Ulster Minor Hurling League Division Two
Monaghan 1-6 Tyrone 5-18 14/3/15
Monaghan’s minor hurlers slumped to a heavy defeat against a sharper Tyrone team in Cloghan on Saturday. An impressive Tyrone side wasted no time in opening up an early lead with a blitz of 1-2 by Dearcan Ó Donnghaile and with Josh Ferguson and Brannon Molloy also impressing, they quickly pulled away. Further goals by Ó Donnghaile and Lorcan Devlin had Tyrone ahead by 3-11 to 0-4 at the end of a half in which Monaghan’s only points came from Ronan Curran (two), Conor Flynn and Nathan O’Donoghue. Ferguson netted a brace in the final quarter and even though O’Donoghue got one back, in between points by Omar Duffy and Cathal Power, it was a day to forget for Monaghan, who travel to Cavan next Saturday.
Monaghan: P Bermingham; P Mitchell, D McAree, J Carville; A Greenan, A Nugent, C McNally; C Power (0-1), R Treanor; C Flynn (0-1), C Cassidy, P Malone; N O’Donoghue (1-1), R Curran (0-2, 1f), D Fee.
Subs: A Gernon for Cassidy (H-T), D Shevlin for Greenan (inj., 40 mins), O Duffy (0-1) for Fee (42).
Tyrone: C Tunney; J Kerr, P Kerr, E McNally; D Rushe, P Conway, L Ó Donnghaile; D Ó Donnghaile (2-2), P Denty (0-3); C McGettigan, B Molloy (0-6, 2f), L Devlin (1-1); S Currie, P McErlain (0-4), J Ferguson (2-2).
Subs: C Kelly for McNally (41), A Cullen for J Kerr (45), R Nugent for D Ó Donnghaile, J Campbell for Devlin (both 46), D Ó Donnghaile for Campbell (inj., 57).
Referee: C Murray (Down).