So it's Tyrone that go forward to an All-Ireland Final meeting with four-in-a-row seeking Dublin at headquarters on 2 September.
Sunday's game wasn't a classic but semi-finals are all about winning.
Make no mistake: Mickey Harte will be convinced that his players can shock the Dubs and earn the county's first Sam Maguire triumph since 2008.
For Monaghan, it's a case of more Croke Park devastation. Their frustration will only be increased by the fact that they didn't play well and still only lost by the minimum margin.
Their may be some justifiable Monaghan complaints about Anthony Nolan's refereeing today but in truth, the Farney men didn't fire today and Tyrone should have won by more.
In the meantime, safe home to all the supporters travelling home from Croke Park and we'll be back in text commentary duty in three weeks again on All-Ireland Final day.