Malachy O Rourke

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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(...)

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(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus and David Hyland of Kildare during their Super 8s round 1 match at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Monaghan 0-15 Kildare 1-10 A morbid fear of defeat hung in the air for much of a suffocating game that was finely balanced throughout; but when Monag(...)

Kevin Feely of Kildare in action against Fermanagh at  Páirc Tailteann, Co Meath. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A curious threat was issued by the Páirc Tailteann stadium announcer after the Round 4 qualifier games there last Saturday and Sunday had concluded. (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody: a win against  Limerick at Semple Stadium will secure his team  an All-Ireland semi-final place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny will travel to Thurles for the second Sunday running as they attempt to get their All-Ireland hurling title challenge back on track. Brian C(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Monaghan’s Gavin Doogan, Darren Hughes and Neil McAdam battle for possession with Paul Flynn and Brian Fenton of Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

I was talking to Brian McEniff a few years ago about Ulster football and the teams Donegal would come up against on a regular basis. McEniff’s thing (...)

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