9 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Dublin 1-22
Monaghan 1-11

A stronger, hungrier, Dublin put Monaghan ruthlessly to the sword to book their place in the Allianz league semi finals when they proved too strong and too potent in practically every aspect of their play for an out of sorts, and at times lethargic Monaghan in this disappointing final round game in Clones on Sunday last.

Make no mistake about it Dublin were totally deserving winners, they got off to a flying start and their slick passing movements repeatedly tore Monaghan to shreds with the result that this game as a contest was over quite some time before the final whistle.

Monaghan though were not helped by some rather one-sided decision making by referee Maurice Deegan who seemed very unwilling throughout to issue any colour of card to a Dublin player but had no such reservations about handing them out to Monaghan players, a couple rather harshly, and while his decision making did not lose the game for Monaghan it just added to their degree of frustration on the day.

There was a real championship feel about last Sunday’s …

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