Monaghan snatch victory over Tyrone in Ulster Minor final

Monaghan fight back to stun Tyrone in the Ulster Minor football final in Clones

Monaghan fought back from eight points down in the second half to stun Tyrone 4-10 to 2-14 in the Ulster MFC final.

Tyrone led 0-7 to 0-1 before Fergal McMahon and Barry McGinn netted for Monaghan but a Conor McKenna goal left Tyrone 1-9 to 2-1 ahead at half-time.

Ruairi McGlone's goal helped Tyrone move 2-14 to 2-6 ahead as the game appeared to be over.

However, McGinn's second goal gave Monaghan hope and McMahon's last-gasp penalty secured the Farney team's win.

Monaghan were claiming their first Ulster minor title since 1945.

As Monaghan produced their intense late pressure, Tyrone captain Ruairi McGlone was sent-off after getting a second yellow card with two minutes of normal time left.

Tyrone were still two points ahead at that stage but Monaghan then were awarded a penalty - correctly it appeared - after a push in the parallelogram and McMahon held his nerve to beat Sean Fox from the spot.

That brought up McMahon's total in the game to 2-5.

For good measure, Donal Meegan added a further Monaghan point in injury-time as Tyrone were left stunned.

The outstanding McKenna was named man of the match after a brilliant individual match but that would have been little consolation for the Red Hand forward.

Despite their defeat, the backdoor system means that Tyrone also remain in the championship.