Big win for Cavan in Castlebar

Cavan kept their hopes of retaining their division 1 status alive with a well-earned victory over Mayo in Castlebar.

article by Daithi Boland

The home side played with a strong wind in the first half and looked to be heading into half time with a five point lead but the Breffni men finished the half strong. A goal by man of the match Gearoid McKeirnan on the stroke of half time left Cavan trailing by the minimum at the break, Mayo 0-09 Cavan 1-05.

Mayo got the opening score of the second half through midfielder Danny Kirby before four unanswered points from Cavan gave the away side a two point lead. Andy Moran and Martin Reilly exchanged points before Kirby again and two Lee Keegan points gave Mayo the lead with eighteen minutes of the second period gone.

Mossy Corr grabbed his second point of the game to level things with fifteen minutes remaining but substitute Seanie Nally gave Mayo the lead once again with twelve to go.

Cavan came back strong and three points in the final nine minutes from Gearoid McKiernan, Darragh McVeety and Joe Dillon gave the away team a huge win 1-14 to 0-15 which keep their hopes of avoid the drop alive.

Attention will now turn to next weeks game with Kerry at home and then on to the final game against Roscommon.

After the game Cavan manager Mattie McGleenan spoke to Damien Donohue

Cavan player Killian Clarke also caught a word with Damien Donohue after the game