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 Ryan Wylie and Dick Clerkin with Donegal’s Neil McGee. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Donegal 0-15 Monaghan 1-09 The hex is broken. Donegal reaffirmed their status as the new standard in Ulster by wresting the Anglo-Celt Cup back(...)

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 Kevin Dias and Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin in action during the Ulster SFC semi-final replay  at  St Tiernach’s Park in  Clones. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Monaghan 1-18 Armagh 1-13It wasn’t quite as comfortable as it should have been but Monaghan are back in another Ulster football final, dispensing of A(...)

The presumed absence of Conor McManus (above) has a part to play, obviously. Though he looks certain to appear at some stage, Monaghan are plainly a reduced force without him.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

There is a definite sense of now or never for Monaghan here. The mental block certain counties have when it comes to certain other counties is irratio(...)

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

In a small county, it doesn’t take a huge amount of erosion for the cliff to topple into the sea. For the prime years of Dessie Mone’s intercounty car(...)

Eugene Keating of Cavan with Kieran Duffy and Drew Wylie of Monaghan battle for possession at Clones. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Monaghan 1-10 Cavan 0-12: Monaghan are through to their third Ulster final in seven seasons after a hard-fought win over near neighbours Cavan in Clon(...)

Monaghan’s Darren Hughes will pose a threat to Cavan’s defence tonight. Photograph: Alan Betson

  There was a time when this was one of the great GAA rivalries. Up until Tyrone and Armagh started farming the Ulster Championship bet(...)