MONAGHAN INTO SEMI’S

29 May 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan 0-16

Cavan 0-15

MONAGHAN squeezed through to the semi-final of the Ulster Senior Football Championship when they held out in a frenetic finish for victory by the narrowest of margins against a resilient Cavan at the end of this hugely entertaining and highly exciting Quarter Final that kept the crowd of 18,540 on the edge of their seats right to the final whistle in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday afternoon last.

This was a game that was very finely balanced all through and could have gone either way but in the end it was the greater experience of Monaghan, their slightly higher level of fitness and the introduction of a number of experienced players as substitutes that ultimately saw Monaghan over the line.

This one was always going to be a closely contested affair between these long-standing rivals and so it turned out as Cavan brought a very well-organised and well drilled game plan into the match that saw them out play and frustrate Monaghan for long periods and indeed at times when they were in the supremacy, had they capitalised better on a couple of chances that came their way they could well have edged the result.

Monaghan were happy to concede the short kick out to Cavan and then try to contain them in the outfield exchanges but time and again Cavan drove forward in numbers and Monaghan found it difficult to cope and but for some excellent defending by the likes of Drew Wylie, Vinny Corey, Dessie Mone and Karl O’Connell in particular they could have suffered further damage.

Cavan on the other hand were very well organised in defence and Monaghan had…

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