McMahon the hero as Magheracloone secure crown in style
From wandering nomads to high kings of Ulster.
From wandering nomads to high kings of Ulster.
Former Monaghan player Gavin Doogan has flashed out a warning to Tyrone side Galbally ahead of the Ulster intermediate football final.
Nothing succeeds like success, and this motto certainly applies in the progressive Galbally club in Tyrone.
Clontibret manager John McEntee enjoyed a glittering player at club and county level with Crossmaglen Rangers and Armagh, an impressive medals haul bearing testimony to his gigantic contribution to the progress of both sides.
Monaghan secured back to back Ulster minor titles for only the second time in their history when they defeated Tyrone in a hugely entertaining final at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh yesterday afternoon.
Monaghan and Fermanagh will face off in round one of the All Ireland football championship qualifiers.
Cavan earned local bragging rights and a lot more as a brilliant first-half display saw them pick up a first Championship win over Monaghan since 2001.
Two brothers will find themselves in opposite corners on Saturday when the Ulster Senior Football Championship moves up another gear with the meeting of great rivals Cavan and Monaghan at Kingspan Breffni (7pm).
The advantages to be gained from the new 'advanced mark' have to date been best highlighted by Monaghan in their Allianz Football League Division One win over Dublin on Sunday.
When Kieran Donnelly took over as Scotstown manager two years ago, he knew he was facing into a huge challenge.
Pat McEnaney spent two decades as one of the best referees ever to have officiated in Gaelic football, a man who remained consumed by his calling and who still retains a passionate enthusiasm for the sport.
Rory Beggan admits he was devastated when his Monaghan side were pipped by Tyrone in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final earlier this month.
Tyrone made it back to a first All-Ireland final in a decade by clinging on against Monaghan, to set up a final against a team who are relentless in their hunt for the tag of 'greatest ever,' in Dublin.
So near yet so far. That was the heart-breaking tale Seamus McEnaney's gallant Monaghan side were forced to endure in this pulsating All-Ireland minor football championship semi-final at Croke Park yesterday.
A season that has delivered little in the way of encouragement for Monaghan finally provided a ray of optimism when the side retained their place in the All-Ireland Senior Championship following a 2-15 to 0-15 win over Cavan at the weekend.
Monaghan minor football team manager Seamus McEnaney believes his side will not be unduly fazed by having to face Kerry in tomorrow's All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final at Croke Park (1.30pm).
Aaron Mulligan may have been hitting the high spots lately due to his finishing prowess, but the talented Monaghan minor team forward is much more concerned with seeing his side achieve what would be a significant victory over Kerry in Sunday's All-Ireland Football semi-final at Croke Park (1.30pm).
Enniskillen schoolteacher Malachy O'Rourke may be enjoying his summer vacation away from the classroom yet his spare time is at a premium.
Never ever write off Kerry - that was the all-too-clear message that was flashed at a throbbing St Tiernach's Park, Clones yesterday.
Malachy O'Rourke was content and level-headed after seeing his Monaghan return to winning ways with a rout of Waterford in Dungarvan on Saturday.
Monaghan may have had their Ulster title aspirations left in ruins by Fermanagh last weekend, but there is a modicum of consolation for sharpshooter Conor McManus as he has become the latest winner of the Quinn Building Products Ulster GAA Writers Association monthly merit award.
Monaghan laid down a marker that they could become serious contenders for the Ulster Minor Football Championship title by the efficient manner in which they dealt with the challenge of Donegal in the provincial Minor League (Jim McGuigan Cup) final at the weekend.
Monaghan and Donegal will meet in the Ulster Minor League (U17) final at Drumragh today (2pm) where the Oriel County will be particularly keen to maintain their recent impressive form.
One of Ulster's top players is predicting that the influx of new county team bosses will lend an added dimension to the provincial championship in 2018.
A superb goal from the lively Barbara Ward proved crucial in helping Monaghan and Ulster intermediate ladies football champions Corduff overcome Kerry Kingdom Gaels in a thrilling All-Ireland quarter-final at Ruislip, London at the week-end.
Eva Woods could find herself coming in for close attention from the Kingdom Kerry Gaels defence when she lines out with Ulster champions Corduff in today's All-Ireland quarter-final at the newly-refurbished Ruislip grounds in London (2pm).
Despite the rumour mill suggesting that Tyrone assistant boss Gavin 'Horse' Devlin had departed the Red Hands set-up, manager Mickey Harte has declared himself amused at all the recent speculation as preparations begin for 2018 with the All-Ireland Championship draw made last night.
Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has labelled claims that his assistant manager Gavin Devlin has left the Red Hands set-up as 'fake news'.
Malachy O'Rourke was never in any doubt that his Monaghan side would find a treble-seeking Dublin outfit a formidable barrier in this rather tame All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park.
The number three has particular resonance for Monaghan defender Fintan Kelly as he prepares to face the might of Dublin's much-vaunted attack in today's All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final at Croke Park (6.00pm).
It was one of those statistics dredged up on the night that catches everyone by surprise.
I have to say my faith in this Monaghan team has been shaken a little bit these last few weeks.
The composition of the Monaghan full-forward line for Saturday's All-Ireland Round 4B qualifier against Down at Croke Park will be awaited with particular interest.
Monaghan survived a real scare in Saturday's Round 3B SFC qualifier to a determined Carlow side at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Galway fired out a warning that they could prove a force in the Ulster All-Ireland Championship by the manner in which they clinched the Allianz League Division Two trophy at Croke Park yesterday.
Monaghan moved into a four-way tie at the top of the Allianz Football League Division One with a comfortable win over Roscommon in Inniskeen yesterday.
Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke has every reason for feeling satisfied now that his side have joined Dublin and Tyrone as pacesetters in division one of the Allianz Football League.
Monaghan advanced to the Dr McKenna Cup semi-finals as Section B winners after they got the better of a plucky St Mary's University outfit in Inniskeen last night.
Fermanagh schoolteacher Malachy O'Rourke is clearly rated top of the class - in Monaghan.
Donaghmoyne wrote their own chapter in Ulster GAA history when they retained the All-Ireland Senior Club Ladies Football title yesterday.
Last year's beaten Ulster club finalists Scotstown retained the Monaghan SFC title with a four-point win over Clontibret in yesterday's final in front of an attendance of almost 4,000 at Castleblayney.
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Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke wasn't making any comment on his future or that of his players after they were dumped out of the Championship in a shock defeat against Longford in Clones on Saturday.
The biggest disappointment was that it had to end some time. A fascinating and ferocious replay that was every bit as gripping as the first instalment concluded with Donegal - having been much the better side throughout - prevailing by just a point to book a berth in their sixth successive Ulster final.
If you are looking for a man to wax lyrical in the immediate aftermath of a game, Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke is not your man.
If tonight's Ulster Under-21 football Championship final needed any more spice, it comes for Tyrone under the category of unfinished business against Monaghan at the Athletic Grounds (throw-in 8pm).
Monaghan produced an outstanding final quarter of football in the decidedly old-school venue of Castleblayney to preserve their top-flight status, when they edged Donegal out 1-10 to 1-9.
Monaghan left Armagh floundering in their slipstream in this Ulster Under-21 football championship semi-final at Pairc Esler, Newry.
Ulster University made an impressive start to the Dr McKenna Cup with a 10-point win over Monaghan in Clones yesterday. Despite lining out without some of their star players, UU ran out convincing winners, with 10 players getting scores, led by Evan Regan and Cailean O'Boyle who hit a combined total of 2-5.
The Kildare-Kerry and Dublin-Fermanagh All-Ireland quarter-final ties produced one scarcely credible statistic last Sunday - not a single card was brandished in either game.
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