Monaghan Minors Ease Past Tryone To Semi-Final

Monaghan secured passage to the Electric Ireland Ulster minor football semi-final with a convincing round two win over Tyrone 3-8 (17) to 0-13.

Monaghan struck fast a Liam McDonald free and Kyle Connolly finding the net to give Monaghan a 1-1 to no score lead on six minutes.

Mark Devlin got Tyrone on the score board with Daniel Fullerton added another point from either side of a Jason Irwin free and point from play.

Shea Healy reduced the difference to a goal with James Donaghy scoring from play to cut the lead to two, but that was the closet Tyrone got.

Points from Darragh Dempsey and Karl Gallagher saw Monaghan lead 1-5 to three points with two Tyrone frees from Mark Devlin sandwiching a Kyle Connolly point giving Monaghan a 1-6 to 0-6 half-time lead.

A Liam McDonald point moved Monaghan in a five point lead five minutes in to the second half before Darragh Dempsey found the net as Monaghan moved eight points clear.

Tyrone staged a fight back as Mark Devlin’s 51st minute free made it Monaghan 2:8 (14) Tyrone 0-9.

However Liam McDonald fought the net for the Farney man’s third with 10 minutes effectively sealing Monaghan’s place in the semi-final.

Mark Devlin sent over two frees plus and a point from play with Packie Quinn adding another point, but it purely was for the scoreboard as Monaghan won out  3-8 (17) to 13 points.

Monaghan now progress to the semi-final which takes the place the weekend of June 23rd.

Monaghan: Kirk, Slevin, Boyle, Hanratty, Treanor, Duffy, Connolly, McKernan, Kerley, Marron, Gallagher, Kierans, Dempsey, Irwin, McDonald