View Full Version : April 10 2006 Monaghan United Notes

11/04/2006, 6:42 PM
The biggest crowd Monaghan United have seen at a League match in years is expected on Good Friday at Century Homes Park when United take on first time relegated Shamrock Rovers. This will be a tense game with Monaghan trying hard to diminish Rovers current 8 point advantage at the top of the table and Rovers trying to hold onto their unbeaten run. Shamrock Rovers beat Kilkenny City last weekend 1-0 to maintain their form whereas Monaghan had a weekend of rest due to the postponement of their match against Finn Harps due to a waterlogged pitch at Finn Park.

Shamrock Rovers were undoubtedly one of the giants of Irish Football and this is their first time in the lower leagues. They have a strong squad and have dispatched efficiently with all the teams they have faced so far this season, so Mick Cooke and Co will be hoping to cause an upset and take at least a point from this encounter. Our last home game, David Lee and Robbie Smith secured the 3 points with their goals leaving Cobh mourning a 3-1 defeat. It is hoped that “Leesa” and Robbie will continue to find the net and maybe Monaghan will be able to take all the points.

As a large crowd is expected on Friday night for the Monaghan United – v- Shamrock Rovers match, fans attending are requested to arrive early. Kick off is at 8pm. Fans are also asked to co-operate fully with all stewards directions at all times.

Monaghan United Ladies drew 1-1 versus Armagh City at Holm Park last night, United's goal coming from Suzanne Gordon. With the beginning of the League only a couple of weeks away, the Ladies have a busy schedule ahead, playing Grove Rangers away on Friday afternoon followed by a home game on Easter Monday against Fermanagh Mallards with a 5 pm kick off. All players please be advised to meet at clubhouse at 9.45am on Friday morning. Hopefully there will be no hangovers from last night’s quiz!

Monaghan United Under 21’s take on Finn Harps in their league campaign on Easter Monday at Century Homes Park with a 2pm kick off. Come out and support your locals team.

ALL SQUARE BETWEEN O’CALLAGHAN AND FINNEGAN! (Courtesy of www.monaghanunited.ie)
It was honours even between Ger O'Callaghan and Stephen Finnegan in Ballybofey last night, the game finished 1-1 with both United men in the starting line-ups. Ger O'Callaghan almost opened the scoring as early as the 2nd minute, but his free-kick was turned round the post by Hogg in the Northern Ireland goals. The Republic of Ireland Schoolboys needed a win to finish the tournament level on points with England.
Republic of Ireland: Karl Coleman; Michael Leahy; Wayne Greaves; Conor Powell; Gerard O Callaghan; Timmy Purcell; Declan Carroll; Patrick Mullins; Jack Douglas; Martin Doherty; James O Shea.
Northern Ireland: Aaron Hogg; Aaron Smyth; Chris McGaharan; Gareth Mc Conaghie; Tennant Mc Vea; Ryan Berry; Stephen Finnegan; Ryan Kane; Gordon Patton; Jamie Gardiner; Ryan Tumelty.

Monaghan United FC will be running their annual Summer Fun Soccer Camp starting on 3rd July to the 7th July at Century Homes Park and Astro Park. The summer camp is an important part of Monaghan United’s annual fundraising to provide great footballing facilities for everyone in the County. We would ask that all parents whose children play football at Monaghan United send their children to this camp to help ensure that your child has football in the future years.

Monaghan Credit Union Mini Leagues will take a break from football this Sunday to allow all the children to enjoy their Easter Eggs in peace! Mini Leagues resumes the following week.

Don’t forget that Monaghan United FC now hold a monthly Car Boot Sale. The next sale takes place at Century Homes Park on Sunday 7th May from 10am. The cost of entering a Car is a measly €10 and a Van a pathetic €15. Come along and sell everything from books to baths! Get there early so you don’t miss the bargains.

Wondering where you can find out all you need to know about Monaghan United FC? Want to keep up to date on the latest news and Schoolboy Match Reports? www.monaghanunited.ie is the place to go. Recently revamped with added features and easier access, Monaghan United FC are proud to have such an informative and comprehensive website.

Now there is even more to see with the new Women’s football section and the recent addition of an Online Shop for all your Monaghan United Merchandise.

So visit www.monaghanunited.ie and make sure you are kept in the picture.

Having a party? Need somewhere for a meeting or conference? Monaghan United have the facilities you need. The Greg Turley Suite is perfect for meetings or conferences and when combined with the Bagster Lounge it provides the ideal setting for parties. The new Patio area with outside tables and bar-be-queing facilities adds another alternative to this versatile venue. Also remember the Bagster Lounge is open Monday to Sunday for a quiet drink or to watch sports on our big screen T.V.s. For further information and bookings contact Martin Kelly at 086 8937562.

NY Hoop
12/04/2006, 2:22 PM
Actually it was a 7 point lead til last night. Hope it is a good crowd. Had to laugh at your last paragraph though!!


12/04/2006, 3:59 PM
Had to laugh at your last paragraph though!!

True. :D

Where's the facilities? On the cow terrace behind the goal?? :confused:

Unique in Monaghan to have an entire terrace, or in their case, grassy bank, reserved for cows. Cannot be seen elsewhere in world football!! Sometimes they make up half the crowd at the game!! :D

13/04/2006, 9:33 AM
Shamrock Rovers fans slagging us off about facilities. It's not even ironic.