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05/12/2006, 3:03 PM
Monaghan United FC are pleased to announce that Mick Cooke will be staying on as Senior manager for the upcoming season. Mr Cooke will be assisted by Tomas Heffernan.

The approach to the Senior squad is very different this year with much more emphasis on the locally based players who have been coming through the ranks of the U21’s in the past few years. There are also some players from the catchment area of Cavan, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone. Players such as Cian Mackey (Cavan), Kalid Hussein (Cavan) Shane McGeown (Armagh) and Michael Kerr (Fermanagh) featured in the Senior team last year and there are other talented players from these areas also hoping to play for Monaghan United.

United have been working towards this point for many years and it is finally coming to fruition now that many of the players who have come up through the Youth system are ready for the step up. It has always been the aim of the Juvenile section to feed into the U21’s and then the senior team and it is wonderful to see this starting to happen on a larger scale.

Mick Cooke has always seen the potential of the club to be based locally and last season had used 11 players from the area on his squads regularly.

Monaghan United FC, in a bold move, designed to take the Club to a higher level, have established the position of Director of Football Policy. This position will involve the control and co-ordination of the Club’s football policies by the new Director from Senior football through U21, Ladies, Juvenile and Mini Leagues. The aim in making this appointment is to ensure that all teams at the Club are moving forward in line with the Club goals. This will also ensure that they are all properly resourced and supported in all aspects of their activity and that a coordinated coaching structure is implemented right through the Club.

The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of John Heffernan to this position. John has extensive experience and a deep interest in the football development and has been associated with Monaghan United for almost 20 years.

His role will involve close coordination with the Senior Team Manager, Mick Cooke and it is hoped this combination will bring greater success on the pitch. He will also combine this responsibility with the management of the U21 team.

As Monaghan United move into even more professional era, they show a further commitment to the development of football in the area by appointing Tomas Heffernan as Club Coach. Tomas will not only have responsibility for the Senior Team and Under 21’s but he will also be available to assist the Ladies, Juvenile and Credit Union Mini Leagues Coaches at any time.

Despite his youth, Tomas is a highly qualified coach and is in the process of attaining his UEFA B coaching badge. He has had many years experience in running Football Camps and is delighted to take on this full time job at Monaghan United FC.

Monaghan United FC will be placing the Club Order for tickets for the following Republic of Ireland games in Croke Park in 2007:

Sat 24th March v Wales
Wed 28th March v Slovakia
Sat 13th Oct v Germany
Wed 17th Oct v Cyprus

Orders are now being taken on the basis that tickets are purchased for all FOUR fixtures.

The following are the ticket ranges and you should indicate in the table below the number you require for each category. Existing ticket customers of the Club will receive priority in the allocation of available tickets and they will be facilitated on the basis of the best available next category if tickets of choice are not available.

Location Number of tickets
required for each match Price per ticket
Upper Cusack/Hogan €50
Upper Davin (Canal) €50

Lower Cusack/Hogan €70
Lower Davin (Canal) €70

Premium (Limited) €85

Tickets will be issued in two blocks, March and October and payment will be required at time of issue.

Name: _____________________________ Phone No: ________________

Address: __________________________________________________ ___

Please submit your order by 11th December 2006 otherwise your order cannot by guaranteed.

Santa Claus and all the trimmings are only around the Corner. We at Monaghan United are determined that you and your footballing Children will have a merry season of good will by offering to take your children aged 5-15 off your hands for 3 days after Santa’s visit. Monaghan United are running a Christmas Football Camp from Wednesday the 27th to Friday the 29th December to give your Keanes and Duffs a chance to run off all the turkey and junk food consumed and to try out the new football boots and shinguards that they found under the Christmas tree. Or maybe the Camp would make the perfect gift for your child. If so, keep your eyes on the Northern Standard and www.monaghanunited.ie for more details in the coming weeks.

Monaghan United Jerseys, scarves, fleeces, hats and Season Tickets also make the perfect presents for the football mad person in your life. A full selection is available online or from Century Homes Park.

Monaghan United Under 15 Girls play their next league games, at ‘Aclint’ Astro Pk Carrickmacross this Saturday. Tommy Toal’s charges will be hoping that they can leap frog the host club Carrick Rovers FC and move to the top of the table. The first game kicks off at 2pm and all players are requested to be present, changed and warmed up by 1.30pm. All girls are requested to bring runners & shin guards strictly no boots.

The Metropolitan Finance ‘Cavan/Monaghan’
U15 Girls Soccer League
League Tables
As At 7/12/2006
Under 15’s
Team P W D L Pts
Carrick Rovers 6 5 1 0 17
Monaghan 6 3 2 1 14
Drumlin Youths 6 3 1 2 13
Cootehill Harps 6 3 0 3 12
Clones Town 6 2 1 3 11
Cavan Shamrocks 6 1 1 4 9
Lavey Utd 6 0 2 4 8
3pts Win
2pts Draw
1pts Lose/Turn up

The FAI Winter Training Camp for Girls aged 11-18 Continues next Saturday 16th at Astro Park at Century Homes Park from 2-4.All welcome. No boots, runners only and please wear shin guards.

Monaghan United Under 13’s had a comfortable 5 – 0 win over Seatown in Bellew Park on Saturday last. United had the upper hand in the early exchanges but hesitancy and poor control ensured Seatown stayed in the hunt. Monaghan broke the deadlock on the 16th minute when James Clarke found the net from a James McAllister corner. Colin Clerkin made it 2 – 0 in the 26th minute when he rounded the keeper after some good defensive work from Cian Byrne and Dylan McMahon.

Monaghan upped the tempo in the second half and on the 16th minute James Clarke put a delightful pass through to Colin Clerkin to shoot high into the Seatown net. Colin returned the compliment in the 20th minute with a brilliant pass from the halfway line to James who made no mistake from 18 yards. Cian Byrne made it 5 – 0 in the 27th minute when he coolly volleyed from the edge of the box to score his first goal for the club. Overall it was a satisfactory performance from a team still struggling to play their best football.

Team: James Allister, Dylan McMahon, Paul McConkey, Cian Byrne, Andy Fallon, Seadh Deeney, Conor Moynagh, Colin Clerkin, Donal Courtney, James Clarke, James McAllister, Niall Greenan, Elliot Maguire, Shane Larkin, Shane Hannon, Myles Dwyer.

Manager: Seamus Deeney

REMINDER TO MANAGERS: Please have all match reports in the letterbox at Century Homes Park or emailed to julieann_sherlock@hotmail.com by Monday evening

Rory H
05/12/2006, 3:36 PM
you think its a good idea keeping cooke on?

05/12/2006, 5:28 PM
Yes I do.