Ulster Minor Football League Section A
Monaghan 0-16 Armagh 1-9 9/3/19
Monaghan got off the mark in the Ulster MFL thanks to an improved second-half performance against Armagh in Clones last Saturday. The teams were level four times in an evenly-matched first half, but Monaghan outscored their near-neighbours by 0-8 to 0-4 after the restart, with Jason Irwin leading the scoring.
Corner-forwards Mark McKeever and Oisín King hit 1-5 between them for Armagh, but with Karl Gallagher, Irwin, Darragh Dempsey and Liam McDonald playing key roles, Monaghan earned their first win of the Section A campaign.
Monaghan are away to Antrim this Saturday.
Monaghan: J Kirk; C Maguire, R Boyle, S Slevin; D Treanor, S Hanratty, E Duffy; C McKernan, K Gallagher (0-1); D Marron, L McDonald (0-3, 2f), D Dempsey (0-3); D Courtney; J Irwin (0-7, 5f), D McCann (0-1).
Subs: T Kearns (0-1) for Marron (27 mins), M Hamill for McCann (43), K Connolly for Duffy (53), A Brennan for Maguire (inj., 57).
Armagh: S Magill; O McKeown, A Garvey, S Vallely; M McConville, S McVerry, S Quigley; J Cunningham (0-1), D O’Callaghan (0-1f); N Dummigan, C Reavey, L Rice; M McKeever (1-1), C Donnelly, O King (0-4, 3f).
Subs: J Walsh (0-2, 1f) for O’Callaghan (black card, 25), A McParland for Dummigan (35), S Rocks for Donnelly (42), T Óg Duffy for McConville (49), D McMullan for McKeever (56).
Referee: J Lewis (Fermanagh).