Tyrone senior ladies made it three defeats from three starts on Sunday as they fell to a 5-14 to 1-11 defeat to a much improved Monaghan side at Clones.
Farney flyers Ciara Mc Anespie, Edel Mc Carron and Cora Courtney did most of the damage to the Tyrone cause and were key as Monaghan established an eighteen point half time lead. The Red Hands looked like rabbits in the headlights at times as Monaghan capitalised on the wide open spaces of St Tiernach’s Park. The scores came thick and fast in a very impressive first half display from the home side. Tyrone did improve after the break and outscored Monaghan 1-8 to 1-5 but in truth the game was over as a contest long before that. Chloe Mc Caffrey top scored for Tyrone on the day with 1-4 while Aoibhin Mc Hugh weighed in with 1-2 but manager Kevin Mc Crystal will have plenty of food for thought as he sets about preparing his side for their relegation play-off against Wexford.
Tyrone Scorers: Chloe Mc Caffrey 1-4, Aoibhinn Mc Hugh 1-2, Niamh Mc Girr, Reagan Fay, Emma Brennan, Grainne Rafferty and Niamh O’Neill 0-1 each
Monaghan Scorers: Casey Trainor 2-0, Ellen Mc Carron 1-4, Laura Mc Aneaney 1-3 , Cora Courtney 0-5, Shauna Coyle 1-0, Ciara Mc Anespie, Jody Mc Quillan and Colleen Mc Quaid 0-1 each
Tyrone: Katie Byrne, Megan Kerr, Tori Mc Laughlin, Emma Mulgrew. Emma Brennan, Caitlin Kelly, Dearbhlie Gallagher, Aoibhinn Mc Hugh, Emma Jane Gervin, Niamh Hughes, Roisin Devlin, Niamh Mc Girr, Niamh O’Neill. Meabh Mallon, Chloe Mc Caffrey, Subs: Joanne Barrett For Kerr, Christiane Hunter For Kelly, Jayne Lyons For Gallagher. Grainne Rafferty For Mallon, Maria Canavan For Devlin , Lucy Mc Alary For Mc Hugh, Reagan Fay for Mc Girr, Kerrie Mc Carvey For Hughes. Aoife Mc Connell For Mulgrew. Nicola Donnelly For Brennan. Grainne Mc Kenna For Gervin
Monaghan: Edel Corrigan, Maeve Monaghan, Sarah Boyd, Aoife Mc Anespie, Nicola Fahy, Abbie Mc Carey, Shauna Coyle, Amanda Finnegan, Muireann Atkinson, Laura Mc Enaney, Ellen Mc Carron, Eimear Traynor, Casey Trainor, Ciara Mc Anespie, Cora Courtney Subs: Niamh Brennan for Atkinson, Kelly Mc Quaid For Mc Anespie, Jody Mc Quillan For Courtney, Aoife Burns for Boyd