Monaghan 2-16 Kildare 2-14 (AET) 2/8/14
Monaghan booked an All-Ireland SFC quarter-final place and gained a first championship win in Croke Park when they emerged from an epic clash with Kildare that went to extra-time on Saturday evening. The teams served up a thriller in dreadful conditions, which saw Monaghan salvage a draw at the death through a Conor McManus free, before pushing on in extra-time, helped by a Christopher McGuinness goal.
Full report to follow…
Monaghan: R Beggan; C Boyle, D Wylie (0-1), C Walshe; D Mone, V Corey (1-0), F Kelly (0-1); D Clerkin, D Hughes (0-1); P Finlay (0-4f), K Hughes, P McKenna; C McGuinness (1-3), C McManus (Capt., 0-5f), T Kerr.
Subs: S Gollogly for Kerr, G Doogan for Clerkin (both H-T), K O’Connell for McKenna (55 mins), R Wylie for Boyle (65), J McCarron (0-1) for Doogan (69).
Extra-time subs: P Donaghy for McCarron, K Duffy for O’Connell, J McCarron for Finlay (7), G Doogan for Mone (black card, 20).
Kildare: M Donnellan; C Fitzpatrick, O Lyons, E Bolton (2-1); F Conway, H McGrillen, K Cribbin; T Moolick, H Lynch (0-1); C McNally, É Callaghan (Capt., 0-2), P O’Neill; A Smith (0-3), P Brophy, E O’Flaherty (0-5, 2f).
Subs: E Doyle for Bolton (black card, 37), N Kelly (0-1) for Lynch (50), S Hurley (0-1, 45) for Brophy (65), D Hyland for Cribbin (70).
Temporary subs: G White for Lynch (39-50), S Hurley for O’Flaherty (59-62).
Extra-time sub: M Conway for F Conway (15).
Referee: D Coldrick (Meath).