Monaghan’s Vinny Corey gets to the ball ahead of Dublin’s Paul Flynn in the Allianz National Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 0-16 Even though we all expected a Monaghan reaction in yesterday’s Allianz Football League semi-final, few anticipated (...)

Manager Malachy O’Rourke has engineered a dramatic reversal in the fortunes of the county, with Monaghan having lost just eight out of the last 32 league and championship games since he took over. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As the Monaghan team bus snaked up the country last Sunday night, the mix of giddiness and satisfaction could have fuelled most of the miles it took t(...)

Cork’s Noel Galvin tackles Aidan O’Shea of Mayo during the Allianz Football League Division One game at Páirc Uí Rinn last week. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Saturday (Matches at 3.0 unless stated) Football Division Four Leitrim v Waterford, Carrick-on-Shannon – With only promotion at stake the bott(...)

Conor McManus scored 0-6 as Monaghan came back to beat Kerry in Tralee in the Division One Allianz Football League game. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11Monaghan stormed Tralee to end a barren spell of 27 years without a victory in the Kingdom and put themselves right in semi-fi(...)

Donncha O’Connor takes on Kieran Duffy at St Mary’s Stadium. The veteran O’Connor had a fine game for Cork scoring five points. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO/Presseye

CORK 2-14 MONAGHAN 1-16An unpredictable afternoon in Castleblayney: rolling mist threatened the afternoon early on, as Monaghan played their first All(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Morgan and Colm Cavanagh leave the pitch after the lights went out against Monaghan. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Tyrone 0-9 Monaghan 1-13 Newly promoted Monaghan defeated Tyrone in a game interrupted by a 31 minute floodlights failure at Healy Park.Stephen Gollog(...)

 Kieran Donaghy of Austin Stacks: hoping for another fruitful outing against a Cork team.

Munster club SFC semi-finals The Nire (Waterford) v Cratloe (Clare) Fraher Field, 2.30 The Nire don’t panic and they don’t quail. They went into th(...)

Kilcoo’s Paul Devlin gets a yellow card from referee Noel Mooney during the Ulster club clash at Páirc Esler. Photo: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Clontibret 1-9 Kilcoo 0-11 An injury-time goal from Monaghan defender Dessie Mone snatched an unlikely victory for 14-man Clontibret in yesterday’s U(...)

St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh’s Bernard Brogan: will bid  to earn a county final place with his club when they face St Jude’s. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Today Dublin SFC semi-finals (Parnell Park) St Oliver Plunkett’s v St Jude’s, 3.30 – Widely assumed to have missed the bus in recent years, Plunke(...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)