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Round 4 Qualifier Opponents

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OK, who do we want ?

Cork.
I have had a thing about wanting to meet Cork in the Championship for a while now.
We have unfinished business since... erm...1988.

Newbridge as a neutral venue anyone ?

Hon.

Knoxboya (Monaghan) - Posts: 291 - 01/07/2018 13:20:25    2117175

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If we draw Laois then we avoid Dublin. So its Laois who i would like to see us up against

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 739 - 01/07/2018 13:59:14    2117184

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The worst draw in my opinion is to draw Cork, if you are lucky to beat them you will play Dublin in Clones and Donegal in Ballybofey, if it's Roscommon you play Donegal in Clones and Dublin in Croke Park, if it's Laois it's Kerry in Clones and Galway in Salthill.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1853 - 01/07/2018 14:46:40    2117198

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Wow, I didn't realize even the venues were already decided. I suppose who we prefer to draw depends on our ambition...go into Dublin's group, and at least if you get out of the group you would avoid them in a semi. Go into Kerry's group, and have to try to win it, to try avoiding the dubs in a semi. Group of death of Dublin, donegal, us and Tyrone anyone...!?
Course it's all irrelevant unless we win next weekends game!

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 394 - 01/07/2018 18:31:08    2117317

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Replying To shaggylegend:  "The worst draw in my opinion is to draw Cork, if you are lucky to beat them you will play Dublin in Clones and Donegal in Ballybofey, if it's Roscommon you play Donegal in Clones and Dublin in Croke Park, if it's Laois it's Kerry in Clones and Galway in Salthill."
I was looking at R4 in isolation.

Given what has now been explained here, I am firmly in the "we want Laois" camp.
Thanks for clarifying.

Justice v Cork on hold for now.

Knoxboya (Monaghan) - Posts: 291 - 01/07/2018 20:03:48    2117360

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Been v lucky with the draws in the qualifiers not only this year but last as well which means we will more than likely get cork.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1503 - 01/07/2018 20:17:46    2117367

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We've definitely been lucky with the qualifier draw the last couple of years, but to be fair we've had awful luck when it comes to quarter final draws in the last few years so it kinda evens out - twice met Tyrone as Ulster champs and twice met Dublin coming through the back door. Literally the worst possible draw each time.

So I do expect us to get a tough draw should we make it to the last 8, as is tradition.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 874 - 01/07/2018 20:44:49    2117387

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Replying To Farney:  "If we draw Laois then we avoid Dublin. So its Laois who i would like to see us up against"
Absolute sense there !

Shelbourne (Monaghan) - Posts: 567 - 01/07/2018 23:32:00    2117451

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and so it is we play laois probably in croke park

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 762 - 02/07/2018 08:44:25    2117490

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So it's Laoius...

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 836 - 02/07/2018 08:44:35    2117491

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Laois

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 836 - 02/07/2018 08:45:02    2117492

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Good to get the win on Saturday. It was a great occasion and an enjoyable trip to Carrick -on-Shannon.

Laois was probably the best draw we could have hoped for in this round but make no mistake if we play like we have been, we are out on Saturday. The team have to improve enormously if we have any hope of advancing and Mc Carthy has to start the next day. I think Shane Carey may also have earned himself a spot and we need Drew or Vinny back to shore up the defence. Leitrim could have had three goals in the first half!

OrielPower (Monaghan) - Posts: 106 - 02/07/2018 08:48:17    2117494

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Revenge for '86

Also means that IF WE WIN we are in with Kerry, Galway and Fermanagh or Kildare in Super 8s.
And would be at home to Kerry.

SwissFarney (Monaghan) - Posts: 11 - 02/07/2018 08:51:53    2117500

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I'm unaware of the identity of the patron Saint of favourable draws, but a few Hail Marys and "nine Fridays"are heading their way now.

Also good that Ulster teams have been kept apart. That'll annoy several with time on their hands.

Knoxboya (Monaghan) - Posts: 291 - 02/07/2018 08:52:06    2117501

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The stakes could hardly be higher
Beat Laois and we face Kerry in Clones in a championship match, the stuff of fever dreams.

SwissFarney (Monaghan) - Posts: 11 - 02/07/2018 08:55:34    2117503

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Definitely lots of improvement required - wonder where it will be with double headers at HQ ruled out? Navan ?

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 836 - 02/07/2018 08:57:50    2117504

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Massive opportunity for this generation of players to make their mark now given way draw has worked out. Focus has to be on beating laois forget super 8s until and if we win.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1503 - 02/07/2018 09:01:13    2117506

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oh boy. There is a huge chance here for us now (although Laois will say the same of course). IF we can beat Laois...we have a chance, a real chance. For the sake of the players, for the effort they have put in over the years, I hope they can lift themselves enough to make it to the groups. After that...who knows...

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 394 - 02/07/2018 09:02:23    2117507

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Is Croke Park available next weekend? Monaghan vs Laois followed by Armagh vs Roscommon would be my guess on Saturday

Lightroom (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 02/07/2018 09:36:58    2117530

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Look its a second chance for these players v similar to fermanagh match as in we are expected to win with an ulster final the prize. Now its a place in super 8s. Surely there can be no complaceny this time round. Full focus on this game super 8s will look after themselves if we get there. There is also the reminder of 2012 and Laois easily beating us in the championship so they certainly won't fear us.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1503 - 02/07/2018 09:43:48    2117533

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