GAA: Monaghan edge out Donegal in Ulster Championship final

Monaghan captain Conor McManus lifts the Anglo Celt cup after the win over Donegal
Monaghan captain Conor McManus lifts the Anglo Celt cup after the win over Donegal

MONAGHAN 0-11 DONEGAL 0-10

Monaghan edged a thrilling Ulster final against Donegal and held out in a gripping second half to win a a second provincial crown in three years.

Malachy O’Rourke’s side led 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time but Donegal took control after the break with Paddy McBrearty hitting five second-half points.

Monaghan failed to score for the last 23 minutes and Donegal came from five points down to move within a point.

McBrearty’s shot in the third minute of stoppage time dropped narrowly wide. Monaghan will play an All-Ireland Senior Football quarter-final on 8 August while Donegal will play Galway in a fourth round qualifier in two weeks’ time.