GAA: Lonan Maguire and James Connolly lead Monaghan


It was good to see the junior final on a Sunday card. Over the year the KO junior final was on a Tuesday evening, the KO intermediate on a Thursday, while the senior KO final hasn’t even been played yet. The intermediate championship final is on a Saturday evening.

Yes the senior final will be on a Sunday also. Two out of six. Batting .333 is good for baseball, but only there.

Celtics: 1 Kevin McArdle, 2 Rory Creegan, 3 Ger McCullough, 4 Dermot O’Sullivan, 5 Sean Coyle, 6 Joe Bishop, 7 Darren McDermott, 8 Dan O’Connell (1-0), 9 Derek McKenna, 10 Gary Nugent (0-1), 11 Anthony Holohan (1-5), 12 Mike Burke, 13 Kenny Cox (1-0), 14 Danny O’Sullivan, 15 Richie Morgan. Subs: Keith Lang, John McArdle.

Monaghan: 1 Sean McMullan, 2 James O’Brien, 3 Shaun Boyle, 4 Niall McKenna, 5 Lonan Maguire (0-3), 6 Bonny Duffy, 7 Caoimhin O’Callaghan, 8 Dessie Mallon (0-1), 9 Brendan Finn, 10 Sean McKenna, 11 Nicky Scott (0-3), 12 Brian Annette, 13 Dave Harvey (1-0), 14 James Connolly (1-4), 15 Ross Connolly. Subs: Fergal Mulvanney (0-1), Robbie O’Neill, Eugene O’Hagan.

Man of the match: Lonan Maguire (Monaghan).
Referee: Steven Cassels.