Saturday night seen Monaghan started the 2017 League with a big away win over Mayo in Castlebar with Darren Hughes goal at the start of the second half proving crucial, 0-12 – 1-11
For the first time in many years Paul Finlay was a spectator of the game which involved the Farney men and he spoke to Benny O’Brien about the change.
“When you get to my age you just have to get use to it and I wouldn’t have been involved with Monaghan this time last year so that was something that got me set up”
It was a good performance for Monaghan and once again star man Conor McManus was every threating said the Ballybay Pearses clubman
“Conor had a fantastic game with his accuracy from frees and couple from play is well which went along way to helping Monaghan to the two points”
“To get a win down there was a bonus and along with Conor there was some huge performances”
Last season seen Monaghan be knocked out of the Championship by Longford in Clones and Paul spoke about what the team would have wanted heading into this season
“The lads would have wanted to get back on the horse and get up to the level for these tough games”
Its only round one of the league so there is plenty of games to go and last season Monaghan started the league with a win in Connacht is well when they beat Roscommon but come the final game of the season where in danger of being relegated so a lot can change between now and the end but it is a positive beginning.