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Donegal fans celebrate last year’s Ulster final victory over Cavan at Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Within the next week or so details of the 2020 intercounty championships will be finalised. On Thursday, Ulster GAA led the way by releasing its footb(...)

The funeral of Eugene McCabe  was told that his ‘love of literature, or writing, was matched only by his love of nature’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Renowned writer Eugene McCabe was defined by his “love of nature,” his funeral Mass in Clones, Co Monaghan, heard on Saturday. McCabe, a playwright a(...)

Tony Morgan in his shop, Lipton’s. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Most of the roads out of Clones, Co Monaghan, lead across the Border. On Tuesday afternoon this fact is repeated over and over again by people in the(...)

Donegal’s Paddy McGrath lifts the Anglo-Celtic Cup with his daughter Isla Rose after beating Cavan in the Ulster Football Championship final in St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Ulster championship, the old theatre of hate and heartbreak, is in danger of becoming the model child of Gaelic football. A brilliant summer for t(...)

Cavan manager Mickey Graham celebrates after the Ulster championship semi-final victory over Armagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Careful what you wish for. After a month and a half of bellyaching about there being no big ball championship to watch on the telly, football follower(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley clashes with Monaghan’s Darren Hughes during the Allianz Football League Division 1 clash between the counties in  Clones on January 27th Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For anyone looking for straws in the wind, it’s probably not worth spending too much time on the fact that Dublin lost their opening game of 2019 to M(...)

The ball goes past Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan, scored by David Clifford of Kerry (out of picture) for Kerry’s late goal at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

And on the fourth day, the Super-8s rose again. When the GAA came up with the new format for the championship, afternoons like this in Clones and Newb(...)

Juan Domingo Morales  pictured at the Four Courts on Wednesday  for his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A circus performer who said he was injured in a human cannonball stunt has withdrawn his damages claim after a court heard he performed on a trapeze m(...)

The Cavanagh brothers celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ulster final on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

“Hot sunny days in Clones is a memory for me,” beams Sean Cavanagh as he stands in the sunshine with his daughter in his arms. “ I remember standing (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “We’ve got a few selection headaches and that’s exactly what you need.” Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There was a pep in Ireland’s step at Monaghan RFC yesterday. A better injury profile, a change of scene, a run-out against the Irish Under-20s, an ent(...)

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