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 (...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin during the Allianz Football League Division One  semi-final against Monaghan at  Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

After a stop-start campaign Dublin find themselves just one match from an unprecedented – for the county – third successive League title. Manager Jim(...)

Colm O’Driscoll: one of three brothers in the Cork line-up for Sunday’s semi-final against Donegal at Croke Park

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has made eight changes for Sunday’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Donegal (which has a 2.0 start at(...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan taking a long-range free against Dublin last week.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It said a lot about Monaghan’s fortunes on Sunday that goalkeeper Rory Beggan looked the man most likely to finish the day as top scorer for the local(...)

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(...)

Monaghan beat Donegal by two points in a poor game in Letterkenny. Photograph: Inpho/Michael O’Donnell

Donegal 1-4 Monaghan 0-9In one of the worst games ever witnessed in the county, Monaghan were worthy winners against Donegal in O’Donnell Park, Letter(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

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(...)

Longford manager Jack Sheedy with Paul Barden, who made his debut in 1999. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Presseye/Inpho

Hurling may have lost several of its old soldiers to retirement towards the end at 2014 but there appears to be life left in their football counterpa(...)

New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was formerly a selector under Jim McGuinness. Here he departs a team huddle prior to the start of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tonight in John Joe’s Pub, Kilcar’s 1989 Donegal championship-winning team, probably slower now and possibly wiser, will gather for a 25th anniversary(...)