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Blayney down. There were people leaving at half time writing was on the wall.

Aughnamullen got up on the coat tails of Donaghmoyne last year and done the same to stay up this year... no doubt with carrick winning throughout the match, the game finished in blayney as planned as it suited both Aughnamullen and Donaghmoyne today.

muckla (UK) - Posts: 352 - 08/10/2022 21:19:07    2443229

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You cant blame aughnamullen or donaghmoyne for being better than blayney this year it's being a long time in the waiting don't know why but big town clubs struggling won't be good for Monaghan football in the long run

Pet (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 08/10/2022 21:37:41    2443232

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Replying To muckla:  "Blayney down. There were people leaving at half time writing was on the wall.

Aughnamullen got up on the coat tails of Donaghmoyne last year and done the same to stay up this year... no doubt with carrick winning throughout the match, the game finished in blayney as planned as it suited both Aughnamullen and Donaghmoyne today."
What was planned? You're not suggesting some kind of agreement saw Aughnamullen win a game they had no right to?

TearsIn85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 142 - 08/10/2022 21:56:35    2443236

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Replying To DeMan:  "Any reports on game in Blayney.. on twitter Aughnamullen always seemed in control..."
Aughnamullen started well and Donaghmoyne could never get level. Bannigan and Garland were outstanding. Aughnamullen deserved it. Good young team and its a great achievement to stay Senior in their first year. Donaghmoyne were very unlucky not to be in QF's. They amassed same points than Truagh did who came 2nd in other group. No excuses for Blayney, they've been circling the drain for few years and there's no point thinking that they'll bounce back with ease because Intermediate is a dog fight. But when these minors mature in 4/5 years they'll be a force but they'll be a few tough years before that happens.
Carrick basically relegated because they downed tools v Donaghmoyne in first round of relegation play offs. No excuses for them either.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 09/10/2022 10:09:23    2443246

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Replying To muckla:  "Blayney down. There were people leaving at half time writing was on the wall.

Aughnamullen got up on the coat tails of Donaghmoyne last year and done the same to stay up this year... no doubt with carrick winning throughout the match, the game finished in blayney as planned as it suited both Aughnamullen and Donaghmoyne today."
Donaghmoyne did very well in senior this year and were a kick of a ball from progressing to the knockout stages. Aughnamullen came out on the wrong side in a couple of games but whipped Blayney in the relegation group. If they benefitted from Donaghmoyne being safe yesterday so be it. Both deserve their place for 2023.

Blayney only won 2 games all year, both against Carrick. Carrick, for their part, allowed the worst team in senior to drag them down so they both deserve what happened yesterday. Senior will be a better competition next year without this pair.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 916 - 09/10/2022 11:27:34    2443252

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Charma for Blayney who have got favours from club for the last years to stay up. Fair play Aughnamullen and Donaghmoyne on staying up. No sympathy in Doohamlet, Toome, Oram and Blackhill for all the players pouched over years. The mighty faughs no so mighty anymore.

latefortraining (Monaghan) - Posts: 91 - 09/10/2022 11:56:45    2443254

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Its a shame the county board have decided over the weekend to stick the boot in when it comes to admission prices.
Last weekend was savage value of €15 for the two senior semi finals in Clones. Yet its €15 per semi final for intermediate. So €30 to attend two games.

Monaghan is the highest in Ulster in regards to entrance fees Derry are only £12 for their senior final.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1881 - 09/10/2022 13:12:53    2443259

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I'm not from the blaney club so I'm talking from a neutral point of view here…the stick the boot in comments on here are amusing.. talk to any blaney supporter and there well aware that they've been struggling at senior level the past few years so going intermediate to give them excellent 17-21 yr/olds a chance to develop will do no harm... league tables never lie..blaney are no different to over 1/2 the clubs in Monaghan across senior, intermediate & junior that are currently struggling on an annual basis.. However, the big difference is blaney have recently had numerous underage successes that we'd all be envious off so don't worry Blayney will be back soon at senior level…

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 374 - 09/10/2022 14:43:51    2443268

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Replying To shaggylegend:  "Its a shame the county board have decided over the weekend to stick the boot in when it comes to admission prices.
Last weekend was savage value of €15 for the two senior semi finals in Clones. Yet its €15 per semi final for intermediate. So €30 to attend two games.

Monaghan is the highest in Ulster in regards to entrance fees Derry are only £12 for their senior final."
Was only 10 euro into inniskeen today.

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 206 - 09/10/2022 16:24:26    2443280

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Replying To farneygael:  "Was only 10 euro into inniskeen today."
Well that's no so bad then, county board advertised it as €15, on their social media

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1881 - 09/10/2022 18:50:02    2443305

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Replying To shaggylegend:  "Its a shame the county board have decided over the weekend to stick the boot in when it comes to admission prices.
Last weekend was savage value of €15 for the two senior semi finals in Clones. Yet its €15 per semi final for intermediate. So €30 to attend two games.

Monaghan is the highest in Ulster in regards to entrance fees Derry are only £12 for their senior final."
It was only 10 euro in to Semifinals so If u attended last week and this week you got 4 games for 35 euro.. approx 9 euro per game so if you want to pay your 12 stg in Derry go ahead.... I think we forget we have prob best facilities in ulster bar none... every club must be congratulated on the way they have their grounds.. and this costs money

DeMan (Monaghan) - Posts: 115 - 09/10/2022 19:24:31    2443312

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Replying To latefortraining:  "Charma for Blayney who have got favours from club for the last years to stay up. Fair play Aughnamullen and Donaghmoyne on staying up. No sympathy in Doohamlet, Toome, Oram and Blackhill for all the players pouched over years. The mighty faughs no so mighty anymore."
I think your a wee bit bitter ?? No ? Pouching players over the years? I think that works both ways no ?? Blayney deserved to go down and if u haven't got it u haven't got it …. But I'd say Blayney will b senior again before any other club matches there 37 championships?? I really don't know what u mean by charma? And the four teams u mentioned haven't a senior championship between them? And I'd safely say they never will?

jakeezme5 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 09/10/2022 20:32:42    2443323

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I was in Blayney last night. How David garland didn't get a call up to the county is beyond me. He was kicking points from the golf course. 2023 will be interesting.

footballmad123 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1 - 09/10/2022 20:47:59    2443324

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Replying To DeMan:  "It was only 10 euro in to Semifinals so If u attended last week and this week you got 4 games for 35 euro.. approx 9 euro per game so if you want to pay your 12 stg in Derry go ahead.... I think we forget we have prob best facilities in ulster bar none... every club must be congratulated on the way they have their grounds.. and this costs money"
There's only a select few with dressing rooms capable of catering for panels of 25/30+, likes of Drumhowan, aughnamullen, blayney lacking behind

monman246 (Monaghan) - Posts: 88 - 09/10/2022 21:13:31    2443329

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Replying To footballmad123:  "I was in Blayney last night. How David garland didn't get a call up to the county is beyond me. He was kicking points from the golf course. 2023 will be interesting."
Garland did get call up for county. He came on as sub v Derry in Armagh.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 10/10/2022 07:26:22    2443336

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Replying To TearsIn85:  "What was planned? You're not suggesting some kind of agreement saw Aughnamullen win a game they had no right to?"
I think at half time and in the last 15 minutes of the match there was a realisation that Both teams were safe if things stayed the way they were in their own match. I wasn't at the game but that's what I was told.

On the topic of Donaghmoyne, the ladies must get a shout out again. to win 20 titles in a row is some achievement. I am not sure if there are many with the full 20 but its some going. maybe there will be a raft of retirements after this one. They have generally a good record in Ulster and have a won a few All Irelands so its no fluke that they have won 20.

Its a shame other ladies clubs couldn't put it up to them in those 20 years. There will be footballers in other clubs at senior level who's careers will be defined by getting beat by Donaghmoyne which is a real depressing statement but the truth of the matter.

muckla (UK) - Posts: 352 - 10/10/2022 09:38:46    2443348

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Replying To muckla:  "I think at half time and in the last 15 minutes of the match there was a realisation that Both teams were safe if things stayed the way they were in their own match. I wasn't at the game but that's what I was told.

On the topic of Donaghmoyne, the ladies must get a shout out again. to win 20 titles in a row is some achievement. I am not sure if there are many with the full 20 but its some going. maybe there will be a raft of retirements after this one. They have generally a good record in Ulster and have a won a few All Irelands so its no fluke that they have won 20.

Its a shame other ladies clubs couldn't put it up to them in those 20 years. There will be footballers in other clubs at senior level who's careers will be defined by getting beat by Donaghmoyne which is a real depressing statement but the truth of the matter."
Serious achievement - but look at their team and half of them aren't from Donaghmoyne.

Success brings desirability - many players who moved into the county flocked to Donaghmoyne throughout the years.

Unfortunately, poor competition at this level does not help the county panel or Donaghmoyne for that matter when out of Monaghan

eirekeeper (Monaghan) - Posts: 90 - 10/10/2022 10:03:29    2443351

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Any word if Darren Hughes is suspended for the final Sunday? Seen a video doing the rounds of a terrible off the ball incident against inniskeen last weekend................

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 374 - 10/10/2022 10:04:07    2443352

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Replying To muckla:  "I think at half time and in the last 15 minutes of the match there was a realisation that Both teams were safe if things stayed the way they were in their own match. I wasn't at the game but that's what I was told.

On the topic of Donaghmoyne, the ladies must get a shout out again. to win 20 titles in a row is some achievement. I am not sure if there are many with the full 20 but its some going. maybe there will be a raft of retirements after this one. They have generally a good record in Ulster and have a won a few All Irelands so its no fluke that they have won 20.

Its a shame other ladies clubs couldn't put it up to them in those 20 years. There will be footballers in other clubs at senior level who's careers will be defined by getting beat by Donaghmoyne which is a real depressing statement but the truth of the matter."
Think there are 4 players who have the 20 titles which is an incredible achievement. There is an ongoing issue with Donaghmoyne's recruitment but not their fault that laws are so lax and the ones that are there are not enforced. But its an open secret that Donaghmoyne have an unfair advantage on rest of county and Ulster.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 10/10/2022 11:00:34    2443365

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Replying To latefortraining:  "Charma for Blayney who have got favours from club for the last years to stay up. Fair play Aughnamullen and Donaghmoyne on staying up. No sympathy in Doohamlet, Toome, Oram and Blackhill for all the players pouched over years. The mighty faughs no so mighty anymore."
@Latefortraining, I think you might have been late for school as well (its Karma (not Charma) and poached (not pouched)) :-)

As other posters have commented, people in Blayney know that they deserve to go down this year as they are in the bottom two and the two teams that go down always deserve their faith. Last year they were in the bottom four but finished top of the relegation group but they've been skirting the bottom 2-3 in the last 5 years so no surprises for anyone this year. Blayney won't be looking for sympathy and didn't expect any favours.

Your point re Toome and Doohamlet doesn't make sense as they are in different parishes from Blayney and are more likely to lose players to Donaghamoyne and Cremartin respectively. Blayney, Oram and Blackhill are all in the same parish so players can choose who they play for within the parish. There are far more examples of players travelling from the town out to Oram and Blackhill but Blayney have never used this as an excuse and won't start now. Fair play to all three clubs, they could have went down the route of the Scotstown amalgamation (Scotstown, Knockatallon, Tydavent) but it's much better for youngsters in the parish that there is more than one club to play for (more teams, more football...). The Blayney hurlers have of course a larger catchment area but this is hardly their fault.

This talk of the Blayney club being a shambles is ridiculous. Yes, their senior team is poor at the minute but look at what they have done over the last ten years re juvenile successes, introduction of ladies football, field development etc.. It's clear they are working hard and will rise again at some stage in the future. All teams can't win all the time. Two teams go down every year, its not that long ago that Ballybay (another town team) were junior and they came again.

Scotstown are undoubtedly a great club but tell that to any young boy or girl who'd like to pick up a hurl in that area. It's a real shame that they don't facilitate the 'small ball' given the great GAA stalwarts in their club.

People love sticking the boot into the likes of Carrick and Monaghan Harps but at the end of the day both towns offer football, hurling, handball (and even rounders in the case of Carrick) to the children in the area, the players do their best and their clubs are run by volunteers like every other club. We shouldn't forget also that despite how 'bad' their senior teams are they have consistently provided players to our county teams (no need to list the names).

Finally, for what Monaghan Harps haven't done 'on the field' over the last 15 months has been more than matched in what they have done 'off the field' in the toughest of times which at the end of the day is what GAA is all about.

monman2011 (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 10/10/2022 11:22:45    2443372

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