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Summary

  1. Monaghan pull clear as Fermanagh fade
  2. Farney County led 1-8 to 1-6 at half-time
  3. Ten straight Monaghan points in second half
  4. Monaghan face Cavan next on 11 June
  5. Erne County must regroup for qualifiers

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By John Haughey and Dan Duffy

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    So that's the Ulster preliminary-round game done and dusted but we're quickly back on text commentary duty tomorrow as Donegal face outsiders Antrim in the opening first-round game at Ballybofey (16:00 BST).

    Broadcast coverage tomorrow will be on Radio Ulster 1341 Medium Wave from 15:30, with commentary also online, while there is full deferred TV coverage on BBC TWO NI from 19:00.

    But before all that, you can peruse tonight's match report here.

    Look forward to your company again tomorrow.

  2. 'Delighted to get through'

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    Video caption: Malachy O'Rourke delighted to progress to the next round of the Ulster Championship.
  3. Fermanagh 'couldn't match Monaghan intensity' - McGrath

    Quote Message: In the first half we produced a fantastic effort but we did expend an enormous amount of energy. We needed to get a couple of quick scores to get us up and running at the start of the second half but that didn't happen. Monaghan brought an intensity, pace and physicality to the second half which we weren't able to match. from Pete McGrath Fermanagh manager
    Pete McGrathFermanagh manager
    Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath
    Image caption: Pete McGrath says his Fermanagh team ran out of steam in the second half
  4. Sub Duffy named man of the match

    Monaghan's Owen Duffy wins the man-of-the-match honour even though he was only introduced early in the second half. But it's difficult to argue with the choice. He scored three points and helped drive on the Farney men in the second half.

  5. O'Rourke pleased with Monaghan's second half

    Quote Message: It took us a long time to get going. We just weren't getting to the pitch of the game in the first half. We were a lot better in the second half although Fermanagh did fall away. Owen Duffy made a big difference when he came on with his energy and running. from Malachy O'Rourke Monaghan manager
    Malachy O'RourkeMonaghan manager
    Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke
    Image caption: Monaghan boss Malachy O'Rourke says his time took a long time to get going at Clones
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    Full Time: Monaghan 1-20 Fermanagh 1-11
    Image caption: Full Time: Monaghan 1-20 Fermanagh 1-11
  7. Full-time: Monaghan 1-20 1-11 Fermanagh

    All over here. In truth, it's been over for nearly half an hour. Monaghan set up an another derby against Cavan in the quarter-finals at Breffni Park on 11 June.

  8. Monaghan 1-20 1-11 Fermanagh

    Breen hits over another towering Fermanagh point from 45 metres but it's too little, too late. We're deep into injury-time now.

  9. Monaghan 1-20 1-10 Fermanagh

    Eddie Courtney hits Fermanagh's first point in nearly 30 minutes but it's greeted with silence at St Tiernach's Park. Aidan Breen quickly tags on another Erne point but the home fans are cheering loudly seconds later as sub Dessie Mone responds from distance.

  10. Monaghan 1-19 1-8 Fermanagh

    Conor McCarthy is totally unmarked inside but Gavin Doogan is content to stroke over another point. That's 10 unanswered scores for Monaghan. Eight minutes left.

    Pete McGrath looks resigned to Fermanagh's defeat during the second half at Clones
    Image caption: Pete McGrath's Fermanagh side have faded in the second half after their battling first-period efforts
  11. Monaghan 1-18 1-8 Fermanagh

    Monaghan's subs have certainly made a big impact today as replacement Malone strokes over another point from play. Corner-back Fintan Kelly and Conor McCarthy quick tag on two more Farney points. Monaghan 10 ahead with 10 minutes left.

  12. Monaghan 1-15 1-8 Fermanagh

    Superb McAnespie block denies Quigley

    Sean Quigley looks to have a goal chance for Fermanagh but superb Monaghan replacement Ryan McAnespie makes a textbook diving block. Great defensive work there.

    Ryan McAnespie (left) battles with Fermanagh's Paul McCusker
    Image caption: Ryan McAnespie (left) has been impressive since replacing the black carded Kieran Hughes
  13. Monaghan 1-15 1-8 Fermanagh

    Monaghan are starting to pull away here after super sub Duffy (twice) and McManus swing over three more gorgeous points from play. Twenty minutes left and Monaghan are seven ahead. Have Fermanagh anything left in the tank?

  14. Substitutions

    Ryan Jones and Dermot Malone introduced

    Ryan Jones wasn't fit enough to start for Fermanagh before of a long-standing back injury but Pete McGrath has now felt compelled to introduce the midfielder. Dermot Malone replaces Dessie Ward in the Monaghan side.

  15. Monaghan 1-12 1-8 Fermanagh

    Jack McCarron strokes over another Monaghan point from play. Fermanagh need to produce a response quickly or this game is going to drift out of reach. Twenty three minutes left.

  16. Monaghan 1-11 1-8 Fermanagh

    A Sean Quigley point cuts Monaghan's lead to the minimum but the home side respond with fine scores from recently-introduced Owen Duffy and McManus. Monaghan now three ahead again. Eight minutes into the second half as the rain is falling steadily at St Tiernach's Park.

  17. Great save

    Conor McCarthy has a glorious goal chance after breaking clear of the Fermanagh defence but keeper Treacy atones for his first-half blunder by making a superb pointblank save.

  18. Drew Wylie bossing Sean Quigley - Bradley

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    Quote Message: Drew Wylie is totally winning his battle with Sean Quigley. He has hardly given him a sniff.
  19. Monaghan 1-9 1-7 Fermanagh

    Neil McAdam, possibly lucky to avoid a black card in the first half for a high challenge, extends Monaghan's lead with a fine score from distance. However, Tomas Corrigan replies within a minute. Monaghan remain two ahead.