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Monaghan United exited the League of Ireland four years ago today

It’s sad to see but it’s now four years ago to the day that Monaghan United had to close and pull out of the League of Ireland.

With all the negative news coming from Athlone Town we hope they are not heading for the same path but can get resolve.

The Chairman of Monaghan Jim McGlone released the following statement on June 18th 2012.

Statement

Monaghan United after much deliberation and soul searching have decided to bring to an end it’s involvement in Airtricity League of Ireland, this decision was a hard one and not taken lightly but it was felt that this was the only real option left to us at this time.
Monaghan United entered the National League back in 1985 and while it’s been tough it has been an enjoyable journey, we have made many friends and forged great links within the football family. However for a number of reasons this was no longer sustainable and with a heavy heart we decided to bring to an end our involvement with the Airtricity League of Ireland.
The reason we have taken this decision is mainly but not only financial. To keep a team playing at the highest level in this country is expensive and with the clubs inability to tie down a anchor sponsor, coupled with the rising costs of membership of senior football and the lack of support from the national league it was felt that no other option was available.
However this is in no way the end of Monaghan United in fact it is a new beginning, a new direction has been chosen by the club, and it is our intention to pour all our energy, experience and facilities into the development of football in the county of Monaghan.
Monaghan United will sit down with all of its members and interested parties to explore how best to achieve this.
Monaghan United would like to extend our gratitude to our manager and players who throughout this time have been very supportive and indeed our decision to leave at this time is to allow these players to find other clubs as soon as possible. We would like to wish them all the best of luck in the future.
Once again may I thank all of our members, supporters, sponsors and the good people of Monaghan for their kindness and we have been assured of their support going forward.

Finally Monaghan United would like to take this opportunity to assure all our creditors that all accounts with them will continue to be honoured.

Yours in sport

Jim McGlone

(Chairman Monaghan United)

 

Highest league positions

Premier Division 7th – 1993–1994 season
Division One 2nd – 2000–01 season

Lowest league position

Premier Division 12th – 2001–02 season
Division One 11th – 2003 season

Attendances

2004 Average: 182 Highest: 700
2005 Average: 183 Highest: 550
2006 Average: 175 Highest: 800 (v Shamrock Rovers)

Record 2,000 v Waterford United 1993.

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