Kerry Keep Monaghan in Relegation Tussle

Kerry fought back to register victory over Monaghan in Killarney with a four points victory 0-17 to 0-13.

Kerry outscored Monaghan by 0-6 to 0-1 to make it five wins from five and all but secure their place in the Allianz Football League Division 1 final.

Monaghan led by 0-12 to 0-11 after 50 minutes, but Kerry found an extra gear in the last 20 minutes to maintain their unbeaten run.

Substitute Tómás Ó Sé brought them level before points from Sean O’Shea (two), Stephen O’Brien, Dara Moynihan and Tom O’Sullivan, with Colin Walshe registering the visitors’ sole reply in the 67th minute.

The Farney County led by 0-9 to 0-7 at half-time, with Conor McManus accounting for 0-6 5 f, 1 m of their tally.

The sides were locked on 0-7 apiece after Tommy Walsh kicked his second point in the 21st minute, but the Kingdom failed to score for the remainder of the half.

Peter Keane’s charges regained parity within four minutes of the restart thanks to points from O’Shea (free) and Walsh (mark).

A brace of McManus frees restored Monaghan’s lead before Walsh (mark) and Darren Hughes (who couldn’t keep his shot down) traded points.

But it was all Kerry after that as Hughes was sent off late on after picking up a black card, having been yellow-carded earlier.