Tuesday 19 September 2017

Maiden Meagher victory for Cavan

Cavan 4-17 Fermanagh 0-17

Cuala’s All-Ireland club medallist Colum Sheanon proved to be the stand-out player. Photo: Stock image
Cuala’s All-Ireland club medallist Colum Sheanon proved to be the stand-out player. Photo: Stock image
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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It was goals that counted as Cavan's renaissance in senior hurling got a boost in Lisbellaw.

Competing at intercounty level for the first time since 2011, the Breffni were good value for their first-ever Lory Meagher cup victory with Kevin Conneely's fourth minute goal setting the tone for what was to follow.

Cuala's All-Ireland club medallist Colum Sheanon proved to be the stand-out player on the field and once he scored Cavan's fourth goal 22 minutes into the second half, the deal was done.

Scorers - Fermanagh: S Corrigan 0-9, (5f); C Corrigan; S Curran 0-2 each ; F McBrien; C McShea; R Bogue; B McGarry 0-1 each. Cavan: Colum Sheanon 2-5; J Sheanon 1-6, (1f); K Conneely 1-0; Cillian Sheanon; S Keating; R O'Hagan; D Cahill (f); M Sexton; N Browne 0-1 each.

Fermanagh: C McTeague 5; D Teague 5, D Russell 7, E Mahon 5; Jack Gavin 6, T Cleary 5, F McBrien 6; C Corrigan 7, R Bogue 7; B McGarry 5, S Curran 5, A Breslin 6; C McShea 5, R Porteous 5, S Corrigan 8. Subs; E Cleary 6 for B McGarry (h-t); Joseph Gavin 5 for C McShea (62); B Jones 5 for R Porteous (65).

Cavan: DM Sheridan 7; D Neary 6, M Hayes 7, M Hynes 7; R O'Hagan 6, A Sheridan 7, R Everett 6; N Browne 7, D Cahill 7; S Keating 6, Colum Sheanon 8, M Sexton 6; Cillian Sheanon 7, K Conneely 7, J Sheanon 7.Subs; S Harten 6 for Keating (51); D Kelly 6 for R Everett (61); F Hughes 5 for M Sexton (65); O R O'Reilly for Cillian Sheanon (69); K O'Reilly for M Hynes (69).

Ref - K Brady (Louth)

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