Sunday 25 September 2016

Cavan advance despite Farney's brave fightback

Cavan 0-14 Monaghan 0-14

Published 14/01/2016 | 02:30

Thomas Corr of Cavan tries to get away from Monaghan’s Shane Corey in their Dr McKenna Cup clash last night. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
Thomas Corr of Cavan tries to get away from Monaghan’s Shane Corey in their Dr McKenna Cup clash last night. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

Cavan safely secured their place in the McKenna Cup semi-finals after a benign contest at Kingspan/Breffni Park.

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Monaghan recovered from a poor start to put Cavan to the pins of their collars.

Cavan sped into an early 0-3 to 0-0 lead but Monaghan battled back to tie things up at 0-5 apiece after 26 minutes. Cian Mackey edged Cavan back in front and the hosts led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the interval.

Monaghan substitute Owen Coyle levelled with a gem on 65 minutes and after Cavan midfielder Tomas Corr was red-carded in the 67th minute, the visitors had a last-gasp chance to win it, but Martin Reilly's 42 metre free drifted wide.

scorers - Cavan: N McDermott 0-6 (5fs); J Brady 0-2 (1f); P O'Connor, C Mackey 0-2 each; D Givney, C Conroy 0-1 each. Monaghan: J McCarron 0-5 (4fs); S Carey (2fs), C McManus (2fs) 0-3 each; O Duffy, C McCarthy, O Coyle 0-1 each.

Cavan - A O'Mara; F Reilly, K Brady P Faulkner; B Tully, C Moynagh, M Reilly; D Givney, T Corr; C Conroy, J Brady, C Mackey; C Finnegan, P O'Connor N McDermott. Subs: J Hayes for B Tully (46); F Flanagan for F Reilly (49); E Keating for C Finnegan (52); D McVeety for K Brady (63); J Dillon for C Conroy (63); B Sankey for P O'Connor (71).

Monaghan - M Keogh; K Duffy, D Wylie, K McQuaid; D Mone, C Boyle, J McCarron; N McAdam, K O'Connell; P Keenan, S Gollogly, S Carey; C McCarthy, J McCarron, D McKenna. Subs: O Duffy for D McKenna B.C (19); C Walshe for D Mone (38); D Malone for P Keenan (44); C McManus for J McCarron (47); O Coyle for D Wylie (62); D Millar for S Gollogly (64).

ref - P Hughes (Armagh)

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