All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 3B
Carlow 1-7 Monaghan 1-12 15/7/17
Monaghan survived a scare in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier away to Carlow. Having been 0-5 to 0-3 up at the end of a tense first half, Monaghan found themselves trailing when Gary Kelly scored the opening goal in the 50th minute.
The visitors turned it around, however, outscoring Carlow by 1-5 to 0-1 in the final quarter, with Fintan Kelly punching home the crucial goal on 65 minutes. The goal followed good work by Conor McCarthy, whose lively display was the highlight of the important contributions of the Monaghan subs. Monaghan go into Monday morning’s draw for Round 4B, with either Down or Kildare next up.
Carlow: R Molloy; C Lawlor, S Redmond, M Rennick; G Kelly (1-0), D St. Ledger, D Moran; B Murphy (0-2), S Murphy; J Murphy, S Gannon, D Foley (Capt.); E Ruth, C Moran, P Broderick (0-5f)
Subs: S Clarke for C Moran, K Nolan for Kelly (both 62 mins).
Monaghan: R Beggan (0-1f); R Wylie, D Wylie, F Kelly (1-0); K O’Connell, N McAdam, C Walshe (Capt.); D Hughes, K Hughes (0-3); S Carey (0-1), D Malone (0-1), G Doogan; O Duffy, J McCarron, C McManus (0-3, 2f).
Subs: D Mone for D Hughes (black card, 35 + 1), C McCarthy (0-2, 1f) for McCarron (44), R McAnespie (0-1) for Duffy (52), V Corey for McAdam (57), D Ward for Carey (69), K Duffy for Doogan (70 + 4).
Referee: C Reilly (Meath).