Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton separates Jonny Cooper and Conor McManus at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Captain Conor McManus has downplayed Monaghan’s strong performance against Dublin in Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division One semi-final and adm(...)

Monaghan’s Owen Duffy tackles Jack McCaffrey of Dublin. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 0-16In cinematic terms the widely expected Groundhog Day nearly turned out to be Reversal of Fortune but in the end settled for B(...)

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(...)

Alan Freeman: came on and got in on the goal action

Mayo 3-15Monaghan 0-11Monaghan saw red at MacHale Park, Castlebar, where the visitors finished with 13 players in a match that turned ugly with a numb(...)

There will be a designated Irish speaking area in Healy Park on Saturday for meeting of Tyrone and Derry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A special area of Healy Park is to be designated for Irish speakers during Saturday’s Allianz Football League game between Tyrone and Derry. The initi(...)

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’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Mayo manager James Horan shakes hands with  Cork’s Colm O’Neill at the end of the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It always amazes me when a team gets annoyed at the end of close games like this, over whether or not more time should have been played. The only pers(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh evades the challenge of Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie and Colin Walshe duringt the Ulster SFC final. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Pressye/Inpho

The comparison was unavoidable. All through Sunday’s Ulster final, Ryan McHugh always seemed to be at hand to take possession and jink and weave his w(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon: an example of how good Dublin are at winning primary possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wow. It’s not easy to find words that best describe Dublin’s victory in Croke Park, because I haven’t seen a Leinster final of such sustained pace and(...)