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
Sitting in the murk of winter in a hotel lobby, a sunny day in Clones is recalled by Drew Wylie. The Monaghan full-back’s eyes go wide and he points to his arm, telling you to look at the fine hairs standing to attention.
Sat, 26 Jan, 2019
His name was at the centre of this week’s frivolous All-Star arguments, but newly-crowned All-Star goalkeeper Rory Beggan is keeping himself at the top of the agenda by scoring an audacious point from play in Scotstown’s Ulster club win over Burren on Sunday.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke has denied the sense that Tyrone have a psychological edge heading into this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final. The narrative leading into Sunday’s encounter in Croke Park holds that because Tyrone have beaten their neighbours in the 2013 and 2015 All-Ireland quarter-finals, they hold an advantage.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2018
Everyone recognises Malachy O’Rourke as one of the best managers in Gaelic football. Yet for all his success we still don’t seem to know Malachy O’Rourke. And we certainly don’t know his right-hand man, Leo McBride, who goes everywhere with him. Kieran Shannon knows them though, from working with the pair in 2008 as a member of the Fermanagh backroom team that reached a rare Ulster final for the county that year. Last week, the three caught up. And it was some catch-up.
Sun, 09 Aug, 2015