Hurling League: Tyrone defeat Monaghan in decider
Tyrone continued their move up the Hurling League ladder after beating Monaghan 0-18 to 1-11 in Saturday's Division 3A final at Keady.
Monaghan sprinted into an early four-point lead but Tyrone hit back and went in 0-6 to 0-5 ahead at the break.
Stephen Lambe brought Monaghan level with a goal but the Red Hands surged clear and Farney defender Peter Treanor was sent-off late in the game.
Tyrone's triumph comes 12 months after they captured the Division 3A title.
Lambe and Ronan Meegan were on target as Monaghan made a bright start.
However, Tyrone fought back strongly and levelled the tie after 20 minutes, with a quartet of unanswered points, including two from Damian Casey and one from Gerard Gilmore before Conor Grogan equalised.
Lambe helped push Monaghan back ahead, and although Casey had a penalty shot blocked, Tyrone led by one at half-time.
Scores from Casey and Justin Kelly put the Red Hands further in front on the restart, but Lambe's goal on 42 minutes left it all-square.
Tyrone drove on to outscore their opponents by 0-9 to 0-5 in response to the goal, despite the efforts of Meegan, Lambe and Padraig Dowdall for Monaghan.
The Farney County's woes were further compounded late on, when full-back Peter Treanor was dismissed on a red card.