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Live Reporting

By John Haughey

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks

    Full-time: Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    That game was a dour and error-ridden contest for the most part but that finish was something remarkable as Eoin Donnelly's injury-time goal led to an outpouring of Erne County joy at Healy Park.

    Fermanagh can now look forward to an Ulster final three weeks today as they have a chance to end that unwanted statistic of being the only county in the province never to win the Anglo-Celt Cup.

    And after Rory Gallagher managed to tactically outwit Malachy O'Rourke just as he did to Kieran McGeeney, Fermanagh folk will believe that their heroes can beat Donegal or Down on 24 June.

    We're back on text commentary duty for next weekend's second semi-final when we hope to have your company once more.

    Have a good week and enjoy the sun.

  2. O'Rourke 'devastated' after late 'sucker punch'

    Full-time: Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke looks absolutely stunned after his team's last-gasp defeat by Fermanagh.

    "It's devastating in a way. That's a hard word to use in real life," says the Fermanagh native.

    "We didn't play well for a lot of the game. Fermanagh set up very well. They were very hungry and we took a long time to get going.

    "Towards the end we went a couple of points up but we were just hit with a real sucker punch at the end.

    "We have no complaints. Fermanagh deserved it. It was just a tough day.

    "There are very few positives we can take from today."

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    Video caption: O'Rourke disappointed with Monaghan's performance
  3. Gallagher believed Fermanagh 'had really good chance'

    Full-time: Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher says he always believed his team could shock Monaghan in the Ulster semi-final.

    "We felt we had a really good chance. We did ride our luck and had to work exceptionally hard," says the former Donegal boss.

    "It's all about those boys. I'm lucky enough. I've been involved in Ulster finals and it's a very privileged position to be in."

    Gallagher adds that the Fermanagh management "had to put the team first" as they decided to drop Seamus Quigley for Sunday's game.

    "Seamus knows why he wasn't playing today. We love Seamy. We want the very best for him and we are going to work away for the final now."

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    Video caption: Rory Gallagher says Seamus Quigley "knows why he wasn't playing today"
  4. 'Fermanagh did their homework'

    Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Paddy Bradley

    BBC pundit

    "There's no doubt Fermanagh did their homework and Monaghan looked clueless at times. It just shows you what an underdog can do with a bit of structure."

  5. Gallagher's 'high ball plan'

    Full-time: Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Thrilled Fermanagh boss Rory Gallagher says that there was a belief that the Monaghan defence could be shaky under the high ball.

    "We felt there was a wee vulnerability under the high ball and that came true," says Gallagher, who hints at some unspecified disciplinary indiscretion which led to Seamus Quigley not playing today.

    "We love Seamy. He knows why he didn't play today."

  6. Fermanagh deserved their win - Clarke

    Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Martin Clarke

    BBC Sport NI pundit

    "I know they needed the late goal but Fermanagh deserved their win and I think the extra week of preparation going into the final will be a big help to them."

  7. Incredible scenes as Erne folk celebrate unlikely win

    Full-time: Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    There are green hordes on the field at Healy Park as Fermanagh folk are joyously celebrating that improbable victory at Healy Park.

    Fermanagh are the only Ulster county never to have won the senior provincial football title having lost five deciders. There were last in the final 2008 when they were beaten by Armagh after a replay.

    They now have the decider to look forward to in two weeks.

  8. 'Plan was executed perfectly'

    Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Oisin McConville

    BBC Sport NI pundit

    "It's one thing coming up with a plan but to execute it as perfectly as Fermanagh did is something else. They deserve all the plaudits."

  9. Credit to Gallagher - McHugh

    Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Martin McHugh

    BBC Sport NI pundit

    "This is a huge shock and Rory Gallagher and his management team deserve great credit."

  10. Fermanagh into final

    Full-time: Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    That was not a great game of football but what an incredible finish. Donnelly's goal has won it for Fermanagh. Conor McManus had a chance right at the death to level but his shot from distance went a foot wide. What a remarkable shock.

  11. Poor game but Fermanagh not worried - McHugh

    Martin McHugh

    BBC Sport NI pundit

    "It's been a poor game until now but Fermanagh will not be worried about that after that score."


    Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10

    Drew Wylie seems to have assured Monaghan of victory as he kicks another point from play but incredibly Fermanagh hit the net at the other end as Eoin Donnelly rises to fist Ryan Jones' high ball to the net. Suddenly, Fermanagh are a point ahead. Monaghan's Vinny Corey is black carded.

  13. Captain Farney

    Fermanagh 0-8 Monaghan 0-9

    Cian Murtagh

    BBC Sport NI at Healy Park

    Just as he did against Tyrone, Colin Walsh comes off the bench to score an inspirational score for his team.

    The Monaghan captain's score gives his team the lead for just the second time in the game and that is followed just second later by a black card for Ruairi Corrigan and a free for Conor McManus.

    Talk about key players getting key scores.

  14. Corrigan reduces Monaghan's lead to a point

    Fermanagh 0-8 Monaghan 0-9

    Tomas Corrigan fires over a free from almost 40 metres after Eoin Donnelly wins a free. Two minutes of normal time left.

  15. Monaghan suddenly two ahead

    Fermanagh 0-7 Monaghan 0-9

    Colin Walshe kicks Monaghan into the lead with four minutes left. Conor McManus quickly tags on another free. To make matters worse for Fermanagh, they are reduced to 14 men as the black carded Ruairi Corrigan can't be replaced as Rory Gallagher has used all his available substitutes.

  16. More substitutions

    Fermanagh 0-7 Monaghan 0-7

    Cian McManus on for Aidan Breen for Fermanagh with Conor Boyle on for Dessie Mone. Six minutes left.

  17. Blind alleys

    Fermanagh 0-7 Monaghan 0-7

    Cian Murtagh

    BBC Sport NI at Healy Park

    Monaghan keep running down cul de sacs and traps that are being set by the Fermanagh defence.

    Dessie Mone and Vinny Corey have both lost possession several times on attacking forays that earned them scores against Tyrone a fortnight ago so up stepped Drew Wylie to show them how it should be done.

    Both sets of players are now starting to look a little tired and you would imagine that the strength of the respective benches is going to be crucial.

  18. Fermanagh back level

    Fermanagh 0-7 Monaghan 0-7

    Tomas Corrigan points a superb free to get Fermanagh back on terms. Nine minutes left. Very tense here.

  19. Drew Wylie kicks Monaghan into the lead

    Fermanagh 0-6 Monaghan 0-7

    Corner-back Drew Wylie kicks Monaghan ahead with 10 minutes of normal time left.

    Fermanagh make another change with Tom Clarke on for Ciaran Corrigan. No sign of Seamus Quigley yet.

  20. Cullen and McManus get to grips with each other

    Che Cullen and Conor McManus indulge is a spot of push, shove and pull at Healy Park
    Image caption: Che Cullen and Conor McManus indulge is a spot of push, shove and pull at Healy Park