FOCUS ON FERMANAGH MEN

28 March 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fermanagh 2-15
Monaghan 1-11
By JOHN GRAHAM

FERMANAGH were that bit sharper and showed a greater degree of economy in everything they did and as a result they left Clones with the two league points at the end of what was a well contested if at times scrappy Allianz NHL Div 3A encounter played in chilly conditions despite the bright sunshine.

The sunshine though was in sharp contrast to the level of hurling on offer as this was at times a very disappointing spectacle as mistakes abounded with Monaghan probably that little bit more guilty and finding it much harder to convert possession into scores. That too though was down to a hard-working Fermanagh defence in which Mark Slevin, Eoin Mahon and Matthew Teague were outstanding.

Fermanagh also shaded the exchanges in midfield through the efforts of Ryan Bogue and Francis McBrien and upfront they had good finishers in Daniel Teague and Ciaran Corrigan who each finished with 1-2 apiece, Sean Corrigan who finished with four points, three from frees and Brendan McGarry and Declan McGarry who finished with two points each.

Monaghan on the other hand were relying again almost exclusively on the accuracy of Hugh Byrne who finished the day with 1-7, all from frees, and he would probably admit himself that it wasn’t one of his better days but he was Monaghan’s only real …

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