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5 O Connell
7 O Toole
8 D Hughes
9 G Mohan
12 O Hanlon
Jones, K Hughes, Irwin and Mulligan would all be good players to take on and change the pace of proceedings.
Mickod88 (Monaghan) - Posts: 32 - 28/03/2023 11:16:53 2467251Link 0
Omagh will be difficult. Tyrone were v good last three matches of league although think we can give them a much better game than we did in the league. Think if we can go there and put in a performance win lose or draw we should be happy as there is a big championship ahead with new structure and we dont need to be getting consumed by ulster defeats like we did in the past. Tyrone are the best side in ulster and will likely make an all ireland semi final or final. Monaghan should be targeting a quarter final appearance and are good enough to get there. The new group structure will suit us. Bar Kerry Galway Dublin Tyrone Mayo the rest are beatable. My only worry is our midfield and lack of options there. Finally new mger deserves praise. Its his first mgmt job and noone else wanted it last year. He hasnt got everything right but sunday was massive for him and showed buy in he is getting from the players.
seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1716 - 28/03/2023 11:55:23 2467266Link 0
More than likely the team that will start, going to be a tight game, defensive set ups going to be big, Shane Carey will start due to the off the ball work he does. Other options are Mohan for Gallagher or Karl for O toole. Experienced heads will be needed and those willing to chip in with a few scores will be trusted, hence Gallagher, Lavelle might be be pushing for places.
Its obvious in heat of championship now mansy probably isn't fit for the full 80 mins, can we take him off with 60 mins to go when game in melting pot? Dont think so, dont think he starts.
monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 318 - 28/03/2023 12:45:12 2467294Link 0
HB245 (Monaghan) - Posts: 142 - 28/03/2023 13:13:05 2467305Link 4
ORIELMAN85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 10 - 29/03/2023 18:25:13 2467672Link 0
Anyone else watch the U20's last night? They showed great resilience for digging the win out. Coming into the last 15 minutes, it look like Monaghan were the more likely team to win and Cavan wilted. Definitely a better coached team than last years team. Some very good performances last night - Stephen Mooney looks like the successor to Conor McManus. yeah I know that's a big statement. The lad was double marked , sometimes triple marked and still got 1-4. Though the goal was a penalty and a soft one at that. Cian Conlon has loads of talent and the ability to score 45's and long range frees, Ryan Duffy brought pace and tenacity to the backs. Eccles has impressed in both games so far and Michael Hammill is a effective and pacy ball carrier breaking lines of defence.
sleater (Monaghan) - Posts: 132 - 30/03/2023 08:38:43 2467705Link 0
Great to see the team dig out a win in both games, but wayward shooting by the opposition was a significant factors both days, and they can't count on that against Down next time.
TearsIn85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 152 - 30/03/2023 12:57:04 2467783Link 0
A good week made better by the performance and win last night. A win is a win in knockout championship football. Great to see the team show structure, discipline and a hunger after the shambles last year. They seem to be well coached and tactically astute which will bring all players on a lot in preparation for senior football. They should have nothing to fear v down and could possibly go all the way.
monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 318 - 30/03/2023 14:15:02 2467818Link 0
Looked very bad after 15 minutes as they were being wiped out by Cavan on kick-outs. The penalty was a lifeline for sure. Stephen Mooney hit the big tally, but Cian Conlon's point before half time and Conor Eccles midway into 2nd half felt like vital momentum-changing scores. Really pushed on for the last 20 minutes as Cavan wilted. It was harsh on young Lovett on the last play but them's the breaks.
Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 938 - 30/03/2023 14:31:47 2467830Link 0