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INPHO/Donall Farmer Shea Hamill of Tyrone with Adam Treanor of Monaghan.
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Monaghan claim Ulster minor football title with dramatic win over Tyrone
The sides met this afternoon in the curtain-raiser in Clones.

Monaghan 4-10
Tyrone 2-14

MONAGHAN CLAIMED THEIR first Ulster minor football title since 1945 with a two-point win over Tyrone in this afternoon’s decider in Clones.

The Farney youngster had trailed by 1-9 to 2-1 at half-time as Tyrone dominated the opening period.

Lee Brennan shone up front for Tyrone with his point-taking while Conor McKenna raised a green flag for the Red Hands.

But Monaghan, who struggled to grab scores in the first-half, kept in touch thanks to goals from Barry McGinn and Fearghal McMahon.

Tyrone began the second-half strongly with Ruairi McGlone finding the net and Tyrone went 2-14 to 2-7 clear by the 50th minute.

However Monaghan were thrown a lifeline when McGinn struck home his second goal of the match.

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Conor McCarthy hit a brace of points to further cut the gap for Monaghan and Tyrone’s hopes were dented when McGlone was sent-off for a second bookable offence.

And Monaghan capitalised to hit the front when McMahon fired a penalty to the net and Donal Meegan added the insurance point to seal a historic triumph for Monaghan.

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