The boys of 2008

By Niall Gartland EVEN if some would say it’s been diluted in recent times, the GAA still has a strong community ethos and things have a tendency to come full circle. Take the Monaghan minor team of 2008. One of their key players that year was a young Dermot Malone, a promising soccer talent who […]

Rome wasn’t built in a day

By Niall Gartland MONAGHAN minors have reached their first All-Ireland final in 84 years and yes, it didn’t just happen by chance. It’s a relatively small county population wise (28th in the country in fact) but they have their house in order when it comes to gaelic football at all levels. Their flagship team – […]