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Cavan secure status

Cavan 0-16
Tipperary 0-13

Published 11/04/2011 | 09:31

Cavan were pushed all the way at Kingspan/Breffni Park before securing their status for another year.

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Tipperary notched the final six points of the game to push the issue to the wire. For all their possession though, they lacked a cutting edge.

Luckily for the hosts, everything Sean Johnston touched at the other end of the field turned to gold and they led 0-7 to 0-4 at the break.

Cavan lost David Givney to a second yellow in the 54th minute, but a fine point from Eugene Keating made it 0-16 to 0-7 on the hour mark and it seemed the contest was over.

The promotion-chasing visitors went onto eat into Cavan's lead to leave just a goal in it, but the hosts held on.

Man of the Match: S Johnston (Cavan)

Scorers -- Cavan: S Johnston 0-9 (5f), E Keating 0-3, K Fannin, R Flanagan, D Givney, G Smith 0-1 each. Tipperary: B Grogan 0-5 (3f ), C Sweeney 0-3 (1f), B Coen, H Coghlan, B Mulvihill, P Austin, P Acheson 0-1 each.

Cavan -- J Reilly 7; J McEnroe 7, T Corr 6, D O'Dowd 6; M McKeever 6, P O'Reilly 6, D O'Reilly 6; J McCutcheon 6, D Givney 6; K Fannin 6, R Cullivan 6, R Flanagan 6; S Johnston 8, E Keating 7, C Mackey 6. Subs: G Smith 7 for J McCutcheon (37), A Gaynor 6 for P O'Reilly (54), D Sheridan 5 for C Mackey (68).

Tipperary -- M O'Donnell 6; A Morrissey 6, P Codd 5, C McDonald 5; C Aylward 6, H Coghlan 7, B Fox 6; B Jones 6, G Hannigan 6; Peter Acheson 7, P Austin 6, J Cagney 6; B Grogan 7, B Coen 6, B Mulvihill 6. Subs: N Curran 5 for C Aylward (22), C Sweeney 7 (46) for B Coen, L Egan 5 for B Mulvihill (55).

Ref -- C Branagan (Down).

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