Ulster U17 Football League
Monaghan 0-12 Armagh 0-6
Monaghan u17s commenced their competitive season with a win over Armagh on Saturday last the 10th of March in Silverbridge. They controlled the first half with both Aaron Mulligan and Seán Jones getting 3 points each with the others coming from Loughlin Power, Jason Irwin and Jordan Mc Garrell. With the 30 minutes almost up Armagh hadn’t registered a score with only 2 shots on goal but in a taste of what was to come they scored two points within a minute from Louis Hughes and Aidan Davidson to leave the half time score Monaghan 0-9 Armagh 0-2.
In the opening quarter of the 2nd half Armagh upped the tempo of their game and were playing a hard hitting game but it wasn’t until the 13th minute of the half when they opened the scoring with a free from Ruairi Mc Donald who pointed with another 2 minutes later. Sub Robbie Hanratty opened Monaghan’s account in the 18th followed by Aaron Mulligan’s 4th, this time from play. Armagh scored another 2 from frees this time from the right boot of Eoin Woods but Inniskeen’s Seán Jones had enough time in the 2nd minute of stoppage time to kick his 4th score to leave it at end Monaghan 0-12 Armagh 0-6. Cavan will provide the opposition next Friday night in Inniskeen
Monaghan Ryan Farrelly, Ronan Grimes, Jack Doogan, Shane Hanratty, Christopher Flood, Brendán Óg Ó Dufaigh, Jordan Mc Garrell 0-1 , Andrew Moore, Joel Wilson, Aaron Mulligan 0-4(3f), Seán Jones 0-4, Karl Gallagher, Donnacha Swinburne, Loughlin Power 0-1, Jason Irwin 0-1
Subs used: Michael Meehan for Donnacha Swinburne, Robbie Hanratty 0-1 for Jordan Mc Garrell Leon Mc Cabe for Karl Gallagher, Oisin O’ Hanlon for Joel Wilson, Mark Mooney for Jason Irwin(BC), Conor Smith for Loughlin Power
Armagh: Caolan Mc Parland, Lee Rice, Ryan Duffy, Dan Mc Carthy, Patsy Finnegan, Michael King, Rory Kearney, Jamie Martin, Jack Cunningham, Eoin Woods 0-2 (2f), Louis Hughes 0-1, Aidan Davidson 0-1, Peter Murray, Ruairí Mc Donald 0-2 (2f) James Mc Cormack