Malachy O Rourke

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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(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus with Chris Barrett and Brendan Harrison of Mayo during the Allianz  Football League Division 1 match at  Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo 3-15 Monaghan 1-18 It’s not even Easter and already Mayo are rising from the dead. Written off just a few weeks ago on a dismal night against th(...)

Galway’s Johnny Heaney scores the only oal of the match against Monaghan on Sunday. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Monaghan 0-11 Galway 1-9 A fine result for Galway on a perishing afternoon in Grattan Park Inniskeen. Kevin Walsh’s side arrived as underdogs given a(...)

Roscommon’s Enda Smith scores a penalty against Monaghan. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Roscommon 1-12 Monaghan 0-13 Anthony Cunningham admitted that his side were learning all the time about life in the fast lane as his side caused a hu(...)

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(...)

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