Football League: Monaghan 0-20 0-8 Meath

Conor McManus

Monaghan hammered Meath in Sunday's Division Two clash thanks to a superb first-half display at Clones.

A blistering start set the tone with Conor McManus slotting over fives first-half points while Jack McCarron added three.

The hosts led 0-13 to 0-1 at the break and McCarron saw his penalty saved by Paddy O'Rourke after he was fouled.

Monaghan keeper Rory Beggan scored three 45s as Malachy O'Rourke's side eased to a first win of the campaign.

McManus fired over the opening three points while McCarron scored the fourth as Monaghan began a half of brilliant football.

Chris McGuinness and Thomas Kerr both rattled over two points in a one-sided contest with 12 points between the sides at half-time.

Farney keeper Beggan got in on the action with his three long-range scores and McCarron's penalty miss was the only blemish.

McMannus and McCarron tagged on another two points each Meath gave more respectability to the scoreline with seven second-half points.

The win leaves Monaghan second in the standings and just a point behind Ulster rivals Donegal.

Allianz Football League results

Division One

Tyrone 2-15 0-15 Mayo

Kerry 0-14 0-16 Derry

Cork 0-16 1-12 Kildare

Westmeath 1-7 0-14 Dublin

Division Two

Galway 0-12 1-16 Donegal

Monaghan 0-20 0-8 Meath

Louth 0-11 2-8 Laois

Division Three

Roscommon 1-16 1-9 Wexford

Limerick 2-11 0-11 Longford

Offaly 0-8 1-11 Cavan

Division Four

Antrim 1-13 3-9 Wicklow

Clare 0-11 1-8 Leitrim

Tipperary 0-12 1-9 Waterford

Interprovincial Hurling semi-finals

Connacht 1-18 0-16 Munster

Leinster 8-18 1-21 Ulster

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