GAA Football

Cavan march on in Ulster Senior Championship with momentous win over Monaghan

Monaghan's Ryan Wylie and Cavan's Dara McVeety in action during the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final between Cavan and Monaghan at Kingspan Breffni in Cavan on Saturday May 18 2019. Picture by Philip Walsh 

Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final: Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12

Mickey Graham's Cavan systematically picked Monaghan apart throughout this cracking Ulster Championship enounter at Breffni Park.

By the time the first half ended, Cavan led by 1-8 to 0-4, and it flattered them not one bit.

Malachy O’Rourke’s side didn’t score from play until Conor McManus capitalised on a very rare bit of space off a turnover to land one from the right wing on 37 minutes.

Cavan march on to the semis.

It was almost 18 years since they’d beaten Monaghan in senior championship; 32 since they’d done so at Breffni. 

Can they build on this momentous victory?

MATCH STATS

Cavan: R Galligan; J McLoughlin, P Faulkner (0-1); Conor Brady (0-1); G Smith, K Clarke, C Moynagh, C Rehill (0-1); T Galligan, G McKiernan (0-3, 0-1f); M Reilly (1-1, 1-0pen, 0-1f), D McVeety (0-1), N Murray (0-2); O Kiernan, C Madden (0-2)

Subs: Ciaran Brady for Kiernan (45), C Conroy (0-1f) for Smith (52), C Mackey for Madden (55), S Smith for T Galligan (64), K Brady for McLoughlin (74)

Blood sub: Ciaran Brady for McLoughlin (26-30)

Black card: C Moynagh (59) replaced by J Brady

Yellow cards: D McVeety (48)

Monaghan: R Beggan (0-2, 0-1f, 0-1 45’); D Wylie, R Wylie (0-1); F Kelly; K O’Connell, C Walshe, D Ward; C Boyle (0-1), K Hughes (0-1f); S Carey (0-2), D Malone, P McKenna; R McAnespie, C McManus (0-4, 0-3f), S O’Hanlon

Subs: C McCarthy (0-1) for McKenna (30), K Duffy for Malone (HT), M Bannigan for O’Hanlon (53), O Duffy for Ward (63), N Kearns for Carey (65)

Black card: Karl O’Connell (70) replaced by D Mone

Yellow cards: D Ward (48), S Carey (58), R McAnespie (69), K Hughes (70)

Referee: C Lane (Cork)

Attendance: 13,496

 

Monaghan's Drew Wylie and Cavan's Padraig Faulkner in action during the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final between Cavan and Monaghan at Kingspan Breffni in Cavan on Saturday May 18 2019. Picture by Philip Walsh 

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