Galway 0-8 Monaghan 0-16 4/8/18
Monaghan are through to the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals for the first time since 1988 after this impressive win over Galway at Pearse Stadium on Saturday.
Six Monaghan players were on the scoresheet in the first half as they claimed a 0-7 to 0-5 interval lead and they maintained their lead through to the end to finish top of Group 1. Conor McManus, Rory Beggan and Dermot Malone pushed Monaghan further clear and with McAnespie capping the result via a superb added-time score, Malachy O’Rourke’s side secured a famous win.
Monaghan will play either Donegal or Tyrone in the semi-finals next Sunday (August 12).
Galway: R Lavelle; E Kerin, D Kyne, S A Ó Ceallaigh; C Sweeney, G Bradshaw, G O’Donnell (0-1); P Cooke (0-1), T Flynn; S Kelly, S Walsh (0-2f), E Brannigan (0-2); A Varley, D Comer (Capt., 0-1), I Burke (0-1).
Subs: P Sweeney for Varley (42), C Duggan for Cooke (51), J Heaney for Ó Ceallaigh (56), P Cunningham for Brannigan (60), D Wynne for Kerin (62), D Cummins for Burke (67).
Monaghan: R Beggan (0-1f); R Wylie, D Wylie, K Duffy; K O’Connell, C Walshe (Capt., 0-1), V Corey (0-1); N Kearns, D Hughes (0-2); R McAnespie (0-4), D Malone (0-1), F Kelly (0-1); S Carey, C McManus (0-5, 4f), C McCarthy.
Subs: N McAdam for Kearns (63), J McCarron for McCarthy (58), P McKenna for Carey (66), D Mone for O’Connell (67).
Temporary sub: N McAdam for Hughes (35-HT).
Referee: C Lane (Cork).