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Massive weekend in the club championship this coming weekend. Some big games in senior with ballybay v Latton and Blayney v Clontibret in group one while truagh v inniskeen should be a good one in group 2. What's the predictions? A ballybay defeat could see them nearly certainly consigned to the relegation playoff. We all seemed certain that they would top this group

updafaughs (Monaghan) - Posts: 40 - 01/10/2021 13:58:26    2383974

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Replying To updafaughs:  "Massive weekend in the club championship this coming weekend. Some big games in senior with ballybay v Latton and Blayney v Clontibret in group one while truagh v inniskeen should be a good one in group 2. What's the predictions? A ballybay defeat could see them nearly certainly consigned to the relegation playoff. We all seemed certain that they would top this group"
If Ballybay beat Latton they will almost certainly win the group. They will have head to head on Clontibret and Latton and the only way they wouldn't win group is that if Blayney beat Clontibret and Harps.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 513 - 01/10/2021 15:02:09    2384004

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Yes they could easily top the group with a win too. That's what makes the group so intriguing. Can see a Clontibret and latton win tomorrow though. Ballybay are still short quite a few players. Hopefully Blayney can pull off another shock but I think we are relying on Latton to win and us to beat harps next week

updafaughs (Monaghan) - Posts: 40 - 01/10/2021 18:22:14    2384053

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Carrickmacross to lose as soon as they see the blue jersey.
Inniskeen to pip Truagh
Ballybay to beat Latton
Clontibret to narrowly beat Castleblayney

HB245 (Monaghan) - Posts: 110 - 01/10/2021 18:52:44    2384061

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What predictions for the top 4 to make semi finals and not a chance of the faughs beating clontibret this weekend,only way they beat ballybay was that 3 of there top players missing.

Blanket (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 01/10/2021 21:45:51    2384085

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I reckon Clontibret and Scotstown will qualify automatically for the semi finals. Truagh v Blayney in one quarter final and Latton v inniskeen in the other. Scotstown v Inniskeen and clontibret v truagh in semis. With Scotstown beating truagh in the final. Mcloone and harps in bottom two of relegation league. Blayney to pip ballybay on the head to head rule in order to avoid relegation playoff

updafaughs (Monaghan) - Posts: 40 - 02/10/2021 08:03:27    2384090

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Agonising defeat to Clontibret there.. Super game. Vinny breaks our hearts once more. Devastated

updafaughs (Monaghan) - Posts: 40 - 02/10/2021 16:15:15    2384160

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From what I heard Clontibret stole the game from Blayney which caused some scenes at the end. Anyone here at the game that can comment?

As a previous post mentioned Vinny Corey breaking hearts again. No better man to win a game for a team. Experience and know how.
Scotstown seem to be plugging away in the background of senior with very little talk about them which they would love.

Inniskeen flying too who will be hard stopped.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 189 - 04/10/2021 10:01:14    2384333

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A terrible referee call when ciaran hanratty was basically through on goal after 63 mins. Ref brought it back for over carry, McManus kicked the free and Corey goal came from resultant kick out.

updafaughs (Monaghan) - Posts: 40 - 04/10/2021 12:41:32    2384355

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "From what I heard Clontibret stole the game from Blayney which caused some scenes at the end. Anyone here at the game that can comment?

As a previous post mentioned Vinny Corey breaking hearts again. No better man to win a game for a team. Experience and know how.
Scotstown seem to be plugging away in the background of senior with very little talk about them which they would love.

Inniskeen flying too who will be hard stopped."
Innisleen are hardly flying. They've beaten the 2 teams who are in relegation playoffs and drawn away with Truagh. Which means if Truagh win next Sunday v Magheracloone (who have nothing to play for) and Inniskeen lose to Scotstown, they will end up 3rd in the group. Scotstown game is big for Inniskeen, they got a lot of plaudits for running Ballybay close last year but haven't played a genuine contender since. I think they'll lose on Sunday to Scotstown and there's no shame in that but a lot will depend on how much Scotstown try because so far this season they've been in first gear. But Sunday is the first game that means something for them as a win puts them straight into semi final. So I'd expect them to up the intensity a bit.

Thought Blayney were very unlucky on Saturday. It's mad how this group is, they are now in relegation playoffs but if they had held on to that win, they probably would have won the group.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 513 - 05/10/2021 07:43:01    2384446

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Think it's a massive game for Inniskeen on Sunday. A lot of people are tipping them as the team closest to Scotstown so if they are they need a big performance Sunday to prove it. Given the ridiculous money they have pumped into their senior team this year there is no excuse for not delivering. No doubt they will lose the head on the sideline as per usual.

I think Blayney have shown enough to convince me that they should do enough to keep safe. I think Harps are really in trouble and I think Carrick will join them. M'Cloone always have that big of bottle on the big day. What has gone wrong with Carrick this year? They were making great progress in the last couple of years but now look like a team all out of sorts.

Intermediate tough to call. Spoke to men at the Doohamlet game and by all accounts they were unimpressive. Other favourites Donaghmoyne were beat late on but still fancy them to have enough on the big day.

As for junior, well we may as well drop the cup down to jewellers now to get Toome's name put on it.

Monaghansclown (Monaghan) - Posts: 118 - 05/10/2021 10:57:43    2384464

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Replying To Monaghansclown:  "Think it's a massive game for Inniskeen on Sunday. A lot of people are tipping them as the team closest to Scotstown so if they are they need a big performance Sunday to prove it. Given the ridiculous money they have pumped into their senior team this year there is no excuse for not delivering. No doubt they will lose the head on the sideline as per usual.

I think Blayney have shown enough to convince me that they should do enough to keep safe. I think Harps are really in trouble and I think Carrick will join them. M'Cloone always have that big of bottle on the big day. What has gone wrong with Carrick this year? They were making great progress in the last couple of years but now look like a team all out of sorts.

Intermediate tough to call. Spoke to men at the Doohamlet game and by all accounts they were unimpressive. Other favourites Donaghmoyne were beat late on but still fancy them to have enough on the big day.

As for junior, well we may as well drop the cup down to jewellers now to get Toome's name put on it."
What money is being pumped into Inniskeen, that's not going into any other senior team,this boy must be a know all and knows nothing only give out bout all ,go to the Inniskeen game on Sunday and reply on what you see and tell us who you put on county from these 2 teams ,the same old boys from scotstown. Give the young lads a chance.

Blanket (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 05/10/2021 14:06:54    2384491

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Replying To Blanket:  "What money is being pumped into Inniskeen, that's not going into any other senior team,this boy must be a know all and knows nothing only give out bout all ,go to the Inniskeen game on Sunday and reply on what you see and tell us who you put on county from these 2 teams ,the same old boys from scotstown. Give the young lads a chance."
I would imagine all senior teams in Monaghan ae operating at a fair high standard regarding there teams , its the way the games gone . Players have to be looked after . This lad obviously knows it all though .
Not happy maybe to see one of the smaller teams in senior football make some progress.

Champo20 (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 05/10/2021 14:33:16    2384496

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Replying To Blanket:  "What money is being pumped into Inniskeen, that's not going into any other senior team,this boy must be a know all and knows nothing only give out bout all ,go to the Inniskeen game on Sunday and reply on what you see and tell us who you put on county from these 2 teams ,the same old boys from scotstown. Give the young lads a chance."
I can smell an Inniskeen man in denial. They have brilliant young players I know. I'm a Carrick man so I talk to a lot of Inniskeen boys and there is outrageous money being pumped in. Look at the manager they have, S&C coaches, goalkeeping coaches, do you seriously think those men are doing it for the love of the game? They are trying to buy a championship and failing. You've the blinkers on if you think there are not crazy monies being pumped in.

Monaghansclown (Monaghan) - Posts: 118 - 05/10/2021 15:10:53    2384504

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Replying To Monaghansclown:  "I can smell an Inniskeen man in denial. They have brilliant young players I know. I'm a Carrick man so I talk to a lot of Inniskeen boys and there is outrageous money being pumped in. Look at the manager they have, S&C coaches, goalkeeping coaches, do you seriously think those men are doing it for the love of the game? They are trying to buy a championship and failing. You've the blinkers on if you think there are not crazy monies being pumped in."
And you think the Scotstowns, Ballybays and Clontibrets don't pump a lot of money into their teams too?? Every team has S&C and goalie coaches. They aren't trying to buy a championship they're giving their players the best opportunity to go and compete with the big teams. It's great to see more clubs competing at the top and Inniskeen have a group of young lads who will do this.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 189 - 05/10/2021 16:03:11    2384511

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Replying To Blanket:  "What money is being pumped into Inniskeen, that's not going into any other senior team,this boy must be a know all and knows nothing only give out bout all ,go to the Inniskeen game on Sunday and reply on what you see and tell us who you put on county from these 2 teams ,the same old boys from scotstown. Give the young lads a chance."
Do your research. There's a famous former Irish Olympic boxer training them this year, as well as Oisin McConville. As for your statement on the county players- What young lads from Inniskeen deserve their chance? Jones, Hanratty and Woods have already got their chance, and will be given many more next season. Maybe you are referring to Inniskeen's new transfer, Louth county senior Tommy Durnin?

HB245 (Monaghan) - Posts: 110 - 05/10/2021 16:03:19    2384512

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Replying To HB245:  "Do your research. There's a famous former Irish Olympic boxer training them this year, as well as Oisin McConville. As for your statement on the county players- What young lads from Inniskeen deserve their chance? Jones, Hanratty and Woods have already got their chance, and will be given many more next season. Maybe you are referring to Inniskeen's new transfer, Louth county senior Tommy Durnin?"
Good to see a bit a jealousy about ..

Any half decent club has all them add ons with there senior teams and if they havent then there going nowhere fast.

The Grattans as well as having the best grounds in Ulster will soon have the champions of Monaghan residing there .

Cheerio bitter men...........

Champo20 (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 05/10/2021 16:32:49    2384519

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Not from Inniskeen but I know alot from that area,I agree they have to pay management but what about clontibret for the last 3 years,blaney ,yourselfs ,for last couple of years,scotstown and many more clubs ,in my opinion young players look up to recognised managers ,if only we had one for our county team.

Blanket (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 05/10/2021 16:46:11    2384521

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Replying To HB245:  "Do your research. There's a famous former Irish Olympic boxer training them this year, as well as Oisin McConville. As for your statement on the county players- What young lads from Inniskeen deserve their chance? Jones, Hanratty and Woods have already got their chance, and will be given many more next season. Maybe you are referring to Inniskeen's new transfer, Louth county senior Tommy Durnin?"
Not replying to the louth player tommy durnin,what's the point in bringing these you young lads on with 5 or 6 mins to go as we witnessed in croke Park, young woods came on with few minutes left and he is one of our upcoming stars I wouldn't say that's a chance ,your own player carl played for the league games and dropped for the championship, put on the old reliable, time they woke up and walk away from county when you have that management team ,and there's not a senior team in the county not spending big money on management

Blanket (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 05/10/2021 17:57:28    2384531

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I don't know of many clubs in Monaghan with full time S&C or goalkeeping coaches, perhaps at certain stages in the year but full time??!

Only club in the county operating at that level is corduff, see the have the full Monaghan senior backroom team on the line these days since giving the old management the bullet! Wasn't long ago the club threatened to chase Banty from the grounds after it emerged he was using the facilities to break Covid restrictions, now they instate him as manager! Farce!

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 35 - 05/10/2021 20:31:05    2384547

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