Monaghan 1-11 Derry 3-10 15/3/17
Monaghan’s reign as Ulster Under-21 champions ended with a five-point defeat against Derry in their quarter-final clash at Inniskeen on Wednesday night. A goal by Jamie Donaghy separated the teams at half-time – when Derry held a 1-5 to 0-5 lead – and although Monaghan started the second half brightly, the best they could do was draw level at 0-10 to 1-7.
Derry substitute Tiernan Flanagan notched a brace of goals early in the final quarter after Monaghan had earlier seen a David Garland penalty saved by Ben McKinless, to put the visitors firmly in the driving seat. Monaghan did find the net from the spot via David McAlister late on, but points from Jordan and Dean Curran sealed Derry’s progression to the last four.
Monaghan: S Garland; C Lennon, M Murnaghan, J Daly; B Kerr, J Mealiff, S Finnegan; S Woods, P Finnan (0-1); N Kearns, M Bannigan (0-2, 1f), D Gleeson (0-1); F Maguire (0-2), D McAlister (1-2, 1-0 pen), D Garland (0-1).
Subs: F Hanratty (0-2) for Woods (H-T), S McCabe for Gleeson (41), R McDonald for D Garland (45), J Walshe for Finnan (50), D Ward for Maguire (52).
Derry: B McKinless; N Keenan, O Duffin, C McGrogan; P Kearney, M McEvoy, C Mulholland; J Doherty, J Curran (0-1); J Donaghy (1-0), P Hagan (0-5, 2f), C Doherty; B Grant, C Feeney (0-3), D Tallon.
Subs: P Coney for Donaghy (23), T Flanagan (2-0) for Grant (H-T), R McElwee for Tallon (46), D Curran (0-1) for Kearney (black card, 57).
Referee: R Barry (Down).