MONAGHAN CLAIMED THEIR first Ulster minor football title since 1945 with a two-point win over Tyrone in this afternoon’s decider in Clones.
The Farney youngster had trailed by 1-9 to 2-1 at half-time as Tyrone dominated the opening period.
Lee Brennan shone up front for Tyrone with his point-taking while Conor McKenna raised a green flag for the Red Hands.
But Monaghan, who struggled to grab scores in the first-half, kept in touch thanks to goals from Barry McGinn and Fearghal McMahon.
Tyrone began the second-half strongly with Ruairi McGlone finding the net and Tyrone went 2-14 to 2-7 clear by the 50th minute.
However Monaghan were thrown a lifeline when McGinn struck home his second goal of the match.
Conor McCarthy hit a brace of points to further cut the gap for Monaghan and Tyrone’s hopes were dented when McGlone was sent-off for a second bookable offence.
And Monaghan capitalised to hit the front when McMahon fired a penalty to the net and Donal Meegan added the insurance point to seal a historic triumph for Monaghan.