Monaghan announce new sponsorship deal

MONAGHAN have announced Activ8 Solar Energies, Ireland’s premier domestic and commercial solar company, as the sponsor of both Monaghan’s men’s football and hurling teams for the next three years. The sponsorship sets the stage for an exciting era of growth and development with the GAA in Monaghan. It comes after a season that saw Monaghan win […]


Some savagely tough nuts have graced the fields of Ireland. Michael McMullan takes a look at home he recalls watching in action. Brian McGilligan THE fact Kevin Heffernan took him to the International Rules in 1986 after just one senior appearance tells you enough. Starting him at full-back ahead of Mick Lyons is another example […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A look at Ulster’s footballing year

After a year of inter-county football action, Shaun Casey runs his eye over the Ulster teams… Antrim The Good – A run to the Tailteann Cup semi-finals and an outing in Croke Park signals a decent first season in the hotseat for former Meath boss Andy McEntee. It was his native county that ended the […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Ulster duo well-placed to push on in 2024

I THINK everyone outside of maybe Ulster got the final that they wished for after last weekend’s results. Don’t get me wrong, we now have an unbelievable spectacle to look forward to given the history and the tradition between both of these teams, but it could have been easily so different. Massive credit must go […]

Freeman points to the importance of a Farney conveyor belt

By Michael McMullan FORMER Monaghan star Tommy Freeman hopes the Farney County’s underage conveyor belt can keep topping up a senior squad that were on the cusp of next Sunday’s All-Ireland senior final. In an interview for this week’s Gaelic Life, Freeman expressed his pride in the county and stresses how the players would have […]

JACK MADDEN: Finish line in sight

Weekends don’t really exist when you’re busy. May, June, July are all the same really, and the world keeps spinning for those who don’t fall off. The visual definition of a weekend inhabits a hot tub, enjoying the effortless transition from Friday evening to Monday morning. For the disinterested, deluded, or nonplussed, life goes on […]

Chance to upset the applecart

ALL-IRELAND SFC SEMI-FINAL Dublin v Monaghan Saturday, Croke Park, 5.30pm Live on BBC and RTE By Niall Gartland Advertisement THERE was an uncanny feel to Dublin’s second-half steamrolling of Mayo a fortnight ago. For the last few years there’s been a stange listlessness to the Dubs – comparatively speaking of course – but when they tore into Mayo […]

Corey names team for semi-final showdown

By Shaun Casey Monaghan have made one change to the starting team that edge past Armagh as they prepare for a semi-final showdown with Dublin. Ryan O’Toole has been named at right corner back, with Darren Hughes dropping to the bench. Although a late change before the throw in is likely. Hughes is critical to […]