Wednesday 22 February 2017

Treanor has last word for Monaghan

Monaghan 3-14 Fingal 1-18

Published 14/03/2016 | 02:30

'Fingal were dominant early on with an Eoin Thynne goal on 10 minutes helping them into a six-point lead' Stock photo: Sportsfile
'Fingal were dominant early on with an Eoin Thynne goal on 10 minutes helping them into a six-point lead' Stock photo: Sportsfile

Fingal's hope of making the league final suffered a big blow in Kilbarrack yesterday after Mark Treanor struck for what proved to be the decisive goal in this lively affair.

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Fingal were dominant early on with an Eoin Thynne goal on 10 minutes helping them into a six-point lead.

However Monaghan's response was quick with Treanor setting up Brian McGuigan for a goal just short of the quarter hour.

They grabbed a second on the half-hour when Stephen Lambe fired to the net after McGuigan had pulled the ball back from the end line.

That was to see the visitors up by 2-10 to 1-12 at the interval and while Fingal were to hit back with three unanswered scores from JM Sheridan (2) and Luke Kelly, they were then to lose Thynne to a second yellow on 38 minutes.

And an injury to defender Johnny Fay Watt would further destabilise Fingal, with Treanor grabbing Monaghan's third with a minute to go.

And despite seven additional minutes of injury-time, Fingal were unable to find a way back despite a late effort from Iain Furlong which was tipped over for a point by the Monaghan 'keeper.

Scorers - Fingal: JM Sheridan 0-8(3f), E Thynne 1-1, I Furlong 0-4, P Graves 0-2, R McGarry, L Kelly, P Sheridan 0-1 each. Monaghan: S Lambe 1-6(3f), M Treanor 1-1, B McGuigan 1-1, N Garland 0-4(3f), D Crowe, F Rafter 0-1 each.
Fingal - D Renehan 6, D O'Brien 5, D Fitzsimons 6 , N McCaffrey 7 , E O''Connor 8 , Killian O'Flynn 6, P Sheridan 7, Kevin O'Flynn 7, P Graves 7, I Furlong 7, R McGarry 7, S Owens 7, JM Sheridan 8, L Kelly 7 , E Thynne 7. Subs: J Fay-Watt 5 for O Brien (28). P Quinn 7 for JFay Watt (39), J Redmond 6 for Fitzsimons (46) R Swift 5 for Graves (63).
Monaghan - K Hannify 7, B Flanagan 7, P Finnegan 7, J Guinan 8, A Kenny 7, C Boyle 7 , C McKenna 7 , D Crowe8 S Forde 7, N Garland 7, M Treanor 8, F Rafter 0-1, B McGuigan 7, S Lambe 8, A Kerr 6. Subs: S McNally 6 for Kelly (25), R Curran for McNally (63).
Ref - G Quiilty ((Kilkenny).

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