Scotstown cruise to victory
By John P Graham
Scotstown 2-16 Clontibret 0-07
Scotstown ended a 20-year wait for a Monaghan SFC title with an emphatic win over Clontibret in Clones yesterday.
Apart from the opening quarter, this game was a contest only in name, as Scotstown took increasing control.
Scotstown led at half-time by 0-10 to 0-5 before goals from Shane Carey — pouncing on Clontibret goalkeeping errors — sealed victory for his side.
Clontibret finished the game with 14 players following the red card dismissal of substitute John Paul Mone midway through the second half.
SCOTSTOWN: R Beggan 0-1 (f), D McArdle, D Morgan 0-4, M Duffy, P Keenan, W Carroll 0-1, E Caulfield, F Caulfield, J Turley, K Hughes 0-1, S Carey 2-4 (0-2f), D Hughes, P O’Hara, N Corrigan, C McCarthy 0-3 (1f).
Subs: B McGinnity 0-1 for E Caulfield, O Heaphey for N Corrigan, D McCague for F Caulfield, F McPhillips for P Keenan, P Grant 0-1 for S Carey.
CLONTIBRET: A Morgan, M Corey, D Mooney, C Boyle, A Rooney, D Mone, C Greenan, P McGuigan, E Greenan, D Savage, V Corey, B Greenan, N Morgan, C McManus 0-7 (5f), M McEniff.
Subs: C Lavelle for D Savage, D McDonnell for A Morgan, JP Mone for P McGuigan, F Mone for B Greenan.
Referee: M McNally (Corduff).
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