A 4th player calls it a day with the Monaghan Senior panel

Following on from the Monaghan GAA convention last night, a 4th player has been revealed to have retired from the senior inter-county panel.

Although not having made any public statement on the decision, Owen Duffy is listed among the retirees who will be honoured at the annual presentation function next month.

The Latton clubman joins Vinny Corey, Dessie Mone and Gavin Doogan in calling it a day with the senior side.

Also at the convention last night, Michael Carroll of the Rockcorry club took over the role of secretary unopposed after Francis Ward vacated the seat following 3 years in the position.

All other executive committee members retained their positions.

The financial statement for the county board affairs revealed an annual turn over of just over 3 million, with an income surpassing 1.5 million and an expenditure of just under that to show a surplus at the end of the year.

A little over 600, 000 was spent on team expenses and speaking on those costs, chairman Michael Owen Mc Mahon noted that been involved in Division 1 football for a 6th year in 2020 was both expensive but beneficial

On the annual awards front, Conor Boyle of Clontibret was revealed as the Senior footballer of the year, with Gavin Doogan the Intermediate winner and Donal Courtney taking the Junior accolade.

Dessie Ward of Ballybay was announced as the young footballer with Brian Mc Guigan the senior hurler of the year.

Cora Courtney is the Ladies footballer of the year, while Blackhill and Magheracloone have picked up the club of the year accolades following their success in the Ulster championship.