Monaghan 0-19 Galway 0-14
Monaghan came from behind to beat Galway in their opening NFL tie at Clones.
Galway began the stronger and had seven players on the scoresheet by half-time. Eddie Hoare and Sean Armstrong led the scoring as the visitors held a 0-10 to 0-09 lead.
But new Monaghan boss Eamonn McEneaney must have been pleased with his players’ second-half display.
Finlay, Dick Clerkin and Conor McManus all improved after the restart, and substitute Conor Galligan played very well at half-back.
Monaghan finished the stronger and claimed the points.
Monaghan (v Galway): M Keogh, D Mone, K Duffy, C Walshe; D Wylie, C Brady, D Hughes; N McAdam, D Clerkin; G Doogan, M Downey, J Turley; C McGuinness, P Finlay, C McManus.
Galway ( v Monaghan) – A Faherty; K Fitzgerald, F Hanley, K McGrath; G O’Donnell, N Coyne, A Burke; G Bradshaw, E Hoare; J Bergin, C Bane, G Sice, M Clancy, C de Paor, S Armstrong.