LiDL National League Update
Round.4 - Monaghan 1-4 Cork 5-17
U16 - County
Our U16's had their first outing of the campaign on Sunday last when they welcomed Derry to Cloghan, Darren Greenans team were splendid throughout and a 9-19 to 1-4 haul against Derry sent out a real signal of their intent to proceed with great promise
(R.1) against Derry resulted in the latter team handing the points over to Monaghan
(R.2)Armagh v Monaghan (Gavin Corrigan, Down) @ Carrickcruppen
U14 County (R1)-Festival of Football
The U14 team selection has taken place for 2019, this will be announced shortly,
🏐 Monaghan U14s 🏐
The U14 Festival of Football kicked off in wet and miserable conditions last Saturday 2nd March in Magherafelt with Monaghan taking on the best of what Cavan and Derry had to offer. Against Cavan, fresh off a win over Derry, the Breffni County got off to a flying start and burst into a three-point half-time, 2-3 to 1-3, with Monaghan's scores coming from Eabha Sherry (1-2) and Lily Monaghan (0-1).
The conditions gradually deteriorated as the game restarted, and the teams were forced to contend with some testing wind and rain as well as each other. Monaghan's defence were resilient, and Laura McGeown, Megan Byrne and Ciara Treanor, in particular, excelled in rising to the occasion, while Orna Kelly pulled off some impressive saves. Meanwhile in the Farney County's vanguard, Lily Monghan was causing problems for Cavan's defence again, finishing off a lovely phase of play by putting the ball in the net and adding a point for good measure.
Unfortunately for Monaghan, the reigning All-Ireland champions refused to lose their composure and contained their opponents when push came to shove, with Cavan emerging victorious on a score-line of 3-5 to 2-4 in an exciting close encounter.
Nevertheless, with the new under-14 league set-up there were three successive games to be played: Cavan v Derry, Monaghan v Cavan and finally Derry v Monaghan.
Monaghan's second, and final, game against Derry was played out in the sludge and rain, with the weather getting increasingly worse as the game developed. Monaghan began much the stronger team on this occasion, running into a three-point half-time lead through scores from Eabha Sherry (1-1), and both Molly Coffey-O'Connor and Laura McGeown (0-1 each). Despite flying out of the blocks Monaghan maintained their intensity through out the second half and their efforts reaped dividends in the form of three goals, two from Eabha Sherry and one from Lily Monaghan. With Laura McGeown and Erin Keenan also on form, scoring a point and two points respectively. As the tournament concluded Monaghan had showed their strength by using their entire squad over the two games and beat Derry comprehensively, 4-6 to 1-2.
U14 panel 1. Orna Kelly 2. Aimee Clarke 3. Roisin Cooney 4. Grace Cumiskey 5. Tara Renaghan(captain) 6. Aideen Drury 7. Ciara Treanor
8. Niamh Flanagan 9. Megan Byrne(vice captain) 10. Laura McGeown 11. Shona McHugh 12. Sarah Carragher 13. Molly Coffey O'Connor 14. Eabha Sherry 15. Ella McMeel 16. Saoirse Fitzsimons
17. Sarah Tierney 18. Lily Monaghan 19. Niamh Tiernan 20. Tori McGeogh 21. Aoibhin McCormack 22. Moya Cogan 23. Leah Connolly 24. Eva Hannon 25. Ealagh Toner 26. Chloe Kavanagh 27. Erin Keenan 28. Kerrieann Walsh 29. Dervla Cawley