Fitzpatrick: Monaghan have reason to be confident


A FORMER Monaghan selector who worked on Malachy O’Rourke’s management team has said that the Oriel county have reason to be optimistic in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin. Finbarr Fitzpatrick says that the Monaghan team are the strongest they have been in some time. “There is a lot of encouraging signs. The form this year, […]


Wylie savouring Croke Park experience


MONAGHAN’S Ryan Wylie is highly motivated by the mouth-watering prospect of playing in Croke Park in Saturday’s Round 4B qualifier against Down. The great Jones Road venue is not far from where he lives in Dublin so his eye is regularly drawn to it. The pressure should be on Wylie and the rest of the […]


Kerr: Antrim are a unified force


IN an extended interview in this week’s Gaelic Life, Antrim goalkeeper Chris Kerr says his colleagues are a unified force ahead of their Ulster Championship clash against Donegal on May 21. The Saffrons hit the headlines recently when the management and players came together to publically berate the county board for, what they felt, was […]


Mone takes step forward in recovery


MONAGHAN defender Dessie Mone is making a late charge to be included in the squad for the county’s Ulster Championship opener with Fermanagh on May 20. The Oriel defender has not been involved since breaking his wrist in Monaghan’s McKenna Cup clash with Derry in January but he made his club return with Clontibret last […]