Mickey Graham is much too gregarious a figure to embark upon a ‘youse all writ us off’ speech, but he was still grateful to the reporter who asked him how his mood has changed with this, their third win in a row, after their opening round 12-point loss to Armagh that had many seeing his Cavan side as relegation candidates.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2020
Making the Ulster semi-finals for the sixth successive year speaks volumes about Monaghan’s consistency, but Malachy O’Rourke knows a lot more is required if they’re to land a third provincial title on his watch.
Mon, 12 Jun, 2017
Damian Barton’s promise to get Derry taking a more attacking approach looks to be bearing some early season fruit - his newlook side producing the goods in the Athletic Grounds yesterday to reach the McKenna Cup final.
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
Monaghan 0-16 Cavan 0-15: LOGIC and basic biology tell us that there will come a time when Cavan’s burgeoning youth will overtake Monaghan’s grizzled vets, but that was postponed yesterday thanks to the nous and experience of Malachy O’Rourke’s wily old soldiers.
Mon, 25 May, 2015
Monaghan are through to another Ulster football semi-final and, with either Fermanagh or Antrim awaiting them there, a third provincial final in three seasons beckons after this narrowest of wins away to Cavan in their summer opener.
Sun, 24 May, 2015