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Replying To farneygael:  "To be fair they were playing a team who have been in the last two club All Irelands and won the last one.

It must be hard for any team who have not won a county championship in a long time to go and do well in the province.
I think their a fantastic team and well done to them on a brilliant year."
What makes them a fantastic team? 1 County title in how many years?

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 19/11/2022 11:15:08    2448142

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Paul Curran u20 manager ??????

Fit15 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 19/11/2022 19:14:34    2448190

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Replying To Fit15:  "Paul Curran u20 manager ??????"
April fool joke

Truecountysupporter (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 20/11/2022 17:03:58    2448235

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No joke,Paul Curran and Pauric Treanor were with blackhill this year now Monaghan u20 management

Fit15 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 21/11/2022 15:17:42    2448334

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Replying To Fit15:  "No joke,Paul Curran and Pauric Treanor were with blackhill this year now Monaghan u20 management"
That's a very left of field choice... How did it come about?

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 32 - 22/11/2022 08:27:47    2448379

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Do you disagree with anything I've said? If not then perhaps it's nothing to do with positivity and is a thing called honesty."
Ballybay played great football in the Championship. They easily beat Truagh and Clontibret and were far better than Scotstown in the final than the scoreline suggests.

But ignoring all that the main problem with your facetious argument is that it totally ignores the Cross game. Ballybay went away to Armagh to face the 2nd favourites for the Ulster Club and totally outplayed their hosts while live on National TV. It was a superb performance that showed how to defend a lead, counter attack, deal with the long ball and how to play when being a man down and having a man up for a black card. In my opinion it was the best performance by a Monaghan team in Ulster since we beat Tyrone in Omagh in 2018.

Then they had only a week to get ready for Kilcoo while the Down Champions had 3 or 4 weeks. Kilcoo weren't in 2nd gear, they were actually trying for the first time that year. They obviously just did enough to get through Down Championship because don't tell me that there are teams in Down at a level that can hold THAT performance to extra time and penalties. I met Mickey Moran at half time in Clones and he was thrilled with Kilcoo's first half performance and they upped it 2nd half. Also teams in 2nd gear don't outscored their opponents 1-4 v 0-1 in last 10 mins,they just play out time.
Kilcoo are the All Ireland Champions and based on that performance, they will go close again.
There's lots in Monaghan football to be negative about, Ballybay's performances in this years Championship is not one of them.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 22/11/2022 08:56:00    2448383

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Replying To eirekeeper:  "Ballybay poor today. Kilcoo didn't have to get out of second gear. Yet again Monaghan teams fail to inspire in Ulster"
The Donaghmoyne and Blayney Ladies might disagree with this statement given they are both in All-Ireland semi finals this week.

A huge achievement by both clubs, hopefully the county ladies team can benefit from this next year.

Would be great to see the Donaghmoyne ladies getting to Croke Park given their remarkable achievements over the last 20 years.

Also great to see how both clubs are supporting each other as they've progressed through Ulster.

monman2011 (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 23/11/2022 12:39:08    2448510

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "Ballybay played great football in the Championship. They easily beat Truagh and Clontibret and were far better than Scotstown in the final than the scoreline suggests.

But ignoring all that the main problem with your facetious argument is that it totally ignores the Cross game. Ballybay went away to Armagh to face the 2nd favourites for the Ulster Club and totally outplayed their hosts while live on National TV. It was a superb performance that showed how to defend a lead, counter attack, deal with the long ball and how to play when being a man down and having a man up for a black card. In my opinion it was the best performance by a Monaghan team in Ulster since we beat Tyrone in Omagh in 2018.

Then they had only a week to get ready for Kilcoo while the Down Champions had 3 or 4 weeks. Kilcoo weren't in 2nd gear, they were actually trying for the first time that year. They obviously just did enough to get through Down Championship because don't tell me that there are teams in Down at a level that can hold THAT performance to extra time and penalties. I met Mickey Moran at half time in Clones and he was thrilled with Kilcoo's first half performance and they upped it 2nd half. Also teams in 2nd gear don't outscored their opponents 1-4 v 0-1 in last 10 mins,they just play out time.
Kilcoo are the All Ireland Champions and based on that performance, they will go close again.
There's lots in Monaghan football to be negative about, Ballybay's performances in this years Championship is not one of them."
Cross 2nd Favourites for Ulster, you know nothing about ulster football obviously. Glen & Kilcoo are a million miles away from the pack, Errigal are a better team than cross!

Ballybay won a poor co championship, beat a poor cross team and got shown up against the first proper team they played, that's the cold hard facts.

Monaghan's seniors club football is just in that place at present unfortunately.

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 24/11/2022 12:21:30    2448601

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Replying To Fit15:  "Paul Curran u20 manager ??????"
Great to see Paul involved at County level again.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 293 - 24/11/2022 14:00:54    2448617

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Cross 2nd Favourites for Ulster, you know nothing about ulster football obviously. Glen & Kilcoo are a million miles away from the pack, Errigal are a better team than cross!

Ballybay won a poor co championship, beat a poor cross team and got shown up against the first proper team they played, that's the cold hard facts.

Monaghan's seniors club football is just in that place at present unfortunately."
Wow! Looks like you're taking those 2 defeats to Ballybay really badly. The bookies had Cross as 2nd favourites. That is what you call a fact! Your opinions are not facts.
By the way;
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THESE are capital letters. Familiarise yourself with them.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 24/11/2022 17:26:19    2448643

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Very sad to hear about Sean McCague. A great man who finally put an end to the petty squabbling at county level that had been there since the 30's and got every player on the same page. In 1979 he led Monaghan to their first Ulster Championship since 1938. When Monaghan beat holders Down in the first round, it was a huge shock. Followed this up with a brilliant win v Armagh in Cavan and finally that glorious day v Donegal. He turned Monaghan from a laughing stock into a serious force. Won NFL Div One and Ulster Championship in 85 and took Kerry to a replay. Won another Ulster title in 88 to make him the most successful Monaghan manager of all time. RIP.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 24/11/2022 18:20:49    2448646

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Cross 2nd Favourites for Ulster, you know nothing about ulster football obviously. Glen & Kilcoo are a million miles away from the pack, Errigal are a better team than cross!

Ballybay won a poor co championship, beat a poor cross team and got shown up against the first proper team they played, that's the cold hard facts.

Monaghan's seniors club football is just in that place at present unfortunately."
If not second favourites, then deffo third according to the bookies!

monman246 (Monaghan) - Posts: 88 - 24/11/2022 19:30:02    2448653

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RIP Sean McCague. Left a great legacy for Monaghan football in the 80s a county that had won nothing for 40 odd years prior to his arriving . Still the only monaghan manager to win a national title. Came v close the same year to dethroning Kerry taking them to an AI semi final replay then went on later in life to be a hugely reforming president of the GAA.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1708 - 24/11/2022 20:25:44    2448654

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Replying To seamusorinn:  "Great to see Paul involved at County level again."
Seamusorinn Didn't know Paul managed at county level before

Truecountysupporter (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 24/11/2022 20:52:25    2448656

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best of luck to Corduff at the weekend.

A brilliant year for them year for them. One of the smallest club in Monaghan and to go senor for the second time in 100 plus years by winning the double is some achievement.

Well done Banty and co , just prove if you have the right attitude and a great management team anything is possible.

A lot of posters are very quiet, i wonder why.

Well done to Ballybay also, great to see someone else win the championship

patmouse (Monaghan) - Posts: 100 - 25/11/2022 10:10:57    2448664

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Replying To seanie08:  "RIP Sean McCague. Left a great legacy for Monaghan football in the 80s a county that had won nothing for 40 odd years prior to his arriving . Still the only monaghan manager to win a national title. Came v close the same year to dethroning Kerry taking them to an AI semi final replay then went on later in life to be a hugely reforming president of the GAA."
Comhbhrón ó BÁc.

Fear mór ár chlucihí a ba é. Ómos galantá anois ar R na G.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 864 - 25/11/2022 11:17:43    2448678

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Replying To seamusorinn:  "Great to see Paul involved at County level again."
Groundsman in cloghan maybe

Fit15 (Monaghan) - Posts: 13 - 25/11/2022 12:04:43    2448683

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Replying To Fit15:  "Groundsman in cloghan maybe"
Hopefully he will not throw the toys out of the pram

Truecountysupporter (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 25/11/2022 18:17:53    2448732

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RIP Sean McCague....a giant within Monaghan football. Noting his achievements as previously mentioned.
To add to that, Monaghan were arguably the best team in Ireland '85-'86. People forget, after the NFL win, we lost one of our best ever forwards to injury, Bernie Murray ( never properly recovered)..... add to that our brilliant youthful centre half back, Declan Loughman, injured too.
At half time in the drawn game, a fluke of a kerry goal brought them to within 5 pts of Monaghan. Davy Byrne at midfield was having an outstanding game, but alas had to come off injured at ht...... No doubt we would have beaten Kerry, if Davy had of stayed one, as Jack O'Shea took control in the "2nd half.

Kerry went on to hammer Dublin in the all-Ireland final.

All down to a great manager.... Sean McCague... thank you Sean, RIP, & condolences to his fanmily.

Monaghan Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 425 - 25/11/2022 19:07:29    2448733

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Replying To Monaghan Exile:  "RIP Sean McCague....a giant within Monaghan football. Noting his achievements as previously mentioned.
To add to that, Monaghan were arguably the best team in Ireland '85-'86. People forget, after the NFL win, we lost one of our best ever forwards to injury, Bernie Murray ( never properly recovered)..... add to that our brilliant youthful centre half back, Declan Loughman, injured too.
At half time in the drawn game, a fluke of a kerry goal brought them to within 5 pts of Monaghan. Davy Byrne at midfield was having an outstanding game, but alas had to come off injured at ht...... No doubt we would have beaten Kerry, if Davy had of stayed one, as Jack O'Shea took control in the "2nd half.

Kerry went on to hammer Dublin in the all-Ireland final.

All down to a great manager.... Sean McCague... thank you Sean, RIP, & condolences to his fanmily."
Very well put.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 26/11/2022 15:12:04    2448764

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