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
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
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
Ryan Price would appear to have put himself in pole position to be Cork’s starting goalkeeper for the championship after he was named in the side for tomorrow’s Allianz FL Division 1 clash with Kerry in Tralee (2pm).
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has backed Paul Murphy to shine again at centre-forward, though he accepts that tomorrow’s Allianz FL Division 1 clash with Donegal in Tralee will represent a different challenge for the Rathmore man than Down did last week.
Sun, 06 Mar, 2016
Three years ago, these sides clashed in Division 3. Monaghan got to the top flight a year ahead of Roscommon so the words of Malachy O’Rourke should be heeded by the disappointed Rossies after they let a winning hand slip from their grasp.
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
Sat, 30 Jan, 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