Monaghan came from behind to win their NFL Division One opener at Clones, where they defeated Galway by 0-19 to 0-14.
New manager Eamonn McEneaney had his skipper Paul Finlay to thank. The Ballybay man was hugely influential and kicked some important scores.
Eddie Hoare and Sean Armstrong were the chief marksmen as the Connacht side built up a 0-10 to 0-9 half-time lead.
But Monaghan displayed true grit after the break, with Finlay and Conor McManus hitting the scores that secured a positive result.