Dessie Mone: “There’s a group of us there who have been around a long time and we sat down and said that we really had a responsibility to try and get Monaghan back competing with the bigger counties. We couldn’t all walk away.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Philip Chevron outside the Project Arts Centre.

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Gill Hornby with her brother Nick (right) and husband Richard Harris

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