Corey relieved after Farney pull off another great escape

March 31, 2023

Vinny Corey ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Vinny Corey says it was a "good achievement" for Monaghan to retain their Allianz League Division 1 status.

Not for the first time, the Farneymen pulled off a Houdini act last Sunday by beating an understrength Mayo in Castlebar to avoid the drop and send neighbours Armagh down to Division 2 along with Donegal.

"It was a great performance and win and it is good to retain that Division One status for another year," the Monaghan manager told BBC NI.

"At the start of the year we targeted six points, but as the year went on it didn't seem like six points would keep you safe, but it worked out in the end, six points was enough."

He added: "It wouldn't have been the end of the world going down to Division 2. It's very hard when you're in transition to stay up so it is a good achievement.

"It was a decent league, we were able to blood some new boys and give a lot of boys game time so it was good."

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