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(...)

Seán Armstrong of Galway challenges Cork’s Graham Canty during their All-Ireland SFC Qualifier game at Croke Park.  Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork 1-17 Galway 1-16 Saved by experience and muscle memory, Cork immediately lose such advantages for the repeat of the 2010 All-Ireland semi-final a(...)

Ten Corkmen fail to keep Michael Meehan’s late free out of the net but it wasn’t enought for Galway. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 1-17 Galway 1-16: Saved by experience here, Cork will not be able to tap into that advantage when facing Dublin in a repeat of the 2010 All-Irel(...)

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