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Monaghan draw with Tyrone in league opener

Jan 30, 2022 19:01 By Michael Cooke
Monaghan draw with Tyrone in league opener Monaghan draw with Tyrone in league opener
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Monaghan and Tyrone were forced to settle for a draw after their Allianz football league division one encounter finished nine points apiece at Healy Park in Omagh.

The game was played amid treacherous weather conditions and was evenly contested throughout while Rory Beggan finished the day as Monaghan’s top-scorer hitting three points overall.

The sides were deadlocked at two points each on 13 minutes before Tyrone opened up a three-point gap after hitting as many scores during the next six minutes.

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Points from Shane Carey and Micheal Bannigan made it a one-point game before Niall Sludden’s score on 35 minutes saw Tyrone lead 0-6 to 0-4 at the break.

Monaghan restored parity six minutes into the second half and the Farney men moved a point clear on 50 minutes when Beggan kicked a point from play.

Tyrone restored their one-point cushion thanks to points from Niall Morgan and Darren McCurry before Conor McManus levelled the game six minutes from time.

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Monaghan were awarded a free right at the death and Beggan opted to play it short to Conor Boyle who’s subsequent effort dropped short of the Tyrone goal.

Both sides were made to settle for a draw and Monaghan will be hoping for their first win of the campaign in seven days time when they play host to Mayo in round two.

 

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