Monday 19 March 2018

Mackey shines as young guns star for clinical Cavan

Cavan 0-17
Wexford 0-12

Cavan's Sigerson Cup contingent starred as Wexford were put to the sword in clinical style at Kingspan/ Breffni Park on Saturday. DIT ace Cian Mackey was especially impressive in a Cavan attack that notched 16 points from open play.

The hosts' ascendancy was built on a dominant midfield display by Lorcan Mulvey and David Givney.

Wexford relied far too much on Shane Roche and trailed by 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time. Tommy Carr's charges kept the visitors on the ropes, with Givney's point making it 0-11 to 0-7.

Roche brought Wexford back to within a point with 10 minutes left but after Brian Malone picked up a second yellow, Cavan rattled off five unanswered points to seal the issue.

SCORERS -- Cavan: C Mackey 0-5, D Givney, R Flanagan 0-3 each, R Cullivan, M Reilly 0-2 each, G Smith (0-1 '45), M McKeever 0-1 each. Wexford: S Roche 0-9 (0-8f), P Naughter 0-2, E Bradley 0-1.

Cavan -- F Reilly; E McPhillips, T Corr, M Cahill; D Sheridan, E McGuigan, J McCutcheon; D Givney, L Mulvey; R Flanagan, G Smith , M McKeever; C Mackey, M Brennan, M Lyng. Subs: R Cullivan for M Brennan (46), C Galligan for L Mulvey (61), M Reilly for G Smith (63), R Galligan for M Lyng (71).

Wexford -- A Masterson; J Wadding, D Walsh, N Murphy; B Malone, D Murphy, A Doyle; E Bradley, D Watters; C Byrne, R Barry, A Flynn; C Lyng, P Naughter, S Roche. Subs: B Doyle for D Watters (30), C Morris for C Byrne (45), C Deely for A Flynn (58).

REF -- J McKee (Armagh).

Irish Independent

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