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I couldn't find a Cavan county thread, and I didn't want to start one of my own: (1) I'm not from Cavan, (2) I might be asked to pay for it (still not from Cavan, I swear).

Anyway, since ye're their closest neighbors, could you please pass on my delight that Cavan has just won an AI title?

" The Plate final between Cavan and Mayo was played as a curtain-raiser, and it was the hosts who prevailed narrowly on a 2-11 to 2-10 scoreline."

I know that it might be for older people, but that should nostalgically anyway, suit the Cavan crowd.

Tell them that it's time to break out the bubbly, to go wild and to celebrate, and to spend a little bit of money. God knows that they've done none of these things since 1952 (did they even then?), and that was 70 years ago. Break out the communion, confirmation and pension money all together and let's have a right victory bash!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1404 - 10/09/2022 19:05:58    2440260

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Just thinking here , maybe I'm wrong .. it will be an interesting day in Monaghan GAA . Scotstown v Clontibert , potentially pending results one of these great clubs could go out of the championship today.. this may also determine how our new County management may be decided ..breakfast in the bray side and centra could hold the key to the vacant Monaghan breakfast roll #[email protected]

stoneygrey (Monaghan) - Posts: 167 - 11/09/2022 12:06:12    2440300

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Replying To stoneygrey:  "Just thinking here , maybe I'm wrong .. it will be an interesting day in Monaghan GAA . Scotstown v Clontibert , potentially pending results one of these great clubs could go out of the championship today.. this may also determine how our new County management may be decided ..breakfast in the bray side and centra could hold the key to the vacant Monaghan breakfast roll #[email protected]"
What way does that result leave things? Is Scotstown out?

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 11/09/2022 18:36:06    2440336

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "I couldn't find a Cavan county thread, and I didn't want to start one of my own: (1) I'm not from Cavan, (2) I might be asked to pay for it (still not from Cavan, I swear).

Anyway, since ye're their closest neighbors, could you please pass on my delight that Cavan has just won an AI title?

" The Plate final between Cavan and Mayo was played as a curtain-raiser, and it was the hosts who prevailed narrowly on a 2-11 to 2-10 scoreline."

I know that it might be for older people, but that should nostalgically anyway, suit the Cavan crowd.

Tell them that it's time to break out the bubbly, to go wild and to celebrate, and to spend a little bit of money. God knows that they've done none of these things since 1952 (did they even then?), and that was 70 years ago. Break out the communion, confirmation and pension money all together and let's have a right victory bash!"
Tell them that it's time to break out the bubbly, to go wild and to celebrate, and to spend a little bit of money. God knows that they've done none of these things since 1952 (did they even then?), and that was 70 years ago. Break out the communion, confirmation and pension money all together and let's have a right victory bash!
foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1309 - 10/09/2022 19:05:58 2440260

Another trophy to add to last years masters all ireland so it may have been funny if you posted it last year. Keep up please.

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 777 - 11/09/2022 18:43:45    2440337

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "What way does that result leave things? Is Scotstown out?"
No, Scotstown in quarter finals, Donaghmoyne into relegation.

FarFrom (Monaghan) - Posts: 5 - 11/09/2022 20:24:57    2440353

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U17 management has been lined up for approval I think. Dermott Malone is manager along with , Paul O Connor ; Joe O Boyle. Looks good set up.

Seniors is a total farce. Ever who we end up with is about 7th choice at best.

Plus the Lanzorote house draw was a total flop and ended up adding very little to the coffers after all the costs and social media expenses were accounted for.

Plus cloghan still been used as covid centre. Time to take it back to what it's suppose to be.

FrankAnnyalla (Monaghan) - Posts: 339 - 13/09/2022 07:36:08    2440470

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Replying To FrankAnnyalla:  "U17 management has been lined up for approval I think. Dermott Malone is manager along with , Paul O Connor ; Joe O Boyle. Looks good set up.

Seniors is a total farce. Ever who we end up with is about 7th choice at best.

Plus the Lanzorote house draw was a total flop and ended up adding very little to the coffers after all the costs and social media expenses were accounted for.

Plus cloghan still been used as covid centre. Time to take it back to what it's suppose to be."
Delighted to see Paul O'Connor involved, could never understand how he wasn't utilised at Minors/u20s more.

Any news on the u20s?

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 13/09/2022 10:00:06    2440481

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Replying To FarFrom:  "No, Scotstown in quarter finals, Donaghmoyne into relegation."
I believe Donaghmoyne had premature celebrations against Aughnamullen before hearing of Clontibrets dramatic finish. These big teams are never beat. Donaghmoyne thought beating Clontibret and drawing with Ballybay was enough.

As a neutral at the game in Scotstown on a miserable day this was a brilliant game of football. Both teams went for it, threw their bodies on the line. Both teams carrying veterans and it is brilliant to see they still have lots to offer.

McManus was mauled and hauled all day by his man and he was only booked in the last minute. Heard in the crowd there was 9 fouls committed by this defender in the first half. Conor kicked a lot and done well given the conditions. What a player we are getting to witness. Dessie Mone reeling back the years too. He was flying for the age of him. Few young lads for Clontibret are good to watch Hughes and Lavelle in Midfield done well, McMahon corner back was solid for a wee fella, Corey coming on is a help.

Beggan kicked a few monster of kicks at important times and his kick outs were brilliant. K Hughes didn't seem to be togged out. Anyone know anything on this? D Hughes soldiering on as per usual, another stalwart, got on lots of ball and was dngerous. McCarthy was brilliant too, he took a lot of watching. Donal Morgan still playing a central role for them also. Few younger lads Maguire, McKenna are very good too.

Conditions were tough with a lot of surface water. But a good watch and probably still the top two teams in the county.
Clontibret will feel they have still a say this year being in the semi waiting on Ballybay or Traugh (hard one to call). Scotstown will beat Latton and Inniskeen in my opinion. I feel another Scotstown v Clontibret final.

Anyone any reports from the other games in the other group? or other divisions.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 215 - 13/09/2022 13:52:03    2440527

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So Vinny Corey the latest name mentioned. Expected all along an ex player would be appointed. I'd be happy enough with Corey. V few emptied the tank more often for the jersey over the years. Probably will need an experienced no 2.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1708 - 14/09/2022 10:36:59    2440610

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Replying To seanie08:  "So Vinny Corey the latest name mentioned. Expected all along an ex player would be appointed. I'd be happy enough with Corey. V few emptied the tank more often for the jersey over the years. Probably will need an experienced no 2."
Also Martin Corey is no longer the Cavan coach. A coincidence?

sleater (Monaghan) - Posts: 129 - 14/09/2022 11:01:04    2440617

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Said it on this forum 2 weeks ago. Two Corey's and Lennon.. nothing being made public until championship is over.

muckla (UK) - Posts: 352 - 14/09/2022 12:05:08    2440631

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I heard Martin Corey was to have been involved with the Sherlock ticket, but that potential news leaked out too soon for him to square it with Cavan. Could be all nonsense, who knows.

Whatever else Vinny would bring, he would be straight and honest, and there would be no BS. If he gets it, good luck to him.

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 432 - 14/09/2022 12:24:33    2440635

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "I believe Donaghmoyne had premature celebrations against Aughnamullen before hearing of Clontibrets dramatic finish. These big teams are never beat. Donaghmoyne thought beating Clontibret and drawing with Ballybay was enough.

As a neutral at the game in Scotstown on a miserable day this was a brilliant game of football. Both teams went for it, threw their bodies on the line. Both teams carrying veterans and it is brilliant to see they still have lots to offer.

McManus was mauled and hauled all day by his man and he was only booked in the last minute. Heard in the crowd there was 9 fouls committed by this defender in the first half. Conor kicked a lot and done well given the conditions. What a player we are getting to witness. Dessie Mone reeling back the years too. He was flying for the age of him. Few young lads for Clontibret are good to watch Hughes and Lavelle in Midfield done well, McMahon corner back was solid for a wee fella, Corey coming on is a help.

Beggan kicked a few monster of kicks at important times and his kick outs were brilliant. K Hughes didn't seem to be togged out. Anyone know anything on this? D Hughes soldiering on as per usual, another stalwart, got on lots of ball and was dngerous. McCarthy was brilliant too, he took a lot of watching. Donal Morgan still playing a central role for them also. Few younger lads Maguire, McKenna are very good too.

Conditions were tough with a lot of surface water. But a good watch and probably still the top two teams in the county.
Clontibret will feel they have still a say this year being in the semi waiting on Ballybay or Traugh (hard one to call). Scotstown will beat Latton and Inniskeen in my opinion. I feel another Scotstown v Clontibret final.

Anyone any reports from the other games in the other group? or other divisions."
The weather on Sunday was absolutely horrendous. Anyone who could play well in that weather is a good player.

Interesting that in Senior, Intermediate and Junior the league table was no guarantee of the Championship standings. Inniskeen, Toome, Seans, Blackhill and Oram all had bad leagues but are in the knock phase of championship.

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 32 - 14/09/2022 13:47:10    2440653

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Yes the new format is very hard to get the head around. I think a team should be relegated from League and a team from Championship.

Carrickmacross lost to the faughs in the league relegation play off. They should be gone unless they win the championship. They now play play the winners of the championship relegation play off unless it is them of course.

All very confusing. Hard to beat simple play off and relegation. On the other hand I think the championship format is brilliant. Been some great games all year and there was groups in both senior and intermediate that came down to the last day. Senior group A was amazing entertainment with the top 3 of the county in one group.

Co Board have got this setup right. Unfortunately they ain't as good at putting a management team in place. It will have to be a person from within the county at this stage as the championships are drawing to a close. Ideally the new manager should of been watching all the championship games with pen and paper.

We shall wait and see.

Its a complete rebuild monaghan need in my opinion but who knows.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 215 - 15/09/2022 11:05:27    2440738

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "I believe Donaghmoyne had premature celebrations against Aughnamullen before hearing of Clontibrets dramatic finish. These big teams are never beat. Donaghmoyne thought beating Clontibret and drawing with Ballybay was enough.

As a neutral at the game in Scotstown on a miserable day this was a brilliant game of football. Both teams went for it, threw their bodies on the line. Both teams carrying veterans and it is brilliant to see they still have lots to offer.

McManus was mauled and hauled all day by his man and he was only booked in the last minute. Heard in the crowd there was 9 fouls committed by this defender in the first half. Conor kicked a lot and done well given the conditions. What a player we are getting to witness. Dessie Mone reeling back the years too. He was flying for the age of him. Few young lads for Clontibret are good to watch Hughes and Lavelle in Midfield done well, McMahon corner back was solid for a wee fella, Corey coming on is a help.

Beggan kicked a few monster of kicks at important times and his kick outs were brilliant. K Hughes didn't seem to be togged out. Anyone know anything on this? D Hughes soldiering on as per usual, another stalwart, got on lots of ball and was dngerous. McCarthy was brilliant too, he took a lot of watching. Donal Morgan still playing a central role for them also. Few younger lads Maguire, McKenna are very good too.

Conditions were tough with a lot of surface water. But a good watch and probably still the top two teams in the county.
Clontibret will feel they have still a say this year being in the semi waiting on Ballybay or Traugh (hard one to call). Scotstown will beat Latton and Inniskeen in my opinion. I feel another Scotstown v Clontibret final.

Anyone any reports from the other games in the other group? or other divisions."
Went along to Inniskeen Sunday evening as an interested neutral. Carrick looked for 30 mins like they would make a game of it but collapsed in the second half. They will surely end up in Intermediate now and with a lot of their best players all the wrong side of 35 then it might be a total rebuild for them over the next few years. They remain a mystery club in terms of not capitalizing on the talent available to them.

What of Inniskeen? Were they struggling early on or just in 3rd gear? Probably more of the latter. Andrew Woods was very quiet for a good while but a 7 minute burst from him after half time effectively decided the result. Ciaran McNulty was excellent all through, as was Matty McKenna who came off the bench early to kick 3 or 4 points and totally disrupt the Carrick defence. That was one of a couple of telling switches made by McConville. Inniskeen have a real chance for the championship if discipline holds up.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 915 - 15/09/2022 12:01:50    2440745

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "Yes the new format is very hard to get the head around. I think a team should be relegated from League and a team from Championship.

Carrickmacross lost to the faughs in the league relegation play off. They should be gone unless they win the championship. They now play play the winners of the championship relegation play off unless it is them of course.

All very confusing. Hard to beat simple play off and relegation. On the other hand I think the championship format is brilliant. Been some great games all year and there was groups in both senior and intermediate that came down to the last day. Senior group A was amazing entertainment with the top 3 of the county in one group.

Co Board have got this setup right. Unfortunately they ain't as good at putting a management team in place. It will have to be a person from within the county at this stage as the championships are drawing to a close. Ideally the new manager should of been watching all the championship games with pen and paper.

We shall wait and see.

Its a complete rebuild monaghan need in my opinion but who knows."
It's slightly different for Carrick than suggested. If they finish in the bottom two of the relegation group, them and the other team are automatically relegated.

If they finish in the top two, then the have a relegation playoff with the second bottom team with bottom team relegated.

For Blackhill in Intermediate, because they are in the Q-finals, they now play the second bottom team in the Intermediate relegation group to see who goes down to Junior with the bottom team in the relegation group automatically relegated.

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 32 - 15/09/2022 15:16:07    2440785

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Replying To MrPBoylan:  "It's slightly different for Carrick than suggested. If they finish in the bottom two of the relegation group, them and the other team are automatically relegated.

If they finish in the top two, then the have a relegation playoff with the second bottom team with bottom team relegated.

For Blackhill in Intermediate, because they are in the Q-finals, they now play the second bottom team in the Intermediate relegation group to see who goes down to Junior with the bottom team in the relegation group automatically relegated."
If Carrick finish bottom of the Championship group, which they will, they are automatically relegated. Second bottom then plays third bottom and that decides the second team that are relegated. If Carrick finish second from bottom, bottom team is relegated and Carrick play third bottom to decide second team going down.

Was at the Carrick Inniskeen game and that was probably the best 40 minutes Carrick played all year. A patch on the team they had a few years ago, still relying on Gollogly to get them out of a hole. They look to be in big trouble. Heard aughnamullen were poor against donaghmoyne on Sunday as well, think it will come down to this weekend when they meet Blayney with loser of that game joining Carrick.

Think the mick Duffy is wide open. clontibret look to be gathering a bit of momentum and Scotstown have been underwhelming in any games I've seen this year. Truagh and Inniskeen two teams to watch there.

Monaghansclown (Monaghan) - Posts: 136 - 15/09/2022 19:33:13    2440824

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Replying To Monaghansclown:  "If Carrick finish bottom of the Championship group, which they will, they are automatically relegated. Second bottom then plays third bottom and that decides the second team that are relegated. If Carrick finish second from bottom, bottom team is relegated and Carrick play third bottom to decide second team going down.

Was at the Carrick Inniskeen game and that was probably the best 40 minutes Carrick played all year. A patch on the team they had a few years ago, still relying on Gollogly to get them out of a hole. They look to be in big trouble. Heard aughnamullen were poor against donaghmoyne on Sunday as well, think it will come down to this weekend when they meet Blayney with loser of that game joining Carrick.

Think the mick Duffy is wide open. clontibret look to be gathering a bit of momentum and Scotstown have been underwhelming in any games I've seen this year. Truagh and Inniskeen two teams to watch there."
Great post. Its all still very much to play for regarding relegations and all. A few more exciting weeks ahead for all clubs (top of champ or bottom)

Yes heard aughnamullen did not show up like they did against Ballybay or Scotstown which is dissappointing. Aughnamullen are very young and this year will have done them the world of good. They aren't as far away as some may think.

Mick Duffy is as wide open as it has been in a number of years. 3 teams have won it in 10 years. Scotstown, Clontibret and Ballybay. Scotstown do not seem to be at the high they were on still be there or there abouts. Ballybay scraping performances in league and champ, Clontibret building good form and moving well, massive result Sunday. Truagh and Inniskeen not be simple beat and are coming awhile to be fair.

Still going Clontibret v Scotstown final and god knows what'll happen.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 215 - 16/09/2022 09:13:04    2440846

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Was at the Latton v Trugha game last week, Latton looked pretty good, nice balance of youth and experience in the starting 15 with a lot of potential in the dugouts, they'll be worth a watch in a few years. Trugha didn't look bothered!

Now my question is, how close can Latton run Scotstown? I'd love to see them get over the line, would be great for Monaghan football. Question is, has the chasing pack improved or has Scotstown dominance begun to whimper?

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 17/09/2022 10:03:50    2440941

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Was at the Latton v Trugha game last week, Latton looked pretty good, nice balance of youth and experience in the starting 15 with a lot of potential in the dugouts, they'll be worth a watch in a few years. Trugha didn't look bothered!

Now my question is, how close can Latton run Scotstown? I'd love to see them get over the line, would be great for Monaghan football. Question is, has the chasing pack improved or has Scotstown dominance begun to whimper?"
I think Scotstown will be a bit too strong for Latton come Sunday. Although Latton never back down on a big day and this could be a hot affair. Wouldn't be surprised to see Latton get in their faces and leave big hits in.

Truagh could of went top with a win last week but not have a tricky game against Ballybay. Ballybay be well up for this as they will feel they have a say still. Can see a Ballybay win here.

As for the questioning of Scotstowns dominance I think it has whimpered a little just the same as Clontibrets dominance of the noughties did. This swings in roundabouts. Clontibret won 5 (i think) in them 10 years while Blayney, Latton and Maghercloone won the remainder. Since then only 4 teams won it in 11 years. Latton (1), Ballybay (1), Clontribet (2) and Scotstown (7). So every team has its day like the Faughs of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Scotstown have been lethal since winning their first in 2013 after 20 years but their main men aren't getting younger and this comes to every team.

Ballybay, Scotstown to plat Clontibret and Inniskeen in my opinion.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 215 - 19/09/2022 08:56:16    2441120

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