Thursday 19 October 2017

Cavan put one foot in last four

Cavan 3-14 UUJ 0-10

UUJ's Kevin Nolan in action against Cavan's Seanie Johnston during the Dr. McKenna Cup, Group C, Round 2 at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
UUJ's Kevin Nolan in action against Cavan's Seanie Johnston during the Dr. McKenna Cup, Group C, Round 2 at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
Cavan's Enda Reilly in action against Martin Johnston, UUJ, during their Dr. McKenna Cup, Group C, Round 2, clash at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
Down's Caolan Mooney in action against Fermanagh's Aiden Breen during their McKenna Cup, Group B, Round 2, clash at Páirc Esler. Photo: Mark Marlow / Sportsfile
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Seanie Johnston made a cameo appearance at Kingspan/Breffni Park as Cavan all but sealed a place in the semi-finals.

With just a final round to be played against Monaghan next Wednesday, Cavan retained their 100pc record with ease.

Johnston last played with the Breffni side in 2011 and his introduction in the 62nd minute drew a warm response from the home crowd.

Cavan had amassed a 3-5 to 0-6 interval lead.

Sub Paul O'Connor got his side's opening two goals, in the 18th and 22nd minutes, before being black-carded. Enda Henry scored a chipped goal on 27 minutes.

Cavan created one more goal chance in the final 35 minutes, when Niall McDermott put the ball in the net, only for the 'score' to be scrubbed for over-carrying.

SCORERS - Cavan: P O'Connor 2-1, E Henry 1-1, J Brady 0-3, E Reilly 0-2 (2fs); N Murray, C Conroy, J Dillon, D McVeety, T Corr, N McDermott, M Reilly (1f) 0-1 each. UUJ: K Hughes 0-3 (2fs), R McGlone, C Boyle (1f) 0-2 each, N Madine, C Clarke, T Mescall 0-1 each.

Cavan - R Galligan; F Reilly, B Sankey, P Faulkner; C Brady, N Murray, L Murphy; T Corr, L Buchanan; B Doyle, M Reilly, E Henry; E Reilly, N McDermott, J Brady. Subs: P O'Connor for Buchanan (15); J Dillon for O'Connor BC (36); C Conroy for Doyle (54); D McVeety for F Reilly (56); S Cooney for Brady (61); S Johnston for M Reilly (62).

UUJ - S Fox; M Johnston, K Nolan, R Johnston; S Sheridan, R Brennan, D Savage; K Hughes, C Grugan; M Walsh, C Clarke, N O'Neill; S McArdle, N Madine, C Boyle. Subs: G McKinless for R Johnston (19), J McGovern for M Johnston (h-t); R McNamee for McArdle (h-t); R McGlone for Madine (h-t), T Miscall for G McKinless (53, BC), C Harvey for Nolan (65).

Ref - R Barry (Down).

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