Cavan’s 2020 season began with a heavy seven point defeat to Armagh in their Dr McKenna Cup meeting in Kingspan Breffni, Armagh winning out 2-17 to 1-13.
Conor Turbit scored both Armagh goals, his second coming in the opening minute of the second-half to bump the Orchard men’s lead up to 11.
Cavan had struck an early goal through Martin Reilly’s 10th minute penalty, but they never lead again as Turbit, Rian O’Neill, Aidan Nugent and Jason Duffy sailed Kieran McGeeney’s side back in front.
O’Neill (2) and Nugent registered more points to leave the score board reading 1-14 to 1-7 at the break and when Turbit cut through for his second following an O’Neill free early in the restart the points were in the bag for the visitors.
Niall Murray came off the bench to fire over three consolation points (one a free) for the lacklustre Breffni men before being sent off on a second caution with four minutes remaining.