PATRICK McBrearty’s last gasp effort to tie today’s Ulster final in Clones was a point, a Monaghan player has admitted.Vinny Corey was speaking on this evening’s Marty Squad on RTE Radio One and told host Marty Morrissey that he felt the shot was over the bar.“I could have sworn it was over the bar,” said Corey. “But the umpire waved it wide so I was happy enough.”Donegal hit 16 wides today – including McBrearty’s shot.We now face Galway next weekend in Round 4 of the back door play-offs.But it looks like we should have been back at Clones next weekend for a replay after Monaghan’s 11 point to 10-points victory. It will now be up to Donegal Ladies to get some revenge when they travel to the same venue next Sunday to play Monaghan Ladies in their Senior Ulster Championship Final. McBREARTY SHOT WAS OVER THE BAR, SAYS MONAGHAN PLAYER was last modified: July 19th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ClonesdonegalMonaghanPatrick MBreartypoint
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