Monaghan boss Malachy O’Rourke shakes hands with Dublin manager Jim Gavin at the end of the game at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Philly McMahon did some quick mental mapwork at the steps of the Dublin team bus on Saturday night. When the final whistle went, the nice lady from Sk(...)

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(...)

Champions Dublin are unlikely to show rivals Monaghan any quarter at Croke Park. Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Monaghan come to Croke Park this evening having had a good year. They might not have retained the Ulster title but have returned to Division One and (...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan attempts to clear his lines at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Monaghan 2-16 Kildare 2-14 (after extra time, Monaghan 1-13 Kildare 2-10 after normal time)Monaghan eventually secured the last spot in the All-Irelan(...)

Donegal’s Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye, Colm McFadden and David Walsh celebrate winning the Anglo-Celt Cup. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Old Ulster is dead. In other decades, Donegal came and went like mayflies in the northern theatre but yesterday they won the Anglo-Celt Cup for the th(...)

Monaghan’s Cormac McManus will pose a huge threat to Donegal in the Ulster final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They might be giants. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Malachy O’Rourke has transformed a Monaghan team with a great future behind it into a s(...)

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(...)

Armagh’s Ciaran McKeever is tackled by Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin during last week’s drawn encounter at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If replays are about who learns most from the drawn game, Armagh must have knowledge coming out their ears. They haven’t lost a replay in 14 years, t(...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett returns for the qualifier against Galway in Thurles tomorrow.

Lar Corbett returns to the Tipperary team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland hurling qualifier against Galway in Thurles. The former Hurler of the Year is (...)

Armagh’s Mark Shields and Kieran Duffy of Monaghan in St Tiernach’s Park yesterday. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Must be something about the low dressingroom in St Tiernach’s Park. For the second time in three weekends we stood waiting outside the back entrance f(...)