Sports Update: As it happened: Tyrone v Monaghan, All-Ireland SFC semi-final

  • Monaghan
    Monaghan

    0 – 15

  • Tyrone
    Tyrone

    1 – 13

  • 15 – 16
As it happened: Tyrone v Monaghan, All-Ireland SFC semi-final

An All-Ireland final place against Dublin was at stake.

Sunday 12th of Aug 2018 3:30PM

3:04PM

Afternoon all and welcome to today’s live coverage of the All-Ireland football semi-final between Tyrone and Monaghan.

Mickey Harte’s side are bidding to reach their first final in a decade, while Monaghan haven’t appeared in one since 1930. The Farney have beaten Tyrone once already this summer and in Rory Beggan, Karl O’Connell and Conor McManus they’ve got three nailed on All-Stars.

But Tyrone are the more experienced side with phenomenal physical conditioning and a very strong bench. Their strong players are all located around the middle third – Tiernan McCann, Frank Burns, Peter Harte, Colm Cavanagh, Mattie Donnelly and Niall Sludden.

Here’s how the sides are named to start. It throws-in at 3.30pm.

Tyrone

1. Niall Morgan (Clonoe)

2. Michael McKernan (Coalisland)
3. Ronan McNamee (Aghyaran)
4. Rory Brennan (Trillick)

5. Tiernan McCann (Killyclogher)
6. Frank Burns (Pomeroy)
7. Peter Harte (Errigal Ciaran)

8. Colm Cavanagh (Moy)
9. Padraig Hampsey (Coalisland)

10. Mattie Donnelly (Trillick)
11. Niall Sludden (Dromore)
12. Cathal McShane (Eoghan Ruadh)

13. Mark Bradley (Killyclogher)
14. Richard Donnelly (Trillick)
15. Connor McAliskey (Clonoe)

Monaghan

1. Rory Beggan (Scotstown)

2. Kieran Duffy (Latton)
3. Drew Wylie (Ballybay)
4. Ryan Wylie (Ballybay)

5. Colin Walshe (Doohamlet)
6. Vinny Corey (Clontibret)
7. Karl O’Connell (Tyholland)

8. Niall Kearns (Sean McDermott’s)
9. Darren Hughes (Scotstown)

10. Ryan McAnespie (Emyvale)
11. Shane Carey (Scotstown)
12. Dessie Mone (Clontibret)

13. Dermot Malone (Castleblaney)
14. Fintan Kelly (Clones)
15. Conor McManus (Clontibret)

3:06PM

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Cathal McShane and Colm Cavanagh arrive
Source: James Crombie/INPHO

3:23PM

3:26PM

Team news 

Tyrone have made two late changes. Kieran McGeary and Lee Brennan come in for Rory Brennan and Mark Bradley. Very brave call by Mickey Harte.

3:30PM

We’re underway!

1Mins

3:33PM

Tyrone 0-1 Monaghan 0-0

Colm Cavanagh gives Tyrone an early lead.

2Mins

3:34PM

Tyrone 0-2 Monaghan 0-1

Wonderful effort from the outside of the right boot by Niall Sludden. Conor McManus sends over a beauty immediately in response. He’s being tracked by Padraig Hampsey, who’ll have his hands full today.

3Mins

3:35PM

Tyrone 0-3 Monaghan 0-1

Fine ball inside by Connor McAliskey and Richard Donnelly sends it over off the left.

4Mins

3:36PM

Tyrone 0-4 Monaghan 0-1

Monaghan are all over the shop defensively. Tyrone open the Farney with a swift counter-attack and Frank Burns slots over from close-range. There was a big goal chance there but Burns drilled over. Malachy O’Rourke’s side need to get into this game.

10Mins

3:42PM

Tyrone 0-4 Monaghan 0-2

Conor McCarthy plays a free short and slots over the return pass.

10Mins

3:42PM

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-2

Cathal McShane dummies to the right and pings one over off his left.

14Mins

3:45PM

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-3

Conor McManus got his body in front of Hampsey and was fouled. The Clontibret sharpshooter slots over the free.

16Mins

3:48PM

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-3

Monaghan almost work a goal after a stunning Beggan kick-out into the path of Ryan McAnespie which he fed into McManus. Eventually, Tyrone intercept and McCann is fouled.

18Mins

3:50PM

YELLOW! Ryan McAnespie is booked for a late hit on Colm Cavanagh.

20Mins

3:51PM

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-4

Karl O’Connell tries to break the line and is fouled by McCann. McManus slots over the free.

YELLOW! McCann is booked for that foul.

20Mins

3:52PM

Tyrone haven’t scored in 10 minutes.

21Mins

3:52PM

Tyrone 0-6 Monaghan 0-4

Sludden pops over a beauty from 50 yards to move the Tyrone scoreboard.

22Mins

3:54PM

Tyrone have three wides to Monaghan’s one. Lee Brennan with the latest for Harte’s men.

25Mins

3:55PM

CHANCE! A Colin Walshe shot at the posts drops to Vinny Corey who was double-blocked by Tyrone.

25Mins

3:56PM

Tyrone 0-6 Monaghan 0-5

Fintan Kelly drills a superb point from outside the boot. There have been some fine scores taken so far in this game.

26Mins

3:57PM

Tyrone 0-7 Monaghan 0-5

Massive free slotted over by McAliskey after a foul on Peter Harte.

27Mins

3:58PM

The sides trade wides.

27Mins

3:59PM

28Mins

4:00PM

Tyrone 0-7 Monaghan 0-6

O’Connell is fouled again and McManus applies the finish.

31Mins

4:02PM

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 0-6

Monaghan had the ball for a long spell when McManus was overturned. Tyrone broke away and McCann raced up field and slotted over.

34Mins

4:05PM

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 0-8

A good Monaghan move concludes with a well-taken score from McCarthy. Moments later Tyrone are punished for a Niall Morgan kick-out that went too short. Monaghan win the throw-up and McCarthy levels the game up.

35Mins

4:07PM

YELLOW! Dermot Malone is booked for a high challenge on Kieran McGeary.

36Mins

4:08PM

HT – Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 0-8

40Mins

4:13PM

40Mins

4:14PM

Conor McManus with Padraig Hampsey
Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Shane Carey and Tiarnan McCann 12/8/2018
Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

46Mins

4:21PM

The attendance in Croke Park is 49,696.

47Mins

4:23PM

47Mins

4:24PM

Here are the highlights from the first period:

35Mins

4:26PM

Both sides are unchanged at the interval.

36Mins

4:27PM

Scratch that, there has been a change on the Tyrone team. Harry Loughran is on for Frank Burns. Monaghan are unchanged.

36Mins

4:28PM

Rory Beggan sends an opportunity to send Monaghan in front wide from a free.

38Mins

4:29PM

Eight wides and six shots short now from Tyrone after Richie Donnelly’s latest missed shot.

39Mins

4:30PM

Tyrone 0-9 Monaghan 0-8

McAliskey is left unmarked on the right wing and he curls over a lovely point to leave Tyrone in front.

42Mins

4:34PM

Tyrone 0-10 Monaghan 0-8

Mattie Donnelly wins a free off Vinny Corey and McAliskey swings over his fourth of the game. Monaghan have yet to score in this half.

45Mins

4:36PM

Tyrone 0-10 Monaghan 0-9.

Rory Beggan’s long-range free leaves Monaghan one behind Tyrone after 44 minutes.

45Mins

4:37PM

Dessie Malone replaces Dermot Malone on the Farney team.

46Mins

4:37PM

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 0-9

Lee Brennan curls over a fine free from the right hand side.

47Mins

4:38PM

YELLOW! McNamee is booked on the Tyrone team.

47Mins

4:39PM

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 0-9

McManus kicks Monaghan’s seventh wide, this one from a free after McCarthy was fouled by McNamee.

48Mins

4:40PM

Mark Bradley is on for Lee Brennan.

50Mins

4:41PM

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 0-9

Donnelly is fouled by Walshe, who is booked. McAliskey’s difficult free from 45m doesn’t have the accuracy.

51Mins

4:42PM

McNamee is replaced by Rory Brennan for the Red Hand. On the Monaghan side, Kieran Hughes comes in for Shane Carey.

54Mins

4:45PM

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 0-10

Monaghan work hard to win a free and McManus puts it over from about 35m. The gap is one.

57Mins

4:49PM

Some brilliant defending by Mattie Donnelly denies Corry a run at goal. At the far end Bradley hits a shot narrowly wide. Conall McCann has replaced Richard Donnelly for Tyrone.

59Mins

4:50PM

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 0-11

Kieran Hughes bombs inside Brennan and kicks an acrobatic effort over the bar. The sides are level for a second time.

61Mins

4:52PM

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 0-12

Kieran Hughes has made a big impact and he wins a free in front of the posts for McManus to kick over. Monaghan lead for the first time in the game.

62Mins

4:53PM

Ronan O’Neill is in for Tyrone, replacing McAliskey.

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63Mins

4:55PM

GOAL! Niall Sludden hits the net for Tyrone after 63 mins!

65Mins

4:56PM

Tyrone 1-11 Monaghan 0-13

Harte and McCann were heavily involved in that move for Sludden’s goal. McManus slots over a free to reduce the gap to one.

66Mins

4:58PM

Tyrone 1-12 Monaghan 0-13

Peter Harte was quiet today but has been involved in the two huge moves for Tyrone in the last couple of minutes that drew 1-1. Colm Cavanagh is fouled and Harte pops over the free.

68Mins

4:58PM

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-13

Harte slots over his second score in as many minutes.

68Mins

4:59PM

Hughes hits a wide for Monaghan.

68Mins

5:00PM

68Mins

5:00PM

Monaghan have brought in Jack McCarron as McCarthy sends a poor effort wide.

70Mins

5:02PM

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-14

Hughes reduces the gap to two. We’re into the first of three minutes of added time.

72Mins

5:03PM

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-15

Drew Wylie finishes off a good Monaghan move after Harte wasted a good chance to put Tyrone three ahead. One minute left.

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73Mins

5:05PM

FT – Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-15

Tyrone are back in the All-Ireland final for the first time in 10 years!

73Mins

5:06PM

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