Monaghan bounced back from their defeat to Down with a comfortable 3-23 to 1-11 victory over Seamus McEneaneys Wexford at a sunny Innovate Park this afternoon. Fintan Kelly and Karl OConnell goaled for Monaghan as they led at half time by 2-10 to 0-05. Owen Duffy got Monaghans goal in the second half as they finished match with 15 different scorers they now march into the qualifers on Monday morning.
Wexford finished the game with 12 players with Ciaran Lyng dismissed on a second yellow card in the 62nd minute, while Adrian Flynn was flashed a black card four minutes later with Wexford having used their full complement of substitutes substitutes. John Leacy was subsequently shown a straight red in the last minute. Monaghan’s Conor McManus was black carded for Monaghan in the 28th minute of the half.
Heres the match report from Shannonside Northern Sounds Alan Gunn
Alan then spoke with the Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke
Monaghan goalscorer Karl O’Connell also spoke with Alan Gunn
Scorers for Monaghan: K Duffy, O Duffy 1-1 each, F Kelly 1-0, C McCarthy 0-4 (2fs), D Freeman, S Carey, J McCarron (1f) 0-3 each, K Hughes, G Doogan 0-2 each, D Malone, D Ward, C Walshe, C McManus 0-1 each.
Scorers for Wexford: B Brosnan 1-5 (3fs, 145), C Lyng 0-3 (3fs) , P J Banville 0-2 (1f), A Flynn 0-1.
MONAGHAN: R Beggan; F Kelly, D Wylie, R Wylie; C Walshe, D Mone, N McAdam; K Hughes, K O’Connell; S Carey, G Doogan, O Duffy; D Malone, J McCarron, C McManus.
Subs: D Freeman for McManus (B.C. 28), K Duffy for D Wylie (ht), C McCarthy for Carey (47), T Kerr for McCarron (47), D Hughes for K Hughes (50), D Ward for O’Connell (65).
WEXFORD: S Roche; B Malone, J Rossiter, M furlong; E Nolan, J Wadding, T Rossiter; D Waters, N Rossiter; K O’Grady, J Firman, A Flynn; C Lyng, C Carty, P J Banville.
Subs: B Brosnan for E Nolan (B.C. 17), M Dwyer for Carty (ht), J Tubritt for Firman (ht), J Leacy for Wadding (39), C Kehoe T Rossiter (40), P Curtis for Kehoe (47).
REFEREE: C Lane (Cork).