Monaghan come strong to beat Tyrone and retain Ulster minor title

Ulster Minor Football Championship Final 2019

Monaghan 1-13 Tyrone 1-11

From Odhrán Crumley in Armagh

Monaghan have retained the Ulster Minor crown after eventually overcoming Tyrone in Armagh.

Darragh Dempsey led the Farney Army charge with five fine efforts including a late 45’ to seal the title.

The men in blue led by the minimum at the break on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-8.

It was Tyrone that would start fastest in the second half, Michael McGleenan racing clear from the throw-in before shooting into the net.

Seventeen wides looked like it would hamper the Monaghan chances before Michael Hamill hammered home a late goal before Dempsey sealed a title retention from a placed ball.

Scorers for Monaghan: D Dempsey 0-5 (1f, 1’45), M Hamill 1-1, J Irwin 0-2, S Slevin, E Duffy, K Gallagher, K Connolly, and D Marron 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tyrone: M McGleenan 1-1, L Donnelly 0-4 (2fs), M Devlin 0-3 (1 45), D Fullerton, C Daly, and S O’Donnell 0-1 each.

MONAGHAN: J Kirk; S Slevin, R Boyle, S Hanratty; C Maguire, E Duffy, D Treanor; C McKernan, K Gallagher; K Connolly, D Marron, M Hamill; D Dempsey, J Irwin, L McDonald.

Subs: T Kierans for Marron (41), D Kerley for McKernan (60+2).

TYRONE: F Coney; C Cuddy, M McCann, S Sweeney; J Donaghy, N Devlin, S O’Donnell; S Donaghy, M McGleenan; R Campbell, M Devlin, S Daly; A McGrath, D Fullerton, L Donnelly.

Subs: S Gallagher for Donaghy (44), R Canavan for Donnelly (48), C Daly for M Devlin (50), R McHugh for Campbell (60), E Neill for O’Donnell (60).

REFEREE: D Mullan (Derry).

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