Monaghan minors will have their 2nd outing in the Electric Ireland Ulster championship this Saturday when they face Antrim in Corrigan park at 6pm.
The defending champions showed great character and experience to overcome Down in the preliminary round when they turned around a 4 point deficit midway through the second half to win out by 3 points.
Having started brightly in that encounter to lead by 3, Monaghan found themselve’s going in 4 points to 5 behind at the break and slipped further behind when Andrew Crimmins hit the back of the net.
However when Tiarnan Kierans replied with a goal 7 minutes from time it sparked a revival that seen them add a further 3 points to get off to a winning start in the championship.
Confidence will no doubt be high for Mark Counihans side after that victory and they will enter Corrigan Park on Saturday as firm favourites having been comfortable winners over the Saffron County in the minor league at the start of the month when they ran out 4-16 to 1-03 winners.
That encounter seen Monaghan taking in a 3-08 to 1-02 lead at the break with goals from Jason Irwin and Liam Mc Donald with Marcus Lynch raising the green flag for Antrim.
The 2nd half kept to similar pattern with Monaghan adding on a further 1-08, the goal from Julius Sniauksta to make it a comfortable 22 point margin at the end.
Coverage of the game from Corrigan Park will be carried on our website from 6pm