gibbons – Cremartin, Sean Ward – Sean’s, Adam Treanor – Emyvale, TJ Fox – Rockcorry, Seàn Meegan – Donaghmoyne, Joseph Routledge – Killanny. Donnchadh Murphy – Castleblayney, Móchara Lynch – Rockcorry, Conor McEneaney – Cremartin, Declan Flanagan – Castleblayney
Tiernan McGeough – Castleblayney, Shane Geoghegan – Aughnamullen, Caolan Daly – Aughnamullen, Harry McQuillan – Castleblayney
Shane Sherry – Tyholland, Matt McNally – Aughnamullen, Josh Cassidy – Monaghan Harps, Harry Hamill – Emyvale, Patrick Carroll – Cremartin, James Ennis – Donaghmoyne, Ryan Lynch – Oram Artán Mac Pháidín – Carrickmacross, Ronan Keenan – Oram, Jay Martin – Killanny, Ellis Foy – Scotstown, Eddie Jones – Carrickmacross Ronan Goodman – Killanny, John Lennon – Donaghmoyne.
Our U16s where due to play Derry in the last round of games, but due to the busy club U17 fixtures programme in both counties it was decided we would not fulfill that fixture.
Thanks to all the management teams, players and parents for their support with our Development Squad programme.