Monagahan 2-11 Derry 2-15And so to Clones, a few hundred hardy souls ambling down the hill to St Tiernach’s Park like bears emerging from hibernation.(...)

Valerie Mulcahy scores her side’s goal despite the efforts of Monaghan’s Sharon Courtney during yesterday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football final at Croke Park. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

CORK 1-10 MONAGHAN 1-9: This might just be the best way to win an All-Ireland. Cork’s win in front of a crowd of 25,103 at Croke Park yesterday was th(...)

Cork players celebrate the final whistle after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies’ Football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

If there’s a better team in Irish sport, you’d back Eamonn Ryan’s Cork ladies to haunt them to their dying breath. They picked up their eighth All-Ire(...)

Cork’s Elaine Harte back from her travels and will have her first start this season.

While it is obviously wise to tread lightly when pondering the end of this unforgettable Cork team’s road, there is no denying it looks like we’ve arr(...)

Cork’s Juliet Murphy celebrates with manager Eamonn Ryan after beating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This will end. It may even end tomorrow. It’s perfectly feasible that the Cork ladies will finally feel the cold of a late autumn Croke Park, damned t(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin shows his delight at the final whistle after victory over Cavan at Clones. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

They tell you that refereeing decisions pretty much even themselves out eventually. What they don’t tell you is the day or the hour. Or, maybe most cr(...)

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(...)

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