Ryan Mcanespie

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 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(...)

Monaghan fans celebrate reaching the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-8 Monaghan 0-16 Kerry for the holidays then. Fairly bloodless in the end as Monaghan’s desire overwhelmed a listless Galway who will b(...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone celebrates scoring a goal  during the All-Ireland SFC  Round 2 qualifier against Waterford at  Fraher Field. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Waterford 0-9 Monaghan 5-21 Monaghan cruised to a 27-point victory over Waterford in their All-Ireland SFC round 2 qualifier clash at Fraher Field in(...)

 Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher talks to his players during the Ulster semi-final against Monaghan at Healy Park,  Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Fermanagh’s brilliant day in Ulster got to the heart of a debate that is currently raging through Gaelic football: how the game should be played. It’(...)

Tyrone’s Ronan O’Neill with Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie and goalkeeper Rory Beggan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 Monaghan 1-18 Tyrone 1-16 Who needs television, anyway? The lack of live cameras in Healy Park exercised plenty of the 15,029 who were here – a(...)

Ryan Wylie of Monaghan attempts to block Dublin’s Philly McMahon during the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 2-12 This is the only foolproof way to beat Dublin – score the go-ahead point as the clock ticks past the last minute of injury-(...)

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