As well as that the younger Corrigan has easily been our best player this year to date and we also saw how much we struggled without T Corrigan against Louth and Sligo with the two players who played in his place not scoring or yet being effective at all so if you can come up with any alternative to Donnelly or the Corrigans be sure and share your ideas
Fermanaghboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 47 - 16/06/2015 10:47:27
I agree with macca999/fermanaghboy as Donnelly would be a huge miss. The Corrigans also make Fermanagh a success.
It will be a huge game for Fermanagh on Sunday as I don't think anyone is under illusions of the challenge Monaghan provide,as the game between Donegal and Armagh reiterated the step up in opposition, but its a huge challenge we will relish!
See that Padraig O Sullivan from Kerry is referee from for the match,lets hope he lets the game flow. He reffed the All Ireland under 21 final between Tyrone and Tipperary.
GalloonBaffoon (Fermanagh) - Posts: 103 - 16/06/2015 14:21:16
whats the story with damien kelly is he still on the panel? and if yes why was he not used in the league final or antrim game? surely he has the talent and experience to make that team?
abitawit (Fermanagh) - Posts: 274 - 18/06/2015 11:33:59
More interesting as it is believed that Pete McGrath has requested the return of Marty McGrath. That would be a clever move as Fermanagh's midfield need someone's pof his ability and experience and it would make very difficult for Monaghan. Watch out for details later!
Coa_gael (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1149 - 18/06/2015 13:57:24
How is Marty playing for Ederney?, havent got the chance to see him yet this year, what would his fitness be like?
So_it_is (Fermanagh) - Posts: 40 - 18/06/2015 14:51:52
He is definitely in top form in the league games
erneboy (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1195 - 18/06/2015 14:59:35
match is nearly here boys n girls and every monaghan man i meet is super confident of a stroll in the park for their team on Sunday ....just the kind of lead up I like ....need to hear your voices on Sunday lads and lassies be loud be green and white lets get behind them
AnBuachaillGlas (Fermanagh) - Posts: 287 - 19/06/2015 09:29:30
Any true cavan man woman or child will be cheering yous on. Dont let that hateful crowd boast anymore. @#monaghanegobiggerthanability.
sceptical (Cavan) - Posts: 542 - 19/06/2015 17:55:35
I would love to see Fermanagh win but my gut feeling is that they a really up against it. If you look at the Monaghan team which have been named as Rory Beggan; Colin Walshe, Fintan Kelly, Ryan Wylie; Dessie Mone, Vinny Corey, Karl O'Connell; Neil McAdam, Darren Hughes; Ryan McAnespie, Kieran Hughes, Shane Carey; Paul Finlay, Dermot Malone, Conor McManus. Looking at the record of Conor McManus their is no one of his calibre except a good day/bad day Quigley. Then how is Fermanagh to break through a defence with the like of Wylie and co in charge? Fermanagh is weakest in midfield and unfortunately O'Callaghan isn't up to the grade bur Donnelly will usually make a good input but it may not be enough. With a superior league grading Monaghan has obviously the advantage and definite favourite to meeting probably a strong Donegal in the final.
abc1234 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 389 - 19/06/2015 18:51:48
Preview: Ulster SFC - Monaghan v Fermanagh
"I suppose we will be going into this game as hot favourites but Fermanagh are coming into this game with absolutely nothing to lose while we will be expected to win quite comfortably." That's the opinion of Malachy O'Rourke as he puts the finishing touches to Monaghan's preparations for tomorrow's Ulster SFC semi-final against his native county Fermanagh. "What we really want to do now is stress to the players that they have to be well focused and totally grounded and ready to put in the work that we will need to put in, to win this match, because if we show any slackness at all or a lack of concentration Fermanagh can take advantage of that and do damage. "Getting to the final would be a big prize in itself but it's going to take a major effort by all concerned." The Farney County suffered a set-back when it emerged this week that Drew Wylie has been ruled out for the season with a cruciate ligament injury. That blow, however, was softened somewhat by the return of 2013 All-Star defender Colin Walshe who suffered a similar fate 12 months ago. Fermanagh boss Pete McGrath is wary of the threat posed by Conor McManus: "Conor McManus is a forward who could get on any team in the country. "You look at the Dublin and Kerry teams and I would say that if Conor McManus was from Dublin or Kerry he would be on their first 15. "Of course you look at what tactics, game plans, defensive ploys or strategies you can put in place that might minimise Conor's contribution. That's a challenge for the player who is up against him and any other player who's delegated to try to be in close proximity to give a hand, and that's part of the modern game. "Any forward who is a major threat knows that the opposition are going to try to put things in place - legally, legitimately - there'll certainly be no rough-house tactics from us. I can assure you of that. We'll maybe put someone in front of him or beside him, put your best man-marker on him."
Despite their promotion to Division 2, the Ernesiders were far from convincing in their 1-13 to 1-8 quarter-final victory over Antrim and it would be a major shock if they denied the Farney County a third Anglo Celt Cup final appearance in a row.
Verdict - Monaghan.
Monaghan team: Rory Beggan; Colin Walshe, Fintan Kelly, Ryan Wylie; Dessie Mone, Vinny Corey, Karl O'Connell; Neil McAdam, Darren Hughes; Ryan McAnespie, Kieran Hughes, Shane Carey; Paul Finlay, Dermot Malone, Conor McManus.
Fermanagh team: Thomas Treacy; Michael Jones, Niall Cassidy, Martin O'Brien; Declan McCusker, Ryan McCluskey, Barry Mulrone; Ryan Jones, Richard O'Callaghan; Darren McQuade, Ciaran Flaherty, Paul McCusker; Thomas Corrigan, Sean Quigley, Ruairi Corrigan.
Odds: Monaghan 7/4, Draw 10/1, Fermanagh 4/7.
>>> Now macca999 what do you think of that preview and give us you prediction?
abc1234 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 389 - 20/06/2015 16:31:01
ULSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL
Fermanagh v Monaghan
Fermanagh team: Thomas Treacy; Michael Jones, Niall Cassidy, Martin O'Brien; Declan McCusker, Ryan McCluskey, Barry Mulrone; Ryan Jones, Richard O'Callaghan; Eoin Donnelly, Ciaran Flaherty, Paul McCusker; Thomas Corrigan, Sean Quigley, Tiarnan Daly.
Monaghan team: Rory Beggan; Colin Walshe, Fintan Kelly, Ryan Wylie; Dessie Mone, Vinny Corey, Karl O'Connell; Neil McAdam, Darren Hughes; Ciaran Duffy, Kieran Hughes, Shane Carey; Owen Lennon, Dermot Malone, Conor McManus.
As it happened…
• Breffni Park Cavan is slightly windy but sun is shining and some those fans who arrived early took an opportunity to have selfies with the tandem man!
• Game off but it's 5 minutes played here and so far it's the defences on top, Kieran Hughes with the first wide of the game. 0-0 v 0-0
• Opening score goes to Monaghan's Kieran Duffy. Fermanagh 0-0 v Monaghan 0-1. 8 minutes played
• Sean Quigley with a free silences the Monaghan whistles, it's one apiece
• Tomas Corrigan with a superb attempt from 40 yards out, Fermanagh 0-2 v Monaghan 0-1, 10 minutes played
• Conor McManus from a free makes it all level, Fermanagh 0-2 v Monaghan 0-2, 13 minutes played
• Ryan Jones with a terrific point after good work by Tiarnan Daly, Fermanagh lead 0-3 to 0-2
• Terrific from Devenish duo Martin O'Brien and Barry Mulrone to stop Conor McManus
• Fermanagh lead 0-3 to Monaghan's 0-2, the sun is out, 17 minutes played here in Cavan
• Kieran Hughes levels the game, 0-3 apiece, 19 minutes played
• Neil McAdam points for Monaghan and they lead 0-4 to 0-3, 23 minutes played
• Michael Jones with a fantastic block to stop Darren Hughes attempted shot, superb block
• Sean Quigley nails it with a free from 40 yards, it's all level again, Fermanagh 0-4 v Monaghan 0-4
• Fermanagh take the lead again this time Ryan Jones fires over from 35 yards a superb effort. Fermanagh 0-5 v Monaghan 0-4, 28 minutes played
• It's 0-5 apiece, Kieran Hughes from a free, 31 minutes played
• Fermanagh 0-5 v Monaghan 0-5, Monaghan 5 wides, Fermanagh 2 wides, 33 minutes played
• Kieran Hughes taps over a very questionable free. Fermanagh 0-5 v Monaghan 0-6, 1 minute of additional time to play
• Darren Hughes point for Monaghan, half time from Cavan and its Fermanagh 0-5 v Monaghan 0-7
• Monaghan lead by two at half time
IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1383 - 21/06/2015 18:37:36
• The teams are back out
• Monaghan push three ahead, Owen Duffy who came on at HT scores. Fermanagh 0-5 v Monaghan 0-8
• Good Roslea connection, Niall Cassidy works the ball to Sean Quigley and Quigley points, two in it
• Eoin Donnelly with a brilliant score, Fermanagh 0-7 v Monaghan 0-8.
• Kieran Hughes with his 4th of the day and Monaghan now lead 0-9 to 0-7
• Monaghan stretch three points clear again, this time Conor McManus points from a free. Fermanagh 0-7 v Monaghan 0-10
• Fermanagh 0-7 v Monaghan 0-11. Dessie Mone point. Ruairí Corrigan is ON for Ciaran Flaherty
• Sean Quigley with a free for Fermanagh, Monaghan reply with a point from Karl OConnell. Fermanagh 0-8 v Monaghan 0-12
• Christopher McGuinness point. Fermanagh 0-8 v Monaghan 0-13
• Fermanagh 0-8 v Monaghan 0-14. Conor McManus with the free
• Declan McCusker with the score of the game, out wide on the right, Fermanagh 0-9 v Monaghan 0-14
• Sean Quigley with a free, we are back in this again, Fermanagh 0-10 v Monaghan 0-14
• Declan McCusker with another superb score after Ryan McCluskey took the ball out of defence. Fermanagh 0-11 v Monaghan 0-14. 16 mins left
• Conor McManus points a free, Fermanagh 0-11 v Monaghan 0-15.
• Ryan McCluskey is sent off, 11 minutes to go, Fermanagh 0-11 v Monaghan 0-15
• Tomas Corrigan with a point for Fermanagh. Conall Jones comes on for Richard OCallaghan. 10 minutes to go. 0-12 v 0-15
• Owen Duffy point for Monaghan. Fermanagh 0-12 v Monaghan 0-16
• 6 minutes to go. Fermanagh 0-12 v Monaghan 0-17. Conor McManus point. Daniel Kille on, Paul McCusker off
• Conor McManus Goal for Monaghan. Fermanagh 0-12 v Monaghan 1-17
• Darren a Hughes is sent off for Monaghan. Both teams now down to 14 men
• Penalty for Monaghan
• Thomas Treacy saves Stephen Gollogly penalty
• Aidan Breen comes on for Michael Jones
• Rory Beggan point, Fermanagh 0-12 v Monaghan 1-18
• Stephen Gollogly point. Monaghan lead by 10
• Owen Duffy point for Monaghan
• Full Time. Monaghan 1-20 Fermanagh 0-13.
• Next up for Fermanagh is one of Cavan, Antrim, Offaly or Longford on Saturday July 4th in Qualifiers Rd 2
IrvinestownMkII (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1383 - 21/06/2015 18:38:14