Friday 24 November 2017

Finnegan brace downs Tyrone

Cavan 2-13 Tyrone 2-10

Two second-half goals from Conor Finnegan booked Cavan's final spot although a goal with a minute to go by Tyrone full-back Sean Molloy made it a tense finish yesterday.

Tyrone were a point up at the break but it was Cavan who played the better football in the second half. Finnegan scored his first goal after a surging run saw him leave a trail of opponents in his wake. Tyrone did hit back but Finnegan's second was the difference at the end when he side-footed home.

Scorers -- Cavan: C Finnegan 2-0, D McVeety 0-3, F Moore, J Dillon 0-2 each, K Bouchier (1f), M Argue, N O'Donnell, P Graham, A Graham, V Coyle 0-1 each. Tyrone: D McCurry 0-6 (5f), D McNulty 1-1, S Molloy 1-0 ,M Cassidy, P Baker, R Mayse 0-1 each.

Cavan -- B O'Mara; B Sankey, K Clarke, F Moore; G Smith, C Brady, D McVeety; P Graham, L Buchanan; A Dewart, J Dillon, M Argue; A Graham, K Bouchier, C Finnegan. Subs: C Moynagh for Buchanan (h-t), V Coyle for Moore (49), N O'Donnell for McVeety (50), G Tubman for A Graham (58)

Tyrone -- M McReynolds; M McKeever, S Molloy, B Burns; M Heagney, C McAleer, T McCarron; P Barker, N Donaghy; M Cassidy, J Munroe, D McNulty; D McCurry, C McCullagh, S Hackett. Subs: R Brennan for McAleer (17), R Devlin for Munroe (38), R Mayse for Finnegan (49)

Ref -- B Rice (Down)

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