Monday 29 December 2014

Fingal take final glory

Published 14/04/2013 | 05:00

Fingal finished with 14 men but still had too much in their locker for Donegal at Kingspan/Breffni Park. The winners had full-forward Dave Smyth dismissed in the 56th minute when they led 0-8 to 1-3 into the face of a strong wind.

Donegal 1-5

Fingal finished with 14 men but still had too much in their locker for Donegal at Kingspan/Breffni Park. The winners had full-forward Dave Smyth dismissed in the 56th minute when they led 0-8 to 1-3 into the face of a strong wind.

Donegal had four shots at goal thereafter blocked on the line by Fingal who saw the game out with a great point by man-of-the-match Dean Flood.

Scorers – Fingal: P Daly 1-0; D Flood 0-3; JM Sheridan (1f), D Smyth 0-2 each; B McCarthy, P McAllister 0-1 each. Donegal: R McDermott 1-0; L Henderson (2f), C Mathewson 0-2 each; P Hannigan 0-1.

Referee: G Chapman (Sligo).

Monaghan 2-15

Tyrone 1-16

Emergency Monaghan full-forward Sean Leonard goaled two minutes into time added on to snatch victory after a rivetting clash at Kingspan/Breffni Park.

Long-time leaders Tyrone led 1-8 to 0-3 at half time after Mathew Mulgrew's 34th-minute major put them in the driving seat.

The O'Neill County led until Michael McHugh's 65th-minute free put Monaghan on level terms, 1-14 apiece.

Scorers – Monaghan: M McHugh 1-9 (8f); S Leonard 1-0; F Rafter 0-2; B McGuigan, P Boyle, G Fox, C McKenna 0-1 each. Tyrone: D Casey 0-8 (5f); M Mulgrew 1-4; M Devine 0-3; G Fox 0-1.

Referee: J Clarke (Cavan).

Irish Independent

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