Junior Football semi final

Huge comeback for Monaghan

Monaghan 1-16 St Raymond’s 3-06

Monaghan fell behind by ten points and then stormed all the way back to get the win. They allowed St Raymond’s to jump into a 2-05 to 0-01 lead in the first t 20 minutes as they never got into the running in that time period. The Rays goals came from Shea Furlong and Michael Cody. When Monaghan did get going they had the last five points of the first stanza. Brian O’Connor was introduced and he had a huge impact on the game. Shane McKenna was also active up front as they gave the inside forwards chances. They were back within 5 and gaining momentum. They opened the second half with a further two points to open the second half Donie Broderick had a goal to again give St Raymond’s a six point lead but that was immediately cancelled out by a Paul McGlynn goal when Gary Murphy set him free. Monaghan tacked on scores at will, they had eight of the next nine points as they continually moved the ball forward and set up scoring moves. They now move into the county final next Sunday where they will meet Donegal.

Monaghan 1 Pat Geherty 2 Connor McKenna 3 Ross Connolly 4 Naill McKenna 5 Caoimhin O’Callaghan 6 Bonnie Duffy 7 Henry Clerkin 8 Robbie O’Neill (0-02) 9 Dessie Mallon (0-02)10 David Harvey (0-02)11 Donie Ferguson 12 Shane McKenna (0-01)13 Gary Murphy 14 James Connolly (0-02) 15 Paul McGlynn (1-04) Subs Brian O’Connor (0-03)

St Raymond’s 1 Ryan Sullivan 2 Tom Huvane 3 Phil Wickham 4 Denis Kilkenny 5 Ciaran Slattery 6 James Huvane (0-02) 7 Darren Reilly (0-01) 8 Richie Gaule 9 Liam Butler 10 Shea Furlong (1-01)11 Mike Cody (1-00)12 Danny Murphy (0-01)13 Thomas Enright 14 CJ Doherty (0-03)15 Donie Broderick  (0-01)

Man of the Match Paul McGlynn (Monaghan)

Referee Tommy Fahey

Senior Football quarter Final

Leitrim scrape thru

Leitrim 1-11 Kerry 1-07

Leitrim did just enough to get the victory over a dogged Kerry side that battled to the very end. Kerry were ahead by 1-02 to no score to open the game They were pulled back however over the rest of the first half by Leitrim as the side had six of the final eight points of that period. Cian Tobin was in superb form from frees as he fired over three. Despite two points from Kerry to open the second half, Leitrim again attacked. They had a free from Cian Tobin and then a long ball from Gary Driscoill was pulled down by Kenny O’Connor and deposited in the back of the net. After a Paul O’Connor score for Kerry, Leitrim tacked on four points to their total to run out four point winners in the end. They now move forward to meet Down in the semi final in two weeks time.

Leitrim 1 Pa Ryan 2 Dermot Keane 3 Stephen Brown 4 Lonan Maguire 5 John Goldrick 6 Ciaran Kelleher (0-01)7 Eoin O’Neill 8 Gary Driscoll (0-03) 9 Pat Madden 10 Colm  Cronin 11 Ken O’Connor (1-00)12 Cian Tobin (0-05)13 John O’Neill 14 Dan Doona (0-02)15 Donal Kelleher Subs Mike Creegan  

Kerry 1 Martin O’Connor 2 Alan Lyne 3 Shane Enright   4 Naill Corbett 5 Paul McGirl 6 Ciaran Quirke 7 Ryan O’Sullivan 8 Darren Courtney 9 Dermot Lyng (1-01)10 Pat Curtain 11 Dan Donnelly (0-01) 12 Shane Carty (0-01) 13 Bingo Driscoll 14 Paul O’Connor (0-04)15 Vinnie Gavin
Man of the Match Cian Tobin (Leitrim)

Referee Sean Jones

Senior Quarter Final

Breffni Boys take thriller

Cavan 1-11 Tyrone 2-07

Tyrone and Cavan served up a thriller in the final quarter final of the day when they went into extra time before Cavan clinched it with a James Moynagh score in the second last minute for the victory. The sides were tit for tat in the first half of regular time with the score 1-03 to 1-02 for Tyrone. Justin McCaffrey and Enda Lenard had traded goals, both were excellent scores. Cavan went into the lead to open the second half with three points in succession. Again however Tyrone was able to come back. A second goal from McCaffrey was followed by two points by Ronan Garvey and Johnny Murtagh a free. It left the scoreline 2-05 to 1-05 with fifteen minutes left. Tyrone were only able to get one further point as the game went to the final whistle of regular time, another excellent Garvey score as Cavan clawed back. Four points in the final fifteen minutes from Kevin Smith, two, Tomo Smith and James Moynagh a brilliant score tied the game and pushed the game into two ten minute periods of extra time. Tyrone had the first score, their only one from Aiden Power, but as the last period developed Cavan got back on terms with a Kevin McGeeney beauty from wide on the left wing. With just one minute on the clock, Man of the match James Moynagh fired over the winner when Kevin Smith set him free. Cavan now move on to play Cork in the semi final in two weeks time.

Tyrone:  1 Mickey Grimes, 2 Joe Bell,3  Ger McCullough, 4 Paul Mulhern,5  Dion Gallagher, 6 Steve Keating, 7 Seamus Skeffington,8  Conor McNabb, 9 Ciaran Donnelly (0-01)10 Ronan Garvey (0-02) 11 Martin McCreesh (0-01) 12 Aiden McElroy 13 Justin McCaffrey (2-00) 14 Johnny Murtagh (0-02)15  Aiden Power (0-01)

Cavan 1 Alan Hearty  2 Ciaran Martin 3 Paul Lamb  4 Nobbie Smith  5 Brendan Reilly 6 Ciaran Shields  7 Alan Carolan  8 Kevin Carden 9 Kevin Smith  (0-02)10 Eoghan Carew  11 Kevin McGeeney (0-01)12 James Moynagh (0-04)13 Paddy Smith (0-03)14 Enda Lenard (1-00)15

Eugene Keating (0-01) Subs Shane Buggy Declan Fitzpatrick

Man of the Match James Moynagh (Cavan)