4 June 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan will face Fermanagh in  their Ulster SFC semi-final on June 21st after the Erne County defeated Antrim in Enniskillen last Sunday. by COLM SHALVEY

Fermanagh avenged last year’s loss by claiming their first provincial championship win since 2010. Fermanagh beat Cavan that time only to fall to a heavy semi-final defeat against Monaghan and the counties now meet again at the same stage and possibly the same venue of Kingspan Breffni Park. Fermanagh only led by two points with an hour gone at Brewster Park, but they pulled away with an unanswered 1-3 in the closing stages as 14-man Antrim tired. Fermanagh lost Ryan McCluskey and Ruairí Corrigan to injury in a dull first half, at the end of which they led by 0-6 to 0-4, but Antrim had been reduced to 14 men on the half-hour mark after Seán McVeigh was sent off for an elbow on Ciarán Flaherty. CJ McGourty, who was unable to start, came on to keep Antrim in touch with his free-taking, but with Ryan Jones and Barry Mulrone kicking a combined five points from play and Seán Quigley hitting 1-4 from placed balls, including an added-time penalty, Fermanagh did enough to win by a flattering scoreline of 1-13 to 0-8.

Next up in the Ulster SFC is Sunday’s quarter-final ….


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