Niall Kearns

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 Galway’s Maitias O Bairéad dejected at the final whistle after losing to Monaghan in the closing minutes at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Watching Galway throw away their Division One status on Sunday was hard enough for me as a neutral observer so I can only imagine how horrific it is g(...)

Dublin’s Eoin Murchan and Shane Carey of Monaghan clash during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at Croke Park on Saturday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Monaghan 1-15 Another Saturday night in Croker, another last-kick draw. This time, Dublin were the equalisers rather than the equalised, (...)

 Dublin’s James McCarthy with Karl O’Connell and Dessie Ward of Monaghan. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Monaghan 1-15 Another Saturday night in Croker, another last-kick draw. This time, Dublin were the equalisers rather than the equalised,(...)

Can anyone stop Stephen Cluxton and Dublin and the drive for five? All photographs: Inpho

Connacht Galway Manager: Kevin Walsh (5th year) Odds: All-Ireland 11/1; Connacht 4/5 Next up: v London, Ruislip, 5th May, 3.30 Galway’s lea(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton and Ciarán Kilkenny celebrate with the Allianz Football League Division One  trophy in 2018. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

Cavan Cavan make their way on to the field Manager: Mickey Graham (1st season) Selectors: Dermot McCabe, Martin Corey Last good leagu(...)

Tyrone’s Tiarnan McCann with Niall Kearns of Monaghan, All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

“It’s very rare that anyone reaches their potential,” said Malachy O’Rourke afterwards, the weight of the day and the year and the loss puffing out th(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden scores the only goal of the match. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-15 Ten years later Mickey Harte is returning to September football. A manager who ruined Armagh’s application for greatness, g(...)

Conor McManus: The Monaghan man is  the best forward in Ireland and will prove  a major threat to Tyrone’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For all of the talk about the top four counties in the league having made the All-Ireland semi-finals, I suspect that it’s coincidence as much as a re(...)

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(...)

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