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Monaghan Gaa 2022

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Replying To mick2007:  "I didn't say that we had a raft of starters up front.. what I said was we had 8/9 starters from last year namely - (Beggan, boyle, Wylie, Karl, dessie, lavelle, Kearns, hughes) and needed another 3/4 to come on namely (duffy, Brannigan, McCarron and mulligan) in order to get us the draw against what was a largely 2nd string Derry team hence why wel be going back to the tried and trusted every league game..some previous poster said that we had some good material up front on which which I didn't really see which would ease the scoring burden of the likes of McManus..only for Beggan's frees we would have being beat.. as for the goal keeping situation we are 1 serious injury away from a complete disaster which will end out season pretty much.. complete farce starting Beggan in both games over the weekend.."
Think there's far too much emphasis here being put on a couple of McKenna Cup games. Derry were more up for it than us, because in the scheme of things, a McKenna Cup win would be a far bigger deal to a team who got beat in the first round of Ulster than a team whose last game was an Ulster Final.
The positives were Hanratty and McElearney on Friday and Leonard, Mealiff and Woods yesterday. There's 2 kinds of players in these games established and new. New players,understandbly,start off with a don't take any risks here, attitude. But as the game progresses they become more comfortable. This was very apparent yesterday especially. Thought the highlight was Leonard who is exactly what we are missing, a big lump of a lad who can play.
In relation to Rory, it was folly playing him in both these games.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 515 - 10/01/2022 10:48:12    2394345


Is the structures in Monaghan changing to 12 senior 12 intermediate and 6 junior? Hearing rumours of it

monaghanman99 (Monaghan) - Posts: 37 - 10/01/2022 14:13:49    2394398


Who is the second choice goalkeeper for ye this year?

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 672 - 10/01/2022 15:27:57    2394417


Replying To RHF:  "Who is the second choice goalkeeper for ye this year?"
Paddy Linden

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 864 - 10/01/2022 15:51:05    2394421


reasonably impressed by what i saw vrs armagh last night. mccarthy got MOTM but it could've went to boyle or lavelle too. few other good performers. didnt see anything in terms of new talent really but some more cusp players starting to put their hands up

pity leonard went off so early. was looking forward to seeing him again.

free taking very poor and an over-reliance on beggan last night. i feel like beggan should be exclusively used for long range frees. 14 out field players and nobody able to take a free until jack came on...obviously nobodys too worried in the mckenna cup but enjoyable game nontheless and another outing this weekend

MalsBalls (Monaghan) - Posts: 118 - 19/01/2022 09:32:31    2395528


Good second half performance last night and esp from Mccarthy and Boyle got us back into the game and got rub of green in penalties got us over the line. Great to get another game for time of year and games in the legs of less experienced players. Hopefully injury to leonard not too bad looks a decent prospect.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1590 - 19/01/2022 09:48:38    2395533