We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 15:14 | 5/6/16

Monaghan progress past Down

Second-half blitz from hosts destroys Mourne men

Monaghan progressed to the semi-finals of the Ulster Senior Football Championship with a 2-22 to 0-9 victory over Down in Clones.

Underdogs Down started the affair extremely brightly, although goalkeeper Stephen Kane had to be brave and alert to deny Dermot Malone.

With the wides stacking up for the visitors, however, Monaghan led by two points (0-8 to 0-6) at the break.

Down had spent the best of what they had to offer in the first half, and Malachy O'Rourke’s side pulled away in the second period, with Kieran Hughes’s first Championship goal being the nail in the Mourne men’s coffin.

The Farney troops, who also found the net through Owen Duffy late in the encounter, go on to face the winners of next weekend’s Donegal-Fermanagh clash in the last four of the Ulster competition.

Down had led at the end of the opening quarter at St. Tiernach's Park thanks to a brace of Barry O'Hagan scores and two long-range Darragh O'Hanlon frees.

Successive frees from Conor McManus, though, and a Shane Carey point moved Monaghan ahead for the first time on the day.

Down drew level on two occasions in the lead up to the interval but a pair of fine McManus strikes and an effort from Malone ensured that the Farney men had the edge at the short whistle.

Monaghan moved into a healthy lead during the early stages of the second half, and when Hughes raced through onto a loose ball and drove a strike into the net, the victory for the favourites was effectively confirmed.

Donal O'Hare helped Down to restore some pride but Duffy's neat finish, after being found by Conor McCarthy, secured Monaghan’s second goal and provided further gloss to the ultimately comprehensive win.

With Monaghan moving on to the Ulster semis, Down drop into the All-Ireland Qualifiers series.

Barrett: Dublin can cope with player departures

10:05 | 24/5/17

Dublin cannot afford to dwell on the players who are no longer part of the panel as they prepare to face Galway in the Leinster SHC quarter-final, Shane Barrett...


One-match ban for McMahon

09:03 | 23/5/17

Dublin will have to plan without Philly McMahon for the Leinster SFC quarter-final against Carlow after he was hit with a one-game ban.


Cork picking on form, not age, says Kingston

18:51 | 21/5/17

Cork manager Kieran Kingston blooded five debutants against Tipperary and praised the youth of his side after their superb victory.


Cork overcome Tipperary in classic at Semple Stadium

18:19 | 21/5/17

Tipperary produced a seismic shock to defeat All-Ireland champions Tipperary by 2-27 to 1-26 in the Munster Hurling Championship quarter-finals at Semple Stadiu...


Donegal swat Antrim aside with ease

19:40 | 21/5/17

Donegal proved far too powerful for Antrim as they ran out 3-09 to 0-09 winners in the Ulster Football Championship quarter-finals today at Ballybofey.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.