Ryan Mcanespie

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Conor McManus celebrates a Monaghan   score against Armagh at Pairc Esler, Newry. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Armagh 2-21 Monaghan 4-17 Sometimes a game is more than a game. The tragic backdrop of the death of Monaghan Under-20 captain Brendan Óg Duffy on Fr(...)

Galway’s Matthew Tierney scores a goal during his team’s league defeat to Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

That escalated quickly, that sense of being thankful for just having games back to play, to giving out about where the next one is being played. At l(...)

Armagh’s Rian O’Neill during his team’s win over Monaghan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Monaghan 1-12 Armagh 1-16 Armagh made a winning return to Division One of the National Football League after a nine-year wait when they got the bette(...)

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,(...)

 David Clifford  squeezes the ball past the Monaghan defence and goalkeeper Rory Beggan in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The football final appears in front of us like a grubby-faced child that nobody has the heart to go at with a wipe. A foregone conclusion at the end o(...)

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(...)

Galway didn’t explode into anything on Saturday night. Somewhere along the way, it looks like they convinced themselves that this game didn’t matter. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

If you were a player in the Galway camp this week, the biggest job you’d have ahead of Saturday would be shaking the doubts that have come into your h(...)

Rory Beggan at Pearse Stadium: “We’re going in for the win – we’re not just happy to be going into a semi-final.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rory Beggan was last man standing out on the Pearse Stadium turf. Well, the last player as Monaghan’s goalkeeper was surrounded by a few thousand fam(...)

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