Malachy O Rourke

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Mickey Moran has guided Kilcoo into another Ulster semi-final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

December football in Ulster. Low skies and foot-stamping in the stands. Soft ground and mucky balls. And on the sideline, under thick wool hats and be(...)

Glen’s Paul Gunning with Kieran Hughes, Darren Hughes, Donal Morgan and Jack McDevitt of Scotstown during the Ulster club SFC clash at Celtic Park, Derry. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Glen (Derry) 1-18 Scotstown (Monaghan) 0-12 It was one of those days where everything you could hope for from a Glen perspective went well, with eve(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is ‘one of the most influential managers Gaelic games has seen’. File photograph: Inpho

Sometime after half-past-three last Sunday afternoon, Mickey Harte sat staring out from a bleak, darkening stand on to an empty torn up football field(...)

Clontibret’s Conor McManus celebrates at the final whistle  after the Ulster quarter-final victory over famed Armagh kingpins Crossmaglen. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For Clontibret, tonight can be something or it can be nothing. The Monaghan champions play Naomh Conaill of Donegal in Omagh, with the winners through(...)

Mickey Harte: set to take charge of Tyrone for the 18th year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There are just five vacancies left in the list of county football managers for the coming year. Galway, London, Laois, Wicklow and Tipperary have yet(...)

How will Kerry deploy Tommy Walsh against Dublin? Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Expect a surprise Think of 2009, and Tadhg Kennelly smashing into an unsuspecting Nicholas Murphy; think of 1978, and Mikey Sheehy with that mischiev(...)

Down could find themselves without any opportunity to play the top teams and to learn and improve as they go. How does that help Down?  Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

The GAA shares with the rap communities of America a genius for gifting the world with original words and phrases which then pass into the everyday. (...)

‘As for the travails of Monaghan GAA supporters, I would hesitate to compare the seven years we had Malachy O’Rourke (above) as manager –a period that ended last Saturday night – with the time James Stockdale spent in the Hanoi Hilton. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

‘It’s the hope that kills you,” is a phrase that will probably have been uttered by fans of all Gaelic football-playing counties except one by the end(...)

Fermanagh’s Ryan Jones takes a tumble as he’s challenged by Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Fermanagh 1-6 Monaghan 1-10 Monaghan survived a scrappy Round One qualifier against neighbours Fermanagh in Clones, who finished with just 12 men. M(...)

Cavan’s Martin Reilly celebrates scoring a penalty  in the Ulster SFC quarter-final at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12 Want to know how close this derby usually is? Only once in the past 30 years has there been five points in it – and that was(...)

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