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Farney cakewalk

MONAGHAN strolled to a 0-11 to 0-6 Ulster Senior Football championship win over Antrim after a drab encounter at Casement Park yesterday.

Monaghan held a 0-5 to 0-4 lead at the end of an uneventful first half, with Conor McManus hitting two points.

The visitors then lost defender Neil McAdam to a second yellow early in the second half.

However, Antrim failed to exploit their numerical advantage, and went 33 minutes without scoring in the aftermath of McAdam's dismissal, before Michael Pollock tapped over a stoppage-time free.

In the meantime, Monaghan misfired at the other end, managing just two points from a succession of scoring opportunities.

Tommy Freeman came off the bench to squeeze over an acute-angle point, and Christopher McGuinness capped an impressive performance with his second score.

The Farney men now face a semi-final clash with Fermanagh or Cavan.