CORK END HOSTS UNBEATEN RUN

14 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Cork 2-14

Monaghan 1-16

By JOHN GRAHAM

IT was bitterly disappointing for Monaghan as Cork plundered both league points with a point in the final minute of normal time from top scorer Colm O’Neill to give them what at times throughout this contest had looked an unlikely victory at St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney, last Sunday.

Monaghan were certainly worth a share of the spoils in this high scoring and at times highly exciting contest that produced 33 scores with Cork playing catch up for most of the 70 odd minutes. They did take the lead briefly in the first half and again entering the final quarter but each time Monaghan were able to respond with spirit as they pushed the issue right to the wire but ultimately paid the price for squandering possession needlessly on a number of occasions as the game built to an exhilarating climax.

The Monaghan defence competed very well, Ryan Wylie in particular outstanding with a number of brilliant interceptions while his older brother Drew was rock-solid at full-back. Fintan Kelly worked tirelessly throughout in the …

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