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Antrim’s James Lavery closes in on Monaghan’s Dermot Malone during the Ulster Under 21 Football Championship quarter-final at Casement Park, Belfast on Wednesday March 24 2010. Picture by Declan Roughan.
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BACK IN THE DAY

The Irish News - Thursday March 25 2010:

Ulster U21 Football Championship quarter-final: Antrim 2-6 Monaghan 2-12

Clinically-taken goals early in both halves saw Monaghan ease to a six-point win at Casement Park last night.

It was a deserved win for the visitors against an Antrim outfit which battled hard and landed the last two scores of the game, but were unable to cope with the pace and precision of a well-drilled Farney side for which Donal Hahessy, David Miller and Kieran Hughes (below) stood out.

The Saffrons started the game well, going ahead but the visitors took the lead when senior panellist Kieran Hughes surged through from midfield and smacked a low shot past Peter Graham.

Hopes of a second half comeback were quickly dashed when David Hughes broke to restore Monaghan’s five-point cushion a minute into the second half.

Monaghan put the result beyond doubt with three points on the spin from McGuinness, Malone and substitute Daniel McNally.

Michael Armstrong’s point and a late goal from Martin Kane served only to add a little respectability to the final scoreboard for the Saffrons.

Antrim: P Graham; D McAlernon, D McCann, C McVeigh; P Gallagher, J Lavery, S Finch; M Magowan, B Rushe; P McCann, F Burke (0-1), M Armstrong (0-1); C Fleming (1-3, 0-1 penalty, 0-3 frees), M Kelly, B Neeson (0-1)

Subs: M McAleese for Gallagher (24), E McNeill for B Rushe (35), M Graham for M Magowan (35), P Johnston for C McVeigh (40), M Kane (1-0) for F Burke (50)

Monaghan: E McArdle; M Reilly, D Daly, C Galligan; C Walshe, K Duffy, D Hughes (0-1); C Greenan, K Hughes (1-0); D Hahessy (0-4, 0-1 free), D Malone (0-1), B McArdle; C McGuinness (0-3, 0-2 frees), P Tavey (0-1), D Miller (1-1)

Subs: P O’Hara for B McArdle (46), G McArdle for Tavey (50), D McNally (0-1) for D Malone (50), K Boyce for E McArdle (52), S Dooney for C Walshe (57)

Referee: B Cassidy (Derry)

SPORT BIRTHDAYS
  • Christina Boxer-Cahill

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    first British woman to run 800 metres in under two minutes, born 1957.

  • Rene Meulensteen

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    former Biarritz, Wasps and France flanker, born 1974.

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  • Jadon Sancho

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORT
  • 1876

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  • 1972

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  • 1992

    Aldershot FC lost their fight for survival and folded with debts of £1.2million.

  • 1999

    UEFA fined Sir Alex Ferguson £2,200 for "unnecessary provocation" following "anti-Italian jibes" towards Champions League opponents Inter Milan.

  • 2006

    Kimberly Wall, Nicola Sanders, Natasha Danvers-Smith and Christine Ohuruogu finished first in the Commonwealth Games women's 4x400metres relay final, before being disqualified for incorrect lane positioning.

  • 2010

    Sir Chris Hoy won his 10th world title as he triumphed in the Keirin at the Track World Cycling Championships in Copenhagen.

  • 2012

    Fernando Alonso won the rain-hit Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, with Sergio Perez second and Lewis Hamilton third.

  • 2013

    Tiger Woods returned to the world number one ranking with a two-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer International.

  • 2015

    The IAAF appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over "selective disqualification of results" applied by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in punishing six race walkers who failed drug tests.

  • 2017

    Anthony Crolla failed in his bid to regain the WBA lightweight title after losing to Jorge Linares via a unanimous points decision in their rematch in Manchester.

  • 2018

    Cameron Bancroft was caught ball-tampering during Australia's third Test defeat against South Africa in Cape Town. Captain Steve Smith was initially banned for one Test and fined 100 per cent of his match fee and Bancroft handed three demerit points. However, Cricket Australia took a harder line on the issue and later banned Smith and vice-captain David Warner from all cricket for a year and Bancroft for nine months.

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