…or, in some cases, not-so-slowly. Monaghan’s failure at the third-last hurdle means it’s not a clean sweep of provincial champions in the semi-finals, and sees them fall down the rankings faster than Tiernan McCann after hitting a hairbrush.
Mayo are now up to third and within striking distance of the top two, while Donegal sit fourth. Tyrone, Ulster’s last remaining representative in the championship despite being beaten in its first provincial game, are up to fifth. They haven’t gone away, you know…