Tuesday 20 February 2018

Gilroy stretches Dubs legs in stroll

DUBLIN 4-14 MONAGHAN 1-15 SF challenge

PAT Gilroy used 30 different players as Dublin cruised past Monaghan at Parnell Park last night.

Effectively fielding a different team in each half, the Dubs gave game time to their litany of returning faces and after leading 3-6 to 1-6 at half-time, Bernard Brogan made an impact, capping a fine cameo with a last-minute goal.

Scorers -- Dublin: B Brogan 1-4 (0-2f) D Connolly 2-1, B Cahill 1-0, A Brogan, E O'Gara 0-2 each, K McManamon, P Flynn, M Quinn, G Cullen, D Henry 0-1 each. Monaghan: P Finlay 0-7 (5f), C McManus 1-2 (0-1f), D McKenna 0-3 (1f), E Duffy 0-2, N McAdam 0-1.

DUBLIN -- S Cluxton; P Brogan, R O'Carroll, M Fitzsimons; K Nolan, J McCarthy, P Griffin; MD MacAuley, B Cahill; B Cullen, K McManamon, P Flynn; D Connolly, E O'Gara, M Quinn. Dublin (2nd half): M Savage; P Conlon, R Carroll, D Nelson; P Casey, P Griffin, D Lally; R McConnell, E Fennell; B Kelly, D Henry , D Bastick; A Brogan, G Cullen, B Brogan, Subs: M Fitzsimons for Nelson (45), M Schutte for Kelly (59), Macauley for O'Carroll (65), C Murphy for McConnell (65).

MONAGHAN -- M Kehoe; K Duffy, D Hughes, C Walshe; V Corey, D Mone, E Duffy; E Lennon, N McAdam; D Clerkin, D McKenna, M Downey; B O'Brien, P Finlay, C McManus. Subs: C McGuinness for McManus (h-t), S Gollogly for O'Brien (h-t), B McKenna for Downey (45), K Galligan for Mone (50), J Turley for Clerkin, M McNally for Walshe (both 50), K Hughes for McAdam (64), C Hanratty for McKenna (65).

Ref -- C Reilly (Meath).

Irish Independent

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