Carrick Rovers 14's Premier side travelled to Clones on Sunday afternoon and ran out winners against a resilient Clones team. The pitch left a lot to be desired, with the grass uncut, the surface uneven and with holes in places. Rovers found themselves on the back foot early on, with the Clones side pressing Rovers high up the pitch. After 3 minutes Rovers conceded a corner and from the resulting delivery Rovers found themselves one down.
The Ballybay Road was the place to be last Sunday morning, two very good sides, which play entertaining and stylish football clashed. The home team started well and for the first 8 minutes put a strong Monaghan side under pressure. A number of half chances were created for a lively front pairing of Sean Burns and Jerome Abekyamwale. These two gave the Monaghan rearguard a hard time for the full game, constantly probing and making great runs behind the Monaghan rearguard.