Late goals propel Kerry past Monaghan towards first league win

February 04, 2024

Monaghan's Killian Lavelle and Séan O'Shea of Kerry ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kerry hit three goals past Monaghan as they claimed their first win of this year’s Allianz Football League campaign on a 3-15 to 1-12 scoreline in Clones.

Looking to back up last weekend’s late victory over Dublin with another upset, it was the hosts that struck the game’s first goal via a palmed effort from Ryan O’Toole in the 15th minute that looked to make up for a shaky Farney start.

Points from Jack McCarron and Kieran Duffy surged Vinny Corey’s men in front but Cillian Burke’s goal at the other end saw the Munster champions towards a 1-9 to 1-5 lead at the half.

Monaghan closed the gap to three after the turnaround prior to substitute David Clifford and Sean O'Shea hammering in well-timed goals down the home stretch that iced the win for the Kingdom.

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