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Corduff and Magheracloone got the job done yesterday anyway that's 2 clubs in both league and Championship finals in each division

CTC6 (Monaghan) - Posts: 21 - 10/10/2022 11:26:24    2443373

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Replying To monman2011:  "@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."
excellent post couldn't agree more with everything you have said..

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 374 - 10/10/2022 11:39:13    2443374

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "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."
Carrick have been nothing short a mess all year. I have a couple of lads togging out with them but they won't give them a run. There's boys playing on that team and a good gust of a breeze would blow them away. I played with Carrick in the 80s and 90s and I can safely say those lads today just don't have the cajones. If the wife allows me I'll be moving my lads out to Corduff next year. At least they are showing a bit of ambition this year.

Monaghansclown (Monaghan) - Posts: 136 - 10/10/2022 15:16:36    2443421

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Replying To Monaghansclown:  "Carrick have been nothing short a mess all year. I have a couple of lads togging out with them but they won't give them a run. There's boys playing on that team and a good gust of a breeze would blow them away. I played with Carrick in the 80s and 90s and I can safely say those lads today just don't have the cajones. If the wife allows me I'll be moving my lads out to Corduff next year. At least they are showing a bit of ambition this year."
Send them to Toome

UlsterChamp (Monaghan) - Posts: 30 - 10/10/2022 15:54:52    2443429

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Did anyone take in the intermediate semi finals this weekend?

monaghanman99 (Monaghan) - Posts: 43 - 10/10/2022 18:00:52    2443466

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Replying To monman2011:  "@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."
Very very well put !!!!

jakeezme5 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 10/10/2022 19:17:33    2443482

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "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."
Spoke to someone in the know on this and all the starting players bar 1 is from outside of Donaghmoyne with the one girl being from blayney.

He said the fact that Toome and blackhill have no ladies teams helps Donaghmoyne but both Toome and Blackhill are either in Donaghmoyne parish or attract players who live in Donaghmoyne or blayney parish at mens level..

Blayney, carrick, corduff and inniskeen have womens teams and they all border Donaghmoyne so I think making use of the players available within the parish is not an unfair advantage?

The same fella told me there's more outside players playing for Emyvale than there is for Donaghmoyne?

muckla (UK) - Posts: 352 - 10/10/2022 20:47:10    2443493

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Replying To CTC6:  "Corduff and Magheracloone got the job done yesterday anyway that's 2 clubs in both league and Championship finals in each division"
Ive seen a fair bit of intermediate football this year and I was at the emyvale magheraclone game yesterday and I think it's going to be a long long year for both magheraclone & corduff in senior football next year..would expect both to come straight back down..

mick2007 (Monaghan) - Posts: 374 - 10/10/2022 21:08:51    2443498

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Attended the game in Inniskeen yesterday, and as a neutral with the weather conditions it was quite a hard hitting contest.

Im sure Toome will feel regret not getting over the line but as a neutral it felt that the 50/50 decisions near the end went against them at important stages.

But credit to Corduff winning another tight game as they have all year.

Farney1990 (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 10/10/2022 21:29:53    2443501

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I'm after watching clips of Waterford football championship. Does anyone know why Monaghan haven't embraced this technology?

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 11/10/2022 08:35:13    2443513

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Replying To muckla:  "Spoke to someone in the know on this and all the starting players bar 1 is from outside of Donaghmoyne with the one girl being from blayney.

He said the fact that Toome and blackhill have no ladies teams helps Donaghmoyne but both Toome and Blackhill are either in Donaghmoyne parish or attract players who live in Donaghmoyne or blayney parish at mens level..

Blayney, carrick, corduff and inniskeen have womens teams and they all border Donaghmoyne so I think making use of the players available within the parish is not an unfair advantage?

The same fella told me there's more outside players playing for Emyvale than there is for Donaghmoyne?"
Eileen Mc Elroy is the only player who is not from Donaghmoyne Parish. The girls are a credit to themselves/Parish and club.
Fantastic achievement.

room2 (Monaghan) - Posts: 96 - 11/10/2022 09:44:00    2443521

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Donaghmoyne/ Inniskeen/Latton will be the big contenders for the Mick Duffy cup over the next few years. Donaghmoyne are probably the most improved team in the county and can count themselves very unlucky that they did not reach the knockout stages of this year's championship.
Both Inniskeen and Latton have excellent young players and with the right management can be serious contenders, though rumours of Tommy Durnin leaving Inniskeen might be a serious setback for them.

room2 (Monaghan) - Posts: 96 - 11/10/2022 09:47:31    2443522

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Replying To room2:  "Eileen Mc Elroy is the only player who is not from Donaghmoyne Parish. The girls are a credit to themselves/Parish and club.
Fantastic achievement."
The five courtneys are from Blackhill.

eirekeeper (Monaghan) - Posts: 90 - 11/10/2022 10:40:15    2443533

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Replying To mick2007:  "Ive seen a fair bit of intermediate football this year and I was at the emyvale magheraclone game yesterday and I think it's going to be a long long year for both magheraclone & corduff in senior football next year..would expect both to come straight back down.."
Next years Senior Championship is going to be an absolute dogfight. There's usual one weak team you can discount immediately but that isn't the case next year. Its loaded with good sides.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 11/10/2022 11:30:55    2443546

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Replying To room2:  "Donaghmoyne/ Inniskeen/Latton will be the big contenders for the Mick Duffy cup over the next few years. Donaghmoyne are probably the most improved team in the county and can count themselves very unlucky that they did not reach the knockout stages of this year's championship.
Both Inniskeen and Latton have excellent young players and with the right management can be serious contenders, though rumours of Tommy Durnin leaving Inniskeen might be a serious setback for them."
Can't see how anyone could make a case for Inniskeen. Have failed on the big day time and again. Had Ballybay bet twice in 2020 semi final only to blow it, got pushed aside by Scotstown twice last year and despite having a week off while Scotstown had to dig to the depths to get over Latton, this year, they couldn't beat Scotstown again. Is there potential there? Yes. But potential wins nothing and it's high time they won something. Surely, the first thing they should be doing is win a Senior League but they were in relegation playoffs for that this year.
Donaghmoyne are a tight side and will be a threat for the foreseeable future. Latton are a brilliantly run club, I think they are longest at Senior level bar Scotstown, 32 years I think. That's an incredible achievement for a small club.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 11/10/2022 11:40:12    2443549

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Replying To eirekeeper:  "The five courtneys are from Blackhill."
Think Amanda Casey is from Blayney…?

jakeezme5 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 11/10/2022 11:48:39    2443551

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Replying To eirekeeper:  "The five courtneys are from Blackhill."
They are from Agnafarcon which is part of Donaghmoyne Parish

room2 (Monaghan) - Posts: 96 - 11/10/2022 12:38:03    2443559

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "Can't see how anyone could make a case for Inniskeen. Have failed on the big day time and again. Had Ballybay bet twice in 2020 semi final only to blow it, got pushed aside by Scotstown twice last year and despite having a week off while Scotstown had to dig to the depths to get over Latton, this year, they couldn't beat Scotstown again. Is there potential there? Yes. But potential wins nothing and it's high time they won something. Surely, the first thing they should be doing is win a Senior League but they were in relegation playoffs for that this year.
Donaghmoyne are a tight side and will be a threat for the foreseeable future. Latton are a brilliantly run club, I think they are longest at Senior level bar Scotstown, 32 years I think. That's an incredible achievement for a small club."
Blayney was the longest up to this year ….

jakeezme5 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 11/10/2022 12:38:12    2443560

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "Next years Senior Championship is going to be an absolute dogfight. There's usual one weak team you can discount immediately but that isn't the case next year. Its loaded with good sides."
God I don't know about that… was at the toome/corduff match Sunday and maybe am a bad judge but if u think either would last in senior going by that game I can't see it !!! It's a big step up !! Imagine what ballybay/scotstown would do to either of them teams!!

jakeezme5 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 11/10/2022 13:17:43    2443571

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Replying To jakeezme5:  "God I don't know about that… was at the toome/corduff match Sunday and maybe am a bad judge but if u think either would last in senior going by that game I can't see it !!! It's a big step up !! Imagine what ballybay/scotstown would do to either of them teams!!"
Have to agree. I was in inniskeen for the game too and although the conditions were very bad I think corduff will find the going very though next year in senior.

I would say this is the first year in a long time that both teams that went up stayed up. Usually one if not the two of them would be going back down so credit to them for that.

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 206 - 11/10/2022 18:16:03    2443622

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