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McKenna Cup: Monaghan pegged back by St. Mary’s

January 6th, 2019

Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup Section B

Monaghan 1-14 St. Mary’s University 0-17                                   6/1/19


Monaghan were held to a draw by St. Mary’s University in their second Dr. Mc Kenna Cup Section B game in Clones on Sunday. Monaghan fielded a team showing nine changes, including a debut for Carrickmacross forward Stephen O’Hanlon. The sides were level four times in a first half that ended at 0-8 apiece and although Monaghan made a bright start to the second half, they were pegged back in the closing stages. The hosts had begun the second period with three unanswered points and when Barry McGinn hit 1-1 in quick succession to take his tally to 1-7 and leave his side four ahead just short of the 50-minute mark, another win looked likely.

St. Mary’s finished strongly, however, to outscore Monaghan by 0-6 to 0-2 in the remaining time. The Belfast students ended with the last three points – two from Shane McGuigan and an added-time equaliser from Aaron Boyle – to claim a share of the spoils. Monaghan will need to win away to Armagh on Wednesday to progress to the Mc Kenna Cup semi-finals.


Monaghan: S Garland; B Kerr, C Boyle (0-1), C Lennon; T Kerr (0-1), K O’Connell, S Finnegan; D Hughes, N McAdam; A Lynch, D Malone (0-1), R McAnespie (0-2); S O’Hanlon, B McGinn (1-7, 0-4f), M Bannigan (0-1f).

Subs: F Connolly for McAdam (inj., 8 mins), V Corey for Lynch (46), C McCarthy for Bannigan (48), D Garland (0-1) for Malone (54).


St. Mary’s: M Reid; C McAllister, R McCusker, M Rooney; J Hannigan (0-1), C McKinney, R McSherry; S McConville (0-3, 2f), L Devlin; A Boyle (0-2), R Coleman (0-2), T O’Kane (0-1); C Byrne (0-1); N Toner, S McGuigan (0-5, 3f).

Subs: D McKinless (0-1f) for Devlin (inj., 28), O Donnelly for Toner (H-T), C Stinton for McAllister (40), A Duffy (0-1) for O’Kane (46), R McGrath for Hannigan (63).


Referee: P Falloon (Down).

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