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Ulster Minor Football League Shield semi final
Tyrone 1-14 Monaghan 3-7
An injury time Sean Hackett point edged Tyrone into an Ulster Minor Football shield final against Donegal or Cavan after the Red Hands secured a dramatic one point victory over courageous Monaghan, at Omagh on Saturday.
The Oriel teenagers looked set for victory, when Thomas Kerr fisted home a third goal for a 3-7 to 0-11 lead after 53 minutes play before Tyrone staged a sterling recovery to clinch the unlikeliest of wins.
Paudie McKenna registered a first minute goal, but for much of the opening half, Tyrone played the better football with Michael Cassidy, Matthew Heagney and Stefan Lavery hitting points for a 0-6 to 1-1 lead before Monaghan responded with a Kerr penalty goal on 24 minutes, as they eased into a 2-4 to 0-6 interval lead.
Points from Heagney, Cassidy and substitute Aidan McGarrity had Tyrone level within ten minutes of the restart, but once Kerr fisted home his second major of the contest Monaghan looked set for victory only for Tyrone to dig deep in the closing five minutes. McGarrity’s goal brought Tyrone to life and after Hackett levelled proceedings, the young Augher man denied Monaghan the prospect of extra time with the match clinching score three minutes into stoppage time.