Relegation not ‘the end of the world’

By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN’S decade-long existence of dining at the top table came to an end this season when they were relegated from Division One, winning just one of their seven outings, but former player Dermot Malone isn’t overly concerned. Malone, who won two Ulster titles with the Farney County in 2013 and 2015, points […]

A different final day for Monaghan

By Shaun Casey TRAVELLING to Clones on Sunday afternoon, Monaghan fans may let their minds drift to what might have been having witnessed some last-day drama in recent seasons. Unfortunately for the Farney County, it’s not to be this year and Sunday will be their final game in the top tier until at least 2026. […]

GList: Drama on the final day

With the final day of NFL coming up this weekend, Shaun Casey looks at some of the big storylines that have dominated the round seven fixtures of recent seasons 2023 – Monaghan MONAGHAN love the last-day drama and could have been nominated for every year, but last season was significant as they held onto their […]

Confidence not an issue for Corey’s side as Kerry visit

By Shaun Casey THIS time last week a lot of people around the country already had Monaghan written off as relegation fodder at the bottom of the Division One league table, but what a difference one performance and one result can make. In truth, we really should be disappointed in ourselves that we slipped into […]

Farney out to ease last year’s Dubs heartache

By Shaun Casey IT’S back to the scene of the crime for Vinny Corey and his Monaghan men as they return to Croke Park with last year’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin still fresh in their minds. Everyone had Monaghan written off as they contested for a spot in the All-Ireland final, not that there’s […]

Hughes calls it a day

By Niall Gartland MONAGHAN stalwart Kieran Hughes has announced his intercounty retirement 15 years after making his debut under Seamus McEnaney back in 2009. Hughes, who turns 34 next month, played a major part in Scotstown’s run to an Ulster final berth in December but has decided the time is right to bring down the […]

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 […]