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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(...)

Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie at the launch of this year’s Allianz Football League at Croke Park. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Crunch the numbers on Monaghan’s 2018 Championship campaign and you come up with some intriguing scoring returns. Players recognised as defenders – w(...)

Armagh’s Jack Grugan tries to get a shot away during his side’s win over Antrim. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal ran out easy 1-17 to 0-10 winners against Down in Newry but the win came at a cost, with Eoin McHugh suffering a hamstring injury which looks (...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan has won his first All Star. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Conor McManus has insisted that fellow All-Star Rory Beggan didn’t need to apologise for going for glory with a long-range point attempt during their (...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton acknowledges Hill 16 after winning the All-Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In all of this, we must remember that when The Beatles put out Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever as a double A-side single, it didn’t make it t(...)

Monaghan’s Drew Wylie and Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone scuffle during the game. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When the dust settles this week, there will be a feeling of aching regret in Monaghan. The day passed a fine team by and they can’t get it back again.(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden celebrates scoring a goal against Monaghan in the GAA All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The better team won on both days over the weekend, but if Sunday’s Tyrone-Monaghan encounter was the more exciting semi-final, it was also lower on su(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

Monaghan’s Rory Beggan in action against Kerry. “You need to be confident that you will hit the spaces when they eventually do come. You just have to be aware of what kick-out is right at the right time.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The story of Rory Beggan is the story of Gaelic football goalkeeping. When he was 19-years-old, he owed his place on the Monaghan U-21 team to his kic(...)

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(...)

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