Monaghan’s minor footballers are All-Ireland final bound thanks to a 1-11 to 0-11 victory over Kerry in Tullamore this afternoon.
Dermot Malone’s side are now set to face Dublin or Derry in the Tom Markham Cup decider next Saturday week, July 8th.
The Farney lads struck a perfectly timed goal in the run up to half-time that saw Tommy Mallen’s free hitting off Kerry 'keeper James Hoare before ending up in the Kingdom’s net.
It gave Monaghan a 1-5 to 0-7 lead at the half and points from Max McGinnity (two frees) would see them three up within five minutes of the restart.
Paddy Lane’s frees kept the scoreboard moving for Kerry but they couldn’t get on level terms, as a couple of Sean Og McElwain down the home stretch helped secure the Ulster side their county’s first All-Ireland minor football championship final berth since 1939.
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Matthew Carolan's effort at goal goes over the bar following a finger-tip save by James Hoare.@ElectricIreland | #GAA
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