6 April 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Dublin 2-15
Monaghan 1-15

Monaghan finished their Allianz Football League Division One campaign just outside the top two on score difference after being pipped by Dublin in a thrilling encounter in Clones last Sunday.

After leading by a point at half-time, a goal from the outstanding Jack McCarron helped Monaghan move six clear, but Dublin substitutes Bernard Brogan and Jack McCaffrey found the net to turn the game. Monaghan led for the bulk of the game, but the Dubs timed their run to perfection; taking the lead for the first time on 70 minutes to extend their unbeaten run in league and championship to 36 games and move within one win of a fifth consecutive league title.

The Monaghan team showed two changes from the draw with Donegal, as Colin Walshe and Shane Carey returned in place of Neil McAdam and Micheál Bannigan. Walshe would last just a quarter of the game before limping off, however, to be followed by the black-carded Darren Hughes. Monaghan recovered from these setbacks to take the game to …

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