MCMANUS SAVES THE DAY

31 March 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan 1-11
Donegal 1-11
COLM SHALVEY

A late Conor McManus penalty earned Monaghan a draw from another close contest against Donegal in the Allianz NFL at Ballyshannon last Sunday.

Despite conceding an early goal to Michael Carroll, Monaghan came back to lead by a point at half-time, with the in-form Jack McCarron kicking six points. Donegal started the second half strongly with the wind at their backs and they quickly established a lead that they held almost right through to the finish, until McManus stepped up once again, like he had done when kicking a late equalising point when these teams met in the championship last summer.

The Monaghan team showed two changes from the win over Roscommon, with Micheál Bannigan making his NFL debut and Owen Duffy getting…
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