Fred and Joanna Madden in the drawing room of Hilton Park house, in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

An industrial-sized pot of soup is simmering away on a large stove in the kitchen of 300-year-old Hilton Park house in Co Monaghan. Beside it, Joanna (...)

Donegal manager Rory Gallagher. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

Ulster SFC Semi-final Derry v Donegal Clones, Saturday, 7pm, Live Sky Sports 3 In the past five years of the Ulster Senior Football Championship, Don(...)

At the pre-match parade in Clones, pace is everything; the slow-march and jubilant notes of the brass band somehow elevate the anticipation to boiling point. Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Is the GAA seriously about to end the tradition of Ulster final day in Clones? Say it ain’t so, Joe. To do so would be madness.Yes, the logic of movin(...)

Monagahan 2-11 Derry 2-15And so to Clones, a few hundred hardy souls ambling down the hill to St Tiernach’s Park like bears emerging from hibernation.(...)

Monaghan will hope they can set the likes of Stephen Gollogly off running good lines to break the Donegal half-back line.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was a Benny Coulter goal deep into injury-time on May 30th, 2010, that last beat Donegal in the Ulster Championship. Or if you want to get really t(...)