Donegal manager  Jim McGuinness: ready to pit his wits against Jim Gavin and the reigning All-Ireland champions. Photo:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

That match three years ago is now a scary but merry memory for Dublin – like the time we ran out of petrol in Transylvania – given all the good thing(...)

Monaghan’s Colin Walshe has sustained a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Monaghan’s Colin Walshe will spend the next six to nine months on the sidelines thanks to a cruciate ligament injury.The defender sustained the injur(...)

Noel Connors: returns to the Waterford side to face Wexford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster champions Monaghan have named an unchanged team for Sunday’s Ulster final against Donegal. The side that started the semi-final replay defeat o(...)

Monaghan’s Stephen Gollogly in action against Armagh’s Aaron Kernan during the Ulster SFC semi-final at Clones. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Monaghan 0-14 Armagh 0-14 Mind where you step, for Armagh just now are men with toes only aching to be trod on. Scarce is the hatch they see without (...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes reaches out to get the ball while being challenged by Armagh’s Charlie Vernon during the    Ulster SFC semi-final at  St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Monaghan 0-14 Armagh 0-14Armagh snatched a replay in Clones with the last three points of the game in the closing minutes to end matters all square at(...)

The presumed absence of Conor McManus (above) has a part to play, obviously. Though he looks certain to appear at some stage, Monaghan are plainly a reduced force without him.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

There is a definite sense of now or never for Monaghan here. The mental block certain counties have when it comes to certain other counties is irratio(...)

 Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes’ shot is blocked by Luke Keaney of Donegal. Photograph: Inpho

Monaghan 1-16Donegal 1-10 Nobody feels a(...)

Kieran Bergin comes in into the Tipperary forward line to face Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tipperary have made four changes for the crucial league match with Dublin this Sunday in Thurles. Manager Eamon O’Shea, whose side have lost th(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh MacAuley has been named Footballer of the Year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Michael Dara Macauley was named GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year on Friday evening after being announced as one of six Dubs on the All-Star XV for 2013.(...)

Jim McGuinness will be delighted to get  Karl Lacey back for his Donegal side. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Monaghan go into tomorrow’s Ulster final not having been overly impressive against Antrim and Cavan to date. They play to a system that’s not unlike D(...)