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NFL Division 3 North: Fermanagh stun Cavan

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Fermanagh 0-15

Cavan 0-14


By Aidan Delaney


Brewster Park should have been hopping for this one but those watching

at home were treated to a battle with both teams ending the game with

14 men.


Sean Quigley, as is usually the case, was the talisman for Ryan

McMenamin’s charges and lead by example. He slotting over the frees

when necessary to end the game with a total of 9 points.


This game couldn't have been closer in the first half as no one could

pull away with every score answered in a similar fashion.


Ciaran Brady put the away side in front on 5 minutes before the Roslea

Shamrocks sharpshooter started as he meant to go on grabbing his first

pointed free with 10 minutes gone, 1 point a piece.


There were some lovely scores from play as both Conor Love and Conor

Smith kept the scoreboard ticking over.


Micky Graham's men just managed to get their noses in front despite

seeing James Smith head for the line after an incident. All Star

goalkeeper Raymond Galligan gave his side a 0-6 to 0-5 lead at the

break.


The second half kicked into life as tensions simmered on the sidelines

and on the field.


James McMahon, having picked up a first yellow card in the opening 35

minutes, matched the red for Smith as neither Ulster side backed down

from the challenge.


The focus should be on the football here though as despite a large

amount of wides for both teams, points by Caoimhan McGovern and

Quigley deserve to be commended


Eoin Donnelly should have killed this game off midway through the

second half but his shot hit the butt of the post to let the Breffni

men away with it .


Fermanagh took the lead with 10 minutes to go through a score from

Ciaran Corrigan but he got carried away with his celebrations and was

awarded a black card for a tangle with a Cavan defender. It looked

like that would give his side a mountain to climb if they were to hold

on to their advantage. 0-12 to 0-11 with 61 minutes played.


Quigley scored from play before an easy placed ball in front of the

posts gave Gearoid McKiernan the chance to half the lead which he took

with aplomb. 0-13 to 0-12 with 68 minutes gone.


When Fermangh broke with Tiarnan Bogue down the left, he was brought

down and Quigley stretched the advantage out to 2 just as the clock

ticked into the red.


The sides traded white flags through McKiernan and the returning

Corrigan before the drama was really ratcheted up


When they needed him, Quigley pushed the lead to 2 with a long range

free which pointed the way for his defence who kept out the Ulster

champions.


McKiernan won a free with time running out but decided to point rather

than blast to the net. It proved to be the wrong option as the

homeside held on for a vital 1 point victory.


Cavan will look to get back to winning ways against a Longford side

who were well beaten by Derry today. Rory Gallagher will be welcoming

his home county to Owenbeg on Saturday the 22nd of May.


Scores:


Fermanagh: Sean Quigley 0-9, Ciaran Corrigan 0-4, Darragh McGurn, and

Conor Love 0-1 each


Cavan: Gearoid McKiernan 0-4 Patrick Lynch 0-3 Caoimhan McGovern 0-2

Ciaran Brady, Conor Brady Conor Madden, Conor Smith and Raymond

Galligan 0-1 each


Teams:


Fermanagh: Chris Snow, Cian McManus, Johnny Cassidy, Luke Flanagan,

Conor Kane, James McMahon, Kevin McDonnell, Eoin Donnelly, Stephen

McGuillion, Ciaran Corrigan, Tiarnan Bogue, Josh Largo Ellis, Conor

Love, Darragh McGurn, Sean Quigley.


Cavan: Raymond Galligan, Killian Clarke, Padraig Faulkner, Conor

Brady, Ciaran Brady, Sean McEvoy, Luke Fortune, James Smith, Killian

Brady, Conor Smith, Gearoid McKiernan, Martin Reilly, Oisin Brady,

Patrick Lynch, CaFull Time:


Fermanagh 0-15

Cavan 0-14


Brewster Park should have been hopping for this one but those watching

at home were treated to a battle with both teams ending the game with

14 men.


Sean Quigley, as is usually the case, was the talisman for Ryan

McMenamin’s charges and lead by example. He slotting over the frees

when necessary to end the game with a total of 9 points.


This game couldn't have been closer in the first half as no one could

pull away with every score answered in a similar fashion.


Ciaran Brady put the away side in front on 5 minutes before the Roslea

Shamrocks sharpshooter started as he meant to go on grabbing his first

pointed free with 10 minutes gone, 1 point a piece.


There were some lovely scores from play as both Conor Love and Conor

Smith kept the scoreboard ticking over.


Micky Graham's men just managed to get their noses in front despite

seeing James Smith head for the line after an incident. All Star

goalkeeper Raymond Galligan gave his side a 0-6 to 0-5 lead at the

break.


The second half kicked into life as tensions simmered on the sidelines

and on the field.


James McMahon, having picked up a first yellow card in the opening 35

minutes, matched the red for Smith as neither Ulster side backed down

from the challenge.


The focus should be on the football here though as despite a large

amount of wides for both teams, points by Caoimhan McGovern and

Quigley deserve to be commended


Eoin Donnelly should have killed this game off midway through the

second half but his shot hit the butt of the post to let the Breffni

men away with it .






Fermanagh took the lead with 10 minutes to go through a score from

Ciaran Corrigan but he got carried away with his celebrations and was

awarded a black card for a tangle with a Cavan defender. It looked

like that would give his side a mountain to climb if they were to hold

on to their advantage. 0-12 to 0-11 with 61 minutes played.


Quigley scored from play before an easy placed ball in front of the

posts gave Gearoid McKiernan the chance to half the lead which he took

with aplomb. 0-13 to 0-12 with 68 minutes gone.


When Fermangh broke with Tiarnan Bogue down the left, he was brought

down and Quigley stretched the advantage out to 2 just as the clock

ticked into the red.


The sides traded white flags through McKiernan and the returning

Corrigan before the drama was really ratcheted up


When they needed him, Quigley pushed the lead to 2 with a long range

free which pointed the way for his defence who kept out the Ulster

champions.


McKiernan won a free with time running out but decided to point rather

than blast to the net. It proved to be the wrong option as the

homeside held on for a vital 1 point victory.


Cavan will look to get back to winning ways against a Longford side

who were well beaten by Derry today. Rory Gallagher will be welcoming

his home county to Owenbeg on Saturday the 22nd of May.


Scores:


Fermanagh: Sean Quigley 0-9, Ciaran Corrigan 0-4, Darragh McGurn, and

Conor Love 0-1 each


Cavan: Gearoid McKiernan 0-4 Patrick Lynch 0-3 Caoimhin McGovern 0-2

Ciaran Brady, Conor Brady Conor Madden, Conor Smith and Raymond

Galligan 0-1 each


Teams:


Fermanagh: Chris Snow, Cian McManus, Johnny Cassidy, Luke Flanagan,

Conor Kane, James McMahon, Kevin McDonnell, Eoin Donnelly, Stephen

McGuillion, Ciaran Corrigan, Tiarnan Bogue, Josh Largo Ellis, Conor

Love, Darragh McGurn, Sean Quigley.


Cavan: Raymond Galligan, Killian Clarke, Padraig Faulkner, Conor

Brady, Ciaran Brady, Sean McEvoy, Luke Fortune, James Smith, Killian

Brady, Conor Smith, Gearoid McKiernan, Martin Reilly, Oisin Brady,

Patrick Lynch, Caoimhin McGovern.

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