As Christmas approaches we take time to reflect on what has, to date, been a very successful Champion Milk football 4 All programme.
With over 160 children, boys and girls, aged 5 to 11 years, registered, we have had a series of fun-filled Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. With our dedicated coaches taking the children through their exercises one cannot but be proud and hopeful of what lies ahead for soccer in Monaghan.
At present, Monaghan United has five competitive teams from 12’s to 18’s. We are also in partnership with CMUL competing in the under 17 FAI League of Ireland. With under 19’s and under 15’s League of Ireland shortly coming on stream it’s vital that we provide as much football as possible locally.
With our Champion Milk football 4 all programme we feel confident that we are heading in the right direction and the future looks very bright at Gortakeegan.
Speaking during the week, Chairman of Monaghan United F.C, Jim McGlone, paid tribute to his committee, his managers and coaches. He was especially thankful to all the parents / guardians and of course all the children who continue to turn out and participate in the club’s activities. He went on to say how grateful he was to all the team sponsors without whom the running of the teams would be more difficult.
For years Champion Milk has been associated with Monaghan United and it is particularly pleasing that they have endorsed our Football 4 All programme with their continued sponsorship.
From Monaghan United FC, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
Noel McGinnity was presented with his winning €500 cheque on Wednesday evening 30 November as Monaghan United’s Last Man Standing.
Noel McGinnity, centre received his winning cheque from Monaghan United Treasurer Linda McGlone with Club Chairman, Jim McGlone, also in attendance
A delighted Noel was over the moon at his win. In collecting the cheque Noel, who with his late father Tony, was a great supporter of Monaghan United in the League of Ireland, wore his late father’s Club scarf at the presentation. Noel and Tony, as well as being regular supporters at Gortakeegan, travelled to many away games together through the years and he has many great memories of those times.
Everyone at the club congratulates Noel on his great win. Noel maintains he has the secret of the game but is keeping it close to his chest. He will be going for it again in the next “Last Man Standing” likely to be launched after Christmas.
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The photo features Noel in the middle receiving his Cheque from Club Treasurer, Linda McGlone, who sold the winning entry and Club Chairman, Jim McGlone. Congratulations Noel.
The Club Management Committee thanks all who participated in the competition and is grateful for the huge support received
Monaghan United completed their perfect Iberian adventure as their sixth win out of six secured victory in the Costa Brava Cup.
It was another German double for the Mons on Thursday. First up, Monaghan defeated SC Borussia Kaster-Königshoven-2 1-0. Then, this evening they completed their flawless tournament with a 3-0 win over TuS Holzen Sommerberg in the final.
In total, United won six matches from six – and scored 12 goals and conceded none.
The team are sponsored by Squealing Pig and McKenna’s Bar. Massive congratulations to Gerard ( Bunty ) McCabe, Jim McCarron and the whole squad for representing their club, county and country spectacular fashion.
Monaghan United under-17’s, fresh from four wins out of four in their group matches, return to action in the Costa Brava Cup today in the overall Under-17s semi-finals.
After defeating two German sides yesterday, United face another Teutonic tussle when they face SC Borussia Kaster-Königshoven-2.
Monaghan United under-17s made it four wins from four games in the group stage if the Costa Brava Cup in Spain this week.
United followed up Tuesday’s double over Danish opposition with two wins against German teams on Thursday. United overcame SC Borussia Kaster-Königshoven 1-0 in the afternoon before completing their clean sweep with a 2-0 win over TuS Sausenheim.
Monaghan Utd’s U-17 team are currently participating in the Costa Brava Cup in Spain.n
The team flew out in the early hours of Sunday morning in an effort to acclimatise to the heat and it has proven very beneficial as they have begun the tournament in excellent style beating Danish side Midtals IF 4-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
Later that same evening they beat another Danish side Team Ostvensyssel 1-0.
Today (Wednesday) the boys take on two German sides, firstly SC Borussia Kaster – Konigshoven in the afternoon and Tus Sausenheim this evening.
Full details of United’s schedule and results can be found here