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NFL: Monaghan get off the mark

February 4th, 2020

NFL: Monaghan get off the mark

Allianz National Football League Division One

Monaghan 1-12 Tyrone 0-11                                                2/2/20

Monaghan got off the mark in the NFL with a four-point win over Tyrone in Castleblayney on Sunday. Conor McCarthy led nine Monaghan scorers with four points from play as they bounced back from a one-point defeat in Galway to claim a deserved win. Monaghan never trailed in this Ulster derby and although Tyrone remained in touch at 0-7 to 0-6 at half-time, the hosts pulled away when Karl O’Connell netted the only goal in the 45th minute.

Monaghan face All-Ireland champions Dublin at Croke Park this Saturday.



Monaghan: R Beggan; C Boyle (0-1), K Duffy, K O’Connell (1-0); R McAnespie, R Wylie (Capt.), D Ward (0-1); D Hughes, N Kearns (0-1); D Malone, C McCarthy (0-4), M Bannigan; C McManus (0-2, 1f, 1m), K Hughes (0-1), J McCarron (0-1f).

Subs: A Mulligan (0-1) for McCarron (inj., 48 mins), C McGuinness for Bannigan (56), S Carey for McManus (69), D Wylie for McCarthy (70 + 3), P Keenan for O’Connell (70 + 4).

Temporary subs: D Wylie for D Hughes (2-4 & 13-15).


Tyrone: N Morgan (0-1, ’45); R McNamee, HP McGeary, L Rafferty; C Meyler, R Brennan, K McGeary (0-1); C Cavanagh, K Coney (0-1); P Harte, N Sludden (0-1), D McCurry (0-3f); M Bradley, F Burns (0-2), R O’Neill.

Subs: C Kilpatrick for O’Neill (H-T), T McCann for Harte, D Mulgrew (0-1) for Cavanagh (both 53), M Cassidy for Coney (59), B McDonnell for Burns (66).

Temporary sub: N Kelly (0-1) for McNamee (41-FT).


Referee: D Gough (Meath).

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