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To paraphrase Eddietheexile….
Choose Monaghan. Choose Vinny at full back. Choose Vinny at full forward. Choose Vinny as manager.

Not an easy job as your first step into management, but there'll be plenty of good will at least. Good luck to him.

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 432 - 23/09/2022 09:25:25    2441609

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Great appointment of VC as manager. He will not lack commitment or hard work, he has done it all for club and county, been there through the good and the bad and been there through lots of managers.

Wish him and his back room team the best of luck. Not an easy job to put your hand up and go for at the minute. Hopefully the county get behind him through thick and thin. He will not lack respect. He went out on bad days while getting hammered and still tried his best for us (his supporters) and his team so hopefully we can do the same for him on good and bad days.

I believe he will be brave enough to make big calls. In the past managers had a lot of loyalty to some guys maybe not up to the standard. But I see VC having the stones to make those calls. Looking forward to the year ahead.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 215 - 23/09/2022 10:19:15    2441619

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Replying To countymonaghan:  "Great appointment of VC as manager. He will not lack commitment or hard work, he has done it all for club and county, been there through the good and the bad and been there through lots of managers.

Wish him and his back room team the best of luck. Not an easy job to put your hand up and go for at the minute. Hopefully the county get behind him through thick and thin. He will not lack respect. He went out on bad days while getting hammered and still tried his best for us (his supporters) and his team so hopefully we can do the same for him on good and bad days.

I believe he will be brave enough to make big calls. In the past managers had a lot of loyalty to some guys maybe not up to the standard. But I see VC having the stones to make those calls. Looking forward to the year ahead."
It's going to very hard for to make the big calls given his loyalty and playing days with some of these players, but I hope he can

222 (UK) - Posts: 612 - 23/09/2022 12:16:26    2441634

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allez le vinney

MalsBalls (Monaghan) - Posts: 143 - 23/09/2022 13:28:02    2441641

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Replying To 222:  "It's going to very hard for to make the big calls given his loyalty and playing days with some of these players, but I hope he can"
Which players do you want to him to road?

Best of luck vinny.. whatever happens he will do his best...

muckla (UK) - Posts: 352 - 23/09/2022 13:40:50    2441645

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Replying To MalsBalls:  "allez le vinney"
Ah youd give your left nut to have Mal back though.

summerof09 (Meath) - Posts: 293 - 23/09/2022 13:53:22    2441648

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Delighted to see Vinny Corey as the new manager unlike seamusorinn (usa) who seems to be disappointed that its a former player from a golden era of monaghan football who has got selected. I hope all monaghan supporters get behind the new management team and give them the support that they deserve. Can't wait for the inter county action to start.

Truecountysupporter (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 23/09/2022 14:11:34    2441650

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Good luck to Vinny and his team, great to have a football man at the helm again.

From days like 2003 when he showed no respect to All Ireland champions Armagh, to his double-act with Tommy Freeman at the other end of the field in 2007, to taming Michael Murphy in Ulster finals, we know what the man is about.

And with all the great performances and years of service, would you even know what the guy sounds like? No interest in media profile or other bul%shyt, football all the way.

I don't believe he will be too loyal to his playing comrades, in fact I'd say he will take the opposite approach, backed by McManus et al. HIs priority now will be to get all Monaghan's best young talent back to Cloghan and generate a style of play that suits the players available. Build a defence and get your sharpest forwards on the ball.

Sure, the lack of experience is a concern but I think Monaghan football people now have a man they can get behind 100%.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 916 - 23/09/2022 16:01:11    2441660

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Replying To muckla:  "Which players do you want to him to road?

Best of luck vinny.. whatever happens he will do his best..."
Best of Luck Vinny and team , great news ! I hoped from day one that you'd be given this chance

stoneygrey (Monaghan) - Posts: 167 - 23/09/2022 20:52:43    2441677

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Heard tonight in Inniskeen that Corey has added McKenna as his S&C coach.
Another Monaghan man on the ticket is a great sign. McKenna has been the main man behind Scotstowns dominance the past 5 years and in around Co set ups the past few years with Banty and Counihan.

Also heard tonight McCaugue has walked away from the u20s. Is this a good option for Counihan??

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 24/09/2022 17:26:41    2441730

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So is that Blayney down?!

monman246 (Monaghan) - Posts: 88 - 24/09/2022 19:00:29    2441740

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Replying To monman246:  "So is that Blayney down?!"
No. They were gone if Aughnamullen beat Carrick but Carrick beating Aughnamullen gives Blayney a chance of staying up on score difference in the event of a 3 way tie but they would need Donaghmoyne to beat Aughnamullen and Blayney would need to hammer Carrick to make up a 15 point score difference gap with Aughnamullen.

monman91 (Monaghan) - Posts: 29 - 24/09/2022 21:23:59    2441756

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Replying To Monaghansclown:  "Scotstown to beat Latton by 5
Truagh to beat Ballybay by 1
Donaghmoyne to beat Blayney by 10
Aughnamullen to beat Carrick by 15

Corduff to be Sean's by 4
Emyvale to beat Blackhill by 4
Cremartin to beat Tyholland by 4
Doohamlet to beat Harps by 7

Sorry lads can't see many upsets this weekend. Truagh Ballybay the pick of the games outside of that results should be straightforward. Carrick manager quit during the week so the players are taking over themselves for the rest of the year. Think Aughnamullen will give them a hiding this weekend.

Scotstown to limp to the final but lose to Truagh on the day. Carrick and Blayney relegated this weekend.

Magheracloone to beat Corduff in the final in Intermediate. Harps finish bottom of championship group. Blackhill beat Tyholland in league play off. Harps Tyholland to Junior.

Clones to beat Killanny in Junior final."
That's why paddy powers drives a BMW and I drive a berlingo van

Monaghansclown (Monaghan) - Posts: 136 - 26/09/2022 08:45:36    2441854

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Latton fierce unlucky yesterday, Scotstown got away with one. Ballybay trouncing Truagh ,surprisingly...
Who would ye consider favourites now?

everytomdick&harry (Monaghan) - Posts: 5 - 26/09/2022 09:09:04    2441861

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WHAT A GAME OF FOOTBALL!!
Anyone who travelled to Clontibret yesterday was spoilt with one of the best games in a long time in Monaghan. Two teams going at it. There was everything on display from hard work, hard hits, great fielding, outstanding scores and then to top it off a penalty shoot out. Not the best way to decide a game like this but added great entertainment for a neutral.

Latton pulled a massive performance out of the bag yesterday. They were brilliant. The never die attitude of Latton lives on. They missed the boat big time. I didn't think they would stick with Scotstown in ET but I was proven wrong. Few young fellas really stood up for Latton, the two Slevins (5 and 9), McCabe (7), Thomas Connolly (12), and the two Duffys. They were immense for their ages and the amount of football they have played. Few goal chances went a miss and this cost them in the end. A young fit team who will be there or there abouts next year again.

Scotstown again not seeming to be at their best. Not like them to let leads slip in the dying minutes of games. Beggan not as influential as he has been. Getting caught out of goal twice only Latton couldn't make it count. They took a lot of heavy hits yesterday so could be a few sore bodies for next weekagainst another dogged Inniskeen. Caulfield, Hughes and Mc Carthy stood up when they had to and dug them out of a hole. Again Scotstown being Scotstown they'll solider on and still a massive contender.

As for Traugh and Ballybay.. What a disappointment. Waste of money going near it. Could safely say any of the 4 teams in the relagation battle would of done better than Truagh. They had nothing to throw at Ballybay. Yes Ballybay are good and played well but they would of preferred a challenge match. I believe Truagh are flying two lads home from abroad this last number of weeks? One substituted after 30 mins. Good value that. Nice gesture this to the lads training hard all year and staying around to play. Mohan seemed more interested in fighting with Drew than playing. I know who I would pick in this battle.. The goalie scenario was a joke and if Ballybay had of been bothered they could of scored another few goals. Ballybay look sharp and should be a cracker themselves and Clontibret next week. Hopefully both teams go at it.

Credit needs to be given to Clontibret. What a setup. Perfect for double headers and these big games. I imagine you all can agree. Endless amount of volunteers around (also in Scotstown) to help with parking, shops and what not. Real buzz about the grounds. Looking forward to Clones next Sunday.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 215 - 26/09/2022 09:28:05    2441866

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Replying To everytomdick&harry:  "Latton fierce unlucky yesterday, Scotstown got away with one. Ballybay trouncing Truagh ,surprisingly...
Who would ye consider favourites now?"
Scotstown would still be a lots favourites I would say but I fancy the winners of Clontibret and Ballybay. Scotstown have been through a few dogged games there. Tough on them and out again next week. I think they will get over Inniskeen though.

countymonaghan (Monaghan) - Posts: 215 - 26/09/2022 10:20:08    2441880

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If a point is scored in a penalty shootout, does it count at all or is it a miss?

monman246 (Monaghan) - Posts: 88 - 26/09/2022 10:53:29    2441890

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Heard tonight in Inniskeen that Corey has added McKenna as his S&C coach.
Another Monaghan man on the ticket is a great sign. McKenna has been the main man behind Scotstowns dominance the past 5 years and in around Co set ups the past few years with Banty and Counihan.

Also heard tonight McCaugue has walked away from the u20s. Is this a good option for Counihan??"
Counihan has to be the next under 20 manager …..if he wants it now !

Shelbourne1 (Monaghan) - Posts: 282 - 26/09/2022 11:04:41    2441891

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Replying To HB245:  "A lot of overreaction to Scotstown's current situation. If Kieran Hughes was fit, they'd have won all 4 group games and topped the group at their leisure. They're still streets ahead. Even their C team is in a Junior Championship semi final! Their u17s last year were in a Div 1 championship final, this year they won the Div 1 league… Last year their u15s won a Div 1 Championship, and this year they are in a Div 1 championship final.. They're going to dominate for a long long time. We might see them pipped to the odd championship here and there, but realistically, no club in Monaghan has the population to topple them, unless one of the big towns get their act together. The huge player pool combined with the brilliant underage structure, it's very hard to see anybody overtaking them in the next 10-15 years.
On another note, what on earth is going on in Castleblayney and Monaghan Harps? Castleblayney going down to Intermediate and Harps likely going down to Junior. These are clubs with a bigger player pool to pick from than 99% of clubs in Monaghan. Mind boggling."
It's hard to be certain if Scotstown will dominate for the next 10-15 years. Blayney's juvenile structures have been delivering results for the last number of years but it will take time to translate this into senior, the same could happen Scotstown when their golden generation start to retire (as with what happened Blayney). The Faughs are going for 3 in a row at minor (Div 1) which is almost unprecedented and have won two in a row at u15 (Div 1) but these boys will need 3-4 years to develop even if a year or two of that has to happen at Intermediate level.

In the same weekend that the Faughs were almost definitely relegated from the men's Senior, they won the u15 Div 1 double (boys), the u12 Div 1 title (girls), their senior ladies team qualified for the Junior football championship final (going for the double) and the hurling club won the u15 title.

Most clubs would be happy with this return in a year let alone one weekend. I don't think we've heard the last of Castleblayney.

monman2011 (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 26/09/2022 12:18:02    2441907

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Replying To monman2011:  "It's hard to be certain if Scotstown will dominate for the next 10-15 years. Blayney's juvenile structures have been delivering results for the last number of years but it will take time to translate this into senior, the same could happen Scotstown when their golden generation start to retire (as with what happened Blayney). The Faughs are going for 3 in a row at minor (Div 1) which is almost unprecedented and have won two in a row at u15 (Div 1) but these boys will need 3-4 years to develop even if a year or two of that has to happen at Intermediate level.

In the same weekend that the Faughs were almost definitely relegated from the men's Senior, they won the u15 Div 1 double (boys), the u12 Div 1 title (girls), their senior ladies team qualified for the Junior football championship final (going for the double) and the hurling club won the u15 title.

Most clubs would be happy with this return in a year let alone one weekend. I don't think we've heard the last of Castleblayney."
No I would agree with you there, it will be short stay in Intermiedate football if it happens.

222 (UK) - Posts: 612 - 26/09/2022 13:30:51    2441921

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