Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Monaghan cruise to 2-22 0-9 victory over Down
  2. Down trailed by just three point at half-time
  3. Monaghan to play Donegal or Fermanagh in semis

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig

All times stated are UK

  1. Until next time

    A demoralised Down will have much to work on as they look ahead to the qualifiers. Monaghan march on to the semi-finals and a meeting with the winners of next Sunday's encounter between Donegal or Fermanagh. We'll be back for extensive coverage of the Ballybofey showdown. See you then.

  2. Oisin McConville reflects on Clones clash

    Video content

    Video caption: Oisin Post match
  3. Post update

  4. Post update

  5. O'Rourke pleased with second-half display

    Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke said: "Down were lively in the first quarter but as the first half went on we got to grips with them.

    "We wanted more urgency and that's what we saw in the second half. When we got on top we exploited gaps. It's a work in progress but I'm delighted to get through.

  6. Post update

    Martin Clarke

    BBC Sport NI pundit

    Quote Message: Monaghan just walked through us in the second half. Some of it is inexcusable - just switching off and letting the score blow out.
  7. Post update

    Oisin McConville

    BBC Sport NI pundit

    Quote Message: The scoreboard tells two teams moving in totally different directions.
  8. Post update

    Monaghan's Kieran Hughes in action against Down
    Image caption: Monaghan's Kieran Hughes in action against Down
  9. Down disaster

    Full-time: Monaghan 2-22 0-9 Down

    Monaghan keeper Rory Beggan has enjoyed a good day between the sticks and he keeps out Donal O'Hare's shot before Farney substitute Dick Clerkin rattles one over. The final whistle is blown and while Monaghan were superb in the second half, Down were dismal. 

  10. Post update

    Monaghan 2-21 0-9 Down

    Conor McManus adds to his tally. There's five minutes of added time

  11. Post update

    Monaghan 2-20 0-9 Down

    Rory Beggan finds the target from a 45 and seconds later Daniel McKenna increases the Down pain

  12. Goal

    Monaghan 2-18 0-9 Down

    A cool finish from Monaghan forward Owen Duffy, slipping the ball past Keeper Stephen Kane with four minutes left

  13. Post update

    Monaghan 1-18 0-9 Down

    Donal O'Hare scores again with a free but it is cancelled out by Farney substitute Daniel McKenna  

  14. Post update

    Monaghan 1-17 0-8 Down

    Conor McManus makes it look so easy as he slips over a free before Donal O'Hare scores just a second point in the half for Down

  15. Post update

    Action from Monaghan against Down
  16. Goal

    Monaghan 1-16 0-7 Down

    Rory Beggan's free is followed by a Kieran Hughes goal - the big foward swivelling to volley into the corner of the Mourne net

  17. Is it all over?

    Monaghan 0-15 0-7 Down

    Conor McCarthy and Rory Beggan fire over frees and it's now an eight-point advantage for the hosts

  18. Six clear

    Monaghan 0-13 0-7 Down

    Conor McCarthy finishes a flowing Monaghan move by fisting over - Down need to get back into this soon 

  19. Post update

    Monaghan 0-12 0-7 Down

    Conor McManus scores his first point from play and it's a beauty, arrowing over from long range. Karl O'Connell follows up with another Farney point 

  20. Black for Turley

    Mourne midfielder Peter Turley makes his exit after picking up a black card for hauling down Darren Hughes