Monaghan’s Barry Kerr attempts to  block the shot from  Tyrone’s Seán Loughran at  the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Monaghan 0-13 Tyrone 0-11 Mighty Monaghan toppled the All-Ireland champions to win their first Ulster Under-21 football title since 1999 in a grippi(...)

Dean Rock finds the net for Dublin against Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, after the game was switched from Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sometimes it feels like you could power a small town on the GAA’s imperviousness to logic. The weekend’s doings in the hurling and football leagues th(...)

Kerry’s Donnchadh Walsh in action against Karl  O’Connell of Monaghan during the Division One clash at Clones. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice held a dry smile when asked what Kerry might want or get out of the last round of the Allianz Football League. The question was of (...)

Ryan Wylie of Monaghan is tackled by Mayo’s Conor O’Shea. Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Monaghan 1-12 Mayo 2-11 Mayo are breathing still. A game that confirmed that this league fare is far more fun than most of what we’ll see in the summ(...)

Dick Clerkin: “The two heads were just dipping in at the same time and it was a fairly severe collision.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin, the longest serving intercounty football player, has been forced to delay his return to action this season due to a serious f(...)

Shay McArdle of Down and Kieran Duffy of Monaghan during their Allianz League Division One match. Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Monaghan 0-13 Down 0-11 Monaghan just about held out in a frenetic finish to this hugely entertaining contest to make it two wins from two outings. (...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte fields the ball against Monaghan at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Not for the first time Tyrone have found themselves in an All-Ireland semi-final with a little dust kicked up in their tracks. As it clears, it doesn(...)

Formerly a wing back for the county, Conor McManus has developed into Monaghan’s standout forward, scoring 1-19 out of the county’s total of 1-47 during the championship this year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clontibret is a parish rather than a village, a stretch of the Dublin road with little nests of houses tucked behind the hedgerows down rocky ampersan(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy was much less influential against Monaghan than he had been in previous games in Ulster. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Possession in Gaelic football has never been more significant – the battle to keep it, now as much as winning it. In consecutive weekends domin(...)

The Ulster SFC final between Monaghan and Donegal this year made for unpleasant viewing. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

We are remorselessly reassured of Gaelic football’s evolution. There’s a presumption of advancement in that. So whatever else modern-day Gaelic foo(...)