Malachy O Rourke

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Dessie Mone: “There’s a group of us there who have been around a long time and we sat down and said that we really had a responsibility to try and get Monaghan back competing with the bigger counties. We couldn’t all walk away.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a small county, it doesn’t take a huge amount of erosion for the cliff to topple into the sea. For the prime years of Dessie Mone’s intercounty car(...)

Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourkeduring the Allianz National Leage Division Two final. Photograph: Inpho

In the old days of flint and gunpowder, a shot that produced noise and smoke but no substantial impact was known as a flash i(...)

 Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes’ shot is blocked by Luke Keaney of Donegal. Photograph: Inpho

Monaghan 1-16Donegal 1-10 Nobody feels a(...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes scores a point during the Allianz Football League Division 2 Final against Donegal at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Monaghan 1-16 Donegal 1-10: Anyone who thought Monaghan’s Ulster title victory la(...)

Jim Gavin receives his Philips Sports Manager of the Year award from Cel O’Reilly (Managing Director Philips Ireland) and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport, at a function in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In a reverse of 1995, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin saw off Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award(...)

It’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: Kieran McGeeney is leaving Kildare and returning to his native county Armagh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So it’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: on the same night Jason Ryan went before the Kildare county board to be ratified as thei(...)

Seán Cavanagh: “It doesn’t get any better than standing at Croke Park on a hot summer’s day.” Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone could do with Brian Dooher, Peter Canavan and Brian McGuigan come Saturday evening. Mickey Harte was adamant they were all visible in the play (...)

Donegal’s Eamonn McGee tackles Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes. The full-back was left utterly exposed throughout the game. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Pressye

What was so surprising about Clones yesterday was that Donegal were not up for the fight. It was quite obvious early on that Monaghan had the hunger t(...)

Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke celebrates after the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The tunnel under the Gerry Arthurs Stand is fizzing. We stick dictaphones under chins and hope against hope they’re picking something up. The whole of(...)

Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin shows his delight at the final whistle after victory over Cavan at Clones. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

They tell you that refereeing decisions pretty much even themselves out eventually. What they don’t tell you is the day or the hour. Or, maybe most cr(...)

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