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Replying To Farney1990:  "Keep league separate from championship. Its that simple.. top your league you go up in league only and have it finished before championship starts.. ridiculous certain clubs in the county waiting four plus weeks to play a league semi."
This would make a lot more sense. Latton and Clontibret are out of the championship since 17th October and still waiting to play their semi. Why could this not be already played at least the losers would get to hang their boots up for the small break they will get. County board don't seem to be too worried about the leagues, more worried about the big pay days.

Also, how Ballybay can get a championship final (Seans v Toome) is beyond me. Lack of parking facilities is madness. Cars bag logged near into Ballybay and well back out the Blayney road. Its not suited for big crowds. Saw 2 different people on crutches making their way the whole way from the Cremartin road in to the grounds. More thought should of been put into this. Can't imagine many of the Co Board members had to park on the main road.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 189 - 10/11/2021 09:50:17    2388980

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "This would make a lot more sense. Latton and Clontibret are out of the championship since 17th October and still waiting to play their semi. Why could this not be already played at least the losers would get to hang their boots up for the small break they will get. County board don't seem to be too worried about the leagues, more worried about the big pay days.

Also, how Ballybay can get a championship final (Seans v Toome) is beyond me. Lack of parking facilities is madness. Cars bag logged near into Ballybay and well back out the Blayney road. Its not suited for big crowds. Saw 2 different people on crutches making their way the whole way from the Cremartin road in to the grounds. More thought should of been put into this. Can't imagine many of the Co Board members had to park on the main road."
Could the same not be said for the likes of Clones, and especially Blayney who have no car park, with regards to the majority of the crowd having to walk a long distance.

monman246 (Monaghan) - Posts: 77 - 11/11/2021 10:45:56    2389094

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "This would make a lot more sense. Latton and Clontibret are out of the championship since 17th October and still waiting to play their semi. Why could this not be already played at least the losers would get to hang their boots up for the small break they will get. County board don't seem to be too worried about the leagues, more worried about the big pay days.

Also, how Ballybay can get a championship final (Seans v Toome) is beyond me. Lack of parking facilities is madness. Cars bag logged near into Ballybay and well back out the Blayney road. Its not suited for big crowds. Saw 2 different people on crutches making their way the whole way from the Cremartin road in to the grounds. More thought should of been put into this. Can't imagine many of the Co Board members had to park on the main road."
Ballybay has more car parking near its ground than Clones does. 230 v 200. If people were on crutches, they should do one of 2 things, get a car park pass from County Board or come in time to park near the field.
If you aren't on time to any game at any ground that has a big crowd, you're going to have to walk. That's true for Scotstown, Blayney, Clontibret or Clones. Inniskeen has decent car parking facilities near but it isn't suited to many finals because of it's location.
There were loads of stewards around for help in Ballybay,the pitch was in great nick for the time of year, it has great dressing rooms and toilet facilities.
None of the County Board members parked on the road because they were all there at least 90 minutes before throw in.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 513 - 11/11/2021 14:05:10    2389128

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "Ballybay has more car parking near its ground than Clones does. 230 v 200. If people were on crutches, they should do one of 2 things, get a car park pass from County Board or come in time to park near the field.
If you aren't on time to any game at any ground that has a big crowd, you're going to have to walk. That's true for Scotstown, Blayney, Clontibret or Clones. Inniskeen has decent car parking facilities near but it isn't suited to many finals because of it's location.
There were loads of stewards around for help in Ballybay,the pitch was in great nick for the time of year, it has great dressing rooms and toilet facilities.
None of the County Board members parked on the road because they were all there at least 90 minutes before throw in."
I never said there was anything wrong with their pitch, dressing rooms or toilets. You are right they are in great shape and ballybays facilities are great. And yes there was loads of stewards credit to them but they can't make parking spaces it's not their fault. They have many great volunteers involved including a lot of their senior players.

As for the parking my mind wont be changed. Yes there is X amount of cars allowed to park in their car park. But then there is 1km or more out to the main roads where there was no cars parked at all. That was out to the blayney road and the road to the riverdale. Yes Inniskeen is perfect for parking but as you mentioned their location doesn't suit. Clones has their own car park, the chapel within 100 yards and all along the streets in both directions, Scotstown has along the roads right from the pitch, as well as up to the chapel next door and a big industrial estate across the road. Clontibret has a car park which holds probably 400 cars between it and both sides of the road at the pitches, they use the small training field when needed which would hold a few hundred and they then have along the road the whole way to the chapel. Rarely any further than that is needed. From Clontibret chapel to the pitch is closer than the main road in ballybay to the pitch and then you had another distance to walk to your car. Blayney like wise you can park along the roads the whole way from the pitch to wherever. You don't walk easily 1km before seeing a car parking space.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 189 - 11/11/2021 14:47:35    2389136

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "I never said there was anything wrong with their pitch, dressing rooms or toilets. You are right they are in great shape and ballybays facilities are great. And yes there was loads of stewards credit to them but they can't make parking spaces it's not their fault. They have many great volunteers involved including a lot of their senior players.

As for the parking my mind wont be changed. Yes there is X amount of cars allowed to park in their car park. But then there is 1km or more out to the main roads where there was no cars parked at all. That was out to the blayney road and the road to the riverdale. Yes Inniskeen is perfect for parking but as you mentioned their location doesn't suit. Clones has their own car park, the chapel within 100 yards and all along the streets in both directions, Scotstown has along the roads right from the pitch, as well as up to the chapel next door and a big industrial estate across the road. Clontibret has a car park which holds probably 400 cars between it and both sides of the road at the pitches, they use the small training field when needed which would hold a few hundred and they then have along the road the whole way to the chapel. Rarely any further than that is needed. From Clontibret chapel to the pitch is closer than the main road in ballybay to the pitch and then you had another distance to walk to your car. Blayney like wise you can park along the roads the whole way from the pitch to wherever. You don't walk easily 1km before seeing a car parking space."
Are you sure you know what 1 km is? It's less than 400 metres from the entrance to the car park to the main road.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 513 - 11/11/2021 15:08:40    2389141

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The venue was a disaster. It's down an avenue to a dead end - Pitch was far to heavy and wet. It's was a mud bath. Compare it to the Inniskeen pitch later that evening or Clones the next day. No comparison - two cars got stuck in the hedge parking along the roadside and were pulled out by tractors. Toilets totally unsuitable walking up and down steps through a stand and up more steps into a crowded corridor- not very age friendly.

FrankAnnyalla (Monaghan) - Posts: 335 - 11/11/2021 20:26:09    2389159

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Replying To FrankAnnyalla:  "The venue was a disaster. It's down an avenue to a dead end - Pitch was far to heavy and wet. It's was a mud bath. Compare it to the Inniskeen pitch later that evening or Clones the next day. No comparison - two cars got stuck in the hedge parking along the roadside and were pulled out by tractors. Toilets totally unsuitable walking up and down steps through a stand and up more steps into a crowded corridor- not very age friendly."
maybe next year when the county chairman own club will be in Junior more respect might be shown to the competition.

latefortraining (Monaghan) - Posts: 79 - 12/11/2021 10:19:19    2389175

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I see dermot malone has hung up the county Jersey. What a servant. Typified the character of the monaghan team for the past 10 years. Full of bravery, heart and skill. I always thought we were a better team when he started. Set the tone for a lot of performances. Good luck to him

Tim_NicebutDim (Monaghan) - Posts: 340 - 12/11/2021 14:05:23    2389201

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Replying To Tim_NicebutDim:  "I see dermot malone has hung up the county Jersey. What a servant. Typified the character of the monaghan team for the past 10 years. Full of bravery, heart and skill. I always thought we were a better team when he started. Set the tone for a lot of performances. Good luck to him"
Congrats to Dermot on a great career. He was the glue that held that team together.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 513 - 12/11/2021 19:07:03    2389230

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Scotstown are meeting the winners of Donegal V Derry. Thats going to be a tough one.
Rory may stay in his goals. If Gary Mohan had have been 10 yards further up the field when he got that ball last Sunday there could have been a very different result.
Rorys going to get caught out yet.
Having said that Scotstown have a good all around team.

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts: 821 - 13/11/2021 21:44:05    2389338

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Disgusting scenes after the toome v drumhowan game today.. some would call it toome being toome but still totally unacceptable..

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 299 - 14/11/2021 15:09:03    2389374

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Was at this game the Drumhowan management caused alot there both teams where in dressing rooms when he started and both groups of players came back out some1 could of really got badly hurt horrible seens just shows it only takes 1 to start alot

CTC6 (Monaghan) - Posts: 19 - 14/11/2021 16:51:42    2389386

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Replying To mick2007:  "Disgusting scenes after the toome v drumhowan game today.. some would call it toome being toome but still totally unacceptable.."
What scenes after the game?

monman91 (Monaghan) - Posts: 25 - 14/11/2021 16:57:16    2389388

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Replying To CTC6:  "Was at this game the Drumhowan management caused alot there both teams where in dressing rooms when he started and both groups of players came back out some1 could of really got badly hurt horrible seens just shows it only takes 1 to start alot"
Actually looked like it was the toome management who started it all…

MonaghanMan15 (Monaghan) - Posts: 2 - 14/11/2021 17:28:32    2389395

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Replying To MonaghanMan15:  "Actually looked like it was the toome management who started it all…"
Don't know where you were looking at it from.

Drumhowan we're losing by 8 points at half time, they had to try something.

It was one of their management sent off, not Toome

farney13 (Monaghan) - Posts: 12 - 14/11/2021 18:01:31    2389404

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Replying To MonaghanMan15:  "Actually looked like it was the toome management who started it all…"
Don't know where you were looking at it from.

Drumhowan we're losing by 8 points at half time, they had to try something.

It was one of their management sent off, not Toome

farney13 (Monaghan) - Posts: 12 - 14/11/2021 18:03:48    2389405

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Replying To MonaghanMan15:  "Actually looked like it was the toome management who started it all…"
10 plus points up at half time... I doubt that.

Farney1990 (Monaghan) - Posts: 8 - 14/11/2021 18:15:54    2389408

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Replying To monman91:  "What scenes after the game?"
A free for all in front of the dressing rooms.. it didn't make pretty viewing..4 players were sent off during the game, 2 from each side so there was a nasty edge to the game all day..unfortunately theres a cynical/dirty edge to toome's play especially in that place.... when Sean's stood up to these rough house tactics last week we seen how limited toome were.. however toome will now win the league as clones have a soft centre running through them which toome will exploit by whatever means possible..

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 299 - 14/11/2021 19:08:28    2389419

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Replying To CTC6:  "Was at this game the Drumhowan management caused alot there both teams where in dressing rooms when he started and both groups of players came back out some1 could of really got badly hurt horrible seens just shows it only takes 1 to start alot"
I think you need to look at the footage of the scenes again, it can be clearly seen that a member of the toome management toome started it by swinging wildly..

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 299 - 14/11/2021 19:11:03    2389421

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Great game in Inniskeen today two good teams, Donaghmoyne look like they now could have a team that could hold there spot in senior football next season

CTC6 (Monaghan) - Posts: 19 - 14/11/2021 19:39:36    2389426

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