Thursday 14 December 2017

Ruthless Tyrone claim title

Tyrone 4-11
Monaghan 1-10

Francis Mooney

Tyrone retained the Dr McKenna Cup with a convincing win over Monaghan at the Athletic Grounds.

Kieran Hughes goaled after 12 minutes, but goals from Mark Donnelly (28) and Stephen O'Neill (36) sent Tyrone in with a 2-7 to 1-4 lead, the Farney down to 14-men following Ronan McNally's red card in stoppage time. Monaghan conceded a third to Donnelly within three minutes of the restart and Tyrone killed the game off in stoppage time with a Peter Harte penalty.

Scorers – Tyrone: Mark Donnelly 2-0, S O'Neill 1-3 (2f), P Harte 1-1 (pen, 1f), C McAliskey 0-3, S Cavanagh (f), P Kane, R McNamee, K Gallagher 0-1 each. Monaghan: K Hughes 1-1, P Finlay 0-4 (4f), O Duffy, D Hughes (1 '45') 0-2 each, C McManus (f) 0-1.

Tyrone: N Morgan; A McCrory, C Clarke, C McCarron; R McNamee, Joe McMahon, D McBride; P Kane, S Cavanagh; T McCann, P Harte, Mattie Donnelly; C McAliskey, S O'Neill, Mark Donnelly. Subs: Justin McMahon for Clarke (28), R McKenna for McNamee (51), K Gallagher for McCann (54), M Penrose for O'Neill (61), B Tierney for Cavanagh (67)

Monaghan: M Keogh; R McNally, F Kelly, K Duffy; D Mone, D Hughes, M McElroy; D Clerkin, O Lennon; O Duffy, P Finlay, S McQuillan; K Hughes, C McManus, D Malone. Subs: S Smith for Malone (8), G Doogan for McQuillan (41), N McAdam for Clerkin (46), C Galligan for McElroy (54), P McArdle for Finlay (57).

Referee: B Cassidy (Derry).

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