Cavan minors looking to bridge a 58 year gap

1974, the last time a Cavan minor team reached the All Ireland semi final. 43 years later and they’re back with a chance to reach the last two for the first time since 1959

Standing in this young Breffni team’s way is a Kerry minor team looking to win their fourth All Ireland in a row.

Cavan reached the Ulster final after good wins over neighbours Monaghan in the quarter final and Down in the semi. They faced Derry in the final but the Oakleaf County proved too strong on the day for Johnny Brady’s team

What awaited this team next was a Galway side who many tipped to be potential challengers to dethrone Kerry at Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada in Carrick On Shannon

Going in as underdogs Cavan produced a performance to show the mental strength of this team after losing a provincial final to beat the young Tribesmen 1-11 to 0-11.

Kerry on the other hand easily got through their Munster campaign with wins over Clare and Cork in the quarter and semi final before meeting The Banner County again in the final where they made light work of winning another Munster crown. An All Ireland last eight meeting against Louth was next and it was another comfortable win for The Kingdom with ten points to spare.

Cavan will know the threat that awaits them, David Clifford for Kerry is one of the most talented underage players to be seen but this Cavan side has a lot of danger for Kerry to worry about also and with that win over Galway The Kingdom are sure to be geared up for what should be a tight affair

Ahead of the game our reporter Damian Donoghue caught up with Cavan manager Johnny Brady and asked about the hope for his team to reach a first final since 1959

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