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Summary

  1. Monaghan beat Tyrone 1-18 to 1-16
  2. Monaghan will play Fermanagh in semi-final
  3. Tyrone will play in All-Ireland qualifiers

Live Reporting

By John Haughey

All times stated are UK

That's all folks

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 1-18

Well that's another prediction gone wrong! I told my fellow Donegal man Martin McHugh in Enniskillen last night that Tyrone would win with something to spare today. I should have learned by now not to make such emphatic pronouncements.

Monaghan were full value for their win today. Despite looking in danger of going off injured midway through the second half, Conor McManus fired over a couple of late sensational scores to help the Farney men to victory.

Goalkeeper Rory Beggan's long-range place-kicking was a feature but there were outstanding performances all over the park for Monaghan as they set up an Ulster semi-final against Fermanagh next month.

With Tyrone's three-in-a-row hopes in Ulster ended, they must attempt to regroup for the long qualifiers route.

Have a read of today's match report done by my colleague Cian Murtagh and we'll be back on text commentary duty next Saturday evening when Down host Antrim in Newry.

Have a great week y'all.

Harte accepts Monaghan 'won on merit'

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 1-18

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has no complaints about the outcome after his team's three-in-a-row hopes in Ulster are ended.

"The goal was a critical score. It was always between us. We got it back close to the end there but they had always the capability of pulling away," said the three-time All-Ireland winning manager.

"Conor McManus got some wonderful points at the end. You can't beat that if you have that kind of class to call upon and you going to find that very difficult to beat."

Harte said the injury problems of Cathal McCarron, Tiernan McCann and Lee Brennan didn't help his team's chances but refused to go down the route of using that as an excuse.

"We knew that they hadn't trained as much as we would have liked them to have done approaching this game. We felt we still would start them to see how far they would go."

Harte said that the remarkable long-range free-taking of Monaghan keeper Rory Beggan had been a "big, big asset" to the Farney men.

"Monaghan have a lot of things going for them and they are in the semi-finals on merit.

"We'd always prefer to go in the front door and there's a cup in Ulster in the front door.

"I don't think it will be hard to lift the players. They believe that they are good enough to challenge for the quarter-finals.

"So if we can get our act together and not get too harsh a draw in the first instance, maybe we can build a bit of momentum for ourselves."

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte said Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan's long-range free-taking was a "big asset" to the Farney men

O'Rourke tries to dampen any Farney euphoria

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 1-18

Malachy O'Rourke must be thrilled with his team's display but you almost wouldn't know it judging by his immediate reaction to the result.

"I don't know if it (the victory) is that significant," says the Monaghan boss as your eyebrows start to rise.

"We knew we had to come here and put in a big performance if we wanted to get anything out of the game.

"It's a passage through to a (Ulster) semi-final and that was all we could get today.

"We're pleased. Tyrone have been reigning champions and they won the Ulster Championship last year.

"It wasn't a perfect performance but we are just delighted to get through."

Malachy O'Rourke attempts to dampen Farney euphoria after deserved win over Tyrone

No complaints - McGinley

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 1-18

Enda McGinley

Three-times All-Ireland winner

Tyrone can have no complaints. Monaghan were excellent and well worth their win.

Monaghan came up with the answers - Finlay

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 1-18

There were big questions being asked of this Monaghan side and they answered them today. Tyrone kept coming back, but Monaghan kicked on and will be delighted with the win.

Paul FinlayBBC Radio Ulster analyst

'Monaghan bossed the game in midfield'

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 1-18

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

There is a question over leadership for Tyrone. Monaghan bossed the game in midfield with great pace and some unbelievable scores.

Full-time

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 1-18

Michael McKernan bundles in a goal deep in injury-time for Tyrone but it's too late as David Coldrick blows for full-time immediately after Rory Beggan's kick-out.

A totally deserved Monaghan victory. Tyrone fought back to level with five minutes left but the Farney men pushed on again with five further points. What a victory for Malachy O'Rourke and his players as Tyrone's hopes of a third straight Ulster title are ended.

McManus has the biggest say - Devenney

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 1-18

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

When the game opens up McManus always has the biggest say and he has done that again today.

Red card: Harte sent off

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 1-18

Tyrone's day is ending in abject misery as Peter Harte is sent off for appearing to aim a rabbit punch at Ryan McAnespie's ribs. With Tyrone seemingly bowing to the inevitable, McManus strides upfield unopposed to slot another Monaghan point.

Monaghan four ahead in injury-time

Tyrone 0-16 1-17 Monaghan

Monaghan have surely got this in the bag as McManus points another free before swinging over a sensational score from near the right touchline with his right foot. That was an incredible score.

Monaghan back two ahead

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 1-15

But Monaghan are back two ahead with less than three minutes of normal time remaining as a high-pressure McManus free from distance is followed by a superb effort from play by recently-introduced Farney captain Colin Walshe.

McAliskey brings Tyrone level

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 1-13

Another McAliskey free levels the contest with five minutes left.

O'Neill not happy at substitution

Tyrone 0-15 Monaghan 1-13

Tyrone forward Ronan O'Neill doesn't look happy at all at being substituted after being introduced himself in the second half. He has words with Mickey Harte as he comes off and throws his gloves away in disgust.

McKernan and McAliskey reply for Tyrone

Tyrone 0-15 Monaghan 1-13

Michael McKernan and Connor McAliskey reply to cut Monaghan's lead to the minimum. Just under 10 minutes left.

Score of the game!

Tyrone 0-13 Monaghan 1-13

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

That was the score of the game from Dessie Mone. I thought a shot would have been a wrong option but he rolled back the years with a great effort.

Beggan does it again

Tyrone 0-13 Monaghan 1-13

Beggan continues his magnificent placekicking by slotting another 45 and Dessie Mone then kicks another score from a seemingly impossible angle.

Monaghan's lead down to one

Tyrone 0-13 Monaghan 1-11

After Monaghan waste an attacking overlap as a shot is dropped into Morgan's hands, Peter Harte points at the other end before Niall Sludden's score leaves the minimum between the sides.

Tyrone walking a tightrope - McGinley

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 1-11

Enda McGinley

Three-times All-Ireland winner

Tyrone are walking a tightrope here. They need to stay in contact with Monaghan and can't afford to let them go further than three points ahead.

Eyes on the ball

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 1-11

Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly guards possession from Monaghan's Niall Kearns during the first half
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Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly guards possession from Monaghan's Niall Kearns during the first half

Great save

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 1-11

Niall Morgan has made a vital save for Tyrone to tip a Karl O'Connell shot on to the outside of an upright and out for a 45. But Beggan keeps the Monaghan scoreboard ticking over by pointing the placed ball. The keeper's third successful long-range effort.

Tyrone must feed McAliskey -Devenney

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

Connor McAliskey has looked really dangerous every time he gets on the ball. Tyrone need to feed him as often as possible.

McCarthy makes immediate impact

Tyrone 0-11 Monaghan 1-10

Conor McCarthy makes an immediate impact as he points after a lightning attack but Tyrone, or more accurately Connor McAliskey responds with two superb efforts from play - including a brilliant effort with the outside of his right foot from near the right sideline.

Cavanagh off for Tyrone

Tyrone 0-9 Monaghan 1-9

Cian Murtagh

BBC Sport NI at Healy Park

We had all wondered if Colm Cavanagh would be fit enough to start this game but it turned out he wasn't fit enough to finish it.

A quiet game from the All-Star midfielder before he was replaced by Declan McClure at half-time.

An early worry for Monaghan at the start of the second half as Conor McManus falls heavily when challenging for a ball.

He looked in real difficulty but he's going to soldier on.

Brennan replies for Tyrone

Tyrone 0-9 Monaghan 1-9

Lee Brennan does the needful for Tyrone from a free. His third of the match. Mickey Harte has made a defensive change early in the second half as Michael McKernan is introduced for Cathal McCarron. Malachy O'Rourke also makes a substitution as Conor McCarthy takes over from Dessie Ward.

Monaghan suddenly four ahead

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-9

Suddenly Monaghan are four ahead as Jack McCarron slots a free with Ryan McAnespie quickly stroking over an glorious effort on the turn. Tyrone need a response here.

The action resumes

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-7

The action resumes on the stroke of 17:30 BST at Healy Park.

Tyrone have questions to answer - McGinley

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-7

Enda McGinley

Three-times All-Ireland winner

Tyrone were playing their expansive style at the start but it was important for Monaghan to establish a foothold in the game. They did that and managed to get a few scores themselves and now Tyrone have the biggest questions to answer.

Two-point lead a huge positive - Finlay

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-7

Monaghan made a slow start but were getting first to any loose balls that broke on the ground. They won't be happy with some of their decision-making but going into the break with a two-point lead is a huge positive for them.

Paul FinlayBBC Radio Ulster analyst

'Lung-buster of a contest'

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-7

Cian Murtagh

BBC Sport NI at Healy Park

It's a game being played at a lung-bursting pace - but only between the stoppages for injuries and frees.

Tyrone appeared to be in control with Lee Brennan looking a real threat on his championship debut and Connor McAliskey getting some nice long-range points.

But Vinny Corey's well-taken goal may well have broken this game open a little. Tyrone will have to come out of their shell and find scores but they will have to do so without the injured Mark Bradley.

The umbrellas are back up at Healy Park - but it has not taken any of the heat out of this one.

What a time to get a goal

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-7

Cian Murtagh

BBC Sport NI at Healy Park

Mattie Donnelly had just cancelled out Rory Beggan's towering free and it looked as though Tyrone would take a two-point lead with them into half-time.

Instead, Vinny Corey's cool finish had utterly changed the complexion of this game with Wylie adding his further point before the break. Monaghan will, literally, have the wind in their sails in the second half.

Half-time

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-7

Drew Wylie probably shouldn't still be on the pitch after hauling down Connor McAliskey not long ago but the corner-back has just swung over a magnificent point from play to end the first half action. Monaghan two ahead at the break. Quite a turnaround from earlier on.

Morgan escapes with yellow card

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-6

Immediately after Monaghan's goal, Tyrone keeper Niall Morgan looks fortunate to escape with only a yellow card after he trips Jack McCarron of the ball. David Coldrick took plenty of time to consult with his fellow officials over the incident.

Goal: Corey strike puts Monaghan ahead

Tyrone 0-8 Monaghan 1-6

After Beggan thumps over another glorious long-range free, Mattie Donnelly replies from play at the other end but Monaghan are suddenly ahead after they cut open the Tyrone defence with Vinny Corey finishing the net from close range.

Tyrone's first wide after 30 minutes

Tyrone 0-7 Monaghan 0-5

Cian Murtagh

BBC Sport NI at Healy Park

Had to wait until the 30th minute for Tyrone's first wide of the match - and it was from their full-back!

Mickey Harte's men have been really efficient with their shooting so far and it's paying off.

Tyrone two ahead again

Tyrone 0-7 Monaghan 0-5

Monaghan defender Drew Wylie looks very fortunate to avoid a black card after pulling down Connor McAliskey just outside the small square. Instead, Rory Beggan gets booked after getting involved in some silly afters. Brennan points the easy free to restore a two-point lead for Tyrone.

McAliskey restores Tyrone's lead

Tyrone 0-6 Monaghan 0-5

McAliskey restores Tyrone's lead with a free after Monaghan's Dessie Ward is booked for a coat hanger tackle on Conor Meyler. Radio Ulster co-commentator Brendan Devenney reckons Ward is a tad fortunate to only be handed the booking.

Monaghan have settled - Devenney

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-5

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

Tyrone made a whirlwind start but Monaghan did not show any signs of panic and have now settled well into the game.

Brendan DevenneyBBC Radio Ulster summariser

And they are level

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-5

Credit to Monaghan. Another McManus free levels the contest and suddenly there is a bit of speed in the Farney legs after all the early Tyrone domination. Just 20 minutes gone in this fascinating contest.

Bradley off for Tyrone

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-4

Cian Murtagh

BBC Sport NI at Healy Park

A real blow for Tyrone – Mark Bradley has just pulled up with a grimace and has been replaced by Ronan O’Neill. It looked like a hamstring injury. That was not in the script for Mickey Harte.

Moments later, Jack McCarron strikes over a Monaghan point. Suddenly there is only a point in it despite all Tyrone's superiority.

It’s been a real tactical battle in the opening 15 minutes. Tyrone playing with two inside forwards with Lee Brennan, Connor McAliskey and Bradley rotating between them.

At times, Monaghan are pulling everyone back inside their own half – they’re so committed to stop Tyrone from scoring that Conor McManus has just pulled off a block deep inside his own half.

Tyrone outpowering Monaghan - Devenney

Tyrone 0-5 Monaghan 0-3

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

Tyrone's power play is incredible. Every player looks like they can engage the opposition and get the better of them each time, which is a worry for Monaghan.

Brendan DevenneyBBC Radio Ulster summariser
Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly battles with Monaghan's Karl O'Connell
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Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly attempts to outwit Monaghan's Karl O'Connell