The Sunday Game panelist Pat Spillane believes that Rory Beggan is now the best goalkeeper in Gaelic football. 

Beggan gave a wonderfully assured performance in Monaghan's two-point win over Tyrone in Sunday's Ulster SFC meeting in Omagh.  

In addition to the traditional goalkeeping duties, Beggan stroked over four points from placed balls. At the other end, he was unbeaten until the final seconds when a Tyrone 45 ricocheted off Michael McKernan's leg and skittered into the corner. It was irrelevant at that stage as it was clearly the final act.  

Speaking on The Sunday Game on RTÉ 2, Spillane acknowledged that Dublin supporters mightn't like it but Beggan had now claimed the mantle of the game's best goalkeeper.  

"Dublin supporters won't like me saying this but I rate Rory Beggan as now the best goalkeeper in the country.

"He was superb today. He was superb in his defensive duties and basic duties in commanding the square, winning the ball. He was very patient in possession. He's a wonderful kick-passer. 

"His kickouts are Cluxton-like. Long and accurate. But where he stood out today was in his free-taking. He kicked over two 45's and two frees from long range.  

"His technique is like a wonderful golfer. He just stroking the ball. He was absolutely superb."

Monaghan are seeking their third Ulster title in the Malachy O'Rourke era and meet Fermanagh in the Ulster semi-final in the first weekend of June. 

Spillane paid tribute to the strides they've made under O'Rourke given their relatively limited resources. 

"There's only three counties in Ireland with a smaller population than Monaghan. What Malachy O'Rourke has done with this team is brilliant. The momentum that they showed in the league - they beat Tyrone, Kerry and Dublin - they brought that into the championship."