Tyrone beat Monaghan to reach U21 final

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Updated: April 6, 2011

It was another brave performance by the Tyrone U21′s who beat Monaghan to reach the Ulster U21 final against Cavan, which may be played next Wednesday night.

The Red Hands took three games to overcome Down in the quarter-finals but showed that they still had plenty left in the tank, as they fought bravely against a Monaghan side that did not go down without a battle.

After Christopher McGuinness hit a 15th-minute goal Monaghan led by five points and looked to be heading for the final. However, this Tyrone side are becoming known for their never say die attitude and they soon found themselves right back in the game.

Points from Niall Sludden, Ronan O’Neill and Mattie Donnelly had reduced the Monaghan lead to 1-3 to 0-4 by half-time. The teams were level four times in the second half before sub John McCullagh hit the winner for Tyrone  in stoppage time.

After a long and eventful journey, they have finally won their place in the Ulster Final and a meeting with Cavan.

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