Martin Conway will be a happy man this evening after his very talented under 14 side travelled to Monaghan and came away with a win. Tyrone had already accounted for Donegal in their first game but knew they were facing a major challenge heading to Emyvale this afternoon. However Tyrone showed no signs of nerves or lethargy as they recorded a 5-15 to 3-05 victory over the home side and can now look forward to their next outing against Armagh.
Tyrone Ladies U14s remain the only unbeaten team in the Ulster U14A Championship following their defeat of neighbours Monaghan earlier today in Emyvale.
Roisin Devlin gave Tyrone the perfect start with a goal in the third minute. This was followed by points from Slaine McCarroll and Naomi Donnelly (2) and then a goal from Sasha Byrne to give Tyrone a 2-3 to no score lead after 20 minutes.
Monaghan recorded their first score with a goal in the 24th minute and dragged themselves back into the game with another 2 points. However, the Red Hand girls finished the half strongly with a goal and a point from Dearbhala McDonald and a point from Claire Tuohey to lead 3-5 to 1-2 going in at the break.
Tyrone started the second-half where they had left off in the first period. Points from Donnelly, Byrne and McDonald extended their lead further before Monaghan pulled a point back. Naomi Donnelly then added another point which was followed up immediately by a superb goal from Sasha Byrne.
The game was over as a contest at this stage but Monaghan were encouraged by a three minute spell in which they were rewarded with 2 goals and a point without reply. Their revival was short lived however as Tyrone rattled off points from Donnelly (2), McCarroll and a goal from substitute Louise McCarney with her first touch of the ball. Monaghan scored a consolation point as the final whistle blew.
Tyrone now look forward to the next game in the Ulster Championship against Armagh in Strabane on April 28th