A last-minute long ball into the square proved crucial at Healy Park today as Fermanagh snatched a huge win over Monaghan with a stoppage-time goal. The game was a remarkable victory for Rory Gallagher's side and in the aftermath, praise was forthcoming for all sectors, including Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster.
Congratulations to my fellow county men who have just surprised those in the know. https://t.co/Rxs2SGS4J1
— Arlene Foster #WeWillMeetAgain (@DUPleader) June 3, 2018
Last year, Foster told the Irish News she would attend a GAA match although there was subsequently silence from both the DUP and the GAA. The Fermanagh players have now followed up on this and informed Foster they have made arrangements so she can attend the Ulster final.
— Ciaran McBrien (@C_Mac888) June 3, 2018
Today's shock result in front of 10,122 looked unlikely until Eoin Donnelly rose highest to punch the ball over Rory Beggan and into the goal. Malachy O'Rourke's side were repeatedly frustrated by a well-organised defense that kept Conor McManus scoreless from play. It means Fermanagh will face the winners of the other Ulster semi-final, between Donegal and Down.