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Monaghan claim 19-point win over old boss Banty in Wexford

It was a difficult afternoon for the hosts, who finished the game with 12 men.

Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes.
Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes.
Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Wexford 1-10

Monaghan 3-23

MONAGHAN EARNED AN emphatic 19-point victory at the expense of former boss Seamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney, as they convincingly overcame Wexford in today’s All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifier Round 2 clash at Innovate Wexford Park.

The game was all but over by half-time, as the visitors led 2-10 to 0-5.

A difficult afternoon was made worse for Wexford after the break, as both Ciaran Lyng and John Leacy were sent off in the dying stages, while Adrian Flynn received a black card after all substitutes had been used, meaning they finished the game with 12 players.

A Fintan Kelly goal gave Monaghan an early advantage, before Karl O’Connell found the net after 25 minutes, to give his side a comprehensive 2-6 to 0-2 lead.

Ben Brosnan hit back with a goal for Wexford early in the second period, but his side never really threatened a comeback thereafter, with a third goal from Kieran Duffy on 54 minutes making it 3-18 to 1-8 and putting the game beyond all doubt.

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