Monaghan’s Vincent Corey battles with Donegal’s Michael Murphy during the Ulster senior football final. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

When Monaghan were making shapes at a breakthrough back in 2007 and 2008, I had a good enough relationship with them – even if it might not have alway(...)

The ‘Boss’ Bruce Springsteen paid tribute in Limerick to the deeds of the Treaty County’s hurlers. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

It probably doesn’t happen this way but it would be great to think that when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band arrive in Nowlan Park, they will (...)

Shane Mulligan at Woolwich Arsenal station. It can take him almost two hours, taking three different trains, to travel across the city to Ruislip to make training in the evening. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Putney Leisure Centre, 5.50amThe 337 bus is late. Why this should be so is a mystery beyond the foggy workings of the mind at such an appalling hour. (...)