Saturday 1 October 2016

Hyland keen to stay on despite ‘disappointing’ exit

Derry 1-17 Cavan 0-18

Orla Bannon

Published 18/07/2016 | 02:30

Derry’s Emmett McGuckin rises highest to score his side’s crucial goal against Cavan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Derry’s Emmett McGuckin rises highest to score his side’s crucial goal against Cavan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Cavan's Padraig Faulkner gets a shot away as he is challenged by Mark Lynch. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Derry's Emmett Bradley holds up the ball under pressure from Niall Murray. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Cavan's Cian Mackey and Derry's Ciarán Mullan compete for a loose ball. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Cavan's Sean Johnston under pressure from Ciarán Mullan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Terry Hyland indicated he would like to remain in charge of Cavan next year after his side's disappointing exit from the qualifiers on Saturday.

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Cavan were favourites to win the Round 3A clash at Kingspan Breffni Park, and led by 0-11 to 1-4 at half-time, but the loss of Fergal Flanagan to a straight red card just before the interval was a big turning point.

Derry's Emmett Bradley holds up the ball under pressure from Niall Murray. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Derry's Emmett Bradley holds up the ball under pressure from Niall Murray. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Flanagan went for striking Mark Lynch, and Lynch had a massive influence on the second half while Derry's bench also contributed five points, Niall Toner with a valuable 0-3 from play.

Hyland, who has been in sole charge of Cavan since 2012 and led the U-21s to four Ulster titles, wants to lead the team into Division 1 in 2017.

"Every man wants to manage his own county and it's a passion I have, because I've been involved in football since I was 11 years of age," he said.

"We'll go away and feel disappointed. I will sit down with the rest of the management and see where they think they are going forward.

Cavan's Sean Johnston under pressure from Ciarán Mullan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Cavan's Sean Johnston under pressure from Ciarán Mullan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

"We will sit down with the players and see what they want, and then we'll sit down with the county board and see what they want."

Cavan were bright early on and Emmett McGuckin's fisted goal after 10 minutes for Derry came against the run of play.

Cavan rallied, outscoring Derry by six points to one in the next 15 minutes, Martin Reilly scoring twice from play.

Derry trailed 0-9 to 1-2 after 25 minutes before Christopher Bradley stopped the rot with a fisted point.

Derry, buoyed by Flanagan's straight red just before the break, came out with real purpose with Lynch influential and Danny Heavron also scoring to reduce the deficit.

Cavan kept their noses in front through Raymond Galligan's frees but Derry were coming and coming and it seemed inevitable they would draw level, which they finally did through Niall Loughlin's '45' after 63 minutes.

Lynch then pointed to put Derry ahead in the 65th minute, the first time they'd led since the sixth minute.

The visitors had all the momentum, with Toner leading their charge for a place in the next round with three sparkling points in the closing 10 minutes.

Scorers - Derry: M Lynch 0-7 (4fs), E McGuckin 1-1, N Toner 0-3, D Heavron, E Lynn, N Loughlin ('45'), C Bradley, C McAtamney, J Kielt 0-1 each. Cavan: G McKiernan 0-4 (3fs), R Galligan (3fs), D McVeety 0-3 each, M Reilly 0-2, S Johnston (f), M Argue, C Mackey, C Moynagh, J Brady (f), G Smith 0-1 each

Derry - T Mallon 7; G McKinless 7, C McKaigue 8, K McKaigue 7; C McFaul 7, B Rogers 7, C Mullan 6; C McAtamney 6, N Holly 7; D Heavron 7, C Bradley 7, E Brown 6; J Kielt 6, E McGuckin 7, M Lynch 8. Subs: E Lynn 7 for Kielt (BC, 25), N Loughlin 7 for Brown (31), N Toner 8 for C Bradley (48), E Bradley 7 for McAtamney (51), L McGoldrick 6 for Rogers (61), N Forrester NR for McFaul (70).

Cavan - R Galligan 8; K Brady 6, R Dunne 6, P Faulkner 6; F Flanagan 5, C Moynagh 6, K Clarke 6; T Corr 6, G McKiernan 7; D McVeety 7, C Mackey 6, M Reilly 7; M Argue 6, J Brady 6, S Johnston 6. Subs: N Murray 6 for Argue (HT), C Brady 6 for Faulkner (46), J McLoughlin 6 for K Brady (53), T Hayes 6 for Johnston (57), G Smith NR for Corr (68), L Buchanan NR for Mackey (70)

Ref - E Kinsella (Laois)

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