Division One: Monaghan 1-16 2-14 Cork

Brian Hurley of Cork challenges Monaghan's Kieran Duffy
Cork beat Monaghan in Division One of the Football League

Monaghan fell to an agonising one-point defeat at home to Cork in Division One with Conor McManus missing a chance to secure a draw through a late free.

Kieran Hughes scored a goal in the 22nd minute as Monaghan established a 1-6 to 0-8 interval advantage in Castleblaney.

But two goals by Colm O'Neill saw the Rebel County get back on level terms.

Scores by McManus and Paul Finley edged the Ulster men ahead again but a late point from O'Neill meant Cork backed up their opening win over Dublin.

McManus was Monaghan's top scorer with nine points, eight of them frees.

The result means Brian Cuthbert's men are the only team in Division One with maximum points after the first two rounds of fixtures.

It was the first of four trips to Ulster for Cork in this year's league as they will also visit Tyrone, Derry and Donegal.

Monaghan scorers: C McManus 0-9 (8f), K Hughes 1-0, P Finlay 0-3 (1f), C Boyle 0-1, F Kelly 0-1, K Duffy 0-1, D Malone 0-1.

Cork scorers: C O'Neill 2-6 (0-5f), D O'Connor 0-5 (4f), B O'Driscoll 0-1, E Cadogan 0-1, B Hurley 0-1.

Football League results

Saturday, 7 February

Division One

Dublin 2-10 0-11 Donegal

Division Two

Down 1-11 1-15 Roscommon

Meath 0-13 0-11 Kildare

Laois 2-06 0-17 Cavan

Sunday, 8 February

Division One

Derry 0-13 1-17 Kerry

Mayo 1-07 1-11 Tyrone

Monaghan 1-16 2-14 Cork

Division Two

Westmeath 2-12 2-13 Galway

Division Three

Louth 1-16 0-13 Clare

Sligo 0-12 0-14 Fermanagh

Tipperary 1-14 1-02 Limerick

Wexford 1-08 2-13 Armagh

Division Four

Carlow 2-09 0-13 London

Longford 0-14 0-13 Antrim

Offaly 0-13 1-04 Waterford

Wicklow 0-11 0-10 Leitrim

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