SF Qualifier: Mission accomplished by Monaghan

June 23, 2018

Monaghan's Dessie Mone celebrates after scoring a goal against Waterford.
©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

As predicted, it was all one-way traffic in Fraher Field today as Monaghan eased to a convincing All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 2 victory over Waterford.

Following their surprise Ulster SFC semi-final exit at the hands of Fermanagh, Malachy O'Rourke's charges took their frustration out on their Division 4 opponents and registered a 5-21 to 0-9 win.

Conor McManus (penalty), Karl O'Connell, Fintan Kelly, Dessie Mone and Shane Carey all raised green flags in the Farney County's 27-point success.

The visitors had six points on the board before Kieran Power opened the Deise's account in the 12th minute.

McManus converted a penalty eight minutes later and further goals from O'Connell and Kelly saw Monaghan take a 3-11 to 0-4 lead into the break.

Conor Boyle and Jason Curry (free) traded scores at the start of the second half-before Mone and substitute Carey both got in on the goal scoring act.

Monaghan - R Beggan (0-2f); B Kerr, D Wylie, C Boyle (0-1); C Walshe (0-1), V Corey (0-1), K O'Connell (1-0); N Kearns (0-2), D Hughes (0-2); R McAnespie (0-1), D Malone, F Kelly (1-0); C McCarthy (0-3), J McCarron (0-4, 3f), C McManus (1-1, 1-0pen, 0-1f). Subs: S Carey (1-0) for D Wylie, R Wylie for V Corey, D Mone (1-1) for C Walshe, N McAdam for D Hughes, K Duffy for B Kerr (BC), D Garland (0-2, 1f) for C McManus.

Waterford - S Enright; T O'Gorman, J Mullaney (0-1), J McGrath; B Looby, M Curry, S Ryan; T Prendergast, K Power (0-1); G Crotty (0-1), D Guiry, A Trihy; C Murray (0-1), JJ Hutchinson, J Curry (0-4f). Subs: S Prendergast (0-1) for J McGrath, J Allen for D Guiry, M Cummins for B Looby, J Veale for J Curry, E O'Brien for JJ Hutchinson, M Kiely for A Trihy.

Referee - D O'Mahoney.

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