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Monaghan progress to Ulster U20 semi-final

Jul 9, 2021 21:07 By Dave Hooper
Monaghan progress to Ulster U20 semi-final Monaghan progress to Ulster U20 semi-final
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Monaghan prove worth with Derry victory

Monaghan scored an impressive four point victory over Derry in Celtic park to progress to the Ulster Under-20 semi-final.

Two Jason Irwin goals in the first-half sent Monaghan on the road to the 2-9 to 11 point victory.

Derry found the first two scores with Darragh Treanor getting Monaghan on the scoreboard after seven minutes; Irwin’s first goal five minutes later moved Monaghan to a 1-1 to 0-2 lead.

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Derry squared the game with Liam McDonald and Joel Wilson adding points as Derry stayed in touch with Irwin finding the net for a second time on the stroke of half-time as Monaghan led 2-3 to seven points at the break.

Derry were always in touch and levelled the game early in the second-half, Donnach Swinburne and Darragh McElearney restored Monaghan’s two point lead after 40 minutes.

Jason Irwin and Darragh Dempsey added points to the Monaghan total as they led 2-8 to 10 points at the second water break.

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The Monaghan rear guard was strongest and they should have added more scores before Conor McAteer gave Derry hope with five minutes remaining but Jack McGeown’s point a minute from time sealed the 2-9 to 0-11 win.

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