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Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
« 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.. ;-)



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Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
« Reply #1 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/
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?

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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 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/
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 ?

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« Reply #4 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/
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.
 

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Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 02:18:46 PM »
Monaghan to win a dour struggle by 4 points.
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Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
« Reply #6 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..   


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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 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). 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..

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« Reply #9 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?

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Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
« Reply #10 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
Wanted.  Forwards to take frees.
Not fussy.  Any sort of ability will be considered

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« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 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. 
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Re: Monaghan vs. Fermanagh - Saturday May 20th - Clones
« Reply #14 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.