Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final
Monaghan 5-10 Donegal 2-11 21/6/19
Monaghan qualified for another Ulster MFC Final when they put a slow start behind them to defeat Donegal in Enniskillen last Friday. A brace of goals from Carlos O’Reilly helped Donegal get off to a flyer, but majors from Liam McDonald (two) and Jason Irwin had Monaghan level (3-5 to 2-8) by half-time. Sub Tiarnán Kearns punched to the net after the restart as Monaghan put in a much more complete second-half performance, which was capped when McDonald completed his hat-trick on 52 minutes.
Monaghan face a rematch with Tyrone in the final in a fortnight’s time (fixture TBC).
Monaghan: J Kirk; S Hanratty, R Boyle (0-1), S Slevin; D Marron, E Duffy, K Connolly (0-1); C McKernan (0-1), D Kerley; D Treanor, K Gallagher (0-1), L McDonald (3-1, 0-1f); D Dempsey (0-3, 1f), J Irwin (Capt., 1-2, 0-2f), M Hamill.
Subs: C Maguire for Slevin (black card, 3 mins), T Kearns (1-0) for Kerley (21), A Brennan for Duffy (black card, 43), C Eccles for Marron (46), D McCann for McDonald (55), D Courtney for Boyle (inj., 60).
Donegal: R Graham; C Roarty, K Tobin (Capt.), D Dorrian; C Coyle, J Gallagher, R McShane; K Dunleavy (0-1), E Dowling; C Moore, P O’Hare, C O’Reilly (2-4, 0-1f); E de Búrca (0-1), E Carr, J McGroddy (0-5, 2f).
Subs: J Grant for Roarty (25), S Rooney for O’Hare (H-T), S Monaghan for Carr (38), E Martin for Rooney (inj., 55), R O’Rourke for Coyle (60 + 4).
Referee: J Lewis (Fermanagh).