This wasn’t the first time that Seamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney managed a Monaghan win over Tyrone, but what’s rare is precious as he allowed a small smile play on his lips after this most commanding of wins. “It’s my second,” he told reporters.
Mon, 03 Feb, 2020
There’s an undeniable feelgood factor about Galway football since Padráic Joyce took charge, but with tougher tasks on the horizon, there were enough holes in this display to ensure their supporters don’t lose the run of themselves.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020
Scotstown survived a black card for Kieran Hughes, 13 first-half wides and a penalty shout at the death to eventually squeeze past Burren, but if luck was a finite resource, they can expect little of it in the upcoming semi-final against Eoghan Ruadh Coleraine.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
In the end, we were given a dramatic conclusion rarely in keeping with the general tedium of events as Fintan Kelly fired over a glorious point deep into injury-time to secure a noteworthy success for Monaghan against the All-Ireland champions.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Well, Monaghan can hardly say they weren’t forewarned. Twelve years ago, Denis Connerton brought an unfancied Longford outfit to Clones and plundered Monaghan’s home in the only previous championship meeting between these sides.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2016
Colin Walshe replaces Drew Wylie in the only change to the Monaghan side for Sunday’s Ulster SFC semi-final with Fermanagh in Kingspan Breffni Park (4pm). Walshe came on as a sub in the win over Cavan in the quarter-final, scoring a point.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015
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