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Monaghan narrowly lose out to Armagh in division one

Jan 28, 2023 21:01 By Michael Cooke
Monaghan narrowly lose out to Armagh in division one Monaghan narrowly lose out to Armagh in division one
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Monaghan’s Allianz football league division one campaign began with a 1-14 to 1-12 defeat at the hands of Armagh at Castleblayney.

Monaghan started impressively and led 0-5 to 0-2 on 25 minutes; Micheal Bannigan (two), Dessie Ward, Rory Beggan and Stephen O’Hanlon on target for the hosts.

Two minutes later Tiernan Kelly’s goal gave Armagh a one-point lead before Monaghan fought back to level the scoreboard at half-time; 1-4 to 0-7.

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Armagh were in sparkling form after the restart. The visitors landed six successive scores before Conor McCarthy eventually replied for Monaghan on 51 minutes.

The Farney men were thrown a lifeline three minutes later when referee Sean Hurson awarded a penalty which was duly dispatched by McCarthy.

Suddenly it was back to a two-point game and the sides traded four points each thereafter as Monaghan fell short in the end.

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