Malachy O Rourke

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Down’s Ryan Johnston takes on his man. Photograph: Inpho

Down 1-14 Monaghan 0-15 When the pressure came on and experience was shouting, Down somehow reversed all the psychology behind this game and dumped (...)

Conor McManus has looked sharp and in good fettle with two goals to his name already

Ulster SFC semi-final Monaghan v Down, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, Saturday, 7.0 Last year’s meeting between the counties was the nadir of Down’s two-(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

Conor McManus and Monaghan can reach the All-Ireland semi-finals. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

ANTRIM Co-managers: Frank Fitzsimons (1st year) and Gearóid Adams (2nd year) Odds: All-Ireland 1,000/1; Ulster 100/1 Next up: v Donegal, Ballybofey(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon: “We know that we can’t stop; we’re going to play right until the end”. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

In a way it’s an obvious attitude. Otherwise Dublin wouldn’t have established such a track record of resisting defeat. On Sunday in Clones many in the(...)

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

Monaghan 1-15 Dublin 2-15 We wouldn’t want artificially to exaggerate the crime rate by describing what happened in Clones on Sunday before 13,227 wi(...)

Under Malachy O’Rourke Monaghan have perfected a template of organisation and counter-attacking intelligence. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A much bigger deal would be made about the Monaghan football revolution had it not coincided with the dazzling comet of the Dublin football team. You (...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin side will face Monaghan who have run them to the tightest of finishes in their last two Croke Park meetings. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY  Division Four Leitrim v Waterford, Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada – Leitrim have a decent selection of good young players and have been com(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus is surrounded by Donegal players during the  Allianz Football League Division One game at  Fr Tierney Park in  Ballyshannon. Photograph: Trevor Lucy/Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-11 Monaghan 1-11 What did you expect? Yes, the sun shone in Ballyshannon and it was Mother’s Day and the world seemed in good mood. But whe(...)

Donegal and Monaghan: It may be time to ban these teams from playing each other for a while. Photograph: Trevor Lucy/Presseye/Inpho

Wanted: Smart, ambitious young men to take on unbeatable team in national final. Losses incurred at your own risk. So does anybody want this? Dublin’(...)

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