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Title: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: GrandMasterFlash on May 15, 2017, 02:25:19 PM
Not much chat about this one. Televised it seems but I'd still expect a big crowd, as always is the case between us. The Saturday evening first round will be an interesting experience also.

Nothing much being said re players. Dessie Mone and Vinny Corey should hopefully be pushing for a start, as will Colin Walshe. This will offset the loss of D Hughes, if he is indeed a loss.. ;-)


Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Main Street on May 15, 2017, 11:17:09 PM
If you want plenty of chat then go and read today's Irish News article on
'Bin bags, spuds, scores and success - the story of Monaghan great, Nudie Hughes' 
http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/ (http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/)
I didn't know he was the 10th of 14 children.

There is some consolation with Darren Hughes' injury in that the damage done was at the lower end of the scale, nothing broken, not a full rupture and possibly just another 2 months out before testing the waters.

Is this game scheduled for BBC NI?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: FermGael on May 15, 2017, 11:30:42 PM
We are missing 7 starters from last year.  Lads away travelling, couple retired and Jones and Ruairi Corrigan are both injured.
We had a disappointing league campaign.  Should have stayed up but somehow let a woeful Derry team beat us.
We have shipped goals all year and have been very poor defensively.
When you look at the scoring threat that Monaghan have then it's not looking good for us.
Hopefully Pete has a rabbit in the hat because we certainly owe Monaghan one but Malachy will know the Fermanagh boys inside out and I am sure a weeks training in Portugal will have helped Monaghan no end.

Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: straightred on May 16, 2017, 09:35:48 AM
If you want plenty of chat then go and read today's Irish News article on
'Bin bags, spuds, scores and success - the story of Monaghan great, Nudie Hughes' 
http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/ (http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/)
I didn't know he was the 10th of 14 children.

There is some consolation with Darren Hughes' injury in that the damage done was at the lower end of the scale, nothing broken, not a full rupture and possibly just another 2 months out before testing the waters.

Is this game scheduled for BBC NI?

2 months would take us to the ulster final. If they get to that would they be hopeful he'd play ?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Main Street on May 16, 2017, 11:17:16 AM
If you want plenty of chat then go and read today's Irish News article on
'Bin bags, spuds, scores and success - the story of Monaghan great, Nudie Hughes' 
http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/ (http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/)
I didn't know he was the 10th of 14 children.

There is some consolation with Darren Hughes' injury in that the damage done was at the lower end of the scale, nothing broken, not a full rupture and possibly just another 2 months out before testing the waters.

Is this game scheduled for BBC NI?

2 months would take us to the ulster final. If they get to that would they be hopeful he'd play ?
Would he be fit to play a tough competitive game in mid July? I would doubt it and there could be an element of rushing the rehab to be fit by then. The physio specialists can't predict how long his rehab will take, the 3 months in total from mid April was a rough guess, it's a delicate affair but the first month has gone well.
 
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Rossfan on May 16, 2017, 02:18:46 PM
Monaghan to win a dour struggle by 4 points.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: GrandMasterFlash on May 16, 2017, 03:02:58 PM
Mone & Corey should be there or thereabouts, which will give us some options.. Mid field is always a concern for us mind, and D Hughes driving runs are hard to match. Hopefully he'll not be missed though..   

Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Main Street on May 16, 2017, 04:03:40 PM
There is no doubt Hughes will be missed.
Hopefully we can still manage to win games while he's recovering his fitness.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: GrandMasterFlash on May 18, 2017, 10:54:43 AM
The Belfast Telegraph have it that Doogan may miss out due to a knee injury (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/gaa/monaghan-dynamo-hughes-to-miss-big-fermanagh-showdown-35706062.html (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/gaa/monaghan-dynamo-hughes-to-miss-big-fermanagh-showdown-35706062.html)). I'd really like to see him get a decent run at the Ulster Championship as his exceptional work-rate is exactly what is needed for this time of year..
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Main Street on May 18, 2017, 01:17:49 PM
Malachy is saying that D Hughes "is doing a wee bit of rehab at the minute". That's still a long way to go yet.
This game will be televised live on SS3

In other news from the same BT article.
"Meanwhile, it has emerged that the ongoing stalemate at Stormont has left many Ulster Council coaches in limbo with possible job losses ahead. With a budget still not established, the funding for up to 30 coaching jobs paid out of the education pot could be cancelled."

Does that mean that the Ulster council are fully funding the salary of 30 coaches in 6 of the 9 counties in their jurisdiction and leaving the other 3 ulster counties out to hang and dry?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: FermGael on May 18, 2017, 11:04:27 PM
Fermanagh team named .

Treacy,
Jones, Cullen, C McManus,
 Breen, McCluskey, Murphy,
Donnelly, Cullen,
Mulrone, Lyons, P McCusker,
Connor, Quigley & T Corrigan


The Bus is being parked
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: timmyot501 on May 18, 2017, 11:14:15 PM
Monaghan named also

R Beggan.
F Kelly.
D Wylie .
R Wylie.
C Walsh.
V Corey.
N Mcadam.
K Hughes.
K O'Connell.
G Doogan.
S Carey.
D Ward.
C McCarthy.
J McCarran.
C McManus.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Emmett on May 19, 2017, 08:18:49 AM
I have never been as pessimistic or even lacking in enthusiasm about Fermanagh's opening Ulster Championship match. Don't get me wrong, I'll be there on Saturday evening and will get wrapped up in the atmosphere and positivity will probably grow from there but in the run-up to the game it is quite clear what the outcome will be. We have been hit by injurys, travelling and retirements and although this happens to most teams on a yearly basis it will always effect Counties like Fermanagh more than others. This, coupled with the dismal end to the league campaign has left the general feeling of dread amongst supporters and most are just hoping we don't get hammered. Monaghan are a seasoned team with sprinklings of real talent throughout the team plus they have a top class manager.

The line-up looks ultra defensive with an emphasis on a lot of pace on the counter attack. This could work well if McManus can be kept quiet and Monaghan become frustrated. Our main difficulty this year has been how easy we have been to play against and score goals against. If this has not been rectified since the end of the league then it could be a long hard evening for players and supporters alike.

Anyway, I will be head off to Clones on Saturday in the hope that we can provide another shock but most definitely not in expectance of this outcome.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: FermGael on May 19, 2017, 11:43:17 AM
I have never been as pessimistic or even lacking in enthusiasm about Fermanagh's opening Ulster Championship match. Don't get me wrong, I'll be there on Saturday evening and will get wrapped up in the atmosphere and positivity will probably grow from there but in the run-up to the game it is quite clear what the outcome will be. We have been hit by injurys, travelling and retirements and although this happens to most teams on a yearly basis it will always effect Counties like Fermanagh more than others. This, coupled with the dismal end to the league campaign has left the general feeling of dread amongst supporters and most are just hoping we don't get hammered. Monaghan are a seasoned team with sprinklings of real talent throughout the team plus they have a top class manager.

The line-up looks ultra defensive with an emphasis on a lot of pace on the counter attack. This could work well if McManus can be kept quiet and Monaghan become frustrated. Our main difficulty this year has been how easy we have been to play against and score goals against. If this has not been rectified since the end of the league then it could be a long hard evening for players and supporters alike.

Anyway, I will be head off to Clones on Saturday in the hope that we can provide another shock but most definitely not in expectance of this outcome.


Have you forgotten 2004 when we played Tyrone in the first round after we had lost most of the panel from the previous year?
Turned out all right that year as I recall. 
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Emmett on May 19, 2017, 12:17:43 PM
I most definitely haven't forgotten about that. One of the best summers of my life. If the lads can rise to the challenge the way that team did then who knows what can happen. I'm just not hopeful.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: AQMP on May 19, 2017, 12:29:54 PM
Fermanagh team named .

Treacy,
Jones, Cullen, C McManus,
 Breen, McCluskey, Murphy,
Donnelly, Cullen,
Mulrone, Lyons, P McCusker,
Connor, Quigley & T Corrigan


The Bus is being parked

What age is Ryan McCluskey now??
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: seafoid on May 19, 2017, 12:41:16 PM
If you want plenty of chat then go and read today's Irish News article on
'Bin bags, spuds, scores and success - the story of Monaghan great, Nudie Hughes' 
http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/ (http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2017/05/15/news/bin-bags-spuds-scores-and-success---the-story-of-monaghan-great-nudie-hughes-1025772/)
I didn't know he was the 10th of 14 children.

There is some consolation with Darren Hughes' injury in that the damage done was at the lower end of the scale, nothing broken, not a full rupture and possibly just another 2 months out before testing the waters.

Is this game scheduled for BBC NI?
From the article :

"They’re all great at running off the shoulder but you don’t see one-on-ones as often now in Ulster because the ball goes back more times than it goes forward.”

Jaysus
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: FermGael on May 19, 2017, 01:33:40 PM
Fermanagh team named .

Treacy,
Jones, Cullen, C McManus,
 Breen, McCluskey, Murphy,
Donnelly, Cullen,
Mulrone, Lyons, P McCusker,
Connor, Quigley & T Corrigan


The Bus is being parked

What age is Ryan McCluskey now??

36 I think .  I believe he is the longest serving intercounty player left
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Schkite on May 19, 2017, 02:01:28 PM
Fermanagh team named .

Treacy,
Jones, Cullen, C McManus,
 Breen, McCluskey, Murphy,
Donnelly, Cullen,
Mulrone, Lyons, P McCusker,
Connor, Quigley & T Corrigan


The Bus is being parked

What age is Ryan McCluskey now??

36 I think .  I believe he is the longest serving intercounty player left

Thought that was Breheny?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Owenmoresider on May 19, 2017, 02:18:32 PM
Fermanagh team named .

Treacy,
Jones, Cullen, C McManus,
 Breen, McCluskey, Murphy,
Donnelly, Cullen,
Mulrone, Lyons, P McCusker,
Connor, Quigley & T Corrigan


The Bus is being parked

What age is Ryan McCluskey now??

36 I think .  I believe he is the longest serving intercounty player left
Nah Mark Breheny is, started in 2000.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: FermGael on May 19, 2017, 08:30:20 PM
According to the Irish Mirror McCluskey is the longest serving intercounty player who has played championship.
Himself and Breheny both made their debuts against each other in the league in 2000.
Breheny started while McCluskey came off the bench.

Here's the link to the article

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/hurling-news/meet-gaas-longest-serving-inter-10440583.amp (https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/hurling-news/meet-gaas-longest-serving-inter-10440583.amp)
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Main Street on May 20, 2017, 12:33:15 AM
It's not so long ago that the shoe was on the other foot and Monaghan were the team at a low ebb looking to make some upset in the first round of the Ulster championship. Regardless, anything other than a good win for Monaghan would be a seismic shock.
Good to see Colin Walsh and Vinny Corey lining up.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Schkite on May 20, 2017, 08:28:23 AM
I'd be very happy with that team named. Of course we can probably count on one or two changes before throw in, but I hope that full forward line of McCarthy, McCarron and McManus stays intact. Alot of scoring potential in that line and although I'd say McCarthy would play a little deeper than the other two, he is well capable of putting up scores himself so I'd be interested to see how all 3 play together.

Some good options off the bench too, it's good to see Dessie return after his injury. Michael Bannigan is another lad I'd be interested in seeing should he come on at some point. Vinny continues to be a key man in defence even as the years go on. All things going well, he should break 50 championship appearances this season.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: JoG2 on May 20, 2017, 07:16:43 PM
The black card was brought in to prevent or punish cynical fouling. How then was KH blacked carded for reacting to being pulled when neither himself or were on the ball, and Monaghan were the team in possession?  As usual it's always the man who reacts gets punished
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: The Trap on May 20, 2017, 07:19:36 PM
Well is everyone enjoying the game?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 07:20:04 PM
The black card was brought in to prevent or punish cynical fouling. How then was KH blacked carded for reacting to being pulled when neither himself or were on the ball, and Monaghan were the team in possession?  As usual it's always the man who reacts gets punished
Fermanagh player was pulled down when he tried to get up
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 07:22:58 PM
Great goal

Where was the blanket?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Beffs on May 20, 2017, 07:23:17 PM
Ah that's a beaut of a goal now in fairness.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: twohands!!! on May 20, 2017, 07:23:38 PM
The black card was brought in to prevent or punish cynical fouling. How then was KH blacked carded for reacting to being pulled when neither himself or were on the ball, and Monaghan were the team in possession?  As usual it's always the man who reacts gets punished

I think the fact that his reaction was so blatant (and fairly close to the lineman) was what did for him.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 07:26:51 PM
The Monaghan full back has been pushing everyone,  even after the ball has gone

Any chance the ref might book him?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: twohands!!! on May 20, 2017, 07:27:45 PM
Ah that's a beaut of a goal now in fairness.

Lovely inching away from the defender by Lyons, putting the back in 2 minds, to make space for himself.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 07:28:35 PM
Ara here ref....
Yellow card?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Itchy on May 20, 2017, 07:29:45 PM
The black card was brought in to prevent or punish cynical fouling. How then was KH blacked carded for reacting to being pulled when neither himself or were on the ball, and Monaghan were the team in possession?  As usual it's always the man who reacts gets punished

I think the fact that his reaction was so blatant (and fairly close to the lineman) was what did for him.

He tripped the Fermanagh player with his hand. Stonewall black card, very stupid from Hughes.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: ONeill on May 20, 2017, 07:30:52 PM
Thon scoring zone is hard to penetrate.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: twohands!!! on May 20, 2017, 07:32:44 PM
The black card was brought in to prevent or punish cynical fouling. How then was KH blacked carded for reacting to being pulled when neither himself or were on the ball, and Monaghan were the team in possession?  As usual it's always the man who reacts gets punished

I think the fact that his reaction was so blatant (and fairly close to the lineman) was what did for him.

He tripped the Fermanagh player with his hand. Stonewall black card, very stupid from Hughes.

Oh yeah it was a stonewall black card all day long.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 07:35:58 PM
A few yellow cards needed in this game
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Itchy on May 20, 2017, 07:36:44 PM
Mccloskey should have got black for that
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: seafoid on May 20, 2017, 07:37:20 PM
Fermanagh are putting up a good show
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: twohands!!! on May 20, 2017, 07:37:37 PM
Mccloskey should have got black for that

Yup - linesman bottled it.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: An Watcher on May 20, 2017, 07:40:44 PM
f**k lads it's hard to watch
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: joemamas on May 20, 2017, 07:45:17 PM
Just when you thought Martin Carney could not get any worse, he now has introduced chuckling into his commentary.
As my kids say to me "your not funny"
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: twohands!!! on May 20, 2017, 07:47:51 PM
Just when you thought Martin Carney could not get any worse, he now has introduced chuckling into his commentary.
As my kids say to me "your not funny"

I'm only listening because I'm waiting for Darragh Maloney to hit him a belt to get him to shut up.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: An Watcher on May 20, 2017, 07:50:38 PM
I'm struggling along with Sidebottom on bbc2. 
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: bennydorano on May 20, 2017, 07:56:42 PM
Fermanagh have one of the best Midfielders in Ireland in Eoin Donnelly, hit the ball out to him ffs keeper.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Syferus on May 20, 2017, 07:58:25 PM
When isn't it raining in Ulster?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Itchy on May 20, 2017, 08:01:17 PM
Quigley a passenger so far.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: SouthDublinBro on May 20, 2017, 08:04:33 PM
Looks more and more like Monaghan aren't capable of winning games by large margins.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 20, 2017, 08:05:23 PM
Fermanagh haven't quite perfected their short kick-out routine.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Harold Disgracey on May 20, 2017, 08:06:02 PM
Fermanagh keeper should have been black carded. Monaghan very flat.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Gold on May 20, 2017, 08:06:09 PM
The Monaghan full back has been pushing everyone,  even after the ball has gone

Any chance the ref might book him?

Go on big Sean!

Drew would melt your head
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: AQMP on May 20, 2017, 08:07:02 PM
Put on a green shirt ref!
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Kidder81 on May 20, 2017, 08:08:03 PM
"Wind blowing in a diagonal sense" according to Martin Carney
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Gold on May 20, 2017, 08:08:20 PM
Who won the minor game?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Itchy on May 20, 2017, 08:09:28 PM
Carney excellent weather man
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: mrdeeds on May 20, 2017, 08:10:04 PM
Who won the minor game?

Monaghan
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Syferus on May 20, 2017, 08:10:20 PM
That little bit of jizz that Fermanagh had is gone.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Gold on May 20, 2017, 08:12:41 PM
Duffy is a baller. Real super sub. Game done now
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Syferus on May 20, 2017, 08:13:49 PM
No jizz left in Fermanagh.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 08:14:00 PM
Martin Carney is jizzing a lot
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Gold on May 20, 2017, 08:15:04 PM
Martin Carney is jizzing a lot

Obsessed
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: seafoid on May 20, 2017, 08:15:12 PM
That little bit of jizz that Fermanagh is gone.
I thought Arlene might sort out the forwards with some renewable afterburners at half time
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 08:15:26 PM
He nearly said Mayo a minute ago!
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Gold on May 20, 2017, 08:15:51 PM
Quigley will leave panel
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 08:16:50 PM
That little bit of jizz that Fermanagh is gone.
I thought Arlene might sort out the forwards with some renewable afterburners at half time
Arlene's Jizz-Up.
It could catch on
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Syferus on May 20, 2017, 08:17:49 PM
Quigley will leave panel

He might be jizzed alright.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Itchy on May 20, 2017, 08:19:12 PM
Quigley will leave panel

He might be jizzed alright.

It's all funny laughing about eating pizzas before match but the lad is fat and slow and Fermanagh played with 14 men for most of the game
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 20, 2017, 08:20:09 PM
From Monaghan 1-9 Fermanagh 1-8 after 43 mins to Monaghan 1-16 Fermanagh 1-8 after 56 mins. The differences in fitness and panel strength in depth between the two is clear to see.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: AQMP on May 20, 2017, 08:20:38 PM
Fermanagh quite poor. Wee Pete may have done as much as he can.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: ONeill on May 20, 2017, 08:23:23 PM
They like their wee Petes in Fermanagh
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: JoG2 on May 20, 2017, 08:24:56 PM
Fermanagh quite poor. Wee Pete may have done as much as he can.

A few kicking drills would help them improve
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 08:25:12 PM
They must be allowed take 8 steps in Ulster
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: clarshack on May 20, 2017, 08:37:46 PM
Who was the co commentator on BBC? Whoever it was could have spoken a bit more clearly.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: ONeill on May 20, 2017, 08:42:42 PM
Who was the co commentator on BBC? Whoever it was could have spoken a bit more clearly.

E.T.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Gael85 on May 20, 2017, 08:43:47 PM
Who was the co commentator on BBC? Whoever it was could have spoken a bit more clearly.

Paddy Bradley
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Gael85 on May 20, 2017, 08:51:43 PM
Fermanagh team named .

Treacy,
Jones, Cullen, C McManus,
 Breen, McCluskey, Murphy,
Donnelly, Cullen,
Mulrone, Lyons, P McCusker,
Connor, Quigley & T Corrigan


The Bus is being parked

What age is Ryan McCluskey now??

36 I think .  I believe he is the longest serving intercounty player left

Thought that was Breheny?

McCluskey is longest serving Championship along with Cluxton who made debut in 2001. Breheny made championship debut in 2002
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 20, 2017, 08:55:06 PM
Pete McGrath still coaching like it's 1991.

Though shalt not kick the football up the field
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: T Fearon on May 20, 2017, 09:06:10 PM
Total damp squib.I bet Kerry are so glad they don't have to plough through the Ulster minefield.

On a positive note I was on Boylesports 7/2 on Conor Mc Manus or Jack Mc Carron to score the first goal and Monaghan to win by between 4 and 9 points at 7/4
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Smurfy123 on May 20, 2017, 09:25:24 PM
Manfromdelmonte any balls that were kicked in Monaghan hoovered them up and went on the counter attack...
Why would pete McGrath want his team to kick the ball in and it maybe 8 v 3/4 to Monaghan
Silly silly comment
Dumbass
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Syferus on May 20, 2017, 09:29:49 PM
Pete McGrath still coaching like it's 1991.

Though shalt not kick the football up the field

It's incredible how quick some are to kick someone when they're down. McGrath's done an excellent job with Fermanagh.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: skeog on May 20, 2017, 09:37:09 PM
Pete has performed well with his limited resources.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: seafoid on May 20, 2017, 10:02:07 PM
Pete McGrath still coaching like it's 1991.

Though shalt not kick the football up the field
No natural forwards. Like Kildare
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Main Street on May 20, 2017, 10:03:57 PM
 Monaghan only had to show a bit of class in the 2nd half to sprint ahead in the game. This performance augurs well for the next game where you'd expect the intensity levels to be a good deal higher. Strange to be without both Hughes.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Crete Boom on May 20, 2017, 10:06:34 PM
Good performance by Monaghan. Good spread of scorers. McCarron and McCarthy look hell bent on burying the only McManus up front narrative this year!!
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: mrdeeds on May 20, 2017, 10:21:53 PM
Total damp squib.I bet Kerry are so glad they don't have to plough through the Ulster minefield.

On a positive note I was on Boylesports 7/2 on Conor Mc Manus or Jack Mc Carron to score the first goal and Monaghan to win by between 4 and 9 points at 7/4

It's Fermanagh in the preliminary. Hardly representative of the Ulster Championship.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: FermGael on May 20, 2017, 11:24:01 PM
Fermanagh played well in the first half.
The goal was a killer.  We should have been well in front at half time.
Second half Monaghan played very well.
They have an excellent bench and once we got 5 or 6 behind the heads dropped.
When you think that Fermanagh are missing 20 players from the panel that togged out against Dublin in the
All Ireland quarter final 2 years ago it wasn't a bad effort.
No county can afford that turnover of players inside 2 years, never mind one with the limited resources we have.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Syferus on May 20, 2017, 11:46:33 PM
Fermanagh played well in the first half.
The goal was a killer.  We should have been well in front at half time.
Second half Monaghan played very well.
They have an excellent bench and once we got 5 or 6 behind the heads dropped.
When you think that Fermanagh are missing 20 players from the panel that togged out against Dublin in the
All Ireland quarter final 2 years ago it wasn't a bad effort.
No county can afford that turnover of players inside 2 years, never mind one with the limited resources we have.

Hold that thought for a few months and we'll get back to you, FG.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: timmyot501 on May 21, 2017, 12:03:09 AM
We played well in the second half and kicked enough good scores in the first to be in a good position. Hughes was a bit silly really but i thought mcanespie played so well that we managed to cope. Himself and doogan cover some turf.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: T Fearon on May 21, 2017, 10:04:02 AM
This felt like a league match or a first round qualifier,in front of a smallish crowd,not the famed Ulster Championship.No doubt today in Ballybofey a similar one sided borefest will be on offer.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Aaron Boone on May 21, 2017, 10:32:25 AM
Fermanagh's wait for a maiden Ulster championship will extend at least one more year.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: smelmoth on May 21, 2017, 10:42:27 AM
Manfromdelmonte any balls that were kicked in Monaghan hoovered them up and went on the counter attack...
Why would pete McGrath want his team to kick the ball in and it maybe 8 v 3/4 to Monaghan
Silly silly comment
Dumbass

How did Fermanagh do in the second half with their lateral movement tactics?
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Itchy on May 21, 2017, 11:04:27 AM
Good performance by Monaghan. Good spread of scorers. McCarron and McCarthy look hell bent on burying the only McManus up front narrative this year!!

I thought Monaghan were very poor for maybe 50/60% of that game. When they got going though Fermanagh had no answer. Unfortunately I cant see Cavan beating them. We have as good players as them every except the FF line but that is the most important line. I also expect Monaghan will be well up for Cavan and wont go in half asleep like they did yesterday.

I admire Fermanagh for getting what they do out of their players, they could do ok in the back door still but it will be by turning each game into a war of attrition and trying to sneak it by a point or two.
Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: manfromdelmonte on May 21, 2017, 11:35:15 AM
If a team has a blanket like Monaghan you have to win the ball in play and then get the ball up the field quicker to likes of Sean Quigley using kick passing

Title: Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
Post by: Smurfy123 on May 21, 2017, 12:19:10 PM
Well the way Fermanagh won it back was to get men behind the ball maybe 12 at a time
So win the ball back and kick it up to who?
And if they had not had them men back Monaghan would have beaten them by 20 points
Don't use lazy words like that if you haven't a way to back it up
Dumbass