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  1. Full-time: Cavan 0-15 Monaghan 0-16
  2. Monaghan play Antrim or Fermanagh in semis

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

Coming up next

Monaghan will discover their semi-final opponents next Sunday as Fermanagh face Antrim at Brewster Park, throw-in 16:00 BST.

There will be commentary on Radio Ulster medium wave with our live text coverage on the website.

The full match will be shown on BBC2 Northern Ireland at 19:00 BST.

See you next week.

Poll result

We asked who you thought would win the Ulster Championship - well, current holders Donegal topped the poll with 30% of the vote. Next came Armagh on 22%, Monaghan 12% and, would you believe, Fermanagh with 9%.

Thanks very much for taking part.

Antrim hurling woe

Antrim exit from the Leinster Hurling Championship after a 2-18 to 1-11 defeat by Carlow at Dr Cullen Park. Their only remaining hurling action this summer will be the Ulster final and it's the Christy Ring Cup for them next summer. Ouch.

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

"Maybe Cavan just lacked that wee bit of experience to get over the line. The game was there for them to win but fair play to Monaghan, they showed great character in the second half after not playing particularly well for much of the match."

Malachy O'Rourke's view

"In the second half, we just upped our game and that was the difference more than anything else. We were able to get Conor McManus on the ball a bit more.

"There was a time early in the second half when the game could have got away from us if our boys hadn't held their heads."


Monaghan are applauded by their delighted, and no doubt relieved, supporters. They now look forward to a semi-final against Fermanagh or Antrim on 21 June.


Cavan 0-15 0-16 Monaghan

Colin Walshe's left foot sends over a nerve-settling score and Monaghan lead by two with less than a minute to go.

Martin Dunne lands a free for Cavan but seconds later the final whistle sounds and Monaghan go through - but only just.

Wide of the mark

Raymond Galligan started in goal for Cavan instead of Conor Gilsenan
Raymond Galligan started in goal for Cavan instead of Conor Gilsenan

Cavan's young keeper Raymond Galligan, who plays as a forward for his club, has a go from distance but the free goes wide.

The number 16 has another crack with a 45 - but it is wide again.

We are into added time.

Cavan 0-14 0-15 Monaghan

Cavan's number 14 makes it 14 points each. Martin Dunne landing over a fine score.

But Monaghan maestro Conor McManus quickly replies with a brilliant score.

Orla Bannon

BBC Sport at Breffni Park

That Hughes free puts Monaghan ahead for the first time since the 23rd minute.

On that occasion they stayed in front for only two minutes - can they hold on this time?

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Monaghan momentum

Cavan 0-13 0-14 Monaghan

Monaghan move into the lead thanks to a Kieran Hughes free. The last five scores have gone to the Farney county. Are Cavan letting their big opportunity slip?

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

"Cavan have panicked a bit but fair play to Monaghan for battling back. Cavan have lost their shape."

All level

Cavan 0-13 0-13 Monaghan

Monaghan equalise through a Dessie Mone free after Cavan's free-taker Martin Reilly receives a black card for hauling down an opponent.

Cavan 0-13 0-12 Monaghan

It is a one-point game now as veteran replacement Dick Clerkin registers from play. Cavan haven't scored for 10 minutes or so.

Having a Mone

Orla Bannon

BBC Sport at Breffni Park

Dessie Mone is still remonstrating with the umpire after not being given a penalty. He felt he was impeded as he tried to kick the ball.

Antrim Hurlers update

Antrim are heading out of the Leinster Hurling Championship and into next season's Christy Ring Cup as Carlow move 1-15 to 1-6 at Dr Cullen Park. Ciaran Johnston has also been sent off the Saffrons. Dark days for Antrim hurling.

Cavan 0-13 0-11 Monaghan

Conor McManus lands a free for Monaghan who felt they might have had a penalty just before that when Dessie Mone went down as Thomas Corr challenged. Would have been a harsh award.

Darren Hughes then charges forward to fire over another Monaghan point - deficit down to two now.

Cavan on top?

Cavan 0-13 0-9 Monaghan

Ciaran Brady is on target with a fine score from play and then Michael Argue's shot on the turn opens a four-point advantage for Cavan. Are Monaghan's hopes of a third successive Ulster final fading?

Cavan 0-11 0-9 Monaghan

Conor McManus does the business again with a free from the left - Monaghan really needed that!

Malone gets the road

Dermot Malone's afternoon comes to an early end as he gets a black card for a cynical bodycheck. So, he has to be replaced and Stephen Gollogly is the man summoned from the Monaghan bench.

Second half

Cavan 0-11 0-8 Monaghan

Two points from play in the opening minute - Karl O'Connell for Monaghan and Geroid McKernan with Cavan's reply.

Then Niall McDernott's free just makes it over the bar to put Cavan three points to the good.

Antrim hurlers update

Half-time: Carlow 0-8 1-3 Antrim. Carlow lead by two at the break at Dr Cullen Park even though they are down to 14 men after Marty Kavanagh's sending off.

Philip Jordan

Three-time All-Ireland winner

"Monaghan haven't been able to get a good supply into Conor McManus even though he looks to have the beating of his man."

Oisin McConville

BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

"I have no doubt the hairdryer will be out in the Monaghan dressing-room at half-time. Monaghan didn't look up for it in the first five minutes and it is very hard to lift it when you don't come out with the right attitude."

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

"Cavan are the more hungry team and they are getting more turnovers. Monaghan need to try and hit more long-range points in the second half."

Sideline shift

Orla Bannon

BBC Sport at Breffni Park

Cavan selector Anthony Forde is putting in as big a shift as the players. Manic running up and down the sideline and running on to issue a few instructions.

This game being played at an incredible speed. Can they keep this up for 70 minutes?

Cavan 0-9 0-7 Monaghan

Gearoid McKernan moves forward to slot over the last score of the first half with his trusty right boot. Underdogs Cavan enjoy a two-point advantage at the break.

Today's attendance: 18,540

Cavan 0-8 0-7 Monaghan

Cavan defender Ronan Flanagan advances to score a nice left-footed effort to edge the hosts into the lead.

Cavan 0-7 0-7 Monaghan

Cian Mackey goes forward and his right-foot effort is tipped over by the Monaghan keeper Rory Beggan for a point.

Play quickly switches to the other end and Paul Finlay adds to his free tally.

Keeper scores

Cavan 0-6 0-6 Monaghan

Cavan's young keeper Raymond Galligan lands a long-range free, Paul Finlay quickly replies for the visitors and Niall McDermott registers again to tie the game up once more.

Cavan 0-4 0-5 Monaghan

Conor McManus is accurate with another free and Monaghan have regained the lead. Star man McManus has four points already.

Cavan should know all about the threat posed by Monaghan's Conor McManus
Cavan should know all about the threat posed by Monaghan's Conor McManus

Antrim hurlers update

Antrim are level 1-2 to 0-5 against Carlow in the Leinster Hurling Championship game at Dr Cullen Park which also started at 14:00. Conor Johnston has scored Antrim's goal.

Teams level

Cavan 0-4 0-4 Monaghan

Paul Finley is pushed just as he is about to shoot - Conor McManus slots over the resulting free and suddenly the sides are level

Yellow card

Cavan's Niall McDermott goes into the book for a high tackle.

It's close

Cavan 0-4 0-3 Monaghan

A foul on late replacement Shane Carey leads to Paul Finlay scoring Monaghan's second point with an easy free, and then Conor McManus scores from play to add to their tally.

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

"Terry Hyland will be very happy. He has got his tactics exactly right so far."

Cavan 0-4 0-1 Monaghan

Cavan extend their lead as Niall McDermott lands another free with his left peg

Monaghan keeper wide from long-range

Orla Bannon

BBC Sport at Breffni Park

Cavan fans giving Monaghan 'keeper Rory Beggan plenty of stick, especially after he misses his first long-range free attempt.

Switches all over the field - Michael Argue at full-forward for Cavan and having some battle with Drew Wylie.

Ronan Flanagan is wearing number four but playing at wing-forward!

Cavan 0-3 0-1 Monaghan

This is an encouraging start for Terry Hyland's Cavan. They go two points clear with another free, this one scored by Niall McDermott.