Monaghan SFC: Champions defeat Ballybay at second attempt

October 12, 2019

Scotstown's Conor McCarthy wheels away in celebration during the Monaghan SFC final against Ballybay after scoring a goal alongside team mate Shane Carey

Scotstown’s 'Drive for Five' remains on course.

Goals from Micheal McCarville, Shane Carey (penalty) and Conor McCarthy were key ingredients in their 3-12 to 1-13 semi-final replay win over Ballybay at Clones today.

McCarville and Carey’s three pointers arrived in the first-half and they took a 2-6 to 0-7 lead into the break.

Patrick O’Neill pulled a goal back for Ballybay three minutes after the resumption but McCarthy’s intervention in the 43rd minute gave last year’s defeated Ulster finalists a 3-10 to 1-8 cushion.

Ballybay refused to throw in the towel but late frees from Rory Beggan and Carey kept them at bay.

Next up for Scotstown is a final date with Clontibret.

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