Friday 15 December 2017

Cavan v Fermanagh Game at a Glance

Man of the match

Orla Bannon

Cian Mackey (Cavan)

Not too many contenders but Mackey created a lot of scores.

TURNING POINT

The straight red card for Sean Quigley. Fermanagh never recovered.

TALKING POINT

Why Michael Duffy was put in charge of this game. A different appointment might have been the wiser option.

MAGIC MOMENT

The final whistle. A tortuous passage of play thankfully came to an end.

REF WATCH

Duffy got over-involved and all that could be heard in the second half was his whistle.

WHAT THEY SAID

Cavan manager Terry Hyland:

"People said the last day that we had the advantage of having a championship game already, whereas Fermanagh were fresh. We turned that myth over."

Fermanagh manager Peter Canavan:

"At times some of the tackles were careless, but some of the (cards) were very questionable."

MATCH STATISTICS

Wides:

Cavan 13 (6 first half)

Fermanagh 8 (4)

Frees:

Cavan 27 (15)

Fermanagh 32 (11)

Yellow cards:

Cavan 7 (F Flanagan 17, M Reilly 28, D O'Reilly 35, T Corr 42, M Reilly 54, J Brady 58, K Clarke 71)

Fermanagh 8 (R McCluskey 22, M O'Brien 35, S McCabe 35, R Jones 35, E Donnelly 37, M McGrath 38, S McCabe 58, T McElroy 59)

Red cards:

Cavan 1 (M Reilly 54)

Fermanagh 2 (S Quigley 36, S McCabe 58)

WHAT'S NEXT

Cavan march into the third round of the qualifiers; Fermanagh's summer is over.

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