Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is up against the fourth All-Ireland-winning Kerry manager of his long management career. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This eagerly awaited encounter is dominated by the presence of Mickey Harte. The Tyrone manager is three from four in championship matches against (...)

Jim Gavin says players are not given credit for sacrifices they make to play game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin and Mayo haven’t sold out Croke Park 13 days in advance by playing cynical football, and Jim Gavin also believes some people need to lighten up(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte fields the ball against Monaghan at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Not for the first time Tyrone have found themselves in an All-Ireland semi-final with a little dust kicked up in their tracks. As it clears, it doesn(...)

Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly celebrates after the final whistle Photo: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Neighbours may be defined by distance, but no distance can keep friends apart, and so Tyrone now find themselves lined up once again to meet Kerry. Af(...)

Formerly a wing back for the county, Conor McManus has developed into Monaghan’s standout forward, scoring 1-19 out of the county’s total of 1-47 during the championship this year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clontibret is a parish rather than a village, a stretch of the Dublin road with little nests of houses tucked behind the hedgerows down rocky ampersan(...)

Cathal McCarron is one of Tyrone manager Mickey Harte’s solid back-line options. Photograph: Inpho.

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Tyrone v Monaghan Croke Park, Saturday, 4pm Live: Sky Sports 5 With the clock running down on a mostly drab summer, you (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action against Monaghan’s Vinny Corey and Darren Hughes. It seemed to me Murphy played injured at Clones. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I arrived in Glasgow airport on Sunday and saw a few Donegal jerseys gathered around the bar as I reached the top of the escalator. I arrived when the(...)

Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke speaks to a reporter at the end of the game. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

For a brief period in the second half, it looked as if Monaghan might just canter away with this Ulster final. Instead, they just about scraped home a(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus celebrates scoring a point. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All the Monaghan good-time spots, even Billy Brennan’s barn, threw their doors open for a long and happy Sunday evening. The Farney County are Ulster (...)

Conor McManus guided Monaghan to a second Ulster football title in three years with victory over Donegal in Clones. Photograph: Inpho

Monaghan 0-11 Donegal 0-10 Sweet vindication. Summer arrived in mid-Ulster out of the blue and just as in the heatwave of two years ago, Monaghan beat(...)