Thursday 21 November 2019

Hawe blows away Fermanagh

Ulster MFC: Derry 2-11 Fermanagh 0-5

Hawe’s second goal, this time from the penalty spot, sealed the deal for Derry. Stock picture
Hawe’s second goal, this time from the penalty spot, sealed the deal for Derry. Stock picture newsdesk

Eoghan Hawe scored both goals as Derry produced a storming second-half display to blow away Fermanagh at the Athletic Grounds.

Derry led 0-3 to 0-2 after a listless, error-strewn first half. Points from Conleth McGuckin and Enda Downey gave the Oakleafers an early lead before Darragh McBrien replied with a free in the 11th minute. Aaron McHugh had levelled matters by the 26th minute, before a second from Downey edged Derry in front by the break.

With the wind at their backs, Derry were imperious after the interval. Enda Downey set the tone with a point just 10 seconds in and further points from Shea Murray and man of the match Eunan McElhennon stretched the lead before Hawe's first goal put Derry 1-7 to 0-4 ahead.

Hawe's second goal, this time from the penalty spot, sealed the deal for Derry as early as the 48th minute and McElhennon's point late on confirmed the Oakleaf victory.

SCORERS - Derry: E Hawe 2-1, E Downey 0-4 (2fs), E McElhennon and C McGuckin 0-2 each, S Murray and I Donaghy 0-1 each. Fermanagh: C Love 0-2, D McBrien 0-2 (1f), A McHugh 0-1

DERRY - A Gillan, C Milne, T Woods, R McFaul, A McCluskey, J McErlain, E McElhennon, N Doyle, I Donaghy, R Lee, S Murray, E Doherty, E Hawe, E Downey, C McGuckin. Subs: S Kearney for R Lee (43), D O'Kane for S Murray (55), O McMenamin for E Doherty (55), E McKeever for a McCluskey (56), D Mooney for E Hawe (56), PJ McAleese for J McErlain (58).

FERMANAGH - S McNally, L Green, J Horan, G McGovern, R McGovern, A McManus, R McHugh, A McHugh, J McDade, O Jackson, D McBrien, L O'Brien, C Love, A O Cathain, F Quinn. Subs: A Tierney for A McHugh (26), L McKeown for O Jackson (40), D Burke for J Horan (40), A McHugh for F Quinn (46) and Z Kyle for A McManus (53)

REF - K Doherty (Antrim)

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Mullingan proves the hero for Monaghan

Monaghan 1-20 Down 1-16 (AET)

Aaron Mulligan was the hero as Monaghan came from six points behind to win an extra-time thriller at Healy Park and set up a semi-final date with Cavan.

Down eased into a three points lead on seven minutes, through Tom Smyth, Shealan Johnston (free) and Ryan Connolly. They went four clear with Connolly's second point, but despite losing impressive wing-back Christopher Flood to a black card, the Farney trailed by 0-6 to 0-3 at the interval.

Down pushed further ahead when Smyth slipped a pass to Morgan for a brilliant goal just three minutes after the restart. Monaghan were back in it when Donnach Swinburne smashed home a 45th-minute goal. McGarrell brought the Farney level, with Mulligan and Gallagher pushing them two clear. But Down hit back as Connolly's free in the sixth minute of stoppage time tied it up at 1-12 each. They were level, 1-15 each, midway through added time, but Mulligan added a couple of fine scores.

SCORERS - Monaghan: A Mulligan 0-7 (2f), D Swinburne 1-1, K Gallagher 0-4, S Jones 0-3 (1f), J McGarrell 0-2, J Irwin, D Dempsey, R Hanratty 0-1 each. Down: R Connolly 0-6 (2f), A Morgan 1-0, S Johnston 0-3 (2f), J Clarke (1f), T Smyth 0-2 each, T Close (f) E Brown, P McMullan 0-1 each.

Down - D Sheridan; D Fegan, L Toal, R Tumilty; L Brannigan, G Fitzpatrick, A Cribbins; M Cunningham, J Clarke, T Close; S Johnston, R Connolly, T Smyth.

Monaghan - R Farrelly; R Grimes, J Doogan, S Hanratty; C Flood, B Og O Dufaigh, J McGarrell; A Moore, J Wilson; A Mulligan, S Jones, K Gallagher, D Swinburne, L Power, J Irwin. Subs: M Meehan for Flood (BC 24), O O'Hanlon for Moore (35)

Ref - K Eannetta (Tyrone)

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