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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(...)

Éamonn Fitzmaurice reacts to Kerry’s  late goal in their  All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final match against Monaghan, at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, Co Monaghan. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Kerry should be vanquished from this unusual football championship, but in David Clifford we see a comet capable of the unbelievable. It needed two p(...)

David Clifford celebrates after scoring Kerry’s late goal in the All-Ireland quarter-final Super 8 game against Monaghan at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Monaghan 1-17 Kerry 1-17 The scoreboard has no room for nuance. Nobody pretended here afterwards that David Clifford’s goal in the 74th minute was an(...)

Conor McManus: should concentrate on what he does best – scoring for Monaghan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled as Juventus’s new signing this week, the latest chapter in an extraordinary career. At 33, the €100 million price tag(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus celebrates scoring a point against Donegal. Prepare for him to do  something outrageous – something that we had all only dreamt of doing in our time playing the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So, Gaelic football. Are you ready for your close-up? Like Norman Bates or Harry Lime, this summer’s movie is half-over and you haven’t shot your firs(...)

Monaghan’s Ryan McAnespie has a shot saved by Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody during the All-Ireland SFC Round 4 qualifier at  Páirc Tailteann in Navan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Monaghan 0-19 Laois 1-11 Monaghan became the final team to book their place in the Super 8s following a five-point win over Laois in Navan on Sunday (...)

 Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie gets a pass away under pressure from  Ryan O’Rourke of Leitrim. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Monaghan 1-19 Leitrim 0-9 Monaghan outclassed a battling Leitrim side to win their Round 3 qualifier convincingly at a sun drenched Carrick-on-Shanno(...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone celebrates scoring a goal  during the All-Ireland SFC  Round 2 qualifier against Waterford at  Fraher Field. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Waterford 0-9 Monaghan 5-21 Monaghan cruised to a 27-point victory over Waterford in their All-Ireland SFC round 2 qualifier clash at Fraher Field in(...)

 Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher talks to his players during the Ulster semi-final against Monaghan at Healy Park,  Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Fermanagh’s brilliant day in Ulster got to the heart of a debate that is currently raging through Gaelic football: how the game should be played. It’(...)

Eoin Donnelly rises high to flick home Fermanagh’s winning goal against Monaghan in the Ulster SFC semi-final at Healy Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10 This was just about the most Ulster football game that was ever Ulster footballed. Two defences not so much packed as(...)

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