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Ulster MFC

April 28th, 2018

Ulster Minor Football Championship Preliminary Round

Derry 2-14 Monaghan 2-13 (AET)                          28/4/18


Monaghan’s Ulster MFC campaign started with a dramatic extra-time defeat against Derry in the Preliminary Round at Celtic Park last Saturday. An in-form Monaghan team had been seven points to the good at the end of a dominant first-half performance with the wind at their backs, but they were pegged back thereafter. Monaghan had regained command in extra-time through an Aaron Mulligan goal but two majors in the last five minutes turned a compelling encounter in Derry’s favour.

Monaghan now await a draw to discover their next opponents in the qualifiers.


Derry: A Gillan; R McFall, T Woods, O McLarnon; A Canavan, C Milne, A McCluskey; N Doyle, I Donaghy (Capt., 0-1); E McElhennon, C McGuckin, J McErlain (1-0); E Doherty, E Downey (0-3), E Hawe (1-3, 1-0 pen, 0-1f).

Subs: S Kearney (0-3, 1f) for McLarnon (H-T), PJ McAleese (0-1) for Canavan (33 mins), C McAteer (0-2) for Doyle (38), D Mooney (0-1) for Doherty (46).

Extra-Time Subs: O McMenamin for McGuckin (12), S Murray for McAleese (black card, 20).


Monaghan: R Farrelly (0-1); R Grimes, J Doogan, S Hanratty; C Flood, B Óg Ó Dufaigh (Capt.), J McGarrell (1-1); A Moore, J Wilson; A Mulligan (1-1, 0-1f), S Jones (0-2f), K Gallagher (0-2); D Swinburne (0-1), L Power (0-1), J Irwin (0-3).

Subs: M Meehan (0-1) for Wilson (49 mins), R Hanratty for Gallagher (55).

Extra-Time Subs: O O’Hanlon, K Gallagher for McGarrell (14), R McNulty for Farrelly (black card, 20).


Referee: K Doherty (Antrim).


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