Tyrone’s Niall Morgan and Colm Cavanagh leave the pitch after the lights went out against Monaghan. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Tyrone 0-9 Monaghan 1-13 Newly promoted Monaghan defeated Tyrone in a game interrupted by a 31 minute floodlights failure at Healy Park.Stephen Gollog(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes reaches out to get the ball while being challenged by Armagh’s Charlie Vernon during the    Ulster SFC semi-final at  St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Monaghan 0-14 Armagh 0-14Armagh snatched a replay in Clones with the last three points of the game in the closing minutes to end matters all square at(...)

Donegal’s Frank McGlynn finds himself outnumbered by  Chris Barrett (left) and Séamus O’Shea of Mayo during last year’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final, a bad day for Donegal football. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Being boring is about the one accusation that cannot be levelled at the Donegal squad. From the habitual disciplinary problems of old to the perfec(...)

Monaghan’s Vincent Corey battles with Donegal’s Michael Murphy during the Ulster senior football final. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

When Monaghan were making shapes at a breakthrough back in 2007 and 2008, I had a good enough relationship with them – even if it might not have alway(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Neil McGee of Donegal are involved in a heated exchange during last year’s All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Call it mind games, call it player welfare concern, either way next Sunday’s rerun of last year’s All-Ireland final between Donegal and Mayo was yeste(...)

Monaghan hit Donegal where they were strongest, shutting down their full forward line including Vinnie Corey’s marking job on Michael Murphy. Photograph: Inpho

Listening to some of the talk about where Donegal go from here, you’d have to wonder at what people think they were made of when they won the All-Irel(...)

Monaghan will hope they can set the likes of Stephen Gollogly off running good lines to break the Donegal half-back line.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was a Benny Coulter goal deep into injury-time on May 30th, 2010, that last beat Donegal in the Ulster Championship. Or if you want to get really t(...)