Tuesday 23 May 2017

Hackett finds his range for Red Hands

Tyrone 0-15 Monaghan 1-5 Ulster MFC

The young Red Hands ran out convincing winners at Brewster Park, with Sean Hackett top scoring.

Tyrone were ahead 0-9 to 0-2 at half-time.

Monaghan looked dangerous, with Fergal McGeough causing problems early on.

But Tyrone had plenty of pace, power and trickery up front. Daniel McNulty landed a brilliant brace of scores before Darren McCurry and Hackett picked up a pair of points each.

The second half was lit up by a goal from Monaghan sub Mark McGuirk, but the Farney men were unable to build on it.

Scorers -- Tyrone: S Hackett 0-4, D McCurry (2f), D McNulty (1 '65, 1f) 0-3 each, E McGahan (2f), M Heagney 0-2 each, R Devlin 0-1. Monaghan: M McGuirk 1-3 (3f), F McGeough, T Kerr 0-1 each.

Monaghan -- C Forde; F Malone, C Boyle, R Wylie; P Keenan, P Finnegan, B Greenan; J McGuigan, C Lavelle; K Rudden, M Boyce, C Cromwell; T Kerr, F McGeough, P Greene. Subs: D Courtney for P Finegan (23), for T Keer (33).

Tyrone -- M McReynolds; M McAleer, S Molloy, B Burns; M Heagney, C McAleer, M Johnes; P Barker, N Donaghy; M Cassidy, J Munroe, R Devlin; D McCurry, C McCullagh, S Hackett. Subs: D McNulty for Donaghy (12 blood sub), E McGahan for M Cassidy (42), D McNulty for J Munroe (42), R Mayse for McCurry (53), R Brennan for Quinn (58), S Quinn for McGahan (59).

Ref -- I Molloy (Donegal).

Cavan 2-11 Antrim 2-2

Cavan held Antrim scoreless in the opening half at Newry as they booked their place in the semi-final.

Andrew Graham and Kevin Bouchier netted inside nine minutes and it was 2-6 to 0-0 at the break. After Cavan's Joe Dillon got a second yellow card in the 42nd minute, Ryan Murray and Finbarr O'Neil goaled for Antrim, but the Breffni men finished with a flourish.

Scorers -- Cavan: A Graham 1-3, K Bouchier 1-1, J Dillon, C Finnigan, C McEnroe 0-2 each, M Argue 0-1. Antrim: R Murray 1-1 (0-1f), F O'Neil 1-0, R Lynch 0-1.

Cavan -- B O'Mara; B Sankey, K Clarke, F Moore; G Smith, C Moynagh, C O'Brady; P Graham, J Dillon; A Dewart, L Buchanan, M Argue; A Graham, K Bouchier, C Finnigan. Subs: J McCabe for C Brady 46, V Coyle for A Dewart 52, C McEnroe for A Graham 57.

Antrim -- T Hughes; P McBride, C Hamill, L Peden; M McGarry, B McIlvelly, F O'Neil; B Leonard, P McReynolds; M Jordan, R Murray, M Haynds; K

Quinn, R Lynch, D McAleese. Subs: D McCann for C Hammond (18), E Killough for P McReynolds (35), R McGrady for K Quinn (46), J Scullion for R Lynch (48), S O'Neil for D McAleese (54).

Ref -- C O'Hagen (Tyrone).

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